MON-WEDNESDAY 23 / 08-25: BIG WHEEL AT TIMES SQUARE, CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FEST, AND MORE
In progress: New York ferry launches service on the Hudson River: Commuters can now use the new nyc ferry street. George route, making stops between st. George on Staten Island in Battery Park City and Midtown West. $ 2.75. >>
different dates: visit Manhattan’s first legal whiskey distillery since the ban: Immerse yourself in the whiskey of a bygone era as you step into the Great Jones Distilling Company, the first legal whiskey distillery in New York City since 1920, which includes a cocktail bar, event space, restaurant and tasting room underground bar style. a $ 35 hour-long guided tour includes an overview of the history, ingredients and process of Great Jones, plus a tasting of three whiskeys. >>
Monday in the sun: annual charlie parker jazz festival: See live jazz concerts, conversations, film screenings and more in the neighborhoods where Charlie Parker lived. various locations, free. >>
Mon (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bad Boys on our wicked lady’s roof (bushwick) >>
No idea at Bryant Park (downtown) >>
The Raiders of the Lost Ark at astoria park >>
Mon 7 p.m. (ends today): books under the bridge: Treat yourself to the annual summer series of live readings, Q&A and book signing sessions hosted by local independent bookstores in Brooklyn Bridge Park. tonight books are magic gifts hari kunzru (red pill) and Katie Kitamura (a separation). brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 granite prospect steps, free entry. >>
Mon 7 p.m. (weekly): icing on the cake comedy: dairy queens jenny gorelick (seth meyer) and the Abalone Savannah (the exchange rate x) hosts this weekly comedy show featuring female, queer, and non-binary programming and free ice cream at the Wide Hills Ice Cream Shop (Gowanus). tonight’s guests: jared goldstein (comedy central), michael cruz kayne (colbert), Kimberly Dinaro (reducer), Wendy Steiner (refinery29) and more. The $ 10 entry includes a small ice cream. >>
Mon 8 p.m. (weekly): butter boy: the comedy show directed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla and maeve higgins with dj donwill is back and in person at littlefield (gowanus) with matteo lane stand-up (comedy programming), brittany carney (comedy central), ramon rivas (comedy central, maddy smith (wild ‘n out) and Liz Glazer. $ 12. >>
Brooklyn Summer Fest is your full access pass to emerging and renowned local breweries, wineries and spirits around the world!
With over 100 different samples to try, it’s a great place to discover new beers, wines and spirits and talk to brewery representatives, sommeliers and master distillers. Summer Fest will also feature incredible local food vendors.
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Brooklyn Summer Beer, Wine and Spirits Fest
saturday 28 august
Session 1: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Session 2: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77 Waterfront Promenade
141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, New York
Tue to 9/30 (closed Sun-Mon): caught in a lock art affair: tw fine art presents a collective exhibition of works created by 15 artists during the pandemic. opening 24/08 6.30 p.m.-10 p.m. two fine arts (boerum hill), free. >>
Tue to 9/12 (noon to midnight): ride a Ferris wheel in Times Square: Feel on top of the world when you take a ride on an 11-story Ferris wheel overlooking the neon signs of Times Square, located on Broadway between w. 47th and 48th streets. $ 20 in general, $ 35 for skippers. >>
from Tuesday to 9/2: open brookfield squareSnowshoeing at the 6th Annual Brookfield Place Opening, offering ten days of tennis programming including classes for kids and adults, games, special guest appearances, open court games, and more. brookfield square (financial district), free. >>
Tue (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
abominable at the poe park (bronx) >>
akeelah and the bee at cunningham park (fresh meadows) >>
scammers at Bryant Park >>
troll world tour at Saratoga Park (student room) >>
Tue 7 p.m. (ends today): live at the porticoes: This annual summer concert series, overlooking the Manhattan skyline at gantry plaza (lic) state park, spotlights a wide range of queens artists. tonight: soul / rock band on the sun. presented by the Queens Theater and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. free. >>
