Around NYC Today (6/13) Madama Butterfly, Summer Seduction, Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO

Drawing in the Park, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, 10am – 12pm

Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing from life by observing natural and man-made settings while exploring beautiful Conference House Park. Outdoor sketching workshops will meet at the historic Biddle House. Art materials are provided, bringing a lawn chair is suggested but not a requirement. To register, email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov . Free.

Bryant Park Author: The Doctor Is In, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer discusses her new book From You to Two: Dr. Ruth’s Rules for Real Relationships. Get the inside scoop on the authors’ work, then stick around and get your book signed. Free.

New York City Opera performs Madama Butterfly, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 7pm

The New York City Opera performs a free hour-long preview of Madama Butterfly. Giacomo Pucci composed some of his greatest music for this tragic story of an abandoned geisha bride.

This event is part of the Bryant Park Picnics series. Each Picnics evening is free to the public with no dress code, no tickets, and no lines. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow. Beer and wine are available for purchase, along with food from Hester Street Fair. Free.

Recipe Exchange Roundtable, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Led by former resident Tahir Karmali, this three-part series of participatory roundtables uses recipe exchanges and the history of ingredients as a platform to discuss migration, immigration, and cultural exchange. Each session will focus on one specific ingredient to touch on themes around trade, exploitation, colonialism, and ownership. Participants are asked to submit a recipe (can be culturally specific, completely original, or fusion) that uses the specific ingredient behind the session, and come prepared to discuss the recipe’s origin and the inspiration for sharing.

During the first session of the roundtable, the discussion will center on garlic.  Garlic consumption has tripled in the United States since the 1990s. Chinese prisoners are forced to peel garlic for commercial sale. In Ancient Egypt, a garlic crop failure caused a slave revolt. Submit your recipe here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrgilmBG82SUOO4_25BzA8QEeFqYapz7Qbq5x6H-UsrT4IGw/viewform . Donation.

New York Philharmonic Concert in the Park, Parade Ground in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 8pm – 9:30pm
The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks , presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since it began in 1965. The program includes Saint-Saëns (Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah), Jordan Millar (Boogie Down Uptown), Camryn Cowan (Harlem Shake), Bernstein (Three Dance Episodes from On the Town), Rimsky-Korsakov (Scheherazade). Conductor: James Gaffigan. There will be fireworks following the performance. Free.

Summer Seduction, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue – Brooklyn, 9pm – 3am

Featuring live jazz and DJs Secret Guest, Sasha Barbot, Kat Cunning and The Jehiah Bray Jazz Quintet. Entrance and Amaro cocktails are free all night.

 

MUSIC

Mount Sharp, Spouse, Dares, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Dona Carter, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Hyperbole! The Best Comedy Show w/ Myq Kaplan (Netflix), Kenny DeForest (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Stavros Halkias (Cum Town Podcast), Clare O’Kane (Bridgetown), Sam Evans (Just For Laughs), The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show), Daniel Simonsen (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Tyler Richardson (New York Comedy Club), Shelby Taylor (Bitches Brew), Hosted by Liza Treyger (Late Night with Seth Myers), The Douglass, 149 4th Avenue – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Despicable Me 3, St. Catherine’s Park – UES, 8pm, Free.

The Emoji Movie, Slattery Playground – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Free Yoga at Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 8:30am – 9:30am, 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.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every day except Monday and Tuesday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Family Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 5:30pm – 6:15pm, Free.

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park – Hudson Yards, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until July 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga at The Battery, Woodland Lawn in The Battery, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Free Waterfront Zumba, LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter’s Point South Park, Borden Avenue and Center Boulevard – Queens, Every Wednesday until June 27, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/16) House of Vogue, The Space Between Us, Told You So

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House of Vogue, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Vogue Balls are spaces for queer and trans people of color. It has its roots in the historically marginalized urban black and Latino gay and trans communities. Featuring DJ Mike Q and guests. $10 – $15.

Bryant Park Author Talk: Olympic Sailor Kevin Hall, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Hear bestselling author Mary Pilon in conversation with Olympic sailor Kevin Hall and his wife Amanda Hall on her new book The Kevin Show: An Olympic Athlete’s Battle with Mental Illness. Get the inside scoop on the author’s work, then stick around and get your book signed.

Bryant Park Dance Party, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 8:30pm

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, features superb bands and expert dance instruction. Each week, the event will switch between genres such as salsa, bhangra and swing. Free.

High Line Design Tour, High Line – Chelsea, 6pm – 7:15pm

Get an insider’s look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Friends of the High Line Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the High Line and its impact locally and worldwide. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Headlines, Doll Baby, Bat Boy, Nevva, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sodium Beast, Colatura, Oceanator, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Mad Diesel, REPLICANT, Sick Shit, Deject, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Young Bugs, Doug Berns Band, Lizzie and The Makers, Orissa, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Ellen & The Degenerates, The Up! Up! Ups!, Nevous Triggers, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedians You Should Know w/ Liza Treyger (Comedy Central), Jo Firestone (Fallon), Tyler Fischer (NBC), Emily Winter (Sirius XM), Jake Head (Fox), Kara Klenk (MTV), Hosted by Jeff Steinbrunner, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

The Fancy Show w/ Cyrus McQueen (Last Comic Standing), Dave Merheje (Just for Laughs Montreal), Katie Hannigan (College Humor), Charlie Bury (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Joel Kim Booster (Conan), Hosted by Lane Pieschel, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Told You So w/ Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show), Dulce Sloan (The Daily Show), Josef Anolin, Erik Bergstrom (The Late Show), Carmen Lagala (Creek Bros), Kelly MacFarland (Last Comic Standing), Max and Nicky Weinbach (Vintage Basement), Zinc Bar – West Village, 7:30pm, $5.

