Around NYC Today (12/23) Festivus Party, Side Ponytail Comedy, Holiday Concert

THINGS TO DO

Festivus for the Rest of Us Party, Playwright Irish Pub – Midtown, 7pm – 11pm

Air grievances and perform a feat of strength at New York Social Network’s Festivus party. Be sure to keep the tinsel away from the Festivus pole. $10.

St. Veronica’s Holiday Concert, St. Veronica’s Church – West Village,  7:30pm – 10:30pm

Enjoy a night of classical music performed by New York Baroque Incorporated, a group hailed by the New York Times as “studded with stars in the making.” The program features Arcangelo Corelli’s “Fatto per la notte di Natale,” Antonio Vivaldi’s “Il Riposo per il Santo Natale” and “Concerto in D Minor” and Georg Phillip Telemann’s “Overture in F Major.” Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Dark Wing, Morirsoñando, Shanti Lalita, Bashful Slasher, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

More Life: Drake Night w/ DJ Yamez, QUIANA PARKS, Odalys, Hosted by LowKey, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, $10.

Young Adult Friction: An Indie/Alt Dance Party w/ DJ Doug Dealer, DJ Deseos, Brooklyn Bazaar, 10pm, Free.

Johnny Raincloud, Too Good for Tuesday, Professor K, Bowery Electric – LES, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

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

Tygapaw (w/ Special Guest Abdu Ali), Habibiboi, Gooddroid, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 11pm, $5 – $12.

Ovlov, NO ICE, Grace Kelly All Day, Beeyotch, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

DJ Party, Taela Naomi, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

DJ Gritz, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Christian Finnegan (Chapelle’s Show, Conan, VH1), Chris Calogero (VICE), Ayanna Dookie (writer on BET’s 50 Central), Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing, Totally Biased, The Colbert Report), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Steve Whalen, Ariel Elias, James Pontillo, Jim Search, V Lince, Dan Wickes, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Hashtag Comedy w/ Lev Fer (Complicated with Lev Fer), Nicole Yates (Black Friday Comedy Marathon), Pamela Rae (New York Comedy Festival / SiriusXM Radio), JC Best ( Laughing Devil Comedy Festival), Courtney Reynolds (Burning Bridges Festival), Hosted by Tracey Carnazzo (Neurotica), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

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

Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – 11am, 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.

‘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.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

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.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Columbus Circle – 59th Street and Central Park West, Until Dec. 24, (Mon. to Sat. – 10m to 9pm; Sun. – 10am to 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 (12/22) Ugly Sweater Party, La La Land, Oculus Holiday Market

THINGS TO DO

Ugly Sweater Holiday Party, Koneko – LES, 5pm – 9pm

Cat café Koneko hosts an ugly sweater holiday party. Ugliest sweater wins a prize. Mulled wine, peppermint hot chocolate, homemade cookies and cute cats in abundant supply. Free.

Holidays at the Highbridge, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8pm

Celebrate the holidays by making ornaments, building gingerbread houses and drinking hot cocoa. All while supplies last. Free.

 

MUSIC

Grass Is Green, Ovlov, Littlefoot, Anna Altman, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Community Service with Shawn Dub, Butter, Carlos Sanchez, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

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

Joseph King & The Mad Crush, RANN, Petal Crush, Moist Ahoy, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Spectre Folk, Twigs of Sister Tomorrow, Kyle Forester, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

DJ MopTop, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Homespun Comedy, Hosted by Jessica Watkins, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $7.

Cross the Bridge Comedy, Artichoke’s Basille Pizza – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free, RSVP.

Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Club), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Ray Gootz (Carolines), Chewy May (Stand Up NY), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

QED Presents w/ Derek Humphrey, Carole Montgomery, Emma Willmann, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

AfroLaffs Stand-Up Comedy and Afrobeats Dance Party w/ Alex Carabano (Apollo Comedy Hour), Jason Scoop (MTV’S Wildin’ Out ), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine House Party), Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (UCB, Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Buka – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

La La Land, NY Public Library Mulberry Street Branch – SoHo, 12:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Little Shop of Horrors, Juan Morel Campos School of the Arts – Brooklyn, 12:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Viva Las Vegas (1964), NY Public Library Mulberry Street Branch – SoHo, 2:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

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.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Columbus Circle – 59th Street and Central Park West, Until Dec. 24, (Mon. to Sat. – 10m to 9pm; Sun. – 10am to 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 (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork

THINGS TO DO

Tale: Holiday Edition, KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm – 12:30am

Storytelling podcast Tale is celebrating its first year anniversary at The Red Room. Featuring Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life), Glen Heroy (20-year Macy’s Santa), Trish Parry (Smut Slam), Music by Tahlia Robinson (UCB), Red Room above KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm, $7.

 

MUSIC

Pitchfork Presents: The Edge of ’17, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10 suggested donation.

Stone Films NYC + Cult Of Individuality Holiday Bash w/ DJ Michael Alago, Borgo Pass, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, Free.

