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The 20 best fall events in NYC

The 20 best fall events in NYC

You may have to trade in your tank top for a cardigan, but don’t think that the party’s over just because it's fall in NYC. Keep the fun going with awesome fall concerts and movies, and geek out with the best of them at events like the Medieval Festival and New York Comic Con. So go on and embrace autumn, because fall in New York is the best! RECOMMENDED: Find more things to do in NYC this fall

The best free things to do in NYC this summer

The best free things to do in NYC this summer

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in the summer in NYC Ongoing Videology Movie TriviaVideology, Brooklyn; 8:30pm, Every Tuesday Target First SaturdaysBrooklyn Museum; Every Saturday Williamsburg Spelling BeePete's Candy Store; Williamsburg, 7:30, First Monday of every month May 2 BargemusicBrooklyn Bridge Park; Various times, Every Saturday May 3‚ÄďOct 25 Habana Outpost Outdoor MoviesHabana Outpost; Brooklyn; 8pm, Every Sunday¬† May 7, 8 America's Cup comes to NYCBattery Park and Brookfield Place; 2-3:30pm, Saturday and Sunday¬† May 16 Brooklyn Flea Record FairSmorgasburg, Brooklyn; 11am‚Äď5pm Opening day for free kayaking with Brooklyn Bridge Park BoathousePier 26; 10am‚Äď3pm May 18 Richard Foreman, FilmmakerSegal Theatre; various times May 21 Electro Soul Dance Party: Jamie Lidell/JDH & Dave P (Fixed DJs)/ Brooklyn United Marching BandBrooklyn Bridge Park; 7pm May 27‚ÄďAug 23 Shakespeare in the ParkDelacorte Theatre; various times May 28 Latin Jazz Dance Party: Poncho Sanchez, DJ Bobbito Garcia, Salsa Lesson with Jose RiveraBrooklyn Bridge Park; 7pm June 2 Lyricist Lounge feat. ScarfaceRed Hook Park, Brooklyn; 7‚Äď9pm June 3 Chaka KhanProspect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn; 8pm June 3 Dancing in Bryant Park: the NY Tango QuartetBryant Park; lessons 6‚Äď7pm, live music and dancing 7‚Äď8:30pm June 5 Etsy Craft Party Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza, Brooklyn; 6‚Äď9pm June 7 Egg Rolls, Egg Cream + Empanadas FestivalEldridge Museum; noon‚Äď4pm June 7‚ÄďAug 24 Coney Island Flicks on the BeachConey Isl

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Calling all millennials: now you can sign up for glow-in-the-dark sports

Calling all millennials: now you can sign up for glow-in-the-dark sports

Adult rec teams are a blast, what with all the kicking, throwing and most importantly, drinking, but when has glow-in-the-dark NOT made something more fun? Now's your chance to join a brighter-than-average kickball or bocce ball team with Play Big Apple. Set on a dark indoor or outdoor fields and parks¬†in Brooklyn and Manhattan, teams gear up¬†in glow-in-the-dark T-shirts and glow sticks¬†while punting or tossing fluorescent balls around. You have until September 15 to sign up, and the next¬†game kicks off at¬†McCarren Park in Brooklyn on September 23. "Playing in the dark really amps up the fun," says Giovanni Marcantoni, Play Big Apple CEO. The club offers 8 other sports leagues‚ÄĒlike skeeball, dodgeball¬†and soccer‚ÄĒthat¬†you can sign up for by joining a league or registering as a single player. Costs usually vary between $69 to $79 per player, but you'll get hooked up with team shirts, equipment and¬†free beer¬†at sports bars¬†after all the sweaty fun. It's a great way to meet other¬†young professionals, and hey, you might even become the¬†gym class hero.¬† ¬†

The three best things to do in New York today

The three best things to do in New York today

Get down with ska and soul from Lake Street Dive and Kitty, Daisy & LewisSince performing music from Inside Llewyn Davis and becoming favorites on the Colbert Report, Lake Street Dive has been on a roll. They join former Coldplay opener Kitty, Daisy & Lewis for a banging set that will make you wish it was already Labor Day. Before SummerStage concludes this year, catch one of the last awesome free outdoor concerts. Central Park, Rumsey Playfield; 6-10pm; free   Luck out on free dinner and dancing at the Bailout TheaterGather 'round the community table at this free monthly event where volunteers provide potluck-dinner and local artists share dance pieces, spoken word and musical sessions. That's right, it's all free, just bring your eyes, ears, and empty stomach! Judson Memorial Church; 7-10pm; free  Celebrate hump day at this club-dance party: Roots"Little" Louie Vega and DJ Kevin Hedge have pioneered the house music scene in New York, and have been running this beloved dance party at Cielo for the last decade. Their fusion of Afrobeat and Hip Hop reflects on the dance floor, attracting rambunctious crowds from all over the city every week. Arrive before 11pm for free admission and an hour-long open vodka bar before the show. Cielo, 18 Little W 12th St; 10pm; $20, before 11pm free  

