AROUND NYC TODAY (2/24) Winter Swing, Side Ponytail, Rich Medina, Stop ‘N’ Swap

THINGS TO DO

Midtown East Stop ‘N’ Swap, Saint Peter’s Church, 11am – 2pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourages reuse and reduces waste sent 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. You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

The Birthplace of Hip Hop, Cedar Playground – Bronx, 1pm – 2:30pm

On August 11th, 1973, hip hop was born in The Bronx at a recreational room party. The party was so popular and crowded it had to move the party over to what is now known as Cedar Playground. Join this tour to learn about the history of the popular music genre that began as an underground urban movement. Free.

Dance Away the Night with Winter Swing, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 3pm – 7:30pm

Celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre The Lindy Hop and The Big Apple Circle Dance by swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem jazz greats. You’ll learn a few swing dance steps and then get the chance to practice these moves. Free.

 

MUSIC

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

Network Glass, Forest Management, Julia Santoli, Coput, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Lord Fascinator, DJ’s: Kodi Najm, Kristen Barilli, Daniel Collas, Nublu – East Village, 10pm, $10.

Jelani Sei, Standby, Dodgeball, Mallrat (solo), Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Future Teens, Great Wight, Hard Pass, Been Stellar + Nando Dale, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Gun Tit, Kate Ferencz, Miserable People, Bernard Herman, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10 suggested.

Shugga Deliverance: The Gospel of Ian Isiah w/ Zsela, Starchild & The New Romantic, The Park Church Co-op – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Aparna Nancherla (Corporate, Comedy Central), Dave Hill (The Goddamn Dave Hill Show), Sam Evans (Just For Laughs), Ayanna Dookie (Writer for 50 Central, Laughs on FOX ), Hosted by Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Auntie’s House w/ Janelle James (Black and Mild debut album), Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert podcast), Alex English (The Rundown w/ Robin Thede), Jeff Scheen (Laughing Skull Comedy Fest), No.4 Studio – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

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.

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

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

Around NYC Today (2/17) Love Your Body, NY Night Train, Bomb Shelter Comedy

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off, Elsewhere – Brooklyn, 11pm

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off returns to monthly third Saturdays at Elsewhere featuring two rooms of live music and dancing. This month’s edition features music from La Luz, Mystery Lights, Bodega and Jane Church, and a $100 Dance-Off with Cowboy Randy Jones at midnight. $10.

Bartow’s Literary Elevenses Book Club, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum – Bronx, 10am – 11:30am

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure. Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Free.

Love Your Body Fitness Marathon, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 10am – 7pm

Join an afternoon of fitness, fun and cardio. There will be 10 instructors and classes over 5 hours. Free.

A Literary Afternoon with Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 2:30pm – 5pm

Join an afternoon of fiction and poetry readings with authors Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis, accompanied by live music at the home of African-American inventor and poet Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928). There will be a live performance by saxophonist Leonardo Love. Free.

 

MUSIC

Lost Boy?, The Love Ways, Nihiloceros, La Peche, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Living Strange, Spud Cannon, The Modern Dance, Sedona, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Tigris GRL PWR w/ Abby T, Grace London, Katie Cunningham, Nerika, Moollz, Dana McCoy, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7:30pm, $10.

Littlefoot, Colatura, Virginia and the Woolves, The Grasping Straws, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Jacques Renault & Max Mcferren, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Foreign Exchange with DJ mOma, Rich Knight, Maine, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Alpaca Wolves (Reunion Show), Hartley’s Encore, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Child Abuse, USA Nails, Prayer Group, Dead Tenants, Dog, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Metalleg, Velveteen Rabbit , Fascinations Grand Chorus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

L O T I O N, Witchtrial, Pobreza Mental, Twisted Thing, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Oh, Such A Good Show, Oh! w/ Phoebe Robinson, Literati (Michael Wolf & Colin O’Brien), Tony Zaret, Josh Nasser, Rebecca O’Neal, Bowen Yang, Larry Owens, Hosted by Ethan Beach, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8 – $10.

Baby & Me Comedy w/ Katie Boyle, Mike Joyce, Ariel Elias, QED – Queens, 3pm, $8 – $10.

Dina Hashem (Conan), Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains It All), Ashley Brooke Roberts (NatGeo Explorer), Lauren Hope Krass (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out New York), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Kevin O’Shea (Comedy Central, SF Sketchfest), Mike Albanese (Netflix, BET), Courtney Maginnis (Let’s See What Else Comedy Show), Chris Murphy (Comedy Central, Broadway Comedy Club), Alex Carabano (Caroline’s on Broadway), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

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

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

 

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