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June 30, 2005

Free Concert in Battery Park - July 4th

matador.jpgPassed along by our good friend SDH:

"Matador Salutes The US of A!, or: God Bless Matador America is one of the top 8 or 9 countries in the world, and with that in mind, we're paying tribute to the land that brought you Breckin Meyer, Rick Dees, Mark Gastineau and Dick Army this July 4, when YO LA TENGO, STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS and LAURA CANTRELL perform in a free concert at The Lawn at Battery Park, NYC. Gates open at 2 PM."

2:00 PM Gates open
3:30 PM Laura Cantrell
4:20 PM Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
6:00 PM Yo La Tengo

You can hear some samples of Yo La Tengo at their website... Enjoy

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June 29, 2005

Outdoor Summer Movie Guide


Introducing Quarter Life Living's definitive outdoor summer movie guide. Great for a romantic date, if you're running low on cash, or just to catch up on some classics. Venues include Bryant Park, Hudson River Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park and a couple of roofs in Williamsburg. Flicks range from Dr. No to Harry Potter, read on for the complete guide.


HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival 2005
Raindates are Tuesday nights. The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. The films begin at dusk (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

July 4 White Heat (1949)
July 11 The Gay Divorcee (1934)
July 18 Touch of Evil (1958)
July 25 Suspicion (1941)
August 1 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
August 8 The Odd Couple (1968)
August 15 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
August 22 Jaws (1975)

summerFilmSeries.gifBrooklyn Bridge Park
The theme of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Movies With a View 2005 is WATER in honor of the New York harbor and waterfront. This year Halcyon will be bringing DJs to the park to spin some tunes before the film begins to help set the mood for our feature presentation.

July 7 Key Largo
Directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson. DJs begin spinning tunes at 6:00 pm. Movie begins at sunset.

July 14 Gidget
Directed by Paul Wendkos, starring Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson, James Darren, and Arthur O'Connell. DJs begin spinning tunes at 6:00 pm. Movie starts at sunset.

July 21 A Fish Called Wanda
Directed by Charles Crichton, starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin. DJs begin spinning tunes at 6:00 pm. Movie begins at sunset.

July 28 Dr. No
The first James Bond Movie. Directed by Terence Young, starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress. DJs begin spinning tunes at 6:00 pm. Movie begins at sunset.

August 4 Mermaids
Directed by Richard Benjamin, starring Cher, Bob Hoskins, and Winona Ryder. DJs begin spinning tunes at 6:00 pm. Movie begins at sunset.

August 11 Chinatown
Directed by Roman Polanski, starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston. DJs begin spinning tunes at 6:00 pm. Movie begins at sunset.

August 18 Movie Title TBD
Held if one of our previous movie nights gets rained out. DJs start spinning tunes at 6:00 pm. Movie begins at sunset.

August 25 Movie Title TBD
Held if one of our previous film nights gets rained out. DJs start spinning tunes at 6:00 pm. Movie begins at sunset.

logo_main.gifRiver Flicks presented by Hudson River Park
Seating is available and Free Popcorn. Beverages and snacks are for sale. Themed summer movie series has hit an all-time low. Spend your summer goofing off with this cornucopia of movies featuring a cast of dweebs, wastoids, scammers, partiers and nerds. Check here for showtimes.

Wednesday's at Pier 54
July 6 Slackers
July 13 Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
July 20 The Big Lebowski
July 27 Up in Smoke
August 3 Clerks
August 10 Animal House
August 17 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
August 24 Dazed and Confused

Friday's at Pier 25
July 8 Daddy Day Care
July 15 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
July 22 Back to the Future
July 29 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
August 5 Ella Enchanted
August 12 The Iron Giant
August 19 Shark Tale
August 26 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Rooftop Films films in Williamsburg
Rooftop Films was founded in 1997 by filmmakers who were interested in making, watching, and talking about good films in a communal environment. Tickets Required

