TUES-THURS, 6/21-23: SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK, SOLSTICE IN TIMES SQUARE, MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK, AND MORE

tuesday

tues thru 8/30 (tuesdays at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm. no class 7/5.): the sweat sessions: the best is sweat to come at the meatpacking bid and wellth collective’s series of outdoor fitness classes, which include yoga, bootcamp, dance cardio, boxing, pilates, and more. note: b.y.o. mat. hudson river park’s 14th street park, free (rsvp). >>

tues thru 7/17, 8/10-9/11: shakespeare in the park: richard iii and as you like it: public theater’s 60th summer shakespeare season kicks off at central park’s delacorte theater with danai gurira as the conniving king richard in richard iii (thru 7/17), followed by a reprise run of shaina taub’s musical adaptation of as you like it starting 8/10. there are four ways to get free tickets: in-person at the theater in the park (starting at 12pm, but the line forms much earlier), at an in-person lottery at the public theater in noho (sign-up begins at 11am, drawing at 12pm), at select distribution points in the five boroughs on specific dates (starting at 12pm), and via a digital lottery on the todaytix app (before 12pm). >>

tues thru thurs: pride-related events thru thurs:
• tues thru fri: criminal queerness festival at lincoln center’s david rubestein auditorium. free. >>
• weds 5:45pm: all pride, no prejudice!: an lgbtq+ summer celebration at the center for fiction (fort greene). free. >>
• weds 6:30pm: a rainbow spin through nyc: the lgbtq guide to a new york you didn’t know at center for brooklyn history (brooklyn heights). free. >>
• weds 6:30pm: queens at the garden: a queens botanical pride event. $20. >>
• thurs 10pm: dirty thursday: born this way party at house of yes (bushwick). free with rsvp, $10 without. >>
• thurs thru 6/30: nyc landmarks will light up in rainbow colors. various locations. >>

tues thru thurs: summer for the city at lincoln center: lincoln center presents free pride week programming, starting with staged readings of muleme steven’s courage rebirth (tues 7:30pm) and three short plays by jonathan wamukota opinya (wed 7:30pm), both part of the national queer theater’s fourth annual criminal queerness festival, which showcases the work of international lgbtqia+ artists who fight the criminalization of queerness in their native countries through their art. other offerings this week include a tribute to soho nightclub paradise garage with djs larry levan and victor rosado (weds 4pm) and ‘ultra pride!!,’ a night of dancing and live music with ultra naté, bright light bright light, and dj rissa garcia (thurs 6pm). >>

tues thru thurs: heeere’s kubrick in 35mm: village east cinema’s annual homage to filmmaker stanley kubrick returns in 35mm, starting with screenings of the shining and a clockwork orange (6/21), followed by barry lyndon (6/22) and full metal jacket (6/23). $18. >>

tues (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
soul at bloomingdale playground (manhattan valley) >>
major! at nowadays (ridgewood) >>

tues (various times): 16th annual make music new york: the city is alive with the sound of music at this daylong outdoor festival, featuring free concerts and performances by 250+ artists ranging in style from a cappella to metal to world. highlights include a performance of mozart’s requiem at the world trade center oculus and ‘faire la fête,’ an all-day celebration of french music in battery park, djs under the apollo theater marquee, a participatory ukulele jam in central park, and more. various locations, free. >>

tues 7:20am-8:30pm: solstice in times square: create calm at the 20th solstice in times square event, a day of outdoor yoga classes held in pedestrian plazas throughout the ‘crossroads of the world.’ led by acclaimed instructors including rodney yee and chelsea jackson roberts, the seven classes on offer range in style and are open to practitioners of all levels and abilities. one class per person. classes will also be available via livestream. free (registration required, donations are welcome and will benefit community first). >>

tues 4-8:30pm: summer solstice at socrates sculpture park (lic): connect with your inner self at socrates sculpture park’s annual summer solstice celebration, a day of tours, workshops, music, and performances that invite visitors to reflect on their physical and spiritual relationship to nature. free. >>

tues 6pm: coney island people: 50 years: photographer and curator harvey stein captures the coney island and its inhabitants in his latest book, a collection of 170 black and white images taken from 1970-2020, which he’ll discuss with photographer margarita mavromichalis tonight at rizzoli bookstore (flatiron). free admission. >>

