Around NYC Today (9/21) Bryant Park Square Dance, Joy As An Act of Resistance


Joy As An Act of Resistance Opening Night, OkaySpace, 281 North 7th St – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm

View an exhibition based on the artwork for British punk band IDLES’ new album. Free.

Bryant Park Square Dance, Bryant Park, 5pm – 10pm

Come on down for live music, dancing, countrified lawn activities (including cornhole and trick-roping lessons), plus beer and wine and tasty grub curated by Hester Street Fair. Dave Harvey of NYC Barn Dance is coming back to serve as the featured caller, backed by live boot-stomping bands. No partner or experience is necessary. Free.

Bingo!, 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. Music will play as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize. Free.

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue and 41st Street, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Participants must be 16 or older to participate. Registration required at . Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.



Tin Foil, Chorizo, 1-800-BAND, Bernadette, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 7:30pm, $10.

Human People (Record Release), Thanks for Coming, Stove, June Gloom, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Debby Friday, Deli Girls, Skyshaker, Deflector, Wet Male, Hart Bar, 538 Hart St – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Yuka Aikawa, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.



Cereal Milk Comedy w/ Sam Taggart (Comedy Central), Carmen Lagala (Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Adam Wade (18-time Moth StorySlam Champion), Jes Tom (Stand UP NBC Finalist), Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 7:45pm, Free.



Toy Story, Courtney Callender Playground – Harlem, 7pm, Free.

The Greatest Showman, Ferry Point Park – Bronx, 7pm, Free.

Padre Nuestro, Maria Hernandez Park – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Sherlock Gnomes, Naples Playground – Staten Island, 7pm, Free.

Coco, Seaside Wildlife Nature Park – Staten Island, 7pm, Free.

Wonder, Bayside Fields – Queens, 7:15pm, Free.



Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Yoga, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Friday until Oct. 5, 6pm – 7pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.


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 experience culture-crossing collaborations in a casual, entertaining format. Free. RSVP to .

Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Live Dubbed Sitcoms, created by comedian Jo Firestone, is now in its fifth year. Join comedians Evan Altshuler, Zach Cherry, Becky Chicoine, Megan Doherty, Dan Glaser, Keaton Patti and Alexis Pereira as they improvise new dialogue over muted episodes of your favorite sitcoms. $5.

Michelangelo and Rodin in Conversation, Metropolitan Museum of Art – UES, 9am – 12pm

Join an early hours exclusive private viewing of Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer followed by discussions by Carmen C. Bambach, Curator of Italian and Spanish Drawings, about the exhibition and Ashley Dunn, Assistant Curator of French 19th-century Drawings and Prints, about Rodin at The Met. The event will be followed by a conversation with the audience. Free. RSVP.



Kuinka, Toebow, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Em & The Fates, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Dance Yourself Clean – An Indie Pop Dance Party, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Danny Krivit, Rissa Garcia, Eli Escobar, Good Room – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free with RSVP before 1am.

Anarchists, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, $10.

Gold Medal, Holy Ride, Sunspeaker, Slurpee, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $8 – $10.

99cts Records x DM Hardware w/ Miley Serious, AceMo, Akua, Ceremony224 – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective Winter Party with Fielded, Gemma, Riich Psycho, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $8.

Basura’s Inferno w/ Junta, Crysto Martyr, Machine Girl, Deli Girls, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10 before 10pm, $12 after.

Le Rug, Fiasco, Lost Boy ?, TURBOSLEAZE, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

a place both wonderful and strange (ft Liberty Rose): The Laura Palmer Deviations, Fuck You, Tammy!, Symbolism In Twin Peaks: A Talk, knifesex (Road House DJ sets), The Bell House – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Bueno, Milk Dick, Morus Alba, Snakeskin, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Ehiorobo, BabyGlock, BETTYSALLY, Grace Ives, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Pale Ramon, Girl Blue, Kylian, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Kondabolu Brothers Podcast Recording, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Madelyn Freed, Blythe Roberson, Phoebe Robinson, Sandy Honig, Owen Bates, Sam Weiner, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Comedy/Dance Party w/ Sam Evans (Just for Laughs, Funniest Person in Cincinatti 2012), Christine Meehan-Berg (The Dr. Oz Show, Funny Or Die), Chrissie Mayr (Laughs on Fox, New York Comedy Festival), Tyler Richardson (MTV, New York Television Festival), Jeff Simmermon (And I Am Not Lying at UCB East Village, This American Life), SallyAnn Hall (The Stand Comedy Club and Restaurant, New York Comedy Club), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central Presents, Conan), Hosted by Gabriel Pacheco (Funhouse Comedy Show NYC) , Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.



Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, 2pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (1/16) Astoria Drink and Draw, Winter Poetry, Stevie Comedy


Bryant Park Reading Room: Winter Poetry, Kinokuniya Bookstore – Midtown, 6pm – 7:30pm

Contemporary award-winning poets present their most recent work. Kinokuniya Bookstore provides the warm, library-like environment, where you’ll meet other aficionados of poetry. Featuring poets D. Nurkse, Rachel Hadas, Jessica Greenbaum, and Tom Sleigh. Free.

Jeff “Tain” Watts: Desert Island Disks, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 7pm – 10pm

What is the secret sauce of swing? It’s hard to put into words. Fortunately, the wildly swinging drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts will share eight brilliant discs that illuminate the mystery and edify our souls. Ted Panken hosts as Watts opens the record vaults to reveal the music he can’t live without. $0 – $10.

Astoria Drink and Draw, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

On the first Friday and third Tuesdays of every month, Q.E.D. hosts a social drawing event with focus on figure drawing from a live model. Model poses can range from 30 seconds to 20 minutes.No need to be a pro, no shame in drawing stick figures and hand-turkeys. $8 – $10.



Swimsuit Issue, Palm Springsteen, Adiós Ghost, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

OLIVIA NEUTRON-JOHN, Pill, Deli Girls, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

HEAVEN, The Grey Cats, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Kung Fu Crimewave, The Grasping Straws, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Low Mein, Sharkswimmer, Gentle Heat, Small Drag, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Super Hit, Echoer, DJ Deli Belly, Trans- Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Sir Richard Bishop + Jemeel Moondoc, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.



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

Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Samantha SJ Bednarz (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), James Myers, Christian Michael (Carolines), Hosted by Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Stevie (A Comedy Show) w/ Joe Castle Baker (Sundance), Emmy Blotnick (Comedy Central), Annie Donley (IFC), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert Podcast), Mitra Jouhari (Three Busy Debras), Sluck (Las Culturistas Podcast), Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 8:30am, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Winter Bird Walk with NYC Audubon, Netherland Monument in the Battery, Every Tuesday until January 16, 2018, 8am, Free.


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