Around NYC Today (2/26) Nordic Book Club, Side Ponytail, Sasheer Zamata

THINGS TO DO Nordic Book Club, Scandinavia House – Midtown, 6pm – 7pm Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of the Nordic Book Club. This month’s book is They Know Not What They Do by Jussi Valtonen. This psychological novel, set in the near future, focuses on a man struggling to protect his new family from violence. It was the winner of the 2014 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/26) Nordic Book Club, Side Ponytail, Sasheer Zamata

Around NYC Today (2/17) Love Your Body, NY Night Train, Bomb Shelter Comedy

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off, Elsewhere – Brooklyn, 11pm New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off returns to monthly third Saturdays at Elsewhere featuring two rooms of live music and dancing. This month’s edition features music from La Luz, Mystery Lights, Bodega and Jane Church, and a $100 Dance-Off with Cowboy Randy Jones at midnight. $10. Bartow’s Literary Elevenses Book Club, Bartow-Pell … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/17) Love Your Body, NY Night Train, Bomb Shelter Comedy

Around NYC Today (2/10) Chinese New Year, 6 Pack @ BritPack, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO Chinese New Year Celebration, Building P in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, Feb. 10 (Sat.), 2pm – 4:30pm Welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with a Chinese New Year Celebration. Enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world. Join the parade to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and hear … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/10) Chinese New Year, 6 Pack @ BritPack, Bowery Comedy

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 (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

THINGS TO DO 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. $8.   MUSIC House … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

Around NYC Today (1/6) Dolly Parton Party, La Befana, Nerd is the New Black

MulchFest, Various locations, 10am – 2pm Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest. Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Find chipping locations here. Also happening on the January 7th. Free. La Befana, Building P in Sug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 2pm – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/6) Dolly Parton Party, La Befana, Nerd is the New Black

Around NYC Today (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi

THINGS TO DO 5-Hour Glow-in the-Dark Fitness Challenge, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Stuyvesant Town, 3pm – 8pm Wear your best neon gear and celebrate the new year with a five-hour, non-stop exercise event. Activities include hour-long sessions of Jump Rope Madness, Afro-Brazilian Zumba and Kettle Bell Ab Blast. Free. RSVP by emailing Erica.Serrano@parks.nyc.gov .   MUSIC Swerling, Azro Cady, Nova Lantern, Bowery Electric – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi

Around NYC Today (1/3) Comedians You Should Know, Bay Uno, French Classes

THINGS TO DO Free Mini French Classes, French Institute Alliance Francaise – UES, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Looking to learn French this winter? Join FIAF’s unique immersion method composed of 30-minute sample classes. Each session covers topics such as learning what to say at a speed dating session and asking for directions in a French-speaking city. Free. RSVP.    MUSIC Supplier, A Bunch of Dead People, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/3) Comedians You Should Know, Bay Uno, French Classes

Around NYC Today (12/30) The Roller Wave, The Green Lady, Yardsale Comedy

THINGS TO DO The Roller Wave: Roller Disco Party, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm Glide, ride, fly, get high! Bedstuy skating rink Studio 50H transports its popular Roller Wave skate party to House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. $10 general admission presale.   MUSIC Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern, Dj Ilan, Bowery Electric … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/30) The Roller Wave, The Green Lady, Yardsale Comedy

Around NYC Today (12/29) Shakin’ All Over Party, PJs n’ DJs Party, The Office

THINGS TO DO New York Night Train Shakin’ All Over Party, Home Sweet Home – LES, 10:30pm – 4am DJ Jonathan Toubin hosts the last Shakin’ All Over party of 2017. Get ready to dance to 1950s/1960s rock n’ soul” vinyl records turning ’til the wee wee hours. $5. Free entry before 11pm. The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/29) Shakin’ All Over Party, PJs n’ DJs Party, The Office

Around NYC Today (12/26) Harlem Swing Dance Class, Dan+Joe+Charles Standup

THINGS TO DO Harlem Swing Dance Classes, Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8pm An hour-long lesson on the basics of the 1930s dance style the Lindy Hop. Wear comfortable shoes and sneakers and have a bottle of water handy. Cash at the door. After class, stay to practice some more and mingle. $7. Free for 18 years old and under. RunHealthy: … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/26) Harlem Swing Dance Class, Dan+Joe+Charles Standup

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 (12/21) The Gaits Soundscape, Silent Yoga, Happy Place

THINGS TO DO The Gaits Soundscape 2017, Gansevoort Plaza in The High Line, 5:30pm – 7pm Celebrate the winter solstice with an immersive soundwalk along the High Line. Participants become performers as footsteps get turned into sounds, creating a collective, whimsical music piece including twinkling metallic sounds, electric guitar chords, dulcimer notes, and water splashes. Inspired by Phil Kline’s annual Unsilent Night. RSVP to info@thehighline.org . … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/21) The Gaits Soundscape, Silent Yoga, Happy Place

Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork

THINGS TO DO Tale: Holiday Edition, KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm – 12:30am Storytelling podcast Tale is celebrating its first year anniversary at The Red Room. Featuring Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life), Glen Heroy (20-year Macy’s Santa), Trish Parry (Smut Slam), Music by Tahlia Robinson (UCB), Red Room above KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm, $7.   MUSIC Pitchfork Presents: The Edge of ’17, Baby’s … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork