Around NYC Today (2/25) Lunar New Year Parade, Sammi Lanzetta, Lion’s Den


Lunar New Year Parade and Festival, Sara D. Roosevelt Park – LES, 1pm – 4pm

Head to Chinatown in Manhattan to check out the annual Lunar New Year Parade for amazing visuals, delicious treats, and mesmerizing cultural performances. This party features all sorts of vendors, food, and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Dog. Free.



Lori Goldston, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Drekka, Ariadne, Mark Trecka, Luciernaga, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Glen Street, Petal Crush, Baglady, Not Amused, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Dog Shepherd, Ghost Pressure, Coma Coma, Vadim, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Brother Moses, Floam, Blaketheman1000, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Loosie, Blasteroid, Goodfight, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sammi Lanzetta, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Kenneka Cook, El Silver Cabs, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.



It Takes a Village Comedy w/ Kenice Mobley, Aaron Kaplan, Kevin Salisbury, Tait Winston, Maggie Crane, The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Lion’s Den Comedy w/ PAT DIXON (Comedy Central 1/2 Hour Standup Special, The Late Late Show, The NYC Crime Report), ALEX ENGLISH (Writer for ‘The Rundown w/ Robin Thede’), STEPHANIE McRAE (Apollo Theater, Wendy Williams, Live at Gotham), MEME SIMPSON (Writer for Tyler Perry’s ‘Meet the Browns’), ALEXX STARR (StarrStruck Comedy), Gin Fizz – Harlem, 9pm, Free.

Too Soon? Comedy w/ Kevin McCaffrey, Alingon Mitra, Jaclyn Coleman, Nick Z, Joanna Reynolds, Malia Sias, Chris Hamilton, Sensei Gallery Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



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.

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


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.



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.



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.



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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Around NYC Today (2/5) Bethlehem Steel, Dear Diary, Butterboy, Side Ponytail


Dear Diary: Comedians Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Comedian Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of several comedians’ childhood journals. Laughter inevitable. Discomfort guaranteed. Featuring Brett Kline, Brian Rabadeau, Caroline Doyle, Kimberly Dinaro, Laurel Bacon Cummings, Melissa Parker Caron, Renee Rises. $8.

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

Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from NYC’s best DJs. Classes start at 6pm, party after! Learn Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. RSVP.



Bethlehem Steel, Ex-Girlfriends, Twiga, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Starbenders, Idgy Dean, A Shadow of Jaguar, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Logan X, Groupie, Phil from Accounting, LUECK, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Valerie June, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – Harlem, 6:30pm, Donation.



Butterboy w/ Seaton Smith, Leah Bonnema, Eman El-Husseini, Chris Duffy, Mara Wiles, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Sean Patton (Comedy Central), Justin Williams (Mostly Woke), Arti Gollapudi (UCB), Garry N. Hannon (Funny HaHa Funny Queer), Patrick Schroeder (Comedy Central), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling the Ivories Comedy w/ Nathan Macintosh (Colbert), Abby Rosenquist (Just For Laughs), Tom Thakkar (Conan), Sally Ann Hall (Boston Comedy Festival), Justin Flanagan (Knitting Factory), Hosted by Nathaly Aucar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central), Kenice Mobley (This American Life, 2 Dope queens), Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central Half Hour, Kimmel), Jennie Sutton (Comedy Central), Ginny Hogan (New Yorker, McSweeney’s), Connor Creagan (WikiFreakz), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.



Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.


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


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.



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.



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.



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



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 (1/14) Adele live near MSG, Two Inch Astronaut, Free Puppies


Adele* Live near Madison Square Garden, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11:30pm

What’s better than seeing the actual Adele sing live at Madison Square Garden? Seeing 10 Adele impersonators sing live near Madison Square Garden! Bring your own black shift dress and get ready to sing Rolling in the Deep at the top of your lungs. $8.

Astronomy: The Night Sky, Marine Park – Brooklyn, 6pm – 7:30pm

Learn the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Free.



Your Dream Coat, Gorgeous, Virginia and the Woolves, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Two Inch Astronaut, Baglady, Shred Flintstone, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Native Harrow, Gabrielle Marlena, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Horoscope, Sunken Cheek, Sacramence, Autumn Pool, Motiv –A, Deep Red, SIMA, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7pm, $10.

