Around NYC Today (9/18) Animation Nights New York, Grandbaby Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Circuit 25, Seaport Square at Pier 17, 89 South Street – Lower Manhattan, 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Free fitness classes are now available on Tuesdays and Thursdays curated by some of New York’s top fitness experts, courtesy of LIFEWTR and New York-Presbyterian. Circuit 25 is a class that includes 25 minutes focused on body-transforming body weight exercises and another 20 minutes of cardio, core and a cool down. Free. RSVP.

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.

Strictly Tango at Washington Square Park, Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park, 6pm – 8pm

Put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Free.

Bryant Park Poetry: Four Way Books, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join the Bryant Park Reading Room Poetry Series. This week’s program is produced in partnership with Four Way Books. Featuring poets Lee Briccetti, Monica Ferrell, Tom Thompson, and Daniel Tobin. 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.

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

Public, Friends at the Falls, Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Damn Jackals, Mamma Bear, Johnny Mellor’s Bastardos, The Heavy Howl, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Yuka Aikawa, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Ambush Comedy w/ Monroe Martin (Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Diego Lopez (After After Party), Ayo Edibiri (The Rundown with Robin Thede), Eliza Hurwitz (The Special Without Brett Davis), Fareeha Khan (MTV’s Decoded), Two Boots Williamsburg, 558 Driggs Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Grandbaby Comedy w/ Samantha Ruddy (Comedy Central), Nick Naney (Comedy Central), Justin Covington (Netflix’s “Easy”), Melissa Rocha (She Makes Me Laugh), Baby Grand, 55 McGuinness Boulevard South – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Back to the Future, Vincent F. Albano Jr Playground in Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground – Kips Bay, 7pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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.

Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Tai Chi Class, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 8:30am – 9:30am, 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.

Bryant Park Yoga, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 18, 10am – 11am, Free.

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

Bodyroll Workout, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Tuesday until Sept. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

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

Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7pm, Free.

 

For more events, check out UPCOMING shows.

Want to submit an event? Contact us!

Around NYC Today (9/17) Should I Stay or Should I Go, Barber of Seville, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Picnics: New York City Opera performs The Barber of Seville, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 7pm

New York City Opera performs a free hour-long preview of The Barber of Seville. Gioachino Rossini’s sparkling music animates the hijinks of Figaro, opera’s most famous barber. Free.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?, Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St – SoHo, 7pm – 9pm

New York City is increasingly a difficult place to love—and to leave. Housing Works is inviting writers from both in-state, out of state, upstate, and downstate to tell five-minute stories about the dealbreakers that have led to their departures, or their commitment to never leave (yet…!). Featuring Jen Doll, Pilot Viruet, Ryan Chapman, Talia Lavin, Will Hermes and Cory Nakasue. Hosted by Sari Botton and Jason Diamond. Donation.

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

Clean Machine, Women of the Night,Arty Sin , Kelley Swindall, Arty Sin, Berlin – NYC, 25 Avenue A – East Village, 7pm, $10.

PowerSnap, Cherch, Janitor, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Jojo Abot, Marieme, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

CrumbSnatchers, Morus Alba, Beeyotch, Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Yuka Aikawa, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy: Brooklyn Comedy Festival Edition w/ Sara Schaefer, Danielle Perez, Ramy Youssef, Gary Anderson, Patrick Hastie, Caitlin Peluffo, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Patrick Schroeder (The Good, The Dad and The Ugly Podcast), Danielle Perez (Standup NBC Finalist, Buzzfeed ), Ben Katzner (Orlando Indie Comedy Festival), Caroline Doyle (SF Sketch Fest), Sarah Lazarus (Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free. RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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.

Sunset Tai Chi, The Conference House in Conference House Park, 7455 Hylan Blvd -Staten Island, Every Monday until Sept. 17, 6pm – 7:15pm, Free.

 

For more events, check out UPCOMING shows.

Want to submit an event? Contact us!

Around NYC Today (9/16) Twelfth Night, #ADULTING, West Side County Fair

THINGS TO DO

Smorgasburg Prospect Park, Breeze Hill in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea, returns to Prospect Park this spring! Over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather to offer a range of cuisines. Free.

West Side County Fair, Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street – UWS, 1pm – 6pm

Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with live bands, sideshow performers, carnival rides and games, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, Grow NYC Stop ‘N’ Swap, and more! Featuring performances by Miller and the Other Sinners, Coyote & Crow, City Stompers and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Hosted by Ambrose Martos. Free.

Shakespeare on the Lawn: Twelfth Night, Seguine Mansion, 440 Seguine Ave – Staten Island, 1pm – 4pm

Castle Theatre Company of Durham University, UK, proudly presents William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”, live on the lawn of Seguine Mansion. $10 cash donation.

Exhibition Tour: Griselda San Martin, The Wall, Water Street and New Dock Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park – Brooklyn, 1pm – 2pm

Join artist Griselda San Martin for a tour of her new public art exhibition, The Wall. The Wall is a series of photographic banners that display photographer San Martin’s powerful project about the wall that divides the United States and Mexico. The images on the banners were captured in Friendship Park, a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border where families meet to share intimate moments through the metal fence that separates them. Free.

 

MUSIC

Chromatone Quintet, Albert’s Garden, 16 East 2nd Street – East Village, 4pm, Free.

