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Random Happenings in New York City This Week - October 8-October 15

October 8, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

Nysci Neighbors Community Expo - New York Hall of Science
Through October 15, 2014 - Flushing

Join us with NYSCI Neighbors to celebrate our local Queens culture and community, featuring a day filled with hands-on activities from Design Lab and Maker Space, music and dance, and other festivities. Performances by: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Ayazamana Ecuadorian Dance Group The Applecores Kutterz Caribbean Band

In Search of Something Special/ en Busca De Algo Especial - Queens Museum
October 08, 2017 - New York

Communiversity of Inclusive Play/ Comuniversidad para el Juego Inclusivo The Communiversity of Inclusive Play (formerly In Search Of Something Special…) is a new grant funded initiative between the Queens Museum, Queens College, NYC Parks, and other community partners. Through workshops and public programs, parents, guardians and caregivers will take part in exploring sensory play, education, psychology, and design. Participants can build with mud, paint with bubbles, among many other activities! This is the first summer park program that follows the model of "In Search of Something Special" park events. It is designed in partnership with the Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the FMCP Community Advisory Board with support from Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and NYC Parks. These public programs will be centered on the Playground for All Children (the first NYC playground designed with accessibility for all children) in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Learning and play will be considered within a physical space designed for people with diverse abilities. Spanish language support will be provided, with additional languages supported as needed.

Big City Fishing - Hudson River Park - Pier 25
October 08, 2017 - Tribeca

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.

Student Driver: Indie Road - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 08, 2017 - New York

Watch out! Student Driver: Indie Road is shaking up the PIT Underground! Come revel in the fun, supportive vibe as we celebrate New York City's indie-improv community and beyond! Each week, two kick-ass indie teams dominate the stage, followed by the fast-paced, down-and-dirty moves of host team, Student Driver. Catch future superstars in a new team debut and say you knew them when! Bow down to seasoned veterans flexing their improv might! Eat cake because it's somebody's birthday! Your place is here, your time is now!

The Telephone Show with Kurt Guenther - The PIT Loft
October 08, 2017 - New York

Inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, Kurt Guenther hosts a show where he invites 3 improvisers, they invite 3 improvisers and so on until there are 3 completely new never before seen teams. No one knows what the lineup will be until we start the show!

Redshirts : Pop Culture Hour - The Pit (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 08, 2017 - New York City

Redshirts members - Catherine Wing, Jennette Cronk, Julia Lunetta, Sloane Miller, Susan O'Doherty - are intrepid improvisers who traverse the indie galaxy, creating new life forms, new civilizations, and boldly singing what no team has sung before. We will be joined by pop culture-based improvisers for an hour of nerdy fun!

Worship service - The Church of the Village
October 08, 2017 - New York

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United Methodist Women - The Church of the Village
October 08, 2017 - New York

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Deep Listening Workshop Tune in to the Sounds of Your World - with Viv Corringham - Rubin Museum
October 08, 2017 - New York

Tune in to the sounds that compose your world. Join us for Deep Listening Workshops, based on the practice of Deep Listening developed by composer and sound pioneer Pauline Oliveros. Participants explore the difference between passive hearing and active listening, and delve into other aspects of the practice such as sonic meditations, body awareness, and listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one's own thoughts, imagination, and dreams. No previous experience needed. Deep listening is my life practice." —Pauline Oliveros This session is facilitated by vocalist and composer Viv Corringham. Presented with the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Viv Corringham is a British vocalist and composer who studied and worked with Pauline Oliveros for many years, and holds a certificate in Deep Listening practice from the Deep Listening Foundation. She facilitates workshops in Deep Listening and "sounding," most recently in Hong Kong and Manila. Her work includes concerts, soundwalks, and installations that explore people's sense of place and the link with personal history and memory. She received two composer fellowships from McKnight Foundation, through... (read more)

Art Speaks Harlem Paint and Sip - Imagenation Raw Space Gallery
October 08, 2017 - New York

Art Speaks Harlem Paint, and Sip is a Cultural commitment to preserving the arts in Harlem. With gentrification seemingly tearing the culture of Harlem at its seam, it is more important than ever to remind the world and more specifically the black community how important it is to preserve the essence of what Harlem stands for through the arts. Our Paint and Sip was created out of a need to provide a platform and safe space for our artists and guests to join for a one night paint and sip that benefits the community of Harlem as well as a portion of the proceeds going to local charity The Harlem Children's Zone (www.HCZ.org). We believe art is an integral aspect of Harlem, and we aim to keep Harlem, Harlem.

Anne Steele: Welcome to the Big Top - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
October 08, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Anne Steele is returning to Joe's Pub with her brand new show, Welcome To The BigTop. Anne will lead you through the three ring circus of her life with intimate stories from her past and present mixed with songs ranging from the 80's to today. Anne is known for weaving hilarious stories from her life into a setlist ranging from high energy belting dance numbers to blow the roof off ballads. This show will be no exception. Anne will be joined on stage by her Strongman Musical Director, Nate Buccieri, who will lead an incredible band of musicians (AKA contortionists, fire-eaters and clowns). You don't wanna miss this act! So grab your popcorn and peanuts and get ready for the Anne, The Ringmaster, to take you on an epic ride through spinning plates, juggling balls, and maybe even a little magic. This will truly be The Greatest Show On Earth!

Creativity Lab - Brooklyn Museum
October 08, 2017 - New York

Meet in the Education Studios, 1st Floor Welcome to the Lab! Drop by our studios and explore your creative side. In this drop-in workshop for all ages, take inspiration from our galleries and get messy, experiment with materials, and learn artistic techniques with a new project each month. Bring the whole family and stay as long as you'd like! Free with Museum admission. For all ages.

