Around NYC Today (1/18) Black Comic Book Fest, SMORGXVICE


The Schomburg Center’s 7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard – Harlem, 12pm – 8pm

Each year, the Schomburg’s Black Comic Book Festival brings creators, illustrators, writers, and independent publishers together with thousands of collectors, blerds and nerds. The event includes interactive panel discussions, a vendor marketplace featuring exclusive titles by Black creators, a cosplay show, and more. Free. RSVP.

Skate Night: Disco Get Down, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 3 Clarkson St – West Village, 5pm – 8pm

Dance and enjoy a night of disco roller skating at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Skates will be provided but are limited. Free. RSVP is required.

Art Inspired By… Chuck Close, Asser Levy Recreation Center in Asser Levy Playground, 392 Asser Levy Place – StuyTown, 6pm – 8pm

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists using various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free. RSVP is required.

Smorgasburg x VICE Night Market, Villain, 307 Kent Ave – Brooklyn, 6pm – midnight

Join the 2019 opening night of SMORGXVICE. In celebration of the new Showtime TV series Black Monday, for one night only, all food & drink prices will be slashed. Think $6 cocktails, $5 hamburgers. Come dressed in your most dapper 1980s Wall Street attire. Free. RSVP.

January Evening Yoga Series, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley, 700 Rockland Ave at Brielle Ave – Staten Island, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Begin the new year with an evening of yoga. Five Boro Power Yoga will provide a series of four classes for people of all experience levels. Come to all or some. Stretch, breathe and relax your way into 2019. Email to register.



Wild Manes, Shower Thoughts, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Dentist, Warm Body, Mutual Interest, Ratta, Goldsounds, 44 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Parrot Dream, Color Tongue, No Swoon, Looms, What Cheer?, Rubulad, 338 Flushing Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Salt People, Sieve, Close Body Talent, Crawford-Colón-Dunston, The Windjammer, 552 Grandview Ave – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Shredded Nerve, Reverent, Soren Roi, Lutkie, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Skyway Man, Teddy and the Rough Riders, Berlin – NYC, 25 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Great Woods, Low Anxiety, The Ferdy Mayne, Jericho Freer, The Footlight, 465 Seneca Ave – Queens, 9pm, $10.



Silver Linings Comedy w/ Jeff Arcuri (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Erica Spera (TBS Comics to Watch), Tommy McNamara (Seeso, Onion Sports), Yedoye Travis (Epix, Dank Tank), Chloe Radcliffe (TBS comic to watch, Epix), Gideon Hambright (Bravo, Jackknife Comedy, Beast Village Comedy Festival), Steven Haas (Chicago’s One Night Stand-up), Precious Metal, 143 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Sunrise Tai Chi, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee St – Staten Island, Every Monday and Friday until Dec. 31, 8am – 9am, Free.

Tai Chi, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee St – Staten Island, Every Monday and Friday until Dec. 31, 9am – 10am, Free.


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