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.

 

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Around NYC Today (9/13) Public Access TV, Open Track Nights, The So So Glos

THINGS TO DO

Rooftop Painting Workshop, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street – West Village, 6pm – 8pm

Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset. Learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You’ll get to take home your painting. Supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary. Free.

Open Track Nights, Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island Park, 6pm – 8pm

Open Track Nights will include a special Mile Series program with running coach John Honerkamp.  Timed miles, relays, and group races will aim to improve your speed, all while having fun. Free.

Vocal Class, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 7:45pm

Join Guitar Center Brooklyn’s Tyler Stahl for a free 45-minute class focused on vocal warm-ups and breathing techniques. Free.

Human Chess, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive – UWS, 4pm – 6pm

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board at this Human Chess game, where chess becomes an embodied team sport. Free.

Sing-A-Long, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 4pm – 6pm

Join the Bryant Park Sing-A-Long. Featuring pianist Dan Manjovi. 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 Access TV, Honduras, Dr. Martens Store, 1333 Broadway – Herald Square, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

DJ Take, Harville, Rich & Pretty, Cats On Trees, Goodwolf, Billy Winn, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $10.

George Braith, Hudson River Park’s Pier 84, 7pm, Free.

Beechwood, The Advertisers, The Bobby Lees, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 7:30pm, $10.

The Mad Doctors, Tongue Party, Vamanos, Bosco Mujo Palace, Gutter Bar, 200 N 14th St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Kitten, The So So Glos, Stringer, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Too Soon? Comedy Show w/ Calise Hawkins (Fallon, Comedy Central), Sagar Bhatt (Last Comic Standing), Raanan Hershberg (Fox Laughs, Sirius XM), Defne Gencler (DC Comedy Fest), Sonya Vai (CinderBlock Comedy Festival), Will Poznan (Broadway Comedy Club), Lev Fer (New York Comedy Club), Chris Hamilton (Grisley Pear, Village Lantern ), Malia Sias (Air Nation, CCTV), Orchard Street Hotel, 163 Orchard Street, 2nd floor Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Field in Belmont Playground, E 182nd Street and Belmont Ave – Bronx, 7:15pm, 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.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in 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.

Yoga, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, Free.

Tour The Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue in Central Park – UES, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Bryant Park Yoga, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 20, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Free Yoga Class, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Thursday until Sept. 27, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, East River Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga, Hudson River Park’s Pier 46, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (9/12) House of Vogue, IronStrength, Hyperbole! Comedy Show

THINGS TO DO

IronStrength, United Nations Headquarters, Visitors Entrance, 46th Street and 1st Avenue – Midtown East, 5:30pm – 7pm

Join the IronStrength Bootcamp Class with sports medicine physician and fitness instructor Dr. Jordan Metzl. Free. RSVP.

Thoreau in New York, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Thoreau visited New York City half a dozen times in his life: to sell pencils, to sell cranberries, to lecture, to work as a surveyor, and to meet people like Walt Whitman, Horace Greeley, and Lucretia Mott. But what did New York mean to him? And what might he think about New York today? This lively discussion will be moderated by Geoff Wisner, editor of Thoreau’s Animals and Thoreau’s Wildflowers. Panelists include Audrey Raden, author of When I Came to Die: Process and Prophecy in Thoreau’s Vision of Dying, Damion Searls, editor of the NYRB Classics one-volume edition of Thoreau’s Journal, and Robert Sullivan, author of The Thoreau You Don’t Know. Free.

House of Vogue, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Vogue Balls are a space for queer and trans people of color. You may know about Vogue from Madonna, but it has roots in the historically marginalised urban black and Latino gay and trans communities. Featuring DJ Byrell the Great and Precious. $10.

Accordions Around the World, Bryant Park, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join this weekly series featuring accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Hear music from all over the world to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument. 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

Breathers, Future Heart, Sparkle Motion, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Seal Eggs, Ajna, Ian Epps, Mouthed Wounds, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Bambara, Public Practice, Cheex, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Wingtips, Piggy Black Cross, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave –  Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Kuni Mikami, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Hyperbole! The Best Comedy Show Ever w/ Joe Pera (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Fareeha Khan (MTV’s Decoded), David Drake (Laughs on FOX), Rachel McCartney (Laugh Factory), The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Shame Comedy w/ Derek Humphrey, Jessica Clayton, Brian Mitchell, Halyards, 406 3rd Avenue – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Drumline, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 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.

