Around NYC Today (8/18) Hudson River Park Blues BBQ, Summer Streets

THINGS TO DO

Summer Streets, Various locations, 7am – 1pm

On the first three Saturdays in August between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. Enjoy live performances, zip-lining, adaptive basketball games, free fitness classes with Shape Up NYC, art and science workshops, and more along the route from City Hall Park to Central Park. Free.

Roller Jam and Silent Disco, Roller Hockey Rink in Pelham Bay Park – Bronx, 1pm – 9pm

Join a boogie-down Roller Jam, featuring food trucks, music, and fun activities, followed by an evening of dancing. Roller Jam features music from Uptown Vinyl with two sessions from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. After 6:00 p.m., grab a pair of headphones and tune into our Silent Disco DJ spinning your favorite tunes. Choose your favorite songs from Top 40 hit and the ’80s to Hip Hop and R&B. Bring your own skates or rent skates for free! Roller skates are first come, first served for each session. Free.

2018 Jazz Festival, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, 2pm – 6pm

Enjoy two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot. Free.

Dance at Socrates, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, 4pm – 5:30pm

Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its 6th season, bringing dancers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront. Free.

Emerging Music Festival, Bryant Park Stage in Bryant Park, 5pm – 10pm

Emerging Music Festival returns for its fourth year with rising New York-based bands performing on one of the biggest stages of their young careers. Thousands of music lovers pack the Bryant Park lawn for the city’s best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, singer-songwriter, and more. Between sets attendees can play giant lawn games, learn to juggle, and purchase food and beverages from local vendors. Free.

Hudson River Park Blues BBQ, Pier 97, Hudson River Park, Enter at 59th Street, Aug. 18 (Sat.), 2pm – 9pm

Join local pit powerhouses like Brother Jimmy’s, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Mighty Quinn’s, and Pig Beach fire up their smokers while you take in live blues and roots performances. Featuring music by Vieux Farka Toure, Dawn Tyler Watson, Welch-Ledbetter Connection, etc. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

The Closehigh, Descendent, Trickpapi, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 3pm, $10.

Miwa Gemini, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, 185 Orchard St – LES, 7pm, $10.

Nat Brower, Ereptile Destruction, Are They Yes They Are, DJ Paul Major, Rippers, 8601 Shore Front Pkwy – Rockaway Beach, 7pm, Free.

Best Exes, Eleanor Fish, Cherch, Privacy Issues, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Isa Flowers (of Beechwood), Density, Phil Gammage (solo), Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Soren Bryce, Laszlo, Skuwid, Cyborg GF, Jimbo Flex, Arnav, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $5.

Gobbinjr, Rue, Thelma, Debbie, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8:30pm, $10.

Devlin & The Details, Pale Joyride, The Sockettes, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Katie Hannigan (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Krishna Reddy (TBS, MTV), Mike Albanese (BET, Suite Buddies Podcast), Jesse Jones (MTV, Cape Fear Comedy Festival), TJ Del Reno (Daily Show, MTV), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk Podcast), The Gaf West, 401 West 48th St – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Panomundo, East 43rd Street Community Garden, 1087 East 43 Street – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Wonder Woman, Marx Brothers Playground, 2 Ave, E 96 To E 97 Sts – UES, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Despicable Me 3, Marc and Jason’s Playground – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

The Emoji Movie, De Matti Playground in De Matti Park – Staten Island, 8:15pm, Free.

Rampage, Willowbrook Park Archery Range in Willowbrook Park – Staten Island, 8:15pm, Free.

Coco, Mullaly Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, 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.

East New York Farmer’s Market, Schneck Ave & New Lots Ave – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 24, 9am – 3pm, Free.

Farmer’s Market, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, 5816 Clarendon Road – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 3, 11am – 3pm, Free.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 16, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Capoeira for Beginners, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 15, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (8/17) Emerging Music Festival, Silver Linings Comedy, Selma

THINGS TO DO

Emerging Music Festival, Bryant Park Stage in Bryant Park, 5pm – 10pm

Emerging Music Festival returns for its fourth year with rising New York-based bands performing on one of the biggest stages of their young careers. Thousands of music lovers pack the Bryant Park lawn for the city’s best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, singer-songwriter, and more. Between sets attendees can play giant lawn games, learn to juggle, and purchase food and beverages from local vendors. Free.

Picnic & Play, East River Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, 5:30pm – 8pm

Bring out your family and friends for fun games like giant Connect 4, Jenga, board games, hula hoops, art projects, and more. Bring a picnic or purchase a burger at the pop-up grill as you watch the sunset. Free.

