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 by New York Baroque Incorporated, a group hailed by the New York Times as “studded with stars in the making.” The program features Arcangelo Corelli’s “Fatto per la notte di Natale,” Antonio Vivaldi’s “Il Riposo per il Santo Natale” and “Concerto in D Minor” and Georg Phillip Telemann’s “Overture in F Major.” Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Dark Wing, Morirsoñando, Shanti Lalita, Bashful Slasher, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

More Life: Drake Night w/ DJ Yamez, QUIANA PARKS, Odalys, Hosted by LowKey, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, $10.

Young Adult Friction: An Indie/Alt Dance Party w/ DJ Doug Dealer, DJ Deseos, Brooklyn Bazaar, 10pm, Free.

Johnny Raincloud, Too Good for Tuesday, Professor K, Bowery Electric – LES, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern, Dj Ilan, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

Tygapaw (w/ Special Guest Abdu Ali), Habibiboi, Gooddroid, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 11pm, $5 – $12.

Ovlov, NO ICE, Grace Kelly All Day, Beeyotch, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

DJ Party, Taela Naomi, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

DJ Gritz, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Christian Finnegan (Chapelle’s Show, Conan, VH1), Chris Calogero (VICE), Ayanna Dookie (writer on BET’s 50 Central), Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing, Totally Biased, The Colbert Report), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Steve Whalen, Ariel Elias, James Pontillo, Jim Search, V Lince, Dan Wickes, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Hashtag Comedy w/ Lev Fer (Complicated with Lev Fer), Nicole Yates (Black Friday Comedy Marathon), Pamela Rae (New York Comedy Festival / SiriusXM Radio), JC Best ( Laughing Devil Comedy Festival), Courtney Reynolds (Burning Bridges Festival), Hosted by Tracey Carnazzo (Neurotica), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

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

Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – 11am, Free.

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

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

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

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

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

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.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Columbus Circle – 59th Street and Central Park West, Until Dec. 24, (Mon. to Sat. – 10m to 9pm; Sun. – 10am to 8pm), Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/9) Lightfoot Market Holiday Pop-Up, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Renegade Craft Fair, Industry City – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm

Explore a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, apothecary and cookware. Featuring local food trucks, DJ sets with Black Gold, photo ops, screen printing workshops with Sheepshead Design and all-around good times. Free.

MissingMurderedTrafficked Women Altar and Vigil, Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village, 10:30am – 1:30pm

Join a vigil and rally to commemorate missing, murdered, and trafficked women.
This event is part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

Lightfoot Market Holiday Pop-Up, 123 West 18th St. – Chelsea, 12pm – 7pm

At Lightfoot Market’s holiday pop-up, you’ll find thoughtfully curated eco-friendly and ethical gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Choose from 70 vendors that care about positive impact as much as you do. You will find innovative and sustainably made apparel, home goods, accessories, bath and body products, art, outdoor gear, food, children’s accessories and toys. Free.

Holiday on the Hudson, West Harlem Piers, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Celebrate the season with live music, dancing, decoration-making, and hot chocolate. Free.

 

Twelve Angry Men, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute – East Village, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Twelve Angry Men is about a 19-year-old man standing trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. $5 – $10.

 

MUSIC

This Party DOES Impress You Much! A Night of All Shania Everything w/ DJ Edith Pop, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:30pm, $10.

Blue Lightning, Running On Ice, Heartrocket, Fat Goose, The Brooklyn X Rays, Scared Pigeons, Conquer the Potato, Shakespeare Fire, The Emerald Pandas, Your Mom, The Rivals, Rogue, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 1pm, $5.

Danny Walsh, Ft. Hamilton Senior Center – Brooklyn, 2pm, Free.

The Red Party Presents: Our Holidaze Party w/ Pawns, DJ Sean Templar (A Murder of Crows NYC Goth & Post-punk Festival), DJ Jarek Zelazny (The Raven), DJ Jose Frances (Dark Dance Radio), Mercury Lounge – LES, 10pm, $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern, Dj Ilan, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

Take Me Out w/ DJ Nick Marc and Guests, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 11:55pm, $7 – $10.

