Central Park SummerStage kicked off this month. Quite a few free concerts are lined up. The source link maps to the official schedule. Check it out. Source
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend the NYC Street Fairs events are listed below. Check the source link for the full schedule which runs through November 12. Have fun!
Friday, June 22: (10 AM – 4 PM)
Grand Central Summer Festival
43rd Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenue
Saturday, June 23: (10 AM – 6 PM)
Sixth Avenue Summerfest
Avenue of the Americas between 34th and 42nd Streets
Sunday, June 24: (10 AM – 6 PM)
Times Square Block Party
46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
We know what you’re searching for. You want to know where the WBLS Free Concerts are this summer. You can believe some mighty fine acts are lined up. The July schedule is provided below. The source link maps to the official WBLS schedule for additional information.
July 10: (Crotona Park)
. Chubb Rock
. Kurtis Blow
. DJ Bent Roc
July 18: (Queensbridge Park)
. Big Daddy Kane
. Marley Marl
July 24: (Springfield Park)
. Full Force
. Force MD’s
. Johnny Kemp
. Jeff Redd
. MeLisa Morgan
July 25: (Springfield Park)
. Le Andria Johnson
. Trinitee 57
. Brian Courtney Wilson
. Amber Bullock
July 26: (Springfield Park)
The Long Island Railroad expanded its Quiet Car pilot program today to include all peak single-level electric trains operating between Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal during rush hours. For AM Peak the first car is the Quiet Car and during PM Peak it’s the last. Source
Woodlawn community residents are happy to know that a new group ride van service hopes to bridge the gap created when the Bx 34 weekend bus service was eliminated two years ago. The vans transport riders between Katonah Avenue and the Woodlawn subway station. They run on Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM until 9 PM. Source
The Bronx Zoo Madagascar! exhibit debuted two baby lemurs this month. One is of the coquerel sifakas species; the other is a collared lemur. Both were born this spring. Check the source links for photo and video.
New York may be going green now that Gov. Cuomo wants to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. His proposal could reduce the number of NYPD stop-and-frisk arrests. Cuomo is pushing for legislative approval before the Albany session ends in three weeks. Source
What’s this? New York Governor Cuomo doesn’t love NYC anymore? Well not this summer anyway. Our iconic heart is on hiatus from the “I ♥ New York” slogan for seven weeks as part of a $5 million tourism campaign unveiled this week.
The original design was created by Milton Glaser in 1977. New Yorkers and visitors were encouraged to go online and replace his image with a sketch of their favorite NYC activity. In its place this summer you can expect to see: a slice of pizza or a beach ball or even a hot air balloon. Ho-hum. Source
NYC Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban the sale of all sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces. His proposed anti-obesity initiative requires the approval of the Board of Health whose members were appointed by Bloomberg.
The measure is criticized for being inconsistent. For example: It would not apply to 7-Eleven, the home of the Super Big Gulp nor would it halt the sale of extra large fatty milk shakes. Newly married City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is a critic of the plan. She’s the 2013 mayoral race front-runner. Source
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will stop accepting toll tickets at its bridges and tunnels on July 1. The PA stopped selling the tickets in 1997 when they began to use E-ZPass. Toll Scrip and Universal ticket holders can check the source link for refund instructions. Source