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 and 20 minutes of dance and instrumental music classes. Free. RSVP.

Displacement, The Invisible Dog Art Center – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

How does a body react when its movement is forced or it is halted? With Displacement, Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair examines the Syrian body in the context of war, migration and revolution. Free. RSVP.

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 for unity. Director/choreographer Patricia Noworol and her multicultural and international ensemble expose shared vulnerabilities and defense mechanisms to celebrate the durability and persistence of female strength. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Kauf, BAILE, NOIA, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

THE WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE, Bulldada, Glass Slipper, Old Lady, Elsewhere (Zone One) –Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Joey Sprinkles, Shop Talk, BOON, Yairms, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Larkin Grimm, Erin Durant, Kyle Avallone, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Shara, Bindiram, Diaspoura, Kohinoorgasm, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Kelly Quigley, Palhth, The Most, Marcela Avelina, Bobby Woody, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Remain, Chaste, Bone Plow, Septic Rot, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Brett Davis, Jena Friedman, Samantha Ruddy, Tanael Joachim, Comfort Zone featuring Brooke Van Poppelen and Juan Velard, Mike Abrusci, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kerry Overfab Coddett (MTV, TruTV), Adam Mamawala (Funny or Die), Nina Tarr (VICE), Karolena Theresa (NY Comedy Festival), Ali Simpson (What a Joke Festival), Danny Felts (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Produced by Carolyn Busa, Julia Shiplett, Chelsea Taylor, Ben Wasserman and Emily Winter, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Weekly Humorist w/ Tom Thakkar, Tyler Fischer, Emma Willmann, Brian Parise, Hosted by Andrew Collin, 110 Wall Street – Financial District, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Kath Barbadoro (Comedy Central, Vice), Django Gold (The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Luke Mones (Caroline’s, UCB), Maggie Lalley (Caroline’s), Remy Kassimir (Sirius XM), Alex Barnett (Gotham), Hosted by Brandon Scott Wolf (Vice, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris), Hoff Matthews (Comedy Central), Lizzie Martinez (Funny Or Die), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Yedoye Travis, Christina Galston, Fumi Abe, Chike Robinson, Victor Varnado, Rufat Agayev, Katie Boyle, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

 

Around NYC Today (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi

THINGS TO DO

5-Hour Glow-in the-Dark Fitness Challenge, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Stuyvesant Town, 3pm – 8pm

Wear your best neon gear and celebrate the new year with a five-hour, non-stop exercise event. Activities include hour-long sessions of Jump Rope Madness, Afro-Brazilian Zumba and Kettle Bell Ab Blast. Free. RSVP by emailing Erica.Serrano@parks.nyc.gov .

 

MUSIC

Swerling, Azro Cady, Nova Lantern, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Tyvek, Straw Pipes, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Bueno, Patio, The Wants, Your Dream Coat, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Ciarra Black, Via App, Motiv-A, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Long Neck, Coping Skills, Mallrat, Leia Campbell, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Directors, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Bridges and powerlines, The Aye-Ayes, Stereo Off, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

Boomshot! w/ Top Shotta Band, The Fuss, Crazy Baldhead Dub Apparatus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedy Hibachi, Stand-up from Fumi Abe, Anya Volz, Matt Leary, Improv comedy from Flavortown, Babies, Legion – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, Every Friday, 10pm, Free.

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.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, 2pm, 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.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/3) Comedians You Should Know, Bay Uno, French Classes

THINGS TO DO

Free Mini French Classes, French Institute Alliance Francaise – UES, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Looking to learn French this winter? Join FIAF’s unique immersion method composed of 30-minute sample classes. Each session covers topics such as learning what to say at a speed dating session and asking for directions in a French-speaking city. Free. RSVP. 

 

MUSIC

Supplier, A Bunch of Dead People, Public Speaking, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Julia Battistin, Evan Glynn, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $5.

Oh, Oh, Ecstasy, Tica Douglas, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Huh, Night Powers, Belle-Skinner, Amy Klein, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Ninjoi, TheSecondSex, Ghost Piss, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Bay Uno, He Arrived By Helicopter, La Peche, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Big Sur, Club Bonafide – East Midtown, 7:30pm, $10.

Lindsey Wilson, Madison Thibodeau, Allen Childs, Allison Rowan, Nate Hassan, Salzy Bar – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

Aparna Nancherla, Rachel Pegram, Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers (SLUCK), Andrew Barbato, Gabe Gonzalez, Harris Mayersohn, Jenny Gorelick, Addie Weyrich, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $6 – $8.

The Mostly Fun Comedy Show w/ Hannah Boone, Daniel J Perafan, Isabel Hagen, Zane Golia, Ben Katzner, Michel Djme Francoeur, Albert Kirchner, Halyards – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

A Very Hot and Bothered New Year w/ Laurel Cummings (Funny or Die), Krista Komondor (Becomingacomedian.com), Brian Grossi (New York Comedy Club), Lawrence DeLoach (Elite Daily), Teresa DeGaetano (Impractical Jokers), Sydnee Washington (The UnOffical Expert Podcast), Zilla Vodnas (Women of Comedy Festival) and a secret special guest, Black Cat – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

Comedians You Should Know w/ Michael Kosta (Daily Show), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Aparna Nancherla (Conan), Mehran Kaghani (Last Comic), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5. 

