Around NYC Today (4/8) Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Second Sundays, Musical Mayhem

THINGS TO DO

Second Sundays, Pioneer Works – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm

Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Free. RSVP.

Kerouac International Festival (Day 5), InsBowery Poetry Club – LES, 7pm – 9pm

The Kerouac Festival is an international event that started in Spain, in the city of Vigo, seven years ago. This is the event’s third edition in New York. Featuring poetry and performances from Mahogany L. Browne, Sheila Blanco, Francisco Castro and more. Free. RSVP.

Heather Gardens History Tour, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 1pm – 2pm

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden and former Billings Estate in Fort Tryon Park with local historian Robin Boomer. See the views of the majestic Palisades and Hudson River, discover the historic remnants of the C.K.G. Billings Estate, and learn about the garden’s history and how it compares to the original 1935 Olmsted brothers’ design. Free.

Opening Weekend in Prospect Park, Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 9am – 6pm

Kick off the start of spring with a full weekend of special events and activities! Events include an Opening Day Parade and Fair, an 1860s-style ballgame, a campfire conversation, scavenger hunt, Smorgasburg Prospect Park. Free. RSVP.

Musical Theatre Mayhem, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Musical theatre nerds unite. Join a night of showtunes and comedy. Act 1: Broadway Bonanza: two comedians as musical theatre characters decide who’ll win in a physical fight. Act 2: Sing For Your Life: the audience chooses musicals that a guest will have to sing songs from. Act 3: 10-Minute Musical: three comedians improv a classic musical. Hosted by Sarah Kennedy and Patrick J. Reilly. $5.

 

MUSIC

Lillet Blanc, Great Wight, Shelter Dogs, Hit Like a Girl, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sharon De La Cruz, Johann Diedrick, Delphine Fawundu, GENG, Pamela Liou, Knockdown Center – Queens, 7pm, Free.

Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Baby Shakes, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Halcionne, Friend Roulette, Whiner, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 3pm, $8.

Earnhardt, The Rungs, Haunted Horses, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Denise Simon, Paul Warhit, Mitch Benson, Nicholle Kun, and Brian Schiller, Hosted By Scott Blakeman, Comic Strip Live – UES, 6pm, $10.

Tom Cassidy (Adult Swim), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (Pear), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden – Queens, First weekend of each month, 1pm – 2pm, Free with garden admission.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Thursday and Friday until March 8, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/22) Everything is Falling Apart at QED, Mayer Hawthorne

THINGS TO DO

Everything is Falling Apart, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Everything is Falling Apart is a live talk show including a mix of standup and storytelling and features a special guest interviewed, by comedian and host Molly McGaughey, over a game of Jenga. As soon as the tower falls, the interview is over. This month’s guest is is Dulcé Sloan, a full-time correspondent from the Daily Show with Trevor Noah. $10.

 

MUSIC

Darkwing, El Silver Cabs, Wolf Diamond, Plaid Dracula, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Mayer Hawthorne (DJ Set), Brooklyn Bowl, 11:30pm, $10.

Quantic (DJ Set), DJ Taye, Good Room – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Valley Lodge, Happy Chichester, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Blak Emoji, Quazz The Kid, R.O.E, Nuclear Family Fantasy, RA, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Orrin, Warren Wolfe, SHUG, That Boy Miles, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Ian Wayne, Maeve Thorne, Lord Youth, Tuxedos, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Palo Palo, Mike Bones, DizzyRide, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Runnin’ on Empty w/ Jordan Carlos, Mitra Jouhari, Joe Zimmerman, Stine An, Dash Turner & Jessica Steans-Gail, Hosted by Yotam Tubul and Lisa Franklin, Le Poisson Rouge – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $3.

