Around NYC Today (9/7) Labor Day Carnival, Macbeth, Speak American


Labor Day Carnival Edition, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd – Harlem, 6pm – 10pm

A celebration of the people of African descent in the Caribbean, First Fridays: Labor Day “Carnival” Edition returns with steel pan drummers, moko jumbie, mass camp, and a curated selection of vendors ready to celebrate the culture and special traditions of the West Indies. Dhalimu from Dhali’s Closet, the host for the night, along with DJ Don, DJ Hard Hittin Harry and DJ JP, and live performers will be there to bring down the house in this community celebration of Carnival. Free.

Coffee & Crosswords Workshop, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 11:30am – 1pm

Love words? Obsessed with crosswords? Learn special, pro tips for solving crosswords from our puzzle experts. Then put them to the test at a crossword tournament! Coffee is provided. Facilitated by Amy Goldstein, Puzzability and Mike Shenk, The Wall Street Journal puzzle editor. Free.

Bingo!, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. Music will play as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize. Free.

#TotallyPublicKaraoke, Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street – UWS, 6pm – 10pm

Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Note that sign-ups are required and close between 8:30 pm. and 9:00 pm, depending on attendance. Free.

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.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue and 41st Street, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Participants must be 16 or older to participate. Registration required at . 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.



Wsabi Fox, Jachary (Solo), Akai Solo, Elbows, Sunson, Hara Kiri, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Hodera, ManDancing, Great Wight, Big Fan, Sunnyvale, 1031 Grand St – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Roy Eaton, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.



Speak American Comedy w/ Ismael Loutfi (Jimmy Kimmel), Liza Treyger (Netflix), Anthony DeVito (Stephen Colbert), Danish Maqbool, Hosted by Noa Osheroff and Julia Shiplett, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free.

Cross the Bridge Comedy w/ Andy Fiori (Sirius XM), Ian Hunt (Good For You Comedy), Patrick Holbert (Who Cares Podcast), Erin Maguire, Riley Lassin, Hosted by Phil Valentine, VSPOT Organic, 12 Saint Marks Place – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



A Wrinkle in Time, Concrete Plant Park – Bronx, 4pm, Free.

Love Beats Rhymes, St. Nicholas Park, West 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue – Harlem, 6pm, 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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