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Fireworks July 7 in and around East Hampton + more

East Hampton
The Artists Alliance 22nd Annual Studio Tour
July 12,13 and 14

Opening Preview Exhibition
Friday, July 6th
from 5-8pm
Ashawagh Hall
located at
780 Springs Fireplace Rd
Preview hours 7/6-7/15
Studio Tour Ticket $65.00
Ticket sale information
call the Alliance

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Saturday, July 7
Sag Harbor to host Firework Display
at the Sag Harbor Yacht Club around 9:30 pm.
While this is a member only event, the fireworks
can be seen from the the harbor, Long Wharf,
Marine Park and surrounding beach areas.

Also on Saturday night,
the Devon Yacht Club
Members Only Firework Display
can be seen from the harbor
and surrounding beaches at sundown.

Grab a blanket, your honey, the kids or some friends and enjoy the works!

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See the award-winning documentary
a documentary by Maria Pusateri
-free screening-
Tuesday, July 10th at 8pm
at FilmFest Reloaded at
Karl's Klipper Restaurant

40 Bay Street, Staten Island,
across from the St. George post office,
just 1 block south of the SI Ferry Terminal,
As evidence builds about 9/11's deadly toll on first responders,
this powerful film tells the story of one police officer's journey
toward physical and emotional recovery.

Maria Pusateri is
an award-winning director/producer and founder of
DreamSlate Productions; Vito Friscia is her brother-in-law.

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7:30 pm Followed by an Open Mic
July 10
Daniel Rabuzzi has had twenty articles and essays published, one of which won the silver award in a national competition. His most recent essay, Gender and Control in the Merchant’s World: Stralsund, 1750-1830 was in a collection published by the University of Michigan Press. The Small Beer Press Magazine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet published Grebe’s Gift and Shimmer will publish Monologue with Birds and Burin.’

F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)

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free programming in
J.J. Byrne Park
located on 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn
(btwn 3rd & 4th Street)


Screwball Brooklyn!
Tuesdays, 8:30 pm. Free.
July 10
The Lady Eve, directed by Preston Sturges,
starring Barbara Stanwyck,
introduced by film critic Ty Burr,
author of The Best Old Movies for Families


Thursdays, 6pm, free
July 12 - Red Rube
July 19 - Life in a Blender
July 26 -The Mercantillers

Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31
10 am-noon, free
Young Dancers in Repertory

Wednesdays & Saturdays
July 11, 13, 14,18, 20, 21
8pm, free
Piper Theatre at Old Stone House (OSH)
presents Macbeth
Wednesday, July 25
Romeo & Juliet, 7pm
Hamlet, 8:30 pm

Friday, July 27
Twelfth Night,
7pm Macbeth, 8:30 pm
Saturday, July 28
Shakespeare Extravaganza!

Twelfth Night, 2pm
Romeo & Juliet, 4pm
Macbeth, 6pm
Hamlet, 8pm

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Cinematic alternate reality game accompanies performance

As part of its groundbreaking retrospective “It’s Only a Movie: Horror Films from the 1970s and Today,” the Museum of the Moving Image will present the New York premiere of Lance Weiler’s Head Trauma on Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. This multimedia event mixes Weiler’s film, a psychological horror thriller, with live music, theatrics, and a unique alternate reality game that expands the experience beyond the theater. Weiler will participate in a discussion following the screening.
Tickets are $12 for Museum members/$18 for non-members and may be purchased online at or by calling 718.784.4520.

As audience members approach the museum, they will be invited to participate in Weiler’s cinematic alternate reality game (ARG). Once the game-play begins, the film’s story and characters will mix with the Astoria neighborhood. There are hidden clues, ringing payphones, and characters from the film scattered throughout the neighborhood. Through text messaging, distribution of a cryptic comic book, and cell phone calls, the experience continues into the theater.

