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

By DNAinfo Staff | August 9, 2015 10:31pm 

 “We see couples on dates here every week,” said Kate Lindquist, the High Line’s Communications Director. “Usually they’ll come by before or after they’ve had dinner at one of the local restaurants.”
“We see couples on dates here every week,” said Kate Lindquist, the High Line’s Communications Director. “Usually they’ll come by before or after they’ve had dinner at one of the local restaurants.”
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These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's reporters: Emilie Ruscoe, Lisha Arino, Rosa Goldensohn, Emily Frost, Danielle Tcholakian, Lindsay Armstrong, Irene Plagianos, Shaye Weaver, Ewa Kern, Camille Bautista, Serena Dai, Nikhita Venugopal and Leslie Albrecht.

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Monday, Aug. 10

Books Beneath The Bridge

Where: The Granite Prospect in Brooklyn Bridge Park
When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Alice Cooper bassist and author Dennis Dunaway reads from his book about the band, "Snakes! Guillotines! and Electric Chairs!" Free and open to the public. Hear music from Dunaway’s new band with Blue Oyster Cult founder Joe Bouchard, Blue Coupe.

Summer Corn Hole Tournament

Where: Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St., Williamsburg
When: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

You and your best bro can compete for an $150 cash prize at this TableHopping corn hole tournament. Team tickets cost $50 and include unlimited Brooklyn Brewery draft beer and kettle corn. If you can’t find a buddy, pay $20 and just watch.

“Same Place: Another Time” author event

Where: Barnes & Noble, 150 E. 86th St., Upper East Side
When: 7 p.m.

Tony award-winner Donna McKechnie and music director Steve Marzullo will perform songs from McKechnie’s new CD, “Same Place: Another Time.” Those who purchase the CD prior will be given priority seating. McKechnie will sign copies.

“Grand Illusions” Staged Photography from the Met Collection

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave., Upper East Side
When: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Met is opening its new installation of staged photography from over the first 170 years of the medium. 

"Desk Set" Screening At Bryant Park’s Summer Film Festival

Where: Bryant Park at West 40th Street and Sixth Avenue, Midtown
When: Lawn opens at 5 p.m., movie starts at dusk 

Real life lovers Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star in this office romance from 1957, projected outside on the big screen. Free and open to the public. Bring a blanket for sitting on the lawn.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

► Stargazing at the High Line

Where: High Line at West 14th Street, Chelsea
When: Meet at dusk

The city's Amateur Astronomers Association lends their expertise and high-powered telescopes to the public every Tuesday at dusk on the High Line at West 14th Street. Free and open to all.

Garden Creativi-Tea at Voelker Orth Museum

Where: Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing
When: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Bring the entire family for an afternoon of art making and refreshing iced tea in the Voelker Orth garden. You will get a chance to discover your inner artist while painting treasure boxes and sculpting monstrous creatures during various hands-on activities. Tickets are $3 for individuals and $6 per family.

Badass Philosopher Battle

Where: The Bedford, 110 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg
When: 7 p.m.

Get ready for a showdown of philosophers. The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies hosts its fourth annual “Battle of the Badasses,” where three people will be arguing which philosopher is the best — Socrates, John Locke or Karl Marx. “Works will be cited,” the listing says, “and shade will be thrown.”

Free Rooftop Screening of "Grease"

Where: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 3 Clarkson St., West Village
When: 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., doors open an hour before the screening.

The ultimate summer movie, "Grease" has John Travolta and good-girl Olivia Newton-John as 1950s high-schoolers who meet one summer and fall in summer love despite their differences, only to find out they attend the same school in the fall. Sing along to classic favorites like "Summer Lovin" and "You’re the One That I Want." A limited number of chairs will be available, or bring a blanket and a picnic — but no alcohol.

Free Yoga in Inwood Hill Park

Where: Inwood Hill Park at 218th Street Entrance, Inwood
When: 6:30 p.m.

Perform your sun salutations as you watch the sun set over Inwood Hill Park’s salt marsh. Bread and Yoga in Inwood will offer the free yoga classes through August 26.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

 Movie Screening: "Dark Passage"

Where: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, 327 Greene Ave., Bed-Stuy
When: Starts between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. at sunset.

Bogey and Bacall are united in this 1947 film noir screening for free as part of BAM’s Artist in the Gardens.

From the Page to the Screen: “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

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. “Their Eyes Were Watching God” starring Halle Berry and Ruben Santiago-Hudson plays under the stars this week.

Figure Al Fresco

Where: South Cove near Battery Place and Second Place, Downtown
When: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn to draw the human figure with this free outdoor class. A model will strike both short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will be on hand to offer suggestions and give critiques throughout the class. All drawing materials are supplied. Must be 18-years-old or older.

Al Hirschield Sketching Class

Where: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Upper West Side
When: 3:30 p.m.

Kids and families will be led through the museum’s Al Hirschfield exhibit and will learn about the artist’s expressive use of lines. Then they'll get a chance to make their own Hirschfield drawings. The event is free with museum admission.

Outdoor Movie Night: “Mrs. Doubtfire”

Where: Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish, 602 E. Ninth St., Lower East Side
When: 8 p.m.

The classic 1993 film, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field, won’t start until it gets dark, but head to the free screening early to catch pre-show cartoons and music. The event is BOYB and moviegoers are encouraged to bring snacks to share.

Thursday, Aug. 13

Free screening of "Wall-E"

Where: Flight deck of the Intrepid, West 46th Street and the West Side Highway
When: Doors open at 7:30. Show begins at sunset.

A G-rated, kid-friendly movie about a space-adventuring robot screens on the flight deck of the Intrepid. The movie will be introduced by Dr. Matei Ciocarlie, a robot-building engineer at Columbia University. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. The event is free and open to the public, but you have to get the free tickets at the Intrepid starting at 6:15. Be sure all members of your party are in line by 6:15 p.m.

Syfy Movies with a View: “Dr. Strangelove”

Where: Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Attend a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 dark comedy “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Syfy Movies with a View is a summer outdoor film series that takes place Thursday evenings during July and August.

► Happy Hour and New York Trivia at The Battery

Where: Table Green, in The Battery, Downtown
When: Happy hour begins at 5 p.m. and trivia will begin at 6 p.m.

Spend prime sunset-watching hours competing in New York-themed trivia over a glass of local beer or wine for sale at Table Green in one of The Battery’s picturesque gardens. The event is free, but if you want drinks, you’ll have to pay.

Free Outdoor Screening of "Wizard of Oz"

Where: North Plaza, Union Square
When: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Settle in to one of the last Union Square summer events of the season and follow Dorothy and her ragtag pals along the Yellow Brick Road in pursuit of courage, a heart, brains and a way home. 

Exhibit Opening: "In Search of One City: Sensing (in)equality"

Where: The Old Stone House, 336 Third St., Park Slope
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of a two-month exhibit at the Old Stone House that explores artists' interpretations of income inequality in New York City. Artists in the show offer their critiques of the disparities that define our city, as well as their own ideas for solutions to income inequality.