Around NYC Today (8/19) Butterboy, Side Ponytail, The Terminator, Black Panther

THINGS TO DO

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.

Bryant Park Movie Nights: The Terminator, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, 8pm – 10pm

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food and a feature film at Bryant Park Movie Nights. The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m., and the film begins at sunset. There will be food items for sale, curated by Hester Street Fair, on the Fountain Terrace. 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.

Bryant Park Reel Talks: ‘Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC, and the Birth of the Blacklist,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join Scott Adlerberg, resident film expert, with special guest writers for talks on film, the culture of cinema, and filmmaking. This week, Thomas Doherty discusses his book Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC, and the Birth of the Blacklist. 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

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

Slave to the Grind Documentary Screening w/ Total Fucking Destruction, Organ Dealer, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Ryan Egan, Cory Sterling, Saint Marilyn, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Mike Bennett & The SoulGlo Orchestra, On The Sun, Favorite States, C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Ziwe (Writer at The Rundown with Robin Thede), Moon Choe (SF Punchline), Perri Gross (Reductress, Earwolf), Claire Parker (Comedy Central Radio), Lucas Connolly (Camouflage Comedy), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Butterboy w/ Josh Gondelman, Ian Fidance, Jane Harrison, Alex English, Marcia Belsky, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Eva Victor (Reductress), Dan St. Germain (Conan, John Oliver, The Break with Michelle Wolf), Jeff Wesselschmidt (College Humor), Dan Yang (Shame), Claudia Cogan (Last Comic Standing), Jessica Watkins (Burning Daylight), Melissa Ro), Fawkner, 191 Smith St – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Jumanji, George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

RV, Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Black Panther, Astoria Park Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool – Queens, 8:30pm, Free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Rainey Park, Intervale Ave and Kelly St – Bronx, 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.

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.

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

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue, 2pm – 3:30pm, 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.

 

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Around NYC Today (8/13) PC Worship, Thelma and Louise, Side Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Reel Talks: ‘Kurosawa’s Rashomon,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join Scott Adlerberg, resident film expert, with special guest writers for talks on film, the culture of cinema, and film making. This week, Paul Anderer discusses his book Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films. Free.

Bryant Park Movie Nights: Thelma and Louise, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, 8pm – 10pm

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food and a feature film at Bryant Park Movie Nights. The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m., and the film begins at sunset. There will be food items for sale, curated by Hester Street Fair, on the Fountain Terrace. 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.

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.

 

MUSIC

PC Worship, House of Vans, 25 Franklin St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

PYNKIE, Goo, The Rareflowers, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Creative Healing, K Mohanty, P Cathcart, S Cooper, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Low Cut Connie, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 10pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy ‘Maeve In America’ Book Release w/ Todd Barry, Janelle James, Giulia Rozzi, Joyelle Nicole, Emmy Blotnick, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Guest host Kevin Townley, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Ethan SP (Side Door Comedy Show) 
Casey Crawford (Kimmel, Just For Laughs), Tina Friml (Women in Comedy Festival), Lance Weiss (Sirius XM), Andrea Allan (Hot Mess Comedy Hour), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue – Brooklyn, Aug. 13 (Mon.), 8pm, Free.

 

FILM

Two Strikes (Private Screening), Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Donation.

Wonder, Lower Highland Playground in Highland Park, Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

Argo, Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Coco, Amphitheater in Playground 52 LII – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Casablanca, Astoria Park Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool – Queens, 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.

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.

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

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.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

THINGS TO DO

Name That Tune, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Celebrate the holidays with an evening of holiday music trivia. Free.

Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of comedians’ childhood journals. With Rory Scholl, Brad Benson, Remy Kassimir, Matthew W J Mitchell, Matt Vita, Sam Morrison, Veronica Lowry, Susan Widdicombe, Paul Marquez, Mariana Garces, Irene Fagan Merrow and Anna Paratore. $8.

 

ONGOING

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

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

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.

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

 

FILM

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

 

MUSIC

Peter Oren, New rose, Erin Durant, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

The Jelly, Maitri, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $8.

Luke Rathbrone, Jane Church, Brian Merrill, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Ron Shalom, Meadows + Seren, Cleek Schrey, Trans- Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Been Stellar + Nando Dale, Grace London, GOALS, Harry Teardrop, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

 

DJ Python, Pariguayo, A/D/O – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

TJ Miller, Sean Patton, Ethan Simmons-Patterson, Arlene’s Grocery – LES, 8pm, $5.

Butterboy w/ Janeane Garofalo, Janelle James, Jacqueline Novak, Yedoye Travis, Tommy McNamara, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central Half Hour), Ashley Hamilton (Big Sky Comedy Fest) , Conor Delehanty (Limestone Comedy Fest), Brett Hiker (Limestone Fest), Julia Johns (Girl Code), Hosted by Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Weirdball Comedy w/ Pedro Gonzalez (The Comic Strip), Catherine Zini (The Devil Cup), Brett Kline (Greenwich Village Comedy Club), Andrew Steiner (New York Comedy Club), Jeremy Cash (Levity Live), The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Donation.

