Last summer, I was rather proud of how many things I did for $20 or less -- mini-golf on Governor's Island, a Magic School Bus Tour through several boroughs, burlesque shows, Moth shows, drag bingo ... And, as I believe in an Onwards and Upwards theory of life management, this summer should be better yet.
So far, I've seen the New York Liberty play at Madison Square Garden ($10) and Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet, the Little Stranger) interviewed by Maud Newton (free). I'm psyched to make it to a Brooklyn Cyclones game ($8-$16) and maybe a Dorothy Parker Society event (just for contrast).
The calendar is shaping up nicely.
+ Monday, June 28: NY Moth StorySLAM. Showing Off at The Bitter End
+ Wednesday, June 30: River to River: Beth Orton in Rockefeller Park
+ Wednesday, July 7: Riverside Park showing of The Never-Ending Story
+ Wednesday, July 14: Riverside Park showing of Pan's Labyrinth
+ Friday, July 16: David Mitchell (of Cloud Atlas, one of the #BooksThatChangedMyWorld) at Book Court.
+ Wednesday, July 21: Central Park Main Stage presents the Daily Show & Friends featuring Rob Riggle & Jamie Oliver
+ Thursday, July 22: The Big Lebowski in Brooklyn Bridge Park
+ Saturday, July 31: Get out the peasant skirts -- it's Lilith Fair!
+ Thursday, August 5: Brokeback Mountain in Brooklyn Bridge Park
+ Monday, August 23: Bryant Park showing of Bonnie and Clyde
+ Wednesday, September 8: Jonathan Franzen at the B&N in Union Square with his new book, Freedom
+ Sunday, September 12: Brooklyn Book Festival