Around NYC Today (8/7) Sunset Salsa, Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Jumanji


Bryant Park Classics BookClub: ‘This Side of Paradise,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss the classics under the canopy of the park’s London Plane trees. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supply lasts. This week’s book is This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hosted by Sally Koslow, author of Another Side of Paradise. Free.

Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

This acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear, and, overall, increasing their own musical skill. Free.

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.

Sunset Salsa, Pier 45 at Hudson River Park, Hudson River Greenway, 6:30pm – 9pm

Every Tuesday, Hudson River Park hosts a Salsa dancing night with some of NYC’s best DJs. Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30pm – 7:15pm followed by a dance party. Free. RSVP.

Bryant Park Poetry: W. W. Norton, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join us for the Bryant Park Reading Room Poetry Series. This week’s program is produced in partnership with W. W. Norton. Featuring the poets Tina Chang, Kimiko Hahn, Donna Masini, and Jill Bialosky. Free.

Strictly Tango at Washington Square Park, Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park, 6pm – 8pm

Put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Free.

Stargazing, The High Line at 14th Street – Chelsea, 6:45pm – 9:30pm

Head to the High Line for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. Free.

Bryant Park Knitting Class, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 1:30pm – 3pm

Swing by for free instruction from yarn store Knitty City, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles provided. Classes are weather permitting. 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.



Jake Weary EP Release Show, Groundislava, Juice Jackal, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Alice Bag, Choked Up, Ratas En Zelo, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

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



Divine Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central), Khalid A. Rahmaan (Conan), Katie Boyle (Cape Fear Comedy Festival), Nathan Habib (Sketchfest), Will Poznan (Gotham Comedy Club), Hosted by Dan Fitzpatrick, DTUT, 1744 2nd Avenue – Yorkville, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Jest For Fun Comedy w/ Sejoe Ducasse (The Sejoe Show), Robby Slowik (Conan), Sam Jay (SNL, Netflix), BK9, 62 5th Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.



Spider-Man: Homecoming, Paradise on Earth, 1106 Fox Street – Bronx, 7:30pm, Free.

Jumanji (2017), Baisley Pond Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

The Mummy (2017), Wolfe’s Pond Park, Cornelia Av and Chester Ave – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Black Panther, Owen Dolen Recreation Center in Owen F. Dolen Park, 2551 Westchester Square – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

The Boxtrolls, Raoul Wallenberg Playground in Highbridge Park, 189th and Amsterdam Avenue – Inwood, 8:30pm, Free.

Hairspray (1988), Valentino Pier – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, 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.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park, Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Tai Chi Class, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park, Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, 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.

Bryant Park Yoga, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 18, 10am – 11am, Free.

Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. and Indian Road, Every Tuesday until Aug. 29, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Pilates in the Park, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Tuesday until July 31, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Bodyroll Workout, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Tuesday until Sept. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Riverside HIIT, Terrace at 108th Street in Riverside Park, Every Tuesday until Oct. 30, 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Free.

Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness, Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, Every Tuesday until Aug. 14, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 20, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

Sunset Yoga by the Beach, Beach 102nd Street and Shorefront Parkway – Queens, Every Tuesday until Sept. 4, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, Free.


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