Around NYC Today (1/6) Dolly Parton Party, La Befana, Nerd is the New Black

MulchFest, Various locations, 10am – 2pm

Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest. Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Find chipping locations here. Also happening on the January 7th. Free.

La Befana, Building P in Sug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 2pm – 4pm

La Befana is one of Italy’s oldest holiday traditions. La Befana is known to bring gifts to children at the close of the holiday season. According to legend, she was visited by the three wise men in search of the Christ child. She declined their invitation to join them but later regretted her decision and set off on her own, giving gifts to all children in case one was the Christ child. Enjoy an afternoon of special activities at Snug Harbor, including making your own La Befana and learning a traditional Italian dance. $10 for adults, $5 for kids.

 

MUSIC

Lion’s Cage, Seminals, PPL, Death Dealer, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Tacoma Narrows, A Valley Son, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Happy Birthday Dolly Parton Party w/ Doll Parts, Fantasy Grandma, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Lady Quesa’Dilla, Calcuttabitch, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

DJ Party, DJ Colleen Crumbcake (East Village Radio), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Trinary System (Misson of Burma’s Roger Miller), Munic Hoof, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Trigger Play Comedy w/ Pranav Behari, Ian Hunt, Kat Radley, Crystian F Ramirez, Usama Siddiquee, Neruda Williams, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Nerd is the New Black w/ Francis Ellis (Barstool Comedy), Pedro Gonzalez (Boston Comedy Festival 2017 Finalist),  Sonya Vai (World Series of Comedy Festival), Fredrick Goldstein (NPR), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege Comedy), Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out NY), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

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

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, Fist weekend of each month, 1pm, Free.

 

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Cheap and Free Weekend: Brooklyn Lit Crawl, Salsa Party, Pants Off

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Oct. 7 (Saturday)

THINGS TO DO

ModArts Dance Collective Rehearsal and Season Preview, Arts on Site NYC (Greenwich Village), 4:30pm

Watch an open rehearsal and a preview of ModArts Dance Collective’s (MADC)
upcoming 2017-18 season. MADC will show three works in process and answer questions regarding their creative process. $10.

Dance the Night Away with Swing, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (Harlem), 5pm

Celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre — The Lindy Hop— by swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem Jazz greats.

Jon Herington, Rudy’s Music (LES), 5pm,

Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herrington will lead a guitar clinic. Free.

Lit Crawl Brooklyn, Various locations, 6pm

Lit Crawl Brooklyn will bring an evening of revelry, literary trivia, readings, and performances to Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Events happening at Greenlight Bookstore, Habana Outpost, Baba Cool and many others. All events free.

Salsa Party, Brooklyn Museum, 6:30pm

Brooklyn Museum & Balmir Latin Dance Studio LLC will be kick starting the season with a salsa party. Free.

Jam & Sip, Hamilton Landmark Galleries (Harlem), 7pm, Free.

A Multilingual Most Exquisite Corpse (Part of Lit Crawl Brooklyn), The Greene Space (Brooklyn), 8pm

Four international writers and their translators will stitch together a story in multiple languages. Here’s how the game works: One person writes the first page of a story. We send the final line of that page to the next writer, who continues the story, and so on. Participants include Georgi Gospodinov, Claudia Salazar Jiménez, Lucrecia Zappi, Na Zhong, Angela Rodel, Eric M. B. Becker, Elizabeth Bryer, and audience volunteers. Free.

FILM

Spider-Man, The Oculus (World Trade Center), 5pm, Free.

Dirty Dancing, Fordham Plaza (Bronx), 5pm, Free.

Zootopia, Dyker Beach Park (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

World War Z, Thomas Jefferson Park (Harlem), 6:30pm, Free.

Monster Squad, Sunset Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

The Holy Mountain, Brooklyn Museum, 7pm, Free.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Concrete Plant Park (Bronx), 7:30pm, Free.

MUSIC

Modern Diet, the Blue Dahlia, Jafe & The Royals, The Ruby Shots, Ryan Wolfe, Pianos (LES), 7pm, $10.

Samantha Krumphold, Judi Jackson, N.O.R.D. (Lower Manhattan), 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Duendita, Warren Wolfe, H0L0 (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

The Revel Switch, Nick Ilobet, Matt Hunter, The Safari Room at El Cortez (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Kew, Orations, Flesh Desperate, The Kingsland (Brooklyn), 7pm, $8.

Dead Tenants, Admiral Grey, Cal Fish, Alien Trilogy, The Glove (Brookyn), 7pm, $6.

Upper Wilds (Record Release), E, Gold Dime, Video Daughters, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Bosco Delrey, Twisty Cats, Beechwood, Freddie Nunez, Berlin (Alphabet City), 8pm, $8-$10.

The Proper Ornaments, Kyle Forester, Boon, Union Pool (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10-$12.

