Around NYC Today (6/24) NYC Pride March, Smorgasburg, Tango in the Park

THINGS TO DO

NYC Pride March, Start of The March is at 16th Street and 7th Avenue, 12pm – 4pm

Join The March, the biggest Pride celebration in the world! This year’s theme is Defiantly Different. Featuring grand marshals Billie Jean King, Lambda Legal, Tyler Ford and Kenita Placide. 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.

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 String Orchestra will perform works by Frank Foerster, Jean Sibelius, Ture Rangstrom and Knudage Riisager. Free.

Public Art Opening Reception: Picnic by Tamara Johnson, Suydam Street and Knickerbocker Avenue in Maria Hernandez Park – Brooklyn, 2pm – 7pm

This sculpture was made specifically for Maria Hernandez Park and the surrounding Bushwick community. The hand-cast concrete picnic serves as a tribute to the familiar picnic, turning a temporary happening into a static monument for participation and contemplation. Please join the artist for a community picnic to celebrate this new installation. 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. Featuring Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, a critically-acclaimed modern dance company with Latin influences, presents “Lively Moods”. Dances range from “Tengo Un Amor” (I Have a Love), with Mexican songs by Lucha Reyes, to “Love Mask”, a comedy to music of Mozart with surprise audience participation. Free.

Tango in the Park, West Fountain in Stuyvesant Square, 6pm – 9pm

Enjoy a wonderful evening of music, dance, and song in the beautiful historic Stuyvesant Square. Professional tango instruction will be provided. This event will take place in six sessions on Sunday. Free.

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 .

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

Coco Verde, Jane Church, Gustaf, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Basement Family, Language, Shop Talk, Rose Gold, 96 Morgan Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

JALEN, COMPTON B2B THE HEIGHTS, NEON NUCKLES, REDDAUGHTER, MIKEYDIGITAL, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

GIA, GAMI, PLAYPLAY, BELL CURVE, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Radiohead’s OK Computer (Listening Party), National Sawdust – 80 N. 6th St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Laughter in the Park w/ Tammy Pescatelli, Jon Fisch, Moody McCarthy and Leonard Ouzts, 420 Cornelia Avenue in Wolfe’s Pond Park – Staten Island, 2pm, Free.

Easy Buckets w/ Roy Wood, Jr., Brittany Carney, Brian Rabadeau, Kandyce August, Aminah Imani, Daniel J Perafan, Ben Katzner, Rebecca’s, 610 Bushwick Avenue – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.

 

FILM

Karate Kid (1984), Bensonhurst Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Sheepshead Playground, Avenue Z & Nostrand Avenue – 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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