The Fancy Show w/ Joe Pera (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Mehran Khaghani (Last Comic Standing), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Ayanna Dookie (AXS TV), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Hosted by Will Miles (HBO’s Crashing), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

FILM

Advance Screening: The Road Movie, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

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.

‘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.

 

 

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Around NYC Today (NYE) Times Sq. Ball Drop, BackFat Year in Review, Fireworks

Happy New Year!

THINGS TO DO

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Times Square, Dec. 31 (Sun), midnight

Times Square is synonymous with New Year’s Eve. To get a good spot when fireworks explode and confetti go airborne, show up at around 3pm. You’ll need to navigate a maze of street closures and endure an outdoor version of a packed subway ride for hours. Check out the schedule of the pre-ball drop show here.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration, Grand Army Plaza – Brooklyn, Dec. 31 (Sun), 10pm – 11:59pm

See Brooklyn’s answer to the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.  Featuring a performance by Quintessential Playlist starting at 10:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at the stroke of midnight. Free. RSVP required.

New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks, Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk, Dec. 31 (Sun), 6pm – 11:59pm

Greet the new year with live music and Coney Island’s side show performances. Go on rides such as the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster, The B&B Carousell and Deno’s Wonder Wheel for free (weather permitting). There will also be fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. Free

MUSIC

Fruit & Flowers, Rose Gold (Formerly Cape House) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10. 

Forever Young – NYE New Wave Dance Party w/ DJs Templar, Ash, Michael T, V-Christ, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10. 

Cypher League Presents: A Holiday Gathering (NYE) w/ Deem Spencer, Madwiz, Connor Donovan, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8. 

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 7pm, $10. 

The Awesome Aughts New Year’s Eve Party w/ DJ Steve Reynolds, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5. 

 

COMEDY

BackFat Year in Review w/ Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing, The Moth Radio Hour, McSweeneys), Kenice Mobley (2 Dope Queens, Laughs on FOX), Chris Calogero (Vice), Maria Wojciechowski (Seeso), Larry Mancini (of the band The Tracys), Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Elise Valderrama (Fusion TV correspondent), Drew Anderson (Stevie), Kale Bogdanovs (Devour Hour Comedy), Frank Nelson (Finger Lakes Comedy Festival), Emily Winter (Fusion TV, Glamour, TV Land), 61 Local – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Napoleon Emill (Flatbush Misdemeanors), Hosted by Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

ONGOING

‘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.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/30) The Roller Wave, The Green Lady, Yardsale Comedy

THINGS TO DO

The Roller Wave: Roller Disco Party, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm

Glide, ride, fly, get high! Bedstuy skating rink Studio 50H transports its popular Roller Wave skate party to House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. $10 general admission presale.

 

MUSIC

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern, Dj Ilan, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10. 

TOCCA, Diamond Terrifier, Life Begins at Midnight, WRS, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8. 

8 Ball’s Super Special Sound Listening Extravaganza, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5. 

DJ Party, DJ Agent Trevor, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free. 

ADIR L.C., Strawberry Runners, Darryl Rahn, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Music for the Masses: Dark ‘80s New Wave Party w/ Jet, Alex English, Andi Synthicide, Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free, RSVP. 

The Koran Agan Trio, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10. 

Ivan Baryshnikov and Hiske Oosterwijk, Bonafide Club – Midtown East, 8pm, $10. 

The Green Lady Preview Party w/ Sleepy & Boo, Cheric, Deep Woods, Eric Shans, 50 Bowery Hotel – LES, 11PM, Free, RSVP. 

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Jon Laster (Comedy Cellar), Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jefferies Show), Abbi Crutchfield (Host of You Can Do Better on TruTV), Dina Hashem (Conan), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free. 

Yardsale Comedy Night w/ Annie Donley, Bardia Salimi, Mary Houlihan, Matt Barats, Steph Cook, Devin Bockrath, Wes Haney, Mitra Jouhari, Joey Dundale, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $6 – $8.

Eman El-Husseini, Local 138 – LES, 6pm, Free, RSVP. 

Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (Old MAN Hustle Comedy), Tom Cassidy (Adult Swim), Eric Gonzalez (Time Of Your Life), Hosted by Melissa Diaz (Carolines), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

Last Stop Laughs All Stars w/ Olivia Grace (Roast Battle on Comedy Central), Wendi Starling (Glamourpuss), Usama Siddiquee (Winner of The Laughing Devil Festival), FreddyG (NPR), Hosted by Jessica Brodkin (Trutv), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10. 

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Saturday, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

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

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, 11am, 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.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.

 

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