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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Week - March 10-March 17

March 10, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Week
Holiday events and specials join parades and celebrations in City Guide's New York specials activity planner. From the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to New Year's Eve to Christmas, Easter, Valentine's, and St. Patrick's Day, you'll find the best in New York holidays on City Guide's calendar listings. You'll also find amazing street fairs, festivals, and more.

Long Island Reptile Expo - Suffolk Community College, Health Sports and Education Center
March 10, 2019 - Brentwood

Come see thousands of live pet reptiles on display and for sale as pets. More than 70 reptile breeders will be displaying! If you like reptiles, or are looking for a scaly new pet, this is the event for you! Admission is $10/adults, and $5/kids- pay at the door. Kids 6 and under no charge. Loads of free parking right out front!

Unity of New York Sunday Service - Symphony Space
March 10, 2019 - Manhattan

Unity of New York is a joyful, diverse, and welcoming spiritual community that honors all paths to God. Their mission is to serve the NYC community through spiritual teaching, music, prayer and outreach. They come together at their weekly Sunday Celebration Services (11am, right here at Symphony Space) to discover the power within all to unleash divine potential, know Oneness with God and each other. Unity affirms the power of prayer and the power of thoughts to create our own reality, helping people experience a stronger connection with God every day. Come for the Music... Stay for the message!

BIRDING IN PEACE - Green-Wood
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Just because it's winter, doesn't mean that there aren't interesting birds to discover in Green-Wood. For some bird species that migrate south after the breeding season, Brooklyn is their Miami during the cold months. Spend the early morning exploring the cemetery, looking for overwintering waterfowl, nuthatches, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches and any half-hardy birds that decided to stick around. By February we'll see some of the early north-bound birds beginning to trickle back into the area.

Afghanistan: National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib - Asia Society
March 11, 2019 - New York

Asia Society is delighted to host His Excellency Hamdullah Mohib, National Security Advisor of Afghanistan, for an address and a discussion on the future of Afghanistan, sharing his perspectives on the state of negotiations with the Taliban, the upcoming presidential elections in July, and security developments in the region.

Contractor Showcase 2019 (Long Island, NY) - Hilton Long
March 11, 2019 - Melville

Hardscapers are always on the lookout for new products, new ideas and new techniques. It's the only way to build a business. But there's got to be a balance between trying new things and making money. Is it possible to do both? That very question is the reason why we developed the Techo-Bloc Contractor Showcase — a high-energy travelling trade show that combines game changing hardscape technique demos, with industry strategy and insights from seasoned pros!

Thalia Docs: Do U Want It? - Symphony Space
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

2017. US. 97 min. Dir's Sam Radutzky and Josh Freund. Color. Percolating with electric performances, this doc wraps the tale of the band Papa Grows Funk and its breakup into a larger story about New Orleans music, crystallizing the tension between the ease of being a working musician in a city that supports homegrown talent like no other and the frustration that can come with wanting more than that. Awards: Depth Of Field International Film Festival - September 2017 - Award: Exceptional Merit New Orleans Film Festival - October 2017 - Audience Award Winner Southern States Indie FanFilmFest - January 2018 - Award: Best Soundtrack SF IndieFest - February 2018 - Audience Award Winner San Francisco Frozen Film Festival - July 2018 - Award: Best Music Documentary " This documentary, in all truthfulness, is the story of most of our lives as New Orleans musicians over the last fifty years. New Orleans Musicians, as well versed as we are in our craft, have a hard time breaking into the mainstream music scene. That causes frustrations which are honestly portrayed in this movie. This movie represents not just this band but our collective reality." - George Porter, Jr., The Meters "Just li... (read more)

DEATH CAFÉ - Green-Wood
March 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Death Café is inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or café), an informal gathering to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood brought this concept to discussions of the most universal topic of all: death. Underwood's intention was to provide an opportunity to "increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives." Today, there are over 4,400 Death Cafes in 26 countries around the world. Green-Wood is proud to host monthly gatherings of the Death Café here in our beautiful, modern chapel. Amy Cunningham, death educator and creator of the Brooklyn-based blog TheInspiredFuneral.com, invites participants to share their thoughts and feelings on death. It's an opportunity for safe and open exchanges, without an agenda. Tea and light snacks are provided.

