Around NYC Today (9/17) Should I Stay or Should I Go, Barber of Seville, Butterboy

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.

 

MUSIC

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.

 

COMEDY

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.

 

ONGOING

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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Around NYC Today (9/14) Accordion Festival, Skate Night, House of Bricks

THINGS TO DO

Skate Night, John Jay Park – UES, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Dance and enjoy an outdoor roller skating night with a live DJ. Skates will be provided. Free. RSVP.

Accordion Festival, Bryant Park Stage in Bryant Park, 5pm – 10pm

Experience the wide range of this often-overlooked and little-known instrument at this special event, featuring Shashmaqam (Bukharian Jewish Music and Dance from Central Asia), Rhode Island-based João Cirilo Pilom Batuko Band (Funana and Batuko from Cape Verde), New York’s own Shilpa Ray (Indie rock on the harmonium), Italian superstars Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Pizzica Tarantata from Puglia), and all-women, sister act Rimel(Mexican Norteño). This is the finale of Accordions Around the World.

Bingo!, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. Music will play as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize. 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.

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

High Waisted, Reality Something, Elsewhere (Rooftop), 599 Johnson Ave – Brooklyn, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Grumby (DJ Set), CMYK, Young Creatures, Doug Berns Band, JFF’s Music for Children, Paint Store, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $10.

Las Rosas, Max Pain and the Groovies, BIRDS, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Breathers, Water From Your Eyes, Alice Cohen and the Channel 14 Weather Team, S the Supplicant, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

House of Bricks Comedy w/ Dina Hashem (Conan), David Spector (Roastmasters), Napolean Emill (New York Comedy Club), Michael Good (Beast Village Comedy Festival), Precious Metal, 143 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

FILM

Black Panther, Indian Field Comfort Station in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 7:15pm, Free.

Coco, Brookville Park – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

Godspell, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, 7:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Bloomingdale Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

The Black Monk, Neptune Fountain in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 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.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (9/11) Bryant Park Tap-A-Long, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

THINGS TO DO

Tap-A-Long in Bryant Park, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Grab your tap shoes and hoof on down to the Piano in Bryant Park for a September Tap-A-Long. Featuring tappers Marietta Clark, Rod Ferrone, Megan Haungs, Yuka Kameda, Hank Smith, and Kazu Kumagai. With Kuni Mikami on piano. 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.

Graphic Novels: Victor LaValle, Mira Jacob, Josh Neufeld & Darin Strauss, Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall St – Lower Manhattan, 7pm – 11pm

Four authors who have recently penned illustrated narratives gather to tell their stories during an evening of inspired literary conversation about the graphic novel, its past, present, and future. Meet and mingle with Mira Jacob, Victor La Valle, Josh Neufeld and Darin Strauss. Discussion moderated by Christina Chiu and M. M. De Voe of Pen Parentis. Donation.

Bryant Park Poetry: Red Hen Press, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join the Bryant Park Reading Room Poetry Series. This week’s program is produced in partnership with Red Hen Press. Featuring poets Blas Falconer, Vievee Francis, Sebastian Matthews, and Jason Schneiderman. 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.

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

Reduction Plan, The Florists, No Swoon, Gorgeous, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Jest For Fun w/ Jonas Jeannot (Haitian Jonas), Usama Siddiquee (JFL), Rebecca O’Neal (After After Paty), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman, The Comedy Cellar), BK9, 62 5th Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Grandbaby Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Daniel Rugg Webb (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest), Xazmin Garza (Limestone Comedy Festival), Bronwyn Isaac (Reductress), Baby Grand, 55 McGuinness Boulevard South – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The William Vale, 111 North 12th St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Blake Hobbs Playground, East 102nd St and 2nd Ave – Upper East Side, 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.

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.

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

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 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.

 

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Around NYC Today (9/8) Phys. Ed. B, Shame! of the Doomsday Machine

THINGS TO DO

SHAME! Or The Doomsday Machine, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2pm – 3pm

As part of their Street Theater program, the Theater for the New City is presenting “SHAME! Or The Doomsday Machine,” written and directed by Theater for the New City co-founder, artistic director and OBIE award-winning actress, Crystal Field. Free.

Rockaway Beach Super Boardwalk Street Fair, Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, 10am – 6pm
Craft and gift vendors sell handmade and handpicked items. Free.

Performing Arts Salon Saturdays: Phys. Ed. B, Building G, G 201 Dance Studio in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 6pm – 8:30pm

Referencing the typical exercises and pillars of its namesake, Jerron Herman’s Phys. Ed. B will explore physical education through a revisionist lens and interpret unearthed movements from a hip, disabled body. Jerron Herman is an interdisciplinary artist, currently a principal member of Heidi Latsky Dance where he is also the development director. $10.

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 7pm – 9pm

A “Gangs of New York”-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area. Watch this full production of the famous play, produced by the Drilling Company. Free.

 

MUSIC

Giant Peach, Canadian Rifle, Somerset Thrower, Substitute, The Windjammer, 552 Grandview Ave – Queens, 8pm, $8.

The Road to Ruin, Sic Tic, Ben Pagano & The Space Machine, The Last Schmaltz, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Parrot Dream, Grim Streaker, Monograms, New Myths, Retail, Unit J, 38 Moffat St, Unit J – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

 

FILM

Black Panther, Cortelyou Road and East 17th Street – Brooklyn, 7:15pm, Free.

A Wrinkle in Time, Carl Schurz Park Hockey Rink in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, 7:30pm, Free.

The Fits, First Quincy Street Community Garden – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free.

The Mummy (2017), Bedford Avenue and Laconia Avenue in Midland Field – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

Friday Night Lights, Broadway and Wayne Street in CPL. Thompson Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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.

 

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Around NYC Today (9/5) Comedians You Should Know, Big Bliss, Weekly Humorist

THINGS TO DO

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.

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

Stern (Missive: Sister Ships album release), Hunter Hunt Hendrix, Chain Gang Grave, Unnatural Ways, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Boonys, Gary Lazer Eyes, Granata, Nikola, Pianos, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $8.

Big Bliss, Proud Parents, Powersnap, The Wants, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Roy Eaton, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Comedians You Should Know w/ Brian Parise (This Week Tonight), Liza Treyger (Netflix), Mike Feeney (Fox’s Laughs), Calise Hawkins (The Tonight Show), Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Hosted by Jeff Steinbrunner, The Gutter, 200 North 14th St – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Weekly Humorist w/ Ashley Gavin, Tom McCaffrey, SallyAnn Hall, Doug Smith, Jason Kanter, Abby Rosenquist, 110 Wall St, Mailroom Bar – Lower Manhattan, 8pm, $0 – $10.

Thick Wit Comedy w/ Amy Shanker, Dan Harumi, Daniel Webb, Jay Jurden, Liz Barrett, Lizzie Martinez, Michael Rowland, Steven Rogers, The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

A Wrinkle in Time, Sheltering Arms Playground – Harlem, 7:30pm, Free.

The Lego Batman Movie, St. Nicholas Playground South – Harlem, 7:30pm, Free.

Black Panther, Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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.

Free Yoga at Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 8:30am – 9:30am, 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.

 

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