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 (2/8) Weyes Blood, We Don’t Even Know, Bomb Shelter Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Richard Hagerty: Via Crucis Art Opening, Saint Peter’s Church – Midtown, 7pm – 9pm

Richard “Duke” Hagerty, a Charleston, South Carolina-based Post Modern Surrealist painter, debuts Via Crucis: The Way of the Cross, a series of fourteen panels depicting the iconic. The exhibition opens with a cocktail reception. Free. RSVP.

We Don’t Even Know, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11pm

We Don’t Even Know is a live variety podcast show dedicated to celebrating a diverse array of friends and strangers. Guests include New York Times journalist Melena Ryzik, Danielle C. Gray (Senior Advisor to President Obama, Cabinet Secretary, “the most powerful staffer you’ve never heard of” per Newsweek) and musician Emily Wells. Hosted by Christian Felix and Shonali Bhowmik. $8.

 

MUSIC

Big Bliss, Psychic Selves, You’re Jovian, Birds, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

NADINE (Record Release), Lexie, Barrie, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Weyes Blood, House of Vans – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Quicksilver Daydream EP Release Show, Samuel R. Saffery, C.F. Watkins, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Killen, Zza, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Veda, Been Stellar, akari, Skye Daru, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $7 – $10.

Kolb (Release Show), Zach Phillips, Erica Eso, Leya, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Acid Tongue, Demi, The Pros, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Bodega Cat Comedy – Kevin Seefried does 45 w/ Rob Stalkie (Melbourne Comedy Festival), Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Liz Miele (AXS TV, Hulu), Sagar Bhatt (Stand-up NBC), Joe Fernandes (New York Comedy Festival), Brett Druck (FOX, America’s Got Talent), Sal Lopizzo (Caroline’s, Broadway Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Goodness Greatness w/ Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central Half Hour), Kelsey Caine (NYTimes), Khalid A. Rahmaan (Conan), Luke Touma (Too Many Cooks), Molly Austin (truTV), Hosted by Chris Donahue & DannyMoney, Special guest DJ John Rosenberger, Upstairs at 2A – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

High Fidelity (2000), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Exerskate (ice-based fitness classes), The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, Every Thursday until March 1, 2018, 8am – 8:30am, Free.

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

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

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

 

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