Offsite in Search of Something Special/ en Busca De Algo Especial - Queens Museum
October 08, 2017 - Corona

Communiversity of Inclusive Play/ Comuniversidad para el Juego Inclusivo En español abajo The Communiversity of Inclusive Play (formerly In Search Of Something Special…) is a new grant funded initiative between the Queens Museum, Queens College, NYC Parks, and other community partners. Through workshops and public programs, parents, guardians and caregivers will take part in exploring sensory play, education, psychology, and design. Participants can build with mud, paint with bubbles, among many other activities! This is the first summer park program that follows the model of "In Search of Something Special" park events. It is designed in partnership with the Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the FMCP Community Advisory Board with support from Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and NYC Parks. These public programs will be centered on the Playground for All Children (the first NYC playground designed with accessibility for all children) in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Learning and play will be considered within a physical space designed for people with diverse abilities. Spanish language support will be provided, with additional languages supported as nee... (read more)

Sunday Family Workshop/ Taller de Familias - Queens Museum
October 08, 2017 - New York

Spend Sunday afternoons at the Queens Museum and enjoy art making, dance, music and storytelling. All Family art making workshops are drop-in, except where stated. No fee or advance registration required. Just show up and stay for as long as you like. Storytelling sessions run for 15mins and begin at the top of every hour, at 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Mexican Folklore Dance Join us for an afternoon of Mexican Folklore dancing where the whole family can dance and learn steps. Storytelling: Listen to stories about Mexican folklore dance. Spanish and English. Ages 2 and up. —–

Anderson Cooper - New York City Theatre
October 08, 2017 - New York

Anderson Cooper heads out on a limited tour this summer and fall for a special speaking engagement - interviewed by none other than his best friend, talk show host Andy Cohen! An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will see the two personalities take turns in interviewing each other about their jobs, their most frustrating on-air experiences and of course, the ongoing political storm in the USA. Coming from two different ends of the TV spectrum, these guys have a wealth of knowledge and humorous stories to share! One of CNN's most longserving anchors, Anderson Cooper has made a name for himself with his insightful take on the news, making it a point to delve behind the lurid headlines and examining various points of view so that viewers are better equipped to make up their own minds. Andy Cohen is notable for being the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show, with his hit series, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. The two stars will be headed to Town Hall Theater in New York, NY, showing for one date only on 8 Oct 2017!

Activity Table - Queens Botanical Garden
October 08, 2017 - Flushing

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

Colloquy - New York Society for Ethical Culture
October 08, 2017 - Manhattan

Location: Room 508 Colloquy is a long-standing discussion group and a mainstay for members to express their opinions on a great many subjects. The group meets at 9:30 on the 2nd Sunday of each month (except July and August). Put Colloquy on your calendar and be part of the discussion!

Chorus Practice - New York Society for Ethical Culture
October 08, 2017 - Manhattan

Location: Ceremonial Hall Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings?–?and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

Brunch/Social Hour - New York Society for Ethical Culture
October 08, 2017 - Manhattan

Location: School Cafeteria, 6th Floor Admission: $10 per person. FREE for first time newcomers.

Ethics in the News - New York Society for Ethical Culture
October 08, 2017 - Manhattan

Location: Room 508 Abe Markman presides A lively give and take on compelling issues and events

Ethical Death Café - New York Society for Ethical Culture
October 08, 2017 - Manhattan

Location: Ceremonial Hall Admission: $5 suggested donation Moderator: Rev. Dr. Barbara Simpson Bereavement Program Community Outreach Coordinator at Caring Hospice Services Two meetings monthly, 2nd Sunday and 4th Wednesday Gather in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake. The objective is to increase awareness of death and help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Topics include heath care proxy, ethical wills, and green burial.

Adhoc Presents: the Wonder Years: an Intimate Acoustic Tour with Laura Stevenson, the Obsessives, Jetty Bones - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 08, 2017 - New York

Dries Van Noten Talks with Dana Goodyear - New York Festivals
October 08, 2017 - New York

Dries Van Noten is a designer and the founder of the eponymous fashion brand. He débuted his first collection in 1986, to critical acclaim. Today, his collections are available in more than four hundred stores around the world. Van Noten received the International Designer of the Year Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2008, and in 2014 his first extensive exhibit, "Inspirations," was shown at Musée des Arts Decoratifs. He has dressed many prominent actors, artists, musicians, and public figures, including Queen Mathilde of Belgium. This past March, he celebrated his hundredth show.

Dries Van Noten Talks with Dana Goodyear - New York Festivals
October 08, 2017 - New York

Dries Van Noten is a designer and the founder of the eponymous fashion brand. He débuted his first collection in 1986, to critical acclaim. Today, his collections are available in more than four hundred stores around the world. Van Noten received the International Designer of the Year Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2008, and in 2014 his first extensive exhibit, "Inspirations," was shown at Musée des Arts Decoratifs. He has dressed many prominent actors, artists, musicians, and public figures, including Queen Mathilde of Belgium. This past March, he celebrated his hundredth show.

All-Around Gymnastics Workout — Single Sessions - 92Y
October 08, 2017 - New York

Get back into your gymnastics training routine or simply learn gymnastics basics in this skill-building adult gymnastics class. Participants set goals for floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault, based on their levels of experience, with the guidance of our USAG-certified teachers. All levels of experience are welcome.

Barry Blitt Talks with FrançOise Mouly - New York Festivals
October 08, 2017 - New York

Future of Europe: Will Germany Lead the West? - 92Y
October 08, 2017 - New York

As America First becomes our policy and Brexit weakens Britain, does Germany become leader of the West? For the third time in a century we see the rise of Germany. What are the messages of history and how will Angela Merkel lead the leader?

Zamora Entertainment Presents Unidos Por Mexico Supporting Victims of Mexico Earthquakes - La Boom
October 08, 2017 - Queens

Along with other community groups families and individuals willing to create bi national support bridges: this community based organization is inviting you to join us in the upcoming fundraising events that will be held at La Boom (56-15 Northern Blvd, NY). The dates of the events are as followed: Saturdays September 23rd & September 30th, and Sundays October 8th and 15th from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. All cash, food, or any other donations will be accepted at all of these events. For more information please call (646) 261-1588.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Tour - New Events Hello Museum
October 08, 2017 - New York

Join a New Museum docent and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a tour of our current exhibitions. The tour is free with preregistration and includes museum admission. Due to limited capacity, please preregister here. A limited number of spaces are available for ASL students; please email to reserve your space. November tour registration will become available on October 9.

