Around NYC Today (10/5) A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gorilla Biscuits, Coco

THINGS TO DO

Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm

This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment. RSVP to hold your spot by emailing artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov . Free.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue and 41st Street, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Participants must be 16 or older to participate. Registration required at manhattanfencing.com . Free.

For Which It Stands – A Contemporary Art Exhibit, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

For Which it Stands is a contemporary art exhibition at the Old Stone House & Washington Park (OSH) offering a fresh take on the flags of the American Revolution and today, including the contradictions inherent in their symbolism. Select artists reinterpret flags associated with OSH’s history as the site of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, to consider how their values are being upheld today. Others envision bold new flags for contemporary local and global communities. Featuring artists Simone Bailey, Christina Barrera, Andrew Demirjian, Stephan Jahanshahi, Vandana Jain, Katarina Jerinic, Jeff Kasper & Christopher Spinozzi, Josh MacPhee, Jesse Purcell, Sal Muñoz, Iviva Olenick, Manju Shandler and Athena Soules. Free.

 

MUSIC

Laxmi Bomb, Slow Caves, Antibodies, The Map Room at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, $5.

So Called People, Dry Reef, Joe Wood, Jonathan Ayaz, The Late Bloomers, DJ Grumby, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $10.

Gorilla Biscuits, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, Free.

Adler Hall (Record Release Show), Allen Tate (of San Fermin), Lizdelise, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8:30pm, $10.

Evil Sword, Dog, Holy People, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

Charlie Judkins, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Speak American w/ Daniel Simonsen, Srilatha Rajamani, Andrea Allan, Ashton Womack, Nicole Clasich, Hosted by Noa Osheroff and Sam Morrison, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Purple Dreams, Jackie Robinson Park – Harlem, 6pm, Free.

Shocktoberfest: White Knuckle and Scary Movie, The lawn adjacent to Greene Avenue in Herbert Von King Park – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free.

Coco, Kissena Corridor West in Kissena Corridor Park – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

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

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until Oct. 5, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (6/1) Summer Dance-A-Thon, #TotallyPublicKaraoke, Literati

THINGS TO DO

ECOPOETIC Dance Performance, Washington Square Park, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

ECOPOETIC is a free site-specific performing arts event that expresses the Laban dance community’s desire to collaborate in taking care of the planet we share with millions of species, through artistic practices that cultivate meaningful relationships and create exciting and healthier livable places. The event has been conceived as a multi-centered spatial structure formed by interconnected spots, presenting simultaneous performances throughout the Washington Square Park/Garibaldi Plaza, highlighting its paths, spaces, and species, and inviting people to enjoy art as part of their everyday life. Free.

Movies Under the Stars: Black Panther Movie Screening and Wakanda Fashion Show, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6pm – 10:30pm

Come early. Before this screening, in partnership with ImageNation, there will be a Wakanda Style Fashion Show, music, live African drumming, and more activities related to the movie. Free.

#TotallyPublicKaraoke, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 6pm – 10pm

Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. Sign-ups are required and close between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. depending on attendance. One song per person/group. 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.

Introduction to Meditation, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park (W. 218th St. and Indian Road), 7am – 7:45am

This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Bring a mat or blanket for the session. Free.

Literati: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them, Caveat – LES, 8:30pm – 10pm

Literati is a night of comedians in character performing hilarious readings. Sophisticated, satirical, and sometimes wigs. Do you ever leave a comedy show saying “Hmm that was pretty funny but not enough reading.” Well then this is the show for you. Featuring guests Lynn Brunelle (Emmy Award-winning writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy), Julio Torres (SNL), Ariel Dumas (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Ayo Edebiri (The Rundown with Robin Thede), Hosted by Colin O’Brien (JFL New Faces) and Becky Chicoine (Reductress). $8 – $10.

Studio 351 Summer Dance-A-Thon, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center in J. Hood Wright Park (351 Fort Washington Avenue) – Washington Heights, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Celebrate Black Music Month in the Heights with songs from the 70’s and 80’s. Last person standing wins a prize. Free.

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 manhattanfencing.com. Free.

Family and Friends Day, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 10am – 3pm

Pelham Fritz is hosting an outdoor event. Activities will include a live DJ, games for children, fitness classes, line dance, aerobics, painting classes a quilt show and more. Free.

