Around NYC Today (1/6) Dolly Parton Party, La Befana, Nerd is the New Black

MulchFest, Various locations, 10am – 2pm

Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest. Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Find chipping locations here. Also happening on the January 7th. Free.

La Befana, Building P in Sug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 2pm – 4pm

La Befana is one of Italy’s oldest holiday traditions. La Befana is known to bring gifts to children at the close of the holiday season. According to legend, she was visited by the three wise men in search of the Christ child. She declined their invitation to join them but later regretted her decision and set off on her own, giving gifts to all children in case one was the Christ child. Enjoy an afternoon of special activities at Snug Harbor, including making your own La Befana and learning a traditional Italian dance. $10 for adults, $5 for kids.

 

MUSIC

Lion’s Cage, Seminals, PPL, Death Dealer, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Tacoma Narrows, A Valley Son, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Happy Birthday Dolly Parton Party w/ Doll Parts, Fantasy Grandma, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Lady Quesa’Dilla, Calcuttabitch, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

DJ Party, DJ Colleen Crumbcake (East Village Radio), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Trinary System (Misson of Burma’s Roger Miller), Munic Hoof, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Trigger Play Comedy w/ Pranav Behari, Ian Hunt, Kat Radley, Crystian F Ramirez, Usama Siddiquee, Neruda Williams, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Nerd is the New Black w/ Francis Ellis (Barstool Comedy), Pedro Gonzalez (Boston Comedy Festival 2017 Finalist),  Sonya Vai (World Series of Comedy Festival), Fredrick Goldstein (NPR), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege Comedy), Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out NY), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

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

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, Fist weekend of each month, 1pm, Free.

 

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

THINGS TO DO

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.

 

MUSIC

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. 

 

COMEDY

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. 

 

ONGOING

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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Around NYC Today (12/27) Hot Box Comedy, Norm Westberg, Double Dutch

Dictionary Drive, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm

Silent Barn is hosting a Dictionary Drive for NYC Books Through Bars two days after Christmas. You can bring dictionaries, thesauruses, GED studies, and atlases in good condition. Also stamps and other shipping supplies. Readings + DJ sets. $5.

Double Dutch Tournament, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center – Queens, 9:30am – 5pm

Test your skills in this free Double Dutch tournament. Divisions include novice, intermediate and advanced. Check in is at 9:30am. Free.

 

MUSIC

This Is Clémence, The Regrets, Logan X, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Noelle Tannen & The Filthy No-No’s, Sasha Masakowski, Mama Juke, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Danielle de Picciotto (Crime and The City Solution) and Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten), Norm Westberg (Swans), Twisty Cats, Laura Ortman, Twisty Cats, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $10.

Kitari EP Release, The Double Negatives, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

John Davis (ex-The Folk implosion) & The Cicadas , The Mona Passage, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Natia, Alvin Irby, Malorie Bryant, Reggie Edwards, Aminah Imani, Usama Siddiquee, BK9 Kitchen and Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Awkward Stage Comedy w/ Bob Hansen, Emily Winter, FreddyG, Courtney Fearrington, Rosebud Baker, Hosted by Erin Lynn O’Connor and Rosa Escandon, QED – Quens, 7:30pm, $8.

Hot Box Comedy w/ Liza Treyger (Comedy Central, Conan), Mike Brown (FOX, MTV), Christi Chiello (Comedy Central), Petey DeAbreu (Secret Loft Show, MTV), Hosted by Marie Faustin & Sydnee Washington (MTV, Oxygen and The Unofficial Expert Podcast), Et Al – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks Comedy, Hosted by Samantha Ruddy (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Luke Touma (Sirius XM), JP McDade (Just For Laughs), Jordan Temple (Hidden Fences, Showtime), and Dina Hashem (Comedy Central), Lucky Jack’s – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Around NYC Today (12/21) The Gaits Soundscape, Silent Yoga, Happy Place

THINGS TO DO

The Gaits Soundscape 2017, Gansevoort Plaza in The High Line, 5:30pm – 7pm

Celebrate the winter solstice with an immersive soundwalk along the High Line. Participants become performers as footsteps get turned into sounds, creating a collective, whimsical music piece including twinkling metallic sounds, electric guitar chords, dulcimer notes, and water splashes. Inspired by Phil Kline’s annual Unsilent Night. RSVP to info@thehighline.org . Free.

 

Winter Solstice Silent Yoga Celebration, McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join this unique yoga experience with an individual practice done in a group setting. This class will use  “Sound Off” wireless glowing headphones — which lets you hear the teacher’s voice at the perfect level, while completely immersing you in movement and music. This wonderful session will begin with an open meditation then move into a long vinyasa. Bring your own mat, blankets, and props. Free.

 

MUSIC

¡VAYA! 63, DJ A2, David Rubenstein Atrium – Lincoln Square, 7:30pm, Free.

Blac Rabbit EP Release, Jazmin Labrie, Nate B, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Actually Huizenga, Cunt Mafia, Renata Raksha, David Riley (DJ), Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, $10.

