Around NYC Today (5/4) Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Paint Social, Tall Juan DJ Set


Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Sunset Park Recreation Center – Brooklyn, 4pm – 7pm

Join a celebration of Mexican culture with music, dance, crafts and more. Also includes a screening of the movie Chavela. Free.

Public Art Opening and Participatory Event with Judith Modrak, Thomas Paine Park – TriBeCa, 10am – 2pm

Our Memories is an installation of seven translucent, neuron-inspired sculptures that contain cavities holding color-coded memory stones. The memory stones are classified into six primary emotive categories: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. During one-day events at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park and Thomas Paine Park, participants will transform two new sculptures by recalling a powerful memory and then sharing the memory by depositing it in a sculpture. Free.

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

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

Paint Social, Jackie Robinson Recreation Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join a group painting session. Express your creativity through painting and socializing. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided. Free. RSVP by calling 212.234.9607 or by emailing .

Exhibit Opening: Our Botanical World by the Professional Women Photographers Group, Queens Botanical Garden, 8am – 5pm

Our Botanical World features curated photographs by members of the Professional Women Photographers group inspired by the botanical world and its impact on human life through all seasons. A “Meet the Artists” event will take place from 6 to 8pm. Free with garden admission ($6 for adults, $4 for children and students).



Dentist, Small Drag, Mars Motel, Fuckery, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Tall Juan (Latin DJ Set), Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

Oh, Oh, Ecstasy, Hello Nurse, Maude Latour, Memoirs of Addiction, The Cold Seas, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Haiku, Victoria Canal, Alex Carr, Just Another Crew, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Unwed Sailor, Early Day Miners, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Big Mack, Ammunation, Liberty, Restraining Order, Brooklyn Bazaar (cellar), 8pm, $10.



Eugene T. Barnes (Carolines), Raj Belani (Phillies Funniest), Sandy Chansamone (The PIT), YouJean Chang (College Humor), Paul Schissler (Comedy Wire), Oppa – West Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Coast 2 Coast Comedy Show w/ Pedro Salinas (Laughs On Fox), Jill Weiner (WikiFreakz podcast), Gianmarco Soresi (Carolines Breakout Artist), Venessa Peruda (World Series Of Comedy), Riley Lassin (Sexy Camel Show), Josh Darsky (The Open Mic Tour), Karma – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.



Angels in the Outfield, Father Macris Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.



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

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 6pm – 8pm. Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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