1/1: What You’re Doing New Year’s Day

The Polar Bear Swim, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, Philip Glass and more

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Look on as sentient human beings strip to their swim trunks and bikinis and jump in zero-degree water. Yeah, it makes us feel like slackers, too. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club Annual New Year’s Day Swim starts at 1PM. [more]

Dozens of writers, performers and other luminaries (from Maggie Estep to Philip Glass to Steve Earle) crowd the Sanctuary at St. Mark's Church for the Poetry Project’s 36th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading. 2PM. [more]

The perfect, bittersweet double feature is also a pair of valentines to erstwhile NYC: “The Apartment” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Part of the Madcap Manhattan series at Film Forum. Schedule varies. [more]

When pop critic Chuck Klosterman personally requests you, you know you’er not just another cover band. All-lady Metallica trib outfit Misstallica rocks you hard into ’10 at Mercury Lounge, 8PM. [more]

The 6th Annual New Year's Hank-O-Rama = musical tribute to c&w pater Hank Williams on the 57th anniversary of his death. At Rodeo Bar, of course. 10PM. [more]

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