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The three best things to do in New York today

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Jillian Anthony
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Hold on to your butts at Jurassic Park in McCarren Park
Relive the nightmares of your youth while surrounded by thousands of fellow dinosaur lovers at McCarren Park. Sure, maybe some of the special effects from the '93 blockbuster don't hold up quite as well, but those particularly clever—and hungry—velociraptors will still leave you on the edge of your picnic blanket. Clever girl.
McCarren Park, 6pm, free

Dance the night away at Brasil Summerfest
Get ready to get sweaty at this 10-day series of Brazilian music that the the curator, Béco Dranoff, calls “the perfect soundtrack for summertime.” Tonight, head to the Brooklyn Public Library to hear Regional De NY, an ensemble whose mission is to keep traditional choro music alive in a contemporary context.
Brooklyn Public Library, 6pm, free

Talk comics with legendary illustrator John Romita Jr.
Romita Jr., otherwise known as JRJR, has been a Marvel artist for decades, drawing for The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man and Kick-Ass. Today you can hear Grantland writer David Shoemaker pick his brain, and get your favorite comic signed.
Bryant Park Reading Room, 12:30pm, free


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