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

June 22, 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.

Schtick A Pole In It: Lady Gaga - DROM
June 22, 2019 - New York

From comedians Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross comes Schtick A Pole In It, a night of comedy and pole dancing. Schtick starts with a comic and ends with a pole dancer. 5 comics and 5 dancers. Comics tell jokes. Pole dancers pole dance. They're not strippers, it's not burlesque. It's aerial dance with a side of crazy gymnastics and death defying tricks that make your jaw drop. If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying these crazy rents. Every month we have a musical theme and this month it's Lady Gaga. Don't stay in the "Shallow" and join us on the "Edge of Glory" because there's a "Million Reasons" to see this show.

The Slipper Room Show: Mr. Choade's Upstairs Downstairs - The Slipper Room
June 22, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over The show that started a worldwide movement. NYC's longest-running variety show and still the best.

Essex Market Block Party - Essex Market
June 22, 2019 - New York,

Join us for our annual Block Party on Saturday, June 22nd from 12PM—5PM outside the new Essex Market! Grab your sunglasses and dancing shoes — we're hosting a Block Party! That's right… We're closing off Broome Street between Essex and Norfolk so we can pop open the tents, fire up the grills, and crank up the tunes for a Saturday afternoon of family-friendly fun. Join us for unique food offerings from Essex Market vendors, plus live music inspired by the sounds of Cuba and Colombia. And don't leave the kids at home, 'cause we've got face painting, giant games and a photo booth (grown-ups allowed, too!).

Donna Burke & J-MUSIC: Tokyo Meets New York - Bowery Electric
June 22, 2019 - New York

Donna Burke & J-MUSIC: Tokyo Meets New York

Faces for Radio, Patrick Duffy Band - Bowery Electric
June 22, 2019 - New York

Faces for Radio, Patrick Duffy Band

Saturday Night Headliners on 4th - New York Comedy Club East Village
June 22, 2019 - New York

Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy.

New York School of Burlesque - DROM
June 23, 2019 - New York

See the freshest burlesque in the city! New York School of Burlesque Headmistress Jo Weldon, author of The Burlesque Handbook, will introduce new acts by students who are preparing to take the burlesque world by storm. These debut performers have created routines based on their own ideas, choosing their own music, designing their own costumes, and mapping out their own choreography. Come be part of their adventure! Performances by: Fauna LeFleur Filthy Mari Chino Kalon Wilde Hannibal Bliss Lady Cy Purrple SuMeow Toni ShaBoob VaVa Valentina Velvet Delorean And a Group Number by The Flirts! Hosted by Headmistress Jo Weldon, Author of The Burlesque Handbook

New Volunteer Information Meeting - Museum at Eldridge Street
June 23, 2019 - New York

Volunteers at the Museum at Eldridge Street are part of something bigger than just one building. Some of our volunteer opportunities are in the docent cohort! Docents are our ambassadors, our guides, and our family. By joining our docent cohort, you will learn about the history and culture at the Museum at Eldridge Street, engage with a dynamic population of visitors and guests, and meet individuals who share your love of volunteering and history. We warmly invite you to join the team as a docent, a program volunteer, or a museum volunteer and help us to share the past with visitors from around the globe. Get ready to meet fellow prospective volunteers and learn more about the training process and docent experience. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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/

100 Poems For 100 Voices (Live In The Moment) - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Spend an evening with Lester Mayers as he brings his first and highly rated award winning poetry book "100 Poems For 100 Voices" to life. About this Event Come spend an evening with Lester Mayers as he brings his first and highly rated poetry book "100 Poems For 100 Voices" to life. Mayers will be accompanied by Brandon Bera, Pierce Allen, Afro Jones, Gabe Marquez and Eryka Ree a team of outstanding, high-quality musicians who are great at showcasing the pure elements of a live show. The evening is an abiding, deep commitment to lyrical honesty and musical integrity. Simply put, if Mayers feels it, he writes and offers it. While vivid imagery, metaphor and analogy are his stock in trade, there's no pretense, no hiding. This concert is upfront, Mayers is in-your-face, real, using distinctive poetry and live instrumentation to breathe life into the atmosphere, digging inside to bring forth the accompanying emotion. Folks who know the rough and tumble of life, love right, love wrong, passion misspent, passion fulfilled, lonely nights and empty days and everything in between must come experience this show.

