Around NYC Today (8/18) Hudson River Park Blues BBQ, Summer Streets

THINGS TO DO

Summer Streets, Various locations, 7am – 1pm

On the first three Saturdays in August between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. Enjoy live performances, zip-lining, adaptive basketball games, free fitness classes with Shape Up NYC, art and science workshops, and more along the route from City Hall Park to Central Park. Free.

Roller Jam and Silent Disco, Roller Hockey Rink in Pelham Bay Park – Bronx, 1pm – 9pm

Join a boogie-down Roller Jam, featuring food trucks, music, and fun activities, followed by an evening of dancing. Roller Jam features music from Uptown Vinyl with two sessions from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. After 6:00 p.m., grab a pair of headphones and tune into our Silent Disco DJ spinning your favorite tunes. Choose your favorite songs from Top 40 hit and the ’80s to Hip Hop and R&B. Bring your own skates or rent skates for free! Roller skates are first come, first served for each session. Free.

2018 Jazz Festival, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, 2pm – 6pm

Enjoy two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot. Free.

Dance at Socrates, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, 4pm – 5:30pm

Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its 6th season, bringing dancers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront. Free.

Emerging Music Festival, Bryant Park Stage in Bryant Park, 5pm – 10pm

Emerging Music Festival returns for its fourth year with rising New York-based bands performing on one of the biggest stages of their young careers. Thousands of music lovers pack the Bryant Park lawn for the city’s best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, singer-songwriter, and more. Between sets attendees can play giant lawn games, learn to juggle, and purchase food and beverages from local vendors. Free.

Hudson River Park Blues BBQ, Pier 97, Hudson River Park, Enter at 59th Street, Aug. 18 (Sat.), 2pm – 9pm

Join local pit powerhouses like Brother Jimmy’s, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Mighty Quinn’s, and Pig Beach fire up their smokers while you take in live blues and roots performances. Featuring music by Vieux Farka Toure, Dawn Tyler Watson, Welch-Ledbetter Connection, etc. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

The Closehigh, Descendent, Trickpapi, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 3pm, $10.

Miwa Gemini, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, 185 Orchard St – LES, 7pm, $10.

Nat Brower, Ereptile Destruction, Are They Yes They Are, DJ Paul Major, Rippers, 8601 Shore Front Pkwy – Rockaway Beach, 7pm, Free.

Best Exes, Eleanor Fish, Cherch, Privacy Issues, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Isa Flowers (of Beechwood), Density, Phil Gammage (solo), Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Soren Bryce, Laszlo, Skuwid, Cyborg GF, Jimbo Flex, Arnav, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $5.

Gobbinjr, Rue, Thelma, Debbie, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8:30pm, $10.

Devlin & The Details, Pale Joyride, The Sockettes, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Katie Hannigan (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Krishna Reddy (TBS, MTV), Mike Albanese (BET, Suite Buddies Podcast), Jesse Jones (MTV, Cape Fear Comedy Festival), TJ Del Reno (Daily Show, MTV), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk Podcast), The Gaf West, 401 West 48th St – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Panomundo, East 43rd Street Community Garden, 1087 East 43 Street – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Wonder Woman, Marx Brothers Playground, 2 Ave, E 96 To E 97 Sts – UES, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Despicable Me 3, Marc and Jason’s Playground – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

The Emoji Movie, De Matti Playground in De Matti Park – Staten Island, 8:15pm, Free.

Rampage, Willowbrook Park Archery Range in Willowbrook Park – Staten Island, 8:15pm, Free.

Coco, Mullaly Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, 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.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 16, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Capoeira for Beginners, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 15, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (8/17) Emerging Music Festival, Silver Linings Comedy, Selma

THINGS TO DO

Emerging Music Festival, Bryant Park Stage in Bryant Park, 5pm – 10pm

Emerging Music Festival returns for its fourth year with rising New York-based bands performing on one of the biggest stages of their young careers. Thousands of music lovers pack the Bryant Park lawn for the city’s best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, singer-songwriter, and more. Between sets attendees can play giant lawn games, learn to juggle, and purchase food and beverages from local vendors. Free.

Picnic & Play, East River Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, 5:30pm – 8pm

Bring out your family and friends for fun games like giant Connect 4, Jenga, board games, hula hoops, art projects, and more. Bring a picnic or purchase a burger at the pop-up grill as you watch the sunset. Free.

