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Random Happenings in New York City This Week - August 12-August 19

August 12, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Random Happenings in New York City This Week Photo: Nicholas Ruiz/Flickr / 2013 Scott Rudd 

If you're looking for the best of miscellaneous things to do in NYC, check out City Guide's 'Potpourri' category, which has dining specials, pop ups, shopping, charity events, literary events, lectures, readings, awards shows, galas, and even more.

Birding Tour with NYC Audubon - Freshkills Park
August 12, 2018 - Staten Island,

Join local naturalist Cliff Hagen for "Birding Gems of Staten Island: Spring Migration at Freshkills Park," organized by NYC Audubon. From wetlands to woodlands to rich, rolling grasslands, Freshkills Park offers a diverse collection of habitats and wildlife. On a spring day, over 100 species of birds and a variety of butterflies can be seen here. Transport by passenger van from the Staten Island St. George Terminal is included.

Naaya Yoga - Ace Hotel
August 12, 2018 - New York

Naaya's aim is to work within communities where wellness isn't a buzzword. Currently people of color are highly impacted by not having access to resources needed to help with their mental and physical health. By providing affordable classes Naaya hopes to democratize this access. Naaya will cultivate a community where people of color can afford to prioritize their physical and mental health. Through the practices of yoga and mindfulness people are given the tools of self-care which assist in helping people cope with whatever they might be dealing with. Sunday sessions at Ace Hotel New York provided a chance to get grounded before the week starts. The practice will encompass breath work and basic yoga asana. Proceeds for the Sunday sessions are in support of the Naaya initiative. Sinikiwe Dhliwayo is a creative producer, yoga instructor and founder of Naaya. Born in Zimbabwe, she has an obsession with yoga that rivals that of her obsession with her kid sister. Sinikiwe can be found off the mat reading all the things, cooking and smiling. Her heart skips a beat at the prospect of disseminating tools of yoga and meditation to people of color. Tickets and Schedules handled dir... (read more)

Masma Dream World - Ace Hotel
August 12, 2018 - New York

Masma Dream World's unique sound bath combines vibroacoustic technologies with sound healing techniques to promote meditation as a means to become acquainted with our deeper selves, improving interpersonal communication, awareness and intention. Participants lay comfortably on yoga mats with blankets and sound pillows —vibroacoustic pillows that resonates low frequencies throughout your body— and experience a guided meditation aided by singing crystal bowls, drums, rattles and overtone singing. The journey will be lead by Sound Therapist Devi Mambouka —certified by the Globe Institute of Sound Healing in San Francisco, California and a Experimental vocal artist. Her musical project Masma Dream World is a sonic healing journey from stage performances to one-on-one Sound Therapy. Her inspiration comes from her Indian, Chinese, and African background in combination with leading edge vibroacoustic technologies. Ace Hotel New York is proud to host Masma Dream World every Sunday this summer at 3:00 PM in Liberty Hall. All ticket sales and admission for the series is being handled directly by Masma Dream World. Tickets available via their Eventbrite page, and more info available ... (read more)

Prospect Park History Walking Tour - Prospect Park Alliance
August 12, 2018 - Brooklyn

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking tours of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn, presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. These two-hour tours will examine the Park's many layers of natural and human history, from the flora and geology to the architectural eras visible in the built environment.

Global Mashup for Kids: Elena Moon Park & Sonia de los Santos - Flushing Town Hall
August 12, 2018 - Flushing

Our first-ever Global Mashup for Kids! Our very popular series returns for a fun-filled afternoon featuring Elena Moon Park and Sonia de los Santos in a mash-up celebration of music from Latin America and East Asia. Come sing and dance along to folk and children's songs in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese, exploring the stories behind the songs and celebrating the common joys that tie us all together.

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square - Prospect Park Alliance
August 12, 2018 - Brooklyn

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
August 12, 2018 - Brooklyn

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Second Sundays - Pioneer Works
August 12, 2018 - Brooklyn

Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Food and Beverage by Bombay Sandwich Co., Dolce Brooklyn, and Pioneer Works Bar.

Choir Rehearsal - Judson Memorial Church
August 12, 2018 - New York

MEETING ROOM (Enter by way of 55 Washington Square South)

Ocean Wonders - Sharks! - New York Aquarium
August 12, 2018 - Brooklyn

Sink your teeth into this amazing new exhibit! Journey through nine galleries and get eye-to-eye with all kinds of sharks, rays and hundreds of species of ocean wildlife.

Open Mic - Pete's Candy Store
August 12, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Open Mic at Pete's has been running for almost 20 years and has provided a springboard for many a New York performer, now booking gigs around the city and beyond. Join host Bruce Martin in Pete's intimate music room for a lively night of performances.

