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Random Happenings in New York City This Week - December 2-December 9

December 2, 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.

KGB: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
December 02, 2018 - New York

Choir Rehearsal - Judson Memorial Church
December 02, 2018 - New York

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

A World of Plants - The New York Botanical Garden
December 02, 2018 - Bronx

A showcase of the Garden's living collections featuring lush tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, curated displays of palms from around the world, aquatic and carnivorous plants, and much more.

Audio Tours - The New York Botanical Garden
December 02, 2018 - Bronx

Have you ever wanted to talk to the Garden's staff and learn more about the Garden's plants or collections? Now you can by listening to the Garden's audio tours, which cover a breadth of subjects from horticulture to garden history. Learn more about the research scientists are doing at the Garden, find out what's in bloom, and leave your comments for Garden staff.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
December 02, 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!

Progressive International Motorcycle Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® is the world's largest consumer motorcycle show tour. With 35 years of experience, the IMS Tour provides attendees with an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling, connecting hundreds of thousands of motorsports enthusiasts with top manufacturers and premier aftermarket brands.

The Womenly Art Experience - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

The Experience is a 2-Day Immersive Introduction to the the School of Womanly Arts, taught by Founder Regena Thomashauer. Thomashauer is a New York Times Best-Selling Author, Educator and Activist who believes that women are the greatest untapped natural resource on the planet.

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song - 92Y
December 03, 2018 - Upper East Side

Harvey Fierstein made theater history in 1982 when he starred on Broadway as Arnold Beckoff, searching for self-acceptance in his breakthrough play, Torch Song Trilogy, and winning Tony Awards for both writing and acting. Now, after an acclaimed Off Broadway run at Second Stage Theatre, Torch Song returns to Broadway with the gifted Michael Urie taking on the role of Arnold, and Tony winner Mercedes Ruehl playing his difficult mother. Join Fierstein, Urie and Ruehl as they talk with Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, about what it means to bring this historic piece of American theater back to the stage today.

Veterans Roundtable Meeting - CFA Society New York
December 03, 2018 - New York

The VETERANS VOLUNTEER GROUP of CFA Society New York, (a.k.a. Veterans Roundtable) is a special interest group dedicated to supporting prior military service members through professional networking and finance education. Our mission is to establish the foundations from which military veteran members may better achieve leading positions in the financial world. We promote CFANY and CFA Institute programs, while also being highly active in NYC regional and national-level veteran clubs and affairs. By being active supporters and participants in other veteran organizations, we are able leverage their networks, and broaden CFANY's and the CFAI's reach. Why have such a group? The ethical standards promoted throughout military services worldwide align with Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice of the CFA Institute. Part of what attracts future generations of leaders to the military services is robust support groups that empower access the fullest range of post-military career options, including the highest levels of finance. Our membership is open to CFA Society New York members, CFA Charterholders, CFA program participants, active duty military service members,... (read more)

A World of Plants - The New York Botanical Garden
December 04, 2018 - Bronx

A showcase of the Garden's living collections featuring lush tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, curated displays of palms from around the world, aquatic and carnivorous plants, and much more.

Junior Board Information Session - The New York Foundling
December 05, 2018 - New York

Information session for those who are interested in Junior Board membership (optional for current members), held at 590 Avenue of the Americas. Please email Kathleen.Passantino@NYFoundling.org for more information.

Thalia Book Club: Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem, 50th Anniversary - Symphony Space
December 05, 2018 - Manhattan

Actors and admirers, including essayist Sloane Crosley (Look Alive Out There), columnist Lauren Duca (Teen Vogue), and Didion's nephew Griffin Dunne, come together for an evening of readings and discussion to celebrate the master of the personal essay, whose distinctive prose has influenced the work of hundreds of writers and journalists. Didion's first nonfiction work remains decades after its first publication, the essential portrait of America in the sixties.

Performance & Risk Analytics Group Meeting - CFA Society New York
December 05, 2018 - New York

The Performance & Risk Analytics Group brings together performance measurement professionals engaged in the asset management industry. Its diverse membership consists of, but is not limited to, practitioners from asset management firms, consulting firms, GIPS verification firms, software providers and custodian banks. The group meets on a regular basis to discuss performance and risk-related topics and provides networking and continuing education opportunities through its planned events.

Judson Arts Wednesdays Presents: BAILOUT - Judson Memorial Church
December 05, 2018 - New York

MEETING ROOM (ENTER by way of 55 Washington Square South) Doors open / Free Community Meal at 7:15pm; Free show at 8pm. JAW FOOD. ART. COMMUNITY. SPACE. FREE. Judson Arts Wednesdays (JAW) is the completely free, completely uncensored creative arm of Judson Memorial Church, a sacred and profane place that has nurtured artists and their work for decades. Started in the fall of 2009, just after several U.S. banks were bailed out by our Federal Government, JAW was designed to serve those in need of a human bailout, whether that be in the form of free food, free art, or just free company in a free space. Every JAW evening offers all three.

