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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Around NYC Today (5/20) Traditions Festival, Jumanji, Quintet of the Americas

THINGS TO DO

Community Rowing, Pier 40 – Greenwich Village, 12pm – 1 pm

Community Rowing events are sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours. Free.

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

King Manor Museum will host its third annual Traditions Festival. It’s a weekend full of food, music, art, and crafts in Jamaica from the 18th century to modern times. Live music by Talking Drums and folk musicians Larry Moser and Mary Nagin. Free.

Williamsburg/Greenpoint Walking Tour, South Williamsburg Ferry – 440 Kent Avenue, 1pm – 3pm

This walk will introduce the range of waterfront parks and promenades generated through the 2005 rezoning and development of the Domino sugar factory site. Public spaces to be discussed will include: Schaefer’s Landing, Domino Park, Transmitter Park, North 5th Street Park and Pier, and Bushwick Inlet Park. Free.

Pixar Brunch Trivia, The Chelsea Bell, 1pm – 2:30pm

Join five unique and challenging rounds on all your favorite Pixar Movies. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Lowly, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Goodfight, Katy Rea, Chico, Panther Hollow, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Dreamcrusher, Prison Religion, EEL TANK, THE CRADLE, PVSSYHEAVEN, H0L0 – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Michael VM, Metal Mountains, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Amy Klein, Bonnie Doon, Full Bush, Onesie, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Quintet of the Americas, Queens Botanical Garden, 3:30pm, $6 for adults, $4 students and children.

 

COMEDY

Comedians on Stage Telling Jokes w/ Melissa Diaz, Damian Holmes, Casey McGowan, Maddy Smith, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Katie Boyle (Transplants), Phil From Chico, Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Derrick Thompson (Punchlines), Old Man Hustle – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Jumanji (2017), Coffey Park – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 10am – 11am, Free.

Sunday Tai Chi, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 11am – 12pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/19) Cinema Garden Party, Sweet Spot Festival, Pass:emanate

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.

Luminal Theater’s Cinema Garden Party, Hancock Community Backyard Garden Park – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm

The Luminal Theater stages an intimate, nighttime, outdoor film series, with a screening of the documentary, “Black Theater: The Making of a Movement.” Free.

PASS: emanate, G 201 Dance Studio in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 5pm – 7:30pm

Simone Johnson’s performance piece emanate explores her personal inquiry and journey through various expressions of source. The reception begins at 5:00 p.m. with a performance at 6:00 p.m. $10.

Sweet Spot Festival, West Harlem Piers, 3pm – 9pm

Join a family-friendly gathering of community, culture, and music lovers. Enjoy Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America’s most-renowned sound architects. Free.

Poetry Workshop: Strategic Desire – The Story Poems Tell, Lewis H Latimer House – Queens, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

This interactive workshop asks poets to craft poems that tell a story and act as witness. Poets strategically use form, music, and the “desire to see” to capture moments of the human experience, and to explore emotion, nature, place, social life, and the politics of voice. Participants will read and reference poets, such as Tyehimba Jess, Kimiko Hahn, Pedro Pietri, Adrienne Rich, and Sonia Sanchez among others, as craft models. Free. RSVP.

Malcolm X Birthday Celebration, Hancock Community Backyard Garden Park – Brooklyn, 1pm – 6pm

Join a celebration to civil rights hero Malcolm X, featuring an afternoon of information and documentaries about his life and work. The event includes music by DJ Zvetschka, micro booths presented by Gifts from Deez Hands and Decent Records and natural food tasting presented by Briana Collier. Free.

Taikoza Drummers, Sachkerah Picnic Area in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 1pm – 2pm

Join a special concert featuring Taikoza. The performance combines the rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the sound of the bamboo flutes. Free.

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

King Manor Museum will host its third annual Traditions Festival. It’s a weekend full of food, music, art, and crafts in Jamaica from the 18th century to modern times. Live music by Talking Drums and folk musicians Larry Moser and Mary Nagin. Free.

Flushing’s Annual Spring History and Community Festival, Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green – Queens, 11am – 4pm

Experience Flushing’s unique heritage at this full-day, outdoor festival. Free.

Photo Hike with Alice Austen House, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 11am – 1pm

Strap on your hiking boots and bring a camera. Join a family-friendly nature photowalk led by Staten Island photographer Gail Middleton to celebrate a new exhibition featuring early wildlife photographer George Shiras. RSVP by emailing naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org . Free.

 

MUSIC

Saint Marilyn (Record Release), Parrot Dream, Shapes In Calgary, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

SNKRJOE, DJ Jenn Love, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free w/ RSVP before midnight, $10 after.

Alien Trilogy, Cyanide Tooth, Pelvi$$, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Littlefoot, Def.GRLS, High Pony, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Olden Yolk, Lionlimb, Jaye Bartell, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, $10.

DJ Nebraska Jones, 12AM, Job Creators, Dino Petaccio & The Intruders, New Myths, The Slim Kings, Tim Stout, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Emergency Tiara, Passive Aggressive, Caitlin Mahoney, Jigsaw Youth, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

QED Presents w/ Rob Paravonian (Odd Rock Comedy Hour), Troy Alan (Laughs on FOX), Christian Polanco (The Cooligans Podcast), Andrea Allan (Keith and the Girl), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

Baby & Me Comedy w/ Katie Boyle, Mike Joyce, Ariel Elias, QED – Queens, 3pm, $8 – $10.

Comedy at Stonewall w/ Carolyn Bergier (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Justin Covington (Netflix), Christine Meehan (SiriusXM), Justin Perez (Guys We Fucked), Dante Plush (Broadway Comedy Club), Stonewall Inn – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5.

 

FILM

Justice League, Cpl. Thompson Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

Up, Claremont Park – Bronx, 8pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 16, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Zumba, West Harlem Piers Park, Every Saturday until Sept. 29, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday until April 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Union Square Walking Tour, Meet in front of Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street), Every Saturday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, First weekend of each month, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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