friday july 22
Nordstrom Paint & Cast Anniversary Sale: What could be more relaxing than painting with a good glass of wine by your side? Join Nordstrom on a guided painting session at their flagship New York restaurant, Jeannie’s. This 2.5-hour session will include 2 free drinks, 1 free appetizer, all supplies needed to paint, and gift items when you’re done. You must be 21 years or older to participate. Painting and pouring begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here. 225 West 57th Street.
Sutter’s Mill: Jason Rhoades set up and took down his exhibition “Sutter’s Mill” during the Whitney Biennial, a reflection on the landscape and art of America. His piece is based on the California sawmill where the discovery of gold in the 19th century sparked the California Gold Rush. Rhoades said her inspiration for this piece is that it’s “…like being in a garden. . . where do these things grow. . . when they mature, the whole system becomes literally and physically fruitful. The work highlights the machines used at the time and questions the accumulation of wealth in the United States and its ethics. The exhibition is open from noon to 8 p.m. Museum tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, students, and visitors with disabilities, and free for those under 18. For more information, click on here.
Saturday July 23
Music of curiosities: A special show is coming to town this Saturday. Music Of Curiosities Coney Island will present an evening of movies and music. From performances by experimental music duo The Flushing Remonstrance to a unique performance by PNK VLVT WTCH, there will be wonders to behold. Musicians Catherine Cramer on percussion and Robert Kennedy on keyboards, electronics and vocals will perform alongside classic films from director Kenneth Anger. 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here. 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, Coney Island.
butterfly night: This could be a night worth staying up after bedtime. Moth Night is presented in partnership with the Staten Island Children’s Museum in Snug Harbor. Attendees will be invited into the museum for a closer look at specimens, enjoy arts and crafts, and take a short walk in search of nocturnal insects. Participants will learn about the life cycles of moths and their curious habitats. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Registration here. 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.
Sunday July 24
Little Island Music and Dance Festival: Join one of New York’s newest parks for their second annual music and dance festival, “A World Of Sound And Movement.” The event will be hosted by last year’s curators, Drama Desk nominee Ayodele Casel and CIPA and APAP winner Torya Beard. This year they bring the heat, with Tony Award winner Michael McElroy joining the hosts. Together they will organize the 2 week event to bring in the best musicians, choreographers and dancers from New York. With a focus on diversity, there will be a variety of different musical genres and performances. The festival will take place from July 20 to 31, so be sure to join them any day! Sunday will feature music by Akira Armstrong as well as important generational dances. Performances will take place throughout the day. To find out more click here. Pier55 in Hudson River Park, Manhattan.
Pop-up market: Support local artists while sourcing amazing works. The Brooklyn Museum is hosting a pop-up market in its plaza this Sunday. Local vendors will sell artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary wares and more. Their beautiful handmade products are unique pieces. Seller prices vary by artist. The market will run from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information on admission to the museum, click here. Brooklyn Museum Plaza, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights.
summer thunder: Sister Nancy is a Jamaican singer and the very first female dancehall DJ. His best track “Bam Bam” gained notoriety in the United States with music legend Kanye West sampling it for his 2016 hit “Famous.” Sister Nancy has collaborated with giants like Jay-Z and changed the game for female DJs. You must be 21 years or older to participate. 2 p.m. The concert is completely free, to register on the waiting list click here. 484 Union Avenue, Brooklyn.