Around NYC Today (1/27) Winter Jam, FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, Side Ponytail Comedy


Winter Jam NYC, Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 11am – 3pm

Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! A snow field was created in the hear of Manhattan just for this event. Activities include Sledding, Arctic Golf, Live Ice Sculpting, Snowshoeing by REI and the Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut. Free.

FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, St. Margaret’s House – Lower Manhattan, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Bookmaking Workshop, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 4pm – 5:30pm

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park. This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art. Free.

Cooking with Cinnamon,  Wave Hill – Bronx, 2pm – 3pm

Cinnamon is the dried bark taken from a number of closely-related tree species. Originating in East Asia, this warming spice has been used throughout the world for centuries. Watch—and taste—as a chef from Great Performances demonstrates some cinnamon-laced delicacies. Free with admission to the grounds. $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.



Teen Body, Straw Pipes, Hypoluxo, Big French, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Crushed, Katie Rex, vveiss, Xiorro, Salem Hilal, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Dr. Martens Presents: Cape Francis, Gingerlys, Birch, KEW, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Rich Medina, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Paul Collins (The Beat and the Nerves), Jam Messengers, Diviera Drive – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Ellen and The Degenerates, Doggo, Original Sharks, High Falls, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Mad Doctors, The Royal They, PowerSnap, Scout Harris, Pet Rescue – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Pool Cosby, Eric Benoit, Lenore Lenoire, Pia Zapata, Alex Appel, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

GNAW (ex-Khanate, Insect Ark/Translation Loss Records), Belus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Been Stellar, Pom Pom Squad, Malibu, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.



Side Ponytail w/ Michelle Buteau (Broad City, Last Comic Standing, Big Morning Buzz, Enlisted on FOX) , Shalewa Sharpe (Brooklyn Comedy Fest), Rachel Sennot (High Maintenance), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Tom McCaffrey (Comedy Central, Last Exit to Brooklyn Podcast), Aaron Kominos-Smith (Comedy Central, MTV), Maddy Smith (Hoboken Comedy Festival), Brian McGuinness (Inside Amy Schumer, The Jim Gaffigan Show), Scott Sharp (Gotham Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Vernon Payne (Spaz Comics), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown Manhattan, 9pm, Free.



Victoria and Abdul (2017), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.



Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm, Free.


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