Around NYC Today (5/27) Mamapalooza, Flux Factory Potluck, I’m A Doctor Now

THINGS TO DO

Performance and Potluck: Amirtha Kidambi and Jessica Pavone with Supper from Flux Iron Chefs, Windmill Community Garden (39-22 29th Street, Long Island City) – Queens, 4pm – 7pm
As part of the Wilder LIC Exhibition, Flux Factory will host two performances from artists in the exhibition and potluck afternoons at the Windmill Community Garden. Featuring musicians Jessica Pavone and Amirtha Kidambi. Free.

Miguel’s Summer Kick Off, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 2pm – 6pm

Celebrate fun in the sun with host DJ Miguel with live music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Free.

Weedy Nomad: A Walking Tour of LIC’s Forgotten Landscapes, Windmill Community Garden (39-22 29th Street, Long Island City) – Queens, 2pm – 3pm

Join artists Thomas Choinacky and Christopher Kennedy for a walking tour of Long Island City’s overlooked green spaces and marginal ecologies. Free.

Spring Garden Walk, Margaret Corbin Circle in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 1pm – 2:30pm

Take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Free.

Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 12pm – 5pm

Feminist families celebrate all mamas and the people who love them at this annual festival featuring music, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, face painting, art and activism. Free.

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 12pm – 4pm

The Amateur Astronomers Association return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky. Free.

I’m A Doctor Now!: Stories About Self-Diagnosis, Caveat – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Come discover what health anxieties keep New York comedians up all night. Hypochondriacs and victims of terrible insurance will relate to comedic stories of healthcare nightmares, ranging from homeopathic cures for yeast infections to at-home surgery. Featuring stories from Andrea Hickey (Buzzfeed), Randi Silverman (UCB, Night Late), Gabe Gonzalez (Flama, Mic.com), Jeremy Bent (Mission to Zyxx), With special guest medical professionals Trent She and John St. Denis. $10.

The Tangible Hallucination of Rourou in the Day-Time, Arts On Site NYC (12 St Marks Place Studio 3F) – East Village, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

A minimalist dance that utilizes Jenga blocks as an interactive object. Through the dance the artist seeks to convey her experience as a foreign artist who relocated to New York City. She wants to address how she was confronted with setbacks while pursuing her artistic dreams, and how she was bombarded with feelings of loss, failure, loneliness and alienation. Featuring performers Rourou Ye and Jun Zhou. Free.

 

MUSIC

Cascando, An Isle of Golden Dreams, Lucy, Vas Deferens, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Yes (St)and w/ Casey McGowan, Rachel Sennott, Dominic Fogarty, Jessy Morner-Ritt, Elizabeth Scafuto, Kisha Peart, Catherine Montesi, Charlez Abouzied, Hosted by Danny Stratton and Nathan Tillis, QED – Queens, 7pm, $5.

 

FILM

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, The Painter’s Playground (Alderton Street between Dieterle and Ellwell Crescents) – Queens, 8pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday until May 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Sunday Tai Chi, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 10am – and 11am, Free.

 

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