Around NYC Today (1/7) Sock Hop Sunday, Too Soon? Comedy, Repeater at QED

THINGS TO DO

Sock Hop Sunday, Belle Reve – Tribeca, 8pm – 1am

Belle Reve is hosting its first Sock Hop party. Records starting at 8pm during dinner service and a DJ and go-go dancer comes on from 10pm to 1am. Adult milkshakes, burger and hot dog specials running all night long. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free.

Repeater: A Little Show About Big Songs, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Music fans Evan Forde Barden and Patrick Cartelli host this monthly talk show about people’s favorite songs. Each month, they invite a special guest to share one song that they love – be it an all-time favorite, a track that reminds them of a great story, or something that just blew their minds. Then a musician takes the stage to cover it and play a song of their own. Think “You Made It Weird” meets “VH1 Storytellers.” This month features Josh Sharp (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Joe’s Pub) and Jacob Sharp (Mipso, mandolin/vocalist). $5.

MulchFest, Various locations, 10am – 2pm

Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest. Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Find chipping locations here. Also happening on the January 7th. Free.

 

MUSIC

DEDE, Thed Jewel, Mirror Gazer (DJ set), Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

GREAT WOODS, The Big Drops, Freezing Cold, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Bilge Rat, Danny Christmas, Premiums, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Seb Isaac Band, The Nectars, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Pants Exploder, Tallah, Vibrator, Eye of the Destroyer, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

New Love Crowd, The Ryan Wu Band, Absolutely Yours, Earth Dad, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Baby Soda Jazz Band, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

No Cover Comedy Sunday w/ Corinne Fisher, Jeremy Pinsley, Andrew Lee, Angela Palladino, Ryan Dacalos, Justin Herman, Cameran Hebb, Brett Kline, Bill Schaefer, Nicholle Kun, Jack Byram, Hosted by Josh Tolentino, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Easy Buckets Comedy w/ Justin Flanagan, Hannah Boone, Eagle Witt, Katie Boyle, Pockets Graham, Stavros Halkias, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Call Comedy Show w/ Daniel Perafan, Shawn Ohagan, Liz Barrett, Alex Pavone, Shubah Agarwal, Jula Branda, Hosted by Brandy Thomas, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery – Queens, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ray Gootz (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Sam Morrison (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Molly Kornfeld, Ryan Mulholland, Ashley Hamilton, Rufat Agayev, Peter Bandyk, Legion – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Soon? Comedy Night w/ Aparna Nancherla, Mike Lebovitz, Katharyn Henson, Peter Wong, Mackenzie Graves, Chris Hamilton, Malia Sias, Sensei Gallery Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

This Isn’t Crashing w/ Maddie Smith (Carolines, New York Comedy Club), Adam Gable (Dangerfeilds, Broadway Comedy club) Mike Verdi ((New York Comedy Club), Hosted by Chris Hamilton, The Grisly Pear – Greenwich Village, 10pm, 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.

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, First weekend of each month, 1pm, Free.

 

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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Around NYC Today (12/26) Harlem Swing Dance Class, Dan+Joe+Charles Standup

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: Yoga, NYRR Runcenter – Hell’s Kitchen, 12pm – 1pm

Class to be taught by Equinox personal trainer Margaret Schwarz. Class is for all levels. Bring your own yoga mat. Free. RSVP.

Love Actually Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge, 8pm – 9:30pm

Here is an important message from your Uncle Bill: “Don’t buy drugs. Become a pop star, and they give you them for free!” Keep your eyes out for Colin, God of Sex. Just in cases. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Sasha and the Starlight, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Michael J. Productions & DJ Debonair’s Annual Toys For Tots Drive, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 5pm, Free.

Keznamdi, DJ Gringo, Junior Key, 94 Wythe Avenue – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

No Night, Mayve, Radiant Reveries (Duet), Oh Mee Kitchen, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 –  $10.

