Around NYC Today (11/22) Thanksgiving Market, Yayoi Kusama, Winter Village


Grand Central Thanksgiving Market, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, 8am – 7pm

Visit the Thanksgiving Market popping up on the Taxi Stand (at Vanderbilt Ave. and E. 43rd St.) for one day only on November 22nd. Grand Central dessert shops Bien Cuit, Financier Patisserie, Jacques Torres Chocolate, Magnolia Bakery and Zaro’s Family Bakery will sell their delicious desserts in time for Thanksgiving. Live music by YAZ, Mecca Bodega and Salieu Suso. Free. 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation, in front of the American Museum of Natural History, 1pm – 8pm

Watch characters such as Spongebob and Spider-Man take shape. This annual tradition will end two hours early this year. No backpacks allowed. Free.


Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until De. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am. Free.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Union Square Holiday Market, Southern side of Union Square Park, Until December 24 (Weekdays – 11am to 8pm; Sat. – 10am to 8pm; Sun. 11am to 7pm), Free.

The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, Until Nov. 26, 6pm, Free, RSVP.



Alone & Togetha, Bowery Electric – LES, 9:30pm, $5.

Turf N Twerk, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

Bridget Perez, Amira B, Devin Bews, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

A Night of T. Rextasy w/ The Buick Mckane’s, Michael T, DJ Twig the Wonder Kid, Christian Dryden, Danielle Tyler, Emma Craig, Jeremy Lublin, Mike Greco, Paul Anthony, Paul Bertolino, Richard Dev Greene, Sylvia Black, Thomas Von Voigt, Bowery Electric – LES, 10pm, $10.

Samonik, The Wickids, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Joseph King and the Mad Crush, Imaginary People, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party w/ Taela Naomi, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

Sabine Blaizin, Ronan, Andrew Devlin, Will DiMaggio, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5 – $12.

Danny Laj, Church Bats, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.



Dan Shaki (AXS TV, Sirius XM), Steven Castillo (Riot L.A., Limestone Comedy Festival), Katie Rose Leon (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival), Justy Dodge (Sirius XM, New York Comedy Festival), Nate Fridson (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks Comedy w/ Luke Touma, Jordan Temple, Samantha Ruddy, JP McDade, Dina Hashem, Lucky Jack’s – LES, 9pm, Free.


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