Summer Music 2018 at Pelham Bay Park: Jay Hoggard’s Africaribbean Vibes, Lawn Behind the Track and Field Area in Pelham Bay Park – Bronx, 6pm – 7:30pm

Come out and enjoy some cool vibes from acclaimed vibraphonist/composer Jay Goggard. Drawing on traditional and contemporary musical vocabulary to develop new directions for the vibraphone, Hoggard blends jazz and gospel roots with African marimba rhythms. Hoggard presents performances of blues, bop, and ballads that seamlessly blend with his innovative original compositions. Free.

Stargazing on the Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 8pm – 10pm

Come see the stars and moon with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. Telescopes are set up just west of the oval along the waterfront and AAA members provide instruction on how to identify objects in the sky. Free.

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks, Between West 10th Street and West 15th Street in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk – Brooklyn, 9:30pm – 10pm

Coney Island’s Friday Night Firework Series is back for the summer. For the best views, find a spot anywhere in the Amusement District down to the beach and boardwalk. 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

Yasser Tejeda & Palotré, Ruppert Park – UES, 4pm, Free.

Gilligan Moss, Argonaut & Wasp, Jitwam, Beach 94th Street Plaza in Rockaway Beach, Beach 94th Street & Shorefront Parkway – Queens, 6pm, Free.

Peaer, Floral Print, Truth Club, I.R. Moody, Goldsounds, 44 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Baby Soda, Hudson River Park’s Pier 45, 7pm, Free.

Darkwing, The Royal They, Lumps, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Nathan Xander, Hamish Kilgour, 1-800-BAND, Julian Cubillos, The Footlight, 465 Seneca Ave – Queens, 9pm, $10.

Juliana Huxtable, Vermelho, Kellam Matthews, Mizeyesis, TankTop NYC, Good Room, 98 Meserole Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Norlex Belma (Caroline’s Breakout Artist Series), Jared Snow (MTV’s Wild ‘N Out), Jay Jurden (West Side Comedy Club), Aldo Malaspina (Comic Strip Live), O.P.P.A., 162 West 4th St – West Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Silver Linings Comedy w/ Clark Jones (HBO “Crashing” and Comedy Central), Cara Weinberger (Reductress and The New Yorker), Dan Harumi (AXS TV Gotham Comedy Live), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege, Comedians You Should Know. Refinery29), Jeff Wesselschmidt (Cherry Bomb, Toga Party P, Precious Metal, 143 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

FILM

The Muppets Take Manhattan, Frisbee Hill in Central Park – UWS, 6:30pm, Free.

Wrinkle in Time, Jacob Schiff Playground in Jacob H. Schiff Playground – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

Selma, Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134 St – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

Ferdinand, Playground for All Children in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Hancock Playground in John Hancock Playground – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

The Lion King, School Road and Bay Street in Von Briesen Park – Staten Island, 8:15pm, Free.

The Karate Kid (1984), Hudson River Park’s Pier 46, 8:30pm, Free.

Avengers: Infinity War, Joyce Kilmer Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Black Panther, Ferry Point Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, 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.

Introduction to Meditation, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, Every Monday and Friday until Aug. 31, 7am – 7:45am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue, Every weekday until Aug. 30, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Harlem Flow, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, Every third Friday until Aug. 17, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (8/16) King Lear, The Black Iris Project, Kemba, The Goonies

THINGS TO DO

Ethiopian Coffee Ritual, Dorothy K. McGowan Memorial Garden, 509 W. 158th St – Washington Heights, 5pm – 7pm

The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is an important part of Ethiopian culture. It involves roasting coffee beans and preparing boiled coffee in a special vessel akin to the ibriks used to make Turkish coffee. The Dorothy K. McGowan Memorial Garden will be putting on an coffee ceremony and it will be led by our Ethiopian garden committee member Hadi. There will be popcorn for snacking on during the coffee ceremony. Free.

Con Art: A Solo Exhibition by Dan Alva, Guy Hepner, 520 West 27th Street – Chelsea, Aug. 16 (Thurs.), 7pm – 10pm

The TAX Collection and Guy Hepner present ‘Con Art’, a solo gallery exhibition by Dan Alva. The Miami-based street artist utilizes his marketing and advertisement background to create satirical works that aim to challenge the messages of recognizable ad campaigns and comment on the excesses of materialism and lifestyle marketing.

Rooftop Painting Workshop, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street – West Village, 6pm – 8pm

Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset. Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You’ll get to take home your painting. Supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary. Free.

Bryant Park Writers Workshop: The Creative Essay, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

Learn more about fiction writing, non-fiction writing. This week is The Creative Essay with Miranda McLeod. Free.

Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 7pm – 9pm

Choreographer Jeremy McQueen’s ballet collective, The Black Iris Project, has been using movement to celebrate black artists since 2016. At SummerStage, the performance will include MADIBA, a ballet inspired by the life of the late Nelson Mandela, whose 100th birthday is being commemorated this year. The work, which was selected by the celebrated ballerina, Misty Copeland, and previously performed at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2017, will be followed by the world premiere of A Mother’s Rite, featuring Alvin Ailey dancer Courtney Spears. Free.

Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear, 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway in Crocheron Park – Queens, 7pm – 10:15pm

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth, and power that had defined him. Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the notion of power – who has it, how one obtains it, and how one defines it. Free.

Sing-A-Long in Bryant Park, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 2pm – 4pm

Join a special Broadway Sing-A-Long with pianist Victor Lin. Free.

Historic Richmond Town’s Summer Eats, Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue – Staten Island, 5pm – 10pm

Enjoy a summer night with free admission to the beautiful grounds of Staten Island’s historic village.  Featuring a weekly rotating theme of food trucks, music, photo booths, games, entertainment and Egger’s Homemade Ice Cream. 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

Kemba, The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 1, Sculpture Garden, 11 West 53rd St – Midtown, 5:30pm, Free.

Dances, Big Bliss, Birds, Twiga, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Cupid Youth, Holy Golden, Bye, Absolutely Yours, Berlin, 25 Ave A – East Village, 8pm, $8.

PAT Party, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Too Soon? Comedy w/ Royce Wynn, Geoffrey Asmus, April Boddy, Doug Key, Marchello Hernedez, YouJean Chang, Malia Sias, Chris Hamilton, Orchard Street Hotel, 163 Orchard St, 2nd Floor Bar – LES, 7:30pm, $2.

Butterscotch Comedy w/ Marcia Belsky, Ryan Beck, Matt Wayne, Lindsay Boling, Xasmin Garcia, Mike Joyce, Napoleon Emill, Greene Grape Annex, 753 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Frisbee Hill in Central Park – uws, 6:30pm, Free.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Samuel Seabury Playground – UES, 8pm, Free.

The Goonies, Beach 108th Street Roller Rink in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk – Queens, 8pm, 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.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, Every weekday until Aug. 30, 9am – 5pm, 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 Aug. 30, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

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

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

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

Prospect Park Yoga, Long Meadow North in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, Every Thursday until Aug. 30, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

Zumba Under The Stars with Lisa G aka RockawayZumbaWay, Beach 108th Street Roller Rink in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk – Queens, Every Thursday until Aug. 30, 7:30pm – 9pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (8/15) Alice Smith, Tampopo, Accordions Around the World

THINGS TO DO

Local & Delish, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Author Wendy Tyson (Rooted in Deceit) and food writers Marisa Bulzone and Francesca Pardo (150ish Newsletter) chat about local and delicious food with host Jeanne Muchnick, food and dining reporter, Journal News. Free.

Accordions Around the World, Bryant Park, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join this weekly series featuring accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Hear music from all over the world to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument. Free.

Dance Away the Night with Strictly Tango, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 6pm – 8pm

Ever want to visit Argentina? The home of the romantic tango? Come spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Enjoy live music, tango stories, dance demonstrations and tango classes! Featuring Sergio Segura, the director of Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. Free.

Salsa Warriors, Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 7pm – 9:30pm

Join a fun night of traditional and new music, featuring a live band performance and non-stop dancing. Free.

Bryant Park Non-Fiction: ‘Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

History buff? Join fascinating talks with top historians. This week, Joel Richard Paul discusses his book Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times. Free.

Design Tour: Elevated Design, The High Line, 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.

Historic Richmond Town’s Cruise Night, Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue – Staten Island, 5:30pm – 9pm

Have dinner at the Cheech A’ Cini’s food truck, walk the grounds and see the classic cars of a bygone era from Staten Island’s best car clubs. 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

Alice Smith, Akala, DJ Stormin Norman, SummerStage, Marcus Garvey Park, 124th St and Fifth Ave – Harlem, 6pm, Free.

Wet, The Penthouse at The Standard – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Coyle Girelli, Josh Congress, Foley & Michelle Rose, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave –  Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Space Meow Doll, Kali Sara, Opaques, Scottie, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Human Circuit, High Waisted (DJ Set), Dead Tooth, Treads, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Pop. 1280, Chexx, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Hack City Comedy w/ Nore Davis (Conan), Atheer Yacoub (Gotham Comedy Club), Amy Shanker (New York Comedy Club), Akaash Singh (MTV’s Wild’n Out), Chris Cheney (Sup? Podcat), Jordan Mendoza (Every Damn Day on Comedy Central), Black Cat LES, 172 Rivington St, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Crooklyn, Frisbee Hill in Central Park, 6:30pm, Free.

