Around NYC Today (11/21) Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

THINGS TO DO Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation, Outside of the American Museum of Natural History, 3pm – 10pm Witness giant-sized helium filled balloons come to life. The procession starts at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue, circling the museum between 77th and 81st Streets and Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Free. Macy’s x Shanghai Pop Up Experience, Macy’s, 151 West 34th St – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/21) Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

Around NYC Today (11/20) Animation Nights NY, Ambush Comedy

THINGS TO DO Macy’s x Shanghai Pop Up Experience, Macy’s, 151 West 34th St – Midtown, 1pm – 4pm Experience the lifestyle of Shanghai through a 3-day immersive pop-up. Enjoy free samples of Shanghai’s staple food items, a virtual reality escape to Shanghai, and a social sharing photo-booth. Free. RSVP. Animation Nights New York (ANNY), The Gutter, 200 North 14th St, The Gutter Spare Room … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/20) Animation Nights NY, Ambush Comedy

Around NYC Today (11/19) Judah Friedlander, BK Poetry Slam

THINGS TO DO Brooklyn Poetry Slam, BRIC, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm The Brooklyn Poetry Slam brings together Brooklyn’s best slam poets for a monthly gathering of words and wisdom, hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L. Browne with music by poet and educator DJ Jive Poetic. Free. RSVP. Robbins’ the Dancer, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/19) Judah Friedlander, BK Poetry Slam

Around NYC Today (11/18) Joe Zimmerman, Memory Project

THINGS TO DO Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Performance, Wave Hill House in Wave Hill, West 249th St and Independence Ave – Bronx, 1pm – 2pm The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers present a special performance in Armor Hall as part of Harvest Weekend’s Family Art Project. This immersive and educational performance will feature traditional music, dancers, and stories from cultures across the American northeast, southwest, and Great Plains. $2 – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/18) Joe Zimmerman, Memory Project

Around NYC Today (11/17) Daft Disko, Four Color Zack

THINGS TO DO Ray Darten Pop Up Shop and Fashion Show, The Watson Hotel (The Grand Ballroom), 440 West 57th St – Midtown, 11am – 9pm Ray Darten by Yetunde Olukoya is heading to New York for the first time. Join this pop up shop and fashion show, and the opportunity to enjoy a large collection of our unique African made outfits. Free. RSVP. Morris … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/17) Daft Disko, Four Color Zack

Around NYC Today (11/16) Fists + Fiction, Smorgasburg X Vice

THINGS TO DO Art Inspired By… Faith Ringgold, Asser Levy Recreation Center in Asser Levy Playground, 392 Asser Levy Place – Kips Bay, 6pm – 7:30pm Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free. RSVP required, call (212) 447-2023. Free. Vincent Cross – The … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/16) Fists + Fiction, Smorgasburg X Vice

Around NYC Today (11/15) Musical Ecologies, Fern Mayo

THINGS TO DO Union Square Holiday Market, South Plaza in Union Square Park, 11am – 8pm Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists, millions of people browse the winding aisles each year for a unique holiday experience. Free. Dirty Thursday: Neon Trash, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am Get your glow on and brighten up … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/15) Musical Ecologies, Fern Mayo

Around NYC Today (11/14) Last Name Basis, House of Vogue

THINGS TO DO Last Name Basis, Live!, BRIC, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm Catch a live taping of Last Name Basis. Hosted by husband and wife team Franchesca Ramsey and Patrick Kondas, Last Name Basis is a bi-weekly podcast that covers everything from what’s going on in the world to what’s happening in their lives as a married couple. Ramsey is an actress, activist, comedian and video blogger … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/14) Last Name Basis, House of Vogue

Around NYC Today (11/13) Taste of Asia, Phoebe Robinson, The Stoop Series

THINGS TO DO The Stoop Series, BRIC, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm This screening and conversation will explore the many places short films call home, and how filmmakers (including writers, directors, and producers) find their voice. From ideation to distribution and the festival circuit, panelists will share their wisdom and experiences of navigating this complex territory. Featuring Kuye Youngblood, Naima Ramos-Chapman, John … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/13) Taste of Asia, Phoebe Robinson, The Stoop Series

Around NYC Today (11/12) Butterboy One Year Anniversary, La Permanence

THINGS TO DO Once Upon a Time, This Land Was Made For You and Me, The American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street, 4th Floor, Sargent Theater Stage – Theater District, 7pm – 8:50pm An evening of storytelling, poetry and music featuring Ina Chadwick, Duncan Christy, Vanessa David, James Jennings, Thomas Lawlor, Will Strong, Chris Tracy, Maryann Villanueva, and Katherine Wessling. $5 – $30. Fool … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/12) Butterboy One Year Anniversary, La Permanence

Around NYC Today (11/11) Bushwick Hard Cider Fest, Daddy Issues, Pumpkin Smash

THINGS TO DO Pumpkin Smash 2018, Jackson Street at Cherry Street in Corlears Hook Park – LES, 10am – 1pm Bring your pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and gourds to Pumpkin Smash where they’ll be smashed and turned into compost for city parks and green spaces. Free. Bushwick Hard Cider Festival and Market, Brooklyn Cider House, 1100 Flushing Ave – Brooklyn, 11am – 4pm Enjoy free hard cider tastings from 20+ cideries, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/11) Bushwick Hard Cider Fest, Daddy Issues, Pumpkin Smash

Around NYC Today (11/10) St. Martin’s Lantern Walk, Sad But True, Def.GRLS

THINGS TO DO St. Martin’s Lantern Walk, Prospect Park Bandshell, 62 West Drive – Brooklyn, 5pm – 6:15pm Every November, the German-speaking community of Brooklyn and beyond meets at dusk for a Lantern Walk through Prospect Park. Children and their families come from all over the New York metro area, equipped with handmade glowing lanterns. After singing the traditional songs, there will be a procession … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/10) St. Martin’s Lantern Walk, Sad But True, Def.GRLS

Around NYC Today (11/9) Smorgasburg X Vice Night Market, Teens Take the Met

THINGS TO DO Smorgasburg x VICE Night Market, Villain, 307 Kent Ave – Brooklyn, 6pm – midnight Smorgasburg will be serving up delicious food and drinks from carefully curated vendors, plus music and programming from VICE. Vendors include Bona Bona Ice Cream, El Perrito Street Dogs and Mao’s Bao. Featuring live astro birth chart readings from Broadly and music by Susan Z. Anthony (Nowadays) and Mira Fahrenheit (Resident DJ at House … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/9) Smorgasburg X Vice Night Market, Teens Take the Met

Around NYC Today (11/8) Roxane Gay, Dirty Thursday: 90s Night, Cecil Morgan

THINGS TO DO SoHo Memory Project Website Launch Party, Artists & Fleas SoHo, 568 Broadway, 6pm – 8pm Celebrate the launch of SoHo Memory Project’s newly reimagined and redesigned website! This digital initiative is an immersive, interactive, multi-media archive of resources on the cultural, social, political, and urban history of the area now called SoHo. With documentation spanning from colonial times through to the present, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/8) Roxane Gay, Dirty Thursday: 90s Night, Cecil Morgan

Around NYC Today (11/7) Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Gay Riot, Irrevery

THINGS TO DO Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm This is an acoustic instrumental meet-up that focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/7) Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Gay Riot, Irrevery