Mar Salá, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St – Queens, 4pm, Free withn garden admission.

Nour Harkati, King Numa, Laura Galindo, Mia Gladstone, Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Jack Name, O P A Q U E S, Big Bend vs Nathan Phillips, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

#ADULTING w/ Michelle Buteau, Jordan Carlos, Nore Davis, Ben Sinclair, Sara Schaefer, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 5pm, $10.

FROG BOYZ w/ Jesse VandenBergh, Sean Newman, Naomi Ekperigin, Dina Hashem, Alison Leiby, Mamoudou N’Diaye, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

The LEGO Batman Movie, Field 81 in Randall’s Island Park, 7:30pm, 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: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

For more events, check out UPCOMING shows.

Want to submit an event? Contact us!

Around NYC Today (9/15) German Steuben Parade, Hester Street Fair

THINGS TO DO

Hester Street Fair, Corner of Hester and Essex streets – LES, 11am – 6pm

To celebrate small businesses everywhere, Hester Street Fair is hosting its second annual “We Started Here” fair and Lower East Side Block Party. Featuring vendors La Newyorkina, Bodega Rose and Kochin. Free.

German Steuben Parade, Various locations, 12pm – 3pm

The Parade continues to march up Fifth Avenue between 65th Street to 86th Street. The three-hour Parade is filled with German groups wearing their traditional costumes, spectacular floats, marching bands, dancers, clubs, and organizations from across the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Canada. Free.

Truth on Display: An Artist/Curator Talk with Eric Mapp, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 2pm – 3pm

Truth on Display is a group show which contemplates issues of identity and representation in both public and private spaces. Featuring guest curator Eric Mapp, and artists Jodi Da Real, La Femme Cheri, Erika Lee, Eric Mapp, BE-I Prince, Taiwan Prince, and Debbie Roxx. Artist talk included with $5 gallery admission.

Brooklyn Queens Land Trust 7th Annual Bike & Walking Tour, Concerned Citizens of Grove Street, 16-72 Grove Street – Brooklyn, 1:30pm – 7pm

Join the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust for a guided walking and biking tour of community gardens in Bushwick and Central Brooklyn! See what’s going on in your neighborhood gardens! Hear the stories behind these green spaces and connect with your community. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

TT The Artist, Cashu, Antenes, quest?onmarc, 3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole St – Brooklyn, 4pm, $5- $10.

Vamanos, Arc Flash, The Space Merchants, Francie Moon, Greasy Hearts, Fortune Teller, Hosted by Casey Regan, East Williamsburg Econo Lodge, 7pm, $8.

The Primals (Southern Lord), Vandalizer, The Safari Room at El Cortez, 17 Ingraham St – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Dreamcrusher, Conduit (Record Release), The Dreebs, Suckling, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Yoshi Obayashi, Alex Pavone, Aimee Rose Ranger, Whitney Chanel Clarke, Lance Pauker, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Andrew Manning, The Platform, 1178 Bushwick Ave – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Ian Lara (Comedy Central, The Stand), Aaron Kaminos-Smith (Broadway Comedy Club), Max May (Broadway Comedy Club), Luke Touma (Fight Fist Podcast, Too Many Cooks), Rebecca Lewis (Gotham Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), EriThe Gaf West, 401 West 48th St – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St – Chelsea, 5:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Rooftop Films: Dead Pigs, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Black Panther, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St – Chelsea, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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.

 

For more events, check out UPCOMING shows.

Want to submit an event? Contact us!

Around NYC Today (9/14) Accordion Festival, Skate Night, House of Bricks

THINGS TO DO

Skate Night, John Jay Park – UES, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Dance and enjoy an outdoor roller skating night with a live DJ. Skates will be provided. Free. RSVP.

Accordion Festival, Bryant Park Stage in Bryant Park, 5pm – 10pm

Experience the wide range of this often-overlooked and little-known instrument at this special event, featuring Shashmaqam (Bukharian Jewish Music and Dance from Central Asia), Rhode Island-based João Cirilo Pilom Batuko Band (Funana and Batuko from Cape Verde), New York’s own Shilpa Ray (Indie rock on the harmonium), Italian superstars Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Pizzica Tarantata from Puglia), and all-women, sister act Rimel(Mexican Norteño). This is the finale of Accordions Around the World.

Bingo!, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. Music will play as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize. 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.

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

High Waisted, Reality Something, Elsewhere (Rooftop), 599 Johnson Ave – Brooklyn, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Grumby (DJ Set), CMYK, Young Creatures, Doug Berns Band, JFF’s Music for Children, Paint Store, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $10.

Las Rosas, Max Pain and the Groovies, BIRDS, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Breathers, Water From Your Eyes, Alice Cohen and the Channel 14 Weather Team, S the Supplicant, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

House of Bricks Comedy w/ Dina Hashem (Conan), David Spector (Roastmasters), Napolean Emill (New York Comedy Club), Michael Good (Beast Village Comedy Festival), Precious Metal, 143 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

FILM

Black Panther, Indian Field Comfort Station in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 7:15pm, Free.

Coco, Brookville Park – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

Godspell, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, 7:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Bloomingdale Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

The Black Monk, Neptune Fountain in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 7:30pm, 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.

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

 

For more events, check out UPCOMING shows.

Want to submit an event? Contact us!