Around NYC Today (6/17) Parquet Courts, Men’s Bazaar, Smorgasburg, Let’s Dance!

THINGS TO DO

Men’s Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th Street – UWS, 10am – 5:30pm

This special theme event will take place at NYC’s biggest curated weekly market, Grand Bazaar NYC, with up to 200 vendors to discover and shop. Free.

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.

Scandinavian Music Festival Concert Series, Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 2pm – 3:30pm

“The Tinderbox”. In this special program, the Scandia Ensemble and narrator Sandra Billingslea will take participants on a musical journey in which they are actively interacting with the artists. Text by Hans Christian Andersen and music by Poul Schierbeck and Frank Foerster. Free.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue – Harlem, 2pm – 4pm

The 25th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to Central Park. Dancing with Nkumu Katalay is a must. He has been called the king of rumba soukous music. Born in the capital city Kinshasa of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nkumu blends the music of his homeland with contemporary sounds from the Americas to create a rhythmic beat.

Kayaking and Canoeing, Hallet’s Cove, 31-10 Vernon Blvd – Queens, 1pm – 4pm

LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting). No prior boating experience is required. No RSVP is required; however, participants are encouraged to call (631) 542-2628 or visit licboathouse.org .

Swingtime Big Band, George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive – Queens, 5pm – 6:30pm

Celebrate Father’s Day with this exciting 20-piece big band featuring hits by Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrews Sisters, Joe Williams, and Frank Sinatra. Free.

Let’s Dance!, Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street – UWS, 6pm – 9:30pm

Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon. Free.

 

MUSIC

Nation of Language, The Knees, Plain Dog, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Parquet Courts, Canal Street Market, 265 Canal Street – SoHo, 11am – 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Color Me Bushwick w/ Grim Streaker, tubafresh, The Midnight Hollow, Marcela Avelina, God Tiny, Looms, Rebel Magik, Spritzer, Treads, We Color Live, 92 St. Nicholas Ave – Brooklyn, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

Kaleidoscope, Μάτι, Labor, Decisions, The Bills, HECK – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Urochromes, Sweet Baby Jesus, Velveteen Rabbit, Sigher, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Zikrayat, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street – Queens, 3:30pm, Free with garden admission.

Audra Rox Steady, Skalopy, Urban Meadow Community Garden, 19 President Street – Brooklyn, 4pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedians on Stage Telling Jokes w/ Dan Perlman, Aimee Rose Ranger, Mark Benjamin, Blair Dawson, The Lantern, 167 Bleecker Street, Upstairs – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Bill Brown Playground – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Tai Chi, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park – UWS, Every Sunday until Aug. 12, 8am – 9am, Free.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 10am – and 11am, Free.

Sunday Tai Chi, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Yoga at The Battery, Woodland Lawn in The Battery, Every Sunday until Sept. 30, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (6/16) Kool & The Gang, Girl Power Fair, Adventures NYC

THINGS TO DO

Girl Power Fair, Corner of Hester and Essex – LES, 11am – 6pm

Hester Street Fair’s Girl Power Fair is back for its third edition with experimental art projects, performances and more. Featuring performances by Jennifer Vanilla, Juliana Huxtable, Venus X and Poster Child. Vendors include Wharf Cat Records, JONESY and Even Keel. Free.

Sambo Afro/ Brazilian Dance Class, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

The Harlem Dance Club hosts a series of master classes given by professional instructors from Alvin Ailey.  Every Saturday afternoon, a different genre will be highlighted. This week features roots of Samba/ Afro Brazilian dance with Quenia Ribeiro.

Adventures NYC, Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, (Nearest entrance at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue), – UES, 11am – 4pm

Get ready to paddle, climb, race, and glide at Adventures NYC!  Celebrate the great outdoors with activities such as rock climbing, zip lining, karate lessons and stand-up paddleboarding. Free.

A Night of Jazz & Swing, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 5pm – 8pm

Join a night of swing, dance and live jazz! Enjoy dancing with The Harlem Swing Dance Society and Harlem Renaissance Orchestra and listen to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era. Free.

Revival 2, General Grant National Memorial in Riverside Park, 122nd Street and Riverside Drive – Morningside Heights, 5pm – 8:30pm

Dances For A Variable Population  will present two performances on Grant’s Tomb Plaza. Free.

Queens Night Market, New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 6pm – 11:59pm

Take full advantage of the $5 price cap on food — only a handful of dishes will be selling at $6. Performers on the lineup include The Wayward Strangers, Human Time Machine, Sandra Kluge and Ashley Keiko. Vendors include Percy’s Jerk Hut, Theobucket Vinatage and DiLena’s Dolcini. Free.

