Things To Do In NYC

Comedian Nate Bargatze on his long journey to The Town Hall

It can be a tricky thing for a stand-up comedian to promote a new stand-up show fresh off the heels of releasing a successful special. On one hand, you want to discuss the material that brought you wide acclaim. But on the other hand, you need to walk the line of promoting the hour you are...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 5:13pm

The NY Comedy Festival returns for its 16th year

Caroline Hirsch, the owner of the storied and famous comedy club Carolines, can’t believe how far she has come. As a producer of the NY Comedy Festival, she has spent the past 16 years making this week-long event grow into one of the best showcases of stand-up in the country and a place where many...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 3:56pm

Comedian Vir Das on his biggest NYC show to date

Vir Das is almost ready to take in New York and all of its charms. The Indian comedian will be performing his biggest show in the city to date with a headlining performance at The Town Hall for this year’s New York Comedy Festival on Friday, Nov. 8. After touring the globe and releasing a Netflix...

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 6:48pm

Rip Michaels on bringing his all-star comedy friends to Barclays Center

Rip Michaels is not in the business of doing things on a small scale. Starting out as a stand-up comedian and writer in New York and then becoming a writer and cast member on Nick Cannon’s wildly successful MTV improv show “Wild ’N Out,” Michaels eventually moved on to become a producer and co-...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 2:57pm

5 Ways to spend your St. Patty’s Day in NYC

This Sunday, the sounds of pennywhistle and zig-zagging merrymakers dressed in green will descend upon every corner of New York City to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. With the holiday falling on a weekend this year, the feeling of having the world as your oyster can be a little bit overwhelming, to...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:11pm

3 great things to do in New York City this week

You could look at daylight saving time as a glass-half-empty or half-full situation. If you choose to be optimistic, an extra hour of sunlight will force you to go out there and make the most of it after you clock out of work. Here are some events that you can check out this week with your new...

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:12pm

7 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

Women have been making incredible headway recently, from politics to Hollywood and workplaces everywhere. As March is Women's History Month, it's time to salute the women who broke the glass ceilings to make it possible, so we've rounded up the exhibits, gatherings and performances that salute the...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 9:06am

There's fanfic at The Met and it's all because of the Tale of Genji

Fanfiction writers and fan artists have been maligned since the start of the internet, hunted by zealous copyright holders and ridiculed as derivative by academics. Well, no longer because fanfiction along with other fan creations like paintings, clothing and even trading cards have officially...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 2:17am

After Hours, Dessert Speakeasy Chanson Is Now A Cocktail Bar

It’s 11 p.m. and you’re looking to keep the night going — how does dessert and cocktails at a speakeasy bar sound? Hidden beneath Flatiron’s Patisserie Chanson, known for its edible works of art, Chanson’s Dessert Bar wows crowds nightly with its six-course theatrical dessert tastings. Now, they’...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 3:43pm

30 Fun Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Feb. 28-March 3

Mean Girls for grown-ups, Drake vs. Tchaikovsky, the Orchid Show is back, NYC Beer Week begins and more things to do in NYC this weekend. Here’s Brooklyn now BRIC, which celebrates 40 years as the leading venue for free cultural programs in Brooklyn, has opened its 2019 Biennial. This year’s art...

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 1:32pm

Apply now to spend your whole summer at Coney Island

If spending just a weekend or two at Coney Island this summer isn’t enough, apply for a job at the amusement parks and Boardwalk instead. The Alliance for Coney Island is looking for 600 people to fill various positions during a job recruitment fair on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5 from 10...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:19pm

Rooftop at Pier 17 reveals 2019 Summer Concert Series lineup

The Winterland ice rink on The Rooftop at Pier 17 is still up, but as one of the city’s hottest concert venues it’s already looking ahead to warmer days with the reveal of its 2019 Summer Concert Series. First up at to the outdoor venue on the Lower Manhattan waterfront are Indietronica...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 2:45pm

Harry Potter parody play Puffs graduates to Off Broadway with bigger emotions and special effects

Going to wizarding school is hard, even when you’re not the Boy Everything Happens To. This is the premise of Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, a hilariously heartfelt parody of the famous seven-book series focusing on the often forgotten house...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:58pm

Inside Brooklyn's Teknopolis is tech that makes us more human

In the massive 21st-century digital art workshop Teknopolis, you’re the star. The pop-up interactive gallery takes over four floors of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Fisher Building, bringing cutting-edge immersive experiences all about exploring your artistic side — even if you don’t think you...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 11:30pm

29 Amazing Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Feb. 21-24

Mean Girls for grown-ups, Drake vs. Tchaikovsky, the Orchid Show is back, NYC Beer Week begins and more things to do in NYC this weekend. Step into the movies You may not qualify for an Oscar, but you can step inside Oscar-nominated movies at Dolby Soho, the sound and video company’s new...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:33pm

Brooklyn's best food hall DeKalb Market just got better

Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point development just got two major new additions to its entertainment scene — and there are plenty more changes in the wings. The shopping and social complex — they don’t like the word “mall” — at 445 Albee Square West is now home to a versatile new nightlife venue and...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 1:37pm

NYC's new thirst trap is the mystery Central Park Mandarin duck

Last weekend was particularly beautiful in New York City, and everyone was outside — lurking like paparazzi around a pond, hoping to get a glimpse of NYC’s hottest new celebrity: the Central Park Mandarin duck. What are all these people looking at? pic.twitter.com/iUyGVnRd49 — Aaron...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:19pm

PHOTOS: Frida Kahlo at the Brooklyn Museum doesn't hold back

Glamorous, disabled, Communist, free spirited, non-binary — Frida Kahlo was all of these and something even more ethereal, a brief but incredible life on full display at the Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibit Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. Gathering over 300 objects, many of them from Kahlo...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:22am

Single on Valentine's Day? Here's 10 Fun Things to Do

Being single is awesome most of the year, but maybe Valentine’s Day is the one time you’d rather stay home than be caught next to a surprise public proposal (ugh, don’t do that). We have another proposal — get out there and enjoy your fabulous self at these singles-oriented Valentine’s Day events...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:30pm

14 Amazing Last-Minute Fun Valentine's Day Ideas in NYC

All you need is love — except on Valentine’s Day, when you’d better have some things to do lined up. We’ve got 14 last-minute Valentine's Day ideas to make your sweetheart even sweeter on you. Make It a Game Night Singles and couples are challenged to Take Back Your VDay, a night of gaming by the...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:03pm