Around NYC Today (5/10) George Braith, Bomb Shelter Comedy, Selena Screening


Selena: Movie Screening and Best Dressed Contest, West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue – Highbridge Park, 6pm – 11:30pm

Join a movie screening of Tejano legend Selena. The movie starts at around 8:00 p.m. Put on your best Selena outfit and join a Selena look-a-like contest. Free.

Poetry and Prose Open Mic, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm

enjoy an evening of poetry and short fiction. Present an original or favorite piece during the open mic, or relax and be inspired by our featured readers. Featuring poets Chelsea Fonden, Zev Torres, Thomas Fucaloro and Sergio Satelite. $7.

Dan Tranh Music Class, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner’s course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Free.

Public Theater Mobile Unit presents Henry V, The Public Theater – NoHo, 1pm – 2:30pm

Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V. There are two ways to get free tickets. Tickets will be given away at the Public Theater’s lobby 90 minutes before the performance. Tickets will also be distributed through a mobile lottery on the TodayTix app. Free.



Naked Giants, Native Sun, Twiga, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Horse Lords, Leila Bordreuil, GOLD DIME, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $10.

The Petals, Sheen Marina, The U.S. Americans, Panama Dreams, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Renata Zeiguer, Son Step, Zula, Wilder Maker, Threes Brewing – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

George Braith, Hansborough Recreation Center – Harlem, May 10 (Thurs.), 1pm – 2pm, Free, RSVP.



Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Daniel Webb (Stand-up NBC, Moontower Comedy Festival), Adam Glyn (TMZ, Caroline’s on Broadway), Katie Hannigan (The Stand, All Jane Comedy Festival), Kevin Ryan (Laughs on FOX, AXS TV), Chris Scopo (New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club), Brett Kline (Greenwich Village Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), The Gaf West – Midtown West, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Airplane Mode w/ Tom Thakkar (CONAN, Sirius XM), Emmy Blotnick (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Sam Ruddy (Reductress), David Tveite (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Rebecca O’Neal (VICE), Cherry Tree – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



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.

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.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

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


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Around NYC Today (5/6) Cultural Traffic, Irish Dance Festival, Community Rowing


Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 1pm – 6pm

Irish Arts Center kicks off Summer on the Hudson’s 2018 season with its annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers. Free.

Freshwater Fishing, Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 12pm – 1:30pm

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, there’s a program that fits your skill level. All equipment is provided. Participation is first-come, first-served. Free.

Community Rowing, Pier 40 – Greenwich Village, 12pm – 1 pm

Community Rowing events are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours. Free.

Trees of the Heather Garden Tour with Author Leslie Day, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 1pm – 2pm

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York. Learn about Fort Tryon’s majestic elms, sequoias, Franklinias, and the unique syringa flowering trees! Find out which trees predate the park and which have been added in recent park restoration projects.

Kith & Kin Presents: A Poetry Reading, QED – Queens, 3pm – 4:30pm

Kith & Kin is a reading series started in 2014 to promote Queens poets and to provide home for poetry in the outer boroughs. Featuring Elizabeth Willis, Erica Kaufman and John Coletti. Hosted by Adam DeGraff and Tyler Burba. Free. RSVP.

P.S. Bklyn: Plus Size Fashion Market, City Point BKLYN, 12pm – 7pm

Curated by Liz Black, founder of the website P.S. It’s Fashion. Vendors Include All 67, Always for Me And Comfort, Bandelettes and more. Free.

Cultural Traffic, Hester Street Fair – LES, 11am – 8pm

Cultural Traffic returns to Hester Street Fair during NY Art Week for a celebration of radical print and creativity on The Lower East Side. Enjoy live performances, delicious food, drinks, and the exchange of books, zines and printed matter from over 50 exhibitors. Vendors include Kiki and Po-Po. Free.



Lina Tullgren, Spirits Having Fun, Salt People, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

United Waters, Space Meow Doll, Weak Signal, Painted Faces, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Rubber Band Gun, Dr. Danny, High Appreciation Society, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Ishmael, Glassbath, Geometers, If So, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Abby T, Video Girl, Ntu, deaven, MIIV HALIMA, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7:30pm, $9 – $10.

