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The three best things to do in New York today

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Jillian Anthony
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Enjoy dinner and a show at a screening of Stardust Memories
Recline with a custom cocktail for a screening of 1980's Stardust Memories, introduced by Woody Allen: A Retrospective author Tom Shone. If you're craving more Allen classics after the movie, grab a copy of Shone's book, which comprehensively details the New York autuer's entire filmography.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $15, $45 including book

Head to Central Park to help break a world record
10,000 people are gathering in the East Meadow tomorrow to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest human peace sign ever created! Register online (or on-site), get there early, and join in the fun!
Enter on 99th St and 5th Ave, 10am–1pm, free

See a darker side of the hobbits at Shipwreck: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
Witness in titillated horror as six writers share their own detailed versions of how certain characters from The Lord of the Rings really should have ended up. It's theater, it's erotic fan fiction—this variety night hosted by Shipwreck is a little bit of everything. One writer's narrative will win in the end, so to judge them fairly, Welcome to Night Vale's Cecil Baldwin will recite every twisted plotline with his cool tenor voice. Then you (yes, you!) vote for the best.
The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, 8pm, $12 

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