Around NYC Today (5/4) Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Paint Social, Tall Juan DJ Set


Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Sunset Park Recreation Center – Brooklyn, 4pm – 7pm

Join a celebration of Mexican culture with music, dance, crafts and more. Also includes a screening of the movie Chavela. Free.

Public Art Opening and Participatory Event with Judith Modrak, Thomas Paine Park – TriBeCa, 10am – 2pm

Our Memories is an installation of seven translucent, neuron-inspired sculptures that contain cavities holding color-coded memory stones. The memory stones are classified into six primary emotive categories: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. During one-day events at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park and Thomas Paine Park, participants will transform two new sculptures by recalling a powerful memory and then sharing the memory by depositing it in a sculpture. Free.

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 Free.

Paint Social, Jackie Robinson Recreation Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join a group painting session. Express your creativity through painting and socializing. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided. Free. RSVP by calling 212.234.9607 or by emailing .

Exhibit Opening: Our Botanical World by the Professional Women Photographers Group, Queens Botanical Garden, 8am – 5pm

Our Botanical World features curated photographs by members of the Professional Women Photographers group inspired by the botanical world and its impact on human life through all seasons. A “Meet the Artists” event will take place from 6 to 8pm. Free with garden admission ($6 for adults, $4 for children and students).



Dentist, Small Drag, Mars Motel, Fuckery, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Tall Juan (Latin DJ Set), Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

Oh, Oh, Ecstasy, Hello Nurse, Maude Latour, Memoirs of Addiction, The Cold Seas, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Haiku, Victoria Canal, Alex Carr, Just Another Crew, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Unwed Sailor, Early Day Miners, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Big Mack, Ammunation, Liberty, Restraining Order, Brooklyn Bazaar (cellar), 8pm, $10.



Eugene T. Barnes (Carolines), Raj Belani (Phillies Funniest), Sandy Chansamone (The PIT), YouJean Chang (College Humor), Paul Schissler (Comedy Wire), Oppa – West Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Coast 2 Coast Comedy Show w/ Pedro Salinas (Laughs On Fox), Jill Weiner (WikiFreakz podcast), Gianmarco Soresi (Carolines Breakout Artist), Venessa Peruda (World Series Of Comedy), Riley Lassin (Sexy Camel Show), Josh Darsky (The Open Mic Tour), Karma – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.



Angels in the Outfield, Father Macris Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.



Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until June 29, 10am – 11am, 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: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (4/29) Spying in the House of Love, Arbor Fest, Angel Baby


Arbor Fest, Queens Botanical Garden, 11am – 5pm

Join a fun-filled celebration of trees and the environment at Queens Botanical Garden’s Arbor Fest. Activities include lawn games, puppet shows, face painting, craft vendors, bar trivia and a beer and wine garden. $10 adults, $8 for children.

Brooklyn Shoreline Bicycle Tour, American Veterans Memorial Pier – Brooklyn, 1pm – 2:30pm

Park rangers lead a scenic bicycle tour Brooklyn shoreline. Bring your own bicycle and helmet. Free.

Outsight, Dorothy Streisin Memorial Community Garden – LES, 2pm – 3pm

Join a site-specific, outdoor garden version of a work-in-progress for Butoh dancer SU-EN´s new solo premiering in September in Sweden.

Exploring the History and Landscape of Highland Park, Highland Park – Brooklyn, 2pm – 4pm

Spend your Sunday afternoon wandering through Highland Park’s picturesque views, historic landscape, architectural neighborhood gems, and the Ridgewood Reservoir. This tour will feature the newly renovated and unique “Indian” granite stone bridge and its surroundings. Free.

Angel Baby, 63 Fifth Avenue – Flatiron District, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Angel Baby, directed by Lena Kutscher, is a comedy that conveys the importance of sexual health through a ridiculous scenario. Heaven is overpopulated with angels because no birth control exists there. The angels born in heaven, rather than having lived and died on Earth, are discriminated against. Free. RSVP.

Spying in the House of Love, Morris A Schapiro Hall – Morningside Heights, 9pm – 10pm

This one act show uses blues, burlesque and kink performance to tell the story of a woman’s journey to self discovery through encounters of the strange and the sensual. Bring your dance shoes for Blues and Swing dancing after the show. Free. RSVP.



Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality, Kaleta & Super Yamba Band, KISSEY, DJ Center, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Jessica Pavone, Sarah Bernstein, Dina Maccabee, DARIAN THOMAS, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $10.