Town Stages announces 90-Minute Wedding couple! - Town Stages
March 12, 2019 - New York

Town Stages  announces 90-Minute Wedding couple! Monday, January 28, 2019 from 12:00-1:30pm Town Stages, in partnership with Haute Dokimazo, announces the couple for the 90-Minute Wedding: Brittani and Robbie. Their wedding will take place on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 12-1:30pm.   Town Stages sought out an amazing love story for a beautiful and unique wedding celebration! The couple, Brittani and Robbie, will be getting married start to finish in 90 minutes with 15 friends and family. Town Stages and Haute Dokimazo have created a custom experience for Brittani and Robbie complete with all the bells and whistles, from an awe-inspiring entrance to an exciting wedding send-off! Haute Dokimazo will even supply 100 extra wedding guests for the special day!   THE WINNING LOVE STORY There's a girl in our office, Brittani, and she has been dating this guy who looks EXACTLY like Aquaman for 3 years. They have a tiny home together and 3 dogs and they're THE BEST people ever!!!!!!!! We jokingly said "hey you should be the bride!" And she goes "Well, that would be awesome and he'd say yes." And then there was silence.....then everyone was like WAIT YOU GUYS HAVE TO HAVE THIS WED... (read more)

Lakecia Benjamin: Jazz Takes Flight - Lincoln Center
March 13, 2019 - Bronx

Jazz at Lincoln Center presents tonight's special event as part of Carnegie Hall's citywide Migrations:The Making of America festival. This chapter will be an insightful exploration of the creation and evolution of American music during the Great Migration of 1917—1971. Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin will provide the soundtrack to this pivotal era through the music of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Muddy Waters, and Aretha Franklin. Benjamin has a well-earned reputation for energetic, genre-crossing performances, and this repertoire is a great opportunity to gain new insight on American popular music from one of its rising stars.

A Discussion with Author Dr. Jane S. Gabin - Jewish Theological Seminary of America
March 14, 2019 - New York

Dr. Jane S. Gabin's historical novel looks at the complicated life and aftermath of the occupation of Paris during WWII and spotlights Jewish experiences during the Nazi occupation of the city. Her debut novel intertwines the two timelines of postwar Paris and the current day as a young woman seeks answers when she finds an old picture of her father, a U.S. Army private, with two women and a small boy in Paris after the war. Wishing to learn more about her father, she travels to Paris to try to find this young boy. Combining history, romance, and mystery, The Paris Photo reveals how wartime trauma can persist into the present. Admission to the book talk is free, but reservations are required. Please arrive early and have photo ID available. This event is sponsored by The JTS Library. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Jane S. Gabin holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has continued her career as an educational counselor and lecturer. Most recently, she has taught at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University. The Paris Photo is her first novel.

ALL OF IT WITH ALISON STEWART - LIVE - The Greene Space
March 15, 2019 - Hudson Square

Join host Alison Stewart for the first live broadcast of WNYC's All of It as the show celebrates six months on the air— and some 600 guests. On the show: David Cullen will discuss his latest book, "Parkland," as we look back one year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; and Carla Lalli Music, food director at Bon Appétit, will share recipes and tips from her debut cookbook "Where Cooking

Tilt Kids Festival - Harlem Stage
March 16, 2019 - New York

This event is co-presented as part of Tilt Kids Festival 2019, produced by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. Featuring AJOYO by Yacine Boularès and Sarah E. Charles (Ages 5+) Join us for a special afternoon featuring performances presented with the Tilt Kids Festival! Harlem Stage partners with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) to present a program from international artists whose work appeals to kids and their families. Young people and the young at heart are invited to engage in our instrument making workshop then join the band in a joyful music celebration of AJOYO led by French-Tunisian musician Yacine Boularès; described as a "mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz and soul." This program is performed in English.

