Around NYC Today (5/17) Pole Play, Ray Mantilla, Bomb Shelter Comedy, Capoeira

THINGS TO DO Pole Play, DROM – East Village, 7pm – 10pm Pole Play comes to DROM for one night only. Enjoy ten of New York City’s best pole dancers in this sultry and acrobatic show. $10. Out of Line: MELT by James Scruggs, On the High Line at 14th Street, 9pm – 10pm Don’t miss this somewhat-satirical and very timely performance exploring race, gender, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/17) Pole Play, Ray Mantilla, Bomb Shelter Comedy, Capoeira

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

Around NYC Today (2/7) Antigone, Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Luke Null

THINGS TO DO Drawing at the H.H. Biddle House, Conference House Park – Staten Island, 10am – 1pm Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. For beginners and non-beginners. Free. RSVP by sending an email to francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov . Dance Away the Night, Highbridge … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/7) Antigone, Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Luke Null

Around NYC Today (2/2) Big Weird Comedy Show, Selective Perception Party

THINGS TO DO Paint Night, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6pm – 8:30pm Join a night of free expression through painting. Supplies and instruction will be provided. Free. Selective Perception Closing Party, Elsewhere Loft – Brooklyn, 7pm “Selective Perception” is an exhibition of vector illustrations by Claudine Eriksson, Andrea Johansson and Darcy Moore. This will be the female design collective’s third exhibition in New York … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/2) Big Weird Comedy Show, Selective Perception Party

Around NYC Today (2/1) Elmuseo@SVA, Goodness Greatness!, Royal Wedding

THINGS TO DO Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, 9am – 5pm A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin’ Wolf. Free. Elmuseo@SVA, School of Visual Arts … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/1) Elmuseo@SVA, Goodness Greatness!, Royal Wedding

Around NYC Today (1/20) New York Night Train, Stop N’ Swap, Last Stop Laughs

THINGS TO DO Ultimate Fitness Frenzy, Alfred E Smith Playground – LES, 11am – 3pm Join a frenzy of fitness activities to start the new year. Activities include spin cycling, Latin Fusion, AfroBox, Yoga, and Ab classes. Free. Elmhurst Stop ‘N’ Swap, PS 13 Clement C. Moore – Queens, 12pm – 3pm Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/20) New York Night Train, Stop N’ Swap, Last Stop Laughs

Around NYC Today (12/23) Festivus Party, Side Ponytail Comedy, Holiday Concert

THINGS TO DO Festivus for the Rest of Us Party, Playwright Irish Pub – Midtown, 7pm – 11pm Air grievances and perform a feat of strength at New York Social Network’s Festivus party. Be sure to keep the tinsel away from the Festivus pole. $10. St. Veronica’s Holiday Concert, St. Veronica’s Church – West Village,  7:30pm – 10:30pm Enjoy a night of classical music performed … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/23) Festivus Party, Side Ponytail Comedy, Holiday Concert

Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork

THINGS TO DO Tale: Holiday Edition, KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm – 12:30am Storytelling podcast Tale is celebrating its first year anniversary at The Red Room. Featuring Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life), Glen Heroy (20-year Macy’s Santa), Trish Parry (Smut Slam), Music by Tahlia Robinson (UCB), Red Room above KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm, $7.   MUSIC Pitchfork Presents: The Edge of ’17, Baby’s … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork

Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest

THINGS TO DO William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, Anyone Comics – Brooklyn, 4pm – 6:30pm Celebrate the release of Episode VIII with a matinee charity reading of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.” Experience that Galaxy Far, Far Away like never before in the stylings of the Bard. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Admission is free with a … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest

Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

THINGS TO DO Holiday Party With Live Jazz, Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 1pm – 3pm Join a special holiday party with live jazz music by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith and his band.  Braith has played with greats such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie and invented the double-sax called the Sopralto Braithophone. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

Around NYC Today (12/6) Washington Sq. Tree Lighting, Ghostbusters 2, Postmen

THINGS TO DO Washington Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting, Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village, 5pm – 7pm A 45-foot Christmas tree just south of the Washington Square Arch will be lit for the holidays. To celebrate the occasion, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet will perform holiday songs. Santa Claus is also expected to appear, with candy canes in hand. Fibers and Figures, Sotheby’s Institute of Art … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/6) Washington Sq. Tree Lighting, Ghostbusters 2, Postmen

Around NYC Today (12/2) Oddities Flea Market, New York Night Train Soul Clap

THINGS TO DO Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am Buy traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—from some of the finest Native American artists. Free. Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, 11am The Oddities Flea Market is returning for the holidays. Shop for all sorts of peculiar … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/2) Oddities Flea Market, New York Night Train Soul Clap

Around NYC Today (11/29) Funk You, S&M and Chill, The Fancy Show, Stash Comedy

THINGS TO DO Funk You, House of Yes, 10pm – 4am House of Yes wants to Funk You in all the right places. Tunes by DJ Bruce, Free, RSVP.   ONGOING Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free. Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/29) Funk You, S&M and Chill, The Fancy Show, Stash Comedy

Around NYC Today (11/25) Colonial Cooking, Indie Dance Party, Star Trek

THINGS TO DO Colonial Cooking, Fort Greene Park – Brooklyn, 1pm – 2:30pm Fort Greene, Brooklyn holds an important place in the history of the Colonies and the American Revolution. Learn about the traditions of colonial cooking and the people who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago. Free.   ONGOING Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/25) Colonial Cooking, Indie Dance Party, Star Trek

Around NYC Today (11/22) Thanksgiving Market, Yayoi Kusama, Winter Village

THINGS TO DO Grand Central Thanksgiving Market, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, 8am – 7pm Visit the Thanksgiving Market popping up on the Taxi Stand (at Vanderbilt Ave. and E. 43rd St.) for one day only on November 22nd. Grand Central dessert shops Bien Cuit, Financier Patisserie, Jacques Torres Chocolate, Magnolia Bakery and Zaro’s Family Bakery will sell their delicious desserts in time for Thanksgiving. Live … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/22) Thanksgiving Market, Yayoi Kusama, Winter Village