Around NYC Today (12/14) World’s Largest Menorah, Sweet Baby Jesus Party

THINGS TO DO

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

See the lighting of the world’s largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds. The lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn will happen at the same time. Free.

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower, Salt Marsh Nature Center – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8:30pm

See one of the best meteor showers, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Free.

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Karaoke Tremendous is like the karaoke you know, just turned up to 11. It’s like a hybrid between a dance and karaoke party. Free.

Teen Digital Media Winter Showcase: Stories Well Told, Chelsea Recreation Center, 5pm – 7pm

Celebrate the amazing mixed media created this fall by young people in and around NYC Parks’ recreation centers! There will be photography and graphic design exhibits, play-testing of newly-created video games, a video screening, youth-made music, and a showcase of arts/tech projects. Food and beverages will be provided. Free.

Sweet Baby Jesus Holiday Party, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm – 12am

Monthly comedy series No One Asked Me hosts a holiday potluck. With sets from Aparna Nancherla, Neil Rubenstein, Emily Wilson, Emily Blotnick, Michael Salgarolo, Halle Kiefer and Evan Williams. Bring food to share. Free.

 

MUSIC

New Madrid, David Barbe & Inward Ebb Dream, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Dead Heavens, Suicide Pact, These People, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Fast Romantics, Megative, Sean Carroll, Hayes Peebles, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Statues of Liberty, Lulu Lewis, The Foxies, stereo shifter, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Gina Bon Jersey, DJ Jordan Stern, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

The XMAS Pop Sing-Along w/ SecretFormula, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Couples Therapy w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Andy Beckerman, Michelle Buteau, Josh Sharp, Mehran Khaghani, Aaron Jackson, Hosted by Ian Fidance, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft (FREE PIZZA!) w/ Tyler Fischer (Younger, America’s Got Talent), Abby Feldman (Gringolandia, Redacted Tonight), Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired, Good Enough), Reggie Conquest (Roast Battle, New York Comedy Club), Mookie Thompson (MTV2, Complex – half hour set), Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.

Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000), Samantha Ruddy (Reductress), Peter Bandyk (Casual Sets), FreddyG (NPR), QED – Queens, 11pm, $10.

Wanjiko Eke, Usama Siddiquee (NBC, Boston Comedy Festival), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine House Party), Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (UCB, Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Buka – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We f@#ked Podcast, NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, Just for Laughs), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Conan), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Just for Laughs), Andy Sandford (Conan, Adult Swim), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert podcast, MTV and host of 99.5 FM “Tall Tales”), Kevin Froleiks (Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis And Clark, Cinder Block Comedy Fest), Hosted by Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Camouflage Comedy w/ Chris Redd ( Current SNL Cast Member, Comedy Central), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah), Aparna Nancherla (HBO’s Crashing, Master of None, Love, Inside Amy Schumer), Sam Jay (Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live), Matt Koff (The Daily Show, Adam Devine’s House Party CC), Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central, TruTV, MTV), Joe Larson ( The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent), Reformed Whores (IFC, CBS, WNYC), Molly Ruben-Long (Just for Laughs Montreal, Viceland), Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

 

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.

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

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 – Midtown, 6pm – 8pm

Sotheby’s Institute of Art presentS Fibers and Figures, a group exhibition that brings together four artists exploring the contemporary body through the creation of textile works. Featuring Liz Collins, Sarah Finkle, Aqeel Malcolm, and Lily Moebes. Free. RSVP.

Dunces N’ Dragons, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Dunces N’ Dragons is a comedy show that puts comedians through D&D themed challenges. Performers roll a 20-sided die that decides their fate. Will they have to eat peppers as hot as a dragon’s breath? Or will the entire audience be teleported outside for a show in the street? With John Bilancini, Amanda Hurley, Chris Crespo and Prahnav Behar. $8.

Next to Normal, Bernie West Theater – Gramercy Park, 7:30pm – 10pm

Next to Normal is a rock musical that follows mother Diana Goodman’s struggle with worsening bipolar disorder and its effect on her family as they search for a new normal. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds will go to the Mental Health Association of New York City.

 

FILM

Randy in Tangier, JP Kaplan Hall – Greenwich Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ghostbusters 2, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Human, Lycée Français De New York – UES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Yucky Duster, gobbinjr, Poppies, Dougie Poole, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Austin Blair Campbell, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8.

Home Blitz, The Love Birds, Rips, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Milan to Minsk EP release show, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem + Mwenso and The Shakes, DJ modrums, Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm, $10.

Late Guest at The Party, Kid Midnight, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Postmen: An Hour Of Sketch Comedy w/ Matt Barats, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Liza Treyger, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Victor Varnado (Conan), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Maddy Smith (Carolines), Tyler Richardson(True TV), Hosted by Katie Boyle (Men Are Ugly), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

David Drake (Comedians You Should Know), Drew Michael (SNL), Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Ethan Simmons Patterson (Somewhere in Brooklyn), Liza Treyger (Late night with Seth Myers), Conner McNutt (The Improv, in from L.A.), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Fuse TV), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks w/ Samantha Ruddy (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Luke Touma (Sirius XM), JP McDade (Just For Laughs), Jordan Temple (Hidden Fences, Showtime), Dina Hashem (Comedy Central), Lucky Jack’s – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm, Free.

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

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wed. until Dec. 26, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am. 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 (11/28) Brutally Honest, Cuddle Magic, Good Stuff Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Brutally Honest, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Brutally Honest is a monthly stand up comedy and storytelling show where the performers hold nothing back and let you into the innermost hilarious parts of their souls. Featuring Abbi Crutchfield, Julia Johns, Julia Shiplett, Dara Katz, Patrick Holbert, Hosted by Caitlin Brodnick and May Wilkerson. $7.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 7:30am – 8:30am, 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.

‘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.

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

Rikers: An American Jail, Fourth Universalist Society – UWS, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Short films: Dear Father/ Macho/ Shoot Don’t Shoot, Richard Beavers Gallery – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

 

MUSIC

Marc Cary, The National Jazz Museum – Harlem, 7pm, $0 – $10.

Rebel Magik, Roberto Granata, Todd Baker, Kill Nils, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8.

Cuddle Magic, Zula, Spritzer, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Only Son, Only Music (solo), Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

ALGORAVE, Scorpion Mouse, 2050, Codie, Sean Lee, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Crystian F Ramirez (Comedy Central), Samantha Ruddy (Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest), LeClerc Andre (Laughs on Fox), Ginny Hogan (Women’s Funny Festival), Brian Park (CollegeHumor Live), Thiago Macklin (NY Comedy Festival), Hosted by Keenan Steiner, The Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Good Stuff Comedy w/ Jordan Jensen, Ethan Simmons-Patterson, Gus Tate, Tyler Fischer, Tess Henry, Andrew Harms, Jamie Wolf, Hosted by Jeremyah Schur, Under St. Mark’s Theater – Greenwich Village, 7pm, $5.

School Nite Comedy w/ Ron Nobles (Yahoo Sports Radio, Comic Strip Live), Jocelyn Chia (MTV, Gotham AXS TV), Marc Gerber (New York Comedy Club, CNN’s “Running Mate” Podcast), Napoleon Emill (Flatbush Misdemeanors Web Series, New York Comedy Festival), Tommy O Regan (Comic Strip, Stand Up NY), Sasha Srbulj (Carolines on Broadway Breakout Artist, Barcelona Comedy Club), Sidewalk – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Liz Hall, Christina Galston, Amy Shanker, Maddy Smith, Jessica Rotondi, Von Decarlo, Sisi Gulturk, Jennifer Schemke, Kiabacca Bar – Midtown West, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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