Around NYC Today (5/15) Bryant Park Poetry, Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Poetry, Reading Room – Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

Sit under the park’s London Plane trees and enjoy award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Featuring poets Amy Barone, Nausheen Eusuf, Jerome Sala and Daryl Sznyter. 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.

Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show, Niagara – East Village, May 15 (Tues.), 7:30pm – 9pm

Have an urge to get something off your chest but don’t feel comfortable paying $100 an hour for therapy? Anonymously divulge your secrets and watch a group of improvisers play with your deepest darkest truths onstage. This show is a mix of short-form and long-form improv inspired by your secrets (be they dirty, clean, little or big – don’t let the title pigeonhole you). $6.

Angela’s Wars, Casa Italiana New York University – Greenwich Village, 8pm – 9:30pm

This is the story of four Italian women during World War I, all named Angela. Donation.

 

MUSIC

UV Rays, Fovea, Sharkswimmer, Plight, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Ghostly Times, Clone Wolf, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedy at the Corner w/ Neko White (Montreal’s Just For Laughs), Alyssa Limperis (Conde Nast’s The Scene), Kenice Mobley (Women in Comedy Festival), Alexander Payne (Uninspired Comedy Show), Tom Cassidy (Boston Comedy Festival), Keenan Steiner (NY Comedy Festival), Hosted by Thiago Macklin, Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Uncanny Valley w/ Joyelle Nicole Johnson (Comedy Cellar), Robyn Schall (Live at Gotham), Corinne Fisher (Guys We F*cked), Luke Mones (Skootch Comedy), David Tveite (Last Comic Standing), Kendall Farrell (Vermont’s Funniest Comedian), Hosted by: Amber Rollo and Danny Felts, Musical act Rebecca Vigil (Netflix), Hell Phone – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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.

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

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday until May 15, 2pm – 3pm, 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.

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

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

 

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Around NYC Today (3/13) The Irish in New York, Stand Ups Improvise TED Talks

THINGS TO DO

Journey of Hope: The Irish in New York, Church of St. Brigid – East Village, 6:30pm – 8pm

This talk will take a multimedia look at the history and culture of the Irish of New York from their immigrant beginnings to the present day. Their journey is reflected in the shared experiences of immigrants from around the world coming to America. The lecture will be given by Tara Rider, the director of Stony Brook University’s international academic programs to both Ireland and England. Free.

Stand Ups Improvise TED Talks, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10pm

Join local Astoria comic, Ryan Stanisz as he challenges NYC’s best stand-ups to improvise their way through a presentation they’ve never seen before, on a topic that they’ve never even heard of before that night! Featuring Daniel Ahrens, Ayanna Dookie, Jeff McBride, May Wilkerson, Carolyn Castiglia. $7.

Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show, Niagara – East Village, March 13 (Tues), 7:30pm – 9pm

Have an urge to get something off your chest but don’t feel comfortable paying $100 an hour for therapy? Anonymously divulge your secrets and watch this funny and creative group of improvisers play with your deepest darkest truths onstage. The show is a mix of short-form and long-form improv inspired by your secrets. $6.

 

MUSIC

Blush, Abolutely Yours, New Ones, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Whatever We Are, Baby Raptors, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

And Lucky, Berkeley Arms, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Straight Panic, New Castrati, Compactor, Scant, Madame Deficit, Bloater, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Motion Studies, The Roofers Union, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Super Fun! w/ Mark Lawrence, Alia Janine, Camden Pollio & Ben Bergman, No Fun Bar – LES, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

As If Comedy w/ Liz Magee (All Female Reboot), Brian Park (College Humor), Julia Shiplett, Caroline Doyle, Amy Cardinale, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Mark Normand (Comedy Central One-Hour Standup Special & 1/2 Hour Standup Special, Conan (only 5 times, no big deal), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Kat Radley (Writer for The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah), Brian Parise (Writer for Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver), Matt Pavich (Cast Member on MTV’s “Joking Off,” Handsome Dancer), Brendan Sagalow (MTV’s Joking Off, Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe), Hosted by Jeff McBride & Teresa Sheffield, VSPOT Organic – East Village, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING
Morning Fitness
, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until March 31, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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