Around NYC Today (11/8) Roxane Gay, Dirty Thursday: 90s Night, Cecil Morgan


SoHo Memory Project Website Launch Party, Artists & Fleas SoHo, 568 Broadway, 6pm – 8pm

Celebrate the launch of SoHo Memory Project’s newly reimagined and redesigned website! This digital initiative is an immersive, interactive, multi-media archive of resources on the cultural, social, political, and urban history of the area now called SoHo. With documentation spanning from colonial times through to the present, a focus is placed on the decades between 1960-1980, when SoHo was a thriving artists’ community. Have some wine and snacks and take a tour of the SoHo Memory Project mobile museum. Free. RSVP.

Roxane Gay in Conversation with Katia D. Ulysse, Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue – Midtown, 7pm – 8:30pm

Roxanne Gay, a powerful literary voice and one of today’s most-watched cultural critics, joins in a reading and conversation with acclaimed fiction writer Katia D. Ulysse. Gay’s best-selling books include Bad Feminist; Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body; and Difficult Women. Ulysse is the author of Drifting and Mouths Don’t Speak. The writers, who both have Haitian roots, will read from new works before a discussion with Tami Navarro of the Barnard Center for Research on Women. Free. RSVP.

Dirty Thursday: 90s Night, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

The best of the 90’s all in one place, all mixed up and themed to throwback perfection- old school hits, regrettable fashion choices and fads that have come and gone and come back even harder. Boy bands. Girl groups. Fishnets and fierceness. Grunge flannel fabulousness. Doc Martins forever. Featuring DJ Dirtyfinger. Free. RSVP.



Cecil Morgan, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free.

Half Moon Radio w/ AceMo, JADALAREIGN, Dee Diggs, Devoye, Cosmosnite, Equiss, Moma Ready, Elsewhere Loft, 599 Johnson Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Pop Smart Overdrive, The Anderson Council, Bubble, The Editors, Oberon Rose, Leslie Pereira & The Lazy Heroes, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $10.

Ereptile Destruction, bbigpigg, Garden of the Ark, The Flag, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Birds, Hot Garbage, Heavy Birds, Sun Voyager, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Dead Tenants, Dan Friel, Katrina Stonehart, ESSi, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Wharton Tiers Ensemble, Um, United Waters, pelvi$S, peopling, The Glove, 885 Lexington Ave – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.



Grin and Barrett Comedy w/ Joyelle Nicole Johnson (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Carmen Lynch (Colbert, America’s Got Talent 2018), Emmy Blotnick (Conan), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We F*cked Podcast), Liz Barrett (Sirius XM Radio, Carolines, Funny or Die), Ashlee Voorsanger (Dallas Comedy Festival), Anna Vocino and Loren Tarquinio (Jimmy Kimmel, Fitness Confidential), Beauty Bar, 231 East 14th Street – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Black Girl (La Noire de…), Maison Francaise East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University, 515 West 116th Street – Morningside Heights, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until May 30, 2019, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, Every weekday until Nov. 30,  10am – 5:30pm, Free.


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