Around NYC Today (6/18) IronStrength on Intrepid, Lament from Epirus, Butterboy


Bryant Park Pilates, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6th Avenue and 41st Street, 7:30am – 8:30am

Head to Bryant Park for a beginner Pilates class, presented by the Pilates Initiative and Return to Life Center. Mats are provided by Balanced Body and are available to the first 30 attendees at each class. Free.

IronStrength on Intrepid, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, W 46th Street and 12th Avenue – Midtown, 6pm – 7:30pm

Join the fourth annual IronStrength on Intrepid series on the flight deck of The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Doors open at 6 PM. The event starts with Fogo Azul, an all women Samba Raggae drum line, followed by the IronStrength workout and a Zumba session. Free. RSVP.

Lament from Epirus: An Odyssey into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Avenue – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Christopher King’s new book, Lament from Epirus is a journey into a musical obsession, which follows a unique genre back to the roots of song itself. King joins Amanda Petrusich in a conversation about his research and the stories and songs of the Epirotic folk music tradition. Free. RSVP.

West African Dance Class, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Free.



Chorizo, Long Hots, Crammm, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Julep Maisey, Jane Doe Ensemble, Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St. – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Luiz Simas, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

The Flag, Parlor Walls, CASC, DJ Spineless Chicken, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Simon Joyner & The Ghosts, Straw Pipes, Hamish Kilgour, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

JEPOKRYDDONA, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue – Midtown, 7pm, Free, RSVP.



Butterboy Comedy w/ Joe Zimmerman, Nimesh Patel, Ana Fabrega, Dewayne Perkins, Andy Iwancio, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Samantha Ruddy (Comedy Central), Radhika Vaz (Unladlylike, Tribeca Film Festival), Gabe Pacheco (Story Pirates), Katie Boyle (Women in Comedy Festival), Dario Joseph (Blowin’ Chunks Comedy), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue – Brooklyn, June 18 (Mon.), 8pm, Free.



The Breakfast Club (1985), Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, 8pm, Free.



Introduction to Meditation, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, Every Monday and Friday until Aug. 31, 7am – 7:45am, Free.

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 11am – 11:50am, 5pm – 5:50pm, 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.


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