The Nuclears, The Messenger Birds, The Ritualists, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

JACK Quartet, Our Saviour’s Atonement – Inwood, 5pm, Free.

Shady Hawkins (reunion), MALLRAT, Crosslegged, YATTA, G Lucas Crane, DJ Kegan Zema, DJ Jo Valdes, DJ Mike Lawrence, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Mischief Night, Dear Forbidden, Strange Neighbors, Trying, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Bartees & The Strange Fruit, Slow Reader, ERDA, Honey Swell, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 2pm, $10.

Peaer, Sinai Vessel, Jelani Sei, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $10.



The Brat Pack Comedy Show w/ Tamer Kattan (America’s Got Talent), Pauline Murphy (Gotham Comedy Club), Abby Feldman (Netflix’s Gringolandia), Todd Montesi (HBO’s Crashing), Kenny Warren (Comics Cutting Comics), Jodi Coyote (Coyote Champagne), Maya Klausner (She Devil Comedy Festival), Mike Guild (Android’s Dungeon), Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 7:30pm, $7.

Legend of the Witching Hour w/ Carolyn Busa, Lynn Bixenspan, Paul Julmeus, Jeena Bloom, Gianmarco Soresi, QED – Queens, 7pm, $10.



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 (4/22) Earth Fest Celebration, Spring Awakening, Rumours


Upper West Side Kids Clothing Swap, JCC Manhattan – UWS, 10am – 2pm

Bring clean, reusable, and portable children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

LUNGS 4th Annual Spring Awakening 2018, El Jardin Del Paraiso – East Village, 11:30am – 4pm

Join LUNGS – Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens on Earth Day for the 4th Annual Spring Awakening parade and party in the Lower East Side to welcome spring and celebrate the opening of their community gardens. Spring Awakening is a touch of Mardi Gras, a taste of charivari, mudballs and seed swaps.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., everyone will march from garden to garden around the neighborhood, visiting 20 gardens, and arriving about 1:30 p.m. at El Jardin del Paraiso Community Garden, where there will be music, refreshments, environmental workshops, games and other events. Free.

25th Annual Earth Fest Celebration, Playground for All Children in Pelham Bay Park – Bronx, 12pm – 3pm

Enjoy a day that includes a volunteer project, a sensory garden, environmental displays, arts and crafts, music, a live performance, and more. Free.

Tulip Time, Queens Botanical Garden, 12pm – 5:30pm

Celebrate spring during the peak of tulip season. See over 20,000 bulbs. Featuring music by Emily Asher’s Garden Party. Happy Hour between 4pm to 5:30pm.

Earth Day Celebration, El Garden – Brooklyn, 1pm – 7pm

Enjoy a spring day of seed ball making, seed starting, and a community picnic! Bring a dish to share; everyone is welcome. Free.

Balancing Yin and Yang: The Place of Chinese Philosophy in Garden Construction, Chinese Scholar’s Garden, 2pm – 6pm

This lecture, a collaboration between Snug Harbor Education and the CUNY College of Staten Island’s East Asian Studies Department, takes a look at how traditional Chinese ideas are embodied in the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden. After the presentation, tour the garden to see these concepts and design elements in action. $10 for adults, $5 students and seniors.

Devialet Presents Record Listening: Fleetwood Mac Rumours, National Sawdust – Brooklyn, 7pm

The National Sawdust hosts a record listening event like you’ve never heard before—experience Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors album on Devialet’s Phantom speakers: the audio technology of choice for Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Free. RSVP.



Snakeskin, Crazy Pills, Drug Pizza, Virginia and the Woolves, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Junius Karr, Snakeboy, Hit Like A Girl, Figure Eight, Fox Hollow (cellar), Brooklyn Bazaar, 7:30pm, $10.

Bookworms, Searmanas, Jon G, Datatek, Visuals by RATHSKELLER, H0L0 – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Slim Kings, New Myths, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

OLDSPORT, Pacific Radio, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Bueno, Spring Onion, Human People, Long Neck, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.



Greetings From Florida w/ Mike Lawrence (South Florida), Andrew Collin (Palm Beach), Milly Tamarez (Hollywood, FL), Paul Schissler (Titusville), Soo Ra (Miami), Jared Waters (Tampa), Hosted by Liz Magee (Orlando) and Paul Julmeus (Miami), QED – Queens, 8pm, $5.