Checkers Tournament, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 10am – 1pm

Showcase your checkers skills by competing against other New Yorkers in 1 on 1 play. RSVP by emailing Zuleika.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov and Colleen.Flood@parks.nyc.gov. Free.

 

MUSIC

Halsey, Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (via the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue), 7am, Free.

Annie Hart, Domino Kirke, Gussie, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Umru, Ella Hu$$le, Chase Jam, Niros & Holt, Brooklyn Bazaar, 10pm, Free.

.Atlas, Johnny Petrop, Michael From The East, Brenden, TheHittList, Coyote Lee, RIZR, Champ Beatz, Mio Soul, Seven AM, Rocket Jackson, Vada, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7pm, $10 – $15.

Field trip (single release show), Ghost King, Clara Joy, Marinara, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Say She She, On High, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Somos Unidos, Monsignor Del Valle Square – Bronx, 4:30pm, Free.

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

 

COMEDY

Coast2Coast Comedy w/ Stacy Kendro (The Comedy Cove), Mara Marek (Happy Never Ever Podcast), Phil from Chico (Sirius XM), Brett Schmidt (The Not So Late Show), Teresa Wyckoff (The He and She Show), Josh Darsky (The Open Mic Tour), Karma – East Village, 7pm, Free.

 

FILM

Thor: Ragnarok, Willowbrook Park Archery Range in Willowbrook Park – Staten Island, 8pm, Free.

Paddington, Rory Staunton Field (79th Street and 34th Avenue) – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Stonewall, McCarren Park Pool Deck in McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

Le Grand Restaurant, Cedar Hill in Central Park, 8:30pm, Free.

The Lego Ninjago Movie, Leif Ericson Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until June 29, 10am – 11am, 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.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every day except Wednesday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/25) Sting and Shaggy, Sound Off Soul Yoga, Seventh Seal

THINGS TO DO

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.

Sound Off Soul Yoga w/ Jazmin Tejada and DJ Lety Love, Owl’s Head Park – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8:30pm

Breathe to the beat as you burn calories and stress with Sound Off Soul — a guided Vinyasa session led by instructor Jazmin Tejada, featuring Soulful House, Afro-beat, Neo-Soul, and R&B mixes from DJ Lety Love. Free.

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 manhattanfencing.com. Free.

 

MUSIC

Sting and Shaggy, Rumsey Playfield – Central Park, 7am, Free.

A Bunch of Dead People, Kill Binton, Toot Sweet, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

DECOR, Outside World, CONDUIT, PILL, DJ CHRIS BUG, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Space Toys, Chase Winters, Letters To Nepal, Foxtrotter, Ashley Heath, Grumby DJ Set, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Minibeast, Permanent Makeup, Alien Trilogy, Dead Tenants, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Danielle Martin, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, 7pm, Free.

Ayako Shirasaki, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Sandip Sen (Fox’s Laughs), YouJean Chang (NBC), Phil from Chico (New York Comedy Club), Tait Winston (The Stand Comedy Club), Malorie Bryant (Broadway Comedy Club), Oppa – West Village, 7:30pm, Free.

Kate Willett, Brett Hiker, Jessica Saul, Rufat Agayev, Willie Zabar, The Creek and the Cave – Queens, 11:55pm, Free.

Ja-Ron Young (6 pack @ Brit Pack), Carlos Garcia (Baltimore Comedy Festival), Mario Benitez (Unusual Culprits), Ron Prendimano (Laffin Matterz TV), Shane Morrison (Otto’s Shrunken Head), Siobhan Brandman, Miller Rogue (iHouse Comedy), Hosted by Chris Moore (The Blackout Diaries), Broadway Comedy Club – Midtown West, 7pm, $7 – $10.

 

FILM

Seventh Seal (1957), Long Meadow by the Picnic House in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 8:45pm, Free.

Moana, Field 81 in Randall’s Island Park, 8:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Bensonhurst Park – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free.

Lilies of the Field (1963), Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

Coco, Frank D. O’Connor Playground – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Toy Story, Williamsbridge Oval – Bronx, 8pm, Free.

Despicable Me 2, Wolfe’s Pond Park, Cornelia Av and Chester Ave – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until June 29, 10am – 11am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday until May 25, 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.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/4) Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Paint Social, Tall Juan DJ Set

THINGS TO DO

Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Sunset Park Recreation Center – Brooklyn, 4pm – 7pm

Join a celebration of Mexican culture with music, dance, crafts and more. Also includes a screening of the movie Chavela. Free.