The Pauses, Superblonde, Bright Christ, Dave Hill, Greg Barris, Clare O’ Kane, Sunnyvale (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Julia Weldon, Becca Richardson, Fort Gorgeous, C’mon Everbody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8-$10.

Hnry Flwr, NRVS LVRS, The Midnight Hollow, Bar Matchless (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

GYMSHORTS, Moonwalks, Julep, Kyle Avallone, The Gateway (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, $7-$10.

Goolis, Crow, Sammy Trombone, Muchmore’s (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, $8-$10.

Josh Jacobson, Skela, Mercury Lounge (LES), 10:30pm, $10-$12.

COMEDY

Nerd is the New Black feat. Francis Ellis (Barstool Sports), Teresa DeGaetano (Impractical Jokers), Troy Alan (FOX’s Laughs), Drew Dowdey (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Akash Bhasin (Gotham Comedy Club), QED Astoria (Queens), 7:30pm, $8.

Kate Wolff, Nore Davis, Brett Druck, Tammy Twotone, Tina Barro, Stonewall (Greenwich Village), 8pm, $5-$10.

Jackknife Comedy feat. Martin Urbano (Kimmel), Farah Brook (MTV’s Girl Code), Ian Fidance (AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live), Sachi Ezura (BET’s The Rundown), Bronwyn Isaac (Hello Giggles), Petey DeAbreu (Petey’s World), Joseph Roberts (High Scores Podcast). Hosted by Scotland Green and Ariel Elias, The Creek and the Cave (Queens), 8pm, $5.

Ashley Morris, Jeremy Schaftel, Eli Wilson Berkowitz, Charlie McCracken, Christian Espinal, Andrew Steiner, The Platform (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, Donate for entry.

Dope Comedy Show, The Park View (Bronx), 9:30pm, Free. RSVP.

 

Oct. 7 (Sunday)

Cunningham Park Farmers Market, Cunningham Park (Queens), 9am-2pm

Buy local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products at this weekly market. Free.

Sunday Farmers Market, Hattie Carthan Community Garden (Brooklyn), 9am-2pm, Free.

Women with Wings Art Exhibit, Maggie’s Garden (Harlem), 10am – 6pm

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo.

The Amazing Maize Maze, Queens Farm Park, 11am – 4:30pm

Have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth. $10 for adults, $5 for kids

Vinyl Hour, Arlo Soho, 2pm

Whether you’re a music guru or you can’t tell the difference between Madonna and Prince, come join us in sifting through our massive collection of vinyl records every Sunday in The Library.  Enjoy complimentary rosé  as you sit back and listen. You can also take a turn as DJ by switching up the records on the turntable. Free. RSVP.

Pants Off Dance Party, House of Yes, 2pm

Check your pants at the door. Music by Mike Nervous, Desna, Chilly Mox, Alex Raouf. Free. RSVP.

FILM

Carrie (1976), McCarren Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

Twilight, Msgr. McGolrick Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

MUSIC

Alexander Wu and the Serendip Piano Trio, Riverside Church, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

Lucidity Chamberistas, Sunnyside Community Services (Queens), 5pm, Free. RSVP.

Detective Logan, Riverwild, Mercury Lounge (LES), 5:30pm, $10.

TOMAS Doncker and the True Groove All-Stars feat. Khalil Kain, Kellindo Parker (of Janelle Monae), James and the Ultrasounds, Thorp Jenson, Great Peacock (Mondo NYC Showcase), Pianos (LES), 1pm – 6pm, Free.

Coffee Music Project, Pianos (LES), 6:30pm, $10-$15.

Mons Vi, The Forms, Pro Teens, Fox Hollow, Cape House (Brooklyn), 7pm, $8.

Field Trip (as the Killers), Tabemono (as Gorillaz), Pom Pom Squad (as the Smiths), Strange Loops (as Talking Heads), Goldsounds (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Winter, Animal Show, Darien Rectangle, Dotted Eights, Berlin (Alphabet City), 8pm, $10-$12.

Toebow, Darling Din, Fieldings, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $5.

Bunny, Petite League, Pom Pom Squad, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8-$10.

Pinact, Wild Pink, Dream Coat, Mercury Lounge (LES), 8pm, $10.

Peach Pit, Wooing, Eli Sundae, Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10-$12.

Samira Gibson, The Shrine (Harlem), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

COMEDY

Comedy at the Lantern, The Lantern (Greenwich Village), 6pm, Free. RSVP.

Easy Buckets Comedy feat. Emma Willmann (SiriusXM, Comedy Central), Ethan SP, Chike Robinson, Tyler Richardson, Chanel Ali, Rebecca’s (Brooklyn), 6pm, Free. RSVP.

Brooke Arnold (NY Fringe), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Amy Cardinale (Whatever Comedy), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (Pear), Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free. RSVP.

ComedyBnB, Local I38 (LES), 8pm, Free. RSVP.