Around NYC Today (10/5) A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gorilla Biscuits, Coco


Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm

This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment. RSVP to hold your spot by emailing . 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.

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 at the Old Stone House & Washington Park (OSH) offering a fresh take on the flags of the American Revolution and today, including the contradictions inherent in their symbolism. Select artists reinterpret flags associated with OSH’s history as the site of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, to consider how their values are being upheld today. Others envision bold new flags for contemporary local and global communities. Featuring artists Simone Bailey, Christina Barrera, Andrew Demirjian, Stephan Jahanshahi, Vandana Jain, Katarina Jerinic, Jeff Kasper & Christopher Spinozzi, Josh MacPhee, Jesse Purcell, Sal Muñoz, Iviva Olenick, Manju Shandler and Athena Soules. Free.



Laxmi Bomb, Slow Caves, Antibodies, The Map Room at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, $5.

So Called People, Dry Reef, Joe Wood, Jonathan Ayaz, The Late Bloomers, DJ Grumby, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $10.

Gorilla Biscuits, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, Free.

Adler Hall (Record Release Show), Allen Tate (of San Fermin), Lizdelise, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8:30pm, $10.

Evil Sword, Dog, Holy People, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

Charlie Judkins, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.



Speak American w/ Daniel Simonsen, Srilatha Rajamani, Andrea Allan, Ashton Womack, Nicole Clasich, Hosted by Noa Osheroff and Sam Morrison, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Purple Dreams, Jackie Robinson Park – Harlem, 6pm, Free.

Shocktoberfest: White Knuckle and Scary Movie, The lawn adjacent to Greene Avenue in Herbert Von King Park – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free.

Coco, Kissena Corridor West in Kissena Corridor Park – Queens, 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.

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

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


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