Around NYC Today (12/14) World’s Largest Menorah, Sweet Baby Jesus Party

THINGS TO DO

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

See the lighting of the world’s largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds. The lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn will happen at the same time. Free.

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower, Salt Marsh Nature Center – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8:30pm

See one of the best meteor showers, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Free.

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Karaoke Tremendous is like the karaoke you know, just turned up to 11. It’s like a hybrid between a dance and karaoke party. Free.

Teen Digital Media Winter Showcase: Stories Well Told, Chelsea Recreation Center, 5pm – 7pm

Celebrate the amazing mixed media created this fall by young people in and around NYC Parks’ recreation centers! There will be photography and graphic design exhibits, play-testing of newly-created video games, a video screening, youth-made music, and a showcase of arts/tech projects. Food and beverages will be provided. Free.

Sweet Baby Jesus Holiday Party, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm – 12am

Monthly comedy series No One Asked Me hosts a holiday potluck. With sets from Aparna Nancherla, Neil Rubenstein, Emily Wilson, Emily Blotnick, Michael Salgarolo, Halle Kiefer and Evan Williams. Bring food to share. Free.

 

MUSIC

New Madrid, David Barbe & Inward Ebb Dream, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Dead Heavens, Suicide Pact, These People, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Fast Romantics, Megative, Sean Carroll, Hayes Peebles, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Statues of Liberty, Lulu Lewis, The Foxies, stereo shifter, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Gina Bon Jersey, DJ Jordan Stern, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

The XMAS Pop Sing-Along w/ SecretFormula, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Couples Therapy w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Andy Beckerman, Michelle Buteau, Josh Sharp, Mehran Khaghani, Aaron Jackson, Hosted by Ian Fidance, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft (FREE PIZZA!) w/ Tyler Fischer (Younger, America’s Got Talent), Abby Feldman (Gringolandia, Redacted Tonight), Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired, Good Enough), Reggie Conquest (Roast Battle, New York Comedy Club), Mookie Thompson (MTV2, Complex – half hour set), Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.

Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000), Samantha Ruddy (Reductress), Peter Bandyk (Casual Sets), FreddyG (NPR), QED – Queens, 11pm, $10.

Wanjiko Eke, Usama Siddiquee (NBC, Boston Comedy Festival), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine House Party), Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (UCB, Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Buka – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We f@#ked Podcast, NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, Just for Laughs), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Conan), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Just for Laughs), Andy Sandford (Conan, Adult Swim), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert podcast, MTV and host of 99.5 FM “Tall Tales”), Kevin Froleiks (Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis And Clark, Cinder Block Comedy Fest), Hosted by Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Camouflage Comedy w/ Chris Redd ( Current SNL Cast Member, Comedy Central), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah), Aparna Nancherla (HBO’s Crashing, Master of None, Love, Inside Amy Schumer), Sam Jay (Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live), Matt Koff (The Daily Show, Adam Devine’s House Party CC), Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central, TruTV, MTV), Joe Larson ( The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent), Reformed Whores (IFC, CBS, WNYC), Molly Ruben-Long (Just for Laughs Montreal, Viceland), Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

 

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.

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

Around NYC Today (11/29) Funk You, S&M and Chill, The Fancy Show, Stash Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Funk You, House of Yes, 10pm – 4am

House of Yes wants to Funk You in all the right places. Tunes by DJ Bruce, 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.

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

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.

Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am. 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.

 

FILM

Women in Time, LAU New York Academic Center – East Midtown, 6:15pm, Free, RSVP.

We The Workers, 325 Hudson St. – Lower Manhattan, 4:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Love and Fury/ Syysprinssi, Scandinavia House – Murray Hill, 7pm, $7 – $12.

 

MUSIC

The Phil Young Experience, Hanborough Recreation Center – Harlem, 1pm, Free.