tues 6:30pm (+ 6/28): sunset salsa: step out at a waterfront salsa dance lesson and party led by performer and instructor talía castro-pozo. all experience levels welcome. hudson river park’s pier 76 (hudson yards), free. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): rooftop readings at ample hills creamery: hear established and up-and-coming authors read from their works every third tuesday of the month at ample hills creamery’s gowanus location. hosted by randee dawn. $10 admission includes a regular-sized ice cream. >>

tues 7pm: summerstage: fête de la musique: france rocks and the french institute alliance française present a showcase highlighting french music, with performances by mc solaar, bon entendeur, and hyphen hyphen at rumsey playfield in central park. free. >>

tues 7:30pm: meet me by the fountain: an inside history of the mall: get in, loser, we’re going shopping! author alexandra lange (the design of childhood, writing about architecture) chronicles the rise and fall of the suburban shopping mall in a conversation about her new book, meet me by the fountain, with the new yorker’s rachel syme. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free adnission, $28 for the book. >>

tues 8pm (+ 6/28): washington square music festival: the 64th washington square music festival continues with a concert by the pedro giraudo tango quartet in washington square park’s garibaldi plaza (greenwich village). free. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): paper planes comedy: kari burt and micah walsh’s monthly stand-up show takes off from bushwick’s jade, with sets by dylan adler (hulu), sam morrison (drew barrymore), lindsay boling (off limits), jj mattise, and bailey pope. free admission. >>

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. tonight’s show features vannessa jackson, anders lee, naomi karavani, ben katzner, and eli yudin. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, kendall farrell, ashley hamilton, and nolawee mengist bring the laughs back to east williamsburg with standup by alex kumin (comedy central), dan crohn (last comic standing), caitlin durante (the bechdel cast), erik scott, and harris alterman. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

sponsored

Bowie Boat Bash & Feeling Gloomy Reunion

Our flag means gloom! And it also means we are back for a David Bowie Boat Bash and Feeling Gloomy Reunion. Friday July 8th we’ll be sailing off into the blue, blue, electric blue blasting Bowie hits all night as well as our regularly scheduled programming of sad tunes to get your feet shaking from New-Wave to Synth-Pop and Brit-Pop.

In person for the first time since 2020, our Gloomy DJs William and Nathaniel will be rejoined by Gordon to make the night one to remember aboard THE LUCILLE, departing from Skyport Marina – East 23rd Street & FDR Drive (EAST side).

Bowie Boat Bash & Feeling Gloomy Reunion
Friday, July 8
6pm doors, sail 7pm
21+
Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/-bowie-boat-bash-the-cosmo-rocks-tickets/12086975

wednesday

weds 8/10 (wednesdays at 6pm): flatiron fitness series: get pumped: the annual ‘wellness wednesday’ series of fitness classes returns to the flatiron’s public plazas for eight-weeks of evening outdoor yoga, hiit, hip-hop dance, pilates, and more. free. >>

weds thru 6/29: metropolitan opera’s summer recital series: the met opera’s annual summer series is back with free concerts of arias and duets held in parks in every borough. >>

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
sing 2 at robert moses playground (murray hill) >>
joe papp in five acts at bushwick inlet park (williamsburg) >>
marcel the shell with shoes on at roof of new design high school (les) >>
aladdin at pier a park (hoboken) >>

weds 3:30pm, 7pm, 10:15pm (monthly thru july): 35mm series at angelika: experience a series of classic films in their original format–35mm–at village east by angelika (east village). tonight: goodfellas (1990), starring robert deniro, ray liotta, and joe pesci. $18. >>

weds 6pm (wednesdays thru 8/31): free outdoor concert series at hudson yards: up-and-coming artists take the stage at hudson yards’ public square + gardens for ten weeks of live, outdoor concerts programmed by the bowery presents. tonight: kiesza. >>

weds 6pm: summerstage: waxahatchee + swearin’: identical twin sisters katie and allison crutchfield bring their bands, waxahatchee and swearin’, to central park’s summerstage. chicago duo ohmme and dj delphine blue open. free. >>

