Here’s our curated list of events picks in NYC this week!
Monday, June 2nd
Musical chairs is something we all played when we were kids, and let us be honest, something we wish we could do again. Play musical chairs with thousands of other people, without fear of being judged, in Bryant Park tonight! See photos from a previous event.
Tuesday, June 3rd
The NYC chapter for the New Leaders Council is hosting their annual fundraiser.The NLC provide monthly training sessions for progressive city leaders to obtain the social and work skills needed to lead their communities. Proceeds from the fundraiser not only support the NYC chapter, but others across the country.
Wednesday, June 4th
The Bronx Museum hosts a discussion with Bronx author Yolanda Rodriguez about her latest book Alma Derramanda/Spilled Soul. During the discussion of the themes found her bilingual book, Yolanda will read select passages from her book about migrating to NYC from Puerto Rico.
Thursday, June 5th
The Transit Museum is hosting a performance based on the history of the famed NYC subway system. In Transit, “six local playwrights will explore the inner lives of New Yorkers traveling through the city’s subway system” promises to be a unique look at something we do every time we go above or below ground to catch a train.
Three days of art and music begin at the popular Brooklyn art space Exitroom NY. The space is hosting this year’s Juicy Art Fest where live music, live painting and more will be available for what could be the biggest art event of the week.
Friday, June 6th
The DC Moore Gallery is proud to present the work of Robert De Niro Sir. In the 1950’s his work was being presented in galleries all over NYC, however, his work became overshadowed by the art movements of the 1960’s. Not one to just follow trend, De Niro Sr. continued to paint his way and his long-term persistence paid off.
Harlem art space Toast Chicken is debuted the new Samuel Adams Rebel IPA. Celebrating the introduction to the newest member of the Sam Adams family, the space is hosting an art show with canvas painted by some of the most talented street artists in NYC.
Saturday, June 7th
The Local Produce Mini-Festival of the Performing Arts takes place for the 21st year in a row inside Old Stone House & Washington Park. The mini-festival happens every year to celebrate all of the diversity and talent of Brooklyn artists. Come for the live music, stay for swing dance lessons.
FIGMENT NYC is a forum for interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT is hosting a free participatory art celebration on Governor’s Island to kick off their summer arts festival. The celebration is from June 7th to June 8th, and the art show will last until September 21st.
Sunday, June 8th
The 14th Annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival takes place once again at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Some of us have to travel a long way to get a hold of a decent egg cream, but over the years we have never been disappointed by the delicious food, interesting mix of cultures and tours of the amazing Synagogue.
The Transit Museum offers members and willing newcomers to go back in time and ride on the now gone “Redbirds” trains over to the World’s Fair. The rest of the day will feature looks into historical sites, a tour of the newly renovated Queens Museum of Art and a sneak peek into the newest exhibit inside the New York Hall of Science.
The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association will offer Harlem House Tours of beautiful homes in the Mount Morris Park area of Harlem. As well as self-guided tours which will run all day, famous historians Michael Henry Adams and John T. Reddick will give tours of four preserved sites of the Mount Morris historic district. These tours are at 12 noon and 2 PM.