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Vintage-themed parties, concerts, free BBQ, hot dog eating contests, fireworks (of course) and more. Check out the skint's 20 free and cheap fourth of july events in nyc.

Original Music Workshop combines "acoustic design, installation work, and auditory experiments" in three locations, part of the River to River Festival.

Patrick Krief, guitarist for The Dears, released a solo album called Hundred Thousand Pieces a few months ago and he's performing at Bowery Electric on July 12.

movie The Way Way Back, a sweet summer comedy with a great cast that includes Steve Carell and Toni Collette.

shopping Jellio, maker of home furnishings inspired by childhood favorites, opens its first store on July 15 in Greenpoint at 239 Java [McGuinness/Provost]. Ice cream sandwich benches, GummiLights, cupcake tables, and one-of-a-kinds, including a wood cabin chair and a barrel-of-monkeys table.

books On our reading list:
Amy Falls Down, a new novel from the fine and funny writer Jincy WillettFive Star Billionaire by Tash Aw about Shanghai and the ambitions for success of four immigrants… Novelist Gavin Extence has written The Universe Versus Alex Woods, a work that is both charming and ambitious, about a young science geek and the unlikely course of his life… The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light by Paul Bogard may just be this summer's ideal companion for contemplating the night skies… Coming Clean is Kimberly Rae Miller's thoughtful and affecting memoir about growing up as the child of hoarders.

art At Soho Photo, 15 White [6th/W. Bway] 212.226.8571,
winners of the gallery's 18th annual National Photography Competition.
Pictured is the first place winner by Noah David Bau.

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