Second Sundays - Pioneer Works
October 08, 2017 - 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 by Grasshopper and Vegan Choice Catering and Beverage by PW Bar.

Make It: Costume Creations - New York Hall of Science
October 08, 2017 - Flushing

Join us in Maker Space where we will be running a costume creation workshop using an array of tools and fun materials at your disposal. Our trained staff of Halloween Engineers (Halloweengineers for short) will be on hand to help you make, sew and glue. They can also advise on next steps you can do at home (or at school) to create the costume of your dreams or nightmares

Family Program - Museum of the Moving Image
October 08, 2017 - Astoria

Moving Image Studio: Puppet Workshop Part of Moving Image Studio: Puppet Workshop Museum of the Moving Image - Digital Learning Suite Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Stop by and create your own puppets and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition. Activities include animating puppet faces, paper bag puppets, mixed up monster game and coloring. Free with Museum admission, recommended for ages 4 and up and their adult companions.

Dickie Beau+Blackouts - Crossing The Line Festival
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

For his first major US solo show, drag fabulist Dickie Beau conjures the wayward spirits of Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland. Following the siren call of his childhood idols, Dickie ends up in the New York apartment of an octogenarian journalist, listening to the unpublished tapes of an interview conducted just before Monroe's death in 1962. Using this encounter as the genesis for Blackouts, Dickie merges reality with illusion and his identity with the actresses' as he breathes electrifying life into Hollywood's audio artifacts. The result is an ethereal portrait of icons and a reflection on the lingering impressions they've left behind. Dickie Beau has revitalized the tradition of lip synching through distinctive playback performances in which he embodies counter-cultural figures and movie stars alike. Miming to speech and interviews, Beau performs uncanny invocations with the showmanship of a drag artist and the melancholy of a clown. At home on the stages of clubs, theaters, and cabarets, he has received awards including the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award and the London Cabaret Award for Best Alternative Performer.

Junk - New York City Theatre
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright behind Disgraced, turns his attention to Wall Street in new work Junk. This meticulously constructed financial thriller, which receives its New York premiere at the Beaumont, centers on an investment bank's hostile takeover of a manufacturing firm, and the ruthless wunderkind who's heading the deal. Set in the mid-eighties, it portrays the crucial moment in history when pure, unalloyed greed for money became the dominant driving force in America. The cast is led by Tony nominee Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County). Junk debuted in Los Angeles last year, where it was met with unanimous praise from the critics for its brisk pace and moral complexity. This Broadway production is directed by Doug Hughes.

Comic-Con New York - New York City Theatre
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

The biggest pop culture event on the East Coast, New York Comic Con is back for 2017 with a breathtaking line-up of your favorite stars, over the course of four days. Whether you are in for a taster experience for one day, or a trooper for all the weekend, there is something to whet even the biggest geek or nerd out there! This year's highlights features special celebrity guests Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn (Guardians Of The Galaxy), Pablo Schreiber and Yetide Badaki (American Gods) with more on the way!

Lonely Planet - New York City Theatre
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

Absurdity and poignancy intertwine in Stephen Dietz's quietly brilliant examination of the AIDs epidemic through the eyes of two gay men, Jody, a worldly yet introverted map store owner and his more outlandish friend Carl, whose penchant for chairs carries more meaning than meets the eye. As time goes on in the isolated store, it becomes apparent that Jody hasn't left it for very long time. As a result, his knowledge of what is happening to their community is scant. Carl, being his only link to the outside world, decides he must bear witness to what is happening and begins to place the chairs of their fallen friends in the shop. Reminding us that hiding away from the world and its problems can have devastating consequences, Lonely Planet is a beautifully simple, yet highly resonant work that still reverberates into today's climate.

Bookstore Monthly Sale - Housing Works
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe has established itself as a New York downtown institution and tourist destination for the last decade. Special events and a fully stocked cafe make this a great place to meet friends, relax and shop the best book, movie and music selection in New York City. Our one of a kind space is available for rental and all of our merchandise is donated. We are staffed almost entirely by volunteers and 100% of our profits go to Housing Works.

New York Times Critics' Pick - Atlantic Theater Company: Linda Gross Theater
Through October 08, 2017 - Chelsea

"If you think you've heard it all before, THEN YOU NEED TO LISTEN MORE CLOSELY. Simon Stephens's On the Shore of the Wide World is A STEALTH HEARTBREAKER. By the end of the Atlantic Theater Company production – DIRECTED WITH GENTLE CARE by Neil Pepe — you've discovered that this dribbling, homespun prose HAS SHAPED ITSELF INTO PATTERNS OF PROFOUND POETRY, AS IF WORDS IN INVISIBLE INK HAD BEEN HELD UP TO A FLAME.You may also experience the sense that SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE, EVEN COSMIC, defines these unexceptional lives. And when a character cries (quietly), IT HAS THE IMPACT OF A DAM BURSTING.Every cast member has created A DETAILED AND INTIMATE PORTRAIT. And the final scene between Ms. McCann and Mr. Wilson is BEAUTIFUL – AND DEVASTATING. If you at first feel that some of the performances are too tentative, you come to realize that this hesitancy belongs to characters who are FOREVER HOVERING ON THE BRINK OF DECISIVE GESTURES. They're all full of such contradictions, and you can tell they are enigmas to themselves. Which makes it ALL THE MORE UNCANNY THAT BY THE END, YOU FEEL YOU UNDERSTAND THEM PERFECTLY." — Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES

North Korea Crisis: How Should the World Respond? - Japan Society
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

