Cecily’s recommendations for a fun-filled New York City Weekend

This post is perfect for tourist traveling on a budget or even locals who want to enjoy NYC but don’t want to break the bank!

Written by:Cecily Witcher

This weekend on Saturday, June 30th, come enjoy one of the best voices of our time: “Somi”

I had the pleasure of watching her perform and I must say, her voice is captivating. Somi will be performing at Prospect Park in Brooklyn at 7pm. Joining her will be Angelique KidjoLaurie Anderson, and Sibongile Khumalo in the premier of “Women Waging Peace” a dynamic multi-artist concert tribute to Kenyan activist and Noble Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai. In connection with the concert, the Prospect Park Alliance will host a tree-planting ceremony in the park in honor of Maathai at 6PM. This event is #FREE Click HERE for more details.

The International African Arts Festival In Brooklyn Is Happening June 30th-July 4th, 2012.

This #FREE festival welcomes over 75,000 annual attendees. Originally starting out as a simple fundraiser for the Uhuru Sasa School this event has blossomed and this year will proudly celebrate it’s 41st anniversary. Having outgrown venues time after time the festival will be held at the Commodore Barry Park by the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This space is large enough to accommodate all attendees. For a list of performers as well as travel info please click this link.

Come join North Americas First street art tour company this Saturday June 30, 2012

As they take you on a walking tour of the Lower East Side where you will enjoy the works of Keith Haring along with many other street artist. For more info and to purchase tickets click, this link.

Want to kayak for FREE in New York City?

It may sound to good to be true but I assure you, this deal is real and no experience is required. The New York City Boathouse allows you to take a kayak out for a 20-minute paddle inside the protected embayment in front of the boathouse. This offer runs at all locations and includes weekends and holidays. For details click this link.


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