Around NYC Today (6/17) Parquet Courts, Men’s Bazaar, Smorgasburg, Let’s Dance!

THINGS TO DO

Men’s Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th Street – UWS, 10am – 5:30pm

This special theme event will take place at NYC’s biggest curated weekly market, Grand Bazaar NYC, with up to 200 vendors to discover and shop. 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.

Scandinavian Music Festival Concert Series, Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 2pm – 3:30pm

“The Tinderbox”. In this special program, the Scandia Ensemble and narrator Sandra Billingslea will take participants on a musical journey in which they are actively interacting with the artists. Text by Hans Christian Andersen and music by Poul Schierbeck and Frank Foerster. Free.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue – Harlem, 2pm – 4pm

The 25th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to Central Park. Dancing with Nkumu Katalay is a must. He has been called the king of rumba soukous music. Born in the capital city Kinshasa of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nkumu blends the music of his homeland with contemporary sounds from the Americas to create a rhythmic beat.

Kayaking and Canoeing, Hallet’s Cove, 31-10 Vernon Blvd – Queens, 1pm – 4pm

LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting). No prior boating experience is required. No RSVP is required; however, participants are encouraged to call (631) 542-2628 or visit licboathouse.org .

Swingtime Big Band, George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive – Queens, 5pm – 6:30pm

Celebrate Father’s Day with this exciting 20-piece big band featuring hits by Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrews Sisters, Joe Williams, and Frank Sinatra. Free.

Let’s Dance!, Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street – UWS, 6pm – 9:30pm

Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon. Free.

 

MUSIC

Nation of Language, The Knees, Plain Dog, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Parquet Courts, Canal Street Market, 265 Canal Street – SoHo, 11am – 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Color Me Bushwick w/ Grim Streaker, tubafresh, The Midnight Hollow, Marcela Avelina, God Tiny, Looms, Rebel Magik, Spritzer, Treads, We Color Live, 92 St. Nicholas Ave – Brooklyn, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

Kaleidoscope, Μάτι, Labor, Decisions, The Bills, HECK – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Urochromes, Sweet Baby Jesus, Velveteen Rabbit, Sigher, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Zikrayat, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street – Queens, 3:30pm, Free with garden admission.

Audra Rox Steady, Skalopy, Urban Meadow Community Garden, 19 President Street – Brooklyn, 4pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedians on Stage Telling Jokes w/ Dan Perlman, Aimee Rose Ranger, Mark Benjamin, Blair Dawson, The Lantern, 167 Bleecker Street, Upstairs – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Bill Brown Playground – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Tai Chi, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park – UWS, Every Sunday until Aug. 12, 8am – 9am, Free.

Vinyasa Yoga, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 10am – and 11am, Free.

Sunday Tai Chi, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Sept. 16, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Yoga at The Battery, Woodland Lawn in The Battery, Every Sunday until Sept. 30, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/17) Cult Flea Market, Leela, Holidays in Sanatoriums

THINGS TO DO

Cult Flea Market, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 1pm – 10pm

Join over a dozen of NYC’s most far-out dealers who hocking weird wares that will satisfy even the most offbeat oddball on your Xmas list. Includes a rare cult film screening provided by film archivist/curator Gare B. Noir and Cine Noir at 8pm.

LiVEART.US Holiday Party, Queens Museum, 2pm – 5pm

Performance art group LiVEART.US hosts an afternoon of performances centered around the holiday spirit. Bring a dish or something to drink to share. Free. RSVP.

Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums, Quimby’s Bookstore – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Originally conceived in the 1920s, Soviet sanitoriums afforded workers a place to holiday, courtesy of a state-funded voucher system. At their peak, they were visited by millions of citizens across the USSR every year. A combination of medical institution and spa, the sanatoriums are among the most innovative buildings of their time.

Using specially commissioned photographs by leading photographers of the post-
Soviet territories, and texts by sanatorium expert Maryam Omidi, this book documents over forty sanatoriums and their unconventional treatments. From Armenia to Uzbekistan, it represents the most comprehensive survey to date of this fascinating and previously overlooked Soviet institution. Free. RSVP.