Tampopo (Japan), Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, 7pm, Free.

WALL·E, Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street – UWS, 7pm, Free.

The Incredibles, Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street in Juniper Valley Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, James Weldon Johnson Playground – UES, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Osborn Playground – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Sunrise Tai Chi, Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:30am – 7:30am, Free.

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.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, Every weekday until Aug. 30, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Drawing at the Conference House, Conference House Museum in Conference House Park, 298 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every Wednesday until Aug. 1, 10am – 12pm, Free.

Family Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 5:30pm – 6:15pm, Free.

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

HIIT with lululemon, Hudson River Park’s Pier 25, North Moore St. and West St, Every Wednesday until Sept. 12, 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.

Yoga, Swindler Cove in Sherman Creek – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Sunset Yoga, Abby’s Lawn in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:45pm – 8pm, Free.

Waterfront Zumba, LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter’s Point South Park, Borden Avenue and Center Boulevard – Queens, Every two weeks on Wednesday until Aug. 29, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (8/14) Gremlins, Strictly Tango, Grandbaby Comedy, CBXT

THINGS TO DO

CBXT, Pier 17, 89 South Street – Lower Manhattan, 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Free fitness classes are now available on Tuesdays and Thursdays curated by some of New York’s top fitness experts, courtesy of LIFEWTR and NewYork-Presbyterian, Lower Manhattan Hospital. CompleteBody Xross Training also known as CBXT, this premiere program incorporates a body transforming group of HIIT functional movements utilizing kettle bells, battle ropes, TRX, weights, rowing, Bosu and the exclusive Queenex Bridge. Free. RSVP.

Strictly Tango at Washington Square Park, Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park, 6pm – 8pm

Put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Free.

Sunset Salsa, Pier 45 at Hudson River Park, Hudson River Greenway, 6:30pm – 9pm

Every Tuesday, Hudson River Park hosts a Salsa dancing night with some of NYC’s best DJs. Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30pm – 7:15pm followed by a dance party. Free. RSVP.

Bryant Park Poetry: Graywolf Press, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join the Bryant Park Reading Room Poetry Series. This week’s program is produced in partnership with Graywolf Press. Featuring the poets Saskia Hamilton, Matthea Harvey, Erika L. Sánchez, and Susan Stewart. Free.

Stargazing, The High Line at 14th Street – Chelsea, 6:45pm – 9:30pm

Head to the High Line for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. Free.

Bryant Park Graphic Novel BookClub: ‘The Beatles Yellow Submarine,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join fellow enthusiasts and expert facilitators to discuss graphic novels. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supply lasts. This week is The Beatles Yellow Submarine. Hosted by Kelly Coyle-Crivelli of Penguin Random House. Free.

Bryant Park Knitting Class, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 1:30pm – 3pm

Swing by for free instruction from yarn store Knitty City, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles provided. Classes are weather permitting. 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

Adjective Animal, Hot Curl, and Project Diem, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 12pm, $8 – $10.

Victor Lin, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

Teen Body, Sean Henry, Water From Your Eyes, The Throat, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Tomberlin, Yowler, Emily Yacina, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Flower, Torpor, SAP, Decisions, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

The Triplets Of Comedy w/ Nick Naney, Eudora Peterson, Sandy Honig, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Grandbaby Comedy w/ Liz Magee (All Female Reboot), Andy Sandford (Conan), Sara DeForest (SF Punchline), Lynn Maleh (Wolf Den Comedy), 55 McGuinness Boulevard South – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Hair, Frisbee Hill in Central Park – UWS, 6:30pm, Free.

Gremlins, Henry M. Jackson Playground – LES, 8pm, 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, Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue – 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.

Tai Chi Class, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

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

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, Every weekday until Aug. 30, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Bryant Park Yoga, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 18, 10am – 11am, Free.

Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. and Indian Road, Every Tuesday until Aug. 29, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Pilates in the Park, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Tuesday until July 31, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Bodyroll Workout, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Tuesday until Sept. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Riverside HIIT, Terrace at 108th Street in Riverside Park, Every Tuesday until Oct. 30, 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Free.

Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness, Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, Every Tuesday until Aug. 14, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 20, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

Sunset Yoga by the Beach, Beach 102nd Street and Shorefront Parkway – Queens, Every Tuesday until Sept. 4, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, Free.

 

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