Around NYC Today (8/23) The Goonies, All’s Well That Ends Well, Rooftop Films

THINGS TO DO

Rooftop Painting Workshop, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street – West Village, 6pm – 8pm

Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset. Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You’ll get to take home your painting. Supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary. Free.

Dance Away the Night with Tango in the Park, Greenbelt Recreation Center in Blood Root Valley, 501 Brielle Ave – Staten Island, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Come spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Enjoy tango stories, dance demonstrations, and tango classes! Everyone will learn, dance, and have fun. You don’t need a partner. Taste of Tango is for all levels of ability. Free.

Hudson Warehouse Presents Hamlet, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive – UWS, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Watch a new and exciting adaptation of this classical work by Shakespeare directed by and starring George K. Wells. Pay what you want.

Drawing During the Golden Hour, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St – Queens, 6pm – 8pm

Artists of all levels are invited to experience the “golden hour” light and draw different areas of the Garden in a group setting. Artists from Urban Sketchers will provide guidance and critique for participants in pencil, pastel, and charcoal drawing techniques. All art materials provided. $2 – $6.

For Which It Stands (Art Exhibit Opening), Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

For Which it Stands is a contemporary art exhibition offering a fresh take on the flags of the American Revolution and today, including the contradictions inherent in their symbolism. Select artists reinterpret flags associated with the Old Stone House’s history as the site of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn. Free.

Shakespeare in the Park: All’s Well that End’s Well, Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike – Queens, 8pm – 10pm

Shakespeare’s courageous heroine will stop at nothing to bring Bertram home. Meanwhile, Bertram’s friends hilariously unmask the swashbuckling braggart Parolles. Free.

Historic Richmond Town’s Summer Eats, Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue – Staten Island, 5pm – 10pm

Enjoy a summer night with free admission to the beautiful grounds of Staten Island’s historic village.  Featuring a weekly rotating theme of food trucks, music, photo booths, games, entertainment and Egger’s Homemade Ice Cream. 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

PopGun 10 Year Anniversary Party w/ TOMI, Public Practice, Elsewhere (Rooftop), 599 Johnson Ave – Brooklyn, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Maymind, Bookworms, James Place, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Here Lies Man, Mick’s Jaguar, Somnuri, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

MG x BB, RAFiA, Lynn Avery, ORM-D, Sleepwalks, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Housefire, Widow, JuliaSantoli, 99mylocket, HeavenLimousine, Caitlin Baucom, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Zenizen, The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street – Midtown, 8pm, Free.

Dan Selzer, KATE, Connie, Mira Fahrenheit, Rose Gold, 96 Morgan Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

Bertha Hope, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Too Soon? Comedy w/ Victor Varnado, Domo Jones, Erik Monical, Jack Byram, Michael Nguyen, Dave Cerwonka, Malia Sias, Chris Hamilton, Orchard Street Hotel, 163 Orchard St, 2nd Floor Bar – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

The Goonies, Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse in Clove Lakes Park, Clove Road and Cheshire Place – Staten Island, 8pm, Free.

Rooftop Films Presents: Pick of the Litter, Central Lawn in Fort Greene Park – Brooklyn, 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 – 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.

Dance Fitness, Fisher Pool – Queens, Every Thursday until Aug. 30, 9am – 10am, Free.

Yoga, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 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: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, Every weekday until Aug. 30, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Bryant Park Yoga, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 20, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Free Yoga Class, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Thursday until Aug. 30, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

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

Yoga in the Park, East River Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7pm, Free.

Prospect Park Yoga, Long Meadow North in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, Every Thursday until Aug. 30, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

Zumba Under The Stars with Lisa G aka RockawayZumbaWay, Beach 108th Street Roller Rink in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk – Queens, Every Thursday until Aug. 30, 7:30pm – 9pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/24) Tap-A-Long, Watercolor Class, Bomb Shelter Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Tap-A-Long, 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 celebration in honor of National Tap Dance Day. With special appearances by Marietta Clark, Rod Ferrone, Megan Haungs, Yuka Kameda, and Hank Smith with Ayako Shirasaki on the piano. Free.

My Father’s Business, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Cal Turner, the former CEO of Dollar General, discusses his new book My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company. Free.

Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Artist Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP.

Truth Serum, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Truth Serum, a late night talk show turned podcast, is a a “Double Dare” style game show with stand up, sketch comedy, and booze. With Stand Up by Jack Pinsky, Aaron LaRoche. Sketch Performance by Matthew Abrahams, Manuel Belliard, Michele O’Brien, Eitan Rosenberg, Ethan Scheck. Hosted by Zoe Yellen. $7.

 

MUSIC

Mundy’s Bay, Gin War, Good Looking Friends, No Swoon, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

David Freeman, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free.

The Doilies, Lifemusik Mit Andre, Derick Evans, Kate Mohanty, H0L0 – Queens, 6:30pm, $8.

Boot, Tygersounds, Common Ancestors, Tenderfoot, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $5 suggested donation.

