Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO Salsa Mondays, Boots and Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from DJ Jon Ali. Classes start at 6p, party after! Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. MLK Day, Brooklyn Center for the Arts, 9am – 3pm Honor the spirit of Dr. King with an essay competition, talent show, games … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

Around NYC Today (1/11) Exerskate, Talib Kweli, Goodness Greatness, Tremendous

THINGS TO DO Exerskate, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, 8am – 8:30am Join an ice-based fitness classes for experienced skaters. Free. Tremendous, New York City Center – Midtown West, 5:30pm – 7pm Tremendous, a contemporary dance performance that premiered at LaMama Moves! Festival, connects individual stories of the female experience to the spectrum of social injustices and the need … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/11) Exerskate, Talib Kweli, Goodness Greatness, Tremendous

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

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Around NYC Today (NYE) Times Sq. Ball Drop, BackFat Year in Review, Fireworks

Happy New Year! THINGS TO DO New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Times Square, Dec. 31 (Sun), midnight Times Square is synonymous with New Year’s Eve. To get a good spot when fireworks explode and confetti go airborne, show up at around 3pm. You’ll need to navigate a maze of street closures and endure an outdoor version of a packed subway ride for hours. Check out … Continue reading Around NYC Today (NYE) Times Sq. Ball Drop, BackFat Year in Review, Fireworks

Around NYC Today (10/26), Talib Kweli, The Addams Family, King Hippo Comedy

THINGS TO DO Double Dutch, Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 4pm – 6pm Come join a weekly double dutch class. This class is to open to children from age 6 to 17. Free. Lazy Variants Opening Reception, 191 Henry St. – LES, 6pm – 9pm This exhibition is a two-person show featuring Katherine Gagnon and Jinie Park. Runs until November 9th. Free. RSVP. The … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/26), Talib Kweli, The Addams Family, King Hippo Comedy

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