Hula (Open Level) - 92Y
August 12, 2018 - Upper East Side

Explore the native dance of Hawai'i and the holistic values embodied in its poetry, music and movement.Experience hula's fundamental elements with respect to the form's historical perspectives and cultural context. The Hawai'i-born facilitator is a student of Kumu Hula (master teacher), Johnny Lum Ho.

Watson Adventures’ Escape From Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
August 12, 2018 - New York

Congratulations: You’ve been poisoned! That’s the bad news at the start of this scavenger hunt for adults in Grand Central Station. The good news is that the evil genius who did this is giving you two hours to come up with the combination to a box that contains the antidote. To find it, you’ll have to follow a trail of clues to answer tricky questions, tackle sneaky puzzles and ultimately crack the secret code that will unlock the box. Does your team have what it takes to unlock the box and escape Grand Central? Your life may depend on it. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance ticket purchase required.

Sea Tea Party Cruise - Hornblower Cruises
August 12, 2018 - New York

Restoration Temple Ministry; Sunday Worship Service - Judson Memorial Church
August 12, 2018 - New York

ASSEMBLY HALL (Enter by way of 239 Thompson St.)

The Least of These Church: Progressive Korean Church - Judson Memorial Church
August 12, 2018 - New York

JUDSON OFFICES (ENTER by way of 239 Thompson)

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
August 12, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

Togetherness Tapestry: Family Sundays - Rubin Museum of Art
August 12, 2018 - New York

Free for children and accompanying adults.

Vocal Intensive Intermediate/Advanced- Summer Jazz Workshop - New York Jazz Workshop
Through August 12, 2018 - New York

Designed for singers of intermediate level (with some previous performance experience and/or vocal and musical studies), participants learn the fundamentals of healthy, functional vocal technique and their specific applications when singing jazz and other contemporary and improvisational styles of music. Based on the principles of Jeannette LoVetri's Somatic Voicework™, Jocelyn's methods of vocal pedagogy address technical aspects of singing from an integrated, body-based perspective, seeking to establish freedom of movement, sensation and awareness in the throat and body in order to more openly communicate musical ideas and emotions. Topics covered include breathing, posture, registration (chest, head, mix), and tone, focusing on the development of each singer's individual sound as specifically relevant to genres of jazz and improvised music. The workshop will address aspects of musicianship as applicable to basic jazz repertoire (standards, blues, Broadway show tunes, and contemporary cross-over genres such as R&B and pop), improvisation (through both lyrics and scat syllables), phrasing and interpretation. The workshop would explore basic harmonic progressions and help singers l... (read more)

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair - Cobleskill Fairgrounds
Through August 12, 2018 - Cobleskill

This 142-year family-fun tradition features midway rides for all ages, live music and entertainment, demolition derbies, horse shows, livestock exhibits and shows, the Miniature Circus Museum, model railroad exhibit, antique tractor display, community exhibits, contests, carnival games and favorite fair food. Daily pay-one-price admission (for ages 3 and older) is $15 Tuesday - Thursday and $17 Friday - Sunday and includes unlimited midway rides, grandstand shows, fairground attractions and parking. Daily entertainment includes country music comedy shows by Buffalo Barfield & Un-Herd of Entertainment, Rosaire's Royal Racing Pigs, Camel Kingdom, Royal Hanneford Circus, Scott's Future World of Magic Show, Danny Grant's Cowboy Circus strolling show, master chainsaw sculptor Brian Ruth, and Professor Chalmers B. Childs' Amazing Patent Medicine Magic Show & Flea Circus. Fair highlights include: • Tuesday - NY Sire Stakes Harness Racing (noon); musician Bobby Stillwell (7:30 pm); Demolition Derby (7:30 pm) • Wednesday - Swamp Drivers band (7:30 pm); Tough Trucks & Quad Wars (7:30 pm) • Thursday - Demolition Derby (7:30 pm); Crossfire band (7:30 pm) • Friday - NYS Sanctioned ... (read more)

Live Drawing with Models - Flushing Town Hall
August 13, 2018 - Flushing

Draw from a live nude model. Bring your sketch pad with your favorite drawing medium. Each artist will have the opportunity to hone their skills with a series of quick and long poses while listening to music in a relaxing non-judgmental environment. Refreshments and snacks are available to get your creative juices flowing. Ages 20 and up.

Monday Volunteer Corps: Eastside Revival - Prospect Park Alliance
August 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park's most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal. Please note that there will be no Eastside Revival on 5/28, 9/3, and 10/8. Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

The Fifth Dentist - The PIT Loft
August 13, 2018 - New York

Written as a love letter to his late father, the infamous owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar," Mike King performs his life story about being a dentist, a stand up comedian, and the son of a "nightclub" owner. A heart-warming, hilarious tribute to his father Sid King, "The Sultan of Striptease."

