THU. JUN. 2
The Black AIDS Institute is the nation’s only HIV/AIDS think tank that specifically serves black people. The institute’s mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in black communities by engaging and mobilizing black institutions and individuals and by interpreting public and private sector HIV policies, conducting training and offering technical assistance. The institute has just released a national report on the state of AIDS in black America, titled “The Time is Now!” The report explains the policies and politics that have helped shape the HIV/AIDS epidemic in black America and our nation’s response to it. To read the report and learn more about the institute, visit: BlackAIDS.org
Florence Lynch Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition with nine artists who have created an artwork that includes a portrait-like representation of the gallerist herself, Florence Lynch. Over the years of running a gallery and being a distinct art world personality, Lynch has been repeatedly asked to sit, pose or participate in various artists’ projects. Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-924-3290, at 531-539 W. 25th St.
ADD-TV’s latest episode, “Sport,” with Jonny McGovern, Axis Danz, Dustin Robertson and James Nadeau airs tonight. For times and channel in Manhattan, visit add-tv.com.
Summer Camp Enrollment
The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx is offering fun and exciting summer activities to New York kids, aged 6-13, at its annual summer camp, July 5 to August 19. Fees are $840 for the first child and $756 for each additional sibling. Enrollment is currently open to all families until June 17, 2005. A total of seven field trips are included in the summer camp fee. In addition, a special “Fritz Day” trip is offered each year to Oyster Bay, Long Island, on Aug. 4 that features boating and other aquatic activities. Call Atiyah Brown at 718-893-8254, ext. 249 for more information.
Spring Fever Festival 2005
Breeding Ground Productions presents this three-week festival of creative experiences that “take risks, blur boundaries and bring the innovation of the underground arts community to the surface of the city.” Events are at the Flamboyan Theatre at Clemente Soto Velez Center, 107 Suffolk St., btwn. Rivington & Delancey Sts. Visit breedingground.com or call 347-683-7698 for more information.
FRI. JUN. 3
Culture Spot for June
NYC and Company, the city’s tourist and visitors’ agency, has named Wave Hill as the “Cultural Organization of the Month for June,” with a 2-for-1 discount on June admissions those who mention “Cultural Organization of the Month.” Wave Hill is a majestic park overlooking the Hudson River at 249th St. and Independence Ave. in the Bronx, open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tue.-Sun.; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Wed.; $4 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. Free on Tuesdays.
Moral Values Festival
Running through July 3, this performance festival is for the “mortally perverse and morally bankrupt” and includes shows like “Dear Dubya: Patriotic Love Letters to Whitehouse.org” and “Lulu: A Peep Show.” At the Brick Theater, 575 Metropolitan Ave., btwn. Union Ave. and Lorimer St. in Brooklyn. $10 each show. Call 212-868-4444 or visit smarttix.com for complete schedule.
Contemporary Japanese Music
“Weaving Japanese Sounds” is a live concert series tonight and on June 10 with a varied repertoire of musicians. Pre-concert lectures at 7 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. at Piano Salon at Yamaha Artist Services, 689 Fifth Ave. at 54th St. $15; 212-339-9995
On select Friday evenings (pay-what-you-wish admission) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, this series offers live music and literary events. Tonight it is the “Refuge Trio” named after a Joni Mitchell song, with Theo Bleckmann, John Hollenbeck and Gary Versace making their unique jazzy sound. 7 p.m. at 945 Madison Ave. at 75th St.
Immerse yourself in 80’s culture this week. Meet performer Alex Perez and win tickets to his 80’s cabaret comedy “Media Killed The Video Star!” 10 p.m. at Pyramid, 101 Ave. A at E. Sixth St., $8.
SAT. JUN. 4
Pride in Staten Island
The LGBT Health & Wellness Program of Community Health Action of Staten Island presents the borough’s first gay pride parade and festival. The parade steps off at noon from the Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier, near the intersection of Seaview Ave. and Father Capodanno Blvd., and will proceed roughly one mile to the Midland Beach picnic area where the festival will run from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jim Smith, the co-founder of Staten Island Stonewall, the borough’s LGBT political club, will be grand marshal of the parade. For complete information, visit 718-273-5833.
Open-Air Book Fair
Readers and music lovers can look forward to kicking off the summer with a daylong block party and book sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Crosby St. (which runs between Broadway and Lafayette) at Prince St. Hosted by Housing Works Bookstore Café, the bookstore run by the citywide not-for-profit organization that provides services for homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS, all profits from the sale will benefit clients of Housing Works.
The mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house built in 1765, offers walking tours on Saturdays in June at 12 p.m. Visit morrisjumel.org for more information. Today, it’s the neighborhood walking tour of the Jumel Terrace Historic District in upper Manhattan. 65 Jumel Terrace between 160th and 162nd Sts.
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City presents its eighth annual spring concert at the 92 Street Y. 1395 Lexington Ave., at 8 p.m. with music from Mendelssohn to Billy Strayhorn. $10-50; 212-415-5500.