June 4 Rockaway - Three young women on the edge of......Long Island
June 10 Hi/Lo Film Festival - Madcap and sublime shorts on a budget
June 11 Code 33 by Beilinson, Galinsky, Hawley, and Werner - Verite hunt for Miami's serial rapist
June 17 Youth Power - Youth-Produced Films
June 18 Undocumented - Records of the Unseen World
June 24 The Romantic Version - Short flings with love, lust, and loss
June 25 Rural Route Films- Tall tales, fast cars, slow food and slow talkers
July 1 Animation: Dark Toons - Everybody likes cartoons...co-presented with Avoid Eye Contact
July 2 Dirty Birds - Dirty Work by David Sampliner and Tim Nackashi & Birdpeople by Michael Gitlin & Special performance by The Mountain Goats
July 4 Some Folks Call It Un-American... - Media that Matters presented by MediaRights and Rooftop Films | Special performance by The Mountain Goats
July 8 Soft For Digging by J.T. Petty - Small town horror on a roof in the big city
July 9 Nick Peterson and the Clouds - Rainy day films from the Pacific Northwest
July 15 Caught In Between - Short films from communities on the edge
July 16 Special Show: details to come Governors Island Wild Pirate Shorts! - Part of an all-day arts festival
July 22 Kiss My Snake by Tom Tavee - Snake boxers in Thailand slap cobras for kicks!
July 29 Tape Freak - EAI presents rare works by video pioneers and the strange brilliance they inspire
August 4 Boat! - Walk the Plank Vic Thrill and Rooftop cruise around NYC on the Rocksoff Temptress Cruise Ship
August 5 Found Footage Film Fest - Hysterical detritus from the video revolution
August 12 New York Non-Fiction - It's your city, take a look
August 19 Theft Is Property - Reclaim space and thought with Video Data Bank
August 26 Still They Ride - Benefit for the National Lawyers Guild Critical Mass team
August 27 The British Connection -UK and NYC shorts presented with Shooting People
September 2 Bigger Than France - Little films from Texas at a Labor Day BBQ
September 9 Unspeakable Animation - Wordless Animation from NYC Filmmakers co-presented with Avoid Eye Contact
September 16 Rooftop Shots (highlights) - Short films shouted from the rooftop!

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You Scream! Ice Cream! Free Ice Cream!

STBK-qt-cfe-almd-fdge.gifToday Starbucks will be offering free ice cream at any of their gazillion locations:

"It's an Ice Cream Social! On June 29 a Starbucks near you will be sharing a complimentary serving of our cold, creamy Starbucks Ice Cream blended with real Starbucks coffee. You may have already discovered (and obsessed over) the blissful Starbucks Ice Cream flavors available in grocery stores. Stop by on the 29th and enjoy the delicious treat with your favorite barista."

Find a Starbucks near you, but you already know where at least a dozen are right? Enjoy!

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June 20, 2005

Chipotle Summer Soul-stice


"On June 21st the summer soul-stice, come into any Chipotle restaurant and buy a burrito. Keep your receipt, bring it back any time through June 26th and we'll give you another burrito for free."

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June 16, 2005

Capture the Flag


Following the latest trend of bringing back games from our childhood and combining them with the board like grid of New York City comes Capture the Flag Billysburg style. Streets are your playground, bases, jails, sides and flags all in streets of Brooklyn. QLL thinks there will be several people hit by cars, don't you people listen when your mom told you not to play in the streets? Sounds like fun. Thursday, June 16th, 2005, Bedford & N8th, 8:00pm sharp rain or shine.

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June 13, 2005

Manhattanites Head For The Mountains...and Get Fit For A Cause

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September 16-18, 2005

If there's anything better than biking through scenic landscapes, stopping for epicurean picnics, and tarrying in historic first-class inns...it's doing it with good friends, full support (massage included), and for a good cause. The first-annual Friends of Karen Bike Tour is a 200-mile journey into the hills of Litchfield County, CT and is scheduled to kick off September 16, 2005. The three day tour will raise awareness and funding for Friends of Karen, Inc. ,a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the emotional, financial and advocacy support of children withlife-threatening illnesses and their families. No parent should ever have to address such an illness, but if it happens, Friends of Karen is there to help.

