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Random Happenings in New York City This Week - July 8-July 15

July 8, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Random Happenings in New York City This Week Photo: Nicholas Ruiz/Flickr / 2013 Scott Rudd 

If you're looking for the best of miscellaneous things to do in NYC, check out City Guide's 'Potpourri' category, which has dining specials, pop ups, shopping, charity events, literary events, lectures, readings, awards shows, galas, and even more.

Drop-in Family Work Shop/ Taller de Familias Such a character/ Tal Personaje - Queens Museum
July 08, 2018 - Queens

The Queens Museum invites children 4-12 and their adult companions to explore different works on view each week through a variety of fun hands-on art making activities. Children with special needs welcome, adaptations available. No fee or advance registration required. Just show up and stay for as long as you like. This week we will experiment with watercolor.

Choir Rehearsal - Judson Memorial Church
July 08, 2018 - New York

MEETING ROOM (Enter by way of 55 Washington Square South)

Sunday Service - Judson Memorial Church
July 08, 2018 - New York

MEETING ROOM (enter by way of 55 Washington Square South) It's good to have you with us! If you are a first-time visitor please join us for Coffee Hour after the service, visit our Welcome Table and fill out a Visitors card--we'd love to stay in touch! Worship Services The Sunday worship service is held at 55 Washington Square South and begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise specified. The service is approximately one hour long--sometimes a wee bit more. After the church service, feel free to visit our Welcome Table in the back of the Meeting Room to meet members of the Congregational Life Committee, or make any questions / suggestions. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

All-of-a-Kind Family walking tour - Museum at Eldridge Street
July 08, 2018 - New York

What was it like to be a kid on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century? Find out as we follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor's children's classic All-of-a-Kind Family. We'll stroll through the story and into the streets to visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased their pickles and candy.

Big City Fishing Sundays on Pier 25 - Hudson River Park's Pier 40
July 08, 2018 - Manhattan

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Rupaul's Drag Race Trivia - Videology Bar & Cinema
July 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Category is: RuPaul's Drag Race Trivia! Ladies, this is not RuPaul's Best Friend Race. Who won Miss Congeniality in Season 3? Who accused Alyssa Edwards of having BACKROLLS? What did Willam do? You and your fellow queens (max 4 per team) will need to use every inch of your Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent for a chance to win sickening prizes. There will be a clips round, picture round, two general knowledge rounds and a surprise round. Be sure to brush up on all 10 seasons and 3 seasons of All Stars. Don't come cute. Come drop dead gorgeous. Good luck and don't fuck it up.

Poetry Walk - The New York Botanical Garden
July 08, 2018 - Bronx

An ongoing poetry walk showcases the work of acclaimed poet W.S. Merwin, organized in partnership with the Poetry Society of America. Merwin, a former U.S. Poet Laureate who has resided in Hawai'i since the 1970s, uses his interest in deep ecology to explore the relationship between nature and humans.

Boat Cruise BBQ w/ Live Country Band - New York Skyport Marina
July 08, 2018 - New York

*Cruise from 1-5pm; Live Country/Rock Music on board; Lawn Games (Giant Jenga, Cornhole.. etc); BBQ/Southern Themed Snacks; Cash Bar

Vibroacoustic Sound Bath with Masma Dream World - Ace Hotel
July 08, 2018 - New York

Masma Dream World's unique sound bath combines vibroacoustic technologies with sound healing techniques to promote meditation as a means to become acquainted with our deeper selves, improving interpersonal communication, awareness and intention. Participants lay comfortably on yoga mats with blankets and sound pillows —vibroacoustic pillows that resonates low frequencies throughout your body— and experience a guided meditation aided by singing crystal bowls, drums, rattles and overtone singing. The journey will be lead by Sound Therapist Devi Mambouka —certified by the Globe Institute of Sound Healing in San Francisco, California and a Experimental vocal artist. Her musical project Masma Dream World is a sonic healing journey from stage performances to one-on-one Sound Therapy. Her inspiration comes from her Indian, Chinese, and African background in combination with leading edge vibroacoustic technologies. Ace Hotel New York is proud to host Masma Dream World every Sunday this summer at 3:00 PM in Liberty Hall. All ticket sales and admission for the series is being handled directly by Masma Dream World. Tickets available via their Eventbrite page, and more info available ... (read more)

Psychic Sundays - Ace Hotel
July 08, 2018 - New York

Psychic Sundays, curated by Bruno Coviello, are inclusive, relaxed afternoons of interdisciplinary readings and cosmic insights by mediums, readers and psychics from NYC's new generation of personal guides. The future is out there. Peel the orange and see what's inside. Each Sunday in July from 5-8pm, guests are welcome to meet our guest readers in the Lobby on a first come, first serve basis. Look for the sign by the couches right when you walk in. If our mediums are all with guests, you'll be able to add your name to a waiting list and, we predict they'll be with you shortly. Grab a coffee and enjoy the vibes, as Bruno curates music for the afternoon, too. Please note the following, as Psychic Sundays are a popular affair: The event is truly first come, first served. No advanced RSVP, secret list or palm to grease. Our host begins accepting sign-ups for a given Sunday at about 4:45 and slots are limited and fill quickly. Readings are approximately 20 minutes long, are scheduled on a half-hour cycle and the evening has a hard-stop time of 8:00. If you are not present when your name's called, we move on. We'll also be giving wait-list priority to hotel guests with a room... (read more)

Summer Sunday Brunch & Shop - Grand Bazaar NYC
July 08, 2018 - New York

n addition to our weekly Sunday market we also organize special themed events. We curated the best-of-the-best, including bringing in those amazing lesser known gems, and new and very talented entrepreneurs.

