New York

5 events worth checking out in New York City this week

From puppies and pints to a film screening in a cemetery, there's plenty to enjoy in New York City this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Michael & the Rockness Monsters 

From the event description:

Come to Waterside for a spectacular interactive, super-galactic, funk-inspired rock 'n' roll experience that is sure to be enjoyed by all ages. The catchy melodies are accompanied by thick instrumentation and slamming drum beats. 

When: Wednesday, July 31, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Waterside, 25 Waterside Plaza
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

The Merit Scholarship Winners Exhibition

From the event description:

In May 2018, 34 students received a full-year scholarship based on the merit of their work. This exhibition presents new works created during the following year by winners of the Merit Scholarship 2018. The scholarships were awarded by an invited jury of professional artists, critics and gallerists.

When: Thursday, Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Art Students League of New York, 215 W. 57th St.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Puppies 'n' Pints with Bark Animal Rescue

From the event description:

You’re not imagining all that barking: Puppies 'n' Pints returns to the Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room on Thursday, August 1, at 8 p.m. Grab a beer and meet a pack of adoptable furry friends from BARRK. 

When: Thursday, Aug. 1, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St.
Admission: Donation
Click here for more details, and to register

Arte Pa' Mi Gente 

From the event description:

This outdoor festival will celebrate the rich cultural history of Puerto Rican plena, a form of traditional folk music and dance native to Puerto Rico. 

When: Friday, Aug. 2, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: La Plaza @ The Clemente, 114 Norfolk St.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Rooftop Films|Cemetery Shorts

From the event description:

A cemetery is not merely a place to grieve ⁠— it is also a place to remember the great loves of our lives and to contemplate how each of us arrived at this point in time. The thought-provoking films in this program come from all over the world and offer intimately individualized perspectives on death, dying and the process of memorialization. 

When: Friday, Aug. 2, 7:45 p.m.- midnight
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
Admission: $16
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

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