Around NYC Today (10/20) Big Bliss, King Manor Fall Festival, Pickleball Festival

THINGS TO DO

International Pickleball Festival, Robert Moses Playground – Midtown East, 8am – 5pm

Join other Pickleball enthusiasts for a day of doubles competitions, open play, clinics, guest speakers, prizes, and much more. Free.

Fall Fit Festival, Highbridge Recreation Center in Highbridge Park, 2301 Amsterdam Ave – Washington Heights, 11am – 2pm

Join a fun day of fitness classes, sports, and games. Activities include family Zumba, soccer, and tie-dye. Free.

Halloween Festival, Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance in Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North – Queens, 11am – 3pm

Join a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, FDNY Smoke House, NYPD Rock Wall, Kids Costume parade, music and more. Free.

Hillcrest Stop ‘N’ Swap, PS 154, 7502 162nd Street – Queens, 12pm – 3pm

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you. Free.

King Manor Fall Festival, King Manor Museum in Rufus King Park – Queens, 12pm – 4pm

Celebrate the return of autumn leaves (and the end of these dog days of summer) at the annual Fall Festival. Play games, make corn husk dolls, churn butter 19th century style, press your own apple cider, interact with a historic interpreter, and more.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Faber Park in Faber Pool and Park – Staten Island, 1pm – 2:30pm

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. Free. RSVP by emailing benny.adorno@parks.nyc.gov.

Fall Festival, Victory Field in Forest Park, Woodhaven Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue – Queens, 12pm – 3pm

Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins, and more.

The Amazing Maize Maze, Queens County Farm Museum in Queens Farm Park, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway – Queens, 11am – 4:30pm

Enjoy getting lost in NYC’s 3-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a “Stalk Talk” to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. $5 – $10.

Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series, Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave – Staten Island, 6pm – 11pm

The beloved summer concert series at Historic Richmond Town’s Tavern Terrace returns with a family-friendly fall lineup of live performances and autumnal activities. Free.

 

MUSIC

Caravela, Only Only, Winded, Mandancing, Goldsounds, 44 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Tacoma Narrows, The Hadleys, The Last Tycoon, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Darkwing, The Front Doors, Inkmouth, French Bennies, Gutter Bar, 200 North 14th St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Big Bliss, Grim Streaker, Flexi, Gustaf, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Profligate, Gel Set, Pamela_and her sons, XEROX, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Cheap Date Comedy Show w/ Sharron Paul, Calvin Cole, Chuck Nice, LaKendra Tookes, Jason Burke, Evan Williams, Carmen Lagala, Union Hall, 702 Union Street – Brooklyn, 10pm , $8 – $10.

 

FILM

Goosebumps, McCarren Park Pool Deck in McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.

Hotel Transylvania 3, Bay 8th Street and Independence Avenue in Dyker Beach Park – Brooklyn, 6:15pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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.

East New York Farmer’s Market, Schneck Ave & New Lots Ave – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 24, 9am – 3pm, Free.

Farmer’s Market, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, 5816 Clarendon Road – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 3, 11am – 3pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/19) Last Day of Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy, Free Food Friday

THINGS TO DO

Free Food Friday: A Scavenger Hunt for Free Food, Various locations, 12pm – 7pm

The Food Moves app makes it easy to discover food trucks, pop-up markets and farmers markets. Food Moves will place secret Icons on the map and if you head to that vendor, show the app, and favorite the vendor- you get free food. Free.

Cherry Pie: An RnB & Soul Party, Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Celebrate RnB and Soul dance music with Teebur, Gabsoul and Smurfo. Free, RSVP.

Art Inspired By… Edgar Allan Poe, Asser Levy Recreation Center in Asser Levy Playground, 392 Asser Levy Place – Stuy Town, 6pm – 7:30pm

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. 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 manhattanfencing.com . Free.

 

MUSIC

Rebel Magik, The Ritualists, Shepard The Breeze, Tuff Sunshine, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy w/ Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater), Ed Rodriguez (Deerhoof), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie’s guitarist), Wordless Music Orchestra, Jamie Stewart, Angel Deradoorian, Greg Fox, Brookfield Place, Winter Garden, 230 Vesey Street – Lower Manhattan, 7:30pm, Free.

Smokey Brights, Quicksilver Daydream, Dr. Danny w/ The Patients, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Country Westerns, ZZZWalk, Peoples Court, The Windjammer, 552 Grandview Ave – Queens, 8pm, $5.

Garcia Peoples, The Golden Grass, Grandpa Jack, Ceremony224, 224 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Book Club: A Comedy Show w/ Blythe Roberson, Colin Stokes, Cora Frazier, Ayo Edebiri, Evan Waite, Ethan Kuperberg, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Silver Linings Comedy w/ Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert podcast, MTV and host of 99.5FM’s Tall Tales), Diego Lopez (MTV, Chris Gethard Show), Dan Lamorte (TBS Comics to Watch), John Rosenberger (WFMU, NPR, NY1), Lauren Vino (MTV News or Deadspin), David, Precious Metal, 143 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Drive-in Movie: Ghostbusters, John Golden Parking Lot in John Golden Park, 215th Place and 33rd Ave – Queens, 5:30pm, Free.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Cooper Park – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.

A Quiet Place, Lawn Area in John Paul Jones Park, Fourth Avenue and 101st St – Brooklyn, 6:15pm, Free.

 

 

ONGOING

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 – UES, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/18) New Wave Night, Musical Ecologies, Pat Party

THINGS TO DO

Pat Party, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm

JD Samson of Le Tigre and MEN presents, PAT, a party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Video art. Amazing DJs and people willing to let go. Free.

