Around NYC Today (1/16) MØ, House of Vouge, TEEN

THINGS TO DO Exhibition Opening: Power to the People, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, 6pm – 8pm NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts. Artists included are Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Mira Gandy, Suprina, Burroughs Lamar, Myrna Marrero, Kirk Maynard, Marilyn Nance, Malcolm Pinckney, Victor Polanco, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/16) MØ, House of Vouge, TEEN

Around NYC Today (1/15) Tyrannosaurus 10th Anniversary

THINGS TO DO Yoga with CorePower Yoga, Overlook at Bank of America Winter Village Ice-Rink in Bryant Park – Midtown, 8am – 9am Every Tuesday mornings CorePower Yoga will lead its signature 60-minute C2 vinyasa yoga class overlooking The Bank of America Winter Village of Bryant Park. Free. Landscape Winter Season Opening, Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave – Brooklyn, 6pm Elsewhere presents Landscape’s Winter Opening showcase. The event … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/15) Tyrannosaurus 10th Anniversary

Around NYC Today (1/14) Dinner Party with Torres, Shane

THINGS TO DO A Dinner Party with Torres, Esme, 999 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm The Wild Honey Pie is hosting its first dinner party of 2019, featuring a performance from Torres, the alter-ego of Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott. Donation.   MUSIC Spank, Hogan, Splitshine, The Spins, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 7pm, $10. Living Room Live w/ Shane, W New York Times Square, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/14) Dinner Party with Torres, Shane

Around NYC Today (1/13) Stand By Your Band Live, Dirtcast

THINGS TO DO Jezebel’s Dirtcast, The Bell House, 149 7th St – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 9pm Jezebel will host a live-recording of DirtCast, the pop culture podcast where hosts Madeleine Davies and Megan Reynolds dig deep into the wild ugly world of tabloids and the entertainment industry to discover how exactly the celebrity ecosystem works, all while talking a lot of baseless trash along the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/13) Stand By Your Band Live, Dirtcast

Around NYC Today (1/10) Juan McLean (6 Hour Set), Touré Show

THINGS TO DO Exerskate, Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park – Midtown, 8am – 8:30am Work up a sweat on the Bryant Park rink with an on-ice circuit workout. Expect exercises used by figure and hockey skaters that will make you a better skater. Free. Touré Show, BRIC House, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Author, television host, podcaster and Brooklynite Touré conducts in-depth interviews … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/10) Juan McLean (6 Hour Set), Touré Show

Around NYC Today (1/9) Art Event, Amateur Burlesque Night

THINGS TO DO The Art Event, City Opera Thrift Shop, 222 East 23rd St – Gramercy, 5pm – 8pm The Art Event features coveted and conversational original art pieces and rare posters. For the full Art Event experience, peruse the library, which has everything from the rare Chagall book with original lithographs to a collection of Rimbaud poems with illustrations. Free. RSVP. Amateur Burlesque Night, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/9) Art Event, Amateur Burlesque Night

Around NYC Today (1/8) Punderdome, Ambush Comedy

THINGS TO DO Calligraphy Class, 26 Mott St – Chinatown, 7pm – 9pm W.O.W. Project’s artist in residence Vincent Chong is offering workshops in Chinese calligraphy throughout the fall. On one hand the workshops will function as introductory courses, introducing participants to the traditional tools and strategies used to study Chinese calligraphy. And on the other, they will function as spaces of discussion to chat … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/8) Punderdome, Ambush Comedy

Around NYC Today (1/7) An Evening of Humorous Readings

THINGS TO DO New You Open House Week, St. James Recreation Center in St. James Park, 2530 Jerome Ave – Bronx, 9am – 2pm Join this three-day open house featuring fitness, salsa, aerobics, and cycling workshops. Free. NW for GV: Pam Tanowitz and Simone Dinnerstein, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm In … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/7) An Evening of Humorous Readings

Around NYC Today (1/6) Golden Globes Screening Party, Joe Pera

THINGS TO DO Golden Globe Awards Screening Party, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 6pm – 11pm The skint presents a free Golden Globe Awards Screening Party. Get a free glass of champagne with RSVP. Free. Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off, Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th St – East Village, 8pm Female comics and burlesque acts share the stage at Stand Up and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/6) Golden Globes Screening Party, Joe Pera

Around NYC Today (1/5) Twelfth Night, Jackknife Comedy

THINGS TO DO Astronaut Training: a Space Camp game show for lunatics, Caveat, 21 A Clinton St – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Space exploration crash course meets 90’s Nickelodeon game show. Hosts Corinne Caputo (author of How To Success) and Loren Grush (Space Reporter at The Verge) will put real scientists and real comedians through the rigorous tests of Astronaut Training to see who will “win” a “trip to Mars.” … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/5) Twelfth Night, Jackknife Comedy

Around NYC Today (1/4) First Fridays, Insomniac Sound Salon

THINGS TO DO First Fridays, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, 6pm – 10pm This month’s First Fridays at the Schomburg is themed “For the Love of House Music,” in honor of Frankie Knuckles. Known as the “Godfather,” Knuckles helped build House–a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Dance the night away with DJ Frankie … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/4) First Fridays, Insomniac Sound Salon

Around NYC Today (1/2) One Act Festival, Aparna Nancherla

THINGS TO DO Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm This is acoustic instrumental meet-up  focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical home … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/2) One Act Festival, Aparna Nancherla

Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Hank-O-Rama

THINGS TO DO New Beginnings Yoga, BigToe Yoga, 580 Broadway, 2nd Floor – SoHo, 6:15pm – 7:30pm Enjoy a sweaty and meditative Vinyasa class at a yoga studio in Soho! Yoga mats will be provided for free. $10. Rock ‘N’ Roll Bingo, PINKS, 242 East 10th St – East Village, 7pm – 10pm Score a Rock ‘N’ Roll Bingo and win vintage LPs and other prizes. Free. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Hank-O-Rama

Around NYC Today (12/31) Happy New Year!

THINGS TO DO New Year’s Eve Celebration, Steeplechase Plaza, Boardwalk and West 19th St – Brooklyn, 9pm – midnight Countdown to the new year with the Parachute Jump and a fireworks show at midnight! The celebration includes live entertainment and B&B Carousell rides from 9pm to midnight. Free. New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza – Brooklyn, 10:30pm – midnight Join Brooklyn’s most … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/31) Happy New Year!

Around NYC Today (12/27) Talib Kweli, Ugly Sweater Party

THINGS TO DO Ho-Ho Bingo, (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street – Greenwich Village, 6:30pm – 11pm Join drag trio Linda Simpson, Svetlana Stoli and Sizzle Dizzle as players vie for a treasure trove of prizes, from discount-store delights to a cash jackpot. Also featuring music from DJ Formika. Free. RSVP. A Bachata Party in Brooklyn, Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 9pm – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/27) Talib Kweli, Ugly Sweater Party