Around NYC Today (5/18) Bryant Park Shakespeare, Karaoke Night, Mario Kart


Bryant Park Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bryant Park Lawn, 7pm – 9pm

This event is a full production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced by The Drilling Company. A familiar sight – a romantic Bryant Park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy. Free.

Karaoke Night, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 6pm – 9pm

Join a night of karaoke! Light refreshments will be served. Free.

Line Dancing Class, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center in J. Hood Wright Park – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8pm

Learn various line dances such as the Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, and the Scooby Doo Pa Pa. An instructor will lead the group in low impact dancing designed with fitness benefits. No prior experience needed. Free.

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

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

Happy Hour Mario Kart with Drinking Rules, Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol at a super rad bar in Brooklyn. Join comedians Jesse McGrath, Seamus Calder, Rachel Levinson as well as Brandon Garner as they virtually battle amongst themselves while physically battling inebriation. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. This show is a tournament. And there are lots of prizes: free drinks! Free.



Bonnie Doon, Big Quiet, Full Bush, Kew, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Patrick Russell, Speakerbot, Paxico Records, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

The Bitch Queens, The Cheats, The Sweet Things, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

White Reaper, Rips, Public Arts – LES, 8pm, Free.

QWAM, TOP nachos, Nihiloceros, God Tiny, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $10.

The Hipp Pipps, Ben Dumm, The Sign, The Map Room at The Bowery Electric, 7pm, Free.

Harris Mac, åMBe, Plastic Waves, Council, The Delancey – LES, 6:30pm, $8.

A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Fuck You, Tammy!, Schlomi Bagdadi, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.



Monotony w/ Chris Duffy (You’re the Expert), Katie Hannigan (CollegeHumor), Charles McBee (MTV), Brian Parise (Last Week Tonight), Samantha Ruddy (Reductress), Jono Zalay (Comedy Central), Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, Caveat – LES, 8:30pm, $8.



Ferdinand, Police Officer Edward Byrne Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Back to the Future, John Golden Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Coco, St. James Recreation Center in St. James Park – Bronx, 8pm, Free.

The LEGO Movie, Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Ocean Breeze – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.



Afro Flow Yoga, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, Every third Friday of the month until Aug. 17, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every Monday and Friday until May 18, 2pm – 3:30pm, 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.

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, 9am – 5pm. Free.


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