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.
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.
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.
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.
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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