The Five Points Festival is a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture curated by Clutter Magazine and presented by Midtown Comics. A designer toy and comic convention in New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes, graphic novels, indie comics, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, food trucks, and craft breweries – capped off by the 2017 Designer Toy Awards. The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace.
ESPN hosted its tenth annual Super Bowl party (rebranded ESPN THE PARTY) at Basketball City at Pier 36 in NYC. The Party featured live performances by 2014 Grammy Award Nominees Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar, along with music by Multiple Grammy Award Winner Jermaine Dupri. Numerous ESPN sportscasters, athletes and entertainers attended.