Around NYC Today (5/30) Rosalind Franklin’s Revenge, Ghost in the Shell

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Author: Summer Reads, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join a panel on this summer’s best reads at the Bryant Park Reading Room. Get the inside scoop on the authors’ work, then stick around and get your book signed. Featuring Jamie Brenner’s The Husband Hour, Sally Koslow’s Another Side of Paradise and Aimee Molloy’s The Perfect Mother. Hosted by Robin Kall. Free.

Art Inspired by…Alma Thomas, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free.

Bryant Park Dance Party, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 8:30pm

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, features superb bands and expert dance instruction. Each week, the event will switch between genres such as salsa, bhangra and swing. Free.

Rosalind Franklin’s Revenge: A Show for the Scientists That Deserve It, Caveat – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join the kick-off of the inaugural Underground Science Festival by celebrating scientists and luminaries whose contributions to history never received the credit they deserve. Rosalind Franklin was a pioneer in molecular biology whose x-ray crystallographic photography was instrumental in understanding the double helix structure of DNA. But thanks to the sexism ingrained in science at the time, her role in this historic discovery were only recognized posthumously. Which is like… SOME BULLSHIT. Featuring stories from Loren Grush (The Verge), Ashley Semrick (NYC Tour Guide), Anna Bianco (Museum Hack), Latasha Wright (Biobus), Karen Chee (The New Yorker) and Jon Foox (Weill Cornell). Hosted by Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central). $10 – $15.

 

MUSIC

David West and Bob Jones, Wild Plants, Silk Sign (solo), Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Apricot Blush, JS Terry and Shadow Monster, Kevin Daniels, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Adeline Hotel, Relatives, Fieldings, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Sue Maskaleris, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Battle Cat Comedy w/ Rishi Mathar, Anish Miltra, Matt Maran, QED – Queens, 9pm, $8.

Hot Box Comedy w/ Yamenika Saunders (VH1, TruTV, HBO), Rebecca Vigil (Netflix, Your Love The Musical), Alzo Slade (MTV), Ian Fidance (SiriusXm), Rosebud Baker (Two Less Lonely Girls Podcast), et al – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Ophira Eisenberg (Host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, The Moth, Comedy Central, author of Screw Everyone), Anthony Devito (Comedy Central Half Hour, Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Erica Spera (TBS Comics to Watch), Ben Wasserman (MTV and Vice), and Alzo Slade (Comedy Central and MTV’s Vidiots), Rose Gold Cocktail Lounge – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Ghost in the Shell (2017), Seward Park – LES, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park – Hudson Yards, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30am – 7:30am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Tuesday and Thursday until May 31, 2pm – 3pm, 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.

Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until July 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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