The Chordaes, Nina Lee, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Motion Studies, The Flag, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Mishka Shubaly, Timo Eliis, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Brooklynite Choir, The Foxy Johnstons, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Hack City Comedy w/ Nick Callas (Carolines on Broadyway), Ayanna Dookie (BET), Tori Piskin (Refinery 29), Drew Anderson (NPR), Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine), Special guest Jon Laster (Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NBC Finalist), Black Cat – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

The So-So Show w/ Molly Brown, Jonathan Schuta, Madelein Smith, Hosted by Ryan Ciewiz and Tim Heintz, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

DoublePlusGood Comedy w/ Aparna Nancherla (Netflix’s ‘Master of None’; Comedy Central Half-Hour; Conan), Sharron Paul (IFC’s Neurotic; Lady Parts Justice; Cheap Date Comedy), Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central’s Half-Hour; The Late Late show; Author ‘How To Weep In Public’), CW Headley (Gotham Comedy Club; Stand-Up NY; PlayerOne), Hosted by Ben Asher (New York Comedy Festival; Iceland Comedy Festival headliner; Caroline’s), Salzy – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks w/ hosted by Samantha Ruddy (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Luke Touma (Sirius XM), JP McDade (Just For Laughs), Jordan Temple (Hidden Fences, Showtime), Dina Hashem (Comedy Central), Lucky Jack’s – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Festival), Caitlin Peluffo (Seeso), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Do The Right Thing, New York City Baha’i Center – East Village, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm, Free.

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wed. until Dec. 27, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am. Free.

Bryant Park Public Tours, Josephine Shaw Memorial Fountain in Bryant Park, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 11am – 12pm. 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.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

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.

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Around NYC Today (12/19) Brooklyn Makers Holiday Party, Swing Night, As If!

THINGS TO DO

Brooklyn Makers Holiday Party, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Join this holiday party for “I’m my own boss” female Brooklyn makers with no office to call their own. Suggested attire is pajamas and ugly sweaters. Free. RSVP.

Swing Night, Starr Bar – Brooklyn, 8pm – 1am

Wear your wing-tipped shoes and flared skirts for a swing social with live music, cocktails, classes, and raucous dancing! Live jazz from Tamar Korn.

MUSIC

Milk Dick, Smokescreens, Business of Dreams, Ryne Ziemba, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

NASTIE BAND, Robert Lowe, Honey, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Reduction Plan, War War War, Riverkeeper, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Treble Tuesdays w/ Riz La Vie, Sacred Gzz, ORG, + Special Guests, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Ohene, Crimdella, Gloves, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Bowery Electric Holiday Party w/ Don Dilego and the Touristas, The Heavy Howl, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, Free.

The Crush, Maria Ellis, Mercury Lounge – LES , 6:30pm, $10.

Christian Dupree, Cale Hawkins, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Pink Navel, Safari Al, Safe By Night, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Cheap Date Comedy Show w/ Sharron Paul, Calvin Cole, Aparna Nancherla, Joyelle Nicole, Alexis Guerreros, Liz Magee, Courtney Fearrington, and special surprise guests, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

As If! Comedy w/ Jennie Sutton (Comedy Central), Jake Fromm (Caroline’s), Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine Podcast), Tom Thakkar (Conan), SallyAnn Hall (Winner of She Devil Comedy Festival 2017), Kinfolk 90 – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Jourdain Fisher (Stand-Up NBC Finalist), Gibran Saleem (Gotham Comedy Live), Stephanie Holmes (New York’s Funniest Finalist), Dan Perlman (Caroline’s Breakout Artist), Sagar Bhatt (Night Train), Samantha Berkman (Chicago!), Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Chike Robinson (New York Comedy) Club, Hosted by Katie Boyle (Transplants), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania, Anthology Film Archives – LES, 6:45pm, $9. Free for members.

 

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.

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan, Until Dec. 19, 5:30pm. Free.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn, Grand Army Plaza – Brooklyn, Until Dec. 19, 6pm. 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.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

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.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest

THINGS TO DO

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, Anyone Comics – Brooklyn, 4pm – 6:30pm

Celebrate the release of Episode VIII with a matinee charity reading of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.” Experience that Galaxy Far, Far Away like never before in the stylings of the Bard. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Admission is free with a toy donation or $10 suggested donation.

Brooklyn International Photography Festival, Jalopy – Brooklyn, 3pm – 7pm

Come and celebrate the contributions of photographers from around the world at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. View the final selections from over 8,000 submitted photos from talented photographers from 65 countries. Free. RSVP.

Winter Wonderland, Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 11am – 5pm

Join an afternoon of family relay races, crafts for children and adults, a photo op with Santa Claus, snacks, and a movie. Free.

Tinker Fest and Holiday Tree Lighting, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 1pm – 5:30pm

Celebrate the holidays with fun tinkering, tree lighting, hot cocoa, and music at Lewis H. Latimer House Museum. Free.

Social Justice Holiday Market, Mayday Space – Brooklyn, 12pm – 5pm

Join an indoor gathering of 50 small vendors selling all things social justice-y… so you don’t have to buy corporate crap for your loved-ones, and can instead uplift local artists, makers, and community-led efforts. Beats by DJ Sabine Blaizin. Free.

 

FILM

The Rules of the Game (1939), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 5:15pm, $9. Free for members.

Appuntamento ai Marinai – a documentary about Eritrean-Italians born/raised in Milan during the 1970’s and 1980’s, Teachers College, Columbia University – UWS, 5pm, $5.

 

MUSIC

Sister Munch (EP release), World War IX, Necrotic Society, Stoop Kids, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

RAFiA, Prince Harvey, Yuni Verse, Abdu Ali, Jwords, Pastiche Lumumba, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Nani FM, Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 2pm, $5 (includes admission to Newhouse Center for Contemporary art galleries)

Holiday Swing with David Gibson, St. John’s Recreation Center – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Aparna Nancherla, Rob Paravonian, Luke Mones, Maria Wojciechowski, Hosted by Bob Hansen, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

Odd Rock Comedy Hour w/ Killy Dwyer, Lauren Hope Krass, Sam & Bill, Hosted by Rob Paravonian, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

 

 

ONGOING

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

Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – 11am, Free.

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

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale, 54 White Street – Tribeca, Every day until Dec. 17, 11am – 6pm, 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.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

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.

 

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