Cutting Corners

Money tight? Need to cut corners? This column has lots of free, pay-what-you-wish and low-cost events to enjoy every single day! (Events may cancel/change. Check with venue.)

Friday, June 14
12:30 -2:30 p.m. Concert. Jazz pianist Luiz Simas. (Repeated Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs.) Bryant Park, Upper Terrace, Sixth Ave./42nd St. (212) 768-4242.
1:45-2:45 p.m. Choral concert. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. (212) 753-2261.
6 p.m. Outdoor contemporary dance performance. Bryant Park Stage. (See 12:30 p.m.)
7 p.m. Performance. (Repeated Sat.) “Curie.” (Drama of Marie Curie’s life.) Actors Studio, 432 W. 44th St. Reserve online: (212) 757-0870.
7-8:30 p.m. Concert. Dance/music from Brazil. Turtle Bay Music School, 330 E. 38th St. RSVP: (212) 753-8811.
8 p.m. Central Park Shakespeare. “Much Ado About Nothing.” (Repeated Sat., Tues., Wed., Thurs.) Delacorte Theater. Enter at Fifth Ave./79th St. Free tickets at Delacorte begin at noon. Also noon ticket lottery at Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (212) 539-8500.

Saturday, June 15
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Broadway, 14th St. to Waverly Place.
10-11:15 a.m. High Line tour. “From Freight to Flowers.” Meet at High Line, 10th Ave./Gansevoort St. (212) 500-6035.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. “Adventures NYC.” Rock climbing/zip lining/paddle boarding/dance and fitness, etc. Get passes beginning 11 a.m. Central Park, Naumberg Bandshell. Enter Fifth Ave./72nd St. (212) 310-6600.
12:30 p.m. DVD film for seniors. “Mary Poppins Returns” (2018). Emily Blunt/Lin Manuel Miranda. Holy Trinity Church Hall, 341 E. 87th St. RSVP: (212) 980-1700.
1 p.m. Shakespeare performance. “The Tragedie of Othello.” Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave./65th St. (212) 870-1810.
2:30 p.m. Concert. Classical music. Pianist Charles Jones. Performing Arts Library, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. (212) 642-0142.
7-10:30 p.m. Concert. “Blue Note Jazz Festival.” Central Park, Rumsey Field. Enter Fifth Ave./ 69th St. (212) 360-2777.

Sunday, June 16
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kayaking. Downtown Boathouse, Pier 26. Cross at N. Moore St. (212) 757-0981.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Sixth Ave., 42nd-56th Sts.
Noon. Flag Day parade/ceremony. $1 museum admission. Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl St. (212) 425-1778.
12-6 p.m. Leslie-Lohman LGBTQ Art Museum, 26 Wooster St. (Pay what you wish; $10 suggested admission.) (212) 431-2609.
12-4 p.m. Jewish/Chinese/Latin Street Festival. Eldridge Street Museum, 12 Eldridge St. (212) 219-0888.
2 p.m. Outdoor concert. “Son del Monte Charanga Band.” Dana Discovery Center, inside Central Park, Fifth Ave./110th St. (212) 310-6600.
3 p.m. Performance. “Curie.” Actor’s Studio. (See Jun. 14.)
6-9:30 p.m. Dance party with lessons. Salsa/Cha-Cha/Bachata. Riverside Park, Pier 1, 500 W. 70th St. Info: 311.

Monday, June 17
2:30 p.m. Ancestry meetup group. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St. RSVP: (212) 243-6876.
7 p.m. Concert. “The People’s Opera.” Ace Hotel, 20 W. 29th St. (212) 679-2222.
8 p.m. Outdoor film. “Big Daddy” (1999). Adam Sandler/Steve Buscemi. Bring blanket. Lawn opens for picnicking 5 p.m. Bryant Park. (See Jun. 14.)
8 p.m. Concert. Singer Shana Farr. “The Songbook of Barbara Cook.” National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South. Email to RSVP: (212) 475-3424.
7 p.m. Play reading. “Passing Parades” by Fengor Goel. Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St. Reserve: (833) 506-5550.
8 p.m. Outdoor forum. “Queer and Now.” Music/poetry/prose/theater. Delacorte Theater, Central Park. (Tickets: see Jun. 14.)

Tuesday, June 18
1:45-2:45 p.m. Concert. Classical choral works. St. Patrick’s Cathedral. (See Jun. 14.)
4 p.m. Slide Lecture. “Photographing in Costa Rica’s Rain Forest.” B&H Event Space, 420 Ninth Ave./34th St. RSVP: (212) 444-6615.
5:30-6:45 p.m. Contemporary art lecture. Duchamp/Warhol/Modigliani. Mulberry St. Library, 10 Jersey St. (212) 966-3424.
7 p.m. Artist Talk. “Artificial Intelligence and the Human Condition.” National Arts Club. No reservation necessary. (See Jun. 17.)
8 p.m. Outdoor classical music concert. “Festival Chamber Ensemble.” Baritone Kenneth Overton. Washington Square Park, Main Stage. Rain venue: Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South.
8 p.m. Concert. Works by composers from Italy and Americas. Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W. 69th St. (212) 787-2755.

All-male drag ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo will perform in Central Park. (Pictured) The troupe performing with Shirley MacLaine in her 1977 television special

Wednesday, June 19
12:30 p.m. Author reading. “Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal and Redemption.” Ben Mezrich. Bryant Park Reading Room. (See Jun. 14.)
2 p.m. Film. “The People vs. Larry Flint” (1996). Woody Harrelson/Courtney Love. Mid-Manhattan Library at Schwarzman Library, Fifth Ave. Enter 42nd St. (212) 340-0863.
2 p.m. Jazz concert. Bill Wurtzel Trio. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square/61st St. (212) 595-9533.
3 p.m. Play-in-progress reading. “Monument, or 4 Sisters (A Sloth Play)” by Sam Chanse. The Lark, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl. Reserve: (212) 246-2776.
8 p.m. Outdoor dance performance. “Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.” (All-male drag ballet company.) Central Park, Rumsey Field. (See Jun. 15.)

Thursday, June 20
1:15-2 p.m. Concert. “German Baroque Music.” St. Bart’s Chapel, Park Ave./50th St. (212) 866-0468.
2 p.m. Film. “On the Basis of Sex” (2018). Felicity Jones plays R.B.G. Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. (212) 679-2645.
4 p.m. Classic film. “Sunset Boulevard” (1950). Gloria Swanson/William Holden. Webster Library, 1465 York Ave./77th St. (212) 288-5049.
6:30 p.m. Archaeology lecture. “The Great Ramesside Monuments at Abydos, Egypt.” National Arts Club. (See Jun. 18.)
7:30 -8:30 p.m. Concert. ‘70s Americana singer-songwriter Barton Hartshorn. David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway, 62nd-63rd Sts. (212) 875-5350.


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