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TUES, 6/18: FREE ICE CREAM, FREE CONCERTS, RIVER TO RIVER FEST, + 23 WEDS EVENTS

around town today

thru 6/29: the lower manhattan cultural council’s 18th annual river to river festival presents performances and events celebrating artistic and creative diversity, including a black gotham experience walking tour, a participatory installation by yoko ono, and more. free. >>

thru 8/8: the annual flatiron summer series brings eight weeks of free fitness classes, educational talks, and activities to the flatiron plazas. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: infinity war. williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>
star wars: the last jedi. st. catherine’s park (lenox hill). >>
steel magnolias. albee square (downtown brooklyn). >>

11am-7pm: the windows of saks fifth avenue in midtown will transform into an interactive ice cream bar, with free magnum ice cream bars for all today. >>

4pm + 7pm: tcm big screen classics presents 30th anniversary screenings of field of dreams at select theaters. various prices. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight: rebels on pointe at greenwich house music school. free (rsvp required). >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: berlin-based duo gurr will play a stripped-down set of tracks from their new ep at rough trade (williamsburg). free admission. >>

6:15pm doors, 7pm show (+ 7/10, 7/18, 7/30, 8/6): due to repairs, the naumberg orchestral concerts has moved to temple emanu-el (ues) for their 114th annual free summer performance series. tonight’s season premiere: the knights perform music by britten, mendelssohn, jacobsen, and sanna. free (tickets required). >>

6:30-9pm: dance to bollywood and bhangra music in hudson river park with nyc bhangra and dance parade new york. dance lesson starts at 6:30pm. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

postponed until 6/27 7pm: the rise and fall of the sugar king author geoffrey cobb will host a discussion on his book at domino park (williamsburg). free (familiarity with the book is recommended, but not required). >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the l train shutdown forces tevye to relocate from williamsburg to astoria in the fiddler on the rooftop bar musical parody. from the creators of handmaid’s tale: the musical. the bell house (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

7:30pm: new zealand-based indie rock band miss june come to berlin (east village/alphabet city). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: 15 comedians will make their cases for reparations at a special junteenth edition of the profiled comedy show. hosted by marcela onyango. new location: littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (+ 6/25): the 61st annual washington square music festival continues with a concert featuring music by beethoven, barber, liszt, and erlanger performed by the festival chamber orchestra and and guests. garibaldi plaza in washington square park (greenwich village), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:20pm show: the comedy at the corner show presents a special pride edition, with all proceeds benefiting the brooklyn community pride center. hosted by keenan steiner. hungry ghost (fort greene), $7. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (biweekly): wild things comedy show returns with stand-up by david angelo (comedy central), solomon georgio (conan), paris sashay (bet), and the lucas bros (fallon). bonus: free pizza. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-10 (advance purchase required). >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by mike lebovitz (last comic standing), neel nanda (kimmel), chanel ali (mtv), brian parise (last week tonight), eudora peterson (the special without brett davis), patrick hastie, and jaye mcbride. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>

coming up

6/19-8/25: the shed’s ‘open call’ series presents new works by nyc-based emerging artists and collectives. the shed (hudson yards), free (rsvp required, standby line forms one hour before showtime). >>

6/19-30: the annual shenyc arts summer theater festival showcases eight new full-length plays and musicals by women writers. the connelly theater (les), $20. >>

6/19 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a star is born (2018). tony dapolito recreation center (greenwich village). >>
big trouble in little china. with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>
aquaman. thomas jefferson park (east harlem). >>
labyrinth. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
the big muddy – shorts program. metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn). >>

6/19 5:30pm doors, 6pm show: tonight’s bric celebrate brooklyn! festival concert with father john misty, jason isbell and the 400 unit, and jade bird is a benefit ($65), but many folks on a budget tend to throw down a picnic blanket and listen/hang outside the venue. >>

6/19 6pm: nba and soccer stars raise funds for critical needs services for kids at the 12th annual b/r football x steve nash foundation showdown charity game. while this is a fundraiser with tickets starting at $250, there will be a free fan fest starting at 3pm and free first-come, first-served standing room viewing areas. sara d. roosevelt park (les). >>

6/19 6pm: germany’s reeperbahn festival presents a lineup of international bands at rockwood music hall, including gurr, leoniden, surfbort, and more. rockwood music hall’s stage 1 + 2 (les), free >>

