Around NYC Today (1/27) Winter Jam, FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, Side Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Winter Jam NYC, Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 11am – 3pm

Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! A snow field was created in the hear of Manhattan just for this event. Activities include Sledding, Arctic Golf, Live Ice Sculpting, Snowshoeing by REI and the Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut. Free.

FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, St. Margaret’s House – Lower Manhattan, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Bookmaking Workshop, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 4pm – 5:30pm

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park. This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art. Free.

Cooking with Cinnamon,  Wave Hill – Bronx, 2pm – 3pm

Cinnamon is the dried bark taken from a number of closely-related tree species. Originating in East Asia, this warming spice has been used throughout the world for centuries. Watch—and taste—as a chef from Great Performances demonstrates some cinnamon-laced delicacies. Free with admission to the grounds. $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

 

MUSIC

Teen Body, Straw Pipes, Hypoluxo, Big French, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Crushed, Katie Rex, vveiss, Xiorro, Salem Hilal, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Dr. Martens Presents: Cape Francis, Gingerlys, Birch, KEW, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Rich Medina, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Paul Collins (The Beat and the Nerves), Jam Messengers, Diviera Drive – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Ellen and The Degenerates, Doggo, Original Sharks, High Falls, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Mad Doctors, The Royal They, PowerSnap, Scout Harris, Pet Rescue – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Pool Cosby, Eric Benoit, Lenore Lenoire, Pia Zapata, Alex Appel, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

GNAW (ex-Khanate, Insect Ark/Translation Loss Records), Belus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Been Stellar, Pom Pom Squad, Malibu, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Michelle Buteau (Broad City, Last Comic Standing, Big Morning Buzz, Enlisted on FOX) , Shalewa Sharpe (Brooklyn Comedy Fest), Rachel Sennot (High Maintenance), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Tom McCaffrey (Comedy Central, Last Exit to Brooklyn Podcast), Aaron Kominos-Smith (Comedy Central, MTV), Maddy Smith (Hoboken Comedy Festival), Brian McGuinness (Inside Amy Schumer, The Jim Gaffigan Show), Scott Sharp (Gotham Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Vernon Payne (Spaz Comics), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown Manhattan, 9pm, Free.

 

FILM

Victoria and Abdul (2017), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/24) Indie Pop Dance Party, King Hippo Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Black Friday Meditation, Wave Hill – Bronx, 11am – 12pm

Avoid Black Friday busyness by joining a community meditation focused on gratitude and clearing your mind. Led by Neem Dewji of Yoga for Bliss. Garden admission: $8 for audlts, $4 for students and seniors.

Black Friday Hike, Start at Doris Freedman Plaza in Central Park, 11am – 2pm

The hike will start at the southern end of the park – 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and end at the northern end near the Harlem Meer. Free.

Arkham Gothic Dance Party, Bizarre Bushwick, 10pm – 4am

Music by DJ Cyclonus and DJ James David. Horror movies on screen. Free. RSVP.

 

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.

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.

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

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

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.

 

FILM

Whose Streets?, Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center’s Amphitheater, UWS, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Planet Earth, Caveat – LES, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Kasador, The Either, Kid Le Chat, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Antagonista, Dan Abraham, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Hold On Caulfield, Little Image, Gogeous, Sad Cops, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

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

R & She: The Queens of Hip-Hop and R&B, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $5 – $8.

Dance Yourself Clean: An Indie Pop Dance Party, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Cinema Cinema, Tidal Channel, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Party Patrol w/ Super Bueno, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

DJ Shane MauX, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Cross the Bridge Comedy, Artichoke’s Basille Pizza – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free, RSVP.

Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Isabel Hagen (The Lantern), Dan Perlman (Flatbush Misdemeanors), Dan Lamorte (Comedy Celluar), Hosted by Brooke Arnold (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Whatever Comedy Show, Hosted by Amy Cardinale and Peter Revello, Niagara Bar – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

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

Bitches Brew Comedy w/ Naomi Karavani, Melissa Stokoski, Shelby Taylor and Erica Spera, Halyards – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/4) Pumpkin Smash, Little Caribbean Food Crawl

THINGS TO DO

Pumpkin Smash 2017, Washington Market Park – Tribeca, 9am – 12pm

Bring your pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and gourds for a smashing good time!  You smash them – and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for city parks and green spaces. Free.

