Around NYC Today (9/20) Tom Odell, Grease Sing-Along, Music from the Ice


Grease Sing-Along, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street – Greenwich Village, 6pm – 9:30pm

Join a screening of Grease to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the classic movie musical. Bring your best moves to participate in a hula hoop demonstration and contest before the screening. Free.

Musical Ecologies: Cheryl E. Leonard – Music from the Ice, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm

The 2018-19 season of Musical Ecologies opens with San Francisco-based composer, performer, and instrument-builder Cheryl E. Leonard. Making a rare New York appearance, Leonard will present a set of music that investigates how climate change is transforming polar environments and ecosystems. $10.

Kevin Norton’s Breakfast of Champignon(s), Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join Newhouse After Dark, a new after-hours program. Featuring Breakfast of Champignon(s), an ensemble that explores the borderlands of contemporary chamber music, modern jazz, and free improvisation. $10.

New York Times Mag Live: Listen to the World, FIAF French Institute Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street – Lenox Hill, 7pm – 9pm

What would happen if you let sound guide you in your travels around the world? For its Voyages issue, The New York Times Magazine did just that, traveling to 11 destinations to record sound and images. Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of the magazine, will be previewing some of the sonic voyages firsthand, and also moderating a discussion with sound recordings and an acoustic ecologist about the surprising ways that sound informs our understanding about the world. Free. RSVP.

Human Chess, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive – UWS, 4pm – 6pm

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board at this Human Chess game, where chess becomes an embodied team sport. Free.

Sing-A-Long, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 4pm – 6pm

Join the Bryant Park Sing-A-Long. Featuring pianist Dan Manjovi. 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.



Tom Odell, Sony Hall, 235 West 46th St – Midtown, 7pm, Free.

DJ Kelly Frost, Controller, Handsome Beast, Tyger, Common Ancestors, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $8.

Ethers, En Attendant Ana, Patio, Famous Logs in History, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Dr. Danny, Mustardmind, Christian Carpenter, Berlin – NYC, 25 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Frank/ie Consent, Boiled Wool, Rock Solid, Cat & Cou, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Bae Bae, Sissy Elliott, chop, Elosi, Mood Ring, 1260 Myrtle Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

Yuka Aikawa, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.



Too Soon? Comedy w/ Wendy Steiner, Kenny Warren, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Nya Yeanafehn, Doug Key, Lily Icangelo, Andrew Schiavone, Malia Sias, Chris Hamilton, Orchard Street Hotel, 163 Orchard Street, 2nd Floor Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Black Panther, Slattery Playground – Bronx, 7pm, Free.

Frida, McCarren Park Pool Deck in McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

The Greatest Showman, Corlears Hook Park – LES, 7pm, 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.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in 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.

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

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, Free.

Tour The Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue in Central Park – UES, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Bryant Park Yoga, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 20, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Free Yoga Class, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Thursday until Sept. 27, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

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

Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (4/19) Home Front, Bomb Shelter Comedy, George Braith


Home Front, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Home Front brings together six artists whose work explores public and private acts of strength and resistance by women in times of social or political upheaval. A prevailing theme is the idea of home itself, and, by extension, preserving associated cultural and familial traditions, as a political act in places where one is made to feel unwelcome or invisible (i.e. due to race, class, or immigration status), especially during times of transition or loss. Featuring artists Lauren Frances Adams, Golnar Adili, Aisha Cousins, Maya Jeffereis, Lorena Molina and Katherine Toukhy. Free.

Curator Talk with Jahtiek Long, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Staten Island, 7pm – 9pm

Join Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers curator Jahtiek Long to discuss the exhibit’s themes of a changing Staten Island community, the power of representation, and the importance of embracing multiple narratives. Free with gallery admission ($4-$5).

Mekong Group 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.



George Braith, Hansborough Recreation Center – UWS, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

Ricky Lewis, Haley Zoller, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Modern Diet, The Brazen Youth, Vassals, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Emily Yacina, The Grapes, Tris, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7pm, $10.



Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Nathan Macintosh (Conan), Louis Katz (Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Leah Bonnema (IFC, VH1, AXS TV), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8:30pm, $5.

Punch Comedy Hour w/ Clark Jones, Venessa Lince, and Freddy Sheffield, Amarachi Restaurant – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Good Knight w/ Dekunle Somade, Conrad Roth, Melissa Diaz, Ace Reyes, Maya Klausner, Alexx Starr, Malorie Bryant, Gotham City Lounge – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Tito/ Ryan Comedy Show w/ Sean Donnelly (Comedy Central), Sarah Tollemach (Colbert), Casey James Salengo (Kimmel), Rosebud Baker (NYCF), Ryan Schutt (Laughs), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central), Art Café + Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.



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

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

Tour of The Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery – Lower Manhattan, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, 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 (3/10) Bowery Comedy, Shaolin, Mind Spiders, Bomb Shelter


Opening Reception for Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Staten Island, 2pm – 4pm

Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers is a group exhibition curated by local artist Jahtiek Long.  Located in the Commons Galleries of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, this exhibit pays homage to, explores, and celebrates Staten Island’s culture and cultural identity. Playing on the name given to Staten Island by the Wu-Tang Clan, Shaolin highlights the work of more than 15 artists from all corners of the borough. This exhibit is on display until May 6. Free.

Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP.



Khalil with Pauli the PSM, DJ Toy CWD, Darling Chuck, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free w/ RSVP before midnight, $10 otherwise.

Josh Cheon, L.Sangre, Cienfuegos, Davide Gualandi, H0L0 – Queens, 10pm, $10.

Sepoy, God Tiny, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

More Tounges Than Teeth, Ben Deixler, Blue Iris, Jakals, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Casper Skulls, Doe, Sixteen Jackies, The Zephyr Bones, Pianos – LES, 9pm, $10.

Kasper, DJ Dust, DJ Strife, Dave Shichman, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, $10.

Afternoon Men, Patrick Duffy Band, Cici Fields, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

PONY, Pom Pom Squad, Dig Nitty, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 10pm, $8 – $10.

Mind Spiders, Bodega, Gift Wrap (Brendon of B Boys), Union Pool – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.



Bowery Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central), Carolyn Castiglia (MTV), Sarah Kennedy (The Today Show, NBC), Sydnee Washington (The Unofficial Expert podcast), Hosted by Chelsea Taylor and Carolyn Busa, The Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

The Killing Joke w/ Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Katie Hannigan (Elite Daily), Dan Perlman (Just For Laughs Montreal), Kerry Coddett (MTV), Michael Foulk (Greeting from Queer Mountain), Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

End of the Line Comedy w/ Patrick Holbert, Peter Revello, Henry Sir, Sam Grittner, Andrea Shapiro, Sam Mushman, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $8 – $10.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Chris Murphy (Comedy Central, Broadway Comedy Club), Max Fine (Laughing Skull Festival, SeeSo), Carrie Gravenson (CAKE Comedy, Upcoming Special), Luke Mones (Howard Stern, Funny or Die), Gabe Pacheco (Greenwich Village Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.



Union Square Walking Tour, Meet in front of Barnes & Noble, Every Saturday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until March 31, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Exhibition: Coming to America, Conference House Museum – Staten Island, Every Saturday until March 31, 1pm – 4pm, Free.


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