THINGS TO DO Correspondence x Black Precedence (President’s Day Take Over), Okay Space Gallery – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm Artist Sophia Dawson invites storyteller Cyrus Aaron to interweave spoken word poetry with her exhibit discussion. While the nation celebrates its lineage of presidents, Dawson and Aaron will explore the narratives of over 20 US political prisoners who have been jailed for their activism in the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/19) Pink Mexico, Correspondence, Butterboy, Side Ponytail
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!
THINGS TO DO College Skate Nights, Bank of America Winter Village – Midtown, 7pm – 10pm Celebrate Fat Tuesday at The Rink, which promises to be one of the biggest bashes north of New Orleans. Skaters with a valid college ID gets 2-for-1 skate rental. The Rink will be lit in traditional Mardi Gras colors – green, purple and yellow – and the music will be … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/13) College Skate Nights, Mike and Caroline Know Love
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
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. For beginners and non-beginners. Free. RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Dance Away the Night, Highbridge … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/7) Antigone, Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Luke Null
THINGS TO DO Jarrett Key: Hair Paintings and Other Stories, La Mama Galleria – East Village, 7:30pm – 10pm Join the opening and reception for Jarrett Key’s first solo exhibition this winter at La MaMa Galleria. Key grew up in rural Alabama to their grandmother singing, “your hair is your strength.” Hair Paintings and Other Stories reimagines the collective bodily memories and rituals of the Black community … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/6) Comedy at the Corner, Jarrett Key, Nation of Language
THINGS TO DO Michael Thurber in Transit, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm This is a musical variety show led by composer and bassist Michael Thurber. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.
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
THINGS TO DO Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP at … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show
THINGS TO DO Singleling Podcast 2nd Anniversary Party, The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge – West Village, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Singleling is a podcast that showcases love and dating stories from comedians and regular people around the world. On this, its second anniversary, the Singleling live show will feature comedians Sandi Marx, Gianmarco Soresi, Sydnee Washington, Calvin Cato, Music by Pavel Rivera, the lead singer of Twintapes. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/23) Drawing with Susan, Singleling Party, Brutally Honest
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
THINGS TO DO Disco Get Down, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 5:30pm – 8pm Come dressed in your disco best for a fun night of indoor roller skating! There will be a live DJ, a photo booth, and much more. Skates will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own pair. Socks are required. Free. RSVP at disco-getdown0119.eventbrite.com . Selective Perception … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/18) Disco Get Down, Monotony, Selective Perception Party
Theater of War, Police Athletic League, Inc. Polo Grounds Cornerstone – Harlem, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Theater of War is an interactive performance of Scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, ancient plays about timeless human struggles, such as depression, isolation, and other mental health issues. Featuring actors Chinasa Ogbuagu, Jumaane Williams, and Louis Cancelmi. Free. RSVP. Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History, The New York Public Library … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad