Tonight in New York City: Take a free pilates class along the Hudson, meet John Waters and find out what happened when he went hitchhiking across America, or swap and trade your favorite nail polish colors with total strangers. By Carly Petrone.
Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park
Riverside Park South
With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to tone up those muscles. Take a free pilates class tonight along the Hudson with instructor Melissa Ricci from Base Fitness. Enojy a flowing, multi-level mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy. You can’t beat that! Class goes from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
David Sedaris: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls Paperback Launch
Housing Works Bookstore
Tickets to spend the evening with author David Sedaris may be sold out but you can still get your book signed if you’re willing to stand in line. The bestselling author will be presenting and doing a Q&A about his latest book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls at Housing Works Bookstore starting at 7 p.m. His latest work is a collection of essays about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler’s experiences, as only Sedaris can tell. Check website for instructions on how to get your book signed immediately following the presentation.
John Waters in Conversation with A.M. Homes
Barnes & Noble
John Waters sits down with A.M. Homes tonight at Barnes & Noble in Union Square. The legendary director will discuss his latest book, Carsick, which chronicles his journey hitchhiking across America. Can you imagine picking him up on the side of the highway? Find out what happened tonight starting at 7 p.m.
Sip & Swap: The History and Future of Nail Polish
Is it just us or does nail polish and nail art seem to be all the rage these days? Stop by Word in Brooklyn for the Sip & Swap: The History and Future of Nail Polish event. Suzane E. Shapiro, author of Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure, will discuss the origins and new trends of the subtle, splendid art of nail polish. Bring along a shade or two to trade and share. Event begins at 7 p.m.
Punderdome 3000 is back in Brooklyn! Watch as the always-adorable Jo Firestone and her hilarious father host this addicting pun competition. Sign up to be a part of the fun and share your best play on words for the audience (after all, they’re the ones judging you on the Clap-O-Meter). Plus, there’s fun prizes and celebrity judges guaranteed. Tickets are $7 and show starts at 8 p.m.