Around NYC Today (5/11) Silent Disco, Gayme Show, Harrison Lipton, Lady Bird

THINGS TO DO

Silent Disco, West 19th Street and Boardwalk in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm

Ssshhhh! There’s a party going on! Grab a set of wireless headphones and join the party. Tune in to the channel of your choice and dance to amazing music curated by Sound Off Experience DJs. Headphones will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Free.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Free.

Sex! With Your Mom, Brooklyn Art Library, 7pm – 8:30pm

Where is the vulva located? What is the proper way to clean a dildo? What does LGTBQIA stand for? Test your sexual wits with hosts Natalie Wall and Emily Owens at this adult sex-ed game show. From female anatomy to orgasms and dental dams, how much do adults really know about sexual education? Battle it out on stage for the chance to win prizes, glory and probably some condoms! $7 – $10.

Gayme Show, Caveat – LES, 11pm – 12:30am

Two straight men enter the arena, but only one leaves with the title of Queen of the Straights. Lifelines include a Woman Who Gets It and a Wise Queer. Featuring Contestants: Woman Who Gets It: Sydnee Washington; Wise Queer: Brandon Scott Jones; Straights: Sebastian Conelli and Patrick Noth. $8.

 

MUSIC

ZZZwalk, Toyzanne, Faults, Morirsoñando, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Harrison Lipton, Quiet Friend, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Palmas, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Blood Club, Salt People, Vas Deferens, JJ Online, The Glove – Brooklyn, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.

Living Room, Glazer, Outta Gas, Bernadette, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 6:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

House of Bricks w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Rachel Sennott (High Maintenance), Chanel Ali (Limestone Comedy Festival) and Andrew Casertano (Animal Planet), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Twisted Lipstick Comedy w/ Reformed Whores, Katrina Pope, Felicia Madison, Jocelyn Chai, Laurel Cummings, Pauline Murphy, Chaundra Daniels, Sir D’s Lounge – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

FILM

Sing, Cedar Grove Beach Parking Lot in Great Kills Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.

Ferdinand, Carl Schurz Main Lawn in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, 7:30pm, Free.

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival – Evening of Short Films, Owl’s Head Park – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Lady Bird, McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until June 29, 10am – 11am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 6pm – 8pm. Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday until April 28, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/2) Women in Art, Negative Press, Tableaux Anniversary

THINGS TO DO

Women in Art: Music, Lovecraft Bar – East Village, 7pm – 10pm

The Set NYC presents an evening of shows, performances, networking and cocktails. Lineup includes Genique Green, Tay Solèy, Lady Ze, Nyara Jessica Suzanne, Joan Mercury. Hosted by Siobhan Fogarty. Event to benefit charity group Freedom Ladder. Networking party at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. $5 donation. 

Negative Press Reading and Launch, Bureau of General Services – Queer Division, 7pm – 9pm

Negative Press, a gay Marxist poetry collective, invites you to an evening of poems and other provocations. With Kay Gabriel, Zachary LaMalfa, David W. Pritchard, A.B. Robinson, Cam Scott. $10 suggested donation. 

Tableaux One Year Anniversary, Lot 45 Bushwick – Brooklyn, 7pm – 11pm

Artist collective Tableaux hosts an art salon with fetish themes. The event is strictly a mixer; organizers suggest wearing collars and cuffs but ask attendees to leave toys at home. Admission is donation based. 

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.

 

MUSIC

City Alley, Tugboat Heroes, Lady Pepper, Celebrity Mugshot, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10. 

Fern Mayo, Dump Him, Fleabite, Mallrat (solo), Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10. 

Soft Cough, Jarring, Big Fan, Great Wright, The Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10. 

The Ferdy Mayne, Trevor Sohnen, Erik Kramer, Lantern Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free. 

 

COMEDY

Show My Goodness, Hosted by Maria Wojciechowski, Evan Morrison, and Albert Kirchner, Bushwick Public House – Brooklyn, 8pm, $0 – $5. 

Super Fun! Standup Comedy Show w/ Mark Lawrence, Alia Janine, Camden Pollio, Ben Bergman, No Fun Bar – LES, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

As If! Comedy w/ Lillian DeVane (Eugene Mirman Fest), Yedoye Travis (Comedy Dynamics), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), Andrew Casertano (Animal Planet), Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

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.

‘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.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 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 (1/1) New Year’s Day Plunge, Lord of the Rings Marathon

THINGS TO DO

New Year’s Day Plunge, Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue – Brooklyn, 1pm

In spite of freezing temperatures, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club will host its annual New Year’s Day Plunge. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the 114th staging of this event. Swim time is at 1pm but organizers suggest to come early. Event is free for swimmers and onlookers but RSVP is necessary. $25 suggested donation. 

Anthropolizing the Bachelor, Caveat – LES, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Do you love The Bachelor, but have always wanted live commentary by an anthropologist? Of course you have. Hear Ellen Marakowitz, senior lecturer in anthropology at Columbia University and comedian Nadia Pinder dissect the good, the bad, the problematic, and the just plain “people, am I right??” $10. 

