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

By DNAinfo Staff | August 2, 2015 8:36pm 

 Catch 'Marathon Man' at Bryant Park on Monday, 'Frozen' at Astoria Park on Monday, 'Jurassic Park' at McCarren Park on Wednesday, 'The Color Purple' at Restoration West Plaza on Wednesday.
Catch 'Marathon Man' at Bryant Park on Monday, 'Frozen' at Astoria Park on Monday, 'Jurassic Park' at McCarren Park on Wednesday, 'The Color Purple' at Restoration West Plaza on Wednesday.
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These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's reporters: Lisha Arino, Rosa Goldensohn, Emily Frost, Danielle Tcholakian, Ewa Kern, Jeanmarie Evelly, Serena Dai, Camille Bautista, Leslie Albrecht, Nikhita Venugopal and Shaye Weaver.

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Monday, Aug. 3

Free Screening of 'Marathon Man' in Bryant Park

Where: Bryant Park lawn
When: The park lawn opens at 5 p.m. The movie starts at sundown.

Watch Sir Laurence Olivier and Dustin Hoffman in this 1976 thriller.

The Moth StorySLAM

Where: The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Gowanus
When: Doors at 7:30 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.

Bring your best five-minute story on the theme of “Destiny” and be ready to tell it live on stage without notes. This storytelling competition is open to anyone who has a tale to tell. Tickets range from $8 to $16.

Movies on the Waterfront: “Frozen”

Where: Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool, Astoria   
When: 8:30 p.m.

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition will screen the Disney animated hit “Frozen” as part of its outdoor summer film series on the big lawn at Astoria Park. The movie is free and starts at 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Superhero Training Lab Challenge: Villains

Where: Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Ave., Greenpoint
When: 2 p.m.

Kids with a love for superhero narratives might get a kick out of this workshop at the Greenpoint Library. Part of a summer reading challenge, the event will talk with kids about villains before making their own villains by creating drawings, collages and the all-important backstory.

Wet Hot Brooklyn Summer Talent Show

Where: JunXion, 39 Knickerbocker Ave., Bushwick
When: 5:57 p.m. to 11:59 a.m.

With the “Wet Hot American Summer” prequel out on Netflix on July 31, one group is hosting a massive talent show themed to the cult classic. Michelle Joni, aka “Tall Debbie,” will be there, and expect plenty of WHAMS costumes, jokes and more. Free beer from Finch’s Beer Company and Braven Brewing. Tickets start at $16.

Red Hook’s National Night Out Against Crime

Where: Coffey Park near Richards and Pioneer streets, Red Hook
When: 4 to 7 p.m.

Join the 76th Precinct, local elected officials and neighborhood groups for its 21st annual National Night Out Against Crime in Coffey Park. The free event, first held in some cities in 1981, is a chance to interact will local authorities and features activities for children as well as free food and pony rides.

Critique at Trestle Gallery

Where: 168 Seventh St., Gowanus
When: 6:30 p.m.

Artists, don’t be shy. Take your art out of your studio and let others look at it — and comment on it — at this critique at Trestle Gallery. Each participant will get about 15 minutes of feedback on their work in a “constructive, serious environment,” according to the Trestle website.

The Big Quiz Thing at Q.E.D.

Where: Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria
When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

A night of multimedia trivia from the quiz show the Big Quiz Thing, which will be at Astoria’s Q.E.D. the first Tuesday of every month. The event will feature audio and video puzzles, a lightning round and “smart ass” bonus points for the funniest wrong answers. Cost: $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

“Jurassic Park” at McCarren Park

Where: McCarren Park, Williamsburg
When: Doors at 6 p.m.

The original “Jurassic Park” gets its night at Northside’s SummerScreen series. Bring a blanket and, before the movie starts after sunset, pick up food from some vendors set up in the park. The event is free.

Rachel Hills and “The Sex Myth,” with Feministing’s Chloe Angyal

Where: WORD Bookstore, 126 Franklin St., Greenpoint
When: 7 p.m.

Author Rachel Hills uses sociology, pop culture and personal stories to tackle “the gap between our fantasies and reality” in her new book, “The Sex Myth.” On Wednesday, she’ll be at WORD to talk about the book, which argues that the issue isn’t that sex is overvalued — it’s that we’re taught sex “is the most important facet of who we are.”

Citi Bike Street Skills Class

Where: The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City   
When: 7:30 to 9 p.m.

With Citi Bike set to launch in Long Island City this summer — 12 docking stations are set to be installed starting in August — this 90-minute class will teach you about how to use the city’s bike share system and will cover rules of the road and other cycling tips. The class is free, and advanced registration is recommended.

From the Page to the Screen: “The Color Purple”

Where: Restoration West Plaza, 1368 Fulton St., Bed-Stuy
When: 8 p.m.

Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation hosts its free weekly outdoor film series, with movies adapted from literary works of African-American authors. “The Color Purple” starring Whoopie Goldberg and Danny Glover kicks off this month’s program.

Watch “Moonrise Kingdom” in Riverside Park

Where: Riverside Park at Pier I at West 72nd Street
When: 8 to 11 p.m.

As part of its Summer on the Hudson series, Riverside Park will screen “Moonrise Kingdom,” the indie hit from Wes Anderson.

Learn Israeli Folk Dancing at the 92nd Street Y

Where: 1395 Lexington Ave. at E. 92nd St.
When: 8:15 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.

The Bronfman Center for Jewish Life is hosting a class on Israeli folk dancing for all ages. Tickets are $14.

LoMan Arts Festival

Where: Various locations in Lower Manhattan
When: Various times

Check out large-scale works by muralists Ron English, Beau Stanton, TATS Cru and others starting Wednesday. The LoMan Arts Festival will also include a “live street art battle,” an outdoor screening and a sculpture garden.

Thursday, Aug. 6

River Rangers on Pier 46

Where: Hudson River Park
When: Every Thursday for the month of August at 2 p.m.

Kids 4 to 9 years old can do science experiments and crafts that teach them about the Hudson River eco-system at this free event.

Arts in the Garden: “Prey” by Cora Dance

Where: Gil Hodges Community Garden, 534 Carroll St., Gowanus
When: 8 p.m.

Red Hook’s Cora Dance will perform its work “Prey” at the Gil Hodges Community Gardens in Gowanus. The audience is encouraged to stay for a Q&A session with dancers after the show. Cora will perform “Prey” again on Aug. 13.

Cheekd Launch Party for Singles

Where: Brooklyn Brewery, 70 North 11th. St., Williamsburg
When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

A new iPhone dating app is trying to make real-life connections by connecting singles with other singles in real time. It's launching in Williamsburg with free beer and food at a party. Fill out a dating profile and turn your Bluetooth capability on to get in.

The New York Pops Perform Broadway Classics with Sutton Foster

Where: Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
When: 7:30 p.m.

Listen to Broadway standards performed by the New York Pops, an orchestra specializing in popular classics, along with Tony Award winner Sutton Foster during a concert at Forest Hills Stadium. Ticket prices for adults range from $10 to $129, but with the purchase of one adult ticket (regardless of its price), families can get free tickets for up to four kids under 16. Tickets can be purchased here.