thru 10/31 (tuesdays + thursdays at 8:30am): power hour outdoor fitness classes at hudson yards: rhone activewear is offering a series of free, outdoor yoga, hiit and strength classes at hudson yards’ public square + gardens. >>

tues 12pm: century 21 grand re-opening: retailer century 21 re-opens its 22 cortland street (fidi) flagship with four floors of discounted designer goods. bonus: the first 1,000 shoppers will get $10 off their purchase of $20 or more. >>

tues 4:30pm: free dead in the park concert: at this annual benefit for riverkeeper, tribute band stella blue’s band will perform two sets at central park’s naumburg bandshell, where the grateful dead played to a crowd of 5,000 in 1968. free admission (donations welcome). >>

tues 5:30pm (+ 5/22, 5/23, 9/18, 9/25): american symphony orchestra chamber series at bryant park: american symphony orchestra’s annual chamber series returns to bryant park for a series of intimate concerts on the upper terrace. tonight’s program: ‘a century of great american jazz composers.’ free admission. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): brooklyn books + booze (fka rooftop readings: hear established and up-and-coming authors of different genres read from their works every third tuesday of the month at barrow’s intense tasting room (industry city). hosted by randee dawn. pizza and snacks are available for purchase. $10 admission includes a drink. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, nolawee mengist, colleen genevieve, and kendall farrell bring the laughs back to east williamsburg with standup by austin locke (sirius xm), dave ross (comedy central), hoodo hersi (seth meyers), tom delgado (let’s see, what else comedy), and john f. o’donnell (live from outer space comedy). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman and jaffer khan. tonight’s show features arjun banerjee, casey mcgowan, ariel elias, olivia schyling, liam nelson, and ashlyn salzano. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>


weds thru 9/13 (wednesdays): sunrise tai chi + sunset yoga at fort tryon park: begin/end your day with weekly outdoor tai chi (6:30am) and yoga (6:45pm) sessions at fort tryon park (washington heights). free admission.

weds thru 6/5: milton glaser: pop exhibition: school of visual arts presents an exhibition based on milton glaser: pop, a new book collecting work created by late graphic designer, illustrator and sva faculty member milton glaser during the 1960s and ’70s. opening reception 5/19 6-8pm. sva gramercy gallery, free admission. >>

weds thru 5/31: new york studio school 2023 mfa thesis exhibition: new york studio school of drawing, painting and sculpture (greenwich village) presents its annual mfa thesis exhibition, taking over two floors of the school with the work of 11 graduates. opening reception 5/18 5-8pm. free admission. >>

weds + thurs (6-7pm dance lesson, 7-8:30pm band): bryant park dance parties: salsa, swing, and tango the night away at bryant park’s annual dance party series. an instructor will teach the basic steps before the band hits the stage, so all experience levels are welcome. this week: bachata tradicional with valerio (weds) and greatest salsa hits of all-time with santiago y la orquesta (thurs). free admission. >>

weds 6:30pm: other half brewing women’s forum: home is where the beer is: zahra tabatabai, founder and owner of backhomebeer, visits other half brewing (carroll gardens) to discuss the highs and lows of starting a brewery during the pandemic and maintaining your identity in the craft beer industry through activism, empowerment, and good beer. $14 admission includes a flight of beer to sip during the talk. >>

weds 7pm: dana jeri maier: skip to the fun parts: cartoonist dana jeri maier celebrates the release of her book skip to the fun parts: cartoons and complaints about the creative process with a talk, audience q+a, and book signing at p+t knitwear bookstore (les). author leigh stein joins. free admission, $19 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

weds 7pm: powerpoint roulette: all bets are off at the powerpoint roulette variety show, where comedians, actors, and musicians improvise presentations from slides they’ve never seen before. hosted by nat towson and darren solomon. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

weds 7pm: grease 45th anniversary screenings: randal kleiser’s 1978 classic musical, starring olivia newton-john and john travolta, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by myq kaplan (netflix), christie bahna (disney+), emily walsh (peacock), conner mcnutt (comedy central), and max fine (siriusxm). free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm: the silent clowns film series: the kid brother: see harold lloyd in 1927 silent comedy classic the kid brother, with live musical accompaniment performed by ben model. hosted by film historians steve massa and model, the screening will be followed by a q+a session. cobble hill cinemas, $10 general, $5 seniors >>