Higher Ground Festival 2018, Anne Loftus Playground in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 7pm – 9pm

This event is the peak performance for the Higher Ground Festival. HG will present seven premiering collaborations for 2018. The collaborations are a product of a 2-month long HG Artist Meet & Greet series which connects neighborhood artists of all art disciplines. This year’s HG Premieres Performance will include dance, opera, spoken word, physical theater, live music, fashion and drama. Free.

Stargazing Club: New Moon, Boardwalk at Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, 8pm – 9:30pm

View the New Moon through a telescope. Park rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events on cloud-free nights. Free.

Grow NYC SWAP, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 10am – 3pm

At the Swap, you can exchange clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, and toys. Free.

 

MUSIC

Kool & The Gang, DJ Sylk, Festival Site in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 5pm, Free.

Pale Lights, Très Oui, Franklin Bruno, Psychic Selves, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Color Me Bushwick w/ HNRY FLWR, Jackie Mendoza, The Nuclears, Belle Mare, The Ferdy Mayne, Ishmael levi, NO SWOON, Cushions, Nihiloceros, We Color Live, 92 St. Nicholas Ave – Brooklyn, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

The Brittanys, Rebounder, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, $10 -$12.

The Monolithic, The Hell Yeah Babies, Stereo Off, Parcuta, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Cakes Da Killa, Ms. Boogie, The Center, 208 W 13th Street, 1pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Baby and Me Comedy w/ Katie Boyle, Mike Joyce, Ariel Elias, Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue – Queens, 3pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

The Greatest Showman, Little Flower Playground, Madison Street and Jefferson Street – LES, 8pm, Free.

Ferdinand, Police Officer Edward Byrne Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Moana, Electric Playground – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Lenevar Avenue and Ionia Avenue in Bloomingdale Park – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Despicable Me 3, Parkside Houses Playground, Olinville Ave and Arnow Ave – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Black Panther, Red Hook Park in Red Hook Recreation Area – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Amersfort Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, School Road and Bay Street in Von Briesen Park – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Farmer’s Market, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, 5816 Clarendon Road – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 3, 11am – 3pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every day except Monday and Tuesday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every day except Wednesday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (6/15) A Night of Ballet, Austin Film Festival, Silent Disco

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Free.

Skate Night, Cardozo Playground – Queens, 4:30pm – 7pm

Join an evening of roller skating, music, popcorn and arts and crafts! Roller skates will be provided. Free.

A Night of Ballet, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, 6pm – 8pm

Join a  master class with American Ballet Theatre’s Cynthia Harvey and conversation with ABT Principal Dancers Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo, followed by performances by three NYC ballet companies. Free.

Silent Disco, American Veterans Memorial Pier – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Sshhhh! There’s a party going on! Grab a set of wireless headphones and join the party. Tune in to the channel of your choice and dance to music curated by Sound Off Experience DJs.

Stargazing on the Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 8pm – 10pm

Come see the stars and moon with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. Telescopes are set up just west of the oval along the waterfront and AAA members provide instruction on how to identify objects in the sky. Free.

Festival Friday: Austin Film Festival – Pariah, McCarren Park Pool Deck in McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm – 10pm

Festival Friday returns with the Austin Film Festival and the short Suitable and the award-winning feature Pariah. Both films are thought-provoking coming-of-age journeys that empower and encourage an authentic identity. Free.

New York Philharmonic Concert in the Park, 193rd Street Field in Cunningham Park – Queens, 8pm – 9:30pm
The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks , presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since it began in 1965. The program includes Saint-Saëns (Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah), Jordan Millar (Boogie Down Uptown), Camryn Cowan (Harlem Shake), Bernstein (Three Dance Episodes from On the Town), Rimsky-Korsakov (Scheherazade). Conductor: James Gaffigan. There will be fireworks following the performance. Free.

 

MUSIC

Jennifer Vanilla, Rachel Angel, New Myths, Them Fangs, Hot Curl, We Color Live, 92 St. Nicholas Ave – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free with RSVP.

ERINA, Cherch, Cold Blinds, Bella Rocha, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Avenue – Queens, 6pm, $10.

Tight Fright, Sex Scenes, Grundle Thunder, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Cheap Date Comedy Show w/ Sharron Paul, Calvin Cole, Rojo Perez, Josh Carter, Ariel Elias, Erik Bergstrom, Abbi Crutchfield, Union Hall, 702 Union Street –
Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Comedy by Proxy w/ Reformed Whores (opened for Weird Al!), Jessy Morner-Ritt (Funny or Die), Melissa Lozada-Oliva (poet, author; Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, The Guardian), Dan Licata (Joe Pera Talks With You on Adult Swim), David Blaine’s The Snakehouse, Bushwick – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

FILM

Wonder Woman, Lawn Behind the Track and Field Area in Pelham Bay Park – Bronx, 8pm, Free.

