1. Head to Corlears Hook Park on the Lower East Side for Movies Under the Stars. Tonight there’s a screening of the classic Singin’ in the Rain. 2. Attend a concert in a cemetery tonight. Outdoor event Concerts in the Catacombs at Green-Wood Cemetery will have an eclectic mix of music. 3. Learn about the diversity of Queens at Passport Thursdays at Queens Museum. Today, the free event will feature Egyptian music, dance and movies. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
Instead of just tweeting about it, a crowd of New Yorkers are gathering in Times Square to protest Donald Trump’s decision to not allow transgender people in the military. They gathered at 5pm at the U.S. Army recruiting center in Times Square, with signs saying “RESIST” and “WE OBJECT.” RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of Gay Pride in NYC Trump tweeted this morning: “The United States Government will not accept or allow...... ...Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming..... ....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you” [sic]. Anti-Trump signs and RESIST signs all over the place. More pics from Times Square protest against Trump transgender military policy pic.twitter.com/NAtuFDuUXA — Stephan Kozub (@StephanKozub) July 26, 2017 "What do we want?" "Equality!" Demonstrators in Times Square are protesting the president's ban on transgender people in the military. pic.twitter.com/oadlctP7Ry — Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) July 26, 2017 People are gathering at the U.S. Army Career Center in Times Square to say #TransRightsAreHumanRights! pic.twitter.com/h2dWZysuAr — NYCLU (@NYCLU) July 26, 2017
It’s not too late to catch a performance at one of the best things to do in the summer in NYC: Broadway in Bryant Park. The free outdoor festival is currently running on Thursdays during lunchtime, and it’s the perfect opportunity to see the best Broadway musicals without shelling out a ton of cash. You still have three more weeks to see the stars of shows including The Great Comet and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sing their hearts out outdoors at the the series presented by 106.7 Lite fm. Shows start at 12:30pm and last about an hour, so head over to the midtown park on your lunch break. Oh, and if you missed the performances of the past two weeks, we got you. Unlike at a real Broadway show, social media is totally acceptable at these shows, so ‘gram away and check out videos of the best acts below. Waitress 'Cause yesterday was hot as hell, but sweet as pie. 💕👩🏼🍳 #waitressmusical #broadwayinbryantpark @bwolfepack @officialbroadwayworld @drewgehling @waitressmusical #prettygoodbadidea A post shared by Vivi Simões (@vivisimoesc) on Jul 21, 2017 at 7:03pm PDT Cats #broadwayinbryantpark #cats #memory 공원에서 무료로 즐기는 뮤지컬👏👏👏 다음 주에는 먹을 것들도 좀 들고 가야겠담 오늘의 라인업은 Waitress/Chicago/Cats/Spamilton : An American Parody 였다. A post shared by Yoonah Kim (@yoooonah) on Jul 20, 2017 at 1:07pm PDT Wicked Groundhog Day Spamilton Watch @SpamiltonLive poke fun at @Lin_Manuel at #BroadwayinBryantPark pic.twitter.co
Earlier this month, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced that it will stop criminally prosecuting the bulk of turnstile jumpers in the borough. Now, a pair of Brooklyn lawmakers want to decriminalize the act throughout the entire city (and state). On Tuesday, State Senator Jesse Hamilton and Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright held a press conference in Crown Heights to announce a new bill that would make turnstile jumping a civil matter rather than a criminal one. If passed, the law would change turnstile jumping from an action that warrants an arrest to one that results in a fine. Hopping the turnstiles on the New York City subway system is currently classified as Theft of Services under the New York Penal Code. In 2016, the act led to nearly 10,000 arrests across town. Hamilton points out that 92 percent of those arrested for turnstile jumping are people of color. Turnstile jumpers began being prosecuted en masse during the 1990s under Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former police commissioner William Bratton's "broken windows" policing strategy. At that time, an estimated 250,000 people were skipping fares at subway station across the city on a daily basis. The bill will not be introduced until January, DNAinfo reports. If the subway doesn't fall apart by then, it would be a big win for advocates of dismantling some of the police department's more controversial practices.
It was the age of Crash beating Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture. Of Nelly Furtado's breakout—and "Promiscuous" comeback. Of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler telling Lindsay Lohan she looked thin during a Weekend Update segment. Of shoplifting trials, ankle monitors and Brazilian waxes. It was the millennium. And it should be celebrated. Or something. Thnk1994 Museum—the now-permanent pop-up behind last year's Mary Kate and Ashley at the "Olsen Twins Hiding from the Paparazzi" exhibition and 2015's still-legendary "Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan Museum"—will unveil their newest immersion into pop trash from the days of yore, "Nicole Richie's 2007 Memorial Day Barbecue." The exhibition takes inspiration from Nicole Richie's infamous email invite—"No Girls over 100 pounds allowed in!"—and the party which ensued, after which Mischa Barton was hospitalized (What? Richie was at Ralph's!). But as the CC'd guests have never been revealed, museum creators Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen have developed a fantasy symposium that focuses on their dream invite list: including Tyra Banks, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and other scandal-attracting stars of the era. Pieces on view (and for sale) include Laura Collins's "Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton in a Car," "Winona" by Valerie Petrov and more. You'll be able to contemplate the insanity of the decade between noon and 7pm from July 29–August 10 at Thnk1994's spot at 1436 Atlantic Ave. Admission is free.
