Around NYC Today (2/21) Edvard Munch’s Photography, Chinese New Year, Selena

THINGS TO DO Chinese New Year, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center – Queens, 9:30am – 3pm Join a day of ballroom dance, belly dance, folklore dance performances and vocal performances. Free. Dance Away the Night, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8pm Strictly Tango’s popular Tango class is coming to Highbridge! Join a celebration of Milonga, a fast paced version of Tango. All levels are welcome … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/21) Edvard Munch’s Photography, Chinese New Year, Selena

Around NYC Today (2/19) Pink Mexico, Correspondence, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO Correspondence x Black Precedence (President’s Day Take Over), Okay Space Gallery – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm Artist Sophia Dawson invites storyteller Cyrus Aaron to interweave spoken word poetry with her exhibit discussion. While the nation celebrates its lineage of presidents, Dawson and Aaron will explore the narratives of over 20 US political prisoners who have been jailed for their activism in the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/19) Pink Mexico, Correspondence, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

Around NYC Today (1/29) Salsa Mondays, Anna Burch, Lovecraft Film Screenings

THINGS TO DO 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 6p, party after! Learn Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. RSVP.   MUSIC Oceanator, Riverkeeper, Dark Tones, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10. Haulm, Bedstuy, Marie Kim, Baby’s All Right – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/29) Salsa Mondays, Anna Burch, Lovecraft Film Screenings

Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO Salsa Mondays, Boots and Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from DJ Jon Ali. Classes start at 6p, party after! Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. MLK Day, Brooklyn Center for the Arts, 9am – 3pm Honor the spirit of Dr. King with an essay competition, talent show, games … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

Around NYC Today (1/13) Watercolor Classes, The Red Party, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO Spotlight on Still Life – Closing Reception, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, 1pm – 4pm “Spotlight on Still Life”, curated by artist Ann Marie McDonnell, presents photography from the faculty and students of Curtis High School who were part of an educational program that focuses on the history of the still-life genre through painting and photography, as well as contemporary approaches. Free. Free Watercolor … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/13) Watercolor Classes, The Red Party, Bowery Comedy

Around NYC Today (1/11) Exerskate, Talib Kweli, Goodness Greatness, Tremendous

THINGS TO DO Exerskate, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, 8am – 8:30am Join an ice-based fitness classes for experienced skaters. Free. Tremendous, New York City Center – Midtown West, 5:30pm – 7pm Tremendous, a contemporary dance performance that premiered at LaMama Moves! Festival, connects individual stories of the female experience to the spectrum of social injustices and the need … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/11) Exerskate, Talib Kweli, Goodness Greatness, Tremendous

Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

THINGS TO DO Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts a variety/stand-up show in the guise of a fake kid’s show. Frank hosts the show in character as Moodsy, the Clinically Depressed Owl, and shows a bunch of weird and crappy old cartoons between stand-up, music and sketches. $8.   MUSIC House … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

Around NYC Today (1/7) Sock Hop Sunday, Too Soon? Comedy, Repeater at QED

THINGS TO DO Sock Hop Sunday, Belle Reve – Tribeca, 8pm – 1am Belle Reve is hosting its first Sock Hop party. Records starting at 8pm during dinner service and a DJ and go-go dancer comes on from 10pm to 1am. Adult milkshakes, burger and hot dog specials running all night long. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free. Repeater: A Little Show About Big … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/7) Sock Hop Sunday, Too Soon? Comedy, Repeater at QED

Around NYC Today (12/3) Native Art Market, Fort Greene Tree Lighting

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. Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am Buy traditional … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/3) Native Art Market, Fort Greene Tree Lighting

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

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 (11/21) Little Cinema, Fuck You Revue, Janeane Garofalo

THINGS TO DO Last Name Basis Live Taping, BRIC – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm BRIC Radio presents a live taping of its podcast Last Name Basis. Hosted by the husband and wife team Franchesca Ramsey and Patrick Kondas, Last Name Basis is a bi-weekly podcast that covers everything from what’s going on in the world to what’s happening in their lives as an interracial married couple. Free. Little Cinema: Being John Malkovich, House … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/21) Little Cinema, Fuck You Revue, Janeane Garofalo