Around NYC Today (12/10) Perkons VR Documentary, Savage Comedy

THINGS TO DO Perkons: A VR Rockumentary, 1065 6th Avenue, Floor 16 – Midtown, 6pm – 9pm Fallon, in partnership with Rolling Stone and 4As, presents the U.S. debut of “Perkons: A VR Rockumentary,” the untold true story of Perkons, the Soviet-Latvian rock band that used a unique blend of hard rock and subversive lyrics to change the course of history – shattering Soviet society’s … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/10) Perkons VR Documentary, Savage Comedy

Around NYC Today (12/9) Second Sundays, Chanukah on the Park

THINGS TO DO Second Sundays, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm Second Sundays features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Featuring music from Tigue. Food and drinks by Kombit Restaurant and PW Bar. Free. RSVP. Boro Park Stop ‘N’ Swap, Boro Park YM-YWHA, 4910 14th Ave – Brooklyn, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/9) Second Sundays, Chanukah on the Park

Around NYC Today (12/8) San Junipero, Holiday on the Hudson

THINGS TO DO Bayside Stop ‘N’ Swap, Korean Community Services, 203-05 32nd Ave – Queens, 1pm – 4pm Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free. Gracie Mansion Holiday Open House 2018, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park, 88th Street and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/8) San Junipero, Holiday on the Hudson

Around NYC Today (12/7) M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Loteria y Café

THINGS TO DO Loteria y Café, Highbridge Recreation Center in Highbridge Park, 2301 Amsterdam Ave – Washington Heights, 10am – 2pm Enjoy a day of loteria (BINGO) and coffee with the chance to win fun prizes. Free. RSVP by calling (212) 927-2012. Winter Tavern Night, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Dyckman House Museum, 4881 Broadway at 204th St – Inwood, 6:30pm – 8pm Join an evening of merrymaking at the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/7) M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Loteria y Café

Around NYC Today (12/6) Bebe Rexha, Madison Sq. Holiday

THINGS TO DO Klezmer Music, Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park, 2640 Grand Concourse – Bronx, 2pm – 3pm Join internationally-renowned tsimbl (hammered dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky for an afternoon exploring Jewish Klezmer music – the celebratory music of the Jews of Eastern Europe that were transplanted to New York in the early 20th century. Free. Madison Square Holiday, Southern End of Madison Square Park, 3:30pm – 5:30pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/6) Bebe Rexha, Madison Sq. Holiday

Around NYC Today (12/5) Christmas Tree Lighting, Trivia Night

THINGS TO DO Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Washington Square Park, Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park, 6pm – 7pm The Rob Susman Brass Quartet will lead a sing-along of holiday songs. Songbooks will be provided. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings. There will also be an appearance from Santa Claus. Free. Arsenal Gallery … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/5) Christmas Tree Lighting, Trivia Night

Around NYC Today (12/4) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Cherrie

THINGS TO DO Seaport District Hanukkah Party, Seaport District, 16 Fulton St, cobbles between Fulton and Front St, 6pm – 8pm Celebrate Hanukkah with latkes and jelly donuts, arts & crafts, live music and guest speakers. Featuring a performance from Grammy nominated artist David Krakauer. Free. RSVP. Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park – Midtown, 6pm – 7pm An annual New York … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/4) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Cherrie

Around NYC Today (11/3) Seaport Block Party, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO Seaport District Holiday Block Party, Seaport District, 19 Fulton St – Lower Manhattan, 5pm – 7pm Kick off the season New York style at the Seaport District Holiday Block Party. Starting at 5pm, there will be a variety of musical performances, free hot chocolate, and the countdown to illuminate the Seaport Christmas Tree. Free. RSVP. Shelf Life: New Works, Made from the Archives, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/3) Seaport Block Party, Butterboy

Around NYC Today (12/2) BK Navy Yard Holiday Market, Chandra

THINGS TO DO Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza, Fifth Avenue between West 58th and West 59th St, 5:30pm – 6:30pm See the lighting of the world’s largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza. The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds. Free. Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77, 141 Flushing Ave – Brooklyn, 12pm – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/2) BK Navy Yard Holiday Market, Chandra

Around NYC Today (12/1) Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair, Perk

THINGS TO DO Opening Day: Organic Emergence, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St – Queens, 8am – 4pm Artist Serkan Altinoz draws upon traditional Turkish paper marbling to create a new technique that integrates enamel paints, chemical solvents, and fire. The series of resulting paintings in Organic Emergence illustrate forms like flowers, butterflies, and fibrous tree-like structures. Free. Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair, Old Stone House in J.J. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/1) Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair, Perk

Around NYC Today (11/30) Juan Maclean, Winter Village

THINGS TO DO Jewish Food Society Holiday Pop-Up Shop, Jewish Food Society, 873 Broadway Suite 502 – Flatiron District, 5:30pm – 8pm Join the Jewish Food Society for a holiday pop-up shop soirée! Featuring a complimentary DIY holiday card making workshop led by CraftJam. Free. RSVP. Winter Village, Bryant Park, 8am – 10pm Enjoy local crafts, artisanal food, and goods from around the world. The … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/30) Juan Maclean, Winter Village

Around NYC Today (11/29) Talib Kweli, Chris Gethard

THINGS TO DO Central Park Conservancy 21st Annual Holiday Lighting, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Ave, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with the lighting of a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer. Free. Dirty Thursday: Pon De Replay, House … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/29) Talib Kweli, Chris Gethard

Around NYC Today (11/28) Funk You, The Dance Historian Is In

THINGS TO DO David Vaughan’s The Dance Historian is In: Jerome Robbins, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave – UWS, 1pm – 3pm David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets. From 2012- 2017, Mr. Vaughan held monthly screenings of … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/28) Funk You, The Dance Historian Is In

Around NYC Today (11/27) Indocumentales, Zara Larsson

THINGS TO DO With Your Permission Gallery Exhibit, 171 Elizabeth St -Nolita, 12pm – 9pm “With Your Permission” is LouieBlaka’s 4th solo exhibition and first exhibition in New York City. The show will explore the journey Louie has taken in transitioning from a high school art teacher to emerging fine artist. Free. RSVP. Indocumentales, King Juan Carlos I Center, 53 Washington Square South, Auditorium – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/27) Indocumentales, Zara Larsson

Around NYC Today (11/26) Roy Wood, Jr., Dialogue with Ché

THINGS TO DO Latin America’s 1968 on Film, King Juan Carlos I Center, 53 Washington Square South, Auditorium – Greenwich Village, 6:30pm – 9pm As part of the Latin America’s 1968 Colloquium series, New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, present a screening of the newly restored films Dialogue with Ché and Hommage to Nicanor Parra. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/26) Roy Wood, Jr., Dialogue with Ché