Restoration Temple Ministry; Sunday Worship Service - Judson Memorial Church
July 08, 2018 - New York

ASSEMBLY HALL (Enter by way of 239 Thompson St.)

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
July 08, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

Prospect Park History Walking Tour - Prospect Park Alliance
July 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking tours of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn, presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. These two-hour tours will examine the Park's many layers of natural and human history, from the flora and geology to the architectural eras visible in the built environment.

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square - Prospect Park Alliance
July 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
July 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Dharma, Dreams, & Drumming with Johnny Scifo: Spiral Sessions - Rubin Museum of Art
July 08, 2018 - New York

Connect your dharma with your dreams and align your body’s vibrations through simple movement and ancient drumming techniques in a multisensory meditation experience with musician and meditation teacher Johnny Scifo. Johnny will lead a gentle movement class incorporating yoga, pranayama, and chi-gong exercises followed by a sound healing/meditation with shamanic drumming session and drum circle. Presented with New York Yoga + Life

Demian DinéYazhi' and R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment: A Nation Is a Massacre - Pioneer Works
Through July 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Demian DinéYazhi' and R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment: A Nation Is a Massacre on view in our third floor galleries from May 17 – July 8 2018. In A Nation is a Massacre, the first New York institutional solo exhibition by artist and activist initiative R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment and Demian DinéYazhi', its founder, provides a space aimed at creating awareness about ongoing inhumane acts of settler-induced violence against Indigenous bodies.

The Cityfox Experience - Avant Gardner
Through July 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Salsa (Open Level) - 92Y
July 09, 2018 - Upper East Side

Salsa dancing, with its high-energy music, is one of the most popular forms of social dancing in the world.Characterized by passion and sensuality, salsa dancing is a fusion of Latin American and Caribbean dance styles. This class combines the Beginner dance steps with new and exciting patterns that teach you how all of those moves and concepts might be pooled into one dynamic and exciting social dance!

Amber Martin Presents The Amber Zone! - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 09, 2018 - New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly.

Sunset Doggie Cruise - Capt Lou's Party Boat
July 09, 2018 - Freeport

Join us with your Pooch aboard Capt Lou's Party Boat for a fun filled sunset cruise! One dog per person, must have a leash.

Virtual Worlds Teens Code! - Rubin Museum of Art
July 09, 2018 - New York

This summer create art with the visual programming language Pure Data while exploring Himalayan art and culture at the Rubin Museum, located in the heart of Chelsea. Study the math behind the "sacred geometry" of mandalas Meet like-minded teens who are passionate about art and its power to shape society Learn to code with professional graphics programs

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
July 09, 2018 - Manhattan

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Law of the Land: The Supreme Court's Year in Review - 92nd Street Y
Through July 09, 2018 - New York

Join us with Ron Klain, Kenji Yoshino, Trevor Morrison, Jessica Gresko and our moderator Thane Rosenbaum for a fascinating look at the Supreme Court's just concluded term.

SFM's Indie Hour - The PIT Underground
Through July 09, 2018 - New York

Remember 2003 when you went to go see The Strokes and this fun, new band called Kings of Leon opened for them? I guess you could say you knew them when… Now welcoming to Super Free Monday, the SFM Indie Hour! Come see the hottest, freshest, indie improv teams around as they rev you up for your favorite house teams!

Sunset Salsa - Hudson River Park's Pier 40
July 10, 2018 - Manhattan

Things heat up when the sun goes down in Hudson River Park with Sunset Salsa, featuring Talia! Join us every Tuesday night for Salsa dancing with some of NYC's best DJs! Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30-7:15pm, DJs start the party at 7:15pm!

Movie Trivia - Videology Bar & Cinema
July 10, 2018 - Brooklyn

Voted "Best Bar Trivia (2015)" by The Village Voice "This trivia night is hotter than a 1996 VCR that just played both tapes of Titanic." – Time Out New York Break out your brains, cinephiles! Every Tuesday at 8:30 Videology Bar & Cinema presents Movie Trivia, hosted by Maggie Ross! Our Tuesday night trivia is our original and signature trivia event, as featured in The New York Times, Time Out, Brooklyn Magazine, and more! Each week we bring you 6 rounds of incredibly tough movie trivia. We've got clips rounds, general knowledge rounds, picture rounds, theme rounds including famous movie quotes, not so famous movie quotes, our trademarked DVD Chapter Round™, taglines, Nicolas Cage quotes, dramatic scene recreations, and more! Every week our winning team gets a free round of drinks. Plus, we've got free drink bonus questions in between every round. So bring your thinking caps, and your friends, and your friends' thinking caps, and join us for a night of fun! Doors open at 7PM.

