Around NYC Today (2/3) Target First Saturdays, Circus & Sebastian, Dirty Show

THINGS TO DO Target First Saturdays, Brooklyn Museum, 5pm – 11pm Brooklyn Museum hosts a day of free concerts, a dance festival, a film screening and panel discussions and a dance party in celebration of Black History. Music by The Skins, Latasha Alcindor and Aaron Abernathy. Panel discussions on Jean-Michel Baquiat and Malcolm X. Later in the night, Everyday People hosts a dance Party with … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/3) Target First Saturdays, Circus & Sebastian, Dirty Show

Around NYC Today (1/31) Dance Away The Night, Art Inspired by Takashi Murakami

THINGS TO DO Drawing at the H.H. Biddle House, Conference House Park – Staten Island, 10am – 1pm Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP by sending an email to francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov . Art Inspired … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/31) Dance Away The Night, Art Inspired by Takashi Murakami

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

THINGS TO DO 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 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/16) Astoria Drink and Draw, Winter Poetry, Stevie Comedy

Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO Salsa Mondays, Boots and Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from DJ Jon Ali. Classes start at 6p, party after! Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. MLK Day, Brooklyn Center for the Arts, 9am – 3pm Honor the spirit of Dr. King with an essay competition, talent show, games … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

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

Around NYC Today (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi

THINGS TO DO 5-Hour Glow-in the-Dark Fitness Challenge, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Stuyvesant Town, 3pm – 8pm Wear your best neon gear and celebrate the new year with a five-hour, non-stop exercise event. Activities include hour-long sessions of Jump Rope Madness, Afro-Brazilian Zumba and Kettle Bell Ab Blast. Free. RSVP by emailing Erica.Serrano@parks.nyc.gov .   MUSIC Swerling, Azro Cady, Nova Lantern, Bowery Electric – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi

Around NYC Today (1/3) Comedians You Should Know, Bay Uno, French Classes

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

Around NYC Today (12/30) The Roller Wave, The Green Lady, Yardsale Comedy

THINGS TO DO The Roller Wave: Roller Disco Party, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm Glide, ride, fly, get high! Bedstuy skating rink Studio 50H transports its popular Roller Wave skate party to House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. $10 general admission presale.   MUSIC Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern, Dj Ilan, Bowery Electric … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/30) The Roller Wave, The Green Lady, Yardsale Comedy

Around NYC Today (12/23) Festivus Party, Side Ponytail Comedy, Holiday Concert

THINGS TO DO Festivus for the Rest of Us Party, Playwright Irish Pub – Midtown, 7pm – 11pm Air grievances and perform a feat of strength at New York Social Network’s Festivus party. Be sure to keep the tinsel away from the Festivus pole. $10. St. Veronica’s Holiday Concert, St. Veronica’s Church – West Village,  7:30pm – 10:30pm Enjoy a night of classical music performed … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/23) Festivus Party, Side Ponytail Comedy, Holiday Concert

Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki

THINGS TO DO Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Bryant Park – Midtown, 6pm – 6:45pm Bryant Park’s anual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular returns. Free. Personae: Portraits of Personal Fiction, El Barrio’s Artspace – UES, 6pm – 9pm PERSONAE, by Carlos David, is a collection of portraits of people representing characters from their imagination. More than 80 subjects participated, resulting in over 130 photographs of characters such as superheroes, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki

Around NYC Today (11/29) Funk You, S&M and Chill, The Fancy Show, Stash Comedy

THINGS TO DO Funk You, House of Yes, 10pm – 4am House of Yes wants to Funk You in all the right places. Tunes by DJ Bruce, Free, RSVP.   ONGOING Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free. Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/29) Funk You, S&M and Chill, The Fancy Show, Stash Comedy

Around NYC Today (11/28) Brutally Honest, Cuddle Magic, Good Stuff Comedy

THINGS TO DO Brutally Honest, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Brutally Honest is a monthly stand up comedy and storytelling show where the performers hold nothing back and let you into the innermost hilarious parts of their souls. Featuring Abbi Crutchfield, Julia Johns, Julia Shiplett, Dara Katz, Patrick Holbert, Hosted by Caitlin Brodnick and May Wilkerson. $7.   ONGOING Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/28) Brutally Honest, Cuddle Magic, Good Stuff Comedy

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 (11/26) Holiday Pop Up Market, #ADULTING, MAKU Soundsystem

THINGS TO DO Sustainable Sunday Holiday Market, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 2pm – 9pm House of Yes’ holiday market brings you seasonal, handmade, artisan ethical, vintage, and upcycled jewelry, crafts, clothing, goods, arts, textiles, festival wear, costumes, menswear and more. Tunes by DJ Dropkat. Free. Gifted and Talented Holiday Pop-Up Market, Grand Bazaar NYC – UWS, 10am The Gifted & Talented Holiday Market is the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/26) Holiday Pop Up Market, #ADULTING, MAKU Soundsystem

Around NYC Today (11/22) Thanksgiving Market, Yayoi Kusama, Winter Village

THINGS TO DO Grand Central Thanksgiving Market, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, 8am – 7pm Visit the Thanksgiving Market popping up on the Taxi Stand (at Vanderbilt Ave. and E. 43rd St.) for one day only on November 22nd. Grand Central dessert shops Bien Cuit, Financier Patisserie, Jacques Torres Chocolate, Magnolia Bakery and Zaro’s Family Bakery will sell their delicious desserts in time for Thanksgiving. Live … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/22) Thanksgiving Market, Yayoi Kusama, Winter Village