Around NYC Today (6/2) Silent Disco, Gregory Porter, Fundamentals of Hip Hop


Summer on the Hudson: Stargaze Saturdays, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 8pm – 11pm

The Amateur Astronomers Association and stargazing return to Riverside Park South. A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete with a great skyline and the stars, planets, and moon in full view. 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.

Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers, Asser Levy Recreation Center in Asser Levy Playground, 392 Asser Levy Place – Peter Cooper Village, 6pm – 7:30pm

Get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do,
join hands for a Virginia Reel and step right up and holler “yeehoo!” Free.

Silent Disco, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 5:30pm – 10:30pm

Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this Quiet Clubbing event featuring two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres. Switch DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or tap to your own tune. Free.

Fundamentals of Hip Hop with Robin Dunn, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 1:30pm – 3pm

In partnership with Harlem Dance Club, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center hosts a series of master classes given by professional instructors from Alvin Ailey.  Every Saturday afternoon, a different genre will be highlighted. Free.

Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop, Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 1pm – 3pm

Led by landscape artist, Elissa Gore, this free introductory watercolor painting class will focus on making small paintings using warm colors. The workshop will cover: planning a sketch, perspective, and basic watercolor techniques. No experience is required and all supplies will be provided. Free.



Gregory Porter, Victory, Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, 7pm, Free.

Punk Goes Classical w/ Anika Pyle, Stay Inside, good looking friends, accompanied by the Noel Pointer String Players, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 1pm, $10.

Foster Care, Fire Heads, Unknown Sender, Tender Trap, 66 Greenpoint Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Les Sans Culottes, The Acute, Gustaf, The Safari Room At El Cortez, 17 Ingraham Street – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Wild Pink, Lilith, Fits, Pet Fox, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

Dog Shepherd, Animal Show, Space Guest, Gesserit, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.



Wyatt Cenac, Tim Barnes, Chrissy Shackelford, Eliza Cossio, Kerry Coddett, Dillon Stevenson, Chris Duffy, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.



Deep, Samuel Seabury Playground – UES, 8pm, Free.

Lego: Ninjago, Montbellier Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Dr. Suess’ The Lorax, Westerleigh Park – Staten Island, 8pm, Free.

The Lion King, Seguine Avenue and Purdy Place in Lemon Creek Park – Staten Island, 8pm, Free.

Zootopia, Lawn Near 79th Street Entrance in Shore Park and Parkway – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, 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.

Zumba Fit Camp, Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk –Queens, Every Saturday until June 30, 10:30pm – 11:30pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (4/13) Bryant Park Fencing, Neon Glow Fitness Challenge


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 Free.

Neon Glow Fitness Challenge, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Peter Cooper Village, 4pm – 9pm

Wear your best neon fitness gear and take part a neon glow exercise event. Hourly classes include Afro-Brazilian Zumba, Jump Rope Madness and Power Cardio. Open to adults aged 18 years and older. RSVP by emailing or call (212) 447-2023. Free.



PUMA PERL’S PANDEMONIUM, Bowery Electric – LES, 5pm, Free.

Andy Cook EP Release, Foxanne EP Release, Evening Darling, Lowlight, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Frits Wentink, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Vinegar Mother, Aquid, Small Cats, Sunroom, The Space Wanderer (DJ Set), Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Chase, Watson, Hamilton trio, Ai Isshiki, Das Audit, DJ ALFM, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $8.

Let’s Dance: 35th Anniversary Tribute feat. Michael T and the Vanities, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Quiet Loudly, Dead Stars, I’m Turning Into, Been Stellar, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Vat of Acid, Prisoner (RVA), Sibling, Twin Aperture, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.

No One & The Somebodies, QWAM, Flesh, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.



QED Presents w/ Christian Finnegan (Comedy Central), Kambri Crews (The Moth), Carole Montgomery (Comedy Central), Daniel Perafan (Instatacular), Hosted by Chris Gersbeck (Overkill Podcast), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

Ben Rosenfeld (Fox), Michelle Slonim (Comedy Central), YouJean Chang (NBC), Edward Prokropski (Standup NY), Ryan Arnold (Gotham Comedy Club), Dan Wicks (New York Comedy Club), Oppa – West Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Twisted Lipstick Comedy w/ Shatarra Curry, Tanisha Barnes, Lois Thompson, Anita Wise, Lauren Hope Krass, Musical Act Lisa Roma, Sir D’s Lounge – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.



