Around NYC Today (6/3) Drums Along the Hudson, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival


Two Performances: Andrea Haenggi & Richard Garet, 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 and potluck afternoons at the Windmill Community Garden.

4:30 pm – Andrea Haenggi’s “DON’T TOUCH ME: A Participatory Fieldwork Performance” Limited to 15 audience members.

5:30 pm – Richard Garet, EX·ER·TION; Quadraphonic presentation.

Food provided throughout by Flux Iron Chefs.

Suggested $5 – $10 donation.

Let’s Dance, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 6pm – 9:30pm

Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon. Free.

Retro Drive-In Cinema: Fiddler on the Roof, Manhattan Beach Parking Lot in Manhattan Beach Park, Oriental Avenue at Hastings Street – Brooklyn, 8:20pm – 11:20pm

Come down to the Manhattan Beach parking lot for a drive-in screening of this iconic film. Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, this 1971 comedy-drama centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. Free.

Fitness Festival, Coffey Park – Brooklyn, 10am – 2pm

Join this fun and healthy event featuring free fitness classes, obstacle course, brain games, flexibility exercises, dance fitness and other activities. Free.

Basic Canoeing, Van Cortlandt Golf House in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 11am – 2pm

Trained park rangers will lead canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a manadatory safety review is required. Free.

Drums Along the Hudson, 218th Street and Indian Road in Inwood Hill Park, 11am – 6pm

This event features Native American, Japanese, Brazilian, Flamenco, and Korean dancers and drummers from around the world. The festival combines a celebration of Native American heritage, culture, and art with the diversity of New York City. Spanish, African, Brazilian, and Tibetan cultures will also be celebrated with food, music, and dancing. Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts, and a visit from Captain Planet. Free.

Community Rowing, Pier 40 – Greenwich Village, 12pm – 1 pm

Community Rowing events are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours. Free.

Kayak Staten Island, Page Avenue Beach, 860 Page Avenue (Page Avenue street-end) – Staten Island, 12pm – 3pm

Join Kayak Staten Island for public kayaking off the shore at Conference House Park. Boats and life jackets will be provided for a short paddle. Launch help and paddling tips are given by experienced kayakers at the shore and on the water.  Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Free.

Heather Garden Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park, Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue – Inwood, 1pm – 2pm

Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs. Free.

Fey Nan Bwa: A Haitian Herb and Song Workshop with Sirene, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Fidler-Wyckoff House,  Park, 5816 Clarendon Road – Brooklyn, 2pm – 4pm

Join Vodou Priestess Sirene Dantor Rene for an afternoon of singing and learning about Haitian herbal wellness. Experience traditional Haitian culture and botanic medicine, learning the importance of herbs and their power to heal. Free.

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Sunset Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm – 10pm

Celebrate independent film at this party and movie screening featuring DJ Sugarfree BK, raffles, giveaways, and shorts from the Alumni of the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival at sundown. These films represent some of the most exciting new filmmakers in the Brooklyn indie film scene. Free.



Radkey, Future Twin, Piggy Black Cross, KYO, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Blis., Puddle Splasher, Whiner, Starving Arts, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Wilder Maker, Alpenglow, ZZZWalk, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Thaetas, Reg Bloor, Haagenti, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Lauren Toswill, Jef Brown, S the Supplicant, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $10.

A Place Both Wonderful And Strange, Meviu§, Knifesex, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

The Rizzos, Lola Tried, Top Nachos, Sarah Glassman, Anna Volpe, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Wine with Sue, Riis Park Beach Bazaar – Queens, 3pm, Free.

Trigal, Invisible Circle, SASORI, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.



Comedy on Bleecker w/ Petey DeAbreu, Kevin Sean, Beth Maria Glick, Denise Marinez, Matt Richards, The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Bushwick Bears w/ Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), AshleyBrooke Roberts (NatGeo), Dan Lamorte (Comedy Cellar), Taylor Clark (In from Seattle!), Matt Stofsky (Carolines), Tender Trap – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.



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

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

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

Yoga at The Battery, Woodland Lawn in The Battery, Every Sunday until Sept. 30, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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