Around NYC Today (5/12) The New 49ers, Spring Fest, Mother’s Day Painting Party

THINGS TO DO

Brooklyn Bike Jumble, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 9am – 4pm

Get yourself a new or used bike, new and used accessories, clothing, collectibles, artwork, overstocks, and bargains. Free.

Highbridge Rocks Community Festival, Adventure Playground in Highbridge Park, 11am – 3pm

Get to know your resilient 450-million-year-old neighbors: the rocks of Highbridge Park. Discover their unique geologic features, make art, and celebrate the park’s adventurous assets. Free.

Rockaway Beach Super Boardwalk Street Fair, Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, 10am – 6pm

Craft and gift vendors will be selling handmade and handpicked items. Free.

Spring Fest, Queens County Farm Museum, 11am – 4pm

Celebrate spring’s arrival and pick up flower and vegetable seedlings. There will be live music, kids’ crafts, hayrides, and tasty local food on the farm all day. $0 – $5.

Bushwick Stop ‘N’ Swap, BKLYN Commons – Brooklyn, 12pm – 3pm
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you. You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Mother’s Day Painting Tea Party, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 12pm – 3pm

Come dressed in your Sunday best and join a painting and tea event to celebrate Mother’s Day. There will be limited supplies available. Tea and cookies will be served. Free.

The Collage Garden Exhibition Opening, 6BC Botanical Garden – East Village, 12pm – 4pm

Garden-themed collages from all over the world were sent to the 6BC Botanical Garden and will be on display throughout the grounds. A collage workshop will take place during the day. Free.

Free Tree Giveaway and Plant Sale, Discovery Community Garden – Queens, 11am – 1pm

Discovery Community Garden will be hosting a free community tree giveaway. The garden we will also be selling plants, flowers, and veggie at super low prices. Free.

Free Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride – Adults, Boxcar Playground in Crotona Park – Bronx, 11am – 1pm

Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Free.

Wilder LIC: Good Vibrations Acoustic Cartography Tours, Windmill Community Garden – Queens, 1pm – 5pm

With the use of the Mobile Listening Kits, participants can tune in to subtle acoustic vibrations in the environment and explore the site’s cracks and surfaces. A field guide for urban listening directs aural explorers to acoustic ‘points of interest.’ $5 – $10.

Public Art Discussion: The Future of Chinatown, Seward Park – Lower East Side, 2pm – 4pm

This discussion will explore Chinatown as an enclave for immigrants; the specifics of Manhattan’s Chinatown as well as Chinatowns as a nation-wide network. This program is in conjunction with Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong’s public artwork Constellation. Free.

Exhibition Opening: El Dorado/The New 49ers, Lewis H Latimer House  – Queens, 5pm – 7pm

El Dorado is an art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. The installation consists of 100 colored “guagua” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold, presented as a contemporary archeological site. Join the opening reception with a discussion with the artists. Free.

Public Art Opening Reception: Neighbors Project by John Raymond Mireles, First Street Green Cultural Park Garden – East Village, 5pm – 7pm

Over the past three years, artist John Raymond Mireles has worked to unite Americans across their geographic, racial, political, cultural and other differences by photographing individuals from all 50 U.S. states and publicly exhibiting their portraits. This exhibition contains 86 portraits of individuals from all 50 US states plus Washington, D.C. Included also are several portraits taken in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City where Mireles lives and works. Free.

 

MUSIC

BEARCAT, Riobamba, Lykanthea, Knockdown Center – Queens, 10pm, $0 – $5.

Make Some Noise 2018: A Celebration of Women and Music w/ Bacchantae, Nina Grace, Drunk June, JackLucy, Morissania Band Project, Phantom Vanity, Crabapple Grove North in Riverside Park, 5pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Kerry Coddett, Talib Babb, Raghav Mehta, Carmen Lagala, CJ Browne, Dan Wickes, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Art School: A Post-Conceptual Comedy Show w/ Shalewa Sharpe (The Tonight Show, Thug Passion), Max Wittert (The New Yorker, Marvel Comics), Three Busy Debras: Alyssa Stonoha, Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari (Carnegie Hall), Hosted by Tim Barnes (HBO), Jordan Mendoza (Comedy Central), and Joanna Solotaroff (Why Oh Why, UnFictional), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 7:45pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday until May 15, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Union Square Walking Tour, Meet in front of Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street), Every Saturday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/19) Home Front, Bomb Shelter Comedy, George Braith

THINGS TO DO

Home Front, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Home Front brings together six artists whose work explores public and private acts of strength and resistance by women in times of social or political upheaval. A prevailing theme is the idea of home itself, and, by extension, preserving associated cultural and familial traditions, as a political act in places where one is made to feel unwelcome or invisible (i.e. due to race, class, or immigration status), especially during times of transition or loss. Featuring artists Lauren Frances Adams, Golnar Adili, Aisha Cousins, Maya Jeffereis, Lorena Molina and Katherine Toukhy. Free.

Curator Talk with Jahtiek Long, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Staten Island, 7pm – 9pm

Join Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers curator Jahtiek Long to discuss the exhibit’s themes of a changing Staten Island community, the power of representation, and the importance of embracing multiple narratives. Free with gallery admission ($4-$5).

Mekong Group Music Class, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner’s course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Free.

 

MUSIC

George Braith, Hansborough Recreation Center – UWS, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

Ricky Lewis, Haley Zoller, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Modern Diet, The Brazen Youth, Vassals, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Emily Yacina, The Grapes, Tris, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Nathan Macintosh (Conan), Louis Katz (Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Leah Bonnema (IFC, VH1, AXS TV), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8:30pm, $5.

