Around NYC Today (5/22) Gold Comedy, Karaoke Reading, Cardio Dance Class

THINGS TO DO

Feria Internacional del Libro Cruzando Puentes, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 11am – 1pm

Facilitated by Spanish writer Juan Navidad, Books Crossing Bridges brings over 20 international writers for a Q and A. Free.

Bryant Park Poetry, Reading Room – Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm

Sit under the park’s London Plane trees and enjoy award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Featuring poets Lisa Andrews, Nicole Callihan, John Deming, Karen Hildebrand, and Jenna Le. Free.

Stargazing, The High Line at 14th Street – Chelsea, 6:45pm – 9:30pm

Head to the High Line for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. Free.

Cardio Dance Fitness Class, NYC Housing-Unity Plaza, 576 Blake Ave. – Brooklyn, 7:45 – 8:45pm

Join a one hour cardio-dance fitness class every Tuesday at Unity Plaza. Free. RSVP.

Every Now and Then I Fall Apart: A Karaoke Reading Series, QED – Queens, 7pm – 9pm

A reading series that is about (and actually is) karaoke. Every month 3-4 writers will each read a piece about a song—its place in their lives and/or in their karaoke sets—and then perform that song as karaoke. After the readings, members of the audience will have the opportunity to sing karaoke themselves. $6.

 

MUSIC

The New Trust, Caravela, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Damage Control, Weird Owl, A Place Both Wonderful And Strange, NO.107 DJ SET, Damn The Witch Siren, Saylavees, Bowery Electric – LES, 8:30pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel live), Marie Faustin (Just For Laughs), Jack Comstock (Carolines), Hosted by Kelsey Caine (NY Times), Old Man Hustle – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Gold Comedy w/ Jo Firestone (The Tonight Show), Kerry Coddett (MTV, HBO), Ophira Eiseberg (NPR), Murray Hill (HBO, Joe’s Pub), Maysoon Zayid (Gotham, Caroline’s), Avery Lender (Gotham Comedy Club, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Hosted by Elsa Waithe (This American Life) and Jes Tom (Caroline’s, Town Hall), The Williamsburg Hotel – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

As If! Comedy w/ Lauren Vino (MTV), Gabriel Pacheco (SiriusXM, Caroline’s), Mary Cella (Female Comedian’s with Tits!), Sam Taggert (Brooklyn Mag’s 50 Funniest Comedians), Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The Gospel According to André, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – Harlem, 6:30pm, Donation.

 

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.

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

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday until May 25, 2pm – 3pm, 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: Riverside HIIT, Terrace at 108th Street – Riverside Park, Every Tuesday until Oct. 30, 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Free.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (4/26) Everything is Falling Apart, Poem in Your Pocket Day

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Poem in Your Pocket Day, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 10:30am – 1:30pm

Student poets share their work at the 16th annual citywide Poem in Your Pocket Day. Free.

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.

Beekeeping: An Introduction, St. John Cantius Parish – Brooklyn, 5:30pm – 7pm

Curious about what it takes to keep honey bees in your community garden? Join longtime beekeeping experts and community gardeners Gemma Garcia and Brenda Thompson-Duchene for an introduction to the world of bees and learn about what it takes to be a beekeeper. Free.

Truth Serum, QED – Queens, April 26 (Thurs.), 9pm – 10:30pm

Every 4th Thursday of the month, you can catch host Zoe Yellen with three of her most daring friends completing outlandish tasks and answering trivia questions. Stand up by Alex Fossella, Yaari Tal and Julian Williams. Featuring contestants Shannon Burke, Orli Matlow and Suzanna Ramos. $7.

Everything is Falling Apart, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Everything is Falling Apart is a live talk show including a mix of standup and storytelling themed to the title and features a special guest interviewed, by comedian and host Molly McGaughey, over a game of Jenga. As soon as the tower falls, the interview is over.

 

MUSIC

Parlor Walls, Russian Baths, Courtship Ritual, Operator Music Band (DJ Set), Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

QNA, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Trackstar the DJ (of Run The Jewels), Brooklyn Bowl, 11:30pm, $10.

John Fullbright, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Madison McFerrin, House of Waters, David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 6:30pm, Free.

Kelman Duran, Debit, Tristan Arp, SUS X HP DJS, H0L0 – Queens, 11pm, $10.

James K, Eve Essex, Via App, Leila Bordreuil, Eli V Manuscript, Issue Project Room – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10 suggested donation.

Walker & Royce, Gilligan Moss, Public Arts – LES, 11pm, Free.

Sedona, Treatment, Floam, Marshall Stacks, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Groupie (Record Release), Shybaby, True Dreams, TASHA, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

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

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ John Campanelli (Comedy Album “Nervous”), Talia Reese (Wendy Williams Show, SpikeTV), Kat Radley (The Daily Show, FOX Laughs), Deepak Ananthapadmanabha (Abe Mixture Show), Riley Lassin (Broadway Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tito/ Ryan Comedy w/ Jeff Acuri (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Liz Barrett (Laughs on Fox), Eric Monical (Boston Comedy Festival), Justin Flanagan (Knitting Factory), Daniel Simonsen (International Superstar), Jennie Sutton (Comedy Central), Art Café + Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

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.

