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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Month - June 2019

June 15, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Manhattan's Lower East Side is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the entire city thanks to its rambunctious nightlife and ever-growing sea of restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops. You'll never run out of things to do on the Lower East Side this month thanks to City Guide's detailed monthly guide to the neighborhood.

Disco Turco - DROM
June 15, 2019 - New York

Disco Turco

School of Rock NYC - DROM
June 15, 2019 - New York

School of Rock NYC

Sloshed Sats: Standardized Drinking - Caveat
June 15, 2019 - New York

Hold on to your number 2 pencils, we're taking on the SATs. We've taken high school's most stressful test, sprinkled some comedy on it, and turned it into a drinking game! Your favorite test proctor and comedian Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) has combined bar-room trivia with real SAT quizzes to create NYC's booziest classroom. Whether you've got something to prove or just want to see how much you remember from high school - come get some liquid courage, dust off those scantrons, and take the Sloshed SAT's

Your Love, Our Musical - Caveat
June 15, 2019 - New York

Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman bring their award-winning musical improv show back to Caveat! Here's how it works: Rebecca and Evan interview a real couple from the audience and then turn their love story into a fully improvised musical.

School of Rock NYC - DROM
June 16, 2019 - New York

School of Rock NYC

Eggrolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas - Museum at Eldridge Street
June 16, 2019 - New York

The Museum's signature, fan-favorite festival is back for another year! This multicultural block party unites the vibrant cultures of our neighborhood, pairing Chinese Opera and acrobatics with klezmer music and mambo. Enjoy al fresco Mah jongg games, Jewish scribal arts, Puerto Rican lace making, tea ceremonies, and much more. Plus, enjoy iconic foods of all three cultures!

The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Through June 16, 2019 - New York

Ishmael Reed's new play "The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda" will premiere at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in May, after four sold-out readings and coverage from the New York Times, New Yorker magazine, the Observer, the Paris Review and more. Like theater in the time of Bertolt Brecht or the WPA, Reed's new work (under the direction of multiple AUDELCO winner Rome Neal) challenges the narrative of commercial theater and mainstream historical accounts. According to historian Ron Chernow and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton was an abolitionist, even though the real Hamilton was involved in the slave trade in a variety of ways.His policy toward Native-Americans was "extirpation." Reed's play brings to the forefront those characters who are absent from "Hamilton, The Revolution": slaves, Native Americans, indentured servants and Harriet Tubman. Witness this David vs Goliath moment, as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Reed and Neal speak truth to power via "The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Pablo Lanouguere Quintet Album Release Concert - DROM
June 19, 2019 - New York

Bassist-composer Pablo Lanouguere releases "Eclectico", an intriguing set of original World Fusion that combines together the inspirations of modern jazz, tango, his Argentinian heritage and classical music. Pablo Lanouguere, who is equally skilled and inventive as a bassist and a composer, is releasing the recording debut of his quintet, Eclectico. Comprised of a dozen originals (11 by the bassist), the music crosses many stylistic boundaries while being rooted in creative jazz, modern tango, classical music and folk melodies from Lanouguere's Argentinian heritage. Lanouguere, who has been based in New York since 2013, composed and arranged the music which puts the emphasis on the beautiful yet unpredictable ensemble colors created with violinist Nick Danielson, guitarist Federico Diaz, pianist Emilio Teubal and drummer Franco Pinna.

Guest Event: Charming Disaster, Spells & Rituals Album Release - The Slipper Room
June 20, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Musical duo Charming Disaster (as heard on Welcome to Night Vale) perform playfully macabre original songs inspired by death, crime, ancient mythology, fairy tales, and the occult, combining the dramatic flair of the cabaret with deliciously dark material. Tonight they celebrate the release of their third album, SPELLS + RITUALS, with special guests and other surprises.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
June 21, 2019 - New York

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!). $12 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! PLEASE NOTE: Seating is granted as capacity allows. In order to be guaranteed admission, ticket-holding guests must be present at the venue by the time that doors open (9:30pm for VIPs and 10pm for General Admission). Priority is given to guests who have bought tickets in advance; once all ticket-holding guests have been seated, we will accommodate walk-up ticket buyers as space permits. Guests who arrive after 10PM are admitted on a case-by-case basis, if space permits.

