Around NYC Today (6/13) Madama Butterfly, Summer Seduction, Fancy Show


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

Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing 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 are provided, bringing a lawn chair is suggested but not a requirement. To register, email . Free.

Bryant Park Author: The Doctor Is In, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer discusses her new book From You to Two: Dr. Ruth’s Rules for Real Relationships. Get the inside scoop on the authors’ work, then stick around and get your book signed. Free.

New York City Opera performs Madama Butterfly, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 7pm

The New York City Opera performs a free hour-long preview of Madama Butterfly. Giacomo Pucci composed some of his greatest music for this tragic story of an abandoned geisha bride.

This event is part of the Bryant Park Picnics series. Each Picnics evening is free to the public with no dress code, no tickets, and no lines. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow. Beer and wine are available for purchase, along with food from Hester Street Fair. Free.

Recipe Exchange Roundtable, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Led by former resident Tahir Karmali, this three-part series of participatory roundtables uses recipe exchanges and the history of ingredients as a platform to discuss migration, immigration, and cultural exchange. Each session will focus on one specific ingredient to touch on themes around trade, exploitation, colonialism, and ownership. Participants are asked to submit a recipe (can be culturally specific, completely original, or fusion) that uses the specific ingredient behind the session, and come prepared to discuss the recipe’s origin and the inspiration for sharing.

During the first session of the roundtable, the discussion will center on garlic.  Garlic consumption has tripled in the United States since the 1990s. Chinese prisoners are forced to peel garlic for commercial sale. In Ancient Egypt, a garlic crop failure caused a slave revolt. Submit your recipe here: . Donation.

New York Philharmonic Concert in the Park, Parade Ground in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 8pm – 9:30pm
The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks , presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since it began in 1965. The program includes Saint-Saëns (Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah), Jordan Millar (Boogie Down Uptown), Camryn Cowan (Harlem Shake), Bernstein (Three Dance Episodes from On the Town), Rimsky-Korsakov (Scheherazade). Conductor: James Gaffigan. There will be fireworks following the performance. Free.

Summer Seduction, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue – Brooklyn, 9pm – 3am

Featuring live jazz and DJs Secret Guest, Sasha Barbot, Kat Cunning and The Jehiah Bray Jazz Quintet. Entrance and Amaro cocktails are free all night.



Mount Sharp, Spouse, Dares, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Dona Carter, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.



Hyperbole! The Best Comedy Show w/ Myq Kaplan (Netflix), Kenny DeForest (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Stavros Halkias (Cum Town Podcast), Clare O’Kane (Bridgetown), Sam Evans (Just For Laughs), The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show), Daniel Simonsen (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Tyler Richardson (New York Comedy Club), Shelby Taylor (Bitches Brew), Hosted by Liza Treyger (Late Night with Seth Myers), The Douglass, 149 4th Avenue – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Despicable Me 3, St. Catherine’s Park – UES, 8pm, Free.

The Emoji Movie, Slattery Playground – Bronx, 8:30pm, 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), Every day except Monday and Tuesday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, 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 at The Battery, Woodland Lawn in The Battery, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 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.


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