THINGS TO DO Lindy Hop Class, Lt. JP Kennedy Junior Community Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8pm Join a beginner class to learn the Lindy Hop, Harlem’s signature dance. Cash only. $7 (Free for aged 18 and under). Critical Walkthrough: Ernesto Caivano and the Art of Storytelling, American Folk Art Museum – Lincoln Square, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Critical Walk-throughs consist of a 45-minute guided tour … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/27) Lindy Hop Class, Chris Gethard, Amina Claudine Myers
THINGS TO DO Valentine’s Day Gala, Highbridge Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8:30pm Join an evening of dancing to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Semi-formal or formal attire is strongly recommended. Free. RSVP. Glow in the Dark Paint Night, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Kips Bay, 5pm – 9pm Get ready to create a stunning masterpiece! Participants will use glow dark paint to bring out … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/9) Valentine’s Day Gala, Paid Protest, Glow in the Dark Paint
THINGS TO DO Paint Night, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6pm – 8:30pm Join a night of free expression through painting. Supplies and instruction will be provided. Free. Selective Perception Closing Party, Elsewhere Loft – Brooklyn, 7pm “Selective Perception” is an exhibition of vector illustrations by Claudine Eriksson, Andrea Johansson and Darcy Moore. This will be the female design collective’s third exhibition in New York … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/2) Big Weird Comedy Show, Selective Perception Party
My Hometown: A Show about Home, Quimby’s Bookstore – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm Storytellers and comedians talk about their hometown. Lineup includes Pat Wise (Cool Show (Not Lame), Audiosnacks), Nat Towsen (Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour, CollegeHumor), Tracy Soren (Teen Vogue, Elite Daily), Rachel Joravsky (That Shit Ray, Damn Lady Laugh), Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jeffries Show, MTV). Free. RSVP. Retro Bits, QED – Queens, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/28) Magtag Variety Hour, Secret Speakeasy, Stop ‘N’ Swap
THINGS TO DO Winter Jam NYC, Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 11am – 3pm Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! A snow field was created in the hear of Manhattan just for this event. Activities include Sledding, Arctic Golf, Live Ice Sculpting, Snowshoeing by REI and the Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut. Free. FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, St. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/27) Winter Jam, FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, Side Ponytail Comedy
THINGS TO DO Michael Thurber in Transit, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm This is a musical variety show led by composer and bassist Michael Thurber. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.
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
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
THINGS TO DO All Is Forgiven: A Non-Religious Comedy Show about Religion, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Want to confess? If not, how about hearing others do it on stage? Join some of New York’s best performers and storytellers for a comedy show about how belief runs deep in everyone’s lives. Folks divulge personal anecdotes about the impact of religion on their lives. This … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/28) Mal Blum, Good Riddance Day, Truth Serum
Dictionary Drive, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm Silent Barn is hosting a Dictionary Drive for NYC Books Through Bars two days after Christmas. You can bring dictionaries, thesauruses, GED studies, and atlases in good condition. Also stamps and other shipping supplies. Readings + DJ sets. $5. Double Dutch Tournament, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center – Queens, 9:30am – 5pm Test your skills in this free Double Dutch … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/27) Hot Box Comedy, Norm Westberg, Double Dutch
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/21) The Gaits Soundscape, Silent Yoga, Happy Place
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!
THINGS TO DO Cult Flea Market, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 1pm – 10pm Join over a dozen of NYC’s most far-out dealers who hocking weird wares that will satisfy even the most offbeat oddball on your Xmas list. Includes a rare cult film screening provided by film archivist/curator Gare B. Noir and Cine Noir at 8pm. LiVEART.US Holiday Party, Queens Museum, 2pm – 5pm Performance art … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/17) Cult Flea Market, Leela, Holidays in Sanatoriums