Queens AIDS Memorial Service
On the eve of the LGBT pride celebration in Queens, members of the community gather to remember those who have died of AIDS and to offer their thoughts and prayers of support for those dealing with the illness at Community Methodist Church, 81st St. at 35th Ave., Jackson Heights, 7 p.m.
SUN. JUN. 5
Pride Returns to Queens
The Queens Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Committee hosts the annual pride parade and festival in Jackson Heights. The parade steps off from 37th Ave. and 89th St. at noon sharp and proceeds to the festival site at 37th Rd. btwn. 73rd & 77th Sts. The festival runs from noon to 7 p.m.
“Siberia,” the photographs of this artist, a Russian-Jewish émigré, are on display at Moti Hassan Gallery at 330 W. 38th St., suite 211, through June 16, opening reception tonight at 6 p.m.
Green-Wood Cemetery Tours
An exciting array of historic walking tours and bird-watching excursions make up historic Green-Wood Cemetery’s new summer schedule. These outdoor activities are part of an ongoing series of cultural and educational events that highlight Green-Wood as an important visitor destination, one that includes the grave of Montgomery Clift. A portion of the proceeds from the fees will support the “Saved In Time” program. Visitors can call Green-Wood at 718-768-7300 or call Jeff Richman at 631-549-4891 for additional information about today’s 1 p.m. tour.
The Blue Heron Theatre will close its 17th season with the world premiere of this play by acclaimed novelist John Dufresne It takes place on Labor Day weekend at a mobile home park in Louisiana and involves a 41-year marriage buffeted by alcoholism and Alzheimer’s. Wed.-Sat. at 8 p.m., 123 E. 24th St. through Jun. 26. Call 212-979-500 for tickets.
Asbury Park Pride
Today is the annual celebrations of LGBT pride in Asbury Park, New Jersey, home to many members of the community. Festivities take place from 12-7 p.m. This year, the New Jersey transgender rights group, GRAANJ, invites all to march with its members. Visit jerseypride.org for a complete schedule and travel directions.
MON. JUN. 6
New paintings by the artist are on exhibit at Mike Weiss Gallery through Jun. 11. 520 W. 24th St. 212-691-6899
“Works on Paper” by this artist are on display through June 18 at Clamp Art, 531 W. 25th St. Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 646-230-0020.
TUE. JUN. 7
The Brute Revisited
The new exhibit of painting and sculpture by Robert Loughlin is on display at Mondo Cane Gallery, 174 Duane St., west of Hudson St., through Jun. 22. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 12-6 p.m. Sat.
WED. JUN. 8
The Young Eight
This string octet of young, emerging musical virtuosos with training from the Boston Conservatory, the Juilliard School, the Cleveland Institute of Music and other schools, appears in concert tonight at 7 p.m. at the Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 W. 108 St., playing works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Niles W. Gade. Visit theyoungeight.com for more information
“Knick Knack Paddy Wack…Give a Dog a Bone,” the new work by this artist, is on exhibit through June 19 at Metaphor Contemporary Art, 382 Atlantic Ave., btwn. Hoyt & Bond Sts., Brooklyn, Thu.-Sun. 12-6 p.m. 718-254-9126.
“Mosaics,” the new series of works on paper by this artist are on exhibit at 125-10 Queens Blvd., #724, Kew Gardens, Queens. 718-261-6755.
THU. JUN. 9
Comptroller William Thompson Celebrates Pride
New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. will honor stage and screen legend Charles Busch; Paisley Currah, executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at CUNY; Floret Morellet, owner of Florent’s restaurant; Emil Wilbekin, former editor of Vibe magazine; and Eleanor Cooper, former executive director of the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Right that fought for the 1986 city gay rights law at his annual gay pride celebration. The Youth Pride Chorus of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus will perform. LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP at 212-669-4466 or [email protected].
“The Moon is Down,” new paintings by this artist, is on exhibit through June 19 at Metaphor Contemporary Art, 382 Atlantic Ave. btwn. Hoyt and Bond Sts. Brooklyn, Thu.-Sun. 12-6 p.m. 718-254-9126.
“I Pity The Dolls: A Collection of Contemporary and Vintage Mr. T Dolls” opens tonight at 7 p.m. at Orchard St. Gallery, 139 Orchard St., btwn. Rivington and Delancy Sts. in the Lower East Side, through July 9.
FRI. JUN. 10
Contemporary Japanese Music
“Weaving Japanese Sounds” is a live concert series with a varied repertoire of musicians. Pre-concert lectures at 7 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. at Piano Salon at Yamaha Artist Services, 689 Fifht Ave. at 54 St. $15; 212-339-9995
MAN continues its testosterone-fueled dance party for men who enjoy the company of men with DJ Craig Spencer manning the turntables. Dancing, sport bouts, tournaments, boot shines, buzz cuts, lots of sexy men provide for loads of fun and mayhem. $20 at door. 11p.m. at Octagon, 555 W. 33rd St. Visit brotherhooded.com for more information.
