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amNY Weekender | 7 things to do in NYC, July 15-17

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Photo by Sharon Medina/Queens Night Market

Friday, July 15

LIVE at Culture Lab LIC: If you’re looking for live music Culture Lab’s got your back. With a setlist of varying performers, from Mexican inspired tunes to interpretive dance, you won’t be left disappointed. Culture Lab is dedicated to bringing you equity, diversity and inclusion in all their shows. The best part about it, is that it’s free to attend. Vendors will be selling food and drink at the event. 7 p.m. 5-25 46th Avenue, Queens.

Screening of “Strictly Ballroom”: The movie that started it all. The 1992 film was directed by Baz Luhrmann, running a total of 94 minutes. The story follows Scott Hastings, a dancer in the competitive ballroom scene, and his struggle with breaking free from tradition. If the director’s name sounded familiar it’s because he would go on to direct “Moulin Rouge” and “The Great Gatsby.” Tickets to his debut film are $15 for adults, $11 for seniors and students and $9 for youth. 2 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Queens.

Saturday. July 16

11th Annual Bronx Pride Festival And Health Fair: Just because June is over doesn’t mean you have to be any less proud of who you are! Appolonia Cruz is presenting the Bronx’s longest running pride festival this saturday. There will be live performances from local drag queens, DJs and guest speakers from around the U.S. The part about the event is that it’s completely free to attend! 11 a.m. 559 Claremont Parkway, Bronx.

Boiler Room: You better be ready to take the heat, because Boiler Room is coming back to NYC. Join the best DJs and live performers for a full night of partying dancing. This year’s party will be the biggest NYC Boiler Room to date. You must be 21+ to enter. 6 p.m. Tickets start at $74.68.  140 Stewart Avenue, Brooklyn.

Queens International Night Market: Hope you’re hungry! Sample a variety of different foods from local NYC vendors at the night market. The open-air market is family-friendly and free to attend. There wont only be food, but also art, live music, cultural performances and so much more. This market shows off the beauty of Queens’ diverse cultures all coming together to show you what’s important to them. 6 p.m. Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, Queens.

Sunday, July 17

Drag Brunch Bingo: Want to watch the girls serve while being served amazing barbeque? Juicy Lucy BBQ is hosting a drag brunch bingo this Sunday. Hosted by drag artist Donna Ria, there will be appearances by performers Enigma and Jessica Bad Habit. Included in your ticket will be unlimited mimosas and sangria, BBQ brunch buffet, five bingo cards, DJ and the drag performances. Don’t forget your dollar bills though, always need to tip your queens. Tickets are $49.95. 12:30 p.m. 809 Father Capodanno Boulevard, Staten Island.

Movies Under the Stars: Mamma Mia!: Here we go again! Join bride-to-be, Sophie, on her trip to Greece to find out who her father is. Starring award-winning actress Meryl Streep and ABBA-inspired musical numbers, “Mamma Mia!” is a feel-good romance movie that’ll leave you wanting to explore Greece. It’s free to attend and the movie starts at sunset. 8:30 p.m. Athens Square, 30th St & 30th Ave, Queens. 

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