Around NYC Today (10/18) New Wave Night, Musical Ecologies, Pat Party

THINGS TO DO Pat Party, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm JD Samson of Le Tigre and MEN presents, PAT, a party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Video art. Amazing DJs and people willing to let go. Free. Open Track Night, Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island Park, 6pm – 8pm Lace up your sneakers! Join the Open Track Night … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/18) New Wave Night, Musical Ecologies, Pat Party

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 (9/1) Hester Street Fair’s Lobster and Beer, Sun Ra Arkestra

THINGS TO DO Hester Street Fair’s Lobster and Beer, Corner of Hester and Essex streets – LES, 11am – 6pm Hester Street Fair’s fourth Lobster and Beer event is happening over Labor Day Weekend.  The idea is simple: a lot of beer, great local vendors and the best lobster the city has to offer. Come out and grab a lobster roll before they’ve all been … Continue reading Around NYC Today (9/1) Hester Street Fair’s Lobster and Beer, Sun Ra Arkestra

Around NYC Today (2/25) Lunar New Year Parade, Sammi Lanzetta, Lion’s Den

THINGS TO DO Lunar New Year Parade and Festival, Sara D. Roosevelt Park – LES, 1pm – 4pm Head to Chinatown in Manhattan to check out the annual Lunar New Year Parade for amazing visuals, delicious treats, and mesmerizing cultural performances. This party features all sorts of vendors, food, and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Dog. Free.   MUSIC Lori Goldston, Union Pool – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/25) Lunar New Year Parade, Sammi Lanzetta, Lion’s Den

Around NYC Today (2/22) Everything is Falling Apart at QED, Mayer Hawthorne

THINGS TO DO Everything is Falling Apart, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Everything is Falling Apart is a live talk show including a mix of standup and storytelling and features a special guest interviewed, by comedian and host Molly McGaughey, over a game of Jenga. As soon as the tower falls, the interview is over. This month’s guest is is Dulcé Sloan, a full-time … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/22) Everything is Falling Apart at QED, Mayer Hawthorne

Around NYC Today (2/1) Elmuseo@SVA, Goodness Greatness!, Royal Wedding

THINGS TO DO Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, 9am – 5pm A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin’ Wolf. Free. Elmuseo@SVA, School of Visual Arts … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/1) Elmuseo@SVA, Goodness Greatness!, Royal Wedding

Around NYC Today (1/31) Dance Away The Night, Art Inspired by Takashi Murakami

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. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP by sending an email to francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov . Art Inspired … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/31) Dance Away The Night, Art Inspired by Takashi Murakami

Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.

THINGS TO DO Michael Thurber in Transit, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm This is a musical variety show led by composer and bassist Michael Thurber. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.

Around NYC Today (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

THINGS TO DO 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 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

Around NYC Today (1/23) Drawing with Susan, Singleling Party, Brutally Honest

THINGS TO DO Singleling Podcast 2nd Anniversary Party, The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge – West Village, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Singleling is a podcast that showcases love and dating stories from comedians and regular people around the world. On this, its second anniversary, the Singleling live show will feature comedians Sandi Marx, Gianmarco Soresi, Sydnee Washington, Calvin Cato, Music by Pavel Rivera, the lead singer of Twintapes. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/23) Drawing with Susan, Singleling Party, Brutally Honest

Around NYC Today (1/21) Other Music Monthly, The Fantastic Voyage, Too Soon?

THINGS TO DO The Fantastic Voyage Opening Reception, Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery – Staten Island, 2pm – 4pm Stefani Bardin and Assaf Tamir’s “The Fantastic Voyage” is an immersive installation exploring the role of food production in our personal health and the health of the environment. The multimedia and living installation displays footage from the first-ever human subject trial using the Pill Cam gastroenterology … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/21) Other Music Monthly, The Fantastic Voyage, Too Soon?

Around NYC Today (1/14) Adele live near MSG, Two Inch Astronaut, Free Puppies

THINGS TO DO Adele* Live near Madison Square Garden, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11:30pm What’s better than seeing the actual Adele sing live at Madison Square Garden? Seeing 10 Adele impersonators sing live near Madison Square Garden! Bring your own black shift dress and get ready to sing Rolling in the Deep at the top of your lungs. $8. Astronomy: The Night Sky, Marine Park – Brooklyn, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/14) Adele live near MSG, Two Inch Astronaut, Free Puppies

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 (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi

THINGS TO DO 5-Hour Glow-in the-Dark Fitness Challenge, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Stuyvesant Town, 3pm – 8pm Wear your best neon gear and celebrate the new year with a five-hour, non-stop exercise event. Activities include hour-long sessions of Jump Rope Madness, Afro-Brazilian Zumba and Kettle Bell Ab Blast. Free. RSVP by emailing Erica.Serrano@parks.nyc.gov .   MUSIC Swerling, Azro Cady, Nova Lantern, Bowery Electric – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi

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