Danny Christmas, Boon, Ubetcha, Youstains, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

The Modifieds, Rowan, Norman Uniform, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Karen Tennison Quartet, Club Bonafide – Midtown East, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Davidson Boswell (Above Average, Roastmasters at The Stand), John Kim (Sirius XM, Hoboken Comedy Festival), Johnny Figaro (Comic Strip Live, Escape from New York Comedy Tour), Erica Spera (TBS comics to watch, New York Comedy Festival), Mike Kerrigan (Webster Hall, Stand Up NY), Sidewalk – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Brian Rabadeau (Hilarious), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Isabel Hagen (The Lantern), Von Decarlo (BET), Hosted by Rachel Joan (Old Man Hustle), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

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

Dan+Joe+Charles Standup Show w/ Janelle James (Comedy Central), Josh Johnson (Fallon), Giulio Gallarotti (MTV), Ray Kump (VICE), Hosted by Dan Licata, Joe Pera, and Charles Gould, The Shanty (NY Distilling Co.) – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Time To Kill w/ Jake Marshall Head, Matt McClowry, George Gordon, Abby Rosenquist, J.P. McDade, Hosted by Danny Stratton, Nicki Wright, Chris Calogero and John Rosenberger, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm, 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 (12/22) Ugly Sweater Party, La La Land, Oculus Holiday Market

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. All while supplies last. Free.

 

MUSIC

Grass Is Green, Ovlov, Littlefoot, Anna Altman, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Community Service with Shawn Dub, Butter, Carlos Sanchez, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Gina Bon Jersey, DJ Jordan Stern, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

Joseph King & The Mad Crush, RANN, Petal Crush, Moist Ahoy, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Spectre Folk, Twigs of Sister Tomorrow, Kyle Forester, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

DJ MopTop, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Homespun Comedy, Hosted by Jessica Watkins, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $7.

Cross the Bridge Comedy, Artichoke’s Basille Pizza – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free, RSVP.

Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Club), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Ray Gootz (Carolines), Chewy May (Stand Up NY), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

QED Presents w/ Derek Humphrey, Carole Montgomery, Emma Willmann, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

AfroLaffs Stand-Up Comedy and Afrobeats Dance Party w/ Alex Carabano (Apollo Comedy Hour), Jason Scoop (MTV’S Wildin’ Out ), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine House Party), Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (UCB, Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Buka – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

La La Land, NY Public Library Mulberry Street Branch – SoHo, 12:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Little Shop of Horrors, Juan Morel Campos School of the Arts – Brooklyn, 12:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Viva Las Vegas (1964), NY Public Library Mulberry Street Branch – SoHo, 2:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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.

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

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

Union Square Holiday Market, Southern side of Union Square Park, Until December 24 (Weekdays – 11am to 8pm; Sat. – 10am to 8pm; Sun. 11am to 7pm), Free.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Columbus Circle – 59th Street and Central Park West, Until Dec. 24, (Mon. to Sat. – 10m to 9pm; Sun. – 10am to 8pm), Free.

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

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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Around NYC Today (10/21) Tompkins Sq. Park Halloween Dog Parade, Harvest Day

tompkins sq park dog parade

THINGS TO DO

Hester Street Fair’s Harvest Day, Intersection of Delancey and Essex Street (LES), 11am – 6pm

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with fall-friendly vendors and seasonal activities like pumpkin painting, apple pies. Five Boroughs Brewing Co.’s IPA will be on tap. This week’s vendors roster include Chokola’s, Gab and Down East Lobstah, Free.

Arts in the Park, Central Park, Oct. 21 (Sat), 12pm – 3pm

NYC Parks is transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program.

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, Tompkins Square Dog Run (East Village), Oct. 21 (Sat), 12pm – 3pm

Thousands of costumed canines will march on Tompkins Square Park for the country’s largest Halloween Costume Parade for dogs. All proceeds go to the N.Y.C. Department of Parks & Recreation for the maintenance and upkeep of the newly restored Tompkins Square Dog Run. $5 suggested donation.

Howl-een Pooch Parade, Allan Kivlehan Playground (Staten Island), 12pm

There will be treats, a costume contest, obstacle course, and a pet adoption event. Free.

