Around NYC Today (4/5) David Bowie Is, $2.50 Carousel Ride, Quiescence, Azieb

THINGS TO DO $2.50 Carousel Ride, Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 12pm – 5pm Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the park’s beloved 1912 carousel. $2.50 per ride, $11.50 for five tickets. Kerouac International Festival, Instituto Cervantes – Midtown East, 7pm – 9pm The Kerouac Festival is an international event that started in … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/5) David Bowie Is, $2.50 Carousel Ride, Quiescence, Azieb

Around NYC Today (2/26) Nordic Book Club, Side Ponytail, Sasheer Zamata

THINGS TO DO Nordic Book Club, Scandinavia House – Midtown, 6pm – 7pm Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of the Nordic Book Club. This month’s book is They Know Not What They Do by Jussi Valtonen. This psychological novel, set in the near future, focuses on a man struggling to protect his new family from violence. It was the winner of the 2014 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/26) Nordic Book Club, Side Ponytail, Sasheer Zamata

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 (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

THINGS TO DO Bookmaking Workshop, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 4pm – 5:30pm Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park. This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

Theater of War, Police Athletic League, Inc. Polo Grounds Cornerstone – Harlem, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Theater of War is an interactive performance of Scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, ancient plays about timeless human struggles, such as depression, isolation, and other mental health issues. Featuring actors Chinasa Ogbuagu, Jumaane Williams, and Louis Cancelmi. Free. RSVP. Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History, The New York Public Library … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki

THINGS TO DO Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Bryant Park – Midtown, 6pm – 6:45pm Bryant Park’s anual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular returns. Free. Personae: Portraits of Personal Fiction, El Barrio’s Artspace – UES, 6pm – 9pm PERSONAE, by Carlos David, is a collection of portraits of people representing characters from their imagination. More than 80 subjects participated, resulting in over 130 photographs of characters such as superheroes, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki

Around NYC Today (11/29) Funk You, S&M and Chill, The Fancy Show, Stash Comedy

THINGS TO DO Funk You, House of Yes, 10pm – 4am House of Yes wants to Funk You in all the right places. Tunes by DJ Bruce, Free, RSVP.   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 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/29) Funk You, S&M and Chill, The Fancy Show, Stash Comedy

Around NYC Today: Hester Street Fair, Fall Festival, Britpop Dance Party

THINGS TO DO Hester Street Fair, Intersection of Essex Street and Hester Street (LES), Oct. 14 (Sat.), 11am – 6pm This week’s vendor line-up includes Blix, by REVEAL, Chokola, Delicate Raymond, Hetmans, etc. Free. Fall Festival, Forest Park (Queens), 12pm – 3pm Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins, and more. Free. SkowheganPerforms, Socrates Sculpture Park, 1pm – 5pm SkowheganPerforms, now in its seventh season, … Continue reading Around NYC Today: Hester Street Fair, Fall Festival, Britpop Dance Party

Around NYC Today: Free Day at the Whitney Museum, Comedy/ Dance Party

THINGS TO DO Haunted Halloween Trivia, Ocean Breeze Park (Staten Island), 6pm, Kick off the Halloween season with a Friday the 13th haunted trivia event.  Enjoy a spooky evening and compete with teams of up to 4 people for a chance to win prizes. Free Day at the Whitney Museum, The Whitney Museum (Meatpacking District), 7pm – 10pm Pay what you want (even $0.01) at … Continue reading Around NYC Today: Free Day at the Whitney Museum, Comedy/ Dance Party

Around Town Today: Mythical Creatures Costume Party, Singin’ in the Rain

THINGS TO DO Hudson Yards Farmer’s Market, 7 Station Train Entrance (34th St.) in Hudson Park, 12pm – 6pm. Buy fresh produce and prepared food at this weekly event. Free. Public Art Exhibition Opening: Triquetra for Healing by Julia Sinelnikova, Brower Park (Brooklyn), 6pm – 8pm The inauguration event for the sculpture Triquetra for Healing. The artist, Julia Sinelnikova, also known as The Oracle, will present … Continue reading Around Town Today: Mythical Creatures Costume Party, Singin’ in the Rain