The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight, June 26

June 26, 2014 9:00 AM


Tonight in New York City: See Michael McDonald perform live, go swing dancing at the New York Botanical Garden, or get fit with CrossFit at Union Square Park. By Carly Petrone.

Jazz Age Lawn Party



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It’s not everyday that you get to attend a Jazz Age Lawn Party so make sure to take advantage of the one that’s happening at the New York Botanical Gardens tonight. Enjoy the Groundbreakers exhibition while sipping on tonight’s specialty cocktail – The Moscow Mule. Get into the spirit of the roaring 1920s with a live performance by Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra, the world’s premier Jazz Age dance band. Learn how to do the Charleston under the stars. Tickets are $30 for non-members, $20 for members. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

Michael McDonald



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Former leader of the Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, performs live at Town Hall tonight as part of The Blue Note Jazz Festival. The Grammy award-winning singer is known for his soulful voice and immense songwriting abilities. He’s penned such favorites as What a Food Believes and Minute by Minute. Speaking of minutes, grab your tickets now while there’s still some left! Concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $55-$95.

Running Late with Scott Rogowsky



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Running Late with Scott Rogowsky is taking over Littlefield tonight in Brooklyn. Comedian Scott Rogowsky hosts this live comedy talk show along with his favorite sidekick – his father. Tonight, they’ll invite Alex Karpovsky, Mike Sacks, Jordan Klepper, and Dan St. Germain to the stage. The Musical Guests (that’s the band) will also be there to keep things rolling. Come find out what tonight’s guests have to share on the couch and stick around for a post-show party with DFA Records co-founder DJ Jonathan Galkin. Tickets are $8 and show starts at 8 p.m.

Summer in the Square: CrossFit Bootcamp

(credit: CrossFit East River Facebook)

(credit: CrossFit East River Facebook)

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Summer has officially begun and that means beach season is in full swing. Get in shape with a 45-minute CrossFit Bootcamp class tonight at 6 p.m. The folks from Brick New York will utilize CrossFit methodology to help you reach your personal fitness and wellness goals. Every age is welcome.

Fiction Writers Workshop


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Do you have an incredible story to share but you don’t know where to begin? Head over to the Bryant Park Reading Room and learn how to put your ideas to paper thanks to Thais Miller and the Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay and walk away with a feeling of accomplishment. Event goes from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and pre-registration is required.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.

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