Punch Comedy Hour w/ Clark Jones, Venessa Lince, and Freddy Sheffield, Amarachi Restaurant – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Good Knight w/ Dekunle Somade, Conrad Roth, Melissa Diaz, Ace Reyes, Maya Klausner, Alexx Starr, Malorie Bryant, Gotham City Lounge – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Tito/ Ryan Comedy Show w/ Sean Donnelly (Comedy Central), Sarah Tollemach (Colbert), Casey James Salengo (Kimmel), Rosebud Baker (NYCF), Ryan Schutt (Laughs), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central), Art Café + Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

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

Tour of The Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery – Lower Manhattan, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (3/18) Suffragette Secret Speakeasy, Too Soon Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Suffragette Secret Speakeasy, 177 Prince Street – SoHo, 6pm – 10pm

The Museum of Interesting Things takes over a Soho loft for a special suffragette themed party for the Museum. $10.

Gravesend Cemetery Tour, Gravesend Cemetery – Brooklyn, 11am – 12:30pm

Dating back to 1643, Gravesend Cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent early residents of old Brooklyn. Join this historic tour of the cemetery and learn about Lady Deborah Moody and her connections to Gravesend. Free. RSVP at https://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers

Michelle Obama Doll Making Workshop, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 12:30pm – 2pm

This art project invites people to create fabric dolls of a young Michelle Obama and take them to work with you on Take Our Daughters to Work Day (April 26th). This is part of a series designed by artist Aisha Cousins to document important but overlooked aspects of black life during the Obama era. Free. RSVP.

The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 5pm – 6:30pm

Alright, everyone in the conference room! Topics to be discussed are Diversity Day, The Health Care Plan or the review of the amazing screenplay, Threat Level Midnight. Free.

 

MUSIC

Fat Heaven, Drug Pizza, The Dewars, Kew, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Ultramantis Black, Ether, Wreath of Tongues, False Gods, Septic Rot, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Danger Sluts, The Void, A Very Special Episode, Odd Ones Out, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Too Soon? Comedy w/ Lev Fer, Josh Daws, Harry Terjanian, Emma Willmann, Will Delaney, Defne Gencier, Malia Sias, Chris Hamilton, Sensei Gallery Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

A Classy Ass Comedy Act w/ James Quesada and Julia Schroeder, QED – Queens, 7pm, $7.

It Takes a Village Comedy w/ Kaitlyn Bailey (Vice), Raghav Mahti (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Joe Reddington (Comix at Mohegan Sun), Candyce Musinski (New York Comedy Club), Anthony Devito (Comedy Central Half Hour), The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Pickings, Film Noir Cinema – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

The Forts of Central Park, Dana Discovery in Central Park (110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenue), 1pm, Free.

Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday (w/ Michele Brody, Tamara Kostianovsky, Athena LaTocha and Maika’i Tubbs), Wave Hill – Bronx, 1pm – 3pm, $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/10) Chinese New Year, 6 Pack @ BritPack, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Chinese New Year Celebration, Building P in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, Feb. 10 (Sat.), 2pm – 4:30pm

Welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with a Chinese New Year Celebration. Enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world. Join the parade to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and hear cymbals, drums, and pop-it firecrackers to scare off evil spirits. $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Icons in Their Own Right, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 5pm – 8pm

Join the opening night of “Icons in their Own Right”, an art installation by Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey, which seeks to counter historic erasure, champion cultural representation, and reinforce identity and pride. Free.

BritPack Comedy Showcase, BDA Studios – Midtown, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

6 Pack @ Brit Pack is a monthly comedy showcase that features some of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene as you LOL over some free brew and light snacks with friends. A ticket gets you free beer and wine and snacks that will be served during the show. This month’s line-up includes Sean Patton (Comedy Central, Conan, Letterman), Rick Younger (The Today Show, Comic View, Mean Girls Broadway), Sydnee Washington (MTV, The Unofficial Expert Podcast, Carolines), Whitney Chanel Clark (Carolines, Broadway Comedy Club), Juan Escalante (Stand Up NY Comedy Festival, Unusual Culprits), Jaron Young (Cinderblock Festival, NY Comedy Club), Stewie Vill (CollegeHumor, Stand Up NY, Bio Channell), Hosted by Stewie Vill & Jaron Young. $8.75.

 

MUSIC

Brandy, Tropical Trash, Key Of Shame, Cowboy Turns, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

King Missile, Flower, Charles Bissell, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Latvian Radio, Wild Planes, False Lights, The Textiles, The Birds of Prey, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Scarboro, Rebelmatic, Fat Heaven, Bodega Satellite, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Nitemirror, Deflector, Sandhogs, Fire, Stress, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $5.

Diary, The Wants, Drug Pizza, Verdi Grls, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Pow Pow Family Band (Record Release), Cotillon, Navy Gangs, The Park Church Co-op – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bowery Comedy w/ Dave Hill (HBO, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show), Greg Barris (Heart of Darkness), Fumi Abe (MTV News), Josh Gondelman (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free.

Free Comedy w/ Dekunle (Cry Baby), Abe Gatling (Cry Baby), Dan Licata (The Dan, Joe and Charles Show), Nick Naney (Annoyance Theatre), Niko White (VICE, Roast Battle), 181 Jackson Street (Basement) – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The End of the Line Comedy w/ Liz Barrett, Laura Merli, Robbie Goodwin, Carolyn Busa, Sammie James, Patrick Holbert, Thiago Macklin, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

The Killing Joke w/ Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central/Bojack Horseman/Crashing), Eman El Husseini (Just for Laughs Montreal), Shalewa Sharpe (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains it All Podcast), Julia Johns (Someecards), Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Chris Duffy’s You Get a Spoon w/ Obehi Janice, Anthony DeVito, and Rebecca Vigil, Caveat – LES, 3:30pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Latin Dance for Fitness, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 9am – 10am. Free.

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

 

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