6/19 6:30pm: the nypl celebrates pride month with the lit ball, a #stonewall50 reading party featuring drag performances, ‘shady lady’ crafting, a shakespearean insult workshop, and more. ball attire encouraged. nypl mid-manhattan library (midtown), free. >>

6/19 6:30-8:30pm (on view thru 7/7): the school of visual arts presents the fifth annual ‘digital short story: small bytes / big fiction’ an exhibition of work by mfa visual narrative students. opening reception tonight. sva west halls project space (flatiron), free. >>

6/19 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: from the top, a listening party/demo/talk on contemporary black music and its impact on culture, explores the music of prince with guests roger linn (joining via skype), inventor of the drum machine favored by prince, and historian zaheer ali. hosted by greg howard and chinisha. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

6/19 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: house of yes and videology team up for drink or dare, an interactive drinking game played along to a screening of but i’m a cheerleader (1999). house of yes (bushwick), $15. >>

6/19 7pm (ends today): arias and duets fill the air as the metropolitan opera’s annual summer recital series returns with six free outdoor concerts in every borough. tonight’s season finale: clove lakes park in staten island. >>

6/19 7pm doors, 8pm show: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight: les ballets trockadero de monte carlo at rumsey playfield in central park. free (rsvp required). >>

6/19 7:30pm (monthly): the astronomy on tap discussion series reflects on history and science with tonight’s theme ‘cosmic perspectives: an astronomy and historical hodgepodge.’ trivia at 7:30pm, talks at 8pm. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

6/19 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: get a comedic lesson or two at drunk black history, an interactive comedy show where inebriated ‘historical figures’ will share drunken anecdotes. hosted by brandon collins and gordon baker-bone. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $12 dos. >>

6/19 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: janet hyde hosts a live taping of the 100th episode of her feminist comedy podcast dude talks to a lady, where comedian guests will tell their jokes about gender and participate in a panel discussion. tip top bar + grill (bed-stuy/clinton hill), free. >>

6/19 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the hack city comedy show returns with stand-up by  ronny chieng (the daily show), ryan beck (comedy central), julia shiplett (the new york times), liza treyger (netflix), saurin choksi (refinery 29), and fareeha khan (mtv). hosted by fumi abe (mtv) and michael nguyen (someecards). canal street market (soho), free admission. >>

6/19 8pm (+ 6/20): the high line’s ‘out of line’ performance series presents antonio ramos’s no agenda genda, ‘a sci-fi piece of interactive dance theater’ dedicated to the legacy and memory of queer icons and movement-makers. the highline at 30th street, free (rsvp). >>

6/19 8pm (monthly): financial security welcome at the sugar babies! comedy show, hosted by kimberly dinaro and sally ann hall. tonight’s show features kristin selt, gideon hambright, lucas connolly, carly montag, and keenan steiner. the lantern (greenwich village), free admission (one item minimum). >>

6/19 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features melissa villaseñor (snl), tom mccaffrey (comedy central), carmen christopher (comedy central), and courtney fearrington (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

6/19 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from khalid rahmaan (conan), matthew broussard (fallon), sami schwaeber (iheart radio), billy procida (lifetime), and amamah sarder (siriusxm). hosted by emily winter, friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

6/19 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight’s show features chris calogero (funny or die), andrew collin (siriusxm), dina hashem (conan), joyelle johnson (fallon), tom thakkar (conan), and katie boyle (transplants). hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

6/19 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: mike recine (conan), adrienne iapalucci (colbert), matteo lane (netflix), the lucas bros (fallon), matt bachus, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

6/19 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: juneteenth: the emancipation after-party:  a lineup of stand-ups, storytellers, sketch teams, and historians will break down the holiday at caveat (les). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

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CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE: FREE CONCERTS IN ALL FIVE BOROUGHS! (SPONSORED)

Carnegie Hall Citywide is a free concert series that brings music to all five boroughs of New York City. Presented in partnership with local community organizations, these performances are celebrations of sounds from across the country and around the globe. Stop by a free concert in Bryant Park this summer—and keep an eye out for the next Carnegie Hall Citywide event in your neighborhood, including performances at the Brooklyn Museum, Flushing Town Hall, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, and Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.

Friday, June 21 at 12PM
Jayme Stone’s Folklife
Bryant Park | Manhattan
This concert is part of the citywide music festival Make Music New York.
NY Music Month is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.
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Friday, July 12 at 6 PM
Le Vent du Nord
Bryant Park | Manhattan
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Friday, July 19 at 6 PM
Night of Inspiration
Bryant Park | Manhattan
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Presented by Carnegie Hall in association with Chew Entertainment.

