Around NYC Today (3/13) The Irish in New York, Stand Ups Improvise TED Talks


Journey of Hope: The Irish in New York, Church of St. Brigid – East Village, 6:30pm – 8pm

This talk will take a multimedia look at the history and culture of the Irish of New York from their immigrant beginnings to the present day. Their journey is reflected in the shared experiences of immigrants from around the world coming to America. The lecture will be given by Tara Rider, the director of Stony Brook University’s international academic programs to both Ireland and England. Free.

Stand Ups Improvise TED Talks, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10pm

Join local Astoria comic, Ryan Stanisz as he challenges NYC’s best stand-ups to improvise their way through a presentation they’ve never seen before, on a topic that they’ve never even heard of before that night! Featuring Daniel Ahrens, Ayanna Dookie, Jeff McBride, May Wilkerson, Carolyn Castiglia. $7.

Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show, Niagara – East Village, March 13 (Tues), 7:30pm – 9pm

Have an urge to get something off your chest but don’t feel comfortable paying $100 an hour for therapy? Anonymously divulge your secrets and watch this funny and creative group of improvisers play with your deepest darkest truths onstage. The show is a mix of short-form and long-form improv inspired by your secrets. $6.



Blush, Abolutely Yours, New Ones, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Whatever We Are, Baby Raptors, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

And Lucky, Berkeley Arms, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Straight Panic, New Castrati, Compactor, Scant, Madame Deficit, Bloater, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Motion Studies, The Roofers Union, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Super Fun! w/ Mark Lawrence, Alia Janine, Camden Pollio & Ben Bergman, No Fun Bar – LES, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

As If Comedy w/ Liz Magee (All Female Reboot), Brian Park (College Humor), Julia Shiplett, Caroline Doyle, Amy Cardinale, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Mark Normand (Comedy Central One-Hour Standup Special & 1/2 Hour Standup Special, Conan (only 5 times, no big deal), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Kat Radley (Writer for The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah), Brian Parise (Writer for Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver), Matt Pavich (Cast Member on MTV’s “Joking Off,” Handsome Dancer), Brendan Sagalow (MTV’s Joking Off, Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe), Hosted by Jeff McBride & Teresa Sheffield, VSPOT Organic – East Village, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.


Morning Fitness
, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until March 31, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (1/12) Glow in the Dark Dance Party, Whatever Comedy


Glow in the Dark Madness Dance Party, Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden – Queens, 10pm – 2am

Brush off your best white and neon clothes. Dance the night away at an indoor Glow In The Dark Party, complete with black lights, glow in the dark face painting, glow sticks, and of course, glowing headphones. DJs will play Top 40 Dance Hits and ‘80s throwbacks. $5 – $15.

Planet Earth Drinking Game, Caveat – LES, 9pm – 11pm

Do you love watching Planet Earth? Do you wish a dedicated science writer had made a drinking game to go along with it? So come on down to Caveat to hang out with historian and science writer Emily Hoff and the world’s best nature documentary. You’ll learn all the best times to drink, to cheer, and to be silent because holy shit what just happened? Free. RSVP.



Junta, Dog Breath, Flower, Idlehood, Maduros, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 or $5 with canned food donation to LES Streetworks.

TMBOY, Novelty Daughter, AKKI, No Intimate, R.E.L., Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Centaurus, Michelle Wake, LAPêCHE, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Coffee, Alexander F., Fits, Patio, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.



Boomfire! Standup/UCB Improv Show – Standup by Mike Brown (Carolines/Comedy Outliers Podcast), Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies), Improv by The Set Department, Bait Shop, Towels, Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (Wendy Williams Show, Above Average, Standup BY Comedy Club, UCB), The Triple Crown Ale House – Midtown, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

Whatever Comedy w/ Mic Nguyen, Katharyn Henson, Patrick Monohan, Subhah Agarwal, Dina Hashem, Niagara – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

New You Open House (free fitness classes), St. James Park – Bronx, Every weekday until January 12, 2018, 9am, Free, RSVP.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, 2pm, Free.


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