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thru 7/26: the brasil summerfest brings nine days of brazilian music across nyc. >>

thru 7/26 8pm (every thurs-sun): shakespeare in the park(ing) lot: the drilling company performs twelfth night in an actual municipal parking lot on the corner of ludlow and broome streets in the les. free. >>

thru 7/26 (mon-sat): the schomburg center for research in black culture's exhibition 'motown: the truth is a hit' features video and audio clips, artifacts from the motown museum and private collections, more. free. >>

thru 7/26 (saturdays 2:45pm doors, 3pm show): bargemusic neighborhood family concerts: enjoy an hour-long chamber music concert on a floating barge at the foot of the brooklyn bridge, followed by q+a with the musicians. free. >>

thru 7/27: anthology film archives screens a selection of films by james benning and richard linklater, including 11 x 14, north on evers, slacker, dazed and confused, and more. $10. >>

thru 7/27: east to edinburgh festival: catch 15 new shows before they premiere at the edinburgh festival fringe in august. 59e50 theaters, $15-20. >>

thru 7/27: the annual new york musical theatre festival features 24 productions. various locations, $25. >>

thru 7/27: no waiting in line for hours to see this shakespeare in the park: new york classical theatre's 15th season of free, unticketed plays in public spaces features as you like it. central park 5/29-6/22 (thurs-sun), prospect park 6/24-6/29, and battery park 7/1-27 (not mondays). >>

thru 7/28: the ben + jerry's truck rolls into town with free ice cream for tweeters. >>

thru 7/31: save up to 70% on vintage designer clothing, accessories, jewelry, and shoes for men and women at the resurrection vintage sale. >>

thru 7/31: save up to 70% on vintage designer clothing, accessories, jewelry, and shoes for men and women at the resurrection vintage sale. >>

thru 8/1: the 'star presence on screen' film series at the museum of the moving image kicks off with journey to italy (viaggio in italia) and the little foxes. free with $12 museum admission. >>

thru 8/1 (11am-9pm): the outdoor broadway bites pop-up food market opens today at greeley square park (33rd st. @ broadway + sixth ave.) with 30 vendors, including brooklyn taco, gelato ti amo, mayhem + stout, mexicue, red hook lobster pound, roberta's, more. >>

thru 8/2: the brick theater hosts the annual game play festival, a theater festival with short plays and experiences inspired by board games and gaming. free opening night preview cabaret tonight, $5-20 others. get discounted tickets to select shows here. >>

thru 8/2: the 23rd annual hot! festival celebrates queer culture with theatre, dance, music, performance art, more. a free opening night party with $5 cocktails kicks things off on saturday. dixon place, free-$15. >>

thru 8/2: the new ohio theatre's 21st annual ice factory festival features new theatrical works: too many lenas, let them eat cake, feather gatherers, the incredible fox sisters, galois, and vampire cowboys untitled project. $18 ($15 students and seniors). >>

thru 8/2: the new ohio theatre's 21st annual ice factory festival features new theatrical works: the upper room, too many lenas, let them eat cake, feather gatherers, the incredible fox sisters, galois, and vampire cowboys untitled project. $18 ($15 students and seniors). >>

thru 8/2: get tickets to saved by the bell parody bayside! the musical! at theatre 80 in the east village for $12.50-20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-40). >>

thru 8/3: the south slope's gallery players presents a production of shakespeare's henry v. $18 ($14 seniors), pay-what-you-will 7/21. >>

thru 8/4: moma's 'lady in the dark' film series features 25 crime films from columbia pictures 1932–1957, including gilda, the lady from shanghai, chinatown at midnight, and more. $12 (free fridays 4-8pm, free with $25 museum admission) >>

thru 8/4: moma's film series 'lady in the dark' features 25 crime films from columbia pictures 1932–1957, including i love trouble, gilda, the lady from shanghai, and more. $12 (free fridays 4-8pm, free with $25 museum admission). >>

thru 8/7: film forum's femmes noirs film series features 26 films spotlighting the femmes fatales of classic hollywood film noir, with many double features. $13. >>

thru 8/7 (thursdays 7am-7pm): summer in the square, union square: free fitness classes, children’s programming, and free dance + music performances. >>

