THINGS TO DO
Summer in the Square, Union Square Park, 7am – 8:30pm
Come out for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, shows, live music, dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park. Free.
Reimagining Work, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm
This series features books with a focus on business, economics, and what makes a company great. Rob Biederman, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Catalant Technologies discusses his new book Reimagining Work: Strategies to Disrupt Talent, Lead Change, and Win with a Flexible Workforce. Free.
Summer Solstice Community Potluck, Dorothy K. McGowan Memorial Garden, 509 W. 158th St – Washington Heights, 2:30pm – 8pm
Celebrate the longest day of the summer during the Summer Solstice. There will be a grill for attendees to cook their own meat on and beverages. Free.
Summer Solstice Celebration, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, 5pm – 8pm
Summer Solstice is the longest and most light-filled day of the year. Mark this midsummer event with art-making workshops and activities from The Noguchi Museum, Free Style Arts Association, and The Blue Bus Project, and join artist / storyteller Satya Celeste to transform the grove of trees into a communal art piece. At sunset, gather around the hill for Urban Shaman Mama Donna’s annual waterfront Solstice ritual. Free.
Everybody Tango!, On the Pier in West Harlem Piers, West 125 Street, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air. Lessons are held at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with social dance time between lessons. Free.
Bingo!, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6th Avenue and 41st Street, 7pm – 8:30pm
Game on! This classic game of chance goes outside for play in the park. Comedian Andy Ross hosts with music by DJ Flip Bundlez. Free to play with prizes for every win.
Make Music New York, Various locations, 7pm – 8pm
Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with over 1,000 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs. Check out the full schedule here.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carroll Park – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10pm
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM imagines New Yorkers – the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders – as the wild and magical Spirits of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Free.
A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue, 6pm – 8pm
Culled from the ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present), this exhibition renders verdant alcoves and expansive green spaces throughout New York City, as well as select sites across the United States. Featuring black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, A Collective Utterance offers an exploration into the tender interiors of individuals that constitute the creative communities of a city, through an associative, atmospheric mapping of its outdoor spaces. Free.
Muscota Marsh Harmony, Muscota Marsh Park in Inwood Hill Park, 7:45pm – 8:30pm
Muscota Marsh Harmony is a public, site-specific, music performance that integrates the local environment, community, and history of the northernmost part of Manhattan Island. Set in Muscota Marsh, near tidal wetlands, singers harmonize with their surroundings along with the personal recollections of community members recorded and played back through unobstrusive speakers scattered throughout the park space. This 45 minute performance invites the audience to wander through the park and listen to the stories and songs unfold. Free.
Sheen Marina, Ricky Lewis, Kyle Forester, Caitlin Pasko, Haley Zoller, Angel and Dren and Friends (DJ Set), Pianos, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 6:30pm, $8.
Dogs Will Run Until They Die, Dan Zimmerman, Diary/Vassals, Butterscotch Stanley, The Paper Box, 17 Meadow St – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.
San Fermin, The Weather Station, SummerStage, Coffey Park, Verona St. between Richard St. and Dwight St. – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.
GDFX, ANGUS TARNAWSKY, TOCCA, SHOP TALK, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 7pm, $10.
Hit Bargain, PILL, Yvette, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.
The Dirty Nil, Ghost King, Berlin, 25 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, $10.
The Cradle, Lionmilk, Water From Your Eyes, Liv.e, Zaven, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.
King Coya, Queen Cholas, Dat Garcia, El G, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, $10.
Slavic Soul Party, Tompkins Square Park – LES, June 21 (Thurs.), 6pm, Free.
PAT Party, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, June 21 (Thurs.), 10pm, Free.
Aimee Mann, Superchunk, Jonathan Coulton, Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street & Prospect Park West – Brooklyn, June 21 (Thurs.), 7pm, Free.
On A Lighter Note w/ Rachael Parenta (Lifetime / Discovery), Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show producer), Dina Hashem (Comedy Central / Conan), Calise Hawkins (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Zach Sims (Comedy Central), Jordan Carlos (HBO / Comedy Central), Halyards, 406 3rd Avenue – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.
Airplane Mode w/ Liza Treyger (Comedy Central Half Hour), Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Nate Fridson (Dark Spots), Sam Ike (Cityside Comedy), Moss Perricone (Pukefest), Cherry Tree, 65 4th Avenue – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.
Concussion Comedy w/ Thiago Macklin, Jill Weiner, Jula Branda, Juan Escalante, Ed McGowan, Liz Days, Luke Touma, Le Chéile, 839 West 181st Street – Washington Heights, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.
Whose Streets?, First Quincy Street Community Garden in Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free.
God’s Own Country, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 3 Clarkson Street – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free.
Black Panther, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, 5816 Clarendon Road – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.
Despicable Me 3, Vesuvio Playground – SoHo, 8pm, Free.
Justice League, Poe Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.
School of Rock, Astoria Park Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool – Queens, 8:30pm, Free.
Wonder, Harris Playground in Harris Park – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.
Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park – 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.
Free Yoga at Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 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.
Tour the Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, Free.
Bryant Park Yoga, Bryant Park Lawn, Every Thursday until Sept. 20, 6pm – 7pm, Free.
Capoeira Class, Lawn east of Memorial Grove in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, Every Thursday until June 28, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free.
Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.
Yoga in the Park, East River Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.
Free Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 20, 7pm – 8pm, Free.
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