Around NYC Today (8/24) Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, Hamlet, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

THINGS TO DO

Hudson Warehouse Presents Hamlet, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive – UWS, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Watch a new and exciting adaptation of this classical work by Shakespeare directed by and starring George K. Wells. Pay what you want.

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 7pm – 9pm

A “Gangs of New York”-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area. Watch this full production of the famous play, produced by the Drilling Company. Free.

1776: A Fresh Start, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm

Based on the short story 1776 by Leland Cheuk, 1776: A Fresh Start is a multidisciplinary theatrical performance with sounds, sights, movements, and rhythms, clamoring in a dystopian future where America has lost its ascendance to Russia, India, and China. When depersonalized American workers plan a rebellion, a memory-erased janitor must make a fateful decision amidst global capitalism gone feral. Free.

Stargazing on the Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 8pm – 10pm

Come see the stars and moon with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. Telescopes are set up just west of the oval along the waterfront and AAA members provide instruction on how to identify objects in the sky. 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.

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

Wild Pink, Dryjacket, All Talk, Buni Hate Mail, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 6:30pm, $10.

What Would Tilda Swinton Do, Yeled Zaiin, KONNICHIWA MF, Private Siren, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival w/ Gary Bartz, Jack Dejohnette, Buster Williams, Brianna Thomas, 124th Street and Fifth Avenue in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 7pm, Free.

Manhattan Samba, Hudson River Park’s Pier 45, 7pm, Free.

The Moms, The Kingsland, 269 Norman Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Spirit Was, Trace Mountains, Patio, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Santoros, Stuyedeyed, Lola Pistola, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Quiet Time w/ Jasss, rrao, Solpara, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 11pm, $10.

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

 

COMEDY

Cross the Bridge Comedy w/ Sam Morril (Conan), Chanel Ali (Girl Code), Tori Piskin (MTV), Andre Kim Jr., Patrick Holbert (Who Care’s Podcast), Hosted by Phil Valentine, VSPOT Organic, 12 Saint Marks Place – East Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy/ Dance Party w/ Aminah Imani (DC Comedy Festival), Joyelle Nicole Johnson (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Mike Recine (Conan), Christina Galston (Comedy Central), Gabriel Pacheco (Asheville Comedy Festival), Hosted by Tyler Fischer (America’s Got Talent), Secret Loft, 14th St and 6th Ave – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.

 

FILM

Drive-In Movie: Black Panther, Orchard Beach Parking Lot in Pelham Bay Park – Bronx, 7pm, Free.

Paddington 2, Maine Avenue and Neal Dow Avenue in Westerleigh Park – Staten Island, 8pm, Free.

Spider-Man Homecoming, Carmansville Playground – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

Lee Daniel’s The Butler, Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134 St – Harlem, 8pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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.

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.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (2/27) Lindy Hop Class, Chris Gethard, Amina Claudine Myers

THINGS TO DO

Lindy Hop Class, Lt. JP Kennedy Junior Community Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8pm
Join a beginner class to learn the Lindy Hop, Harlem’s signature dance. Cash only. $7 (Free for aged 18 and under).

Critical Walkthrough: Ernesto Caivano and the Art of Storytelling, American Folk Art Museum – Lincoln Square, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Critical Walk-throughs consist of a 45-minute guided tour that is meant to offer an alternative perspective to the works on view. Artist Ernesto Caivano will discuss the intersection of drawing and narrative in his work, while examining how his visual explorations of story-telling relate to works on view in the Vestiges & Verses exhibition. $5 – $8.

 

MUSIC

Amina Claudine Myers, The National Jazz Museum – Harlem, 7pm, $0 – $10.

Angie Zhang, The Explorers Club – UES, 6:30pm, $10.

Kahiem Rivera, Elysse, Carlos Hernandez, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Kleptokrat, American Fever, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Philary, Cat Tatt, Real Blood, Dig Nitty, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Always Hard, Rhys Tivey, AKA JK, Wonders of Nature – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Stevie: A Comedy Show w/ Chris Gethard (The Chris Gethard Show), Ana Fabrega (At Home With Amy Sedaris), Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central), Pat Regan (UCB), Karolena Theresa (Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical), Melissa Stokoski (Sirius XM), Sarah Tollemache (Colbert), Leclerc Andre (Laughs on Fox), Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Our Pain is Your Pleasure Comedy w/ Caitlin Peluffo, Crystian Ramirez, Kevin Berrey, Liz Days, Julie Kottakis, Eric Miller, Lucie Steiner, Hosted by Jonathan Ziegel, Walter’s Cottage – Midtown, 7pm, Free.

Baby Shower Comedy w/ Mark Normand, Joe Machi, Anthony P. DeVito, Nataly Aukar, Nash Rose, Tobin Miller, Grey Lady – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Tuesday until Dec. 27, 11am – 11:50; 2pm – 2:50pm, 3pm – 3:50pm, Free.

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

Around NYC Today (2/14) Museum for an Ec(h)osexual, Queer Valentine’s Day

THINGS TO DO

Wetdry: Mausoleum for an Ec(h)oSexual, Wild Embeddings – Brooklyn, 8pm – 12am

This large scale, total body immersive/interactive sound Installation by interdisciplinary artist Oya Damla is described as “phenomenology of perception and death meets eco/sonic eroticism. Join the opening reception, which will be followed by a sensory play party. Free.

 

MUSIC

The Wants, Cousines Like Shit, Straw Pipes, Sooner, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Ghostcat Valentine’s Ball, Meviu§, Schlomi Bagdadi, Hex.Sys, Ghost Cop, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, $10.

