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Upcoming events

Lecture “Rise, fall and regeneration — seven laws of civilizations”
Today  06:30 PM-07:30 PM  Bohemian National Hall

Lecture “Rise, fall and regeneration — seven laws of civilizations”Lectures

Consul General of the Czech Republic in New York Mr. Arnošt KAREŠ and Mrs. Jitka KAREŠOVÁ kindly request the pleasure of your company and a spouse at a lecture of Miroslav Bárta “Rise, fall and regeneration — seven laws of civilizations”.
Published: June 1, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Booty Bands Thursday
Today until Dec 26, 2024 (on Thu)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  AB event

Booty Bands ThursdaySports events

A high-intensity resistance band cardio class. Come build those glutes and snatch that waist!
Published: January 18, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Ping-pong/table tennis meetup
Today until Dec 30, 2024 (Mon, Thu)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM

Ping-pong/table tennis meetupSports events

Let’s smash some balls and have a blast at the PING-PONG/TABLE TENNIS MEETUP every Monday & Thursday @ 7:00 pm!
Published: January 25, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Thursday night movies “Notes on a Scandal” (2006)
Today  06:00 PM-08:00 PM  Jefferson Market Library

Thursday night movies “Notes on a Scandal” (2006)Movies

“Notes on a Scandal” is a psychological thriller that delves into the dark side of obsession and the destructive power of secrets. Set in a London school, the film centers on Barbara Covett, a lonely and embittered teacher consumed by envy and a desperate need for connection.
Published: June 6, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Armida and Rinaldo”
Today until Jul 03, 2024 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)  10:00 AM-06:00 PM  Winston Wachter Fine Art

Exhibition “Armida and Rinaldo”Exhibitions

Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York is excited to announce Armida & Rinaldo, a series of new paintings by Eric Uhlir and the artist’s first.
Published: May 2, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Sala Dance Workshop
Today until Dec 26, 2024 (on Thu)  07:30 PM-08:30 PM

Free Sala Dance WorkshopWorkshops

Come join us every Thursday for a free Sala Dance Workshop at Little Mexico Restaurant, Medford!
Published: May 9, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Zumba Class
Tomorrow until Dec 27, 2024 (on Fri)  11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Moore Street Market

Free Zumba ClassSports events

Join our Zumba class for fun dancing and fitness. Feel the beat and boost your mood!
Published: May 24, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Family Movies: Wonka (2023)
Tomorrow  02:00 PM-04:00 PM  53rd Street Library, Theater

Family Movies: Wonka (2023)Movies

“Wonka” takes us on a whimsical and musical journey into the early years of the beloved chocolate maker, Willy Wonka.
Published: June 6, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Live Staged Reading “The Story of Ruth”
Tomorrow  07:00 PM-09:00 PM  Times Square Corps - Theatre 315

Live Staged Reading “The Story of Ruth”Theaters

Join us for a live staged reading of “The Story of Ruth” where we bring this classic tale to life on stage!
Published: June 7, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Spring Evening Market
Tomorrow  07:00 PM-11:00 PM  Atrium of Tenafly

Spring Evening MarketFairs

Join us for a fun-filled evening of shopping, food, and entertainment at our Spring Evening Market!
Published: June 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Secure the Bag — Scholarship Workshop
Tomorrow  04:00 PM-07:00 PM

Secure the Bag — Scholarship WorkshopWorkshops

Join us at Secure the Bag- Scholarship Event where we’ll be helping you secure that bag of scholarship money for your future!
Published: June 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Scrappy Reading Series
Tomorrow  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Compere Collective

Scrappy Reading SeriesLiterature

Emerging and established writers explore what it means to be “scrappy.”
Published: June 6, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Murals Tour (plus Harriet Tubman Monument)
Tomorrow  02:00 PM-03:00 PM  TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown

Murals Tour (plus Harriet Tubman Monument)Tours

Free One Hour Walking Tour of Murals in the Audible Newark Artist Collaboration and Harriet Tubman Monument.
Published: June 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Self-Development Free Webinar
Tomorrow  09:00 AM-10:30 AM

Self-Development Free WebinarWebinars

Join us for a free virtual session where we dive into personal development strategies to help you become the best version of yourself!
Published: June 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Brooklyn Bridge Tour
Tomorrow until Dec 31, 2024  10:00 AM-03:00 PM  Boss Tweed Building

Free Brooklyn Bridge TourTours

Join us as we walk through the beauty and history of the World’s Most Famous Bridge!
Published: May 31, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYC Free Tour
Tomorrow until Jun 29, 2024 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)  11:00 AM-12:00 PM

NYC Free TourTours

Uncover the Secrets of the Big Apple with a local!
Published: May 26, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Spreading Love”
June 15, 2024  05:30 PM-06:30 PM  Hudson Park Library

Exhibition “Spreading Love”Exhibitions

A street art project that spanned many areas of New York City.
Published: June 6, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYC Running Group
June 15, 2024 until Jul 20, 2024 (on Sat)  08:30 AM-09:30 AM

