Cutting Corners

Money tight? Need to cut corners? No problem. This column has lots of free and low-cost events to enjoy every single day! (Events may cancel/change. Check with venue.)

Friday, June 22
5:30-7 p.m. Concert. Three artists. R&B, Australian folk-rock, jazzy folk-pop. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square/65th St. (212) 595-9533.
6-8 p.m. Modern dance performance. Bryant Park Stage, Sixth Ave./42nd St. (212) 768-4242.
7-9 p.m. Musical play-in-progress reading. “The Doctor and the Devils.” Adapted from screenplay by Dylan Thomas. Ensemble Studio Theater, 545 W. 52nd St. (212) 247-4982.
8 p.m. Outdoor Shakespeare drama. “Othello.” (Repeated Sat., Sun.) Central Park, Delacorte Theater. Enter Fifth Ave./79th St. (Tickets distributed same day from noon.) (212) 539-8500.
8-9:30 p.m. Dance performance. “The Creation, Part I” and “Gospels and Spirituals.” St. Paul’s Chapel. (See 1 p.m.)

Natalie Portman stars in “Annihilation,” showing at the Hudson Park Library.

Saturday, June 23
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Lexington Ave., 42nd-54th Sts.
11:30 a.m. Greenwich Village walking tour. (90 minutes.) Licensed Guide. Meet at St. Mark’s Church, Second Ave./10th St. (212) 777-2173.
1 p.m. Concert. “NOVUS NY String Quartet.” Music of Anton Webern. St. Paul’s Chapel. (See June 22.)
1-3 p.m. Student’s short film fest. (Also 5-7 p.m. with reception following.) SVA, 333 W. 23rd St. Email to RSVP: (212) 592-2980.
3 p.m. Concert. “Lefty Sessions Jazz Trio.” Tompkins Square Library, 331 E. 10th St. (212) 673-4528.
2 p.m. Sci-fi film. “Annihilation” (2018). Natalie Portman. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St. (212) 243-6876.
6 p.m. Outdoor concert. “Mariza.” Portuguese sounds. Central Park, Rumsey Field. Enter Fifth Ave./69th St. (212) 360-2777.

Sunday, June 24
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Band festival. Over 70 bands. Hourly square dance, banjo parade, kid-friendly performances, etc. Governor’s Island, Nolan Park. Ferry from Battery Maritime Bldg., 10 South St. (212) 440-2200.
Noon. Gay Pride March. Seventh Ave./16th St. to Fifth Ave., to 29th St.
2 p.m. Outdoor performance. Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater. Modern dance/ballet. Dana Discovery Center, inside Central Park, 110th St., Fifth/Lenox Aves. (212) 860-1370.
3 p.m. Six staged play readings/reception. Women playwrights. Urban Stages Theater, 259 W. 30th St. (212) 421-1380.
6 p.m. Comedy play reading. “Star Power.” WorkShop Theatre Company, 312 W. 36th St. (212) 695-4173.
7 p.m. Outdoor concert. Melba Moore and Hallelujah Disco with Harlem Gospel Choir. Central Park, Rumsey Field. (See June 23.)

Monday, June 25
12:30 p.m. Author reading. “Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis.” Bryant Park Reading Room. (See June 22.)
12:30-2:30 p.m. Outdoor concert. (Repeated Tues., Wed., Thurs.) Joel Forrester, pianist. Ragtime/jazz. Bryant Park, Upper Terrace. (See June 22.)
1 p.m. Film. “My Beautiful Launderette” (1985). Tompkins Square Library Basement. (See June 23.)
6 p.m. Drag video performance/Q&A with Jaqueline Jonee, “World’s Premiere Concert Pianist Drag Diva.” Performing Arts Library, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. (212) 642-0142.
6 p.m. Film noir. “Secret Beyond the Door” (1948). Joan Bennett/Michael Redgrave. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Ave. (212) 243-4334.

Tuesday, June 26
10 a.m.-noon. Knitting/crocheting circle. Bring own supplies. Pattern books provided. Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. (212) 679-2645.
10 a.m. Garment District walking tour. Meet at northeast corner of Seventh Ave./39th St. Email to reserve:
12:30 p.m. Film talk. British film artist Isaac Julien. SVA, Room 501H, 335 W. 16th St. (212) 592-2510.
2 p.m. Classic film. “The Actress” (1953). Spencer Tracy/Jean Simmons. Epiphany Library. (See 10 a.m.)
6-8:30 p.m. Music performances. ($5 suggested donation.) Marble Loft, 274 Fifth Ave./29th St. (212) 686-2770, X227.
7 p.m. Photographer talk. Ruo Bing Li. SVA, Room 418F. (See 12:30 p.m.)
7:30 p.m. Outdoor concert. Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Mendelssohn/Beethoven. Central Park, Naumburg Bandshell. Enter Fifth Ave./72nd St. (212) 254-1109.

Wednesday, June 27
Noon. City Hall tour. Meet at City Hall, Broadway/Murray St. (212) 788-2656.
1:30 p.m. Readings. Play excerpts. New Dramatists, 424 W. 44th St. (Also at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with reception) RSVP: (212) 757-6960.
6-8:30 p.m. Performances. Prose/poetry/plays. ($5 suggested donation.) Marble Loft. (See June 26.)
7 p.m. Free film. Music/dancing afterwards. Food for sale. Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Demo Hall, 25 Carmine St. Details: (212) 989-6805.
8 p.m. Open mic night. Bring Messages of Light and Hope. Songs/ideas/insights for the future. Actors Theatre Workshop, #3, 145 W. 28th St. RSVP: (212) 947-1386, Ext. 0.
8 p.m. Film clips/conversation/reception. “A Celebration of Comic Genius – W.C. Fields.” Fields’ granddaughter Dr. Harriet Fields; comedian Dick Cavett; Rob King, film historian. National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South. Email to reserve:

Thursday, June 28
10:30-11:30 a.m. “Bingo.” Prizes. Epiphany Library. (See June 26.)
12:30 p.m. Author reading. “Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography.” Richard Sylla. Bryant Park Reading Room. (See June 22.)
1:15-2 p.m. Concert. Vox Aquarium. Early musical works for vocal quartet. St. Bart’s, 325 Park Ave./50th St. (212) 378-0222.
2 p.m. Thriller film. “The Commuter” (2017). Liam Neeson. Hudson Park Library. (See June 23.)
2 p.m. Superhero film. “Black Panther” (2018). Epiphany Library. (See June 26.)
6-8:30 p.m. Performances. Prose/poetry/plays. ($5 suggested donation.) Marble Loft. (See June 26.)
7:30 p.m. Concert. “Translucent Borders.” (International musicians.) David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. (212) 875-5350.


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