There are a lot of outdoor film series being held across New York this summer (seriously, there are so damn many), but few give attendees the opportunity to take in a movie at one of the city's best beaches. Last week, the Alliance for Coney Island announced its seventh annual Flicks on the Beach film series, and the lineup is more exciting than a ride on the Cyclone. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Coney Island, NY The screenings will be held at 7pm on Mondays from July 10 through August 28 at Coney Island Beach near West 12th Street (right next to Luna Park). The series is presented by Amazon Studios and features a pair of sneak previews of two New York–based films from the studio that are set to be released later this summer: Landline and Crown Heights. Other highlights include Jordan Peele's horror meets comedy Get Out, faux Academy Award Best Picture winner La La Land and the Emma Watson–led reboot of Beauty and the Beast. There are a lot of reasons to visit Coney Island Beach during the summer, but if splashing around in the ocean or laying out in the sand isn't your jam, then these screenings ought to be a suitable alternative. Check out the full lineup below and get ready to catch a flick next to the friggin' ocean. July 10: Beauty and The Beast July 17: Landline July 24: Finding Dory July 31: La La Land August 7: Get Out August 14: The Lego Batman Movie August 21: Crown Heights August 28: Star Wars: Rogue One
Fans of sci-fi haven't had a particularly great go of it this year, what with Scarlett Johansson's Ghost in the Shell leaving bad tastes in our mouths and the fifth Transformers entry, The Last Knight, inducing vertigo. But it looks like our luck is about to change this summer: MoMA just announced "Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction," an enormous showcase of more than 70 films made from 1901–2017. With a prompt of "what does it mean to be human?" the fest will only showcase movies set on Earth in the present or quasi-present, so all of your space-faring favorites are out. I know, I know: I was hoping to watch Dune at MoMA too. Opening on July 17 and running through August 31, the series will screen films from more than 22 countries, and features intros from filmmaker fans like Larry Fessenden, Lynn Hershman Leeson and John Sayles. Neil deGrasse Tyson will be on hand on July 14 to introduce The Quiet Earth. There are too many features to list here, but some notable pics include Invasión (1969), Die letzten Tage von Gomorrha (The Last Days of Gomorrah) (1974), Fata Morgana (1971), Gattaca (1997), Children of Men (2006), Ex Machina (2014) and Marjorie Prime (2017). You can check out the full lineup here.
Chill out this summer the best way we know how: at a pool party. We’re throwing three parties at hotel and rooftop pools in NYC, and you’re invited. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in the summer in NYC If you’ve never been to one of our parties before (who are you?), a ticket will get you complimentary hors d'oeuvres and Prosecco as you lounge poolside accompanied by tunes from a DJ. Tickets for the 21-and-over bash start at $45, and VIP cabanas are also available. The next one will be on July 12 at the Dream Downtown from 6:30 to 9pm, and there will be two more coming up in August—stay tuned for ticket info. Wednesday, July 12 Dream Downtown 6:30 – 9 pm Wednesday, August 2 Dream Downtown 6:30 – 9 pm Wednesday, August 9 McCarren Hotel & Pool 6:30 – 9 pm Photograph: Filip Wolak
1. A farmers market has finally returned to the World Trade Center. Every Tuesday this summer, head to the Oculus Plaza for fresh goods and produce. 2. Tonight at 7:30pm, Bryant Park will have free Shakespearean activities and a screening of the new show Will. The cast of the series about about the young Bard will be answering questions, too. 3. Spend happy hour on Dream Hotel's PHD Terrace with its Aperitivo Tuesdays. At 5pm, the rooftop lounge will have live music, cocktails and complimentary eats. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
Things to Do Eternal Con; Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum; July 1 and 2; tickets start at $81No need to wait for New York Comic Con in October to get your fix—just snag tickets to Long Island’s fifth annual comic book and cosplay convention this July. Expect celebrity guests, costume-making contests, gaming tournaments and panels with industry insiders. Brooklyn Zombie Crawl The Charleston; Jul 2; $20–$25 Get dolled up like the undead at the Charleston before the 6pm trek down Bedford Avenue. The group heads to McCarren Park, then retreats to Brooklyn Bazaar for a fiendishly fun after-party. Get Ur Freak On: A Celebration of Missy Elliot Le Poisson Rouge; Jul 2; $15–$20 Put in some hoop earrings and hit the dance floor to revel in the knowledge that no one else will ever make a billowing black trash bag look so fly besides supreme queen Missy E and Abbi Jacobson. Be ready to get low to "Lose Control," the Nelly Furtado remix of "Get Ur Freak On," and the backwards chorus of "Work It" at this party. Circle Line 4th of July Fireworks Cruise; departs from Pier 83; July 4; $169Get an unobstructed view of this year’s Macy’s fireworks show from this five-hour harbor cruise. A live DJ will play party anthems and patriotic tunes as you make your way down the Hudson River and round the Statue of Liberty. Shell out an extra $50 to upgrade to a ticket that includes a buffet dinner and all the beer and wine you can drink. Hudson RiverFlicks: Free Movies on the Hudson River; var
On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York will finally be getting its first monument to the LGBTQ community. The details on the project were released on the same day as NYC's 2017 Pride March and almost exactly a year after Cuomo established the LGBT Memorial Commission in the wake of the 2016 attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead. The monument will be placed in Hudson River Park along the western edge of Greenwich Village. New York–based artist Anthony Goicolea designed the piece, which consists of nine boulders, some of which contain strips of borosilicate glass that will refract light to create rainbows on the surrounding lawn. "This stunning design complements the landscape and communicates a timeless message of inclusion, and this monument will serve as an enduring symbol of the role New Yorkers play in building a fairer, more just world," Governor Cuomo said in a statement. "From Stonewall to marriage equality, New York has always been a beacon for justice and we will never waiver in our commitment to the LGBT community and to creating a more just and inclusive society. This new monument will stand up for those values for generations to come." Goicolea, a mixed-media artist currently based in Brooklyn, received an MFA from the Pratt Institute of Art in 1996. Since then, his work has been featured throughout the world and in notable local museums like the Whitney, Guggenheim and MoMA. The new monument is arguably his highes
If you were wondering, Chance the Rapper is having a good week. The young Chicago MC—fresh off winning 2017 BET Humanitarian Award, in which he was introduced by Michelle Obama—has announced shows in NYC and LA for this fall. He'll play Forest Hills Stadium on Tuesday, September 26 with Francis & the Lights and DJ Oreo opening. Tickets go on sale today at 5pm. It'll be the second NYC gig for the artist this year: He recently visited to headline Governors Ball, bringing along his band the Social Experiment and delivering one of the best sets of the festival (his opener, Francis, also made our list). The NYC show and his October 3 and 4 shows at the Hollywood Bowl are just some of the dates on his ongoing “Be Encouraged Tour.” He'll also play Lollapalooza in August and Austin City Limits in October.
