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

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

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

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

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 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/8) Eraserhead Free Screening, Hanksy, Backfat Variety Show

Around NYC Today (5/7) Sneak Preview of Boom for Real, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO Dear Diary: Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Comics are funny; sure, but how did they get that way? Delve deeply into the past with Q.E.D. comedian Maggie Lalley, as she hosts a dramatic reading of several comedians’ childhood journals. Laughter inevitable. Discomfort guaranteed. This month’s lineup features Emma Vernon, Jonathan Van Harlem, Matt Fishman, Felicia … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/7) Sneak Preview of Boom for Real, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

Around NYC Today (5/6) Cultural Traffic, Irish Dance Festival, Community Rowing

THINGS TO DO Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival, Pier I in Riverside Park South – UWS, 1pm – 6pm Irish Arts Center kicks off Summer on the Hudson’s 2018 season with its annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers. Free. Freshwater Fishing, Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 12pm – 1:30pm Catch-and-release fishing … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/6) Cultural Traffic, Irish Dance Festival, Community Rowing

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

Around NYC Today (4/25) Free Workout Class, Eraserhead, All is Forgiven Comedy

THINGS TO DO Art Inspired by…Kara Walker, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center – 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. RSVP by sending an email to laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov . Free. Free Workout Class, Modell’s (464 Fulton St.) – Brooklyn, 6:30pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/25) Free Workout Class, Eraserhead, All is Forgiven Comedy

Around NYC Today (4/24) Desert Island Discs, Karaoke Reading Series, Stargazing

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. Desert Island Discs: Houston Person, The National Jazz Museum … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/24) Desert Island Discs, Karaoke Reading Series, Stargazing

Around NYC Today (4/20) Henry V, Bryant Park Fencing, High Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm Learn the basics with instructors from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Free. Public Theater Mobile Unit presents Henry V, Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center – Bronx, 1pm – 2:30pm Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/20) Henry V, Bryant Park Fencing, High Ponytail Comedy

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 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/8) Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Second Sundays, Musical Mayhem

Around NYC Today (3/31) Julia Heyward, Amersfort Easter Festival, Paid Protest

THINGS TO DO Painting to Survive, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 1pm – 6pm Painting to Survive: 1985-1995 is a timely exhibition of twelve painters who lived during the AIDS epidemic and the culture wars of the Reagan and Bush years. Featuring artists Audrey Anastasi, Jane Bauman, John Bradford, Suzan Courtney, Jean Foos, Joel Handorff, Richard Hofmann, Stephen Lack, Marc Lida, Michael Ottersen, Jonathan Weinberg and Fran … Continue reading Around NYC Today (3/31) Julia Heyward, Amersfort Easter Festival, Paid Protest

Around NYC Today (3/28) All Is Forgiven, Hot Box Comedy, Playwrights’ Playground

THINGS TO DO Art Inspired by… Carrie Mae Weems, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from artist Carrie Mae Weems. The series will include an overview of the artist and technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free. All Is Forgiven: A Non-Religious Comedy Show About Religion, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Want to confess? … Continue reading Around NYC Today (3/28) All Is Forgiven, Hot Box Comedy, Playwrights’ Playground

Around NYC Today (3/27) How to Appear Normal at Social Events, Eucharist Play

THINGS TO DO How to Appear Normal at Social Events with Lord Birthday, Caveat – LES, 9pm – 11pm A strange TED-style talk by Lord Birthday, maker of absurd poem-comics and dispenser of wisdom. Chad Murphy –the creator of the Lord Birthday comics–discusses current trends in online art and writing in the context of his own creative trajectory. What kinds of art and writing tend … Continue reading Around NYC Today (3/27) How to Appear Normal at Social Events, Eucharist Play