thru 8/9 (every thursday-saturday at 8pm): new light theater project presents the world premiere of picture ourselves in latvia by british playwright ross howard. access theater, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

thru 8/9: get tickets to drunk shakespeare at quinn’s bar and grill for $14.50-17 (plus ticket fees, reg. $29). >>

thru 8/10: potomac theatre project presents the u.s. premiere of howard barker’s gertrude: the cry and a revival of david edgar’s pentecost at the atlantic stage 2 (330 w. 16 th st.). $18. >>

thru 8/10: pilobolus, a.k.a. the world's strongest dance company, returns for its annual one-month run at the joyce with three different programs including a work created with magicians penn + teller. $10+. >>

thru 8/10: 40+ off-off broadway shows make up the 15th annual midtown international theatre festival. 312 w .36th st, $15-20. >>

thru 8/10: the metropolitan museum of art opens the new anna wintour costume institute with an exhibition of 75 designs from couturier charles james (1906–1978). included with $25 recommended museum admission. >>

thru 8/10: the brooklyn museum hosts 'ai weiwei: according to what?', an exhibition of 30+ works by the dissident chinese artist. $15 (separate from the museum's regular $12 suggested admission. >>

thru 8/14: bamcinématek presents a 30-film retrospective of filmmaker luis buñuel, including belle de jour, un chien andalou, that obscure object of desire, and more. $14. >>

thru 8/17: see masterpieces in drawing, painting, quilts, pottery, furniture, and more from self-taught artists at the ‘self-taught genius’ exhibition at the american folk art museum. free. >>

thru 8/19 (tuesdays 6:30pm): take a free pilates class at riverside park south's plaza at 66th st. >>

thru 8/19 (tues, weds, sun 6:30pm): hudson river park’s summer of fitness offers free fitness and yoga classes at multiple locations. free (rsvp). >>

thru 8/19 (tuesdays 6:30pm, except 7/1): hudson river park's summer salsa: learn how to salsa with a beginner lesson before a dj starts the dance party. 14th street park (at 10th ave), free. >>

thru 8/22 (fridays): get fit outdoors with free hip-hop dance aerobics at brooklyn bridge park's pier 2 promenade. >>

thru 8/22 (fridays 6:30pm): a 'recovering attorney' teaches free meditation classes in central park (pilgrim hill, near e. 72nd st.). bring your own mat or blanket. >>

thru 8/23 (saturdays 12-4pm): free rowing shoves off at prospect park lake. >>

thru 8/24: street artist swoon's massive 'submerged motherlands' sculpture takes over the brooklyn museum gallery. $12 suggested admission (free first fridays 5-11pm). >>

thru 8/25 (mondays 11:45am-12:30pm): try a free beginner’s language class (japanese, italian, spanish, brazilian, portuguese) at bryant park’s upper terrace gravel. rsvp required. >>

thru 8/27 (wednesdays 6-8pm): enjoy a 5-cent owl's brew cocktail at bfb on the highline burger restaurant (55 gansevoort st.). >>

thru august: jonathan chánduví: 'the 11th hour' in the penthouse of the azure condo building (e. 91st st) >>

thru august (weekends 10am-5pm): flea market betty, a new outdoor flea market, opens at 87 + 90 havemeyer st., williamsburg. >>

thru 9/1 (thurs-sun + holidays 12-6pm): summer hours for the prospect park carousel. $2/ride, $9/book of five tickets. >>

thru 9/1 (weekends 11:30am-9:30pm): the destination red hook ferry returns with free rides between ikea, fairway and downtown manhattan's pier 11. >>

thru 9/1 (1-8pm): the coney island circus sideshow is now open daily for the season. $10. >>

thru 9/1: cool off as nyc's 50+ free outdoor pools open for the season! be sure to bring your own padlock for the lockers and check the rules before you go. >>

thru 9/1: public beaches are open for the season! sunbathe, swim and surf along nyc’s 14 miles of free beaches. swimming permitted when lifeguards are on duty 10am-6pm daily. gothamist offers some tips on where to go. >>

thru 9/7: coney island's luna park is now open seven days a week through summer. >>

