Around NYC Today (6/6) Astoria Park Carnival, Web Series Wednesday, Scamp!


Astoria Park Carnival, Parking Lot in Astoria Park, 19th Street and Hoyt Avenue North, Astoria – Queens, 4pm – 10pm

Enjoy rides, games, food, and fun for the whole family. Free.

Writing the Truth, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Get the inside scoop on the authors’ work, then stick around and get your book signed. Featuring Cutter Wood (Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime) and Stacy Horn (Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York). Free.

Drawing in the Park, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street, Staten Island – Staten Island, 10am – 12pm

Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to draw from life by observing natural and man-made settings while exploring beautiful Conference House Park. Outdoor sketching workshops will meet at the historic Biddle House. Art materials will be provided. 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.



Hweeqo, Isador, R.O.E., The Chordaes, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

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



Thick Wit Comedy w/ Katie Hannigan (Oxygen Network), Menuhin Hart (MTV), Jennie Sutton (TruTV), Sagar Bhatt (McSweeneys), Thiago Macklin (New York Comedy Festival), Alysia Hush (She-Devil Comedy Festival), The Way Station – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Hot and Bothered Comedy w/ David Merheje (Just for Laughs), Nika McLean (The Comic Strip), Krista Komondor (, Max Bruno (Live From Outer Space), Veronica Garza (“Stick To What You Know” podcast), Malorie Bryant (Grisly Pear), Hosted by Zilla Vodnas (Women in Comedy Festival),172 Rivington Street – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Scamp! Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live!), Sydnee Washington (MTV), David Tveite (Last Comic Standing), Pamela Ross (Limestone Comedy Festival), Starr Bar – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Tom Thakkar (Conan), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel), Melissa Stokoski (Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical), Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central’s The Jim Jefferies Show), Jeff Simmermon (This American Life), Hosted by Michael Joyce, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Brooklyn, Stand Up! w/ Dulce Sloan (Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, E! News Live), Matt Richards (MTV’s Joking Off, CBS 2 Broke Girls), Jamie Lee (truTV’s Comedy KnockOut, HBO’s Crashing), Emmy Blotnick (CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central’s The President Show), Vince August (Comedy Central, ABC), Kareem Green (HBO’s All Def Comedy, Comedy Central, Comedy Central Russell Simmons Presents), Hosted by Kerry Coddett (HBO’s Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas, HBO’s Crashing, Comedy Central’s Nightly Show, MTV’s Joking Off, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout), Tilly’s – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8 – $10.



Web Series Wednesday, Crispus Attucks Playground – Brooklyn, 8:30pm – 10pm, Free.

Boss Baby, De Witt Clinton Park – Hell’s Kitchen, 8pm, Free.

101 Dalmations (1961), Katzman Playground in Yellowstone Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.



Free Yoga at Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 8:30am – 9:30am, 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.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), 11am – 12:30pm, 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.

Family Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 5:30pm – 6:15pm, Free.

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

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

Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Free Waterfront Zumba, LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter’s Point South Park, Borden Avenue and Center Boulevard – Queens, Every Wednesday until June 27, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

Yoga at The Battery, Woodland Lawn in The Battery, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.


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