Meet comic superstar John Romita Jr. and hear about his work at DC entertainment helping create a new Superman. At the Bryant Park Reading Room, under the red and white umbrellas, at 12:30.
See Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, this week’s Big Hit Wednesdays showing of Hudson Riverflicks. Movies begin at dusk, around 8:30pm, on the lawn at Pier 63, and there’s FREE popcorn, too. If you are hungry for more of Katniss Everdeen and friends, see Hunger Games Exhibition in Times Square. Click here for discount tickets.
There’s also free lunchtime concerts in Lincoln Center.
And bell-rininging ceremonies in Central Park to commemorate Universal Peace Day
Summer in the Square is the annual family-friendly program of concerts, crafts and games, in Union Square Park, through next Thursday, August 13. This week features Yoga Story Time, entertainers Shira & Friends, and live animals from Art Farm in the City. At the South Plaza Lawn, 9am to 6pm. See Summer in the Square website for the complete schedule.
At dusk, see an outdoor screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, at Union Square Park North Plaza. BYOB – that’s bring your own blanket.
Also on Thursday, get crafty at Etsy Craft Night, with DIY jewelry expert Nancy Soriano, who will guide you to making baubles, bangles and bright shiny things out of everyday materials. 6pm at Etsy Labs, 55 Washington St., Dumbo. RSVP required for admission.
Swing dance to top 40s hits – that would be the Big Band hits of the 1940s – played by the Harlem Rennaisance Orchestra in Jackie Robinson Park. See this NYCOTC posting for all the details.