Around NYC Today (6/4) Hari Kondabolu, Bryant Park Musical Chairs, Side Ponytail


West African Dance Class, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Free.

7th Annual Bryant Park Musical Chairs Game, Bryant Park, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Join the seventh annual game of musical chairs, featuring Bryant Park’s iconic green bistro chair. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, this year’s event will have over 700 participants, with circles of 30 players who will battle it out for a seat in the winner’s circle. Finalists compete to take home the grand prize. Pre-registration is suggested. Free.

Dear Diary: Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Comics are funny; sure, but how did they get that way? Delve deeply into the past with comedian Maggie Lalley, as she hosts a dramatic reading of several comedians’ childhood journals. Laughter inevitable. Discomfort guaranteed. $8.



The Hemlocks, Mean Siders, Your Dream Coat, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Geng, Deli Girls, Eel Tank, vveiss (DJ), Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St. – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Ecstatic Vision ( “Under The Influence” album release), LiL Shred w/ Evil Giane, HATEBOY, Spaceguest (members of diiv. “dreampunk/noise”), cecpooL, Mike Sherburn (dj set), DJ Wildman, Hollow Earth, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Glitch Cake, The More, Indica Moonbeing, Scam Avenue, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Todd Robbins, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.



Butterboy w/ Todd Barry, Hari Kondabolu, Subhah Agarwal, Kwasi Mensah, Kenny DeForest, Morgan Miller, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Rebecca Vigil (Neflix’s The Week Of), Tan (Good Good Comedy Theatre), Brendan FItzgibbons (Comedy Central), Anya Volz (Women In Comedy Festival), Abby Feldman (Netflix), Hosted by Emily Winter, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Haunted Comedy w/ Mark Normand (Comedy Central, Fallon, Conan), Dan Lamorte (Gotham Comedy Live), Kelsey Caine (NYTimes), Gabriel Pacheco (Funhouse!), Kelsey Claire Hagen (Red, White, & Riot), Riley Lassin (Pear), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes, The Slaughtered Lamb Pub – West Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Hannah Boone (Adult Swim), Saurin Choksi (Comedians You Should Know), Jennie Sutton (Comedy Central), Kendall Farrell (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Dekunle Somade (Laughing Horse Comedy), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling the Ivories w/ Alex Babbit (HBO’s All Def Comedy), Rosebud Baker (FOX), Michell De Swarte (VICE), Peter Revello (Hell Yes Festival), Mike Guild (Creek and The Cave), Brad Stoll (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Nataly Aukar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Waterpark w/ Gary Vider (America’s Got Talent, Conan, Colbert), Josh Johnson (Daily Show Staff Writer, Comedy Central Half Hour), Eli Sairs (Current Unified Roastmasters/Roast Battle Champion), Jacob Williams (Wild N Out, Colbert), Yedoye Travis (Just For Laughs, Colbert), Halyards – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.



Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 11am – 11:50am, 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every day except Wednesday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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