Queer Money Live! With Personal Finance Influencers, The Debt Free Guys - Capital One Flagship
June 23, 2019 - New York

Join in on this lively talk about LGBTQ money, personal stories and how the LGBTQ community can thrive financially. Light bites and coffee provided. When: Sunday, June 23rd 11 am - 12 pm (Doors open at 10:30 am) Where: Capital One Union Square (853 Broadway, New York, New York 10003) RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/334578327259819/

Shakespeare in Central Park Much Ado About Nothing - The Public Theater
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Tony Award winner Kenny Leon puts his modernist take on Shakespeare's tale of deception, old rivals, and torn lovers. The story revolves around the war-torn city of Messina, where there is finally a period of peace. The Governor Leonata decides to hold a masquerade ball, where a battle of wits ensues.

Solidarity - Worldpride NYC 2019 (Offical Events of Worldpride NYC) - New York
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

SOLIDARITY PRIDE AND ITS EVENTS ARE OFFICIAL WORLDPRIDE NYC EVENTS

Shakespeare's As You Like It - Latea Theater
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

Come away with us to 1969, the Summer of Love, where our production of As You Like It takes place. Having opposing ideologies on the war and the general state of life in their town, Duke Senior, is banished and ousted from the family business by his younger brother, Duke Frederick. Duke Senior decides to cast off his wealth and live a simple life in the Forest of Arden with his fellow anti-war protesters, musicians and peace loving friends. With her father gone, Rosalind and her cousin Celia decide to run away to Arden to be with him. Before they leave, Rosalind falls in love with Orlando, who is hated by his elder brother, Oliver who not only has all the power in the family, but wants him killed. Fearing for her life due to the fall out with her uncle, Rosalind disguises herself and flees into the forest with her beloved cousin and their eccentric friend Touchstone. Explore the love, peace, turmoil, music, social clashes, and the politics of the day through the lens of the Bard. The names and times may change, but for the stage of our world all the men and women remain merely players. Equity Approved Showcase Cast Jeffrey Marc Alk... (read more)

JF Lynch: Word Drawings - Lesley Heller Gallery
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

"If you set pen to paper, is the letter "i" a written sound sign or a drawn glyph of a standing figure? When you look at a narrative drawing and understand the story, have you not just read the drawing?" Lesley Heller Gallery is pleased to present the first New York solo show of JF Lynch in our Project Space. Lynch is an artist known for his monochromatic works that feature abstracted letters and words set within a dark expanse. Working predominantly with charcoal on paper or canvas, Lynch's work bridges painting, drawing, and writing.

The Soft Parade: A Tribute to The Doors - Jim Morrison Memorial Show - DROM
July 03, 2019 - New York

The Soft Parade is revered worldwide as THE premiere Doors tribute show. They recreate, with stunning accuracy, the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. The Soft Parade has toured 20 countries, been joined onstage by original Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and has performed hundreds of concerts worldwide.

4th of July IndepenDANCE Fireworks Cruise - Harmony Yacht
July 04, 2019 - New York

NYPARTYCRUISE.COM Invites you to the 4th of July IndepenDANCE Fireworks Cruise Thursday, July 4th, 2019 Aboard the All-New bi-level HARMONY YACHT Docking from PIER 36 299 South Street @ Montgomery Street New York, NY 10002 Boarding approximately 6:00pm Returning approximately 10:00pm E-Ticket Check-In approx 5:30pm What's included in the Ticket Price? -Admission to the Cruise -3-Hour Premium Open Bar -Buffet -Amazing View of the 4th of July Fireworks -Views of the NY Skyline NYC's Elite DJ's spin the Best of Mainstream, Top 40, Dance, Latin, 80's, 90's, & more Witness NYC's Breathtaking Fireworks Display on the Water. Buffet: Buffet is included. Menu TBA 21 & Over || ID a Must || Dress Code: Casual & Comfortable (shorts, hats, sandals, sun dresses are all acceptable on the 4th of July cruise) For Info: email events@nypartycruise.com Visit www.nypartycruise.com Join Us This 4th of July

