By Rebecca Parke
Return of the Drive-In While many events are geared toward hybrid audiences and virtual reality , some classic venues around town are reinventing the past with made-for-NYC drive-in experiences. It’s not too late to revel in the nostalgic joy of drive-in movies throughout Brooklyn and Queens: at rooftop venues, restaurant walls, and good old drive-in spots. With an assortment of classic and brand-new movies, plus the best theater snacks the city has to offer, several venues are keeping their drive-ins open through fall. Skylinedriveinnyc.com (Greenpoint), queensdrivein.com (Flushing Meadows), and syndicatedbk.com (Bushwick). Through September 30. Free.
Lincoln Center Restart Stages To help kick-start the performing arts sector and New York City’s revival, Restart Stages at Lincoln Center invites you to enjoy performances by cultural and community arts partners and guest curators from across the five boroughs and ten outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces. Tickets are made available through an online lottery, with shows geared toward audiences of all ages. The iconic Josie Robertson Plaza has been reimagined for the event as the centerpiece of Restart Stages, with public art installations and pop-up performances. July 30-August 28. Todaytix.com/nyc/category/Lincolncenter-restart-stages-program. Free.
Little Island’s Dance Festival The statewide NY PopsUp initiative, designed to revitalize the arts and entertainment sector, will culminate this summer with a park-wide festival of percussive music and dance. The festival will celebrate National dance day (September 18) with performances from tap artists, classic and contemporary Indian Kathak dance, African drumming, and more. Hudson River Park’s nearly three-acre island off Pier 54 boasts an array of events this summer that incorporate an immersive experience with nature and art. A full schedule of events and ticket reservations for the September Festival is live now. September 15-19. Littleisland.org/events-in-the-amph. Free.
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