North Korea's missile and nuclear program has intensified and reached new heights, and its ability to launch a missile capable of hitting the United States is advancing far more rapidly than predicted. With one of the most important holidays coming up on October 10th in North Korea, experts speculate the country will celebrate Party Foundation Day with another missile test. In October, the United States will be sending an aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula for a military drill with South Korea, which could further increase tension in the region. How should the United States, Japan, and other countries respond? Will China exert its economic influence over North Korea? Is there a possibility that the situation would further escalate? This program examines the latest developments, how the United States and its allies should respond to Pyongyang's missile launch, and the way forward on North Korea. Speaker: Robert L. Gallucci, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; former Chief U.S. Negotiator during North Korean Nuclear Crisis of 1994 Discussant: Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia Agenda 8:00—8:30 ... (read more)

Medieval Japan: People & Systems in the World of the Shogunate - Japan Society
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

North Korea's missile and nuclear program has intensified and reached new heights, and its ability to launch a missile capable of hitting the United States is advancing far more rapidly than predicted. With one of the most important holidays coming up on October 10th in North Korea, experts speculate the country will celebrate Party Foundation Day with another missile test. In October, the United States will be sending an aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula for a military drill with South Korea, which could further increase tension in the region. How should the United States, Japan, and other countries respond? Will China exert its economic influence over North Korea? Is there a possibility that the situation would further escalate? This program examines the latest developments, how the United States and its allies should respond to Pyongyang's missile launch, and the way forward on North Korea. Speaker: Robert L. Gallucci, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; former Chief U.S. Negotiator during North Korean Nuclear Crisis of 1994 Discussant: Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia Agenda 8:00—8:30 ... (read more)

Ferrari 70th Anniversary Celebration - Around Manhattan
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OCTOBER 7th – 8th, 2017 IN NEW YORK CITY "DRIVEN BY EMOTION: FERRARI THROUGH THE DECADES" To cap off a worldwide celebration in over 60 counties, Ferrari will unveil a public exhibition in New York City over Columbus Day weekend to celebrate its 70th anniversary with fans, clients and collectors alike. Iconic classics will be on display, as well as notable examples of contemporary models, at the following locations: Rockefeller Plaza, the Hublot Flagship Store, Ferrari New York Showroom, and RM Sotheby's.

Base Jam - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 09, 2017 - New York

Come to Base Jam: New York City's most fun improv jam with an awesome party vibe! This jam is not only ideal for those new to the stage, but also improv veterans. We welcome all to participate. Let's face it: Getting better at improv is about getting stage time and practicing in front of an audience. So leap first, then look for a place to land....or just keep flying! Hosted by Ray Munoz

Natural Perfume Blending Workshop - Alchemologie
October 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

Smell is the most neglected of our senses yet it has an instantaneous power to penetrate our consciousness invoking memories and emotion. Odors are ethereal and elusive yet can strongly attract or repel. As a concerned consumer, you are choosing organic food, seeking out sustainable products and opting for eco-friendly packaging. But what about the fragrance you wear? That signature scent is likely composed of synthetic materials (as most commercial fragrances are), mass-produced, packaged and shipped around the world in the millions of units. Natural perfumery is a much different process that uses only essential oils and precious absolutes that are extracted from plants. Like fine wine, subtle differences can be found from the same plant from year to year depending on soil conditions and climate meaning that it is not an exact science but a creative alchemical process. In this sensory workshop we will examine the artisanal art of natural perfumery. Students will gain a basic understanding of the sense of smell, the history of perfume, the advent of synthetic ingredients and the return to naturals. Perfume ingredients and formulation will be explored and each participant will... (read more)

Columbus Day - Brooklyn Borough Hall
October 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Bessies Ny Dance and Performance Awards - NYU Skirball
October 09, 2017 - New York

Come see the dance world honor the outstanding dance and performance happening in NYC! Hosted by Shernita Anderson and James Whiteside, the night will feature live performances by 2017 Outstanding Emerging Choreographer Will Rawls, and other esteemed Bessie-recognized dance artists. For a full list of this year's nominated artists, go to bessies.org. NY's premier awards for dance honor choreographers, performers, and designers, as well as Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. A night not to be missed. All are welcome.

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poet's Café
October 09, 2017 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Muldoon's Picnic - Irish Arts Center
October 09, 2017 - New York

Our critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, and poetry—now in its seventh season—has become a staple of New York's cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters.

IAC Book Club: 'Days Without End' by Sebastian Barry - Irish Arts Center
October 09, 2017 - New York

Join other literature lovers to discuss Sebastian Barry's novel Days Without End, winner of the 2016 Costa Book of the Year award. This book club will be led by Rachael Gilkey, IAC's director of programming. Light refreshments will be provided. "A crowning achievement to an extraordinary literary career" —The Guardian "Hypnotic…an absorbing story that sets the horrors of history against the consolations of hearth and home" —The Wall Street Journal "Achieves the drama and pathos of the author's best fiction" —Publishers Weekly

Tropical Vortex Mondays! - Barbès
October 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

Alexandria Quarterly Presents a Night of Readings - Cornelia Street Cafe
October 09, 2017 - New York

Celebrate our new book releases with readings by AQP contributors Robert Overbey, Janet Hamill, Pal Shazar and Tadzio Koelb.

Not Old, Just Old School: A Cabaret Birthday - Chad Ryan - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 09, 2017 - New York

Natalie Joy Johnson (Broadway's Kinky Boots and Legally Blonde) along side piano man extraordinaire Brian Nash host a piano bar style cabaret birthday party for fellow Cabaret Artist and Friend Chad Ryan's big 4-0H! With appearances by Broadway's Anthony Rapp, Rupaul's Drag Race runner up Peppermint, Chad Ryan himself and many others. Come to the cabaret and feel free to sing a ditty yourself and raise a glass to Chad and his favorite form of fun. SINGING, COMEDY, MUSIC AND DRINKS!!!

Nicole Krauss and Jenny Erpenbeck - 92Y
October 09, 2017 - New York

Nicole Krauss's new novel, Forest Dark, interweaves the stories of an older lawyer and younger novelist whose transcendental search leads them to the Israeli desert. "A brilliant novel," wrote Philip Roth. "I am full of admiration." In Go, Went, Gone, Jenny Erpenbeck — "one of the most significant German-language novelists of her generation" (The Millions) — explores the European refugee crisis through a retired professor's encounters with African hunger-strikers.

