Around NYC Today (6/2) Silent Disco, Gregory Porter, Fundamentals of Hip Hop


Summer on the Hudson: Stargaze Saturdays, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 8pm – 11pm

The Amateur Astronomers Association and stargazing return to Riverside Park South. A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete with a great skyline and the stars, planets, and moon in full view. Free.

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.

Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers, Asser Levy Recreation Center in Asser Levy Playground, 392 Asser Levy Place – Peter Cooper Village, 6pm – 7:30pm

Get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do,
join hands for a Virginia Reel and step right up and holler “yeehoo!” Free.

Silent Disco, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 5:30pm – 10:30pm

Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this Quiet Clubbing event featuring two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres. Switch DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or tap to your own tune. Free.

Fundamentals of Hip Hop with Robin Dunn, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 1:30pm – 3pm

In partnership with Harlem Dance Club, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center hosts a series of master classes given by professional instructors from Alvin Ailey.  Every Saturday afternoon, a different genre will be highlighted. Free.

Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop, Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 1pm – 3pm

Led by landscape artist, Elissa Gore, this free introductory watercolor painting class will focus on making small paintings using warm colors. The workshop will cover: planning a sketch, perspective, and basic watercolor techniques. No experience is required and all supplies will be provided. Free.



Gregory Porter, Victory, Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, 7pm, Free.

Punk Goes Classical w/ Anika Pyle, Stay Inside, good looking friends, accompanied by the Noel Pointer String Players, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 1pm, $10.

Foster Care, Fire Heads, Unknown Sender, Tender Trap, 66 Greenpoint Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Les Sans Culottes, The Acute, Gustaf, The Safari Room At El Cortez, 17 Ingraham Street – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Wild Pink, Lilith, Fits, Pet Fox, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

Dog Shepherd, Animal Show, Space Guest, Gesserit, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.



Wyatt Cenac, Tim Barnes, Chrissy Shackelford, Eliza Cossio, Kerry Coddett, Dillon Stevenson, Chris Duffy, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.



Deep, Samuel Seabury Playground – UES, 8pm, Free.

Lego: Ninjago, Montbellier Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Dr. Suess’ The Lorax, Westerleigh Park – Staten Island, 8pm, Free.

The Lion King, Seguine Avenue and Purdy Place in Lemon Creek Park – Staten Island, 8pm, Free.

Zootopia, Lawn Near 79th Street Entrance in Shore Park and Parkway – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.



Union Square Walking Tour, Meet in front of Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street), Every Saturday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Zumba Fit Camp, Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk –Queens, Every Saturday until June 30, 10:30pm – 11:30pm, Free.


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