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 Painting Workshop, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street – West Village, 6pm – 8pm

Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset. Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You’ll get to take home your painting. Supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary. Free.

Human Chess, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive – UWS, 4pm – 6pm

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board at this Human Chess game, where chess becomes an embodied team sport. Free.

Sing-A-Long, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 4pm – 6pm

Join the Bryant Park Sing-A-Long. Featuring Columbia University instructor and pianist Victor Lin. Free.

Public Art Opening: Kenseth Armstead, Washington 20/20/20, George Washington Statue in Union Square Park, 6pm – 8pm

Washington 20/20/20 is an African architectural adornment to the solid granite base of the existing park monument. The work references the 20% of the colonial population that were enslaved Africans; the 20,000 slaves in New York State in 1776 when Washington retreated from New York City; and the 20% of Washington’s continental army that was African at Yorktown, Virginia, where he was able to defeat the British in 1781. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

 

MUSIC

Elijah Wolf, Ensemble Entendu (aka Photay and Sam O.B.), Elsewhere (Rooftop), 599 Johnson Ave – Brooklyn, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Spendtime Palace, The Brazen Youth, Goldsounds, 44 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Insect Ark, Queen Elephantine, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave –  Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Eleanor Friedberger, Dr. Martens Store, 103 Smith St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Brain Salt, Gold Stars For Everyone, Gyasi, The Map Room at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 8pm, $5.

Mobina Galore, Answering Machine, Ellen, Stay Inside, The Well, 272 Meserole St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Bartees & The Strange Fruit, Lueck, Floam, and Katy Rea, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Roy Eaton, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Stoked Comedy w/ Gabriel Pacheco, Sarah Kennedy, Calvin S. Cato, Chanel Ali, Bobby Hankinson, Blair Dawson, Ceremony, 224 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Butterscotch Comedy w/ Jo Firestone, Dave Lester, Casey Balsham, Django Gold, Gordon Baker-Bone, Lillian DeVane, Nina Daniels, Rojo Perez, Greene Grape Annex, 753 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The Grocer’s Son (2007), Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, 116th Street and Broadway – UWS, 7:30pm, Free.

Justice League, 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 7:30pm, Free.

Space Jam, Flynn Playground – Bronx, 7:30pm, Free.

A Poem is a Naked Person, Beach 94th Street Plaza in Rockaway Beach, Beach 94th Street & Shorefront Parkway – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Yoga, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, Free.

Tour The Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue in Central Park – UES, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Bryant Park Yoga, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 20, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Free Yoga Class, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Thursday until Sept. 27, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, East River Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga, Hudson River Park’s Pier 46, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Waterfront Yoga, Hunter’s Point South Park – Queens, 7pm, Free.

 

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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 made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art. Free.

Edvard Munch and August Strindberg, Scandinavia House – Murray Hill, 5:30pm – 7pm

As programming for the exhibition The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography, Professor Linda Rugg of UC Berkeley will be presenting a lecture on the relationship between Edvard Munch and August Strindberg, and the relationship of both artists to photographic self-portraiture. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

On High, Roxiny, Weak Signal, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Mark Perro, Abby Rock, Evan Jewett, Holly Overton, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Big Bliss, Warpark, Sic Tic, The Rizzos, Mighty, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $8.

Krallice, Pyrrhon, THÆTAS, AEVITERNE, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Seasonal Beast, Looms, Casual Male, BOMBZ, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Destroying Angel, Bain Wolfkind, Ritual Humor, Cult Of Youth (DJ Set), Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Puppets Presents: A Stand-Up Comedy Show w/ Janelle James, Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, Hari Kondabolu, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

Lady Macbeth (2017), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Exerskate (ice-based fitness classes), The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, 8am – 8:30am, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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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 Classes, Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Painter and filmmaker Ashton Agbomenou will teach three adult watercolor classes demonstrating how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP by sending an email to cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov .

Nature Photography, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 2pm – 3:30pm

Bring your camera and join photographer Michael Palma Mir as you capture rock outcrops, cliffs and trees from behind the lens. Mir will discuss nature photography strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and composition, using Highbridge Park and its many vistas. Free. RSVP by sending an email to RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org .

 

MUSIC

The Red Party w/ DJs Sean Templar, Jarek Zelazny, Johanna Constantine, Mercury Lounge – LES, 10pm, $10.

Runny, Trashy, The Minutes, Nola Gras, The Last Throes, A Friend Who Bleeds, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Emily Reo, Ramona Córdova, Sarah M, Fern Mayo, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $12.

Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, ESSi, Daymaker, Ex-Mothers, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Comedy Outliers w/ Jordan Carlos (Comedy Central), Molly Austin (TruTv), Jo Firestone (Late Night), Eagle Witt (Carolines on Broadway), plus surprise guests , Sean’s Bar and Kitchen – Midtown West, 7pm, $10 – $15.

Bowery Comedy w/ Emily Winter (What A Joke Fest, Feminist Bro), Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Raj Sivaraman (Jeopardy), Ben Wasserman (VICE) Hosted by Chelsea Taylor and Carolyn Busa, The Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Stop Laughs w/ Robert Dean (Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch), FreddyG (NPR), Camille Theobald (NYC Crime Report), Peter Bandyk (Love Psychics Podcast), Nick Nicosia (New Comics Day), Hosted by Maddy Smith (New York Comedy Festival), QED – Queens, 11pm, Free, RSVP.

