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8 Things to Do in Your New York City Neighborhood This Week

By DNAinfo Staff | April 24, 2016 9:30am 

 Brooklyn Raga Massive will perform with musician Karsh Kale on the final night of their residency at Pioneer Works in Red Hook on Wednesday night. Tickets are priced at $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Brooklyn Raga Massive will perform with musician Karsh Kale on the final night of their residency at Pioneer Works in Red Hook on Wednesday night. Tickets are priced at $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
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Monday, April 25

Riverside Park’s Design Evolution: “From Freight Yard to Boulevard of Heroes”

Where: Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Ave., at West 103rd Street, Upper West Side
When: 6:30 p.m.

Charles McKinney, principal urban designer for the Parks Department, will talk about the evolution of Riverside Park. Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group is putting on this free event in conjunction with the Columbus Amsterdam BID and Hostelling International.

Tuesday, April 26

Skin as a Canvas: Tattoo Tales & the Impact of Body Art on Contemporary Visual Culture

Where: Stoop at BRIC House, 647 Fulton St., Fort Greene
When: 7 p.m.

Hear tattoo stories from people of all walks of life who will share personal anecdotes of why and how they got inked. Guests include Isaac Fitzgerald,  Emmy Favilla and Conz Preti of Buzzfeed, as well as Hattie Mae Williams of The Tattooed Ballerinas. Admission to this free event is first come, first served. To RSVP, click here.

Roosevelt Island Sculpture Unveiling

Where: Southpoint Park, Roosevelt Island
When: 11 a.m.

Roosevelt Island officials will unveil a new sculpture, “Blue Dragon,” by Swedish artists Ulla and Gustav Kraitz. The Kraitzes decided to donate the 4,400-pound black granite sculpture to the Island after visiting in May 2014.

Wednesday, April 27

Last Chance to See Brooklyn Raga Massive in Concert

Where: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook
When: 8 p.m.

Brooklyn Raga Massive will perform with musician Karsh Kale on the final night of their residency at Pioneer Works. Tickets are priced at $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

 Jack Abby’s NYC Launch Event

Where: The Wilky, 108 Patchen Ave., Bed-Stuy
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Massachusetts-based brewery Jack Abby’s comes to New York with co-owner Sam Hendler bringing exclusive kegs to Brooklyn’s craft beer bar, The Wilky. Varieties include their Blood Orange Hibiscus Leisure Time, Barrel Aged Framinghammer Italiano, and Smoke and Dagger.

Thursday, April 28

Boom Bat Gesture

Where: Triskelion Arts, 106 Cayler St., Greenpoint
When: 8 to 10 p.m.

Check out the experimental performance and dance piece by Boom Bat Gesture, a local performance art group. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door.

Tinder Live! With Lane Moore

Where: The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Gowanus
When: Doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m.

Comics Lane Moore, Christian Finnegan, Frank Conniff, Amanda Mancino-Williams, and Sarah Bitterman explore the world of the popular dating app with a show that sometimes includes real-time swiping and texting with Tinder matches, according to the Bell House website.

Documentary Discussion Night!

Where: Inwood Library, 4790 Broadway, Inwood
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Come meet other residents and health activists for the Washington Heights and Inwood Food Council. This event, the second held in the last month, will focus on the HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation.” There will be a discussion after the screening, providing people an opportunity to meet other neighbors and residents who attend. Light refreshments will also be served. Although free, RVSP is required to Catarina River at crivera@citiharvest.org.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's reporters Carolina Pichardo, Shaye Weaver, Alexandra Leon, Gwynne Hogan, Leslie Albrecht, Emily Frost, Camille Bautista and Nikhita Venugopal.