Poetry Walk - The New York Botanical Garden
July 10, 2018 - Bronx

An ongoing poetry walk showcases the work of acclaimed poet W.S. Merwin, organized in partnership with the Poetry Society of America. Merwin, a former U.S. Poet Laureate who has resided in Hawai'i since the 1970s, uses his interest in deep ecology to explore the relationship between nature and humans.

A Hands-On Pizza Party Party with Rossopomodoro - Eataly
July 10, 2018 - New york

Italians take their pizza very seriously. And here at La Scuola di Eataly so do we! If you've ever enjoyed a Neopolitan-style pizza at Eataly you have Rossopomodoro to thank. Being a Napoli-based pizza company, they ensure that all their pizzaioli are trained according to the generations-old techniques and tonight we want to share some of those techniques with you. Our expert pizzaiolo will take you on a virtual trip to the birthplace of pizza, so bring your skills and your taste buds along for the ride. In this fun-filled evening you will sample a Neopolitan antipasto and 4 different Rossopomodoro pizzas, enjoy specially paired wine and beer, shape and top your very own pizza to bring home.

Brooklyn Roll: Soul Skate - Prospect Park Alliance
July 10, 2018 - Brooklyn

Tuesday is the new Saturday at Brooklyn Roll! Join Prospect Park Alliance for a unique adventure in timeless soul music from the 60's and 70's. Physical fitness and positive vibes on wheels hosted by one of Brooklyn's finest; DJ T-Grove. Offerings include cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, barbeque, great music, and beautiful people. Party rooms and reserved tables available for groups and after-work gatherings. Every Tuesday through the first week in September will be a celebration with special events to keep you moving and grooving. What a wonderful way to socialize, celebrate a special occasion, throw a party, have fun, or just get your workout on!

KGB: Tim Shaner and t thilleman - KGB Bar
July 10, 2018 - New York

Shelly Watson Presents 'Second Tuesdays at Sid's' - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 10, 2018 - New York

Clutch those pearls and call your girls! I'm announcing my new monthly show "Second Tuesdays at Sid's". NYC's ONLY Variety revue with an ALL singing cast! Each month guest artists serve up their main talent (sideshow, contortion, pyrotechnics, puppetry, burlesque etc..) and then drop down a side dish of the best vocal treasures in town! I em-sing the entire evening with Chris Johnson on the keys going for broke and cracking jokes. Door vixen Kismet Katie Kimball greets you with the salty and sweet as you wiggle and shimmy to your seats.We'll play "Name that Tune", musical trivia and one lucky audience member will win a spot to sing a number DURING the show! As if that isn't enough, there is LIVE piano karaoke afterwards with the unstoppable Joe McGinty. Get inspired and let yourself sing out! See you at Sid's!

Sunset SalsaHudson Riverflicks - Big Hit Wednesdays - Hudson River Park's Pier 40
July 11, 2018 - Manhattan

Come out and enjoy a movie on the great Chelsea Lawn Bowl. Bring your blanket and watch recenty blockbuster hits outdoors in your westside backyard!

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
July 11, 2018 - Manhattan

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

Under the Influence of the Maysles Brothers - Museum of the City of New York
July 11, 2018 - New York

It has become the stuff of retro consumerism and "Mad Men" shtick, but in the mid-sixties New York City was the cultural capital of the United States, and David and Albert Maysles were among its chief chroniclers. From a radical Yoko Ono performance at Carnegie Hall to a portrait of an ascendant IBM's upstate headquarters, after having just decamped from their Madison Avenue office, to a drop-in visit with Truman Capote at his Long Island retreat, and an indelible encounter with Marlon Brando in a Midtown hotel room, these short documents capture both the official history and something else, the unguarded moments and unscripted gestures that are the true warp and woof of a historical scene.

Happy Hour Karaoke with Matt Hartman - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 12, 2018 - New York

Matt grew up listening to Ben Folds, Elton John, and Billy Joel. When he's not playing at Sid Gold's, you can find him playing on the Internet.

Nature At Night: A Magical Evening With Fireflies - Prospect Park Alliance
July 12, 2018 - Brooklyn

Join Prospect Park Alliance as we explore the Park's brightest creature in this new program at the Prospect Park Audubon Center.

Hudson Riverflicks - Family Fridays - Hudson River Park's Pier 40
July 13, 2018 - Manhattan

Come out and enjoy a movie on the great Chelsea Lawn Bowl. Bring your blanket and watch recenty blockbuster hits outdoors in your westside backyard!

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
July 13, 2018 - Manhattan

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

RR: Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show - KGB Bar
July 13, 2018 - New York

2 drink minimum.

