around town today

thru 9/21: myrtle avenue plaza in clinton hill opens with move on myrtle, a 10-week series of free fitness classes, live music, and events for the kids. >>

thru 8/9: have a throwback thursday and play board games, giant games, and cornhole at flatiron north public plaza. bonus: free gelato 6/21 at 6pm, free frozen custard 7/19 at 6pm, and free mini-cannoli 8/9 at 6pm. >>

thru 7/1: 12 days of american independent feature films and documentaries come to the tenth annual bamcinemafest, including screenings and q+a sessions of works by bo burnham, bridey elliott, and crystal moselle, and featuring actors regina hall, joaquin phoenix, ben foster, molly shannon, and many more. bam harvey theatre and bam rose cinemas (fort greene), various prices. >>

thru 6/30: the quad’s essential liz retrospective pays tribute to elizabeth taylor with 20 films including butterfield 8, cat on a hot tin roof, a place in the sun, cleopatra, who’s afraid of virginia woolf?, and more. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

thru 6/24: save 25-75% on display and slightly damaged books at the taschen summer sale. soho location and online. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
god’s own country. tony dapolito recreation center (west village). >>
justice league. poe park (fordham manor). >>
school of rock. astoria park. >>
space jam. albee square (downtown brooklyn). >>
whose streets? first quincy street community garden (bedford-stuyvesant). >>
wonder. harris park (bronx). >>

various times: 1,000 free outdoor concerts and music-making activities take over public spaces across the five boroughs during the 12th annual make music new york day. select highlights include mass appeals concerts, improv everywhere’s mp3 experiment, and a roaming ‘mamma mia’ sing-along truck. free. >>

7:30am-7:30pm: join thousands of yogis from near and far in free yoga classes at the annual solstice in times square: mind over madness outdoor yoga event. seven times to choose from. free (rsvp required). >>

5pm-dusk: socrates sculpture park summer solstice celebration takes advantage of the extra sunlight with art-making workshops, dance, spoken word, music, and a sunset ritual. socrates sculpture park (lic), free. >>

5:30pm, 6:30pm: try 16 different rosés before you buy your faves at crush wine + spirits’s 13th annual war of the rosés tasting, which will include rosés from provence, sancerre, spain, italy, germany, the finger lakes and california. crush wine + spirits (midtown east). free admission (rsvp required). >>

6pm (thursdays thru 9/20): music under the manhattan bridge: dumbo’s fourth annual live at the archway performance series brings free outdoor musical performances, interactive art, and more to under the manhattan bridge archway in dumbo. tonight: music by natalia clavier (thievery corporation) and art by charlotte lily gaspard. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

6-9pm (quarterly): explore more than 30 neighborhood art spaces during the summer edition of tribeca art+culture night. free (some events charge admission and/or require rsvp). >>

6-9pm (thursdays thru 8/9): cocktails at cooper hewitt: the summer performance series returns to museum’s terrace and garden, starting tonight with pride night featuring horrorchata and friends. arrive at 5pm if you’d like to get in an hour of gallery viewing. cooper hewitt (ues), $13 adv, $15 general. >>

6pm-midnight (+ 6/24): lolgbtq, a festival of queer comedy, presents a rainbow of humor, from stand-up and sketch to drag with $1 of each ticket sold benefiting the it gets better project. the pit (flatiron), $9-15/show, $20/pass (save 50% on individual shows with promo code ‘lolwithpride’). >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/12): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by aimee mann, superchunk, and jonathan coulton. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

6:45pm (+ 6/22): pop, rock, indie, and broadway get an extra dose of harmony when the britpop choir and brooklynite choir perform a night of covers at shapeshifter lab (gowanus). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7pm: join in a giant game of outdoor bingo at bryant park. free. >>

7pm (monthly thru september): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, continues with a performance by the alvin flythe quartet. hudson river park’s pier 84 (midtown west), free. >>

7pm (+ 6/23, 6/27, 6/29): the metropolitan opera’s annual summer recital series brings six free outdoor concerts to parks in every borough. tonight: clove lakes park in staten island. >>