Public Art Opening and Participatory Event with Judith Modrak, Thomas Paine Park – TriBeCa, 10am – 2pm

Our Memories is an installation of seven translucent, neuron-inspired sculptures that contain cavities holding color-coded memory stones. The memory stones are classified into six primary emotive categories: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. During one-day events at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park and Thomas Paine Park, participants will transform two new sculptures by recalling a powerful memory and then sharing the memory by depositing it in a sculpture. Free.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn the basics with instructors from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Free.

Paint Social, Jackie Robinson Recreation Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join a group painting session. Express your creativity through painting and socializing. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided. Free. RSVP by calling 212.234.9607 or by emailing lakira.marshall@parks.nyc.gov .

Exhibit Opening: Our Botanical World by the Professional Women Photographers Group, Queens Botanical Garden, 8am – 5pm

Our Botanical World features curated photographs by members of the Professional Women Photographers group inspired by the botanical world and its impact on human life through all seasons. A “Meet the Artists” event will take place from 6 to 8pm. Free with garden admission ($6 for adults, $4 for children and students).

 

MUSIC

Dentist, Small Drag, Mars Motel, Fuckery, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Tall Juan (Latin DJ Set), Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

Oh, Oh, Ecstasy, Hello Nurse, Maude Latour, Memoirs of Addiction, The Cold Seas, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Haiku, Victoria Canal, Alex Carr, Just Another Crew, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Unwed Sailor, Early Day Miners, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Big Mack, Ammunation, Liberty, Restraining Order, Brooklyn Bazaar (cellar), 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Eugene T. Barnes (Carolines), Raj Belani (Phillies Funniest), Sandy Chansamone (The PIT), YouJean Chang (College Humor), Paul Schissler (Comedy Wire), Oppa – West Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Coast 2 Coast Comedy Show w/ Pedro Salinas (Laughs On Fox), Jill Weiner (WikiFreakz podcast), Gianmarco Soresi (Carolines Breakout Artist), Venessa Peruda (World Series Of Comedy), Riley Lassin (Sexy Camel Show), Josh Darsky (The Open Mic Tour), Karma – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Angels in the Outfield, Father Macris Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until June 29, 10am – 11am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 6pm – 8pm. 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 (4/20) Henry V, Bryant Park Fencing, High Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn the basics with instructors from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Free.

Public Theater Mobile Unit presents Henry V, Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center – Bronx, 1pm – 2:30pm

Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V. RSVP by emailing artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov .

Shame!, QED – Queens, 9:30pm – 11pm

Repent! Come witness shameful St. Patrick’s confessions of some of New York’s funniest. Performers share jokes and tales of less-than-proud drunken moments experiences in this cringe-worthy comedy show. Hosted by Brendan Busee & Ron Raganella. $8.

 

MUSIC

Sun Voyager (Record Release), Stuyedeyed, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

HELLTRAP NIGHTMARE feat. Dougie Poole, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Cold Fronts Album Release, Grim Streaker, Vexxed, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

The Zells, Baked, Sharkmuffin, Lost Boy?, Secret Loft – Chelsea, 8pm, $5 – $420.

Haram, Mommy, Blu Anxxiety, Flower, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

The Hipp Pipps, Exit 99, The Rewd Onez, The Map Room at the Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, Free.

Desert Sharks, Grace Vonderkuhn, Sister Munch , Nevva, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Greatest Comedy Show of All Time w/ Stewie Vill (6 pack @ Brit Pack), Jeena Bloom (Get Nailed at the Toolbox Show), Ja-Ron Young (6 pack @ Brit Pack), Gregory Hall (Moth Ball Comedy Show), Carlos Garcia (Baltimore Comedy Festival), Chris Moore (Blackout Diaries), Shane Morrison (Otto’s Shrunken Head), Broadway Comedy Club – Midtown, 7pm, $7 – $10.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Gordy McNiff, Katharyn Henson, Nick Brigis, Olga Namer, Stephen Lewis, Vanetta Schoefield, Brian Kim, Cassandra Noel, The Gaf West – Midtown, 9pm, $10.

High Ponytail w/ Catherine Cohen (Difficult People), Steven Markow (The New Yorkers), Clare O’Kane (VICE), Clark Jones (Crashing), Drew Anderson (Cards Against Humanity), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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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