Around NYC Today (5/10) George Braith, Bomb Shelter Comedy, Selena Screening

THINGS TO DO

Selena: Movie Screening and Best Dressed Contest, West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue – Highbridge Park, 6pm – 11:30pm

Join a movie screening of Tejano legend Selena. The movie starts at around 8:00 p.m. Put on your best Selena outfit and join a Selena look-a-like contest. Free.

Poetry and Prose Open Mic, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm

enjoy an evening of poetry and short fiction. Present an original or favorite piece during the open mic, or relax and be inspired by our featured readers. Featuring poets Chelsea Fonden, Zev Torres, Thomas Fucaloro and Sergio Satelite. $7.

Dan Tranh Music Class, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner’s course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Free.

Public Theater Mobile Unit presents Henry V, The Public Theater – NoHo, 1pm – 2:30pm

Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V. There are two ways to get free tickets. Tickets will be given away at the Public Theater’s lobby 90 minutes before the performance. Tickets will also be distributed through a mobile lottery on the TodayTix app. Free.

 

MUSIC

Naked Giants, Native Sun, Twiga, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Horse Lords, Leila Bordreuil, GOLD DIME, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $10.

The Petals, Sheen Marina, The U.S. Americans, Panama Dreams, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Renata Zeiguer, Son Step, Zula, Wilder Maker, Threes Brewing – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

George Braith, Hansborough Recreation Center – Harlem, May 10 (Thurs.), 1pm – 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Daniel Webb (Stand-up NBC, Moontower Comedy Festival), Adam Glyn (TMZ, Caroline’s on Broadway), Katie Hannigan (The Stand, All Jane Comedy Festival), Kevin Ryan (Laughs on FOX, AXS TV), Chris Scopo (New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club), Brett Kline (Greenwich Village Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), The Gaf West – Midtown West, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Airplane Mode w/ Tom Thakkar (CONAN, Sirius XM), Emmy Blotnick (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Sam Ruddy (Reductress), David Tveite (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Rebecca O’Neal (VICE), Cherry Tree – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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.

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Monday until June 4, 8am – 9am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 6pm – 8pm. Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

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

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area – Randall’s Island Park, Every Tuesday until September 11, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/4) Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Paint Social, Tall Juan DJ Set

THINGS TO DO

Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Sunset Park Recreation Center – Brooklyn, 4pm – 7pm

Join a celebration of Mexican culture with music, dance, crafts and more. Also includes a screening of the movie Chavela. Free.

Public Art Opening and Participatory Event with Judith Modrak, Thomas Paine Park – TriBeCa, 10am – 2pm

Our Memories is an installation of seven translucent, neuron-inspired sculptures that contain cavities holding color-coded memory stones. The memory stones are classified into six primary emotive categories: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. During one-day events at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park and Thomas Paine Park, participants will transform two new sculptures by recalling a powerful memory and then sharing the memory by depositing it in a sculpture. Free.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn the basics with instructors from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Free.

Paint Social, Jackie Robinson Recreation Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join a group painting session. Express your creativity through painting and socializing. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided. Free. RSVP by calling 212.234.9607 or by emailing lakira.marshall@parks.nyc.gov .

Exhibit Opening: Our Botanical World by the Professional Women Photographers Group, Queens Botanical Garden, 8am – 5pm

Our Botanical World features curated photographs by members of the Professional Women Photographers group inspired by the botanical world and its impact on human life through all seasons. A “Meet the Artists” event will take place from 6 to 8pm. Free with garden admission ($6 for adults, $4 for children and students).

 

MUSIC

Dentist, Small Drag, Mars Motel, Fuckery, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Tall Juan (Latin DJ Set), Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

Oh, Oh, Ecstasy, Hello Nurse, Maude Latour, Memoirs of Addiction, The Cold Seas, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Haiku, Victoria Canal, Alex Carr, Just Another Crew, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Unwed Sailor, Early Day Miners, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Big Mack, Ammunation, Liberty, Restraining Order, Brooklyn Bazaar (cellar), 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Eugene T. Barnes (Carolines), Raj Belani (Phillies Funniest), Sandy Chansamone (The PIT), YouJean Chang (College Humor), Paul Schissler (Comedy Wire), Oppa – West Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Coast 2 Coast Comedy Show w/ Pedro Salinas (Laughs On Fox), Jill Weiner (WikiFreakz podcast), Gianmarco Soresi (Carolines Breakout Artist), Venessa Peruda (World Series Of Comedy), Riley Lassin (Sexy Camel Show), Josh Darsky (The Open Mic Tour), Karma – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Angels in the Outfield, Father Macris Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until June 29, 10am – 11am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 6pm – 8pm. Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/11) Ladies with Lenses, Harlem Tree Lighting, Butterboy

Holiday Celebration: Concert and Tree Lighting, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 5pm – 8:30pm

The tree lighting begins at 5pm with The Marching Cobras and Children singing Carols. Immediately afterward, the party moves indoors at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center with performances by Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir and the One Accord Dance Ministry. The emcee will be Musa Jackson AKA the Harlem Ambassador. The buffet is sponsored by neighborhood restaurants and artisanal makers from Harlem. Free.