sponsored: weds 7pm (ends today): bach festival at carnegie hall’s zankel hall: orchestra of st. luke’s (osl) third annual bach festival culminates with principal conductor bernard labadie’s leadership of j.s. bach’s a musical offering, with informative and illuminating commentary between movements of one of bach’s last and greatest instrumental works. get tickets for $20 with promo code ‘osl39173’ (reg. $45-65). a $2 ticket fee applies. >>

weds 7pm (every other wednesday thru 8/31): jazz at hudson river park’s pier 84: summer is in full swing at the jazz foundation of america’s live, outdoor concert series. tonight: antoine roney trio featuring kojo roney. pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

weds 7pm: doctors without boundaries: real-life er doctors andres mallipudi and aaron bola host a comedy show where standups with a tendency towards t.m.i. tell stories about their weirdest diagnoses, and the docs give a detailed breakdown of the history of each condition and what people diagnosed with it should know. audience members can even ask their own embarrassing medical questions via a ‘no co-pay’ question box. caveat (les), $7.50 with promo code ‘resident’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

weds 7:30pm: queer gaze comedy: queer comedians (and one ‘token straight’) take the spotlight at queer gaze comedy, hosted by chloé cunha and featuring dylan adler (hulu), nonye brown-west (npr), pamela ross (sirius xm), ash diggs (means tv), and caitlin durante (the bechdel cast). tv eye (ridgewood), free (donations welcome). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy album release 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 janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), frank conniff (mystery science theater 3000), dan perlman (flatbush misdemeanors), and guest host onika mclean for a special album release show. bonus: free beer from 7:30-8pm. free admission (rsvp to enter the pizza raffle). >>

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 comedians ahri findling (comedy central), jeff scheen (laughs), jill weiner (wikifreakz), and more. free admission. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): the (secret) secret science club: the secret is out: the secret science club, an evening of lectures and libations, returns to the bell house (gowanus) with a talk from writer, researcher, and columbia leadership and ethics professor michael slepian (the secret lives of secrets: how our inner worlds shape well being, relationships and who we are), who’ll delve into how hiding aspects of ourselves impacts our behavior, judgment, and actions. free admission. >>

weds 8pm: savage comedy show: after a two-year hiatus, the savage comedy show comes roaring back with stand-up by petey deabreu (comedy central), natasha vaynblat (fallon), napoleon emil (flatbush misdemeanors), carolyn bergier (dyking out), and joey dardano (tiktok). hosted by lizzie martinez and melissa rocha. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks! logan’s run (park slope), free. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): ditmas lit: local writers read from their work at the ditmas lit series, returning to hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush) with rachel cantor (good on paper), megan cummins (if the body allows it), jake matkov (peach mag), and yoojin na (the new york times). free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): airplane mode comedy show: unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, piloted by rohan padye, erik monikal, and ben katzner. tonight’s in-flight entertainment features ryan beck (comedy central), erik bergstrom (colbert), electra telesford (nbc), and amamah sardar (mcsweeney’s). ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

weds 8pm (weekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) bring their standup show back to friends and lovers (crown heights), with performers brittany carney (comedy central), shari diaz (hbo), rebecca weiser (reductress), shenuque tissera (someecards), colin rankin, and lana siebel. $5. >>

weds 9pm (weekly): comedians you should know: stay in the loop with this stand-up showcase, returning to the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by erin jackson (conan), raanan hershberg (fallon), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), tracy mcclendon (mtv), and kendall farrell (just come comedy). hosted by carmen lagala. $5 adv, $10 door. >>

weds 9:15pm: the warriors: the roxy cinema (tribeca) screens walter hill’s 1979 nyc street gang classic, the warriors. $15. >>

thursday

thrus 9/5: horror: messaging the monstrous: museum of modern art (midtown west) presents a 10-week screening series exploring the social and political messages woven into classic and contemporary horror films. with a whopping 100+ features and an international selection of shorts, the series is divided into weekly themes, which include slashers, gender and horror, race and horror, women make horror, creatures, and more. $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>

thurs thru 6/30: bamcinemafest: brooklyn academy of music’s annual indie film festival showcases new work collected from festivals in the us and around the world. selections include aftershock (thurs 7pm), a documentary about black women who are failed by the u.s. maternal health system, sirens (sun 4:15pm), a behind-the-scenes doc about the middle east’s first all-female thrash metal band. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $20. >>