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, Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until March 30, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

 

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

THINGS TO DO

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.

 

MUSIC

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.

 

COMEDY

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.

 

ONGOING

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 (4/12) Julia Santoli, Aeolus Quartet, Trobadour, Unwashed

THINGS TO DO

Julia Santoli: Siren Sore, Issue Project – Brooklyn, 8pm

Julia Santoli opens her 2018 ISSUE residency with the premiere of two new works within her Siren Sore cycle: a mutant project of myriad form manifesting as visual project, recording album, and live performance through genre-crossing collaborations. Santoli describes the work as retaining the narrative accessibility of song structures, but melding with the physical import of a site-specific sonic approach. The evening will also premiere two new works within a sculptural landscape: “spirit is matter” with saxophonist Tamio Shiraishi, and “the prisoners are becoming ambient” with electronic artist and PTP label-head Geng. $10 suggested donation.

Artist Talk: Natural Impact with Tim Daly, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Brant Moorefield, and Lina Puerta, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 6pm – 8pm

Join a discussion with artists Tim Daly, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Brant Moorefield, and Lina Puerta, moderated by curator D. Dominick Lombardi. In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them. Free.

Trobadour, The People’s Improv Theater – Flatiron, April 12 (Thurs.), 10:30pm

Trobadour celebrates the combo of storytelling and song. Stand Ups tell stories and a live band complete with a cast of troubadours transform those stories into song. This month’s storytellers are Sarah Kennedy, Patrick J Reilly, and Shalewa Sharp. $8.

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.

 

MUSIC

Sick Shit, Bone Plow, Skuz, Shredded, Fleshmother, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Dear Rouge, Miles Francis, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Jpegmafia, Jalen Santoy, Starchild & The New Romantic, NYU Kimmel Center or University Life – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free.

Pool Cosby, Mïrändä, Adrian Underhill, EllaMaeFloss, Boy Who Cried Wolf, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Aeolus Quartet, Lincoln Center, 7:30pm, Free.

Phil Young Experience, Hansborough Recreation Center – UWS, 1pm, Free.

The Living Strange, Ritual Talk, Leach, Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Baglady (EP Release), Stove, Big Ups, Deli Girls, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Mark Normand (Comedy Central Special, Conan), John Moses (Gotham Comedy Live, AXS TV), Tracy Marhal (NY Underground Comedy Festival), Brad Stoll (TruTV, Brunch Buddies Podcast), Faisal Alam (Amazon, Conflict of Interest), Roberto Garcia (Greenwhich Village Comedy Club), Katie McGee (Come and Take It Festival), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Kevin Seefried (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Unwashed Comedy w/ Raj Belani, Andre Kim, Michael Salgarolo, Vince Chang, Sonya Vai, KC Arora, Chewy May, Edward Pokropski, Caveat – LES, 7pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

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.

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, Every Monday, Thursday and Friday until April 26, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/5) David Bowie Is, $2.50 Carousel Ride, Quiescence, Azieb

THINGS TO DO

$2.50 Carousel Ride, Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 12pm – 5pm

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the park’s beloved 1912 carousel. $2.50 per ride, $11.50 for five tickets.

Kerouac International Festival, Instituto Cervantes – Midtown East, 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 Sheila Blanco, Francisco Castro, Nono the Poet, Raul de Nieves, Bonafide Rojas, Juan Luis Landaeta, Nicolas Linares and Vanesa Alvarez. Free. RSVP.

Quiescence, Scandinavia House – Midtown, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

This audiovisual work, a collaboration between visual artist Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir, musician and artist Abraham Brody, and cellist Ásta María Kjartansdóttir, interprets a quest for the silence that can be found in abundance in their native Iceland. The performance plays on the connection between the deep silence in nature and the perception of balance and rhythm. $7 – $12.

David Bowie Is Opening Reception, NU Hotel – Brooklyn, 6pm – 9pm

Need more Bowie in Brooklyn? Stop by NU Hotel’s lobby to visit the Bowie-themed pop-up gallery by local artist, Audrey Anastasi.

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.

 

MUSIC

DJ Qbert, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:59pm, $10.

Cleric, Pyrrhon, Seven)Suns, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Choked Up (EP release), Library, Material Support, Lady Bits, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Antagonista, Slalomville, Amy Klein, Nuraxi, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Sammus, Dog, Old Maybe, Joanna Sternberg, Hart Bar – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $10.

Sotto Vocé, Jewel Thief, Jamskate, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Azieb, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Paula Hampton, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Bryan McKenna (Opener for Jim Breuer), Madison Malloy (FOX, Sirius XM), Brian Grossi (TMZ, Round Trip Comedy Series), Maddy Smith (Stand-up NY Comedy Festival), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Brandon Scott Wolf (Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update), Offside Tavern – Greenwich Village, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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.

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: 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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