Red Baraat, Vidya Vox - The Bowery Ballroom
March 16, 2019 - New York

Red Baraat Festival of Colors is an immersive celebration through music, dance and visuals. Now in its 8 th year, the March 2019 festival will feature Vidya Vox and Red Baraat on an 8-city tour. Red Baraat Festival of Colors celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi with a colorful array of South Asian sounds. Traditionally, Holi is marked by public gatherings of families and strangers sharing songs, dance, and the exchange of 'colors' –colorful dry powder or colored water playfully thrown amongst the crowds of revelers. It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and for many, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships. Red Baraat Festival of Colors debuted in 2012 at a sold out Le Poisson Rouge in New York City and it has since expanded to over a dozen cities in the United States. Each year, bandleader and dhol player, Sunny Jain curates a night of music highlighting the South Asian Diaspora through a diverse range of styles. Past festivals have included DJ Rekha, Falu, Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi (a film by the late, award-winning filmmaker, Prashant Bhargava, with score by Grammy-nominated composer, Vijay... (read more)

This Irish American Life - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Hosted by historian Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey, This Irish American Life showcases the best of Irish and Irish-American history, literature, current affairs, and artistic endeavors. For six weeks, This Irish American Life will devote its weekly show to the theme of migration and immigration.

Historic Documents, Maps, Manuscripts on Display/For Sale at Greenwich Ephemera Fair March 16 & 17 - Hyatt Regency Hotel
March 16, 2019 - Old Greenwich

America’s Largest Ephemera Fair will be Held in Greenwich, Connecticut March 16 – 17. From under $10 to over $1 million, more than 80 Exhibitors to offer 10,000 items Also on site, very special exhibit valued at over $8 million: National Emergencies and Historic Documents that Shaped America Public invited to view original documents including highlights from the unique Alexander Hamilton Collection, George Washington’s clarion call to give “to Bigotry no Sanction,” Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and more. (GREENWICH/February 25, 2019) –Ephemera/39 (www.ephemerafair.com) sponsored by The Ephemera Society of America, will provide a rare close look at original historic documents that are at the core of much of today’s heated debates. ‘Ephemera’ refers to paper items such as posters, broadsides, letters, maps, magazines, photographs and other items that were meant to be used. Though not created to be preserved, many types of ephemera have since become collectible. Exhibitors from 12 states will showcase approximately 10,000 items covering hundreds of years of human history from every part of the globe. Ephemera/39 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 1800 ... (read more)

Private Conference - Brooklyn Expo Center
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

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“City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit” - 92nd Street Y
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit Description: “City of Tomorrow” – now in its third year – unites key players and innovators from the worlds of architecture, real estate and interior design for an incomparable two-day symposium with a host of interactive workshops and panel discussions on timely and provocative topics. Opening night features keynote conversations with the world’s most esteemed architects including Annabelle Selldorf and Rafael Viñoly, as well as the leaders responsible for ensuring our City—its buildings, infrastructure, transportation, and public places—will be viable and thriving for future generations. On Saturday, curate your day by visiting a selection of panels occurring in different venues throughout 92Y. Chefs Thomas Keller, Missy Robbins and José Andrés will discuss innovative culinary outposts and how they help anchor neighborhoods, while design doyenne Wendy Goodman leads a panel of AD 100 interior designers including Kelly Behun, Alexandra Champalimaud, and Carl D’Aquino. We’ll explore topics such as how nature is architecture’s new muse while wellness is design’s new one; co-living and co-working in a changing mark... (read more)

Historic Documents, Maps, Manuscripts on Display/For Sale at Greenwich Ephemera Fair March 16 & 17 - Hyatt Regency Hotel
March 17, 2019 - Old Greenwich

