Around NYC Today (11/7) Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Gay Riot, Irrevery

THINGS TO DO Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm This is an acoustic instrumental meet-up that focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/7) Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Gay Riot, Irrevery

Around NYC Today (10/28) Halloween Costume Contest, Halloween Tinker Fest

THINGS TO DO Halloween Costume Contest and Mini Parade, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 12pm – 3pm Roll out that great Halloween costume a few days early for a costume contest and mini-parade. $5. Halloween at the Garden, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St – Queens, 12pm – 4pm Make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, and meet … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/28) Halloween Costume Contest, Halloween Tinker Fest

Around NYC Today (10/21) Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar, Wyatt Cenac

THINGS TO DO Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th St – UWS, Oct. 21 (Sun.), 10am – 5:30pm Discover the City’s best artisanal sweet-makers! You will find everything from handmade macaroons, experimental donuts and ice cream sandwiches, creatively flavored peanut-butter cups, spiced pumpkin pies, Transylvanian twisted cakes, freshly baked cupcakes and scones, and the most mouthwatering truffles and chocolates you’ve ever had. Free. Pelliza Weaving … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/21) Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar, Wyatt Cenac

Around NYC Today (10/18) New Wave Night, Musical Ecologies, Pat Party

THINGS TO DO Pat Party, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm JD Samson of Le Tigre and MEN presents, PAT, a party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Video art. Amazing DJs and people willing to let go. Free. Open Track Night, Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island Park, 6pm – 8pm Lace up your sneakers! Join the Open Track Night … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/18) New Wave Night, Musical Ecologies, Pat Party

Around NYC Today (9/20) Tom Odell, Grease Sing-Along, Music from the Ice

THINGS TO DO Grease Sing-Along, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street – Greenwich Village, 6pm – 9:30pm Join a screening of Grease to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the classic movie musical. Bring your best moves to participate in a hula hoop demonstration and contest before the screening. Free. Musical Ecologies: Cheryl E. Leonard – Music from the Ice, Old Stone … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/20) Tom Odell, Grease Sing-Along, Music from the Ice

Around NYC Today (9/13) Public Access TV, Open Track Nights, The So So Glos

THINGS TO DO Rooftop Painting Workshop, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset. Learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You’ll get to take home your painting. Supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary. Free. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/13) Public Access TV, Open Track Nights, The So So Glos

Around NYC Today (8/24) Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, Hamlet, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

THINGS TO DO Hudson Warehouse Presents Hamlet, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive – UWS, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Watch a new and exciting adaptation of this classical work by Shakespeare directed by and starring George K. Wells. Pay what you want. Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 7pm – 9pm A “Gangs of New York”-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when … Continue reading Around NYC Today (8/24) Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, Hamlet, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Around NYC Today (11/19) Dog Costume Parade, Make and Film Shadow Puppets

THINGS TO DO Dog Costume Party and Parade, Washington Square Park, 11am – 2pm There will be treats, prizes, trainers, “pawdicures,” vendors, artists and a pet psychic. Free. Brick Over Brooklyn Meet Up, Old Stone House in JJ Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 12pm – 4pm Join a community baking day at the Old Stone House. You’re encouraged to show up with a dish (or dishes) … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/19) Dog Costume Parade, Make and Film Shadow Puppets