Around NYC Today (NYE) Times Sq. Ball Drop, BackFat Year in Review, Fireworks

Happy New Year!

THINGS TO DO

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Times Square, Dec. 31 (Sun), midnight

Times Square is synonymous with New Year’s Eve. To get a good spot when fireworks explode and confetti go airborne, show up at around 3pm. You’ll need to navigate a maze of street closures and endure an outdoor version of a packed subway ride for hours. Check out the schedule of the pre-ball drop show here.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration, Grand Army Plaza – Brooklyn, Dec. 31 (Sun), 10pm – 11:59pm

See Brooklyn’s answer to the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.  Featuring a performance by Quintessential Playlist starting at 10:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at the stroke of midnight. Free. RSVP required.

New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks, Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk, Dec. 31 (Sun), 6pm – 11:59pm

Greet the new year with live music and Coney Island’s side show performances. Go on rides such as the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster, The B&B Carousell and Deno’s Wonder Wheel for free (weather permitting). There will also be fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. Free

MUSIC

Fruit & Flowers, Rose Gold (Formerly Cape House) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10. 

Forever Young – NYE New Wave Dance Party w/ DJs Templar, Ash, Michael T, V-Christ, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10. 

Cypher League Presents: A Holiday Gathering (NYE) w/ Deem Spencer, Madwiz, Connor Donovan, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8. 

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 7pm, $10. 

The Awesome Aughts New Year’s Eve Party w/ DJ Steve Reynolds, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5. 

 

COMEDY

BackFat Year in Review w/ Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing, The Moth Radio Hour, McSweeneys), Kenice Mobley (2 Dope Queens, Laughs on FOX), Chris Calogero (Vice), Maria Wojciechowski (Seeso), Larry Mancini (of the band The Tracys), Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Elise Valderrama (Fusion TV correspondent), Drew Anderson (Stevie), Kale Bogdanovs (Devour Hour Comedy), Frank Nelson (Finger Lakes Comedy Festival), Emily Winter (Fusion TV, Glamour, TV Land), 61 Local – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Napoleon Emill (Flatbush Misdemeanors), Hosted by Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

ONGOING

‘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.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 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 (12/18) Hannukah Menorah Lighting, #ADULTING, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO

Card-Making Workshop and Holiday Market, Paradise Palase – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm

Show off your craft skills for the holiday season. Entry includes all materials needed for card-making, although you are welcome to bring anything specific you’d like to use. $5.

Hannukah Menorah Lighting and Performance, World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, 5:45pm – 7pm

The Shomrim Society of the Port Authority of NY & NJ will light a new Hanukkah menorah in the Oculus at the World Trade Center. Includes a performance by the Maccabeats, a wonderful NYC-based acapella group. Free.

 

FILM

Diaries, Notes & Sketches (Walden), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 7:30pm, $9. Free for members.

 

MUSIC

Cherubim, Floam, Noah Engel, Wooter, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Marías, The Pheels, Pecas, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Lord Electro, Gowanus, Funk Worthy, Bowery Electric – LES, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Fiona Silver, The Worst Humans, Modern Whale, Mercury Lounge – LES , 6:30pm, $10.

Squad Car, Dad, Mercury Lounge – LES , 9:30pm, $10.

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

#ADULTING with Michelle Buteau, Jordan Carlos, Abbi Jacobson, Eliot Glazer, Vinny Guadagnino, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Butterboy w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Joel Kim Booster, Tim Harmston, Adam Newman, Nicole Boyce, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Raanan Hershberg (Self-helpless), Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Robby Slowik (Comedy Central), John Donovan (Hilarious), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Tamer Kattan – (Comedy Knockout), Jourdain Fisher – (Stand Up NBC), Victoria Hoffman (co-host of Babes In Boyland Podcast), Gibran Saleem (Gotham Live), Hosted by Maddy Smith (Roastmasters), Pianos Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Aly Dixon, Caitlin McKee, Emma Willmann, Kevin Sean, Luke Mones, Marie Faustin, Michael Svetich, Matt Leary, Bar 2A – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 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.

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, Until Dec. 19, 5:30pm. 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.

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 (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

THINGS TO DO

Name That Tune, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Celebrate the holidays with an evening of holiday music trivia. Free.

Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of comedians’ childhood journals. With Rory Scholl, Brad Benson, Remy Kassimir, Matthew W J Mitchell, Matt Vita, Sam Morrison, Veronica Lowry, Susan Widdicombe, Paul Marquez, Mariana Garces, Irene Fagan Merrow and Anna Paratore. $8.

 

ONGOING

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.

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.

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

 

FILM

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

 

MUSIC

Peter Oren, New rose, Erin Durant, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

The Jelly, Maitri, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $8.

Luke Rathbrone, Jane Church, Brian Merrill, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Ron Shalom, Meadows + Seren, Cleek Schrey, Trans- Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Been Stellar + Nando Dale, Grace London, GOALS, Harry Teardrop, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

 

DJ Python, Pariguayo, A/D/O – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

TJ Miller, Sean Patton, Ethan Simmons-Patterson, Arlene’s Grocery – LES, 8pm, $5.

Butterboy w/ Janeane Garofalo, Janelle James, Jacqueline Novak, Yedoye Travis, Tommy McNamara, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central Half Hour), Ashley Hamilton (Big Sky Comedy Fest) , Conor Delehanty (Limestone Comedy Fest), Brett Hiker (Limestone Fest), Julia Johns (Girl Code), Hosted by Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Weirdball Comedy w/ Pedro Gonzalez (The Comic Strip), Catherine Zini (The Devil Cup), Brett Kline (Greenwich Village Comedy Club), Andrew Steiner (New York Comedy Club), Jeremy Cash (Levity Live), The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Donation.

Amy Buchwald, Selena Coppock, Tito Garza, Paul Julmeus, Mary Cella, Rachel Sennott, Andy Wright, Ryan Chani, Hosted by Connor Creagan, Bar 2A – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/27), Winter’s Eve, There Will Be Hot Girls There, Savage

Winter’s Eve, Dante Park – UWS, 5:30pm – 9pm

Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers and stilt-walkers. Also, over 30 Lincoln Square’s restaurants will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1 to $4) at three separate outdoor locations from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free.

 

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

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, (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.

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

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.

 

FILM

The So-So You Don’t Know: Episode 3 Premiere, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

 

MUSIC

Cloak, Natur, Chain, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Dead Jetsetter, Airplane Mode, Quinton Smith & The Company, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Funny Moms, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Ghostly Times, Dancer, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Les Bicyclettes Blanches, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Riley Pinkerton, Mima Good, Noy Markel, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

There Will Be Hot Girls There w/ Roddy MacInnes (NY Comedy Festival), Kevin Berry (Park Slope Comedy Festival), Rachel Lenihan (The Chris Gethard Show), Bret Raybould (SF Sketchfest), Claire Parker (Sirius), Brian Park (College Humor), Khalid A. Rahmaan (Brooklyn Comdedy Festival), The Standing Room – Queens, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show, Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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