America’s Largest Ephemera Fair will be Held in Greenwich, Connecticut March 16 – 17. From under $10 to over $1 million, more than 80 Exhibitors to offer 10,000 items Also on site, very special exhibit valued at over $8 million: National Emergencies and Historic Documents that Shaped America Public invited to view original documents including highlights from the unique Alexander Hamilton Collection, George Washington’s clarion call to give “to Bigotry no Sanction,” Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and more. (GREENWICH/February 25, 2019) –Ephemera/39 (www.ephemerafair.com) sponsored by The Ephemera Society of America, will provide a rare close look at original historic documents that are at the core of much of today’s heated debates. ‘Ephemera’ refers to paper items such as posters, broadsides, letters, maps, magazines, photographs and other items that were meant to be used. Though not created to be preserved, many types of ephemera have since become collectible. Exhibitors from 12 states will showcase approximately 10,000 items covering hundreds of years of human history from every part of the globe. Ephemera/39 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 1800 ... (read more)

Unity of New York Sunday Service - Symphony Space
March 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Unity of New York is a joyful, diverse, and welcoming spiritual community that honors all paths to God. Their mission is to serve the NYC community through spiritual teaching, music, prayer and outreach. They come together at their weekly Sunday Celebration Services (11am, right here at Symphony Space) to discover the power within all to unleash divine potential, know Oneness with God and each other. Unity affirms the power of prayer and the power of thoughts to create our own reality, helping people experience a stronger connection with God every day. Come for the Music... Stay for the message!

WOW - Women of the World Festival 2019 - Apollo Theater
Through March 17, 2019 - New York

The Apollo Theater will host the third annual WOW – Women of the World Festival. Presented over four days in various spaces at the iconic cultural theater, the WOW Festival runs from March 12-17 and will feature workshops, activities, programming, and performances with artists, community leaders, writers, thinkers, activists, and leaders exploring a variety of issues across cultural, civic, and social boundaries with a focus on empowerment and activism. WOW Apollo will feature more than a dozen events, many of the events free or low cost.

Celebrate Party Showcase - Mitzvah Market
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Each of the annual Celebrate! Party Showcases attract hundreds of families who are all looking to meet Bar Bat Mitzvah vendors. All showcases are held from 12 noon – 4:00pm. These showcases are especially effective for exhibitors who have something special and different to present to families who are looking for the newest, hottest and greatest for their child's celebration. These Bar Bat Mitzvah families get to spend an afternoon meeting face-to-face with Bar Bat Mitzvah experts who can make their child's celebration different from the rest. Some vendors sign business right at the event. It's fun to sample the food, try out the newest entertainment and learn what's unique in Bar Bat Mitzvah planning. ** We distribute our annual Mitzvah Market Magazine at these events. Editions are also distributed throughout New York City, Northern/Central New Jersey and Westchester/Rockland/Fairfield. Interested in a showcase booth? Contact Sheri Lapidus, sheri@mitzvahmarket.com, 516-445-2394

Ecological City Costume/Puppet Workshops - Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
Through May 08, 2019 - New York

EARTH CELEBRATIONS' ECOLOGICAL CITY - PUPPET & COSTUME WORKSHOPS - MARCH 2 - MAY 8 Volunteers are invited to participate in our workshops led by Earth Celebrations' Artists-in-Residence to create spectacular visual art, giant puppets, and costumes for the culminating Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions celebrating and bringing together climate resiliency and ecological sustainability initiatives throughout the gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side. -Costume Workshops: WEDNESDAYS, 6-9pm with artist Yelaine Rodriguez -Puppet Workshops: SATURDAYS, 12-4pm with artist Lucrecia Novoa @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room) 82 Rutgers Slip (btw. FDR & Cherry St. LES - F train to E. Broadway - walk two blocks east) Workshops are free of cost - please register here: http://earthcelebrations.com/register-ecological-city-workshops-2/ For more information: http://earthcelebrations.com/

Shopping and Champagne - Trina Turk and Mr. Turk
Through October 08, 2028 - New York

Sip champagne as you shop our new Holiday Collection at 25% off! Plus enter for a chance to win a 1000$ Shopping Spree!

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