tue 7 p.m. (+ 8/26): st. Ann’s Warehouse Dock Street concerts: come back!: World-class musicians bring live music to Brooklyn Bridge Park during the second iteration of st. ann’s warehouse outdoor concert series, continuing with composer and instrumentalist sunny jain’s is wild savage, a multicultural musical reinvention of the myth of the American cowboy. free. >>
Tue 8 p.m .: hot young sluts: a matchmaking show for sexy people: Actress Carly Ann Filbin builds romantic relationships while making you laugh on the Hot Young Sluts Matchmaking Show. littlefield (gowanus), $ 15. >>
tue 8 p.m. (weekly): schmooze comedy show: mingle with the animators lucie pohl and chase durousseau at the schmooze comedy show, where the comic sets are written live by alex wakim at the piano. tonight: damon millard (amazon), avery mason (starz), wendy steiner (bitches brew comedy), james camacho (lol network), and nour hadidi. the back room of the auguste laura (east village), $ 10. >>
get married to sam: eastern village queer film festival: The Wild Project’s fifth annual queer cinema showcase includes 30 feature films, shorts, documentaries, music videos and “cult future classics”. the wild project (oriental village) and online, $ 11. >>
weddings (different times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
30 for 30: once upon a time in the queens at rumsey playfield in central park >>
come 2 america at the clove lakes park (staten island) >>
lego dc: shazam – magic + monsters at the herman dolgon playground (sheepshead bay) >>
forward at st. James Park (Bronx) >>
pokemon detective pikachu to sara d. roosevelt park >>
Wednesday 6 p.m .: triathlon summer drawing sva: Create over 100 designs in a nonstop sketching marathon led by Visual Arts School instructor Peter Hristoff. open to all levels of experience. free online. >>
Wednesday at 7 p.m. (every other Wednesday until 9/22): Jazz at Hudson River Park Pier 84: Soak up sweet melodies and river views during the Jazz Foundation of America’s outdoor concert series featuring world-class musicians. tonight: abdou mboup + waakaw. platform 84 (Hell’s Kitchen), free. >>
Wednesday 7:30 p.m .: touré present nothing compares 2 u: an oral history of prince: author and podcaster shares touré nothing compares to 2 you, an intimate account of Prince’s life and career through the eyes of those who knew him best, in a conversation with singer-songwriter Susannah Melvoin. presented by the greenlight bookstore. free online. >>
Wednesday 8 p.m. (bimonthly): the secret science club lecture series: how does the brain process sound, and how do mathematics and physics intervene in our perception of music? discover and learn more at tonight’s edition of the Secret Science Club, featuring brain researcher, musician and author David Sulzer (music, math and the mind), which will discuss the science behind music, hearing and sound. free online. >>
Wednesday 7 p.m. (monthly): please donate af $% k !: a comedy show to benefit South Brooklyn Caring: meg felling and john fox serve up comedy for a cause on this monthly show, starring gordon baker bone (mtv), dillon stevenson (hbo), sarah hartshorne (the next american top model), and more. Crystal Lake Brooklyn (williamsburg), $ 5-10. >>
Wednesday 8 p.m .: jack’s fruit: a comedy-music variety show: maria decotis and steve jeanty invite musicians and actors to their mash-up show. tonight: the lucas brothers (Lucas Bros Moving Co.), marcia belsky (central comedy), steve way (rummy), milly tamarez (npr) and sketch group please don’t destroy. littlefield (gowanus), $ 12. >>
Wednesday 9 p.m. (weekly): actors you should know: stay up to date with this stand-up showcase, back at the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by emma willmann (netflix), jp mcdade (comedy central), kerry coddett (comedy central), ismael loutfi (comedy central) , carmen lagala (colbert) and kendall ferrell (sirius xm). hosted by david drake. $ 5 adv, $ 10 door. >>
Wednesday 9:30 p.m .: damn game party: Sip seven short, intoxicating plays during an evening of live theater that doubles as a drinking game. warning (les), $ 15 adv, $ 18 door, $ 10 online. >>
our roundup of more than 100 current events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, etc. >>
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