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: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (2/9) Valentine’s Day Gala, Paid Protest, Glow in the Dark Paint


Valentine’s Day Gala, Highbridge Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8:30pm

Join an evening of dancing to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Semi-formal or formal attire is strongly recommended. Free. RSVP.

Glow in the Dark Paint Night, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Kips Bay, 5pm – 9pm

Get ready to create a stunning masterpiece! Participants will use glow dark paint to bring out their creativity on a blank canvas. The theme for the evening is Valentine’s Day. Parents and Children from 5pm to 6:45 pm. Adults only from 7pm to 8:45 pm. Free. RSVP by sending an email to .

Alphabet City, Schapiro Theatre – UWS, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Alphabet City chronicles the lives of three best friends as they battle their heroin addictions. Kenny, Floyd and Paloma are full of love for one another, but when one of them decides to change their life it throws a wrench in the group’s dynamic. Come discover what happens when three friends are pulled together by a substance that could eventually rip them apart. Free. RSVP.

The Danube, The Actors Studio – West Midtown, 2pm – 3:30pm

The Theater and Climate Change series continues with Maria Irene Fornes’ The Danube. The play starts in Budapest, Hungary in 1938 and “soon departs from chronological realism.” Free. RSVP.



Cafune, Roofers Union, Quiet Luke, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Haley Heynderickx, Mike Brandon (of The Mystery Lights), Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Saint Mela, CHERUBIM, Moonheart, Sha Savage (DJ), C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Pleasure Jams featuring Jacques Renault, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $8.

Sky Pony, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

On Pink, Paraiso, Nautics, Hanford Reach, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Myn, Stallone The Reducer, TML, Phoneg1rl, Significant Other, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

The Hipp Pipps, Love Pirates, The Whales, The Map Room at Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, Free.

Anacortes (Album Release Party), Karl Blau, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $10.

Kay Anthony: Submerged the album release show, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

BRIDGET ST. JOHN, GALEN AYERS, DAVID NAGLER, Wonders Of Nature – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.



Twisted Lipstick Comedy w/ Pat Brown, M.K. Lewis, Coree Spencer, Abby Feldman, Julie Kottakis, Sarah Hartshorne, Jenn Welch, Sir D’s Lounge – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Paid Protest w/ Andy Haynes (Comedy Central Half Hour), Maria Wojciechowski (The New Yorker), Jake Marshall Head (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Eudora Peterson (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Chris Daniels (New York Comedy Festival), Rohan Padhye (Boston Comedy Festival), Tawanda Gona (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Starr Bar – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Josh Johnson (The Tonight Show, Conan), Felonius Munk (The Second City, Comedy Central), Rebecca O’Neal (Easy), Hosted by Amy Shanker (New York Comedy Festival), The Twenty – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.



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

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

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi


5-Hour Glow-in the-Dark Fitness Challenge, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Stuyvesant Town, 3pm – 8pm

Wear your best neon gear and celebrate the new year with a five-hour, non-stop exercise event. Activities include hour-long sessions of Jump Rope Madness, Afro-Brazilian Zumba and Kettle Bell Ab Blast. Free. RSVP by emailing .



Swerling, Azro Cady, Nova Lantern, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Tyvek, Straw Pipes, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Bueno, Patio, The Wants, Your Dream Coat, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Ciarra Black, Via App, Motiv-A, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Long Neck, Coping Skills, Mallrat, Leia Campbell, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Directors, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Bridges and powerlines, The Aye-Ayes, Stereo Off, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

Boomshot! w/ Top Shotta Band, The Fuss, Crazy Baldhead Dub Apparatus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.



Comedy Hibachi, Stand-up from Fumi Abe, Anya Volz, Matt Leary, Improv comedy from Flavortown, Babies, Legion – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, Every Friday, 10pm, Free.

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

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

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.


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