WEDS, 6/5: THE HIGH LINE’S LAST SECTION OPENS, OUTDOOR DANCES, + 24 THURS EVENTS

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opens today (ongoing): the last section of the original high line, the spur, opens to the public today. 30th street at 10th ave, free admission. >>

thru 6/9: the annual astoria park carnival returns to the waterfront area with a view of the rfk bridge. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 6/9: in anticipation of the tony awards on saturday, syndicated screens a series of movie musicals, including mama mia, chicago, west side story, little shop of horrors, willy wonka and the chocolate factory, and more. syndicated (bushwick), $7. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
dave chappelle’s block party. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
frozen. bulova park in louis c. moser playground (jackson heights). >>
mind-bending shorts. metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn). >>
office space with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>

4pm + 7pm (monthly): cracking the code: how math was used to decrypt drivers license numbers: university of minnesota duluth professor joe gallian shares how he broke the codes behind drivers license numbers in several states, and how he made use of an important problem-solving technique to do so at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free. >>

4:30pm, 6pm: the martha graham dance company will host two outdoor performances its 1933 work ‘ekstasis’ amidst the frieze sculptures on display at rockefeller center. free. >>

6-7pm dance lesson, 7-8:30pm band (+ 6/7): bryant park’s annual themed dance party series returns for after-work outdoor fun. tonight: lgbtq pride dance night with adam bastien and jerome bell from the voice alongside hot to trot dance instructors. hosted by talia castro-pozo. weather cancelation updates will be posted on the park’s social media channels. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free admission. >>

6-9pm (+ 7/3, 8/7): dance on the high line at the elevated space’s annual arriba! dance party series. tonight: orlando marin (‘the last mambo king of the bronx’) and his band. on the high line between 15th + 16th sts, free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm (wednesdays thru 9/25): take a free outdoor yoga class on the plaza at 66th street in riverside park south (uws). bring your own mat. >>

6:30pm: crime fiction writer james ellroy (l.a. confidential, the black dahlia) presents his new novel, this storm, at the mysterious bookshop. free admission. >>

6:30pm (+ 6/6): the annual new york japan cinefest highlights 16 short films by emerging japanese and japanese-american filmmakers over two nights at asia society. opening night’s program is followed by a reception. asia society (ues), $12 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): a bright future for our oceans: marine ecologist jeremy jackson gives a talk on ways to save our oceans at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: queer therapy live: a night of queerness, mental health, and comedy where an lgbtqia+ identified mental health expert speaks about their work, followed by stand-up by queer comedians. hosted by jake cornell. caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door admission will benefit the trevor project. >>

7pm + 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group, who are ready to break out in song with tonight’s musical theme. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7pm + 10pm: house of yes (bushwick) hosts two free pride editions of their popular amateur burlesque (7pm) and hot mess all stars drag competition (10pm).

7:30pm: oh, archiekins. pop-culture obsessed author micol ostow discusses her latest work, riverdale: get out of town, with bustle.com lifestyle editor and author gabrielle moss (paperback crush) at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

7:30pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and this month’s guest, hello mr. founder ryan fitzgibbon. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

8pm: let the chips fall where they may at brooklyn theatre club’s broadway-themed bingo. the front bar at knitting factory (williamsburg), free. >>

8pm: less bitter, more glitter: comedians kendra cunningham and katina corrao give a preview of their upcoming album recording. threes brewing (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features sal vulcano (impractical jokers), dan st. germain (conan), chike robinson (ucb), aimee rose ranger (the ranger zone), and sallie smith-fitch. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from alex song (fallon writer), jordan scott huggins (the daily show), ellory smith (robot chicken), kerri lendo (pbs), matt bachus, and christiana jackson. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight’s show features jo firestone (comedy central), peter revello (comedy central), seaton smith (conan), kenice mobley (siriusxm), kevin lobkovich, and bobby condon. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: dana moon (netflix), jordan temple (comedy central), casey crawford (kimmel), christiana jackson, eddie della siepe, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): the adult sex ed show aims to plug the holes in your sex education through a line-up of storytellers, scripted sketches, and exploratory deep dives into sexual topics. for tonight’s ‘new adventures’ theme, expect to learn about sex ed current events, the adventurous sex happening in retirement communities, and the $15b niche sex toy industry. hosted by dani faith leonard. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

7pm + 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group, who are ready to break out in song with tonight’s musical theme. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

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

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6/6 (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. >>

6/6-9/12: 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) >>

6/6-10: 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. >>

6/6-9: 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. >>

6/6-8: 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. >>

6/6 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
green book. carmansville playground (sugar hill). >>
a star is born. (2018) tony dapolito recreation center (greenwich village). >>

6/6 12pm (thursdays thru 8/15): the brooklyn academy of music’s 25th annual r+b festival at metrotech brings 10 free outdoor concerts to downtown brooklyn. today: nona hendryx with vernon reid. metrotech commons at metrotech center (downtown brooklyn), free admission. >>

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

6/6 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. >>

6/6 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. >>

6/6 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. >>

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

6/6 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. >>

6/6 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. >>

6/6 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. >>

6/6 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. >>

6/6 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. >>

6/6 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. >>

6/6 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. >>

6/6 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. >>

6/6 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. >>

6/6 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. >>

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