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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Free.
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.
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.
Justice League, Cpl. Thompson Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.
Up, Claremont Park – Bronx, 8pm, Free.
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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