Around NYC Today (2/9) Valentine’s Day Gala, Paid Protest, Glow in the Dark Paint


Valentine’s Day Gala, Highbridge Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8:30pm

Join an evening of dancing to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Semi-formal or formal attire is strongly recommended. Free. RSVP.

Glow in the Dark Paint Night, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Kips Bay, 5pm – 9pm

Get ready to create a stunning masterpiece! Participants will use glow dark paint to bring out their creativity on a blank canvas. The theme for the evening is Valentine’s Day. Parents and Children from 5pm to 6:45 pm. Adults only from 7pm to 8:45 pm. Free. RSVP by sending an email to .

Alphabet City, Schapiro Theatre – UWS, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Alphabet City chronicles the lives of three best friends as they battle their heroin addictions. Kenny, Floyd and Paloma are full of love for one another, but when one of them decides to change their life it throws a wrench in the group’s dynamic. Come discover what happens when three friends are pulled together by a substance that could eventually rip them apart. Free. RSVP.

The Danube, The Actors Studio – West Midtown, 2pm – 3:30pm

The Theater and Climate Change series continues with Maria Irene Fornes’ The Danube. The play starts in Budapest, Hungary in 1938 and “soon departs from chronological realism.” Free. RSVP.



Cafune, Roofers Union, Quiet Luke, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Haley Heynderickx, Mike Brandon (of The Mystery Lights), Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Saint Mela, CHERUBIM, Moonheart, Sha Savage (DJ), C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Pleasure Jams featuring Jacques Renault, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $8.

Sky Pony, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

On Pink, Paraiso, Nautics, Hanford Reach, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Myn, Stallone The Reducer, TML, Phoneg1rl, Significant Other, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

The Hipp Pipps, Love Pirates, The Whales, The Map Room at Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, Free.

Anacortes (Album Release Party), Karl Blau, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $10.

Kay Anthony: Submerged the album release show, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

BRIDGET ST. JOHN, GALEN AYERS, DAVID NAGLER, Wonders Of Nature – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.



Twisted Lipstick Comedy w/ Pat Brown, M.K. Lewis, Coree Spencer, Abby Feldman, Julie Kottakis, Sarah Hartshorne, Jenn Welch, Sir D’s Lounge – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Paid Protest w/ Andy Haynes (Comedy Central Half Hour), Maria Wojciechowski (The New Yorker), Jake Marshall Head (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Eudora Peterson (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Chris Daniels (New York Comedy Festival), Rohan Padhye (Boston Comedy Festival), Tawanda Gona (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Starr Bar – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Josh Johnson (The Tonight Show, Conan), Felonius Munk (The Second City, Comedy Central), Rebecca O’Neal (Easy), Hosted by Amy Shanker (New York Comedy Festival), The Twenty – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.



Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (12/19) Brooklyn Makers Holiday Party, Swing Night, As If!


Brooklyn Makers Holiday Party, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Join this holiday party for “I’m my own boss” female Brooklyn makers with no office to call their own. Suggested attire is pajamas and ugly sweaters. Free. RSVP.

Swing Night, Starr Bar – Brooklyn, 8pm – 1am

Wear your wing-tipped shoes and flared skirts for a swing social with live music, cocktails, classes, and raucous dancing! Live jazz from Tamar Korn.


Milk Dick, Smokescreens, Business of Dreams, Ryne Ziemba, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

NASTIE BAND, Robert Lowe, Honey, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Reduction Plan, War War War, Riverkeeper, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Treble Tuesdays w/ Riz La Vie, Sacred Gzz, ORG, + Special Guests, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Ohene, Crimdella, Gloves, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Bowery Electric Holiday Party w/ Don Dilego and the Touristas, The Heavy Howl, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, Free.

The Crush, Maria Ellis, Mercury Lounge – LES , 6:30pm, $10.

Christian Dupree, Cale Hawkins, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Pink Navel, Safari Al, Safe By Night, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.



Cheap Date Comedy Show w/ Sharron Paul, Calvin Cole, Aparna Nancherla, Joyelle Nicole, Alexis Guerreros, Liz Magee, Courtney Fearrington, and special surprise guests, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

As If! Comedy w/ Jennie Sutton (Comedy Central), Jake Fromm (Caroline’s), Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine Podcast), Tom Thakkar (Conan), SallyAnn Hall (Winner of She Devil Comedy Festival 2017), Kinfolk 90 – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Jourdain Fisher (Stand-Up NBC Finalist), Gibran Saleem (Gotham Comedy Live), Stephanie Holmes (New York’s Funniest Finalist), Dan Perlman (Caroline’s Breakout Artist), Sagar Bhatt (Night Train), Samantha Berkman (Chicago!), Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Chike Robinson (New York Comedy) Club, Hosted by Katie Boyle (Transplants), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania, Anthology Film Archives – LES, 6:45pm, $9. Free for members.



Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 7:30am – 8:30am, 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.

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan, Until Dec. 19, 5:30pm. Free.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn, Grand Army Plaza – Brooklyn, Until Dec. 19, 6pm. 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.

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.

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.


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