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The American Living RoomNew Yorks first and longest running summer festival of emerging art. Festival will host more than 25 projects and will involve approximately 300 artists. July 26 Sept. 2 at 8:30pm. HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 6th Ave., bet Spring & Broome. Check online for more details, www.here.org. 212-352-3101. $15.
Anniversary Celebration BBQA free BBQ in celebration of the Village Pourhouses 1st anniversary. Enjoy burgers, hotdogs, corn, lemonade, watermelon and all you can drink Bud Light. There will also be live music, tarot card reading and a popcorn machine. Sat., Aug. 11 from noon 3pm. VILLAGE POURHOUSE, 64 3rd Ave at 11th St. For tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-979-2337 x8003. Free.
Batting Cages$2 for 15 pitches. HUDSON RIVER PARK, North Moore St. & the Hudson River. Everyday thru Labor Day from 11am 7pm.
Big City Fishing & River WorkshopsYes you can fish in the Hudson River and its better than ever at Hudson River Park. Rods, reels and bait are provided. PIER 46, Charles St. & the Hudson River. Weekends thru Labor Day; Tues. Sun. in July & August from 10:30am 5pm.
The Flamboyant and the BohemianLearn about the essentials of the Village including history, culture, tragedy and architecture in this walking tour. Sun., Aug. 19 at 1pm. Meet at WASHINGTON ARCH, 5th Ave. south of 8th St. Joyce Gold History Tours of New York. www.joycegoldhistorytours.com. 212-242-5762. $15.
Gotham Girls Roller DerbyManhattan Mayhem vs. Queens of Pain. Sat., Aug. 11 at 8:30pm. CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK, Nat Holman Gymnasium, 138 St. & Convent Ave. $19.75 in advance, $23 at door. VIP - $29.75 advance only. www.gothamgirlsrollerderby.com.
Holistic Stress Management ProgramFree services include ear acupuncture, massage and energy work modalities. Tues. & Thurs. from 5-7pm. ST. VINCENTS HOSPITAL, OToole Building, 203 W. 12th St., corner of 7th Ave., 6th floor, small conference room. No appointment necessary. 212-345-2582.
Hot Summer NightsPitchers of Mai Tais, Electric Lemonade and Coconut Rum Runners are $20. There will be Cuban tapas and a DJ spinning hip hop, rock & pop beginning at 7pm. Thursdays, thru Aug. 30. OBIVIA, 201 Lafayette St.
Meditation GatheringSatsanga is a Sanskrit word that means to associate with the Truth, with Divinity. Kirtana is to associate with the Divine through the chanting of His holy names. This is an open invitation to a gathering of prayer, devotional songs and meditation to all spiritual seekers, in an atmosphere of peace and love. Ongoing. Fri., Sat. & Sun. at 8:45pm. RAMAKRISHNANADA YOGA VEDANTA MISSION, 96 Ave. B bet 6th & 7th Sts. 646-436-7010. www.ramakrishnananda.com. Free.
SpiegelworldThe worlds most beautiful traveling venue returns to New York City for the summer of 2007. View Absinthe and La Vie plus live music acts from around the world. PIER 17, South Street Seaport, just under the Brooklyn Bridge. Visit www.spiegelworld.com for more details on upcoming shows.
Summer in the SquareThe annual entertainment series in Union Square Park featuring a variety of music, dance and theatrical performances as well as yoga and childrens reading groups. Wednesdays thru August 15. Main acts at 12:30pm & 6pm with an improvisational theater troupe performing on select evenings at 5pm. OM yoga will host a free class at 3pm. Takes place on the center lawn of Union Square Park. www.unionsquarenyc.org. Free.
Swim SeriesCheer as swimmers take on the Hudson or join the race. Aug. 25: Little Red Lighthouse Swim (5.85 miles). Aug. 26: Freedom Tower Aquathlon (.50 miles & mile run). Co-sponsored by Hudson River Park & the Manhattan Island Foundation. For details or to register to swim, visit www.nycswim.org or call 1-888-nyc swim.