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The three best things to do in New York today

By
Will Gleason
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1. See Jake Gyllenhaal play against type in Little Shop of Horrors at City Center
The hit off-Broadway musical returns to New York for two-nights only as part of City Center’s popular Encores! Off-Center series. See Hollywood Hunk Gyllenhaal give his best impression of a dweeby nerd while belting Alan Menken’s toe-tapping score. Little Shop of Horrors at City Center, 131 W 55th St, 7:30pm; $175 tickets available online or else check with the box office 

2. Fill up on free samples at Grand Central Terminal
Today is the first day of the third annual “Taste of the Terminal” where vendors in the station hand out complimentary brews, snacks, desserts and more. Head to the Terminal today from 11am-2pm or 4pm-7pm to take in some live music and feast on free food. Taste of the Terminal at Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, Free

3. Watch Jurassic Park in Riverside Park
Now that you’ve seen the crazy profitable sequel Jurassic World, take a trip back in time and revisit Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original film as it was meant to be seen, outside in the dark. Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Jurassic Park at Riverside Park, Pier 1, 8pm; Free

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