Around NYC Today (8/31) Outdoor Silent Disco, Macbeth, Cross the Bridge Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 7pm – 9pm

A “Gangs of New York”-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area. Watch this full production of the famous play, produced by the Drilling Company. Free.

For Which It Stands – A Contemporary Art Exhibit, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

For Which it Stands is a contemporary art exhibition that offers a fresh take on the flags of the American Revolution, including the contradictions inherent in their symbolism. Select artists reinterpret flags associated with the Old Stone House’s history as the site of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, to consider how their values are being upheld today. Others envision new flags for contemporary local communities. Free.

Brookfield Place Tennis on the Waterfront Open Court Sessions, Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza, 230 Vesey Street – Lower Manhattan

Sign up to play tennis on the Waterfront at Brookfield Place. Register to take the court in half hour increments. Walk-ins may be permitted if a timeslot is not reserved in advance. Free. RSVP.

Outdoor Silent Disco Beer Garden Dance Party, The Garden at Studio Square NYC, 35-33 36th St – Queens, 10pm – 3am

NYC’s largest indoor/outdoor beer garden is one epic spot for a party. This massive Quiet Clubbing Party brings together hundreds of people dancing while 3 live DJs battle for their attention on the main stage. $5 – $15.

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks, Between West 10th Street and West 15th Street in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk – Brooklyn, 9:30pm – 10pm

Coney Island’s Friday Night Firework Series is back for the summer. For the best views, find a spot anywhere in the Amusement District down to the beach and boardwalk. 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.

 

MUSIC

The Austerity Program, Faking, sewingneedle, Nonagon, Huh, Risk/Reward, Language, Husbandry, Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St – LES, 7pm, $10.

Teen Commandments, Little Racer, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Honyock, Imaginary Tricks, and The Ferdy Mayne, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Black Market Merchants, Heavenly Faded, Josh Gachette’s Pioneers, Son Of Dust, The Footlight, 465 Senaca Ave – Queens, 9pm, $10.

Twin Primes, Jay Hill, GERMANS, otodojo, Lozenge, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St –  Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Sheba Mason (Artie Lange Show), Jay Schmidt (Netflix’s Set It Up), Todd Montesi (HBO’s Crashing), Joon Chung (Fusion), Melissa Weisman (Gotham Comedy Club), Daniel Perafan (Seeso), Ryan Arnold (Gotham Comedy Club), O.P.P.A., 162 West 4th St – West Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Cross the Bridge Comedy w/ Sydnee Washington (MTV), Chris Scopo (Sirius XM), Samantha Ruddy (SF SketchFest, Carolines on Broadway), Hosed by Phil Valentine, VSPOT Organic, 12 Saint Marks Place – East Village, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Maria Hernandez Park – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free.

Yogi Bear, Faber Park in Faber Pool and Park – Staten Island, 8pm, Free.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lenevar Avenue and Ionia Avenue in Bloomingdale Park – Staten Island, 8pm, Free.

Lego: Batman, Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park in Tudor Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Sherlock Gnomes, J Hood Wright Park – Washington Heights, 8pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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.

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.

 

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