Around NYC Today (9/23) Musicians Reunion, Queens County Fair, Neruda

THINGS TO DO

Musicians Reunion, The Fountain in Washington Square Park, 12pm – 6pm

The Musician’s Reunion is the 14th annual reunion of the individuals who played bluegrass, old time, and folk music around the Washington Square fountain in the 1950s and ’60s. Stop in throughout the afternoon and experience a revival of the music scene in the park from over 60 years ago. Free.

“2200 Acres: Field R/D Artists on Regeneration at Freshkills Park” Opening Reception, Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery, 2240 Richmond Avenue – Staten Island, 12pm – 5pm

Freshkills Park: Field R/D is a project to develop a visionary, community-responsive residency program for the former NYC landfill. Artists work on site in flexible, collaborative, long term engagements with the landscape as it develops from landfill to park over the next 25+ years. The works in the exhibition explore themes of mapping, orientation, speculation, and interpretation of this complex and changing site. Featuring artists Billy and Steven Dufala, Mare Liberum, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Nancy Nowacek, Joe Riley and Audrey Snyder, and guest artist Markley Boyer. Free.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park, Breeze Hill in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea, returns to Prospect Park this spring! Over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather to offer a range of cuisines. Free.

Queens County Fair, Queens County Farm Museum in Queens Farm Park, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway – Queens, 11am – 6pm

This traditional county fair boasts blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy pie eating and corn husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway games. There will also be a  Bavarian beer garden featuring traditional live music and dance. $0 – $10.

Washington Heights Stop ‘N’ Swap, S.T.A.R Senior Center, 650 West 187th St – Washington Heights, 11am – 2pm

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

 

MUSIC

Eternal Black, Mountain Tamer, Matte Black, EDGE Gigging Crew, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $10.

Shark Toys, Oh Boland, Flexi, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Hypoluxo (Record Release), Navy Gangs, Sean Henry, Pom Pom Squad, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Last Laugh Comedy w/ Alington Mitra (Last Comic Standing, Conan), Martin Urban (Jimmy Kimmel), Kevin Ryan (Hard Feelings Podcast, AXS TV), VSPOT Organic, 12 Saint Marks Place – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Cold Pizza Comedy w/ Norlex Belma, Peter Bandyck, Rachel McCartney, Saurin Choksi, Adam Sokol, Andy Erikson, Tim Bridge, Featherweight, 135 Graham Ave – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Neruda, Cooper Park – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: The Ramble, Alexander von Humboldt statue in Central Park, Central Park West and 77th Street – UWS, 10am – 11:30am, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (9/22) Ailey Extension, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange

THINGS TO DO

Queens County Fair, Queens County Farm Museum in Queens Farm Park, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway – Queens, 11am – 6pm

This traditional county fair boasts blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy pie eating and corn husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway games. There will also be a  Bavarian beer garden featuring traditional live music and dance. $0 – $10.

Coney Island Stop ‘N’ Swap, PS 100 Parking Lot, 2951 W 3rd St – Brooklyn, 12pm – 3pm

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Fall Harvest Festival, Myrtle Village Green Community Garden, 636 Myrtle Avenue – Brooklyn, 12pm – 3pm

Join us an afternoon of music, games, and fun for everyone. The festival will feature live music from The Dirty Spoons, a bake sale, raffle, food, and the cake walk. Free.

Art in the Park Potluck Artist Talk, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, 2pm – 5pm

Meet, greet, and potluck picnic with Riverside Park South artist Sarah E. Brook to learn about the newest sculpture on display, Viewfinding. Short works by 26 queer-identified poets on the themes of transformation and self-actualization will be incorporated directly onto the sculpture. Poets will be reading from their longer works at the opening picnic. Free.

Ailey Extension, Lawn at 173rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Highbridge Park, 3pm – 4pm

Celebrate Ailey’s 60th Anniversary with a special Revelations dance workshop with former Ailey Dancer and Director Lisa Johnson-Willingham. Free. RSVP.

Autumn Moon Festival, New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 4pm – 7pm

Enjoy traditional Chinese performances and demonstrations, food tastings, cultural crafts and storytelling, tours, and the uniquely beautiful New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the annual Autumn Moon Festival. $10.

