Around NYC Today (1/6) Dolly Parton Party, La Befana, Nerd is the New Black

MulchFest, Various locations, 10am – 2pm

Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest. Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Find chipping locations here. Also happening on the January 7th. Free.

La Befana, Building P in Sug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 2pm – 4pm

La Befana is one of Italy’s oldest holiday traditions. La Befana is known to bring gifts to children at the close of the holiday season. According to legend, she was visited by the three wise men in search of the Christ child. She declined their invitation to join them but later regretted her decision and set off on her own, giving gifts to all children in case one was the Christ child. Enjoy an afternoon of special activities at Snug Harbor, including making your own La Befana and learning a traditional Italian dance. $10 for adults, $5 for kids.



Lion’s Cage, Seminals, PPL, Death Dealer, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Tacoma Narrows, A Valley Son, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Happy Birthday Dolly Parton Party w/ Doll Parts, Fantasy Grandma, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Lady Quesa’Dilla, Calcuttabitch, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

DJ Party, DJ Colleen Crumbcake (East Village Radio), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Trinary System (Misson of Burma’s Roger Miller), Munic Hoof, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.



Trigger Play Comedy w/ Pranav Behari, Ian Hunt, Kat Radley, Crystian F Ramirez, Usama Siddiquee, Neruda Williams, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Nerd is the New Black w/ Francis Ellis (Barstool Comedy), Pedro Gonzalez (Boston Comedy Festival 2017 Finalist),  Sonya Vai (World Series of Comedy Festival), Fredrick Goldstein (NPR), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege Comedy), Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out NY), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.



High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

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

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, Fist weekend of each month, 1pm, Free.


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