thru 9/7: the morgan library + museum hosts 'gatsby to garp: modern masterpieces from the carter burden collection', an exhibition of 'the greatest collection of modern american literature in private hands' that includes 100 first editions, manuscripts, letters, and more. $18 (free on fridays 7-9pm). >>

thru 9/7 ’13 most wanted men: andy warhol and the 1964 world’s fair' @ the queens museum (thru 9/7) >>

thru 9/7: the museum of arts and design celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move to 2 columbus circle with re: collection, and exhibition of 70 works of sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, and textiles. $16 (pay-what-you-wish 6-9pm thursdays and fridays). >>

thru 9/9 (tuesdays 6:30pm): shape up with free pilates from the fitness guru at brooklyn bridge park's empire fulton ferry. a limited number of mats will be available for use, or byo. >>

thru 9/16: the new york public library for the performing arts celebrates the o'neill theater center's 50th birthday with the exhibition, 'launchpad of the american theater: the o'neill since 1964', which includes drawings, interviews, videos, photographs, original scripts, and sound. free. >>

thru 9/18 (tuesdays 10am + thursdays 6pm): bryant park free yoga returns for the season with mats provided. get twelve stamps on your loyalty card and receive a $50 gift certificate to athleta and two weeks free at yogaworks. rsvp. >>

thru 9/24 (wednesdays 6:30pm): salute the sun during free outdoor hatha yoga class at riverside park south's plaza at 66th st. all levels welcome. bring your own mat. >>

thru 9/24 (every mon + wed @ 6:30am, 7:30am: midtown dwellers and workers can get a free workout in at bryant park's pilates and boot camp classes. >>

thru 9/25 (every tues + thurs 7:30am): free outdoor tai chi classes return to bryant park’s fountain terrace. >>

thru 9/28 (tuesdays 6:30pm, saturdays 10am): take a free hour-long guided walking tour of the high line and learn about the park’s history, design, and landscape so you can make smart observations when you bring your dates there. limited capacity, so arrive early. tour meets at on the high line at the gansevoort street entrance. >>

thru 9/28: governors island is open for the summer! the beloved manhattan oasis is now open seven days a week, and with 30 new accessible acres. activities and amenities include hammocks, mini golf, free kayaking (sat 12-4pm), bike rentals (free weekdays until 12pm, reg. $15+), roller skate rentals, castle williams tours, exhibits, food vendors, more. getting there: take the $2 round-trip ferry from manhattan's battery maritime building (all week, free weekends until 11:30am) or brooklyn bridge park's pier 6 (weekends and holiday mondays only, free until 11:30am). >>

thru 9/28 11am-7pm (closed tuesdays): brooklyn bridge park's jane's carousel kicks off summer hours. $2/ride, $20/12. >>

thru 10/12: the museum of arts and design’s biennial, nyc makers, showcases the work of 100 local artisans, artists, and designers. $16 (pay-what-you-wish 6-9pm thursdays-fridays) >>

thru 11/1 (saturdays 11am-5pm): the harlem eats food truck and street food market, formerly known as the harlem food truck rally, returns. fredrick douglas blvd., bet. 117th + 118th sts. pay-as-you-go. >>

thru 11/15 (tues-sat): the museum at fit's exhibition, ‘exposed: a history of lingerie’ traces the development of intimate apparel from the 18th century through the present. free. >>

thru 11/29 (sundays 10am-12pm): volunteer for the brooklyn bridge park green team and help mulch, plant, and remove invasive plants. no gardening experience needed. pier 1 entrance, free. >>

thru september (11am-7pm, 11am-6pm october): pétanque, the putting green, chess and more games at bryant park return for the season. free. >>

thru mid-october: the high line food vendors open for the season: delaney barbecue's smokeline, melt bakery, peoples pops, l'arte del gelato, la newyorkina, the taco truck, brooklyn soda works, and blue bottle coffee. terrior at the porch, a full-service café with wine + beer, will open in may. >>

thru 10/26 (weekends 11am-6pm): the outdoor hester street fair returns to the l.e.s. for it's fifth season with 70+ indie designers and artisanal food purveyors. hester + essex sts. free admission. >>

thru 10/28 (tuesdays 7:30-10pm): weather permitting): stargaze on the highline with the amateur astronomers association. look for the telescopes set up between w. 13th + w. 14th sts. free. >>

