around town today

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opens today: mcny exhibition the voice of the village: fred w. mcdarrah photographs examines new york city from the tumultuous 1960s to the dawn of the 1970s through the lense of photographer fred w. mcdarrah, with a companion exhibition, pride: photographs of stonewall and beyond focusing on mcdarrah’s images of gay pride and other lgbtq parades, demonstrations, and events. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), suggested admission: $18 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

thru 9/12: get fit with these outdoor classes starting today:
yoga in washington square park in greenwich village (thru 6/19: wednesdays + thursdays at 8:30am. free.) >>
yoga at pier 46  in greenwich village (thru 9/12: thursdays at 6:30pm. free.) >>
yoga in prospect park  (thru 8/29: thursdays at 7pm. free.) >>
yoga at coney island brewery  (thru 9/5: thursdays at 7pm. $10 includes an after-class pint of beer.) >>
pilates at hunters point south park  in long island city (thru 6/30: select thursdays at 7pm and sundays at 10am) >>

thru 6/10: the lower east side film festival returns for a ninth year with shorts, features, panels, parties, and more, with free beer + wine at every event. various locations in the lower east side and east village, $19.50. >>

thru 6/9: new dance alliance brings together more than 20 artists with diverse approaches to performance for the 33rd annual performance mix festival. university settlement (les), $15-20. >>

thru 6/8: king pizza records’s sixth annual pizzafest returns with 20 bands performing over three days, and pizza slice proceeds benefiting a tba local organization. the gutter bar (williamsburg), $10-12. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
green book. carmansville playground (sugar hill). >>
a star is born. (2018) tony dapolito recreation center (greenwich village). >>

6-8pm (monthly): a dozen art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

6:30pm: a closer look on demolition: new york is home to more than 20 of the world’s tallest ‘intentionally demolished’ buildings. get to know what that means for the city’s future at a panel discussion with city planning and sustainability experts moderated by municipal art society of new york president elizabeth goldstein. the municipal art society of new york (midtown east), $10. >>

6:30pm (ends today): the annual new york japan cinefest highlights 16 short films by emerging japanese and japanese-american filmmakers over two nights at asia society. asia society (ues), $12 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

6:30pm (thru 6/30: thursdays thru sundays): hudson warehouse theater company presents an outdoor production of shakespeare’s antony and cleopatra at the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (uws). pay-what-you-can admission. >>

7pm: find balance at a discussion between french high-wire artist and man on wire subject philippe petit and author paul auster (4 3 2 1, smoke) about petit’s forthcoming book on the high wire, which auster translated into english. the center for fiction (fort greene). $10 admission includes a $10 bookstore voucher. >>

7pm (+ 6/13, 6/20): with a little luck, you could yell bingo! in bryant park. free. >>

7pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show . tonight’s lineup: kate willett (netflix), katie hannigan (colbert), sarah tollemache (colbert), evan williams (roast battle), maddy smith (wild ‘n out), sam morrison (travel channel), and david spector. hosted by stu melton and charlie dektar. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

7pm: at bamcinématek’s screen epiphanies series, an artistic or cultural figure talks about the film that inspired their passion for cinema, followed by a screening of the movie. tonight, comedian bowen yang presents stephen chow’s kung fu hustle (2004). bam (fort greene), $16. >>

7pm (+ 6/7): five dance companies will perform against the backdrop of the hudson river sunset for the fifth annual hudson river dance festival: taylor 2, ballet hispánico, dormeshia, camille a. brown + dancers, and doug elkins choreography. pier 63 (chelsea), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians will reminisce on some of their most cringeworthy moments using powerpoints, photos, and old facebook statuses at the nostalgia! comedy + storytelling show. featuring hallie haas, usama siddiquee, eman el-husseini, jeff simmermon, and hoss stef dag and gracie canaan. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: queer open mic and party open flame hosts a ‘proud af’ comedy show for pride month, featuring sydnee washington (comedy central), sofia dobrushin (high maintenance), and more. hosted by peter valenti, sam campbell, and simone leitner. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: comedian mary beth barone invites her friends to share their various experiences with f*ckboys through stand-up and storytelling at drag his ass: a f*ckboy treatment program. chelsea music hall (chelsea), $10. >>