Premonition records presents jazz bassist Drew Gress’ “7 Black Butterflies” with performances tonight at The Jazz Gallery at 9 and 10:30 p.m., 290 Hudson St. btwn. Spring and Dominick Sts. 212-242-1063; $15
SAT. JUN. 11
A Nighttime Parade
Brooklyn Pride holds its annual festival and parade in Park Slope that includes New York’s only nighttime gay pride parade. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Prospect Park West, from Ninth St. to 15th St. The parade kicks off from PPW and 15th at 9 p.m. and snakes its way to Seventh Ave., Park Slope’s commercial heart and proceeds to Lincoln Place.
Lesbian Herstory Archives
In conjunction with Brooklyn Pride, the Lesbian Herstory Archives hosts a “books plus” sale. The archives, certainly worth a visit if you have not been there, is located at 484 14th St. in Park Slope, just off Prospect Park West, where the festival is. For more information, call 718-768-3953 or visit lesbianherstoryarchives.org.
Pansy, Dyke, Homo, Fag
NYU Bobst Library presents an exhibition of primary research materials from the university curricula for the study of gender and sexuality in English and American culture. Items included range from literary texts from 1740 to present to materials from the early German and English homosexual rights campaigns to highlights of the university’s Downtown New York collection of art—among them, the work of David Wojnarowicz and the art collective RepoHistory. Benjamin Mosse is curator. Bobst Library is located at 70 Washington Square South. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The exhibition runs through Sep. 15. For more information, call 212-998-2596.
SUN. JUN. 12
What do Alexander the Great, J. Edgar Hoover, Gertrude Stein and Andy Warhol all have in common? Exit Art continues a two-month exhibition structured around the idea of an imaginary national art museum dedicated to LGBT artists. From the West Side Piers to Sal Mineo to Mercedes McCambridge to Quentin Crisp. 212-966-7745; 475 Tenth Ave. at 36th St.
A Day in the Country
Upstate Rockland County hosts its sixth annual gay pride celebration in Nyack. For city residents hoping to join in the celebration, a bus will leave the LGBT Community Center at 208 W. 13th St. at 11 a.m., and return from Nyack at 5:30 p.m. Bus fare is $25 and includes a snack for the ride. The event includes indoor and outdoor activities for the whole queer family. Uptown Express, made up of singers from the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus, and Sister Funk, an all-female, five-piece band will perform. For more information, visit gaypriderockland.org.
Meanwhile In Ulster County…
New Paltz will host its first gay pride celebration, opening with a march led by Mayor Jason West, currently facing trial for the same-sex marriages he solemnized in that Ulster County community last spring. A festival will follow in Hasbrouck and Peace Parks. For more information, call 845-255-2465 or email [email protected].
TUE. JUN. 14
Eldar Djangirov Trio
From Russia with swing—a young piano phenom makes his New York City club debut. Eldar Djangirov (piano), Marco Panascia (bass) and Todd Strait (drums) will perform through Jun. 19 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. A boyish 18-year-old émigré from Kyrgyzstan might seem an unlikely candidate for greatness as a jazz pianist, but Eldar Djangirov is all of those things, and they have brought him to his self-titled debut recording for Sony Classical. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. with an additional 11:30 p.m. set on Fri., Sat. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. $30.
WED. JUN. 15
Samson et Dalila
Julius Rudel will conduct four concert performances of this work by Saint-Saëns, based on an episode from Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges. 8 p.m. at Central Park’s Great Lawn. Free.
THU. JUN. 16
Safer Sex In The City
The Museum of Sex hosts a benefit fund-raiser for the AIDS Service Center, NYC. This hot party will highlight sexuality and safer sex practices — all in the spirit of promoting risk reduction behavior and raising awareness of ASC’s important work. 7-10 p.m. at the Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Ave. at 27th St. $20; 212.645.0875
SAT. JUN 18
Cassatt String Quartet
The group will perform in the afternoon segment of “New Paths in Music Festival,” a day of music by living composers from Portugal, Australia and Lithuania. Pre-concert discussion at 1 p.m., followed by performance at 3:30 p.m. $20
Le Petit Versailles Garden
This outdoor exhibition and performance space, located at 346 E. Houston St., btwn. Aves. B & C, presents “Amoeba Technology,” an evening of live electronic music and video happening with simultaneous world Webcast in more than ten countries, presented in conjunction with Fetes de la Lumiere in Paris. 9 p.m. For more information, visit amoebatechnology.net.
“The Two Gentlemen Of Verona,” Shakespeare’s comedic tale about the power and effects of love, as evidenced when two lifelong friends fall for the same woman, is directed by Kate Moss and presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Opens tonight at Central Park and runs at various venues citywide through July. Today and tomorrow at 2 p.m. at 69th St. & Central Park West. Visit boomerangtheatre.org for more information.