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Grand Ferry Tavern Anniversary
Grand Ferry Tavern,229 Kent Ave., Brooklyn
Grand Ferry Tavern is celebrating its second anniversary and also the arrival of its newest barrel of Wild Turkey Russell’s Reserve – making this the only spot in Brooklyn to source its own barrels for guests. Get in on special deals, including a complimentary carafe of cocktails with the purchase of a dozen oysters.
Intrepid Museum, Pier 26
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With NASA’s thrilling flyby of Pluto getting everyone hot for space again, head down to the Space & Science Festival for free movie screenings (“Close Encounters”), robots, lectures and even a meet-and-greet with astronaut Pam Melroy.You can attend many of the events with general admission to the museum, but additional access and tours can be added for about $20.
Shakespeare in the Park: ‘Cymbeline’
July 23-Aug. 23, 8 p.m.
The summer’s second free Shakespeare in the Park production premieres tonight, with Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater and, possibly, you — each production will have a small number of seats on the Delacorte stage, so dress your best.
July 23, 8 p.m.
Kaufman Concert Hall,1395 Lexington Ave.
Marcus Roberts cannot be stopped. The virtuoso pianist, who lost his sight at age 5, is on a meteoric rise through the ranks of his jazz contemporaries: He’s released three albums in the past year and a half, two of which were recorded alongside legendary Wynton Marsalis. Tonight, as part of the 31st annual Jazz in July Festival, Roberts is performing a one-night-only ode to jazz’s greatest players, from Jelly Roll Morton to Scott Joplin, at the 92nd Street Y.
Out of Doors
Through Aug. 9
Lincoln Center’s programming is about to come out of the hallowed halls and into its parks and plazas. The Out of Doors festival brings three weeks of free concerts and dance events.
July 25, noon-7 p.m.
Javits Center, 608 W. 40th St.
Tie one on and get down to the Javits this Saturday to buy, sell and trade some of the rarest footwear, mingle with fellow fans and debate whether Air Jordans were legit or just a lot of marketing hot air.
July 25, 2-5 p.m.
Great Lawn, Central Park, between 79th and 85th sts.
This weekend’s forecast calls for warm weather, but without the chance of bursting into flames do get out to Central Park for the city’s biggest water-centric festival of the summer — Waterfight NYC commences at 2 p.m. on the Great Lawn, and only water guns are allowed. Pro tip: Bring water bottles and buckets so you’re not waiting in the refill line.
July 25, 5-9 p.m.
Fifth Avenue from 12-18th sts, Park Slope
#theother5th is closing down to traffic on Saturday for live entertainment, giant chess, vintage cars and a middle-of-the-street production of “Much Ado About Nothing” (6:30 p.m.) — with a special permit to get a little tipsy with drinks from local restaurants. There’s also a Pop-Up Park with 80 feet of lawn space with free fitness classes including fencing and yoga.
Through July 26
Eataly, 200 Fifth Ave.
Eataly’s Prosciutto Week kicked off Monday, but there’s still plenty of time to wrap your taste buds around the tasty cured meat treat through Sunday. That includes Prosciutto Day, July 24, with free samples from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., then a splurgy four-course prosciutto-centric dinner at La Scoula for $100 (7-9 p.m.). There are also menu specials at La Piazza and Il Salumiere.
Grace Jones Tribute
July 27, 9 p.m.
Joe’s Pub,425 Lafayette St.
Though she’s been compared to artists ranging from Lady Gaga to Annie Lennox, one piece of critical praise stuck out to up-and-coming singer Audra Isadora: a similarity to Grace Jones. In a nod to the likeness, Isadora is devoting a special show to Jones. The tickets are probably the cheapest you’ll ever score to see this shooting star, and the show, “Grace.Period,” will also be promoting Isadora’s new four-track EP, “Bravely,Girl,” which dropped July 2.
Jason Segel: ‘The End of a Tour’
July 27, 8 p.m.
Kaufman Concert Hall,1395 Lexington Ave.
David Foster Wallace was a literary voice that helped shape a generation, and it’s about time we got a solid biopic about him. “The End of the Tour,” which follows his book tour for “Infinite Jest,” debuted at this year’s Sundance and will be widely released on July 31. The Monday before that, Jason Segel — who plays Wallace alongside co-star Jesse Eisenberg — visits the 92nd St. Y to talk about what it was like to take on this iconic and controversial figure.
David Wax Museum
July 28, 5-7:30 p.m.
City Winery, 155 Varick St.
City Winery’s weekly block party, the Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival, welcomes David Wax Museum, consisting of Brooklynite David Mills playing eclectic instruments ranging from various guitars to a donkey’s jawbone. The series continues every Tuesday through Aug. 25.
Art, music and dance spill out of the Museum of the City of New York and neighbor El Museo del Barrio and onto the streets Wednesdays through Aug. 12. Current exhibition “Hip-Hop Revolution” influences the entertainment, with dance lessons, breakdancers, local food and art demos.