Mon 26 NPR’s Ask Me Another The Bell House; 7:30pm; $20–$25 Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton challenge puzzle masters, audience members and special guests with brainteasers and trivia tidbits in this popular NPR show. Hill and Bay Trivia Hill and Bay; 8pm; free This Murray Hill bar hosts weekly trivia nights on Monday, during which you’re quizzed on categories such as “must-see TV” and “all-time favorite movies.” Assemble a table of four, and wear your thinking cap if you want to win $50 toward your bar tab. This week be schooled on the hit show that put mother and daughter relationships everywhere to shame: Gilmore Girls. Be sure to study the original series and the revival. SummerStage: Korea Gayjoe Central Park, SummerStage; 5pm; free SummerStage invites a lineup of Korean performers onstage at this showcase, including rap duo Year of the Ox, glam rock band SsingSsing and folk ensemble Coreyah. Aimee Mann Music Hall of Williamsburg; 8pm; $35 Lord knows the characters in Aimee Mann's songs are often hopelessly earthbound by plodding tempos and the singer's trademark painfully honest, closet-sung vocals. But Mann is an appealing live performer, and she has a fantastic catalog of pop songs to draw from. Her new album, Mental Illness, she describes as her "saddest" yet, so gear up for tears. Overcome Your Hesitations and Jumpstart Your Side Hustle Location TBA; $24 Are you itching to jump start your side hustle but have no idea where to begi
Never more truer words have been spoken as when New Girl's Jessica Day (my spirit animal), stated “I prefer my wine sparkling, pink and under $11.” And this weekend, New Yorkers can get a taste of that sparkle during a giant rosé festival on Governors Island. Live that preppy high life/Hamptons best for the Pinknic festival. If you were the one of the lucky few to grab tickets to this summer time festival, you will be indulging on rosé wine, champagne and frosé (that's frozen rosé, FYI). Plus food from celebrity chef Chris Santos, with lovely background music and circus-themed performances. The festival runs over the course of two days this weekend. Tickets for Saturday are sold out, but rosé aficionados can still buy tickets to Sunday's event. Cheers to a pink summer!
Schleping between Manhattan and Brooklyn on the weekends just got a lot more painful. As of last weekend, 2 and 3 trains stopped running between the boroughs from 11:45pm on Fridays through 5am on Mondays, throwing a wrench in the commutes of hundreds of thousands of people. The service closure will allow crews to repair the 98-year-old Clark Street Tunnel, which was damaged by flooding in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy. Between these stretches, service on 3 trains will end at 14th Street, and 2 trains will run along the 1 track south of Chamber Street. Service on 4 and 5 trains will be extended to New Lots and Flatbush Avenues, respectively, which should mitigate some of the effects of the closure. The changes will be in effect until the spring of 2018. It could be a lot worse for interborough travelers—ask anyone who lives off the L train.
White Oak Oyster Bar & Lounge
White Oak Oyster Bar in Hell’s Kitchen is known for its raw bar. The selection of oysters from both coasts changes seasonally, and the bar’s all day happy hour menu always includes $1 Bluepoint oysters. That’s not the only thing on the menu, though. The Maryland crab cakes, buttermilk-battered Asian rock shrimp or house “dirty chips” topped with pulled pork, barbecue sauce and cheddar cheese would be perfect for sharing with friends. Want to keep you meal all to yourself? Order the classic burger with cheddar and candied bacon or the flatbread topped with speck, arugula, fig preserves, ricotta and honey. Of course, you’ll need a few drinks to wash all of that down. In addition to a selection of wines and craft beers, White Oak also offers a few signature cocktails, like the Blackberries and Smoke, with pisco, single malt whiskey and pomegranate juice, and the Summer in the Winter, with mezcal, basil, cucumber juice and fresh lemon.
Venue says: “Prix Fixe Lunch, $33 p/p - 1 appetizer, 1 entree, 1 desert from our prix fixe menu, and a glass of wine, prosecco, Bloody Mary or Mimosa.”