What might you be in the mood for this week? This week’s events a little quirky, somewhat cultural, mostly Fleet Week, and whole lot of fun. Enjoy your week!
How about a cool warehouse concert at the Brooklyn Hagar in Sunset Park? Gloucestershire, half-Jamaican native, Twigs, is known for her electronic R&B melodies and eccentric dance moves on stage. She’s a pop-star, adorned in Alexander McQueen, with a rocking band that knows how to party. It’s not too late to check her out tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets are $45, and it’s 18+ to party.
From May 19-24, experience live performances from some of the best Flamenco dancers, singers, and musicians. There will be guest performances by Guadalupe Torres and Angel Muñoz. This will be a first for the BAM Fischer stage in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. There will be 2pm matinees and 7:30pm showtimes, and tickets start at $20. Opening night includes a First Night Fiesta, where you can enjoy premium seating and a post-performance reception.
This Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm at the Barnes and Noble at Union Square, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm actor and comedian Richard Lewis will launch his new book, “Reflections from Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on How Not To Live.” Lewis will be signing one piece of memorabilia with the purchase of one book.
Don’t miss a visit from the impressive US Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard military ships that are docked for a week in Midtown Manhattan and Staten Island. Check the schedule for new events taking place everyday until Tuesday, May 26. #FleetWeekNYC
How about a 5k paint race, honoring health, happiness and individuality? This means Color Runners (participants), wearing all white, begin a 5-kilometer race and finish doused in color, ready for the Finish Festival. Even if you’re a first-time runner, the music, color-throwing, and dancing at the finish-line rewards your completion, regardless of your pace. The start-line opens May 23 at 9am at Citi Fields in Queens. The starting prices: for a solo runner, $59.50, and for teams (4+), it’s $55 per person.
On Sunday, May 24, from 12-5pm, you can take a trip to Union Square North and feel like you’ve just landed on the beautiful island of Taiwan. In celebration of Taiwanese American Heritage Week, the “Passport to Taiwan” festival consists of “stage performances, delicacies, presentation of organizations/government agencies, arts & crafts, games & interactive area, children’s workshops and art installations from Taiwanese artists in NY.” This is a cultural experience you must be present for.
On May 24, from 12-4pm, get your family together for the 11th Annual Family Festival on Governors Island. “Highlights of the festival include: puppet-making with Lisa Abbatomarco, hand-made Trout Crowns and Sharks Galore with NY Aquarium, story-making with Story Pirates, the Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theater’s Butterfly Boogie, Arm of the Sea’s Hook, Line, and Sinker, compost learning and animal care with Earth Matter, flower planting with the Trust for Governors Island, live music, ice cream, face painting and tons of fun!”