Around NYC Today (5/8) Eraserhead Free Screening, Hanksy, Backfat Variety Show


Stargazing, The High Line at 14th Street – Chelsea, 6:45pm – 9:30pm

Head to the High Line for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. Free.

Stand Ups Improvise TED Talks, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Join host and local Astoria comic, Ryan Stanisz, as he challenges NYC’s best stand-ups to improvise their way through a presentation they’ve never seen before, on a topic that they’ve never even heard of before that night. $7.

The Next Gen Opening Reception, 1501 Broadway – Brooklyn, 6pm – 9pm

he Next Gen offers emerging artists the opportunity to present a solo exhibition in collaboration with Brooklyn art collective The Art Vacancy. The show, curated by Sáng Huynh, will feature Portuguese artist Catarina Mantero. Free. RSVP.

How To Do Your Thing, 119 Ludlow Street – LES, 7pm – 10pm

How To Do Your Thing is a discussion panel and Q&A on challenging the traditional art world. Adam Lucas (aka Hanksy) will have work on display in the gallery for night of the event only. Other speakers include Amber Bednall (Acrylicize/Studio 7), Tina Ziegler (Moniker), Brandon Wisecarver (Con Artist Collective), Poppy Simpson (Meural), Calum Hall (Creative Debuts), Deming King Harriman (Superfine!). Free. RSVP.



Pleasure Motel, Body Stuff, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Jonny Couch, Wildly, Grits, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

David J (Bauhaus) Q&A and Signing, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Gnarcissists, Playboy Manbaby, Smock, Ted’s Dead, Rails, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Stav G, LUX, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $5 – $10.

Your Dream Coat (single release), Sic Tic, The Throat, & Gustaf, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.



Backfat Variety Show w/ Janelle James (HBO’s “Crashing,” writer for BET’s “The Rundown with Robin Thede,” album “Black and Mild”), Brett Davis (HBO), Ana Fabrega (“The Chris Gethard Show” and “At Home with Amy Sedaris” on TruTV), Dan Perlman (MTV’s “Vidiots”), Hosted by Chris Calogero (Vice, Host of “Mourning Coffee” Podcast) and Emily Winter (SiriusXM, Glamour, Fusion TV), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Tyrannosaurus w/ Conrad Roth (New York Comedy Club), Albert Kirchner (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Jeremy Pysher (Sexpot Comedy), Nasser Khan (Beast Village Comedy Festival), R’A’R Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free.



Eraserhead, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.



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

Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 7:30am – 8:30am, 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: 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.

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT, Terrace at 108th Street – Riverside Park, Every Tuesday until October 30, 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area – Randall’s Island Park, Every Tuesday until September 11, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.


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