Around NYC Today (6/17) Parquet Courts, Men’s Bazaar, Smorgasburg, Let’s Dance!

THINGS TO DO

Men’s Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th Street – UWS, 10am – 5:30pm

This special theme event will take place at NYC’s biggest curated weekly market, Grand Bazaar NYC, with up to 200 vendors to discover and shop. Free.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park, Breeze Hill in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea, returns to Prospect Park this spring! Over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather to offer a range of cuisines. Free.

Scandinavian Music Festival Concert Series, Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 2pm – 3:30pm

“The Tinderbox”. In this special program, the Scandia Ensemble and narrator Sandra Billingslea will take participants on a musical journey in which they are actively interacting with the artists. Text by Hans Christian Andersen and music by Poul Schierbeck and Frank Foerster. Free.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue – Harlem, 2pm – 4pm

The 25th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to Central Park. Dancing with Nkumu Katalay is a must. He has been called the king of rumba soukous music. Born in the capital city Kinshasa of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nkumu blends the music of his homeland with contemporary sounds from the Americas to create a rhythmic beat.

Kayaking and Canoeing, Hallet’s Cove, 31-10 Vernon Blvd – Queens, 1pm – 4pm

LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting). No prior boating experience is required. No RSVP is required; however, participants are encouraged to call (631) 542-2628 or visit licboathouse.org .

Swingtime Big Band, George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive – Queens, 5pm – 6:30pm

Celebrate Father’s Day with this exciting 20-piece big band featuring hits by Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrews Sisters, Joe Williams, and Frank Sinatra. Free.

Let’s Dance!, Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street – UWS, 6pm – 9:30pm

Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon. Free.

 

MUSIC

Nation of Language, The Knees, Plain Dog, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Parquet Courts, Canal Street Market, 265 Canal Street – SoHo, 11am – 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Color Me Bushwick w/ Grim Streaker, tubafresh, The Midnight Hollow, Marcela Avelina, God Tiny, Looms, Rebel Magik, Spritzer, Treads, We Color Live, 92 St. Nicholas Ave – Brooklyn, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

Kaleidoscope, Μάτι, Labor, Decisions, The Bills, HECK – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Urochromes, Sweet Baby Jesus, Velveteen Rabbit, Sigher, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Zikrayat, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street – Queens, 3:30pm, Free with garden admission.

Audra Rox Steady, Skalopy, Urban Meadow Community Garden, 19 President Street – Brooklyn, 4pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedians on Stage Telling Jokes w/ Dan Perlman, Aimee Rose Ranger, Mark Benjamin, Blair Dawson, The Lantern, 167 Bleecker Street, Upstairs – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Bill Brown Playground – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Tai Chi, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park – UWS, Every Sunday until Aug. 12, 8am – 9am, Free.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 10am – and 11am, Free.

Sunday Tai Chi, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Yoga at The Battery, Woodland Lawn in The Battery, Every Sunday until Sept. 30, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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