Around NYC Today (2/27) Lindy Hop Class, Chris Gethard, Amina Claudine Myers

THINGS TO DO

Lindy Hop Class, Lt. JP Kennedy Junior Community Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8pm
Join a beginner class to learn the Lindy Hop, Harlem’s signature dance. Cash only. $7 (Free for aged 18 and under).

Critical Walkthrough: Ernesto Caivano and the Art of Storytelling, American Folk Art Museum – Lincoln Square, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Critical Walk-throughs consist of a 45-minute guided tour that is meant to offer an alternative perspective to the works on view. Artist Ernesto Caivano will discuss the intersection of drawing and narrative in his work, while examining how his visual explorations of story-telling relate to works on view in the Vestiges & Verses exhibition. $5 – $8.

 

MUSIC

Amina Claudine Myers, The National Jazz Museum – Harlem, 7pm, $0 – $10.

Angie Zhang, The Explorers Club – UES, 6:30pm, $10.

Kahiem Rivera, Elysse, Carlos Hernandez, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Kleptokrat, American Fever, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Philary, Cat Tatt, Real Blood, Dig Nitty, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Always Hard, Rhys Tivey, AKA JK, Wonders of Nature – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Stevie: A Comedy Show w/ Chris Gethard (The Chris Gethard Show), Ana Fabrega (At Home With Amy Sedaris), Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central), Pat Regan (UCB), Karolena Theresa (Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical), Melissa Stokoski (Sirius XM), Sarah Tollemache (Colbert), Leclerc Andre (Laughs on Fox), Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Our Pain is Your Pleasure Comedy w/ Caitlin Peluffo, Crystian Ramirez, Kevin Berrey, Liz Days, Julie Kottakis, Eric Miller, Lucie Steiner, Hosted by Jonathan Ziegel, Walter’s Cottage – Midtown, 7pm, Free.

Baby Shower Comedy w/ Mark Normand, Joe Machi, Anthony P. DeVito, Nataly Aukar, Nash Rose, Tobin Miller, Grey Lady – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Tuesday until Dec. 27, 11am – 11:50; 2pm – 2:50pm, 3pm – 3:50pm, Free.

Learn Indian Classical Dance, Indian Consulate – UES, Every Tuesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Around NYC Today (2/4) Super Bowl Party, The Danube, Paul Bergmann, Happy Hour

THINGS TO DO

Super Bowl Party, Brooklyn Bazaar, 6:30pm – 11:30pm

Rockaway Beach Mexican joint Super Burrito is hosting a Super Bowl party. Watch the game on the big screen while eating 50 cent wings. Free. RSVP.

Bayside Stop ‘N’ Swap, Korean Community Services – Queens, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday, Glyndor Gallery in Wave Hill – Bronx, 1pm – 3pm

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session are Tomie Arai, Camille Hoffman, Pedro Ramirez, Jessica Rohrer, Jean Shin and Austin Thomas. Free with admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

Pedro Infante, Cien Años Pienso En Ti, iD Studio Theater – Bronx, 4pm – 6pm

Pedro Infante, Cien Años Pienso En Ti, a one-act play in Spanish with music, offers a new twist on the life of Mexican immigrants living al otro lado. Free. RSVP.

The Danube, The Actors Studio – West Midtown, 2pm – 3:30pm

The Theater and Climate Change series continues with Maria Irene Fornes’ The Danube. The play starts in Budapest, Hungary in 1938 and “soon departs from chronological realism.” Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Paul Bergmann, Dougie Poole, New Love Crowd, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Violets are Wet, Dinowalrus, Jade Helm, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Ryan Egan, Saint Marilyn, Parrot Dream, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Koran Agan Trio, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Happy Hour Comedy w/ Lance Weiss, Brett Druck, James Myers, Gianmarco Soresi, Josh Accardo, Chris Griggs, Joseph Vecsey, Kelsey Claire Hagen, Madelein Smith, John Saponaro, Zack Hammond, Eastville Comedy Club – East Village, 6pm, $0 – $8.

 

ONGOING

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

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden – Queens, First weekend of each month, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (2/3) Target First Saturdays, Circus & Sebastian, Dirty Show

THINGS TO DO

Target First Saturdays, Brooklyn Museum, 5pm – 11pm

Brooklyn Museum hosts a day of free concerts, a dance festival, a film screening and panel discussions and a dance party in celebration of Black History. Music by The Skins, Latasha Alcindor and Aaron Abernathy. Panel discussions on Jean-Michel Baquiat and Malcolm X. Later in the night, Everyday People hosts a dance Party with performances from DJ mOma, Ian Isiah and Donae’O. Free.

The Circus and Sebastian, Westbeth Home to the Arts – West Village, 11am

A puppet ballet concieved and choreographed by Penny Jones to the rollicking music of Kabalevsky’s symphonic suite, The Comedians. The puppets look like giant Christmas toys come to life with The Nutcracker man as circus master. $10.

Staten Island Stop ‘N’ Swap, Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center – Staten Island, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

 

MUSIC

Septic Rot, Decisions, Fealty, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

Brandon Lopez, ISSUE Project Room – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

MONOGOLD, Warpark, Sur Back, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Cherch, The ’94 Knicks, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Daul Haus, Death By Piano, The More, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Passage, Annulment, None Above All, What of Us, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 2pm, $7 – $12.

