gay astoria: Free Things To Do Today in NYC: Thursday, July 23 2009 - 07/23/09 02:10 AM

Concert - SoulGladys Knight & The O'Jays at Asser Levy Seaside ParkW 5th St (at Surf Ave)Brighton Beach/Brooklyn(718) 469-19127:30PMGladys Knight-ya know, of the Pips?-had a string of hits in late 1960s and early 1970s with songs like "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Midnight Train to Georgia." Catch her beltin' 'em out tonight. Openers the O'Jays offer springy grooves outfitted with string sections that aging crowds still yell for.
SeminarInteractive Hit Factory Salon at Word126 Franklin St. (at Milton St)Greenpoint/Brooklyn(718) 383-00967PM-9PMThe brains behind Hit Factorie designed a special multimedia installation inspired by summer reading (comprised of pieces called "Hit … (0 comments)

gay astoria: Free Things To Do Today In NYC: Wednesday, July 22 2009 - 07/22/09 01:12 AM
Concert - RockKRS-One at Crotona Park173rd St (at Crotona Park East)Bronx7PMFor years, Kris "KRS-One" Parker has been sort of weirding his way into irrelevance from the hip-hop world that he helped define in the late '80s-really, his best work is unquestionably among the genre's finest ever, and he remains a force in the community.
BooksPark Lit at Tompkins Square ParkAve A (b/t 7th and 10th Sts)East Village/Manhattan6:30PMThe outdoor reading series welcomes contributors to Bomb magazine's latest literary supplement, including Matthew Sharpe, Frederic Tuten, Pam Dick and Alan Gilbert.
ClubsWaterfront Wednesdays at Water Taxi Beach/Hunters Point2-03 Borden Ave (at 2nd St)Long Island … (0 comments)

gay astoria: Free Things To Do In NYC: Tuesday, July 21 2009 - 07/21/09 02:36 AM
Opera & ClassicalHaruka Fujii at the Julliard School Room 30960 Lincoln Center Plaza (at 65th St)Upper West Side/Manhattan(212) 799-50007PMPercussionist Haruka Fujii, of the excellent contemporary-classical quartet Flexible Music, presents a recital as part of this year's Juilliard Percussion Seminar. The program includes new pieces by Carl Schimmel and Moto Osada; Flexible Music pianist Eric Huebner and New York Philharmonic cellist Sumire Kudo are featured guests.
BooksThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Bryant Park Reading RoomW 42nd St (b/t Fifth and Sixth Aves)Midtown West/Manhattan(212) 768-424212:30PMNovelist Amy Bloom-author of the crossing-America novel Away-shares her thoughts about Mark Twain's classic picaresque.
ComedyGiggles at … (0 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Monday, July 20 2009 - 07/20/09 12:14 AM
FilmWest Side Story at the Elevated Acre55 Water StManhattan8:00PMCan't afford to see the spectacle on Broadway?  Skip the lines, doff the suit and head out to the Acre to catch the free movie that inspires all those foreigners to "Feel Pretty" and come to "America."
BooksDerek McCormack and Edmund White at Bluestockings172 Allen St (at Stanton St)Lower East Side/Manhattan(212) 777-60287PMMcCormack discusses his fiction with novelist-biographer-memoirist White.
Craig Nelson at Barnes & Noble396 Sixth Ave (at 8th St)Greenwich Village/Manhattan(212) 674-87807PMThe ex-astronaut recounts the thrills and challenges of space travel in Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon.