7pm: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: san fermin and the weather station at coffey park (red hook). free. >>

7:30pm: as part of the france rocks festival, cape verdean singer elida almeida performs at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

8pm (monthly): negativity has no place at the on a lighter note comedy show, which strives to brighten these dark days by requiring every performer to say something positive at the end of their set. tonight’s show includes jordan carlos (comedy central), zach sims (comedy central), calise hawkins (fallon), dina hashem (conan), benari poulten (the nightly show), and rachael parenta (lifetime). hosted by dan wilbur (better book titles). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm (+ 6/22 7:30pm): wythe hotel’s annual pride celebration returns with queer|art performances, screenings, readings, art installations, and the bushwig pride party. wythe hotel (williamsburg), $12-20. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by dan rosen (the new yorker), teresa sheffield (siriusxm), shannon coffey (vh1), and brian parise (last week tonight). hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm: the silence of the lambs… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: the jokes will be anything but by the book at the symposium, an academic stand-up show, featuring material inspired by research and teaching. tonight’s pride-themed lineup includes humorous and educational ruminations by lgbtq+ academics and comedians. hosted by kyle marian. caveat (les), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

10pm: jd samson’s pat party preps for pride with beats from the likes of dj lina, amber valentine, rimarkable, and more. union pool (williamsburg), free. >>

coming up

6/22-24: nyc’s annual pride week wraps up with many skint-priced parties and cornerstone events, including:
the 14th annual trans day of action (fri 4-7pm, christopher street pier) >>
the annual pride rally (fri 5-7pm, stonewall national monument) >>
the annual nyc drag march (fri 7pm, tompkins square park to the stonewall inn) >>
big freedia’s pride kick-off karaoke party (fri 8pm, genius hq) >>
whitney day’s hot and bothered party (fri 10pm, cielo, $20) >>
youth pride (sat 12-6pm, 14th street park) >>
the ninth annual harlem pride celebration day (sat 12-6pm, 12th ave bet 135th + 138th sts) >>
the 6th annual all-ages pride party (sat 1-3pm, housing works) >>
trans day of joy (sat 2-8pm, knockdown center, $5+) >>
the 26th annual nyc dyke march (sat 5-7pm, bryant park) >>
bad habit’s dyke march after party (sat 10pm, lot 45 bushwick, $15-20) >>
bklyn boihood party (sat 11pm, littlefield, $20) >>
the annual pridefest (sun 11am-6pm, university place between 13th st + waverly place) >>
the annual pride march (sun 12-6pm, 15th street + 7th ave to 30th street + 5th ave) >>
new york live arts pride party (sun 2-8pm, $20-25) >>
whitney day’s gay af (sun 5pm-midnight, b bar and grill, $20) >>
bad behavior: pride afterparty (sun 8pm, house of yes, $10) >>
love wins pride party (sun 9pm, c’mon everybody, $5-8) >>
fireworks (sun around 10:15pm, following the pride island party, pier 97)
the empire state building will be lit up with the colors of the rainbow (sunday night) >>

6/22-24: springboard collective presents one spa on a time, an art installation that doubles as a free weekend of pampering, including, a sauna, yoga, healthy snacks, and live performances. flux factory (lic), free. >>

6/22 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
back to the future (drive-in, but a sitting area will be available). john golden park (bay terrace). >>
despicabel me 3. phil ‘scooter’ rizzuto park (richmond hill). >>
grease. narrows botanical gardens (bay ridge). >>
la bûche. wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
pushing hands. columbus park (chinatown). >>
stormy weather. inwood hill park. >>
‘the art of the score’ dj live scoring competition. fort greene park. >>
the lego batman movie. owen f. dolen park (bronx). >>
the spongebob squarepants movie. seaside wildlife nature park (staten island). >>
wonder woman. randall’s island park and southpoint park on roosevelt island.
yogi bear. faber pool and park (staten island). >>

