Around NYC Today (6/26) Met Opera, Amateur Burlesque Night, Poppies


Bryant Park Author: When Love and Art Combine, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Rupert Thomson discusses his new book, Never Anyone But You. Hosted by Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blindfold. Get the inside scoop on the authors’ work, then stick around and get your book signed. Free.

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series, The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell in Jackie Robinson Park – Sugar Hill, 7pm – 8:30pm

The Met’s popular concert series will showcase three young artists—Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, Gerard Schneider, and Adrian Timpau. Dan Saunders will be at the piano to accompany each performance. Free.

Amateur Burlesque Night, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm

Everyone can get almost-naked on stage, and now you can too… in front of an audience, under the spotlight, on the House of Yes stage! Come see the hilarious brilliance of first timers and emerging artists taking off their clothes and showing off their moves just for you. Free. RSVP.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carroll Park – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream imagines New Yorkers – the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders – as the wild and magical Spirits of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Free.

Art Inspired by…Faith Ringgold, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 W. 60th St – 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.

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show, Parade Grounds in Fort Totten Park – Queens, 6pm – 10pm

Head to the Fort Totten Park Parade Grounds for the 4th annual concert and fireworks display. Free.

Watercolors on the Waterfront, LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter’s Point South Park, Borden Avenue and Center Boulevard – Queens, 6:30pm – 8pm

Enjoy sunset views while painting the NYC skyline. Donna Levinstone, an LIC based artist, will be on hand to provide tips and help you create your own masterpiece. All supplies are included. Free.

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 . Free.



Poppies, Metrotech Commons, 5 MetroTech Center – Brooklyn, June 27 (Wed.), 8pm, Free.

Pearl Earl, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Elke (Record Release Show), Berlin – NYC, 25 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Katie Darcia (DJ Set), Dustin Payseur (DJ Set), Elsewhere (Rooftop), 599 Johnson Avenue – Brooklyn, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Nikki’s Wives NYC Listening Party, The Gramercy Theatre, 127 E 23rd St, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Feral Scouts, The Planes, The Sharp Shadows, The Safari Room At El Cortez, 17 Ingraham Street – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

RPLLNT, Lilith Velkor, Penny, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Joel Forrester, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.



Feelings: A Talk Show With Giulia Rozzi w/ Phoebe Robinson, Amber Rae, Rob Cantrell, John Robinson, DJ Therap- E, Union Hall, 702 Union Street – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Stash Comedy w/ Domo Jones, Chike Robinson, Jen Lap, Eagle Witt, Justin Smith, BK9, 62 5th Avenue – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Hot Box Comedy w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Dulce Sloan (The Daily Show), Chanel Ali (MTV Girl Code), Jatty Robinson (AKA Wyatt Cenac), Clark Jones (Comedy at The Knitting Factory), et al., 191 Chrystie Street – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



The Greatest Showman, J Hood Wright Park in J. Hood Wright Park – Washington Heights, 8pm, Free.

Jumanji (2017), Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Marshall, 135 Street Lawn in St. Nicholas Park, West 135 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Poe Park –Bronx, 8:30pm, 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: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, Every weekday until Aug. 30, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Family Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. and Indian Road, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 5:30pm – 6:15pm, 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.

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.

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

Yoga, Swindler Cove in Sherman Creek – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 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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Around NYC Today (11/3) $3 Sandwiches, Vinyl Record Fair, Yayoi Kusama


$3 Sandwiches for National Sandwich Day, BONMi – Flatiron District, 9am – 9pm

BONMi be serving non-traditional banh mi sandwiches for $3. Options include chicken, pulled pork, tofu, and veggie sandwiches.

Skatefest 2017, Harold Ickes Playground – Brooklyn, 3pm – 6pm

At 3:00 p.m., designers and manufacturers will be bringing out parkour, bouldering, skating, and BMX equipment to try out. There will be live music, a pump track for off-road biking, a bouldering wall, and much more. Then, at 5:00 p.m., join a community input meeting, where you can share your ideas for building a skate and BMX park in the playground.

Church of Vinyl Record Fair, San Damiano Mission Catholic Church – Brooklyn, 4pm – midnight

Dealers include Academy Records, Boom Service, Fancy! Go Ape! Records and the Mix Tape Shop. Hosts will be spinning records all night. Free.

Amateur Burlesque Night, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm

Everyone can get almost-naked on stage, and now you can too… in front of an audience, under the spotlight, on the House of Yes stage! Come see the hilarious brilliance of total newbies and first timers taking off their clothes and showing off their moves. Free. RSVP.



Cleo from 5 to 7, Ottendorfer Library – East Village, 1:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Spare Parts, Pfizer Auditorium – Brooklyn, 4pm, Free, RSVP.

Almost Sunrise, McNally Amphitheater – UWS, 5:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Daughters of Destiny (Netflix Documentary), Fordham University Lincoln Center – UWS, 6pm, Free, RSVP.



Satomage, dysonant, suka surok, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free.

Street Eaters, Flying Dead, Crusher, Aida Riddle, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $8.

Howardian, Denzell, Drug Pizza, Lost Boy?, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Bat House, Jelani Sei, Oh Malo, Lillet Blanc, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

The Loud Soft Loud, The Hate My Day Jobs, Coyote Cinema, Legz, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Macy Rodman, Greem Jellyfish, Negashi Armada, X Harlow, Reaches, Sibling, HECK -Brooklyn, 10pm, $8.



Dan Lamorte (Comedy Cellar), Edward Farrell Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Rachel Joan (Sirius/XM), Von Decarlo (BET), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bitches’ Brew w/ Naomi Karavani, Melissa Stokoski, Shelby Taylor & Erica Spera, Halyards – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Big Weird Comedy, Hosted by Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central Half Hour), Ryan Beck (The Daily Show, Girl Code), Will Winner (The Good, The Dad and the Ugly Podcast, HuffPost), Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $15.

Cry Baby Comedy w/ Matthew Broussard (Comedy Central Half Hour), Sam Jay (Saturday Night Live), Nore Davis (Adam Devine’s House Party), Marin Urbano (Jimmy Fallon Live), 17 Division Pl. – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Cross the Bridge Comedy – Free Pizza, 18 Wyckoff Avenue – Brooklyn, 11pm, $0 – $3.80.



Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

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