Your Weekend Starts Now 6/9/16

NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. 

SummerStage 2016 Season
cityparksfoundation.org
SummerStage is back. New York’s biggest free performing arts festival goes all summer long in all five boroughs with music, theater, dance and more. Check it out!

Writing On It All on Governors Island
writingonitall.com
There's so much to do on Governors Island including the free participatory exhibit "Writing On It All." These artistic sessions run Saturday afternoons in June. Remember to RSVP!

Chelsea Music Festival
chelseamusicfestival.org
The Chelsea Music Festival returns with ticketed and free concerts throughout the neighborhood tomorrow through the 18th.

Rockaway Theatre Company presents Follies
rockawaytheatrecompany.org
Some great community theater in Queens; Rockaway Theatre Company presents "Follies" at the Post Theatre at Fort Tilden. Tickets start at $15. 

Performing Arts Series Intersect at Bryant Park
bryantpark.org
Bryant Park presents "Intersect," a free concert series bringing great jazz and classical musicians together.

Monday Movie Night at Haven Rooftop
havenrooftop.com
Monday nights movies are free at Haven Rooftop in the Theatre District. It's free but you must RSVP.

Offline Productions presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
offlinenyc.com
Offline Productions brings Shakespeare's classic "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to Theatre 80 St. Marks in the East Village for a three-week run. This updated version features live music.  Tickets start at $25. And you can join me for an opening night Q&A with the creative team tonight. 

Harlem National Jazz Museum Annual Benefit Concert
hunter.cuny.edu
Harlem’s National Jazz Museum will host their annual benefit concert on June 14th at the Kaye House at Hunter College in Lenox Hill. The show features soloist Rene Marie and begins at 7:30. Tickets start at 35 dollars and 20 for seniors and students.

Sinatra-Jobim Sessions Concert
sheencenter.org
Soprano Angelica de La Riva and soloist Hilary Gardener bring you a special Sinatra-Jobim Sessions concert on June 10th at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in Bowery. Tickets start at 20 dollars.

Performance Mix Festival
abronsartscenter.org
The 30th Annual Performance Mix Festival will take place now through  June 11 at Abrons Arts Center. Featuring acts from all genres and backgrounds, tickets are available online.

West Chelsea Artists Open Studios
westchelseaartists.com
Check out the West Chelsea Artists Open studios Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, 2016 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Just in time for the Tony Awards, Ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune, will present a series of his Broadway lithography prints and be on hand for a print signing during the open studios at the West Chelsea Arts Building, 526 West 26th Street, 12th floor, NYC. More than 40 artists will particpate throughout the West Chelsea Arts District.  

 

New York Women in Film and Television's Designing Women Awards Gala
nywift.org 
New York Women in Film and Television will host their Designing Women Awards Gala on June 13 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York near Korea Town. It's a chance to see some great talents and big names in hair, makeup and design, plus, costumes from the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film and Showtime's "The Affair" will be on display. Tickets start at $75.

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