LPR Presents at Union Pool: Joan Shelley & James Elkington - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 09, 2017 - New York

All-Around Gymnastics Workout — Single Sessions - 92Y
October 09, 2017 - New York

Get back into your gymnastics training routine or simply learn gymnastics basics in this skill-building adult gymnastics class. Participants set goals for floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault, based on their levels of experience, with the guidance of our USAG-certified teachers. All levels of experience are welcome.

Path Through History Weekend - Fraunces Tavern Museum
October 09, 2017 - New York

Fraunces Tavern Museum will be participating in Path Through History Weekend October 7-9; a showcase of New York State's rich and fascinating history being featured during hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state. Path Through History takes you across the state to living history museums, forts, military landmarks, and the homes of presidents, great writers and artists to discover events of the past and learn how they reverberate today. Come experience and appreciate the state's amazing past at FTM!

Balancing Act: Can the South China Morning Post Thrive Under China's Watchful Eye? – A live Sinica Podcast - China Institute
October 09, 2017 - Upper East Side

Join us for a live recording of the Sinica Podcast, the premiere podcast on current affairs in China, with hosts Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn. Our special guest will be Gary Liu, CEO of the South China Morning Post. A veteran of the tech world — he was formerly CEO of Digg and head of Spotify Labs —Gary has brought a new approach to the venerable paper since his tenure as CEO began in January, shortly after the paper was bought by Alibaba. We'll talk about how the paper can navigate the familiar challenges that newspapers around the world face, coupled with Alibaba's ownership and pressures from Beijing. The podcast recording will be followed by moderated Q&A from the audience. Alibaba wants to transform the SCMP into a media company that is more relevant in the digital era, and to be the leading outlet for global coverage of China. Will this be possible under new Chinese ownership? In this live Sinica Podcast, long-time Beijing residents Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn—both superstars in the China watching world–will interview Liu about his views on the way forward.

West Meets East: An Introduction to Chinese Art - 92Y
October 09, 2017 - New York

Even art enthusiasts often know very little about the art of these two important civilizations. Discover treasures of Indian and Chinese art, as well as the history and philosophies behind their creation. Special focus on the unique art forms of each culture.

Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art - 92Y
October 09, 2017 - New York

Journey back to the early sixties, to the beginning of the market for contemporary art in New York, when the art dealer and tastemaker Richard Bellamy (1927-98) made history but chose not to make money. At the fabled Green Gallery on Fifty-Seventh Street, Bellamy launched the careers of today's iconic Pop, Op and conceptual artists, mavericks and minimalists, Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin, Mark di Suvero and George Segal. Join Judith Stein as she brings alive a posterity-averse beatnik with a legendary eye, a tale that unfolds as postmodernism elbowed the past aside. Join her for this illustrated talk and reading.

'Jerusalem' Guided Tour - 92Y
October 09, 2017 - New York

Join Art Center art appreciation educator Melanie Adsit for an interactive, one-hour guided tour of Colin Davidson's exhibition Jerusalem to hear more about how and why this monumental body of work was created.

Esther Perel: The State of Affairs — Rethinking Infidelity - 92Y
October 09, 2017 - New York

Iconic couples' therapist and bestselling author Esther Perel takes a groundbreaking and provocative look at infidelity, arguing for a more nuanced and less judgmental conversation about our transgressions.

After School Homework Help - Cypress Hills Library
October 09, 2017 - Brooklyn,

After-School Homework Helpers volunteer to help students in grades 1 through 8 with their homework, projects and assignments.

Beginner's Guide to Jazz with Seton Hawkins - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
October 09, 2017 - New York

Can't commit to a full course? Single classes are now available at Swing University for $35 each (fees may apply). We say that Jazz was born in New Orleans, but why? What was special about that city, and the people in it? During this class, we will explore the cultural make-up, the unique diversity, and the interplay of cultures you find in New Orleans. We'll also listen to some of the earliest musical styles to come out of there, and we'll give you insight into what the very earliest forms of Jazz might have sounded like. As we move along, we'll get into the era of recordings, and hear some of the first jazz records, and trace the development of Jazz's solos and structures.

Bear Mountain Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

Take a 2.5 hour cruise up the Hudson enjoying the autumnal sights and our Onboard Oktoberfest with German food and beer specials plus some good ol' oom-pah music up to Bear Mountain State Park. You'll hop off the boat there, where for 3 hours, you can enjoy the park's 50+ hiking and biking trails, lake, zoo and more and take in the general splendor of nature and fall weather.

Bear Mountain Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

Cruise up to Bear Mountain like a VIP in Premier while you enjoy an onboard Oktoberfest with German beer, music and traditional German Oktoberfest food such as soft pretzels, potatoes and bratwurst.

LPR Presents at Nublu 151: Laolu NYC / Tosinger / Special Guests - (Le) Poisson Rouge
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

Laolu NYC is a Nigerian born Brooklyn based Performance Artist, Visual Artist, Musician, and Human Rights Lawyer. His Performance Art he created gained world wide recognition when it was featured in Beyonce's Visual Album, "Lemonade." Laolu's musical style is a mix of Afrobeat, reggae and hip hop with some R&B thrown in for good measure. Laolu's mantra is 'everything is my canvas' and he takes it literally drawing on everything from canvas, to shoes, to clothing, to walls and even the human body. His musical influences are Fela, King Sunny Ade and Sade. Laolu also collaborated with Bvlgari on their "Man in Black" Cologne and it's now available exclusively at Bloomingdale's. You canwatch his TED talk from the TED Conference in Vancouver, CA from April 2017 here where you can learn more of his story.

