Around NYC Today (1/9) Standups Improvise TED Talks, Bill Frisell


Bill Frisell: Desert Island Discs, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 7pm – 10pm

Legendary guitarist Bill Frisell does the impossible— narrowing down the vast range of jazz, rock, blues, and country recordings he loves into a slender list of 8 life-altering discs. Join Frisell, along with host Ted Panken, in sharing the music he just can’t live without. $10 suggested donation.

Standups Improvise TED Talks, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Local Astoria comic Ryan Stanisz challenges stand-ups to improvise their way through a presentation they’ve never seen before, on a topic that they’ve never even heard of before. Lineup includes Derek Humphrey, Daniel Perafan, Sharron Paul, Hattie Hayes and Alex Flemming. $7.



Luxardo, Jazzboy, Tocca, Alphaville – Brookyn, 8pm, $10.

THE LIVING STRANGE, Stevie Wolf, Sam Himself,Jeffery Toast, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Valley Lodge, Falling Stars, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Lee Bones & the Best, Half/Brother, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Beiju, Soccer Cousins, Metaphysics, Stay Inside, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Gunn-Truscinski Duo + Vampire Belt, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Jest For Fun Comedy w/ Marie Faustin (JFL), Brian Parise (JFL), Erin Jackson (BET) and Sean Patton (Comedy Central), BK9 – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free. RSVP.

Dan+Joe+Charles Standup Show w/ Janelle James (Comedy Central), Josh Johnson (Fallon), Giulio Gallarotti (MTV), Ray Kump (VICE), The Shanty – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.



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

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

New You Open House (free fitness classes), St. James Park – Bronx, Every weekday until January 12, 2018, 9am, Free, RSVP.

Winter Bird Walk with NYC Audubon, Netherland Monument in the Battery, Every Tuesday until January 16, 2018, 8am, Free.


Around NYC Today (12/30) The Roller Wave, The Green Lady, Yardsale Comedy


The Roller Wave: Roller Disco Party, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm

Glide, ride, fly, get high! Bedstuy skating rink Studio 50H transports its popular Roller Wave skate party to House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. $10 general admission presale.



Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern, Dj Ilan, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10. 

TOCCA, Diamond Terrifier, Life Begins at Midnight, WRS, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8. 

8 Ball’s Super Special Sound Listening Extravaganza, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5. 

DJ Party, DJ Agent Trevor, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free. 

ADIR L.C., Strawberry Runners, Darryl Rahn, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Music for the Masses: Dark ‘80s New Wave Party w/ Jet, Alex English, Andi Synthicide, Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free, RSVP. 

The Koran Agan Trio, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10. 

Ivan Baryshnikov and Hiske Oosterwijk, Bonafide Club – Midtown East, 8pm, $10. 

The Green Lady Preview Party w/ Sleepy & Boo, Cheric, Deep Woods, Eric Shans, 50 Bowery Hotel – LES, 11PM, Free, RSVP. 



Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Jon Laster (Comedy Cellar), Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jefferies Show), Abbi Crutchfield (Host of You Can Do Better on TruTV), Dina Hashem (Conan), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free. 

Yardsale Comedy Night w/ Annie Donley, Bardia Salimi, Mary Houlihan, Matt Barats, Steph Cook, Devin Bockrath, Wes Haney, Mitra Jouhari, Joey Dundale, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $6 – $8.

Eman El-Husseini, Local 138 – LES, 6pm, Free, RSVP. 

Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (Old MAN Hustle Comedy), Tom Cassidy (Adult Swim), Eric Gonzalez (Time Of Your Life), Hosted by Melissa Diaz (Carolines), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

Last Stop Laughs All Stars w/ Olivia Grace (Roast Battle on Comedy Central), Wendi Starling (Glamourpuss), Usama Siddiquee (Winner of The Laughing Devil Festival), FreddyG (NPR), Hosted by Jessica Brodkin (Trutv), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10. 



Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Saturday, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, 11am, 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.

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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