Leela Tours the Boroughs, QED – Queens, 8pm – 10pm

Leela NYC is a theatre festival based on normalizing diversity on stage. Stand-up by Mike Brown, Parody music by Caroline Castro, Short plays by Yani Perez, Yaakov Bressler, Kendra Augustin, Sana Keith. $7.

Grand Holiday Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC – UWS, 10am – 5:30pm

Over 150 hand-picked artisans and dealers will be selling one-of-a-kind, rare, and limited edition gift items. Find everything from handmade holiday decoration and fashion, handmade candles, vintage watches and collectibles, art & photography, antique silverware, handmade jewelry, furniture and delicious artisanal foods. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

The Rules of the Game (1939), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 5:15pm, $9. Free for members.

 

MUSIC

Upright Man, Caverns, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Nation of Language, Mons VI, Bay Faction, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Oldsport, Crystal Robots, Pale Moon Gang, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Nicki Wright, Chris Daniels, Jeff Scheen, Jeff Arcuri, Beauty Bar – Gramercy Park, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Festival), Wendi Starling (Glamor Puss), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Sam Morrison (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

808s & Cupcakes w/ Khalid A. Rahmaan (Conan), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert), Nathan Macintosh (Colbert), LeClerc Andre (Laughs), Drexler’s – East Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Not Dead Yet w/ Aparna Nancherla, Rebecca O’Neal, Peter Smith, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $7.

 

ONGOING

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, Until Dec. 19, 5:30pm. Free.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale, 54 White Street – Tribeca, Every day until Dec. 17, 11am – 6pm, Free.

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (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.

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.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/3) Native Art Market, Fort Greene Tree Lighting

Renegade Craft Fair, Industry City – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm

Explore a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, apothecary and cookware. Featuring local food trucks, DJ sets with Black Gold, photo ops, screen printing workshops with Sheepshead Design and all-around good times. Free.

Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am

Buy traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—from some of the finest Native American artists. Free.

Gifted and Talented Holiday Pop-Up Market, Grand Bazaar NYC – UWS, 10am

The Gifted & Talented Holiday Market is the first and only market in the city dedicated to gifts made exclusively in New York City. Buy locally-made, handcrafted selections including leather goods, jewelry, scented candles, chocolates, jams and hot sauces from over 30 vendors. Free.

Fort Greene Park Holiday Tree Lighting, Myrtle Avenue Plaza in Fort Greene Park, 4pm – 6pm

Stop by to take a picture with Santa Claus, enjoy free hot cocoa from Castro’s Restaurant and cookies from Brooklyn Sweet Spot and Peck’s, listen to Manifest choir, and watch the tree light up at 5:00 p.m. Bring new, unwrapped toys to benefit Fort Greene SNAP and Whitman Resident Association’s annual toy drive. Free.

 

ONGOING

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), 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

Cocked, Videology – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Winter Sonic, Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, $8 – $10.

Cleric (Retrocausal Release Show), Needle Driver, Torrential Downpour, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Danae Greenfield, Bowery Electric – LES, 9pm, $8 – $10.

The Penthouse Band, The Sweet High, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Austin Crute, Jack Laboz, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Toxic Crew, Total Downer, Plaid Dracula, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Bottlenose, Kangaroo, Sharkswimmer, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Scout Harris, 8/7 Central, DJ Silky Smooth, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Will Miles, Clark Jones, Kenny DeForest, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Danny Tamberelli, Mike Maronna, Reformed Whores, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $6 – $8.

Paradise Comedy, Hosted by Rufat Agayev, June Bar – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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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 first and only market in the city dedicated to gifts made exclusively in New York City. Buy locally-made, handcrafted selections including leather goods, jewelry, scented candles, chocolates, jams and hot sauces from over 30 vendors. 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.

‘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.

 

MUSIC

DJ E Class, DJ Fragg, MIST Harlem, 12pm, Free, RSVP.

