New York City Calendar of Upcoming Events, Happenings and More
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NYC Stargazing – Night Sky Observing Events
Courtesy of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York
Taking place through the year on various nights and locations.
Please be sure to check at the related links provided on this page, but especially on the official AAA.org site for info regarding exact locations and for the sake of keeping on top of any changes in scheduling or cancellations due to inclement weather and such. Mind you, there’s also the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation site calendar at which you might find of some of the below listed items.
High Line in Manhattan
Every Tuesday night from the start of April through the end of October.
Beginning at dusk.
According to the official site, most of the observing will take place at little W 12th Street, south of the Standard Hotel
Lincoln Center’s Plaza in Manhattan
Beginning at and around sunset.
Friday and Saturday evenings from April 5 & 6 until June 28, 29
Following by August 2, 3 / 9, 10
Then September 13, 14 / 20, 21 / 27, 28
Summer on the Hudson Stargazing and Sungazing in Manhattan
Riverside Park South in front of Pier i Cafe at 70th Street down on the Hudson River waterfront.
Stargazing Saturdays (8:00 – 11:00 pm):
SunGazing Sundays (1:00 – 4:00 pm):
Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan
Meet at the park esplanade overlooking the East River. 86th Street entrance would be the closest to where they set up.
At 8:30 pm
One Friday Evening each month from April to October
The time at which this begins varies from 7:30 to 8:30 pm depending upon the time of year.
Saturdays on the following dates:
Gateway National Park in Brooklyn
Fridays on the following dates:
159 Pioneer Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Beginning at 7:30 pm
Second Sunday Meets
Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1
Beginning at 8:30 pm
Select Fridays in June, July and August
Beginning at Sunset
Certain Friday nights from May to August
West of the oval, at the far west end of Borden Avenue
First Saturday night of each month through November
Beginning at 9:00 pm
Beginning at about 30 minutes past sunset.
West 235th Street and Johnson Avenue
Select Wednesdays and Thursdays from April 10, 11 to Wednesday, October 9
Experience Thailand 2019 in NYC
Sunday, September 8, 2019
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Taking place in Union Square Park
Hosted by the The Royal Thai Consulate-General New York
Participating in this year’s celebration would be 14 Thai restaurants from the NYC metropolitan area offering up a variety of Thai dishes, coconut juice and other items.
As well, you’ll get to enjoy the cultural activities and entertainment that’ll be on hand.
Some of which feature:
- Thai Cultural Performances and Art put forth by the community’s music and dance troops as well as New York Thai Artists
- Three Cooking Demonstrations from Chef Yim of Somtum Der in the Lower East Side, Chef Boonchert of Nora Thai in Williamsburg, and Chef Bao Bao of Baoburg in Greenpoint
- A made-in-Thailand marketplace that is similar to the one you would find in Bangkok featuring Thai food products and custom fragrances
- Amazing Thailand interactive activities
- Muay Thai demonstrations on the main stage will be by Kru Natalie “Peaceful Warrior” Fuz, coach and owner of Chok Sabai Gym!
- Thai spas and wellness services provided by 5th Avenue Thai Spa and Madison Healing Arts
Also visit the official site of the Royal Thai Consulate-General New York
Have a look at the following video(s) from previous years’ celebrations:
Experience Thailand,Sept.13,15 Union Sq.,NYC,no.2
Published by Chin T
Experience Thailand NYC 9/28/14 Isan dance
Published by djlawenda
Photoville 2019 in Brooklyn Bridge Park
At Brookyn Bridge Plaza, Under the Bridge in DUMBO
Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge— will be transformed into an immersive photography village populated by 90+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.
In store will be:
- Nighttime Screenings & Events
- Journalists Under Fire
- Container Exhibitions
- Outdoor Installations
- Freelance Safety Clinic
- Workshops & Guided Tours
- Education & Teacher Development Day
- Leica Pavilion
- Adobe Space
- Special Events & Pop-ups
The following comes courtesy of their official newsletter:
After an incredible festival earlier this year in partnership with the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, our team is back on the East Coast, refreshed and inspired by our West Coast debut.
Photoville NYC will return for its eighth year from September 12-22, 2019, beneath the majestic Brooklyn Bridge in our gorgeous home at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Our team of Photo-carnies will once again transform the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza into an immersive photography village populated by over 80 exhibitions in 60+ shipping containers.
We absolutely could not pull off Photoville without all of our partners and artists; our host and founding partner Brooklyn Bridge Park; our co-founding partners Two Trees Management, and Photo District News. Thank you for being there from the very beginning. Hats off to our friends and marquee partners Leica Camera, St. Ann’s Warehouse, PhotoWings, the DUMBO Business Improvement District, and our partners in crime, Smorgasburg! “”
Have a look at some videos posted from previous years’ events:
B&H Photography Podcast | Photoville 2018
Published by B&H Photo Video
Photoville 2018 Alan Eglinton
Published by extraordinary project Mug Publishing
Brand New Fishing Clinics for Kids and Adults in Brooklyn Bridge Park This Summer
August 9, 14 & September 14, 2019
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) are offering over 500 free and low-cost events over the course of the summer, which marks the 20th Anniversary of the Conservancy’s free, public programming in BBP.
This summer, the Conservancy is proud to announce the launch of brand-new Fishing Clinics for kids and adults.
Participants can learn how to tie fishing knots, bait a hook, cast a fishing rod, and even reel up a fish. Guided by a marine biologist and expert anglers, they will learn the basics of line fishing, while catch-and-releasing some of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s aquatic organisms. The clinics are produced in part by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and equipment is provided on-site. While sessions are drop-in, participants are encouraged to RSVP on the website so that instructors can gauge flow.
August 17, September 14, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
August 9, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM