Around NYC Today (8/14) Gremlins, Strictly Tango, Grandbaby Comedy, CBXT

THINGS TO DO

CBXT, Pier 17, 89 South Street – Lower Manhattan, 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Free fitness classes are now available on Tuesdays and Thursdays curated by some of New York’s top fitness experts, courtesy of LIFEWTR and NewYork-Presbyterian, Lower Manhattan Hospital. CompleteBody Xross Training also known as CBXT, this premiere program incorporates a body transforming group of HIIT functional movements utilizing kettle bells, battle ropes, TRX, weights, rowing, Bosu and the exclusive Queenex Bridge. Free. RSVP.

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.

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: Graywolf 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 Graywolf Press. Featuring the poets Saskia Hamilton, Matthea Harvey, Erika L. Sánchez, and Susan Stewart. 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 Graphic Novel BookClub: ‘The Beatles Yellow Submarine,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join fellow enthusiasts and expert facilitators to discuss graphic novels. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supply lasts. This week is The Beatles Yellow Submarine. 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 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

Adjective Animal, Hot Curl, and Project Diem, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 12pm, $8 – $10.

Victor Lin, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

Teen Body, Sean Henry, Water From Your Eyes, The Throat, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Tomberlin, Yowler, Emily Yacina, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Flower, Torpor, SAP, Decisions, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

The Triplets Of Comedy w/ Nick Naney, Eudora Peterson, Sandy Honig, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Grandbaby Comedy w/ Liz Magee (All Female Reboot), Andy Sandford (Conan), Sara DeForest (SF Punchline), Lynn Maleh (Wolf Den Comedy), 55 McGuinness Boulevard South – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Hair, Frisbee Hill in Central Park – UWS, 6:30pm, Free.

Gremlins, Henry M. Jackson Playground – LES, 8pm, 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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Around NYC Today (1/12) Glow in the Dark Dance Party, Whatever Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Glow in the Dark Madness Dance Party, Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden – Queens, 10pm – 2am

Brush off your best white and neon clothes. Dance the night away at an indoor Glow In The Dark Party, complete with black lights, glow in the dark face painting, glow sticks, and of course, glowing headphones. DJs will play Top 40 Dance Hits and ‘80s throwbacks. $5 – $15.

Planet Earth Drinking Game, Caveat – LES, 9pm – 11pm

Do you love watching Planet Earth? Do you wish a dedicated science writer had made a drinking game to go along with it? So come on down to Caveat to hang out with historian and science writer Emily Hoff and the world’s best nature documentary. You’ll learn all the best times to drink, to cheer, and to be silent because holy shit what just happened? Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Junta, Dog Breath, Flower, Idlehood, Maduros, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 or $5 with canned food donation to LES Streetworks.

TMBOY, Novelty Daughter, AKKI, No Intimate, R.E.L., Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Centaurus, Michelle Wake, LAPêCHE, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Coffee, Alexander F., Fits, Patio, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Boomfire! Standup/UCB Improv Show – Standup by Mike Brown (Carolines/Comedy Outliers Podcast), Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies), Improv by The Set Department, Bait Shop, Towels, Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (Wendy Williams Show, Above Average, Standup BY Comedy Club, UCB), The Triple Crown Ale House – Midtown, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

Whatever Comedy w/ Mic Nguyen, Katharyn Henson, Patrick Monohan, Subhah Agarwal, Dina Hashem, Niagara – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

New You Open House (free fitness classes), St. James Park – Bronx, Every weekday until January 12, 2018, 9am, Free, RSVP.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, 2pm, Free.

 

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