Around NYC Today (11/29) Talib Kweli, Chris Gethard

THINGS TO DO Central Park Conservancy 21st Annual Holiday Lighting, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Ave, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with the lighting of a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer. Free. Dirty Thursday: Pon De Replay, House … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/29) Talib Kweli, Chris Gethard

Around NYC Today (11/28) Funk You, The Dance Historian Is In

THINGS TO DO David Vaughan’s The Dance Historian is In: Jerome Robbins, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave – UWS, 1pm – 3pm David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets. From 2012- 2017, Mr. Vaughan held monthly screenings of … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/28) Funk You, The Dance Historian Is In

Around NYC Today (11/8) Roxane Gay, Dirty Thursday: 90s Night, Cecil Morgan

THINGS TO DO SoHo Memory Project Website Launch Party, Artists & Fleas SoHo, 568 Broadway, 6pm – 8pm Celebrate the launch of SoHo Memory Project’s newly reimagined and redesigned website! This digital initiative is an immersive, interactive, multi-media archive of resources on the cultural, social, political, and urban history of the area now called SoHo. With documentation spanning from colonial times through to the present, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/8) Roxane Gay, Dirty Thursday: 90s Night, Cecil Morgan

Around NYC Today (11/7) Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Gay Riot, Irrevery

THINGS TO DO Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm This is an acoustic instrumental meet-up that focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/7) Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Gay Riot, Irrevery

Around NYC Today (10/18) New Wave Night, Musical Ecologies, Pat Party

THINGS TO DO Pat Party, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm JD Samson of Le Tigre and MEN presents, PAT, a party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Video art. Amazing DJs and people willing to let go. Free. Open Track Night, Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island Park, 6pm – 8pm Lace up your sneakers! Join the Open Track Night … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/18) New Wave Night, Musical Ecologies, Pat Party

Around NYC Today (10/17) Master the Art of Social Video, Amateur Burlesque Night

THINGS TO DO A Midsummer Night’s Dream, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts – Cafe at LPA, Amsterdam Ave. and West 65th St – UWS, 7pm – 8:30pm This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/17) Master the Art of Social Video, Amateur Burlesque Night

Around NYC Today (10/12) Roller Disco, Soulcalibur VI, Get Out, Black Panther

THINGS TO DO Ring Out NYC, 220 West 18th St – Chelsea, 6pm – 11pm Soulcalibur, the iconic weapon-based fighting game franchise, is back with Soulcalibur VI. Play a demo version of the game before it launches. The first 250 people through the door will also receive an exclusive Soulcalibur VI item. Free. RSVP. Roller Disco, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 6pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/12) Roller Disco, Soulcalibur VI, Get Out, Black Panther

Around NYC Today (10/11) Diet Cig, Dirty Thursday, LADAMA, Too Soon? Comedy

THINGS TO DO Dirty Thursday: Booty & The Bass, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am Fall under the powerful spell of house and booty bass music. Featuring DJ Dirtyfinger. Free. RSVP. Open Track Night, Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island Park, 6pm – 8pm Lace up your sneakers! Join the Open Track Night at Icahn Stadium, an IAAF-certified track, for the opportunity to … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/11) Diet Cig, Dirty Thursday, LADAMA, Too Soon? Comedy

Around NYC Today (10/4) Dirty Thursday, Suddenly Familiar, Amanda Comedy

THINGS TO DO Dirty Thursday: ‘90s Night, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am The best of the 90’s all in one place, all mixed up and themed to throwback perfection- old school hits, regrettable fashion choices and fads that have come and gone and come back even harder. Embrace your filth on the dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, and get … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/4) Dirty Thursday, Suddenly Familiar, Amanda Comedy

Around NYC Today (10/3) Brooklyn Slow Jam, House of Vogue, Private Life Matinee

THINGS TO DO Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm This is an acoustic instrumental meet-up that focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/3) Brooklyn Slow Jam, House of Vogue, Private Life Matinee

Around NYC Today (9/26) Tribeca Art + Culture Night, Funk You, Sidekickin’

THINGS TO DO Tribeca Art+Culture Night, Various locations, 6pm – 10:30pm The 9th edition of Tribeca Art+Culture Night will mark the festival’s two-year anniversary. Over 45 diverse Lower Manhattan venues – 10 fine art galleries, 6 design spaces, 5 art-non profits, 3 performance spaces, 12 artists studios, 7 pop up and non- traditional spaces – will be offering a concerted program showcasing over 200 artists & creatives … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/26) Tribeca Art + Culture Night, Funk You, Sidekickin’

Around NYC Today (9/19) Afterschool Special, Napoleon Dynamite, IOU Comedy

THINGS TO DO The American Dream, Room 2018, 208 Bowery – LES, 6pm – 9pm Artist Pia Sawhney is unveiling her latest solo project, The American Dream, Room 2018. The temporary exhibit translates Pia’s playful yet dark art on 2D surfaces into filling 3D spaces, bringing the viewer into a world that is a mirror of American life with a caustic twist. It is a modern, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/19) Afterschool Special, Napoleon Dynamite, IOU Comedy

Around NYC Today (9/12) House of Vogue, IronStrength, Hyperbole! Comedy Show

THINGS TO DO IronStrength, United Nations Headquarters, Visitors Entrance, 46th Street and 1st Avenue – Midtown East, 5:30pm – 7pm Join the IronStrength Bootcamp Class with sports medicine physician and fitness instructor Dr. Jordan Metzl. Free. RSVP. Thoreau in New York, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm Thoreau visited New York City half a dozen times in his life: to … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/12) House of Vogue, IronStrength, Hyperbole! Comedy Show

Around NYC Today (9/6) Dirty Thursday, Eleanor Friedberger, Stoked Comedy

THINGS TO DO Dirty Thursday: 90s Night, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am The best of the 90’s all in one place, all mixed up and themed to throwback perfection- old school hits, regrettable fashion choices and fads that have come and gone and come back even harder. Boy bands. Girl groups. Fishnets and fierceness. Featuring DJ Dirtyfinger. Free. RSVP. Rooftop … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/6) Dirty Thursday, Eleanor Friedberger, Stoked Comedy

Around NYC Today (8/3) West Indian Day Parade, Labor Day White Party, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO West Indian Day Parade, Various locations in Crown Heights, 11am – 6pm Immerse yourself in Caribbean culture and heritage. The parade starts from Schenectady Avenue along Eastern Parkway. The grand finale happens at Grand Army Plaza. Free. WERK: Labor Day White Party, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 2pm – 2am The return of the infamous Labor Day throwdown. Featuring … Continue reading Around NYC Today (8/3) West Indian Day Parade, Labor Day White Party, Butterboy