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Sunday, July 19 2009 - 07/19/09 03:58 AM
GayIn the Life: Summer of Stonewall on PBS Channel 13Midtown West/Manhattan10:30PMThe 17-year-old LGBT newsmagazine continues its three-part miniseries celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Tonight's, "Civil Disobedience," looks at LGBT centers, activists including Katherine Acey of Astraea and Kevin Cathcart of Lambda Legal, and activist and drag performer Storme DeLarverie.
GamesMonthly Quidditch Match in Riverside Park Fields103rd St and Riverside Dr.Upper West Side/Manhattan3PMYou won't actually get in the air for this Quidditch match, organized by the Harry Potter fan organization the Group That Shall Not Be Named, but you will be in for a brutal competition. This is the … (0 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Saturday, July 18 2009 - 07/18/09 02:28 AM
Concert - ReggaeNation Beat on Roosevelt IslandMain St (near Road 5)Roosevelt Island5PMInspired by Chico Science's mangue beat, Scott Kettner and his combo blend Brazilian maracatu, coco, baiao and other folkloric traditions with a New Orleans second-line backbeat.
SkateboardingBlock Star 1: Brooklyn in Park PlaceAlbany and Kingston AvesPark Place/Brooklyn(718) 774-9575Noon-6PMLearn how to catch some air, or just show off your gnarliest tricks, at this block-party-cum-skateboarding-workshop, which features tutorials by the Uptown Skate School and a live performance by Native Son Audio.
ExhibitsArchitectures of Crisis/Architectures of Residence at SculptureCenter44-19 Purves St (at Jackson Ave)Long Island City/Queens(718) 361-17502PM-7PMIn conjunction with the University of Trash … (0 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Friday, July 17 2009 - 07/17/09 04:24 AM
GamesCapture the Flag NYCWilliamsburg/Brooklynhttp://www.newmindspace.com7PMThe crazy kids of Newmindspace are at it again: They're the brains behind today's massive game of capture the flag, taking place throughout Williamsburg. At press time, a starting point had not bwwn not announced; check closer to the date for details and game rules. Be sure to bring a flashlight and your cell phone.
BooksAmpersand Books Reading at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe126 Crosby St (b/t Houston and Prince Sts)Soho/Manhattan(212) 334-33247PMA brand-new publisher celebrates its first two books, poet Ryan Davidson's Under What Stars and novelist Joseph Riippi's Do Something!
GayCheap Date Night at Babeland94 Rivington St … (0 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Thursday, July 16 2009 - 07/16/09 03:07 AM
DanceDance Gang at Riverside Park71st St Basketball Courts (72nd & Riverside Dr)Upper West Side/Manhattan(212) 408-02197PMGuerilla art duo Dance Gang performs a new and unique site-specific dance created just for the park at the 71st Street basketball court, as part of the ninth annual Summer On the Hudson festival.
Concert - CountryKings County Optry at Freddy's Backroom485 Dean St (at Sixth Ave)Prospect Heights/Brooklyn(718) 622-70358:30PMEach month, Kings County Opry offers an excellent sampling of local country, bluegrass and related styles.
ComedyAlways Be Funny at River Bar and Grill500 W 43rd St (at Tenth Ave)Manhattan(212) 594-63998:30PMJ-L Cauvin hosts this new stand-up night featuring Helen … (0 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Wednesday July 15 2009 - 07/15/09 12:42 AM
FilmWall Street at Summer On The Hudson/Pier 1W 70th St (at the Hudson River)Manhattan(212) 408-02198:30PMRemove the restless camera pyrotechnics and incomprehensible jargon, and you have a corny old melo: broker Charlie Sheen (green) perpetrates illegal practices to please surrogate poppa/company-trader Douglas (tough), a mega-villain mastermind who spits out absurdities like 'Lunch is for wimps' and longs to destroy his rival Stamp (lost). Soon Charlie's climbing the ladder in search of a fast buck and a flash fuck: Hannah (vacuous). Inevitably, he descends into a mire of insider-dealing, Faustian intrigue, and personal betrayal, culminating in his responsibility for Douglas' near-liquidation of the … (0 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Tuesday, July 14 2009 - 07/14/09 02:44 AM
Concert - Opera & ClassicalNew York Philharmonic at the Great Lawn/Central ParkCentral Park (from 79th to 85th Sts)Manhattan8PMMusic director designate Alan Gilbert takes the reins for the Phil's summer tour of the parks, conducting Mozart's Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter") and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. Bring your cell phone (set on vibrate, of course) and cast your vote for the encore.
Concert - RockWilliam Elliott Whitmore at Hudson SquareSpring St (b/t Varick and Hudson Sts)Soho/Manhattan5PM-7PMYou wouldn't know it to look at him, but blues man William Elliott Whitmore has a gravelly growl waiting to get out and entrance his listeners. You can … (0 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Monday, July 13 2009 - 07/13/09 03:53 AM
FilmThe Taking of Pelham One Two Three at the Elevate Acre/River to River Festival55 Water StManhattan8PMCome see the original film that inspired the remake in theatres now.  Four hijackers, got up like Groucho Marx and led by Robert Shaw with the voice of a Dalek, kidnap a New York subway train and hold the city to ransom. Saviour of the system is Transit Authority Inspector Matthau, harking back to his early acting days as a grim heavy, and with a Bronx accent as thick and fancy as a piece of angel cake. It's a slice of Urban Crisis life, you see, … (1 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Sunday, July 12 2009 - 07/11/09 11:39 PM
ConcertsRachel Trachtenburg's Homemade World & The Beach Puppeteers on The BeachGoverners Island3PMSee above for Rachel Trachtenburg's Homemade World, which here takes part in this family tribute to the wonderful Maurice Sendak.
TheatreTwelfth Night at the Delacorte TheatreCentral Park (at 81st St)Upper West Side/Manhattan8PMALFRESCO Tickets are free (two per person) and may be picked up only on the day of performance after 1pm at the Delacorte Theater. A limited number of tickets are also distributed via online lottery at; see site for details. There's not a weak link in jolly all-star cast of this buoyant, blissful Shakespearean delight. director Daniel Sullivan's … (0 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Saturday, July 11 2009 - 07/11/09 02:03 AM
BikingRed Bull Trackstar Courier Classic at the Red Bull Space40 Thompson St (at Watts St)Soho/Manhattan2PMThis bike race is not for amateurs: Teams of four will compete in an alleycat-style race around the city, with the goal of picking up packages from predetermined locations, for a grand prize of $1,000. Individuals can compete in a solo race, which happens after the team competition. The Red Bull Space will serve as home base, and will host a party postcompetition.
ComedyDumpster Tequila Musical Improv at The Creek10-93 Jackson Ave (at 49th Ave)Long Island City/Queens(718) 706-878310PMThe troupe, joined tonight by special guests Abigail Murphy, Michelle … (0 comments)