King Hippo Comedy Show and Afterparty, Hosted by Ayanna Dookie (MTV) and Mike Brown (MTV), The Mockingbird – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Ian Fidance (VH1, AXS TV, SiriusXM), Brian Parise (John Oliver Show, Montreal JFL), Amanda Baramki (FOX, AXS TV), Alex Carabano (Broadway Comedy Club), Andrew Bayroff (Free Standup NYC Festival)
Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Cool World Comedy w/ Greg Stone, Courtney Ferrington, Eudora Peterson, Rufat Agayev and Farah Brook, A Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Shine Box Comedy w/ David Agyekum, Jenn Welch, Dewey Lovett, Ben Wasserman, Guitler Raphael, Neir’s Tavern – Queens, 8pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Exerskate (ice-based fitness classes), The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, Every Thursday until March 1, 8am – 8:30am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (2/10) Chinese New Year, 6 Pack @ BritPack, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Chinese New Year Celebration, Building P in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, Feb. 10 (Sat.), 2pm – 4:30pm

Welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with a Chinese New Year Celebration. Enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world. Join the parade to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and hear cymbals, drums, and pop-it firecrackers to scare off evil spirits. $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Icons in Their Own Right, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 5pm – 8pm

Join the opening night of “Icons in their Own Right”, an art installation by Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey, which seeks to counter historic erasure, champion cultural representation, and reinforce identity and pride. Free.

BritPack Comedy Showcase, BDA Studios – Midtown, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

6 Pack @ Brit Pack is a monthly comedy showcase that features some of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene as you LOL over some free brew and light snacks with friends. A ticket gets you free beer and wine and snacks that will be served during the show. This month’s line-up includes Sean Patton (Comedy Central, Conan, Letterman), Rick Younger (The Today Show, Comic View, Mean Girls Broadway), Sydnee Washington (MTV, The Unofficial Expert Podcast, Carolines), Whitney Chanel Clark (Carolines, Broadway Comedy Club), Juan Escalante (Stand Up NY Comedy Festival, Unusual Culprits), Jaron Young (Cinderblock Festival, NY Comedy Club), Stewie Vill (CollegeHumor, Stand Up NY, Bio Channell), Hosted by Stewie Vill & Jaron Young. $8.75.

 

MUSIC

Brandy, Tropical Trash, Key Of Shame, Cowboy Turns, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

King Missile, Flower, Charles Bissell, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Latvian Radio, Wild Planes, False Lights, The Textiles, The Birds of Prey, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Scarboro, Rebelmatic, Fat Heaven, Bodega Satellite, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Nitemirror, Deflector, Sandhogs, Fire, Stress, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $5.

Diary, The Wants, Drug Pizza, Verdi Grls, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Pow Pow Family Band (Record Release), Cotillon, Navy Gangs, The Park Church Co-op – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bowery Comedy w/ Dave Hill (HBO, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show), Greg Barris (Heart of Darkness), Fumi Abe (MTV News), Josh Gondelman (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free.

Free Comedy w/ Dekunle (Cry Baby), Abe Gatling (Cry Baby), Dan Licata (The Dan, Joe and Charles Show), Nick Naney (Annoyance Theatre), Niko White (VICE, Roast Battle), 181 Jackson Street (Basement) – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The End of the Line Comedy w/ Liz Barrett, Laura Merli, Robbie Goodwin, Carolyn Busa, Sammie James, Patrick Holbert, Thiago Macklin, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

The Killing Joke w/ Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central/Bojack Horseman/Crashing), Eman El Husseini (Just for Laughs Montreal), Shalewa Sharpe (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains it All Podcast), Julia Johns (Someecards), Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Chris Duffy’s You Get a Spoon w/ Obehi Janice, Anthony DeVito, and Rebecca Vigil, Caveat – LES, 3:30pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Latin Dance for Fitness, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 9am – 10am. Free.

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/6) Comedy at the Corner, Jarrett Key, Nation of Language

THINGS TO DO

Jarrett Key: Hair Paintings and Other Stories, La Mama Galleria – East Village, 7:30pm – 10pm

Join the opening and reception for Jarrett Key’s first solo exhibition this winter at La MaMa Galleria. Key grew up in rural Alabama to their grandmother singing, “your hair is your strength.” Hair Paintings and Other Stories reimagines the collective bodily memories and rituals of the Black community by engaging its narratives of strength, courage, and resilience in an examination of past, present, and future. Free. RSVP.

