Around NYC Today (2/16) Movies R Dumb, Tinder Tales Live, Small Works, Shame!

THINGS TO DO Tinder Tales Live, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Online dating, like all dating, is a wild and crazy world. David Piccolomini (host of the tinder tales podcast) has been exploring this world more than most. He and his hilarious friends will provide tinder horror stories, great advice, and a bunch of fun games. $7. Movies R Dumb, QED – Queens, 11pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/16) Movies R Dumb, Tinder Tales Live, Small Works, Shame!

Around NYC Today (2/13) College Skate Nights, Mike and Caroline Know Love

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

Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

Theater of War, Police Athletic League, Inc. Polo Grounds Cornerstone – Harlem, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Theater of War is an interactive performance of Scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, ancient plays about timeless human struggles, such as depression, isolation, and other mental health issues. Featuring actors Chinasa Ogbuagu, Jumaane Williams, and Louis Cancelmi. Free. RSVP. Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History, The New York Public Library … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

Around NYC Today (1/7) Sock Hop Sunday, Too Soon? Comedy, Repeater at QED

THINGS TO DO Sock Hop Sunday, Belle Reve – Tribeca, 8pm – 1am Belle Reve is hosting its first Sock Hop party. Records starting at 8pm during dinner service and a DJ and go-go dancer comes on from 10pm to 1am. Adult milkshakes, burger and hot dog specials running all night long. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free. Repeater: A Little Show About Big … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/7) Sock Hop Sunday, Too Soon? Comedy, Repeater at QED

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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 (12/30) The Roller Wave, The Green Lady, Yardsale Comedy

THINGS TO DO The Roller Wave: Roller Disco Party, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm Glide, ride, fly, get high! Bedstuy skating rink Studio 50H transports its popular Roller Wave skate party to House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. $10 general admission presale.   MUSIC Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern, Dj Ilan, Bowery Electric … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/30) The Roller Wave, The Green Lady, Yardsale Comedy

Around NYC Today (12/26) Harlem Swing Dance Class, Dan+Joe+Charles Standup

THINGS TO DO Harlem Swing Dance Classes, Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8pm An hour-long lesson on the basics of the 1930s dance style the Lindy Hop. Wear comfortable shoes and sneakers and have a bottle of water handy. Cash at the door. After class, stay to practice some more and mingle. $7. Free for 18 years old and under. RunHealthy: … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/26) Harlem Swing Dance Class, Dan+Joe+Charles Standup

Around NYC Today (12/22) Ugly Sweater Party, La La Land, Oculus Holiday Market

THINGS TO DO Ugly Sweater Holiday Party, Koneko – LES, 5pm – 9pm Cat café Koneko hosts an ugly sweater holiday party. Ugliest sweater wins a prize. Mulled wine, peppermint hot chocolate, homemade cookies and cute cats in abundant supply. Free. Holidays at the Highbridge, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8pm Celebrate the holidays by making ornaments, building gingerbread houses and drinking hot cocoa. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/22) Ugly Sweater Party, La La Land, Oculus Holiday Market

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 (12/8) CIMA Open Hours, Saved By The ’90s, Myq Kaplan

THINGS TO DO Center for Italian Modern Art Open Hours, 421 Broome Street – SoHo, 1pm – 6pm CIMA extends its hours to coincide with its Alberto Savinio exhibition. Registration is required. $10 general admission, free for students and members. Lott House Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Hendrick I. Lott House – Brooklyn, 6pm – 8pm Celebrate the holidays with the annual tree lighting at the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/8) CIMA Open Hours, Saved By The ’90s, Myq Kaplan

Around NYC Today (12/6) Washington Sq. Tree Lighting, Ghostbusters 2, Postmen

THINGS TO DO Washington Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting, Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village, 5pm – 7pm A 45-foot Christmas tree just south of the Washington Square Arch will be lit for the holidays. To celebrate the occasion, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet will perform holiday songs. Santa Claus is also expected to appear, with candy canes in hand. Fibers and Figures, Sotheby’s Institute of Art … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/6) Washington Sq. Tree Lighting, Ghostbusters 2, Postmen

Around NYC Today (11/25) Colonial Cooking, Indie Dance Party, Star Trek

THINGS TO DO Colonial Cooking, Fort Greene Park – Brooklyn, 1pm – 2:30pm Fort Greene, Brooklyn holds an important place in the history of the Colonies and the American Revolution. Learn about the traditions of colonial cooking and the people who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago. Free.   ONGOING Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/25) Colonial Cooking, Indie Dance Party, Star Trek

Around NYC Today (11/24) Indie Pop Dance Party, King Hippo Comedy

THINGS TO DO Black Friday Meditation, Wave Hill – Bronx, 11am – 12pm Avoid Black Friday busyness by joining a community meditation focused on gratitude and clearing your mind. Led by Neem Dewji of Yoga for Bliss. Garden admission: $8 for audlts, $4 for students and seniors. Black Friday Hike, Start at Doris Freedman Plaza in Central Park, 11am – 2pm The hike will start at the southern … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/24) Indie Pop Dance Party, King Hippo Comedy