Around NYC Today (5/18) Bryant Park Shakespeare, Karaoke Night, Mario Kart

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bryant Park Lawn, 7pm – 9pm

This event is a full production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced by The Drilling Company. A familiar sight – a romantic Bryant Park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy. Free.

Karaoke Night, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 6pm – 9pm

Join a night of karaoke! Light refreshments will be served. Free.

Line Dancing Class, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center in J. Hood Wright Park – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8pm

Learn various line dances such as the Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, and the Scooby Doo Pa Pa. An instructor will lead the group in low impact dancing designed with fitness benefits. No prior experience needed. Free.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Free.

Happy Hour Mario Kart with Drinking Rules, Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol at a super rad bar in Brooklyn. Join comedians Jesse McGrath, Seamus Calder, Rachel Levinson as well as Brandon Garner as they virtually battle amongst themselves while physically battling inebriation. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. This show is a tournament. And there are lots of prizes: free drinks! Free.

 

MUSIC

Bonnie Doon, Big Quiet, Full Bush, Kew, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Patrick Russell, Speakerbot, Paxico Records, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

The Bitch Queens, The Cheats, The Sweet Things, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

White Reaper, Rips, Public Arts – LES, 8pm, Free.

QWAM, TOP nachos, Nihiloceros, God Tiny, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $10.

The Hipp Pipps, Ben Dumm, The Sign, The Map Room at The Bowery Electric, 7pm, Free.

Harris Mac, åMBe, Plastic Waves, Council, The Delancey – LES, 6:30pm, $8.

A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Fuck You, Tammy!, Schlomi Bagdadi, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Monotony w/ Chris Duffy (You’re the Expert), Katie Hannigan (CollegeHumor), Charles McBee (MTV), Brian Parise (Last Week Tonight), Samantha Ruddy (Reductress), Jono Zalay (Comedy Central), Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, Caveat – LES, 8:30pm, $8.

 

FILM

Ferdinand, Police Officer Edward Byrne Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Back to the Future, John Golden Park – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Coco, St. James Recreation Center in St. James Park – Bronx, 8pm, Free.

The LEGO Movie, Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Ocean Breeze – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Afro Flow Yoga, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, Every third Friday of the month until Aug. 17, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every Monday and Friday until May 18, 2pm – 3:30pm, 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.

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, 9am – 5pm. Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/18) House of Vogue, Comedians You Should Know, Hack City

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House of Vogue, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Vogue Balls are a space for queer and trans people of color. You may know about Vogue from Madonna, but it has roots in the historically marginalised urban black and Latino gay and trans communities. Featuring DJ Mike Q and special guests. $10.

Dark Nights, Bright Lights, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm – 9pm

Although we’ve yet to find life beyond Earth, we continue to search for it every single day. But, what exactly are we searching for? And since the Universe is so big, where should we look first? Find out in this presentation by Jaclyn Avidon, former Board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and NASA Fellow. The event ends with a skygazing session at the rooftop. Free. RSVP.

Missing Stories Exhibition Opening, Consulate General of Hungary – UES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Missing Stories is an exhibition presenting ten stories of struggle and survival in Hungary during the Shoah. Hungary had lost over 500 thousand souls in the Shoah, and many others were forced to escape. Photographer Ildi Hermann reached out to Hungarian Jewish Holocaust survivors living in today’s New York and their descendants. Through their eyes, her exhibition sheds light on the darkest days of history and the losses suffered individually, as families, as communities, and as a nation. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Verona, No Kill, Shining Mirrors, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Motel Radio, Quiet Hollers, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Fancy Show w/ Rebecca Vigil (Your Musical Our Love), Charles McBee (MTV’s Wild N Out), Liza Treyger (Comedy Central Half Hour), Nate Simmons (Zanies), Erica Spera (Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV), Hosted by Lane Pieschel, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show), Drew Michael (Comedy Central), Megan Gailey (Comedy Central), Chanel Ali (Seeso’s Night Train), Ryan Schutt (2 Dope Queens), Stavros Halkias (You Know What Dude), David Drake (CYSK), Hosted by Mike Lebovitz, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Hack City Comedy w/ Chris Scopo (New York Comedy Club), Malia Sias (The Stand), Rob Haze (Desus and Mero, The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon), Alex Pavone (Just For Laughs), Emma Willmann (Netflix, Late Show w Stephen Colbert), Black Cat – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (3/9) Andre Aciman, Encyclopedia Commedia, Relationshit

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A Conversation with Andre Aciman, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 6:30pm – 8pm

Join us for a reading and Q&A with André Aciman. He is the author of the acclaimed novel Call Me by Your Name, the story of the romantic relationship between Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, and Oliver, a 24-year-old graduate student. The New York Times called it “a love letter…an exceptionally beautiful book.” It is now a film and winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Free. RSVP.

