THINGS TO DO A Dinner Party with Torres, Esme, 999 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm The Wild Honey Pie is hosting its first dinner party of 2019, featuring a performance from Torres, the alter-ego of Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott. Donation. MUSIC Spank, Hogan, Splitshine, The Spins, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 7pm, $10. Living Room Live w/ Shane, W New York Times Square, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/14) Dinner Party with Torres, Shane
THINGS TO DO Shape Up in the Dark, Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th St, 6pm – 8pm Join a glow-in-the-dark silent disco. Shape Up NYC is turning the white lights down and bringing the black lights up to offer two, one-hour heart fitness sessions. Four instructors will lead 30-minute sessions to help you shake off the week. Free. RSVP. January Evening Yoga Series, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley, 700 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/11) David Bowie Tribute, Myq Kaplan
THINGS TO DO Exerskate, Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park – Midtown, 8am – 8:30am Work up a sweat on the Bryant Park rink with an on-ice circuit workout. Expect exercises used by figure and hockey skaters that will make you a better skater. Free. Touré Show, BRIC House, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Author, television host, podcaster and Brooklynite Touré conducts in-depth interviews … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/10) Juan McLean (6 Hour Set), Touré Show
THINGS TO DO First Fridays, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, 6pm – 10pm This month’s First Fridays at the Schomburg is themed “For the Love of House Music,” in honor of Frankie Knuckles. Known as the “Godfather,” Knuckles helped build House–a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Dance the night away with DJ Frankie … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/4) First Fridays, Insomniac Sound Salon
THINGS TO DO New Beginnings Yoga, BigToe Yoga, 580 Broadway, 2nd Floor – SoHo, 6:15pm – 7:30pm Enjoy a sweaty and meditative Vinyasa class at a yoga studio in Soho! Yoga mats will be provided for free. $10. Rock ‘N’ Roll Bingo, PINKS, 242 East 10th St – East Village, 7pm – 10pm Score a Rock ‘N’ Roll Bingo and win vintage LPs and other prizes. Free. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Hank-O-Rama
THINGS TO DO New Year’s Eve Celebration, Steeplechase Plaza, Boardwalk and West 19th St – Brooklyn, 9pm – midnight Countdown to the new year with the Parachute Jump and a fireworks show at midnight! The celebration includes live entertainment and B&B Carousell rides from 9pm to midnight. Free. New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza – Brooklyn, 10:30pm – midnight Join Brooklyn’s most … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/31) Happy New Year!
THINGS TO DO Improvised Movie Parodies, Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd St – Midtown, 6pm Ever dream of making a movie? Now you can by teaming up with The Exuberant Theatre Company for The Movies–Improvised!. No need for a huge cast and crew or shiny special effects; all this classic-in-the-making needs are your hilarious suggestions. The troupe of improv experts will then take your off-the-wall … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/30) Museum of Interest Things Circus
THINGS TO DO Winterfest Silent Disco, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn, 5pm – 8pm Join Brooklyn Museum’s inaugural Winterfest. The event will feature three live DJs who will be spinning all the hits, including holiday favorites. Other activities include a magic light maze, holiday shopping market, a snow slider, carousel, and an ice skating rink. $10. Live Band Pop Punk/Emo Karaoke, Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/29) Live Band Pop Punk/Emo Karaoke
THINGS TO DO The Roller Wave: Roller Disco, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm Studio50 H brings its Roller Wave skate party to House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. Get your workout and your happy hour on at the same time. $10 – $20. Comedians’ Power Hour, Huron Club at SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/28) Roller Wave, Comedians’ Power Hour
THINGS TO DO Ho-Ho Bingo, (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street – Greenwich Village, 6:30pm – 11pm Join drag trio Linda Simpson, Svetlana Stoli and Sizzle Dizzle as players vie for a treasure trove of prizes, from discount-store delights to a cash jackpot. Also featuring music from DJ Formika. Free. RSVP. A Bachata Party in Brooklyn, Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 9pm – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/27) Talib Kweli, Ugly Sweater Party
THINGS TO DO The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk, Below the High Line at Gansevoort St – Meatpacking District, 5:30pm – 7pm Celebrate the winter solstice with an immersive soundwalk along the High Line. Participants become performers as footsteps are turned into sounds, creating a collective, whimsical music piece including twinkling metallic sounds, electric guitar chords, dulcimer notes, and water splashes. The original score was … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/21) Smorgasburg X Vice Closing Night
THINGS TO DO “I Hear a Symphony:” Supremes and Dreamgirls Holiday Tribute Extravaganza, Queens Library (Central) – Auditorium, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard – Queens, 6pm – 7:30pm Get in the holiday spirit with Culture Connection’s Supremes and Dreamgirls inspired musical tribute with Emilie Surtees. Surtees is an independent recording artist who performs tribute shows at some of New York’s premiere venues. Free. RSVP. Fit by HIIT Holiday … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/20) Tribe Alliance, JD Samson
THINGS TO DO Holiday Karoke Happy Hour, Hotel RL by Red Lion, 1080 Broadway – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm Unwind and enjoy a night of singing your favorite tunes. Free. RSVP. Literaryswag Book Club, The Brooklyn Circus, 150 Nevins St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9:30pm Literaryswag Book Club is ending 2018 on a funny note with a discussion about Samantha Irby’s essay collection, We Are Never … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/19) Jen Kirkman, Tove Styrke, A Far Cry
THINGS TO DO Gloveworx Boxing Pop-Up, The Oculus at the World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich St – Financial District, 12pm – 7pm Get ready for a workout as Los Angeles boxing studio Gloveworx hosts its first pop-up workout on the East Coast. Classes are from 12pm to 1 pm and 7pm to 8pm. Free. RSVP. EmPowerpoint Holiday Special, Caveat, 21 A Clinton St – LES, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/18) Gloveworx Boxing Pop-Up, PC Worship
THINGS TO DO Victorian Holiday Party, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, 5pm – 8pm What better way to celebrate the holidays than in a beautiful Victorian home? Enjoy hot spiced wine, apple cider, and cookies while singing along to some traditional Christmas carols! Victorian regalia welcome. $10, $5 for members and students. Bodies Change Minds, Clark Studio Theater, Samuel B. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/16) Victorian Party, Roy Wood, Jr.