Around NYC Today (4/8) Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Second Sundays, Musical Mayhem

THINGS TO DO

Second Sundays, Pioneer Works – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm

Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Free. RSVP.

Kerouac International Festival (Day 5), InsBowery Poetry Club – LES, 7pm – 9pm

The Kerouac Festival is an international event that started in Spain, in the city of Vigo, seven years ago. This is the event’s third edition in New York. Featuring poetry and performances from Mahogany L. Browne, Sheila Blanco, Francisco Castro and more. Free. RSVP.

Heather Gardens History Tour, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 1pm – 2pm

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden and former Billings Estate in Fort Tryon Park with local historian Robin Boomer. See the views of the majestic Palisades and Hudson River, discover the historic remnants of the C.K.G. Billings Estate, and learn about the garden’s history and how it compares to the original 1935 Olmsted brothers’ design. Free.

Opening Weekend in Prospect Park, Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 9am – 6pm

Kick off the start of spring with a full weekend of special events and activities! Events include an Opening Day Parade and Fair, an 1860s-style ballgame, a campfire conversation, scavenger hunt, Smorgasburg Prospect Park. Free. RSVP.

Musical Theatre Mayhem, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Musical theatre nerds unite. Join a night of showtunes and comedy. Act 1: Broadway Bonanza: two comedians as musical theatre characters decide who’ll win in a physical fight. Act 2: Sing For Your Life: the audience chooses musicals that a guest will have to sing songs from. Act 3: 10-Minute Musical: three comedians improv a classic musical. Hosted by Sarah Kennedy and Patrick J. Reilly. $5.

 

MUSIC

Lillet Blanc, Great Wight, Shelter Dogs, Hit Like a Girl, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sharon De La Cruz, Johann Diedrick, Delphine Fawundu, GENG, Pamela Liou, Knockdown Center – Queens, 7pm, Free.

Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Baby Shakes, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Halcionne, Friend Roulette, Whiner, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 3pm, $8.

Earnhardt, The Rungs, Haunted Horses, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Denise Simon, Paul Warhit, Mitch Benson, Nicholle Kun, and Brian Schiller, Hosted By Scott Blakeman, Comic Strip Live – UES, 6pm, $10.

Tom Cassidy (Adult Swim), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (Pear), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Thursday and Friday until March 8, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/7) Prospect Park Opening Weekend, Target First Saturdays

THINGS TO DO

Opening Weekend in Prospect Park, Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 9am – 6pm

Kick off the start of spring with a full weekend of special events and activities! Events include an Opening Day Parade and Fair, an 1860s-style ballgame, a campfire conversation, scavenger hunt, Smorgasburg Prospect Park. Free. RSVP.

Target First Saturdays, Brooklyn Museum, 5pm – 11pm

Brooklyn Museum hosts a David Bowie-themed day of art, free concerts, a drag showcase, a film screening and talks. Music by Mike Garson and Tamar Kali. Screening of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

Local History: Stories Behind the Street Names, Greenbelt Nature Center – Staten Island, 1pm – 3pm

Richard Simpson, the historian and tour guide of Moravian Cemetery, lectures about the Greenbelt neighborhood’s local history. His talk includes biographical information for people who have towns, streets, schools, and parks named for them. Free.

 

MUSIC

Bodega, Big Bliss, Deadbeat Beat, Gustaf, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Melanie Scholtz, Casserold Band, Takeshi Otani Band, Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, $5.

The Marquee, Vista, Civil Youth, Glass Lungs, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

The Values, PRIMA PRIMO, Stardust Creatures, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Sete Star Sept, God’s America, Mother Brain, Chepang, Fluoride, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, NAAM DJ Set, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Salt People, Creative Healing, Lunch Cult, Free Basement, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7 – $10.

PPL, Funeral Advantage, Compltr, Plight, The Well – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8.

Fixtures, Sloppy Heads, P.I. Power Trio, High Pony, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Dirty Show w/ Josh Gondelman (Conan), Daniel Simonsen (Edinburgh Comedy Festival), Kerry Coddett (MTV’s Joking Off), Lorelei Ramirez (Writer for VICE), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

School Nite Comedy Hour w/ Diego Attanasio (Semi Finalist at San Diego Comedy Fest, Laugh Your Asheville Off), Laura High (Lifetime, 360 Stand Up Festival), LeClerc Andre (‘Laughs’ on Fox, YouTube), Aaron Kominos-Smith (MTV, Comedy Central). Sidewalk – East Village, 5:45pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 9am – 10am, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 28, 2019, 10am – 11am, Free.

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

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every day except Wednesday until March 31, 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.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/6) Micro-Movies, Literati Comedy, Youth Film Screening

THINGS TO DO

Youth Film Screening, Hamilton Fish Recreation Center – LES, 4pm – 6pm

Celebrate the youth of the Hamilton Fish Media Lab with an afternoon of short films written, directed, shot and edited by local, young producers. Light refreshments will be served. Free.

Literati: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them, Caveat – LES, 8:30pm – 10pm

Literati is a night of comedians in character performing hilarious readings. Sophisticated, satirical, and sometimes wigs. Hosts Colin O’Brien (JFL New Faces) and Michael Wolf (Comedy Central) love to read. They’ve read upwards of one books between the two of them and now they want to share that love of literature with you. Featuring Mitra Jouhari (Full Frontal with Sam Bee, Three Busy Debras), Laura Thomas (Laura Thomas: Not Alone), Joe Castle Baker (Ars Nova) and Branson Reese (Cartoon Network). $8 – $10.