Moonstruck, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

The Lego Ninjago Movie, Columbus Park – LES, 8pm, Free.

Book of Life, Playground Ninety XC in Playground Ninety – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Broadway and Wayne Street in CPL. Thompson Park – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Transformers: The Last Knight, Bedford Avenue and Laconia Avenue in Midland Field – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

The Rules of the Game (1939), Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park, 8:30pm, Free.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Sunset Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every day except Wednesday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (6/14) Everybody Tango, Summer in the Square, Bingo!

THINGS TO DO

Summer in the Square, North Plaza in Union Square Park, 7am – 8:30pm

Come out for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, shows, live music, dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park. Free.

Iconic Advantage, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

This series features books with a focus on business and economics. Design Expert Soon Yu discusses his new book Iconic Advantage: Don’t Chase the New, Innovate the Old. Hosted by José Chan. Free.

Broad Channel Flag Day, East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel Park – Queens, 5pm – 8pm

In celebration of Flag Day, join an evening of children’s activities, arts and crafts, face painting, entertainment, music, refreshments, and giveaways. Free.

Mad Science Presents Spin, Pop, Boom, Buddy Monument in Forest Park, Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue – Queens, 6pm – 7pm

Are you ready for some fun science? Witness amazing feats of chemistry and explore all sorts of spectacular reactions. Free.

Monotony: A Smart Comedy Show about Stupid Stuff, CAVEAT, 21 A Clinton Street – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Monotony! is the only show that dares let your favorite comedians and storytellers go deep on their weird obsessions with seemingly boring things. Their passion and (lets face it) disturbing breadth of knowledge on topics like The Science of Urinal Cakes and The History of the Rubber Duck will leave you laughing — and possibly leaving with a brand new obsession of your own.

Featuring Alex English (The Rundown with Robin Thede), Katie Hartman (Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting), John Rosenberger (You’ll Have Fun), Yedoye Travis (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, a Jeopardy! runner-up, writer, comedian, scientist, and co-host of the Universe City podcast, which breaks down scientific papers for mainstream audiences. $8.

Bingo!, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6th Avenue and 41st Street, 7pm  – 8:30pm

Game on! This classic game of chance goes outside for play in the park. Comedian Andy Ross hosts with music by DJ Flip Bundlez. Free to play with prizes for every win.

Everybody Tango!, On the Pier in West Harlem Piers, West 125 Street, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air.  Lessons are held at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with social dance time between lessons. Free.

New York Philharmonic Concert in the Park, 193rd Street Field in Cunningham Park – Queens, 8pm – 9:30pm
The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks , presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since it began in 1965. The program includes Saint-Saëns (Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah), Jordan Millar (Boogie Down Uptown), Camryn Cowan (Harlem Shake), Bernstein (Three Dance Episodes from On the Town), Rimsky-Korsakov (Scheherazade). Conductor: James Gaffigan. There will be fireworks following the performance. Free.

 

MUSIC

Action Bronson, House of Vans – Brooklyn, June 14 (Thurs.), 7pm, Free.

John Cooksey Spontaneous Combustion Quintet, The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell in Jackie Robinson Park – Sugar Hill, 6pm, Free.

Big Bill, Low Anxiety, Huh, The World’s Greatest Detective, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band, LADAMA, The Illustrious Blacks, Prince Language (DJ Set), C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Avenue – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Ricky Lewis, André Salvador & The Von Kings, Phantom Wave, Early Riser, Sam Sodomsky, Mikenasty (DJ Set), Pianos, Showroom, 158 Ludlow Street – LES, 7pm, $8.

Titus Andronicus (Film Screening + Q&A), Rough Trade, 64 N 9th St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Elk City, Antietam, Flower, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

The Netherlands, Dead Empires, Yoink, Borts Minorts, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Dona Carter, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

Clifton Anderson, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, 6:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Tom Delgado (Sirius Radio, What Else Comedy), Shaun Murphy (Helium Comedy Club, Buffalo’s Funniest Comedian), Tara Cannistraci (SportsNet New York, We Stand Comedy), Mat Levy (VH1, Gotham Comedy Club), Scott Sharp (Gotham Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk Podcast), The Gaf West, 401 West 48th Street – Midtown West, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Big Weird Comedy Show w/ Hanna Dickinson (Comedy Central, truTV), Lindsay Boling (Rooftop Comedy), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Tyler Fischer (America’s Got Talent), Brendan Eyre (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Monroe Martin III (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), Secret Loft, 14th Street and 6th Ave – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $12.