NYC Running GroupSports events

Let’s Race to Saturday! Come enjoy an early run with us.
Published: February 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Publishing “Ask Us Anything” Panel
June 15, 2024  02:00 PM-03:30 PM  Montclair Book Center

Publishing “Ask Us Anything” PanelLectures

Learn about the process of writing and publishing a book with these four authors!
Published: June 1, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Book Club and Brunch
June 15, 2024  01:30 PM-04:30 PM  Englewood Public Library

Book Club and BrunchLiterature

In the Mackay Room, and Room 2, Communities Promoting Reading is hosting an inter-generational book club and brunch.
Published: June 7, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Wayne Farmers Market
June 15, 2024 until Nov 23, 2024 (on Sat)  09:00 AM-02:00 PM

Wayne Farmers MarketFairs

Hey y’all! Come on down to Wayne Farmers Market for fresh produce, homemade goods, and a good time!
Published: April 26, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Jersey City Night Market — JSQ
June 15, 2024  02:00 PM-08:00 PM  Magnolia Landing

Jersey City Night Market — JSQFairs

Jersey City’s Night Market is at Magnolia Landing in JSQ
Published: June 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
June Picture Book Bonanza
June 15, 2024  02:00 PM-03:00 PM  Books of Wonder

June Picture Book BonanzaLiterature

Join us for some great new picture books!
Published: June 7, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Virtual Class to Banish Anxiety and Fears
June 15, 2024 until Dec 31, 2024 (Tue, Sat)  08:00 PM-09:30 PM

Free Virtual Class to Banish Anxiety and FearsCourses

Want to improve your public speaking skills, and become more influential in business & life, this is a MUST-attend training.
Published: May 16, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Course “Educated Filmmakers 2024”
June 15, 2024 until Jul 27, 2024 (Tue, Sat)  01:00 PM-08:00 PM  The Thomas Berry Place

Course “Educated Filmmakers 2024”Courses

An 8-week crash course.16 Workshops. Learn The Business of Filmmaking, while making a short film. A Unique Experience
Published: May 24, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Kriya Meditation Workshop for Teens
June 16, 2024  02:00 PM-03:00 PM  Franklin Township Public Library

Free Kriya Meditation Workshop for TeensWorkshops

Hey teens! Join us for a Kriya Meditation Workshop designed just for you to unwind, relax, and learn an awesome meditation technique
Published: June 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
BxPE Farmers Market & CSA
June 16, 2024 until Nov 24, 2024 (on Sun)  09:00 AM-04:00 PM  Brady Playground

BxPE Farmers Market & CSAFairs

Follow us at @bxpemarket to learn more about our upcoming events, farm share program, and vendor opportunities.
Published: May 24, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Live Jazz Music — Jam session & Open Mic
June 16, 2024 until Dec 28, 2025 (on Sun)  03:30 PM-06:30 PM  Sour Mouse

Free Live Jazz Music — Jam session & Open MicConcerts

Every Sunday Jorei Jazz hosts free Live Jazz Jam Session & Open Mic. Starting with Featured Artist Showcase, followed by the Jam & Open Mic
Published: April 15, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Dragon Fest New York 2024 #7
June 16, 2024  10:00 AM-06:00 PM

Dragon Fest New York 2024 #7Festivals

An annual outdoor Chinese food & culture festival with experiential activities, tastings, and market fairs.
Published: June 12, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYC Tennis & Pickleball Group
June 16, 2024 until Jun 23, 2024 (on Sun)  04:00 PM-07:00 PM  Juniper Valley Tennis Courts

NYC Tennis & Pickleball GroupSports events

Come show off your skills with Tennis and Pickleball!
Published: February 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Juneteenth Film Series “Race” (2016)
June 16, 2024  01:00 PM-03:15 PM  Macomb's Bridge Library

Juneteenth Film Series “Race” (2016)Movies

“Race” tells the story of Jesse Owens, the legendary African American track and field athlete who defied racial prejudice and shattered world records at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Published: June 6, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Raritan Valley Symphonic Band Annual Pops Concert
June 16, 2024  03:00 PM-04:30 PM  Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band Annual Pops ConcertConcerts

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band presents its annual Pops Concert “Broadway, Hollywood, and Marches” at Bridgewater High School.
Published: June 12, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Let’s Talk
June 17, 2024  06:30 PM-08:00 PM  Manhattanville Cornerstone Community Center

Let’s TalkLectures

Let’s Talk is a presentation that will provide young people with tools to cope with mental health issues.
Published: June 7, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Start-Up Private Practice Webinar
June 17, 2024  11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Start-Up Private Practice WebinarWebinars

Join us for a webinar on starting your own private practice — learn the ins and outs of building a successful business!
Published: June 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
English Conversation Classes
June 17, 2024 until Jun 24, 2024 (on Mon)  10:00 AM-11:30 AM  Roosevelt Island Library

English Conversation ClassesCourses

The highly interactive class focuses on improving confidence and fluency through listening and group interaction. Vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar will be covered within the context of conversation.
Published: June 1, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Read with Me at the Action Center
June 17, 2024 until Jun 24, 2024 (on Mon)  12:00 PM-01:00 PM  Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center

