Around NYC Today (5/27) Mamapalooza, Flux Factory Potluck, I’m A Doctor Now

THINGS TO DO

Performance and Potluck: Amirtha Kidambi and Jessica Pavone with Supper from Flux Iron Chefs, Windmill Community Garden (39-22 29th Street, Long Island City) – Queens, 4pm – 7pm
As part of the Wilder LIC Exhibition, Flux Factory will host two performances from artists in the exhibition and potluck afternoons at the Windmill Community Garden. Featuring musicians Jessica Pavone and Amirtha Kidambi. Free.

Miguel’s Summer Kick Off, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 2pm – 6pm

Celebrate fun in the sun with host DJ Miguel with live music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Free.

Weedy Nomad: A Walking Tour of LIC’s Forgotten Landscapes, Windmill Community Garden (39-22 29th Street, Long Island City) – Queens, 2pm – 3pm

Join artists Thomas Choinacky and Christopher Kennedy for a walking tour of Long Island City’s overlooked green spaces and marginal ecologies. Free.

Spring Garden Walk, Margaret Corbin Circle in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 1pm – 2:30pm

Take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Free.

Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 12pm – 5pm

Feminist families celebrate all mamas and the people who love them at this annual festival featuring music, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, face painting, art and activism. Free.

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 12pm – 4pm

The Amateur Astronomers Association return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky. Free.

I’m A Doctor Now!: Stories About Self-Diagnosis, Caveat – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Come discover what health anxieties keep New York comedians up all night. Hypochondriacs and victims of terrible insurance will relate to comedic stories of healthcare nightmares, ranging from homeopathic cures for yeast infections to at-home surgery. Featuring stories from Andrea Hickey (Buzzfeed), Randi Silverman (UCB, Night Late), Gabe Gonzalez (Flama, Mic.com), Jeremy Bent (Mission to Zyxx), With special guest medical professionals Trent She and John St. Denis. $10.

The Tangible Hallucination of Rourou in the Day-Time, Arts On Site NYC (12 St Marks Place Studio 3F) – East Village, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

A minimalist dance that utilizes Jenga blocks as an interactive object. Through the dance the artist seeks to convey her experience as a foreign artist who relocated to New York City. She wants to address how she was confronted with setbacks while pursuing her artistic dreams, and how she was bombarded with feelings of loss, failure, loneliness and alienation. Featuring performers Rourou Ye and Jun Zhou. Free.

 

MUSIC

Cascando, An Isle of Golden Dreams, Lucy, Vas Deferens, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Yes (St)and w/ Casey McGowan, Rachel Sennott, Dominic Fogarty, Jessy Morner-Ritt, Elizabeth Scafuto, Kisha Peart, Catherine Montesi, Charlez Abouzied, Hosted by Danny Stratton and Nathan Tillis, QED – Queens, 7pm, $5.

 

FILM

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, The Painter’s Playground (Alderton Street between Dieterle and Ellwell Crescents) – Queens, 8pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park – UWS, Every Sunday until Aug. 12, 8am – 9am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday until May 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Sunday Tai Chi, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 10am – and 11am, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/26) Summer Kick Off, Queens Night Market, LINOUQ

THINGS TO DO

Summer Kick Off, Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village in Forest Park – Queens, 2pm – 6pm

Celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Free admission to the park. Tickets for rides and games at the Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village costs $3.50 for one ticket, $10 for three tickets and $30 for 10 tickets.

Kayak the Bay, Little Bay Park Kayak/Canoe Launch Site in Little Bay Park –  Queens, 1pm – 4pm

Join the Waterfront Alliance as you navigate your way through Little Bay’s scenic views. Free.

Hester Street Fair, The Intersection of Essex and Hester Street – LES, 11am – 6pm

Hester Street Fair’s Lobster and Beer event is having its third round. ome out and grab a lobster roll before they’ve all been grabbed and a $4 Old Blue Last and lie back back in the grass. Vendoes include Claw Daddy’s and DownEast Lobstah. Free.

Queens Night Market, New York Hall of Science, 6pm – 11:59pm

Take full advantage of the $5 price cap on food — only a handful of dishes will be selling at $6. Performers on the lineup include: DJ Lil Buddy, Brewster Moonface, Batala New York and Vivian Viva DeConcini. Free.

Bryant Park Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bryant Park Lawn, 7pm – 9pm

This event is a full production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced by The Drilling Company. A familiar sight – a romantic Bryant Park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy. Free.

Washington Square Park Tour, Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park, 1pm – 2pm

Take a journey through history and learn about the park’s beginnings as a parade ground, the unmistakable monuments, and the many people that have made the park the cultural hub that it is today. Free.

Closing Reception and Performance: Capucine Bourcart’s Public Artwork LINOUQ, First Avenue at 112th Street in Thomas Jefferson Park – East Harlem,

Join the closing event of the public artwork LINOUQ by Capucine Bourcart. From 2008 to 2012, Capucine Bourcart walked every street in Manhattan, from State Street to 220th Street, taking photographic details of walls along her route. This collection of photographs was used to create a photo-assemblage made of 4,170 metal squares that has hung from a chain link fence in a design inspired by Native Americans, the island’s first inhabitants. The closing will feature a performance by Delwin Fiddler, Jr. of Lakota Performing Arts Program, with Native American flute, grass dance, and double beat. Free.

Paint the Rainbow Mural, Greenhouse Playground in Forest Park – Queens, 9am – 2ppm

Join artists Amanda Long and Tommy Hartung to paint the Rainbow Mural, a colorful reclamation of the well-worn concrete barrier at the Forest Park Greenhouse Playground near the historical carousel. A pixelated rainbow pattern will be painted on the interior and exterior of the play area and skate park. All materials will be provided, and free snacks and t-shirts will be available for all volunteers. Free.

 

MUSIC

Bbigpigg, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Rich Medina, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Secret Lineup, H0L0 – Queens, 10pm, $10.

Julia Weldon, Ryan Luce, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Anni Rossi, Tatters & Rags, The Piggies, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Mike Brown (Full Frontal w/ Samantha Bee), Hannah Boone (Adult Swim), Shane Torres (Conan), Eudora Peterson (The Special without Brett Davis), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, May 26 (Sat.), 8pm, Free.

 

FILM

Jaws, Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

Spider-Man Homecoming, Sol Bloom Playground – UWS, 7:30pm, Free.

Coco, William F. Passannante Ballfield – West Village, 7:30pm, Free.

Finding Dory, Gorman Playground – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, P.S. 249 (18 Marlborough Rd.) – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Franz Sigel Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Coco, Crotona Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Yoga on the Beach, Beach 108th Street in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 1, 8:15am – 9:15am, Free.

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Yoga Flow, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park, Every Saturday until Sept. 29, 10am – 11am, Free.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 16, 9:30am – 10:30am and 11am – 12pm, Free.

Zumba, West Harlem Piers Park, Every Saturday until Sept. 29, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Union Square Walking Tour, Meet in front of Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street), Every Saturday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday until May 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/25) Sting and Shaggy, Sound Off Soul Yoga, Seventh Seal

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bryant Park Lawn, 7pm – 9pm

This event is a full production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced by The Drilling Company. A familiar sight – a romantic Bryant Park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy. Free.

Sound Off Soul Yoga w/ Jazmin Tejada and DJ Lety Love, Owl’s Head Park – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8:30pm

Breathe to the beat as you burn calories and stress with Sound Off Soul — a guided Vinyasa session led by instructor Jazmin Tejada, featuring Soulful House, Afro-beat, Neo-Soul, and R&B mixes from DJ Lety Love. Free.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

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

 

MUSIC

Sting and Shaggy, Rumsey Playfield – Central Park, 7am, Free.

A Bunch of Dead People, Kill Binton, Toot Sweet, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

DECOR, Outside World, CONDUIT, PILL, DJ CHRIS BUG, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Space Toys, Chase Winters, Letters To Nepal, Foxtrotter, Ashley Heath, Grumby DJ Set, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Minibeast, Permanent Makeup, Alien Trilogy, Dead Tenants, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Danielle Martin, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, 7pm, Free.

Ayako Shirasaki, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Sandip Sen (Fox’s Laughs), YouJean Chang (NBC), Phil from Chico (New York Comedy Club), Tait Winston (The Stand Comedy Club), Malorie Bryant (Broadway Comedy Club), Oppa – West Village, 7:30pm, Free.

Kate Willett, Brett Hiker, Jessica Saul, Rufat Agayev, Willie Zabar, The Creek and the Cave – Queens, 11:55pm, Free.

Ja-Ron Young (6 pack @ Brit Pack), Carlos Garcia (Baltimore Comedy Festival), Mario Benitez (Unusual Culprits), Ron Prendimano (Laffin Matterz TV), Shane Morrison (Otto’s Shrunken Head), Siobhan Brandman, Miller Rogue (iHouse Comedy), Hosted by Chris Moore (The Blackout Diaries), Broadway Comedy Club – Midtown West, 7pm, $7 – $10.

 

FILM

Seventh Seal (1957), Long Meadow by the Picnic House in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 8:45pm, Free.

Moana, Field 81 in Randall’s Island Park, 8:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Bensonhurst Park – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free.

Lilies of the Field (1963), Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

Coco, Frank D. O’Connor Playground – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Toy Story, Williamsbridge Oval – Bronx, 8pm, Free.

Despicable Me 2, Wolfe’s Pond Park, Cornelia Av and Chester Ave – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until June 29, 10am – 11am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday until May 25, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 9am – 5pm. Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/24) Tap-A-Long, Watercolor Class, Bomb Shelter Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Tap-A-Long, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Grab your tap shoes and hoof on down to the Piano in Bryant Park for a celebration in honor of National Tap Dance Day. With special appearances by Marietta Clark, Rod Ferrone, Megan Haungs, Yuka Kameda, and Hank Smith with Ayako Shirasaki on the piano. Free.

My Father’s Business, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Cal Turner, the former CEO of Dollar General, discusses his new book My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company. Free.

Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Artist Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP.

Truth Serum, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Truth Serum, a late night talk show turned podcast, is a a “Double Dare” style game show with stand up, sketch comedy, and booze. With Stand Up by Jack Pinsky, Aaron LaRoche. Sketch Performance by Matthew Abrahams, Manuel Belliard, Michele O’Brien, Eitan Rosenberg, Ethan Scheck. Hosted by Zoe Yellen. $7.

 

MUSIC

Mundy’s Bay, Gin War, Good Looking Friends, No Swoon, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

David Freeman, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free.

The Doilies, Lifemusik Mit Andre, Derick Evans, Kate Mohanty, H0L0 – Queens, 6:30pm, $8.

Boot, Tygersounds, Common Ancestors, Tenderfoot, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $5 suggested donation.

Mayve, Mafalda, Stardust Creatures, Joe Wood, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Corinne Fisher (Guys We F*cked Podcast, Joe Rogan Experience), Mike Cannon (Comedy Central, MTV, Irish Goodbye Podcast), Elon Altman (AXS TV, NBC), Jocelyn Chia (AXS TV, Sirius XM), Clint Nohr (AXS TV, Oddball Festival), Kenny Warren (Comics Cutting Comics), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk Podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown West, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Casual Town w/ Mary Beth Barone (Viceland), Alex English (Viceland, The Rundown with Robin Thede on BET), Stavros Halkias (Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude podcast), Carmen Lagala ( Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival), Sing Sing Ave. A – East Village, 7pm, $5.

Cool World Comedy w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Clare O’Kane (Viceland), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert Podcast), Rosebud Baker (Two Less Lonley Girls), Alexis Guerrero (The Cooligans), A Bar Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The House (2017), Sara D Roosevelt Park – LES, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, 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.

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

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Thursday until June 7, 5pm – 6pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (5/23) Riverdale High, QED&D, Bryant Park Dance Party

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Author: Bringing Riverdale High Alive with Graphic Novels, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Hear Thomas Pitilli, Archie Comics artist, discuss how he brings Riverdale High alive in Archie Comics. Get the inside scoop on his work, then stick around and get your book signed. Free.

Bryant Park Dance Party, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 8:30pm

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, features superb bands and expert dance instruction. Each week, the event will switch between genres such as salsa, bhangra and swing. Free.

QED&D, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

You walk into the local bar and inn. A scruffy half-orc, walks into the middle of the room, glances around, and says “So, who’s from out of town here tonight?” Play the world’s ultimate role-playing game as a multimedia epic, with music, visual guides, drinking games, and a stand-up comedy set that will be woven into the story. You could be one of our other party members, all you have to do is attend the show. $8.

 

MUSIC

Jill Peacock with Miranda Joan and Aya Jack, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Zach Layton, Loren Connors, David Grubbs, H0L0 – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

DBK, Bonnie Baxter, YUNG MAYNE, H0L0 – Queens, 10pm, $5 – $8.

 

COMEDY

Comedians You Should Know w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Rebecca O’Neil (NPR), Whitmer Thomas (Comedy Central), Daniel Simeonson (BBC), Jono Zalay (Riot LA’s Comics to Watch), Jeff Steinbrunner (Accidental Comedy Fest), Hosted by David Drake, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Cold Beer Comedy w/ Akaash Singh (MTV and the Flagrant 2 podcast), Krystina Hutchinson (“Guys We F*cked” podcast), Kase Raso, Rosebud Baker, KC Arora, Chris Scopo, Casey Balsham and Matt Ruby, New York Comedy Club – Kips Bay, 9pm, $5.

 

FILM

Wonder, Happy Warrior Playground – UWS, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30am – 7:30am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until July 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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