Grin and Barrett Comedy w/ Adrienne Iapaluccci (Just for Laughs, Last Comic Standing), Monroe Martin (Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon), Jaye McBride (NBC Stand Up for Diversity), Liz Barrett (Laughs on Fox), Atheer Yacoub (The Breakdown with Mehdi Barakchian), Fredric Goldstein (Model and The Mensch Podcast), Dan Abraham (Gotham Comedy Club), Hosted by Gianmarco Soresi (Last OG), Beauty Bar, 231 East 14th Street – Gramercy Park, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Stonewall, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 3 Clarkson Street – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free.

The Shape of Water, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

Moana, Westbourne Playground, Mott Avenue and Bay 25th Street – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Zootopia, Hallet’s Cove, 31-10 Vernon Blvd – Queens, 8pm, Free.

West Side Story, Greenbelt Recreation Center in Blood Root Valley, 501 Brielle Avenue – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Transformers: The Last Knight, Lozada Playground – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, 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.

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

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 9am – 5pm. 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.

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

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

Capoeira Class, Lawn east of Memorial Grove in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, Every Thursday until June 28, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free.

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South, 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.

Free Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 20, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (6/13) Madama Butterfly, Summer Seduction, Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO

Drawing in the Park, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, 10am – 12pm

Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing from life by observing natural and man-made settings while exploring beautiful Conference House Park. Outdoor sketching workshops will meet at the historic Biddle House. Art materials are provided, bringing a lawn chair is suggested but not a requirement. To register, email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov . Free.

Bryant Park Author: The Doctor Is In, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer discusses her new book From You to Two: Dr. Ruth’s Rules for Real Relationships. Get the inside scoop on the authors’ work, then stick around and get your book signed. Free.

New York City Opera performs Madama Butterfly, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 7pm

The New York City Opera performs a free hour-long preview of Madama Butterfly. Giacomo Pucci composed some of his greatest music for this tragic story of an abandoned geisha bride.

This event is part of the Bryant Park Picnics series. Each Picnics evening is free to the public with no dress code, no tickets, and no lines. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow. Beer and wine are available for purchase, along with food from Hester Street Fair. Free.

Recipe Exchange Roundtable, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Led by former resident Tahir Karmali, this three-part series of participatory roundtables uses recipe exchanges and the history of ingredients as a platform to discuss migration, immigration, and cultural exchange. Each session will focus on one specific ingredient to touch on themes around trade, exploitation, colonialism, and ownership. Participants are asked to submit a recipe (can be culturally specific, completely original, or fusion) that uses the specific ingredient behind the session, and come prepared to discuss the recipe’s origin and the inspiration for sharing.

During the first session of the roundtable, the discussion will center on garlic.  Garlic consumption has tripled in the United States since the 1990s. Chinese prisoners are forced to peel garlic for commercial sale. In Ancient Egypt, a garlic crop failure caused a slave revolt. Submit your recipe here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrgilmBG82SUOO4_25BzA8QEeFqYapz7Qbq5x6H-UsrT4IGw/viewform . Donation.

New York Philharmonic Concert in the Park, Parade Ground in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 8pm – 9:30pm
The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks , presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since it began in 1965. The program includes Saint-Saëns (Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah), Jordan Millar (Boogie Down Uptown), Camryn Cowan (Harlem Shake), Bernstein (Three Dance Episodes from On the Town), Rimsky-Korsakov (Scheherazade). Conductor: James Gaffigan. There will be fireworks following the performance. Free.

Summer Seduction, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue – Brooklyn, 9pm – 3am

Featuring live jazz and DJs Secret Guest, Sasha Barbot, Kat Cunning and The Jehiah Bray Jazz Quintet. Entrance and Amaro cocktails are free all night.

 

MUSIC

Mount Sharp, Spouse, Dares, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Dona Carter, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Hyperbole! The Best Comedy Show w/ Myq Kaplan (Netflix), Kenny DeForest (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Stavros Halkias (Cum Town Podcast), Clare O’Kane (Bridgetown), Sam Evans (Just For Laughs), The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show), Daniel Simonsen (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Tyler Richardson (New York Comedy Club), Shelby Taylor (Bitches Brew), Hosted by Liza Treyger (Late Night with Seth Myers), The Douglass, 149 4th Avenue – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Despicable Me 3, St. Catherine’s Park – UES, 8pm, Free.

The Emoji Movie, Slattery Playground – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every day except Monday and Tuesday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Family Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 5:30pm – 6:15pm, Free.

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park – Hudson Yards, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until July 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga at The Battery, Woodland Lawn in The Battery, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

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

Free Waterfront Zumba, LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter’s Point South Park, Borden Avenue and Center Boulevard – Queens, Every Wednesday until June 27, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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