Around NYC Today (10/18) New Wave Night, Musical Ecologies, Pat Party

THINGS TO DO

Pat Party, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm

JD Samson of Le Tigre and MEN presents, PAT, a party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Video art. Amazing DJs and people willing to let go. Free.

Open Track Night, Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island Park, 6pm – 8pm

Lace up your sneakers! Join the Open Track Night at Icahn Stadium, an IAAF-certified track, for the opportunity to train like an elite athlete. Free.

Musical Ecologies, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm

Now in its sixth season, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event typically focuses on a single artist who presents a work or project either in the form of a talk or lecture, a multimedia presentation, a performance, or combination thereof. Each presentation is preceded by an extended conversation with the curator and audience. Featuring composer, improviser and performer Lucie Vítková. She will present four works: Invisible Scores for hichiriki, ryuteki, sho and accordion; Hyojo Choshi, a traditional Japanese Gagaku arranged for 5 Japanese hichirkis; and 2 pieces from her post-apocalyptic series in which she repurposes ordinary trash to build sonic costumes. $10.

DIRTY THURSDAY: New Wave Night, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

The best of New Wave and Post-Punk all in one place, all mixed up and themed to throwback perfection. Talking Heads, Devo, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, The Cure, New Order, and more. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Veda Rays, You’re Jovian, Gracie Mansion, Goldsounds, 44 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy w/ Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater), Ed Rodriguez (Deerhoof), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie’s guitarist), Wordless Music Orchestra, Jamie Stewart, Angel Deradoorian, Greg Fox, Brookfield Place, Winter Garden, 230 Vesey Street – Lower Manhattan, 7:30pm, Free.

Trashlight, APBWS, Shanghai Beach, Mic Raygun, Hart Bar, 538 Hart Street – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

Deisen, Nelsone, Dynoman, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 10pm, $10.

Charles Webster, PUBLIC ARTS, 215 Chrystie St – LES, 11pm, Free.

Annette St. John, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Postmen: An Hour of Comedy w/ Matt Barats, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

Boss Baby, West Bronx Recreation Center – Bronx, 4pm, Free.

The Babadook, Sunset Park – Brooklyn, 6:15pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, Free.

Tour The Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue in Central Park – UES, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/17) Master the Art of Social Video, Amateur Burlesque Night

THINGS TO DO

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts – Cafe at LPA, Amsterdam Ave. and West 65th St – UWS, 7pm – 8:30pm

This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment. Free. RSVP.

Amateur Burlesque Night, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm

Take it off! Everyone can get almost-naked on stage, and now you can too… in front of an audience, under the spotlight, on the House of Yes stage! Come see the hilarious brilliance of first timers and emerging artists taking off their clothes and showing off their moves just for you! Free. RSVP.

Master the Art of Social Video, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St (between 8th and 9th Ave) – Chelsea, 6:30pm – 8pm

Social media pros from publications, agencies and brands share how they create the most engaging content and build communities everywhere from Instagram to YouTube. Featuring  Tiffany Bender (Senior Producer, Condé Nast Entertainment), Hannah Frazier Caldwell (Associate Social Media Editor, Bustle) and Sydney Fazende (Digital Director, LaForce). Free.

 

MUSIC

David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy w/ Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater), Ed Rodriguez (Deerhoof), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie’s guitarist), Wordless Music Orchestra, Jamie Stewart, Angel Deradoorian, Greg Fox, Brookfield Place, Winter Garden, 230 Vesey Street – Lower Manhattan, 7:30pm, Free.

Calvin Johnson, Calfish, Kate Mohanty, Anna Altman, Ryan Kayhart, DJ Umbra, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Hack City Comedy w/ Nonye Brown-West (HBO), Nathan Habib (Westside Comedy Club), Jane Harrison (SF Sketchfest), KC Arora (NBC), Sally Anne Hall (1st Place at Laughing Devil), Black Cat LES, 172 Rivington St, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Coco, Owen F. Dolen Park – Bronx, 4pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, Every weekday until Nov. 30,  10am – 5:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/16) St. Vincent, Animation Nights New York, Liyana

THINGS TO DO

Kimmel in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House – Brooklyn, 3:30pm

With guests John Krasinski and St. Vincent. Free.

Animation Nights New York, The Gutter, 200 North 14th St, The Gutter Spare Room (back room) – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm

Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening of Animated Short films from all around the world. Beer and wine are on offer. Free. RSVP.

Cocktails & Conversations, Library of Distilled Spirits, 80 East 13th Street – Union Square, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Every week the Library of Distilled Spirits will look to feature the written works of acclaimed mixologists, bartenders, chefs, and critics who have helped shape the hospitality industry. This week features The Timeless Martini by Michael Turbach. Free. RSVP.