 

MUSIC

GDFX, Evan Caminiti, Ka Baird, MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave – Queens, 3pm, Free.

Dissekrad, Extended Hell, Sangräd, The Windjammer, 552 Grandview Ave – Queens, 8pm, $10.

A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Mic Raygun, Panama Papers, Kempt, Hart Bar, 538 Hart St – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

Puppets Present: Stand-Up Comedy w/ Kelsey Caine, Carmen Lagala, Liza Treyger, Steven Castillo, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

The Drought Comedy w/ Rosebud Baker (Just For Laughs – New Faces), Sam Rubinoff (New York Comedy Club), Nick Simmons (New York Comedy Club), Amy Shanker (New York Comedy Club), Chris Scopo (Suite Buddies Podcast), Jeff Scheen (Laughs on FOX), SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, 8pm, $10.

 

FILM

Captain Underpants, Monsignor McGolrick Park in Msgr. McGolrick Park – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

The Greatest Showman, Westerleigh Park – Staten Island, 7pm, Free.

Black Panther, Baruch Playground – LES, 7pm, Free.

Rampage, Willowbrook Park Archery Range in Willowbrook Park – Staten Island, 7pm, Free.

A Wrinkle In Time, Lawn across from the tennis court in Crotona Park – Bronx, 7pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

East New York Farmer’s Market, Schneck Ave & New Lots Ave – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 24, 9am – 3pm, Free.

Farmer’s Market, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, 5816 Clarendon Road – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 3, 11am – 3pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (9/21) Bryant Park Square Dance, Joy As An Act of Resistance

THINGS TO DO

Joy As An Act of Resistance Opening Night, OkaySpace, 281 North 7th St – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm

View an exhibition based on the artwork for British punk band IDLES’ new album. Free.

Bryant Park Square Dance, Bryant Park, 5pm – 10pm

Come on down for live music, dancing, countrified lawn activities (including cornhole and trick-roping lessons), plus beer and wine and tasty grub curated by Hester Street Fair. Dave Harvey of NYC Barn Dance is coming back to serve as the featured caller, backed by live boot-stomping bands. No partner or experience is necessary. Free.

Bingo!, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. Music will play as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize. Free.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue and 41st Street, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Participants must be 16 or older to participate. Registration required at manhattanfencing.com . Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

 

MUSIC

Tin Foil, Chorizo, 1-800-BAND, Bernadette, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 7:30pm, $10.

Human People (Record Release), Thanks for Coming, Stove, June Gloom, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Debby Friday, Deli Girls, Skyshaker, Deflector, Wet Male, Hart Bar, 538 Hart St – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Yuka Aikawa, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Cereal Milk Comedy w/ Sam Taggart (Comedy Central), Carmen Lagala (Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Adam Wade (18-time Moth StorySlam Champion), Jes Tom (Stand UP NBC Finalist), Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 7:45pm, Free.

 

FILM

Toy Story, Courtney Callender Playground – Harlem, 7pm, Free.

The Greatest Showman, Ferry Point Park – Bronx, 7pm, Free.

Padre Nuestro, Maria Hernandez Park – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Sherlock Gnomes, Naples Playground – Staten Island, 7pm, Free.

Coco, Seaside Wildlife Nature Park – Staten Island, 7pm, Free.

Wonder, Bayside Fields – Queens, 7:15pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until Oct. 5, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (9/20) Tom Odell, Grease Sing-Along, Music from the Ice

THINGS TO DO

Grease Sing-Along, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street – Greenwich Village, 6pm – 9:30pm

Join a screening of Grease to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the classic movie musical. Bring your best moves to participate in a hula hoop demonstration and contest before the screening. Free.

Musical Ecologies: Cheryl E. Leonard – Music from the Ice, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm

The 2018-19 season of Musical Ecologies opens with San Francisco-based composer, performer, and instrument-builder Cheryl E. Leonard. Making a rare New York appearance, Leonard will present a set of music that investigates how climate change is transforming polar environments and ecosystems. $10.

Kevin Norton’s Breakfast of Champignon(s), Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join Newhouse After Dark, a new after-hours program. Featuring Breakfast of Champignon(s), an ensemble that explores the borderlands of contemporary chamber music, modern jazz, and free improvisation. $10.

