Around NYC Today (6/12) Romeo & Juliet, Sloshed SATs, Manfried the Man, QWAM

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Graphic Novel Book Club: ‘Manfried the Man,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss graphic novels. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion. This week’s book is Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow. Hosted by Kelly Coyle-Crivelli of Penguin Random House. Free.

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

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

Romeo & Juliet, Central Park, 103rd Street and Central Park West – UWS, 7pm – 9pm

This summer, NY Classical Theatre will bring to life one of Shakespeare’s most well known tragedies in a dynamic adaptation of Romeo & Juliet. Six actors will play all the roles in this fast-paced tour de force production. Free. RSVP.

Bryant Park Poetry: Ravenna 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 Ravenna Press. Featuring poets Joanna Penn Cooper, Jefferson Navicky, Anne Lovering Rounds, and Joannie Stangeland. 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.

New York Philharmonic Concert in the Park, Parade Ground in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 8pm – 9:30pm
The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks , presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since it began in 1965. The program includes Saint-Saëns (Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah), Jordan Millar (Boogie Down Uptown), Camryn Cowan (Harlem Shake), Bernstein (Three Dance Episodes from On the Town), Rimsky-Korsakov (Scheherazade). Conductor: James Gaffigan. There will be fireworks following the performance. Free.

Sloshed SATs, Caveat, 21 A Clinton St, Basement – LES, June 12 (Tues.), 9pm

Part bar-room trivia, part drinking game, and part comedy show—the Sloshed SATs are a great way to unwind after a long day and tackle the Standardized Test of your nightmares. Are you an incredible test taker? Or do you crack under pressure? Well, this is your chance to relive the most stressful day of high school in a fun, supportive and totally sloshed environment.

Work as an individual or as a team to answer real SAT questions proctored by host and comedian Michael Wolf and John Reynolds (Search Party, Stranger Things). Whether you’ve got something to prove or you just want to see how much you remember from high school—come have a drink, take a test, and don’t forget your number 2 pencil. $8.

 

MUSIC

QWAM, Harvey Garbage & The Flowers, Grace Kelly All Day, Virginia and the Woolves, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Kat Cunning, I Am Strikes, Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St. – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

October’s Child, Asha, Violets Are Wet, Pianos (Showroom), 158 Ludlow Street – LES, 8pm, $8.

Dona Carter, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

The Hand of Comedy w/ Emmy Blotnick (writer and performer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Shalewa Sharpe (Thug Passion Presents) and Christian Polanco (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), storytelling from Buzzfeed’s Louis Peitzman, and characters from Tim Girrbach (Joe’s Pub, one half of Squirm & Germ at UCB), Cobra Club – Brooklyn, June 12 (Tues.), 7:30pm, $5.

Tyrannosaurus w/ Kate Willett (JIM JEFFERIES SHOW), Jay Light(COMEDY CENTRAL’S ROAST BATTLE), Usama Siddiquee(BET’S 50 CENTRAL), Pedro Salinas (LAUGHS ON FOX), Mike Langley (UCB) and Yaari Nadav Tal (INFLUENCA PODCAST), R’A’R Bar, 30-01 35th Ave. – Queens, June 12 (Tues.), 9pm, Free.

As If! Comedy w/ Leif Enoksen (Brain Machine Network), Catherine Cohen (Club Cumming), Napoleon Emill (Winner of Caroline’s Comedy Madness), Karmen Naidoo (Comedy Central South Africa), Robert Dean (Whiplash), Rebecca’s, 610 Bushwick Avenue – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Black Panther, Samuel N. Bennerson 2nd Playground – Lincoln Square, 8pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park – 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 – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, 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.

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

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

Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, 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 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 (5/30) Rosalind Franklin’s Revenge, Ghost in the Shell

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Author: Summer Reads, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join a panel on this summer’s best reads at the Bryant Park Reading Room. Get the inside scoop on the authors’ work, then stick around and get your book signed. Featuring Jamie Brenner’s The Husband Hour, Sally Koslow’s Another Side of Paradise and Aimee Molloy’s The Perfect Mother. Hosted by Robin Kall. Free.

Art Inspired by…Alma Thomas, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free.

Bryant Park Dance Party, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 8:30pm

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, features superb bands and expert dance instruction. Each week, the event will switch between genres such as salsa, bhangra and swing. Free.

Rosalind Franklin’s Revenge: A Show for the Scientists That Deserve It, Caveat – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join the kick-off of the inaugural Underground Science Festival by celebrating scientists and luminaries whose contributions to history never received the credit they deserve. Rosalind Franklin was a pioneer in molecular biology whose x-ray crystallographic photography was instrumental in understanding the double helix structure of DNA. But thanks to the sexism ingrained in science at the time, her role in this historic discovery were only recognized posthumously. Which is like… SOME BULLSHIT. Featuring stories from Loren Grush (The Verge), Ashley Semrick (NYC Tour Guide), Anna Bianco (Museum Hack), Latasha Wright (Biobus), Karen Chee (The New Yorker) and Jon Foox (Weill Cornell). Hosted by Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central). $10 – $15.

 

MUSIC

David West and Bob Jones, Wild Plants, Silk Sign (solo), Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Apricot Blush, JS Terry and Shadow Monster, Kevin Daniels, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Adeline Hotel, Relatives, Fieldings, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

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

 

COMEDY

Battle Cat Comedy w/ Rishi Mathar, Anish Miltra, Matt Maran, QED – Queens, 9pm, $8.

Hot Box Comedy w/ Yamenika Saunders (VH1, TruTV, HBO), Rebecca Vigil (Netflix, Your Love The Musical), Alzo Slade (MTV), Ian Fidance (SiriusXm), Rosebud Baker (Two Less Lonely Girls Podcast), et al – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Ophira Eisenberg (Host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, The Moth, Comedy Central, author of Screw Everyone), Anthony Devito (Comedy Central Half Hour, Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Erica Spera (TBS Comics to Watch), Ben Wasserman (MTV and Vice), and Alzo Slade (Comedy Central and MTV’s Vidiots), Rose Gold Cocktail Lounge – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Ghost in the Shell (2017), Seward Park – LES, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park – Hudson Yards, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30am – 7:30am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Tuesday and Thursday until May 31, 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.

Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until July 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/28) That Human Show, Sue Maskaleris, LIC Henge, Savage

THINGS TO DO

LIC Henge, LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7pm – 9pm

Join Manhattanhenge, that unique time when the sun aligns perfectly with the east/west grid of Manhattan as it sets at one of the best viewing sites in the city. Come early this year for a special performance by Encore, a touring show choir from Do Re Mi School of the Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona. Free.

Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk, Maine Monument in Central Park – Columbus Circle, 11am – 1pm

Join Central Park Conservancy tour guides on this walk through Central Park, and through time, to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant’s Gate, Heckscher Ballfields, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal. Free.

That Human Show, Caveat – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Hosted by anthropologist and comedian Natalia Reagan, “That Human Show” is a ridiculous science comedy variety show that deconstructs all the things that made humans ‘human’ using sketch comedy, awkward (yet hysterical) interviews with scientists, song and dance numbers, social justice story-time, and puppets. Featuring guests Shara Bailey (Paleoanthropologist), Heather Berlin (Neuroscientist, StarTalk), Kyle Marian (Science Communicator, Comedian), Dustin Growick (Musuem Hack, Dino Expert), Rachel Scherer (Comedian, X Plus One Show), Sarah Rose Siskind (Comedian, StarTalk), Austin Sanders (Comedian, X Plus One Show, UCB), Rob Reagan (Musician, Audio Engineer, Natalia’s Long-Suffering Little Brother). $10 – $12.

 

MUSIC

Cesar Ruiz, Easy Socks, Oceanator, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Mobros, Gold Stars For Everyone, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Lauri McNamara, Matt Norman (Horn Horse), HSFB, Zach Phillips, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Top Shotta Band, Screechy Dan, Riis Park Beach Bazaar – Queens, 1pm, Free.

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

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Jono Zalay (Comedy Central’s Comic to Watch) Sharron Paul (IFC’s Neurotica), Noa Osheroff (Speak American), Michael Svetich (The New Yorker), Sherm Jacobs (Green Comedy Podcast), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, May 28 (Mon.), 8pm, Free.

Tickling the Ivories w/ Cipha Sounds (Host of Tru TV’s Laff Tracks), Reggie Conquest (Writer for Tru TV’s Impractical Jokers), Ginny Hogan (McSweeney’s), Sam Morrisson (New York Comedy Festival), Vikram Pandya (Laugh Factory), Santiago Angel (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Nick Tillelli (Don’t Get Me Started), Hosted by Nataly Aukar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Rojo Perez (Conan), Rachel Sennot (High Maintenance, HBO), Myka Fox (Comedy Central), Harrison Greenbaum (Conan), Lillian Devane (RISK!), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Monday until June 4, 8am – 9am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday until May 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/21) Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO

Powerpoint Happy Hour, Caveat – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

PowerPoint Happy Hour invites audience members to get drunk and try to explain PowerPoint slides of guest experts. Each person who is randomly selected will be assigned expert PowerPoints and seven to ten minutes to present as they see fit. $10.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The WorkShop Theater – Hudson Yards, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Join us for a reading of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, this play centers on the middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who share a home in Bucks County, PA. They bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boyfriend Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Poncili Creacion, SSS, SOul Worm, Larva, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

Taking Meds, Mineral Girls, good looking friends, Dollhands, Cat Tatt, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Tim O’Keefe, Bellerophon, Heidemann, Martin Van Etten, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central), Matt Goldich (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Alejandro Morales (Good Good Comedy Theater), Michael Joyce (The Fancy Show), Pedro Gonzalez (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Sarah Tollemache (Colbert), Tony Zaret (The Special without Brett Davis), Adrienne Lapalucci (Last Comic Standing, Letterman), Kevin Froleiks (Bad News), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Butterboy w/ Lizz Winstead, Rojo Perez, Sam Evans, Sharon Spell, Roy Wood Jr, Srilatha Rajamani, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

ONGOING

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Monday until June 4, 8am – 9am, 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.

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.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Monday, Thursday and Friday until April 26, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/11) Silent Disco, Gayme Show, Harrison Lipton, Lady Bird

THINGS TO DO

Silent Disco, West 19th Street and Boardwalk in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm

Ssshhhh! There’s a party going on! Grab a set of wireless headphones and join the party. Tune in to the channel of your choice and dance to amazing music curated by Sound Off Experience DJs. Headphones will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.

Sex! With Your Mom, Brooklyn Art Library, 7pm – 8:30pm

Where is the vulva located? What is the proper way to clean a dildo? What does LGTBQIA stand for? Test your sexual wits with hosts Natalie Wall and Emily Owens at this adult sex-ed game show. From female anatomy to orgasms and dental dams, how much do adults really know about sexual education? Battle it out on stage for the chance to win prizes, glory and probably some condoms! $7 – $10.

Gayme Show, Caveat – LES, 11pm – 12:30am

Two straight men enter the arena, but only one leaves with the title of Queen of the Straights. Lifelines include a Woman Who Gets It and a Wise Queer. Featuring Contestants: Woman Who Gets It: Sydnee Washington; Wise Queer: Brandon Scott Jones; Straights: Sebastian Conelli and Patrick Noth. $8.

 

MUSIC

ZZZwalk, Toyzanne, Faults, Morirsoñando, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Harrison Lipton, Quiet Friend, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Palmas, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Blood Club, Salt People, Vas Deferens, JJ Online, The Glove – Brooklyn, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.

Living Room, Glazer, Outta Gas, Bernadette, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 6:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

House of Bricks w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Rachel Sennott (High Maintenance), Chanel Ali (Limestone Comedy Festival) and Andrew Casertano (Animal Planet), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Twisted Lipstick Comedy w/ Reformed Whores, Katrina Pope, Felicia Madison, Jocelyn Chai, Laurel Cummings, Pauline Murphy, Chaundra Daniels, Sir D’s Lounge – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

FILM

Sing, Cedar Grove Beach Parking Lot in Great Kills Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

Ferdinand, Carl Schurz Main Lawn in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, 7:30pm, Free.

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival – Evening of Short Films, Owl’s Head Park – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Lady Bird, McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 8pm, 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: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday until April 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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