The Revolution w/ Lauren Ashcraft, Alyssa Limperis, Erin Maguire, Victoria Hoffman, Veronica Garza, Melissa Diaz, Amanda Gail, Hosted by Kate Moran and Sandy Chansamone, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

This Day in History w/ Molly Ruben Long, Ariel Elias, Nasser Khan, Raj Sivaraman, Maria Wojciechowski, Kevin O’Brien, Hosted by Chris Calogero and Sarah Kennedy, Caveat – LES, 9pm, $7.

Auntie’s House Comedy Show and House Party w/ Nore Davis (Comedy Central, MTV), Rebecca O’Neal (2 Dope Queens), 361 Stagg St. – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

FILM

What Lies Upstream (2017), Maysles Cinema – Harlem, 2pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 8:30am, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/18) Hannukah Menorah Lighting, #ADULTING, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO

Card-Making Workshop and Holiday Market, Paradise Palase – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm

Show off your craft skills for the holiday season. Entry includes all materials needed for card-making, although you are welcome to bring anything specific you’d like to use. $5.

Hannukah Menorah Lighting and Performance, World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, 5:45pm – 7pm

The Shomrim Society of the Port Authority of NY & NJ will light a new Hanukkah menorah in the Oculus at the World Trade Center. Includes a performance by the Maccabeats, a wonderful NYC-based acapella group. Free.

 

FILM

Diaries, Notes & Sketches (Walden), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 7:30pm, $9. Free for members.

 

MUSIC

Cherubim, Floam, Noah Engel, Wooter, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Marías, The Pheels, Pecas, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Lord Electro, Gowanus, Funk Worthy, Bowery Electric – LES, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Fiona Silver, The Worst Humans, Modern Whale, Mercury Lounge – LES , 6:30pm, $10.

Squad Car, Dad, Mercury Lounge – LES , 9:30pm, $10.

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

 

COMEDY

#ADULTING with Michelle Buteau, Jordan Carlos, Abbi Jacobson, Eliot Glazer, Vinny Guadagnino, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Butterboy w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Joel Kim Booster, Tim Harmston, Adam Newman, Nicole Boyce, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Raanan Hershberg (Self-helpless), Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Robby Slowik (Comedy Central), John Donovan (Hilarious), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Tamer Kattan – (Comedy Knockout), Jourdain Fisher – (Stand Up NBC), Victoria Hoffman (co-host of Babes In Boyland Podcast), Gibran Saleem (Gotham Live), Hosted by Maddy Smith (Roastmasters), Pianos Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Aly Dixon, Caitlin McKee, Emma Willmann, Kevin Sean, Luke Mones, Marie Faustin, Michael Svetich, Matt Leary, Bar 2A – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 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.

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, Until Dec. 19, 5:30pm. 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 (12/11) Ladies with Lenses, Harlem Tree Lighting, Butterboy

Holiday Celebration: Concert and Tree Lighting, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 5pm – 8:30pm

The tree lighting begins at 5pm with The Marching Cobras and Children singing Carols. Immediately afterward, the party moves indoors at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center with performances by Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir and the One Accord Dance Ministry. The emcee will be Musa Jackson AKA the Harlem Ambassador. The buffet is sponsored by neighborhood restaurants and artisanal makers from Harlem. Free.

This Must Be The Place, Dear Mama Coffee – UES, 6pm – 8pm

A literary evening of curated writers reading work both published and in-progress. Across different genres, from celebrated young adult writers to noir, journalism, Op Ed and humor. $5.50.

Star Wars Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9pm

Prepare yourself for five unique and challenging rounds rounds on the X-wing, droids and Wookiees! Include Episodes 1 to 7 and Rogue One. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Hosted by MTV writer and The Walking Dead actor Sean Lynch, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

Vimeo Presents “Ladies with Lenses”: Women Killin’ It Behind the Camera, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 6:45pm, $10.

 

MUSIC

Danielia Cotton, Debra Devi, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Palberta, No One And The Somebodies, The Cradle, Turnip King, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Cody Melville w/ John Melville, Joel B. Cannon, Ben Toro, Jesse Bryson, and Dina Regine, ElectraJets, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8.

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

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Nariko Ott (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Alejandro Morales (Good Good Comedy Theater), Rebecca O’Neal (Netflix’s Easy), Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Fest), Sam Ike (Big Sky Comedy), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Butterboy Comedy w/ Julio Torres, Nore Davis, Katina Corrao, Guy Montgomery, Brooke Van Poppelen, Mary Mack, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Julio Torres, Mitra Jouhari, Clare O’Kane, Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Derek Humphrey, Kenice Mobley, Abby Feldman, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Shockwave, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central Half Hour), Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Jeff Simmermon (This American Life), Jess Salomon (Vice), Gracie Canaan (Comic Strip Live), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Weekly Humorist Presents Guaranteed Delivery w/ Jared Freid (Comedy Cellar regular, Total Frat Move Podcast), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman), Jonathan Zeller ( The New Yorker, New York Comedy Club, American Bystander), David Drake (Fox’s “Laughs”), Darius Showjoy Davies (2017 finalist for the English Comedian of the Year), Ester Steinberg (Funny Girls on Oxygen), Jarret Berenstein (Radio Free Brooklyn), Mailroom Bar – Lower Manhattan, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Cutthroat Comedy w/ Von Decarlo, Nick Alexander, Angela Cobb, Andy Ostroff, Kenny Warren and Lizzie Stewart, The Standing Room – Queens, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Raghav Mehta, Koshin Egal, Kendall Ferrell, Dewey Lovett, Hosted by Tim Unkenholz, Adam Sokol, Lindsay Boling and Bryan Yang, Passage Irish Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 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.

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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