Around NYC Today (10/5) A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gorilla Biscuits, Coco

THINGS TO DO

Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm

This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment. RSVP to hold your spot by emailing artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov . Free.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue and 41st Street, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Participants must be 16 or older to participate. Registration required at manhattanfencing.com . Free.

For Which It Stands – A Contemporary Art Exhibit, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

For Which it Stands is a contemporary art exhibition at the Old Stone House & Washington Park (OSH) offering a fresh take on the flags of the American Revolution and today, including the contradictions inherent in their symbolism. Select artists reinterpret flags associated with OSH’s history as the site of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, to consider how their values are being upheld today. Others envision bold new flags for contemporary local and global communities. Featuring artists Simone Bailey, Christina Barrera, Andrew Demirjian, Stephan Jahanshahi, Vandana Jain, Katarina Jerinic, Jeff Kasper & Christopher Spinozzi, Josh MacPhee, Jesse Purcell, Sal Muñoz, Iviva Olenick, Manju Shandler and Athena Soules. Free.

 

MUSIC

Laxmi Bomb, Slow Caves, Antibodies, The Map Room at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, $5.

So Called People, Dry Reef, Joe Wood, Jonathan Ayaz, The Late Bloomers, DJ Grumby, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $10.

Gorilla Biscuits, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, Free.

Adler Hall (Record Release Show), Allen Tate (of San Fermin), Lizdelise, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8:30pm, $10.

Evil Sword, Dog, Holy People, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

Charlie Judkins, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Speak American w/ Daniel Simonsen, Srilatha Rajamani, Andrea Allan, Ashton Womack, Nicole Clasich, Hosted by Noa Osheroff and Sam Morrison, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Purple Dreams, Jackie Robinson Park – Harlem, 6pm, Free.

Shocktoberfest: White Knuckle and Scary Movie, The lawn adjacent to Greene Avenue in Herbert Von King Park – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free.

Coco, Kissena Corridor West in Kissena Corridor Park – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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.

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

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until Oct. 5, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (9/24) Public Theater Mobile Unit, Brooklyn Poetry Slam

THINGS TO DO

Public Theater Mobile Unit National: Sweat, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8:45pm

SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Free. RSVP to hold your spot by emailing manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov .

Brooklyn Poetry Slam, BRIC, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

The Brooklyn Poetry Slam brings together Brooklyn’s best slam poets for a monthly gathering of words and wisdom, hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L. Browne with music by poet and educator DJ Jive Poetic. The slam will be followed by an open mic. Free. RSVP.

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.

 

MUSIC

Mountain Man (Live + Signing), Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsals w/ Nick Zinner, Der Adoorian, Mick Barr, Brad Truax, Greg Fox, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Shark Toys, Oh Boland, Flexi, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Father Murphy, Ariadne, King Vision Ultra, Winkie, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Deanna Witkowski, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Shane Torres, Myq Kaplan, Eman El-Husseini, Deanna Ortiz, Jourdain Fisher, Melissa Stokosi, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Alingon Mitra (Colbert, Conan, Last Comic Standing), Doogie Horner (America’s Got Talent) 
Brittany Carney (Limestone Comedy Festival), Jill Weiner (Boston Comedy Festival), Blair Dawson (Little Old Lady Comedy), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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 Nov. 30, 7am – 7pm, 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.

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

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

 

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Around NYC Today (6/23) Hester Street Fair, Lee Ranaldo, Queens Night Market

THINGS TO DO

Hester Street Fair’s Iced Coffee Competition, Corner of Hester and Essex – LES, 11am – 6pm

The Hester Street Fair is rounding up the best local coffee shops and roasters and challenging them to bring out their best iced coffee for the chance to win the audience award. For $10 you get a voting ticket which grants you one vote and a 2-ounce sample of the absolute best cold brew each coffee purveyor has to offer. Free.

Afro Dance Class, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

The Harlem Dance Club hosts a series of master classes given by professional instructors from Alvin Ailey.  Every Saturday afternoon, a different genre will be highlighted. This week features Afro Dance with Angel Kaba. Free.

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series, Williamsbridge Oval – Bronx, 3pm – 4:30pm

Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, and Adrian Timpau perform a program of favorite opera arias and duets. Free.

Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive – UWS, 3pm – 5pm

Learn the elements of Voice Production, Acting, and Stage Combat. Free.

