Around NYC Today (8/11) HK Dragon Boat Festival, Summer Streets, Mavis Staples


Summer Streets, Various locations, 7am – 1pm

On the first three Saturdays in August between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. Enjoy live performances, zip-lining, adaptive basketball games, free fitness classes with Shape Up NYC, art and science workshops, and more along the route from City Hall Park to Central Park. Free.

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, Meadow Lake, 9am – 5pm

Enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, traditional arts and crafts, storytelling, dragon dancing, and international food while watching more than 200 teams compete in the U.S. Dragon Boat Open Championship races at the oldest, largest, and most traditional dragon boat festival in the United States. Free.

10th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert, Stan Michels Promenade in Fort Tryon Park, 12:30pm – 4pm

Enjoy live jazz by local impresario Marjorie Eliot and her ensemble. Free.

Queensboro Dance Festival, Parade Grounds in Fort Totten Park

Queens, 2pm – 3:30pm

Join the Queensboro Dance Festival, an annual 6-month tour of performances featuring dance companies all from Queens. For the full Queens tour schedule, visit Free.

Dance at Socrates, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, 4pm – 5:30pm

Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its 6th season, bringing dancers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront. Free.

Queens Night Market, New York Hall of Science, 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 Jordan Knoxx, NY Chinese Waist Drum, The Klevelanders and Flying Robin Project. Free.



Senseless, Nerveshatter, Rebelmatic, In Circles, Goldsounds, 44 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 3pm, $8.

Porches, Sunflower Bean, Crumb, SummerStage, East River Park, FDR Drive between Jackson St & Cherry St, 5pm, Free.

Mavis Staples, Joe Henry, Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave & West 62nd St – UWS, 7:30pm, Free.

Deli Girls, Nightspace, Pan, DJ Mooncakke, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Wimps, Monograms, Human People, Patio, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Bliss Point, HARUKA, Aaron Tripp, Jake Pepper, Dash, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 10pm, $10.



School Nite Comedy Hour w/ Brian Grossi (TMZ, Carolines on Broadway), Pedro Gonzalez (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Boston Comedy Festival), Katie Haller (Carolines on Broadway, New York Comedy Club), Gus Tate (Winner of the Beijing Comedy Festival, CCTV)Sidewalk, 94 Avenue A – East Village, 5:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Bowery Comedy w/ Luke Mones (Influencer web series), Tan Hoang (Good Good Comedy), Kristin Manna (Revelist), Kerryn Feehan (Comedy Central), Andrea Allan (Hot Mess Comedy Hour podcast), The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.



The Greatest Showman, Soundview Park – Bronx, 8:30ppm, Free.

Ready Player One, Broadway and Wayne Street in CPL. Thompson Park – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Wait Until Dark, Cedar Grove Avenue and Cedar Grove Place in Great Kills Park – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Autumn Sonata, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 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.

East New York Farmer’s Market, Schneck Ave & New Lots Ave – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 24, 9am – 3pm, Free.

Farmer’s Market, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, 5816 Clarendon Road – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 3, 11am – 3pm, Free.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 16, 11am – 12pm, Free.


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