Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki


Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Bryant Park – Midtown, 6pm – 6:45pm

Bryant Park’s anual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular returns. Free.

Personae: Portraits of Personal Fiction, El Barrio’s Artspace – UES, 6pm – 9pm

PERSONAE, by Carlos David, is a collection of portraits of people representing characters from their imagination. More than 80 subjects participated, resulting in over 130 photographs of characters such as superheroes, famous artists, alter egos, unicorns and rock stars. Free.

Roller Disco Party, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm

Glide, ride, fly, get high! Studio50 H brings his Roller Wave skate party to the House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. Get your workout and your happy hour on at the same time. $10 – $20.

David Hockney Opening Reception, The Met Store – UES, 6pm – 8pm

In celebration of David Hockney, the major retrospective exhibition at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Store Mezzanine Gallery will present a special viewing and sale of limited-edition prints and vintage posters by the artist. On December 1, enjoy cocktails and be among the first to buy rare artwork at The Met Store. Free. RSVP.

Holiday Tree Lighting, Abingdon Square – Greenwich Village, 6pm – 7pm

Enjoy hot cocoa from Le Pain Quotidien, complimentary holiday cookies, caroling, photos with Santa (bring your own camera), and a tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. with Santa Claus. Free.



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

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

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

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

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



Kiki, Housing Works Bookstore – SoHo, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

You’re Not Alone, Queens Community House, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Love and Fury/ Syysprinssi, Scandinavia House – Murray Hill, 6:30pm, $7 – $12.



DJ Henri, Mercury Lounge – LES, 12:45am, Free.

JSWISS, Killiam Shakespeare, Animus Rexx, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

The EFFECTS, The Black Black, Kerbivore, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Gina Bon Jersey, DJ Jordan Stern, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

Latasha Alcindor, Duendita, Diani Eshe, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Bastard Jazz x Wonderwheel x Darker Than Wax HOLIDAY PARTY! Featuring Nickodemus, Flowering Inferno, Nick Wisdom, Aaron DRM, David Marston, Marcoweibel, Mawkus, Erik The Red, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

Phil Pickens, Bucky Hayes and the Commonwealth, The Lobbyists, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Stud1nt, Physical Therapy, Lutto Lento, JX Cannon, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $12.

We Are Girls benefit show s/ Ashni Dave, Bandits on the Run, Pecas. Hey Anna, Rianjali, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.



Katie Hannigan (Carolines on Broadway, New York Comedy Club), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Crashing), Joyelle Johnson, Evan M. Williams (Roast Battle, Just for Laughs), Anthony Kapfer, Hosted by Petey DeAbreu (Hope of the Hood, MTV), Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5.16 – $15.

AfroLaffs Comedy and Dance Party w/ Jason Scoop (MTV’S Wildin’ Out), Rae Sanni (Comedy Central’s The President Show), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party), Chris James (VH1’s Single Ladies), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Buka – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.


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