This week's listings were compiled by neighborhood reporters Leslie Albrecht, Lisha Arino, Lindsay Armstrong, Serena Dai, Emily Frost, Irene Plagianos, Rachel Holliday Smith, Gustavo Solis, Nikhita Venugopal, and Shaye Weaver.
Monday, July 6:
Where: Prospect Park
Burn off your Fourth of July barbecue indulgence and help spruce up Prospect Park’s Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden at this outdoor volunteer event. Volunteers will rake, sweep and remove trash. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is free.
Where: Hamilton Grange Library on 503 West 145th St. in Harlem
Take a free computer class for adults 50 and older. They will learn how to use a mouse and keyboard, send emails, work with Microsoft Word and other basic computer skills. The event is free, but attendees must register by phone or in person at the library. 2 p.m.
Where: Barnes and Noble TriBeCa, 97 Warren Street 2nd Floor
Legendary soul and R&B singer Charlie Wilson appears at Barnes & Noble to discuss his memoir "I Am Charlie Wilson." Free. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 7
Where: Way Station, 683 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights
To recognize the imbalance between the average pay of men and women, Prospect Heights bar the Way Station will charge women 77 percent of their bar tabs — 77 cents on the dollar, just like the wage gap. So, come on down to get political and enjoy some cheap(er) drinks. No cover. 4 p.m. until late.
Where: 50 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg
Head to the waterfront with a blanket for an outdoor screening of Adam Sandler classic “Billy Madison,” which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The screening is sponsored by Nitehawk Cinema and BuzzFeed Throwback Theatre, and food and drink will be available for purchase. Free. From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Book Culture at 450 Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side
Carla Norton will launch her new book “What Doesn’t Kill Her” at Book Culture on Columbus. The thriller centers around a woman who learns to fight back. Norton will be interviewed by arts producer Cary Barbor, who also hosts BookTalk on SiriusXM. Free. 7 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble at East 86th Street and Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side
Frank Romano returns to Barnes & Noble to talk about his journey through the Middle East to promote understanding between Jews, Muslims and Christians. Free, 7 p.m.
Where: Louis Valentino Jr. Park in Red Hook
Before Chris Pratt and his band of merry raptors sped onto the big screen, the original “Jurassic Park” terrified audiences with the indomitable Tyrannosaurus Rex. Head to Red Hook for a screening of the 1993 classic film. Free. The film starts at 8:30 p.m., or as soon as it’s dark enough.
Wednesday, July 8
Where: Richard Tucker Park at Broadway and West 66th Street on the Upper West Side
The Lincoln Square BID and the MTA's Music Under New York are putting on a free lunchtime concert series in Richard Tucker Park. On July 8, the lineup includes Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band from 12 to 1 p.m. and Mariachi Flor de Toloache from 1 to 2 p.m. Free. 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Voilà’ Chocolat, 221 West West 79th St. on the Upper West Side
Learn about “virgin” chocolate from chocolate makers Raaka Chocolate, who are leading a workshop at Voilà. Make, decorate and take home six chocolate bars that use Raaka chocolate. While you create your bars, you’ll be treated to Voilà’s frozen hot chocolate. The event starts at 7 p.m. Cost: $80.
Where: Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St. in the East Village
Poetic People Power, an ongoing project that combines poetry and activism, will present “#AntiSocial: The Dark Side of Social Media” a spoken word show that explores how social media affects human behavior, relationships and society. Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door and $10 for students with a valid ID. The show will take place both Wednesday and Thursday. $15 online, $20 at the door and $10 for students with a valid ID. 8 p.m.
Where: Inwood Hill Park
Keep an eye out for flying squirrels, underwing moths, screech owls and other nocturnal animals as naturalist Mike Feller leads a tour of some of Manhattan’s last remaining natural forest. Free. 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Old Stone House, 336 Third St., Park Slope
Park Slope Parents sponsors this outdoor screening of the Olivia Newton John and John Travolta classic that defined “summer lovin’” for a generation. Free. Event starts at 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 9
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell
The five-piece bluegrass band Punch Brothers and singer/songwriter Sarah Jarosz take the stage at this free Celebrate Brooklyn! concert. Free. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Videology, 308 Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg
Storytellers from VICE, National Geographic and The Moth will be performing on Thursday. The twist in this storytelling event: Everybody incorporates video. Free. 7 p.m.
Where: Robert F Wagner Jr. Park, 20 Battery Place, Downtown
Enjoy a summer evening listening to the blues while the sun sets over the Hudson River. Picnicing is encouraged. The Grammy Winner & Blues Hall of Fame virtuoso of harmonica and slide guitar plays a free show for this music series. Free. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue in Harlem
Watch two documentaries followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. “The Kelleys” is about a middle-aged alcoholic son taking care of his aging mother in a rent controlled apartment in a gentrifying neighborhood. “Mexican Dream” follows Mexican laborers who move from a small town in Southern Mexico to work in a meatpacking factory in rural Minnesota. $10. 7:30 p.m.
Where: Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center parking lot, 114 Norfolk St. on the Lower East Side
For its first “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot” production of the summer, The Drilling Company will present an adaptation of the Bard’s “As You Like It” set in the Victorian Era, starting on Thursday. The outdoor shows are free and seats are first come, first serve. The audience is welcome to bring their own chair and blankets. Free. 8 p.m.