thru october (weekends 9am-9pm): the outdoor red hook food vendors open for the season. red hook ballfields, bay + clinton sts. >>

thru 11/2: the metropolitan museum of art's rooftop garden gets a makeover with 'hedges' made of two-way mirrors created by american artist dan graham and swiss architect günther vogt. $25 recommended admission. >>

thru 11/29 (sundays 10am-12pm): volunteer for the brooklyn bridge park green team and help mulch, plant, and remove invasive plants. no gardening experience needed. pier 1 entrance, free. >>

daily (9-10:15am): moma’s abby aldrich rockefeller sculpture garden is open to the public free of charge year-round >>

weekly @ 10am: enjoy the new york philharmonic for a fraction of the price of regular performances during their open rehearsals at avery fisher hall, $18 >>

mondays 7-10pm: the royal palms shuffleboard club brings back mahjong night. $10 includes a pre-game lesson. >>

first mondays @ 7pm: spelling correctly with autocorrect is hard enough -- try it with alcohol! reminisce about grammar school at the monthly williamsburg spelling bee at pete's candy store. free. >>

tuesdays 7-10pm: period attire not required at the weekly english country dances (a.k.a. jane austen-era dances). beginners lesson 7-7:30pm. church of the village (201 w. 13th st near seventh ave), $15. >>

tuesdays + thursdays: williamsburg's full circle bar offers free skee ball and free hot dogs >>

wednesdays (6-8pm): the 'booze + yarn' knitting group returns for spring sessions at lady jay's. b.y.o. supplies. free admission. >>

wednesdays (7-10pm): expect camp and cabanas at the royal palms shuffleboard club’s wednesday night bingo, hosted by 'mr. showbiz' murray hill and linda simpson. free admission, $2 bingo cards can win you cash and prizes. >>

first wednesdays: enjoy free homecooked food and free music + dance performances at bailout theater at judson church >>

4th wednesdays 6-8pm: bring something to show + tell at madame x, free >>

first thursdays @ 7pm: you'll need to know more than the difference between nelson and kearney to win at classic simpsons trivia (90s episodes only!). williamsburg's berry park. $10/team, $5/solo. >>

every 3rd thurs @ 7:30pm: brave adults share their diaries, poems, letters and more from their humiliating teenage years at the monthly 'cringe' reading series. freddy's, free. >>

select fridays: brooklyn creative offers $5 art + photography evening classes >>

fridays + saturdays: following the closing of canal room, the saved by the 90s with the bayside tigers and back to the 80s with jessie's girl weekly parties move to lpr. $12-17 adv, $15-20 door. >>

saturdays 2pm: coordination not required at jugglefit's learn to juggle class. all equipment provided. $15. 18 w. 18th st, 5th floor. >>

saturdays: le bingo!: win wacky prizes or a cash jackpot each month in lpr’s gallery. hosted by drag queen linda simpson. free admission, $2 per bingo card. >>

saturdays 2:30-5:30pm: the kings county distillery offers $8 tours that include tastings of moonshine, bourbon, and chocolate whiskey >>

weekends: the brooklyn flea returns to the outdoors for the season: fort greene flea (sat 10am-5pm), williamsburg smorgasburg (sat 11am-6pm), brooklyn bridge park's pier 5 smorgasburg (sun 11am-6pm), park slope's p.s. 321 (sat-sun 10am-5pm). free admission. >>

weekends (10am-6pm): the lic flea + food market debuts in a 24,000 sq ft. lot at the corner of 46th ave and 5th st with 100 vendors selling food, antiques, collectibles, art + crafts, furniture, more. >>

ongoing: save some cash on bike repairs by learning how to do them yourself at one of time's up's free weekly workshops in manhattan and brooklyn. donations welcome. >>

ongoing: the samuel j. and ethel lefrak center at lakeside is now open: prospect park gets two new skating rinks – a 15,000 sq. ft. covered rink and an open-air 16,000+ sq. ft. elliptical rink. $6-8 admission, $5 skate rental. locker and bag check rates apply. >>