Summer Music 2018 at Pelham Bay Park: Jay Hoggard’s Africaribbean Vibes, Lawn Behind the Track and Field Area in Pelham Bay Park – Bronx, 6pm – 7:30pm

Come out and enjoy some cool vibes from acclaimed vibraphonist/composer Jay Goggard. Drawing on traditional and contemporary musical vocabulary to develop new directions for the vibraphone, Hoggard blends jazz and gospel roots with African marimba rhythms. Hoggard presents performances of blues, bop, and ballads that seamlessly blend with his innovative original compositions. Free.

Stargazing on the Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 8pm – 10pm

Come see the stars and moon with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. Telescopes are set up just west of the oval along the waterfront and AAA members provide instruction on how to identify objects in the sky. Free.

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks, Between West 10th Street and West 15th Street in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk – Brooklyn, 9:30pm – 10pm

Coney Island’s Friday Night Firework Series is back for the summer. For the best views, find a spot anywhere in the Amusement District down to the beach and boardwalk. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

 

MUSIC

Yasser Tejeda & Palotré, Ruppert Park – UES, 4pm, Free.

Gilligan Moss, Argonaut & Wasp, Jitwam, Beach 94th Street Plaza in Rockaway Beach, Beach 94th Street & Shorefront Parkway – Queens, 6pm, Free.

Peaer, Floral Print, Truth Club, I.R. Moody, Goldsounds, 44 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Baby Soda, Hudson River Park’s Pier 45, 7pm, Free.

Darkwing, The Royal They, Lumps, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Nathan Xander, Hamish Kilgour, 1-800-BAND, Julian Cubillos, The Footlight, 465 Seneca Ave – Queens, 9pm, $10.

Juliana Huxtable, Vermelho, Kellam Matthews, Mizeyesis, TankTop NYC, Good Room, 98 Meserole Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Norlex Belma (Caroline’s Breakout Artist Series), Jared Snow (MTV’s Wild ‘N Out), Jay Jurden (West Side Comedy Club), Aldo Malaspina (Comic Strip Live), O.P.P.A., 162 West 4th St – West Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Silver Linings Comedy w/ Clark Jones (HBO “Crashing” and Comedy Central), Cara Weinberger (Reductress and The New Yorker), Dan Harumi (AXS TV Gotham Comedy Live), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege, Comedians You Should Know. Refinery29), Jeff Wesselschmidt (Cherry Bomb, Toga Party P, Precious Metal, 143 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

FILM

The Muppets Take Manhattan, Frisbee Hill in Central Park – UWS, 6:30pm, Free.

Wrinkle in Time, Jacob Schiff Playground in Jacob H. Schiff Playground – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

Selma, Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134 St – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

Ferdinand, Playground for All Children in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Hancock Playground in John Hancock Playground – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

The Lion King, School Road and Bay Street in Von Briesen Park – Staten Island, 8:15pm, Free.

The Karate Kid (1984), Hudson River Park’s Pier 46, 8:30pm, Free.

Avengers: Infinity War, Joyce Kilmer Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Black Panther, Ferry Point Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, 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.

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.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue, Every weekday until Aug. 30, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Harlem Flow, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, Every third Friday until Aug. 17, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (8/15) Alice Smith, Tampopo, Accordions Around the World

THINGS TO DO

Local & Delish, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Author Wendy Tyson (Rooted in Deceit) and food writers Marisa Bulzone and Francesca Pardo (150ish Newsletter) chat about local and delicious food with host Jeanne Muchnick, food and dining reporter, Journal News. Free.

Accordions Around the World, Bryant Park, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join this weekly series featuring accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Hear music from all over the world to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument. Free.

Dance Away the Night with Strictly Tango, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 6pm – 8pm

Ever want to visit Argentina? The home of the romantic tango? Come spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Enjoy live music, tango stories, dance demonstrations and tango classes! Featuring Sergio Segura, the director of Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. Free.

Salsa Warriors, Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 7pm – 9:30pm

Join a fun night of traditional and new music, featuring a live band performance and non-stop dancing. Free.

Bryant Park Non-Fiction: ‘Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

History buff? Join fascinating talks with top historians. This week, Joel Richard Paul discusses his book Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times. Free.

Design Tour: Elevated Design, The High Line, 6pm – 7:15pm

Get an insider’s look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Friends of the High Line Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the High Line and its impact locally and worldwide. Free.

Historic Richmond Town’s Cruise Night, Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue – Staten Island, 5:30pm – 9pm

Have dinner at the Cheech A’ Cini’s food truck, walk the grounds and see the classic cars of a bygone era from Staten Island’s best car clubs. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

 

MUSIC

Alice Smith, Akala, DJ Stormin Norman, SummerStage, Marcus Garvey Park, 124th St and Fifth Ave – Harlem, 6pm, Free.

