More Summer Film Festivals Begin
Wed, July 6 & Thurs, July 7
Four free film series begin this week at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, Hudson River Park in Manhattan, and McCarren and Brooklyn Bridge Parks in Brooklyn.
Lincoln Center Festival
Tues, July 5–Sun, Aug 14
The Lincoln Center Festival 2011 offers 116 theater, music, dance and opera performances by ensembles and artists from some 20 countries, and includes 6 world, North American, U.S. and New York premieres unfolding in 7 venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus.
SummerNights Concert Series
Thurs, July 7–Thurs, Aug 4
Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys kick off a series of five Thursday concerts on July 7. Other scheduled performers include Sexteto Rodriguez Cuban Jewish All Stars, Slavic Soul Party!, the Michael Winograd Trio and Hazmat Modine.
Ascension. Whitney on Site New Commissions Downtown
Thurs, July 7–Sat, July 9
To prepare for the opening of the Whitney Museum of Art’s new building in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, the museum has commissioned multiple projects on the building’s site, including Ascension by choreographer Elizabeth Streb. Known for her extreme mixture of dance, athletics, circus and Hollywood stunt-work, this piece is performed by nine members of the STREB Extreme Action Company to the music of David Van Tiegem on a 21-foot rotating ladder. The 15-minute piece is performed each day at 3 pm and 5 pm.
Bastille Day on 60th Street
French Institute Alliance Française
Sun, July 10
Celebrate the French national holiday and French culture at this annual, free three-block fête on 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Avenues. Revelers can play a round of petanque, taste delicious treats or listen to music at a day-long concert.