Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Plunge, Lord of the Rings Marathon

THINGS TO DO

New Year’s Day Plunge, Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue – Brooklyn, 1pm

In spite of freezing temperatures, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club will host its annual New Year’s Day Plunge. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the 114th staging of this event. Swim time is at 1pm but organizers suggest to come early. Event is free for swimmers and onlookers but RSVP is necessary. $25 suggested donation. 

Anthropolizing the Bachelor, Caveat – LES, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Do you love The Bachelor, but have always wanted live commentary by an anthropologist? Of course you have. Hear Ellen Marakowitz, senior lecturer in anthropology at Columbia University and comedian Nadia Pinder dissect the good, the bad, the problematic, and the just plain “people, am I right??” $10. 

Sue’s Holiday SpecTECHular, The Bridge at Cornell Tech – Roosevelt Island, 10am – 4pm

Zuckerberg Media is launching the 2018 National Tour of Sue’s Tech Kitchen in New York City. Sue’s Holiday SpecTECHular will feature a variety of attractions, including a high-tech food court, a tech toy play zone and gift area, a STEM performance stage, and a cutting-edge VR-cade. $10. 
MUSIC

Just Can’t Get Enough: A Post-Midnight New Year’s Eve Dance Party w/ DJ Ceremony, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 1am, $5. 

 

COMEDY

Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP. 

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP. 

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Ryan Beck (The Daily Show), Julia Shiplett (Moth Storyslam Champion), Justin Herman (MTV, BET), Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

FILM

Lord of the Rings Marathon, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 12pm – 1am, Free.

 

ONGOING

Cardio/ Zumba Dance Class, Harlem Armory, 7:30pm, Free.

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 (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 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, (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.

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

The So-So You Don’t Know: Episode 3 Premiere, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

 

MUSIC

Cloak, Natur, Chain, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Dead Jetsetter, Airplane Mode, Quinton Smith & The Company, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Funny Moms, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Ghostly Times, Dancer, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Les Bicyclettes Blanches, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Riley Pinkerton, Mima Good, Noy Markel, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

There Will Be Hot Girls There w/ Roddy MacInnes (NY Comedy Festival), Kevin Berry (Park Slope Comedy Festival), Rachel Lenihan (The Chris Gethard Show), Bret Raybould (SF Sketchfest), Claire Parker (Sirius), Brian Park (College Humor), Khalid A. Rahmaan (Brooklyn Comdedy Festival), The Standing Room – Queens, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show, Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/30) Goth Clothing Swap, Side Ponytail, Rocky Horror

THINGS TO DO

Music & Literature No. 8 New York Launch, Poets House – Battery Park, 6pm – 8pm

Music & Literature proudly presents an evening with the stars of its eighth issue, French author Éric Chevillard and American jazz saxophonist Mark Turner. Performances and presentations by the artists headline a program of live music, readings, and conversation.

Electric Body: An Exploration Through Movement, The Assemblage – NoMad, 6pm – 7pm

Join Tasha Blank for a class that systematically unlocks our stuck places and unleashes an onslaught of inspiration, pleasure, and breath through both guided and freeform movement. Dress to sweat. Free. RSVP.

Goth Swap Vol. 2, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm

Join a clothing swap at Silent Barn. For black clothing only.  Everyone throws all the clothes in a big pile and you can take whatever you want. Bring a bag
even if you don’t have anything to throw in. All unclaimed clothing will be donated to Housing Works. Free.
FILM

Rocky Horror Picture Show Double Feature (1975 and 2016), NYU Kimmel Center, 5pm, Free.

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

The Sultan and Saint, Rosenthal Pavilion at NYU Kimmel Center – Greenwich Village, 6:30pm, Free.

 

MUSIC

US Girls, Sister Pact, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10 – $12.

Glenn Danzig Tribute Night – Catzig performs Danzig, Psychodynamic performs Samhain, The American Sankies perform the Misfits, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Long Neck, Cutouts, Shya, Wet Mut, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Brian Parise (Just for Laughs), Ray Kump (VICE Sports), Mamoudou N’diaye (Mic, FunnyOrDie), Chloe Radcliffe (Women in Comedy Fest), Tito Garza (Funny or Die), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The There Will Be Hot Girls There Comedy Show w/ Claire Parker and Isabel Hagen, The Standing Room – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show, Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Dan Lamorte, Danny Vega, Justin Lanza, Richard Toomer, Sallie Smith-Fitch, Casey McGowan, Ashlynn Salzano and Maggie Lalley (musical guest), LAp DAnce SAloon – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Adam Sokol, Derek Humphrey, Jericho Davidson, Justin Hancock, Lindsay Boling, Passage Irish Bar and Kitchens – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, 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.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden – Sugar Hill, Every Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 31,  2pm – 4pm, Free.

Gettin’ Wet with Miss Guy: The Photography of Guy Furrow, Art-on-A (East Village), Until Nov. 2, Free.

 

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