Events for $20 or Less Saturday

by - June 19, 2010 at 9:12 am -

June 19, 2010

Upper West Side photo of the day by hipalny.

Upper West Side photo of the day by hipalny.

NYC Pride Rally with Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Martha Wash, The New York Gay Men’s Chorus, Vickie Shaw, Billie Myers, Bruce Vilanch, Wendy Williams and More
One month after the Stonewall Riots of June 27-29, 1969, about 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration. That event, the very first New York City Pride Rally, took place in Washington Square Park and was followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. Now in its 42nd year, the Heritage of Pride Rally continues that tradition on the last Sunday in June, providing the City’s LGBT Community with a launch into Pride Week. This year’s rally, the first at SummerStage, will include performances by Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Martha Wash, The Gay Men’s Chorus, Vickie Shaw, and Billie Myers, hosted by writer and comic, Bruce Vilanch. At Rumsey Playfield in the middle of Central Park around 70th Street. 4 p.m. FREE.

Of Heloise: Songs of Abelard
ACA presents extraordinary performances by Justin Montigne (former vocalist with Chanticleer), Anatole Wieck (viola), Duo Diorama, the Zukofsky String Quartet and the Kolot Ensemble. Join us for music by Derek Johnson, Jan Gilbert, Emil Awad, David Little, and Richard Brooks. At Symphony Space. 4 p.m. $14.

GlobeSonic Sound System Dance Party
Join hundreds of others who come to dance the night away at our open-air summer dance parties with the GlobeSonic Sound System DJs. Weather Permitting. Call 212-408-0219 for information. At Pier I at 70th Street. 4 – 11 p.m. FREE.

RCTA Sunset Concerts: Musica Bella Orchestra of New York
The Riverside Clay Tennis Association is once again hosting its series of sunset concerts on the tennis lawn. The Series, sponsored by the specialty foods marketplace Garden of Eden and the omega-3 sports supplement Recoup90, celebrates our fabulous park and represents the rich cultural diversity of the Upper West Side. Bring your picnic basket and blanket and join us. Stick around afterward and watch the fireflies rise up out of the lawn and the stars speckle the sky. Tonight’s performance is by The Bella Musica Orchestra of New York, an amateur orchestra composed of high-level amateur and semi-professional musicians. At Riverside Park’s Tennis Lawn at 97th Street. 7-9 p.m. FREE.

Shakespeare in the Park presents A Winter’s Tale
Directed by Michael Greif. At the Delacorte Theater. 8 p.m. FREE.

Sudden Music
New and recent works by ACA composers Burton Beerman, Lansing McLoskey, Michael Slayton, Elizabeth Bell, Harold Seletsky, and Elliott Schwartz will be performed by Duo Diorama, Jennifer Kayle, Kolot, pianist Christopher Oldfather, and soprano Nicole Pantos. At Symphony Space. 7:30 p.m. $14.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Most screenings will be followed by discussions with the filmmakers and other special guests. At Walter Reade Theater. Check schedule for showtimes. $12.

Richard III
Enjoy one of Shakespeare’s most praised historical plays in a scenic outdoor setting. West 103rd Street and Central Park West (in Central Park). 7 p.m. FREE.

The Trojan Women
The Trojan Women is the third tragedy of a trilogy of dealing with the Trojan War by the Greek playwright Euripides. Produced during the Peloponnesian War, it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aegean island of Melos and the subsequent subjugation of its populace by the Athenians earlier in 415 BC, the same year the play premiered. (Trojan Women deals with adult themes. Parents are advised it may not be suitable for children under 13.) At the North Patio of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park. 6:30 p.m. FREE.

Kayaking on the Hudson
Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Riverside Park South is located on the Hudson River between 59th and 72nd Streets. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. FREE.

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