Around NYC Today (9/30) Medieval Festival, Bronx Native American Festival

THINGS TO DO 34th Annual Medieval Festival, Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 11:30am – 6pm Join the 34th Annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/30) Medieval Festival, Bronx Native American Festival

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

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

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

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

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 (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

THINGS TO DO Bookmaking Workshop, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 4pm – 5:30pm Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park. This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

Around NYC Today (1/23) Drawing with Susan, Singleling Party, Brutally Honest

THINGS TO DO Singleling Podcast 2nd Anniversary Party, The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge – West Village, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Singleling is a podcast that showcases love and dating stories from comedians and regular people around the world. On this, its second anniversary, the Singleling live show will feature comedians Sandi Marx, Gianmarco Soresi, Sydnee Washington, Calvin Cato, Music by Pavel Rivera, the lead singer of Twintapes. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/23) Drawing with Susan, Singleling Party, Brutally Honest

Around NYC Today (1/20) New York Night Train, Stop N’ Swap, Last Stop Laughs

THINGS TO DO Ultimate Fitness Frenzy, Alfred E Smith Playground – LES, 11am – 3pm Join a frenzy of fitness activities to start the new year. Activities include spin cycling, Latin Fusion, AfroBox, Yoga, and Ab classes. Free. Elmhurst Stop ‘N’ Swap, PS 13 Clement C. Moore – Queens, 12pm – 3pm Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/20) New York Night Train, Stop N’ Swap, Last Stop Laughs

Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

Theater of War, Police Athletic League, Inc. Polo Grounds Cornerstone – Harlem, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Theater of War is an interactive performance of Scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, ancient plays about timeless human struggles, such as depression, isolation, and other mental health issues. Featuring actors Chinasa Ogbuagu, Jumaane Williams, and Louis Cancelmi. Free. RSVP. Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History, The New York Public Library … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

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 (1/13) Watercolor Classes, The Red Party, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO Spotlight on Still Life – Closing Reception, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, 1pm – 4pm “Spotlight on Still Life”, curated by artist Ann Marie McDonnell, presents photography from the faculty and students of Curtis High School who were part of an educational program that focuses on the history of the still-life genre through painting and photography, as well as contemporary approaches. Free. Free Watercolor … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/13) Watercolor Classes, The Red Party, Bowery Comedy

Around NYC Today (1/11) Exerskate, Talib Kweli, Goodness Greatness, Tremendous

THINGS TO DO Exerskate, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, 8am – 8:30am Join an ice-based fitness classes for experienced skaters. Free. Tremendous, New York City Center – Midtown West, 5:30pm – 7pm Tremendous, a contemporary dance performance that premiered at LaMama Moves! Festival, connects individual stories of the female experience to the spectrum of social injustices and the need … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/11) Exerskate, Talib Kweli, Goodness Greatness, Tremendous

Around NYC Today (1/2) Women in Art, Negative Press, Tableaux Anniversary

THINGS TO DO Women in Art: Music, Lovecraft Bar – East Village, 7pm – 10pm The Set NYC presents an evening of shows, performances, networking and cocktails. Lineup includes Genique Green, Tay Solèy, Lady Ze, Nyara Jessica Suzanne, Joan Mercury. Hosted by Siobhan Fogarty. Event to benefit charity group Freedom Ladder. Networking party at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. $5 donation.  Negative Press Reading and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/2) Women in Art, Negative Press, Tableaux Anniversary

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