Second Avenue Subway Construction

Welcome back to our curated weekly events picks for New York City!

Monday, January 6th: The 37th Annual Three Kings Day Parade featuring live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, and dancing takes place today in East Harlem at the El Museo del Barrio starting at 11 am. The festival celebrates local talent and individuals who have served the El Barrio and Latino communities in NYC.

Tuesday, January 7th: Punderdome 3000 is a monthly pun competition in Brooklyn run by father and daughter comedy duo Fred and Jo Firesone. How can you not love this description: “Pun-masters are determined by the human clap-o-meter who accurately and scientifically assesses levels of audience applause.” Tickets here.

Preview and screening of the film Raze at the Museum of the Moving Image, featuring Zoë Bell, a gymnast and martial artist who became an international action icon when she achieved fame as Quentin Tarantino’s preferred stunt woman. Bell will be present at the screening.

Wednesday, January 8th: “Transportation and the Second Avenue Subway,” a free panel discussion at the National Academy Museum moderated by James Russell, architecture critic for Bloomberg with Sandra Bloodworth, Director of MTA Arts for Transit,  Mitchell Joachim, Co-founder of Terreform ONE,  and Judith Kunoff, Chief Architect of MTA New York City Transit. RSVP to See more of our photos inside the Second Avenue Subway construction.

Green-Lawn Cemetery’s first historic trolley tour of the year features complimentary hot chocolate, taking you across the beautiful 478-acre landmark with a revolutionary history. Learn about Green-Wood’s iconic residents, the campaign of George Washington and the Battle of Brooklyn, and more.

Thursday, January 9th: The Newsstand (a pop-up in the Lorimer subway station in Williamsburg) is hosting a magazine release for David Brandon Geeting and Natalie Pavloski. The images, photographs by Geeting of Pavloski’s nail art are heavily inspired by 80’s and 90’s nail advertisements.

The Raqib Shaw exhibit at PACE Gallery has been extended until this Saturday the 11th. Known for his opulent paintings and sculptures, Shaw creates shimmering, jewel-like surfaces, which often use dark images drawn from ancient myths from both Eastern and Western tradition.

Friday, January 10th: Check out the festival COIL 2014 by contemporary arts incubator P.S. 122, in its 9th year. The festival goes from January 3 to 19, but on Friday there will be 6 events ranging from the plays House of Dance and Tyson v. Ali, to a meticulous catalogue and remixing of everything William Shatner said on the original Star Trek.

Saturday, January 11th: NYC’s Atlas Obscura Society debuts its Road Trip Series with an exploration to Philadelphia, featuring the anomalies and curiosities of the Mutter Medical Museum, the notorious cells of Eastern State Penitentiary and several surprises in between, we’re highlighting a few of our very favorite Philadelphia listings and providing our fellow New Yorkers with the means of reaching them.

Sunday, January 12th: Mana Contemporary presents a special opening in its Jersey City space, including the launch of architect Richard Meier’s Model Museum, an exhibition of 60 photorealism paintings in “Photorealism Revisited,” and Eugene Lemay’s Strata, an immersive installation of six large works with an accompanying performance of the Shen Wei Dance Arts. RSVP here.

No Pants Subway Ride is going down again at 3pm. Details to participate here and photos from previous years here.

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