6/22 4-8pm: daptone records holds its annual stoop sale, filled with $10 lps, $5 45s, limited editions, dvds, t-shirts, and free braven brewing company beer. 115 troutman st (bushwick). >>

6/22 5-8pm: fiddlers, folk dancers, and food are just a few of the attractions at the annual swedish midsummer festival, where you can also make a flower wreath, decorate a midsummer pole, play traditional games, and more. robert f. wagner, jr park + pier a plaza (battery park), free admission. >>

6/22 6pm (fridays weekly thru 7/20): the annual contemporary dance series brings movement of all styles from more than 20 companies to the bryant park stage. tonight: harlem school of the arts, athomasproject, eryc taylor dance, and graham 2. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

6/22 6pm (+ 6/29): contemporary roots musical duos take to a waterfront stage to perform acoustic, outdoor sets in anticipation of the upcoming brooklyn americana music festival. tonight: mamie minch and tamar korn. rain or shine. brooklyn bridge park’s pier 3 granite terrace (brooklyn heights), free. >>

6/22 6-9pm: ink and drink: asia society celebrates the opening of its calligraphy-centric exhibition ’clouds stretching for a thousand miles: ink in asian art’ with a night of free admission, music, beer tastings, a cash bar, and more. asia society (ues), $12 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

6/22 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by r+r=now, robert glasper’s new collective featuring terrace martin, christian scott atunde adjuah, derrick hodge, justin tyson, and taylor mcferrin. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

6/22 7-10pm: moonwalk on wheels at a michael jackson tribute skate. weather permitting. brooklyn bridge park’s outdoor roller rink, $10 admission, $6 skate rental (or byo). >>

6/22 7:30-10:30pm (fridays thru 10/12): pump up the volume at lola star’s 80’s hip hop-themed dreamland roller disco party at prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

6/22 7:30pm doors (thru 8/25): the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: the gospel of eureka, live music by tba, and an after party with a performance and free drinks. new design high school (les), $16. >>

6/22 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: at tommy mcnamara’s summer beach bash, comedian tommy mcnamara (the onion) attempts to write the song of the summer live on stage and hosts an evening of standup from emmy blotnick (the president show), john reynolds (search party), sean donnelly (conan), sonia denis (comedy central), and sam taggart (brooklyn magazine‘s 50 funniest comedians). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

6/22 8pm (monthly): female storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. $1 from each ticket sold will go to the raices texas. the pit (flatiron), $6 adv with promo code ‘smmlnyc’ (reg. $11). >>

6/22 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring standup by dulcé sloan (the daily show correspondent), matt koff (daily show writer), ryan beck (comedy central), sam ike, pearl rose, norlex belma, and music by rebecca vigil. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

6/22 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: hungry march band plays an album release show with the ladrones and tubaresh at market hotel (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

6/22 9:30pm (fridays thru 8/31): light up your night with fireworks at coney island, every friday through the summer. >>

6/22 9:30pm (+ 6/29): the rubin museum of art’s latest cabaret cinema series takes its cue from the ‘face of the future’ exhibition. tonight: roger vadim’s barbarella (1968), introduced by artist maia cruz palileo. the rubin museum of art (chelsea), $10. >>

6/22 10pm doors, 10:30pm show: the sh*t arcade show has comedians playing some of the worst video games of all time for your amusement, while hopefully scoring points and laughs along the way. featuring players jo firestone (fallon), eli yudin (collegehumor), robert dean (ifc), samantha ruddy (comedy central), and alex navarro. hosted by mike drucker. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

6/22 11pm: clash tribute band straight to hell and djs twig the wonderkid and james david play saint vitus (greenpoint). $7. >>

6/22 11:30pm: can’t get enough riri? just rihanna, a dance party tribute to the music of rihanna, is the night for you. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10. >>

6/22 midnight (+ 6/23): go on a trip to the dark side of the rainbow, the wizard of oz screened with pink floyd’s the dark side of the moon serving as the soundtrack. videology (williamsburg), $15. >>

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