Around NYC Today (6/13) Madama Butterfly, Summer Seduction, Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO

Drawing in the Park, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, 10am – 12pm

Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing from life by observing natural and man-made settings while exploring beautiful Conference House Park. Outdoor sketching workshops will meet at the historic Biddle House. Art materials are provided, bringing a lawn chair is suggested but not a requirement. To register, email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov . Free.

Bryant Park Author: The Doctor Is In, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer discusses her new book From You to Two: Dr. Ruth’s Rules for Real Relationships. Get the inside scoop on the authors’ work, then stick around and get your book signed. Free.

New York City Opera performs Madama Butterfly, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 7pm

The New York City Opera performs a free hour-long preview of Madama Butterfly. Giacomo Pucci composed some of his greatest music for this tragic story of an abandoned geisha bride.

This event is part of the Bryant Park Picnics series. Each Picnics evening is free to the public with no dress code, no tickets, and no lines. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow. Beer and wine are available for purchase, along with food from Hester Street Fair. Free.

Recipe Exchange Roundtable, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Led by former resident Tahir Karmali, this three-part series of participatory roundtables uses recipe exchanges and the history of ingredients as a platform to discuss migration, immigration, and cultural exchange. Each session will focus on one specific ingredient to touch on themes around trade, exploitation, colonialism, and ownership. Participants are asked to submit a recipe (can be culturally specific, completely original, or fusion) that uses the specific ingredient behind the session, and come prepared to discuss the recipe’s origin and the inspiration for sharing.

During the first session of the roundtable, the discussion will center on garlic.  Garlic consumption has tripled in the United States since the 1990s. Chinese prisoners are forced to peel garlic for commercial sale. In Ancient Egypt, a garlic crop failure caused a slave revolt. Submit your recipe here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrgilmBG82SUOO4_25BzA8QEeFqYapz7Qbq5x6H-UsrT4IGw/viewform . Donation.

New York Philharmonic Concert in the Park, Parade Ground in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 8pm – 9:30pm
The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks , presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since it began in 1965. The program includes Saint-Saëns (Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah), Jordan Millar (Boogie Down Uptown), Camryn Cowan (Harlem Shake), Bernstein (Three Dance Episodes from On the Town), Rimsky-Korsakov (Scheherazade). Conductor: James Gaffigan. There will be fireworks following the performance. Free.

Summer Seduction, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue – Brooklyn, 9pm – 3am

Featuring live jazz and DJs Secret Guest, Sasha Barbot, Kat Cunning and The Jehiah Bray Jazz Quintet. Entrance and Amaro cocktails are free all night.

 

MUSIC

Mount Sharp, Spouse, Dares, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Dona Carter, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Hyperbole! The Best Comedy Show w/ Myq Kaplan (Netflix), Kenny DeForest (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Stavros Halkias (Cum Town Podcast), Clare O’Kane (Bridgetown), Sam Evans (Just For Laughs), The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show), Daniel Simonsen (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Tyler Richardson (New York Comedy Club), Shelby Taylor (Bitches Brew), Hosted by Liza Treyger (Late Night with Seth Myers), The Douglass, 149 4th Avenue – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Despicable Me 3, St. Catherine’s Park – UES, 8pm, Free.

The Emoji Movie, Slattery Playground – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 9am – 5pm. 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.

Family Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 5:30pm – 6:15pm, Free.

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park – Hudson Yards, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until July 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga at The Battery, Woodland Lawn in The Battery, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Free Waterfront Zumba, LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter’s Point South Park, Borden Avenue and Center Boulevard – Queens, Every Wednesday until June 27, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/13) Smorgasburg, Second Sundays, OE After Party

THINGS TO DO

Smorgasburg, Breeze Hill East Drive at Lincoln Road – Brooklyn, 11am

Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors—Saturdays on the Williamsburg waterfront and Sundays in Prospect Park. Free.

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.

