THINGS TO DO
Bryant Park Picnics: New York City Opera performs The Barber of Seville, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 7pm
New York City Opera performs a free hour-long preview of The Barber of Seville. Gioachino Rossini’s sparkling music animates the hijinks of Figaro, opera’s most famous barber. Free.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?, Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St – SoHo, 7pm – 9pm
New York City is increasingly a difficult place to love—and to leave. Housing Works is inviting writers from both in-state, out of state, upstate, and downstate to tell five-minute stories about the dealbreakers that have led to their departures, or their commitment to never leave (yet…!). Featuring Jen Doll, Pilot Viruet, Ryan Chapman, Talia Lavin, Will Hermes and Cory Nakasue. Hosted by Sari Botton and Jason Diamond. Donation.
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.
Clean Machine, Women of the Night,Arty Sin , Kelley Swindall, Arty Sin, Berlin – NYC, 25 Avenue A – East Village, 7pm, $10.
PowerSnap, Cherch, Janitor, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.
Jojo Abot, Marieme, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.
CrumbSnatchers, Morus Alba, Beeyotch, Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St – LES, 9:30pm, $10.
Yuka Aikawa, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.
Butterboy: Brooklyn Comedy Festival Edition w/ Sara Schaefer, Danielle Perez, Ramy Youssef, Gary Anderson, Patrick Hastie, Caitlin Peluffo, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.
Side Ponytail w/ Patrick Schroeder (The Good, The Dad and The Ugly Podcast), Danielle Perez (Standup NBC Finalist, Buzzfeed ), Ben Katzner (Orlando Indie Comedy Festival), Caroline Doyle (SF Sketch Fest), Sarah Lazarus (Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free. RSVP.
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.
Sunset Tai Chi, The Conference House in Conference House Park, 7455 Hylan Blvd -Staten Island, Every Monday until Sept. 17, 6pm – 7:15pm, Free.
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