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 Inspired by…Alma Thomas, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free.

Bryant Park Dance Party, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 8:30pm

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, features superb bands and expert dance instruction. Each week, the event will switch between genres such as salsa, bhangra and swing. Free.

Rosalind Franklin’s Revenge: A Show for the Scientists That Deserve It, Caveat – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join the kick-off of the inaugural Underground Science Festival by celebrating scientists and luminaries whose contributions to history never received the credit they deserve. Rosalind Franklin was a pioneer in molecular biology whose x-ray crystallographic photography was instrumental in understanding the double helix structure of DNA. But thanks to the sexism ingrained in science at the time, her role in this historic discovery were only recognized posthumously. Which is like… SOME BULLSHIT. Featuring stories from Loren Grush (The Verge), Ashley Semrick (NYC Tour Guide), Anna Bianco (Museum Hack), Latasha Wright (Biobus), Karen Chee (The New Yorker) and Jon Foox (Weill Cornell). Hosted by Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central). $10 – $15.

 

MUSIC

David West and Bob Jones, Wild Plants, Silk Sign (solo), Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Apricot Blush, JS Terry and Shadow Monster, Kevin Daniels, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Adeline Hotel, Relatives, Fieldings, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Sue Maskaleris, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Battle Cat Comedy w/ Rishi Mathar, Anish Miltra, Matt Maran, QED – Queens, 9pm, $8.

Hot Box Comedy w/ Yamenika Saunders (VH1, TruTV, HBO), Rebecca Vigil (Netflix, Your Love The Musical), Alzo Slade (MTV), Ian Fidance (SiriusXm), Rosebud Baker (Two Less Lonely Girls Podcast), et al – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Ophira Eisenberg (Host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, The Moth, Comedy Central, author of Screw Everyone), Anthony Devito (Comedy Central Half Hour, Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Erica Spera (TBS Comics to Watch), Ben Wasserman (MTV and Vice), and Alzo Slade (Comedy Central and MTV’s Vidiots), Rose Gold Cocktail Lounge – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Ghost in the Shell (2017), Seward Park – LES, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Tuesday and Thursday until May 31, 2pm – 3pm, 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.

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

 

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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 Gumbert are talking the brand new movie SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, with guest JL Cauvin. Are you watching the latest Star Wars film the right way? Come find out! There’ll be audience games, prizes, comedy videos, couples compete in The MovieWed Game, and lots of surprises at the first live episode of the podcast. $5.

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 throughout the summer. Featuring poets Janlori Goldman, Christopher Salerno, and Leah Umansky. 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.

 

MUSIC

Beccs, Late Slip, Meridian Lights, THE MOBROS, Looms, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

The Almighty Burner, Lord Samir, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Sue Maskaleris, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Tyrannosaurus w/ Jono Zalay (Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch), Adam Suzan (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Conor Delehanty (Limestone Comedy Festival), Chloe McGovern (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Sydnee Washington (Death of a Bottle Girl), Dario Joseph (Cleveland Comedy Festival), R’A’R Bar – Queens, May 29 (Tues.), 9pm, Free.

Phil Hunt, Aminah Imani, Brian Grossi, Carolines on Broadway – Times Square, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), 11am – 12:30pm, Free.

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

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Tuesday and Thursday until May 31, 2pm – 3pm, 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.

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT, Terrace at 108th Street – Riverside Park, Every Tuesday until Oct. 30, 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, Every Tuesday until Aug. 29, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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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 of the Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona. Free.

Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk, Maine Monument in Central Park – Columbus Circle, 11am – 1pm

Join Central Park Conservancy tour guides on this walk through Central Park, and through time, to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant’s Gate, Heckscher Ballfields, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal. Free.

That Human Show, Caveat – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Hosted by anthropologist and comedian Natalia Reagan, “That Human Show” is a ridiculous science comedy variety show that deconstructs all the things that made humans ‘human’ using sketch comedy, awkward (yet hysterical) interviews with scientists, song and dance numbers, social justice story-time, and puppets. Featuring guests Shara Bailey (Paleoanthropologist), Heather Berlin (Neuroscientist, StarTalk), Kyle Marian (Science Communicator, Comedian), Dustin Growick (Musuem Hack, Dino Expert), Rachel Scherer (Comedian, X Plus One Show), Sarah Rose Siskind (Comedian, StarTalk), Austin Sanders (Comedian, X Plus One Show, UCB), Rob Reagan (Musician, Audio Engineer, Natalia’s Long-Suffering Little Brother). $10 – $12.

 

MUSIC

Cesar Ruiz, Easy Socks, Oceanator, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Mobros, Gold Stars For Everyone, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Lauri McNamara, Matt Norman (Horn Horse), HSFB, Zach Phillips, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Top Shotta Band, Screechy Dan, Riis Park Beach Bazaar – Queens, 1pm, Free.

Sue Maskaleris, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Jono Zalay (Comedy Central’s Comic to Watch) Sharron Paul (IFC’s Neurotica), Noa Osheroff (Speak American), Michael Svetich (The New Yorker), Sherm Jacobs (Green Comedy Podcast), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, May 28 (Mon.), 8pm, Free.

Tickling the Ivories w/ Cipha Sounds (Host of Tru TV’s Laff Tracks), Reggie Conquest (Writer for Tru TV’s Impractical Jokers), Ginny Hogan (McSweeney’s), Sam Morrisson (New York Comedy Festival), Vikram Pandya (Laugh Factory), Santiago Angel (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Nick Tillelli (Don’t Get Me Started), Hosted by Nataly Aukar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Rojo Perez (Conan), Rachel Sennot (High Maintenance, HBO), Myka Fox (Comedy Central), Harrison Greenbaum (Conan), Lillian Devane (RISK!), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Monday until June 4, 8am – 9am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday until May 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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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.