Encyclopedia Commedia, Caveat – LES, 9pm – 11pm

Encyclopedia Commedia is a fast-paced and hilarious exploration of all the knowledge in the world – in alphabetical order. Witness a ragtag assortment of bitter tastemakers, impure thought leaders, genuinely accomplished comedians and the occasional marching band as they pummel your cranium with information. VOL I: Aa-Au, will cover AR-15’s, Architecture, Aesop’s Fables, Aspen, and ALT. Featuring Julia Weiss (Head Writer, Cards Against Humanity), James Folta (The New Yorker, McSweeney’s), Luke Null (SNL), Claire Friedman (The Atlantic), Larry Owens (Time Out NY’s “Comedians We’re Obsessed With”), Hosted by Brad Einstein (Second City, Billy on the Street). $10.

 

MUSIC

FAVX, Brother Reverend, Monograms, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Hank Wood And The Hammerheads (Record Release), Mommy, Mati, Brooklyn Bazaar, 10pm, $10.

Toby Goodshank (Album Release), True Dreams, Cushions, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Radiation Risks, Haircut, Sick Head, SPIC, Fealty, Heck – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Kellen303 (EP Release Party), Gmak, Jett Chandon, Kellen303, Guswho b2b Discarnate b2b Empyrean, MC Rainey, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Aya Jack, Powdermaker, Siv Disa & the Sea Divers, Strange Neighbors, D. Light (DJ set), The Space Wanderer (DJ set), Amelia Holt (DJ set), Alyssa Stowers (DJ set), Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 suggested donation.

The Vaughns, A Boy Named John, Sp00ky, Avinoam, Loop Troupe Family Band, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

The Hipp Pipps, Jana Peri, Tight Lipped, The Map Room at Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, Free.

Woodhull (Tour Kickoff), Bangladeafy, dog, Essi, Cloning, The Glove – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8 – $10.

Mikey Erg, The Slow Death , Nervous Triggers, Headlines, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Zula, Dove Lady, Spooky Cool, Tmboy, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Monsters on the Horizon, MotherMary, Future Twin, Paranoid Fiction, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Cross the Bridge Comedy w/ Patrick Holbert (tru TV), Aminah Imani, Daniel J Perefan, Bret Raybould, Aldo Malaspina, Robbie Goodwin, Margaret Lalley, Hosted by Phil Valentine, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Dan Lamorte (Comedy Cellar), Derrick Thompson (Hilarious), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Relationshit w/ Jessica Michelle Singleton, Wade Bowen, Hosted by Lynn Bixenspan and Morgan Pielli, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $8 – $10.

 

ONGOING

Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until March 31, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (2/28) Fat Heaven, Art Inspired by Robert Indiana, Online Satire

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Art Inspired by… Robert Indiana, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Celebrate LOVE with us by creating your own masterpiece inspired by work from Robert Indiana. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free.

Dark Nights, Bright Lights, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – West Village,

Although we’ve yet to find life beyond Earth, we continue to search for it every single day. But, what exactly are we searching for? And since the Universe is so big, where should we look first? Come find out in this presentation by Jaclyn Avidon, former Board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and NASA Fellow. Skygazing on the rooftop at 8pm. Feel free to bring your own telescopes or binoculars. Free.

The Serious Business of Online Satire, Columbia Journalism School – UWS, 6pm – 7pm

What does original, insightful satire look like in a political moment that seems to render parody impossible? In what ways does the fast pace of the internet (and the centralizing force of large social media platforms) shape online humor? Join a timely conversation on the business of online satire featuring Sarah Pappalardo and Beth Newell, the founders of the feminist satire website Reductress, and Emma Allen, the editor of Daily Shouts on newyorker.com. Moderated by New York Magazine’s Gabriella Paiella. Free. RSVP by sending an email to towcenter@columbia.edu .

