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Things to Do in Greenwich Village This Week - July 8-July 15

July 8, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Home to Washington Square Park, the Stonewall Inn, and NYU, Greenwich Village always has a lot going on, which is exactly why this guide for things to do in Greenwich Village this week will come in handy. City Guide has rounded up some of the most entertaining, delicious, and memorable things to do in this scenic neighborhood no matter your budget.

Choir Rehearsal - Judson Memorial Church
July 08, 2018 - New York

MEETING ROOM (Enter by way of 55 Washington Square South)

Sunday Service - Judson Memorial Church
July 08, 2018 - New York

MEETING ROOM (enter by way of 55 Washington Square South) It's good to have you with us! If you are a first-time visitor please join us for Coffee Hour after the service, visit our Welcome Table and fill out a Visitors card--we'd love to stay in touch! Worship Services The Sunday worship service is held at 55 Washington Square South and begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise specified. The service is approximately one hour long--sometimes a wee bit more. After the church service, feel free to visit our Welcome Table in the back of the Meeting Room to meet members of the Congregational Life Committee, or make any questions / suggestions. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Big City Fishing Sundays on Pier 25 - Hudson River Park's Pier 40
July 08, 2018 - Manhattan

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Free Comedy Show with NY Laughs - Washington Square Park
July 08, 2018 - New York

NY Laughs is bringing Laughter in the Park to Washington Square Park this summer! NY Laughs is a nonprofit that believes laughter can make the world a better place and brings free comedy shows to public spaces throughout the city. Grab your friends and get ready for a hysterical afternoon.

Restoration Temple Ministry; Sunday Worship Service - Judson Memorial Church
July 08, 2018 - New York

ASSEMBLY HALL (Enter by way of 239 Thompson St.)

Bottomless Boogie Brunch - The Red Lion
July 08, 2018 - New York

First Love - Cherry Lane Theatre
Through July 08, 2018 - New York

Cherry Lane Theatre (Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Co-Artistic Directors) is proud to announce that Academy Award nominee Michael O’Keefe and Angelina Fiordellisi will star in its upcoming Founder’s Project presentation of Charles L. Mee’s FIRST LOVE, directed by Kim Weild. Performances will begin on June 7, the production will open on June 14, and run through July 8 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). Tickets are $65-$95 and are available at $65-$95 A couple in their sixties meet and fall in love—for the first time in their lives. Through the eyes of celebrated playwright Charles L. Mee, First Love embraces Edith and Harold as they work their way toward one another through the accumulated baggage of their lives, wondering if they can avoid sabotaging the last chance for love they'll ever have.

Lee Ritenour - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through July 08, 2018 - New York

Growing up in L.A. in the 60?s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious "Alumnus of the Year" award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit "Is It You," which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. In the 90s, Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful band in contemporary jazz, with keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason. The first Fourplay album in 1991 spent an unprecedented 33 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. Adding to this legacy is his latest CD Smoke 'n' Mirrors; the recently completed Grammy nominated recording Amparo, (a follow-up with Dave Grusin to their highly-successful 2001 Grammy Award nominated contemporary classical crossover CD) and producer ... (read more)

Barry Harris - Village Vanguard
Through July 08, 2018 - New York

It's one thing to admire and study the music of the bebop era. But Barry Harris lived it, becoming one of Detroit's best jazz pianists in the 1950s before relocating to the New York area — and eventually moving into the New Jersey estate where Thelonious Monk himself resided. At [over] 80, Harris still speaks bebop as his musical language, though it's transformed in his hands into something supple, round, warm.

Sunset Salsa - Hudson River Park's Pier 40
July 10, 2018 - Manhattan

Things heat up when the sun goes down in Hudson River Park with Sunset Salsa, featuring Talia! Join us every Tuesday night for Salsa dancing with some of NYC's best DJs! Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30-7:15pm, DJs start the party at 7:15pm!

Skip The Pianoman - The Red Lion
July 10, 2018 - New York

Sunset SalsaHudson Riverflicks - Big Hit Wednesdays - Hudson River Park's Pier 40
July 11, 2018 - Manhattan

Come out and enjoy a movie on the great Chelsea Lawn Bowl. Bring your blanket and watch recenty blockbuster hits outdoors in your westside backyard!

