Around NYC Today (10/16) St. Vincent, Animation Nights New York, Liyana

THINGS TO DO Kimmel in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House – Brooklyn, 3:30pm With guests John Krasinski and St. Vincent. Free. Animation Nights New York, The Gutter, 200 North 14th St, The Gutter Spare Room (back room) – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening of Animated Short films from all around the world. Beer and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/16) St. Vincent, Animation Nights New York, Liyana

Around NYC Today (9/18) Animation Nights New York, Grandbaby Comedy

THINGS TO DO Circuit 25, Seaport Square at Pier 17, 89 South Street – Lower Manhattan, 5:30pm – 6:15pm Free fitness classes are now available on Tuesdays and Thursdays curated by some of New York’s top fitness experts, courtesy of LIFEWTR and New York-Presbyterian. Circuit 25 is a class that includes 25 minutes focused on body-transforming body weight exercises and another 20 minutes of cardio, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/18) Animation Nights New York, Grandbaby Comedy

Around NYC Today (9/5) Comedians You Should Know, Big Bliss, Weekly Humorist

THINGS TO DO Accordions Around the World, Bryant Park, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Join this weekly series featuring accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Hear music from all over the world to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument. Free. Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/5) Comedians You Should Know, Big Bliss, Weekly Humorist

Around NYC Today (8/21) Animation Nights NY, Grandbaby Comedy, The BFG

THINGS TO DO Bryant Park Classics BookClub: ‘The Jungle’ by Upton Sinclair, Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss the classics. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supply lasts. This week’s book is The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Hosted by Karl Jacoby, author of The Strange Career of William Ellis, and Marie … Continue reading Around NYC Today (8/21) Animation Nights NY, Grandbaby Comedy, The BFG

Around NYC Today (7/17) Animation Nights New York, Bobcat Goldthwait

THINGS TO DO Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street – Chelsea, 7:30pm – 9pm Comedian and writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait brings his twisted imagination to television in truTV’s new comedic anthology series. The episode screening will be followed by a conversation with Bobcat Goldthwait and guest stars Dave Foley and David Koechner, moderated by Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s “Ask Me Another”). Free. RSVP. Animation Nights New York, The Gutter, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (7/17) Animation Nights New York, Bobcat Goldthwait

Around NYC Today (2/20) I’m With Her, Winter Poetry, Astoria Drink and Draw

Bryant Park Reading Room: Winter Poetry with Brooklyn Poets, Kinokuniya Bookstore – Midtown, 6pm – 7:30pm Contemporary award-winning poets present their most recent work. Kinokuniya Bookstore provides the warm, library-like environment, with shelves stuffed with books where you’ll get to meet other aficionados of poetry. This month’s poets are Jason Koo, Joe Pan, JP Howard, and Vanessa Jimenez Gabb. Poetry readings are on the third … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/20) I’m With Her, Winter Poetry, Astoria Drink and Draw

Around NYC Today (2/7) Antigone, Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Luke Null

THINGS TO DO Drawing at the H.H. Biddle House, Conference House Park – Staten Island, 10am – 1pm Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. For beginners and non-beginners. Free. RSVP by sending an email to francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov . Dance Away the Night, Highbridge … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/7) Antigone, Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Luke Null

Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP at … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show

Around NYC Today (1/17) The Song Show, DED Talks, Identity, What Lies Upstream

THINGS TO DO Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. Free. The Song Show, The Cobra Club – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/17) The Song Show, DED Talks, Identity, What Lies Upstream

Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

THINGS TO DO Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts a variety/stand-up show in the guise of a fake kid’s show. Frank hosts the show in character as Moodsy, the Clinically Depressed Owl, and shows a bunch of weird and crappy old cartoons between stand-up, music and sketches. $8.   MUSIC House … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

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

Around NYC Today (11/21) Little Cinema, Fuck You Revue, Janeane Garofalo

THINGS TO DO Last Name Basis Live Taping, BRIC – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm BRIC Radio presents a live taping of its podcast Last Name Basis. Hosted by the husband and wife team Franchesca Ramsey and Patrick Kondas, Last Name Basis is a bi-weekly podcast that covers everything from what’s going on in the world to what’s happening in their lives as an interracial married couple. Free. Little Cinema: Being John Malkovich, House … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/21) Little Cinema, Fuck You Revue, Janeane Garofalo

Around NYC Today (11/15) Judah Friedlander, Animal Collective, Canstruction

THINGS TO DO A View From the Bridge, Gerald W. Lynch Theater – Midtown, 1:30pm – 3:30pm CUNY’s Communication and Theatre Arts Department presents a staging of Arthur Miller’s classic play. $5 – $10. Dream State, W Loft – Brooklyn, 5pm – 9pm Come hang out on rooftop in Williamsburg for an evening of music, art, and skyline views. There will be interactive art installations, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/15) Judah Friedlander, Animal Collective, Canstruction

Sept. 27 (Wed), Moon Festival, Tribeca Art+Culture Night, Rehearsal for Truth

THINGS TO DO MOON FESTIVAL, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center (Queens), 9am – 2:30pm Celebrate the beginning of the fall harvest season. Activities include a tai chi fan demonstration and cultural performances, dancing and a raffle. Breakfast and lunch provided. Free. TRIBECA ART+CULTURE NIGHT, Various locations, 6pm. Free ($10-$30 for some events). RSVP. This quarterly urban art festival will take place in more than 20 … Continue reading Sept. 27 (Wed), Moon Festival, Tribeca Art+Culture Night, Rehearsal for Truth