Stargazing, The High Line at 14th Street – Chelsea, 6:45pm – 9:30pm

Head to the High Line for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

 

MUSIC

Retail, Shadow Year, Thick, Nice Knife, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

ASTOR, Larry 7, Spencer Herbst, Skydiver, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Ambush Comedy w/ Dan St. Germain (Comedy Central Half Hour), Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Emily Lubin (Hot Mess Comedy Hour), Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Cathy Humes (All Jane Comedy Fest), Rachel McCartney (Orlando Indie Comedy Fest), Two Boots Williamsburg, 558 Driggs Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Grandbaby Comedy w/ Ryan Beck (Comedy Central), Harris Mayersohn (Colbert), Blair Dawson (DC Comedy Festival), Baby Grand, 55 McGuinness Boulevard South – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Liyana, Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Boulevard – Harlem, 9:45pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Nov. 30, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park, Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park, Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, Free.

Riverside HIIT, Terrace at 108th Street in Riverside Park, Every Tuesday until Oct. 30, 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/15) Postcard Writing Party, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO

Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard – Queens, 1pm – 3pm

This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment. RSVP to hold your spot by emailing cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov. Free.

Postcard Writing Party, Environment Defense Fund, 257 Park Ave South – Gramercy Park, 1pm – 7pm

Studies have shown that personalized, handwritten letters can drastically increase voter turnout. This event lets you write directly to unlikely voters, over light refreshments. Postcards, pens, and guidance will be provided, all you need to do is stop by ready to write. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Dan Koshute, I Am The Polish Army, Jane Church, High Pony, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Carolyn Busa, Chelsea Hood, Larry Owens, Brendan Eyre, Blair Socci, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Guest Hosts The Kondabolu Brothers, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Natasha Vaynblat (Comedy Central), Jaffer Khan (Oddball Fest), Monica Nevi (80 For 80 on Amazon Prime), Tyler Richardson (MTV), Dan Sheehan (@NOTAWOLF), Nicole Calisich (Comedy Central Comics to Watch),
Hosted by Ben Wasserman
, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Living For It Comedy w/ Sean Donnelly (Colbert, Conan, Comedy Central), Martin Urbano (Kimmel, JFL), Jack Comstock (Caroline’s), Ziwe Fumudoh (Crooked Media),
Elizabeth Teets (The Hard Times), Karolena Theresa (Hidden Fences),
The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Swamp Thing Comedy w/ Tim Sturtevant (Netflix), Alison Klemp (Music Choice), Katie Arroyo (Reluctantly Here), Jorden Jensen (SirusXM), Neruda Williams (Harlem Comedy Festival Founder), The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue – Queens, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Liyana, Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Boulevard – Harlem, 9:45pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Nov. 30, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 11am – 11:50am, 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/14) Wyatt Cenac, LES Pickle Day, Fight in the Heights

THINGS TO DO

Lower East Side Pickle Day, Orchard Street between Delancey and E Houston, 12pm – 5pm

Come one, come all, come on down to the Lower East Side Pickle Day! Orchard Street will be lined with three full blocks of pickle vendors. Enjoy all things pickled from 20+ picklers and 30+ local eateries. Free.

Fight in the Heights: 19th Century Boxing Match Recreation, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, 3pm – 6pm

Commemorating the sport of boxing’s arrival to these shores from England and the brief time that the Morris estate was converted into a tavern following the conclusion of the American Revolution, guests will witness a 19th century boxing match reenactment and learn the incredible story of Tom Molineaux. A man born on a southern tobacco plantation in 1784, Molineaux made his made his way north and, through boxing, fought for his freedom. Before and after the reenactment, guests can enjoy locally-brewed beer and live music. The reenactment portion is free, $20 for beer and tavern fare is optional.

Sunset Park Stop ‘N’ Swap, Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Notre Dame Hall), 60th Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue – Brooklyn, 11am – 2pm

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.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park, Breeze Hill in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea, returns to Prospect Park this spring! Over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather to offer a range of cuisines. Free.

The Amazing Maize Maze, Queens County Farm Museum in Queens Farm Park, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway – Queens, 11am – 4:30pm

Enjoy getting lost in NYC’s 3-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a “Stalk Talk” to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. $5 – $10.

 

MUSIC

Watching Waters, Freecare, Cool Ruins, Electric Style, Talon Bar, 220 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Ariel Beesley, Ludwig Persik, BB TAY VEE, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Musekiwa Chingodza, Holly Overton, Daily Therapy, Invisible Circle, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Clang!, Permanent Wave, Alien Trilogy, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY
It’s Maybe Something w/ Wyatt Cenac, Joel Kim Booster, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 5pm, $5 – $8.

 

FILM

La Leyenda del Chupacabra, Maria Hernandez Park – Brooklyn, 6:15pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Park Slope Farmers Market, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, Every Sunday until Dec. 30, 10am – 5pm, Free.

 

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