Maxi Blaha 'Emilie Flöge: Beloved Companion' - Neue Galerie New York
July 13, 2018 - New York

Acclaimed Viennese actor Maxi Blaha presents a solo performance exploring the life of the companion and muse to Gustav Klimt. Emilie Flöge was a fashion designer who, with her sisters, ran a successful salon. This theater piece, written by Penny Black, imagines the career and loves of this fascinating woman, who was an integral part of the cultural scene in Vienna around 1900. Cabaret at Café Sabarsky in the Neue Galerie continues its unique series devoted primarily to German and Austrian theatrical performance of the 1890s to 1930s. The intimate 60-seat room is exquisitely appointed with period objects, including lighting fixtures by Josef Hoffmann and furniture by Adolf Loos, and features a Bösendorfer grand piano.

Cellar Talk & Tasting: Escape the Heat with Rosé Wines - Eataly
July 14, 2018 - New york

There is nothing quite like a glass of Rosé quenching our thirst on a hot summer's day! Why not take a break and escape the heat with us at La Scuola di Eataly! Named for their rosy color, true rosés are designed for hot sunny days and warm starry nights. Each sip is crisp, semi-sweet and refreshing. In other words: the ultimate summer wine. To enhance your experience, our resident La Scuola Chef will be pairing antipasti dishes to compliment the rosé.

City of Water Day - Pier 17
July 14, 2018 - New York

The City of Water Day brings thousands of people to Seaport District for a day of boat tours, a kayak race, an educational fair, kids' activities and food vendors.

Emojicon NYC 2018 - The Bell House
July 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

The second-ever Emojicon will take place in Brooklyn, New York — the Saturday before World Emoji Day. Come discuss the evolving role of emoji in culture and branding around the world, meet members of the Unicode Consortium's Emoji Subcommittee, and get a behind the scenes look at global leaders' emoji design processes. Play fun emoji games, enjoy emoji-themed foods, and check out a unique curation of emoji art and design, all alongside teams of technologists, creatives, and emoji enthusiasts imagining the future of emoji.

NYC Summer Ice Cream Blizzard - 3rd Annual - Grand Bazaar NYC
July 15, 2018 - New York

This is the kind of ice blizzard you'll be looking for on a hot NYC summer day, and the prefect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. The best and most unique artisanal ice cream makers will be waiting to cool you down! You'll discover many makers and flavors you've never heard of or tasted before. In addition, over 100 artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage dealers and food vendors will be there to discover, shop and eat. Grand Bazaar NYC is the biggest curated weekly market in New York City and It donates 100% of its profits to four local public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children.

WitchsFest USA—A Pagan Street Faire - Hell's Kitchen Flea Market
July 15, 2018 - New York

We're gearing up for our major WitchsFest USA market on Sunday July 15--a very big market where we expect more than 40 magical vendors in addition to our regular antiques, collectibles and vintage vendors.

Jesse Krakow Presents The Krak House - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 15, 2018 - New York

Jesse Krakow is a multi-instrumentalist who currently plays in the cult 1960's avant-garde band THE SHAGGS, with Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas in THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, and the all-male Madonna tribute MANDONNA. He has worked with Shudder To Think, Julee Cruise, Nina Persson, Robyn Hitchcock, Kate Pierson, Gene Ween, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Dr. Know, Gail Ann Dorsey, The Loser's Lounge, Joy Askew, and a zillion others. He has hosted his own show on NJ's legendary radio station WFMU, been a professor at Bootsy Collins' online "Funk University" – alongside bassists such as Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, & Jack Bruce, been commissioned by The Brooklyn Philharmonic, recorded for Sony, Team Love, Alternative Tentacles, & Tzadik, and toured the country more times than he remembers.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
July 15, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

Set the Stage (Ages 7 – 12) - The Art Garage
Through July 17, 2018 - Cooperstown

A unique summer camp where young creatives learn about all aspects of theatre. From set design to writing and performance, students will use their imagination and work together to create their own production. An exciting multidisciplinary experience, SET THE STAGE gives youth the opportunity to explore their talents in a fun and inspirational environment.

Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus - Rockefeller Center
Through July 22, 2018 - New York

Uraeus, Anselm Kiefer's first site-specific outdoor public sculpture ever to be commissioned for the United States will be on display this spring at the top of the Channel Gardens, facing Fifth Avenue. Ureaus, presented by Gagosian and organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer, consists of a gigantic open book with eagle's wings 30 feet in span, both made of lead, on top of a 20-foot-tall lead-clad stainless steel column. Clustered around the base of the column are further outsize lead books, while a large snake coils up the column. Lead is one of the artist's preferred materials for its soft, fluid properties traditionally associated with alchemical transformation, especially its second stage: dissolution. Kiefer is the most prominent German artist of the generation born in or shortly after World War II, a figure of international standing who was recently awarded the J. Paul Getty Medal (2017). The sculpture's cryptic title, Uraeus, refers to the erect shape of the Egyptian cobra, associated with the serpent goddess Wadjet and a symbol of power and divine authority. The wings evoke the headdresses and necklaces worn by Egyptian royalty in homage to the vulture goddess ... (read more)

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
Through July 25, 2018 - New York

Join Ingrid Running for reading, singing, and dancing appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers. $5 per family at the door.