Friday, July 26 at 6 PM
Cha Wa
Bryant Park | Manhattan
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Friday, August 2 at 6 PM
Harlem Quartet
Bryant Park | Manhattan
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Friday, August 9 at 6 PM
Carnegie Hall Citywide Night
Bryant Park | Manhattan
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Lead support for Carnegie Hall Citywide is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.

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MON, 6/17: GATHERING THE COVEN, MEMENTO MORI, PUBLIC FORUM: QUEER + NOW, + 18 TUES EVENTS

around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
big daddy. bryant park lawn (midtown). >>
mean girls. our wicked lady (east williamsburg). >>
rebels on pointe. washington square park (greenwich village). rescheduled from 6/13 >>
won’t you be my neighbor?. gaelic field at inwood hill park. >>

7pm (monthly): enjoy chill outdoor vibes and backyard readings from tanen jones, sean gill, kiran bath, and jasmine mans at tonight’s edition of the h.i.p. lit summer series. nowadays (ridgewood), free. >>

7pm: memento mori with chandler dean: more than two dozen comedians will have one minute each to deliver their ‘last words’ at this death-themed variety show hosted by chandler dean (mcsweeney’s). the pit loft (flatiron), $8. >>

7pm (+ 6/19): arias and duets fill the air as the metropolitan opera’s annual summer recital series returns with six free outdoor concerts in every borough. tonight: socrates sculpture park (lic). >>

7pm: thick, miss june, pom pom squad, and groupie play brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). $10. >>

7:30pm (monthly): tonight’s full moon means it’s time again for gathering the coven, lauren maul’s comedic talk show that features magical comedians, practicing witches, and musicians. tonight’s show features comedians fareeha khan and kerry coddett plus ‘mock star’ killy dwyer. the pit underground (gramercy), $8. >>

7:30pm (weekly): brendan gay and charles engle battle with topics chosen by the audience to see who gets to host the freestyle comedy show, featuring comics mark normand (fallon), sonia denis (netflix), khalid rahmaan (conan), and rosebud baker (comedy central), plus beats by santiago angel. bonus: free pizza. the bowery electric (east village), free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

7:30pm (mondays thru 8/19): sing your heart out at the west village chorale’s weekly summer sings series, tonight featuring poulenc’s and vivaldi’s glorias. judson church in greenwich village ($15 general, $10 students). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the night shift theater company’s drunken shakespeare = shakespeare readings, karaoke-style, in a bar. tonight’s pride month edition edition includes raffles to benefit the company. bar nine (hell’s kitchen), free to watch and/or participate. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill, returns with stand-up by jordan carlos (#adulting), liz miele (gotham comedy live), sydnee washington (comedy central), martin urbano (kimmel), kira soltanovich (you did this to me), and derek sheen. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

sponsored: 8pm: carnegie hall for $9? yes. carnegie hall for $9! a double masterwork bill, schumann’s majestic requiem and haydn’s compelling paukenmesse will be performed by the masterwork festival chorus, professional soloists, and the new york city chamber orchestra, led by mcp conductor-in-residence heather mitchell and guest conductor eliza rubenstein. just $9 with promo code ‘tsk31426’ (up to a $110 value). >>

8pm (monthly): this month’s installment of the franklin park reading series features poetry and fiction from writers victor lavalle (destroyer), mahogany l. browne (black girl magic), sharma shields (the cassandra), joshua furst (revolutionaries), and david leo rice (angel house). franklin park (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show brings stand-up to a cozy lounge setting, complete with leather couches and a fireplace. tonight: cara weinberger (the new yorker), ariel elias (seriously.tv), charlie bardey (vulture), napoleon emil, and raanan hershberg. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free admission. >>

8pm (monthly): necromancers of the public domain: every month, theater of the apes plucks a long-forgotten book from the shelves of the new york society library and resurrects it as a low-budget variety show. tonight’s inspiration: 1918’s the greatest of these by laurette taylor. the tank (midtown west), $15. >>

8pm: the public theatre’s public forum: queer + now honors the legacy of resistance and the ongoing fight for lgbtq+ liberation with a night of music, poetry, prose, and theater. hosted by jomama jones. central park’s delacorte theater, free. >>

8:30pm: hear stories of romance, resistance, and love at a talk on four thousand years of same-sex marriage at brooklyn brainery (prospect heights). $10. >>