Open Track Night, Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island Park, 6pm – 8pm

Lace up your sneakers! Join the Open Track Night at Icahn Stadium, an IAAF-certified track, for the opportunity to train like an elite athlete. Free.

Musical Ecologies, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm

Now in its sixth season, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event typically focuses on a single artist who presents a work or project either in the form of a talk or lecture, a multimedia presentation, a performance, or combination thereof. Each presentation is preceded by an extended conversation with the curator and audience. Featuring composer, improviser and performer Lucie Vítková. She will present four works: Invisible Scores for hichiriki, ryuteki, sho and accordion; Hyojo Choshi, a traditional Japanese Gagaku arranged for 5 Japanese hichirkis; and 2 pieces from her post-apocalyptic series in which she repurposes ordinary trash to build sonic costumes. $10.

DIRTY THURSDAY: New Wave Night, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

The best of New Wave and Post-Punk all in one place, all mixed up and themed to throwback perfection. Talking Heads, Devo, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, The Cure, New Order, and more. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Veda Rays, You’re Jovian, Gracie Mansion, Goldsounds, 44 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy w/ Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater), Ed Rodriguez (Deerhoof), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie’s guitarist), Wordless Music Orchestra, Jamie Stewart, Angel Deradoorian, Greg Fox, Brookfield Place, Winter Garden, 230 Vesey Street – Lower Manhattan, 7:30pm, Free.

Trashlight, APBWS, Shanghai Beach, Mic Raygun, Hart Bar, 538 Hart Street – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

Deisen, Nelsone, Dynoman, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 10pm, $10.

Charles Webster, PUBLIC ARTS, 215 Chrystie St – LES, 11pm, Free.

Annette St. John, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Postmen: An Hour of Comedy w/ Matt Barats, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

Boss Baby, West Bronx Recreation Center – Bronx, 4pm, Free.

The Babadook, Sunset Park – Brooklyn, 6:15pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, Free.

Tour The Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

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

Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/17) Master the Art of Social Video, Amateur Burlesque Night

THINGS TO DO

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts – Cafe at LPA, Amsterdam Ave. and West 65th St – UWS, 7pm – 8:30pm

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. Free. RSVP.

Amateur Burlesque Night, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm

Take it off! Everyone can get almost-naked on stage, and now you can too… in front of an audience, under the spotlight, on the House of Yes stage! Come see the hilarious brilliance of first timers and emerging artists taking off their clothes and showing off their moves just for you! Free. RSVP.

Master the Art of Social Video, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St (between 8th and 9th Ave) – Chelsea, 6:30pm – 8pm

Social media pros from publications, agencies and brands share how they create the most engaging content and build communities everywhere from Instagram to YouTube. Featuring  Tiffany Bender (Senior Producer, Condé Nast Entertainment), Hannah Frazier Caldwell (Associate Social Media Editor, Bustle) and Sydney Fazende (Digital Director, LaForce). Free.

 

MUSIC

David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy w/ Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater), Ed Rodriguez (Deerhoof), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie’s guitarist), Wordless Music Orchestra, Jamie Stewart, Angel Deradoorian, Greg Fox, Brookfield Place, Winter Garden, 230 Vesey Street – Lower Manhattan, 7:30pm, Free.

Calvin Johnson, Calfish, Kate Mohanty, Anna Altman, Ryan Kayhart, DJ Umbra, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Hack City Comedy w/ Nonye Brown-West (HBO), Nathan Habib (Westside Comedy Club), Jane Harrison (SF Sketchfest), KC Arora (NBC), Sally Anne Hall (1st Place at Laughing Devil), Black Cat LES, 172 Rivington St, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Coco, Owen F. Dolen Park – Bronx, 4pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, Every weekday until Nov. 30,  10am – 5:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/16) St. Vincent, Animation Nights New York, Liyana

THINGS TO DO

Kimmel in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House – Brooklyn, 3:30pm

With guests John Krasinski and St. Vincent. Free.

Animation Nights New York, The Gutter, 200 North 14th St, The Gutter Spare Room (back room) – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm

Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening of Animated Short films from all around the world. Beer and wine are on offer. Free. RSVP.

Cocktails & Conversations, Library of Distilled Spirits, 80 East 13th Street – Union Square, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Every week the Library of Distilled Spirits will look to feature the written works of acclaimed mixologists, bartenders, chefs, and critics who have helped shape the hospitality industry. This week features The Timeless Martini by Michael Turbach. Free. RSVP.

Stargazing, The High Line at 14th Street – Chelsea, 6:45pm – 9:30pm

Head to the High Line for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. 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.

 

MUSIC

Retail, Shadow Year, Thick, Nice Knife, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

ASTOR, Larry 7, Spencer Herbst, Skydiver, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Ambush Comedy w/ Dan St. Germain (Comedy Central Half Hour), Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Emily Lubin (Hot Mess Comedy Hour), Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Cathy Humes (All Jane Comedy Fest), Rachel McCartney (Orlando Indie Comedy Fest), Two Boots Williamsburg, 558 Driggs Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Grandbaby Comedy w/ Ryan Beck (Comedy Central), Harris Mayersohn (Colbert), Blair Dawson (DC Comedy Festival), Baby Grand, 55 McGuinness Boulevard South – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Liyana, Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Boulevard – Harlem, 9:45pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

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.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park, Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park, Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, Free.

Riverside HIIT, Terrace at 108th Street in Riverside Park, Every Tuesday until Oct. 30, 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Free.

 

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