weds 8pm (weekly): ambush comedy show – with free beer: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell serve up slices of standup at two boots pizza (williamsburg), where they’ll be joined by jess salomon (fallon), kate willett (comedy central), dan st. germain (comedy central), norlex belma (pbs), and dan perlman (flatbush misdemeanors). bonus: free beer from 7:30-8pm. free admission (rsvp to enter the pizza raffle). >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by rima parikh (the new yorker), pete bladel (netflix), blair dawson (comedy central), ben siy-hian (firepit comedy), and christian kaiser (keep it casual comedy). bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. logan’s run (park slope), free admission. >>

weds 8:30pm: free outdoor movie: chungking express (1994) at fort greene park, brooklyn. >>

weds 9pm: matt koff: i don’t like this!: emmy-winning writer matt koff (the daily show) presents a new hour of comedy at q.e.d. (astoria). natasha vaynblat (fallon) opens. $12. >>

weds 10pm: (monthly): and every one a witch: stop by for a spell (and a song) at ‘and every one a witch,’ an evening of piano karaoke, open mic performances, and musical rituals, hosted by lauren maul. club cumming (east village), free admission (one drink min). >>


thurs thru the season: the met’s roof garden bar opens: take in the view while you enjoy a drink at the met museum’s cantor rooftop garden bar, opening for the season on 5/18. access is included with regular museum admission. >>

thurs thru the season: the rooftop at elsewhere opens: the bushwick bar + venue’s rooftop opens for its annual concert and party season. various prices. >>

thurs thru 5/24: ars nova’s camp bonfire series: ars nova’s six-month development program for comedy artists culminates in a series of performances of new works. ars nova theater (hell’s kitchen), $5. >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
encanto at williamsbridge oval recreation center (bronx) >>
judas and the black messiah at at marcus garvey park (east harlem) >>

thurs: see all the art and design at these exhibitions/events:
1-54 contemporary african art fair (thru sun): 439 w. 127th street (west harlem), $10+. >>
angel ortiz (la 2): ode 2 nyc (thru 6/18): chase contemporary (soho), free. >>
byo art!! the living gallery (bushwick) 11 year party: thurs 6-11pm, $10 suggested. >>
clio art fair (thru sun): 550 w. 29th street (chelsea), free admission friday, $10+ otherwise. >>
(in)tensive (thurs 5-7pm): the new york school of the arts (ues), free. >>
les third thursdays gallery night (thurs 4-8pm): various locations, free. >>
nycxdesign festival (thurs thru 5/25): various locations and prices. >>
the other art fair (thru sun): brooklyn navy yard, $18+. >>

thurs 7:30pm (monthly): pete’s reading series: hear from literary icons and newcomers alike at this long-running reading series, hosted by vanessa chan and brian gresko. tonight’s readers:jade song, sabrina imbler, and gina chung. books will be available for purchase through greenlight bookstore. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm: locrian chamber players: music from the past decade: the locrian chamber players, a chamber group devoted exclusively to music less than a decade old, present a concert of works by george lewis, nico muhly, and others at riverside church (morningside heights). free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): terminator 2: judgement day…entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of james cameron’s terminator 2: judgement day (1991) using only what they can remember from watching the film once recently. as the chaos ensues, drinks are drunk while the players are challenged to incorporate lines written by the audience and create ‘deleted’ scenes. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): highwaisted comedy show: comedy—it’s in their jeans. the audience member wearing the highest waist has the chance to win a free drink at the highwaisted comedy show. tonight’s performers: dylan adler (hulu), natasha vaynblat (fallon), jourdain fisher (fallon), clare o’kane (snl), and clare austen-smith (the new yorker). hosted by alex kumin and julia shiplett. crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

thurs 8pm (every other thursday): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens savannah desormeaux and jenny gorelick host cherry on top, a comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup at williamsburg’s tipsy scoop. beer, wine and booze-infused ice cream are available for purchase. $10 admission + one-item minimum. >>

thurs 8pm (every other thursday): landline comedy at wild east brewing co.: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), where comedians casey james salengo, pamela ross, eric dreiblatt, yoshiko watson, and max fine are on tap for a night of laughs. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>


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