Micro-Movies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Screening Room 108 – East Village, 7pm – 8:30pm

A sneak peek at Stonestreet’s branded Micro-Movies—super short films that tell compelling, humorous, and poignant character-driven stories that will move and surprise you, all of them under 10 minutes. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Jake Bellissimo, Karen Walker, Jack Tomascak, The Gateway – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Twiga, Mustardmind, Yankee Longstraw, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Coax, Ex-Girlfriends, Low Anxiety, Radattack, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Hardon Collider, Freak1, William Shitner, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 1pm, $10.

Weekends, Yairms, Surf Harp, Boio, The Footlight – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Not For Everyone w/ Catherine Cohen, Aparna Nancherla, Paul Julmeus, Liz Magee, Catherine Cypher, Hosted by Morgan Root, The Footlight – Queens, 7pm, $5 suggested donation.

QED Presents w/ Christi Chiello (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle), Dan Perlman (Just For Laughs), Luke Mones (NY Comedy Festival), Leah Bonnema (VH1), Hosted by Usama Sidiqque (BET), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until March 30, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Spring Break in Prospect Park, Audubon Center at the Boathouse – Brooklyn, Every day until April 6, 12pm – 5pm, $0 – $3.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/5) David Bowie Is, $2.50 Carousel Ride, Quiescence, Azieb

THINGS TO DO

$2.50 Carousel Ride, Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 12pm – 5pm

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the park’s beloved 1912 carousel. $2.50 per ride, $11.50 for five tickets.

Kerouac International Festival, Instituto Cervantes – Midtown East, 7pm – 9pm

The Kerouac Festival is an international event that started in Spain, in the city of Vigo, seven years ago. This is the event’s third edition in New York. Featuring poetry and performances from Sheila Blanco, Francisco Castro, Nono the Poet, Raul de Nieves, Bonafide Rojas, Juan Luis Landaeta, Nicolas Linares and Vanesa Alvarez. Free. RSVP.

Quiescence, Scandinavia House – Midtown, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

This audiovisual work, a collaboration between visual artist Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir, musician and artist Abraham Brody, and cellist Ásta María Kjartansdóttir, interprets a quest for the silence that can be found in abundance in their native Iceland. The performance plays on the connection between the deep silence in nature and the perception of balance and rhythm. $7 – $12.

David Bowie Is Opening Reception, NU Hotel – Brooklyn, 6pm – 9pm

Need more Bowie in Brooklyn? Stop by NU Hotel’s lobby to visit the Bowie-themed pop-up gallery by local artist, Audrey Anastasi.

Dan Tranh Music Class, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner’s course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Free.

 

MUSIC

DJ Qbert, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:59pm, $10.

Cleric, Pyrrhon, Seven)Suns, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Choked Up (EP release), Library, Material Support, Lady Bits, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Antagonista, Slalomville, Amy Klein, Nuraxi, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Sammus, Dog, Old Maybe, Joanna Sternberg, Hart Bar – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $10.

Sotto Vocé, Jewel Thief, Jamskate, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Azieb, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Paula Hampton, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Bryan McKenna (Opener for Jim Breuer), Madison Malloy (FOX, Sirius XM), Brian Grossi (TMZ, Round Trip Comedy Series), Maddy Smith (Stand-up NY Comedy Festival), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Brandon Scott Wolf (Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update), Offside Tavern – Greenwich Village, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Thursday and Friday until March 8, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/4) Les Fleurs Savages, Comedians You Should Know

THINGS TO DO

Les Fleurs Savages Opening Reception, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Midtown, 6pm – 8pm

Sotheby’s Institute of Art presentS Les Fleurs Sauvages, a group exhibition curated by Master of Contemporary Art candidate 2019 Nadine Braquetti. Featuring works by Evan Paul English, Hitomi Gilliam, Jeff Henriquez, Julian Iljun Ju and Dina Lee. Free. RSVP.

Conflicted, Caveat – LES, 7pm – 9pm

From rivalries and gossip to attacks and blood feuds, Conflicted is the comedy show that gives you the inside scoop on what (probably) happened during history’s greatest fights. This month, hosts Kate Villa and Peter Johnston investigate the Hundred Years’ War. $10.

 

MUSIC

Boy Radio, Cat Rickman, PepC, Nic Eliscu, Allen Tate, Pianos – LES, 8pm, $8.

Matthew Danger Lippman, Ruune, Boy Chic, Little Cake, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Can’t Relate, Girl Cock, Fear Not Ourselves Alone, Power Funeral, The Footlight – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Ben Jaffe & Abe Maneri, Kate Mohanty, Stan Zenkoff, H0L0 – Queens, 8pm, $7.

 

COMEDY

Brookly, Stand Up! w/ Sam Jay (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central Stand Up Presents), Kevin Iso (Adam Devine’s House Party, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live), Jon Laster (BET’s ComicView, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live!), Tanael Joachim (AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live!, FOX’s Good Day New York), Rosebud Baker (Elite Daily, Bustle), Tilly’s – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8 – $10.

A Hot and Bothered Tax Break w/ Tom Thakkar (CONAN), Krista Komondor (Becomingacomedian.com), Caitlin Peluffo (SF Sketchfest), Keenan Steiner (New York Comedy Festival), Laurel Cummings (Funny Or Die), Jocelyn Chia (Live at Gotham), Olga Namer (Twitch TV), Black Cat – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Ricky Valez (Master of None), Erin Jackson (Last Comic Standing), Jeff Simmermon (Comedy Dynamics), Jeffrey Joseph (Scrooged), Jeff Steinbrunner, Hosted by Saurin Choksi, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

You’ll Have Fun! w/ Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central Half Hour, Jimmy Kimmel Live), Dina Hashem (Conan), Ahri Findling (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Alison Klemp (New York Comedy Festival), ReVision Lounge and Gallery – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Fiddler on the Roof, Manhattan Beach Parking Lot – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free.

Heathers, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

 

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