Around NYC Today (12/6) Washington Sq. Tree Lighting, Ghostbusters 2, Postmen

THINGS TO DO

Washington Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting, Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village, 5pm – 7pm

A 45-foot Christmas tree just south of the Washington Square Arch will be lit for the holidays. To celebrate the occasion, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet will perform holiday songs. Santa Claus is also expected to appear, with candy canes in hand.

Fibers and Figures, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Midtown, 6pm – 8pm

Sotheby’s Institute of Art presentS Fibers and Figures, a group exhibition that brings together four artists exploring the contemporary body through the creation of textile works. Featuring Liz Collins, Sarah Finkle, Aqeel Malcolm, and Lily Moebes. Free. RSVP.

Dunces N’ Dragons, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Dunces N’ Dragons is a comedy show that puts comedians through D&D themed challenges. Performers roll a 20-sided die that decides their fate. Will they have to eat peppers as hot as a dragon’s breath? Or will the entire audience be teleported outside for a show in the street? With John Bilancini, Amanda Hurley, Chris Crespo and Prahnav Behar. $8.

Next to Normal, Bernie West Theater – Gramercy Park, 7:30pm – 10pm

Next to Normal is a rock musical that follows mother Diana Goodman’s struggle with worsening bipolar disorder and its effect on her family as they search for a new normal. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds will go to the Mental Health Association of New York City.

 

FILM

Randy in Tangier, JP Kaplan Hall – Greenwich Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ghostbusters 2, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Human, Lycée Français De New York – UES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Yucky Duster, gobbinjr, Poppies, Dougie Poole, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Austin Blair Campbell, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8.

Home Blitz, The Love Birds, Rips, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Milan to Minsk EP release show, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem + Mwenso and The Shakes, DJ modrums, Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm, $10.

Late Guest at The Party, Kid Midnight, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Postmen: An Hour Of Sketch Comedy w/ Matt Barats, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Liza Treyger, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Victor Varnado (Conan), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Maddy Smith (Carolines), Tyler Richardson(True TV), Hosted by Katie Boyle (Men Are Ugly), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

David Drake (Comedians You Should Know), Drew Michael (SNL), Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Ethan Simmons Patterson (Somewhere in Brooklyn), Liza Treyger (Late night with Seth Myers), Conner McNutt (The Improv, in from L.A.), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Fuse TV), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

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

 

ONGOING

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

Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm, Free.

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

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, (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.

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wed. until Dec. 26, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am. Free.

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.

 

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Oct. 11 (Wed), Rainbow Flag at Stonewall, Pole Play, Jackknife Comedy

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THINGS TO DO

Outdoor Exercise, Morningside Park, 7am – 8am

Fitness walks in Morningside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group. Free.

Rainbow Flag Ceremony at Stonewall, Stonewall National Monument (Greenwich Village), 12pm

The Rainbow Flag, the international symbol of LGBT liberation and pride, will be unveiled in a special ceremony at the historic Stonewall National Monument. This event marks the first time that the LGBT flag waves over federally-funded land, under the permanent stewardship of the National Park Service. With perormances by Telly Leung and Cantor Steve Zeidenberg. Free.

Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED (Queens), 8:30pm – 10:30pm

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. $6.

Pole Play, House of Yes (Brooklyn), 9pm – 2am

Pole dancers of the world unite! Pole play is a safe space for pole dancers to come out and show their friends what they’ve been working on. Performances may be fully choreographed or totally freestyle. Free. RSVP.

FILM

Indie and Foreign Film Festival, San Damiano Hall (Midtown), 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Suited (In Celebration of National Coming Out Day), James J. Walker Park (Greenwich Village), 6:30pm, Free.

MUSIC

Manitoga, Steak ABC, Brookfield Place (Lower Manhattan), 7:30pm, Free.

Dances, Jane Church, Low Fern, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

Rips, Bodega, May Rio (solo from Poppies) – Puerto Rick benefit, Berlin (Alphabet City), 8pm, $10.

Giggly Boys, Reduction Plan, Warehouser, The Friends, GoldSounds (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

Johnny Polygon, Gabriel Royal, Sean K, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 9pm, $8-$10.

Sun Abduction, Drug & Attics, Darkwing, Our Wicked Lady (Brooklyn), 9pm, $7.

COMEDY

Jackknife Comedy: The Iowa Comedy Hour feat. Gideon Hambright, Patrick Hastie, Friends and Lovers (Brooklyn), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Victor Varnado (Conan) and special guests, Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Grind Stand Up Comedy feat. Katie Barbara, Alexandra Kayhart, The Lantern (Greenwich Village), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show, The Douglass (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know feat. Aparna Nancherla (Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco), Jim Tews (Louie), Katie Hannigan (CollegeHumor), Tom Thakkar (VICE), David Drake (DAVE), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), The Gutter (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, $5.

ONGOING

New Sounds Live: Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band by Carol Szymanski, Brookfield Place (Lower Manhattan), From Oct. 6 -11 (hours vary), Free.

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Friendship Garden (Sugar Hill), Every Tuesday until Oct. 31, 11am – 8pm, Free.

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