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stay in top physical and mental shape with our roundup of more than 30 free outdoor fitness and wellness classes offered every day of the week. >>

rihanna, metallica, kendrick lamar, and many more. the annual global citizen festival returns to central park on 9/24. get free tickets by earning points through taking action to help solve the world’s biggest challenges. >>

see broadway shows for less without standing in the tkts line. 2-for-1 broadway week tickets are now on sale for 19 shows scheduled 9/5-18: an american in paris, cats, the humans, the lion king, wicked and more. >>

get a four-pack of amc movie tickets, good at any amc, amc showplace, loews, cineplex odeon, magic johnson and star theatre in ny and nj for $43 (plus ticket fees, reg. $64). >>

thru 9/1: get into the groove at a madonna film retrospective, including hits and misses like a league of their own, desperately seeking susan, who’s that girl and her 1991 documentary truth or dare, each paired with select music videos. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

thru 9/4: all the world’s a stage, so barefoot shakespeare company brings an updated production of the taming of the shrew set in the 1950s to summit rock in central park (near 83rd st. + cpw). free. >>

thru 9/5: the metropolitan opera’s eighth annual summer hd festival offers free outdoor screenings of ten of the company’s productions from the emmy award-winning live in hd series. this weekend: mozart’s le nozze di figaro (sat) and verdi’s il trovatore (sun). lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>

thru 9/5: spice up your week with latin music tours, concerts, a beach party, and even a salsa tasting party during the new york international salsa congress. various locations + prices. >>

thru 9/5 sponsored: get $20 tickets to the new york premiere of caught at summer shares at la mama ($35 value). >>

thru 9/10: take an evening city lights cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht for $33.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $56). >>

9/12: get free tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings the songs of prince at b.b. king blues club (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

thru 9/12: take a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht for $34.80+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $58+). >>

9/17-18: get tickets to blues, brews and botany at new york botanical garden, including brew samples and an all-garden pass, for $19 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

thru 9/18: theater for the new city (east village) presents their seventh annual dream up festival of new theatrical work, showcasing 19 productions including dramas, musicals, comedies, and dance. theater for the new city (east village), $12-20. >>

thru 9/21: travel back in time to hollywood’s golden age at bam’s that’s entertainment!: mgm musicals series, featuring screenings of many of the dream factory’s best including the wizard of oz, on the town, ziegfeld follies, and odd gems like 1930’s madam satan, a pre-code musical sex farce. bam (fort greene), $14. >>

thru 9/29: take a 90-minute lower manhattan and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht for $27.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $46). >>

thru 9/30: get admission plus roller skate rental at prospect park’s lakeside for $5-8.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $14). >>

thru 9/30: take a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 6/30 for $34.80+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $58+). >>

thru 9/30: go on an evening jazz cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru for $38.40+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $64). >>

thru 9/30: take a 3-hour architecture cruise around manhattan — passing under all 18 bridges — guided by members of the american institute of architects. $46.80 (plus ticket fees, reg. $78) includes a glass of wine, champagne, or beer. >>

thru 9/30: get tickets to drunk shakespeare at the lounge at roy arias studios for $29+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $59+). >>

thru 10/7: get tickets to the imbible at soho playhouse, including three cocktails, for $20+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $65). >>

thru 10/9: take a two-hour twilight cruise aboard nyc’s only tall ship for $22.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $45). >>

thru 10/9: go on a 90-minute daytime or two-hour evening sail aboard the city’s largest sailing vessel, clipper city, for $23.40 (plus ticket fees, reg $39). >>

thru 10/9: go on a 90-minute sail aboard the historic 82-foot schooner shearwater (drink included) for $27 (plus ticket fees, reg. $45). >>

10/15: get tickets to the dog film festival at symphony space for free-$7.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $10-15). >>

10/29: get tickets to the eighth annual air sex world championships at the hall at mp for free-$7.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15). >>

thru 12/31: get admission to the museum of sex for $12.95 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20.14). >>


warm weather activities hit list:
bbq: where to grill. >>
beaches and pools: where to swim.
governors island is open all weekend. >>
free kayaking (various days/times): piers 26 and 96, brooklyn bridge park, and red hook.