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir - Union Pool
August 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

Reverend Vince Anderson & the Love Choir, the reason we even do Mondays at all, seriously, we'd probably just stay home all night by our lonesomes, but thanks to the Reverend and his perfect combination of dirty gospel and good vibes, we have found the light!!

American Idol: Live! 2018 - Palace Theatre
August 13, 2018 - New York

American Idol is back on tour! American Idol: Live! 2018 is coming to a city near you featuring your Top 7 LIVE on stage, including your 2018 American Idol Winner! Cade, Caleb, Catie, Gabby, Jurnee, Maddie and Michael plus special guest, Season 8 American Idol Winner, Kris Allen bringing your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you cannot miss!

Summer City Games - Museum of the City of New York
August 13, 2018 - Upper East Side

New Yorkers know how to have fun! Join us for a day of play to learn about indoor and street games that have been played by New Yorkers for centuries. Explore images from our collections while you try your hand at games inspired by our city. Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, and geared toward families with children ages 6–12 years old. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Salsa (Open Level) - 92Y
August 13, 2018 - Upper East Side

Salsa dancing, with its high-energy music, is one of the most popular forms of social dancing in the world.Characterized by passion and sensuality, salsa dancing is a fusion of Latin American and Caribbean dance styles. This class combines the Beginner dance steps with new and exciting patterns that teach you how all of those moves and concepts might be pooled into one dynamic and exciting social dance!

Art Tour: Agora - High Line
August 13, 2018 - West Village

From sculptures and murals to performances and videos, the High Line is filled with public art. Join High Line Art Assistant Curator, Melanie Kress for an insider's view on High Line Art's current Agora exhibition.

ASK ME ANOTHER -W- VIP GUEST: Awkwafina & Sasha Velour - The Bell House
August 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton. For an hour, listeners can play along as Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then takes a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes.

WVC Summer Sings - Judson Memorial Church
August 13, 2018 - New York

Are you a choral singer whose regular chorus takes the summer off but you want to keep on singing? Do you want a chance to sing again–or maybe to practice sight-singing–the great choral masterworks? Or do you just love to do part-singing any chance you get? Then the West Village Chorale's Summer Sings are for you! All Sings are Mondays at 7:30pm starting this week. Our Summer Sing series runs weekly, from mid-June through mid-August, with a different conductor taking the podium each week. Admission $15; Students $10 Save more than 20%! Season subscriptions for all eleven Sings just $130. Tickets are available at the door; no reservations required.

Movie Trivia - Videology Bar & Cinema
August 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Voted "Best Bar Trivia (2015)" by The Village Voice "This trivia night is hotter than a 1996 VCR that just played both tapes of Titanic." – Time Out New York Break out your brains, cinephiles! Every Tuesday at 8:30 Videology Bar & Cinema presents Movie Trivia, hosted by Maggie Ross! Our Tuesday night trivia is our original and signature trivia event, as featured in The New York Times, Time Out, Brooklyn Magazine, and more! Each week we bring you 6 rounds of incredibly tough movie trivia. We've got clips rounds, general knowledge rounds, picture rounds, theme rounds including famous movie quotes, not so famous movie quotes, our trademarked DVD Chapter Round™, taglines, Nicolas Cage quotes, dramatic scene recreations, and more! Every week our winning team gets a free round of drinks. Plus, we've got free drink bonus questions in between every round. So bring your thinking caps, and your friends, and your friends' thinking caps, and join us for a night of fun! Doors open at 7PM.

Private Wealth Management Group Meeting - CFA Society New York
August 14, 2018 - New York

he Private Wealth Management Thought Leadership Group seeks to enrich and enable finance professionals to meet the modern needs of private clients, and to remain at the forefront of professionalism and knowledge in serving private clients. The Group welcomes CFANY members who manage assets for individuals and for themselves. Our group members are creative, well-read, and forward-thinking in our private discussions and in our presentations to the general membership of CFANY. Their professional practices encompass portfolio management, investment research, investment advisory, financial planning, and firm leadership. We focus discussions and meetings on investment strategy, implementation, and communications with the goal of enriching our professional experience and practice. The Group pursues collaboration with other CFANY groups in programming, especially with the Value Investing and Market Integrity Interest Groups. The group encourages its members to participate in other activities at CFANY, such as volunteering to grade reports, mentoring a university team, or judging the Final Four in the Investment Challenge.

