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

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. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/22) Ugly Sweater Party, La La Land, Oculus Holiday Market

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

Around NYC Today (12/11) Ladies with Lenses, Harlem Tree Lighting, Butterboy

Holiday Celebration: Concert and Tree Lighting, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 5pm – 8:30pm The tree lighting begins at 5pm with The Marching Cobras and Children singing Carols. Immediately afterward, the party moves indoors at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center with performances by Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir and the One Accord Dance Ministry. The emcee will be Musa Jackson AKA the Harlem Ambassador. The buffet is sponsored … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/11) Ladies with Lenses, Harlem Tree Lighting, Butterboy

Around NYC Today (12/10) Musical Theatre Mayhem, Youtube Jukebox

THINGS TO DO Youtube Jukebox, Caveat – LES, 7pm – 9pm That part of the party where everybody takes turns putting on YouTube videos, but at a bar, and on a huge screen. Hosted by Haley Sacks. $5. Musical Theatre Mayhem, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Musical theatre nerds unite! Join a night of showtunes and comedy with Maurice Licorish, Blair Dawson, Jes Tom, Hosted … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/10) Musical Theatre Mayhem, Youtube Jukebox

Around NYC Today (12/5) TGD Live, Next to Normal, Post Malone, Joel Kim Booster

THINGS TO DO TGD Live, Wythe Hotel (Screening Room and Bar) – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10:30pm TGD Live is a monthly event series that brings artists together for interviews in front of a live studio audience. Today’s event features stand-up comedian Matt Ruby and artists Isabel Urbina Pena and Ping Zhu. Free. RSVP. Next to Normal, Bernie West Theater – Gramercy Park, 7:30pm – 10pm Next … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/5) TGD Live, Next to Normal, Post Malone, Joel Kim Booster

Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

THINGS TO DO Name That Tune, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 7:30pm – 8:30pm Celebrate the holidays with an evening of holiday music trivia. Free. Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of comedians’ childhood journals. With Rory Scholl, Brad Benson, Remy Kassimir, Matthew W J Mitchell, Matt Vita, Sam Morrison, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

Around NYC Today (12/3) Native Art Market, Fort Greene Tree Lighting

Renegade Craft Fair, Industry City – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm Explore a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, apothecary and cookware. Featuring local food trucks, DJ sets with Black Gold, photo ops, screen printing workshops with Sheepshead Design and all-around good times. Free. Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am Buy traditional … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/3) Native Art Market, Fort Greene Tree Lighting

Around NYC Today (12/2) Oddities Flea Market, New York Night Train Soul Clap

THINGS TO DO Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am Buy traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—from some of the finest Native American artists. Free. Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, 11am The Oddities Flea Market is returning for the holidays. Shop for all sorts of peculiar … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/2) Oddities Flea Market, New York Night Train Soul Clap

Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki

THINGS TO DO Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Bryant Park – Midtown, 6pm – 6:45pm Bryant Park’s anual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular returns. Free. Personae: Portraits of Personal Fiction, El Barrio’s Artspace – UES, 6pm – 9pm PERSONAE, by Carlos David, is a collection of portraits of people representing characters from their imagination. More than 80 subjects participated, resulting in over 130 photographs of characters such as superheroes, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki

Around NYC Today (11/30) Central Park Holiday Lighting, Indie Film Showcase

THINGS TO DO Central Park Holiday Lighting, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center – 110th St. bet. Lenox Ave. and Fifth Avenue, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Celebrate the season at the 21st Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting a … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/30) Central Park Holiday Lighting, Indie Film Showcase

Around NYC Today (11/28) Brutally Honest, Cuddle Magic, Good Stuff Comedy

THINGS TO DO Brutally Honest, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Brutally Honest is a monthly stand up comedy and storytelling show where the performers hold nothing back and let you into the innermost hilarious parts of their souls. Featuring Abbi Crutchfield, Julia Johns, Julia Shiplett, Dara Katz, Patrick Holbert, Hosted by Caitlin Brodnick and May Wilkerson. $7.   ONGOING Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/28) Brutally Honest, Cuddle Magic, Good Stuff Comedy

Around NYC Today (11/25) Colonial Cooking, Indie Dance Party, Star Trek

THINGS TO DO Colonial Cooking, Fort Greene Park – Brooklyn, 1pm – 2:30pm Fort Greene, Brooklyn holds an important place in the history of the Colonies and the American Revolution. Learn about the traditions of colonial cooking and the people who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago. Free.   ONGOING Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/25) Colonial Cooking, Indie Dance Party, Star Trek