Weekend Rundown

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May 15, 2009 by Sarojini Seupersad

This weekend, don’t sit home, being depressed about the economy (and your bank account). Get yer ass outside and enjoy life, albeit on a responsible budget.

Here are a few, low-cost events to float your boat this weekend:

Listen to opera singers compete for cash and prizes!
Symphony Space, May 15 6:30 pm
Harlem Opera Vocal Compitition
$21
Photo Exhibit of naked people. Some of it looks like gay porn, but that’s fun, too.
The Nude
The Gloria Kennedy Gallary in  DUMBO Brooklyn
Till May 30
http://www.gkgart.com/pages/menu.html
Richard Avedon’s fashion photography.
International Center Of Photography – $12 adults
1133 6th Avenue
www.icp.org
Till September 6, 2009
J.P. Vaswanin chants your cares away!
The philosopher /swami leads a peaceful chanting session, followed by questions and answers.
227 W. 13th Street FREE
May 15, 7pm
www.iyiny.org
Star-gazing at Columbia University.
Columbia University Astronomy and Astrophysics Dept.
May 15 9am (Lecture) to 11pm (star-gazing) Program to continue throughout the summer.
http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu/
FREE
Watch others dance. Well.
Dance Africa Pre-Opening
1368 Fulton Street Brooklyn
Saturday May 16 1pm – 6 pm
FREE (or a small $5 donation)
http://www.restorationplaza.org/
Music, demonstrations and lectures done street fair-style.
The 1st Annual Pinkster Cultural and Street Fair
142 Street in Harlem May 16th 11am – 6 pm
FREE
www.harlemonestop.com/
Dance Parade!
Down Broadway, from 32nd Street down to Tomkins Square Park
Sat May 16 Parade 1pm – 3pm Festival 3pm – 7pm
Rain or Shine FREE
Ye Olde Village Fair. I’m not kidding.
Vendors, music and food. 35th Year!
Greenwich Village Barrow and Commerce Street Btwn 7th Ave South and Hudson
 12 pm – 10 pm FREE
ALBG Music Festival
Rock, Jazz, Spanish, Greek and more!
Athens Square Park, 30th Ave & 30th Street, Astoria
May 16 3pm – 8pm FREE
www.albg.org/

If after all of that, you still can’t find something to do, then I guess you can always go to the movies or be Mr. McBoring Pants and stay home.

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