Bombpop Up! - Pete's Candy Store
August 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Come see art, music, & mingle at BombPop!Up Art Collective's new residency! Brooklyn-based artists Drea Cofield, Gaby Collins-Fernandez & Jonah Parzen Johnson bring you ever-changing and popularly repeating art & music events including Live Music, Life Drawing, Video Screenings, Pop-Up Sculpture Garden Shows, Guided Music Meditations, and so on! Always changing, always amazing, Second Tuesdays of every month at Pete's!

After Hours: Aromatherapy and Sensuality - Museum of Sex
August 14, 2018 - New York

Aromatherapist and Herbalist Amy Anthony will lead a workshop that explores how you can utilize essential oils to enhance your sensual experiences. Learn about the effects of different oils on the mind/body connection and harness their power while creating your own custom massage oil blend based on your favorites! With ticket purchase, each guest will receive a high-level overview of aromatherapy, their own custom (1oz) massage oil based on the scents they respond to, and a glass of rosewater-infused prosecco!

Meditation - High Line
August 14, 2018 - West Village

Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels.

The Science of Pleasure: An Intensive Seminar - Congregation Rodeph Sholom - Schafler Forum
August 15, 2018 - New York

Why do we prefer original paintings to forgeries? Why does wine taste better when we think it's expensive? And why do people pay millions of dollars for celebrity memorabilia? It turns out that there is a psychological theory that explains all of these quirks of pleasure, and it's one that can help us improve our lives. In this fascinating, wide-ranging, and often very funny class, Dr. Bloom talks about the pleasure (and pain) of raising children; he explores the mysterious appeal of extremist groups like ISIS; and he explains why we aren't any happier now than we were in the 1950s. This class is an engaging introduction to the new science of pleasure.

NY Now, the Market for Home & Lifestyle - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through August 15, 2018 - New York

NY NOW, the Market for HOME + LIFESTYLE (formerly New York International Gift Fair), is the premiere U.S. event for the best products and lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum. Produced twice annually in January and August, the Market is organized into three Collections -- HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE (including Artisan Resource®) to help independent and specialty retail buyers, interior designers/firms, distributors, importers and wholesalers find everything they're looking for from the 2,500 exhibitors and 400 product categories. Artisan Resource, a first of its kind, is the Market's production-sourcing venue for overseas artisan enterprises to showcase their products and production capabilities – at export terms – from their country of origin. Set in the center of creativity and commerce that is New York City, 25,000+ buyers representing more than 13,300 companies travel from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries to each Market. With 400+ trade and consumer media outlets, NY NOW also offers an unparalleled opportunity for brand exposure to generate retailer and consumer awareness of the latest new products showcased.

Thursday Volunteer Corps - Prospect Park Alliance
August 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance's Thursday Volunteer Corps! This dedicated team of volunteers perform a variety of different projects throughout the Park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do. Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Get Free School Supplies - MetroPCS
August 16, 2018 - Schenectady

Thinking of getting the little ones ready for back to school? MetroPCS has you covered! Join us for the MetroPCS school supply re-up. The first 100 kids to stop by will receive a FREE backpack filled with school essentials!

Secret Meeting - Pine Box Rock Shop
August 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

a weekly comedy show from Eli Yudin

Sustainable Investing Group Meeting - CFA Society New York
August 17, 2018 - New York

References herein to any specific sponsor or service do not necessarily constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation or favoring by CFA Society New York. CFA Society New York strives to be a community for diverse opinions and differing perspectives, and the views and opinions expressed by speakers, presenters and/or organizers at events do not necessarily state or reflect those of CFA Society New York. CFA Society New York expects all attendees to comply with CFA Society New York's Code of Conduct while attending CFA Society New York events or meetings. CFA Society New York expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to grant or deny access to any individual, or to expel any individual from any CFA Society New York event or meeting.

Broadway Sip n' Paint - The Paint Place
August 17, 2018 - New York

Kenny Chesney Bus Trip and Tailgate - Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall
August 18, 2018 - Wantagh

Come travel with us to the Trip Around the Sun Tour 2018 at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Ticket includes round trip transportation in a luxury coach bus, a complete tailgate experience that includes our famous BBQ, beer, soda and wine, DJ and line dancing.

Watson Adventures’ HAMILTON: The Scavenger Hunt - Watson Adventures Meet-Up Location
August 18, 2018 - New York

Follow in Alexander Hamilton’s footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan, from Wall Street to Battery Park, to discover the places where the feisty Founding Father worked, played, debated, fought and planned his fatal duel on this unique scavenger hunt. Highlights include Hamilton’s grave, the site of his home on Wall Street, Federal Hall, Fraunces Tavern where Hamilton worked as Secretary of the Treasury, Pearl Street, which was part of the route of his funeral procession, the site of his law office, and more. Advance purchase is required.