Read with Me at the Action CenterLiterature

Let’s dive into the magical world of books together at “Read with Me”
Published: April 5, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Informal Creative Writing for Adults
June 17, 2024 until Jun 24, 2024 (on Mon)  04:00 PM-05:00 PM  Mosholu Library

Informal Creative Writing for AdultsWorkshops

This is an informal creative writing workshop for adults.
Published: June 1, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Brooklyn Networking Dinner and Learn
June 18, 2024 until Jun 25, 2024 (on Tue)  07:00 PM-09:00 PM  Junior's Restaurant & Bakery

Brooklyn Networking Dinner and LearnWorkshops

Come meet industry professionals, and learn about services that can help you expand your business and income!
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Excel Upper Charter School Tours
June 18, 2024 until Jun 25, 2024 (on Tue)  09:30 AM-10:30 AM

Excel Upper Charter School ToursTours

Beginning in January, join us for school tours every Tuesday at 9:30 AM
Published: February 10, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Live Jazz
June 18, 2024 until Dec 16, 2024 (on Tue)  07:30 PM-08:30 PM  Le Pistol

Live JazzConcerts

Come join us for a night of smooth tunes and good vibes at LE PISTOL!
Published: June 4, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Lecture “New Jersey Shipwrecks”
June 18, 2024  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Woodbridge Main Library

Lecture “New Jersey Shipwrecks”Lectures

This presentation, presented by Daniel Lieb of the New Jersey Historical Divers Association, covers nearly 300 years of shipwreck activity!
Published: June 7, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Kids Concert with Mike Messer Music
June 18, 2024 until Sep 24, 2024 (on Tue)  11:30 AM-12:15 PM

Kids Concert with Mike Messer MusicConcerts

Join Mike Messer Music for an acoustic kids’ concert at the playground! Stop by Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, to dance and sing along.
Published: May 1, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Lecture “Women Making Graphic Art History”
June 18, 2024  06:00 PM-07:30 PM  The Grolier Club

Lecture “Women Making Graphic Art History”Movies

Cristina S. Martinez and Cynthia Roman on their new research into 18th-century Female Printmakers, Printsellers, and Print Publishers.
Published: June 6, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert of Metamorphic Winds Band
June 19, 2024  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Englewood Public Library

Concert of Metamorphic Winds BandConcerts

The Metamorphic Winds woodwind ensemble will celebrate Juneteenth with a concert on Wed. June 19 on the library’s front plaza.
Published: June 12, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Bryant Park Public Tours
June 19, 2024 until Dec 11, 2024 (on Wed)  11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Fountain at 41st and 6th

Bryant Park Public ToursTours

Go on an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed “Needle Park” of the 1970s into Manhattan’s Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park’s rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.
Published: February 3, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
WCSU 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition
June 20, 2024  05:00 PM-08:00 PM  Blue Mountain Gallery Inc.

WCSU 2024 MFA Thesis ExhibitionExhibitions

Opening Reception at Blue Mountain Gallery for MFA grads: Amy Caco, Lucy Gallagher, Taylor Green, Andrew Mark, William Parrott & Denise Rosa
Published: June 13, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Tour of The Battery Urban Farm
June 20, 2024 until Jun 27, 2024 (on Thu)  01:00 PM-02:00 PM  The Battery Urban Farm

Tour of The Battery Urban FarmTours

Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow to produce in the heart of downtown New York City
Published: June 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
playdate Fest!
June 21, 2024  05:00 PM-07:00 PM  The Abolitionist Heritage Center

playdate Fest!Festivals

A brand new outdoor performance with incredible artists.
Published: June 12, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Conducting Institute Sacred Music Concert
June 21, 2024  07:00 PM-09:00 PM  Princeton Theological Seminary Chapel

Conducting Institute Sacred Music ConcertConcerts

Please join us for a concert of sacred music from Gregorian chant and the Renaissance to the present day.
Published: June 12, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Show Brooklyn Some Love Fest
June 22, 2024  11:00 AM-02:00 PM  City Point BKLYN

Show Brooklyn Some Love FestFestivals

Free arts, performances, and kids activities including building a life-size Brooklyn Bridge from recycled materials.
Published: June 12, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
One Love Fest
June 23, 2024  11:00 AM-07:00 PM  Prospect Park Boathouse + Audubon Center

One Love FestFestivals

Celebrate One Love Little Caribbean Day & Spread JOY alongside I AM CARIBBEAN x Know Your Caribbean x Black Wall Street
Published: May 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Hoboken Southwest Fest
June 23, 2024  12:00 PM-05:00 PM

Hoboken Southwest FestFestivals

A family-friendly day filled with carnival games, live music, face painting, a mechanical bull, and more!
Published: June 12, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Digital Assets and your Estate Plan”
June 26, 2024  01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Webinar “Digital Assets and your Estate Plan”Webinars

Incorporating digital assets in your estate plan is crucial. This webinar covers key considerations, legal issues, and steps to protect them.
Published: June 11, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa