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Village Trip park concert washed out by forecast rainy weekend

Due to forecast heavy rains over the weekend, The Village Trip has canceled its scheduled free concert in Washington Square Park on Saturday. “The Bringing It All Back Home to Washington Square” concert was scheduled to include People of Earth, Betty and Peace Poets.

There is a 90 percent chance of rain for Saturday, with thunder and lightning in the mix.

“We have taken the sad decision to cancel tomorrow’s free concert in Washington Square Park. Our apologies to the artists, and to the audience,” the festival’s organizers said.

Tonight, Friday,Julie Gold for whom just a few tickets remain, at Greenwich House Music School; Loisiada, My Love, at Third Street Music School; the Lafcadio Hearn Project at Tenri Cultural Institute; and David Mills at Pangea. On Saturday, the Horszowski Trio at Tenri Cultural Institute. And on Sunday – the final concert of this year’s Village Trip – The Electric Circus at St Mark’s in-the-Bowery.

Leonard Marcus’s Children’s Book Bohemia tour is now postponed to Sun., Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. Michael Kimmelman’s West Village tour remains set for Sunday at 11 a.m. — both of course, though, depending on the weather.

For the Hip-Hop tour, check the Village Preservation Web site, and for the High Line Tour, the Center for Architecture Web site.

The New York City Emergency Management Department on Friday issued a travel advisory for Saturday through Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, New York City will experience a long-duration rainfall event this weekend. Steady light-to-moderate rain will begin Saturday morning and continue into Sunday night, with the bulk of the rainfall occurring between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. Lingering showers will be possible into Monday.

Overall rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are forecast. Widespread areas of low-lying and poor drainage flooding will be possible during periods of heavy rainfall “and isolated flash flooding cannot be ruled out,” NYC Emergency Management said. General thunderstorms with lightning are also possible Saturday afternoon and again on Sunday.

The agency alert noted that it’s still Atlantic hurricane season. Coastal hazards are also expected this weekend, with minor coastal flooding possible during several high tides Saturday afternoon into Sunday, a high risk of life-threatening rip currents, large breaking waves and rough surf at Atlantic-facing beaches.

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