THINGS TO DO
IronStrength, United Nations Headquarters, Visitors Entrance, 46th Street and 1st Avenue – Midtown East, 5:30pm – 7pm
Join the IronStrength Bootcamp Class with sports medicine physician and fitness instructor Dr. Jordan Metzl. Free. RSVP.
Thoreau in New York, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm
Thoreau visited New York City half a dozen times in his life: to sell pencils, to sell cranberries, to lecture, to work as a surveyor, and to meet people like Walt Whitman, Horace Greeley, and Lucretia Mott. But what did New York mean to him? And what might he think about New York today? This lively discussion will be moderated by Geoff Wisner, editor of Thoreau’s Animals and Thoreau’s Wildflowers. Panelists include Audrey Raden, author of When I Came to Die: Process and Prophecy in Thoreau’s Vision of Dying, Damion Searls, editor of the NYRB Classics one-volume edition of Thoreau’s Journal, and Robert Sullivan, author of The Thoreau You Don’t Know. Free.
House of Vogue, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am
Vogue Balls are a space for queer and trans people of color. You may know about Vogue from Madonna, but it has roots in the historically marginalised urban black and Latino gay and trans communities. Featuring DJ Byrell the Great and Precious. $10.
Accordions Around the World, Bryant Park, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Join this weekly series featuring accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Hear music from all over the world to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument. 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.
Breathers, Future Heart, Sparkle Motion, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.
Seal Eggs, Ajna, Ian Epps, Mouthed Wounds, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $5 – $10.
Bambara, Public Practice, Cheex, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.
Wingtips, Piggy Black Cross, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.
Kuni Mikami, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.
Hyperbole! The Best Comedy Show Ever w/ Joe Pera (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Fareeha Khan (MTV’s Decoded), David Drake (Laughs on FOX), Rachel McCartney (Laugh Factory), The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.
Shame Comedy w/ Derek Humphrey, Jessica Clayton, Brian Mitchell, Halyards, 406 3rd Avenue – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.
Drumline, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 7:30pm, 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.
Free Yoga at Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.
Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.
Tai Chi, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Wednesday until Oct. 17, 6pm – 7pm, Free.
Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6pm – 7pm, Free.
Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.
HIIT with lululemon, Hudson River Park’s Pier 25, North Moore St. and West St, Every Wednesday until Sept. 12, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.
Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park, Between West 34th and West 35th Streets and 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue – Hudson Yards, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.
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