Weekend Staff Picks: Carousels, Collectibles & Dracula
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Beat the heat with some events that WNYC staff members are checking out this weekend.
Audio Engineer Debbie Daughtry: Fête Paradiso, a celebration of vintage carnival rides and carousels. Every weekend from July 13th through September 29th on Governor's Island. Debbie is looking forward to the deejays this weekend as the festival will feature a Parisian Ball to mark Bastille Day.
WNYC Business Desk Associate Producer Dan Tucker: On display at The New York Public Library's main branch on 5th Avenue is the rare 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card. In honor of the All-star game being played in New York, the library is taking the card it owns out of the archives. Dan collected baseball cards as a child and says as legend goes, Wagner ordered the cards discontinued because they come inside tobacco products.
Soundcheck Associate Producer Katie Bishop: Celebrate Brooklyn's screening of Dracula with the Philip Glass Ensemble and Kishi Bashi. Saturday at the Prospect park Bandshell at 7:30pm. Katie recalls the last time this showing of the 1931 Bela Lugosi classic with a live score was attempted, it was cut short due to thunder, lightning and severe rain. How appropriate.