Events for $20 or Less Saturday

by - July 10, 2010 at 9:48 am -

July 10, 2010

Upper West Side photo of the day by wallyg of Hans Christian-Anderson statue in Central Park.

Upper West Side photo of the day by wallyg of Hans Christian-Anderson statue in Central Park.

(Events may get postponed or cancelled due to thunderstorms. Jazz on the Great Hill has already been cancelled.)

Maldita Vecindad, The Pinker Tones, and Ocote Soul Sounds
Presented with the 11th Annual Latin Alternative Music Conference. Latin American rock stars from Mexico City and Barcelona dish out an explosion of ska, electopop and funk. At Summerstage in Rumsey Playfield. 3 p.m. FREE.

Canoe the Meer
A fun-filled day of canoeing and water safety. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat. Life jackets will be provided. First-come, first-served. Ages eight and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Harlem Meer, outside of Lasker Pool. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. FREE.

CRY Children’s Fair 2010
CRY (Child Rights & You) America invites you to live (or relive) favorite childhood moments! Games, Activities and Food Stalls. Carnival Games- Arts and Crafts- Sporty Games- Sack Races and much more! CRY Child Rights and You America Inc., a 501c(3) non-profit organization established in 2002, works towards restoring to underprivileged children their right to a happy and healthy childhood. Riverside Park’s South Lawn (72nd Street & Riverside Drive). 10 a.m. FREE.

Wycliffe Gordon Sextet
Trombonist-composer Wycliffe Gordon was on hand when swing found a permanent home at Lincoln Center two decades ago, and his career keeps hitting new plateaus. Playing for dancers in a Saturday evening slot is a particularly juicy platform for him: Gordon has been around the world as a jazzer, but because his earliest roots are in gospel music, he knows quite a bit about the frissons that turn Saturday-night hedonism into Sunday-morning confessions. And let’s face it, isn’t that who you want rocking your party? Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center. Dance lesson: 6:30. Live music and dancing: 8 p.m. $17 for individual ticket.

RCTA Sunset Concerts: The Atwaters
Calling all blankets, picnic baskets, and candles! The Riverside Clay Tennis Association is once again hosting its series of sunset concerts on the tennis lawn. Bring your picnic basket and blanket. 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 Atwaters band, who bring their unique brand of blues, rock and roots music. At Riverside Park’s Tennis Lawn at 97th Street. 7-9 p.m. FREE.

Boomerang Theatre: The Tempest
A storm brings the passengers of a royal vessel crashing onto the unforgiving rocks of a desolate island paradise. Dark forces and magic lead the castaways and the island’s inhabitants in a struggle for revenge, love and freedom. In Central Park at 69th Street and Central Park West. 2 p.m. FREE.

Shakespeare in the Park presents The Merchant of Venice
With Al Pacino. At the Delacorte Theater. 8 p.m. FREE.

Clint Eastwood Film Festival
A full retrospective of the actor and director’s work. At Walter Reade Theater. Check schedule for showtimes. $12.

The Hudson Warehouse presents, Cyrano de Bergerac (6 March 1619 – 28 July 1655) was a French dramatist and duellist who is now best remembered for the many works of fiction which have been woven around his life story. In these fictional works he is featured with an overly large nose; portraits suggest that he did have a big nose, though not nearly as large as described in this outdoor theater performance. West 89th and Riverside Drive. 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.

All prices quoted are for non-member adults. For up-to-the-minute drink deals, cultural events, nightlife and more check our Events and Deals page.

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