Betty Blue Jazz, Yacouba Diabate, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Satori Loser, Blew, Consumables, Gorgeous, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

MAKU Soundsystem, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Will Miles, Clark Jones, Kenny DeForest, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

#ADULTING w/ Michelle Buteau, Jordan Carlos, Hari Kondabolu, Franchesca Ramsey, Dan Ahdoot, Dave Ahdoot, Ramy Yourself, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

New Neighbors: A Harlem Comedy Show, Silvana – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Easy Buckets Comedy w/ Von DeCarlo (BET), Courtney Reynolds, Denise Marinez, Justin Flanagan, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/15), LES Pickle Day, Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar

NYC Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar
NYC Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar

THINGS TO DO

Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC (UWS), 10am – 5:30pm

Explore over 100 vendors at Grand Bazaar’s weekly market. Free.

Open House New York, Museum at Eldridge Street (LES), 10am to 6pm

Join free synagogue tours that tell the story the Eldridge Street Synagogue. The landmark structure, built in 1887, is the first house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Tours are at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5 pm. Free. RSVP.

Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise, Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, 10am – 6pm

Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise is in New York City.  Take a 20-minute guided tour of the famed vessel. Free.

Ridgewood Market’s Sunday Brunch Bazaar, Gottscheer Hall (Queens), 11am – 5pm

Buy local, artisan, and vintage gifts from 40 curated vendors at the ballroom of German beer hall Gottscheer Hall. Free. RSVP.

Fall Festival, Baywater Park (Queens), 12pm – 3pm

Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins, and more. Free.

Lower East Side Pickle Day, Orchard St. between E. Houston and Delancey St. (LES), 12-5pm

Orchard Street will once again be transformed into a pickle bazaar. There will also be live music, games and activities. Free.

James Baldwin’s America, Riverside Church, 1pm

Join Dr. John Howard in a discussion of one of America’s greatest writers. Free.

Queens Interfaith Unity Walk, Free Synagogue of Flushing, 1pm – 4pm

Celebrate religious diversity during the annual Queens Interfaith Unity Walk. Event starts with a photo exhibit by Beacon of Pluralism. Free. RSVP.

FILM

Twilight, Monsignor McGolrick Park (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

MUSIC

Zachary Cale, Clara Kennedy, Union Pool, 2pm, Free.

Sammy Trombone, Buni Hate Mail, Eliezer, Anneliese McCarty, etc. (Mexico and Puerto Rico benefit), Secret Project Robot (Brooklyn), 5pm, $10.

Chappell, Honey West, Mercury Lounge (LES), 5:30pm, $10.

Prostitution, Somnuri, Winter Nights, Thera Roya, Union Pool (Brooklyn), 6pm, $10.

Invertebrate Presents: Human People, Baby, Dodgeball, Wet Mut, Goldsounds (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Casey Hopkins Trio, Tuff Sunshine, JR Atkins, Michael Hess (Mail the Horse), The Safari Room at El Cortez (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Jessie Anderson Ainslie, Ricky Lewis, Drawing Boards, Mercury Lounge (LES), 8pm, $10.

Korey Dane Residency, Brian Merrill, Strangepride, Berlin (East Village), 8pm, $10.

Model/Actriz, Matter Room, The Living Strange, Trans-Pecos (Queens), 8pm, $8 – $10.

Violets Are Wet, The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman, Kela, Kayleigh Beard, Sunnyvale (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Dougie Poole, Bong Wish, Noisebody, GHOST PISS, The Gateway (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

The North Country, Lily Virginia, Daisy the Great, Sean Barna, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8 – $10.

Fruits and Flowers, Twist, Glass Slipper, Dig Nitty, Silent Barn (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8 – $10.

COMEDY

Actually Funny feat. John Ajodah, Dara Jemmott, Tommy Treasure, Michael Salgarolo, Matt Carter, Ali Mehedi, Bar Uni (Brooklyn), 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Border Wars, Hosted by Benel Germosen (Harlem Comedy Festival, Talking Smark Podcast), The Creek and the Cave (Queens), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

ONGOING

Cunningham Park Farmers Market, Cunningham Park (Queens), Every Sunday until Nov. 19, 9am – 2pm, Free.

Hattie Carthan Sunday Farmers Market, Hattie Carthan Community Garden (Brooklyn), Every Sunday until Nov. 19, 9am – 2pm, Free.

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Friendship Garden (Sugar Hill), Every weekend until Oct. 31, 11am – 8pm, Free.

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