ODISEAS, Dr. Danny, The Due Diligence, RUSSEK, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Sir Jarlesberg, The Perfect Man, Moist Paula’s Aesthetic Alien, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

AFAT Tour, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Shining Mirrors, Råtta, Flag Day, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Greg Mendez, Neil O’Neil (of Donovan Wolfington), Manors, Power Funeral, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Pedro Salinas, Lucie Steiner, Kenny Warren, Lucas Connolly, Wanjiko Eke, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Andrew Manning, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

School Nite Comedy Hour w/ Camille Theobald (MTV, New York Comedy Festival), Joe Striks (Clam Pals, Good Day New York), Frank Favia (Comic Strip Live, Clubs & Colleges), LeClerc Andre (‘Laughs’ on Fox, YouTube), Sidewalk – East Village, 5:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Jackknife Comedy w/ Emmy Blotnick (Comedy Central), Anna Suzuki (Late Show With Stephen Colbert), Andrew Casertano (The Roastmasters), Tawanda Gona (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Matt Bachus (Caroline’s), Erik Monical (Boston Comedy Festival) and Caitlin Peluffo (S.F. Sketchfest), The Creek and the Cave – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Dirty Show w/ Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle), Mike Recine (Conan), Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central, MTV2), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

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

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, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (1/27) Winter Jam, FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, Side Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Winter Jam NYC, Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 11am – 3pm

Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! A snow field was created in the hear of Manhattan just for this event. Activities include Sledding, Arctic Golf, Live Ice Sculpting, Snowshoeing by REI and the Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut. Free.

FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, St. Margaret’s House – Lower Manhattan, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Bookmaking Workshop, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 4pm – 5:30pm

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park. This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art. Free.

Cooking with Cinnamon,  Wave Hill – Bronx, 2pm – 3pm

Cinnamon is the dried bark taken from a number of closely-related tree species. Originating in East Asia, this warming spice has been used throughout the world for centuries. Watch—and taste—as a chef from Great Performances demonstrates some cinnamon-laced delicacies. Free with admission to the grounds. $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

 

MUSIC

Teen Body, Straw Pipes, Hypoluxo, Big French, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Crushed, Katie Rex, vveiss, Xiorro, Salem Hilal, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Dr. Martens Presents: Cape Francis, Gingerlys, Birch, KEW, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Rich Medina, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Paul Collins (The Beat and the Nerves), Jam Messengers, Diviera Drive – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Ellen and The Degenerates, Doggo, Original Sharks, High Falls, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Mad Doctors, The Royal They, PowerSnap, Scout Harris, Pet Rescue – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Pool Cosby, Eric Benoit, Lenore Lenoire, Pia Zapata, Alex Appel, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

GNAW (ex-Khanate, Insect Ark/Translation Loss Records), Belus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Been Stellar, Pom Pom Squad, Malibu, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Michelle Buteau (Broad City, Last Comic Standing, Big Morning Buzz, Enlisted on FOX) , Shalewa Sharpe (Brooklyn Comedy Fest), Rachel Sennot (High Maintenance), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Tom McCaffrey (Comedy Central, Last Exit to Brooklyn Podcast), Aaron Kominos-Smith (Comedy Central, MTV), Maddy Smith (Hoboken Comedy Festival), Brian McGuinness (Inside Amy Schumer, The Jim Gaffigan Show), Scott Sharp (Gotham Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Vernon Payne (Spaz Comics), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown Manhattan, 9pm, Free.

 

FILM

Victoria and Abdul (2017), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

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

 

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Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO

Salsa Mondays, Boots and Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm

Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from DJ Jon Ali. Classes start at 6p, party after! Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free.

MLK Day, Brooklyn Center for the Arts, 9am – 3pm

Honor the spirit of Dr. King with an essay competition, talent show, games and 20 minutes of dance and instrumental music classes. Free. RSVP.

Displacement, The Invisible Dog Art Center – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

How does a body react when its movement is forced or it is halted? With Displacement, Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair examines the Syrian body in the context of war, migration and revolution. Free. RSVP.

Tremendous, New York City Center – Midtown West, 5:30pm – 7pm

Tremendous, a contemporary dance performance that premiered at LaMama Moves! Festival, connects individual stories of the female experience to the spectrum of social injustices and the need for unity. Director/choreographer Patricia Noworol and her multicultural and international ensemble expose shared vulnerabilities and defense mechanisms to celebrate the durability and persistence of female strength. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Kauf, BAILE, NOIA, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

THE WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE, Bulldada, Glass Slipper, Old Lady, Elsewhere (Zone One) –Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Joey Sprinkles, Shop Talk, BOON, Yairms, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Larkin Grimm, Erin Durant, Kyle Avallone, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Shara, Bindiram, Diaspoura, Kohinoorgasm, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Kelly Quigley, Palhth, The Most, Marcela Avelina, Bobby Woody, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Remain, Chaste, Bone Plow, Septic Rot, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Brett Davis, Jena Friedman, Samantha Ruddy, Tanael Joachim, Comfort Zone featuring Brooke Van Poppelen and Juan Velard, Mike Abrusci, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kerry Overfab Coddett (MTV, TruTV), Adam Mamawala (Funny or Die), Nina Tarr (VICE), Karolena Theresa (NY Comedy Festival), Ali Simpson (What a Joke Festival), Danny Felts (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Produced by Carolyn Busa, Julia Shiplett, Chelsea Taylor, Ben Wasserman and Emily Winter, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Weekly Humorist w/ Tom Thakkar, Tyler Fischer, Emma Willmann, Brian Parise, Hosted by Andrew Collin, 110 Wall Street – Financial District, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Kath Barbadoro (Comedy Central, Vice), Django Gold (The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Luke Mones (Caroline’s, UCB), Maggie Lalley (Caroline’s), Remy Kassimir (Sirius XM), Alex Barnett (Gotham), Hosted by Brandon Scott Wolf (Vice, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris), Hoff Matthews (Comedy Central), Lizzie Martinez (Funny Or Die), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Yedoye Travis, Christina Galston, Fumi Abe, Chike Robinson, Victor Varnado, Rufat Agayev, Katie Boyle, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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