EVEN Popup Store - EVEN Popup Store
Through July 11, 2018 - New York

EVEN is bringing personalized sound to New York City with an immersive Pop Up experience, located in SoHo. At this unique event, visitors can hear what they’ve been missing by creating their own EVEN EarPrintTM and listening to their favorite songs tailored to the way they hear, in each ear. EVEN’s Pop Up is an edgy and intimate venue where an array of live performances and events will be hosted throughout June. The store will feature performances by upcoming and established artists, record release parties, round table discussions with industry leaders, and more. Please check out all of the events below. To register and for more info please visit https://www.weareeven.com/calendar. WHERE: 130 Greene Street (SOHO) LIVE PERFORMANCES/EVENTS: Wed. 6/13: Performance by the Suenos Jazz Quintet - Jazz & Latin Infused with a Hip Hop feel Mon. 6/18: Performance by LA Recording Artists "Bay Ledges" Tues. 6/19: Mouthmedia Live Podcast (featuring Keith Shoklee of Public Enemy, and others) Thu. 6/21: Special "Secret" performance! Mon. 6/25: "Think Olio" listening session followed by a discussion of David Bowie album "Low" Fri. 6/29: Jazz with The Noam Tanzer Trio About EVE... (read more)

Hudson Riverflicks - Family Fridays - Hudson River Park's Pier 40
July 13, 2018 - Manhattan

Come out and enjoy a movie on the great Chelsea Lawn Bowl. Bring your blanket and watch recenty blockbuster hits outdoors in your westside backyard!

About Last Night - Cielo
July 14, 2018 - New York

Cassandra Wilson - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through July 15, 2018 - New York

Cassandra Wilson is a jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field" by incorporating blues, country and folk music into her work. She began playing piano at six, guitar by the age of twelve and was working as a vocalist by the mid-'70s, singing a wide variety of material. After moving to New York City in the early 80's, Cassandra met saxophonist Steve Coleman and became one of the founding members of the M-Base Collective. She signed with Blue Note Records in 1992 and released a landmark album titled "Blue Light 'Til Dawn" which would pave the way for a new generation of jazz singers seeking an approach and repertoire that challenges the supremacy of the American Standard songbook. Wilson has continued interpreting in fresh and creative ways vintage blues, country and folk music up until the present day. Her awards include: two Grammys, the Django D'Or, The Edison Music Award, a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail, and the 2012 Echo Award for Jazz. She also performed one of the leading roles in Wynton Marsalis' "Blood o... (read more)

Russell Malone Quartet - Village Vanguard
Through July 15, 2018 - New York

Obviously, we are in the capable hands of a master. Absolutely fluid touch and beautiful integration between moving lines and harmonic cadences. The sound of the instrument is well-balanced throughout the entire register. The relaxed quality of everything that 's being played gives it such a warm feeling. To play that stuff is extremely hard. This is an absolute master, the best of the best.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
Through July 25, 2018 - New York

Join Ingrid Running for reading, singing, and dancing appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers. $5 per family at the door.

Terry Winters Forces and Fictions - The Drawing Center
Through July 29, 2018 - Soho

A leading figure in the art world for four decades, Terry Winters became well known in the 1980s for his materially-conscious drawings and paintings. Representing the patterns and schema that undergird physical and intellectual life—French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is cited as an important reference—Winters's drawings of grids, networks, and knots illustrate complex encounters between biological drives, technological systems, and mental processes. The Drawing Center's Main Gallery will present an overview of Winters's drawings from 1980 to the present including full cycles of drawings, such as File Drawings (2009), as well as a selection of large-scale works on paper that foreground the overarching theme of Winters's practice: the desire to make sense, however fictively, of the manner in which the visible world is constructed and received. Rather than offering a comprehensive drawing retrospective, the show will be organized with an eye to morphological relationships so that, as viewers move through the gallery, they will recall and ideally return to earlier related images.

Hipkiss Bulwark - The Drawing Center
Through July 29, 2018 - Soho

Praised for their meticulously-detailed panoramic landscapes, Anglo-French artists Alpha and Chris Mason, known collectively as Hipkiss, have been collaborating for three decades on intricate drawings that interweave dystopian narratives with a personal lexicon of symbolic forms. Past works by Hipkiss chronicle fictional histories of warring clans, urban crusades, and quasi-apocalyptical societies. For Bulwark, the artists' first solo museum show in New York, Hipkiss will present the most recent cycle of drawings in their series The Towers (2015–ongoing). The drawings pull from the myriad allegorical significance of towers as symbols for transcendence, irrational ambition, and piety.

People - Jeffrey Deitch
Through July 31, 2018 - New York

Nicholas K Sample Sale - Nicholas K Studio
Through July 31, 2018 - New York

Up to 80% off apparel and accessories. Shop runway samples and overstocks items including outerwear, leather jackets, dresses, pants, tops, shoes and more. Cash and credit card accepted. All sales final.

Innit - SoHo Playhouse
Through August 05, 2018 - new york

Meet Kelly Roberts as she visits a psychologist. She’s bold, vulgar…and broken. You’ll laugh blindly to heartfelt tears! Powerful, sell-out one-woman show Innit, set during working class, 90’s Manchester, demonstrates the teenage angst and wilted heart of the outrageous, guffaw-inducing Kelly Roberts. Witness her first ever visit to a psychologist as she unwittingly discloses her hilarious and heart-breaking story, leaving a mark on those who remember those isolating teenage year.Colette Forde’s INNIT Begins Performances on July 6; Opening night is July 12 through August 5, 2018 Playing Schedule: Wednesday at 8:30 pm; Thursday at 7 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 6 pm; Sunday at 3 pm Running Time 75 minutes