Forever Young - Empire City Casino
Through July 25, 2018 - Yonkers

Empire Club Members 55+ earn 10 Empire Points playing any slot machine on Wednesdays to receive $10 Free Play and Free Valet.

PABLO DONA - Unix Gallery
Through July 28, 2018 - New York

TV Party Tonight with The Hard Times - The PIT Underground
Through July 28, 2018 - New York

Got nothing better to do? Drop by the basement and watch some TV with writers from the world's top name in punk satire: The Hard Times. We'll be showing off the craziest music videos, interviews, and wild obscure clips we can find, along with special guests, sketches, and words from our lovely corporate sponsors.

8ight For 8ight - Empire City Casino
Through July 30, 2018 - Yonkers

Empire Club Members earn 8 Empire Points playing slot machines to receive $8 Free Play. Enjoy $8 drink specials in the lounge. $8 frozen cocktails in Dan Rooney's and $8 food special in the food court.

Fantastic $15 - Empire City Casino
Through July 31, 2018 - Yonkers

Empire Club Members earn 15 Empire Points playing slot machines to receive $15 Free Play! Free Play can be redeemed at any Promotions Kiosk. One per Empire Club Member per promotional day. Plus: Enjoy $5 Bacardi drink specials in the Entertainment Lounge from 5pm-10pm and live music from 8pm-10:30pm.

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - National Geographic Encounter
Through July 31, 2018 - Times Square

Through ground-breaking technology, audiences will go on a digital "underwater" dive and come face-to-face with life-size photo-real versions of some of the largest and most interesting creatures of the sea at this one-of-a-kind immersive entertainment experience. This is a walk-through experience and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The Flo Show - The PIT Loft
Through July 31, 2018 - New York

Fresh off a lifetime of Floridian vaudeville tours, your favorite Aunt Flos are dancing back into your hearts and hosting a variety show! Featuring stand-up, sketch, characters and more!

Make It or Break It: Introduction to Glassblowing - UrbanGlass
Through August 04, 2018 - Brooklyn

This class will take on an experimental approach to learning how to work with hot glass. Exercises will revolve around experiments to test material boundaries through traditional and unconventional processes. Students will gain empirical knowledge through trial, error and observation to then apply when making their own sculptures and vessels. We will work with both solid and blown glass and have a session in the cold shop to additionally manipulate the pieces made through carving, grinding and cutting. This class is open to beginner and intermediate students who wish to try out unusual ideas and methods.

Not an edge but a hinge - Abrons Arts Center
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

The 2018 edition of the annual AIRspace exhibition features work by 2017-2018 visual arts residents Christopher Aque, Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall, Carl E. Hazlewood, Trokon Nagbe, Macon Reed, Gabriela Salazar, Patrice Renee Washington, and Chris Watts. Marking the culmination of their residency at Abrons Arts Center, Not an edge but a hinge presents works across a range of media, including painting, sculpture, video, and site-specific installation, and is organized by AIRspace curatorial residents Christian Camacho-Light and Alexis Wilkinson. Aligning with Abrons' wide-ranging multidisciplinary performance and educational programming, Not an edge but a hinge attends to difference within shared time and space. Occupying the building's three main galleries, the exhibition takes a kaleidoscopic approach in order to honor the complex and shifting affinities between individual artworks. In the exhibition, several works withhold the figure from view, privileging the outline or trace over direct representation, investigating notions of disclosure or voyeurism. Others establish an indexical, material, or metaphorical relationship to place, often marking displacement or loss.... (read more)

Tomato Gardening Workshops - Lyndhurst Mansion
Through August 05, 2018 - Tarrytown

Come join Homegrown Nurseries at the historic Lyndhurst Mansion this summer as we take a deep dive into growing a home garden's most prized possession – great tomatoes! Whether you are an experienced gardener trying to fine tune your prized Brandywines or a beginning gardener who wants to try a new crop this summer, these workshops will help. Over five workshops, we will take a take a deep dive into growing great tomatoes in the home garden – whether in a large backyard or in a small balcony. Each workshop is scheduled at the best time of year to put it into practice at home.

Little Rock - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

This docudrama with music chronicles the true story of nine brave students poised to integrate the formerly all-white Little Rock Central High School. At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three years after Thurgood Marshall successfully litigated the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case, Little Rock, Arkansas became ground zero in the fight to integrate public schools across America. Through a series of events and with the aid of an emerging technology called television, living rooms across the world would witness a real life drama featuring a brave and stalwart group of black teenagers, who would become known as The Little Rock Nine, along with a supporting cast including a defiant Governor, a resolute President Eisenhower, and 11,000 federal and state troops. Integrating Little Rock Central High School would become an important and dramatic prerequisite step in implementing the new federal law. Successfully completing the school year would become its ultimate test. N.B. Strong language To receive and email alert when tickets go on sale, sign up here!

