Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Hank-O-Rama

THINGS TO DO New Beginnings Yoga, BigToe Yoga, 580 Broadway, 2nd Floor – SoHo, 6:15pm – 7:30pm Enjoy a sweaty and meditative Vinyasa class at a yoga studio in Soho! Yoga mats will be provided for free. $10. Rock ‘N’ Roll Bingo, PINKS, 242 East 10th St – East Village, 7pm – 10pm Score a Rock ‘N’ Roll Bingo and win vintage LPs and other prizes. Free. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Hank-O-Rama

Around NYC Today (12/31) Happy New Year!

THINGS TO DO New Year’s Eve Celebration, Steeplechase Plaza, Boardwalk and West 19th St – Brooklyn, 9pm – midnight Countdown to the new year with the Parachute Jump and a fireworks show at midnight! The celebration includes live entertainment and B&B Carousell rides from 9pm to midnight. Free. New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza – Brooklyn, 10:30pm – midnight Join Brooklyn’s most … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/31) Happy New Year!

Around NYC Today (12/30) Museum of Interest Things Circus

THINGS TO DO Improvised Movie Parodies, Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd St – Midtown, 6pm Ever dream of making a movie? Now you can by teaming up with The Exuberant Theatre Company for The Movies–Improvised!. No need for a huge cast and crew or shiny special effects; all this classic-in-the-making needs are your hilarious suggestions. The troupe of improv experts will then take your off-the-wall … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/30) Museum of Interest Things Circus

Around NYC Today (12/29) Live Band Pop Punk/Emo Karaoke

THINGS TO DO Winterfest Silent Disco, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn, 5pm – 8pm Join Brooklyn Museum’s inaugural Winterfest. The event will feature three live DJs who will be spinning all the hits, including holiday favorites. Other activities include a magic light maze, holiday shopping market, a snow slider, carousel, and an ice skating rink. $10. Live Band Pop Punk/Emo Karaoke, Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/29) Live Band Pop Punk/Emo Karaoke

Around NYC Today (12/28) Roller Wave, Comedians’ Power Hour

THINGS TO DO The Roller Wave: Roller Disco, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm Studio50 H brings its Roller Wave skate party to House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. Get your workout and your happy hour on at the same time. $10 – $20. Comedians’ Power Hour, Huron Club at SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/28) Roller Wave, Comedians’ Power Hour

Around NYC Today (12/27) Talib Kweli, Ugly Sweater Party

THINGS TO DO Ho-Ho Bingo, (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street – Greenwich Village, 6:30pm – 11pm Join drag trio Linda Simpson, Svetlana Stoli and Sizzle Dizzle as players vie for a treasure trove of prizes, from discount-store delights to a cash jackpot. Also featuring music from DJ Formika. Free. RSVP. A Bachata Party in Brooklyn, Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 9pm – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/27) Talib Kweli, Ugly Sweater Party

Around NYC Today (12/26) Trainspotting Live, Sam Jay

THINGS TO DO Drink and Draw Wednesdays, The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm Draw with a live figure model. Drawing materials and wine provided. $10. Trainspotting Live!, 777 Theatre, 777 Eighth Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets) – Midtown West, 7:30pm This punchy 75-minute production repackages the famous novel turned globally successful film into an immersive stage performance — where the audience is … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/26) Trainspotting Live, Sam Jay

Around NYC Today (12/23) Stories of Jackson Heights

THINGS TO DO Stories of Jackson Heights, Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South – Queens, 4:30pm – 6pm This play will tell the story of an undocumented Bangladeshi immigrant family living in Jackson Heights, Queens. $10 – $50. Grand Holiday Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th St – UWS, 10am – 5:30pm Shop for unique gifts that you can’t find elsewhere! This market features 150+ hand-picked … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/23) Stories of Jackson Heights

Around NYC Today (12/22) Secret City Solstice Celebration

THINGS TO DO Holiday Celebration, Jackie Robinson Recreation Center in Jackie Robinson Park, 85 Bradhurst Ave – Harlem, 11am – 2pm Celebrate the holiday season by meeting and taking pictures with Santa Claus. Receive a candy cane from Mrs. Claus and play various holiday-themed games, participate in arts and crafts activities, and enjoy hot cocoa and popcorn. There will be a live performance of holiday music on … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/22) Secret City Solstice Celebration

Around NYC Today (12/21) Smorgasburg X Vice Closing Night

THINGS TO DO The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk, Below the High Line at Gansevoort St – Meatpacking District, 5:30pm – 7pm Celebrate the winter solstice with an immersive soundwalk along the High Line. Participants become performers as footsteps are turned into sounds, creating a collective, whimsical music piece including twinkling metallic sounds, electric guitar chords, dulcimer notes, and water splashes. The original score was … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/21) Smorgasburg X Vice Closing Night

Around NYC Today (12/20) Tribe Alliance, JD Samson

THINGS TO DO “I Hear a Symphony:” Supremes and Dreamgirls Holiday Tribute Extravaganza, Queens Library (Central) – Auditorium, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard – Queens, 6pm – 7:30pm Get in the holiday spirit with Culture Connection’s Supremes and Dreamgirls inspired musical tribute with Emilie Surtees. Surtees is an independent recording artist who performs tribute shows at some of New York’s premiere venues. Free. RSVP. Fit by HIIT Holiday … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/20) Tribe Alliance, JD Samson

Around NYC Today (12/19) Jen Kirkman, Tove Styrke, A Far Cry

THINGS TO DO Holiday Karoke Happy Hour, Hotel RL by Red Lion, 1080 Broadway – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm Unwind and enjoy a night of singing your favorite tunes. Free. RSVP. Literaryswag Book Club, The Brooklyn Circus, 150 Nevins St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9:30pm Literaryswag Book Club is ending 2018 on a funny note with a discussion about Samantha Irby’s essay collection, We Are Never … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/19) Jen Kirkman, Tove Styrke, A Far Cry

Around NYC Today (12/18) Gloveworx Boxing Pop-Up, PC Worship

THINGS TO DO Gloveworx Boxing Pop-Up, The Oculus at the World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich St – Financial District, 12pm – 7pm Get ready for a workout as Los Angeles boxing studio Gloveworx hosts its first pop-up workout on the East Coast. Classes are from 12pm to 1 pm and 7pm to 8pm. Free. RSVP. EmPowerpoint Holiday Special, Caveat, 21 A Clinton St – LES, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/18) Gloveworx Boxing Pop-Up, PC Worship

Around NYC Today (12/17) The Natvral, Rose Quartz, Dan Soder

THINGS TO DO Get On The Stage Open Mic, Bluestockings, 172 Allen St – LES, 7pm – 9:30pm Get On the Stage is an open mic based around uplifting and centering the voices of Queer/Trans People of Color, Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, Intersex and anyone who falls between the margins of these Western labels. Speakers can bring poems, prose, music, stand-up and spoken … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/17) The Natvral, Rose Quartz, Dan Soder