Los Cumpleaños, Emergency Tiara, DJ Mickey Perez, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Shea Holiday Happening: Yucky Duster, Bueno, Fits, Emmerson & Her Clammy Hands, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Be Our Guest – A Disney DJ Night, Bowery Electric – LES, 8:30pm, $5 – $10.

Olivia Morreale, Slow Dance, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Kent Odessa, Johnny Butler & the Epic Fail, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

PAT Party, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Comedy Quarterly w/ Dewey Lovett, Martin Ubano, Usama Siddiquee, Hosted by Sam Zee and Myles Hewette, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

The Resistance Comedy w/ Mamoudou N’Diaye, Yedoye Travis, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Jeremy Pinsly, Menuhin Hart, Luke Touma, Remy Kassimer, Pauline Murphy and Mike Lemme, Hosted by Brandon Collins and Chrissie Mayr, Astor Room – Queens, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Crystian Ramirez (Last Comic Standing), Ariel Elias (Seriously.TV’s Blissful Thinking), Ben Wasserman (Side Ponytail), Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Happy Place Comedy w/ Amy Stiller, Dan D’Agnes, Amy Buchwald, Blair Dawson, Crystian Ramirez, QED – Queens, 9pm, $8.

Justy Dodge (Sirius XM), Doug Smith (Conan), George Gordon (NY Comedy Festival), Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central), Anthony P. Devito (Late Show), Hoster by Dan Wilbur (IFC, Sirius XM), Halyards – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Katie Boyle (Transplants), Rachel Joan (New York Comedyd Festival), Tom Cassidy (adult swim), Maddy Smith (Carolines), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Old Man Hustle – LES, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

King Hippo Comedy, Hosted by Ayanna Dookie (MTV) and Mike Brown (MTV), The Mockingbird – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Much Ado About Nothing, Hudson Park Library – Greenwich Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Union Square Holiday Market, Southern side of Union Square Park, Until December 24 (Weekdays – 11am to 8pm; Sat. – 10am to 8pm; Sun. 11am to 7pm), Free.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Columbus Circle – 59th Street and Central Park West, Until Dec. 24, (Mon. to Sat. – 10m to 9pm; Sun. – 10am to 8pm), Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.

 

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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, Salt Marsh Nature Center – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8:30pm

See one of the best meteor showers, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Free.

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Karaoke Tremendous is like the karaoke you know, just turned up to 11. It’s like a hybrid between a dance and karaoke party. Free.

Teen Digital Media Winter Showcase: Stories Well Told, Chelsea Recreation Center, 5pm – 7pm

Celebrate the amazing mixed media created this fall by young people in and around NYC Parks’ recreation centers! There will be photography and graphic design exhibits, play-testing of newly-created video games, a video screening, youth-made music, and a showcase of arts/tech projects. Food and beverages will be provided. Free.

Sweet Baby Jesus Holiday Party, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm – 12am

Monthly comedy series No One Asked Me hosts a holiday potluck. With sets from Aparna Nancherla, Neil Rubenstein, Emily Wilson, Emily Blotnick, Michael Salgarolo, Halle Kiefer and Evan Williams. Bring food to share. Free.

 

MUSIC

New Madrid, David Barbe & Inward Ebb Dream, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Dead Heavens, Suicide Pact, These People, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Fast Romantics, Megative, Sean Carroll, Hayes Peebles, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Statues of Liberty, Lulu Lewis, The Foxies, stereo shifter, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Gina Bon Jersey, DJ Jordan Stern, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

The XMAS Pop Sing-Along w/ SecretFormula, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Couples Therapy w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Andy Beckerman, Michelle Buteau, Josh Sharp, Mehran Khaghani, Aaron Jackson, Hosted by Ian Fidance, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft (FREE PIZZA!) w/ Tyler Fischer (Younger, America’s Got Talent), Abby Feldman (Gringolandia, Redacted Tonight), Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired, Good Enough), Reggie Conquest (Roast Battle, New York Comedy Club), Mookie Thompson (MTV2, Complex – half hour set), Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.

Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000), Samantha Ruddy (Reductress), Peter Bandyk (Casual Sets), FreddyG (NPR), QED – Queens, 11pm, $10.

Wanjiko Eke, Usama Siddiquee (NBC, Boston Comedy Festival), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine House Party), Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (UCB, Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Buka – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We f@#ked Podcast, NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, Just for Laughs), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Conan), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Just for Laughs), Andy Sandford (Conan, Adult Swim), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert podcast, MTV and host of 99.5 FM “Tall Tales”), Kevin Froleiks (Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis And Clark, Cinder Block Comedy Fest), Hosted by Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Camouflage Comedy w/ Chris Redd ( Current SNL Cast Member, Comedy Central), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah), Aparna Nancherla (HBO’s Crashing, Master of None, Love, Inside Amy Schumer), Sam Jay (Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live), Matt Koff (The Daily Show, Adam Devine’s House Party CC), Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central, TruTV, MTV), Joe Larson ( The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent), Reformed Whores (IFC, CBS, WNYC), Molly Ruben-Long (Just for Laughs Montreal, Viceland), Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.