When it comes to indulging one’s sweet tooth, it’s not always easy to decide on a treat. That’s why hybrid desserts are so great. Not sure whether you’re in the mood for a croissant or a donut? Go for a Cronut! Can’t choose between a donut and ice cream? Grab a combo ice cream sandwich. And, on Friday, LES soft serve favorite Soft Swerve will fulfill both ice cream and cupcake cravings in a single go with an enticing collaboration with Brooklyn Cupcake. The dessert will feature a moist Coquito cupcake from the Williamsburg bakery, laced with coconut and sweetened condensed milk. The fluffy cake gets crowned with a swirl of Soft Swerve’s addictive, electric-purple ube ice cream. Christened the Coquito Swerve Cake, the $4.99 collaboration comes with one topping—like almond cookies or Fruity Pebbles—gratis. It’s a treat you won’t want to miss.
Over the past few years, boozy adult summer camps have become one of the trendiest ways for New Yorkers to spend a weekend when the mercury begins to rise. After all, there is no better way to rekindle the wonder felt during childhood than riding a Slip 'n Slide while inebriated. But if your upbringing involved nerdy day camps instead of weeks-long sleepover camps, we have just the event for you. Tonight, the New York City Transit Museum is hosting an event that brings together two of the city's most notable features: booze and trains. Unapologetically titled Camp Wanna-Catcha-Train, the adults-only night will include scavenger hunts, crafts, tours and booze. The museum, which is located in an out-of-use subway station in downtown Brooklyn, is home to a full slate of artifacts from the history of mass transit in New York City. If you're pining for an up-close view of a vintage Long Island Rail Road caboose or a good old-fashioned steeplecab, this event was made for you. The event runs from 6–8pm, and tickets are on sale for $15.
There’s something (spoiled) rotten in the state of Denmark. And that something is price-conscious international travelers. Danish airline Primera Air is gearing up to offer astoundingly cheap flights from Newark to Paris, London and Birmingham, England, beginning May 2018. Tickets, which are currently on sale, start at just $99 round-trip, leaving you plenty of extra cash for a nice afternoon tea, a baguette or two or maybe, I don’t know, booking an entire nightclub for a vogue-off with Prince George. However, heavy packers be warned. The cheapest ticket on the airline allows passengers just on carry-on item weighing no more than 22 lbs. So you might just want to wear your best pair of navy short-shorts on the plane. [h/t Insider]
At the end of June, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the MTA. The announcement came just a week after he appointed Joe Lhota as chairman of the authority and came with an order for an emergency plan within 30 days. On Tuesday, Lhota announced the first version of that plan, chock-full of details that could bring some relief to straphangers who have endured a year filled with subway delays, derailments, fires and other infuriating incidents. The plan isn't cheap. Its estimated cost exceeds $800 million, and precisely where those funds will come from is not yet clear. There is a lot to unpack in the plan—Lhota tried his best to do so on Tuesday during a press conference that lasted nearly an hour. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming repairs, restructuring and reorganization of the system that schleps more than five million New Yorkers across the city each and every day. The plan is broken up into two phases Fixing the subway isn't going to be accomplished overnight. Bringing the system into the 21st century could be a decades-long process, but Lhota's plan outlines a set of 30 immediate changes and upgrades that he aims to complete in the next year. The first phase of the plan addresses the "key drivers of 79 percent of the major incidents" on the subway. The second phase is not so clear-cut—it will tackle long-term solutions and promises to incorporate winning ideas from the MTA's Genius Transit Challenge, which will award three $
The weather may be in a state of flux, but taking a free fitness class in the great outdoors sounds way better than heading to the gym after work. Every Wednesday, between now and August 30, Gothamites will be able to join in on a mix of classes ranging from yoga, pilates and body sculpting. This series is part of a partnership between the Garment District Alliance and MOMENTUM Wellness Group called Broadway Sweat. Classes will be taking place at 6pm on Broadway between 36th and 37th Streets. Photograph: Courtesy Alexandre Ayer/Garment District Alliance All ages are welcome, and yoga mats will be provided. As an added treat, free lemonade will also be available from noon-2pm at 37th Street & Broadway. For a list of classes make sure to check out the full schedule here.