THINGS TO DO
Musical Theatre Mayhem, Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm
Musical theatre nerds unite! Come to Q.E.D for a night of showtunes and comedy. Featuring Ashley Sather, Matt Storrs, Amber Rollo, Elsie Edwards, John Fields, Kaity Reagle. Hosted by Sarah Kennedy and Patrick J. Reilly. $5.
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.
Bryant Park Movie Nights: Fried Green Tomatoes (1990), Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, 8pm – 10pm
Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, 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. Free.
Antigone, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 8:30pm – 9:40pm
Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Antigone is an Afropunk inspired work featuring a defiant woman who challenges patriarchal society. 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.
Bryant Park Reel Talks: ‘A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Join thriller novelist and film connoisseur Scott Adlerberg with special guest writers for talks on film, the culture of cinema, and film making. This week, Joseph Luzzi discusses his book A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film. 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.
Navy Gangs, Dumb, Rips, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.
Anastasia Clarke & Ginny Benson, Octonomy, Matt Robidoux, Carrie Ford, Wren Kitz, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 7pm, $8.
Autodrone, Curelight Wounds, Turbo Goth, The Safari Room At El Cortez, 17 Ingraham St – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.
Daryl Sherman, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.
Side Ponytail w/ Jackie Tohn (Melrose on GLOW), Calise Hawkins (@midnight) , Jared Goldstein (Modern Family on ABC, SNL), Ali Macofsky (Kill Tony Show), Carly Ballerini (Writer for Cards Against Humanity), Alex Grubard (Weeding Out the Stoned), Hosted by Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.
Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), Martin Urbano (Kimmel, PBS), Courtney Maginnis (MTV, Let’s See What Else), Max White (Good Morning America), Julia Loken (Chatterbox Podcast), Ben Katzner (Hell Yes Fest), Fawkner, 191 Smith St – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.
Despicable Me 3, Thomas Greene Playground – Brooklyn, 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.
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