7:30pm: the hidden history of guns and the second amendment author thom hartmann presents his new book on america’s longstanding relationship with firearms at strand bookstore (union square). 14-15 admission includes a signed copy of the book or a gift card. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by dan boulger (comedy central), josh gondelman (desus + mero), julia claire, zach brazao, cw headley, and jiayong li. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

just added: 9pm: fireworks! keep your eyes on the skies over the hudson river off pier 90 (hell’s kitchen). >>

9pm: (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from jordan temple (marvelous mrs. maisel writer), kate willett (netflix), mike recine (conan), subhah agarwal (comedy central), chanel ali (trutv), xazmin garza, and j.p. mcdade. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: take in others’ valuable life lessons at the ‘how i learned’ storytelling show, returning to take on the topic, ‘how i learned to live in new york.’ hosted by blaise allysen kearsley. caveat (les), $6 adv, $10 door. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>


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6/7-9/15: walt whitman: bard of democracy: a new exhibition at the morgan library + museum explores whitman’s work from his early years as a journalist to his final years, including several notebooks as well as documents from oscar wilde, hart crane, federico garcía lorca and allen ginsberg. the morgan library + museum (midtown east), $22 general, $14 seniors, $13 students, free fridays 7-9pm. >>

6/7-7/7: am new york rounds up their picks for where to watch the women’s world cup in manhattan and brooklyn. >>

6/7-9: beach balls of the volleyball kind come to manhattan for the annual association of volleyball professionals nyc open, where top professional female and male pro players will compete over three days. food and drinks will be available for purchase. gansevoort peninsula in hudson river park (west village/meatpacking), free admission. >>

6/7-9: hundreds of artists open up their studios to the public for the annual greenpoint open studios (sat-sun 12-6pm). launch party friday 7:30pm, wrap party sunday 6:30pm. free admission. >>

6/7-8: sunset park wide open: visit exhibitions and meet artists, curators and researchers at seven sunset park organizations, including nars foundation, j+m studios, genspace, and more. most are free. >>

6/7 score a hole in one with these national doughnut/donut day freebies:
babeland (soho): free donut at 7:30pm. >>
doughnut plant (various locations): free mini doughnut with any purchase. >>
du’s donuts and coffee (williamsburg): free yeast donut with purchase of a drink for the first 200 customers. >>
dunkin’ (at participating locations): free donut with purchase of any beverage. >>
krispy kreme (at participating locations): free doughnut of any variety. >>

6/7 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: infinity war. henry hudson park (bronx). >>
bohemian rhapsody. astoria park (astoria). >>
hairspray. old stone house (park slope). >>
how to train your dragon: the hidden world. colden playground (flushing). >>
international puerto rican heritage film festival. sunset park (sunset park). >>
kung fu panda. columbus park (chinatown). >>
moana. dyker beach park (dyker heights). >>
where do we go now? (et maintenant on va où ?). washington square park (greenwich village). >>

6/7 5-10pm: bryant park’s annual themed dance party series wraps up the season with a latin dance festival celebrating salsa, bachata, and merengue, with live bands and dance instructions throughout the night. hosted by talia castro-pozo. weather cancelation updates will be posted on the park’s social media channels. bryant park (midtown west), free admission. >>

6/7 6pm (fridays thru 8/2): the brooklyn americana music festival and degraw sounds present ‘unplugged,’ a series of intimate acoustic acts at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 3 greenway terrace (brooklyn heights). tonight: ali dineen + feral foster with little nora brown. free. >>

6/7 6-9:30pm: asia society’s first friday leo bar happy hour celebrates pride month with exhibition tours, music, drag and burlesque performances, and a live show of wnyc podcast nancy with guest bd wong. food and drinks available for purchase. asia society (ues), free admission. >>

6/7 6-10pm (on view thru 6/30): paradice palase presents its second annual summer open call art show, ‘twist and twine,’ featuring works from 34 artists responding to the theme ‘roots.’ opening reception tonight. 37-18 northern blvd (lic), free. >>

