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 (12/16) 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 (12/9) 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

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

Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

THINGS TO DO Name That Tune, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 7:30pm – 8:30pm Celebrate the holidays with an evening of holiday music trivia. Free. Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of comedians’ childhood journals. With Rory Scholl, Brad Benson, Remy Kassimir, Matthew W J Mitchell, Matt Vita, Sam Morrison, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

Around NYC Today (12/3) Native Art Market, Fort Greene Tree Lighting

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. Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am Buy traditional … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/3) Native Art Market, Fort Greene Tree Lighting

Around NYC Today (12/2) Oddities Flea Market, New York Night Train Soul Clap

THINGS TO DO Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am Buy traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—from some of the finest Native American artists. Free. Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, 11am The Oddities Flea Market is returning for the holidays. Shop for all sorts of peculiar … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/2) Oddities Flea Market, New York Night Train Soul Clap

Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki

THINGS TO DO Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Bryant Park – Midtown, 6pm – 6:45pm Bryant Park’s anual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular returns. Free. Personae: Portraits of Personal Fiction, El Barrio’s Artspace – UES, 6pm – 9pm PERSONAE, by Carlos David, is a collection of portraits of people representing characters from their imagination. More than 80 subjects participated, resulting in over 130 photographs of characters such as superheroes, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki

Around NYC Today (11/30) Central Park Holiday Lighting, Indie Film Showcase

THINGS TO DO Central Park Holiday Lighting, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center – 110th St. bet. Lenox Ave. and Fifth Avenue, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Celebrate the season at the 21st Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting a … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/30) Central Park Holiday Lighting, Indie Film Showcase