The Gloomies, Obliques, Saint Marilyn, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bowery Comedy w/ Ayanna Dookie (50 Central on BET), Kevin Ryan (Gotham Live), Julia Shiplett (McSweeny’s, HBO), Ben Wasserman (VICE), Andrew Casertano (Animal Planet), Shalewa Sharpe (Stay Eating Cookies on iTunes/Spotify), Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free.

Raanan Hershberg, Local 138 – LES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Conflicted: The Greatest Fights inHistory w/ Brady O’Callahan, Jon Hudson, Dan Lempert, Maggie Widdoes, Kasey Borger, Hosted by Kate Villa and Peter Johnston, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Party of Two w/ Ayanna Dookie, Jim Tews, Carolyn Castiglia, Dawn Fraser, Hosted by Anita Flores and Vanessa Valerio, The Pleasure Chest – UES, 7:30pm, $8.

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Conrad Roth, Von Decarlo, Lance Pauker, Rachel Green, Meno Fernandez, Ryan Mulholland, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – 11am, Free.

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

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale, 54 White Street – Tribeca, Every day until Dec. 17, 11am – 6pm, Free.

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

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

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

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

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.

 

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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 – 11am, Free.

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

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

‘Since I’m Being Honest With You’: Kathrin Burmester solo exhibition, Topaz Arts – Queens, Every Saturday until December 17, 1pm – 5pm. Free.

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 House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. 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, (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. Free.

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.

The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, Until Nov. 26, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Classic Star Trek episodes, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Chelsea, 4pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

The Black Atlas, NILBOG!, Bangladeafy, Superblonde, Glass Lungs, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern and DJ Ilan, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

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

Eli Sundae (EP release), Hellrazor, Oceanator, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

The Great Wright, Carousel Horses, Mosey Jones, Bodega Satellite, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

DJ Bengey, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

DJ Tap 10, DJ Meaux, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

Young Adult Friction: An Indie & Alt Dance Party, Brooklyn Bazaar, 10pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Ian Hunt, Chike Robinson, Isabel Hagen, Jeremyah Schur, Matt Lajeskie, Dan Wickes, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free.

Dope Comedy Show, The Park View – Inwood, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Luke Mones (Carolines), Melissa Diaz (Carolines), Maddy Smith (Carolines), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Stop Laughs, QED – Queens, 10:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Evan Williams (Comedy Central), Local 138 – LES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/11), Broadway Trivia, Bowery Comedy, Party of Two

THINGS TO DO

Human Foosball, Ocean Breeze Park – Staten Island, Nov. 11 (Sat.), 11am – 1pm

Join a life size version this classic game. Participants will stay fixed to their line and battle an opposing team using a soccer ball. All standard rules apply. Participants of all ages can join. Free.

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, Lemon Creek Park – Staten Island, 6pm – 7:30pm

Witness these two planets close in the night sky together. Telescopes and binoculars provided. Free.

BEE, HB Studio – Greenwich Village, Nov. 11 and 12 (Sat. and Sun.), 7:30pm – 9:30pm

BEE is a play about Izat, a young Iranian girl trapped in an abusive marriage in the 1940’s. After years of suffering both physically and mentally at the hands of her spouse, she knows the only way she will survive is if she is able to leave him. In an unprecedented move, her father is able to use his influence to secure a divorce for her. The story intertwines with interviews from immigrants who have had to make the difficult choice of leaving their homeland because their survival was at stake. Free.

Ajax in Iraq, Lee Strasberg Theater and Film  Institute – East Village, 7:30pm – 9pm

Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq. The play follows the parallel narratives of Ajax, an ancient Greek military hero, and A.J., a modern female American soldier, both undone by the betrayal of a commanding officer. $10 general admission, $5 for students and alumni.

