Around NYC Today (8/22) Comedy of Errors, Interpol Listening Party, Up

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Author: TV Writers Gone Novelists, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

TV writers gone novelists discuss the differences between writing a novel and for television. Featuring Peter Blauner, the author of Sunrise Highway and writer for Law & Order and Blue Bloods; Seth Greenland, the author of The Hazards of Good Fortuneand writer for Big Love; Kevin Fox, author of Until the Next Time and writer for Law & Order and Lie to Me; Hosted by author Jesse Kornbluth. Free.

Accordions Around the World, Bryant Park, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join this weekly series featuring accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Hear music from all over the world to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument. Free.

William Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors,’ 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard in Alley Pond Park – Queens, 6pm – 7:30pm

York College Theatre Outreach presents William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” Shakespeare’s madcap farce of identical twins, mistaken identity, and classic confusion, boxed up in a teaching moment on the importance of understanding in a world ruled by the lure of money and inflexible laws. Free.

Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers, South Beach Gazebo in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach – Staten Island, 6pm – 7:30pm

Get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Free.

Alice in Wonderland (1951)/Morricone Youth, Long Meadow North in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 7pm – 11pm

Join this rain date screening of Alice in Wonderland as Young Alice stumbles into Wonderland and meets a cast of characters in her quest home. Enjoy Morricone Youth as they provide some pre-film psychedelic tunes. Free.

Historic Richmond Town’s Cruise Night, Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue – Staten Island, 5:30pm – 9pm

Have dinner at the Cheech A’ Cini’s food truck, walk the grounds and see the classic cars of a bygone era from Staten Island’s best car clubs. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

 

MUSIC

Room Tones, The Regrets, John Kengla, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 12pm, $8 – $10.

Interpol (Listening Party), Rough Trade, 64 North 9th Street – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Night Demon, Blood Star, Lvger, Beldäm, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

London Plane, Children Having Children, Wildly, Finding Thomas, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, $10.

Bertha Hope, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

FILM

This is Spinal Tap, Berry Street and North 12th Street in McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.

Up (2009), Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th St – UWS, 7pm, Free.

Blade Runner 2049, Hudson River Park’s Pier 63, 8:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Left Breast Comedy Hour w/ Ashley Gavin, Bobbi Jeanne Misick, Abby Washuta, Jen Lap, The Lantern Comedy Club, 167 Bleecker St – West Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Ryan Beck (Comedy Central), Hanna Dickinson (Comedy Central), Graham Kay (Super Troopers 2), Clark Jones (HBO’s Crashing), Kate Willett (Netflix), Hosted by Michael Joyce, The Douglass, 149 4th Avenue – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Sunrise Tai Chi, Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:30am – 7:30am, Free.

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, 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.

Drawing at the Conference House, Conference House Museum in Conference House Park, 298 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every Wednesday until Aug. 1, 10am – 12pm, Free.

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

Tai Chi, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Wednesday until Oct. 17, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

HIIT with lululemon, Hudson River Park’s Pier 25, North Moore St. and West St, Every Wednesday until Sept. 12, 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, Swindler Cove in Sherman Creek – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Sunset Yoga, Abby’s Lawn in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Wednesday until Aug. 29, 6:45pm – 8pm, Free.

Waterfront Zumba, LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter’s Point South Park, Borden Avenue and Center Boulevard – Queens, Every two weeks on Wednesday until Aug. 29, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (8/3) Press Play Fair, #TotallyPublicKaraoke, Against Me!

THINGS TO DO

New York Euripides Summer Festival Presents ‘Suppliants,’ The East River Park Amphitheater in John V. Lindsay East River Park – LES, 6pm – 7:30pm

Enjoy a fully-staged production of Suppliants by the American Thymele Theatre. Suppliants follows widows and children of war victims who go to Eleusis, near Athens, to seek justice and permission to bury their dead heroes. Free.

The Winter’s Tale – South Brooklyn Shakepeare, Washington Park Field in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm

Bring a blanket and join the fourth annual summer performances by the South Brooklyn Shakespeare at Washington Park Field. Directed by Elizabeth Sutton-Stone. Free.