 

MUSIC

Saint Pé, Wild Yaks, Sharkmuffin, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Goodnight Darlings, Her Majesty, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Elliot Root, Hypoluxo, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

pronoun, Sulene, Charles Fauna, Rann, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Ruby Bones, Kitari, Sister Thieves, Tender Beats, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Fat Heaven, Necrotic Society, (A) Truth, Anti-Difranco, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Su Na, BAILE, Bedstudy, Gemma, Evolving Trax, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedians You Should Know w/ Dulce Sloan (Daily Show), DC Benny (Live at the Apollo), Kenny DeForest (Seth Meyers), Dave Lester, Jeff Steinbrunner, Hosted by Saurin Choksi, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Left Breast Comedy Hour w/ Aparna Nancherla, Amy Cardinale, Isabel Hagen, Nataly Aukar, Jeena Bloom, Maggie Lalley, Andrea Jones-Rooy, Hosted by SallyAnn Hall and Kim Dinaro, 167 Bleecker Street – West Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Hot Box Comedy w/ Roy Wood Jr (The Daily Show), Joyelle Johnson (MTV, Comedy Central), Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine), Crystian Ramirez (Comedy Central), Et Al – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Stash Comedy w/ Khalid Rahmaan, Dave Lester, Laneya Wiles, Kevin Mason, Elijah Bullock, Katrina Pope, BK9 Kitchen and Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Around NYC Today (1/18) Disco Get Down, Monotony, Selective Perception Party

THINGS TO DO

Disco Get Down, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 5:30pm – 8pm

Come dressed in your disco best for a fun night of indoor roller skating! There will be a live DJ, a photo booth, and much more. Skates will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own pair. Socks are required. Free. RSVP at disco-getdown0119.eventbrite.com .

Selective Perception Opening Party, Elsewhere Loft – Brooklyn, 7pm

“Selective Perception” is an exhibition of vector illustrations by Claudine Eriksson, Andrea Johansson and Darcy Moore. This will be the female design collective’s third exhibition in New York City. A series of works that demonstrate the multi-faceted meanings of a single word will presented by each designer in the exhibition. Each work calls attention to the diverse associations viewers have with a single word’s visual or written meaning. 3xStudio will be donating 10% of the proceeds from “Selective Perception” to the ACLU. Free. RSVP.

Monotony, Caveat – LES, 9pm – 11pm

Monotony lets comedians and storytellers go deep on their weird obsessions with seemingly boring things. Their passion and (lets face it) disturbing breadth of knowledge on topics like The Science of Urinal Cakes and The History of the Rubber Duck will leave you laughing — and possibly leaving with a brand new obsession of your own. This month’s featured guests include James Hamblin (The Atlantic), James Patterson (Comedy Central), Lillian DeVane (Reductress), Liz Miele (Comedy Central), Mehran (Last Comic Standing) and Rae Sanni (President Show). Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, a Jeopardy! runner-up, writer, comedian, scientist, and co-host of the Universe City podcast. $8.

 

MUSIC

Bilge Rat, Fovea, Pet, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Justin Miller, Lovers, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free entry before midnight. RSVP at rosegoldrsvp@gmail.com, $10 after midnight.

Bladerunner, Brian Chase / Alan Licht Duo, Diamond Terrifier Cipher, H0L0 – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Lewis Lane, Rae Isla, Maria Neckam, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, $10.

The Moms, The Grasping Straws, Professor Caveman, Tura Lura, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $10.

The Liza Colby Sound, Hellings, The Tip, Chuck Treece, DJ Taylor Mixon, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Chike Robinson (MTV), Brendan Sagalow (New York Comedy Club), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Carolyn Gitomer, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy by Proxy w/ Ben Kronberg (Comedy Central, Conan), Lorelei Ramirez (VICE), Ike Ufomadu (SF Sketchfest), Ashley Bez (Someecards), Ben Wasserman (MTV), Maria Wojciechowski (@ILookLikeLauraDern1), Hosted by Jake Fromm and Anya Volz, David Blaine’s The Snakehouse – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Ask a MidWesterner w/ Emily Winter, The Countdown Theater – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, 2pm, Free.