Around NYC Today (9/15) German Steuben Parade, Hester Street Fair

THINGS TO DO

Hester Street Fair, Corner of Hester and Essex streets – LES, 11am – 6pm

To celebrate small businesses everywhere, Hester Street Fair is hosting its second annual “We Started Here” fair and Lower East Side Block Party. Featuring vendors La Newyorkina, Bodega Rose and Kochin. Free.

German Steuben Parade, Various locations, 12pm – 3pm

The Parade continues to march up Fifth Avenue between 65th Street to 86th Street. The three-hour Parade is filled with German groups wearing their traditional costumes, spectacular floats, marching bands, dancers, clubs, and organizations from across the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Canada. Free.

Truth on Display: An Artist/Curator Talk with Eric Mapp, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 2pm – 3pm

Truth on Display is a group show which contemplates issues of identity and representation in both public and private spaces. Featuring guest curator Eric Mapp, and artists Jodi Da Real, La Femme Cheri, Erika Lee, Eric Mapp, BE-I Prince, Taiwan Prince, and Debbie Roxx. Artist talk included with $5 gallery admission.

Brooklyn Queens Land Trust 7th Annual Bike & Walking Tour, Concerned Citizens of Grove Street, 16-72 Grove Street – Brooklyn, 1:30pm – 7pm

Join the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust for a guided walking and biking tour of community gardens in Bushwick and Central Brooklyn! See what’s going on in your neighborhood gardens! Hear the stories behind these green spaces and connect with your community. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

TT The Artist, Cashu, Antenes, quest?onmarc, 3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole St – Brooklyn, 4pm, $5- $10.

Vamanos, Arc Flash, The Space Merchants, Francie Moon, Greasy Hearts, Fortune Teller, Hosted by Casey Regan, East Williamsburg Econo Lodge, 7pm, $8.

The Primals (Southern Lord), Vandalizer, The Safari Room at El Cortez, 17 Ingraham St – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Dreamcrusher, Conduit (Record Release), The Dreebs, Suckling, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Yoshi Obayashi, Alex Pavone, Aimee Rose Ranger, Whitney Chanel Clarke, Lance Pauker, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Andrew Manning, The Platform, 1178 Bushwick Ave – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Ian Lara (Comedy Central, The Stand), Aaron Kaminos-Smith (Broadway Comedy Club), Max May (Broadway Comedy Club), Luke Touma (Fight Fist Podcast, Too Many Cooks), Rebecca Lewis (Gotham Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), EriThe Gaf West, 401 West 48th St – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St – Chelsea, 5:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Rooftop Films: Dead Pigs, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Black Panther, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St – Chelsea, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

East New York Farmer’s Market, Schneck Ave & New Lots Ave – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 24, 9am – 3pm, Free.

Farmer’s Market, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, 5816 Clarendon Road – Brooklyn, Every Saturday until Nov. 3, 11am – 3pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (3/5) Yinka Shonibare, Side Ponytail, Comedy at the Grocery

THINGS TO DO

Public Art Fund Talks at the New School, Tishman Auditorium – Garment District, 6:30pm – 8pm

Yinka Shonibare’s work explores race, class, cultural identity, and colonialism, primarily through use of brightly colored “African” batik fabric. The British-Nigerian artist has utilized these patterns in many forms and mediums to mine their history and associations with the European colonization of West Africa, and to question the meaning of cultural and national definitions. $0 – $10.

 

MUSIC

Bergsonist, Wilted Woman, World War, MandySezz, DJ ShluchT, DJ Paul, Heck – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Ben Pagano & The Space Machine, Oracle Room, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Meviu§, Autodrone, Spirits of Leo, The More, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Matthew Broussard (Conan), Christian Mangual (Philly Comedy Attic), May Wilkerson (Crazy; In Bed podcast), Paris Sashay (Caroline’s, BET), Amber Rollo (She Devil Comedy Fest), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, March 5 (Mon.), 8pm, Free.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Mike Drucker (Full Frontal w/ Samantha Bee, The President Show), Jordan Temple (Conan), Maria Wojciechowski (The New Yorker), David Angelo (Comedy Central), Samantha Ruddy (Bridgetown), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Nobody Cares About This Comedy Show w/ Mike Recine (Conan), Alia Janine (Whormones Podcast, SIRIUS XM), Andrew Casertano (NBC), Daniel Crow (AXS TV
Jacq The Stripper – Sex Witch Tour), Mark Lawrence (Nobody Cares Podcast), Hosted By Larry Beyah (Live At Gotham), Greenwich Village Comedy – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, $0.99.

