THINGS TO DO
Bryant Park Classics BookClub: ‘The Jungle’ by Upton Sinclair, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss the classics. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supply lasts. This week’s book is The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Hosted by Karl Jacoby, author of The Strange Career of William Ellis, and Marie Myung-Ok Lee, author of Somebody’s Daughter. Free.
Strictly Tango at Washington Square Park, Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park, 6pm – 8pm
Put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Free.
Sunset Salsa, Pier 45 at Hudson River Park, Hudson River Greenway, 6:30pm – 9pm
Every Tuesday, Hudson River Park hosts a Salsa dancing night with some of NYC’s best DJs. Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30pm – 7:15pm followed by a dance party. Free. RSVP.
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.
Animation Nights New York, The Gutter, 200 North 14th St, The Gutter Spare Room (back room) – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm
Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening of Animated Short films from all around the world. Beer and wine are on offer. Free. RSVP.
Bryant Park Poetry: Cave Canem, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm
Join us for the Bryant Park Reading Room Poetry Series. This week’s program is produced in partnership with Cave Canem. Featuring the poets: Christian Campbell, Myronn Hardy, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Michelle Whittaker. Free.
Bryant Park Knitting Class, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 1:30pm – 3pm
Swing by for free instruction from yarn store Knitty City, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles provided. Classes are weather permitting. 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.
Mobile Deathcamp (feat. Todd Evans, ex-Beefcake the Mighty from GWAR), Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.
Precious Child, Eve Minor, Mic Raygun, The Safari Room at El Cortez, 17 Ingraham St – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.
Yourself, Your Body w/ Arti Gollapudi, Amanda Justice, Milly Tamarez, Nore Davis, Lena Einbinder, Sophie Santos, With Mary Kate Hegarty and Karolena Theresa, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.
Grandbaby Comedy w/ George Civeris (Just For Laughs Comedy Festival), Alex Fleming (Cinderblock Comedy Festival), Atheer Yacoub (Laugh Skull Comedy Festival), Moon Choe (SF Punchline), Baby Grand Greenpoint, 55 McGuinness Blvd South – Brooklyn, Aug. 21 (Tues.), 8pm, Free.
Ambush Comedy w/ Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), John Rosenberger (NPR), Marcia Belsky (Free the Mind), Rachel Sennott (HBO’s High Maintenance), David Tveite (Last Comic Standing), Two Boots Williamsburg, 558 Driggs Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.
Pitch Perfect 3, Seguine Avenue and Purdy Place in Lemon Creek Park – Staten Island, 8pm, Free.
The BFG, Col Charles Young Playground in Col. Young Playground – Harlem, 8pm, Free.
Dr. Dolittle, Paradise on Earth, 1106 Fox St – Bronx, 8pm, Free.
Paddington 2, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard – Queens, 8pm, Free.
Everything, Everything, Carroll Park – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.
Singin’ in the Rain, Poe Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.
Coco, Valentino Pier – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, 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.
Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park, Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.
Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.
Tai Chi Class, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.
Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park, Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, 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.
Bryant Park Yoga, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 18, 10am – 11am, Free.
Yoga, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. and Indian Road, Every Tuesday until Aug. 29, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free.
Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Tuesday until Sept. 11, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.
Pilates in the Park, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Tuesday until July 31, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.
Bodyroll Workout, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Tuesday until Sept. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.
Riverside HIIT, Terrace at 108th Street in Riverside Park, Every Tuesday until Oct. 30, 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Free.
Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness, Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, Every Tuesday until Aug. 14, 7pm – 8pm, Free.
Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 20, 7pm – 8pm, Free.
Sunset Yoga by the Beach, Beach 102nd Street and Shorefront Parkway – Queens, Every Tuesday until Sept. 4, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, Free.
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