Around NYC Today (8/6) The Wiz, Circuit 25, Stephe Hough, NY Euripides Festival


New York Euripides Summer Festival Presents ‘Suppliants,’ The East River Park Amphitheater in John V. Lindsay East River Park – LES, 6pm – 7:30pm

Enjoy a fully-staged production of Suppliants by the American Thymele Theatre. Suppliants follows widows and children of war victims who go to Eleusis, near Athens, to seek justice and permission to bury their dead heroes. Free.

Circuit 25, Seaport Square at Pier 17, 89 South Street – Lower Manhattan, 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Circuit 25 is a class that includes 25 minutes focused on body-transforming body weight exercises and another 20 minutes of cardio, core and a cool down. Free. RSVP.

Stephen Hough on Writing and Music, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Avenue – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Before his much-anticipated performances at this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival, pianist, composer, and writer Stephen Hough comes to the Library to read from his new novel, The Final Retreat, and talk about his newest recording, Dream Album. Free. RSVP.

Bryant Park Reel Talks: ‘Lucy at the Movies: The Complete Films of Lucille Ball,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join thriller novelist and film connoisseur Scott Adlerberg with special guest writers for talks on film, the culture of cinema, and film making. This week, Cindy De La Hoz discusses her book Lucy at the Movies: The Complete Films of Lucille Ball. Free.

Bryant Park Movie Nights: The Wiz, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, 8pm – 10pm

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food and a feature film at Bryant Park Movie Nights. The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m., and the film begins at sunset. There will be food items for sale, curated by Hester Street Fair, on the Fountain Terrace. Free.

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.

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.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.



Ghostly Times, Peter Wise, Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Blasteroid, Strange Mangers, Squirrel Flower, Soft Fangs, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8:30pm, $10.

Russ Kassoff, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.



Butterboy w/ Marcella Arguello, Jon Glaser, Casey Ley, Yedoye Travis, Nina Tarr, Jordan Carlos, Simeon Goodson, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Kate Willet (Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening”) 
Patrick Hastie (SF SketchFest), Gabe Stoddard (Out of Bounds Comedy Festival) 
Ashley Gavin (Laughs on Hulu), Lindsay Boling (NY Comedy Festival), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue – Brooklyn, Aug. 6 (Mon.), 8pm, Free.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Dan St. Germain (Conan, John Oliver, The Break with Michelle Wolf), Laura Merli (McSweeney’s, Reductress, UCB), Casey Ley (Viceland),
Glo Shantae Butler (GLO in the City, Funny or Die), Jay Welch (McSweeney’s),
Fawkner, 191 Smith Street – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Beauty and the Beast, George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

Black Panther, Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike – Queens, 8pm, Free.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Astoria Park Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool – Queens, 8:30pm, 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.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, Every weekday until Aug. 30, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Sunset Tai Chi, The Conference House in Conference House Park, 7455 Hylan Blvd -Staten Island, Every Monday until Aug. 27, 7:30pm – 8:45pm, Free.

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.


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