Around NYC Today (9/14) Accordion Festival, Skate Night, House of Bricks


Skate Night, John Jay Park – UES, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Dance and enjoy an outdoor roller skating night with a live DJ. Skates will be provided. Free. RSVP.

Accordion Festival, Bryant Park Stage in Bryant Park, 5pm – 10pm

Experience the wide range of this often-overlooked and little-known instrument at this special event, featuring Shashmaqam (Bukharian Jewish Music and Dance from Central Asia), Rhode Island-based João Cirilo Pilom Batuko Band (Funana and Batuko from Cape Verde), New York’s own Shilpa Ray (Indie rock on the harmonium), Italian superstars Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Pizzica Tarantata from Puglia), and all-women, sister act Rimel(Mexican Norteño). This is the finale of Accordions Around the World.

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.

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.



High Waisted, Reality Something, Elsewhere (Rooftop), 599 Johnson Ave – Brooklyn, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Grumby (DJ Set), CMYK, Young Creatures, Doug Berns Band, JFF’s Music for Children, Paint Store, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $10.

Las Rosas, Max Pain and the Groovies, BIRDS, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Breathers, Water From Your Eyes, Alice Cohen and the Channel 14 Weather Team, S the Supplicant, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.



House of Bricks Comedy w/ Dina Hashem (Conan), David Spector (Roastmasters), Napolean Emill (New York Comedy Club), Michael Good (Beast Village Comedy Festival), Precious Metal, 143 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.



Black Panther, Indian Field Comfort Station in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 7:15pm, Free.

Coco, Brookville Park – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

Godspell, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, 7:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Bloomingdale Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

The Black Monk, Neptune Fountain in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 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.

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until Oct. 5, 6pm – 7pm, Free.


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