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This Week in NYC Living

JULY 23, 2012

From morning music in Central Park and a pop festival on Randall’s Island to quirky comedy and urban beekeeping, there’s always something abuzz in NYC.

Upper West Side

Uptown Showdown with Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler
Comedy lovers have been giggle-ridden over this bi-monthly sendup of a high school debate featuring special guests; it was voted "Best Comedy Show” of 2012 by New York Magazine. This week’s theme: Babies vs. Old People.
Tuesday, July 24, 8 PM
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
$15

Nora Ephron Tribute Screening of You’ve Got Mail
This special screening of the classic NYC romantic comedy is being presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center as a memorial tribute to the talented screenwriter and beloved New Yorker. Complimentary snacks will be served.
Tuesday, July 24, 9PM
Stonehenge Village, 120 West 97th Street
$Free

Central Park West

Urban Beekeeping and Honey Tasting with Urban Girl Squad
This hands-on (!) and interactive introduction to urban beekeeping by a fourth-generation beekeeper who sells local honey at Greenmarkets year-round will explain why bees are vital to the environment and the economy and provide insight into beekeeping in an urban environment.
Saturday, July 28, 2-4:30 PM
40 West 68th Street
$35

Upper East Side

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series: No Doubt
Foxy frontwoman Gwen Stefani and her band No Doubt hit Rumsey Playfield in Central Park as part of this free summer series featuring top talent like Mary J. Blige. These free live shows will take place during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7-9 AM.
Friday, July 27, 7-9AM
Rumsey Playfield; access through the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue

Various locations city-wide

NYC Restaurant Week
20 years old and going strong, Restaurant Week may be commercialized, but it’s still a great chance to sample restaurants you’ve been meaning to try.
July 17-August 10
See site for participating restaurants, seatings and menus.

Off the island

Catalpa NYC Music Festival
Head to Randall’s Island by ferry, bus, bike or on foot to catch a weekend of music from headliners, innovators and genre-definers like Snoop Dogg, Girl Talk, TV on the Radio, Black Keys and many more.
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 1PM-11PM
See event site for directions and transportation options.
$99-179