My Undying Love: An Amusement - University Settlement
Through June 23, 2019 - NY

The American Chamber Opera presents the one-hour comic opera "My Undying Love: An Amusement," by composer/librettist Melissa Shiflett. A delight for adults and children, the opera features a 6-member ensemble of singers, whose credits include New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Los Angeles Opera, accompanied on piano, clarinet, and cello.

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.

Minor Theater premieres PATHETIC at Abrons Arts Center - Abrons Arts Center
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Riffing on Racine’s Phèdre in the style of a teen drama, Minor Theater’s new production is all about love: violent, obsessive, and sick. In a city in the U.S. Southwest, a bunch of kids are trying to survive high school, but their parents’ gross passions keep f***ing things up for them. Mashing up a contemporary idiom with newly translated sections of Racine’s tragedy, PATHETIC challenges us to identify with truly excessive emotion, and giggle and squirm as we watch U.S. America’s grownups devour their young. Written and directed by Julia Jarcho and designed by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, Jenny Seastone, and Ben Williams.

Minor Theater’s PATHETIC - Abrons Art Center
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Abrons Arts Center presents the world premiere of Minor Theater’s PATHETIC, a teen-drama riff on Racine's Phèdre. PATHETIC marks the much- anticipated return of Minor Theater to Abrons Arts Center after 2017’s sold-out horror hit, THE TERRIFYING. OBIE Award-winning playwright Julia Jarcho directs this take on the classic tragedy of female desire.

Air Wick 24/7 Fresh Truck mobile meditation studio - Union Square
June 28, 2019 - New York

Air Wick is committed to covering hardworking Moms, and we’re excited to be launching the first-ever Air Wick 24/7 Fresh Truck mobile meditation studio which we will be driving around NYC on June 28th to provide the city of New York with a moment of total, FREE relaxation. We’ve partnered with meditation expert Gabby Bernstein who has created a custom meditation routine to help instill impactful breathing and de-stressing techniques that you can use in any and all stressful moments. The Air Wick 24/7 Fresh Truck meditation sessions are FREE and open to the public in New York City on Friday, June 28th from 8am-8pm and will include awesome giveaways, samples and freebies. Below is a list of places we’ll be: • 8am-9:30am, Union Square Plaza: South side of 17th St. between Broadway & Park Ave. • 10:30am-12pm, Flatiron: West side of Broadway between 22nd St. & 23rd St. • 1pm-2:3pm, Gansevoort/Highline: East side of Washington St. between Gansevoort & Little W. 12th St. • 3pm-4:30pm, Bryant Park: West side of 6th Ave between 42nd & 43rd Street, near the Salesforce building • 5pm-6:30pm, South Street Seaport: South Side of John St. between Front St. & South St. • 7pm-8pm,... (read more)

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
June 28, 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.

Devil's Playground - Webster Hall
June 29, 2019 - New York

Age: 21 and up Devil's Playground DATE Sat, Jun 29, 2019 DOORS | SHOW 10:00pm | 10:00pm

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)

Imminently Yours - Theatre 80 St Marks
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

Dorothi Fox and Arthur French, Jr. star in the premiere of "Imminently Yours" by Karimah, presented by The Negro Ensemble Company. The play is a family drama/comedy/tragedy about descendants of American slaves who who resist expropriation of their inherited properties. A secret mountain enclave has existed for centuries as an all-Black village. When its oral tradition of secrecy is lapsed by a millennial resident, the remote hamlet is discovered by the state's governor, who would evict its elderly residents by eminent domain for nonpayment of taxes, but underestimates the savvy community there.

