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 by neighborhood restaurants and artisanal makers from Harlem. Free.

This Must Be The Place, Dear Mama Coffee – UES, 6pm – 8pm

A literary evening of curated writers reading work both published and in-progress. Across different genres, from celebrated young adult writers to noir, journalism, Op Ed and humor. $5.50.

Star Wars Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9pm

Prepare yourself for five unique and challenging rounds rounds on the X-wing, droids and Wookiees! Include Episodes 1 to 7 and Rogue One. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Hosted by MTV writer and The Walking Dead actor Sean Lynch, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

Vimeo Presents “Ladies with Lenses”: Women Killin’ It Behind the Camera, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 6:45pm, $10.

 

MUSIC

Danielia Cotton, Debra Devi, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Palberta, No One And The Somebodies, The Cradle, Turnip King, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Cody Melville w/ John Melville, Joel B. Cannon, Ben Toro, Jesse Bryson, and Dina Regine, ElectraJets, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8.

Reverend Vince Anderson & the Love Choir, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Nariko Ott (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Alejandro Morales (Good Good Comedy Theater), Rebecca O’Neal (Netflix’s Easy), Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Fest), Sam Ike (Big Sky Comedy), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Butterboy Comedy w/ Julio Torres, Nore Davis, Katina Corrao, Guy Montgomery, Brooke Van Poppelen, Mary Mack, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Julio Torres, Mitra Jouhari, Clare O’Kane, Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Derek Humphrey, Kenice Mobley, Abby Feldman, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Shockwave, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central Half Hour), Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Jeff Simmermon (This American Life), Jess Salomon (Vice), Gracie Canaan (Comic Strip Live), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Weekly Humorist Presents Guaranteed Delivery w/ Jared Freid (Comedy Cellar regular, Total Frat Move Podcast), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman), Jonathan Zeller ( The New Yorker, New York Comedy Club, American Bystander), David Drake (Fox’s “Laughs”), Darius Showjoy Davies (2017 finalist for the English Comedian of the Year), Ester Steinberg (Funny Girls on Oxygen), Jarret Berenstein (Radio Free Brooklyn), Mailroom Bar – Lower Manhattan, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Cutthroat Comedy w/ Von Decarlo, Nick Alexander, Angela Cobb, Andy Ostroff, Kenny Warren and Lizzie Stewart, The Standing Room – Queens, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Raghav Mehta, Koshin Egal, Kendall Ferrell, Dewey Lovett, Hosted by Tim Unkenholz, Adam Sokol, Lindsay Boling and Bryan Yang, Passage Irish Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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.

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale, 54 White Street – Tribeca, Every day until Dec. 17, 11am – 6pm, 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.

 

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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 – 1:30pm

Join a vigil and rally to commemorate missing, murdered, and trafficked women.
This event is part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

Lightfoot Market Holiday Pop-Up, 123 West 18th St. – Chelsea, 12pm – 7pm

At Lightfoot Market’s holiday pop-up, you’ll find thoughtfully curated eco-friendly and ethical gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Choose from 70 vendors that care about positive impact as much as you do. You will find innovative and sustainably made apparel, home goods, accessories, bath and body products, art, outdoor gear, food, children’s accessories and toys. Free.

Holiday on the Hudson, West Harlem Piers, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Celebrate the season with live music, dancing, decoration-making, and hot chocolate. Free.

 

Twelve Angry Men, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute – East Village, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Twelve Angry Men is about a 19-year-old man standing trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. $5 – $10.

 

MUSIC

This Party DOES Impress You Much! A Night of All Shania Everything w/ DJ Edith Pop, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:30pm, $10.

Blue Lightning, Running On Ice, Heartrocket, Fat Goose, The Brooklyn X Rays, Scared Pigeons, Conquer the Potato, Shakespeare Fire, The Emerald Pandas, Your Mom, The Rivals, Rogue, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 1pm, $5.

Danny Walsh, Ft. Hamilton Senior Center – Brooklyn, 2pm, Free.

The Red Party Presents: Our Holidaze Party w/ Pawns, DJ Sean Templar (A Murder of Crows NYC Goth & Post-punk Festival), DJ Jarek Zelazny (The Raven), DJ Jose Frances (Dark Dance Radio), Mercury Lounge – LES, 10pm, $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern, Dj Ilan, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

Take Me Out w/ DJ Nick Marc and Guests, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 11:55pm, $7 – $10.

