What's Going on this Week

JULY 27, 2011

If you came to dance, you’re in the right place.

Outdoor Rollerskating on the High Line
A collaboration between the High Line park and brilliant clothing chain Uniqlo, this 8,000 square foot rink within The Lot, a temporary public plaza below the High Line at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue, will be one of the only open-air roller-skating venues in Manhattan. When it opens on July 28, the High Line Rink will join existing public amenities at The Lot, including a rotating series of food trucks and a beer and wine bar.
July 28 - September 26, open daily, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday -Wednesday, and 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Thursday - Saturday.
Admission is free for the first 500 people on the first three days of operation. $12 for adults, $10 for kids; includes skate rental.

Mad Decent Block Party
Internationally-known DJ Diplo and his Mad Decent crew are rolling through the U.S.A. this summer causing outbreaks of dancing in the streets to the infectious beats of a rotating roster of 30 artists including Gang Gang Dance, Zed’s Dead, Claude VonStroke, the Hood Internet and many more, plus carnival games and tasty treats.
Satuurday, July 30, Noon- 9 p.m.
South Street Seaport at Fulton and South Streets
Tickets: $Free

Turntable.fm Dance Party
In an unusual “spin” on things, Turntable.fm—the collaborative online obsession du jour of music fanatics—is bringing the vote-with-your-booty concept to a real, live room. Give a thumbs-up (or -down) to whichever DJ is spinning by hitting the floor, and you can apply here to add your own turntable skills to the mix. The event is sponsored by co-working group New Work City—they’re a group worth getting to know even without a rad dance party.
Thursday, July 28, 9 p.m.
New Work City, 412 Broadway, Floor 2
Tickets: $15-30

Jim Henson’s Fantastic World
This celebration of creative genius Jim Henson features over 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, all of which illustrate Henson’s boundless creativity. Fifteen iconic puppets, including Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, and Bert and Ernie, are on view; the exhibition spans Henson’s entire career, with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years, plus screenings and special programs.
July 16-January 16; see site for museum hours
The Museum of the Moving Image, 36 01 35th Avenue, Astoria, Queens
Museum admission rate info here

Live Music Round-Up
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic bring the mothership to Earth at the Seaport’s Beekman Beer Garden (formerly Water Taxi Beach); The Sugarhill Gang bring Hip-Hop back to its roots; Some fun, loud bands with unprintable names pack the Vans house for this week’s free party; Billy Bragg brings the Big Busk sing-along to Lincoln Center; and Stretch Armstrong, Das Racist—who are not racists—and more stellar DJs keep the summer rolling at PS 1 Warm-Up.