amNY Weekender | 7 things to do in NYC July 22-24 – AMNY | Candle Made Easy

Friday 22 July

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Paint & Pour: What could be more relaxing than painting with a good glass of wine at your side? Join Nordstrom for a guided painting session at their NYC flagship restaurant, Jeannie’s. This 2.5-hour session includes 2 free drinks, 1 free appetizer, all the materials needed to paint, and gift items when you’re done. You must be at least 21 years old to participate. The Paint & Pour begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased here. 225 West 57th St.

Sutter’s mill: During the Whitney Biennial, Jason Rhoades set up and dismantled his exhibition “Sutter’s Mill”, a reflection on American landscape and art. His piece is based on the California lumber mill where the discovery of gold started the California Gold Rush in the 19th century. Rhoades explained that his inspiration for this piece is that it is “…like a garden. . . where these things grow. . . As they mature, the whole system becomes literally and physically fertile.” The work sheds light on the machines used at the time and questions US wealth accumulation and its ethics. The exhibition is open from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets to the museum are $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, students, and visitors with disabilities, and are free for those under 18. For further information, click here here.

Saturday 23rd July

Music of Curiosities: A special show is coming to town this Saturday. Music Of Curiosities Coney Island presents an evening of film and music. From performances by experimental music duo The Flushing Remonstrance to a one-off performance by PNK VLVT WTCH, there will be wonders to behold. Musicians Catherine Cramer on drums and Robert Kennedy on keyboards, electronics and vocals will perform alongside classic films from director Kenneth Anger. 8:30pm tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase here. 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, Coney Island.

moth night: This could be a night worth staying up past your bedtime. Moth Night is presented in collaboration with the Staten Island Children’s Museum at Snug Harbor. Participants are invited to the museum for a closer look at specimens, enjoy crafts, and take a short walk to find nocturnal insects. Participants will learn about moth life cycles and strange 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 24th July

Little Island Music and Dance Festival: Attend one of NYC’s newest parks, the second annual music and dance festival, A World Of Sound And Movement. The event will be moderated by last year’s Drama Desk curator Ayodele Casel and CIPA & APAP winner Torya Beard. This year they’re bringing the Heat, with Tony Award winner Michael McElroy joining the hosts. Together they will curate the two-week event to bring together New York’s best musicians, choreographers and dancers. With an emphasis on diversity, there will be a variety of different music genres and performances. The festival runs from July 20th to 31st, so don’t hesitate to join them on any day! Sunday features music by Akira Armstrong as well as generational dances. The performances will last all day. To learn more, click here. Pier 55 in Hudson River Park, Manhattan.

pop-up market: Support local artists while snapping up amazing work. The Brooklyn Museum is hosting a pop-up market in its plaza this Sunday. Local vendors sell artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and pharmacy supplies, and more. Their beautiful handcrafted goods are one of a kind. Seller prices vary by artist. The market runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information on museum admission click here here. Brooklyn Museum Plaza, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights.

summer thunder: Sister Nancy is a Jamaican singer and first-ever female dancehall DJ. Their hit track “Bam Bam” rose to fame in the US when music legend Kanye West sampled it for his 2016 hit “Famous”. Sister Nancy has worked with giants like Jay-Z and changed the game for female DJs. You must be at least 21 years old to participate. 2:00 p.m. The concert is completely free, to join the waiting list, click here. 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn.

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