Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Plunge, Lord of the Rings Marathon

THINGS TO DO

New Year’s Day Plunge, Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue – Brooklyn, 1pm

In spite of freezing temperatures, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club will host its annual New Year’s Day Plunge. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the 114th staging of this event. Swim time is at 1pm but organizers suggest to come early. Event is free for swimmers and onlookers but RSVP is necessary. $25 suggested donation. 

Anthropolizing the Bachelor, Caveat – LES, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Do you love The Bachelor, but have always wanted live commentary by an anthropologist? Of course you have. Hear Ellen Marakowitz, senior lecturer in anthropology at Columbia University and comedian Nadia Pinder dissect the good, the bad, the problematic, and the just plain “people, am I right??” $10. 

Sue’s Holiday SpecTECHular, The Bridge at Cornell Tech – Roosevelt Island, 10am – 4pm

Zuckerberg Media is launching the 2018 National Tour of Sue’s Tech Kitchen in New York City. Sue’s Holiday SpecTECHular will feature a variety of attractions, including a high-tech food court, a tech toy play zone and gift area, a STEM performance stage, and a cutting-edge VR-cade. $10. 
MUSIC

Just Can’t Get Enough: A Post-Midnight New Year’s Eve Dance Party w/ DJ Ceremony, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 1am, $5. 

 

COMEDY

Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP. 

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP. 

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Ryan Beck (The Daily Show), Julia Shiplett (Moth Storyslam Champion), Justin Herman (MTV, BET), Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

FILM

Lord of the Rings Marathon, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 12pm – 1am, Free.

 

ONGOING

Cardio/ Zumba Dance Class, Harlem Armory, 7:30pm, Free.

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 (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 in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 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, (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.

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.

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.

 

FILM

The So-So You Don’t Know: Episode 3 Premiere, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

 

MUSIC

Cloak, Natur, Chain, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Dead Jetsetter, Airplane Mode, Quinton Smith & The Company, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Funny Moms, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Ghostly Times, Dancer, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Les Bicyclettes Blanches, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Riley Pinkerton, Mima Good, Noy Markel, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

There Will Be Hot Girls There w/ Roddy MacInnes (NY Comedy Festival), Kevin Berry (Park Slope Comedy Festival), Rachel Lenihan (The Chris Gethard Show), Bret Raybould (SF Sketchfest), Claire Parker (Sirius), Brian Park (College Humor), Khalid A. Rahmaan (Brooklyn Comdedy Festival), The Standing Room – Queens, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show, Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/20) Butterboy, Free Puppies, Louis Vuitton, Annie Hart

THINGS TO DO

Playwrights’ Playground, 4 Columbus Circle, 7pm – 9pm

Get a sneak peek into how new plays are created. Playwrights submit ten to 12 pages of a new work in the early stages of development. Actors are cast on the spot and perform a cold reading, followed by a moderated audience feedback session. Free.

The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far From The Wing, Columbia University Schapiro Theater, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far from the Wing is a new play that reimagines Lucifer’s fall from heaven. Be a part of this piece’s introduction to the world through its first public reading performance. Written, directed, and composed by Ayvaunn Penn. 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 House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, (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.

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.

The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, Until Nov. 26, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Rebel Rossa, New York Irish Center – Queens, 7:15pm, $10.

 

MUSIC

American Fever, True Dreams, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

The Kings County Swing, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Trophy Bucks, Night Screams, Autodrone, Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Finding Thomas, Annie Hart, The Standard Hotel – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP to annie@standardhotels.com

Mall Prowler, Beta Librae, Kendall Cahan, Axine M, NK Badtz, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

Rae Isla, Rodes Rollins, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Back Room Comedy w/ Mark Normand, Adrienne Iapalucci, Michael Brigante, Dean Delray, New York Comedy Club, 7pm, $10.

Butterboy w/ Judah Friedlander, Shalewa Sharpe, Joe Zimmerman, Rebecca O’Neal, Khalid Rahmaan, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Free Puppies Comedy w/ Mark Normand (Comedy Central), Mike Recine (CONAN), Piers Moreton (Comedy Store), Sara Armour (Last Comic Standing), Colum Tyrrell (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Hosted by Laurel Cummings, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Sarah Tollemache – (Colbert Show), Andrew Schulz – (Comedy Cellar regular, co-host of The Brilliant Idiots Podcast), Marie Faustin (co-host of The Unofficial Expert Podcast), Danny Del Colle (NY Comedy Club regular, Devil’s Cup Festival), Alex Pavone (co-host of Suite Buddies podcast), Hosted Nataly Aukar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Side Ponytail w/ Jordan Temple (The Rundown w/ Robin Thede), Heather Marulli (All Jane Fest), Jon DelCollo (Helium Comedy Club), Katie Hannigan (Red Clay Comedy Festival), Alison Zeidman (Adam Ruins Everything, NYT), Valeri Tosi (The Mermaid Comedy Hour), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Savage: A Comedy Show, Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli – free pizza, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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