Around NYC Today (5/25) Sting and Shaggy, Sound Off Soul Yoga, Seventh Seal

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bryant Park Lawn, 7pm – 9pm

This event is a full production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced by The Drilling Company. A familiar sight – a romantic Bryant Park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy. Free.

Sound Off Soul Yoga w/ Jazmin Tejada and DJ Lety Love, Owl’s Head Park – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8:30pm

Breathe to the beat as you burn calories and stress with Sound Off Soul — a guided Vinyasa session led by instructor Jazmin Tejada, featuring Soulful House, Afro-beat, Neo-Soul, and R&B mixes from DJ Lety Love. Free.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Free.

 

MUSIC

Sting and Shaggy, Rumsey Playfield – Central Park, 7am, Free.

A Bunch of Dead People, Kill Binton, Toot Sweet, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

DECOR, Outside World, CONDUIT, PILL, DJ CHRIS BUG, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Space Toys, Chase Winters, Letters To Nepal, Foxtrotter, Ashley Heath, Grumby DJ Set, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Minibeast, Permanent Makeup, Alien Trilogy, Dead Tenants, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Danielle Martin, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, 7pm, Free.

Ayako Shirasaki, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Sandip Sen (Fox’s Laughs), YouJean Chang (NBC), Phil from Chico (New York Comedy Club), Tait Winston (The Stand Comedy Club), Malorie Bryant (Broadway Comedy Club), Oppa – West Village, 7:30pm, Free.

Kate Willett, Brett Hiker, Jessica Saul, Rufat Agayev, Willie Zabar, The Creek and the Cave – Queens, 11:55pm, Free.

Ja-Ron Young (6 pack @ Brit Pack), Carlos Garcia (Baltimore Comedy Festival), Mario Benitez (Unusual Culprits), Ron Prendimano (Laffin Matterz TV), Shane Morrison (Otto’s Shrunken Head), Siobhan Brandman, Miller Rogue (iHouse Comedy), Hosted by Chris Moore (The Blackout Diaries), Broadway Comedy Club – Midtown West, 7pm, $7 – $10.

 

FILM

Seventh Seal (1957), Long Meadow by the Picnic House in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 8:45pm, Free.

Moana, Field 81 in Randall’s Island Park, 8:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Bensonhurst Park – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free.

Lilies of the Field (1963), Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

Coco, Frank D. O’Connor Playground – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Toy Story, Williamsbridge Oval – Bronx, 8pm, Free.

Despicable Me 2, Wolfe’s Pond Park, Cornelia Av and Chester Ave – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until June 29, 10am – 11am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday until May 25, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 9am – 5pm. Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/24) Tap-A-Long, Watercolor Class, Bomb Shelter Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Tap-A-Long, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Grab your tap shoes and hoof on down to the Piano in Bryant Park for a celebration in honor of National Tap Dance Day. With special appearances by Marietta Clark, Rod Ferrone, Megan Haungs, Yuka Kameda, and Hank Smith with Ayako Shirasaki on the piano. Free.

My Father’s Business, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Cal Turner, the former CEO of Dollar General, discusses his new book My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company. Free.

Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Artist Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP.

Truth Serum, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Truth Serum, a late night talk show turned podcast, is a a “Double Dare” style game show with stand up, sketch comedy, and booze. With Stand Up by Jack Pinsky, Aaron LaRoche. Sketch Performance by Matthew Abrahams, Manuel Belliard, Michele O’Brien, Eitan Rosenberg, Ethan Scheck. Hosted by Zoe Yellen. $7.

 

MUSIC

Mundy’s Bay, Gin War, Good Looking Friends, No Swoon, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

David Freeman, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free.

The Doilies, Lifemusik Mit Andre, Derick Evans, Kate Mohanty, H0L0 – Queens, 6:30pm, $8.

Boot, Tygersounds, Common Ancestors, Tenderfoot, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $5 suggested donation.

Mayve, Mafalda, Stardust Creatures, Joe Wood, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Corinne Fisher (Guys We F*cked Podcast, Joe Rogan Experience), Mike Cannon (Comedy Central, MTV, Irish Goodbye Podcast), Elon Altman (AXS TV, NBC), Jocelyn Chia (AXS TV, Sirius XM), Clint Nohr (AXS TV, Oddball Festival), Kenny Warren (Comics Cutting Comics), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk Podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown West, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Casual Town w/ Mary Beth Barone (Viceland), Alex English (Viceland, The Rundown with Robin Thede on BET), Stavros Halkias (Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude podcast), Carmen Lagala ( Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival), Sing Sing Ave. A – East Village, 7pm, $5.

Cool World Comedy w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Clare O’Kane (Viceland), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert Podcast), Rosebud Baker (Two Less Lonley Girls), Alexis Guerrero (The Cooligans), A Bar Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The House (2017), Sara D Roosevelt Park – LES, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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

Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 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.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Thursday until June 7, 5pm – 6pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (5/23) Riverdale High, QED&D, Bryant Park Dance Party

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Author: Bringing Riverdale High Alive with Graphic Novels, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Hear Thomas Pitilli, Archie Comics artist, discuss how he brings Riverdale High alive in Archie Comics. Get the inside scoop on his work, then stick around and get your book signed. Free.