During the film screening, a live soundtrack will be performed by DJ Chief Wreck ‘em and The Quavers, a Brooklyn-based band that weaves the effects of low-tech electronics such as walkmans, vibraphonettes, and footpedal loopers, into their rich harmonic songs. The performance will have theatrical support from stage props and characters that emerge from the audience. The audience will also be encouraged to use their cell phones during the screening to interact with the film.

In Head Trauma, a drifter who returns to his dead grandmother’s house is haunted by feelings of paranoia and troubling visions of a mysterious hooded figure. He comes to believe that someone or something is trying to kill him. Head Trauma will be preceded by the short animated film Ray Harryhausen Presents The Pit and the Pendulum (2006), a stop-motion short that reinterprets Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale.

After the audience leaves the theater the movie will follow them home. Phone calls and text messages will lead audience members to a series of online hidden clues and sites that expand the story of the film. As the ARG unfolds online viewers can contribute video, audio, and stills, thus becoming collaborators within the evolving story.

For a detailed overview of the game, visit “Cinema has classically been a passive experience. The Head Trauma cinema ARG creates an immersive story that allows audience members to interact with horror in a new way. The story of Head Trauma and its characters travel across mediums and devices, along the way creating a horror 2.0 experience that combines technology with scares. It’s about creating a world that the audience can move through, one where a scare can come from anywhere,” says Lance Weiler.

Lance Weiler is a writer/director whose digital feature, The Last Broadcast, is currently distributed in over 20 countries. It was the first all-digital release of a motion picture and enjoyed runs on HBO and IFC. Weiler is recognized as a digital pioneer for the way he makes and distributes his work. He’s been featured in Time and Forbes and on television programs such as Entertainment Tonight and CNN. Wired Magazine called him “one of twenty-five people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.”

About the musicians:
DJ Chief Wreck’em has been creating soundscapes for years consisting of an ecclectic mix of jazz, space, and ambient noise. He has scored short and feature films with a focus on horror related projects.

The Quavers consist of songwriter/singer/guitarist/sampler-wrangler T. Griffin and violinist/singer/sampler-wrangler Catherine McRae along with frequent collaborators Dennis Cronin on vibraphonette, lap steel and trumpet and Bruce Cawdron on drums and glockenspiel. The Quavers evolved from a T. Griffin solo project into a duo project with Catherine McRae that recorded 2004's The Sea Won't Take Long under the moniker T. Griffin Coraline. Their new CD is called LIt By Your Phone.

Saturday, July 16
6:30 p.m. Head Trauma Multimedia performance by Lance Weiler 2006, approximately 84 mins. New York Premiere. Directed by Lance Weiler. With DJ Chief Wreck’em and The Quavers. In this innovative and playfully unsettling interactive multimedia event, the story of a drifter who returns to his grandmother’s abandoned house is brought to life in a collision of movies, music, gaming, and theatrics. Characters emerge from the audience, the DJ provides a live soundtrack, and your mobile phone becomes a cinematic gaming device. Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. Preceded by the stop-motion short Ray Harryhausen Presents: The Pit and The Pendulum (2006, 7 mins., video. Directed by Marc Lougee).
Tickets: $12 Museum members, $18 public.
Call 718.784.4520 or order at

It’s Only a Movie: Horror Films from the 1970s and Today continues through July 22. To view the series press release, visit

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Tuesday, school groups only by appointment.)

Film Screenings:
See above for schedule.

Museum Admission:
$10.00 for adults; $7.50 for persons over 65 and for students with ID; $5.00 for children ages 5-18. Children under 5 and Museum members are admitted free. Admission to the galleries is free on Fridays, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Paid admission includes film screenings (except for special ticketed events)

Location: 35 Avenue at 36 Street in Astoria.
Subway: R or V trains (R or G on weekends) to Steinway Street. N or W trains to 36 Avenue. Program Information: Telephone: (718) 784-0077; Website:

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Scroll down for continued upcoming events Cityline to Shoreline. Enjoy!

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