Around NYC Today (11/25) The Beaches, Grand Holiday Bazaar

THINGS TO DO Yellowtech, Invisible New York, 435 Broadway – SoHo, 1pm – 5pm Travel through five separate art installations taking you on a journey from complexity and confusion to tranquility and clarity. And when you’re done, spend the afternoon rocking to a unique yellowtech DJ set. Free. RSVP. Grand Holiday Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th St – UWS, 10am – 5:30pm The Grand … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/25) The Beaches, Grand Holiday Bazaar

Around NYC Today (11/24) Sufjan Stevens Holiday, Roller Wave

THINGS TO DO Sufjan Stevens Holiday, Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th St – Brooklyn, 11am (while supplies last) For over a decade, and almost every Christmas, Sufjan Stevens recorded a Christmas album that he gifted to friends and family. Stevens’ label, Asthmatic Kitty Records, finally release Songs for Christmas: Volumes I-V as a 5xLP vinyl boxset. On Small Business Saturday, Asthmatic Kitty Records will be taking over Secretly … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/24) Sufjan Stevens Holiday, Roller Wave

Around NYC Today (11/23) #BlackoutBlackFriday, Drake v Kanye

THINGS TO DO Drake vs Kanye West Party, Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am A night for fans to enjoy music from Drake and Kanye West in a battle royale setting. Dance, shout, and sing word for word. Free. RSVP. Silent Disco Beer Garden Dance Party, Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave – Queens, 10pm – 3am This party brings together … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/23) #BlackoutBlackFriday, Drake v Kanye

Around NYC Today (11/22) Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Happy Thanksgiving! Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Various locations, 9am – noon The parade stretches 2.5 miles from West 77th Street and Central Park West to Macy’s Herald Square. This year’s performers include John Legend, Diana Ross, Martina McBride and Pentatonix. Click here for the parade map and recommendations on the best viewing spots. Free. Harlem Turkey Trot, Harlem Meer Lake (Central Park), 110th St and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/22) Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Around NYC Today (11/21) Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

THINGS TO DO Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation, Outside of the American Museum of Natural History, 3pm – 10pm Witness giant-sized helium filled balloons come to life. The procession starts at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue, circling the museum between 77th and 81st Streets and Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Free. Macy’s x Shanghai Pop Up Experience, Macy’s, 151 West 34th St – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/21) Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

Around NYC Today (11/20) Animation Nights NY, Ambush Comedy

THINGS TO DO Macy’s x Shanghai Pop Up Experience, Macy’s, 151 West 34th St – Midtown, 1pm – 4pm Experience the lifestyle of Shanghai through a 3-day immersive pop-up. Enjoy free samples of Shanghai’s staple food items, a virtual reality escape to Shanghai, and a social sharing photo-booth. Free. RSVP. Animation Nights New York (ANNY), The Gutter, 200 North 14th St, The Gutter Spare Room … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/20) Animation Nights NY, Ambush Comedy

Around NYC Today (11/19) Judah Friedlander, BK Poetry Slam

THINGS TO DO Brooklyn Poetry Slam, BRIC, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm The Brooklyn Poetry Slam brings together Brooklyn’s best slam poets for a monthly gathering of words and wisdom, hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L. Browne with music by poet and educator DJ Jive Poetic. Free. RSVP. Robbins’ the Dancer, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/19) Judah Friedlander, BK Poetry Slam

Around NYC Today (11/18) Joe Zimmerman, Memory Project

THINGS TO DO Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Performance, Wave Hill House in Wave Hill, West 249th St and Independence Ave – Bronx, 1pm – 2pm The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers present a special performance in Armor Hall as part of Harvest Weekend’s Family Art Project. This immersive and educational performance will feature traditional music, dancers, and stories from cultures across the American northeast, southwest, and Great Plains. $2 – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/18) Joe Zimmerman, Memory Project

Around NYC Today (11/17) Daft Disko, Four Color Zack

THINGS TO DO Ray Darten Pop Up Shop and Fashion Show, The Watson Hotel (The Grand Ballroom), 440 West 57th St – Midtown, 11am – 9pm Ray Darten by Yetunde Olukoya is heading to New York for the first time. Join this pop up shop and fashion show, and the opportunity to enjoy a large collection of our unique African made outfits. Free. RSVP. Morris … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/17) Daft Disko, Four Color Zack

Around NYC Today (11/16) Fists + Fiction, Smorgasburg X Vice

THINGS TO DO Art Inspired By… Faith Ringgold, Asser Levy Recreation Center in Asser Levy Playground, 392 Asser Levy Place – Kips Bay, 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 required, call (212) 447-2023. Free. Vincent Cross – The … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/16) Fists + Fiction, Smorgasburg X Vice

Around NYC Today (11/15) Musical Ecologies, Fern Mayo

THINGS TO DO 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. Dirty Thursday: Neon Trash, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am Get your glow on and brighten up … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/15) Musical Ecologies, Fern Mayo

Around NYC Today (11/14) Last Name Basis, House of Vogue

THINGS TO DO Last Name Basis, Live!, BRIC, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm Catch a live taping of Last Name Basis. Hosted by husband and wife team Franchesca Ramsey and Patrick Kondas, Last Name Basis is a bi-weekly podcast that covers everything from what’s going on in the world to what’s happening in their lives as a married couple. Ramsey is an actress, activist, comedian and video blogger … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/14) Last Name Basis, House of Vogue

Around NYC Today (11/13) Taste of Asia, Phoebe Robinson, The Stoop Series

THINGS TO DO The Stoop Series, BRIC, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm This screening and conversation will explore the many places short films call home, and how filmmakers (including writers, directors, and producers) find their voice. From ideation to distribution and the festival circuit, panelists will share their wisdom and experiences of navigating this complex territory. Featuring Kuye Youngblood, Naima Ramos-Chapman, John … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/13) Taste of Asia, Phoebe Robinson, The Stoop Series

Around NYC Today (11/12) Butterboy One Year Anniversary, La Permanence

THINGS TO DO Once Upon a Time, This Land Was Made For You and Me, The American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street, 4th Floor, Sargent Theater Stage – Theater District, 7pm – 8:50pm An evening of storytelling, poetry and music featuring Ina Chadwick, Duncan Christy, Vanessa David, James Jennings, Thomas Lawlor, Will Strong, Chris Tracy, Maryann Villanueva, and Katherine Wessling. $5 – $30. Fool … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/12) Butterboy One Year Anniversary, La Permanence

Around NYC Today (11/11) Bushwick Hard Cider Fest, Daddy Issues, Pumpkin Smash

THINGS TO DO Pumpkin Smash 2018, Jackson Street at Cherry Street in Corlears Hook Park – LES, 10am – 1pm Bring your pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and gourds to Pumpkin Smash where they’ll be smashed and turned into compost for city parks and green spaces. Free. Bushwick Hard Cider Festival and Market, Brooklyn Cider House, 1100 Flushing Ave – Brooklyn, 11am – 4pm Enjoy free hard cider tastings from 20+ cideries, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/11) Bushwick Hard Cider Fest, Daddy Issues, Pumpkin Smash