Around NYC Today (6/15) A Night of Ballet, Austin Film Festival, Silent Disco

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Free.

Skate Night, Cardozo Playground – Queens, 4:30pm – 7pm

Join an evening of roller skating, music, popcorn and arts and crafts! Roller skates will be provided. Free.

A Night of Ballet, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, 6pm – 8pm

Join a  master class with American Ballet Theatre’s Cynthia Harvey and conversation with ABT Principal Dancers Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo, followed by performances by three NYC ballet companies. Free.

Silent Disco, American Veterans Memorial Pier – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Sshhhh! There’s a party going on! Grab a set of wireless headphones and join the party. Tune in to the channel of your choice and dance to music curated by Sound Off Experience DJs.

Stargazing on the Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 8pm – 10pm

Come see the stars and moon with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. Telescopes are set up just west of the oval along the waterfront and AAA members provide instruction on how to identify objects in the sky. Free.

Festival Friday: Austin Film Festival – Pariah, McCarren Park Pool Deck in McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm – 10pm

Festival Friday returns with the Austin Film Festival and the short Suitable and the award-winning feature Pariah. Both films are thought-provoking coming-of-age journeys that empower and encourage an authentic identity. Free.

New York Philharmonic Concert in the Park, 193rd Street Field in Cunningham Park – Queens, 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.

 

MUSIC

Jennifer Vanilla, Rachel Angel, New Myths, Them Fangs, Hot Curl, We Color Live, 92 St. Nicholas Ave – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free with RSVP.

ERINA, Cherch, Cold Blinds, Bella Rocha, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Avenue – Queens, 6pm, $10.

Tight Fright, Sex Scenes, Grundle Thunder, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Cheap Date Comedy Show w/ Sharron Paul, Calvin Cole, Rojo Perez, Josh Carter, Ariel Elias, Erik Bergstrom, Abbi Crutchfield, Union Hall, 702 Union Street –
Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Comedy by Proxy w/ Reformed Whores (opened for Weird Al!), Jessy Morner-Ritt (Funny or Die), Melissa Lozada-Oliva (poet, author; Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, The Guardian), Dan Licata (Joe Pera Talks With You on Adult Swim), David Blaine’s The Snakehouse, Bushwick – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

FILM

Wonder Woman, Lawn Behind the Track and Field Area in Pelham Bay Park – Bronx, 8pm, Free.

Moonstruck, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

The Lego Ninjago Movie, Columbus Park – LES, 8pm, Free.

Book of Life, Playground Ninety XC in Playground Ninety – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Broadway and Wayne Street in CPL. Thompson Park – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Transformers: The Last Knight, Bedford Avenue and Laconia Avenue in Midland Field – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

The Rules of the Game (1939), Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park, 8:30pm, Free.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Sunset Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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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