Around NYC Today (4/19) Home Front, Bomb Shelter Comedy, George Braith


Home Front, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Home Front brings together six artists whose work explores public and private acts of strength and resistance by women in times of social or political upheaval. A prevailing theme is the idea of home itself, and, by extension, preserving associated cultural and familial traditions, as a political act in places where one is made to feel unwelcome or invisible (i.e. due to race, class, or immigration status), especially during times of transition or loss. Featuring artists Lauren Frances Adams, Golnar Adili, Aisha Cousins, Maya Jeffereis, Lorena Molina and Katherine Toukhy. Free.

Curator Talk with Jahtiek Long, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Staten Island, 7pm – 9pm

Join Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers curator Jahtiek Long to discuss the exhibit’s themes of a changing Staten Island community, the power of representation, and the importance of embracing multiple narratives. Free with gallery admission ($4-$5).

Mekong Group 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.



George Braith, Hansborough Recreation Center – UWS, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

Ricky Lewis, Haley Zoller, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Modern Diet, The Brazen Youth, Vassals, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Emily Yacina, The Grapes, Tris, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7pm, $10.



Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Nathan Macintosh (Conan), Louis Katz (Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Leah Bonnema (IFC, VH1, AXS TV), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8:30pm, $5.

Punch Comedy Hour w/ Clark Jones, Venessa Lince, and Freddy Sheffield, Amarachi Restaurant – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Good Knight w/ Dekunle Somade, Conrad Roth, Melissa Diaz, Ace Reyes, Maya Klausner, Alexx Starr, Malorie Bryant, Gotham City Lounge – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Tito/ Ryan Comedy Show w/ Sean Donnelly (Comedy Central), Sarah Tollemach (Colbert), Casey James Salengo (Kimmel), Rosebud Baker (NYCF), Ryan Schutt (Laughs), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central), Art Café + Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, 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.

Tour of The Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery – Lower Manhattan, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, 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: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.


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