The Gloomies, Obliques, Saint Marilyn, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bowery Comedy w/ Ayanna Dookie (50 Central on BET), Kevin Ryan (Gotham Live), Julia Shiplett (McSweeny’s, HBO), Ben Wasserman (VICE), Andrew Casertano (Animal Planet), Shalewa Sharpe (Stay Eating Cookies on iTunes/Spotify), Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free.

Raanan Hershberg, Local 138 – LES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Conflicted: The Greatest Fights inHistory w/ Brady O’Callahan, Jon Hudson, Dan Lempert, Maggie Widdoes, Kasey Borger, Hosted by Kate Villa and Peter Johnston, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Party of Two w/ Ayanna Dookie, Jim Tews, Carolyn Castiglia, Dawn Fraser, Hosted by Anita Flores and Vanessa Valerio, The Pleasure Chest – UES, 7:30pm, $8.

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Conrad Roth, Von Decarlo, Lance Pauker, Rachel Green, Meno Fernandez, Ryan Mulholland, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – 11am, Free.

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

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale, 54 White Street – Tribeca, Every day until Dec. 17, 11am – 6pm, 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.

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

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 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.

Learn to Double Dutch, Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, Every Thursday until Dec. 21, 4pm – 6pm, Free.

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

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.

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.

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.

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

 

FILM

The Freedom to Marry, The New School University Center – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Little Stones, NY Public Library – 53rd Street Branch, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

NoBudge Indie Film Showcase, Videology – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Basquiat: Rage to Riches, Howl Happening – UES, 7pm, Free.

 

MUSIC

Smoke and Sugar, Kate Vargas, Rose Villain, Sean McVerry, Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, $8 – $10.

B. Miles, Loose Buttons, all-caps LADD, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Mappe Of, Adir LC, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Major Murphy, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Gramercy Arms, Elk City, David Nagler, Bird Streets, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Adler Hall, Laura Wolf, Nick Pope, Growing Stone, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

The Gods Themselves, Lover, The Cats of Instagram, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Husbandry, Nathaniel Shannon and the Vanishing Twin, Black Black Black, Marching Teeth, Black Wall, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Ike Ufomadu, Shalewa Sharpe, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5 – $10.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Andy Ostroff, Chris Scopo, LeClerc Andre, Casey Balsham, Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

School Days Comedy, Hosted by Aminah Imani and Von DeCarlo, The Village Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

That Was Fantastic w/ Jo Firestone, Sydnee Washington, Gary Richardson, Karen Chee, Marcia Belsky, Hosted by Amy Zimmer, New Women Space – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/26) Holiday Pop Up Market, #ADULTING, MAKU Soundsystem

THINGS TO DO

Sustainable Sunday Holiday Market, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 2pm – 9pm

House of Yes’ holiday market brings you seasonal, handmade, artisan ethical, vintage, and upcycled jewelry, crafts, clothing, goods, arts, textiles, festival wear, costumes, menswear and more. Tunes by DJ Dropkat. Free.

Gifted and Talented Holiday Pop-Up Market, Grand Bazaar NYC – UWS, 10am

The Gifted & Talented Holiday Market is the first and only market in the city dedicated to gifts made exclusively in New York City. Buy locally-made, handcrafted selections including leather goods, jewelry, scented candles, chocolates, jams and hot sauces from over 30 vendors. Free.

 

ONGOING

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

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.

The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, Until Nov. 26, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

DJ E Class, DJ Fragg, MIST Harlem, 12pm, Free, RSVP.

Betty Blue Jazz, Yacouba Diabate, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Satori Loser, Blew, Consumables, Gorgeous, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

MAKU Soundsystem, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Will Miles, Clark Jones, Kenny DeForest, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

#ADULTING w/ Michelle Buteau, Jordan Carlos, Hari Kondabolu, Franchesca Ramsey, Dan Ahdoot, Dave Ahdoot, Ramy Yourself, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

New Neighbors: A Harlem Comedy Show, Silvana – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Easy Buckets Comedy w/ Von DeCarlo (BET), Courtney Reynolds, Denise Marinez, Justin Flanagan, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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