4 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods

By Daniel Jumpertz on June 30, 2014 7:28am 

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 Groundbreaking gardeners and seaside circus sideshows are on offer this week.
4 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods
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Monday, June 30
Freaks and human curiosities have all found a home within the walls of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, the last permanently-housed venue in the country where you can experience the thrill of a traditional circus sideshow. Performers include Betty Bloomerz, Princess Pat, Leo The Human Gumby, Xander Lovecraft and Velvet Crayon. The show runs continuously from 1- 8 p.m. at the Coney Island amusement park, 1208 Surf Ave., Coney Island. $10/$5.

Tuesday, July 1
"Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and the Women Who Designed Them” profiles six of the most influential women in landscape design and garden photography and recreates the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine) in The New York Botanical Gardens. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2900 Southern Blvd., The Bronx. $20/$8.

Wednesday, July 2
BLDG 92 is a small museum in the Brooklyn Navy Yard created to celebrate its industrial past while simultaneously creating a base for local innovators and entrepreneurs. During the Revolutionary War, the Navy Yard housed the notorious British prison ships on which an estimated 11,000 American patriots and other prisoners died under horrific conditions. At the Navy Yard’s peak during World War II, it employed close to 70,000 people. A current exhibition, “Making it in NYC: The Era of New Manufacturing” profiles the new generation of entrepreneurs driving a revolution in product design and business development. Noon to 6 p.m., at 63 Flushing Ave., Fort Greene. Free.

Thursday, July 3
Grand Central Terminal is a New York City icon. Guided walking tours ($20) depart daily at noon and offer the insight of expert in-the-flesh commentary, whereas self-guided audio commentaries ($8) provide more flexibility. A smartphone app ($4.99) is also available. See the ticket window located in the Main Concourse for tickets and tours. Don’t forget to check out these current exhibitions too — “On Paper - Grand Central at 100" features the work of four contemporary artists working with cut paper, and Grand Central Centennial Quilts showcases textiles inspired by the terminal’s architecture.  Grand Central Terminal is open to the public daily from 5:30 a.m. until 2 a.m. 87 East 42nd St., Midtown.

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