A Light on the Path to Inner Wisdom with Scott Tusa - Tibet House US
Through August 06, 2018 - New York

Starting in April, Scott Tusa will be in residence to guide and help launch a twelve week practicum focused on developing a personal relationship to the Buddhist path. Through a combination of experiential learning and meditation, the series will explore the intersections of core Buddhist principles and our everyday lives, where integrative practices meet our own inner potential. Along with weekly teachings and discussions, each four week module will include readings and practice recommendations to support participants in both their understanding and personal paths. We hope you can join us for this exciting new series, and please stay tuned for more information! Scott Tusa is a Buddhist teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. He teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology nationally and supports Tsoknyi Rinpoche's Pundarika Sangha as a practice advisor. He trained in Buddhist philosophy and meditation with some of the greatest living masters since his early twenties, including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Tulku Sangag Rinpoche. Ordained by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, he spent nine years as a Buddhist monk, with much of that time engaged in solitary meditatio... (read more)

Summer Camp Series! - UrbanGlass
Through August 11, 2018 - Brooklyn

UrbanGlass offers summer classes in a variety of glassmaking techniques designed for young artists. These workshops introduce students to this unique material and expand the breadth and depth of their art making activities.

Being: New Photography 2018 - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 19, 2018 - Manhattan

Every two years, MoMA's celebrated New Photography exhibition series presents urgent and compelling ideas in recent photography and photo-based art. This year's edition, Being, asks how photography can capture what it means to be human. At a time when questions about the rights, responsibilities, and dangers inherent in being represented—and in representing others—are being debated around the world, the works featured in Being call attention to assumptions about how individuals are depicted and perceived. Many challenge the conventions of photographic portraiture, or use tactics such as masking, cropping, or fragmenting to disorient the viewer. In others, snapshots or found images are taken from their original context and placed in a new one to reveal hidden stories. While some of the works might be considered straightforward representations of individuals, others do not include images of the human body at all. Together, they explore how personhood is expressed today, and offer timely perspectives on issues of privacy and exposure; the formation of communities; and gender, heritage, and psychology. Exploring new ground and the many forms that the photographic image can take, ... (read more)

Am I A Terrible Person? - The PIT Underground
Through August 22, 2018 - New York

After any interaction with another human being, there's one question that's on everyone's mind – Am I a Terrible Person? is a comedy show where comedians and storytellers open up their stories for the audience to decide. It's a night to throw your shame and guilt aside and laugh at other people's pain for awhile.

Sunset on the Hudson - Pier 45 at Hudson River Park
Through August 24, 2018 - New York

Start the weekend with musical entertainment on the waterfront! Bring your friends and a blanket to the Park and listen to local artists ease you out of the week and into the weekend.

Zero Waste Design Guidelines Exhibition - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through September 01, 2018 - New York

The Center for Architecture will host an exhibition curated by journalist Andrew Blum that will look beyond the guidelines and explore the challenges and opportunities latent during a particular segment of the lifecycle of trash: the brief period between when we release it from our hands and it rolls away on the back of a truck. The exhibition, on view from June 14 to September 1, 2018, will be accompanied by a full-day symposium, evening panels, and k-12 educational programming for local students.

Call for Entries: Design ‘N Gather 2018 - The NoMad Hotel
Through September 01, 2018 -

Design ‘N Gather, the much-heralded, annual global mosaic design competition created by Artaic – Innovative Mosaic and sponsored by Bostik Smart Adhesives, has just started accepting submissions for its 2018 edition. The competition welcomes designers and collaborative groups from all disciplines to create a mosaic design using Artaic’s mosaic software, Tylist™. This year, one winner will have their design installed inside the iconic Cupola at the NoMad Hotel. This is a chance for your artwork to be a permanent part of a world-renowned hotel in the heart of New York City! The competition winner will receive: - Free trip for two to Paris, France. - Major publicity and press coverage at BDNY and beyond. - The winning mosaic will be permanently installed in The NoMad Hotel’s iconic Cupola and unveiled at an exclusive event during Boutique Design New York (BDNY) in November 2018. Rules and Regulations: - Free participation, no purchase necessary. - Registration is required. - Participation is open to applicants from all design backgrounds including professionals, students and design-enthusiasts. - Participants must be over 21 years of age and currently reside withi... (read more)