Wet, The Penthouse at The Standard – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Coyle Girelli, Josh Congress, Foley & Michelle Rose, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave –  Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Space Meow Doll, Kali Sara, Opaques, Scottie, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Human Circuit, High Waisted (DJ Set), Dead Tooth, Treads, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Pop. 1280, Chexx, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Hack City Comedy w/ Nore Davis (Conan), Atheer Yacoub (Gotham Comedy Club), Amy Shanker (New York Comedy Club), Akaash Singh (MTV’s Wild’n Out), Chris Cheney (Sup? Podcat), Jordan Mendoza (Every Damn Day on Comedy Central), Black Cat LES, 172 Rivington St, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Crooklyn, Frisbee Hill in Central Park, 6:30pm, Free.

Tampopo (Japan), Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, 7pm, Free.

WALL·E, Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street – UWS, 7pm, Free.

The Incredibles, Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street in Juniper Valley Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, James Weldon Johnson Playground – UES, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Osborn Playground – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Sunrise Tai Chi, Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:30am – 7:30am, Free.

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.

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.

Drawing at the Conference House, Conference House Museum in Conference House Park, 298 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every Wednesday until Aug. 1, 10am – 12pm, Free.

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

Tai Chi, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Wednesday until Oct. 17, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

HIIT with lululemon, Hudson River Park’s Pier 25, North Moore St. and West St, Every Wednesday until Sept. 12, 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, Swindler Cove in Sherman Creek – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Sunset Yoga, Abby’s Lawn in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:45pm – 8pm, Free.

Waterfront Zumba, LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter’s Point South Park, Borden Avenue and Center Boulevard – Queens, Every two weeks on Wednesday until Aug. 29, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (8/8) All’s Well That Ends Well, Carnegie Hall Citywide

THINGS TO DO

Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert, Bryant Park Stage in Bryant Park, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Carnegie Hall offers five free concerts featuring outstanding classical, blues, Latin, gospel, and world music artists. This week’s event features Sinkane. Free.

Shakespeare in the Park: All’s Well That Ends Well, Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 7pm – 10pm

Having restored the King’s health with a miraculous potion, Helena asks for nothing in return but to wed her heart’s love, Count Bertram. When the Count arrogantly refuses to marry beneath his class and flees from both king and bride to the nearest war, Shakespeare’s courageous heroine must stop at nothing to bring him home. Free.

Space Jam (1996) / DJ Dr. Israel, Long Meadow North in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 7pm – 11pm

The Looney Tunes seek out Michael Jordan to help them win a basketball match. Before the screening, enjoy ’80s and ’90s R&B, hip hop, and dance hits provided by DJ Dr. Israel. Free.

Memoir: Inside Different Worlds, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Delve inside different worlds at this memoir panel. Featuring Beck Dorey-Stein (From the Corner of the Oval), Kumiko Makihara (Dear Diary Boy: An Exacting Mother, Her Free-Spirited Son, and Their Bittersweet Adventures in an Elite Japanese School), Sofija Stefanovic (Miss Ex-Yugoslavia), Zachary R. Wood (Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America). Hosted by Kathy Curto (The Writing Institute, Sarah Lawrence, Montclair State). Free.

The Wizard of Oz, Lower Highland Playground in Highland Park, Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street – Queens, 6pm – 7pm

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in this theatrical production. 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 stunning sunset views while painting the famous 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.

Historic Richmond Town’s Cruise Night, Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue – Staten Island, 5:30pm – 9pm

Have dinner at the Cheech A’ Cini’s food truck, walk the grounds and see the classic cars of a bygone era from Staten Island’s best car clubs. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

 

MUSIC

Baby Brains, Darkwing, Funcrusher, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sun Ra Arkestra, José James, Samora Pinderhughes, Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave & W 62nd St – UWS, 6:30pm, Free.

Twins, Confines, DJ Andi (Synthicide), Multiple Man (DJ Set), Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Kolb, The Baking Family, Holy People, SPEW, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Russ Kassoff, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Postmen: An Hour of Comedy w/ Matt Barats, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Tony Zaret, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Shame! A Free Comedy Show w/ Chris Calogero, Randall Otis, Justin Perez, Emily Winter, Greg and Rob Cardazone, Halyards, 406 3rd Ave – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Airplane Mode w/ Kenny DeForest (Late Night with Seth Myers), Rachel Sennott (HBO’s High Maintenance), Raanan Hershberg (Self Helpless), Nassar Khan (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Xazmin Garza (Laughing Skulll), Cherry Tree, 65 4th Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Fantastic Mr. Fox, Berry Street and North 12th Street in McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.

