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.
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.
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.
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.
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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