2018 Plaza Cafés - Rockefeller Center
Through September 03, 2018 - New York

Two outdoor dining options will open at Rockefeller Center for a limited time this summer: LT Biergarten Presented by Brasserie Ruhlmann, an outdoor dining haven featuring traditional German fare and a variety of beers on tap, and Limani Café, an al fresco oasis offering the best in Mediterranean cuisine. The outdoor cafes will open on Friday, June 8 in Rockefeller Plaza between 50th and 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues. Both patios will be open throughout the summer, Monday through Saturday from 11:30am to 9pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 3:30pm. The LT Biergarten menu includes sausages, salads, snacks and ice cream sandwiches. Featured items include the Brew Master salad with radicchio, baby kale, frisee, gruyere, black forest ham, red onion, cherry tomato, mushroom, and egg; sausage options including Bratwurst, Wiener, Bauernwurst, Chicken Bratwurst, and Knackwurst; and a German chocolate macaroon ice cream sandwich. Happy hour specials featuring $5 beers will be available Monday through Friday from 4-6pm. The Limani Café menu includes salads, Paninis, sliders, additional light fare and desserts. Featured items include an octopus salad; a vegetarian Panini; lobster ... (read more)

Yoga in the Park with Sacred Sounds Yoga - Washington Square Park
Through September 06, 2018 - New York

Get your yoga on in Washington Square Park this summer and fall with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch with us mornings at Garibaldi Plaza. Every Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Tai Chi in the Park - Washington Square Park
Through September 11, 2018 - New York

Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginner and experienced alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan invite you to join them in their practice—northern Wu style—every Tuesday at Garibaldi Plaza.

Movement Class for Adults and Seniors - Washington Square Park
Through September 11, 2018 - New York

Get your body moving this summer with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Classes are led by Dances founder, dancer/choreographer/teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas.

Healthy on the Hudson — Fitness with Lululemon - Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
Through September 12, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Wednesday from May 23 through in September 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us on Pier 25 for a dynamic variety of fitness classes provided in partnership with lululemon! Try different workouts and challenge yourself all summer long!

Kids Yoga with Sacred Sounds Yoga - Washington Square Park
Through September 12, 2018 - New York

Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are! Please bring your own yoga mat. Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are! Please bring your own yoga mat.

Healthy on the Hudson — Yoga - Pier 46 at Hudson River Park
Through September 13, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Thursday from May 24 through in September 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Yoga at Pier 46 in partnership with Shape Up NYC! Enhance your yoga practice with skilled instructors and a rejuvenating river view. Bring your own mat!

St. Ives Mixing Bar - St. Ives Mixing Bar
Through September 15, 2018 - New York

The St. Ives Mixing Bar is back starting Friday, June 15th for another summer of fun! Located in the center of the Flatiron neighborhood at 168 Fifth Avenue, the St. Ives Mixing Bar will offer visitors the opportunity to create personalized face scrubs, moisturizers and body lotions from more than 60 customizable combinations, including on-trend ingredients, such as: rose water, yuzu, kiwi, pink grapefruit, and more! A truly unique sensory experience, the St. Ives Mixing Bar will allow guests to see, smell and touch the ingredients that will leave them feeling fresh-faced and glowing. And for those looking to step up their glow game, a new mineral shimmer can be added to any combination of ingredients. The St. Ives Mixing Bar will also be heading online so those who aren’t traveling to NYC this summer can still create and ship custom products!

Backstairs Tours - Lyndhurst Mansion
Through September 16, 2018 - Tarrytown

Backstairs Tours are offered select Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 AM. Please note that this tour does NOT visit the main rooms of the mansion – please purchase Classic Tour Tickets for the traditional tour experience. If you've taken the Classic Mansion Tour, chances are, you'll be wanting more. This tour looks exclusively at 'behind-the-scenes' areas of the mansion. Come discover how during the Gilded Age and beyond, the staffs at Lyndhurst functioned to provide an efficient and seamless lifestyle for the Merritt and Gould Families! The tour begins with a journey up 79 stairs to the 5th-floor observatory tower. After enjoying the spectacular views of the lower Hudson Valley and Manhattan, you will descend 99 stairs to view the servants' quarters including the butler's suite, root cellar, scullery, kitchen, ice closet, and servants' dining room. The tour will conclude with a visit to the 1911 laundry building. This tour is approximately one and a half hours and because of its physical demands, it is not recommended for individuals with mobility issues.

Gardens, Grounds and Bowling Pavilion – Walking Tour - Lyndhurst Mansion
Through September 16, 2018 - Tarrytown

If you've taken the Classic Mansion Tour, chances are, you'll be wanting more! This challenging one-mile walking tour explores the property's western landscape covering the Gould era formal Rose garden, greenhouse, rockeries with river views and culminates with a tour inside the 1894 Bowling Pavilion. Please be aware that this tour involves extensive walking on uneven, hilly ground and is not recommended for individuals with mobility issues. Please consider your own abilities when signing up for a tour.

Classic Lyndhurst Mansion Tours - Lyndhurst Mansion
Through September 23, 2018 - Tarrytown

Lyndhurst welcomes all visitors, but please note that all tours of Lyndhurst require walking on hilly grounds and the ability to be standing for approximately one hour. Only the first floor of the mansion is handicap accessible.