Grad Show: Level 1 Improv - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 10, 2017 - New York

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage. Graduates of the PIT's Level 1 improv class learned the basic elements of the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ philosophy and applied them toward building greater scenes that engage an audience. Students learned the basic structure of comedic scenes and work on using "yes, and…" to discover and heighten the funny. The legends of tomorrow show you they're actually the stars of today! Sarah Morgan Ashey is an actor, comedian and writer originally from Memphis, Tennessee. Some of her favorite credits include: Emily Webb (Our Town), Queen Aggravain (Once Upon a Mattress), May (The Last Train to Nibroc) and Miss Piggy (We Love TV Presents: The Muppet Show!). Additionally, Sarah co-wrote the musical, A Hardboiled Christmas, which was professionally produced at the Boiler Room Theater in Nashville, Tennessee. You can catch Sarah perform every week with Lovers (improv) and Skycopter (improvised one-act plays) at the Peoples Improv Theater.

Comic Book Club - The PIT Loft
October 10, 2017 - New York

Comic Book Club is a live talk show and podcast held every Tuesday at 8:00 pm in NYC! It's hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben

Tac: Slow Jam, an Improv Jam - The PIT Loft
October 10, 2017 - New York

TAC: Slow Jam, an Improv Jam is the chance for YOU to get up onstage and fine tune your improv skills to perfection, hosted each week by Ronny Pascale (Associate Artistic Director) Ronny Pascale is a comedy writer, producer, and improviser from Connecticut. Ronny is currently the Associate Artistic Director of The Peoples Improv Theater. Ronny has studied improv and sketch at Peoples Improv Theater, Magnet Theater, Annyonace, Second City, and UCB. He has produced Pilot Season at The PIT, Unauthorized: The Musical!, Sketchy Sketchy Prov Prov, and FARTS! A High Brow Comedy Hour, among other great shows. If you like him, circle "Yes", but "Maybe" is okay, too.

As You Will: Shakespearean Improv - The Pit Underground
October 10, 2017 - New York City

If there's one problem with the 884,647 words William Shakespeare wrote it's that they've all been performed already. What about the virtually infinite number of words he hasn't written... yet? The players of As You Will invite you to a show where we will bring to life all the plays and poetry the immortal bard would have written if he hadn't gone and died. Join us for a night of Shakespearean Improv! Huzzah!

Impro-Vention - The Pit Underground
October 10, 2017 - New York City

Come see what happens when a group of friends gather for an intervention. Watch as grievances are aired out, relationships are pushed to the limit and friendships are destroyed! Oh, and did I mention that it's completely IMPROVISED? YOU will provide us with an intervention topic and witness the madness that ensues! C'mon, you know you've always wanted to be part of an intervention...

Free Legal Services for All - Brooklyn Borough Hall
October 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Veterans' Issues

High Line Tour: from Freight to Flowers - The High Line
October 10, 2017 - New York

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided walking tours are free 75-minute-long tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides, will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Free public tours take place twice a week on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 10:00 AM, between May 2 and October 31.

Isaac Oliver Won't Stand for This - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
October 10, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Writer/performer Isaac Oliver's debut collection of essays, Intimacy Idiot, was named one of NPR's Best Books of 2015. After last year's sold-out residency, Oliver returns to Joe's Pub to debut brand-new stories as well as share old favorites. Featuring Daniel Loeser Directed by Jason Eagan "A rare talent who manages to deftly combine raunchiness, intelligence, hilarity, and heart." —The New Yorker "Brilliant and hilarious and surprisingly, shockingly at times, intimate. You'll want to have dinner with him and maybe want to slightly protect him from the world and himself." —Nathan Lane, The New York Times "If David Sedaris and Fran Lebowitz had a baby who wrote about subways, theater patrons and blow jobs, he might be a lot like Isaac Oliver." —Time Out New York

Nec Spe - United Solo
October 10, 2017 - New York

The great Baroque painter Caravaggio confesses his hideous sins to an imagined or ethereal priest after his own brutal and untimely death, possibly searching for forgiveness. But his swagger and violent personality leave us to question whether he truly wants his sins washed away, or whether he would rather justify his actions in the eyes of God and man. Director: Pat Diamond. Playwright: Sara Fellini. Show image by Yvonne Alloway Photography Inc. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, art historians, Italian historians. Links: show, artist. 2017 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

Gallery Lecture: 'Rediscovering Joseph Stapleton' with Robert Solomon - The Art Students League
October 10, 2017 - New York

This lecture will explore the professional career of second generation abstract expressionist artist Joseph Stapleton (1921-1994). Stapleton studied at the League with Will Barnet and Morris Kantor and later taught at Pratt and the League. His work integrated his skill as a draftsman with the gestural painting techniques of Abstract Expressionism. Solomon brings to the discussion his own personal recollections of Stapleton as both his Pratt instructor and mentor. Robert Solomon is a Boston-based artist and art historian (MFA 2016 Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, BFA 1974 Pratt Institute), whose research focuses on mid-twentieth century American art history. He is currently writing a book on Stapleton.

Funny Business: Improv Comedy Course - Sheen Center
October 10, 2017 - New York

If you are new or want to tune your tools, our introduction to improv concentrates on connections and how to stay grounded. We'll focus on character creation, object/environment work, and most importantly, working as an ensemble. We believe improvisation can be used in everyday life; whether you are performing on the stage, priming for an audition, or connecting with co-workers Adam Hamway is an Upright Citizens Brigade trained improviser. He does over 30 impressions (including Snoop Dogg and Jay Z, which he performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), which he performs in his regular show "Fallon Tonight with Impressionist Adam Hamway" at the PIT in NYC. He is also a program director for SiriusXM Radio. Paul Valenti is a seasoned performer, writer, improviser and a proud alumnus of Second City NYC . Paul has performed throughout the US and UK and directed numerous short plays and sketches. He is a winner of Best Actor at the NYTV Festival for the pilot of "The Chris and Paul Show" and Best Newcomer at The Montreal Sketch Festival. Paul was nominated for Best Newcomer at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Best of Fall: Upper East - Housing Works
October 10, 2017 - New York

The weather is cooling, the leaves are turning, and now is the perfect time to make your home and closet comfy, cozy, and chic. Shop our "Best of" Fall fashion, furniture and art and more at all of our Thrift Shop locations this October! *Gramercy is excluded from our "Best of" events. Clearance prices will be in effect leading up to each event. And remember, each shop is closed one day prior to it's 'Best of'. Reap those Membership benefits! Supporter Members and above get in one hour early. Advocate level and above Members get in 30 minutes early.