Cat Alvarado (Hilarious), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Michael Verdi (New York Comedy), Old Man Hustle – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday until April 17, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (4/14) Palehound, Henry V, That Good Good, The Killing Joke


That Good Good, The Footlight – Queens, 7pm – 9pm

That Good Good is a night of comedy and music hosted by Julienne Jones where you can laugh and cry and get sloshed and walk away knowing that you contributed to something GOOD. For the April edition of That Good Good, all proceeds will be going to Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Featuring comedians Pat Regan, Farah Brook, Tim Platt and Eudora Peterson. Music by LIL FREX, Maya Sharpe, Joanna Teters, Josh Roberts, Nick Marks and Stefan Haerle. $10 – $15.

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 2) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V. RSVP by emailing .

Art in the Garden: Hope Closing Reception, Queens Botanical Garden, 2pm – 4pm

Meet the artist behind Hope, Laura Fantini, and enjoy one last look at the exhibit. Free with garden admission.



Palehound, Weaves, pinkcaravan!, Crosslegged, Barnard Quad – UWS, 12pm, Free.

Afternoon Men, Bailey Outerbridge, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Arc Waves, Rvby My Dear, Oracle Room, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Riot Antigone, Choked Up, Lady Bits, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

LionDub, DJ Squake, INNA K, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, $10.

Meek is murder, Mary Todd, Drive-By Bukkake, Wreath of Tongues, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7pm, $10.

The Katy, Dave Jones, Rebecca Ryskalczyk, MELTRICKnoiz, The Footlight – Queens, 2pm, $8.



End of the Line w/ Patrick Holbert, Peter Revello, Henry Sir, Sam Grittner, Andrea Shapiro, Sam Mushman, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $8 – $10.

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Dave Sirus, Peter Revello, Rachel McCartney, Guitler Raphael, Sallie Smith-Fitch, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Jimmy Peoples, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Grill on the Hill Comedy w/ Petey DeAbreu (Comedy Central, The Hope of The Hood Podcast), Randy Syphax (Late-night with Jimmy Fallon, Montreal’s Just For Laughs), Alex Babbit (HBO’s All def Comedy), Abby Rosenquist (Montreal’s Just For Laughs), 1624 Amsterdam Avenue – Harlem, 8pm, $10.

The Killing Joke w/ Mike Recine (Comedy Central), Dina Hashem (Conan), Sam Evans (Just for Laughs), Fareeha Khan (MTV), Nasser Khan (Bridgetown), Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, 12pm – 3pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday until April 17, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Union Square Walking Tour, Meet in front of Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street), 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (2/4) Super Bowl Party, The Danube, Paul Bergmann, Happy Hour


Super Bowl Party, Brooklyn Bazaar, 6:30pm – 11:30pm

Rockaway Beach Mexican joint Super Burrito is hosting a Super Bowl party. Watch the game on the big screen while eating 50 cent wings. Free. RSVP.

Bayside Stop ‘N’ Swap, Korean Community Services – Queens, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday, Glyndor Gallery in Wave Hill – Bronx, 1pm – 3pm

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session are Tomie Arai, Camille Hoffman, Pedro Ramirez, Jessica Rohrer, Jean Shin and Austin Thomas. Free with admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

Pedro Infante, Cien Años Pienso En Ti, iD Studio Theater – Bronx, 4pm – 6pm

Pedro Infante, Cien Años Pienso En Ti, a one-act play in Spanish with music, offers a new twist on the life of Mexican immigrants living al otro lado. Free. RSVP.

The Danube, The Actors Studio – West Midtown, 2pm – 3:30pm

The Theater and Climate Change series continues with Maria Irene Fornes’ The Danube. The play starts in Budapest, Hungary in 1938 and “soon departs from chronological realism.” Free. RSVP.



Paul Bergmann, Dougie Poole, New Love Crowd, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Violets are Wet, Dinowalrus, Jade Helm, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Ryan Egan, Saint Marilyn, Parrot Dream, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Koran Agan Trio, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.



Happy Hour Comedy w/ Lance Weiss, Brett Druck, James Myers, Gianmarco Soresi, Josh Accardo, Chris Griggs, Joseph Vecsey, Kelsey Claire Hagen, Madelein Smith, John Saponaro, Zack Hammond, Eastville Comedy Club – East Village, 6pm, $0 – $8.



Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61s t Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden – Queens, First weekend of each month, 1pm – 2pm, Free.