Learn Indian Classical Dance, Consulate General of India – UES, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn the Indian Classical arts of Odissi and Bharatnatyam dance at the Indian Consulate on Tuesday evenings. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

NATION OF LANGUAGE, Field Trip, Late Guest At The Party, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Jane Doe Ensemble, Pand0, Remy Lexington, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Max Ardito, Yonsei, Phoneg1rl, H0L0 – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

The Nectars, The Cold Seas, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Deem Spencer, Uni, Adrian Underhill, Cloud Castle Lake, Latasha, Raffaella, Rén With The Mane, Little Shadows, Livia Blanc, Aaron Taos, Reno McCarthy, Michael Daves’ Wax Lion, Starbenders, Rockwood Music Hall – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Jest For Fun w/ Casey Balsham (Big Sky Festival), Patrick Schroeder (The Good, The Dad, and The Ugly Podcast), Dave Lester (BET), Kareem Green (All Def on HBO), BK9 – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy at the Corner w/ Mamoudou N’Diaye (The Resistance Comedy), May Wilkerson (Someecards), Christina Galston (@FreakinJewrican) (MTV), Sharron Paul (IFC), Corey Reppond (RoastMasters), Thiago Macklin (NY Comedy Festival), Hosted by Keenan Steiner, Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Golden Spiral Comedy w/Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Myka Fox (Comedy Central), Alexis Guerreros (Cooligans podcast), Hosted by Katie Compa and Mindy Raf, Dream Baby – East Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Pillow Talk w/ Kevin McCaffrey (The Late Show), Ben Katzner (Hell Yes Fest), Ruth Ward (Pen15 Club), Brian Kim (NY Comedy Festival), Lori Palminteri (Live at Gotham), Adam Gulley (SiriusXm), Hosted by Bryan Morris & Stacey Kulow, The Standing Room – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

 

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

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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 performances from DJ mOma, Ian Isiah and Donae’O. Free.

The Circus and Sebastian, Westbeth Home to the Arts – West Village, 11am

A puppet ballet concieved and choreographed by Penny Jones to the rollicking music of Kabalevsky’s symphonic suite, The Comedians. The puppets look like giant Christmas toys come to life with The Nutcracker man as circus master. $10.

Staten Island Stop ‘N’ Swap, Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center – Staten Island, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

 

MUSIC

Septic Rot, Decisions, Fealty, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

Brandon Lopez, ISSUE Project Room – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

MONOGOLD, Warpark, Sur Back, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Cherch, The ’94 Knicks, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Daul Haus, Death By Piano, The More, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Passage, Annulment, None Above All, What of Us, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 2pm, $7 – $12.

ODISEAS, Dr. Danny, The Due Diligence, RUSSEK, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Sir Jarlesberg, The Perfect Man, Moist Paula’s Aesthetic Alien, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

AFAT Tour, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Shining Mirrors, Råtta, Flag Day, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Greg Mendez, Neil O’Neil (of Donovan Wolfington), Manors, Power Funeral, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Pedro Salinas, Lucie Steiner, Kenny Warren, Lucas Connolly, Wanjiko Eke, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Andrew Manning, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

School Nite Comedy Hour w/ Camille Theobald (MTV, New York Comedy Festival), Joe Striks (Clam Pals, Good Day New York), Frank Favia (Comic Strip Live, Clubs & Colleges), LeClerc Andre (‘Laughs’ on Fox, YouTube), Sidewalk – East Village, 5:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Jackknife Comedy w/ Emmy Blotnick (Comedy Central), Anna Suzuki (Late Show With Stephen Colbert), Andrew Casertano (The Roastmasters), Tawanda Gona (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Matt Bachus (Caroline’s), Erik Monical (Boston Comedy Festival) and Caitlin Peluffo (S.F. Sketchfest), The Creek and the Cave – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Dirty Show w/ Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle), Mike Recine (Conan), Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central, MTV2), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Latin Dance for Fitness, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 9am – 10am. Free.

A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.