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Here’s What’s Weird and Wonderful in NYC (June 21 Edition)

June 21, 2019 by Abby Bien
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Whether you live in Brooklyn or have never stepped foot on the L train (it still works!), now’s the time to experience all the weirdest and most wonderful parts of the city’s *hippest* borough. By the end of the summer, you could take a haunted trolley tour, see Phoebe Robinson do stand-up, join an immersive queer musical, and take tons of #instaworthy pictures of street art.

EastVille Comedy Club
Brooklyn, Boerum Hill

All of your favorites have performed at this intimate and iconic stand-up comedy venue. Coming up? Phoebe Robinson, co-creator and co-star of the podcast and HBO show “2 Dope Queens.”

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OSCAR at The Crown
Brooklyn, Williamsburg

A queer dance party musical about Oscar Wilde + The Real Housewives? Yeah. “OSCAR at The Crown” is an immersive nightclub musical detailing the rise and fall of one of history’s most flamboyant characters.

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Brooklyn Academy of Music

An enormous moveable wall splits and folds like a book as dancers, singers, and acrobats work with the structure to create a unique and transformative physical theater experience.

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Street Art Pilgrimage in Bushwick
Brooklyn, Bushwick

Take a break from the city rush and look up, and enjoy the art around you. Bushwick is an ever-changing concrete canvas, and this tour offers an in-depth look at specific pieces, allowing for an intentional conversation about the neighborhood’s landscape.

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Knitting Factory Presents: Riot Antigone w/ Hard Nips, Lizdelise
Brooklyn, Williamsburg

Through explosive live music, percussive movement, and primal poetry, a chorus of young women celebrate the power of an individual who dares to carry a revolution upon herself.

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Queen of Hearts by Company XIV
Brooklyn, Bushwick
Dance, Immersive

This reimagined “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” includes circus, opera, magic, baroque dance, and cocktails inspired by your favorite characters.

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Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours
Brooklyn, Williamsburg
Tour, Scary

Who needs the MTA when you’ve got Madame Morbid? Ditch the L train and ride around in Madame Morbid’s custom-made, turn-of-the-century trolley. We’re talking cushioned leather seats, chandeliers, and stories that range from true crime to ghosts and ghouls.

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Brooklyn: Literary Pub Crawl

Wander back in time to the founding of Brooklyn, through the stunning architecture, the winding streets, and three different pubs along the way.

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