Free Yoga at Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Tai Chi, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Wednesday until Oct. 17, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

HIIT with lululemon, Hudson River Park’s Pier 25, North Moore St. and West St, Every Wednesday until Sept. 12, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park, Between West 34th and West 35th Streets and 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue – Hudson Yards, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (9/11) Bryant Park Tap-A-Long, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

THINGS TO DO

Tap-A-Long in Bryant Park, 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 September Tap-A-Long. Featuring tappers Marietta Clark, Rod Ferrone, Megan Haungs, Yuka Kameda, Hank Smith, and Kazu Kumagai. With Kuni Mikami on piano. Free.

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.

Graphic Novels: Victor LaValle, Mira Jacob, Josh Neufeld & Darin Strauss, Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall St – Lower Manhattan, 7pm – 11pm

Four authors who have recently penned illustrated narratives gather to tell their stories during an evening of inspired literary conversation about the graphic novel, its past, present, and future. Meet and mingle with Mira Jacob, Victor La Valle, Josh Neufeld and Darin Strauss. Discussion moderated by Christina Chiu and M. M. De Voe of Pen Parentis. Donation.

Bryant Park Poetry: Red Hen Press, 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 Red Hen Press. Featuring poets Blas Falconer, Vievee Francis, Sebastian Matthews, and Jason Schneiderman. 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

Reduction Plan, The Florists, No Swoon, Gorgeous, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Jest For Fun w/ Jonas Jeannot (Haitian Jonas), Usama Siddiquee (JFL), Rebecca O’Neal (After After Paty), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman, The Comedy Cellar), BK9, 62 5th Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Grandbaby Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Daniel Rugg Webb (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest), Xazmin Garza (Limestone Comedy Festival), Bronwyn Isaac (Reductress), Baby Grand, 55 McGuinness Boulevard South – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The William Vale, 111 North 12th St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Blake Hobbs Playground, East 102nd St and 2nd Ave – Upper East Side, 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.

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.

 

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Around NYC Today (9/10) Thelonious Monk Listen List, Brooklyn Book Festival

THINGS TO DO

Thelonious Monk Listen List with Helen Sung and Jason Moran, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Before Robert Moses and John D. Rockefeller ever broke ground on Lincoln Center, one of the twentieth century’s most important composers was already walking the sidewalks of the Upper West Side, humming to himself. Thelonious Monk, the composer of “Round Midnight,” “Blue Monk,” and “Straight, No Chaser,” lived in an apartment near the corner of Amsterdam and 64th Street. Join a Monk centennial celebration, in the neighborhood that he called home. The Library for the Performing Arts presents an evening of Monk listening and discussion, featuring two of today’s most visionary and original jazz voices, Helen Sung and Jason Moran. Free. RSVP.

Brooklyn Book Festival Kick-Off, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 11pm

Come raise a glass as the Brooklyn Book Festival kicks off at Pioneer Works with complimentary drinks, DJ sets and dancing. This event presents an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, including a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. Free. RSVP.

BK Burn, The Plaza at 300 Ashland, 300 Ashland Place – Brooklyn, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Come chase the burn in this 45-minute, high intensity interval training workout. This class is designed to sculpt your upper body, define your legs and glutes, and tighten your core. Using just your body weight, BKBurn combines strength exercises with short bursts of cardio intervals to give you a fantastic total body workout. Free. RSVP.

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

Spencer Zahn, Meg Remy’s Last Tape, Andrew Fox (solo), Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Late Slip, Brother Reverend, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Kuni Mikami, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Doogie Horner, Andy Erikson, Daniel Webb, Will Miles, Aminah Imani, Matty Litwack, Michelle Buteau, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Guest Host Michelle Buteau, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Randall Otis (VICE), Erin Dohony (Comedy for Gentlemen), Gaby Hornig (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Bryan Yang (NBC Late Night Writers Program),  Gena Gephart (Limestone Comedy Festival), Matt Kelly (Co-Founder of Jersey City Comedy Festi, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Back to the Future (1985), Bay 8th Street and Independence Avenue in Dyker Beach Park – Brooklyn, 7:15pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Baisley Pond Park – Queens, 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.

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.

 

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