AROUND NYC TODAY (2/24) Winter Swing, Side Ponytail, Rich Medina, Stop ‘N’ Swap


Midtown East Stop ‘N’ Swap, Saint Peter’s Church, 11am – 2pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourages reuse and reduces waste sent 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. You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

The Birthplace of Hip Hop, Cedar Playground – Bronx, 1pm – 2:30pm

On August 11th, 1973, hip hop was born in The Bronx at a recreational room party. The party was so popular and crowded it had to move the party over to what is now known as Cedar Playground. Join this tour to learn about the history of the popular music genre that began as an underground urban movement. Free.

Dance Away the Night with Winter Swing, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 3pm – 7:30pm

Celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre The Lindy Hop and The Big Apple Circle Dance by swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem jazz greats. You’ll learn a few swing dance steps and then get the chance to practice these moves. Free.



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

Network Glass, Forest Management, Julia Santoli, Coput, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Lord Fascinator, DJ’s: Kodi Najm, Kristen Barilli, Daniel Collas, Nublu – East Village, 10pm, $10.

Jelani Sei, Standby, Dodgeball, Mallrat (solo), Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Future Teens, Great Wight, Hard Pass, Been Stellar + Nando Dale, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Gun Tit, Kate Ferencz, Miserable People, Bernard Herman, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10 suggested.

Shugga Deliverance: The Gospel of Ian Isiah w/ Zsela, Starchild & The New Romantic, The Park Church Co-op – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Side Ponytail w/ Aparna Nancherla (Corporate, Comedy Central), Dave Hill (The Goddamn Dave Hill Show), Sam Evans (Just For Laughs), Ayanna Dookie (Writer for 50 Central, Laughs on FOX ), Hosted by Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Auntie’s House w/ Janelle James (Black and Mild debut album), Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert podcast), Alex English (The Rundown w/ Robin Thede), Jeff Scheen (Laughing Skull Comedy Fest), No.4 Studio – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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