All Green w/ Chris Hamilton and Juannell Riley, 167 Bleecker Street – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5.

Comedy at the Grocery w/ Greg Stone, Nore Davis, Robert Dean, Joe List, Arlene’s Grocery – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Run From the Police w/ Patrick Monahan (What a Time to Be Alive Podcast), Adam Sokol (SF Sketchfest), Dan Wickes (Popped Collar), Joanna Briley (Laff Tracks), SallyAnn Hall (Left Breast Comedy Hour), Nya Yeanafehn (Greenwich Village Comedy Club), Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 11am – 11:50am, 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/17) Love Your Body, NY Night Train, Bomb Shelter Comedy

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off, Elsewhere – Brooklyn, 11pm

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off returns to monthly third Saturdays at Elsewhere featuring two rooms of live music and dancing. This month’s edition features music from La Luz, Mystery Lights, Bodega and Jane Church, and a $100 Dance-Off with Cowboy Randy Jones at midnight. $10.

Bartow’s Literary Elevenses Book Club, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum – Bronx, 10am – 11:30am

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure. Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Free.

Love Your Body Fitness Marathon, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 10am – 7pm

Join an afternoon of fitness, fun and cardio. There will be 10 instructors and classes over 5 hours. Free.

A Literary Afternoon with Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 2:30pm – 5pm

Join an afternoon of fiction and poetry readings with authors Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis, accompanied by live music at the home of African-American inventor and poet Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928). There will be a live performance by saxophonist Leonardo Love. Free.

 

MUSIC

Lost Boy?, The Love Ways, Nihiloceros, La Peche, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Living Strange, Spud Cannon, The Modern Dance, Sedona, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Tigris GRL PWR w/ Abby T, Grace London, Katie Cunningham, Nerika, Moollz, Dana McCoy, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7:30pm, $10.

Littlefoot, Colatura, Virginia and the Woolves, The Grasping Straws, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Jacques Renault & Max Mcferren, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Foreign Exchange with DJ mOma, Rich Knight, Maine, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Alpaca Wolves (Reunion Show), Hartley’s Encore, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Child Abuse, USA Nails, Prayer Group, Dead Tenants, Dog, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Metalleg, Velveteen Rabbit , Fascinations Grand Chorus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

L O T I O N, Witchtrial, Pobreza Mental, Twisted Thing, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Oh, Such A Good Show, Oh! w/ Phoebe Robinson, Literati (Michael Wolf & Colin O’Brien), Tony Zaret, Josh Nasser, Rebecca O’Neal, Bowen Yang, Larry Owens, Hosted by Ethan Beach, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8 – $10.

Baby & Me Comedy w/ Katie Boyle, Mike Joyce, Ariel Elias, QED – Queens, 3pm, $8 – $10.

Dina Hashem (Conan), Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains It All), Ashley Brooke Roberts (NatGeo Explorer), Lauren Hope Krass (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out New York), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Kevin O’Shea (Comedy Central, SF Sketchfest), Mike Albanese (Netflix, BET), Courtney Maginnis (Let’s See What Else Comedy Show), Chris Murphy (Comedy Central, Broadway Comedy Club), Alex Carabano (Caroline’s on Broadway), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

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

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm – 12:45pm, 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 (2/3) Target First Saturdays, Circus & Sebastian, Dirty Show

THINGS TO DO

Target First Saturdays, Brooklyn Museum, 5pm – 11pm

Brooklyn Museum hosts a day of free concerts, a dance festival, a film screening and panel discussions and a dance party in celebration of Black History. Music by The Skins, Latasha Alcindor and Aaron Abernathy. Panel discussions on Jean-Michel Baquiat and Malcolm X. Later in the night, Everyday People hosts a dance Party with performances from DJ mOma, Ian Isiah and Donae’O. Free.