gay astoria: Make Sure You Hit The Public Pools In Queens This Summer - 07/10/09 03:39 AM
How Are You Keeping Cool This Summer? With schools out, and the weather finally starting to heat up, old and young alike are heading to some of the city’s 54 public pools. With 10 locations in Queens, pools are open through Labor Day for residents to escape the heat. At indoor pools, the recreation center membership is $75 per year for adults, $10 per year for seniors and free for children under the age of 18. General hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call individual pools for more specific information. Learn about … (0 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Friday, July 10 2009 - 07/10/09 01:25 AM
OrganizationBrooklyn Critical Mass in Grand Army PlazaFlatbush and Prospect Park WProspect Heights/Brooklyn7PMMembers of the bike-group-cum-political-organization Critical Mass take to the streets of Brooklyn for their monthly ride. Afterward, join the riders for a party at grill-friendly East River Bar (97 South 6th St at Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-302-0511), which is BYOM (bring your own meat).
HonorsStickball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Museum of the City of New York1220 Fifth Ave (at 103rd St)Upper East Side/Manhattan(212) 534-16726PMPractitioners of the beloved street game and community activists gather to honor some of the greats of the sport at this annual ceremony.

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Thursday, July 9 2009 - 07/08/09 10:35 PM
LectureJeffrey's Meats of Essex Street Market w/Jeffrey Rhalter at LES Tenament Museum108 Orchard St (at Broome St)Lower East Side/Manhattan(212) 982-84206:30PMThis famed meat market has been an Essex Street Market staple for 70 years (and an LES institution for nearly 90 years). Tonight, owner and butcher Jeffrey Ruhalter talks about the family business and how it has managed to stay in the neighborhood.
ComedySummer at Santos at Santos Party House100 Lafayette St (at Walker St)Tribeca/Manhattan(212) 714-46467PMBrendon Small, creator and voice actor of Adult Swim's Home Movies and Dethklok: Metalocalypse, headlines tonight's installment of the Adult Swim "Summer at Santos" series. Joining him is … (0 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Wednesday July 8 2009 - 07/08/09 12:16 AM
FilmThe Age of Innocence at Peir/Summer on the Hudson FestivalW 70th St (at the Hudson River)Manhattan(212) 408-02197PMScorsese's magnificent film, taken from Edith Wharton's novel, is set in 1870s New York and centres on lawyer Newland Archer (Day-Lewis), whose plans to wed the impeccably connected Mary Welland (Rider) are upset by his love for her unconventional cousin, the Countess Olenska (Pfeiffer)
BooksGay Talese at Barnes & Noble150 E 86th St (at Lexington Ave)Upper East Side/Manhattan7PMThe seasoned New Journalist dips into his 1981 study Thy Neighbor's Wife, a recently republished book about the evolving sexual attitudes and practices of Americans.
Live Nude Elf … (0 comments)

gay astoria: A Guide To Finding Your Apartment On Craigslist - 07/07/09 03:08 AM
Craigslist is often one of the first resources that people check when its time to start looking for a new apartment.  Why?  Well, the main reason (of course) is that it's free! You can also search right from you home computer - or when the boss isn't looking at work... but because it is so convenient and doesn't drain your pocketbooks, there are a few pitfalls you could land in.  Here are some things to look for in a Craigslist ad that could save you a lot of time and trouble...

Be very careful of any No Fee rentals that … (3 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Tuesday, July 7 2009 - 07/07/09 01:55 AM
Murder Mystery TourMurder Mystery Night: An Interactive Theatrical Experience at the LES Tenement Museum108 Orchard St (at Broome St)Lower East Side/Manhattan(212) 982-84206:30PMActor Carlo D'Amore leads this neighborhood tour-cum-murder-mystery-game through the Lower East Side. Participants will help solve a "murder," in which two siblings are found dead, using clues that involve spots around the 'hood.
Opera & ClassicalGuitar in the Americas at the Americas Society680 Park Ave (at 68th St)Upper East Side/Manhattan(212) 277-8359 *call for reservation*7PMParticipants in this year's New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes (which begins on Wed 8), including Jorge Caballero, Duo Cantabile, Tibaguí Duo and Trio, Rene Izquierdo and Ana … (0 comments)

gay astoria: FREE things to do today in NYC - Monday, July 6 2009 - 07/06/09 02:33 AM
FilmThe Seven Year Itch at the River to River Film Festival55 Water St (b/t Broad St and Old Slip)Manhattan8PMFondly remembered as the film in which Marilyn has problems with her skirt on a New York subway grating, this isn't quite the smasheroo that Some Like It Hot is: Monroe flaunts her attributes too blatantly, and seems less human because of it, while George Axelrod's play, fresh and risqué in the '50s, now appears a little obvious and over-plotted. Writer Tom Ewell's wife goes on a summer vacation, and the timid hubby becomes a flaming ball of sex, but - as with … (0 comments)


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