Around NYC Today (11/28) Funk You, The Dance Historian Is In


David Vaughan’s The Dance Historian is In: Jerome Robbins, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave – UWS, 1pm – 3pm

David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets. From 2012- 2017, Mr. Vaughan held monthly screenings of his favorite dance films and videos from the New York Public Library’s collection. David passed away in October 2017, and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division will continue screenings in his honor with guest hosts. Julia Foulkes, scholar and curator of the Library’s exhibit Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York, will screen videos of the work of Jerome Robbins. Free. RSVP.

Remembering the 70s and 80s: A Bygone Brooklyn, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St – Brooklyn, 6:30pm – 8pm

The images captured in photographer Larry Racioppo’s new book, Brooklyn Before: Photographs, 1971-1983, tell the story of a gritty borough all but lost today. Racioppo is joined by two who remember: novelist and New York Daily News columnist Denis Hamill and journalist Tom Robbins of the Village Voice and New York Daily News. Julia Van Haaften, founding curator of the New York Public Library’s photography collection, joins this conversation about a lost Brooklyn and the art of street photography. $10.

Funk You, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

House of Yes has got the grooves for your moves, the rhythm for your system and the beats to give you heat for a hot Wednesday night. Featuring fresh tunes by DJ Bruce. Free. RSVP.

Art Inspired By… Kehinde Wiley, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 West 60th St – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free. RSVP is required. Call (212) 397-3159 to reserve your spot.

Union Square Holiday Market, South Plaza in Union Square Park, 11am – 8pm

Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists, millions of people browse the winding aisles each year for a unique holiday experience. Free.



Golden Driller, Invalids, Monobody, Fond Han, Ishmael, Yoink, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $8.

Hennessey, Scuotto, the Mary Vision, Irrevery, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Essi, Ava Mendoza, Kee Avil, Black Givre, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sun Abduction, ZZZwalk, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St – LES, 9:30pm, $10.



Too Much! Comedy w/ Usama Siddiquee, Fumi Abe, Jody Oliver, Todd Montesi, Billy Procida, Patrick Holbert, Courtney Reynolds, Domo Jones, Ethan Feldman, Geoffrey Asmus, Hosted by Anddy Egan-Thorpe, Muchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.



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

Central Park Tour: The Ramble, Alexander von Humboldt statue in Central Park, Central Park West and 77th St – UWS, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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