 

FILM

The Space Between Us, Tecumseh Playground – UWS, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30am – 7:30am, 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.

Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until July 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/18) House of Vogue, Comedians You Should Know, Hack City

THINGS TO DO

House of Vogue, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Vogue Balls are a space for queer and trans people of color. You may know about Vogue from Madonna, but it has roots in the historically marginalised urban black and Latino gay and trans communities. Featuring DJ Mike Q and special guests. $10.

Dark Nights, Bright Lights, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm – 9pm

Although we’ve yet to find life beyond Earth, we continue to search for it every single day. But, what exactly are we searching for? And since the Universe is so big, where should we look first? Find out in this presentation by Jaclyn Avidon, former Board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and NASA Fellow. The event ends with a skygazing session at the rooftop. Free. RSVP.

Missing Stories Exhibition Opening, Consulate General of Hungary – UES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Missing Stories is an exhibition presenting ten stories of struggle and survival in Hungary during the Shoah. Hungary had lost over 500 thousand souls in the Shoah, and many others were forced to escape. Photographer Ildi Hermann reached out to Hungarian Jewish Holocaust survivors living in today’s New York and their descendants. Through their eyes, her exhibition sheds light on the darkest days of history and the losses suffered individually, as families, as communities, and as a nation. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Verona, No Kill, Shining Mirrors, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Motel Radio, Quiet Hollers, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Fancy Show w/ Rebecca Vigil (Your Musical Our Love), Charles McBee (MTV’s Wild N Out), Liza Treyger (Comedy Central Half Hour), Nate Simmons (Zanies), Erica Spera (Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV), Hosted by Lane Pieschel, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show), Drew Michael (Comedy Central), Megan Gailey (Comedy Central), Chanel Ali (Seeso’s Night Train), Ryan Schutt (2 Dope Queens), Stavros Halkias (You Know What Dude), David Drake (CYSK), Hosted by Mike Lebovitz, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Hack City Comedy w/ Chris Scopo (New York Comedy Club), Malia Sias (The Stand), Rob Haze (Desus and Mero, The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon), Alex Pavone (Just For Laughs), Emma Willmann (Netflix, Late Show w Stephen Colbert), Black Cat – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (3/15) Dirty Thursday, Dining Out in the 19th Century, Flower

THINGS TO DO

Dining Out in the 19th Century, Bartow-Pell Museum Mansion – Bronx, 7pm – 9pm

Join author and Yale professor Paul Freedman as he discusses two chapters from his recent book Ten Restaurants that Changed America. Learn about the evolution of modern restaurant dining through a close-up look at Antoine’s and Delmonico’s, two New York City establishments that left an indelible mark on the American dining experience. $0 – $10.

Dirty Thursday: Like a Prayer, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Express Yourself! Get into the Groove. Give some dance love spotlight to Madonna, the original material girl. Get your Madonnarama looks on! Roll on the floor in a wedding dress! Rock those cone shaped bras. Nuns, crosses, and daddy issues. 80s glam. Neon everything. Free.

 

MUSIC

Tickle Torture, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free, RSVP.

Pine Barons, Rubber Band Gun, Jungle Green, Ben Chatrer, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Holy Tunics, Good Dog Nigel, Big Quiet, Dr. Danny, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

DJ mOma, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:30pm, $10.

Hank Jackson, James K, Gaul Plus, John Wright, H0l0 – Queens, 10pm, $10.

The Sharp Shadows, Gracie Mansion, Gorgeous, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5 suggested donation.

Trochee Trochee, Burnt Beach, The Love Ways, Blank Neon, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Moon Tooth, Without Waves, Disparager, Juan Bond, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Elk City, Punch Havana, Flower, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Paula Hampton, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Happy Place Comedy w/ Jill Weiner (Lap Dance Saloon), Madison Shepherd (BuzzFeed, visiting from LA), Kevin O’Shea (SF Sketchfest), Kat Burdick (Let’s Say You’re Right), QED – Queens, 9pm, $8.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Allan Fuks (Sirius XM, Wendy Williams Show), Sonya Vai (Regular at New York Comedy Club), Lev Fer (Skankfest, Complicated with Lev Fer), Kevin Michael Smith (Polished Comedy), Rich Shultis (Mayhem & Madness Comedy Tour), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

 

ONGOING

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.

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

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (3/14) House of Vogue, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Howard

THINGS TO DO

House of Vogue, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Vogue Balls are an intentional space for queer and trans people of color. You may know about Vogue from Madonna, but it has roots in the historically marginalised urban black and Latino gay and trans communities. Featuring DJs: MikeQ, Shyshaker and MC Leggoh. $10 – $15.

Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts a variety/stand-up show in the guise of a fake kid’s show. Frank hosts the show in character as Moodsy, the Clinically Depressed Owl, and shows a bunch of weird and crappy old cartoons between stand-up, music and sketches. $8.

 

MUSIC

Mean Siders, Calm & Crisis, The Skates, Cinema Hearts, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Howard, Benjamin Jaffe, Sonya Kitchell, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Skrizzly Adams, Exit Daze, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

The Rizzos, Dan Koshute, Office Culture, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Logan X, Lovechild, Jane Church, Andy Seagrave, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

The Fancy Show w/ Matteo Lane (Colbert), Sydnee Washington (MTV), Jason Burke (#Umbrellababes), Derek Humphrey (ABC), Dan Licata (IFC), Hosted by Michael Joyce, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Nathan MacIntosh (Conan), Emma Willmann (Colbert), KC Aurora (Laughs on Fox), Brendan Fitzgibbons (Celbriteis Have Issues), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), Jeff Steinbrunner, Hosted by David Drake, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

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.

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Collage at H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, Every Wednesday until March 28, 10am – 1pm, Free.

 

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