Andrea Brachfield and Son Charanga, Queens Library (Central), May 6 (Sun.), 3pm – 4:15pm, Free, RSVP.



Jessica Watkins (Walk Across America), Justy Dodge (Red Eye with Tom Shillue), Casey James Salengo (Montreal Just For Laughs), Brendan Eyre (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Daniel Crow (AXS-TV Live at Gotham), Hosted by Mark Lawrence, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 7:30pm, $1.



Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, Every Sunday until Aug. 12, 8am – 9am, 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.

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, First weekend of each month, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (5/4) Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Paint Social, Tall Juan DJ Set


Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Sunset Park Recreation Center – Brooklyn, 4pm – 7pm

Join a celebration of Mexican culture with music, dance, crafts and more. Also includes a screening of the movie Chavela. Free.

Public Art Opening and Participatory Event with Judith Modrak, Thomas Paine Park – TriBeCa, 10am – 2pm

Our Memories is an installation of seven translucent, neuron-inspired sculptures that contain cavities holding color-coded memory stones. The memory stones are classified into six primary emotive categories: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. During one-day events at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park and Thomas Paine Park, participants will transform two new sculptures by recalling a powerful memory and then sharing the memory by depositing it in a sculpture. Free.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn the basics with instructors from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at Free.

Paint Social, Jackie Robinson Recreation Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join a group painting session. Express your creativity through painting and socializing. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided. Free. RSVP by calling 212.234.9607 or by emailing .

Exhibit Opening: Our Botanical World by the Professional Women Photographers Group, Queens Botanical Garden, 8am – 5pm

Our Botanical World features curated photographs by members of the Professional Women Photographers group inspired by the botanical world and its impact on human life through all seasons. A “Meet the Artists” event will take place from 6 to 8pm. Free with garden admission ($6 for adults, $4 for children and students).



Dentist, Small Drag, Mars Motel, Fuckery, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Tall Juan (Latin DJ Set), Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

Oh, Oh, Ecstasy, Hello Nurse, Maude Latour, Memoirs of Addiction, The Cold Seas, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Haiku, Victoria Canal, Alex Carr, Just Another Crew, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Unwed Sailor, Early Day Miners, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Big Mack, Ammunation, Liberty, Restraining Order, Brooklyn Bazaar (cellar), 8pm, $10.



Eugene T. Barnes (Carolines), Raj Belani (Phillies Funniest), Sandy Chansamone (The PIT), YouJean Chang (College Humor), Paul Schissler (Comedy Wire), Oppa – West Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Coast 2 Coast Comedy Show w/ Pedro Salinas (Laughs On Fox), Jill Weiner (WikiFreakz podcast), Gianmarco Soresi (Carolines Breakout Artist), Venessa Peruda (World Series Of Comedy), Riley Lassin (Sexy Camel Show), Josh Darsky (The Open Mic Tour), Karma – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.



Angels in the Outfield, Father Macris Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.



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: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (2/20) I’m With Her, Winter Poetry, Astoria Drink and Draw

Bryant Park Reading Room: Winter Poetry with Brooklyn Poets, Kinokuniya Bookstore – Midtown, 6pm – 7:30pm

Contemporary award-winning poets present their most recent work. Kinokuniya Bookstore provides the warm, library-like environment, with shelves stuffed with books where you’ll get to meet other aficionados of poetry. This month’s poets are Jason Koo, Joe Pan, JP Howard, and Vanessa Jimenez Gabb. Poetry readings are on the third Tuesday of each month until April. Free.

Astoria Drink and Draw, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

On the first Friday and third Tuesdays of every month, Q.E.D. hosts a social drawing event with a focus on figure drawing from a live model. Model poses can range from 30 seconds to 20 minutes. No need to be a pro, stick figures and hand-turkeys are welcome. $8.



I’m With Her, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Good Fight, Kali Masi, Vansaders, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.



