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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 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Plunge, Lord of the Rings Marathon

Around NYC Today (11/27), Winter’s Eve, There Will Be Hot Girls There, Savage

Winter’s Eve, Dante Park – UWS, 5:30pm – 9pm Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers and stilt-walkers. Also, over 30 Lincoln Square’s restaurants will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1 to $4) at three separate outdoor locations from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free.   ONGOING Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/27), Winter’s Eve, There Will Be Hot Girls There, Savage

Around NYC Today (11/20) Butterboy, Free Puppies, Louis Vuitton, Annie Hart

THINGS TO DO Playwrights’ Playground, 4 Columbus Circle, 7pm – 9pm Get a sneak peek into how new plays are created. Playwrights submit ten to 12 pages of a new work in the early stages of development. Actors are cast on the spot and perform a cold reading, followed by a moderated audience feedback session. Free. The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far From The Wing, Columbia … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/20) Butterboy, Free Puppies, Louis Vuitton, Annie Hart