9pm (monthly): twins max and nicky weinbach’s vintage basement with max + nicky variety show features performers janeane garafalo (wet hot american summer), ronny chieng (the daily show), solomon georgio (conan), and eudora peterson (the special without brett davis). under st. marks theater (east village), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comedian charles mcbee invites a panel of guests to discuss polarizing issues at the united states of outrage, a comedy show about what’s got us all worked up. featuring jordan carlos (#adulting), kerry coddett (crashing), and julia young (desus and mero). caveat (les), $8 adv with promo code ‘imoutraged’ (reg. $10 adv, $12 door). >>

9pm: the ed sullivan on acid comedy show returns with a pride edition featuring stand-up by bobby hankinson (kweendom), the el-salomons (jess salomon and eman el-husseini), nonye brown-west, and more. hosted by calvin cato (tony‘s ‘queer comics of color to watch’). freddy’s bar (south slope), free ($1 will be donated to live out loud for every person who attends). >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>

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6/18-29: the lower manhattan cultural council’s 18th annual river to river festival presents performances and events celebrating artistic and creative diversity, including a black gotham experience walking tour, a participatory installation by yoko ono, and more. free. >>

6/18-8/8: the annual flatiron summer series brings eight weeks of free fitness classes, educational talks, and activities to the flatiron plazas. >>

6/18: in honor of national sushi day, the first 100 customers at rolln (flatiron) will get a free summer mango shrimp roll. >>

6/18 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: infinity war. williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>
star wars: the last jedi. st. catherine’s park (lenox hill). >>
steel magnolias. albee square (downtown brooklyn). >>

6/18 11am-7pm: the windows of saks fifth avenue in midtown will transform into an interactive ice cream bar, with free magnum ice cream bars for all today. >>

6/18 4pm + 7pm: tcm big screen classics presents 30th anniversary screenings of field of dreams at select theaters. various prices. >>

6/18 6pm doors, 7pm show: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight: rebels on pointe at greenwich house music school. free (rsvp required). >>

6/18 6pm doors, 7pm show: berlin-based duo gurr will play a stripped-down set of tracks from their new ep at rough trade (williamsburg). free admission. >>

6/18 6:15pm doors, 7pm show (+ 7/10, 7/18, 7/30, 8/6): due to repairs, the naumberg orchestral concerts has moved to temple emanu-el (ues) for their 114th annual free summer performance series. tonight’s season premiere: the knights perform music by britten, mendelssohn, jacobsen, and sanna. free (tickets required). >>

6/18 6:30-9pm: dance to bollywood and bhangra music in hudson river park with nyc bhangra and dance parade new york. dance lesson starts at 6:30pm. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

6/18 7pm: the rise and fall of the sugar king author geoffrey cobb will host a discussion on his book at domino park (williamsburg). free (familiarity with the book is recommended, but not required). >>

6/18 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the l train shutdown forces tevye to relocate from williamsburg to astoria in the fiddler on the rooftop bar musical parody. from the creators of handmaid’s tale: the musical. the bell house (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

6/18 7:30pm: new zealand-based indie rock band miss june come to berlin (east village/alphabet city). free. >>

6/18 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: 15 comedians will make their cases for reparations at a special junteenth edition of the profiled comedy show. hosted by marcela onyango. new location: littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

6/18 8pm (+ 6/25): the 61st annual washington square music festival continues with a concert featuring music by beethoven, barber, liszt, and erlanger performed by the festival chamber orchestra and and guests. garibaldi plaza in washington square park (greenwich village), free. >>

6/18 8pm doors, 8:20pm show: the comedy at the corner show presents a special pride edition, with all proceeds benefiting the brooklyn community pride center. hosted by keenan steiner. hungry ghost (fort greene), $7. >>

6/18 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (biweekly): wild things comedy show returns with stand-up by david angelo (comedy central), solomon georgio (conan), paris sashay (bet), and the lucas bros (fallon). bonus: free pizza. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-10 (advance purchase required). >>

6/18 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by mike lebovitz (last comic standing), neel nanda (kimmel), chanel ali (mtv), brian parise (last week tonight), eudora peterson (the special without brett davis), patrick hastie, and jaye mcbride. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

ticket deals

the shed’s ‘open call’ series presents new works by nyc-based emerging artists and collectives. tickets for events 6/19-8/25 are now available (rsvp required, standby line forms one hour before showtime). >>

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