| THE MORNING LINE ‣ This Sunday, June 24, 2pm, at Sheep's Meadow, a Ring of Compassion: 30 minutes of quiet protest against the administration's actions of forcibly separating children from their parents. 'No speeches. No megaphones. Just compassion.'
music ‣ Fans of French composer Yann Tiersen, which certainly includes us, know his album EUSA from 2016. If you haven't heard it, this classical-ish collection of piano compositions, could come with a serenity-guarantee-or-your-money-back. Two songs were not included on the album (the back story is here), but they've just been released.
photography ‣ Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, 535 W. 24th [10th/11th], has an exhibition on now of works by its co-founder Sidney B. Felsen. You'll see John Baldessari, Julie Mehretu, Richard Serra, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, Elizabeth Murray, Ellsworth Kelly at work and in more relaxed moments.
movies ‣ Opening July 6 at IFC, this year's
Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour.
book ‣ As the World Cup is underway, Gay Propaganda: Russian Love Stories, edited by Masha Gessen and Joseph Huff-Hannon, reminds us of the serious dangers LGBTQ citizens face every day under Putin.
theater ‣ Feel the fledgling thespian fervor at The Jimmy Awards, June 25, 4:30pm, hosted by Laura Benanti. The event celebrates outstanding achievements by high school students in acting, singing, and dancing. The ceremony will be streamed live from the Minskoff on Facebook.
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
fri 5-8pm: fiddlers, folk dancers, and food are just a few of the attractions at the annual swedish midsummer festival, where you can also make a flower wreath, decorate a midsummer pole, play traditional games, and more. robert f. wagner, jr park + pier a plaza (battery park), free admission.
fri 6pm (fridays weekly thru 7/20): the annual contemporary dance series brings movement of all styles from more than 20 companies to the bryant park stage. tonight: harlem school of the arts, athomasproject, eryc taylor dance, and graham 2. bryant park (midtown west), free.
fri 9:30pm (fridays thru 8/31): light up your night with fireworks at coney island, every friday through the summer.
sun 12-5pm: prepare your feet for the fifth annual porch stomp, a celebration of folk music and dance featuring 70 folk and bluegrass music acts plus square dances, workshops, kids entertainment, and a banjo parade. governors island's nolan park, free admission.
sun 2pm: mercedes ellington, granddaughter of duke ellington and founder of the duke ellington center for the arts, discusses her book duke ellington: an american composer and icon at woodlawn cemetery in bronx, where the jazz great is buried. free admission.
thru 6/30: the quad's essential liz retrospective pays tribute to elizabeth taylor with 20 films including butterfield 8, cleopatra, who's afraid of virginia woolf?, and more. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors.
thru sun: nyc's annual pride week wraps up with many cornerstone events, including:
— the pride rally (fri 5-7pm, stonewall national monument)
— the nyc drag march (fri 7pm, tompkins square park to the stonewall inn)
— the nyc dyke march (sat 5-7pm, bryant park)
— pridefest (sun 11am-6pm, university place between 13th st + waverly place)
— the pride march (sun 12-6pm, 15th street + 7th ave to 30th street + 5th ave)