Alumni Clam bake - Paul Smith's College
August 19, 2018 - Paul Smiths

Alumni Clam Bake hosted by Linda & Dave Eaton '61 at Bob's Trees on Sunday, August 19, Noon to 6 p.m. Alumni Office (518)327-6253

Summer Sunday Brunch & Shop - Grand Bazaar NYC
August 19, 2018 - New York

n addition to our weekly Sunday market we also organize special themed events. We curated the best-of-the-best, including bringing in those amazing lesser known gems, and new and very talented entrepreneurs.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
August 19, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

Being: New Photography 2018 - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 19, 2018 - Manhattan

Every two years, MoMA's celebrated New Photography exhibition series presents urgent and compelling ideas in recent photography and photo-based art. This year's edition, Being, asks how photography can capture what it means to be human. At a time when questions about the rights, responsibilities, and dangers inherent in being represented—and in representing others—are being debated around the world, the works featured in Being call attention to assumptions about how individuals are depicted and perceived. Many challenge the conventions of photographic portraiture, or use tactics such as masking, cropping, or fragmenting to disorient the viewer. In others, snapshots or found images are taken from their original context and placed in a new one to reveal hidden stories. While some of the works might be considered straightforward representations of individuals, others do not include images of the human body at all. Together, they explore how personhood is expressed today, and offer timely perspectives on issues of privacy and exposure; the formation of communities; and gender, heritage, and psychology. Exploring new ground and the many forms that the photographic image can take, ... (read more)

Am I A Terrible Person? - The PIT Underground
Through August 22, 2018 - New York

After any interaction with another human being, there's one question that's on everyone's mind – Am I a Terrible Person? is a comedy show where comedians and storytellers open up their stories for the audience to decide. It's a night to throw your shame and guilt aside and laugh at other people's pain for awhile.

Sunset on the Hudson - Pier 45 at Hudson River Park
Through August 24, 2018 - New York

Start the weekend with musical entertainment on the waterfront! Bring your friends and a blanket to the Park and listen to local artists ease you out of the week and into the weekend.

ZOO Fari 2018 features Arts, Crafts, Games, hands-on Wildlife encounters, Professional Educators - Staten Island Zoo
Through August 24, 2018 - Staten Island

John Lucas and Claudia Rankine Stamped - Pioneer Works
Through August 26, 2018 - Brooklyn

Historically, blondness has been a signifier for desirability and beauty. It speaks to "purity" and whiteness—the purity of whiteness—like no other bodily attribute except, perhaps, blue eyes. In the twenty-first century, blondness is the look desired by our American president, pop stars, rappers, television announcers, Hollywood celebrities, the boy next door, and some, though not all, Asian Americans, African Americans, white Americans, Arab Americans, and LatinX Americans. The desirability of blonde hair has no genre boundaries, no pronoun limitation, and no class limit. Whether one is a bottle blonde or regularly goes to the salon, blondness is ubiquitous. In Stamped, filmmaker and photographer John Lucas and writer Claudia Rankine have collaboratively captured photographs of dyed blonde hair, as seen on the heads of strangers and acquaintances. These images—zoomed in and cropped—are framed as still images and also transposed onto real postage stamps. The stamp, a form of currency with inherent mobility, becomes a metaphor for questioning: What do we attribute to blondness? Where do we think it will take us? These questions are implicated in recorded conversations between Ra... (read more)

Surf Lodge Sundays - The Surf Lodge
Through August 26, 2018 - Montauk

Free for Surf Lodge guests, Elements Fitness Studio will offer their 50-minute Toned AF class every Sunday at Surf Lodge, beginning on July 8. ($30 for non-guests) Toned AF Class Description: If you want to get toned in a hurry this class fuses ultra-isometric exercises and intense interval training with the principles of Ballet conditioning and Pilates core work. Based on Elements™ signature TONED formula, this express class gets you hot and sweaty while pulsing at the barre and burning on the mat.

Film Screening: Final Portrait (2018) - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through August 28, 2018 - New York

While on a short trip to Paris in 1964, American writer and art lover James Lord (played by Armand Douglas "Armie" Hammer) is asked by his friend, world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures him, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees. Seen through Lord's eyes, so begins the story of an offbeat friendship and an insightful look into the beauty, frustration, profundity, and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. Final Portrait is a thoughtful depiction of a genius and a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single act of creativity.

