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23 awesome things happening in New York this week

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
The best ice cream in NYC: Hay Rosie

Jul 28

This tasty gathering will leave you with some dessert-making tips you can use for the rest of this hot-ass summer, and you’ll be taught by a true pro. 
 
The movie is set in Astoria…Oregon. But don't be fooled by the location, 'cause this Steven Spielberg creation has more thrilling shenanigans than a roller coaster.
 
The Morbid Anatomy Anthology; Brooklyn Bridge Park
At the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, visitors will find preserved snakes, false teeth, anatomical maps and other curiosities. Now, the museum's new anthology collects essays at the intersection of medicine, death, religion and the macabre.
 
Taste of the Terminal; Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse
Last day to enjoy a free tasting from select Grand Central shops and restaurants at Grand Central Terminal. Get on it. GET ON IT. (whispers: *get on it*)
 
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Key Largo; Bryant Park
The film noir starring Humphrey Bogart. Arrive early so you won't have to "bogart" your way into the sweetest lil' spot in the grass. Ha! Joke!
 
Strala Strong yoga workout with Tara Stiles; Reebok FitHub Union Square
Here's the chance to take that yoga class for those crackly knees of yours without the obnoxious yoga cost. It's free!
 

Jul 29

Sunset Salsa; Hudson River Park at Pier 57
Fancily-named professional dancer Talia Castro-Pozo will instruct you on some salsa steps. Stay after for a evening dance party, featuring a live DJ set and, of course, your new moves.
 
We Are What We Eat, After All; Bryant Park Reading Room
Grab a (healthy) lunch, and join Paul Greenberg (American Catch) and Karl Weber (Food Inc.) for an enlightening discussion of the food industry, sustainability and our contemporary eating habits.
 
Bitchcraft; The Duplex
Lauren Maul and Selena Coppock produce this "bitch-tastic" variety show, which features songs, stories, puppet shows and a panel chat of performers.
Fast-rising Irish fox Imelda May has toured with Wanda Jackson and Jeff Beck, and brings her band to town once again to play rabble-rousing rockabilly.
 
Handball; Central Park
It's a play about gentrification in NYC, performed by Urban Theatre Movement as part of this year's Summer Stage. A gentrification play; it was only a matter of time.
 
This dreamy affair lets you get an astronaut-worthy view of the stars from the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association.
 

Jul 30

Blaise Allysen Kearsley stuffs this hip, energetic evening of readings with writers, comics and bloggers, each of whom recounts a story tied to a specific lesson.
 
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival; Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Obnoxiously-branded name aside, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold and death-metal masters Cannibal Corpse will be there. Heavy METAL, baby.
 
Annie Hall re-release; Museum of Modern Art
This is arguably Allen's best film and you have a chance to catch it in theater for just one day at MoMA.
 
Ingrid Michaelson + Neulore; Central Park SummerStage Mainstage
Well, maybe it's Maybelline, but we get the feeling this talented songstress was born with it. Nashville folk duo Neulore opens.
 
The infamous duo make a rare appearance in honor of their new book, a guide to destroying...everything.

Amel Larrieux + Avery*Sunshine + The Jones Family Singers; Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center
Former Groove Theory vocalist Amel Larrieux is one of alterna-R&B’s bright lights, primarily because her delivery comes with jazz seasoning.

Jul 31

Latino Cultural Festival; Queens Theatre
Today you shall hear fascinating stories at the festival's World Beat Folklore Columbia
 
Jazz in July; 92nd Street Y
It's an annual soiree with tributes to artists like Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughn and Fred Astaire. It's the last day of July, so why not round it out with some class, huh? Pull up those pants a little, kid.
 
Late Night with Seth Meyers Writers; Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
You've seen their writing played out on TV. Now you can watch them improvise a show just for you.
 
Opening day for a show in which 25 Marvel characters —including epic superheroes and Avengers members such as Spider-Man, Captain America will come to life. We're totally nerding out over here for this event!
 
It's the last day to attend this festival featuring American plays for people with short attention spans. We like to call them playlets.
 
 
 
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