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Henry Winkler book signing
"Ayyyy." Pop the collar on your leather jacket and ride your motorcycle over to Barnes & Noble Union Square this Wednesday to see the Fonz in person. But don't expect any thumbs up, as Henry Winkler is there to discuss his latest book, "I've Never Met an Idiot on the River: Reflections on Family, Fishing, and Photography." (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, B&N Union Square, 33 E. 17th St.,, 212-253-0810)

'Perry the Platy-bus on Tour' kickoff spectacular
Grab the kids and head to Times Square today to take in a performance by the characters of Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb." Then take part in the "Perry the Platy-bus Experience" - a trailer, complete with bill, tail and googly eyes, and full of games inside. (Monday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., FREE, Times Square, 1500 Broadway,

'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'
Make it a Marilyn Monroe Monday and head to Bryant Park for the latest installment of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, featuring her film, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." And if your best friend is a diamond, bring it along too. (Monday, lawn opens at 5 p.m., FREE, Bryant Park Lawn,, 212-512-5700)

STREB's Human Fountain
Can't make it to Vegas to see the dancing fountains at the Bellagio? Then see the 30-foot re-creation using humans instead of water at the World Financial Center Thursday to Saturday, where performers will leap from a three-story, honeycombed structure. (Thurs., 6 p.m., Fri., noon-6 p.m., Sat., 2, 4, 6 p.m., FREE, World Financial Center Plaza, 220 Vesey St.,

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Get your fill of opera under the beautiful night sky in Central Park with the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series. The series kicks off with soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano and tenor Dimitri Pittas. (Monday, 8 p.m., FREE, Central Park SummerStage, 830 Fifth Ave. at 64th St.,

Euripides Free Summer Festival Series Presents 'Medea'
No, Medea is not just a large mannish woman played by Tyler Perry. Step back into ancient Greece and see the story about one woman's revenge in this outdoor production of the Euripides classic. (Tomorrow, 6:30 p.m., FREE, East River Park Bandshell,, 212-868-4444)

The Investigation, Constitution, and Formation of Flock House: An exhibition by Mary Mattingly
What would our beautiful skyline look like if its architectural boundaries were flexible? Get a peak of the possibilities with this photography, video and sculpture exhibit on Governors Island. (Friday-Aug. 14, Fri.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., FREE, Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island,


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