Around NYC Today (12/29) Shakin’ All Over Party, PJs n’ DJs Party, The Office

THINGS TO DO New York Night Train Shakin’ All Over Party, Home Sweet Home – LES, 10:30pm – 4am DJ Jonathan Toubin hosts the last Shakin’ All Over party of 2017. Get ready to dance to 1950s/1960s rock n’ soul” vinyl records turning ’til the wee wee hours. $5. Free entry before 11pm. The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/29) Shakin’ All Over Party, PJs n’ DJs Party, The Office

Around NYC Today (12/23) Festivus Party, Side Ponytail Comedy, Holiday Concert

THINGS TO DO Festivus for the Rest of Us Party, Playwright Irish Pub – Midtown, 7pm – 11pm Air grievances and perform a feat of strength at New York Social Network’s Festivus party. Be sure to keep the tinsel away from the Festivus pole. $10. St. Veronica’s Holiday Concert, St. Veronica’s Church – West Village,  7:30pm – 10:30pm Enjoy a night of classical music performed … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/23) Festivus Party, Side Ponytail Comedy, Holiday Concert

Around NYC Today (12/22) Ugly Sweater Party, La La Land, Oculus Holiday Market

THINGS TO DO Ugly Sweater Holiday Party, Koneko – LES, 5pm – 9pm Cat café Koneko hosts an ugly sweater holiday party. Ugliest sweater wins a prize. Mulled wine, peppermint hot chocolate, homemade cookies and cute cats in abundant supply. Free. Holidays at the Highbridge, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8pm Celebrate the holidays by making ornaments, building gingerbread houses and drinking hot cocoa. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/22) Ugly Sweater Party, La La Land, Oculus Holiday Market

Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork

THINGS TO DO Tale: Holiday Edition, KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm – 12:30am Storytelling podcast Tale is celebrating its first year anniversary at The Red Room. Featuring Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life), Glen Heroy (20-year Macy’s Santa), Trish Parry (Smut Slam), Music by Tahlia Robinson (UCB), Red Room above KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm, $7.   MUSIC Pitchfork Presents: The Edge of ’17, Baby’s … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork

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

THINGS TO DO 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, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/19) Brooklyn Makers Holiday Party, Swing Night, As If!

Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest

THINGS TO DO William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, Anyone Comics – Brooklyn, 4pm – 6:30pm Celebrate the release of Episode VIII with a matinee charity reading of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.” Experience that Galaxy Far, Far Away like never before in the stylings of the Bard. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Admission is free with a … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest

Around NYC Today (12/14) World’s Largest Menorah, Sweet Baby Jesus Party

THINGS TO DO Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, 3:30pm – 4:30pm See the lighting of the world’s largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds. The lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn will happen at the same time. Free. Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/14) World’s Largest Menorah, Sweet Baby Jesus Party

Around NYC Today (12/13) Panic Attack Comedy, Reformed Whores, White Wave

A People’s Guide to the History in the Time of Here and Now, Primary Stages Studio – Midtown West, 3pm – 5:30pm A People’s Guide to the History in the Time of Here and Now is a play about a Muslim-American student Jennah who has just transferred to a small Michigan high school. During the weeks immediately following the 2016 election, she struggles to find … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/13) Panic Attack Comedy, Reformed Whores, White Wave

Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

THINGS TO DO Holiday Party With Live Jazz, Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 1pm – 3pm Join a special holiday party with live jazz music by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith and his band.  Braith has played with greats such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie and invented the double-sax called the Sopralto Braithophone. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

Around NYC Today (12/12) Ugly Sweater Party, Shmoakstock VII, Cherry Bombe

THINGS TO DO Shmoakstock VII, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 12am – 11:59pm Smhoakstock is a 24-hour marathon jam that begins at the stroke of midnight. The noise is only interrupted when the event turns into a similarly marathon talk/variety show. Lineup includes Sweat Equity, M. Geddes Gengras, Courtship Ritual, Bonnie Baxter and many others. $8 – $10. Ugly Sweater Party, Winter Village – Bryant Park, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/12) Ugly Sweater Party, Shmoakstock VII, Cherry Bombe

Around NYC Today (12/11) Ladies with Lenses, Harlem Tree Lighting, Butterboy

Holiday Celebration: Concert and Tree Lighting, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 5pm – 8:30pm The tree lighting begins at 5pm with The Marching Cobras and Children singing Carols. Immediately afterward, the party moves indoors at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center with performances by Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir and the One Accord Dance Ministry. The emcee will be Musa Jackson AKA the Harlem Ambassador. The buffet is sponsored … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/11) Ladies with Lenses, Harlem Tree Lighting, Butterboy

Around NYC Today (12/10) Musical Theatre Mayhem, Youtube Jukebox

THINGS TO DO Youtube Jukebox, Caveat – LES, 7pm – 9pm That part of the party where everybody takes turns putting on YouTube videos, but at a bar, and on a huge screen. Hosted by Haley Sacks. $5. Musical Theatre Mayhem, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Musical theatre nerds unite! Join a night of showtunes and comedy with Maurice Licorish, Blair Dawson, Jes Tom, Hosted … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/10) Musical Theatre Mayhem, Youtube Jukebox

Around NYC Today (12/9) Lightfoot Market Holiday Pop-Up, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO Renegade Craft Fair, Industry City – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm Explore a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, apothecary and cookware. Featuring local food trucks, DJ sets with Black Gold, photo ops, screen printing workshops with Sheepshead Design and all-around good times. Free. MissingMurderedTrafficked Women Altar and Vigil, Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village, 10:30am … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/9) Lightfoot Market Holiday Pop-Up, Bowery Comedy

Around NYC Today (12/8) CIMA Open Hours, Saved By The ’90s, Myq Kaplan

THINGS TO DO Center for Italian Modern Art Open Hours, 421 Broome Street – SoHo, 1pm – 6pm CIMA extends its hours to coincide with its Alberto Savinio exhibition. Registration is required. $10 general admission, free for students and members. Lott House Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Hendrick I. Lott House – Brooklyn, 6pm – 8pm Celebrate the holidays with the annual tree lighting at the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/8) CIMA Open Hours, Saved By The ’90s, Myq Kaplan

Around NYC Today (12/7) Dirty Thursday Office Party, Madison Sq. Tree Lighting

THINGS TO DO Madison Square Holiday Tree Lighting, Madison Square Park – Flatiron District, 3:30pm – 5:30pm The Madison Square Park Conservancy present free seasonal activities that include performances from The Sweetback Sisters, the New York Life Singers and Audra Rox. Tasty Holiday treats provided by wagamama, Eataly and Almond. Tree lighting at 4:55 p.m. Free. 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm Join this … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/7) Dirty Thursday Office Party, Madison Sq. Tree Lighting