Things to do in New York today

The day's best things to do in New York—including free and cheap activities, concerts, screenings, shows, parties and more. It's your social emergency savior.

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Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Jurassic Park

Critics' pick

Hold on to your butts, because T. rexes are invading Manhattan. Watch dinosaurs run amok in a science experiment gone horribly wrong as the sun sets over the Hudson, and get excited for the upcoming Jurassic World.

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Riverside Park Wednesday July 1 2015 Free
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Midsummer Night Swing

Critics' pick

Lincoln Center's social-dance series returns for its 27th season, coaxing novices and veterans alike onto the Damrosch Park dance floor for a season that includes salsa (Conjunto Sabrosura plays July 7), disco, tango, Hawaiian swing (Kahulanui plays July 3) and rock & roll. Is your Lindy Hop a little rusty? Each evening begins with an open-level lesson (6:30–7:15pm); the live music starts at 7:30pm and typically continues until 10pm.

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Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center Until Saturday July 11 2015
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Lisa Ruyter, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men”

Critics' pick

Ruyter’s paintings start with schematized photos, broken up into outlined segments like a paint-by-numbers set, before being translated into clashing jigsaw patterns of color. Her latest series, taking up both gallery locations, are based on photo documents of rural Americans commissioned by the WPA during the Depression.

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Eleven Rivington Until Friday July 3 2015 Free
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Talib Kweli + Rapsody + NIKO IS + K Valentine

Critics' pick

Since emerging in 1998 to link up with Mos Def and form Black Star, socially conscious MC Talib Kweli has made a name for himself as a solo artist of true integrity. Even Jay Z references his verbal dexterity: “If skills sold/Truth be told/I'd probably be/Lyrically/Talib Kweli.” Catch the underground hero July 1 and 2, performing with a live band in support of his latest LP, Gravitas.

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Brooklyn Bowl Until Thursday July 2 2015
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9 comments
WE F
WE F

Is there a Takashi Murakami exhibit going on or something? Why is it the feature image?

Briana P
Briana P

Do TimeOut's 'undateables' include any senior citizens?   I haven't seen any, but maybe I missed something.    If you haven't featured any yet, it would be great to see some soon.   There are plenty of us around, and many of us are single.  And please - by senior citizens, I mean those of us who have actually passed our 65th birthdays.  Far too often, those in their 20's think of anyone over 40 as a senior.

As someone who is the same age as your guest editor, Susan Sarandon, I see a distinct lack of attention paid to the social needs of those in my decade of life who are not celebrities.   It would be great to see that change. Thanks!

Kerry A
Kerry A

I have a complaint: I'm an avid reader of the "Undateable" section in Time Out, where Time Out sets up two strangers on a date. Well, last week's article featured a boy who wrote extremely cruel things about his date. I understand you want people to be honest, but I can hardly support someone ripping their date to shreds publicly.

Melodie D
Melodie D

Calle 13 is doing a signing today at 6pm at El Barrio Music Center in Harlem!

Arlene
Arlene

So many different kinds of events. Not your usual touristy stuff , and free. Love this site.