Here are some cool NY events this weekend:

Saturday Aug 22 and Sun. Aug 23rd. Downtown Dance Festival. 1-4pm. Free. The Lawn at Battery Park. Ethnic, Contemporary and Classical styles. So you think you can dance? Try out your skills here! Free. www.nyc-arts.org  

Sunday, Aug 23rd. Kidstock. 1-5pm. 181 Gallye Curci Road; Highmount, NY. Real life inspiration for the School of Rock movie will be there. Free!  www.belleayremusic.org


Friday, Aug 21st. The Sound of Music by Children's Theatre Group. 7pm. 2 Park Ave, Park Ridge, NJ. Tickets: $10. For more info: (201) 857-4572 or e-mail cwaywillie@aol.com


Saturday, Aug. 22nd. Seasonal Scavenger hunt at Tenafly Nature Center. 2-4pm. 313 Hudson Ave. Tenafly, NJ. Best for parents and kids 4yrs and older. Members $5-10 max; nonmembers $20-30 max. www.tenaflynaturecenter.org. (check this–event not listed on their site!)

**Saturday, Aug. 22; Sunday Aug. 23rd. Project Ladybug "Real Housewives" tag sale10 am-5pm. The Knights of Colombus; 7 Court House Place, Oakland. Buy clothes for a good cause! www.projectladybug.org

Saturday, Aug. 22nd. International Food and Cultural Festival. 3-8pm. 500 Block Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ (2hrs south from NJersey).  Free admission. Featuring food vendors with food from around the world. Link here.   


Saturday, Aug. 29th. Arthur Ashe Kid's Day. 9:30 am-4pm. 1 Flushing Meadows Park, Flushing, NY. Tennis clinics for young players and surprise guests. Stadium tickets $10-20. www.usopen.org.

If I missed anything, please let me know!