THINGS TO DO
Bryant Park Reel Talks: ‘Kurosawa’s Rashomon,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Join Scott Adlerberg, resident film expert, with special guest writers for talks on film, the culture of cinema, and film making. This week, Paul Anderer discusses his book Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films. Free.
Bryant Park Movie Nights: Thelma and Louise, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, 8pm – 10pm
Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food and a feature film at Bryant Park Movie Nights. The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m., and the film begins at sunset. There will be food items for sale, curated by Hester Street Fair, on the Fountain Terrace. Free.
West African Dance Class, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Free.
Bryant Park Pilates, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6th Avenue and 41st Street, 7:30am – 8:30am
Head to Bryant Park for a beginner Pilates class, presented by the Pilates Initiative and Return to Life Center. Mats are provided by Balanced Body and are available to the first 30 attendees at each class. 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.
PC Worship, House of Vans, 25 Franklin St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.
PYNKIE, Goo, The Rareflowers, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.
Creative Healing, K Mohanty, P Cathcart, S Cooper, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.
Low Cut Connie, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 10pm, Free.
Butterboy ‘Maeve In America’ Book Release w/ Todd Barry, Janelle James, Giulia Rozzi, Joyelle Nicole, Emmy Blotnick, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Guest host Kevin Townley, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.
Side Ponytail w/ Ethan SP (Side Door Comedy Show) Casey Crawford (Kimmel, Just For Laughs), Tina Friml (Women in Comedy Festival), Lance Weiss (Sirius XM), Andrea Allan (Hot Mess Comedy Hour), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue – Brooklyn, Aug. 13 (Mon.), 8pm, Free.
Two Strikes (Private Screening), Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Donation.
Wonder, Lower Highland Playground in Highland Park, Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.
Argo, Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike – Queens, 8pm, Free.
Coco, Amphitheater in Playground 52 LII – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.
Casablanca, Astoria Park Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool – Queens, 8:30pm, Free.
Introduction to Meditation, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, Every Monday and Friday until Aug. 31, 7am – 7:45am, 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.
Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, Every weekday until Aug. 30, 9am – 5pm, Free.
Sunset Tai Chi, The Conference House in Conference House Park, 7455 Hylan Blvd -Staten Island, Every Monday until Aug. 27, 7:30pm – 8:45pm, Free.
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.
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