The three best things to do in New York today

The three best things to do in New York today

Get your candy crush on at the grand opening of Dylan's Candy Bar: Union SquareGrab a signature goody box of gummy bears, rainbow sour belts, and chocolate-covered candies at the brand new location of one of New York's favorite candy stores! (Plus, tomorrow you can taste the brand new Mean Girls-inspired jelly beans.) The ribbon cutting will be accompanied by Brooklyn United Marching Band, so of course, the rush of people and sugar will be equally high. Dylan's Candy Bar, 33 Union Square West; 11am; free  Catch a free screening of the Met's "Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle"Tonight, the Summer HD Festival displays a compelling and chilling two-in-one opera, Tchaikovsky's fairy tale "Iolanta" followed by the story of a troubled wife in Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle." The nearly three-hour-long show debuted earlier this year at the Metropolitan Opera. 3,100 free seats are available outside the plaza, but it's best to arrive early to guarantee a spot. Lincoln Center Plaza; 7:30pm; free  Rock out Fleetwood Mac style to Delta Rae + Liz LongleyHailing from North Carolina, the rock music group Delta Rae first broke out on the indie scene two years ago with their hit song "If I Loved You" featuring Fleetwood guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. Catch them tonight on their almost-sold-out tour with talented singer Liz Longley. Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 8pm; $20    

The three best things to do in New York today

The three best things to do in New York today

All Aboard the¬†Night Train with Wyatt CenacFirst stop of your week: the¬†comedy-combo featuring¬†Wyatt Cenac of¬†The Daily Show, Aparna Nancherla from the Last Comic Standing and four other¬†hilarious comedians at this Gowanus hot spot. The versatile weekly show also offers musical performances and, sometimes, gets surprise appearances from local celebrities.¬†Littlefield, Brooklyn; 8pm; $5‚Äď$8 Get your palms read at the¬†Morbid Anatomy MuseumIf you're a believer (or maybe just a skeptic), here's your chance to¬†test the powers of the universe, as three expert members of the¬†Tarot Society will do personal readings for visitors throughout the night for a reasonable fee. See what your palms reveal, draw¬†tarot cards and even discover more about your astrological sign. Who knows, skeptics might even become believers¬†by the end of the night.¬†Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn; 6‚Äď8pm; readings vary from $1‚Äď$2/minute Join forces with Luke Skywalker at a free outdoor screening of¬†Star WarsHead over to the huge beer garden outside this Williamsburg bar to catch the epic 1977 release of "Episode IV: A New Hope." With house-made popcorn and beer specials all night, the force is with you, all right!¬†Crown Victoria Bar, Brooklyn; 9pm, free ¬† ¬†

The three best things to do in New York today

The three best things to do in New York today

Laugh your ass off (and get an amazing deal) at ShowgasmIf you didn't get your daily dose of laughs today, head over to Ars Nova for some ear-gasmic music, comedy and raunchy burlesque, all hosted by the one and only John Early from 30 Rock. The monthly series just got a heck of a lot better with an hour of "Foreplay" before the show, which buys you two drinks, a slice of 'za and a ticket to the show, all for $15. Ars Nova, 8pm; $5 Earn your bronze medal at The Bullshit OlympicsArtists that used to take themselves very seriously gather round to share their old, pretentious work that they'd now likely rather burn than own as their own creations. Join in on the fun!Videology, 7pm, free Post the best #tbt on Instagram while watching Die HardThere's nothing quite like Bruce Willis fighting crime at Christmastime as Detective John McClane. Find out if he'll Die Hard, or Die Hard Again, or save the day or whatever, under the stars. Yippeekayay!Brooklyn Bridge Park, 6pm, free

The three best things to do in New York today

The three best things to do in New York today

¬† Shimmy and groove at¬†Lola Star's Dreamland Roller DiscoTonight's theme is "hair metal," so tease your mane and amp your air guitar moves to the max, because prizes are going out to¬†best dressed on the rink. Last year's big event sold out so make sure you get there with plenty of time to rent your skates.¬†Lakeside at Prospect Park, 7:30;¬†$18 Watch an outdoor screening of the original dance-off aka¬†West Side StoryThe Metropolitan Opera's 2015 Summer HD Festival¬†kicks off with the classic Natalie Wood musical that melted hearts across America. Who can forget the Romeo and Juliet-like couple Maria and Tony singing "One Hand, One Heart"? Whether you want an¬†uber-romantic date night or a sappy solo affair, Tony is calling your name... if your name is Maria.Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, 8pm, free Channel your most embarrassing Carrie Bradshaw moments at¬†Awkward...Sex and the CityYou're not alone! Hilarious writers and comedians candidly share their worst sexual encounters and dating fails at tonight's show.¬†Don't be alarmed at the location (it's in the basement of a sex shop on the Upper East Side)‚ÄĒit adds to the ambience! Bonus: free wine and beer all night to help you forget those cringe-worthy memories.¬†The Pleasure Chest, 8 or 10 pm;¬†$15, $20¬†at the door ¬†

