Around NYC Today (8/12) Second Sundays, Kimchipalooza, Macaulay Culkin Festival

THINGS TO DO

Second Sundays, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St – Brooklyn, 4pm – 10pm

This event features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Featuring artists Shiri Rozenberg, Gozde Ilkin, Louis Fratino, Mary Helena Clark and Nic Kay. Music by Abdu Ali. $10 suggested donation.

Kimchipalooza VIII, Arrogant Swine, 173 Morgan Ave – Brooklyn, 3pm – 9pm

Make your own kimchi and watch a spicy kimchi eating contest. Featuring music from Looms, Cushions and Them Fangs. Free.

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, Meadow Lake, 9am – 5pm

Enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, traditional arts and crafts, storytelling, dragon dancing, and international food while watching more than 200 teams compete in the U.S. Dragon Boat Open Championship races at the oldest, largest, and most traditional dragon boat festival in the United States. Free.

World Music Performance and Conversation on Immigrants, Music, and Cultural Hybridity, Library Plaza in Seward Park, 12pm – 7pm

Join artists-in-residence Art Parley for a performance and conversation on immigrants, music and cultural hybridity. The event features a performance from violinist and composer, Sita Chay, and her all immigrant band. This program is part of Round Robin, which started as a free trilingual newspaper in Chinese, English, and Spanish for the communities in Chinatown, LES and Two Bridges. Free.

West African Dance Class, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, 12pm – 1:30pm

Join a West African Dance Class led by world renowned drummer/teacher Yahyah Kamate. Free.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park, Breeze Hill in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea, returns to Prospect Park this spring! Over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather to offer a range of cuisines. Free.

 

MUSIC

Stimulant, Fluoride, Meth, Tweak, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 2pm, $10.

Skullshitter, Deathgrave, Belus, Syndromes, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Nico Hedley, Transistor Ray, Rose Blanshei, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Stuyedeyed, Retail, Nice Knife, Shadow Year, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Maxband, Loosie, Twiga, Berlin, 25 Ave A – East Village, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Macaulay Culkin Summer Comedy Fest w/ Mike Abrusci, JD Amato, Matt Barats, Colin Burgess, Joe Castle Baker, Pat Byrne, Carmen Christopher, Tynan DeLong, Steve DeSiena, Ayo Edebiri, Lena Einbinder, Brian Fiddyment, Wes Haney, Seth Herzog, Dave Hill, Sandy Honig, Mary Houlihan, Nick Naney, Anthony Oberbeck, Clare O’Kane, Eudora Peterson, Tim Platt, Please Don’t Destroy (Ben Marshall, Martin Herlihy, and John Higgins), Gary Richardson, Joe Rumrill, Bardia Salimi, Maya Sharma & Kelly Cooper, Shalewa Sharpe, Peter Smith, Alyssa Stonoha, Sam Taggart, Andrew Tisher, “Mr. Jokes” Steve Whalen, Amy Zimmer, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (5/13) Smorgasburg, Second Sundays, OE After Party

THINGS TO DO

Smorgasburg, Breeze Hill East Drive at Lincoln Road – Brooklyn, 11am

Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors—Saturdays on the Williamsburg waterfront and Sundays in Prospect Park. Free.

Second Sundays, Pioneer Works – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm

Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Free. RSVP.

Basic Canoeing, Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park, Brooklyn and Harlem Meer in Central Park – Manhattan, 11am – 12:30pm

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. This program is first-come, first-served. The line may be closed prior to 12:30pm due to demand. Free.

Mother’s Day Celebration, Elizabeth Street Garden – LES, 1pm – 3pm

Elizabeth Street Garden is celebrating all of the amazing mammas in the garden with card-making arts and crafts and free family portraits. Free.

Open Engagement After Party, Flux Factory – Queens, 9pm – 12am

Join a tender turn up as Party Noire will carries us into the future with vibes galore. As a closing event for the Social Justice conference Open Engagement (OE), artists and activists from around the city, country and world will sing and dance their farewells. In partnership with Flux Factory’s Major Exhibition, Wilder LIC Group Exhibition Opening Reception.

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, West 39th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue, 9am

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is the place where collectors shop for antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, home decorations, furniture, ephemera, jewelry, and more. Free.

Single Channel Video Art Festival, Anthology Film Archives – East Village, 2pm

Single Channel 2018 is a video art and short film festival that will screen the work of 19 artists. The festival, with a focus on emerging and under-represented artists, provides the context for single channel video work and short film to be screened outside of exhibition spaces in a more suitable context. Featuring works by Collin Bradford, Valery Jung Estabrook, Autumn Knight and Chelsea Knight, Katy McCarthy, Mores McWreath, Joiri Minaya, Bárbara Oettinger, Rachel Rampleman and Hidemi Takagi. Free.

