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

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 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/27), Winter’s Eve, There Will Be Hot Girls There, Savage

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