The tri-state trek was described as a "Journey of the Heart" by tour organizer (and my father!), Harold Wagner, at the Pedal-Off Cocktail Party held recently in Westchester County to welcome potential riders.

"The enthusiasm and interest in this special event was exceptional, attracting a crowd of more than 60 people from the casual pedaler to the avid cyclist," says Wagner. To participate, each rider is required to raise $2,500 in pledges. Corporate sponsorships allow 100 percent of the riders' pledges to directly support the Friends of Karen organization. "Raising this pledge is not difficult if you communicate to your friends, family and fellow workers the reason you are riding. Once you explain your commitmentto the charity and the important work Friends of Karen does, people will want to be part of it by supporting you. The hardest part of fund raising is getting started", he added.

According to Wagner, the journey will be "a tour of lakes and landscapes...an exceptional scenic route passing by picturesque lakes, rivers, streams and mountains."

The ride starts out on Day 1 (Friday, September 16) at the Friends of Karen offices in Purdys, NY traveling north through Pawling into Dutchess County along the Webatuck River. Along the way the riders will break for lunch at the famous Old Drovers Inn.The ride continues into the hills of Litchfield County where the group will spend two nights at the beautiful Interlaken Inn. On Day 2 the riders will travel through Sharon and Kent,CT on route to Lake Waramaug for a gourmet picnic lunch.

Sunday morning, Day 3 takes the group into the Berkshires and then back to the Inn for a celebratory buffet prior to the trip back home in a chartered luxury bus.

"The Friends of Karen Bicycle Tour will be first class from beginning to end", says Wagner. "Participants will enjoy superb accommodations, exquisite food, full-support and a diverse group of everyday athletes who share a common desire to benefit others."

If you are interested in participating please contact Harold Wagner immediately at(914) 232-0904 or wagnergroup@verizon.net to reserve a space. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"Messengers and mountain bikers share a common chromosome."
~James Bethea

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June 09, 2005

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

bbq_logo3.gifThis weekend is the third annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. Saturday and Sunday ten of the country's top pit masters are taking over Madison Square Park. Seminars, live music and lots of barbecue: ribs, pulled pork, brisket and more. Ken Calaghan of Blue Smoke and John Stage of Dinosaur (our favorite) are some of the featured pitmasters. Get there early, last year 50,000 people showed up. Admission to the block party is free, including live music and seminars. Food, beverages, and merchandise are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Madison Square Park Conservancy.

June 11th-12th from Noon-6:00pm @ Madison Square Park.

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June 07, 2005

27th Annual Museum Mile Festival

Tonight, FREE entrance to all museums, 5:45-9pm

wildthings.jpgThe 27th Museum Mile Festival kicks off at the Goethe-Institut where Planet Football, a photo show prelude to World Cup 2006, is on view. Hop over to fanciful highlights such as Sol LeWitt's Splotches, Whirls and Twirls on the Met's rooftop; the Guggenheim's equally colorful installation The Eye of the Storm by Daniel Buren; and the Jewish Museum's Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak. For a more grounding tour, peruse Neue Galerie's Portraits of an Age: Photography in Germany and Austria, 1900-1938 and El Museo del Barrio's Mexico: The Revolution and Beyond, Photographs by Casasola 1900-1940. Once you tire of the galleries, there are plenty of open-air sights in the shape of street performers, self-promoting artists, and spectators on a Fifth Avenue open only to pedestrians.

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June 02, 2005

Today is national "Leave the Office Earlier Day"!

thecubes.gifAttention all cube-dwellers: Today is national "Leave the Office Earlier Day", pack up your briefcase, head out the door early and enjoy the beautiful weather. Only in a country like this do we need a holiday to make it okay to leave the office early.

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