thru 7/17: bamcinématek pays tribute to marilyn monroe with 14 films: gentlemen prefer blondes (1953), the seven year itch (1955), some like it hot (1959), more. $13.
1pm + 3pm: governors island’s first classical-contemporary music fest, rite of summer, kicks off with 40 musicians performing terry riley’s ‘in c’. colonels row, free.
8pm: oasis vs. blur britpop battle! plus, u2 and depeche mode tribute bands. the bell house, $10 adv, $12 dos.
8pm: rooftop films presents afghanistan war doc where soldiers come from, followed by a q+a and reception with the filmmaker and veterans. the first 100 veterans to rsvp get in free. old american can factory, $10.
12-5pm: celebrate independence day at sycamore with $5 bbq plates and $5 brooklyn brewery pints
8pm: the bell house presents america: f*ck yeah!, an evening of bbq, beer, brass bands, burlesque and more. bell house, $10.
fretting about being grill-less for the holiday weekend? the city has you covered with designated grilling locations in all 5 boroughs.
11am-7pm (thru labor day) all 54 nyc outdoor pools are now open for the season, free.
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