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.