Around NYC Today (6/5) Ailey Extension, Washington Sq. Music Festival, Lady Bird

THINGS TO DO Bryant Park Classics Book Club: ‘On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays’ by John Stuart Mill, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:30pm Join enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss the classics under the canopy of the park’s London Plane trees. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supplies last. This week’s book is On Liberty, Utilitarianism and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (6/5) Ailey Extension, Washington Sq. Music Festival, Lady Bird

Around NYC Today (6/4) Hari Kondabolu, Bryant Park Musical Chairs, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO West African Dance Class, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Free. 7th Annual Bryant Park Musical Chairs Game, Bryant Park, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Join the seventh annual game of musical chairs, featuring Bryant Park’s iconic … Continue reading Around NYC Today (6/4) Hari Kondabolu, Bryant Park Musical Chairs, Side Ponytail

Around NYC Today (6/3) Drums Along the Hudson, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

THINGS TO DO Two Performances: Andrea Haenggi & Richard Garet, Windmill Community Garden, 39-22 29th Street, Long Island City – Queens, 4pm – 7pm As part of the Wilder LIC Exhibition, Flux Factory will host two performances and potluck afternoons at the Windmill Community Garden. 4:30 pm – Andrea Haenggi’s “DON’T TOUCH ME: A Participatory Fieldwork Performance” Limited to 15 audience members. 5:30 pm – Richard Garet, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (6/3) Drums Along the Hudson, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Around NYC Today (6/2) Silent Disco, Gregory Porter, Fundamentals of Hip Hop

THINGS TO DO Summer on the Hudson: Stargaze Saturdays, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 8pm – 11pm The Amateur Astronomers Association and stargazing return to Riverside Park South. A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete with a great skyline and the stars, planets, and moon in full view. Free. Bryant Park Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bryant Park Lawn, 7pm – 9pm This event … Continue reading Around NYC Today (6/2) Silent Disco, Gregory Porter, Fundamentals of Hip Hop

Around NYC Today (6/1) Summer Dance-A-Thon, #TotallyPublicKaraoke, Literati

THINGS TO DO ECOPOETIC Dance Performance, Washington Square Park, 6:30pm – 7:30pm ECOPOETIC is a free site-specific performing arts event that expresses the Laban dance community’s desire to collaborate in taking care of the planet we share with millions of species, through artistic practices that cultivate meaningful relationships and create exciting and healthier livable places. The event has been conceived as a multi-centered spatial structure formed by interconnected spots, presenting simultaneous performances throughout the Washington Square Park/Garibaldi Plaza, highlighting … Continue reading Around NYC Today (6/1) Summer Dance-A-Thon, #TotallyPublicKaraoke, Literati

Around NYC Today (5/31) Out of Thin Air, Adult Contemporary, Bodega Cat Comedy

THINGS TO DO Bryant Park HSBC Business & Finance: Reinvent Yourself as a Leader, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm This series features books with a focus on business, economics, and what makes a company great. John Hillen, Professor of Practice at George Mason University, and Mark D. Nevins, Nevins Consulting, will discuss their new book What Happens Now?: Reinvent Yourself as a Leader Before Your Business Outruns You. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/31) Out of Thin Air, Adult Contemporary, Bodega Cat Comedy

Around NYC Today (5/30) Rosalind Franklin’s Revenge, Ghost in the Shell

THINGS TO DO Bryant Park Author: Summer Reads, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm Join a panel on this summer’s best reads at the Bryant Park Reading Room. Get the inside scoop on the authors’ work, then stick around and get your book signed. Featuring Jamie Brenner’s The Husband Hour, Sally Koslow’s Another Side of Paradise and Aimee Molloy’s The Perfect Mother. Hosted by Robin Kall. Free. Art … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/30) Rosalind Franklin’s Revenge, Ghost in the Shell

Around NYC Today (5/29) How to Watch Movies the Right Way, Tyrannosaurus

THINGS TO DO Suicide Seed, Playwrights Horizons (South Studio, 5th Floor), 3:30pm – 5:30pm Suicide Seed is a new play about revenge, and the lengths we go to get it, from Riti Sachdeva (The Rug Dealer, Parts of Parts & Stitches). Free. How to Watch Movies the Right Way, QED – Queens, 8pm – 9:30pm Movie experts Pat Stango, Gregg Zehentner, Erin Rose Chan, and Clayton … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/29) How to Watch Movies the Right Way, Tyrannosaurus

Around NYC Today (5/28) That Human Show, Sue Maskaleris, LIC Henge, Savage

THINGS TO DO LIC Henge, LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7pm – 9pm Join Manhattanhenge, that unique time when the sun aligns perfectly with the east/west grid of Manhattan as it sets at one of the best viewing sites in the city. Come early this year for a special performance by Encore, a touring show choir from Do Re Mi School … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/28) That Human Show, Sue Maskaleris, LIC Henge, Savage

Around NYC Today (5/27) Mamapalooza, Flux Factory Potluck, I’m A Doctor Now

THINGS TO DO Performance and Potluck: Amirtha Kidambi and Jessica Pavone with Supper from Flux Iron Chefs, Windmill Community Garden (39-22 29th Street, Long Island City) – Queens, 4pm – 7pm As part of the Wilder LIC Exhibition, Flux Factory will host two performances from artists in the exhibition and potluck afternoons at the Windmill Community Garden. Featuring musicians Jessica Pavone and Amirtha Kidambi. Free. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/27) Mamapalooza, Flux Factory Potluck, I’m A Doctor Now

Around NYC Today (5/26) Summer Kick Off, Queens Night Market, LINOUQ

THINGS TO DO Summer Kick Off, Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village in Forest Park – Queens, 2pm – 6pm Celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Free admission to the park. Tickets for rides and games at the Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village costs $3.50 for one ticket, $10 for three tickets and $30 for 10 tickets. Kayak the Bay, Little Bay … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/26) Summer Kick Off, Queens Night Market, LINOUQ

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

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

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

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