Around NYC Today (3/13) The Irish in New York, Stand Ups Improvise TED Talks


Journey of Hope: The Irish in New York, Church of St. Brigid – East Village, 6:30pm – 8pm

This talk will take a multimedia look at the history and culture of the Irish of New York from their immigrant beginnings to the present day. Their journey is reflected in the shared experiences of immigrants from around the world coming to America. The lecture will be given by Tara Rider, the director of Stony Brook University’s international academic programs to both Ireland and England. Free.

Stand Ups Improvise TED Talks, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10pm

Join local Astoria comic, Ryan Stanisz as he challenges NYC’s best stand-ups to improvise their way through a presentation they’ve never seen before, on a topic that they’ve never even heard of before that night! Featuring Daniel Ahrens, Ayanna Dookie, Jeff McBride, May Wilkerson, Carolyn Castiglia. $7.

Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show, Niagara – East Village, March 13 (Tues), 7:30pm – 9pm

Have an urge to get something off your chest but don’t feel comfortable paying $100 an hour for therapy? Anonymously divulge your secrets and watch this funny and creative group of improvisers play with your deepest darkest truths onstage. The show is a mix of short-form and long-form improv inspired by your secrets. $6.



Blush, Abolutely Yours, New Ones, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Whatever We Are, Baby Raptors, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

And Lucky, Berkeley Arms, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Straight Panic, New Castrati, Compactor, Scant, Madame Deficit, Bloater, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Motion Studies, The Roofers Union, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Super Fun! w/ Mark Lawrence, Alia Janine, Camden Pollio & Ben Bergman, No Fun Bar – LES, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

As If Comedy w/ Liz Magee (All Female Reboot), Brian Park (College Humor), Julia Shiplett, Caroline Doyle, Amy Cardinale, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Mark Normand (Comedy Central One-Hour Standup Special & 1/2 Hour Standup Special, Conan (only 5 times, no big deal), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Kat Radley (Writer for The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah), Brian Parise (Writer for Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver), Matt Pavich (Cast Member on MTV’s “Joking Off,” Handsome Dancer), Brendan Sagalow (MTV’s Joking Off, Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe), Hosted by Jeff McBride & Teresa Sheffield, VSPOT Organic – East Village, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.


Morning Fitness
, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until March 31, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.


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