Around NYC Today (6/25) Bryant Park Reel Talks, Side Ponytail, The Last Poets

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Pilates, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6th Avenue and 41st Street, 7:30am – 8:30am

Head to Bryant Park for a beginner Pilates class, presented by the Pilates Initiative and Return to Life Center. Mats are provided by Balanced Body and are available to the first 30 attendees at each class. Free.

Bryant Park Reel Talks, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join thriller novelist and film connoisseur Scott Adlerberg with special guest writers for talks on film, the culture of cinema, and film making. Kathryn Sermak, discusses her new book Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis. Free.

Artist Talk: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, 6pm – 8pm

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States. Join Green and curator Oluremi C. Onabanjo in a disucssion about the Arsenal Gallery exhibition. Free.

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.

 

MUSIC

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

Melt, Honey Cutt, Drobakid, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Villins, The Hell Yeah Babies, Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St – LES, 8pm, $5.

The Last Poets, Rough Trade, 64 North 9th Street – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

The Roast of Your 15 Year Old Self w/ Mike Drucker, Rachel Pegram, Carly Ann Filbin, Ayo Edebiri, Alise Morales, Union Hall, 702 Union Street – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Abbi Crutchfield (Host of You Can Do Better on TruTV), Jason Burke (VICELAND), Sara Hennessy (Just for Laughs Festival), Rohan Padhye (Boston Comedy Festival), George Gordon (Bridgetown Comedy Fest), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue – Brooklyn, June 25 (Mon.), 8pm, Free.

Butterboy Comedy w/ Gary Gulman, Tawanda Gona, Caitlin Peluffo, Tom Thakkar, Greta Titleman, Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St –  Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

The Philadelphia Story (1940), Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, 8pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Introduction to Meditation, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, Every Monday and Friday until Aug. 31, 7am – 7:45am, 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.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every day except Sunday until June 30, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Sunset Tai Chi, The Conference House in Conference House Park, 7455 Hylan Blvd -Staten Island, Every Monday until Aug. 27, 7:30pm – 8:45pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/12) Julia Santoli, Aeolus Quartet, Trobadour, Unwashed

THINGS TO DO

Julia Santoli: Siren Sore, Issue Project – Brooklyn, 8pm

Julia Santoli opens her 2018 ISSUE residency with the premiere of two new works within her Siren Sore cycle: a mutant project of myriad form manifesting as visual project, recording album, and live performance through genre-crossing collaborations. Santoli describes the work as retaining the narrative accessibility of song structures, but melding with the physical import of a site-specific sonic approach. The evening will also premiere two new works within a sculptural landscape: “spirit is matter” with saxophonist Tamio Shiraishi, and “the prisoners are becoming ambient” with electronic artist and PTP label-head Geng. $10 suggested donation.

Artist Talk: Natural Impact with Tim Daly, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Brant Moorefield, and Lina Puerta, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 6pm – 8pm

Join a discussion with artists Tim Daly, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Brant Moorefield, and Lina Puerta, moderated by curator D. Dominick Lombardi. In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them. Free.

Trobadour, The People’s Improv Theater – Flatiron, April 12 (Thurs.), 10:30pm

Trobadour celebrates the combo of storytelling and song. Stand Ups tell stories and a live band complete with a cast of troubadours transform those stories into song. This month’s storytellers are Sarah Kennedy, Patrick J Reilly, and Shalewa Sharp. $8.

Mekong Group Music Class, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner’s course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Free.

 

MUSIC

Sick Shit, Bone Plow, Skuz, Shredded, Fleshmother, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Dear Rouge, Miles Francis, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Jpegmafia, Jalen Santoy, Starchild & The New Romantic, NYU Kimmel Center or University Life – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free.

Pool Cosby, Mïrändä, Adrian Underhill, EllaMaeFloss, Boy Who Cried Wolf, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Aeolus Quartet, Lincoln Center, 7:30pm, Free.

Phil Young Experience, Hansborough Recreation Center – UWS, 1pm, Free.

The Living Strange, Ritual Talk, Leach, Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Baglady (EP Release), Stove, Big Ups, Deli Girls, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Mark Normand (Comedy Central Special, Conan), John Moses (Gotham Comedy Live, AXS TV), Tracy Marhal (NY Underground Comedy Festival), Brad Stoll (TruTV, Brunch Buddies Podcast), Faisal Alam (Amazon, Conflict of Interest), Roberto Garcia (Greenwhich Village Comedy Club), Katie McGee (Come and Take It Festival), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Kevin Seefried (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Unwashed Comedy w/ Raj Belani, Andre Kim, Michael Salgarolo, Vince Chang, Sonya Vai, KC Arora, Chewy May, Edward Pokropski, Caveat – LES, 7pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Monday, Thursday and Friday until April 26, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (3/7) Natural Impact, Almost, Maine, The Fancy Show, Futura

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THINGS TO DO

Exhibition Opening: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of the tension between mankind and nature. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms. Featuring artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough. Free.

Almost, Maine, Frederick Loewe Theatre NYU Tisch DramaQ – East Village, 7:30pm – 10pm

Almost, Maine is a play by John Cariani that is comprised of nine shorter plays. It deals with themes of love and loss in a small Maine town named Almost. Free.

 

MUSIC

Fist Of Facts, Madam West, Johnny Butler & The Epic Fail, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Vjuan Allure, Shug, Gooddroid, PlayPlay, Juli Fosforo, Rewak, H0L0 – Queens, 10pm, $5.

Futura, Hvac, Pobreza Mental, Decisions, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Slugs on Speed, Necrotic Society, Miscegenator, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

AJ Smith, Lost Stars, Lisa Heller, The Bitter End – Greenwich Village, 7pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

The Fancy Show w/ Saurin Choksi (White Guy Talk Show Fuse TV), Emily Galati (Conan), Rob Haze (The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon), Maria Heinegg (The Worst Thing podcast), Chris Donahue (Goodness Greatness! Comedy), Hosted by Michael Joyce, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until March 31, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Collage at H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, Every Wednesday until March 28, 10am – 1pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/19) Pink Mexico, Correspondence, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO

Correspondence x Black Precedence (President’s Day Take Over), Okay Space Gallery – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Artist Sophia Dawson invites storyteller Cyrus Aaron to interweave spoken word poetry with her exhibit discussion. While the nation celebrates its lineage of presidents, Dawson and Aaron will explore the narratives of over 20 US political prisoners who have been jailed for their activism in the Black Liberation Movements. Free.

The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from being The World’s Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the Dunder Mifflin family. Prizes will be awarded in lieu of Dundees, and you don’t want to be left empty handed… that’s what she said! Free.

 

MUSIC

Sam Himself, Hnry Flwr, Looms, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Tabemono, Live Jasmine, Sedona, Sarian, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

PINK MEXICO, Prettiest Eyes, Cup, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Will Table, Brittle Brian, Sundog, Lily Konigsberg, Clackie & Jack Straw, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Chris Gethard, Marina Franklin, Jennie Sutton, Petey DeAbreu, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Hari Kondabolu (The Problem with Apu, Conan, Totally Biased w/ W. Kamua Bell), Dekunle (Cry Baby Comedy), Peggy O’Leary (Just for Laughs), Dave Robinson (The Know Show), Ranaan Hershberg (Laughs on FOX), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Baratunde Thurston, Eudora Peterson, Jaqi Furback, Nat Towsen, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Rob Cantrell, Ben Wasserman, Rebecca O’Neal, Adrienne Iapulucci, Defne Gencler, Alexis Guerreros, Sameer Naseem, Courtney Maginnis, Ian Fidance, The Twenty – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Amy Buckwald, Carrie Graverson, Davidson Boswell, Derek Humphrey, Julia Shiplett, Sam Evans, Tanael Joachim, 2A (Upstairs) – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling the Ivories w/ Seaton Smith (Seth Meyers, Conan), Samantha Ruddy (Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest), Justin Smith (MTV), Molly Kornfeld (Boston Comedy Festival), Pedro Salinas – (Fox’s Laughs), Hosted by Nathaly Aucar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/16) Movies R Dumb, Tinder Tales Live, Small Works, Shame!

THINGS TO DO

Tinder Tales Live, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Online dating, like all dating, is a wild and crazy world. David Piccolomini (host of the tinder tales podcast) has been exploring this world more than most. He and his hilarious friends will provide tinder horror stories, great advice, and a bunch of fun games. $7.

Movies R Dumb, QED – Queens, 11pm – 1am

Comedians riff on the worst movies of all time. This month’s movie is Air Force One, in honor of President’s Day. With live commentary from Frank Conniff (MST3K), Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central’s ”Corporate”), Jess Salomon (Sirius XM), FreddyG (NPR). $10.

Small works, Sidney Mishkin Gallery – Gramercy Park, 7pm

Small works Baruch 2018 is a juried show of 100 New York artists, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and relief sculpture. The selection of art was made by Richard Timperio, director of the Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Elizabeth Avedon, an independent curator and contributor to L’Oeil de la Photographie. Free.

 

MUSIC

The Mixture, ElectraJets, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Superchunk, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

God Tiny, Darkwing, The Bad Larrys, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Reverse Baptism, Machismo, Breaking The Will, Plague Mother, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Holy Golden, Gingerlys, Long Neck, Jared Artaud of The Vacant Lots (DJ Set), The Park Church Co-op – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Teen Body, Psychic Selves, Low Mein, Quire at the Willow, The Willow – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Nick Water, Johnny Petrop, Alexander Noir, Convo, Lyrivelli, The Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

Shame! w/ Samantha Ruddy, Andrew Casertano, Misha Han, Nick Nicosia, Hosted by Brendan Busee & Ron Raganella, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $6.

Monotony: A Smart Comedy Show About Stupid Stuff w/ Marcia Belsky (Reductress), Kerry Coddett (MTV), James Hamilton (Funny or Die), Dan Perlman (StarTalk Radio), Doug Smith (Conan), Chelsea Taylor (Himalayan Salt Lamp Podcast), Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, Caveat – LES, 8:30pm, $8.

Cross the Bridge Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Kimmel), Julio Diaz (IFTY Comedy), Marisa Riley (Comedy Ugly), Sam Grittner, Gianmarco Soresi (Carolines on Broadway), Phil Valentine, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza – Brooklyn, 8:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Isabel Hagen (Lantern), Dan Perlman (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (The Pear), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

‘Icons in Their Own Right’ – Solo Show of Makeba Rainey, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, Every Friday until April 6, 3pm – 6pm, Free.

 

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