Historic Trolley Tours - Green-Wood Historic Fund
Through August 29, 2018 - Brooklyn

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood's permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

F Bomb Reading Series - KGB The Red Room
Through August 31, 2018 - New York City

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Zero Waste Design Guidelines Exhibition - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through September 01, 2018 - New York

The Center for Architecture will host an exhibition curated by journalist Andrew Blum that will look beyond the guidelines and explore the challenges and opportunities latent during a particular segment of the lifecycle of trash: the brief period between when we release it from our hands and it rolls away on the back of a truck. The exhibition, on view from June 14 to September 1, 2018, will be accompanied by a full-day symposium, evening panels, and k-12 educational programming for local students.

Call for Entries: Design ‘N Gather 2018 - The NoMad Hotel
Through September 01, 2018 -

Design ‘N Gather, the much-heralded, annual global mosaic design competition created by Artaic – Innovative Mosaic and sponsored by Bostik Smart Adhesives, has just started accepting submissions for its 2018 edition. The competition welcomes designers and collaborative groups from all disciplines to create a mosaic design using Artaic’s mosaic software, Tylist™. This year, one winner will have their design installed inside the iconic Cupola at the NoMad Hotel. This is a chance for your artwork to be a permanent part of a world-renowned hotel in the heart of New York City! The competition winner will receive: - Free trip for two to Paris, France. - Major publicity and press coverage at BDNY and beyond. - The winning mosaic will be permanently installed in The NoMad Hotel’s iconic Cupola and unveiled at an exclusive event during Boutique Design New York (BDNY) in November 2018. Rules and Regulations: - Free participation, no purchase necessary. - Registration is required. - Participation is open to applicants from all design backgrounds including professionals, students and design-enthusiasts. - Participants must be over 21 years of age and currently reside withi... (read more)

2018 Plaza Cafés - Rockefeller Center
Through September 03, 2018 - New York

Two outdoor dining options will open at Rockefeller Center for a limited time this summer: LT Biergarten Presented by Brasserie Ruhlmann, an outdoor dining haven featuring traditional German fare and a variety of beers on tap, and Limani Café, an al fresco oasis offering the best in Mediterranean cuisine. The outdoor cafes will open on Friday, June 8 in Rockefeller Plaza between 50th and 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues. Both patios will be open throughout the summer, Monday through Saturday from 11:30am to 9pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 3:30pm. The LT Biergarten menu includes sausages, salads, snacks and ice cream sandwiches. Featured items include the Brew Master salad with radicchio, baby kale, frisee, gruyere, black forest ham, red onion, cherry tomato, mushroom, and egg; sausage options including Bratwurst, Wiener, Bauernwurst, Chicken Bratwurst, and Knackwurst; and a German chocolate macaroon ice cream sandwich. Happy hour specials featuring $5 beers will be available Monday through Friday from 4-6pm. The Limani Café menu includes salads, Paninis, sliders, additional light fare and desserts. Featured items include an octopus salad; a vegetarian Panini; lobster ... (read more)

Yoga in the Park with Sacred Sounds Yoga - Washington Square Park
Through September 06, 2018 - New York

Get your yoga on in Washington Square Park this summer and fall with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch with us mornings at Garibaldi Plaza. Every Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Dig! Plant! Grow! Pollinator Pals - The New York Botanical Garden
Through September 09, 2018 - Bronx

The Family Garden is buzzing in the late summer! Come on out to learn about honeybees and explore the garden to learn more about how they help with pollination.

Tai Chi in the Park - Washington Square Park
Through September 11, 2018 - New York

Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginner and experienced alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan invite you to join them in their practice—northern Wu style—every Tuesday at Garibaldi Plaza.

Movement Class for Adults and Seniors - Washington Square Park
Through September 11, 2018 - New York

Get your body moving this summer with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Classes are led by Dances founder, dancer/choreographer/teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas.

Healthy on the Hudson — Fitness with Lululemon - Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
Through September 12, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Wednesday from May 23 through in September 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us on Pier 25 for a dynamic variety of fitness classes provided in partnership with lululemon! Try different workouts and challenge yourself all summer long!

Kids Yoga with Sacred Sounds Yoga - Washington Square Park
Through September 12, 2018 - New York

Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are! Please bring your own yoga mat. Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are! Please bring your own yoga mat.

Healthy on the Hudson — Yoga - Pier 46 at Hudson River Park
Through September 13, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Thursday from May 24 through in September 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Yoga at Pier 46 in partnership with Shape Up NYC! Enhance your yoga practice with skilled instructors and a rejuvenating river view. Bring your own mat!