Queens Night Market, New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 6pm – 11:59pm

Take full advantage of the $5 price cap on food — only a handful of dishes will be selling at $6. Performers on the lineup include DJ Bengey, Walker Adams, Ritchie Loves Yo-yos. Vendors include Percy’s Jerk Hut, Theobucket Vinatage and DiLena’s Dolcini. Free.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carroll Park – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream imagines New Yorkers – the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders – as the wild and magical spirits of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Free.

 

MUSIC

Lee Ranaldo, Greg Fox, Bentley Anderson + Mystic Ruler, DJ Zoe B, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Avenue – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Matthew Dear, Michna, Heathered Pearls, Rory O’Connor (Tycho/Nitemoves), House of Vans, 25 Franklin St – Brooklyn, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

Haybaby, Shady Bug, Bueno, Peel Dream, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Alvin Flythe Quartet, Andrew Haswell Green Park – UES, 4pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Amy Shanker, Devin Harris, Youjean Chang, Davidson Boswell, Ryan Papazian, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Maggie Lalley, The Platform, 1178 Bushwick Avenue – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Trigger Play Comedy w/ David Drake, Kenice Mobley, Justin Herman, Gibran Saleem, Peter Revello, Pranav Behari, Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The Lego Ninjago Movie, Sean’s Place – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, Bay 8th Street and Independence Avenue in Dyker Beach Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

Dunkirk, Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, Slater Avenue and Father Capodanno Blvd – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Moana, Crotona Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Yoga on the Beach, Beach 108th Street in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 1, 8:15am – 9:15am, Free.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Saturday until Sept. 16, 9:30am – and 10:30am, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (6/16) Kool & The Gang, Girl Power Fair, Adventures NYC

THINGS TO DO

Girl Power Fair, Corner of Hester and Essex – LES, 11am – 6pm

Hester Street Fair’s Girl Power Fair is back for its third edition with experimental art projects, performances and more. Featuring performances by Jennifer Vanilla, Juliana Huxtable, Venus X and Poster Child. Vendors include Wharf Cat Records, JONESY and Even Keel. Free.

Sambo Afro/ Brazilian Dance Class, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

The Harlem Dance Club hosts a series of master classes given by professional instructors from Alvin Ailey.  Every Saturday afternoon, a different genre will be highlighted. This week features roots of Samba/ Afro Brazilian dance with Quenia Ribeiro.

Adventures NYC, Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, (Nearest entrance at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue), – UES, 11am – 4pm

Get ready to paddle, climb, race, and glide at Adventures NYC!  Celebrate the great outdoors with activities such as rock climbing, zip lining, karate lessons and stand-up paddleboarding. Free.

A Night of Jazz & Swing, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 5pm – 8pm

Join a night of swing, dance and live jazz! Enjoy dancing with The Harlem Swing Dance Society and Harlem Renaissance Orchestra and listen to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era. Free.

Revival 2, General Grant National Memorial in Riverside Park, 122nd Street and Riverside Drive – Morningside Heights, 5pm – 8:30pm

Dances For A Variable Population  will present two performances on Grant’s Tomb Plaza. Free.

Queens Night Market, New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 6pm – 11:59pm

Take full advantage of the $5 price cap on food — only a handful of dishes will be selling at $6. Performers on the lineup include The Wayward Strangers, Human Time Machine, Sandra Kluge and Ashley Keiko. Vendors include Percy’s Jerk Hut, Theobucket Vinatage and DiLena’s Dolcini. Free.

Higher Ground Festival 2018, Anne Loftus Playground in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 7pm – 9pm

This event is the peak performance for the Higher Ground Festival. HG will present seven premiering collaborations for 2018. The collaborations are a product of a 2-month long HG Artist Meet & Greet series which connects neighborhood artists of all art disciplines. This year’s HG Premieres Performance will include dance, opera, spoken word, physical theater, live music, fashion and drama. Free.

Stargazing Club: New Moon, Boardwalk at Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, 8pm – 9:30pm

View the New Moon through a telescope. Park rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events on cloud-free nights. Free.

Grow NYC SWAP, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 10am – 3pm

At the Swap, you can exchange clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, and toys. Free.

 

MUSIC

Kool & The Gang, DJ Sylk, Festival Site in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 5pm, Free.

Pale Lights, Très Oui, Franklin Bruno, Psychic Selves, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Color Me Bushwick w/ HNRY FLWR, Jackie Mendoza, The Nuclears, Belle Mare, The Ferdy Mayne, Ishmael levi, NO SWOON, Cushions, Nihiloceros, We Color Live, 92 St. Nicholas Ave – Brooklyn, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

The Brittanys, Rebounder, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, $10 -$12.