thurs thru sat: mabou mines’ 50th anniversary celebration: experimental theatre company mabou mines celebrates a half-century of innovative, collaborative theatre-making with three jam-packed days of readings, concerts, excerpts, screenings, installations, and more, featuring joanne akalaitis, david greenspan, kathleen chalfant, bill irwin, elizabeth marvel, and other downtown stars. 122 community center (east village), $20/day pass. >>

thurs thru sat (9pm, + 8/11-13, 8/18-20): serials by the fled collective: watch teams of actors perform five original 10-minute plays, then vote for your favorites to return for a new ‘episode’ at the next cycle of the fled collective’s late night short play extravaganza. the flea theater (tribeca), $17 admission includes a beer. >>

thurs 4pm-8pm (monthly thru 9/18): rockaway makers market: rockaway brewing company and arverne cinema host this outdoor summer night market featuring local artists and makers, live music, and food and drinks. free admission. >>

thurs 6-8pm (thursdays thru 9/1): live at the archway: for 13 nights this summer, you can catch live, outdoor performances and a local artist’s solo show at the public plaza underneath the manhattan bridge in dumbo. tonight: music by meta and the corenersontes and visual art by zeph farrmby. rain or shine. free admission. >>

thurs 6:30pm (+ 6/30): bingo in bryant park: have balls of fun (and maybe win a prize!) at the return of bryant park’s outdoor bingo night. hosted by comedian andy ross. free to play. >>

thurs 7pm: beach lovers book launch: street photographer erica reade celebrates the launch of her first book, beach lovers, with a discussion about her seven-years spent documenting romantic moments between couples at nyc beaches, followed by a signing. foley gallery (les), free admission (books will be available for sale). >>

thurs 7pm: nocturnal admissions: behind the scenes at tunnel, limelight, avalon and other legendary nightclubs: nightlife veteran steve adelman discusses his new book, noctural emissions, a memoir about his years as the director and owner of some of the world’s most popular nightclubs in 1980s-90s new york. adelman will be joined in conversation by writer, reporter, and cartoonist anthony haden-guest, village voice and queerty columnist michael musto, nightclub impresario rocco ancarola, and house of yes co-founder and creative director anya sapozhnikova. the rare book room at strand books (union square), $10 admission, $26 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

thurs 7pm: how magicians think: you’ll believe in magic when world-renowned illusionist and author joshua jay delivers a mind-bending performance at the new york public library for the performing arts (lincoln center), followed by a discussion about his latest book, how magicians think: misdirection, deception, and why magic matters, with the society of american magicians’ herb scher. free admission. >>

thurs 7:30pm: rooftop films: resurrection: rooftop films presents a screening of andrew semans’ feature resurrection, with live pre-show music, a post-screening q+a with star rebecca hall and semans, and an after party. new design high school (les), $16. >>

sponsored: thurs 8pm (monthly): pop! a pop culture bingo party: pride edition: get your game on at this fun night of bingo, with themed mini-games and pop-culture trivia challenges in-between rounds. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson at parklife (gowanus). free admission, food/drink purchase required. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jeffrey emerson and jill weiner save the best for laughs at the laf dance saloon comedy show, returning with an evening of standup by kimberly dinaro (fallon), matty litwack (hulu), jared waters (pbs), rachel mccartney (pbs), caitlin reese (daddy comedy), ben fisher, and gary hannon. the backyard of basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): tip top tits comedy show: it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, returning tonight with lucas o’neil (comedy central), liz barrett (gotham comedy live), whitney chanel clark (bravo), and shane gayle on hand to rack up the laughs. bonus: $3 pbrs. outdoors at tip-top bar + grill in clinton hill (inside if raining), free admission. >>

thurs 8:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): cruella at play area in happy warrior playground (uws) >>

coming up

sponsored: 6/27 8pm: $7 for carnegie hall, stern auditorium / perelman stage: manhattan concert productions is delighted to welcome you to the final concert of their 2021-2022 season, light eternal, featuring eliza rubenstein conducting haydn’s triumphant lord nelson mass and pearl shangkuan leading the masterwork festival chorus in dan forrest’s contemporary work, requiem for the living. additionally, the indianapolis youth symphony orchestra performs works by tchaikovsky, holdridge, and strauss ii. get tickets for any seat in the house (including orchestra) for just $7 (up to a $110 value!). >>

ongoing

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