Around NYC Today (4/5) David Bowie Is, $2.50 Carousel Ride, Quiescence, Azieb


$2.50 Carousel Ride, Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 12pm – 5pm

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the park’s beloved 1912 carousel. $2.50 per ride, $11.50 for five tickets.

Kerouac International Festival, Instituto Cervantes – Midtown East, 7pm – 9pm

The Kerouac Festival is an international event that started in Spain, in the city of Vigo, seven years ago. This is the event’s third edition in New York. Featuring poetry and performances from Sheila Blanco, Francisco Castro, Nono the Poet, Raul de Nieves, Bonafide Rojas, Juan Luis Landaeta, Nicolas Linares and Vanesa Alvarez. Free. RSVP.

Quiescence, Scandinavia House – Midtown, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

This audiovisual work, a collaboration between visual artist Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir, musician and artist Abraham Brody, and cellist Ásta María Kjartansdóttir, interprets a quest for the silence that can be found in abundance in their native Iceland. The performance plays on the connection between the deep silence in nature and the perception of balance and rhythm. $7 – $12.

David Bowie Is Opening Reception, NU Hotel – Brooklyn, 6pm – 9pm

Need more Bowie in Brooklyn? Stop by NU Hotel’s lobby to visit the Bowie-themed pop-up gallery by local artist, Audrey Anastasi.

Dan Tranh Music Class, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner’s course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Free.



DJ Qbert, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:59pm, $10.

Cleric, Pyrrhon, Seven)Suns, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Choked Up (EP release), Library, Material Support, Lady Bits, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Antagonista, Slalomville, Amy Klein, Nuraxi, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Sammus, Dog, Old Maybe, Joanna Sternberg, Hart Bar – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $10.

Sotto Vocé, Jewel Thief, Jamskate, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Azieb, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Paula Hampton, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free.



Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Bryan McKenna (Opener for Jim Breuer), Madison Malloy (FOX, Sirius XM), Brian Grossi (TMZ, Round Trip Comedy Series), Maddy Smith (Stand-up NY Comedy Festival), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Brandon Scott Wolf (Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update), Offside Tavern – Greenwich Village, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.



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

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Thursday and Friday until March 8, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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