Around NYC Today (5/6) Cultural Traffic, Irish Dance Festival, Community Rowing

THINGS TO DO

Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 1pm – 6pm

Irish Arts Center kicks off Summer on the Hudson’s 2018 season with its annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers. Free.

Freshwater Fishing, Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 12pm – 1:30pm

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, there’s a program that fits your skill level. All equipment is provided. Participation is first-come, first-served. Free.

Community Rowing, Pier 40 – Greenwich Village, 12pm – 1 pm

Community Rowing events are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours. Free.

Trees of the Heather Garden Tour with Author Leslie Day, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 1pm – 2pm

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York. Learn about Fort Tryon’s majestic elms, sequoias, Franklinias, and the unique syringa flowering trees! Find out which trees predate the park and which have been added in recent park restoration projects.

Kith & Kin Presents: A Poetry Reading, QED – Queens, 3pm – 4:30pm

Kith & Kin is a reading series started in 2014 to promote Queens poets and to provide home for poetry in the outer boroughs. Featuring Elizabeth Willis, Erica Kaufman and John Coletti. Hosted by Adam DeGraff and Tyler Burba. Free. RSVP.

P.S. Bklyn: Plus Size Fashion Market, City Point BKLYN, 12pm – 7pm

Curated by Liz Black, founder of the website P.S. It’s Fashion. Vendors Include All 67, Always for Me And Comfort, Bandelettes and more. Free.

Cultural Traffic, Hester Street Fair – LES, 11am – 8pm

Cultural Traffic returns to Hester Street Fair during NY Art Week for a celebration of radical print and creativity on The Lower East Side. Enjoy live performances, delicious food, drinks, and the exchange of books, zines and printed matter from over 50 exhibitors. Vendors include Kiki and Po-Po. Free.

 

MUSIC

Lina Tullgren, Spirits Having Fun, Salt People, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

United Waters, Space Meow Doll, Weak Signal, Painted Faces, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Rubber Band Gun, Dr. Danny, High Appreciation Society, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Ishmael, Glassbath, Geometers, If So, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Abby T, Video Girl, Ntu, deaven, MIIV HALIMA, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7:30pm, $9 – $10.

Andrea Brachfield and Son Charanga, Queens Library (Central), May 6 (Sun.), 3pm – 4:15pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Jessica Watkins (Walk Across America), Justy Dodge (Red Eye with Tom Shillue), Casey James Salengo (Montreal Just For Laughs), Brendan Eyre (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Daniel Crow (AXS-TV Live at Gotham), Hosted by Mark Lawrence, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 7:30pm, $1.

 

ONGOING

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, Every Sunday until Aug. 12, 8am – 9am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday until April 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, First weekend of each month, 1pm – 2pm, 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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