 

MUSIC

Suspect, Human Man, Emily Weekes, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Stephen Merritt (of Magnetic Fields), Xenia Rubinos, Bang on a Can All Stars, Gyan Riley, Mazz Swift and Therese Workman, NYU Skirball Center – Greenwich Village, 10am, Free.

Rooftop Soul A Go-Go w/ Ben Pirani, The Jay Vons, Radio Martiko (Belgium), Ruffy TNT (Discodelic Records / Mexico City), Jeremy World , Featuring live dance by Baya Delicioso, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 4pm, $10.

Alien Trilogy, Oof, Woodhull, Dickicker, The Footlight – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Lifted Bells, Yazan (Record Release), Bethlehem Steel, Fire is Motion, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $10.

Alpenglow, Air Waves, Carroll, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Free Puppies Comedy w/ Nick Kocher (SNL), Courtney Davis (Twitch TV), Mark Benjamin The Stand), Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine Podcast), Francis Ellis (Barstool Sports), The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park – UWS, Every Sunday until Aug. 12, 8am – 9am, Free.

World’s Fair History Walking Tour, Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, Every second Sunday of the month until October 14, 11am – 12pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every Sunday until May 13, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Community Rowing, Pier 40 – Hudson River Park, Every Sunday until Oct. 21, 12pm – 1pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Thursday and Sunday until May 17, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/8) Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Second Sundays, Musical Mayhem

THINGS TO DO

Second Sundays, Pioneer Works – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm

Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Free. RSVP.

Kerouac International Festival (Day 5), InsBowery Poetry Club – LES, 7pm – 9pm

The Kerouac Festival is an international event that started in Spain, in the city of Vigo, seven years ago. This is the event’s third edition in New York. Featuring poetry and performances from Mahogany L. Browne, Sheila Blanco, Francisco Castro and more. Free. RSVP.

Heather Gardens History Tour, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, 1pm – 2pm

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden and former Billings Estate in Fort Tryon Park with local historian Robin Boomer. See the views of the majestic Palisades and Hudson River, discover the historic remnants of the C.K.G. Billings Estate, and learn about the garden’s history and how it compares to the original 1935 Olmsted brothers’ design. Free.

Opening Weekend in Prospect Park, Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 9am – 6pm

Kick off the start of spring with a full weekend of special events and activities! Events include an Opening Day Parade and Fair, an 1860s-style ballgame, a campfire conversation, scavenger hunt, Smorgasburg Prospect Park. Free. RSVP.

Musical Theatre Mayhem, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Musical theatre nerds unite. Join a night of showtunes and comedy. Act 1: Broadway Bonanza: two comedians as musical theatre characters decide who’ll win in a physical fight. Act 2: Sing For Your Life: the audience chooses musicals that a guest will have to sing songs from. Act 3: 10-Minute Musical: three comedians improv a classic musical. Hosted by Sarah Kennedy and Patrick J. Reilly. $5.

 

MUSIC

Lillet Blanc, Great Wight, Shelter Dogs, Hit Like a Girl, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sharon De La Cruz, Johann Diedrick, Delphine Fawundu, GENG, Pamela Liou, Knockdown Center – Queens, 7pm, Free.

Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Baby Shakes, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Halcionne, Friend Roulette, Whiner, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 3pm, $8.

Earnhardt, The Rungs, Haunted Horses, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Denise Simon, Paul Warhit, Mitch Benson, Nicholle Kun, and Brian Schiller, Hosted By Scott Blakeman, Comic Strip Live – UES, 6pm, $10.

Tom Cassidy (Adult Swim), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (Pear), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden – Queens, First weekend of each month, 1pm – 2pm, Free with garden admission.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Thursday and Friday until March 8, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (3/11) Second Sundays, Deal Casino, Free Puppies Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Second Sundays, Pioneer Works – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm

Second Sundays is a free event series that features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Deal Casino, Haunt Club, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

J Boxer, Field Sleeper, Real Clothes, Drew Robinson, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $7.

Hajk, Toebow, Julietta, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Black and Blue, Grimy, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

I Am The Polish Army, North By North, Castle Black, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Cookie Tongue(Video Release), rip darlie, SOul worm, Wizard, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Free Puppies Comedy w/ Katie Hannigan (Carolines), Tom Thakker (CONAN), Dan LeMorte (Gotham Comedy Club), Tim Dillon (Montral Comedy Festival), Defne Gencler (U Up?), Drew Michaels (SNL), The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Dulce Sloan, Paris Sashay, Sharron Paul, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8.

 

ONGOING

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Thursday and Friday until March 8, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday (w/ Michele Brody, Tamara Kostianovsky, Athena LaTocha and Maika’i Tubbs), Wave Hill – Bronx, 1pm – 3pm, $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

 

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