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Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Plunge, Lord of the Rings Marathon


New Year’s Day Plunge, Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue – Brooklyn, 1pm

In spite of freezing temperatures, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club will host its annual New Year’s Day Plunge. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the 114th staging of this event. Swim time is at 1pm but organizers suggest to come early. Event is free for swimmers and onlookers but RSVP is necessary. $25 suggested donation. 

Anthropolizing the Bachelor, Caveat – LES, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Do you love The Bachelor, but have always wanted live commentary by an anthropologist? Of course you have. Hear Ellen Marakowitz, senior lecturer in anthropology at Columbia University and comedian Nadia Pinder dissect the good, the bad, the problematic, and the just plain “people, am I right??” $10. 

Sue’s Holiday SpecTECHular, The Bridge at Cornell Tech – Roosevelt Island, 10am – 4pm

Zuckerberg Media is launching the 2018 National Tour of Sue’s Tech Kitchen in New York City. Sue’s Holiday SpecTECHular will feature a variety of attractions, including a high-tech food court, a tech toy play zone and gift area, a STEM performance stage, and a cutting-edge VR-cade. $10. 

Just Can’t Get Enough: A Post-Midnight New Year’s Eve Dance Party w/ DJ Ceremony, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 1am, $5. 



Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP. 

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP. 

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Ryan Beck (The Daily Show), Julia Shiplett (Moth Storyslam Champion), Justin Herman (MTV, BET), Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 



Lord of the Rings Marathon, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 12pm – 1am, Free.



Cardio/ Zumba Dance Class, Harlem Armory, 7:30pm, Free.

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

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.


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