Spirit of the Beehive (Spain, 1973), Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, 7pm, Free.

Caddyshack, Beach 125th Street in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Near Jamaica Bay Wall – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Dr. Strangelove, 50 Kent Pop-Up Park in Bushwick Inlet Park – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free.

The LEGO Batman Movie, Vidalia Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

The King and I, Greenbelt Recreation Center in Blood Root Valley, 501 Brielle Ave – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Wonder Woman, Hudson River Park’s Pier 63, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Sunrise Tai Chi, Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:30am – 7:30am, Free.

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.

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.

Drawing at the Conference House, Conference House Museum in Conference House Park, 298 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every Wednesday until Aug. 1, 10am – 12pm, Free.

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

Tai Chi, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Wednesday until Oct. 17, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

HIIT with lululemon, Hudson River Park’s Pier 25, North Moore St. and West St, Every Wednesday until Sept. 12, 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, Swindler Cove in Sherman Creek – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Sunset Yoga, Abby’s Lawn in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:45pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (8/7) Sunset Salsa, Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Jumanji

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Classics BookClub: ‘This Side of Paradise,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss the classics under the canopy of the park’s London Plane trees. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supply lasts. This week’s book is This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hosted by Sally Koslow, author of Another Side of Paradise. Free.

Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

This acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear, and, overall, increasing their own musical skill. Free.

New York Euripides Summer Festival Presents ‘Suppliants,’ The East River Park Amphitheater in John V. Lindsay East River Park – LES, 6pm – 7:30pm

Enjoy a fully-staged production of Suppliants by the American Thymele Theatre. Suppliants follows widows and children of war victims who go to Eleusis, near Athens, to seek justice and permission to bury their dead heroes. Free.

Sunset Salsa, Pier 45 at Hudson River Park, Hudson River Greenway, 6:30pm – 9pm

Every Tuesday, Hudson River Park hosts a Salsa dancing night with some of NYC’s best DJs. Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30pm – 7:15pm followed by a dance party. Free. RSVP.

Bryant Park Poetry: W. W. Norton, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join us for the Bryant Park Reading Room Poetry Series. This week’s program is produced in partnership with W. W. Norton. Featuring the poets Tina Chang, Kimiko Hahn, Donna Masini, and Jill Bialosky. Free.

Strictly Tango at Washington Square Park, Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park, 6pm – 8pm

Put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Free.

Stargazing, The High Line at 14th Street – Chelsea, 6:45pm – 9:30pm

Head to the High Line for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. Free.

Bryant Park Knitting Class, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 1:30pm – 3pm

Swing by for free instruction from yarn store Knitty City, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles provided. Classes are weather permitting. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

 

MUSIC

Jake Weary EP Release Show, Groundislava, Juice Jackal, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Alice Bag, Choked Up, Ratas En Zelo, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Russ Kassoff, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Divine Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central), Khalid A. Rahmaan (Conan), Katie Boyle (Cape Fear Comedy Festival), Nathan Habib (Sketchfest), Will Poznan (Gotham Comedy Club), Hosted by Dan Fitzpatrick, DTUT, 1744 2nd Avenue – Yorkville, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Jest For Fun Comedy w/ Sejoe Ducasse (The Sejoe Show), Robby Slowik (Conan), Sam Jay (SNL, Netflix), BK9, 62 5th Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

FILM

Spider-Man: Homecoming, Paradise on Earth, 1106 Fox Street – Bronx, 7:30pm, Free.

Jumanji (2017), Baisley Pond Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

The Mummy (2017), Wolfe’s Pond Park, Cornelia Av and Chester Ave – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Black Panther, Owen Dolen Recreation Center in Owen F. Dolen Park, 2551 Westchester Square – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

The Boxtrolls, Raoul Wallenberg Playground in Highbridge Park, 189th and Amsterdam Avenue – Inwood, 8:30pm, Free.

Hairspray (1988), Valentino Pier – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, 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.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park, Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Tai Chi Class, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park, Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, 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.

Bryant Park Yoga, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 18, 10am – 11am, Free.

Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. and Indian Road, Every Tuesday until Aug. 29, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Pilates in the Park, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Tuesday until July 31, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Bodyroll Workout, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Tuesday until Sept. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Riverside HIIT, Terrace at 108th Street in Riverside Park, Every Tuesday until Oct. 30, 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Free.

Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness, Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, Every Tuesday until Aug. 14, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 20, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

Sunset Yoga by the Beach, Beach 102nd Street and Shorefront Parkway – Queens, Every Tuesday until Sept. 4, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, Free.

 

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