Tuesdays with TED - Talks, That Is - New York Society for Ethical Culture
October 10, 2017 - Manhattan

Location: Elliott Library, Room 507 Admission: Members Free; Guests $5 per session Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday With Leader Anne Klaeysen Everyone Loves TED! It's even better when you can discuss the talks with other people. Together we will view selections with contemporary ethical themes and engage in a lively discussion. Links to the talks will be published on our website AFTER each session so that everyone will see them for the first time.

Race, Systems, and Society - New York Society for Ethical Culture
October 10, 2017 - Manhattan

Location: Elliott Library, Room 507 Admission: Members free; Guests $5 per session With Leader Dr. Richard Koral Even among those who are mindful of the subtle racial, ethnic, and class distinctions that persist in society, we are all participants in a larger societal structure that perpetuates injustices. We will read and discuss books and articles that explore the features of systemic racism and classism in America to better understand the ways in which society can recreate itself to permit all people to flourish and thrive.

Gymnastics and Parkour Open Workout / Ages 15+ - 92Y
October 10, 2017 - New York

From June 23 through August 25 join 92Y coaches for a drop-in workout in an unstructured atmosphere and utilize our state-of-the-art equipment.

From Han Emperors to Jewelry Connoisseurs: Unveiling the Mysteries of Jade - China Institute
October 10, 2017 - Upper East Side

Why is jade so important in Chinese culture—from art to mythology and vernacular tradition? In the Han Dynasty, only royalty was allowed to deal with jade, and emperors were buried in jade suits intended to preserve their lives for eternity. Through the centuries, Chinese babies have worn jade amulets to protect them from harm and evil forces. And today, jade jewelry is treasured more than ever as a valuable and beautiful asset. Mr. Keziah Chan, manager of Lao Feng Xiang Jewelry, the venerable Hong Kong jeweler with a store on Fifth Avenue, is one of the world's experts on the precious stone. Come hear him explain jade through the millennia—from historical traditions to how to recognize and analyze the value of various jade types today. Before and after the talk, visit the China Institute Gallery's stunning show, Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity, featuring a magnificent jade suit from Xuzhou, Jiangsu, where many of the Han emperors were buried.

Bird Ecology and Conservation - 92Y
October 10, 2017 - New York

Learn about conservation as it pertains to the birds of NYC. Understand the threats and hear local success stories, then seek out some species in the field. Join urban naturalist and environmental educator Gabriel Willow to explore the surprising diversity of wildlife and ecology in New York City. Sessions include a 45-minute lecture followed by a 45-minute bird-watching walk in nearby Central Park. Bring binoculars if you have them! Pre-registration for all tours is required at least 24 hrs in advance. Attendees will be emailed details of the tour — with specific meeting location and additional directions 24 hrs in advance of the tour. All tours happen rain or shine.

The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions - 92Y
October 10, 2017 - New York

Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered and pelted by asteroids. As new groundbreaking research suggests, climate change has played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in our planet's history. Furthermore, many scientists now believe that the climate shifts of the twenty-first century have analogs of our former disasters. Join us as award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions, exploring Earth's past dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of our possible future.

Strengthen Communication as a Woman in the Workplace - 92Y
October 10, 2017 - New York

Why do men keep interrupting me? That question — and others — is answered in this informative discussion on the workplace-communication differences between women and men. Leave the presentation with a better understanding of gender-based communication dynamics and how to best address them. Tips on what language to avoid are highlighted. This seminar has been given at the Pentagon to active-duty military women and to female reservists and veterans.

The Centennial of the King of Comics, Jack Kirby - 92Y
October 10, 2017 - New York

Captain America. Iron Man. The Avengers. Names that the American public recognizes as the leading Marvel Comics superheroes that Hollywood has made billion-dollar film franchises out of. What most people don't recognize is the name of the comic book artist and storyteller whose limitless imagination spawned all those superheroes: Jack Kirby. Join comic book art historian and illustrator Arlen Schumer as we celebrate the centennial birthday of the man considered by both professionals and fans alike as the single greatest artist and storyteller in the history of comic books.

J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy, with General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus - 92Y
October 10, 2017 - New York

Hillbilly Elegy has become the book of these challenging times, with senators on both sides of the aisle turning to it to try to understand the current political moment. Author J. D. Vance joins General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus for a conversation about the challenges facing white working-class Americans and the choices we make for ourselves, our communities and our country.

Rocco DiSpirito in Conversation - 92Y
October 10, 2017 - New York

The James Beard Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author, chef and healthy living expert discusses his new book, Rocco's Healthy & Delicious.

The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg - Asia Society
October 10, 2017 - Upper East Side

Art world sensation Ai Weiwei credits him with launching his international career. Renowned pianist Lang Lang describes him as a mentor to Chinese artists. Curator Victoria Lu believes that his taste and influence as a collector has been felt around the world. But when Swiss businessman Uli Sigg first went to China, art was far from his mind. The year was 1979, and Sigg — working for the Schindler escalator and elevator company — was hoping to set up one of the first joint ventures between the Chinese government, seeking international investment in the post-Mao era, and a Western company. Uli Sigg is not a man who does things by halves. "My ego, my way" says a t-shirt he wears at one point in the film. When he took up rowing, he went to the world championships. When he negotiated a joint venture, he wanted to create a model for future partnerships. And when he became interested in Chinese art, he built a world-class personal collection. Sigg championed the artists he admired, working tirelessly for their international recognition and to preserve their artwork as a record of China's tumultuous and historic changes. Eventually, Sigg became the Swiss ambassador to China and a cons... (read more)

The Big Fake Wedding New York City - Universe
October 10, 2017 - Long Island City

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. "Wedding guests" are brides- and grooms-to-be who enjoy an emotional vow renewal ceremony, a tasty cocktail-style dinner, and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action. Tickets include light bites, a signature drink, and a swag bag.