4th of July Fireworks Cruise - Cosmo Yacht
July 04, 2019 - New York

NYPARTYCRUISE.COM Invites you to the "4th of July Fireworks Cruise" Thursday, July 4th, 2019 Aboard the bi-level COSMO YACHT Docking from the Skyport Marina 2430 FDR Drive @ East 23rd Street New York, NY 10010 (East Side of Manhattan) Boarding approximately 6:00pm Returning approximately 10:00pm E-Ticket Check-In approx 5:30pm What's included in the Ticket Price? - Admission to the Cruise - 3-Hour Premium Open Bar - Buffet - Amazing View of the 4th of July Fireworks - Views of the NY Skyline NYC's Elite DJ's spin the Best of Mainstream, Top 40, Dance, Latin, 80's, 90's, & more Witness NYC's Breathtaking Fireworks Display on the Water. 21 & Over || ID a Must || Dress Code: Casual & Comfortable (shorts, hats, sandals, sun dresses are all acceptable on the 4th of July cruise) For Info: email events@nypartycruise.com Visit www.nypartycruise.com Join Us This 4th of July

4th of July at Rooftop93 - Panoramic skyline views - Rooftop93
Through July 05, 2019 - New York

Celebrate 4th of July at Rooftop93 Bar & Lounge located in the heart of downtown Manhattan. With unobstructed, panoramic views of New York City, Rooftop93 a hidden gem among the city’s top nightlife destinations. Perched at the top three levels of the award winning Wyndham Garden Hotel. Rooftop93 offers multiple options among different levels, with floor to ceiling windows, open air rooftops and amazing view of the fireworks. The July 4th soiree promises to elevate your holiday experience with a rotation of DJs, and combination of lite bites and specialty cocktails.

Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 - Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Through July 20, 2019 - New York

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings, Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989 is a long-awaited and groundbreaking survey that features over 200 works of art and related visual materials exploring the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) liberation movement on visual culture. Presented in two parts—at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art—the exhibition features artworks by openly LGBTQ artists such as Vaginal Davis, Louise Fishman, Nan Goldin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barbara Hammer, Holly Hughes, Greer Lankton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, Joan Snyder, and Andy Warhol. On view at the Grey Art Gallery from April 24 through July 20, 2019 and at the Leslie-Lohman Museum from April 24 through July 21, 2019, the exhibition is organized by the Columbus Museum of Art.

The Infinite Wrench - Kraine Theater
Through March 03, 2020 - New York

The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists’ ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater. The Infinite Wrench runs every weekend (except the last 2 weeks of December). Different show every time! If you’ve seen the show once, you’ve seen the show once.

YY Dance Company - Peridance Capezio Theater
Through September 24, 2107 - New York

Dancer/choreographer Yiin Yue presents her YY Dance Company in a program of her explosive works, performed by an ensemble of stellar dancers. The Shanghai native has already received commissions from Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago, and her company has performed at Jacob's Pillow, Dancenow, and the Schrit-tmacher Dance Festival in Germany.

Fine Art Auction October 20 and 27 – Works by Leading Artists of the Salmagundi Club - Salmagundi Club
Through October 28, 2107 - New York

The Salmagundi Club, a leading center for fine artists presents its annual fall auctions. Auctions will be held on October 20 and 27, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., at the Club’s historic brownstone mansion at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City. To view the art online and bid now, visit liveauctioneers.com and search for Salmagundi.


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