Around NYC Today (6/5) Ailey Extension, Washington Sq. Music Festival, Lady Bird


Bryant Park Classics Book Club: ‘On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays’ by John Stuart Mill, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Join enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss the classics under the canopy of the park’s London Plane trees. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supplies last. This week’s book is On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays by John Stuart Mill. Hosted by Nadine Strossen, Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship. Free.

Ailey Extension – Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson, Parade Ground in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8pm

The Ailey Extension offers real classes for people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Join a special Revelations Workshop with Ailey Instructor Lisa Johnson. Free. RSVP.

Kenyon Review, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join the Bryant Park Reading Room Poetry Series. This week’s program is produced in partnership with Kenyon Review. Enjoy award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Poetry readings are held every Tuesday through September. Featuring poets David Baker, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Terrance Hayes, and Kathleen Ossip. Free.

60th Annual Washington Square Music Festival, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 8pm – 10pm

Join the Washington Square Music Festival and Music Director Lutz Rath for their 60th season. The Festival Chamber Orchestra will feature oboe soloist Robert Ingliss. Free.

The Jazz Foundation Concert, Lorelai Fountain in Joyce Kilmer Park – Bronx, 11am – 1pm

The Jazz Foundation will be performing at the Lorelei Fountain and Garden to celebrate the re-opening of the Borough Hall farmer’s market. The concert by world-famous musicians is sponsored by the 161st Street BID and GROWNYC. Free.

Stargazing, The High Line at 14th Street – Chelsea, 6:45pm – 9:30pm

Head to the High Line for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. Free.



Lina Tullgren, Alena Spanger, Big Eater, Kolb, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Deli Girls, Tether, PAN, Unguent, Greem Jellyfish, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

And Lucky, Katie Rush, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

The Liza Colby Sound (Birthday Show), Revel In Dimes, New Rock City, Baldie, Bowery Electric – LES, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) DJ SET, Jared Artaud (The Vacant Lots) DJ SET, Kino Kimino, hatianfieldrecorders, Mary Vision, NO.107 DJ SET, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $5.

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



Yourself, Your Body w/Arti Gollapudi, Marie Faustin, Fareeha Kahn, Jes Tom, Karolena Theresa & Mary Kate Heggerty, Amanda Justice, Free the Mind, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Tyrannosaurus w/ Hannah Boone (ADULT SWIM), Paul Dagliolo (SUNY COMEDY FESTIVAL), Guitler Raphael (BOSTON COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL), Michael Turner (STAND UP NY), Will Carey (BETWEEN AWESOME AND DISASTER), Charlie Kasov (BIG BREAK COMEDY), R’A’R Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free.

Comedy Gold w/ Emmy Blotnick (Comedy Central Half Hour, Head writer on The President Show, Staff Writer for Stephen Colbert), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel, Bonnaroo, Carolines), Joe Rumrill (The Chris Gethard Show), Chanel Ali (MTV’s Girl Code), Sam Evans (Just For Laughs), Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy at the Corner w/ Carmen Lagala (Night Train), Matt Smith McCormick (It Takes a Pink-Eye Village), Ryan Schutt (Caroline’s Break-Out Artist), Alexis Guerreros (Illuminati Party @ the Stand), Jula Branda (Gotham Comedy Club), Thiago Macklin (NY Comedy Fest), Hosted by Keenan Steiner, Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Lady Bird, St. Nicholas Park 135 Lawn in St. Nicholas Park – Harlem, 8pm, Free.



Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Tai Chi Class, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, 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.

Bryant Park Yoga, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 18, 10am – 11am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every day except Sunday until June 30, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, Every Tuesday until Aug. 29, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free.

Pilates in the Park, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Tuesday until July 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Riverside HIIT, Terrace at 108th Street in Riverside Park, Every Tuesday until Oct. 30, 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Free.


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