I'm not so big on "Independence" day truth be told. Cause our folks we're not "independent" long after 177...whatever. But I'm no hater either. I still have some events or activities for you to get yourself into over the holiday weekend.
Thurs. July 3rd TONIGHT!
"the Family Reunion"
Frank White -936 Atlantic Ave.
$5 Admission all night
Music by Blackcocaine
Hosted by Butch Diva
Casey (of heaVy), Yume, Born As A Raggamuffin, the Stylistics Agency, Nicole James, Keith (MJGS), Renee (Sweetie), 718Bodega, Massages by Allegra, Performance by Print w/Good Day Good Night...Need I say more?
Old school meets New school campaigning
"Red, White & Green Party"
8pm Show starts 9pm
Knitting Factory -74 Leonard Street
$10 Advance/$12 Day of Show
Keith Murray, DJ Peter Rosenburg, Homeboy Sandman, James Watts
Available tickets at The Knitting Factory Box Office
Also the 37th African Arts Festival kicks off.
Personally I miss it being over at the track field at Boys & Girls High. But that's not gonna stop me from checking them out at this other location.
"the 37th African Arts Festival"
Commodore Barry Park (Park Ave & Navy St.)
Thurs. July 3rd - Sun. July 6th
I loooove me some Chaka Khan...but 7am?!? Yep that's the time you should arrive to get a good spot to see her for free on the 4th
"Chaka Khan Live"
Bryant Park - 42st-40th St. (betwn 5th & 6th Ave.)
Fri. July 4th
Come get Punk'd up!
"Afro-Punk Launch Party"
BAM Skate Park -Lafayette ave. & Ashland
Janelle Monae, guest DJ Afrika Bambaataa
Of course it's there's this...
Macy's Annual Fireworks display
Best viewed from the FDR or in Brooklyn Bridge park.
Be EARLY as possible!
I don't know if you're into this type of thing but...
"Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest"
Surf & Stillwell Ave.
I broke up with my ex-girl, who was into eating more than one "hot dog" at a time (LOL).
Sat. July 5th there's this...
"the Hamptons Ain't Cool"
Hudson Terrace -W 46th St.
Pete Rock, D-Nice, Talib Kweli
Hopefully you RSVP'd for this event, if not then don't even add it to your "things to do" list. Looks like it's going to be quite a nice affair.