Around NYC Today (3/26) Butterboy, Historians on Hamilton, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO Historians on Hamilton, The New School – Greenwich Village, 7pm – 9pm In February 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical debuted to critical acclaim and became an instant hit. But just how historically accurate is it? Does Miranda’s hip-hop take on the Founding Fathers offer a bold and positive vision for our nation’s future, or does it misrepresent the past? Can a musical so … Continue reading Around NYC Today (3/26) Butterboy, Historians on Hamilton, Side Ponytail

Around NYC Today (1/11) Exerskate, Talib Kweli, Goodness Greatness, Tremendous

THINGS TO DO Exerskate, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, 8am – 8:30am Join an ice-based fitness classes for experienced skaters. Free. Tremendous, New York City Center – Midtown West, 5:30pm – 7pm Tremendous, a contemporary dance performance that premiered at LaMama Moves! Festival, connects individual stories of the female experience to the spectrum of social injustices and the need … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/11) Exerskate, Talib Kweli, Goodness Greatness, Tremendous

Around NYC Today (12/14) World’s Largest Menorah, Sweet Baby Jesus Party

THINGS TO DO Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, 3:30pm – 4:30pm See the lighting of the world’s largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds. The lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn will happen at the same time. Free. Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/14) World’s Largest Menorah, Sweet Baby Jesus Party

Around NYC Today (12/13) Panic Attack Comedy, Reformed Whores, White Wave

A People’s Guide to the History in the Time of Here and Now, Primary Stages Studio – Midtown West, 3pm – 5:30pm A People’s Guide to the History in the Time of Here and Now is a play about a Muslim-American student Jennah who has just transferred to a small Michigan high school. During the weeks immediately following the 2016 election, she struggles to find … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/13) Panic Attack Comedy, Reformed Whores, White Wave

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: Hester Street Fair, Fall Festival, Britpop Dance Party

THINGS TO DO Hester Street Fair, Intersection of Essex Street and Hester Street (LES), Oct. 14 (Sat.), 11am – 6pm This week’s vendor line-up includes Blix, by REVEAL, Chokola, Delicate Raymond, Hetmans, etc. Free. Fall Festival, Forest Park (Queens), 12pm – 3pm Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins, and more. Free. SkowheganPerforms, Socrates Sculpture Park, 1pm – 5pm SkowheganPerforms, now in its seventh season, … Continue reading Around NYC Today: Hester Street Fair, Fall Festival, Britpop Dance Party

Cheap and Free Weekend: Brooklyn Lit Crawl, Salsa Party, Pants Off

Oct. 7 (Saturday) THINGS TO DO ModArts Dance Collective Rehearsal and Season Preview, Arts on Site NYC (Greenwich Village), 4:30pm Watch an open rehearsal and a preview of ModArts Dance Collective’s (MADC) upcoming 2017-18 season. MADC will show three works in process and answer questions regarding their creative process. $10. Dance the Night Away with Swing, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (Harlem), 5pm Celebrate Harlem’s most … Continue reading Cheap and Free Weekend: Brooklyn Lit Crawl, Salsa Party, Pants Off