Around NYC Today (5/29) How to Watch Movies the Right Way, Tyrannosaurus

THINGS TO DO

Suicide Seed, Playwrights Horizons (South Studio, 5th Floor), 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Suicide Seed is a new play about revenge, and the lengths we go to get it, from Riti Sachdeva (The Rug Dealer, Parts of Parts & Stitches). Free.

How to Watch Movies the Right Way, QED – Queens, 8pm – 9:30pm

Movie experts Pat Stango, Gregg Zehentner, Erin Rose Chan, and Clayton Gumbert are talking the brand new movie SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, with guest JL Cauvin. Are you watching the latest Star Wars film the right way? Come find out! There’ll be audience games, prizes, comedy videos, couples compete in The MovieWed Game, and lots of surprises at the first live episode of the podcast. $5.

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 Janlori Goldman, Christopher Salerno, and Leah Umansky. 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.

 

MUSIC

Beccs, Late Slip, Meridian Lights, THE MOBROS, Looms, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

The Almighty Burner, Lord Samir, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Sue Maskaleris, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Tyrannosaurus w/ Jono Zalay (Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch), Adam Suzan (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Conor Delehanty (Limestone Comedy Festival), Chloe McGovern (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Sydnee Washington (Death of a Bottle Girl), Dario Joseph (Cleveland Comedy Festival), R’A’R Bar – Queens, May 29 (Tues.), 9pm, Free.

Phil Hunt, Aminah Imani, Brian Grossi, Carolines on Broadway – Times Square, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), 11am – 12:30pm, 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 Tuesday and Thursday until May 31, 2pm – 3pm, 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.

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.

Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, Every Tuesday until Aug. 29, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/24) Tap-A-Long, Watercolor Class, Bomb Shelter Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Tap-A-Long, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Grab your tap shoes and hoof on down to the Piano in Bryant Park for a celebration in honor of National Tap Dance Day. With special appearances by Marietta Clark, Rod Ferrone, Megan Haungs, Yuka Kameda, and Hank Smith with Ayako Shirasaki on the piano. Free.

My Father’s Business, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Cal Turner, the former CEO of Dollar General, discusses his new book My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company. Free.

Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Artist Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP.

Truth Serum, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Truth Serum, a late night talk show turned podcast, is a a “Double Dare” style game show with stand up, sketch comedy, and booze. With Stand Up by Jack Pinsky, Aaron LaRoche. Sketch Performance by Matthew Abrahams, Manuel Belliard, Michele O’Brien, Eitan Rosenberg, Ethan Scheck. Hosted by Zoe Yellen. $7.

 

MUSIC

Mundy’s Bay, Gin War, Good Looking Friends, No Swoon, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

David Freeman, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free.

The Doilies, Lifemusik Mit Andre, Derick Evans, Kate Mohanty, H0L0 – Queens, 6:30pm, $8.

Boot, Tygersounds, Common Ancestors, Tenderfoot, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $5 suggested donation.

Mayve, Mafalda, Stardust Creatures, Joe Wood, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Corinne Fisher (Guys We F*cked Podcast, Joe Rogan Experience), Mike Cannon (Comedy Central, MTV, Irish Goodbye Podcast), Elon Altman (AXS TV, NBC), Jocelyn Chia (AXS TV, Sirius XM), Clint Nohr (AXS TV, Oddball Festival), Kenny Warren (Comics Cutting Comics), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk Podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown West, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Casual Town w/ Mary Beth Barone (Viceland), Alex English (Viceland, The Rundown with Robin Thede on BET), Stavros Halkias (Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude podcast), Carmen Lagala ( Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival), Sing Sing Ave. A – East Village, 7pm, $5.

Cool World Comedy w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Clare O’Kane (Viceland), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert Podcast), Rosebud Baker (Two Less Lonley Girls), Alexis Guerrero (The Cooligans), A Bar Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The House (2017), Sara D Roosevelt Park – LES, 7:30pm, Free.

 

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.

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

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Thursday until June 7, 5pm – 6pm, Free.

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

Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/23) Riverdale High, QED&D, Bryant Park Dance Party

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Author: Bringing Riverdale High Alive with Graphic Novels, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Hear Thomas Pitilli, Archie Comics artist, discuss how he brings Riverdale High alive in Archie Comics. Get the inside scoop on his work, then stick around and get your book signed. Free.

Bryant Park Dance Party, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 8:30pm

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, features superb bands and expert dance instruction. Each week, the event will switch between genres such as salsa, bhangra and swing. Free.

QED&D, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

You walk into the local bar and inn. A scruffy half-orc, walks into the middle of the room, glances around, and says “So, who’s from out of town here tonight?” Play the world’s ultimate role-playing game as a multimedia epic, with music, visual guides, drinking games, and a stand-up comedy set that will be woven into the story. You could be one of our other party members, all you have to do is attend the show. $8.

 

MUSIC

Jill Peacock with Miranda Joan and Aya Jack, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Zach Layton, Loren Connors, David Grubbs, H0L0 – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

DBK, Bonnie Baxter, YUNG MAYNE, H0L0 – Queens, 10pm, $5 – $8.

 

COMEDY

Comedians You Should Know w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Rebecca O’Neil (NPR), Whitmer Thomas (Comedy Central), Daniel Simeonson (BBC), Jono Zalay (Riot LA’s Comics to Watch), Jeff Steinbrunner (Accidental Comedy Fest), Hosted by David Drake, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Cold Beer Comedy w/ Akaash Singh (MTV and the Flagrant 2 podcast), Krystina Hutchinson (“Guys We F*cked” podcast), Kase Raso, Rosebud Baker, KC Arora, Chris Scopo, Casey Balsham and Matt Ruby, New York Comedy Club – Kips Bay, 9pm, $5.

 

FILM

Wonder, Happy Warrior Playground – UWS, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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

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

 

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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 (5/8) Eraserhead Free Screening, Hanksy, Backfat Variety Show

THINGS TO DO

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.

Stand Ups Improvise TED Talks, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Join host and local Astoria comic, Ryan Stanisz, as he challenges NYC’s best stand-ups to improvise their way through a presentation they’ve never seen before, on a topic that they’ve never even heard of before that night. $7.

The Next Gen Opening Reception, 1501 Broadway – Brooklyn, 6pm – 9pm

he Next Gen offers emerging artists the opportunity to present a solo exhibition in collaboration with Brooklyn art collective The Art Vacancy. The show, curated by Sáng Huynh, will feature Portuguese artist Catarina Mantero. Free. RSVP.

How To Do Your Thing, 119 Ludlow Street – LES, 7pm – 10pm

How To Do Your Thing is a discussion panel and Q&A on challenging the traditional art world. Adam Lucas (aka Hanksy) will have work on display in the gallery for night of the event only. Other speakers include Amber Bednall (Acrylicize/Studio 7), Tina Ziegler (Moniker), Brandon Wisecarver (Con Artist Collective), Poppy Simpson (Meural), Calum Hall (Creative Debuts), Deming King Harriman (Superfine!). Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Pleasure Motel, Body Stuff, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Jonny Couch, Wildly, Grits, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

David J (Bauhaus) Q&A and Signing, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Gnarcissists, Playboy Manbaby, Smock, Ted’s Dead, Rails, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Stav G, LUX, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $5 – $10.

Your Dream Coat (single release), Sic Tic, The Throat, & Gustaf, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Backfat Variety Show w/ Janelle James (HBO’s “Crashing,” writer for BET’s “The Rundown with Robin Thede,” album “Black and Mild”), Brett Davis (HBO), Ana Fabrega (“The Chris Gethard Show” and “At Home with Amy Sedaris” on TruTV), Dan Perlman (MTV’s “Vidiots”), Hosted by Chris Calogero (Vice, Host of “Mourning Coffee” Podcast) and Emily Winter (SiriusXM, Glamour, Fusion TV), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Tyrannosaurus w/ Conrad Roth (New York Comedy Club), Albert Kirchner (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Jeremy Pysher (Sexpot Comedy), Nasser Khan (Beast Village Comedy Festival), R’A’R Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free.

 

FILM

Eraserhead, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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.

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

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday until April 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT, Terrace at 108th Street – Riverside Park, Every Tuesday until October 30, 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Free.

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

 

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