The Ophelias, Anna Altman, Pom Pom Squad, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $8.

Cook Thuglass, Violent in Black , Mike Bennett and the SoulGlo Orchestra, The Commotions, Sonny Dumarsais & The Plan, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Fabrica Records Sundays: 3rd Edition. Chester Hawkins, Lauds, RIIOS, Sandy Ewan, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Lee Bones & The best, Jane Church, Davey & The Chains, High Rider, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Comedy at Beauty Bar w/ Nicki Wright, Chris Daniels, Jeff Scheen, and Jeff Arcuri, Beauty Bar – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Free Puppies Comedy Hour w/ Jay Jurden (Stand Up NY), Remy Kassimir (Bacon Bits every Sunday @ The Stand), Peter Revello (NY Comedy Club), Rachel Green (Venus Fly Trap Presents: Sugartits), Sydnee Washington (The UnOfficial Expert Podcast), Laurel Cummings (Funny or Die), The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Soon? Comedy w/ Ashleybrook Roberts, Shane  Torres, Tushar Singh, Katie Hannigan, Stephen Sihelnik, Chris Hamilton, Malia Sias, 135 Eldridge St. – LES, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Dear White People, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 2:30pm, Free.



Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, 2pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (12/12) Ugly Sweater Party, Shmoakstock VII, Cherry Bombe

Around NYC Today (12/5) TGD Live, Next to Normal, Post Malone, Joel Kim Booster


TGD Live, Wythe Hotel (Screening Room and Bar) – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

TGD Live is a monthly event series that brings artists together for interviews in front of a live studio audience. Today’s event features stand-up comedian Matt Ruby and artists Isabel Urbina Pena and Ping Zhu. Free. RSVP.

Next to Normal, Bernie West Theater – Gramercy Park, 7:30pm – 10pm

Next to Normal is a rock musical that follows mother Diana Goodman’s struggle with worsening bipolar disorder and its effect on her family as they search for a new normal. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds will go to the Mental Health Association of New York City.



Into the Amazon, The Explorers Club – UES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

European Shorts in America, Bohemian National Hall – UES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Post Malone, SZA, Ty Dolla Sign, Cheat Codes, Pier 36 – LES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Morning Teleportation, Baked, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Music for Enophiles, The Glass State, Jack Martin’s Bob Dylan Deathwatch, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Manta, Veda Rays, The Happy Fits, Buddie, Hong Kong Graffiti, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

The Lemats, Darkwing, Snake Anthony, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Nastie Band, Rose Kallal, ORNAMENT, Sandy Smiles, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Ohene, Chazmere, The Sole Rebel, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Jane Doe Ensemble, 8/7 Central, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, Ubetcha, Premiums, Dark Tones (solo), Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.



Tommy McNamara, Ana Fabrega, Joe Rumrill, Postmen, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $7 – $10.

Anthony Devito (Comedy Central, MTV, VH1), Mario Benitez (UnusualCulprits, Stand Up NY), Stewie Vill (Bio Channel, CollegeHumor, NY Comedy Club), Lee Valentin (Stand Up NY, Broadway Comedy Club), Whispers Restaurant – UWS, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Dewayne Perkins (MTV’s Wild N Out), Emily Winter (TV Land), Molly Ruben-Long (Just for Laughs), Saurin Choksi (Comedians You Should Know), Pete Mutino (Gandhi, Is That You?), Keenan Steiner (NY Comedy Festival), Hosted by Thiago Macklin, The Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Joel Kim Booster (Comedy Central), Farah Brook (NY Comedy Festival), Sonia Denis (Comedy Central), Mitra Jouhari (Three Busy Debras), Aparna Nancherla (Conan), Eudora Peterson (Jezebel), Michael Foulk (Greetings from Queer Mountain), Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Jest For Fun Comedy w/ Daniel Tirado (Comedy Central), Chanel Ali (Carolines), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central), Eman El Husseini (JFL), BK9 – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



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

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

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until Jan. 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Union Square Holiday Market, Southern side of Union Square Park, Until December 24 (Weekdays – 11am to 8pm; Sat. – 10am to 8pm; Sun. 11am to 7pm), Free.

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.


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