Around NYC Today (7/16) Side Ponytail, Musical Theatre Mayhem, Italian Films

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.

 

MUSIC

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.

 

COMEDY

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.

 

FILM

Despicable Me 3, Thomas Greene Playground – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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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Around NYC Today (4/8) Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Second Sundays, Musical Mayhem

THINGS TO DO

Second Sundays, Pioneer Works – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm

Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Free. RSVP.

Kerouac International Festival (Day 5), InsBowery Poetry Club – LES, 7pm – 9pm

The Kerouac Festival is an international event that started in Spain, in the city of Vigo, seven years ago. This is the event’s third edition in New York. Featuring poetry and performances from Mahogany L. Browne, Sheila Blanco, Francisco Castro and more. Free. RSVP.

Heather Gardens History Tour, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 1pm – 2pm

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden and former Billings Estate in Fort Tryon Park with local historian Robin Boomer. See the views of the majestic Palisades and Hudson River, discover the historic remnants of the C.K.G. Billings Estate, and learn about the garden’s history and how it compares to the original 1935 Olmsted brothers’ design. Free.

Opening Weekend in Prospect Park, Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 9am – 6pm

Kick off the start of spring with a full weekend of special events and activities! Events include an Opening Day Parade and Fair, an 1860s-style ballgame, a campfire conversation, scavenger hunt, Smorgasburg Prospect Park. Free. RSVP.

Musical Theatre Mayhem, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Musical theatre nerds unite. Join a night of showtunes and comedy. Act 1: Broadway Bonanza: two comedians as musical theatre characters decide who’ll win in a physical fight. Act 2: Sing For Your Life: the audience chooses musicals that a guest will have to sing songs from. Act 3: 10-Minute Musical: three comedians improv a classic musical. Hosted by Sarah Kennedy and Patrick J. Reilly. $5.

 

MUSIC

Lillet Blanc, Great Wight, Shelter Dogs, Hit Like a Girl, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sharon De La Cruz, Johann Diedrick, Delphine Fawundu, GENG, Pamela Liou, Knockdown Center – Queens, 7pm, Free.

Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Baby Shakes, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Halcionne, Friend Roulette, Whiner, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 3pm, $8.

Earnhardt, The Rungs, Haunted Horses, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Denise Simon, Paul Warhit, Mitch Benson, Nicholle Kun, and Brian Schiller, Hosted By Scott Blakeman, Comic Strip Live – UES, 6pm, $10.

Tom Cassidy (Adult Swim), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (Pear), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Thursday and Friday until March 8, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/11) Musical Theatre Mayhem, Madams of the Universe

THINGS TO DO

Musical Theatre Mayhem, QED – Queens, Feb. 11 (Sun.), 8:30pm – 10pm

Musical theatre nerds unite. join a night of showtunes and comedy. Act 1: Broadway Bonanza: two comedians as musical theatre characters decide who’ll win in a physical fight. Act 2: Sing For Your Life: the audience chooses musicals that a guest will have to sing songs from. Act 3: 10-Minute Musical: three comedians improv a classic musical. Hosted by Sarah Kennedy and Patrick J. Reilly. $5.

 

MUSIC

Wild Arrows (LP Release), Palm Pilot, Voluspa, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Dwayne Gretzky, Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm, $10.

Gnawed, Latrines, The New York Review of Cocksucking, Shredded Nerve, DNR, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Wharton Tiers Ensemble, Antietam, Escape By Ostrich, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Dolly Spartans, Harry Teardrop, Nando Dale, Aw Shucks, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedy at The Knitting Factory w/ Will Miles, Clark Jones, Kenny DeForest, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Comedians on Stage Telling Jokes w/ Randall Otis, Chloe McGovern, Deno DeMartino, Melissa Stokoski, Davidson Boswell, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Lion’s Den Comedy w/ Josh Johnson (Upcoming Netflix standup special, Comedy Central standup special, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan), Anthony Devito (Comedy Central standup special, Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Neko White (TruTV’s Laff Tracks, Vice, Just For Laughs), Tamer Kattan (America’s Got Talent, TruTV), Christina Galston (MTV, NBC Universal), Kenny Ortega (MTV), Gin Fizz – Harlem, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Madams of the Universe w/ Maria Wojciechowski, Anne Victoria Clark, Caitlin Ruppert, Tiana Miller, Ariel Leaty, Anya Volz, QED – Queens, 7pm, $7.

Free Puppies w/ Chloe LaBranche (Carolines), Roddy MacInnes (NY Comedy Club), Rosebud Baker (Roastmasters), Neko White (NY Comedy Club), Usama Siddiquee (BET), The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

FILM

Joy Luck Club, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 2:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/10) Musical Theatre Mayhem, Youtube Jukebox

THINGS TO DO

Youtube Jukebox, Caveat – LES, 7pm – 9pm

That part of the party where everybody takes turns putting on YouTube videos, but at a bar, and on a huge screen. Hosted by Haley Sacks. $5.

Musical Theatre Mayhem, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Musical theatre nerds unite! Join a night of showtunes and comedy with Maurice Licorish, Blair Dawson, Jes Tom, Hosted by Sarah Kennedy and Patrick J. Reilly. $5.

 

MUSIC

9m88, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Baba Gris, Emina, Sr. Langosta, Sol Creciente, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

GRLMIC Benefit feat. Virginia Woolf, Spud Cannon, Ó, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Washer, Bethlehem Steel, Cross Legged, Hosted by Brett Davis, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 1pm, $10.

Lady Moon & The Eclipse, Hardwork Movement, Tacuma Bradley’s Unity Band, Leo Manzari, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Steevy X, Bombers, Villins, Albert Bouchard Project, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

CHARAS: The Improbable Dome Builders, Pioneer Works – Brooklyn, 4pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Irene Fagan Merrow, Emily Lynne, Chelsea Taylor, Arti Gollapudi, Bronwyn Ariel Isaac, Rebecca V. O’Neal, QED – Queens, 7pm, $7.

Comedians on Stage Telling Jokes w/ Ian Lara, Molly Kornfeld, Rob Leon, Robert Dean, Ethan Hall, Hosted by Jon Newman, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Soon? Comedy Night, Sensei Gallery Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Doug Smith (Conan), Matt Wayne (Comedy Central) perform half hours, Hosted by Courtney Maginnis, Artspace PS109 – UES, 8pm, $5.

Comedy At The Knitting Factory, Hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones and Kenny DeForest, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Grand Holiday Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC – UWS, Every Sunday until Dec. 24, 10am – 5:30pm, 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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