Exhibit – Becoming Tiffany: From Hudson Valley Painter to Gilded Age Tastemaker - Lyndhurst Mansion
Through September 24, 2018 - Tarrytown

A groundbreaking new exhibition of works by legendary artist Louis Comfort Tiffany will fill the Lyndhurst Mansion and gallery this summer. Charting the development of Tiffany's career from the 1870s through the early 1900s, the display features more than 50 pieces, focusing primarily on early and rarely-exhibited works. The exhibit includes glass and mosaics from the Haworth Collection in Accrington, England, the hometown of Tiffany's glass foreman, rare textiles from the Mark Twain House, rarely seen early paintings from the Brooklyn and Nassau County Museums and furniture and decorative arts from the Driehaus and other notable private collections. Based on new research, the exhibition conjures little known and unexpected dimensions of Tiffany's career. Works in the exhibition reveal his radical exploration of racial inequality in the North, his work with the Jewish community on synagogues in Albany and Buffalo when such intermingling was not common, his pictorial documentation of rampant industrialization along the Hudson River, his adoption of Orientalist subjects, as well as his close but often difficult relationships with women patrons, collaborators, and designers. In par... (read more)

360 Wellness - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through September 30, 2018 - New York

The Shops at Columbus Circle proudly curates a progressive, four-month wellness series focusing on different themes: Movement Matters, Clean Beauty, Mindful Eating, Conscious Fashion. Join industry leaders and lifestyle experts for live beauty demos, fitness classes, introspective health seminars and eco-friendly fashion exhibits.

Big City Fishing Sundays on Pier 25 - Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
Through September 30, 2018 - New York

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'I - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2018 - Bronx

Pioneering American modernist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O'Keeffe throughout her career. Curated by Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., of the Honolulu Museum of Art, this landmark exhibition will offer a rare focus on 20 of O'Keeffe's depictions of Hawai'i from a nine-week sojourn in 1939 while on commission to produce images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign. A lush exhibition in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory of Hawaiian flora and a stunning display in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery that includes more than 15 of O'Keeffe's Hawai'i paintings—not seen together in New York since their debut in 1940—will spotlight a transformative experience in the legendary artist's life, revealing O'Keeffe's deeply felt impressions and the enduring influence of the Islands' dramatic landscapes and exotic plants.

For Kids: A Closer Look: Georgia O'Keeffe and Hawai'I - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2018 - Bronx

Inspired by O'Keeffe's unique style of representing close-up views of flowers and fruit, children will investigate botanical specimens and create art. Play in our Hawai'ian sandscape-a sandbox inspired by O'Keeffe's landscape paintings featuring real shell and rock specimens to uncover. Pot up a tropical ginger cutting to take home and observe its growth!

The Central Park Walking Tour - Manhattan and Beyond Tours llc
Through October 28, 2018 - New York

The Central Park Walking Tour Daily 12pm—2 hours—2 miles—$25/person Gain a complete picture of Central Park’s origins, wit-ness its design, experience the cultural influences and feel the calming effect being in nature brings from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The Central Park Walking Tour - Manhattan and Beyond Tours llc
Through October 28, 2018 - New York

The Central Park Walking Tour Daily 12pm—2 hours—2 miles—$25/person Gain a complete picture of Central Park’s origins, wit-ness its design, experience the cultural influences and feel the calming effect being in nature brings from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Nybg Farmers Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2018 - Bronx

The Garden's farmers market abounds with locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, and other specialty items—every Wednesday throughout summer and into fall. Visit for a wide selection of weekly vendors, rotating artisanal purveyors, and visiting live performers.

Seasonal Farmstand - Queens County Farm Museum
Through November 04, 2018 - Floral Park

Find out what's 'growing on' at Queens Farm when you shop at our on-site Seasonal Farmstand. We grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, so come by and see what's in season each week! We'll give you tips on how to make easy, nutritious meals for your family. Our Seasonal Farmstand continues through the first week of November. EBT & SNAP benefits accepted. Members always receive 10% off produce. Farm-fresh eggs available starting at 12 pm (1 doz/customer; first-come first-served)

Healthy on the Hudson — Tai Chi - Pier 84
Through November 05, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Monday in June and July from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Tai Chi at Pier 84 in partnership with T'ai Chi Chuan! All are welcome to participate in this ancient Chinese system of movement for health and vitality.

BX Bootcamp - Bronx Municipal Building Rotunda
Through December 31, 2018 - Bronx

Started planning for next year yet? Ever trained with an Olympian? Come join us for five days of world class training to get 2019 started right. We will be meeting OUTSIDE, in the bitter cold for 50 minute training sessions December 27-31, EARLY each morning at 5 am. You will also recieve a total of 50 minutes remote consultation from Bronx judo Olympian Taraje Williams-Murray and National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Adam Marcus. Phone consultations may be conducted by video and cover topics from goal achievement, behavioral modification, healthy habits to correct exercise form and programming. Adam Marcus, CSCS also earned a masters degree in Exercise Science, is a Certified Level 1 USA Weightlifting Coach, a National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist, a KettleBell Concepts Level 2 Instructor, and a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). Needless to say, he knows his sh!t.

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