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We’re back for a new round of NYC Best Weekday Bets! Each day will feature a top pick in the areas of 1. fitness (active), 2. comedy, 3. culture, 4. film, 5. food + drink, 6. free, 7. music and 8. staying in (because let’s face it, sometimes you just want to not leave your couch). Get ready for lots of good stuff INCLUDING plenty of movie screenings, Ilana Glazer face time, a free show from Mitski and Carly Rae Jepsen, Riverdale Live (our GIF theme) and MORE // details as follows:

Monday, July 30

ACTIVE: Go do riverfront Punk Rope (aka jump rope while listening to ye olde rock ‘n roll) at 22nd Street and the East River! Suggested donation of $15.

COMEDY: CLEARLY make a beeling for Union Hall, where Riverdale Live will feature Cole Escola, Sophie Santos and more! Tickets are just $8 a pop!

CULTURE: Ilana Glazer is back at BRIC to host a new round of the Generator Series! Tonight’s guests include Zellnor Myrie, Alessandra Biaggi and Vic Barrett, and tickets are $25 each.

FILM: Rebel Without A Cause is screening for $12 at Videology! Go get you some James Dean vibes!

FOOD + DRINK: Masters of Social Gastronomy will present The Secret History of Ice Cream over at Caveat tonight! Tickets are $10 // GO FORTH AND LEARN!

FREE: Hit up Bryant Park for a free outdoor screening of When Harry Met Sally, and/or swing by Our Wicked Lady for a free outdoor screening of The Fifth Element!

MUSIC: Provided you don’t mind a trip out to Jones Beach tonight, you can catch Kesha and Macklemore for $22+!

STAY IN: Apparently the men are set to “tell all” on The Bachelorette tonight, so like, if that’s your jam…go for it? (I’ll be finishing the newest season of OITNB.)

Tuesday, July 31

ACTIVE: Hit up Bryant Park to take advantage of a free outdoor yoga class!

COMEDY: It’s a new round of The Daily Show Staff Stand Up Show at UCB East! Tickets are $9 each.

CULTURE: Ottessa Moshfegh will be at Books Are Magic to promote My Year of Rest and Relaxation, and admission is free!

FILM: RSVP to catch a free screening of The Miseducation of Cameron Post at the top of the William Vale, y’all!

FOOD + DRINK: Head to Queens Museum for A Midsummer Night’s Feast! Admission is $15, and vendors will be selling dishes for $5-$10 each.

FREE: Drew Anderson, Marcia Belsky and Sam Taggart are back at it again w/ Stevie: A Comedy Show at Our Wicked Lady! Tonight’s lineup includes Jo Firestone, Ayo Edebiri and MORE, and as always, it’s free!

MUSIC: RSVP to party with our buddies CHERYL at Elsewhere as they celebrate their ten year anniversary of bein’ weird!

STAY IN: Watch The Bold Type, duh! Unless you wanna celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, in which case watch The Sorcerer’s Stone on Syfy.

Wednesday, August 1

ACTIVE: Do sunset yoga right on the Hudson River for free!

COMEDY: See the inimitable Dan St. Germain over at Union Hall tonight! Tickets are $15 a pop.

CULTURE: Phoebe Robinson will be interviewing Guy Branum about his new book My Life As A Goddess, at Strand Bookstore! Buy a copy of the or a $15 gift card to attend.

FILM: Catch a free outdoor screening of West Side Story at Prospect Park, and/or watch Hackers at McCarren Park!

FOOD + DRINK: It’s Sylvia’s 56th anniversary, and to celebrate, the restaurant is giving out free breakfast! GET IN ON THAT ACTION!

FREE: The ONLY thing you need to do tonight is get to Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, ’cause Turning the Tables Live will feature music and conversation with Carly Rae Jepsen, Mitski, Jamila Woods, Phoebe Bridgers and MORE! AND IT’S FREE!!!

MUSIC: Got $60+? You can catch Smashing Pumpkins and Metric at Madison Square Garden tonight!

STAY IN: The Goonies is on AMC! Watch it, duh!

Thursday, August 2

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