Around NYC Today (4/23) Great Women of Shakespeare, Radio Jarocho, Butterboy


The Folio is Female: Great Women of Shakespeare, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 8pm

Join a birth (and death) day celebration for the Bard that celebrates the dynamic female leads of Shakespeare’s plays. The evening will feature classic monologues and scenes performed by The Drilling Company, as well as a New Orleans Second Line funeral processional by the Jambalaya Brass Band to spirit the Bard into Bryant Park. Free.

What A Wonderful World: Radio Jarocho, Queens Library Peninsula Branch, 6:30pm

Queens Library in Partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world. Radio Jarocho will offer its interpretation of the song as well as a lively compilation of traditional Folk music from Mexico. Radio Jarocho plays son jarocho, the rowdy, upbeat, and at times melancholic music of the countryside of Veracruz, Mexico, and mixes it with the sounds of New York life. Free. RSVP.



TOMI, NADINE, Pianos – LES, 8pm, $10.

HOARD, Emoni Wilkins, Rashad McPherson, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – LES, 7pm, $10.

Trampoline Jetstream, Winter Wolf, Dark Moon Apache, Between The Rain, Ereptile Destruction, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Glitter Moneyyy, Maia Zoe, Queer Kevin, Mallrat (solo), Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Kings County Swing, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.

John Koozin Trio, Zinc Bar – West Village, 11:30pm, $10.



Butterboy Comedy w/ Liza Treyger, Chris Thayer, Drew Michael, Nicole Aimee Schreiber, Tim Dillon, Kerry Coddett, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Guest Host David Cross, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Chanel Ali (MTV’s Girl Code), Hanna Dickinson (writer for TruTV’s Comedy Knockout), Bret Raybould (SF SketchFest, Bridgetown), Courtney Reynolds (Burning Bridges Comedy Fest), Samuel Bronowski (The New Yorker), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Melissa Diaz (Carolines On Broadway Breakout Artist), Usama Siddiquee (MTV), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Monday until June 4, 8am – 9am, Free.

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

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 11am – 11:50am, 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until March 30, 2pm – 3pm, Free.


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