St. Ives Mixing Bar - St. Ives Mixing Bar
Through September 15, 2018 - New York

The St. Ives Mixing Bar is back starting Friday, June 15th for another summer of fun! Located in the center of the Flatiron neighborhood at 168 Fifth Avenue, the St. Ives Mixing Bar will offer visitors the opportunity to create personalized face scrubs, moisturizers and body lotions from more than 60 customizable combinations, including on-trend ingredients, such as: rose water, yuzu, kiwi, pink grapefruit, and more! A truly unique sensory experience, the St. Ives Mixing Bar will allow guests to see, smell and touch the ingredients that will leave them feeling fresh-faced and glowing. And for those looking to step up their glow game, a new mineral shimmer can be added to any combination of ingredients. The St. Ives Mixing Bar will also be heading online so those who aren’t traveling to NYC this summer can still create and ship custom products!

Backstairs Tours - Lyndhurst Mansion
Through September 16, 2018 - Tarrytown

Backstairs Tours are offered select Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 AM. Please note that this tour does NOT visit the main rooms of the mansion – please purchase Classic Tour Tickets for the traditional tour experience. If you've taken the Classic Mansion Tour, chances are, you'll be wanting more. This tour looks exclusively at 'behind-the-scenes' areas of the mansion. Come discover how during the Gilded Age and beyond, the staffs at Lyndhurst functioned to provide an efficient and seamless lifestyle for the Merritt and Gould Families! The tour begins with a journey up 79 stairs to the 5th-floor observatory tower. After enjoying the spectacular views of the lower Hudson Valley and Manhattan, you will descend 99 stairs to view the servants' quarters including the butler's suite, root cellar, scullery, kitchen, ice closet, and servants' dining room. The tour will conclude with a visit to the 1911 laundry building. This tour is approximately one and a half hours and because of its physical demands, it is not recommended for individuals with mobility issues.

Gardens, Grounds and Bowling Pavilion – Walking Tour - Lyndhurst Mansion
Through September 16, 2018 - Tarrytown

If you've taken the Classic Mansion Tour, chances are, you'll be wanting more! This challenging one-mile walking tour explores the property's western landscape covering the Gould era formal Rose garden, greenhouse, rockeries with river views and culminates with a tour inside the 1894 Bowling Pavilion. Please be aware that this tour involves extensive walking on uneven, hilly ground and is not recommended for individuals with mobility issues. Please consider your own abilities when signing up for a tour.

Classic Lyndhurst Mansion Tours - Lyndhurst Mansion
Through September 23, 2018 - Tarrytown

Lyndhurst welcomes all visitors, but please note that all tours of Lyndhurst require walking on hilly grounds and the ability to be standing for approximately one hour. Only the first floor of the mansion is handicap accessible.

Exhibit – Becoming Tiffany: From Hudson Valley Painter to Gilded Age Tastemaker - Lyndhurst Mansion
Through September 24, 2018 - Tarrytown

A groundbreaking new exhibition of works by legendary artist Louis Comfort Tiffany will fill the Lyndhurst Mansion and gallery this summer. Charting the development of Tiffany's career from the 1870s through the early 1900s, the display features more than 50 pieces, focusing primarily on early and rarely-exhibited works. The exhibit includes glass and mosaics from the Haworth Collection in Accrington, England, the hometown of Tiffany's glass foreman, rare textiles from the Mark Twain House, rarely seen early paintings from the Brooklyn and Nassau County Museums and furniture and decorative arts from the Driehaus and other notable private collections. Based on new research, the exhibition conjures little known and unexpected dimensions of Tiffany's career. Works in the exhibition reveal his radical exploration of racial inequality in the North, his work with the Jewish community on synagogues in Albany and Buffalo when such intermingling was not common, his pictorial documentation of rampant industrialization along the Hudson River, his adoption of Orientalist subjects, as well as his close but often difficult relationships with women patrons, collaborators, and designers. In par... (read more)

360 Wellness - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through September 30, 2018 - New York

The Shops at Columbus Circle proudly curates a progressive, four-month wellness series focusing on different themes: Movement Matters, Clean Beauty, Mindful Eating, Conscious Fashion. Join industry leaders and lifestyle experts for live beauty demos, fitness classes, introspective health seminars and eco-friendly fashion exhibits.

Big City Fishing Sundays on Pier 25 - Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
Through September 30, 2018 - New York

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'I - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2018 - Bronx

Pioneering American modernist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O'Keeffe throughout her career. Curated by Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., of the Honolulu Museum of Art, this landmark exhibition will offer a rare focus on 20 of O'Keeffe's depictions of Hawai'i from a nine-week sojourn in 1939 while on commission to produce images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign. A lush exhibition in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory of Hawaiian flora and a stunning display in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery that includes more than 15 of O'Keeffe's Hawai'i paintings—not seen together in New York since their debut in 1940—will spotlight a transformative experience in the legendary artist's life, revealing O'Keeffe's deeply felt impressions and the enduring influence of the Islands' dramatic landscapes and exotic plants.

