Welcome to Bad Apple, The New School Free Press’ weekly post that delivers the low-down on the most time-worthy and the best bad events of the upcoming week.


Hamilton: An American Trivia

Monday Feb. 13 from 8:00-9:30 PM

Since Hamilton is the hottest and most desirable ticket in all the land and some patrons may have not seen it (yet!), the five rounds of questions will revolve around the cast, album, and star, Lin Manuel Miranda. This way you don’t have to have seen the pricey show to participate. The best way to reserve tickets is to choose a team captain and have them reserve tickets for the whole team. There is a $15 tab minimum for all players, winners and losers.

Slattery’s Midtown Pub, 8 East 36th Street


Shack Track & Field Run

Tuesday Feb. 14 from 7:00-9:30 PM

This fun run that takes place every second Tuesday of every month is open to all ages and abilities. With two different route options that both end, conveniently, at the Battery Park City Shake Shack. There is nothing better than a bit of exercise with a big juicy reward at the end. The best part is that all participants get a free drink upon their return to the Shack! More information on routes, meeting places, and rewards can be found here.


The Week in Sex Comedy Show

Thursday Feb. 15 at 7:30 PM

The Week in Sex Podcast has been called “The Greatest Sex Comedy Podcast On Earth” by its critics. If you’re into raunchy and hilarious comedy come see this wild stand up show featuring an array of comedians. They will be sharing their most embarrassing and raunchy sex stories and bits. Surprise visits from adult film stars and celebrities are the norm here. This event is 16+ but I’m hoping that won’t be a problem.

99 Macdougal St


Laser Tag at Indoor Extreme Sports

Saturday Feb. 18 at 2:30 PM

Join TNS Recreation office for an afternoon of 3v3 laser tag. This fun afternoon will get your heart and adrenaline pumping. For New School students the 90 minutes session is $15 and for faculty and staff it’s $26 (includes equiptment). Registration will close for this event on Friday Feb. 2nd, get yourself on the list before the trip is full! This is a fun way to shed some calories from all the chocolates and sweets consumed for Valentine’s Day!

Indoor Extreme Sports, 47-11 Van Dam St, Long Island City


Asian Fusion Fest

Saturday Feb. 18 12:00-5:00 PM

What better way to celebrate the year of the rooster than by pigging out on your favorite asian inspired cuisine? Make sure to quickly snag ticket for this surprisingly affordable festival. The lucky guests will be able to indulge the city’s best dumplings, noodles, and egg rolls while sipping on unlimited Tsingtao beers. The delicious, unlimited beers make this event 21+. Take a look at the vendors in attendance and buy tickets here.

Slate NY, 54 West 21st Street


Cupid’s Undie Run

Saturday Feb. 18 at 12:00 PM

There is no other reason to run around in your underwear, through the street of a brisk New York City February afternoon, other than to raise money for a deserving charity, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. Be part of something great (and seriously unusual) by putting on your favorite undies and participating in this fun run. The run is a mile-ish and is just basically one big panty-clad party! See the itinerary below and register  online.

Noon – Doors open

1:00 PM – Awards ceremony


3:30 PM – Earned open bar closes

4:00 PM – Bag check closes

Stage 48,605 West 48th Street


Presidents Day Weekend Whiskey & Wings Brunch & Day Party

Sunday Feb. 19 2:00-10:00 PM

Luckily the New School has Monday off for Presidents Day because this event is going to do you dirty. Set yourself up for a rough Monday morning with this bottomless brunch and day party. The bar is 2 for 1 until 5 PM and the food is bottomless until 6 PM. Pig out on all your favorite brunch must-haves, such as chicken and waffles, assorted wings, mac and cheese, and classic home fries. Admission is free until 5 PM, after that tickets are $15 for girls and $20 for guys. Tickets can be bought in advance but there will also be plenty at the door.

Suite 36, 16 West 36th Street


Mardi Gras Penthouse Party

Sunday Feb. 19 8:00 PM-1:00 AM

If you can’t afford the trip to New Orleans this year for Mardi Gras, don’t worry because this rooftop party will feel like the real thing! This penthouse is one of the hottest and largest party destinations in Manhattan with an awesome lounge and stunning skyline views. With floor to ceiling windows you’ll get the perks of the view without the hassle of having to wear a chunky coat. With rooftop access to heated glass igloos this party is the ideal Sunday night event, given you can sleep in Monday night. The party has 2 for 1 drinks and free appetizers from 8-9 PM. Tickets and more information about this party can be found on their website.

230 Fifth Penthouse


Illo: Alex Gilbeaux

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