Albanian Brooklyn Festival, Seth Low Playground – Brooklyn, 12pm

This event will have live music, dance performances, a basketball, soccer, chess and dominoes tournament and a children’s Halloween costume contest. Free.

The Public Theater Mobile Unit: The Winter’s Tale, Williamsbridge Oval  – Bronx, 1pm -3pm

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, which brings productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City, journeys through tragedy into comedy with a new production of The Winter’s Tale, directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Caught, Porto). RSVP by emailing sarah.bisnow@parks.nyc.gov . Free.

Lauren Carly Shaw: Impressions, Glyndor Gallery in Wave Hill – Bronx, 2pm – 3pm

Artist Lauren Carly Shaw activates her work installed in the Glyndor Gallery. Presented as a durational performance, the artist enters and inhabits her work. A negative impression of her body made of foam and resin is set into a built-in cabinet. Integrating into the architecture of the gallery, Shaw’s performance underlines the role of the body in creating her site-specific work. The show is part of Call & Response, the Glyndor Gallery’s fall exhibition. Free with admission to the grounds: $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

Times Square Anti-Trump/Pence Protest, Various locations, 2pm

Protesters will march from Times Square to Washington Square Park. Organized by www.RefuseFascism.org .

Little Caribbean Food + Culture Crawl, Various location on Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn, Nov. 4 (Sat), 3pm – 7pm

CaribBEING, a Flatbush arts and culture group, is organizing a tour of the best restaurants at the newly designated area of Little Caribbean.  Meeting place is the Flatbush Caton Market. $10 suggested donation.

Target First Saturdays, Brooklyn Museum, 5pm – 8pm

The Brooklyn Museum will host a full slate of events that include a film screening, a dance festival, concerts, a photo booth and a book club discussion. Click link for full schedule. Free.

Cabaret Law Repeal Party, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 11:55pm – 3am

The owner of Muchmore’s has been fighting NYC’s Cabaret Law since 2014 when he first sued the city over NYers right to dance. The law is now slated for repeal and the bar will  host a midnight party to celebrate. Performances by Dan Snazelle, Collin Crowe and Jessica Long. Free.

 

FILM

Necessary Filmmaker Showcase, Necessary Studios – Queens, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

The Attics, Floam, J Bengoy, The Map Room at Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $5.

Save Face,  Secret Stuff, Just Friends, Graduating Life, Que Fuerte, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7pm , $10.

Dan Friel, Nylon Viper, Passive Tones, Babycastles – Chelsea, 7pm, $10 suggested donation.

Van Heusen, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Woogles, The Othermen, The Whips, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Happy Half Hour w/ Mike Recine (Conan, Comedy Central), Local 138 – LES, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Trigger Play Comedy w/ Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Pranav Behari (Cape Fear Comedy Fest), Amanda Kay Holstien (Yellow Rose Comedy Fest), Thiago Lima (New York Comedy Fest), Candyce Musinski (Not Right Now Comedy), Catherine Zini (Cape Fear Comedy Fest), Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Nerd is the New Black, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $8.

Jackknife Comedy w/ Otto Fernandez (Broadway Comedy Club), Mara Wiles (High Plains Comedy Festival, Chloe Radcliffe (NBC Stand Up For Diversity), Sean Finnerty (Amazon’s Fireball Run), Brian Allen Mitchell (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Mary Mack (CONAN), Tim Harmston (Late Show With David Letterman) Hosted by Patrick Hastie and Gideon Hambright, The Creek and the Cave – Queens, Nov. 4 (Sat), 8pm, $5.

Sam Rubinoff (Hilarious), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp) + special guests, Hosted by Dylan Palladino (Model and Mensch), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Stop Laughs, QED – Queens, 10:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Saturday Farmers Market, Hattie Carthan Community Garden (Brooklyn), 9am-2pm, 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.

