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


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 medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Free.

North Corona Stop ‘N’ Swap, PS 330, 110-08 Northern Blvd – Queens, 12pm – 3pm

Bring clean, reusable, 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.

The Bronx Native American Festival, South Picnic Area in Pelham Bay Park – Bronx, 12pm – 4pm

Enjoy a celebration of the unique native cultures of the Americas at the Bronx Native American Festival.  Featuring The Silvercloud Singers (Inter-Tribal), arts and crafts, storytelling, food and dance in Pelham Bay Park, with a special appearance by Grupo Higuayagua (Taíno). Free.

Fall Feast, Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 1pm – 4pm

Come celebrate this year’s harvest at the Lefferts Historic House. Harvest, cook, and eat potatoes that were planted in the garden back in May. You can also challenge friends and family to potato sack races! $3 suggested donation.

An Afternoon of Poetry at Albert’s Garden, Albert’s Garden, 16 East 2nd St – East Village, 2pm – 4pm

Join an afternoon of poetry featuring Austin Alexis, Davidson Garrett, Jessica Nooney, Hilary Sideris, John. H. Trause and Jeff Wright. Free.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park, Breeze Hill in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea, returns to Prospect Park this spring! Over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather to offer a range of cuisines. Free.

The Amazing Maize Maze, Queens County Farm Museum in Queens Farm Park, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway – Queens, 11am – 4:30pm

Enjoy getting lost in NYC’s 3-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a “Stalk Talk” to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. $5 – $10.



June West, Robert Earl Thomas, Soft Ethnic, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Radio Wonderland, Blak Blondz, DJ BLÜHENDE LANDSCHAFTEN duo, DJ Kev G, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Another Astronaut, Without Oars, Pre-K Dropout, Maintenance, The Footlight, 465 Seneca Ave – Queens, 8pm, $10.



City of God (Cidade de Deus), Herbert Von King Park – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free.



Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.’

Park Slope Farmers Market, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground,

336 3rd St – Brooklyn, Every Sunday until Dec. 30, 10am – 5pm, Free.


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


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.



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.



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.



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


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.



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.



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.



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


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.



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.



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.



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


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.



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.



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.



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.


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