Amy Buchwald, Selena Coppock, Tito Garza, Paul Julmeus, Mary Cella, Rachel Sennott, Andy Wright, Ryan Chani, Hosted by Connor Creagan, Bar 2A – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/13) Butterboy, Side Ponytail, Martha Redbone, City of God

THINGS TO DO

NewsGuild Shop Talk with A.O. Scott, 1500 Broadway – Times Square, 6:30pm – 8pm

O. Scott, one of the New York Times’ chief critics, discusses his career, the role of the critic and the current media industry and entertainment landscape. Free, RSVP.

The Unthinkable Staged Reading, Theater for the New City – East Village, 7pm – 9pm

The Unthinkable was a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference and was shortlisted for the 92 Y Theater Collective. It’s directed by Frank M. Calo, whose credits include the Ryan Gosling film The Believer. Free.

The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from being The World’s Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the Dunder Mifflin family. Prizes will be awarded in lieu of Dundees, and you don’t want to be left empty handed… that’s what she said! Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

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

City of God, House Fire – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

The Kings County Swing, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Martha Redbone, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – Harlem, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Semaphore, Professional Man, Dark Turn, Absent City, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Roar, Kissing is a Crime, Weed Hounds, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Funny Moms, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

RL Kelly, Emily Reo, merce lemon, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Justin Dean Thomas, The Muckers, The Midnight Hollow, Berlin – LES, 8pm, $10.

BODEGA, Video Daughters, ESSi, Kate Mohanty, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Todd Barry, Matteo Lane, Anna Drezen, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Robby Hoffman (writer for The Chris Gethard Show), Luke Touma (SiriusXM), Pranav Behari (Cape Fear Comedy Fest), Kat Radley (The Daily Show), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel), Allie Goertz (@midnight, IFC’s 10 Comedy Musicians You Need to Know), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Sit, Stay Comedy w/ Isabel Hangen, Jen Lap, Katie Boyle, AMarie Castillo, Will Purpura, Juannell RIley, Rob Stalkie, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Jess Salomon, Courtney Maginnis, Ashley Gavin, Olivia Vessel, Mike Cross, Dekunle, Hoff Matthews – w/ free pizza, Bar 2A – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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

Canstruction, Brookfield Place – Lower Manhattan, Until Nov. 14 – 10am to 8pm, Nov. 15 – 10am – 6pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/6) Xbox One X Launch, The Office Trivia, Side Ponytail

The Public Theater Mobile Unit: The Winter’s Tale, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center  – Queens, 1pm -3pm

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, which brings productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City, journeys through tragedy into comedy with a new production of The Winter’s Tale, directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Caught, Porto). RSVP by emailing ruth.hernandez@parks.nyc.gov . Free.

Xbox One X Launch, Microsoft Store NYC – Midtown, 6pm – 1am

Be one of the first in the country to get your hands on the Xbox One X. Microsoft will give away exclusive Xbox swag and a new Samsung QLED 4K TV. No purchase necessary.

The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Take a break from being The World’s Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the Dunder Mifflin family. Prizes will be awarded in lieu of Dundees, and you don’t want to be left empty handed… that’s what she said!

 

FILM

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

Straight/ Curve: Redefining Body Image, 12th flr. lounge, Lowenstein Building – UWS, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Johnny Gallagher, Lakes, John Kegla, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

The Sherlocks, Best Behavior, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

The Travelers, Jordan Kirk, Kohli Calhoun, Grant Swift Glidden, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Giant Peach, Small Drag, Sister Munch, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Tanya Trio, Ben Brody, Bella+Thomas Rohrer, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Headsplitters, Disjawn, Narcoleptics, Extended Hell, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Floor Model, Bodykit, Cienfuegos, Isolde Touch, Shredded Nerve, Juju Pie, Diamond Girl (DJ), HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

Walter Schreifels, Sammy James, Jr., Parker Kindred, Billy Campion, Ian Love, etc. (Tom Petty tribute), Brooklyn Bowl, 9pm, $10.

Dakota Jones, Sur, Brian Dunne, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Mary Mack (FOX, Last Comic Standing), Tim Harmston (Last Comic Standing), Jeremy Hammond (FOX, The Hard Times), Justin Perez (Undie Party), Chris Daniels (New York Comedy Festival), Lane Lonion (Hell Yes Fest), Hosted by Emily Winter and Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy at the Grocery Official Winter Launch Party w/ Sean Patton, Blair Socci, Joe List, Kyle Ayers, Hosted by Petey De’Abreu, Arlene’s Grocery – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Mo’ Jokes, Mo’ Problems Comedy, Hosted by Rich Penn and Ishmael Gaynor, Bar Nine – Hell’s Kitchen, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show, Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Maddy Smith, Ethan SP, Liz Glazer, Khalid Rahmaan, May Wilkerson, Colin Lewis, Bret Raybould, Suarin Choksi, LAp DAnce SAloon – Alphabet City, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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

 

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