Bryant Park Dance Party, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 8:30pm

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, features superb bands and expert dance instruction. Each week, the event will switch between genres such as salsa, bhangra and swing. Free.

QED&D, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

You walk into the local bar and inn. A scruffy half-orc, walks into the middle of the room, glances around, and says “So, who’s from out of town here tonight?” Play the world’s ultimate role-playing game as a multimedia epic, with music, visual guides, drinking games, and a stand-up comedy set that will be woven into the story. You could be one of our other party members, all you have to do is attend the show. $8.

 

MUSIC

Jill Peacock with Miranda Joan and Aya Jack, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Zach Layton, Loren Connors, David Grubbs, H0L0 – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

DBK, Bonnie Baxter, YUNG MAYNE, H0L0 – Queens, 10pm, $5 – $8.

 

COMEDY

Comedians You Should Know w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Rebecca O’Neil (NPR), Whitmer Thomas (Comedy Central), Daniel Simeonson (BBC), Jono Zalay (Riot LA’s Comics to Watch), Jeff Steinbrunner (Accidental Comedy Fest), Hosted by David Drake, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Cold Beer Comedy w/ Akaash Singh (MTV and the Flagrant 2 podcast), Krystina Hutchinson (“Guys We F*cked” podcast), Kase Raso, Rosebud Baker, KC Arora, Chris Scopo, Casey Balsham and Matt Ruby, New York Comedy Club – Kips Bay, 9pm, $5.

 

FILM

Wonder, Happy Warrior Playground – UWS, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30am – 7:30am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until July 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/22) Gold Comedy, Karaoke Reading, Cardio Dance Class

THINGS TO DO

Feria Internacional del Libro Cruzando Puentes, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 11am – 1pm

Facilitated by Spanish writer Juan Navidad, Books Crossing Bridges brings over 20 international writers for a Q and A. Free.

Bryant Park Poetry, Reading Room – Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

Sit under the park’s London Plane trees and enjoy award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Featuring poets Lisa Andrews, Nicole Callihan, John Deming, Karen Hildebrand, and Jenna Le. Free.

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.

Cardio Dance Fitness Class, NYC Housing-Unity Plaza, 576 Blake Ave. – Brooklyn, 7:45 – 8:45pm

Join a one hour cardio-dance fitness class every Tuesday at Unity Plaza. Free. RSVP.

Every Now and Then I Fall Apart: A Karaoke Reading Series, QED – Queens, 7pm – 9pm

A reading series that is about (and actually is) karaoke. Every month 3-4 writers will each read a piece about a song—its place in their lives and/or in their karaoke sets—and then perform that song as karaoke. After the readings, members of the audience will have the opportunity to sing karaoke themselves. $6.

 

MUSIC

The New Trust, Caravela, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Damage Control, Weird Owl, A Place Both Wonderful And Strange, NO.107 DJ SET, Damn The Witch Siren, Saylavees, Bowery Electric – LES, 8:30pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel live), Marie Faustin (Just For Laughs), Jack Comstock (Carolines), Hosted by Kelsey Caine (NY Times), Old Man Hustle – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Gold Comedy w/ Jo Firestone (The Tonight Show), Kerry Coddett (MTV, HBO), Ophira Eiseberg (NPR), Murray Hill (HBO, Joe’s Pub), Maysoon Zayid (Gotham, Caroline’s), Avery Lender (Gotham Comedy Club, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Hosted by Elsa Waithe (This American Life) and Jes Tom (Caroline’s, Town Hall), The Williamsburg Hotel – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

As If! Comedy w/ Lauren Vino (MTV), Gabriel Pacheco (SiriusXM, Caroline’s), Mary Cella (Female Comedian’s with Tits!), Sam Taggert (Brooklyn Mag’s 50 Funniest Comedians), Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The Gospel According to André, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – Harlem, 6:30pm, Donation.

 

ONGOING

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

Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 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.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday until May 25, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 6pm – 8pm. Free.

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

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/21) Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO

Powerpoint Happy Hour, Caveat – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

PowerPoint Happy Hour invites audience members to get drunk and try to explain PowerPoint slides of guest experts. Each person who is randomly selected will be assigned expert PowerPoints and seven to ten minutes to present as they see fit. $10.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The WorkShop Theater – Hudson Yards, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Join us for a reading of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, this play centers on the middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who share a home in Bucks County, PA. They bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boyfriend Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Poncili Creacion, SSS, SOul Worm, Larva, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

Taking Meds, Mineral Girls, good looking friends, Dollhands, Cat Tatt, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Tim O’Keefe, Bellerophon, Heidemann, Martin Van Etten, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central), Matt Goldich (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Alejandro Morales (Good Good Comedy Theater), Michael Joyce (The Fancy Show), Pedro Gonzalez (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Sarah Tollemache (Colbert), Tony Zaret (The Special without Brett Davis), Adrienne Lapalucci (Last Comic Standing, Letterman), Kevin Froleiks (Bad News), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Butterboy w/ Lizz Winstead, Rojo Perez, Sam Evans, Sharon Spell, Roy Wood Jr, Srilatha Rajamani, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

ONGOING

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Monday until June 4, 8am – 9am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 6pm – 8pm. 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 – Midtown, Every Monday, Thursday and Friday until April 26, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

 

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