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 (12/18) Hannukah Menorah Lighting, #ADULTING, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO

Card-Making Workshop and Holiday Market, Paradise Palase – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm

Show off your craft skills for the holiday season. Entry includes all materials needed for card-making, although you are welcome to bring anything specific you’d like to use. $5.

Hannukah Menorah Lighting and Performance, World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, 5:45pm – 7pm

The Shomrim Society of the Port Authority of NY & NJ will light a new Hanukkah menorah in the Oculus at the World Trade Center. Includes a performance by the Maccabeats, a wonderful NYC-based acapella group. Free.

 

FILM

Diaries, Notes & Sketches (Walden), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 7:30pm, $9. Free for members.

 

MUSIC

Cherubim, Floam, Noah Engel, Wooter, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Marías, The Pheels, Pecas, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Lord Electro, Gowanus, Funk Worthy, Bowery Electric – LES, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Fiona Silver, The Worst Humans, Modern Whale, Mercury Lounge – LES , 6:30pm, $10.

Squad Car, Dad, Mercury Lounge – LES , 9:30pm, $10.

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

#ADULTING with Michelle Buteau, Jordan Carlos, Abbi Jacobson, Eliot Glazer, Vinny Guadagnino, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Butterboy w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Joel Kim Booster, Tim Harmston, Adam Newman, Nicole Boyce, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Raanan Hershberg (Self-helpless), Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Robby Slowik (Comedy Central), John Donovan (Hilarious), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Tamer Kattan – (Comedy Knockout), Jourdain Fisher – (Stand Up NBC), Victoria Hoffman (co-host of Babes In Boyland Podcast), Gibran Saleem (Gotham Live), Hosted by Maddy Smith (Roastmasters), Pianos Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Aly Dixon, Caitlin McKee, Emma Willmann, Kevin Sean, Luke Mones, Marie Faustin, Michael Svetich, Matt Leary, Bar 2A – East Village, 9pm, 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.

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

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 (12/17) Cult Flea Market, Leela, Holidays in Sanatoriums

THINGS TO DO

Cult Flea Market, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 1pm – 10pm

Join over a dozen of NYC’s most far-out dealers who hocking weird wares that will satisfy even the most offbeat oddball on your Xmas list. Includes a rare cult film screening provided by film archivist/curator Gare B. Noir and Cine Noir at 8pm.

LiVEART.US Holiday Party, Queens Museum, 2pm – 5pm

Performance art group LiVEART.US hosts an afternoon of performances centered around the holiday spirit. Bring a dish or something to drink to share. Free. RSVP.

Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums, Quimby’s Bookstore – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Originally conceived in the 1920s, Soviet sanitoriums afforded workers a place to holiday, courtesy of a state-funded voucher system. At their peak, they were visited by millions of citizens across the USSR every year. A combination of medical institution and spa, the sanatoriums are among the most innovative buildings of their time.

Using specially commissioned photographs by leading photographers of the post-
Soviet territories, and texts by sanatorium expert Maryam Omidi, this book documents over forty sanatoriums and their unconventional treatments. From Armenia to Uzbekistan, it represents the most comprehensive survey to date of this fascinating and previously overlooked Soviet institution. Free. RSVP.

Leela Tours the Boroughs, QED – Queens, 8pm – 10pm

Leela NYC is a theatre festival based on normalizing diversity on stage. Stand-up by Mike Brown, Parody music by Caroline Castro, Short plays by Yani Perez, Yaakov Bressler, Kendra Augustin, Sana Keith. $7.

Grand Holiday Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC – UWS, 10am – 5:30pm

Over 150 hand-picked artisans and dealers will be selling one-of-a-kind, rare, and limited edition gift items. Find everything from handmade holiday decoration and fashion, handmade candles, vintage watches and collectibles, art & photography, antique silverware, handmade jewelry, furniture and delicious artisanal foods. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

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

 

MUSIC

Upright Man, Caverns, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Nation of Language, Mons VI, Bay Faction, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Oldsport, Crystal Robots, Pale Moon Gang, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Nicki Wright, Chris Daniels, Jeff Scheen, Jeff Arcuri, Beauty Bar – Gramercy Park, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Festival), Wendi Starling (Glamor Puss), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Sam Morrison (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

808s & Cupcakes w/ Khalid A. Rahmaan (Conan), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert), Nathan Macintosh (Colbert), LeClerc Andre (Laughs), Drexler’s – East Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Not Dead Yet w/ Aparna Nancherla, Rebecca O’Neal, Peter Smith, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $7.

 

ONGOING

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

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

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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Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

THINGS TO DO

Holiday Party With Live Jazz, Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 1pm – 3pm

Join a special holiday party with live jazz music by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith and his band.  Braith has played with greats such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie and invented the double-sax called the Sopralto Braithophone. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America. Free.

Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts a variety/stand-up show in the guise of a fake kid’s show. Frank hosts the show in character as Moodsy, the Clinically Depressed Owl, and shows a bunch of weird and crappy old cartoons between stand-up, music and sketches. Featuring sets from Daniel Simonsen, Lucas Connelly, Carolina Hidalgo and Tony Conniff. $6.

 

FILM

The Rules of the Game (1939), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 7pm, $9. Free for members.

 

MUSIC

Project Diem, Like Herding Cats, Deal Casino, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Dakota Jones, Sami Stevens, Melissa McMillan, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

The Current, OLD SPORT, ÉMINA, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $5.

Blush, Dark Tea, Outside World, Lightning Bug, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Secret Crush, Cosmonaut, Blew, Detective Logan, Cape House – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Kristen Buckels, Lacey Jeka, Aparna Nancherla, Dan Soder, Will Miles, Hosted by Lacey Jeka and Kristen Buckels, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Fancy Show w/ Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Nathan Macintosh (Late Night with Stephen Colbert), Merrill Davis (Witch Hunt), Liza Treyger (Late Night with Seth Myers), Hosted by Michael Joyce (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Good Night with Jim and Shelby w/ Brandon Scott Wolf, Dayton Flannery, Patrick Vermillion, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Devour Hour w/ John Saponara (Monster Jam), Emily Winter (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Daniel Perefan (Stole Christmas), Lizzie Martinez (Savage), Sam Zee (Comedy Quarterly), Hosted by Frank Nelson and Kale Bogdanovs, Hank’s Saloon – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Jerry and Barry Present w/ Ben Wasserman, Bitch Party, Nick Miller, QED – Queens, 9pm, $7.

 

ONGOING

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.

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

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

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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