Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest


William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, Anyone Comics – Brooklyn, 4pm – 6:30pm

Celebrate the release of Episode VIII with a matinee charity reading of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.” Experience that Galaxy Far, Far Away like never before in the stylings of the Bard. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Admission is free with a toy donation or $10 suggested donation.

Brooklyn International Photography Festival, Jalopy – Brooklyn, 3pm – 7pm

Come and celebrate the contributions of photographers from around the world at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. View the final selections from over 8,000 submitted photos from talented photographers from 65 countries. Free. RSVP.

Winter Wonderland, Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 11am – 5pm

Join an afternoon of family relay races, crafts for children and adults, a photo op with Santa Claus, snacks, and a movie. Free.

Tinker Fest and Holiday Tree Lighting, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 1pm – 5:30pm

Celebrate the holidays with fun tinkering, tree lighting, hot cocoa, and music at Lewis H. Latimer House Museum. Free.

Social Justice Holiday Market, Mayday Space – Brooklyn, 12pm – 5pm

Join an indoor gathering of 50 small vendors selling all things social justice-y… so you don’t have to buy corporate crap for your loved-ones, and can instead uplift local artists, makers, and community-led efforts. Beats by DJ Sabine Blaizin. Free.



The Rules of the Game (1939), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 5:15pm, $9. Free for members.

Appuntamento ai Marinai – a documentary about Eritrean-Italians born/raised in Milan during the 1970’s and 1980’s, Teachers College, Columbia University – UWS, 5pm, $5.



Sister Munch (EP release), World War IX, Necrotic Society, Stoop Kids, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

RAFiA, Prince Harvey, Yuni Verse, Abdu Ali, Jwords, Pastiche Lumumba, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Nani FM, Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 2pm, $5 (includes admission to Newhouse Center for Contemporary art galleries)

Holiday Swing with David Gibson, St. John’s Recreation Center – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.



Aparna Nancherla, Rob Paravonian, Luke Mones, Maria Wojciechowski, Hosted by Bob Hansen, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

Odd Rock Comedy Hour w/ Killy Dwyer, Lauren Hope Krass, Sam & Bill, Hosted by Rob Paravonian, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.




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

Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – 11am, Free.

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

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale, 54 White Street – Tribeca, Every day until Dec. 17, 11am – 6pm, Free.

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (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.

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

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


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