She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival - The Connelly Theater
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

She NYC Arts will present the fourth annual She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival, a festival featuring eight new full length shows by women writers and composers, June 19-30 at The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009). Tickets ($20) are now on sale at www.shenycarts.org. Now in its fourth year, the 2019 She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival is the city's premiere spot for presenting the best work by up-and-coming women writers and composers. The 2019 Festival will showcase 8 new full-length plays and musicals. She NYC Art's new educational program, CreateHer, will also present staged readings of 3 new short plays written and produced by high school students.

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.

An Inconvenient Talk Show - Caveat
July 02, 2019 - New York

Gonzo comedian Rollie Williams plays a rode-hard Al Gore interviewing comedians and real scientists about climate change." — Time Out NY Everyone's favorite former vice president and environmental crusader is now a late night comedy talk show host, and he's taking no prisoners in this riotous breakdown of the current state of climate change. An Inconvenient Talk Show brings together New York's hottest comedians (Comedy Central, SNL, UCB, etc) and world's hottest climate experts (NASA, VICE, NYU, Smithsonian, etc) to tackle the globe's hottest problem.

Old_Sport Des and the Swagmantics Little You, Little Me - Pianos
July 02, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over OLD_SPORT is a five piece soul-rock band out of Los Angeles, California. Formed to create the soundtrack for the award winning independent film ELSEWHERE, they have since headlined legendary clubs on both coasts, including The Troubadour in L.A. and The Mercury Lounge in Manhattan. They are on the heels of a second successful east coast tourn and are currently in the studio recording their debut album with Steve Kille of Dead Meadow. Influences include Spoon, The Strokes, Elvis Costello, Arcade Fire, and The E Street Band.

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 Fireworks Cruise - Pier 36 New York
July 04, 2019 - New York

From Pier 36, we start boarding at 5:00 PM and depart at 6:00 PM. After tons of fun, we are back at the dock at 10:00 PM.

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.

4th of July at Penthouse on Rivington - Hotel on Rivington
Through July 05, 2019 - New York

Celebrate this 4th of July at the Hotel on Rivington’s Penthouse, an ultra-sleek luxury boutique hotel in NYC's Lower East Side soaring 20 stories high. The stunning triplex Penthouse provides over 3,500 square feet of space, complete with an amazing roof deck and floor-to-ceiling glass walls showcasing an impeccable, panoramic 360-degree view of the city's fireworks lit sky allowing you to catch the East River fireworks at a prime viewing location. Enjoy on-site food, drinks and multiple live DJs spinning a refreshing mix of hip-hop, house, Top 40 and mashups.

Nancy at Beiles - Museum at Eldridge Street
July 07, 2019 - New York

The children’s classic All-of-a-Kind Family comes alive on this Lower East Side walking tour for families. Join us as we follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor’s book. We’ll stroll through the streets and into the story to visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased penny candy. Recommended for children five and up and their adults companions. This program is presented in partnership with PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. $14 for adults $8 for students and seniors Space is limited; reservations are required

Larry's Musical Breakdown - Caveat
July 19, 2019 - New York

Join music fanatic Larry Owens (one of Time Out NY's "Comedians You Should Know") as he takes you on an unforgettable tour inside of the music you know and love. Joined by intrepid accompanist Henry Koperski and a line-up of unbelievable singers, comedians, experts and "experts", Larry's Musical Breakdown is a fun and informative night unlike any other. Expect characters, state-of-the-art video presentations, laughter and—of course—great music! This month we're exploring AMERICANA. With comedians.... ZIWE FUMUDOH SYDNEE WASHINGTON PAT REGAN MARY HOULIHAN COLE ESCOLA And musicians.... KUHOO VERMA THE SEPTEMBER EIGHTEENTHS GABY HORNIG AND EMILY OLCOTT

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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