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May 6, New Yorkers enjoy the weather in Central Park.
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/AlexbandfulMay 6, New Yorkers enjoy the weather in Central Park.

The three best things to do in New York today

By
Jillian Anthony
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Ima let you finish at Lit #5: Kanye
This reading and music series focuses on a different artist each session, and today's celebrates self-proclaimed god, Kanye West. The " literary group therapy session" features fiction, nonfiction and poetry readings from several authors, as well as music from DJ Sareen. 
Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave, Brooklyn; 8pm; free

Party at an end-of-summer block party at Game On! 
The Downtown Alliance put together free games, movies and music on Water Street. Rudy is playing on the Elevated Acre, shuffleboard is happening at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, there's bocce ball by Play Big Apple in Manhattan Park, plus there's lots of beer and bites for purchase along the way. All the events are free! Check out the map for the full list of events and locations.
Lower Manhattan's Water Street between Wall Street and Old Slip; 5pm; free 

Catch a flick at the Harlem International Film Festival
On the multicultural film fest's opening night, see Stories of Our Lives, a film from Kenya that dramatizes true stories of LGBT life in the country, after screenings of short films Falling and Tom in America.
Mist Harlem, 46 W 116th St, 7pm, $14.50

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