#TotallyPublicKaraoke, Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street – UWS, 6pm – 10pm

Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. Note that sign-ups are required and close between 8:30pm and 9pm depending on attendance. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks, Between West 10th Street and West 15th Street in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk – Brooklyn, 9:30pm – 10pm

Coney Island’s Friday Night Firework Series is back for the summer. For the best views, find a spot anywhere in the Amusement District down to the beach and boardwalk. Free.

 

MUSIC

Press Play Fair w/ Harmony Tividad (Girlpool), Ellen Kempner (Palehound), Maia Friedman (Dirty Projectors / Uni Ika Ai), Renata Zeiguer, Opal Hoyt (Zenizen) & Zoe Brecher (SAD13), Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10 suggested donation.

Yoke Lore, Rough Trade, 64 North 9th Street – Brooklyn, 5pm, Free.

AGAINST ME!, Cherry Glazerr, Taking Meds, House of Vans, 25 Franklin St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Grosser (Album Release), Hotel, Mouse Sucks, Jay Prob, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Peter Wolf Super Soul Banned, Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St – UWS, Aug. 3 (Fri.), 7:30pm, Free.

Blueprint, Eve Minor, Picasso Sight, Azomali, Love is a Fist, Pianos, 158 Ludlow Street – LES, 7pm, $10.

L.O.T.I.O.N., Bookworms, Deli Girls, Rubber, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Isaac ben Ayala, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Speak American: A Comedy Show w/ Tom Thakkar (CONAN), Gobran Saleem, Marie Faustin, Fumi Abe & Kwasi Mensah, Hosted by Noa Osheroff and Isabel Hagen, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Mike Drucker (Writer for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Josh Homer (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham), Justin Herman (Writer for Comedy Central), Sachin Bansal (New York Comedy Club), Eugene Barnes (Carolines on Broadway), Vanetta Schoefield (Keith and the Girl Podcast), O.P.P.A., 162 West 4th St – West Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Justice League, Golden Pond in Crocheron Park – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2, WNYC Transmitter Park – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

A Wrinkle in Time, Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse in Clove Lakes Park, Clove Road and Cheshire Place – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Introduction to Meditation, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, Every Monday and Friday until Aug. 31, 7am – 7:45am, Free.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (7/2) Brazil v Mexico, Comedy at the Grocery, Dunkirk, Bodega

THINGS TO DO

Brazil vs Mexico, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue – Brooklyn, 9:30am – 2pm

House of Yes will be showing the game on the big screen, serving coffee, mimosas, tacos, brazilian cocktails, and generally making this the most fun World Cup watch party you’ve ever been to in your life. Free. RSVP.

Bryant Park Pilates, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6th Avenue and 41st Street, 7:30am – 8:30am

Head to Bryant Park for a beginner Pilates class, presented by the Pilates Initiative and Return to Life Center. Mats are provided by Balanced Body and are available to the first 30 attendees at each class. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

West African Dance Class, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Free.

 

MUSIC

Bodega, Rough Trade, 64 N. 9th St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Andy Haynes (Comedy Central), Fareeha Khan (MTV), David Spector (NY Comedy Festival), Ronnie Fleming (Young Business), James Creelman (SiruisXM), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue – Brooklyn, July 2 (Mon.), 8pm, Free.

Comedy at the Grocery w/ Ari Shaffir, Joe Pera, Bobby Kelly, Joyelle Johnson, Mike Recine, Dan Soder, Hosted by Petey De Aubreu, Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St – LES, 8pm, $5.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Natasha Vaynblat (Comedy Central), Matt Barats (The Special Without Brett Davis), Joel Walkowski (Comedy Central), Chloe Radcliffe (TBS Comic to Watch), Christian Polanco (The New York Times), Damian Holmes (Funny Or Die), Fawkner, 191 Smith Street – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

A League of Their Own, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, 8pm, Free.