Party of Two, The Pleasure Chest – UES, 7:30m – 9pm

Vanessa Valerio and Anita Flores are bringing some of New York City’s best storytellers and comedians together to recount their absurd experiences about dating in the modern world.This month’s lineup includes comedians Marcia Belsky, Christian Polanco, Katie Haller and Gianmarco Soresi. Proceeds will go to the Hispanic Federation to help Puerto Rico. $8.

Broadway Trivia, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm – 11pm

This event is a fundraiser for the 2018 season of The Brooklyn Theatre Club. Test your knowledge of all things Great White Way and win prizes. Questions will range from the Tony Awards to celebrity stars. There’s also an immersive part to the game. Each team must vote in one member to participate in some acting-related clues alongside the BTC company. $5 with RSVP, $8 without.

 

FILM

Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks, 349 5th Avenue – Korea Town, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Big Eyes, Vacation, Dark Tea, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Bad History Month (record release), Two Inch Astronaut, Longface, Water From Your Eyes, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 12pm , $8 – $10.

POLYANNA, Karmare, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $5.

Hiber, Audio Revival, Civic, French Postcard, Sexy Neighbors, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Greatwoods, Dan Rico, Old City Revival, Jake Pinto (The YeahTones), Phil and the Osophers, The Footlight – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Juicebox, Bungalow, wes max, GooGi3, Cocoa and Jomero, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Pyrolatrous (record release), Gnaw, Mick Barr, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

iT Boy, Tubafresh, Kid in the Attic, G Lucas Crane, Enso Tangense, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Frankie and the Witch Fingers, White Lighters, Brian Merrill, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

The Rebel, Palberta, Conduit, Brandy, PC Worship, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern and DJ Ilan, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bowery Comedy w/ Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Dan Licata (JASH), Sydnee Washington (The Unofficial Expert Podcast), Katie Hannigan (Oxygen Network, CollegeHumor), Jourdain Fisher (Stand Up NBC), Momoh Pujeh (Decoded On MTV), Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free.

The Happy Half Hour w/ Jak Knight (Comedy Central, Netflix’s Big Mouth), Local 138 – LES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Who Dat? Comedy w/ Heather Candella, Ausar English, Jesse Martin, Kenny Warren, Joanna Briley, Luke Ashlocke, Hosted by Seth Byrd, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $3.

Andy Fiori (Host of The Raw Report on SiriusXM), Edward Farrell (Old Man Hustle), Tyler Richardson (Tru Tv), David Spector (Tremendous), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Jak Knight, Rebecca O’Neal, Rob Haze (Part of New York Comedy Festival), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Comedy at Stonewall w/ Nore Davis, Rosebud Baker, Matteo Lane, Mehran Khaghani, Harrison Greenbaum, Veronica Garza, Stonewall – Greenwicih Village, 8pm, $5.

The Killing Joke Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central Half Hour), Alison Zeidman (New York Times, TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything), Luke Mones (Funny or Die, Howard Stern Show), Guitler Raphael (Boston Comedy Arts Festival), Jordan Jensen (Baby’s Got Backyard), Donnie Sengstack (DC Improv, UCB), Hosted by Scotland Green, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free, RSVP.

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Mackenzie Graves, Maddy Smith, Randall Otis, Charlie McCracken, Vanetta Schoefield, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Stephen Bolles, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Human Citizen Comedy w/ Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Maria Wojociechowski (Seeso), Conrad Roth (Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes), Amy Buchwald (She Devil Comedy Festival), Sameer Naseem (Bollywood Hogan), Scott Sharp (Sharp Stories), Art Cafe + Bar – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Saturday Farmers Market, Hattie Carthan Community Garden (Brooklyn), 9am-2pm, Free.

Shape Up NYC: Zumba for Adults, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – 11am. Free.

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

Canstruction, Brookfield Place – Lower Manhattan, Until Nov. 14 – 10am to 8pm, Nov. 15 – 10am – 6pm, Free.

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

 

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