Outdoor Performance: Joiri Minaya “Containers,” Wave Hill (Bronx), 2pm

Watch an outdoor performance artist Joiri Minaya. Performers in tropical print body-suits will move through a variety of poses, in response to the site-specific audio narratives emanating from the garments. Complementing the tropical plants and the history of the Monocot Garden, these narratives will focus on human and plant camouflage and hyper-visibility. Free with admission to the grounds. $8 adults, $4 students and seniors.

Music in the Garden: Ustad Shafaat Khan, Queens Botanical Garden, 3:30pm

Sitar and tabla Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan will perform a blend of Indian classical and folk music. He will be joined by his fusion group “East Meets West.” $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, students and children over 4.

 

FILM

Queer Girl Movie Night, Muchmore’s (Brooklyn), 6pm, Free.

The Haunted Mansion (2003), Marcus Garvey Park (Harlem), 6pm, Free.

Frankenweenie, Maria Hernandez Park (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

The Addams Family, Fort Greene Park (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

Hotel Transylvania 2, Bronx Park, 6:30pm, Free.

 

MUSIC

Cool Company, Capyac, Josh The Word, Malcolm Voltaire, Bowery Electric (LES), 7pm, $8.

Strawberry Runners, Radiant Baby, The Human Fly, Trans-Pecos (Queens), 7pm, $8 – $10.

Centaurus, Belle-Skinner, LAPeCHE, Cape House (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Geena Davis, Live Ones, The Tracys, Pianos (LES), 7:30pm, $10.

Lowry, Ancient Cities, Jessi Robertson, Our Wicked Lady (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $10.

Plastic Picnic EP Release Show, Future Heart, Berlin (East Village), 8pm, $10.

Cover Your Idols, The Riot Gang, The Applecores, Union Hall (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

The Please Please Me, Novelty Daughter, Absent City, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Unders (Tape Release), Pop Empire, Looming, Greasy Hearts, the Night Screams, Pet Rescue (Brooklyn), 8pm, $5.

Rhys Langston, Big Breakfast, Lion’s Cage, Illusion, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $8.

The Messenger Birds, The Grasping Straws, The Nuclears, Toranavox, Sunnyvale (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

No Funeral, Black Tomb, Dutch Guts, Mourned, Bar Matchless (Brooklyn), 8pm , $10.

Sleeping Pills, Woven In, Silent Barn (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

Deeper, Big Bliss, Plain Dog, Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Benjamin Cartel Album Release Show, Rockwood Music Hall (LES), 8:30pm, $10 – $20.

Blaha (Blind Shake), Lily Lake, King Pussy Face, Anni Rossi,  Muchmore’s (Brooklyn), 9pm, $5.

Jaw Gems, Bae Bro, Mercury Lounge (LES), 10:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Diego Lopez, Monarey Martinez, Brian Kim, Stephen Rubino, Hosted By Pedro Salinas, Local 138 (LES), 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy Outliers feat. Tim Dillon (NY Comedy Festival), Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show), Rebecca O’Neal (Laugh Factory), Wil Slyvince (NBC), Sean’s Bar and Kitchen (Midtown), 7pm, $10 – $15.

Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Adam Foster (Hilarious), Isabel Hagen (Lantern), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (The Pear), Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Dope Comedy Show, The Park View (Inwood), 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Stop Laughs, QED (Queens), 10:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Socrates Farmers Market, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens), Every Saturday until Oct. 28, 8am – 4pm, Free.

Saturday Farmers Market, Hattie Carthan Community Garden (Brooklyn), 9am-2pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Maggie’s Garden (Sugar Hill), Every Friday until Oct. 31,  2pm – 4pm, Free.

Eating Bitterness Art Exhibit, 384 Broadway (Tribeca), Until Oct. 27, Tuesday to Friday 2pm – 8pm, Weekends 11am to 7pm, Free.

Gettin’ Wet with Miss Guy: The Photography of Guy Furrow, Art-on-A (East Village), Until Nov. 2, Free.

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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Oct. 5 (Thursday), Alice Through the Looking Glass, Bodega Cat Comedy

bodega cat comedy

THINGS TO DO

Hudson Yards Farmer’s Market, 7 Station Train Entrance (34th St.) in Hudson Park, 12pm – 6pm.

