Around NYC Today (9/28) The Royal They, Queens Hip Hop Festival, Jurassic World

THINGS TO DO Queens Hip Hop Festival, Multiple locations, 7pm The Queens Hip Hop Festival is an annual celebration of music, film, and art. This year’s festival features a number of events including workshops, panels, an art exhibition, film screening, and concert. For the full schedule, visit www.queenshiphopfestival.com . Donation. Art Inspired By… Raphael Perez, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6pm – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/28) The Royal They, Queens Hip Hop Festival, Jurassic World

Around NYC Today (9/11) Bryant Park Tap-A-Long, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

THINGS TO DO Tap-A-Long in Bryant Park, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 2:30pm Grab your tap shoes and hoof on down to the Piano in Bryant Park for a September Tap-A-Long. Featuring tappers Marietta Clark, Rod Ferrone, Megan Haungs, Yuka Kameda, Hank Smith, and Kazu Kumagai. With Kuni Mikami on piano. Free. Strictly Tango at Washington Square Park, Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park, 6pm – 8pm Put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/11) Bryant Park Tap-A-Long, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Around NYC Today (3/21) Animal House, Julia Weldon, Common Ground Comedy

THINGS TO DO My First Time, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm Angela Cobb (Sirius XM Radio) presents some of NYC’s best stand-up comics and storytellers as they share hilarious accounts of their first sexual experiences. Featuring Alex Davenport, Carlos Gonzalez, Alexis Lambright, Chewy May, Brian Rabadeau, Teresa Sheffield, Sonya Vai. $10.   MUSIC WASI, Julia Weldon, It Was Romance, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (3/21) Animal House, Julia Weldon, Common Ground Comedy

Around NYC Today (2/22) Everything is Falling Apart at QED, Mayer Hawthorne

THINGS TO DO Everything is Falling Apart, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Everything is Falling Apart is a live talk show including a mix of standup and storytelling and features a special guest interviewed, by comedian and host Molly McGaughey, over a game of Jenga. As soon as the tower falls, the interview is over. This month’s guest is is Dulcé Sloan, a full-time … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/22) Everything is Falling Apart at QED, Mayer Hawthorne

Around NYC Today (2/17) Love Your Body, NY Night Train, Bomb Shelter Comedy

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off, Elsewhere – Brooklyn, 11pm New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off returns to monthly third Saturdays at Elsewhere featuring two rooms of live music and dancing. This month’s edition features music from La Luz, Mystery Lights, Bodega and Jane Church, and a $100 Dance-Off with Cowboy Randy Jones at midnight. $10. Bartow’s Literary Elevenses Book Club, Bartow-Pell … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/17) Love Your Body, NY Night Train, Bomb Shelter Comedy

Around NYC Today (2/16) Movies R Dumb, Tinder Tales Live, Small Works, Shame!

THINGS TO DO Tinder Tales Live, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Online dating, like all dating, is a wild and crazy world. David Piccolomini (host of the tinder tales podcast) has been exploring this world more than most. He and his hilarious friends will provide tinder horror stories, great advice, and a bunch of fun games. $7. Movies R Dumb, QED – Queens, 11pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/16) Movies R Dumb, Tinder Tales Live, Small Works, Shame!

Around NYC Today (2/14) Museum for an Ec(h)osexual, Queer Valentine’s Day

THINGS TO DO Wetdry: Mausoleum for an Ec(h)oSexual, Wild Embeddings – Brooklyn, 8pm – 12am This large scale, total body immersive/interactive sound Installation by interdisciplinary artist Oya Damla is described as “phenomenology of perception and death meets eco/sonic eroticism. Join the opening reception, which will be followed by a sensory play party. Free.   MUSIC The Wants, Cousines Like Shit, Straw Pipes, Sooner, Alphaville – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/14) Museum for an Ec(h)osexual, Queer Valentine’s Day

Around NYC Today (2/10) Chinese New Year, 6 Pack @ BritPack, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO Chinese New Year Celebration, Building P in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, Feb. 10 (Sat.), 2pm – 4:30pm Welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with a Chinese New Year Celebration. Enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world. Join the parade to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and hear … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/10) Chinese New Year, 6 Pack @ BritPack, Bowery Comedy

Around NYC Today (2/9) Valentine’s Day Gala, Paid Protest, Glow in the Dark Paint

THINGS TO DO Valentine’s Day Gala, Highbridge Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8:30pm Join an evening of dancing to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Semi-formal or formal attire is strongly recommended. Free. RSVP. Glow in the Dark Paint Night, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Kips Bay, 5pm – 9pm Get ready to create a stunning masterpiece! Participants will use glow dark paint to bring out … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/9) Valentine’s Day Gala, Paid Protest, Glow in the Dark Paint

Around NYC Today (2/8) Weyes Blood, We Don’t Even Know, Bomb Shelter Comedy

THINGS TO DO Richard Hagerty: Via Crucis Art Opening, Saint Peter’s Church – Midtown, 7pm – 9pm Richard “Duke” Hagerty, a Charleston, South Carolina-based Post Modern Surrealist painter, debuts Via Crucis: The Way of the Cross, a series of fourteen panels depicting the iconic. The exhibition opens with a cocktail reception. Free. RSVP. We Don’t Even Know, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11pm We Don’t Even … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/8) Weyes Blood, We Don’t Even Know, Bomb Shelter Comedy

Around NYC Today (2/1) Elmuseo@SVA, Goodness Greatness!, Royal Wedding

THINGS TO DO Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, 9am – 5pm A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin’ Wolf. Free. Elmuseo@SVA, School of Visual Arts … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/1) Elmuseo@SVA, Goodness Greatness!, Royal Wedding

Around NYC Today (1/31) Dance Away The Night, Art Inspired by Takashi Murakami

THINGS TO DO Drawing at the H.H. Biddle House, Conference House Park – Staten Island, 10am – 1pm Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP by sending an email to francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov . Art Inspired … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/31) Dance Away The Night, Art Inspired by Takashi Murakami

Around NYC Today (1/29) Salsa Mondays, Anna Burch, Lovecraft Film Screenings

THINGS TO DO Salsa Mondays, Boots & Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from NYC’s best DJs. Classes start at 6p, party after! Learn Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. RSVP.   MUSIC Oceanator, Riverkeeper, Dark Tones, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10. Haulm, Bedstuy, Marie Kim, Baby’s All Right – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/29) Salsa Mondays, Anna Burch, Lovecraft Film Screenings

Around NYC Today (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

THINGS TO DO Bookmaking Workshop, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 4pm – 5:30pm Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park. This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

Around NYC Today (1/22) Lovecraft Film Screenings, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

Seinfeld Trivia, Raise New York – Gramercy Park, 8pm – 9:30pm “Do you ever get down on your knees and thank God you know me and have access to my dementia?” Use your katra to dominate the dojo during all FIVE unique and challenging rounds on cockfighting, mail fraud, headfirst parking and pee-stained couches. Free. RSVP. Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/22) Lovecraft Film Screenings, Side Ponytail, Butterboy