Events for $20 or Less Wednesday

by - July 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm -

July 14, 2010

Upper West Side photo of the day by Ed Gaillard of a turtle at the Harlem Meer.

Upper West Side photo of the day by Ed Gaillard of a turtle at the Harlem Meer.

NY Philharmonic: Concerts in the Park
Lyadov: Baba-Yaga . Glazunov: Concerto for Alto Saxophone. Schulhoff: Hot-Sonate for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (selections). Followed by fireworks. On the Great Lawn. 8 p.m. FREE.

Midsummer Night Swing: Catherine Russell and Cat & The Hounds Swing Band
Vocalist Catherine Russell leads by stunning example, whether that means pushing her hot band with a fervor she got from her parents (Louis Armstrong collaborator Luis Russell and bassist Carline Ray) or busting a move onstage to show the groovers in the audience how the pros shimmy and shake. This year, Cat & the Hounds Swing Band gets to finish what it started last year. Dancers rejoice. Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center. Dance lesson: 6:30. Dancing: 7:30 p.m. $17 for individual ticket.

Human Chess
Have you ever wanted to learn the great game of Chess but found it too hard to play or even boring? Join us for the first ever Human Chess event, presented by The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and Riverside Park Fund. You will role play as chess pieces in a strategic group-oriented game. Teams of 8 or 16 needed. This activity is suitable for all ages and ability levels. Participants must wear loose, comfortable clothing. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument (89th St. & Riverside Drive). 1-3 p.m. FREE.

Any Wednesday: Elli Fordyce
This exciting interpreter of the great American songbook has made a splash in the City since returning in the last years. Her newest CD, Songs Spun from Gold, was MAC and Grammy honored. She brings along her quartet featuring co-vocalist Jim Malloy. At Lincoln Square Barnes and Noble. 6 p.m. FREE.

Aliya S. King: Platinum
Aliya S. King’s debut novel, PLATINUM, her characters grapple with these questions in this behind-the-scene look into the world of rap stars’ wives and girlfriends. Inspired by an article King herself wrote for Vibe in 2006, the book begs the question, when sex, drugs, money and power are involved, do fidelity and trust have a fighting chance? Or is love blinding? At Borders Columbus Circle. 7 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.

Pee Wee Basketball
All little ones (5 and under) welcome at this introduction to basketball. 71st Street Basketball Courts in Riverside Park. 10:30 a.m. FREE.

Community Board 7 Business & Consumer Issues Committee Meeting
At Community Board offices, 250 West 87th Street. 7 p.m. FREE.

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