The Circus and Sebastian, Westbeth Home to the Arts – West Village, 11am

A puppet ballet concieved and choreographed by Penny Jones to the rollicking music of Kabalevsky’s symphonic suite, The Comedians. The puppets look like giant Christmas toys come to life with The Nutcracker man as circus master. $10.

Staten Island Stop ‘N’ Swap, Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center – Staten Island, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

 

MUSIC

Septic Rot, Decisions, Fealty, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

Brandon Lopez, ISSUE Project Room – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

MONOGOLD, Warpark, Sur Back, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Cherch, The ’94 Knicks, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Daul Haus, Death By Piano, The More, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Passage, Annulment, None Above All, What of Us, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 2pm, $7 – $12.

ODISEAS, Dr. Danny, The Due Diligence, RUSSEK, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Sir Jarlesberg, The Perfect Man, Moist Paula’s Aesthetic Alien, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

AFAT Tour, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Shining Mirrors, Råtta, Flag Day, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Greg Mendez, Neil O’Neil (of Donovan Wolfington), Manors, Power Funeral, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Pedro Salinas, Lucie Steiner, Kenny Warren, Lucas Connolly, Wanjiko Eke, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Andrew Manning, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

School Nite Comedy Hour w/ Camille Theobald (MTV, New York Comedy Festival), Joe Striks (Clam Pals, Good Day New York), Frank Favia (Comic Strip Live, Clubs & Colleges), LeClerc Andre (‘Laughs’ on Fox, YouTube), Sidewalk – East Village, 5:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Jackknife Comedy w/ Emmy Blotnick (Comedy Central), Anna Suzuki (Late Show With Stephen Colbert), Andrew Casertano (The Roastmasters), Tawanda Gona (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Matt Bachus (Caroline’s), Erik Monical (Boston Comedy Festival) and Caitlin Peluffo (S.F. Sketchfest), The Creek and the Cave – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Dirty Show w/ Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle), Mike Recine (Conan), Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central, MTV2), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Latin Dance for Fitness, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 9am – 10am. Free.

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

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (1/27) Winter Jam, FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, Side Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Winter Jam NYC, Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 11am – 3pm

Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! A snow field was created in the hear of Manhattan just for this event. Activities include Sledding, Arctic Golf, Live Ice Sculpting, Snowshoeing by REI and the Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut. Free.

FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, St. Margaret’s House – Lower Manhattan, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Bookmaking Workshop, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 4pm – 5:30pm

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park. This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art. Free.

Cooking with Cinnamon,  Wave Hill – Bronx, 2pm – 3pm

Cinnamon is the dried bark taken from a number of closely-related tree species. Originating in East Asia, this warming spice has been used throughout the world for centuries. Watch—and taste—as a chef from Great Performances demonstrates some cinnamon-laced delicacies. Free with admission to the grounds. $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

 

MUSIC

Teen Body, Straw Pipes, Hypoluxo, Big French, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Crushed, Katie Rex, vveiss, Xiorro, Salem Hilal, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Dr. Martens Presents: Cape Francis, Gingerlys, Birch, KEW, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Rich Medina, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Paul Collins (The Beat and the Nerves), Jam Messengers, Diviera Drive – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Ellen and The Degenerates, Doggo, Original Sharks, High Falls, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Mad Doctors, The Royal They, PowerSnap, Scout Harris, Pet Rescue – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Pool Cosby, Eric Benoit, Lenore Lenoire, Pia Zapata, Alex Appel, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

GNAW (ex-Khanate, Insect Ark/Translation Loss Records), Belus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Been Stellar, Pom Pom Squad, Malibu, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Michelle Buteau (Broad City, Last Comic Standing, Big Morning Buzz, Enlisted on FOX) , Shalewa Sharpe (Brooklyn Comedy Fest), Rachel Sennot (High Maintenance), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Tom McCaffrey (Comedy Central, Last Exit to Brooklyn Podcast), Aaron Kominos-Smith (Comedy Central, MTV), Maddy Smith (Hoboken Comedy Festival), Brian McGuinness (Inside Amy Schumer, The Jim Gaffigan Show), Scott Sharp (Gotham Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Vernon Payne (Spaz Comics), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown Manhattan, 9pm, Free.

 

FILM

Victoria and Abdul (2017), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, 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.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm, Free.

 

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