4 Things To Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This Week

By Daniel Jumpertz on June 2, 2014 7:23am 

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 Shakespeare and shuffleboard are on our agenda this week.
4 Things To Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This Week
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Monday, June 2
New York City’s first shuffleboard club launched early this year and is underway with league nights Mondays and Tuesdays from 7 p.m. until about 10:30 p.m. See how the experts use the tang (stick) to send their biscuits (weighted disks) into the scoring zone, then have a go yourself. The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club also hosts the Red Hook Lobster food truck this evening from 7 p.m. Courts are rented for $40/hour on a first-come, first-served basis, though court time tonight will only be available after the league teams have wrapped up. 6 p.m. to midnight, 514 Union St., Gowanus.

Tuesday, June 3
The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of "Much Ado About Nothing" opens tonight at Central Park’s al fresco stage at The Delacorte Theater, and will run until July 6. From July 22 until August 17, it’s "King Lear," starring John Lithgow in the title role. There are three ways to get tickets for the shows: free tickets are distributed at noon in Central Park every day there is a public performance, and free tickets are distributed by a random lottery here each day there is a public performance at the Delacorte Theater. Also, Summer Supporters (who pay $200 to $2,000) have an opportunity to reserve tickets and receive other perks for supporting Free Shakespeare in the Park and The Public Theater. 8 p.m. Delacorte Theater, Central Park.

Wednesday, June 4
The murals displayed in City Lore’s inaugural exhibition “Moving Murals: Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper’s All-City Graffiti Archive” are a tribute to the graffiti artists, often from New York City’s outer boroughs, whose work challenged contemporary fine arts standards, even though it was mostly labeled as vandalism. The colorful and bold artworks lit the fuse for the street art and hip-hop explosion, which echoes today. The exhibition features a wall-to-wall mosaic of more than 850 train murals by celebrated American photographers Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper, whose 1988 book “Subway Art” has become the definitive reference book for the celebrated street art subculture. City Lore Gallery, 56 E. First St., Lower East Side., noon to 6 p.m. Free.

Thursday, June 5
Currently showing at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is “Masters Of Disguise: The World of Camouflage,” an exhibition that explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations. Also check out other excellent exhibits, including the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the Submarine Growler and the record-breaking British Airways Concorde. In 1996, this Concorde model made the fastest Atlantic crossing by any Concorde, taking only 2 hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds. 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Pier 86, 12th Avenue and 46th Street, Hell's Kitchen. Exhibition is included with $10/$22 museum admission.

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