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