Tonight in New York City: Go roller skating in your best disco outfit, watch Ghostbusters II at Hudson River Park, or listen to a free concert along South Street Seaport. By Carly Petrone.
Seaport Music Festival: Torres, High Highs
South Street Seaport
Spend your Friday night along the South Street Seaport. The 13th Annual Seaport Music Festival is in full swing with live performances by Torres and High Highs tonight. You won’t want to miss this free concert. Event begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free.
Do No Sell at Any Price: A Library Listening Party with Amanda Petrusich
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
You gotta love a book launch party where you get to listen to real 78 records. That’s exactly what’s happening tonight at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Author Amanda Petrusich will host a listening party to celebrate the release of her new book, Do Not Sell at Any Price – The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records. She’ll share stories from junk-shops, attics, and libraries, where soulful music addicts hunt for often one-of-a-kind records. Music researcher, record producer, and writer Ian Nagoski will also join her in conversation during tonight’s event, which starts at 6:30 p.m.
Riverflicks: Ghostbusters II
Hudson River Park
Bring the family to Pier 45 at Hudson River Park to watch a free screening of Ghostbuster II. Taking place 5 years after the first blockbuster film, we find our favorite ‘busters in hard times. A restraining order has forbidden the boys to partake in paranormal warfare, and as a result, they have had to seek other lines of work…that is until a massive river of ectoplasm is discovered, and the paranormal activity rises. Ghostbusters to the rescue! Grab some popcorn because screening starts at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.).
Lola Star’s Material Girl Skate Party
Get ready to lace up your skates! Roll to some of the best Disco you will ever hear during Lola Star’s Material Girl Skate Party. You’ll get to strike a pose in your best 80s costume while getting your picture taken on the red carpet by Dreamland Paparazzi. Take a free roller disco dance lesson with Helen Pontani of the world famous Pontani sisters and roll around while DJ Bill Coleman spins some beats. Did we mention there’s a costume contest? Event begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 (includes skate rentals).
Blogologues: Welcome to the Jungle
The funny folks from the Blogologues comedy show are back with their newest rendition of what’s wrong with the Internet today. Known for creating hilarious sketch shows based on wacky online material, you can only imagine what the actors will bring to the stage tonight. Get ready because this new show is all about animals (specifically Donald and Daisy Duck fan fiction to be exact). You’ll hear stories about men who think they’re lady lizards, furry cruises, and much much more. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.