New York Times Mag Live: Listen to the World, FIAF French Institute Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street – Lenox Hill, 7pm – 9pm

What would happen if you let sound guide you in your travels around the world? For its Voyages issue, The New York Times Magazine did just that, traveling to 11 destinations to record sound and images. Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of the magazine, will be previewing some of the sonic voyages firsthand, and also moderating a discussion with sound recordings and an acoustic ecologist about the surprising ways that sound informs our understanding about the world. Free. RSVP.

Human Chess, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive – UWS, 4pm – 6pm

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board at this Human Chess game, where chess becomes an embodied team sport. Free.

Sing-A-Long, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 4pm – 6pm

Join the Bryant Park Sing-A-Long. Featuring pianist Dan Manjovi. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

 

MUSIC

Tom Odell, Sony Hall, 235 West 46th St – Midtown, 7pm, Free.

DJ Kelly Frost, Controller, Handsome Beast, Tyger, Common Ancestors, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $8.

Ethers, En Attendant Ana, Patio, Famous Logs in History, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Dr. Danny, Mustardmind, Christian Carpenter, Berlin – NYC, 25 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Frank/ie Consent, Boiled Wool, Rock Solid, Cat & Cou, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Bae Bae, Sissy Elliott, chop, Elosi, Mood Ring, 1260 Myrtle Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

Yuka Aikawa, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Too Soon? Comedy w/ Wendy Steiner, Kenny Warren, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Nya Yeanafehn, Doug Key, Lily Icangelo, Andrew Schiavone, Malia Sias, Chris Hamilton, Orchard Street Hotel, 163 Orchard Street, 2nd Floor Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Black Panther, Slattery Playground – Bronx, 7pm, Free.

Frida, McCarren Park Pool Deck in McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

The Greatest Showman, Corlears Hook Park – LES, 7pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Yoga, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, Free.

Tour The Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue in Central Park – UES, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Bryant Park Yoga, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 20, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Free Yoga Class, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Thursday until Sept. 27, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (9/19) Afterschool Special, Napoleon Dynamite, IOU Comedy

THINGS TO DO

The American Dream, Room 2018, 208 Bowery – LES, 6pm – 9pm

Artist Pia Sawhney is unveiling her latest solo project, The American Dream, Room 2018. The temporary exhibit translates Pia’s playful yet dark art on 2D surfaces into filling 3D spaces, bringing the viewer into a world that is a mirror of American life with a caustic twist. It is a modern, immersive twist on the white-wall gallery experience.

Bad Behavior: Afterschool Special, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Featuring music by Mike Swells and Sammy Jo. Free. RSVP.

Elevated Design, The High Line , West 21st St – Chelsea, 6pm – 7:15pm

Get an insider’s look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Friends of the High Line Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the High Line and its impact locally and worldwide. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

 

MUSIC

SASCO, Language, Qwam, Motherhood, Tom West, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $8.

Foxfires, Strange Loops, Emma Bowers, Cold Weather Boy, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Church Girls, Robot Princess, Duckspeak, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Coco Verde (EP Release Show), The Muckers, Roya, Gustaf, Lord Fascinator (DJ), Native Sun (DJ), Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Hilary Woods, Shilpa Ray, Hether Fortune, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Yuka Aikawa, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Glad To Be Here Comedy w/ Caitlin Bitzegaio, AJ Dunk, Lais deSouza, Eric Gonzalez, Lani Harms, Andrew Kimler, Iliana Inocenio, Alexandra Sanchez, Lourdes Zamora, 38-02 61st Street – Queens, 8pm, $7.

IOU Comedy w/ Joe Pontillo, Brandon Sagalow, Meghan Frank, Maria Wojciecowski, Ryan Mulholland, Kent Ale House, 51 Kent Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Space Jam, Poor Richard’s Playground, East 109th St between 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave, 7pm, Free.

Napoleon Dynamite, 50 Kent Pop-Up Park in Bushwick Inlet Park – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Free Yoga at Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Tai Chi, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Wednesday until Oct. 17, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park, Between West 34th and West 35th Streets and 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue – Hudson Yards, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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