6/7 6-10pm: this month’s edition of the schomburg center’s first fridays series celebrates pride with extended hours, exhibitions of materials of and by black lgbt people throughout history, dj sets, drinks, drag performances, and more. dress code: ‘fabulous.’ schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free-$5 (rsvp required). >>

6/7 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: animations, docs, narratives, music videos, and more abound at an asian-american film thing, an evening of short films by asian-american creators. hosted by angel yau and kate moran. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

6/7 7pm: the 44 charlton variety show, hosted by julian fleisher (wnyc’s the naked american songbook), returns with a pride edition including singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist stephin merritt (the magnetic fields), comedian bowen yang (snl), and rapper nappy nina. the greene space at wnyc (south village), $15. >>

6/7 7pm (monthly thru 8/2): even less scripted than reality tv, six comedians manufacture drama on the spot at the improvised real housewives episode show. the pit (gramercy), $8. >>

6/7 7:30pm: comedians matt koff (the daily show writer) and danny chieng (the daily show senior correspondent) perform extended stand-up sets at q.e.d. (astoria). $10. >>

6/7 7:30pm (fridays thru october): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme/focus every friday night through mid-october. tonight: fight for your right to party! beastie boys, 90’s hip-hop, and 90’s alternative. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

sponsored: 6/7 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: city farm presents summer series returns to industry city, and we’ve got a limited number of free tickets to check out lady wray and 79.5 today. if you haven’t made it out to this new outdoor concert series, no better time than the present! use promo code ‘skintsummer’ to score free tickets in advance (reg. $18 adv, $22 dos). >>

6/7 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight’s show features eman el-husseini, rufat agayev, zain sharif, and david nguyen. hosted by noa osheroff and kenice mobley. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

6/7 7:30pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with sam de jong‘s goldie, live music from dai burger, q+a, and an after party with free drinks. new design high school (les), $16. >>

6/7 8pm: michael t and the vanities perform a tribute to david bowie’s ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars as well as other bowie hits at gran torino (williamsburg). $10 (2 for $15 in advance). >>

6/7 8pm: the glamdammit party presents rockaway bitch (‘all-girl tribute to the ramones’), the nuclears (‘whiskey-drinking sh*t-kicking rock n roll’), and spike polite and sewage nyc (‘swathes of the damned and culture shock’). coney island baby (east village/alphabet city). $10. >>

6/7 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show features guests akilah hughes (pod save america), jes tom (reductress), and mychal denzel smith (invisible man). hosted by lane moore (brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn). littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

6/7 8:30pm: the mid riff comedy show features belly laughs by fareeha khan (comedy central), david sitrick (the hard times), leclerc andre (fallon), katie-ellen humphries (cbc),  jessica watkins, and david spector. hosted by alissa may atkinson and lauren vino. bonus: drink giveaways for crop top wearers. precious metal (bushwick), free. >>

6/7 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by kate willett (netflix), petey deabreu (comedy central), lucas connolly (comedy central), rojo perez (conan), jeff arcuri (colbert), rachel mccartney (pbs), and lucas connolly.. hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. free admission. >>

6/7 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by rojo perez (hbo), shane torres (conan), luke touma (sirius xm), victoria hoffman (mtv), and brittany carney. hosted by nataly aukar. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

6/7 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by sydnee washington (comedy central), dan boulger (the craig ferguson show), and andrea allan (the hot mess comedy hour). hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

6/7 9pm: on what would’ve been his 61st birthday, celebrate prince’s life and legacy at dj spinna’s soul slam. good room (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp. >>

6/7 10pm: discwoman’s ciel provides the beats at nowadays (ridgewood). rsvp grants free admission before 11pm and $10 entry 11pm-midnight. $15 otherwise. >>

6/7 10pm doors (+ 6/14): at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. tonight: the merry busters of ghosts, andrew sandford’s classical update of ghostbusters. the players theatre (west village), $10 with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg. $12) includes a drink. >>

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