The Monolithic, The Hell Yeah Babies, Stereo Off, Parcuta, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Cakes Da Killa, Ms. Boogie, The Center, 208 W 13th Street, 1pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Baby and Me Comedy w/ Katie Boyle, Mike Joyce, Ariel Elias, Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue – Queens, 3pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

The Greatest Showman, Little Flower Playground, Madison Street and Jefferson Street – LES, 8pm, Free.

Ferdinand, Police Officer Edward Byrne Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Moana, Electric Playground – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Lenevar Avenue and Ionia Avenue in Bloomingdale Park – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Despicable Me 3, Parkside Houses Playground, Olinville Ave and Arnow Ave – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Black Panther, Red Hook Park in Red Hook Recreation Area – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Amersfort Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, School Road and Bay Street in Von Briesen Park – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Farmer’s Market, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, 5816 Clarendon Road – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 3, 11am – 3pm, 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.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every day except Wednesday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (6/9) El Sol Brillante Garden Party, Yeasayer, The Wizard of Oz

THINGS TO DO

Silent Disco Night, Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, 7pm – 10pm
Grab a set of wireless headphones and join the party. Tune in to the channel of your choice and dance to great music. Free.

Ailey Extension, South Oxford Park – Brooklyn, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

The Ailey Extension offers real classes for people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Join a house dance workshop with Ailey instructor Robin Dunn. Free. RSVP.

Silent Disco, South Oxford Park – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm

Ssshhhh! There’s a party going on! Grab a set of wireless headphones and join the party. Tune in to the channel of your choice and dance to music curated by Sound Off Experience DJs. Free.

The Magic of Rogue, Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village in Forest Park, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive – Queens, 2pm – 3pm

As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue combines magic and comedy. This show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Free.

Dancehall Class, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

The Harlem Dance Club hosts a series of master classes given by professional instructors from Alvin Ailey.  Every Saturday afternoon, a different genre will be highlighted. This week features dancehall with Korie Genius.

El Sol Brillante Garden Party Spring/Summer Benefit, El Sol Brillante Community Garden, 526 East 12th Street – East Village, 12pm – 8:25pm

El Sol Brillante is holding a spring/summer fundraiser. Come for live music, food, refreshments, and tie dye, or just enjoy and support the garden. Free.

AmpLit: Amplifying Fresh Voices in Literature, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 12pm – 5:15pm

Lamprophonic bring authors of all backgrounds, styles, and levels of recognition to center stage with readings, workshops, panels, and a community market. AmpLit Fest makes one of life’s most solitary acts — writing — a public celebration. Free.

Taste of the Valley Food Festival, The Conference House in Conference House Park,  7455 Hylan Blvd – Staten Island, 12pm – 3pm

Sample all the best restaurants in Richmond Valley at Conference House Park, taste it all for one price while enjoying live music, entertainment, and rides for the kids. $8 – $10 (admission includes samples at participating restaurants).

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project – Meet the Curator: Special Viewing, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, 10am – 4pm

With less than one week remaining to see the Arsenal Gallery exhibition “1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project,” NYC Parks is organizing a special viewing due to popular demand. The exhibition will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the exhibit’s curator Jonathan Kuhn on hand. Free.

 

MUSIC

Feufollet, Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, June 9 (Sat.), 2pm, Free.

Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Buck Gooter, Lily & Horn Horse, Eyes Of Love, Kolb, Signal, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Yeasayer (DJ Set), Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, $10.

Unit J Official Showcase, Goldsounds, 44 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 5pm, $8.

Lola Pistola, Grim Streaker, Native Sun, YAASSS, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 361 Metropolitan Avenue – Brooklyn, 12:30pm, $8 – $10.

Invertebrate Northside Party, w/ Jackie Mendoza, Glass Gang, Stevie Wolf, Sedona, Huck, The Misters, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 1pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Ian Findance, Napoleon Emill, Molly Ruben Long, Talib Babb, Mia Faith Hammond, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Ronnie Lordi, The Platform, 1178 Bushwick Avenue – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

FILM

Black Panther, Brookville Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

The Wizard of Oz, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

Wonder Woman, John Jay Park – UES, 8pm, Free.

Field of Dreams, LaTourette Park Parking Lot, Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Field 81 in Randall’s Island Park, 8:40pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every day except Wednesday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Union Square Walking Tour, Meet in front of Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street), Every Saturday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Zumba Fit Camp, Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, Every Saturday until June 30, 10:30pm – 11:30pm, Free.

 

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