Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork

THINGS TO DO Tale: Holiday Edition, KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm – 12:30am Storytelling podcast Tale is celebrating its first year anniversary at The Red Room. Featuring Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life), Glen Heroy (20-year Macy’s Santa), Trish Parry (Smut Slam), Music by Tahlia Robinson (UCB), Red Room above KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm, $7.   MUSIC Pitchfork Presents: The Edge of ’17, Baby’s … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork

Around NYC Today (12/19) Brooklyn Makers Holiday Party, Swing Night, As If!

THINGS TO DO Brooklyn Makers Holiday Party, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10:30pm Join this holiday party for “I’m my own boss” female Brooklyn makers with no office to call their own. Suggested attire is pajamas and ugly sweaters. Free. RSVP. Swing Night, Starr Bar – Brooklyn, 8pm – 1am Wear your wing-tipped shoes and flared skirts for a swing social with live music, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/19) Brooklyn Makers Holiday Party, Swing Night, As If!

Around NYC Today (12/17) Cult Flea Market, Leela, Holidays in Sanatoriums

THINGS TO DO Cult Flea Market, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 1pm – 10pm Join over a dozen of NYC’s most far-out dealers who hocking weird wares that will satisfy even the most offbeat oddball on your Xmas list. Includes a rare cult film screening provided by film archivist/curator Gare B. Noir and Cine Noir at 8pm. LiVEART.US Holiday Party, Queens Museum, 2pm – 5pm Performance art … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/17) Cult Flea Market, Leela, Holidays in Sanatoriums

Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest

THINGS TO DO William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, Anyone Comics – Brooklyn, 4pm – 6:30pm Celebrate the release of Episode VIII with a matinee charity reading of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.” Experience that Galaxy Far, Far Away like never before in the stylings of the Bard. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Admission is free with a … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest

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

Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

THINGS TO DO Holiday Party With Live Jazz, Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 1pm – 3pm Join a special holiday party with live jazz music by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith and his band.  Braith has played with greats such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie and invented the double-sax called the Sopralto Braithophone. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

Around NYC Today (12/12) Ugly Sweater Party, Shmoakstock VII, Cherry Bombe

THINGS TO DO Shmoakstock VII, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 12am – 11:59pm Smhoakstock is a 24-hour marathon jam that begins at the stroke of midnight. The noise is only interrupted when the event turns into a similarly marathon talk/variety show. Lineup includes Sweat Equity, M. Geddes Gengras, Courtship Ritual, Bonnie Baxter and many others. $8 – $10. Ugly Sweater Party, Winter Village – Bryant Park, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/12) Ugly Sweater Party, Shmoakstock VII, Cherry Bombe

Around NYC Today (11/11), Broadway Trivia, Bowery Comedy, Party of Two

THINGS TO DO Human Foosball, Ocean Breeze Park – Staten Island, Nov. 11 (Sat.), 11am – 1pm Join a life size version this classic game. Participants will stay fixed to their line and battle an opposing team using a soccer ball. All standard rules apply. Participants of all ages can join. Free. Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, Lemon Creek Park – Staten Island, 6pm – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/11), Broadway Trivia, Bowery Comedy, Party of Two

Around NYC Today (11/10) Cry Havoc, White Man on a Pedestal, Relationshit!

THINGS TO DO Cry Havoc!, New York Historical Society – UWS, 7pm – 10pm Stephan Wolfert recounts his own experiences of military service, weaving his personal narrative with lines from some of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches. Pay as you wish. RSVP. White Man On A Pedestal Opening Reception, Pioneer Works – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm White Man On A Pedestal is a two-person exhibition by … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/10) Cry Havoc, White Man on a Pedestal, Relationshit!

Draw from Life at Plaxall Gallery

Around NYC Today (11/9) Broadway Bingo, Dudes Being Dudes Being Dudes

THINGS TO DO History of Touches Exhibition Opening, German Consulate General New York – Midtown East, 6pm – 8pm Artist and photographer Elias Wessel unveils his latest work. Draw From Life, The Plaxall Gallery – Queens, 7pm – 10pm Draw a live nude model, have a free drink and listen to cool music in a beautiful 12,000 sf art gallery. Bring your own materials. Large, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/9) Broadway Bingo, Dudes Being Dudes Being Dudes

¡CalabazaFest!

Around NYC Today (10/29) ¡CalabazaFest!, Annual Dog Run Halloween Party

THINGS TO DO Batty Over Halloween, Astoria Park – Queens, 12pm – 2:30pm Join the festivities on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park for a day filled with music, puppets, cotton candy, balloon twisting, face painting and munchkin pumpkins. Halloween Festival, Ocean Breeze Park – Staten Island, 12pm – 5pm This free, family-friendly event hosts a pumpkin patch, Halloween crafts, music, Halloween inspired contests, and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/29) ¡CalabazaFest!, Annual Dog Run Halloween Party

Around NYC Today (10/21) Tompkins Sq. Park Halloween Dog Parade, Harvest Day

THINGS TO DO Hester Street Fair’s Harvest Day, Intersection of Delancey and Essex Street (LES), 11am – 6pm Celebrate the changing of the seasons with fall-friendly vendors and seasonal activities like pumpkin painting, apple pies. Five Boroughs Brewing Co.’s IPA will be on tap. This week’s vendors roster include Chokola’s, Gab and Down East Lobstah, Free. Arts in the Park, Central Park, Oct. 21 (Sat), 12pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/21) Tompkins Sq. Park Halloween Dog Parade, Harvest Day

Around NYC Today (10/18), WTF Wednesday, Todd Barry, Hack City

THINGS TO DO Arriba Fundraiser for Puerto Rico and Mexico, High Line in Chelsea Market Passage (between 15th and 16th Street), 6pm – 9pm Join a special edition of this Latin live music and dance event. Traditionally a salsa, mambo and boogaloo-inspired dancing party, this special edition of ¡Arriba! will feature Bomba and Plena contemporary classics Los Pleneros de la 21, Mexican acoustic “bluegrass” with Rana … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/18), WTF Wednesday, Todd Barry, Hack City

Oct. 6 (Fri), Get Animated Invasion, Self Storage NYC, Tales from the Hood

THINGS TO DO Get Animated Invasion, 107 Grand St., 12pm-7pm Your favorite childhood cartoons invade Manhattan in this immersive, 360-degree pop-up celebrating all things Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, and more. Weave in and out of eight unforgettable cartoon realms, including a Scooby-Doo Spooky Woods, a Flintstone’s Ice Cream Bar and a Marvin The Martian Planet. Free. RSVP. Self Storage NYC Opening Celebration, Flux Factory … Continue reading Oct. 6 (Fri), Get Animated Invasion, Self Storage NYC, Tales from the Hood