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The three best things to do in New York today

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Jillian Anthony
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Do the safety dance at the Cruel Summer '80s Dance Party
DJ Steve Reynolds, of the Party Like It’s 1999 dance party series, teams up with the Engagements, Brooklyn’s own backyard '80s cover band, to deliver the best of the decade—including Madonna, Depeche Mode, INXS and—fingers crossed—WHAM! Wear your best leg warmers and fanny packs!
The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, 9pm, $10

Smooch in public at the Times Square Kiss-In
Today is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the Times Square Alliance is celebrating! Bring your loved one to Times Square to lock lips at 11am, or just mosey by to see the spectacle unfold. Costumes reviving the famous sailor-nurse kiss photo of 1945 are encouraged!
Military Island, Times Square, 11am, free

See some bizarre theater at The New York International Fringe Festival
Fringe is here, and it's ready to party. Starting today, you can check out more than 200 shows through August 30 running the gamut from musicals, classical revivals and ramshackle new works on subjects that include Shakespeare, Lena Dunham and pretty much everything in between. Tonight, why not check out Hamlet the Hip-Hopera?
Various venues and showtimes, all shows $18, see website for full schedule

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