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

 

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Around NYC Today: Hester Street Fair, Fall Festival, Britpop Dance Party

Ava Luna, Crumb, Rosehardt at Brooklyn Bazaar
Ava Luna, Crumb, Rosehardt at Brooklyn Bazaar

THINGS TO DO

Hester Street Fair, Intersection of Essex Street and Hester Street (LES), Oct. 14 (Sat.), 11am – 6pm
This week’s vendor line-up includes Blix, by REVEAL, Chokola, Delicate Raymond, Hetmans, etc. Free.

Fall Festival, Forest Park (Queens), 12pm – 3pm

Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins, and more. Free.

SkowheganPerforms, Socrates Sculpture Park, 1pm – 5pm

SkowheganPerforms, now in its seventh season, invites Skowhegan alumni to activate the entire park with an afternoon of performance and art.

Interpretative Reading of Mark Twain’s ‘The War Prayer,’ Wave Hll (Bronx), 2pm – 3pm

Call & Response artist Kiran Chandra presents an interpretive reading of Mark Twain’s controversial 1905 text “The War Prayer.” When Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was a resident in Wave Hill House at the beginning of the 20th century, he built a treehouse on the property. Chandra’s reading commemorates Twain’s tree structure and the writing he created at Wave Hill. Free with admission to the grounds. $8 for adults, $4 for children and seniors.

Dance Away the Night, Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn), 5pm – 7pm

Join a night of swing to celebrate the Harvest Moon with the great pianist Danny Mixon and his band, featuring Antoinette Montague on vocals.

In Illo Tempore Vignettes IV, Green Acres Community Garden (Brooklyn), 7pm – 8:30pm

In Illo Tempore Vignettes is a performance of bodies suspended in time, revealing the echoes of memory, alienation, and exile. The performers parade through relentless streams of invisible stimuli in a voyage between presence and absence. The piece addresses the innumerable stories of the exiled, the ones that are visible and the ones that take place in a vacuum.

FILM

The Strange Ones, Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 1pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.

Infinite Fashion Connection, Wythe Hotel Cinema (Brooklyn), 3pm, Free, RSVP.

Candyman, Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

Juan of the Dead, Maria Hernandez Park (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Sol Lain Playground (LES), 6:30pm, Free.

Monsters, Inc., Cedar Playground (Bronx), 6:30pm, Free.

MUSIC

SHAED + Morgan Saint, Industry City, 4pm, Free, RSVP.

The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Friends at the Falls, Mercury Lounge (LES), 7pm, $10 – $12.

Alethea Buchal, Jacob Silver, Ethan Bourdeau, Tasting Room (Brooklyn), 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ava Luna, Crumb, Rosehardt, Brooklyn Bazaar, Oct. 14 (Sat.), 8pm, $10.

Korey Dane Residency, Ben Jaffe, Carl Jaffe, Berlin (Alphabet City), 8pm, $10.

MAKU Soundsystem, Yotoco, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10 – $12.

Machines in Music: Imaginary Softwoods, Via App, Patricia, S.S.P.S., Hiro Kone, Knockdown Center (Queens), 8pm, $10.

Britpop Dance Party, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

COMEDY

Delgado, Oct. 14 (Sat.), 6pm, Free. RSVP.

The Human Citizen Comedy Show feat. Dan Perlman (co-creator: That’s My Bus!), Rosebud Baker (Fox’s Red Eye), Marvin Lattimore (New York Comedy Club), Lawrence DeLoach (Skankfest 2017), Molly Ruben-Long (SeeSo’s “Hidden America with Jonah Ray”), Tyler Richardson (MTV, LAUGHS on FOX), AJ Thompson (RoastMasters), Art Cafe + Bar (Brooklyn), 9pm, $5.

Dope Comedy Show, The Park View (Inwood), 9:30, Free, RSVP.

ONGOING

Socrates Farmers Market, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens), Every Saturday until Oct. 28, 8am – 4pm, 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 weekend until Oct. 31, 11am – 8pm, Free.

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