now open: the royal palms shuffleboard clubis now open! escape the snow with 10 shuffleboard courts, a full bar with specialty cocktails, and a different food truck nightly. regular hours: mon-wed 6pm-midnight, thu-fri 6pm-2am, sat 2pm-2am, sun 2pm-midnight. free admission, $40/hour for a court. 514 union street (bet. 3rd ave + nevins). >>

free art gallery exhibitions:

thru 7/26: group show: ‘the hidden passengers’ @ apexart (tribeca) >>
thru 8/10: ben fractenberg: 'layered city' @ mark miller gallery (les) >>
thru 8/15: brian rose: 'metamorphosis, meatpacking district: 1985 + 2013' @ dillon gallery (chelsea) >>
thru 8/17: group show: frozen karaoke @ outlet brooklyn (bushwick) >>
thru 8/21: group show: 'small things considered' @ laurence miller gallery (midtown west) >>
thru 8/31: laura anderson barbata: 'collaboration beyond borders' @ bric (downtown brooklyn) >>
thru 9/16: peter coffin: 'living' @ red bull studios (chelsea) >>

food + drink:

get your grill on at official designated barbecuing locations in all 5 boroughs. >>

$1 fish tacos + $1 beer: greenpointers rounds up a monster list of happy hour specials in greenpoint >>

brokelyn shares eight brunch spots with unlimited drink specials. >>

the 10 best coffee shops in nyc, as picked by gothamist >>

serious eats highlights some places to buy tea in nyc >>

dnainfo shares where to get the best hot chocolate in the city >>

serious eats reminds us about 12 classic pizza joints we should know >>

the 14 best burgers in nyc, according to gothamist. >>

here are the 10 best hot dogs in nyc, says gothamist. >>

gothamist picks the 10 best burritos in nyc >>

serious eats picks 30 great vegetarian sandwiches in nyc >>

gothamist revisits their picks for the 10 best bagel shops in nyc >>

midtown lunch readers pick their favorite places for bagels, coffee, burgers, sandwiches, chinese, falafel, dessert, more >>

edible names 10 must-try seasonal ice cream flavors across the city. >>

serious eats shares its picks for the best ice cream, gelato and soft serve in nyc. >>

gothamist’s picks for the 10 best ice cream shops in nyc. >>

cool down with grubstreet's list of the best places to find shaved ice >>

serious eats names the best spice shops in nyc >>

serious eats provides a guide to buying italian ingredients on arthur avenue in the bronx >>

gothamist gives its picks for the 14 best happy hours in nyc >>

seven places where you can drink on the waterfront this summer >>

gothamist picks the best bars with outdoor oases >>

brooklyn magazine picks the best places to daytime drink in the borough >>

the best rooftop bars, as picked by time out, gothamist, untapped cities, and brooklyn based

where to drink outdoors, according to seriouseats. >>

the 10 best fireplace bars in nyc, as picked by gothamist >>

gothamist picks 10 cozy subterranean bars to wait out winter >>

brooklyn magazine picks the 10 best outdoor dining and drinking spots in brooklyn >>


thru summer (various times): free kayaking. >>

the parks department recommends some off-the-radar park gems for the staycationing new yorker. >>

the five best places to hike in new york city, according to dnainfo. >>

mountain biking in nyc? yup! >>

learn how to keep your bike in safe working order at time's up’s free bicycle repair classes. all levels welcome. manhattan and brooklyn locations. >>

six bike rides in nyc from gothamist and five scenic long island rides from off metro

people are always asking us, 'the skint, where can i play cricket?' here you go. >>

the best snow tubing spots less than two hours from new york city >>

where to go sledding in nyc. >>

offmetro picks 10 day trips from nyc under $20 >>

offmetro shares 101 car-free day and weekend getaways near nyc >>


get tickets to see the yankees for $16-115 (reg. $32-200) and the mets for $6-19 (reg. $11-50). plus ticket fees, various dates. >>

how to get free tickets to late night with jimmy fallon and late night with seth meyers

what to do on a rainy day in nyc? recommended subway stops in or near major attractions. >>

racked picks 12 of nyc's best consignment and resale stores >>

racked names 12 of the cheapest yoga studios in new york city >>

racked shares 25 cheap spots for working out on a budget >>

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