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 (12/19) 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 (12/11) 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 by neighborhood restaurants and artisanal makers from Harlem. Free.

This Must Be The Place, Dear Mama Coffee – UES, 6pm – 8pm

A literary evening of curated writers reading work both published and in-progress. Across different genres, from celebrated young adult writers to noir, journalism, Op Ed and humor. $5.50.

Star Wars Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9pm

Prepare yourself for five unique and challenging rounds rounds on the X-wing, droids and Wookiees! Include Episodes 1 to 7 and Rogue One. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Hosted by MTV writer and The Walking Dead actor Sean Lynch, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

Vimeo Presents “Ladies with Lenses”: Women Killin’ It Behind the Camera, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 6:45pm, $10.

 

MUSIC

Danielia Cotton, Debra Devi, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Palberta, No One And The Somebodies, The Cradle, Turnip King, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Cody Melville w/ John Melville, Joel B. Cannon, Ben Toro, Jesse Bryson, and Dina Regine, ElectraJets, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8.

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

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Nariko Ott (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Alejandro Morales (Good Good Comedy Theater), Rebecca O’Neal (Netflix’s Easy), Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Fest), Sam Ike (Big Sky Comedy), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Butterboy Comedy w/ Julio Torres, Nore Davis, Katina Corrao, Guy Montgomery, Brooke Van Poppelen, Mary Mack, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Julio Torres, Mitra Jouhari, Clare O’Kane, Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Derek Humphrey, Kenice Mobley, Abby Feldman, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Shockwave, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central Half Hour), Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Jeff Simmermon (This American Life), Jess Salomon (Vice), Gracie Canaan (Comic Strip Live), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Weekly Humorist Presents Guaranteed Delivery w/ Jared Freid (Comedy Cellar regular, Total Frat Move Podcast), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman), Jonathan Zeller ( The New Yorker, New York Comedy Club, American Bystander), David Drake (Fox’s “Laughs”), Darius Showjoy Davies (2017 finalist for the English Comedian of the Year), Ester Steinberg (Funny Girls on Oxygen), Jarret Berenstein (Radio Free Brooklyn), Mailroom Bar – Lower Manhattan, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Cutthroat Comedy w/ Von Decarlo, Nick Alexander, Angela Cobb, Andy Ostroff, Kenny Warren and Lizzie Stewart, The Standing Room – Queens, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Raghav Mehta, Koshin Egal, Kendall Ferrell, Dewey Lovett, Hosted by Tim Unkenholz, Adam Sokol, Lindsay Boling and Bryan Yang, Passage Irish Bar – Queens, 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.

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 (12/10) 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 by Sarah Kennedy and Patrick J. Reilly. $5.

 

MUSIC

9m88, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Baba Gris, Emina, Sr. Langosta, Sol Creciente, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

GRLMIC Benefit feat. Virginia Woolf, Spud Cannon, Ó, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Washer, Bethlehem Steel, Cross Legged, Hosted by Brett Davis, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 1pm, $10.

Lady Moon & The Eclipse, Hardwork Movement, Tacuma Bradley’s Unity Band, Leo Manzari, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Steevy X, Bombers, Villins, Albert Bouchard Project, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

CHARAS: The Improbable Dome Builders, Pioneer Works – Brooklyn, 4pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Irene Fagan Merrow, Emily Lynne, Chelsea Taylor, Arti Gollapudi, Bronwyn Ariel Isaac, Rebecca V. O’Neal, QED – Queens, 7pm, $7.

Comedians on Stage Telling Jokes w/ Ian Lara, Molly Kornfeld, Rob Leon, Robert Dean, Ethan Hall, Hosted by Jon Newman, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Soon? Comedy Night, Sensei Gallery Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Doug Smith (Conan), Matt Wayne (Comedy Central) perform half hours, Hosted by Courtney Maginnis, Artspace PS109 – UES, 8pm, $5.

Comedy At The Knitting Factory, Hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones and Kenny DeForest, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Grand Holiday Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC – UWS, Every Sunday until Dec. 24, 10am – 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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