Character Select w/ Ashley Gavin (Hulu, FOX), Mercer Morrison (Hass Mercy, Gotham Comedy Club), Sandy Chansamone (The PIT, Stand Up NY), The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

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

A Night of Comedy to Remember w/ Bardia Salimi, Martin Urbano, Clare O’Kane, Rachel Sennott, Davidson Boswell and Very Romantic Duo. Hosted by Jessy Morner-Ritt and Caroline Yost, Film Noir Cinema – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $5.



Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Greenbelt Nature Center – Staten Island, 12pm, Free.

Animation Nights New York, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.




Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Learn Indian Classical Dance, Indian Consulate – UES, Every Tuesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.


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Around NYC Today (12/11) Ladies with Lenses, Harlem Tree Lighting, Butterboy

Holiday Celebration: Concert and Tree Lighting, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 5pm – 8:30pm

The tree lighting begins at 5pm with The Marching Cobras and Children singing Carols. Immediately afterward, the party moves indoors at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center with performances by Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir and the One Accord Dance Ministry. The emcee will be Musa Jackson AKA the Harlem Ambassador. The buffet is sponsored by neighborhood restaurants and artisanal makers from Harlem. Free.

This Must Be The Place, Dear Mama Coffee – UES, 6pm – 8pm

A literary evening of curated writers reading work both published and in-progress. Across different genres, from celebrated young adult writers to noir, journalism, Op Ed and humor. $5.50.

Star Wars Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9pm

Prepare yourself for five unique and challenging rounds rounds on the X-wing, droids and Wookiees! Include Episodes 1 to 7 and Rogue One. Free. RSVP.



Lovecraft Film Screenings, Hosted by MTV writer and The Walking Dead actor Sean Lynch, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

Vimeo Presents “Ladies with Lenses”: Women Killin’ It Behind the Camera, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 6:45pm, $10.



Danielia Cotton, Debra Devi, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Palberta, No One And The Somebodies, The Cradle, Turnip King, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Cody Melville w/ John Melville, Joel B. Cannon, Ben Toro, Jesse Bryson, and Dina Regine, ElectraJets, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8.

Reverend Vince Anderson & the Love Choir, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.



Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Nariko Ott (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Alejandro Morales (Good Good Comedy Theater), Rebecca O’Neal (Netflix’s Easy), Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Fest), Sam Ike (Big Sky Comedy), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Butterboy Comedy w/ Julio Torres, Nore Davis, Katina Corrao, Guy Montgomery, Brooke Van Poppelen, Mary Mack, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Julio Torres, Mitra Jouhari, Clare O’Kane, Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Derek Humphrey, Kenice Mobley, Abby Feldman, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Shockwave, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central Half Hour), Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Jeff Simmermon (This American Life), Jess Salomon (Vice), Gracie Canaan (Comic Strip Live), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Weekly Humorist Presents Guaranteed Delivery w/ Jared Freid (Comedy Cellar regular, Total Frat Move Podcast), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman), Jonathan Zeller ( The New Yorker, New York Comedy Club, American Bystander), David Drake (Fox’s “Laughs”), Darius Showjoy Davies (2017 finalist for the English Comedian of the Year), Ester Steinberg (Funny Girls on Oxygen), Jarret Berenstein (Radio Free Brooklyn), Mailroom Bar – Lower Manhattan, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Cutthroat Comedy w/ Von Decarlo, Nick Alexander, Angela Cobb, Andy Ostroff, Kenny Warren and Lizzie Stewart, The Standing Room – Queens, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Raghav Mehta, Koshin Egal, Kendall Ferrell, Dewey Lovett, Hosted by Tim Unkenholz, Adam Sokol, Lindsay Boling and Bryan Yang, Passage Irish Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.



35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale, 54 White Street – Tribeca, Every day until Dec. 17, 11am – 6pm, Free.

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Union Square Holiday Market, Southern side of Union Square Park, Until December 24 (Weekdays – 11am to 8pm; Sat. – 10am to 8pm; Sun. 11am to 7pm), Free.


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