Around NYC Today (6/23) Hester Street Fair, Lee Ranaldo, Queens Night Market


Hester Street Fair’s Iced Coffee Competition, Corner of Hester and Essex – LES, 11am – 6pm

The Hester Street Fair is rounding up the best local coffee shops and roasters and challenging them to bring out their best iced coffee for the chance to win the audience award. For $10 you get a voting ticket which grants you one vote and a 2-ounce sample of the absolute best cold brew each coffee purveyor has to offer. Free.

Afro Dance Class, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

The Harlem Dance Club hosts a series of master classes given by professional instructors from Alvin Ailey.  Every Saturday afternoon, a different genre will be highlighted. This week features Afro Dance with Angel Kaba. Free.

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series, Williamsbridge Oval – Bronx, 3pm – 4:30pm

Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, and Adrian Timpau perform a program of favorite opera arias and duets. Free.

Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive – UWS, 3pm – 5pm

Learn the elements of Voice Production, Acting, and Stage Combat. Free.

Queens Night Market, New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 6pm – 11:59pm

Take full advantage of the $5 price cap on food — only a handful of dishes will be selling at $6. Performers on the lineup include DJ Bengey, Walker Adams, Ritchie Loves Yo-yos. Vendors include Percy’s Jerk Hut, Theobucket Vinatage and DiLena’s Dolcini. Free.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carroll Park – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream imagines New Yorkers – the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders – as the wild and magical spirits of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Free.



Lee Ranaldo, Greg Fox, Bentley Anderson + Mystic Ruler, DJ Zoe B, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Avenue – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Matthew Dear, Michna, Heathered Pearls, Rory O’Connor (Tycho/Nitemoves), House of Vans, 25 Franklin St – Brooklyn, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

Haybaby, Shady Bug, Bueno, Peel Dream, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Alvin Flythe Quartet, Andrew Haswell Green Park – UES, 4pm, Free.



Popped Collar Comedy w/ Amy Shanker, Devin Harris, Youjean Chang, Davidson Boswell, Ryan Papazian, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Maggie Lalley, The Platform, 1178 Bushwick Avenue – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Trigger Play Comedy w/ David Drake, Kenice Mobley, Justin Herman, Gibran Saleem, Peter Revello, Pranav Behari, Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.



The Lego Ninjago Movie, Sean’s Place – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, Bay 8th Street and Independence Avenue in Dyker Beach Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

Dunkirk, Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, Slater Avenue and Father Capodanno Blvd – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Moana, Crotona Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.



Yoga on the Beach, Beach 108th Street in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 1, 8:15am – 9:15am, Free.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 16, 9:30am – and 10:30am, Free.


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