Queer Valentine’s Day @ Trans-Pecos w/ Salt People, Via Intercom, Beware of Womxn, Broken Spear, Pussyvision, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Fancy Show w/ Ryan Beck (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Erik Monical (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Joyelle Johnson (Comedy Cellar), Ramy Youssef (Colbert), Hosted by Emily Winter (TV Land), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Anthony Devito (Colbert), Tim Dillon (Chris Gethard Show), Sonya Denis (Comedy Central), Grant Lyon (Just Fort Laughs), Alex English (Rundown with Robin Thede), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), Hosted by David Drake, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Edward Farrell (NY Comedy Festival), Jordan Kleine (Eastville), Jordan Raybould (Raybould Brothers), Hosted by Katie Boyle (Transplants), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Ziwe Fumudoh (The Rundown with Robin Thede, The Onion), Anna Suzuki (She’s Gotta Have It, Crashing), Lynn Bixenspan (MTV, Comedy Central), Jen Keefe (Orange is the New Black, NPR), Threes @ Franklin + Kent – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

ONGOING

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

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

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

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

Learn to Draw, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, Every Wednesday until Feb. 14, 2018, 10am – 1pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/11) Musical Theatre Mayhem, Madams of the Universe

THINGS TO DO

Musical Theatre Mayhem, QED – Queens, Feb. 11 (Sun.), 8:30pm – 10pm

Musical theatre nerds unite. join a night of showtunes and comedy. Act 1: Broadway Bonanza: two comedians as musical theatre characters decide who’ll win in a physical fight. Act 2: Sing For Your Life: the audience chooses musicals that a guest will have to sing songs from. Act 3: 10-Minute Musical: three comedians improv a classic musical. Hosted by Sarah Kennedy and Patrick J. Reilly. $5.

 

MUSIC

Wild Arrows (LP Release), Palm Pilot, Voluspa, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Dwayne Gretzky, Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm, $10.

Gnawed, Latrines, The New York Review of Cocksucking, Shredded Nerve, DNR, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Wharton Tiers Ensemble, Antietam, Escape By Ostrich, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Dolly Spartans, Harry Teardrop, Nando Dale, Aw Shucks, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedy at The Knitting Factory w/ Will Miles, Clark Jones, Kenny DeForest, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Comedians on Stage Telling Jokes w/ Randall Otis, Chloe McGovern, Deno DeMartino, Melissa Stokoski, Davidson Boswell, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Lion’s Den Comedy w/ Josh Johnson (Upcoming Netflix standup special, Comedy Central standup special, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan), Anthony Devito (Comedy Central standup special, Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Neko White (TruTV’s Laff Tracks, Vice, Just For Laughs), Tamer Kattan (America’s Got Talent, TruTV), Christina Galston (MTV, NBC Universal), Kenny Ortega (MTV), Gin Fizz – Harlem, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Madams of the Universe w/ Maria Wojciechowski, Anne Victoria Clark, Caitlin Ruppert, Tiana Miller, Ariel Leaty, Anya Volz, QED – Queens, 7pm, $7.

Free Puppies w/ Chloe LaBranche (Carolines), Roddy MacInnes (NY Comedy Club), Rosebud Baker (Roastmasters), Neko White (NY Comedy Club), Usama Siddiquee (BET), The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

FILM

Joy Luck Club, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 2:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO

Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP at benny.adorno@parks.nyc.gov .

Uh Oh! Stories From People Who Pooped Their Pants, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm – 11pm

Some of New York’s finest comedians will take the stage to tell us about a time they didn’t make it. Lineup includes Mary Mack (Conan, WTF with Marc Maron), Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Drew Anderson (Stevie: A Comedy Show), Emily Winter (TV Land, What a Joke National Comedy Festival), Kenice Mobley (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Expert Pooper). Featuring a song by Larry Mancini (The Tracys, BackFat Variety). Free. RSVP.

The Real News Panel Show, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11:30pm

The Real News Panel Show pits three of New York’s funniest comedians against each other in a battle of wits. Join host David Tichauer as he quizzes the contestants on the weirdest news stories from around the world. Panelists include Chris Duffy (You’re The Expert), Jess Miller (The PIT) James Folta (New Yorker Magazine), Kristen Bartlett (SNL, writer). $10.

 

MUSIC

Sammi Lanzetta, Painted Zeros, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Vacation Manor, The Worst Humans, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

DJ BEKKA BL00D, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Semaphore, Miserable Chillers, King Jane, Pinky, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bushes B-Day Bash: a Comedy Show for Planned Parenthood w/ Janeane Garofalo, Mary Houlihan, Sasheer Zamata, Dan Soder, Alison Leiby, The Bell House – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Awkward Stage Comedy w/ Alex Gardes, Dylan Palladino, Sarah Kennedy, May Wilkerson, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $8.

Left Breast Comedy w/ Chloe McGovern, Claire Parker, Maria Wojciechowski, Marie Faustin, Hosted by Sally Ann Hall and Kimberly Dinaro, The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Nore Davis (HBO), Shane Torres (Conan), Jeff Arcuri (Comedy Central), Julia Johns (MTV’s Gircl Code), Bob Palos (Laughtrack Comedy Festival), Hosted by Lane Pieschel, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Jared Logan (Late Late Show), Emy Blotnick (Comedy Central), Kara Klenk (Timout NY), DJ Dangler (Laughs), David Drake (“Dave”), Hosted by Saurin Choksi, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

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

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.

 

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