Huntertones, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Argonaut & Wasp, Glassio, Cafune, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Josh Sharp, Aaron Jackson, Amazing Amy, John Reynolds, Janelle James, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Stash Comedy w/ Nore Davis, J Fox Jones, Rashad Bashir, Suraiyah Ortiz, Jatty Robinson, BK9 Kitchen and Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

S&M and Chill w/ Marie Faustin, Sydnee Washington, Usama Siddiquee, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Fancy Show w/ Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel), Aparna Nancherla (Conan), Tim Harmston (Last Comic Standing), Ahri Findling (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Guitler Raphael (Dope Show), Hosted by Mary Mack (Conan), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/24), SmashCut CineFest, Ariel Pink, A. Savage

THINGS TO DO

Readings in Contemporary Poetry: Sharon Mesmer and Wayne Koestebaum, Dia: Chelsea, 6:30pm, $10 general admission, $6 for seniors and students

Dia’s monthly Readings in Contemporary Poetry series, curated by poet and author Vincent Katz, stresses the experimental aspects of contemporary poetic practice. It highlights commonalities among poets and puts their diverse voices in conversation with one another.

A. Savage: The Past, Too, Is an Intruder (Opening Reception), A-Pou’s Taste – East Village, 7pm – 10pm

Parquet Courts frontman A. Savage unveils a new series of paintings. Free.

Instar Books Halloween Bash, Babycastles – Brooklyn, 7pm – 11:30pm

Instar Books is hosting our first annual Halloween bash, as well as a launch party for the book The Black Emerald. Readings by Jeanne Thornton, Miracle Jones, Chavisa Woods, and Torrey Peters. Live piano karaoke by Jason Laney. Free ebooks to everyone who comes in costume. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

SmashCut CineFest (VIP Reception w/ open bar and food), IFC Center – Greenwich Village, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Ariel Pink – Happy Hour and Listening Party, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.

Luke Elliot, decker., Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Dezi5, Corey TuT, Will Sheridan, DJ Lorant, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Freezing Cold, Hotline, New Love Crowd, Fits, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Cutters, Nihiloceros, Sister Munch and Electro Insides, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Matt G, Joseph Sant, Chase King, Darlin Darlin (Puerto Rico benefit), Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Lawrence Rothman, PONY, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10 – $12.

 

COMEDY

Silly Chilly Presents: Too Much Hot Sauce feat. Jacob Williams, Katie Hanigan, Derrick Thompson, Jordan Raybould, Erica Spera, Katie Barbaro, Kat Belinfante, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

STEVIE feat. George Civeris (Just For Laughs), Josh Sharp (The Opposition), Julia Shiplett (Bridgetown), Dulce Sloan (Daily Show), Liza Treyger (Comedy Central), Cocoon Central Dance Team (Snowy Bing Bongs), Hosted by Drew Anderson, Sam Taggart and Marcia Belsky, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Dan+Joe+Charles feat. Janelle James (Comedy Central), Josh Johnson (Fallon), Giulio Gallarotti (MTV), Ray Kump (VICE), The Shanty – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

David Suarez, Chris Casiero, Jennifer Schemke, Adam P. Murphy, Jodi Coyote, Jeff Ceruli, Mo Vida, Ron Barba, Matt Azark and Sisi Gulturk, Hosted by Glenn Cohen, Kiabacca Bar – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

John Donovan, Robby Leon, Casey McGowan, Caitlin Peluffo, Pedro Gonzalez, Lance Pauker, Special guest Emma Willman (Colbert), Ziggy’s – UES, 9pm, 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.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Friendship Garden – Sugar Hill, Every Tuesday until Oct. 31,  2pm – 4pm, Free.

Eating Bitterness Art Exhibit, 384 Broadway – Tribeca, Until Oct. 27, Tuesday to Friday 2pm – 8pm, Weekends 11am to 7pm, Free.

Self Storage Gallery Exhibition, Flux Factory – Queens, Until Oct. 27, 7pm, Free.

Gettin’ Wet with Miss Guy: The Photography of Guy Furrow, Art-on-A (East Village), Until Nov. 2, Free.

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