where to see almost 30 of french street artist invader’s 8-bit mosaics around town. >>

weekends (ongoing): the brooklyn flea and smorgasburg return outdoors for the season: fort greene flea (sat 10am-5pm), dumbo flea (sun 10am-5pm), smorgasburg williamsburg (sat 11am-6pm), and smorgasburg prospect park (sun 11am-6pm). free admission. >>

thru 9/1: miniature water towers and mailboxes built from boundless brooklyn model kits are transformed into unique pieces of art by 27 illustrators for the rooftops + sidewalks art show. myplasticheart (les), free. >>

thru 9/2 (fridays at 9:30pm): fireworks! coney island lights up the sky every friday through summer. >>

thru 9/2: 30 international architects share their visions for the city’s future at the storefront for art and architecture (nolita) exhibition, sharing models: manhattanisms. free. >>

thru 9/3: final fantasy fans can view film visuals and concept art from kingsglaive and final fantasy xv at hpgrp gallery (tribeca). free. >>

thru 9/4: the hand, a new artist-run exhibition space in bushwick, hosts its inaugural show featuring works by 21 artists, ‘finger food.’ free. >>

thru 9/4: brooklyn cyclones baseball tickets are now on sale for the season. promo highlights include post-game fireworks fridays + saturdays, $10 wednesdays, running the bases, and theme nights (full house, harry potter, seinfeld, star wars, top gun). $10-17. >>

thru 9/4 (tues-sat): occupy art’s black lives matter art show features carla cubit’s artwork, posters, and photographs from black lives matter protests throughout nyc. chashama (midtown west), free. >>

thru 9/4: see eight classic and contemporary films that were photographed in 70mm during the museum of the moving image’s latest ‘see it big’ screening series. stanley kubrick’s 2001: a space odyssey kicks things off thru sunday, followed by spartacus, the hateful eight, let’s spend the night together, and more rounding out the run. $15 admission may be applied to same-day tickets to the museum’s galleries. >>

thru 9/4 (saturdays 11am): five film adaptations of beloved writer roald dahl’s stories will be shown saturdays mornings at the metrograph (les), starting with the witches (1990) today, and continuing with matilda, james and the giant peach, fantastic mr. fox, and willy wonka + the chocolate factory. $12. >>

thru 9/5 (11am-7pm): cool off at one of the city’s more than 50 free outdoor pools, which open for the summer today. >>

thru 9/11: over 60 artists from around the world show their work at the black + white project art show, showcasing the variety of works that can be made using only the colors black and white. transmitter gallery (bushwick), free. >>

thru 9/11: go green at the plant show, an art exhibition featuring sculptural objects intended to hold household plants, with real plants provided by the flower shop next door. 99¢ plus gallery (bushwick), free. >>

thru 9/13: harken back to days when two films were shown for the price of one at film forum’s return of the double feature series, beginning with pairings of hitchcock’s vertigo + rear window, godard’s contempt + breathless, and kubrick’s paths of glory + the killing. film forum (west village), $14. >>

thru 9/18 (11am-7pm, closed tuesdays): jane’s carousel, initially built in 1922 and since fully restored, begins summer hours today. brooklyn bridge park (dumbo), $2. >>

thru 9/18: check the creations of over a dozen innovative musical instrument makers at city reliquary’s (williamsburg) new exhibition, sonic city. tonight’s opening reception includes live music by iced ink and a free drink for attendees. >>

thru 9/25 (weekends 1pm + 4pm): an 8-room mansion is transformed into the inner workings of a surrealist mind in exquisite corpse company’s immersive performance, the enchanted realm of rene magritte. governors island’s nolan park house 17, $15. >>

thru 9/25: collect yourself and head over to ‘the keeper,’ a new exhibition at the new museum about the things artists, collectors, scholars, and hoarders choose to save, including more than 3,000 photos of people posing with teddy bears. $16 general, $14 seniors, $10 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm. >>

thru 9/30 (7am-11pm): the high line stays open for an extra hour through summer, so take your time strolling through the park. >>

thru 9/30 (sundays 2-6pm): spend your sunday hang with some hair of the dog and music videos from abba to zappa played vj stephen pitalo of music video time machine. fifth estate (park slope). >>

thru 10/9: noobs and pros are equally welcome at the ‘arcade classics’ exhibition at the museum of the moving image (astoria), which features more than 30 (playable!) video arcade games released between 1972 and 1993: computer space, asteroids, space invaders, ms. pac-man, and more. $15 general, $11 students/seniors, free 5/22. >>

