Around NYC Today (9/24) Public Theater Mobile Unit, Brooklyn Poetry Slam


Public Theater Mobile Unit National: Sweat, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8:45pm

SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Free. RSVP to hold your spot by emailing .

Brooklyn Poetry Slam, BRIC, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

The Brooklyn Poetry Slam brings together Brooklyn’s best slam poets for a monthly gathering of words and wisdom, hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L. Browne with music by poet and educator DJ Jive Poetic. The slam will be followed by an open mic. Free. RSVP.

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.



Mountain Man (Live + Signing), Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsals w/ Nick Zinner, Der Adoorian, Mick Barr, Brad Truax, Greg Fox, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Shark Toys, Oh Boland, Flexi, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Father Murphy, Ariadne, King Vision Ultra, Winkie, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Deanna Witkowski, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.



Butterboy w/ Shane Torres, Myq Kaplan, Eman El-Husseini, Deanna Ortiz, Jourdain Fisher, Melissa Stokosi, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Alingon Mitra (Colbert, Conan, Last Comic Standing), Doogie Horner (America’s Got Talent) 
Brittany Carney (Limestone Comedy Festival), Jill Weiner (Boston Comedy Festival), Blair Dawson (Little Old Lady Comedy), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, 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 Nov. 30, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 11am – 11:50am, 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street in Central Park, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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