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THE MORNING LINE "Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other."
—Elie Wiesel

music The second single from The Lumineers' new album is Cleopatra; the video for it is one of the most quietly moving we've seen in a long time. It's the story of a real-life woman, a cab driver, as she wends her way through the day.

theater Nothin's Gonna Change My World, written and directed by Brooklyn's Mia Rovegno, is a play about the search for home "told via a series of stories inspired by NPR reports, anonymous letters, living blogs, and the Occupy Movement." It is performed on Red Hook's Showboat Barge this weekend and next.

design Periodic Table of NYC Trash, "a scientific array of the world's finest waste" by Molly Young & Teddy Blanks, is playful, witty and so true.

movie Zero Day is a thriller/documentary by Alex Gibney about the Stuxnet malware that was deployed against an Iranian nuclear facility. Surprise!, it didn't stop there.

photography The fifth annual Fence exhibition is open in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with a celebration and walking tour next Thursday, July 14, 6:30pm, starting by Jane's Carousel. The Fence features work by dozens of photographers from around the world. This year's Juror's Choice is Santi Palacios for his images of the migrant crisis in Europe.

out of town Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder at North Adam's Mass MOCA is the perfect excuse to come in from the heat—a summery, sensory embrace of awe, engagement and joy.

art MoMA PS1 has sponsored the major, if ephemeral artwork by Katharina Grosse titled Rockaway! in the Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden which emblazons the old aquatics building before its scheduled demise later this year. A nice way to go out.

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 + sat various times: pioneering tv writer and producer norman lear (all in the family, sanford and son, the jeffersons) and filmmakers heidi ewing and rachel grady (jesus camp, detropia) do q+a following their new documentary, norman lear: just another version of you. lincoln center's francesca beale theater (uws) and ifc center (west village), $14 general, $10-11 seniors.

fri + sat 6pm: dance under the stars at lincoln center's annual midsummer night swing outdoor dance party. tonight: tatiana eva-marie + the avalon jazz band and dj cara wolinsky. tomorrow: harlem renaissance orchestra and a lindy hop dance contest. food from hill country barbecue and beer + wine are available for purchase. $17 admission gets you on the main dance floor and the closest view of the band, but you can still watch/dance from outside for free.

sun 9am-6pm: the 48th annual 111th street old timers stickball game and salsa dancing block party returns to spanish harlem with music from the mambo legends orchestra, steven oquendo big band, and dj efraim, plus authentic food prepared by locals.

sun 12-6pm: join the french in celebrating la fête nationale at these annual bastille day block parties filled with food, wine, live music, pétanque courts, can-can dancers, and revelry. manhattan: 60th street bet. lexington + 5th aves, and brooklyn: smith street bet. bergen + pacific streets.

sun 1-4pm: take a short tour of the 40-foot-tall jeffrey's hook lighthouse, aka 'the little red lighthouse', located underneath the george washington bridge and open to the public only a few times a year. free.

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show (sundays thru 7/31): the museum of modern art's sculpture garden opens after hours for the annual summergarden jazz and contemporary music series. tonight: members of the the new juilliard ensemble perform francesconi, crowley, archbold, and sigurbjörnsson. free.

Mercer Street (from 2012)

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