Around NYC Today (6/26) Met Opera, Amateur Burlesque Night, Poppies


Bryant Park Author: When Love and Art Combine, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Rupert Thomson discusses his new book, Never Anyone But You. Hosted by Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blindfold. Get the inside scoop on the authors’ work, then stick around and get your book signed. Free.

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series, The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell in Jackie Robinson Park – Sugar Hill, 7pm – 8:30pm

The Met’s popular concert series will showcase three young artists—Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, Gerard Schneider, and Adrian Timpau. Dan Saunders will be at the piano to accompany each performance. Free.

Amateur Burlesque Night, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm

Everyone can get almost-naked on stage, and now you can too… in front of an audience, under the spotlight, on the House of Yes stage! Come see the hilarious brilliance of first timers and emerging artists taking off their clothes and showing off their moves just for you. Free. RSVP.

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.

Art Inspired by…Faith Ringgold, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 W. 60th St – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free.

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show, Parade Grounds in Fort Totten Park – Queens, 6pm – 10pm

Head to the Fort Totten Park Parade Grounds for the 4th annual concert and fireworks display. Free.

Watercolors on the Waterfront, LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter’s Point South Park, Borden Avenue and Center Boulevard – Queens, 6:30pm – 8pm

Enjoy sunset views while painting the NYC skyline. Donna Levinstone, an LIC based artist, will be on hand to provide tips and help you create your own masterpiece. All supplies are included. Free.

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 . Free.



Poppies, Metrotech Commons, 5 MetroTech Center – Brooklyn, June 27 (Wed.), 8pm, Free.

Pearl Earl, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Elke (Record Release Show), Berlin – NYC, 25 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Katie Darcia (DJ Set), Dustin Payseur (DJ Set), Elsewhere (Rooftop), 599 Johnson Avenue – Brooklyn, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Nikki’s Wives NYC Listening Party, The Gramercy Theatre, 127 E 23rd St, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Feral Scouts, The Planes, The Sharp Shadows, The Safari Room At El Cortez, 17 Ingraham Street – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

RPLLNT, Lilith Velkor, Penny, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Joel Forrester, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.



Feelings: A Talk Show With Giulia Rozzi w/ Phoebe Robinson, Amber Rae, Rob Cantrell, John Robinson, DJ Therap- E, Union Hall, 702 Union Street – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Stash Comedy w/ Domo Jones, Chike Robinson, Jen Lap, Eagle Witt, Justin Smith, BK9, 62 5th Avenue – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Hot Box Comedy w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Dulce Sloan (The Daily Show), Chanel Ali (MTV Girl Code), Jatty Robinson (AKA Wyatt Cenac), Clark Jones (Comedy at The Knitting Factory), et al., 191 Chrystie Street – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



The Greatest Showman, J Hood Wright Park in J. Hood Wright Park – Washington Heights, 8pm, Free.

Jumanji (2017), Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Marshall, 135 Street Lawn in St. Nicholas Park, West 135 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Poe Park –Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.



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: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, Every weekday until Aug. 30, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Family Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. and Indian Road, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 5:30pm – 6:15pm, 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.

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park, Between West 34th and West 35th Streets and 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue – Hudson Yards, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 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, Swindler Cove in Sherman Creek – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 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 (12/6) Washington Sq. Tree Lighting, Ghostbusters 2, Postmen


Washington Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting, Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village, 5pm – 7pm

A 45-foot Christmas tree just south of the Washington Square Arch will be lit for the holidays. To celebrate the occasion, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet will perform holiday songs. Santa Claus is also expected to appear, with candy canes in hand.

Fibers and Figures, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Midtown, 6pm – 8pm

Sotheby’s Institute of Art presentS Fibers and Figures, a group exhibition that brings together four artists exploring the contemporary body through the creation of textile works. Featuring Liz Collins, Sarah Finkle, Aqeel Malcolm, and Lily Moebes. Free. RSVP.

Dunces N’ Dragons, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Dunces N’ Dragons is a comedy show that puts comedians through D&D themed challenges. Performers roll a 20-sided die that decides their fate. Will they have to eat peppers as hot as a dragon’s breath? Or will the entire audience be teleported outside for a show in the street? With John Bilancini, Amanda Hurley, Chris Crespo and Prahnav Behar. $8.

Next to Normal, Bernie West Theater – Gramercy Park, 7:30pm – 10pm

Next to Normal is a rock musical that follows mother Diana Goodman’s struggle with worsening bipolar disorder and its effect on her family as they search for a new normal. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds will go to the Mental Health Association of New York City.



Randy in Tangier, JP Kaplan Hall – Greenwich Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ghostbusters 2, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Human, Lycée Français De New York – UES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Yucky Duster, gobbinjr, Poppies, Dougie Poole, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Austin Blair Campbell, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8.

Home Blitz, The Love Birds, Rips, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Milan to Minsk EP release show, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem + Mwenso and The Shakes, DJ modrums, Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm, $10.

Late Guest at The Party, Kid Midnight, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8.



Postmen: An Hour Of Sketch Comedy w/ Matt Barats, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Liza Treyger, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Victor Varnado (Conan), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Maddy Smith (Carolines), Tyler Richardson(True TV), Hosted by Katie Boyle (Men Are Ugly), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

David Drake (Comedians You Should Know), Drew Michael (SNL), Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Ethan Simmons Patterson (Somewhere in Brooklyn), Liza Treyger (Late night with Seth Myers), Conner McNutt (The Improv, in from L.A.), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Fuse TV), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks w/ Samantha Ruddy (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Luke Touma (Sirius XM), JP McDade (Just For Laughs), Jordan Temple (Hidden Fences, Showtime), Dina Hashem (Comedy Central), Lucky Jack’s – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.



Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm, Free.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, (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.

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wed. until Dec. 26, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am. Free.

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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