Basic Canoeing, Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park, Brooklyn and Harlem Meer in Central Park – Manhattan, 11am – 12:30pm

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. This program is first-come, first-served. The line may be closed prior to 12:30pm due to demand. Free.

Mother’s Day Celebration, Elizabeth Street Garden – LES, 1pm – 3pm

Elizabeth Street Garden is celebrating all of the amazing mammas in the garden with card-making arts and crafts and free family portraits. Free.

Open Engagement After Party, Flux Factory – Queens, 9pm – 12am

Join a tender turn up as Party Noire will carries us into the future with vibes galore. As a closing event for the Social Justice conference Open Engagement (OE), artists and activists from around the city, country and world will sing and dance their farewells. In partnership with Flux Factory’s Major Exhibition, Wilder LIC Group Exhibition Opening Reception.

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, West 39th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue, 9am

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is the place where collectors shop for antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, home decorations, furniture, ephemera, jewelry, and more. Free.

Single Channel Video Art Festival, Anthology Film Archives – East Village, 2pm

Single Channel 2018 is a video art and short film festival that will screen the work of 19 artists. The festival, with a focus on emerging and under-represented artists, provides the context for single channel video work and short film to be screened outside of exhibition spaces in a more suitable context. Featuring works by Collin Bradford, Valery Jung Estabrook, Autumn Knight and Chelsea Knight, Katy McCarthy, Mores McWreath, Joiri Minaya, Bárbara Oettinger, Rachel Rampleman and Hidemi Takagi. Free.

 

MUSIC

Suspect, Human Man, Emily Weekes, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Stephen Merritt (of Magnetic Fields), Xenia Rubinos, Bang on a Can All Stars, Gyan Riley, Mazz Swift and Therese Workman, NYU Skirball Center – Greenwich Village, 10am, Free.

Rooftop Soul A Go-Go w/ Ben Pirani, The Jay Vons, Radio Martiko (Belgium), Ruffy TNT (Discodelic Records / Mexico City), Jeremy World , Featuring live dance by Baya Delicioso, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 4pm, $10.

Alien Trilogy, Oof, Woodhull, Dickicker, The Footlight – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Lifted Bells, Yazan (Record Release), Bethlehem Steel, Fire is Motion, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $10.

Alpenglow, Air Waves, Carroll, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Free Puppies Comedy w/ Nick Kocher (SNL), Courtney Davis (Twitch TV), Mark Benjamin The Stand), Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine Podcast), Francis Ellis (Barstool Sports), The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park – UWS, Every Sunday until Aug. 12, 8am – 9am, Free.

World’s Fair History Walking Tour, Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, Every second Sunday of the month until October 14, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every Sunday until May 13, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Community Rowing, Pier 40 – Hudson River Park, Every Sunday until Oct. 21, 12pm – 1pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Thursday and Sunday until May 17, 2pm – 3:30pm, 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 (3/11) Second Sundays, Deal Casino, Free Puppies Comedy

THINGS TO DO

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

Second Sundays is a free event series that features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Deal Casino, Haunt Club, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

J Boxer, Field Sleeper, Real Clothes, Drew Robinson, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $7.

Hajk, Toebow, Julietta, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Black and Blue, Grimy, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

I Am The Polish Army, North By North, Castle Black, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Cookie Tongue(Video Release), rip darlie, SOul worm, Wizard, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Free Puppies Comedy w/ Katie Hannigan (Carolines), Tom Thakker (CONAN), Dan LeMorte (Gotham Comedy Club), Tim Dillon (Montral Comedy Festival), Defne Gencler (U Up?), Drew Michaels (SNL), The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Dulce Sloan, Paris Sashay, Sharron Paul, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8.

 

ONGOING

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.

Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday (w/ Michele Brody, Tamara Kostianovsky, Athena LaTocha and Maika’i Tubbs), Wave Hill – Bronx, 1pm – 3pm, $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

 

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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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