Sue’s Holiday SpecTECHular, The Bridge at Cornell Tech – Roosevelt Island, 10am – 4pm

Zuckerberg Media is launching the 2018 National Tour of Sue’s Tech Kitchen in New York City. Sue’s Holiday SpecTECHular will feature a variety of attractions, including a high-tech food court, a tech toy play zone and gift area, a STEM performance stage, and a cutting-edge VR-cade. $10. 
MUSIC

Just Can’t Get Enough: A Post-Midnight New Year’s Eve Dance Party w/ DJ Ceremony, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 1am, $5. 

 

COMEDY

Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP. 

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP. 

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Ryan Beck (The Daily Show), Julia Shiplett (Moth Storyslam Champion), Justin Herman (MTV, BET), Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

FILM

Lord of the Rings Marathon, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 12pm – 1am, Free.

 

ONGOING

Cardio/ Zumba Dance Class, Harlem Armory, 7:30pm, Free.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 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 (NYE) Times Sq. Ball Drop, BackFat Year in Review, Fireworks

Happy New Year!

THINGS TO DO

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Times Square, Dec. 31 (Sun), midnight

Times Square is synonymous with New Year’s Eve. To get a good spot when fireworks explode and confetti go airborne, show up at around 3pm. You’ll need to navigate a maze of street closures and endure an outdoor version of a packed subway ride for hours. Check out the schedule of the pre-ball drop show here.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration, Grand Army Plaza – Brooklyn, Dec. 31 (Sun), 10pm – 11:59pm

See Brooklyn’s answer to the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.  Featuring a performance by Quintessential Playlist starting at 10:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at the stroke of midnight. Free. RSVP required.

New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks, Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk, Dec. 31 (Sun), 6pm – 11:59pm

Greet the new year with live music and Coney Island’s side show performances. Go on rides such as the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster, The B&B Carousell and Deno’s Wonder Wheel for free (weather permitting). There will also be fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. Free

MUSIC

Fruit & Flowers, Rose Gold (Formerly Cape House) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10. 

Forever Young – NYE New Wave Dance Party w/ DJs Templar, Ash, Michael T, V-Christ, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10. 

Cypher League Presents: A Holiday Gathering (NYE) w/ Deem Spencer, Madwiz, Connor Donovan, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8. 

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 7pm, $10. 

The Awesome Aughts New Year’s Eve Party w/ DJ Steve Reynolds, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5. 

 

COMEDY

BackFat Year in Review w/ Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing, The Moth Radio Hour, McSweeneys), Kenice Mobley (2 Dope Queens, Laughs on FOX), Chris Calogero (Vice), Maria Wojciechowski (Seeso), Larry Mancini (of the band The Tracys), Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Elise Valderrama (Fusion TV correspondent), Drew Anderson (Stevie), Kale Bogdanovs (Devour Hour Comedy), Frank Nelson (Finger Lakes Comedy Festival), Emily Winter (Fusion TV, Glamour, TV Land), 61 Local – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Napoleon Emill (Flatbush Misdemeanors), Hosted by Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

ONGOING

‘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.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 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 (12/30) 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 – LES, 11pm, $10. 

TOCCA, Diamond Terrifier, Life Begins at Midnight, WRS, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8. 

8 Ball’s Super Special Sound Listening Extravaganza, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5. 

DJ Party, DJ Agent Trevor, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free. 

ADIR L.C., Strawberry Runners, Darryl Rahn, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Music for the Masses: Dark ‘80s New Wave Party w/ Jet, Alex English, Andi Synthicide, Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free, RSVP. 

The Koran Agan Trio, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10. 

Ivan Baryshnikov and Hiske Oosterwijk, Bonafide Club – Midtown East, 8pm, $10. 

The Green Lady Preview Party w/ Sleepy & Boo, Cheric, Deep Woods, Eric Shans, 50 Bowery Hotel – LES, 11PM, Free, RSVP. 

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Jon Laster (Comedy Cellar), Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jefferies Show), Abbi Crutchfield (Host of You Can Do Better on TruTV), Dina Hashem (Conan), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free. 

Yardsale Comedy Night w/ Annie Donley, Bardia Salimi, Mary Houlihan, Matt Barats, Steph Cook, Devin Bockrath, Wes Haney, Mitra Jouhari, Joey Dundale, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $6 – $8.

Eman El-Husseini, Local 138 – LES, 6pm, Free, RSVP. 

Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (Old MAN Hustle Comedy), Tom Cassidy (Adult Swim), Eric Gonzalez (Time Of Your Life), Hosted by Melissa Diaz (Carolines), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

Last Stop Laughs All Stars w/ Olivia Grace (Roast Battle on Comedy Central), Wendi Starling (Glamourpuss), Usama Siddiquee (Winner of The Laughing Devil Festival), FreddyG (NPR), Hosted by Jessica Brodkin (Trutv), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10. 

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Saturday, 8:30am – 9:30am, 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.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, 11am, 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.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.

 

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