Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Plunge, Lord of the Rings Marathon

THINGS TO DO

New Year’s Day Plunge, Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue – Brooklyn, 1pm

In spite of freezing temperatures, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club will host its annual New Year’s Day Plunge. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the 114th staging of this event. Swim time is at 1pm but organizers suggest to come early. Event is free for swimmers and onlookers but RSVP is necessary. $25 suggested donation. 

Anthropolizing the Bachelor, Caveat – LES, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Do you love The Bachelor, but have always wanted live commentary by an anthropologist? Of course you have. Hear Ellen Marakowitz, senior lecturer in anthropology at Columbia University and comedian Nadia Pinder dissect the good, the bad, the problematic, and the just plain “people, am I right??” $10. 

Sue’s Holiday SpecTECHular, The Bridge at Cornell Tech – Roosevelt Island, 10am – 4pm

Zuckerberg Media is launching the 2018 National Tour of Sue’s Tech Kitchen in New York City. Sue’s Holiday SpecTECHular will feature a variety of attractions, including a high-tech food court, a tech toy play zone and gift area, a STEM performance stage, and a cutting-edge VR-cade. $10. 
MUSIC

Just Can’t Get Enough: A Post-Midnight New Year’s Eve Dance Party w/ DJ Ceremony, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 1am, $5. 

 

COMEDY

Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP. 

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP. 

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Ryan Beck (The Daily Show), Julia Shiplett (Moth Storyslam Champion), Justin Herman (MTV, BET), Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

FILM

Lord of the Rings Marathon, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 12pm – 1am, Free.

 

ONGOING

Cardio/ Zumba Dance Class, Harlem Armory, 7:30pm, Free.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (NYE) Times Sq. Ball Drop, BackFat Year in Review, Fireworks

Happy New Year!

THINGS TO DO

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Times Square, Dec. 31 (Sun), midnight

Times Square is synonymous with New Year’s Eve. To get a good spot when fireworks explode and confetti go airborne, show up at around 3pm. You’ll need to navigate a maze of street closures and endure an outdoor version of a packed subway ride for hours. Check out the schedule of the pre-ball drop show here.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration, Grand Army Plaza – Brooklyn, Dec. 31 (Sun), 10pm – 11:59pm

See Brooklyn’s answer to the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.  Featuring a performance by Quintessential Playlist starting at 10:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at the stroke of midnight. Free. RSVP required.

New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks, Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk, Dec. 31 (Sun), 6pm – 11:59pm

Greet the new year with live music and Coney Island’s side show performances. Go on rides such as the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster, The B&B Carousell and Deno’s Wonder Wheel for free (weather permitting). There will also be fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. Free

MUSIC

Fruit & Flowers, Rose Gold (Formerly Cape House) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10. 

Forever Young – NYE New Wave Dance Party w/ DJs Templar, Ash, Michael T, V-Christ, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10. 

Cypher League Presents: A Holiday Gathering (NYE) w/ Deem Spencer, Madwiz, Connor Donovan, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8. 

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 7pm, $10. 

The Awesome Aughts New Year’s Eve Party w/ DJ Steve Reynolds, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5. 

 

COMEDY

BackFat Year in Review w/ Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing, The Moth Radio Hour, McSweeneys), Kenice Mobley (2 Dope Queens, Laughs on FOX), Chris Calogero (Vice), Maria Wojciechowski (Seeso), Larry Mancini (of the band The Tracys), Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Elise Valderrama (Fusion TV correspondent), Drew Anderson (Stevie), Kale Bogdanovs (Devour Hour Comedy), Frank Nelson (Finger Lakes Comedy Festival), Emily Winter (Fusion TV, Glamour, TV Land), 61 Local – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Napoleon Emill (Flatbush Misdemeanors), Hosted by Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

ONGOING

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/30) The Roller Wave, The Green Lady, Yardsale Comedy

THINGS TO DO

The Roller Wave: Roller Disco Party, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm

Glide, ride, fly, get high! Bedstuy skating rink Studio 50H transports its popular Roller Wave skate party to House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. $10 general admission presale.

 

MUSIC

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern, Dj Ilan, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10. 

TOCCA, Diamond Terrifier, Life Begins at Midnight, WRS, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8. 

8 Ball’s Super Special Sound Listening Extravaganza, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5. 

DJ Party, DJ Agent Trevor, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free. 

ADIR L.C., Strawberry Runners, Darryl Rahn, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Music for the Masses: Dark ‘80s New Wave Party w/ Jet, Alex English, Andi Synthicide, Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free, RSVP. 

The Koran Agan Trio, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10. 

Ivan Baryshnikov and Hiske Oosterwijk, Bonafide Club – Midtown East, 8pm, $10. 

The Green Lady Preview Party w/ Sleepy & Boo, Cheric, Deep Woods, Eric Shans, 50 Bowery Hotel – LES, 11PM, Free, RSVP. 

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Jon Laster (Comedy Cellar), Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jefferies Show), Abbi Crutchfield (Host of You Can Do Better on TruTV), Dina Hashem (Conan), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free. 

Yardsale Comedy Night w/ Annie Donley, Bardia Salimi, Mary Houlihan, Matt Barats, Steph Cook, Devin Bockrath, Wes Haney, Mitra Jouhari, Joey Dundale, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $6 – $8.

Eman El-Husseini, Local 138 – LES, 6pm, Free, RSVP. 

Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (Old MAN Hustle Comedy), Tom Cassidy (Adult Swim), Eric Gonzalez (Time Of Your Life), Hosted by Melissa Diaz (Carolines), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

Last Stop Laughs All Stars w/ Olivia Grace (Roast Battle on Comedy Central), Wendi Starling (Glamourpuss), Usama Siddiquee (Winner of The Laughing Devil Festival), FreddyG (NPR), Hosted by Jessica Brodkin (Trutv), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10. 

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Saturday, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, 11am, Free.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/29) Shakin’ All Over Party, PJs n’ DJs Party, The Office

THINGS TO DO

New York Night Train Shakin’ All Over Party, Home Sweet Home – LES, 10:30pm – 4am

DJ Jonathan Toubin hosts the last Shakin’ All Over party of 2017. Get ready to dance to 1950s/1960s rock n’ soul” vinyl records turning ’til the wee wee hours. $5. Free entry before 11pm.

The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from being The World’s Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Prizes will be awarded in lieu of Dundees, and you don’t want to be left empty handed… that’s what she said! 

 

MUSIC

Manifiesta feat. Amayo’s Fu-Arkist-Ra and DJ Tres Dos, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Gina Bon Jersey, DJ Jordan Stern, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

“PJs ‘n DJs” Party w/ DJs Brian Blackout and Doctor Mister, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5.

Cylo, Giovani B2B Todd Fatjo, Omar Raven (live), Johan, McCarren Hotel and Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

Yael and Gabriel, Club Bonafide – Midtown East, 10:30pm, $8.

Antagonista, Slalomville, Shadow Monster, Dan Abraham, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

A Sad-Rock Battle Royale feat. BEARS, Giants, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7PM, $10.

The Waldos, The Sweet Things, Mad Juana, New York Junk, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $10 – $15. 

Easy Socks, Earth Dad, Cal Fish + Mello Anello, Trans- Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $7. 

 

COMEDY

Nothing Important w/ Aparna Nancherla (Inside Amy Schumer), Alingon Mitra (Conan, The Comedy Cellar), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show, The Late Show with David Letterman), Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We Fucked:The Anti Slut Shaming Podcast), Myq Kaplan (Netflix Special “Small, Dork, Handsome”), Nick Vatterott (Comedy Central), Shane Torres (Comedy Bang Bang!), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Inside Baseball: Comedy About Comedy w/ Ethan Simmons-Patterson, Kenice Mobley, Olivia Grace, Rishi Mathur, Anya Volz, Davidson Boswell, Brandon Garner, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, Every Friday, 10pm, Free.

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Union Square Holiday Market, Southern side of Union Square Park, Until December 24 (Weekdays – 11am to 8pm; Sat. – 10am to 8pm; Sun. 11am to 7pm), Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/28) Mal Blum, Good Riddance Day, Truth Serum

THINGS TO DO

All Is Forgiven: A Non-Religious Comedy Show about Religion, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Want to confess? If not, how about hearing others do it on stage? Join some of New York’s best performers and storytellers for a comedy show about how belief runs deep in everyone’s lives. Folks divulge personal anecdotes about the impact of religion on their lives. This show is not aimed at converting, convincing, or destroying, just relating. Whether it’s positive, negative, or somewhere in between (purgatory?) this is a show for anyone who wants some catharsis in a world where everything you do seems wrong. $10.

Truth Serum, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Truth Serum, a late night talk show turned podcast, is back for an interactive wild spectacular. There will be guests, prizes, drinking games, and more. With Stand Up by Nicco Aeed and Mamoudou N’Diaye. Sketch Performance by Face for Radio. Hosted by Zoe Yellen. $7.

Good Riddance Day, Broadway between 45th and 46th Street, Dec. 28 (Thurs), 12pm – 1pm

Say goodbye to your unwanted memories of 2017 at the annual Good Riddance Day, which was taken from a Latin American tradition in which New Year’s revelers stuffed dolls with objects representing bad memories before setting them on fire. Destroy any unpleasant, embarrassing, and downright unwanted memories from the past year – be it a remnant of your ex, a paid medical bill or old study guides for your most onerous class. Registering for this event will automatically enter you in for a chance to win a Google Home speaker. Also, the first 50 people in attendance will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Hamish Kilgour, Shop Talk, War Bubble, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Mal Blum & The Blums, Kino Kimino, Hiccup, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free.

Goodfight, Breeder, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

HoneyChrome, Voltron_BLK, OG La Forge, Felix And The Future, The Loud Soft Loud, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Littlefoot, Soft Fangs, Ryan Wu, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Imraan Khan, Club Bonafide – Midtown East, 7pm, $10.

2017 Rap Up w/ Mike Nasty, Will Gates, Boston Chery, MMIJ The DJ, Dollar Bin, 94 Wythe Avenue – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

A Gay Show For All People Holiday Spectacular w/ Cole Escola, Naomi Ekperigin, Liza Treyger, Matt Rogers, Bowen Yang, Blake Daniel, Patti Harrison, Hosted by Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Jeff Scheen (Laughs on FOX), Colin Lewis (Team COCO’s Comics to Watch), Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle), & Magi Calcagne (ThunderFest!), Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

School Days Comedy, Hosted by Aminah Imani and Von Decarlo, The Village Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

King Hippo Comedy Show and Afterparty, Hosted by Ayanna Dookie (MTV) and Mike Brown (MTV), The Mockingbird – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

All Green Comedy w/ May Wilkerson, Crystian Ramirez, Chrisian Polanco, Dara Jemmott, Juannell Riley, Chris Hamilton, 505 East 12th Street – East Village, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.

 

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