THINGS TO DO
Taikoza Japanese Drummers, 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard in Alley Pond Park – Queens, 10:30am – 11:30am
Join a special concert featuring the group Taikoza. Roughly translated, Taiko means “big drums” – and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums and powerful rhythms. This group draws from Japan’s tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance. Free.
Bryant Park Classics BookClub: ‘Stories and Poems’ by Rudyard Kipling, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss the classics. Get your free book for the discussion, available while supply lasts. This week’s book is Stories and Poems by Rudyard Kipling. Simon Winchester, author of The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World, will lead a wide-ranging discussion on Rudyard Kipling and his relevance today. Free.
Hudson Warehouse Presents: The Classics – The Three Musketeers: 20 Years Later, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive – UWS, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Hudson Warehouse presents a production of The Three Musketeers: 20 Years Later written by Susane Lee. Adapted from the classic by Alexandre Dumas, Hudson Warehouse is the first to ever adapt and produce The Three Musketeers: 20 Years Later for the stage. This is the second in a four-year series of Alexandre Dumas Classics. Free.
Bryant Park Poetry: Alice James Books, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 7pm – 8:30pm
Enjoy award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. This week’s program is produced in partnership with Alice James Books. Featuring poets Shara McCallum, Jill McDonough, Alessandra Lynch, and Donald Revell. Free.
Superchief Arcade Night, Superchief Gallery NY, 1628 Jefferson Avenue – Queens, 7pm
Every Tuesday night, the Superchief Gallery Center is turned into a large scale arcade. The Superchief Arcade will feature an E3 environment: giant 25ft projection screens, DJs, a museum’s worth of retro games, VR and Mobile VR – all set to free play. $10.
Noel Woodford Photo Collection (opening reception), C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm – 11pm
Noel Woodford is a Brooklyn based photographer specializing in music photography. This collection of photographs showcases images taken of the NYC music scene over the past year. 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.
Antigone, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 8:30pm – 9:40pm
Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Antigone is an Afropunk inspired work featuring a defiant woman who challenges patriarchal society. Free.
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.
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.
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.
Whiner, Shadow Monster, The Throat, M/T/Z, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.
Joanna Sternberg, Can o’ Beans, Abby Rock, Cameron Stuart, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.
Las Hormiguitas, Honey, Giggly Boys, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.
Jon Weber, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.
Grandbaby Comedy w/ Chris Thayer (Comedy Central) Alex Ptak (Bad News Comedy), Michael Foulk (Queer Film Theory 101), Wanjiko Eke (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Christiana Jackson (Fresh Kicks Comedy), 55 McGuinness Boulevard South – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.
Golden Spiral Comedy w/ Kerry Coddett (HBO, Comedy Central, BET), Kat Burdick, Bobby Hankinson (Kweendom, Single Blonde Failure), Rebecca O’Neal (Vice, Vanity Fair, Buzzfeed), Christian Finnegan (Comedy Central, Craig Ferguson), Dream Baby, 162-164 Avenue B – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.
Lilo & Stitch, Swindler Cove in Sherman Creek, 7:30pm, Free.
Hidden Figures, Paradise on Earth, 1106 Fox Street – Bronx, 7:30pm, Free.
Hotel Transylvania 2, Asser Levy Playground – Peter Cooper Village, 8pm, Free.
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Valentino Pier – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.
Paddington 2, West Bronx Recreation Center – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.
Pitch Perfect, Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street in Conference House Park – Staten Island, 8:30pm, Free.
Smurfs: The Lost Village, Heckscher Playground – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, 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 – 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.
Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 11am – 12pm, 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 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.
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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