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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Around NYC Today (5/17) Pole Play, Ray Mantilla, Bomb Shelter Comedy, Capoeira

THINGS TO DO

Pole Play, DROM – East Village, 7pm – 10pm

Pole Play comes to DROM for one night only. Enjoy ten of New York City’s best pole dancers in this sultry and acrobatic show. $10.

Out of Line: MELT by James Scruggs, On the High Line at 14th Street, 9pm – 10pm

Don’t miss this somewhat-satirical and very timely performance exploring race, gender, and social justice in a not-too-distant possible future by the outstanding creator of “3/Fifths.” It’s May 17, 2060. The 17th Annual Post Racial America Day Rally. White people in America have been the minority for 17 years. The mixed race, gender fluid President of the United States, who refuses to disclose birth gender, speaks: “America is the great melting pot…MELT!”

The Mejerchold Twins, Goddard Riverside’s Bernie Wohl Center – UES, 8pm – 9pm

The Mejerchold Twins are two distinctly different siblings who continue an eternal struggle for domination on the cabaret stage and in real life. This is a comedy-musical blend rooted in Vaudeville, variety shows and revues.

Mekong NYC Spring Recital, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Mekong NYC Spring Music Recital features performances from students of Mekong NYC’s Dan Tranh (Vietnamese Zither) Class. Food and refreshments will be served. Free.

“Focus Up” Where Hip Hop and Reality Meet, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6pm – 8pm

This forum will discuss how music, literature and film affect youth in the present day and age, dissecting the three forms of entertainment in which messages are hidden. Free.

 

MUSIC

Richard Papiercuts, Lame Drivers, Kitchen, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP by calling 212-281-9240 ext. 19 or 20.

Tonya Harding, Desert Sharks, The Loneliers, The Values, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Darlin Darlin, Stephen Karl & Handsome Animals , Swimming Bell, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Ray Mantilla, Hansborough Recreation Center – Harlem, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Dana Moon (Netflix, FOX, MTV), Barry Ferns (The Malcom Hardee Award, Angel Comedy Club), Joseph Vecsey (AXS TV, Caroline’s on Broadway), Gianmarco Soresi (TBS, Caroline’s on Broadway), Sheba Mason (Artie Lang Show, Broadway Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk Podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown West, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

On a Lighter Note w/ Meg Cupernall (Carolines / Gotham), Calvin Cato (GSN), Omar Shaukat (HBO’s “Crashing”), Myka Fox (Funny or Die), Matt Koff (Daily Show), Halyards – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Casual Town w/ Solomon Georgio (Conan), Samantha Ruddy (NY Comedy Festival) Tom Thakkar (Conan), Andy Haynes (Comedy Central Half Hour), Sing Sing Ave. A – East Village, 7pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

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.

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.

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

Capoeira Class, Lawn east of Memorial Grove in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, Every Thursday until June 28, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, East River Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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AROUND NYC TODAY (2/24) Winter Swing, Side Ponytail, Rich Medina, Stop ‘N’ Swap

THINGS TO DO

Midtown East Stop ‘N’ Swap, Saint Peter’s Church, 11am – 2pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourages reuse and reduces waste sent to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you. You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

The Birthplace of Hip Hop, Cedar Playground – Bronx, 1pm – 2:30pm

On August 11th, 1973, hip hop was born in The Bronx at a recreational room party. The party was so popular and crowded it had to move the party over to what is now known as Cedar Playground. Join this tour to learn about the history of the popular music genre that began as an underground urban movement. Free.

Dance Away the Night with Winter Swing, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 3pm – 7:30pm

Celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre The Lindy Hop and The Big Apple Circle Dance by swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem jazz greats. You’ll learn a few swing dance steps and then get the chance to practice these moves. Free.

 

MUSIC

Rich Medina, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Network Glass, Forest Management, Julia Santoli, Coput, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Lord Fascinator, DJ’s: Kodi Najm, Kristen Barilli, Daniel Collas, Nublu – East Village, 10pm, $10.

Jelani Sei, Standby, Dodgeball, Mallrat (solo), Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Future Teens, Great Wight, Hard Pass, Been Stellar + Nando Dale, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Gun Tit, Kate Ferencz, Miserable People, Bernard Herman, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10 suggested.

Shugga Deliverance: The Gospel of Ian Isiah w/ Zsela, Starchild & The New Romantic, The Park Church Co-op – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Aparna Nancherla (Corporate, Comedy Central), Dave Hill (The Goddamn Dave Hill Show), Sam Evans (Just For Laughs), Ayanna Dookie (Writer for 50 Central, Laughs on FOX ), Hosted by Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Auntie’s House w/ Janelle James (Black and Mild debut album), Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert podcast), Alex English (The Rundown w/ Robin Thede), Jeff Scheen (Laughing Skull Comedy Fest), No.4 Studio – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

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

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