thru 10/14 (fridays 1:30-2:30pm): learn to lunge, parry, and riposte with masters from manhattan fencing center as free group beginner fencing lessons return to bryant park for the season. equipment provided. pre-registration strongly encouraged, but drop-ins welcome if space allows. >>

thru 10/16 11am-5pm (monthly): been dying to enter the new york city marble cemetery in the east village? it’s open to the public once a month thru october. free. >>

thru 10/20: buy us some peanuts and cracker jacks at the metropolitan museum of art’s ‘new york baseball 1887-1977’ exhibition, showcasing baseball cards from this best-loved city’s best-loved sport. included with regular museum admission (recommended: $25 general, $12 students, $17 seniors). >>

thru 10/23: new public art alert: martin creed’s 25-foot tall rotating ruby red neon sculpture, ‘understanding’ is on display at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 6. >>

thru 10/29: (saturdays 11am-6pm): the hester street fair is open in the les. >>

thru 10/30: (weekends 11am-6pm): the lic flea + food market returns to queens for the season with more than 80 vendors and a beer garden. free admission. >>

thru 10/31: the metropolitan museum of art brings spooky selfies to its roof garden with psychobarn, artist cornelia parker’s 25-foot-high, two-thirds scale homage to the house in alfred hitchcok’s psycho. free with regular suggested admission: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students. >>

thru october (sundays 10am-5pm): the brooklyn flea expands its takeover of prospect park with a weekly sunday bazaar of 30 vendors in grand army plaza. (rescheduled from 5/1 due to weather) >>

thru october (weekends 10am-6pm): the outdoor red hook food vendors open for the season with arepas, huaraches, papusa, tacos and more. red hook ballfields, bay + clinton sts. >>

thru october: the brooklyn barge bar returns to the greenpoint waterfront for your outdoor eating and drinking pleasure. >>

thru october: lace up your skates because roller skating season returns to prospect park’s lefrak center at lakeside. $6-8 admission, $6 skate rental (or byo), bag check/lockers extra. >>

thru october (tuesdays dusk-9:30pm): stargaze on the high line through the high-powered telescopes of the amateur astronomers association. look for the telescopes set up on the high line at w. 14th st. free. >>

thru october (2-10pm sundays): tiki disco dance parties go down at the well (east williamsburg) weekly. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

thru october (3-9pm sundays): get your dance on at the mister sunday parties at nowadays (ridgewood). $10-20. >>

thru 11/13 (monthly): journey back in time with merchant’s house museum’s walking tour of historic 19th century noho, including the homes of wealthy mercantile families like the astors, vanderbilts, and more. $10. >>

thru 11/19 (tues-fri 12-8pm, sat 10am-5pm): ‘uniformity’, the museum at fit’s latest exhibition, examines the history behind a variety of uniforms, from military, work, school and sports, and considers both their social role and their influence on high fashion. includes more than 70 objects. free. >>

thru 11/26 (saturdays 4pm): bargemusic neighborhood family concerts: enjoy an hour-long chamber music concert on a floating barge at the foot of the brooklyn bridge, followed by q+a with the musicians. free. >>

thru 11/27: early work of influential photographer diane arbus goes on display at a new exhibition at the met breuer (ues). suggested admission: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students. >>

thru 11/28 (thursdays-mondays): timothy greenfield-sanders’s portrait series and film projection the women’s list captures 50 women actors, artists, politicians and more from 1980-2015, including beoncé, hillary clinton, lena dunham, ruth bader ginsburg, debbie harry, toni morrison, patti smith, and more. the fisher landau center for art (lic), free. >>

thru 11/30 (2-5pm mon, weds, fri. closed holidays.): explore a bit of central park’s wild side at hallett nature sanctuary, a four-acre patch of restored woodlands near the southeast corner of the park that’s now open to the public. free. >>

thru 11/30 (thurs-sun 2-6pm): don’t just go to the beach to tan: artist katharina grosse unveils her new public art installation, ‘rockaway!,’ where the abandoned fort tilden aquatics building has been turned into a vibrant three-dimensional spray painting. free. >>

thru 1/16: the cooper hewitt’s new fragile beasts exhibit showcases 70 ornament prints and drawings from the 16th and 17th centuries. $16-18 general, $10-12 seniors, $7-9 students, pay-what-you-wish saturdays 6-9pm. >>

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