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
THINGS TO DO Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 7pm – 9pm A “Gangs of New York”-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area. Watch this full production of the famous play, produced by the Drilling Company. Free. For Which It Stands – A Contemporary Art Exhibit, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (8/31) Outdoor Silent Disco, Macbeth, Cross the Bridge Comedy
THINGS TO DO Everything is Falling Apart, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Everything is Falling Apart is a live talk show including a mix of standup and storytelling and features a special guest interviewed, by comedian and host Molly McGaughey, over a game of Jenga. As soon as the tower falls, the interview is over. This month’s guest is is Dulcé Sloan, a full-time … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/22) Everything is Falling Apart at QED, Mayer Hawthorne
THINGS TO DO Chinese New Year, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center – Queens, 9:30am – 3pm Join a day of ballroom dance, belly dance, folklore dance performances and vocal performances. Free. Dance Away the Night, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8pm Strictly Tango’s popular Tango class is coming to Highbridge! Join a celebration of Milonga, a fast paced version of Tango. All levels are welcome … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/21) Edvard Munch’s Photography, Chinese New Year, Selena
THINGS TO DO College Skate Nights, Bank of America Winter Village – Midtown, 7pm – 10pm Celebrate Fat Tuesday at The Rink, which promises to be one of the biggest bashes north of New Orleans. Skaters with a valid college ID gets 2-for-1 skate rental. The Rink will be lit in traditional Mardi Gras colors – green, purple and yellow – and the music will be … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/13) College Skate Nights, Mike and Caroline Know Love
THINGS TO DO For Sale: A Staged Reading, O’Lunney’s Times Square Pub – Midtown, 6pm – 9pm From a call center in Mumbai, India to America, the land of opportunity – Jay, Amisha, and Mahesh are only trying to make a living, or so they tell themselves as they scam American immigrants for money. When new employee Sania brings her idealism to this world, their … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/12) The 30 Year Old Virgin, Butterboy, Side Ponytail Comedy
THINGS TO DO Dear Diary: Comedians Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Comedian Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of several comedians’ childhood journals. Laughter inevitable. Discomfort guaranteed. Featuring Brett Kline, Brian Rabadeau, Caroline Doyle, Kimberly Dinaro, Laurel Bacon Cummings, Melissa Parker Caron, Renee Rises. $8. Salsa Mondays, Boots & Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Latin dance instruction … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/5) Bethlehem Steel, Dear Diary, Butterboy, Side Ponytail
THINGS TO DO Paint Night, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6pm – 8:30pm Join a night of free expression through painting. Supplies and instruction will be provided. Free. Selective Perception Closing Party, Elsewhere Loft – Brooklyn, 7pm “Selective Perception” is an exhibition of vector illustrations by Claudine Eriksson, Andrea Johansson and Darcy Moore. This will be the female design collective’s third exhibition in New York … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/2) Big Weird Comedy Show, Selective Perception Party
THINGS TO DO Salsa Mondays, Boots & Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from NYC’s best DJs. Classes start at 6p, party after! Learn Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. RSVP. MUSIC Oceanator, Riverkeeper, Dark Tones, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10. Haulm, Bedstuy, Marie Kim, Baby’s All Right – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/29) Salsa Mondays, Anna Burch, Lovecraft Film Screenings
My Hometown: A Show about Home, Quimby’s Bookstore – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm Storytellers and comedians talk about their hometown. Lineup includes Pat Wise (Cool Show (Not Lame), Audiosnacks), Nat Towsen (Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour, CollegeHumor), Tracy Soren (Teen Vogue, Elite Daily), Rachel Joravsky (That Shit Ray, Damn Lady Laugh), Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jeffries Show, MTV). Free. RSVP. Retro Bits, QED – Queens, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/28) Magtag Variety Hour, Secret Speakeasy, Stop ‘N’ Swap
THINGS TO DO Winter Jam NYC, Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 11am – 3pm Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! A snow field was created in the hear of Manhattan just for this event. Activities include Sledding, Arctic Golf, Live Ice Sculpting, Snowshoeing by REI and the Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut. Free. FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, St. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/27) Winter Jam, FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, Side Ponytail Comedy
THINGS TO DO Michael Thurber in Transit, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm This is a musical variety show led by composer and bassist Michael Thurber. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.
THINGS TO DO Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on 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 at … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show
THINGS TO DO Singleling Podcast 2nd Anniversary Party, The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge – West Village, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Singleling is a podcast that showcases love and dating stories from comedians and regular people around the world. On this, its second anniversary, the Singleling live show will feature comedians Sandi Marx, Gianmarco Soresi, Sydnee Washington, Calvin Cato, Music by Pavel Rivera, the lead singer of Twintapes. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/23) Drawing with Susan, Singleling Party, Brutally Honest
THINGS TO DO The Fantastic Voyage Opening Reception, Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery – Staten Island, 2pm – 4pm Stefani Bardin and Assaf Tamir’s “The Fantastic Voyage” is an immersive installation exploring the role of food production in our personal health and the health of the environment. The multimedia and living installation displays footage from the first-ever human subject trial using the Pill Cam gastroenterology … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/21) Other Music Monthly, The Fantastic Voyage, Too Soon?