Buy fresh produce and prepared food at this weekly event. Free.

Taking Shape- Opening Reception, NU Hotel (Brooklyn), 6pm

NU Hotel Brooklyn and Welancora Gallery present Taking Shape, the second edition in their collaboration of quarterly art exhibitions with art exclusively by Brooklyn artists. Featuring works by Chanel Kennebrew and Christina Massey.

Yoga Flow, North Lawn at 78th Street in Riverside Park, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Free.

TreeHaus Illustrators AfterParty, The Set NYC (Midtown), 7pm, $5.

A New York Comic Con afterparty event.  Connect with artists, performers, illustrators, comic book artists, singers, musicians. With live music by Katie Garringer Martins, Henry August DuRocher and Fort Vine.

Imaginary Worlds – A Draw Jam, Albertine Books (UES), 7pm

Join New York Comic Con guest illustrators from France for a collective Draw Jam and book signing. Meet Zep, Valerie Vernay, Patricia Lyfoung, Alexis Sentenac, Mathieu Laffray and Bruno, plus other special guests, as they present their newly translated bande dessinée (comic books!). Enjoy a glass of wine as you sketch live models in costumes. Your art may end up on the walls of the French Embassy for a pop-up exhibition.

Instituto Coreográfico with Carlos Pons Guerra, Ballet Hispanico (UWS), 7pm

The latest installment of Instituto Coreográfico, Ballet Hispanico’s choreography lab for Latino artists, welcomes Spanish choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra. Free. RSVP.

Bad Neighbour Theatre: The Old Woman, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Brooklyn), 8pm-9:30pm

Danii Kharms’ “The Old Woman” returns to the Brooklyn stage in Bad Neighbour Theatre’s adaptation. For two nights only. Tickets $10 online, $15 at the door.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Atlantic Theater Company (Chelsea), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

FILM

Alice Through the Looking Glass, Asser Levy Playground (Midtown), 7pm, Free.

Pele: Birth of a Legend, Macombs Dam Park (Bronx), 7:30pm, Free.

MUSIC

Josiah Johnson of the Head and the Heart, Planes on Paper, Mercury Lounge (LES), 6:30pm, $10-$15.

åMBe, Them Fangs, The FMS, DethRok, O Mer, The Goodnight Darlings, DJ Miss Guy, Bowery Electric (LES), 6:30pm, $5.

Von Sell, Bandits on the Run, Birthday Club, Holy Golden, Vehicles, Pianos (LES), 7pm, $10.

House Sparrow, High Falls, Roxanne, El Cortez , (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Joan Soriano, Lincoln Center, 7:30pm, Free.

Weed Hounds, Super Natural, Psycho, NEVER, Outskirts, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

Shareef Keyes and the Groove, Rosehardt, Tina Yao, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8-$10.

The Echo-Friendly, Samson The Truest, Union Pool (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10-$12.

ZZZWalk, Darto, PC Worship, Evan Jewett, Secret Project Robot (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Sadosan (release show), 99Sublime Collective, The Silent Barn (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

A Guy Called Gerald, Whatever/Whatever, L&L&L, Good Room, (Brooklyn), 10pm, $10-$15.

COMEDY

Bodega Cat Comedy feat. Zach Sims, Kofi Thomas, Morgan Miller, Offside Tavern (Chelsea), 7:45pm, Free.

The Half-Hour Hour, Hosted by Jenn Welch, The Creek and the Cave (Queens), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The King Hippo Comedy Show, Hosted by Ayanna Dookie (MTV) and Mike Brown (MTV), The Mockingbird (Alphabet City), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Derek Humphrey, Edward Farrell, Rachel Joan, Wanjiko Eke, Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bomb Shelter Comedy Show feat. Von Decarlo (BET, ABC, FOX), Fariaz Rabbani (Inside Amy Schumer, The Nightly Show), Jourdain Denzel Fisher (BET), Luke Mones (Huffington Post, Funny or Die). Joe Pontillo (MTV, IFC), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1), Erik Bransteeen (FOX, Timeout NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West (Midtown), 8pm, Free.