For Kids: A Closer Look: Georgia O'Keeffe and Hawai'I - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2018 - Bronx

Inspired by O'Keeffe's unique style of representing close-up views of flowers and fruit, children will investigate botanical specimens and create art. Play in our Hawai'ian sandscape-a sandbox inspired by O'Keeffe's landscape paintings featuring real shell and rock specimens to uncover. Pot up a tropical ginger cutting to take home and observe its growth!

The Central Park Walking Tour - Manhattan and Beyond Tours llc
Through October 28, 2018 - New York

The Central Park Walking Tour Daily 12pm—2 hours—2 miles—$25/person Gain a complete picture of Central Park’s origins, wit-ness its design, experience the cultural influences and feel the calming effect being in nature brings from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The Central Park Walking Tour - Manhattan and Beyond Tours llc
Through October 28, 2018 - New York

The Central Park Walking Tour Daily 12pm—2 hours—2 miles—$25/person Gain a complete picture of Central Park’s origins, wit-ness its design, experience the cultural influences and feel the calming effect being in nature brings from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Nybg Farmers Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2018 - Bronx

The Garden's farmers market abounds with locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, and other specialty items—every Wednesday throughout summer and into fall. Visit for a wide selection of weekly vendors, rotating artisanal purveyors, and visiting live performers.

Great Shipwrecks of New York's 'Great' Lakes and the Hidden Hulks of New York Harbor Exhibits - Hudson River Park's Pier 25 (Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
Through October 31, 2018 - Manhattan

New York Sea Grant's Shipwrecks of New York's 'Great' Lakes makes its New York City debut and will remain at Lilac through July 4 before making a return appearance at the New York State Fair. This exhibit celebrates the work of marine archeologists and highlights wrecks in upstate lakes, not only Lakes Erie and Ontario but Lake George, Lake Champlain and others. It will be accompanied at Lilac by The Hidden Hulks of New York Harbor curated by Mary Habstritt with contributions from Norman Brouwer, Joan H. Geismar, Elizabeth Meade, Lynn Rakos, Margaret Stocker, and Gerald Weinstein. This new exhibit looks at how and why local archeologists and historians study the abandoned hulks of the harbor and features some of the well-known ship graveyards and hulls found along our shorelines including those found underground at the World Trade Center site. We'll also be screening the documentary Graves of Arthur Kill in the crew mess. Lilac will be open to view the exhibits and tour the ship from 2:00 to 7:00 Saturdays and Sundays and 4:00 to 7:00 on Thursdays through October. This year, we are celebrating Lilac's 84th birthday. She was launched on May 26, 1933.

Center for Architecture Presents: The Fourth Regional Plan - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through October 31, 2018 - New York

Presents the Regional Plan Association's (RPA) Fourth Regional Plan. Released in November 2017, the long-range plan addresses urban challenges facing the New York Metropolitan area and envisions innovative schemes for the future of the region.

Seasonal Farmstand - Queens County Farm Museum
Through November 04, 2018 - Floral Park

Find out what's 'growing on' at Queens Farm when you shop at our on-site Seasonal Farmstand. We grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, so come by and see what's in season each week! We'll give you tips on how to make easy, nutritious meals for your family. Our Seasonal Farmstand continues through the first week of November. EBT & SNAP benefits accepted. Members always receive 10% off produce. Farm-fresh eggs available starting at 12 pm (1 doz/customer; first-come first-served)

Healthy on the Hudson — Tai Chi - Pier 84
Through November 05, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Monday in June and July from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Tai Chi at Pier 84 in partnership with T'ai Chi Chuan! All are welcome to participate in this ancient Chinese system of movement for health and vitality.

BX Bootcamp - Bronx Municipal Building Rotunda
Through December 31, 2018 - Bronx

Started planning for next year yet? Ever trained with an Olympian? Come join us for five days of world class training to get 2019 started right. We will be meeting OUTSIDE, in the bitter cold for 50 minute training sessions December 27-31, EARLY each morning at 5 am. You will also recieve a total of 50 minutes remote consultation from Bronx judo Olympian Taraje Williams-Murray and National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Adam Marcus. Phone consultations may be conducted by video and cover topics from goal achievement, behavioral modification, healthy habits to correct exercise form and programming. Adam Marcus, CSCS also earned a masters degree in Exercise Science, is a Certified Level 1 USA Weightlifting Coach, a National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist, a KettleBell Concepts Level 2 Instructor, and a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). Needless to say, he knows his sh!t.

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