The three best things to do in New York today

The three best things to do in New York today

Catch a performance¬†by¬†Live at the¬†Fillmore:¬†The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers BandTake a trip "Southbound" for a good 'ol taste of Southern rock, as these long-time Allman-admirers perform some of the legendary band's greatest live hits.¬†Although they won't be performing at¬†the Fillmore East rock venue, where the original band first recorded their top-selling live album¬†At Fillmore East,¬†the tribute band will still have you singing the Westboro Blues.Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm;¬†$8 adv, $10 door¬† Bring your favorite third-wheel for¬†Friends of Single PeopleWith only five days left of the¬†Brooklyn Comedy Festival, you won't want to miss the opportunity to drag your single¬†friends along to this. Members of the crowd will be randomly selected to represent their single friends onstage in a live dating game. Expose their dirty Tinder secrets‚ÄĒand hey, they might even meet a match! They'll thank you later, we hope.¬†Littlefield, 9pm;¬†$7 Catch a screening of the cult-classic,¬†The Blues BrothersFilled with comedy, craziness and cameos from¬†jazz-icons James Brown,¬†Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, this is one of the best throwbacks in the annual¬†Central Park Conservancy Film Festival.¬†The film¬†is a¬†tale about brothers Jake and Elwood Blues, who decide to get¬†their old band back together in hopes of raising money for the¬†old Catholic school they went to. Be sure to bring a picnic basket and blanket for this one.¬†Sheep Meadow, 8pm, free

18 super-cool things to do this weekend

18 super-cool things to do this weekend

March 20 LUCKYRICE New York Feast; Mandarin Oriental New York, Upper West Side, 8pm. $150.It's the 6th annual all-you-can-eat-and-drink Pan-Asian feast with yummy dishes like Pig & Khao green curry and shrimp, Morimoto spicy cold noodles with pork belly, and roasted duck for two. Award-winning pastry chef Pichet Ong will even be there for an exclusive meet and greet - you might even score a signed copy of his book! PLATFORM 2015; Danspace Project, East Village, 8pm. $20.Two New York City ballet dancers join forces with choreographers Jillian Pena and Troy Schumacher at this innovative space for Claudia La Rocco's curated work; "Dance Dialogues."  The Stepfathers; Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 9pm. $10. The supergroup of seven improvers was founded by Saturday Night Live's Bobby Moynihan and comedic genius Chris Gethard. This flagship show is funny, cute and a little bit brutal.  Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery; BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Fort Greene, 7:30pm. $25. The Kodo group has wowed the world on five continents, in over 3,700 performances. In this amazing percussion ensemble, nearly 30 members perform the sounds of serpents, demons and lions.  March 21 Spring Craft Beer Festival; Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, 12:30pm and 5:30pm. $45.As if you didn't drink enough beer on St. Patrick's Day, spend your Saturday filling up a 5oz. tasting glass with dozens of beers including Angry Orchard, Samuel Adams, Blue Moon, Einstok, and Goose Island.  The Fest for Beatles Fans; Hi

The Bronies are coming to Brooklyn

The Bronies are coming to Brooklyn

By now you've probably heard of Bronies, or adult male fans of the cartoon show "My Little Pony." Love 'em or hate 'em, they're on their way to Brooklyn for the 3rd annual Ponycon. This year's event, which has previously been held in Manhattan, will take place on Feb 14‚Äď16 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. Just imagine all those bearded bros sporting rainbow-colored hoodies with bright pink manes attached to them. Pony-lovers¬†can take part in tea parties, dress-up events, arts, crafts and games at the convention‚ÄĒevents¬†include a ‚ÄúDennybutt Livedraw,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúUncle Yo‚Äôs Stand Up,‚ÄĚ and even ‚ÄúPony Plushie Making.‚Ä̬†¬†Tickets are as low as $35 and as much as $1000 for celestial level VIP admission that includes a "Hearts and Hooves" dinner for two at a 4-star restaurant plus special seatings and tons of pony swag. Of course not everyone going to Ponycon will be a grown man, but there's sure to be a lot of them. Men across the country find solace in the series (it's not just well written, but artistic too!).¬†In 2012, the documentary ‚ÄúBronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony‚ÄĚ revealed the personal stories of some twenty-something¬†men who said the fandom offered them friendships they had never experienced before. Just keep this in mind as an alternate way to spend your Valentine's Day, singles¬†of New York. ¬†