A World of Plants - The New York Botanical Garden
December 05, 2018 - Bronx

A showcase of the Garden's living collections featuring lush tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, curated displays of palms from around the world, aquatic and carnivorous plants, and much more.

The Wolves - Lincoln Center
December 06, 2018 - Manhattan

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. THE WOLVES is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. Originally produced by The Playwrights Realm in association with New York Stage & Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theatre season, THE WOLVES first burst upon the scene last year winning rave reviews. "A thrilling debut play. First-rate ensemble acting and theater that keeps you on the edge of your seat," exclaimed The New York Times. New York (Vulture) described THE WOLVES as "An astonishing new play. Extraordinary." And Variety called it "Exhilarating," adding "directed with virtuosity by Lila Neugebauer, the ensemble work is astonishing – acting teamwork of the highest order." In addition to being a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the production won an Obie Ensemble Award shared by director Neugebauer and the acting ensemble, a special Drama Desk Award for its acting ensemble, and was nominated fo... (read more)

Brooklyn Talks: Let the world be a Black Poem - Brooklyn Museum
December 06, 2018 - Brooklyn

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor Borrowing its title from the final lines of "Black Art," by the late poet and political activist Amiri Baraka (1934–2014), this program honors the critical place of poetry within the Black Arts Movement and the dynamic relationships between visual artists and writers during the historical period of Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. In this special tribute, experience readings by legendary poet and playwright Ntozake Shange, Aja Monet, Simone White, and founding members of The Last Poets (Umar Bin Hassan, Baba Donn Babatunde, and Abiodun Oyewole). Hosted by poet, educator, and activist Mahogany L. Browne.

RR: New York Writers Workshop - KGB Bar
December 06, 2018 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Educator Evening: A City for Corduroy - Museum of the City of New York
December 06, 2018 - Upper East Side

The adventures of Corduroy, the stuffed bear in green overalls, have been delighting children and adults for half a century—ever since Don Freeman's children's classic was published in 1968. But few know about Freeman's long career as an artist who documented New York. Join curator Morgen Stevens-Garmon for a guided tour of the exhibition A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman's New York. See Freeman's lively and humane depictions of ordinary New Yorkers and the city in the 1930s, his illustrated scenes of the Broadway backstage, and his children's books inspired by the city, including not just the Corduroy books but also Pet at the Met and Hattie the Backstage Bat.

Conservation, Wine & Floral Design - Westmoreland Sanctuary
Through December 06, 2018 - Mount Kisco

Conservation, Wine & Floral Design Presented by Westmoreland Sanctuary Come and enjoy evening discussions on nature and conservation over wine, appetizers and floral design sessions. And bring home a beautiful arrangement… created by YOU!

Ai Summit New York - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through December 06, 2018 - New York

Ai Summit New York

A World of Plants - The New York Botanical Garden
December 07, 2018 - Bronx

A showcase of the Garden's living collections featuring lush tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, curated displays of palms from around the world, aquatic and carnivorous plants, and much more.

RR: F Bomb Reading Series - KGB Bar
December 07, 2018 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

A World of Plants - The New York Botanical Garden
December 08, 2018 - Bronx

A showcase of the Garden's living collections featuring lush tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, curated displays of palms from around the world, aquatic and carnivorous plants, and much more.

Billboard Women In Music - Pier 36
December 09, 2018 - New York

Honoring the standout female stars and executives of 2016 Madonna received the Woman of the Year Award. Shania Twain is this year's Icon. Halsey is the Rising Star, Alessia Cara the Rule Breaker, Andra Day the Powerhouse, Maren Morris the Breakthrough, Meghan Trainor the Chart Topper, and Kesha the Trailblazer.

Billboard Women In Music - Pier 36
December 09, 2018 - New York

Honoring the standout female stars and executives of 2016 Madonna received the Woman of the Year Award. Shania Twain is this year's Icon. Halsey is the Rising Star, Alessia Cara the Rule Breaker, Andra Day the Powerhouse, Maren Morris the Breakthrough, Meghan Trainor the Chart Topper, and Kesha the Trailblazer.

A World of Plants - The New York Botanical Garden
December 09, 2018 - Bronx

A showcase of the Garden's living collections featuring lush tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, curated displays of palms from around the world, aquatic and carnivorous plants, and much more.

NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon - Central Park
December 09, 2018 - New York

Join us for the Big Apple Half Marathon! You'll race through Central Park's rolling hills and maybe snag a PR before the year is up. This is always one of our coolest, most jaw-dropping medals, so even if you're not running for time, you've got great bling to look forward to.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
December 09, 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!

'Marley' Play - Conference House
Through December 09, 2018 - Staten Island

Public Tours at Dia:Beacon - 9/11 Memorial
Through December 23, 2018 - New York

Dia:Beacon provides guided tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 2 pm. Tours are free with admission. Reservations are not necessary but can be made in person at the admissions desk.

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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