Miguel’s Summer Kick Off, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 2pm – 6pm

Celebrate fun in the sun with host DJ Miguel with live music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Free.

Weedy Nomad: A Walking Tour of LIC’s Forgotten Landscapes, Windmill Community Garden (39-22 29th Street, Long Island City) – Queens, 2pm – 3pm

Join artists Thomas Choinacky and Christopher Kennedy for a walking tour of Long Island City’s overlooked green spaces and marginal ecologies. Free.

Spring Garden Walk, Margaret Corbin Circle in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 1pm – 2:30pm

Take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Free.

Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 12pm – 5pm

Feminist families celebrate all mamas and the people who love them at this annual festival featuring music, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, face painting, art and activism. Free.

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 12pm – 4pm

The Amateur Astronomers Association return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky. Free.

I’m A Doctor Now!: Stories About Self-Diagnosis, Caveat – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Come discover what health anxieties keep New York comedians up all night. Hypochondriacs and victims of terrible insurance will relate to comedic stories of healthcare nightmares, ranging from homeopathic cures for yeast infections to at-home surgery. Featuring stories from Andrea Hickey (Buzzfeed), Randi Silverman (UCB, Night Late), Gabe Gonzalez (Flama, Mic.com), Jeremy Bent (Mission to Zyxx), With special guest medical professionals Trent She and John St. Denis. $10.

The Tangible Hallucination of Rourou in the Day-Time, Arts On Site NYC (12 St Marks Place Studio 3F) – East Village, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

A minimalist dance that utilizes Jenga blocks as an interactive object. Through the dance the artist seeks to convey her experience as a foreign artist who relocated to New York City. She wants to address how she was confronted with setbacks while pursuing her artistic dreams, and how she was bombarded with feelings of loss, failure, loneliness and alienation. Featuring performers Rourou Ye and Jun Zhou. Free.

 

MUSIC

Cascando, An Isle of Golden Dreams, Lucy, Vas Deferens, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Yes (St)and w/ Casey McGowan, Rachel Sennott, Dominic Fogarty, Jessy Morner-Ritt, Elizabeth Scafuto, Kisha Peart, Catherine Montesi, Charlez Abouzied, Hosted by Danny Stratton and Nathan Tillis, QED – Queens, 7pm, $5.

 

FILM

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, The Painter’s Playground (Alderton Street between Dieterle and Ellwell Crescents) – Queens, 8pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday until May 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

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

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

 

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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 Park Kayak/Canoe Launch Site in Little Bay Park –  Queens, 1pm – 4pm

Join the Waterfront Alliance as you navigate your way through Little Bay’s scenic views. Free.

Hester Street Fair, The Intersection of Essex and Hester Street – LES, 11am – 6pm

Hester Street Fair’s Lobster and Beer event is having its third round. ome out and grab a lobster roll before they’ve all been grabbed and a $4 Old Blue Last and lie back back in the grass. Vendoes include Claw Daddy’s and DownEast Lobstah. Free.

Queens Night Market, New York Hall of Science, 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: DJ Lil Buddy, Brewster Moonface, Batala New York and Vivian Viva DeConcini. Free.

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.

Washington Square Park Tour, Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park, 1pm – 2pm

Take a journey through history and learn about the park’s beginnings as a parade ground, the unmistakable monuments, and the many people that have made the park the cultural hub that it is today. Free.

Closing Reception and Performance: Capucine Bourcart’s Public Artwork LINOUQ, First Avenue at 112th Street in Thomas Jefferson Park – East Harlem,

Join the closing event of the public artwork LINOUQ by Capucine Bourcart. From 2008 to 2012, Capucine Bourcart walked every street in Manhattan, from State Street to 220th Street, taking photographic details of walls along her route. This collection of photographs was used to create a photo-assemblage made of 4,170 metal squares that has hung from a chain link fence in a design inspired by Native Americans, the island’s first inhabitants. The closing will feature a performance by Delwin Fiddler, Jr. of Lakota Performing Arts Program, with Native American flute, grass dance, and double beat. Free.

Paint the Rainbow Mural, Greenhouse Playground in Forest Park – Queens, 9am – 2ppm

Join artists Amanda Long and Tommy Hartung to paint the Rainbow Mural, a colorful reclamation of the well-worn concrete barrier at the Forest Park Greenhouse Playground near the historical carousel. A pixelated rainbow pattern will be painted on the interior and exterior of the play area and skate park. All materials will be provided, and free snacks and t-shirts will be available for all volunteers. Free.

 

MUSIC

Bbigpigg, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Rich Medina, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Secret Lineup, H0L0 – Queens, 10pm, $10.

Julia Weldon, Ryan Luce, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Anni Rossi, Tatters & Rags, The Piggies, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Mike Brown (Full Frontal w/ Samantha Bee), Hannah Boone (Adult Swim), Shane Torres (Conan), Eudora Peterson (The Special without Brett Davis), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, May 26 (Sat.), 8pm, Free.

 

FILM

Jaws, Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

Spider-Man Homecoming, Sol Bloom Playground – UWS, 7:30pm, Free.

Coco, William F. Passannante Ballfield – West Village, 7:30pm, Free.

Finding Dory, Gorman Playground – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, P.S. 249 (18 Marlborough Rd.) – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Franz Sigel Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Coco, Crotona Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Yoga on the Beach, Beach 108th Street in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 1, 8:15am – 9:15am, Free.

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Yoga Flow, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park, Every Saturday until Sept. 29, 10am – 11am, Free.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 16, 9:30am – 10:30am and 11am – 12pm, Free.

Zumba, West Harlem Piers Park, Every Saturday until Sept. 29, 11am – 12pm, 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.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday until May 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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