Don’t miss out! NewYork.com picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for July 22’s best events, from Juicy J at Terminal 5 to Alyssa Milano at Barnes and Noble Tribeca.
1. DANCE: Sunset Salsa with Talia in 14th Street Park
Learn some sexy salsa moves and then try them out in a party setting as the sun dips over the Hudson at this free weekly salsa class presented by the Hudson River Park Trust. From 6:30 to 7:15, there’s a beginner salsa dance lesson wherein instructress/dancer Talia Castro-Pozo will teach you the basics. After that, there’s a dance party featuring “top salsa DJs” where you can get wild and practice what you learned. Caliente!
DETAILS: 6:30pm-9pm; free; 14th St. Park (W. 14th St. and 10th Ave.); Sunset Salsa
2. MUSIC: Juicy J and Project Pat at Terminal 5
OMG, it’s Juicy J! See the Three 6 Mafia co-founder/Katy Perry collaborator/”Bandz A Make Her Dance” auteur perform his wildly popular brand of dirty Southern rap when the second leg of his Never Sober tour takes over Terminal 5. True to the name of his debut solo album Stay Trippy, it should be a colorful show, with twerking women, flamboyant outfits and lots of amusing rhymes about sex, drugs and being a goddamn millionaire. Get ratchet.
DETAILS: 8pm; $30; 610 W. 56th St.; terminal5nyc.com
3. ART: Nancy Rubins, Our Friend Fluid Metal at the Gagosian Gallery
Since the 1970s, Nancy Rubins has been using scavenged materials to create large, explosive (and often somewhat ugly) works of sculpture. Airplane parts, old televisions and pieces of boats have all appeared in her work, creating awe as they play around with ideas about modernity, technology and various masters of 20th century art. See some fantastical new pieces in Rubins’ first major NYC exhibition since 2006’s Big Pleasure Point. It’s a good kind of art to see in person.
DETAILS: 10am-6pm; free; 522 W. 21st St.; gagosian.com
4. BOOKS: Alyssa Milano: Hacktivist at Barnes and Noble Tribeca
You probably know Alyssa Milano as the cute little girl on Who’s the Boss or one of the sexy witch sisters from Charmed, depending on how old you are. But did you know she’s also an internet freedom activist? To promote awareness of the issues surrounding hacktivism collective Anonymous, the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador has teamed up with artist Marcus To and writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly to create a series of comics about the role of hacking in global activism. See her promote the series in person this evening at Barnes and Noble.
DETAILS: 6pm; free; 97 Warren St.; barnesandnoble.com
5. COMEDY: Greenwich Village Comedy Club
In the mood to go out on the town, laugh a lot and maybe get heckled this Tuesday night? Check out the Greenwich Village Comedy Club, which books working comedians every night of the week. Tonight’s funny folk include MC Del Harrison of the Wendy Williams Show, Jared Freid of MTV and Michael Somerville, a Letterman regular. If you buy two tickets through NewYork.com, you get a free appetizer, because nothing goes with off-color jokes like mozzarella sticks.
DETAILS: 9:30pm; $15 (get tickets!); 99 MacDougal St.;