Around NYC Today (11/30) Central Park Holiday Lighting, Indie Film Showcase


Central Park Holiday Lighting, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center – 110th St. bet. Lenox Ave. and Fifth Avenue, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Celebrate the season at the 21st Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer. Free.



Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

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

Learn to Double Dutch, Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, Every Thursday until Dec. 21, 4pm – 6pm, Free.

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

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.

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.

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.



The Freedom to Marry, The New School University Center – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Little Stones, NY Public Library – 53rd Street Branch, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

NoBudge Indie Film Showcase, Videology – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Basquiat: Rage to Riches, Howl Happening – UES, 7pm, Free.



Smoke and Sugar, Kate Vargas, Rose Villain, Sean McVerry, Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, $8 – $10.

B. Miles, Loose Buttons, all-caps LADD, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Mappe Of, Adir LC, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Major Murphy, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Gramercy Arms, Elk City, David Nagler, Bird Streets, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Adler Hall, Laura Wolf, Nick Pope, Growing Stone, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

The Gods Themselves, Lover, The Cats of Instagram, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Husbandry, Nathaniel Shannon and the Vanishing Twin, Black Black Black, Marching Teeth, Black Wall, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.



Ike Ufomadu, Shalewa Sharpe, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5 – $10.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Andy Ostroff, Chris Scopo, LeClerc Andre, Casey Balsham, Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

School Days Comedy, Hosted by Aminah Imani and Von DeCarlo, The Village Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

That Was Fantastic w/ Jo Firestone, Sydnee Washington, Gary Richardson, Karen Chee, Marcia Belsky, Hosted by Amy Zimmer, New Women Space – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.


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