What’s Up Wednesday! 7/25/2013 – 7/31/2013

Hey New Yorkers – it’s another Wednesday! Let’s make the most of this week in NYC! Join others going to these events and split the cab fare.

#1 Pogopalooza 10

It’s Pogopalooza time! Come out Friday, July 26th through Sunday, July 28th, as the world’s top pogo competitors go head to head for the chance to be called the best. Come and see them take on insane world records and put their pogo skills to the test. Watch the qualifiers and attempts at breaking the world record on the 27th, at Tompkins Square Park. On the 28th, the world championship will commence and there will also be a chance for you to learn how to pogo yourself at Union Square!

#2 Vintage Baseball Game

It’s baseball time, but with a twist! Watch the Gotham Baseball Club compete against the Mutual Baseball Club of New York Saturday the 27th, at Governor’s Island, NY. The teams will be competing using 1864 rules for baseball, bringing baseball back to its early glory days. Come out and check how baseball was played back in the day!

#3 NY Challenge: Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Get your thinking caps and running shoes on, because Nation challenge is bringing you the ultimate urban scavenger race in New York City on July 28th. Compete against multiple teams as you scour every corner of the city looking for clues for the cash prizes and the chance to compete for $5,000 at the National Championship in Las Vegas. The race starts and finishes at Beekman Beer Garden. For more detailed information click here.

#4 Rock Steady Dance Crew

Come on watch the iconic Rock Steady Crew break it down on July 31st, at Central Park. The Rock Steady Crew is recognized all throughout the world, and will be returning to their roots in NYC during Summer Stage. Be ready to see the world premiere of “RSC Ghetto Made” as the Rock Steady Crew brings back the hip in Hip-Hop.

#5 New York City Poetry Festival

The 3rd annual New York City Poetry Festival will take place on Saturday July 27th, and Sunday July 28th, at Governor’s Island. Come and listen to around 200 poets as they rhyme and captivate you in their rhythm. Enjoy healthy food options, a Ring of Daisies open mic area, the Poetry Brothel Tent featuring beer by Brooklyn Brewery, and Vendor’s Village, a place to buy local vendors’ items.

~CWM

~Cab With Me is a free community-based cab-sharing site that connects people to share the fare and experience more of New York City. Let us know how you enjoy these events on Facebook (f/cabwithme) and Twitter (@cabwithme). Have fun!~

Other Fun Events:
Bushwick Block Party

On Saturday July 27th, Bushwick will be throwing a block party will there will be food, music, and having a great time. 10% of all pizza sales goes to St. John’s Bread & Life.

Gameplay 2013
Gameplay 2013 comes to an end this week at Brick’s Theater. If you haven’t gotten the chance come and see the theatrical ways artists have used video games and video games concept to create a form of art.

Shakespeare in the Park
Shakespeare in the Park continues with the play Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Big City Fishing
Stop by many piers along the Hudson River to be able to learn to fish and have your own chance to catch fish, learn about the river ecology, and so much more at Big City Fishing. Takes place on Sundays on Pier 83 in Chelsea.

Animation Block Party Party
Animation Block Party begins on July 25th, and goes on until July 28th. It is the premiere of a multitude of genres of animation by the world’s best professionals, independents, and students. On the 25th there will be a opening night concert featuring Adam Green & Binki Shapiro headlining the concert with an opening performance by Hooray for Earth at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Laughter in the Park 2013
Sunshine and laughter is a perfect combination so on July 28th come out to Central Park to catch some rays and get some laughs in. The best part is that it is all free!

Spoons, Toons, and Booze
Cereal, booze, and old school cartoons, makes any night a great night, so come by Nitehawk Cinema on Friday the 26th, or Saturday the 27th, at midnight to enjoy the festivities.

Breaking Bad Marathon
Starting July 26th, to July 30th, the Film Society in Lincoln Center will be showing a season of Breaking Bad every day! It’s free so catch up on everyone’s favorite meth dealer at the Film Center Amphitheater.

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