Tonight in New York City: Hit the stage during rock and roll karaoke, reconnect with E.T. on Coney Island, or listen to the New York Philharmonic and Joshua Bell play a live concert in Central Park. By Carly Petrone.
Rock and Roll Karaoke
Arlene's Grocery Store
Want to live out your rock star dreams? Head over to Arlene’s Grocery Store at 10 p.m. and belt out your best during Rock and Roll Karaoke. Get up on stage with a live band and sing your favorite tunes in front of an audience. We can’t promise you’ll get a record deal out of it but at least you can say you rocked out (for a night, at least).
Flicks on the Beach: E.T.
Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk
Hooray! Flicks on the Beach is back at Coney Island. Grab your blankets and beach chairs because tonight, you’ll watch an adorable Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas star in Steven Spielberg’s classic film, E.T. Watch as they try to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home in another galaxy. Movie starts at dusk with free entertainment beginning at 7:30 p.m.
New York Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Park: Central Park
Did you miss the free concert put on by the New York Philharmonic last week? No worries, head over to the Great Lawn in Central Park tonight and listen to this beautiful free concert. Program includes Nielsen’s Maskarade Overture, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Grieg’s Selections from Peer Gynt, and Liszt’s Les Preludes. Alan Gilbert conducts with special guest violinist Joshua Bell. Stick around for fireworks, too! Concert starts at 8 p.m.
Madison Square Garden
There are still tickets left to see Bruno Mars perform at Madison Square Garden tonight. The Grammy-winning superstar will be joined by special guest Pharrell Williams as part of the Moonshine Jungle World Tour. Sing along to his hits and come see if these two sing “Happy” together. Tickets start at $157.17 and concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
HBO Bryant Park Summer: Suddenly Last Summer
Watch Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, and Montgomery Clift star in Tennessee Williams’ lurid psychodrama, Suddenly Last Summer, tonight in Bryant Park. What really transpired during that European trip and is a lobotomy the only cure? Come find out tonight starting at sunset. Lawn opens at 5 p.m. and admission is free.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.