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Music

GMA Summer Concert Series presents Paisley
Country superstar Brad Paisley will be gracing the "Good Morning America" stage at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park this Friday morning as part of this year's GMA Summer Concert Series, in partnership with Pepsi. Make sure you arrive early for a good spot. Hint: The park opens to the public at 6 a.m. (Friday, 7-9 a.m., FREE, Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, 72nd St. and Fifth Ave., gma.yahoo.com/good-morning-america-summer-concert-series-2012.html)

Science

‘Surface Tension: The Future of Water’
You may not think so, but there’s often a fine line between science and art. Dublin Science Gallery’s “Surface Tension: The Future of Water” exhibit definitely straddles that line. Opening this Friday at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Chelsea as part of the World Science Festival, the installation is made up of more than 50 exhibits all about the future of water. Best part: It’s all interactive and FREE! The exhibit will run through Aug. 10. (Opening Friday, 6-8 p.m., Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., FREE, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, 540 W. 21st St., 212-937-6580, eyebeam.org)

Party

Beats, Blocks & Brooklyn block party
Head over to the Brooklyn Museum this Saturday evening for Society HAE’s “Beats, Blocks & Brooklyn” multimedia block party, part of Target First Saturdays. Society HAE will be taking over the Brooklyn Museum parking lot with DJ crew The Ahficionados and Jasmine Solano, who will be spinning everything from Biggie to The Beastie Boys. Some of Brooklyn’s top photographers will display their works and an 8-foot screen will display the story of the people, blocks and energy of Brooklyn. (Saturday, 8-10 p.m., FREE, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org)

Film

‘Truck Farm’
Catch a FREE screening of the documentary “Truck Farm” today at the Arsenal Gallery. “Truck Farm” chronicles the quirky world of urban agriculture as filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a garden in the back of his pickup truck and heads out with the Truck Farm to explore New York City’s urban farm grounds — from rooftops to barges to windowsills. Email artandantiquities@parks. nyc.gov to RSVP as seating is limited. (Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., FREE, Arsenal Gallery, third fl., Enter at Fifth Ave. btwn 63rd & 64th sts., 212-360-8163, nycgovparks.org)
 

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