Little Rock - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

This docudrama with music chronicles the true story of nine brave students poised to integrate the formerly all-white Little Rock Central High School. At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three years after Thurgood Marshall successfully litigated the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case, Little Rock, Arkansas became ground zero in the fight to integrate public schools across America. Through a series of events and with the aid of an emerging technology called television, living rooms across the world would witness a real life drama featuring a brave and stalwart group of black teenagers, who would become known as The Little Rock Nine, along with a supporting cast including a defiant Governor, a resolute President Eisenhower, and 11,000 federal and state troops. Integrating Little Rock Central High School would become an important and dramatic prerequisite step in implementing the new federal law. Successfully completing the school year would become its ultimate test. N.B. Strong language To receive and email alert when tickets go on sale, sign up here!

Get The Boat - SoHo Playhouse
Through August 05, 2018 - NEW YORK

When you meet someone for the first time you bond over the things you have in common. But what if the thing you have in common is also your biggest secret? Two strangers that meet on a journey many Irish women still keep as their biggest secret. Get The Boat his poignant, gruff, funny piece about sudden friendship, life shattering decisions and the secrets that we share. Get The Boat is produced by Holy Show Theatre Company, Playing Schedule: Wednesday at 8:30 pm; Thursday at 7 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 6 pm; Sunday at 3 pm

Sunset on the Hudson - Pier 45 at Hudson River Park
Through August 24, 2018 - New York

Start the weekend with musical entertainment on the waterfront! Bring your friends and a blanket to the Park and listen to local artists ease you out of the week and into the weekend.

Zero Waste Design Guidelines Exhibition - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through September 01, 2018 - New York

The Center for Architecture will host an exhibition curated by journalist Andrew Blum that will look beyond the guidelines and explore the challenges and opportunities latent during a particular segment of the lifecycle of trash: the brief period between when we release it from our hands and it rolls away on the back of a truck. The exhibition, on view from June 14 to September 1, 2018, will be accompanied by a full-day symposium, evening panels, and k-12 educational programming for local students.

Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City Exhibition - Center for Architecture
Through September 01, 2018 - New York

The Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City exhibition opens at the Center for Architecture in NYC, explores how architects, designers, and building professionals can help NYC achieve its goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030. The 10-week exhibition focuses on a particular segment of the waste stream: the brief period between when we discard something and it rolls away on the back of a truck.

Yoga in the Park with Sacred Sounds Yoga - Washington Square Park
Through September 06, 2018 - New York

Get your yoga on in Washington Square Park this summer and fall with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch with us mornings at Garibaldi Plaza. Every Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Little Rock - The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Through September 08, 2018 - New York

HISTORY CALLED IT HEROISM. THEY CALLED IT HIGH SCHOOL. LITTLE ROCK tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city's formerly segregated central high school. What began as their quest for a better education soon became a national crisis, igniting the passions of a divided country and sparking a historic fight for justice in the Jim Crow south. On the cusp of the Civil Rights movement, a changing world watched as these nine children from Arkansas battled for their rights with only a book and pencil. At once harrowing and hopeful, LITTLE ROCK brings urgently to life the Nine's untold personal stories of challenge and resilience, conjuring memories of America not so long ago. From writer and director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, this deeply moving play honors the bravery of these young heroes and asks audiences: Would you have had the courage?

Tai Chi in the Park - Washington Square Park
Through September 11, 2018 - New York

Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginner and experienced alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan invite you to join them in their practice—northern Wu style—every Tuesday at Garibaldi Plaza.

Movement Class for Adults and Seniors - Washington Square Park
Through September 11, 2018 - New York

Get your body moving this summer with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Classes are led by Dances founder, dancer/choreographer/teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas.

Healthy on the Hudson — Fitness with Lululemon - Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
Through September 12, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Wednesday from May 23 through in September 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us on Pier 25 for a dynamic variety of fitness classes provided in partnership with lululemon! Try different workouts and challenge yourself all summer long!

Kids Yoga with Sacred Sounds Yoga - Washington Square Park
Through September 12, 2018 - New York

Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are! Please bring your own yoga mat. Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are! Please bring your own yoga mat.

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park
Through September 13, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Thursday from May 24 through in September 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Yoga at Pier 46 in partnership with Shape Up NYC! Enhance your yoga practice with skilled instructors and a rejuvenating river view. Bring your own mat!

Healthy on the Hudson — Yoga - Pier 46 at Hudson River Park
Through September 13, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Thursday from May 24 through in September 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Yoga at Pier 46 in partnership with Shape Up NYC! Enhance your yoga practice with skilled instructors and a rejuvenating river view. Bring your own mat!

Big City Fishing Sundays on Pier 25 - Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
Through September 30, 2018 - New York

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Susan York Foundation - The Drawing Center
Through October 18, 2018 - Soho

For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center's Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York will create a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum's 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York will create replicas of parts of the museum's foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum's ground floor. York's long-term installation will initiate an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center's building, York's installation will generate opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence

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