Around NYC Today (8/9) Gary Clark Jr., Isle of Dogs, Public Space Potluck


Shakespeare in the Park: The Tragedy of King Lear, Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike – Queens, 8pm – 10pm

Watch a performance of Shakespeare’s spectacular tragedy that pits good against evil. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. There will be a Kids program at 7:30 p.m. Free.

Free Carousel Rides, The Carousel in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 12pm – 6pm

Take free carousel rides in Prospect Park, at the park’s historic carousel, funded by NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Free.

Sing-A-Long in Bryant Park, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 2pm – 4pm

Join a special Broadway Sing-A-Long with Broadway conductor Russ Kassoff. Free.

Public Space Potluck, Sherman Creek Peninsula in Sherman Creek – Inwood, 6pm – 7pm

Join the Design Trust for Public Space and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) for a public space potluck at the new Sherman Creek Pop-Up Park. Stay after the potluck for a musical program and a screening of Sky High. Free. RSVP.

Miles Series Program, Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island Park, 6pm – 8pm

Open Track Nights fearure a special Mile Series program with running coach John Honerkamp. Timed miles, relays, and group races will help you improve your speed. Free.

Tango in the Park, Greenbelt Recreation Center in Blood Root Valley, 501 Brielle Ave – Staten Island, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Come spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Enjoy tango stories, dance demonstrations, and tango classes. You don’t need a partner. Taste of Tango is for all levels of ability. Free.

Monotony: A Smart Comedy Show about Stupid Stuff, CAVEAT, 21 A Clinton St – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Monotony! is the only show that enlists comedians and storytellers to go deep on their weird obsessions with seemingly boring things. Their passion and disturbing breadth of knowledge on topics like The Science of Urinal Cakes and The History of the Rubber Duck will leave you laughing — and possibly leaving with a brand new obsession of your own. Featuring Mona Chalabi (Atlantic), George Gordon (Bridgetown), Clare O’Kane (Spongebob Squarepants), Molly Ruben-Long (Viceland), Michael Salgarolo (Broadway Comedy Club). $8.

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.

Historic Richmond Town’s Summer Eats, Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue – Staten Island, 5pm – 10pm

Enjoy a summer night with free admission to the beautiful grounds of Staten Island’s historic village.  Featuring a weekly rotating theme of food trucks, music, photo booths, games, entertainment and Egger’s Homemade Ice Cream. Free.

Summer in the Square, North Plaza in Union Square Park, 7am – 8:30pm

Come out for a lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, shows, live music, dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park. 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.



Xenia Rubinos, The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street – UWS, 5:30pm, Free.

Gary Clark Jr., Fiona Silver, Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street and Prospect Park West – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free.

Suncruiser, Soft Pyramids, Sleepies, Shoptalk, Goldsounds, 44 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Pamela_and her sons, i_like_dog_face, Vveiss, Twerp, Axine M, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge DJ set, The Map Room at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, Free.

Holy Tunics, Heavy Birds, Slowness, Like Herding Cats, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 7:30pm, $8.

Jack Whitescarver (Vinyl Release), Jackie Mendoza, Grace Ives, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Too Soon? Comedy w/ Stavros Halkias, Alexandra Kayhart, Joseph Dardano, Simon Johnston, Riley Lassin, Malia Sias, Chris Hamilton, Orchard Street Hotel, 163 Orchard Street, 2nd Floor Bar – LES, 7:30pm, $2.



Brooklynification, First Quincy Street Community Garden – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free.

Nathan Kensinger Films, 61 Franklin Street – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Wonder Woman, MacNeil Park in Macneil Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Commodore Barry Park – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free.

Isle of Dogs, Matthew P. Sapolin Playground – UWS, 8pm, Free.

Wonder, West Bronx Recreation Center, 1527 Jesup Ave – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Back to the Future Part II, Conference House Park – Staten Island, 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 – 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.

Yoga, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park – 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, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 20, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Free Yoga Class, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Thursday until Aug. 30, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, East River Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7pm, Free.

Prospect Park Yoga, Long Meadow North in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, Every Thursday until Aug. 30, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

Zumba Under The Stars with Lisa G aka RockawayZumbaWay, Beach 108th Street Roller Rink in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk – Queens, Every Thursday until Aug. 30, 7:30pm – 9pm, Free.


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