Gnomeo and Juliet, Bathgate Playground – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Dunkirk, Walt Whitman Park – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

This is Congo (U.S. Theatrical Premiere), Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Boulevard – Harlem, 9:45pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Introduction to Meditation, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, Every Monday and Friday until Aug. 31, 7am – 7:45am, Free.

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 11am – 11:50am, 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

Sunset Tai Chi, The Conference House in Conference House Park, 7455 Hylan Blvd -Staten Island, Every Monday until Aug. 27, 7:30pm – 8:45pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/20) I’m With Her, Winter Poetry, Astoria Drink and Draw

Bryant Park Reading Room: Winter Poetry with Brooklyn Poets, Kinokuniya Bookstore – Midtown, 6pm – 7:30pm

Contemporary award-winning poets present their most recent work. Kinokuniya Bookstore provides the warm, library-like environment, with shelves stuffed with books where you’ll get to meet other aficionados of poetry. This month’s poets are Jason Koo, Joe Pan, JP Howard, and Vanessa Jimenez Gabb. Poetry readings are on the third Tuesday of each month until April. Free.

Astoria Drink and Draw, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

On the first Friday and third Tuesdays of every month, Q.E.D. hosts a social drawing event with a focus on figure drawing from a live model. Model poses can range from 30 seconds to 20 minutes. No need to be a pro, stick figures and hand-turkeys are welcome. $8.

 

MUSIC

I’m With Her, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Good Fight, Kali Masi, Vansaders, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Character Select w/ Ashley Gavin (Hulu, FOX), Mercer Morrison (Hass Mercy, Gotham Comedy Club), Sandy Chansamone (The PIT, Stand Up NY), The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Super Fun! w/ Mark Lawrence, Alia Janine, Camden Pollio, Ben Bergman, No Fun Bar – LES, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

A Night of Comedy to Remember w/ Bardia Salimi, Martin Urbano, Clare O’Kane, Rachel Sennott, Davidson Boswell and Very Romantic Duo. Hosted by Jessy Morner-Ritt and Caroline Yost, Film Noir Cinema – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $5.

 

FILM

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Greenbelt Nature Center – Staten Island, 12pm, Free.

Animation Nights New York, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

 

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Learn Indian Classical Dance, Indian Consulate – UES, Every Tuesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/29) Salsa Mondays, Anna Burch, Lovecraft Film Screenings

THINGS TO DO

Salsa Mondays, Boots & Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm

Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from NYC’s best DJs. Classes start at 6p, party after! Learn Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Oceanator, Riverkeeper, Dark Tones, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Haulm, Bedstuy, Marie Kim, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Miracle Sweepstakes, Lakewhales, Sister James, Chris Paine & the Lettertrain, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Anna Burch, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Gnarcissists, Latin Punk Jazz, World’s Greatest Detective, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Scarboro, Mary Todd, Huasipungo, Thera Roya, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7 – $12.

The Winter Sounds, Dares, Unigen, Sunbathe, Bernadette, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

All Kidding Aside, Hosted by Jamie Rabinovitch, Pete’s Candy Store – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Jeff Simmermon (The Moth Radio Hour), Liz Hall (Park Slope Comedy Fest), Tim Platt (Comedy Central), Jeff Scheen (Bridgetown Comedy Fest), Brian Mitchell (Bridgetown Comedy Fest), Hosted by Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

There Will Be Hot Girls There Comedy w/ Usama Siddiquee, Isabel Hagen, Claire Parker, Nick Mullen, Nick Alex, Daniel J. Perafan, Michael Miller, The Standing Room – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Kimberly Dinaro, Remy Kassimir, Michael Harrison, Victoria Hoffman, Cathy Humes, Abby Washuta, The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 7:45pm, $5.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central), Kenice Mobley (This American Life, 2 Dope queens), Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central Half Hour, Kimmel), Jennie Sutton (Comedy Central), Ginny Hogan (New Yorker, McSweeney’s), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Butterboy w/ Barry Rothbart, Tiff Stevenson, Kendall Farrell, Kenice Mobley, Gibran Saleem, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm, Free.

 

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