Mayve, Mafalda, Stardust Creatures, Joe Wood, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Corinne Fisher (Guys We F*cked Podcast, Joe Rogan Experience), Mike Cannon (Comedy Central, MTV, Irish Goodbye Podcast), Elon Altman (AXS TV, NBC), Jocelyn Chia (AXS TV, Sirius XM), Clint Nohr (AXS TV, Oddball Festival), Kenny Warren (Comics Cutting Comics), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk Podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown West, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Casual Town w/ Mary Beth Barone (Viceland), Alex English (Viceland, The Rundown with Robin Thede on BET), Stavros Halkias (Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude podcast), Carmen Lagala ( Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival), Sing Sing Ave. A – East Village, 7pm, $5.

Cool World Comedy w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Clare O’Kane (Viceland), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert Podcast), Rosebud Baker (Two Less Lonley Girls), Alexis Guerrero (The Cooligans), A Bar Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The House (2017), Sara D Roosevelt Park – LES, 7:30pm, 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.

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 Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Thursday until June 7, 5pm – 6pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (3/10) Bowery Comedy, Shaolin, Mind Spiders, Bomb Shelter

THINGS TO DO

Opening Reception for Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Staten Island, 2pm – 4pm

Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers is a group exhibition curated by local artist Jahtiek Long.  Located in the Commons Galleries of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, this exhibit pays homage to, explores, and celebrates Staten Island’s culture and cultural identity. Playing on the name given to Staten Island by the Wu-Tang Clan, Shaolin highlights the work of more than 15 artists from all corners of the borough. This exhibit is on display until May 6. Free.

Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Khalil with Pauli the PSM, DJ Toy CWD, Darling Chuck, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free w/ RSVP before midnight, $10 otherwise.

Josh Cheon, L.Sangre, Cienfuegos, Davide Gualandi, H0L0 – Queens, 10pm, $10.

Sepoy, God Tiny, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

More Tounges Than Teeth, Ben Deixler, Blue Iris, Jakals, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Casper Skulls, Doe, Sixteen Jackies, The Zephyr Bones, Pianos – LES, 9pm, $10.

Kasper, DJ Dust, DJ Strife, Dave Shichman, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, $10.

Afternoon Men, Patrick Duffy Band, Cici Fields, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

PONY, Pom Pom Squad, Dig Nitty, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 10pm, $8 – $10.

Mind Spiders, Bodega, Gift Wrap (Brendon of B Boys), Union Pool – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bowery Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central), Carolyn Castiglia (MTV), Sarah Kennedy (The Today Show, NBC), Sydnee Washington (The Unofficial Expert podcast), Hosted by Chelsea Taylor and Carolyn Busa, The Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

The Killing Joke w/ Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Katie Hannigan (Elite Daily), Dan Perlman (Just For Laughs Montreal), Kerry Coddett (MTV), Michael Foulk (Greeting from Queer Mountain), Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

End of the Line Comedy w/ Patrick Holbert, Peter Revello, Henry Sir, Sam Grittner, Andrea Shapiro, Sam Mushman, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $8 – $10.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Chris Murphy (Comedy Central, Broadway Comedy Club), Max Fine (Laughing Skull Festival, SeeSo), Carrie Gravenson (CAKE Comedy, Upcoming Special), Luke Mones (Howard Stern, Funny or Die), Gabe Pacheco (Greenwich Village Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Union Square Walking Tour, Meet in front of Barnes & Noble, Every Saturday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, 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: Coming to America, Conference House Museum – Staten Island, Every Saturday until March 31, 1pm – 4pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO

Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP at benny.adorno@parks.nyc.gov .

Uh Oh! Stories From People Who Pooped Their Pants, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm – 11pm

Some of New York’s finest comedians will take the stage to tell us about a time they didn’t make it. Lineup includes Mary Mack (Conan, WTF with Marc Maron), Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Drew Anderson (Stevie: A Comedy Show), Emily Winter (TV Land, What a Joke National Comedy Festival), Kenice Mobley (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Expert Pooper). Featuring a song by Larry Mancini (The Tracys, BackFat Variety). Free. RSVP.

The Real News Panel Show, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11:30pm

The Real News Panel Show pits three of New York’s funniest comedians against each other in a battle of wits. Join host David Tichauer as he quizzes the contestants on the weirdest news stories from around the world. Panelists include Chris Duffy (You’re The Expert), Jess Miller (The PIT) James Folta (New Yorker Magazine), Kristen Bartlett (SNL, writer). $10.

 

MUSIC

Sammi Lanzetta, Painted Zeros, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Vacation Manor, The Worst Humans, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

DJ BEKKA BL00D, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Semaphore, Miserable Chillers, King Jane, Pinky, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bushes B-Day Bash: a Comedy Show for Planned Parenthood w/ Janeane Garofalo, Mary Houlihan, Sasheer Zamata, Dan Soder, Alison Leiby, The Bell House – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Awkward Stage Comedy w/ Alex Gardes, Dylan Palladino, Sarah Kennedy, May Wilkerson, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $8.

Left Breast Comedy w/ Chloe McGovern, Claire Parker, Maria Wojciechowski, Marie Faustin, Hosted by Sally Ann Hall and Kimberly Dinaro, The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Nore Davis (HBO), Shane Torres (Conan), Jeff Arcuri (Comedy Central), Julia Johns (MTV’s Gircl Code), Bob Palos (Laughtrack Comedy Festival), Hosted by Lane Pieschel, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Jared Logan (Late Late Show), Emy Blotnick (Comedy Central), Kara Klenk (Timout NY), DJ Dangler (Laughs), David Drake (“Dave”), Hosted by Saurin Choksi, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm, Free.

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

 

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