This Must Be The Place, Dear Mama Coffee – UES, 6pm – 8pm

A literary evening of curated writers reading work both published and in-progress. Across different genres, from celebrated young adult writers to noir, journalism, Op Ed and humor. $5.50.

Star Wars Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9pm

Prepare yourself for five unique and challenging rounds rounds on the X-wing, droids and Wookiees! Include Episodes 1 to 7 and Rogue One. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Hosted by MTV writer and The Walking Dead actor Sean Lynch, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

Vimeo Presents “Ladies with Lenses”: Women Killin’ It Behind the Camera, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 6:45pm, $10.

 

MUSIC

Danielia Cotton, Debra Devi, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Palberta, No One And The Somebodies, The Cradle, Turnip King, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Cody Melville w/ John Melville, Joel B. Cannon, Ben Toro, Jesse Bryson, and Dina Regine, ElectraJets, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8.

Reverend Vince Anderson & the Love Choir, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Nariko Ott (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Alejandro Morales (Good Good Comedy Theater), Rebecca O’Neal (Netflix’s Easy), Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Fest), Sam Ike (Big Sky Comedy), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Butterboy Comedy w/ Julio Torres, Nore Davis, Katina Corrao, Guy Montgomery, Brooke Van Poppelen, Mary Mack, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Julio Torres, Mitra Jouhari, Clare O’Kane, Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Derek Humphrey, Kenice Mobley, Abby Feldman, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Shockwave, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central Half Hour), Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Jeff Simmermon (This American Life), Jess Salomon (Vice), Gracie Canaan (Comic Strip Live), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Weekly Humorist Presents Guaranteed Delivery w/ Jared Freid (Comedy Cellar regular, Total Frat Move Podcast), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman), Jonathan Zeller ( The New Yorker, New York Comedy Club, American Bystander), David Drake (Fox’s “Laughs”), Darius Showjoy Davies (2017 finalist for the English Comedian of the Year), Ester Steinberg (Funny Girls on Oxygen), Jarret Berenstein (Radio Free Brooklyn), Mailroom Bar – Lower Manhattan, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Cutthroat Comedy w/ Von Decarlo, Nick Alexander, Angela Cobb, Andy Ostroff, Kenny Warren and Lizzie Stewart, The Standing Room – Queens, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Raghav Mehta, Koshin Egal, Kendall Ferrell, Dewey Lovett, Hosted by Tim Unkenholz, Adam Sokol, Lindsay Boling and Bryan Yang, Passage Irish Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. 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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Around NYC Today (11/28) Brutally Honest, Cuddle Magic, Good Stuff Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Brutally Honest, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Brutally Honest is a monthly stand up comedy and storytelling show where the performers hold nothing back and let you into the innermost hilarious parts of their souls. Featuring Abbi Crutchfield, Julia Johns, Julia Shiplett, Dara Katz, Patrick Holbert, Hosted by Caitlin Brodnick and May Wilkerson. $7.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.

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.

 

FILM

Rikers: An American Jail, Fourth Universalist Society – UWS, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Short films: Dear Father/ Macho/ Shoot Don’t Shoot, Richard Beavers Gallery – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

 

MUSIC

Marc Cary, The National Jazz Museum – Harlem, 7pm, $0 – $10.

Rebel Magik, Roberto Granata, Todd Baker, Kill Nils, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8.

Cuddle Magic, Zula, Spritzer, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Only Son, Only Music (solo), Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

ALGORAVE, Scorpion Mouse, 2050, Codie, Sean Lee, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Crystian F Ramirez (Comedy Central), Samantha Ruddy (Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest), LeClerc Andre (Laughs on Fox), Ginny Hogan (Women’s Funny Festival), Brian Park (CollegeHumor Live), Thiago Macklin (NY Comedy Festival), Hosted by Keenan Steiner, The Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Good Stuff Comedy w/ Jordan Jensen, Ethan Simmons-Patterson, Gus Tate, Tyler Fischer, Tess Henry, Andrew Harms, Jamie Wolf, Hosted by Jeremyah Schur, Under St. Mark’s Theater – Greenwich Village, 7pm, $5.

School Nite Comedy w/ Ron Nobles (Yahoo Sports Radio, Comic Strip Live), Jocelyn Chia (MTV, Gotham AXS TV), Marc Gerber (New York Comedy Club, CNN’s “Running Mate” Podcast), Napoleon Emill (Flatbush Misdemeanors Web Series, New York Comedy Festival), Tommy O Regan (Comic Strip, Stand Up NY), Sasha Srbulj (Carolines on Broadway Breakout Artist, Barcelona Comedy Club), Sidewalk – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Liz Hall, Christina Galston, Amy Shanker, Maddy Smith, Jessica Rotondi, Von Decarlo, Sisi Gulturk, Jennifer Schemke, Kiabacca Bar – Midtown West, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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