You Color; Baby Naps' Adult Coloring Program for Child Caregivers - Central Library, Youth Wing
October 10, 2017 - Brooklyn,

NANNIES, BABYSITTERS, PARENTS and CAREGIVERS RELAX & MAKE FRIENDS WHILE YOUR BABY NAPS! Color Your Stress Away! Join us for 45 minutes of meditative coloring in the Youth Wing's Teen Reading Room. Colored pencils and meditative coloring sheets will be provided. The Health Benefits of Adult Coloring Books. Despite the fact that coloring and art therapy aren't quite the same thing, coloring does offer a slew of mental benefits. "Coloring definitely has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring [about] more mindfulness," says Berberian. Aug 1, 2017

- Clinton Hill Library
October 10, 2017 - Brooklyn,

How to Tie a Scarf Learn new and different ways of tying scarves. Please bring your own oblong-medium/large scarves and square medium/large scarves and come learn different ways for easy, ultra-chic tying techniques. Please bring your own scarf/scarves, some scarves may be supplied.

English Conversation Group - Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4
October 10, 2017 - Brooklyn,

Join other adults who are learning to speak English! Free! No registration required.

A Dog & Pony Show - The Pit Underground
October 11, 2017 - New York City

Pony Danza hosts a night of improv featuring New York's finest indie improv teams.

Free Legal Services for All - Brooklyn Borough Hall
October 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

Foreclosure Intervention and Prevention

Sharon Salzberg Mindfulness Meditation - Rubin Museum
October 11, 2017 - New York

For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Now Western scientists, business leaders, and the secular world have embraced meditation as a vital tool for brain health. Whether you're a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a forty-five-minute weekly program designed to fit into your lunch break. Each session will be inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum's collection and will include an opening talk, a twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

Designer Trunk Show: Hatsumi Yoshida Fashions - Asia Society
October 11, 2017 - Upper East Side

Born in Japan, Hatsumi Yoshida relocated to Bali, where she was inspired by the rich natural setting. Hatsumi's designs utilize various materials found on the island to create complex and interesting textures. Hatsumi's unique, organic textiles are crafted with great attention to detail and design, and seek to inspire the wearer to express their individuality.

Enhancing America's Reservoir of Goodwill in Southeast Asia - Asia Society
October 11, 2017 - Upper East Side

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations, but the countries that make up the dynamic, stable, and increasingly wealthy ASEAN alliance share anxieties over the possibility of U.S. disengagement from the region. There is diminishing confidence in a sustained American commitment to ASEAN, even as both sides maintain strong economic ties — the U.S. is the largest source of investment for ASEAN, and ASEAN is the United States' fourth largest trading partner. This comes at a time when China's influence and activism in the region is growing. Join us for a discussion with Professor Kishore Mahbubani and Daniel Russel on how the U.S. — an architect and guarantor of the post-World War II global order — can restore its global standing by reversing the perception of disengagement from the Asia-Pacific region. Kishore Mahbubani is Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Prior to his current position he served in Singapore's Foreign service for over 30 years, and has twice served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations. He is the author of se... (read more)

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Omar Holmon - Nuyorican Poet's Café
October 11, 2017 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Omar Holmon! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

DISORDER - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 11, 2017 - New York

When Natalie's dad suffered a psychotic break, he thought he was Jesus, and that demons told him to kill himself. Natalie feared that talking about it would stigmatize him. It did. She talked anyway. It may have saved his life. This is the story of her family's journey through our fractured mental health system. Running time includes a post-show discussion. Director: Aaron Sparks. Creative Advisor: Duane Boutte. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, mental healthcare providers and consumers. Links: show, artist.

Disorder - United Solo
October 11, 2017 - New York

When Natalie's dad suffered a psychotic break, he thought he was Jesus, and that demons told him to kill himself. Natalie feared that talking about it would stigmatize him. It did. She talked anyway. It may have saved his life. This is the story of her family's journey through our fractured mental health system. Running time includes a post-show discussion. Director: Aaron Sparks. Creative Advisor: Duane Boutte. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, mental healthcare providers and consumers. Links: show, artist. 2017 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

Members Meeting - The Art Students League
October 11, 2017 - New York

This meeting is for League members only. To check your membership status, please contact the main office.

The Architecture of Consumption: Airspace, Abandoned Retail, and McMansion Hell - ICP Museum
October 11, 2017 - New York

Critic Kyle Chayka proposes that we're FourSquaring, Yelping, and AirBnBing towards indistinguishable interior design across the urban, globalized world. Brian Ulrich photographs the architecture of consumption and its remains: shuttered malls, big box retail, and the excess of "fast fashion" goods in second-hand shops. Kate Wagner runs the popular blog McMansion Hell, the ultimate guide to the "bad architecture" of postmodern sprawl. Join us to hear their distinctive perspectives on architecture and the visual culture of consumption. This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to the best seats at our public programs in our reserved members'section.

Our 400-Year Battle with Water - Museum of the City of New York
October 11, 2017 - New York

Manhattan's natural advantage as an island at the mouth of two great rivers helped turn New York City into one of the world's greatest commercial metropolises. Yet from the earliest Dutch settlements in the 1600's to the present day, the city's coastal location has also long rendered it susceptible to flooding and hurricanes. Join historian and best-selling author Russell Shorto as he revisits New York's centuries-old battle with water, and explores the parallels between the early Dutch efforts to tame the tides and the city's present-day responses to climate change. Includes Museum admission, book signing and reception to follow.

World Tour of Wine - Sofitel Wine Days - Eventbrite
October 11, 2017 - New York

Sofitel New York, the stylish Midtown hotel with a decidedly French accent, presents a two-hour world tour of wines in its signature restaurant, Gaby Brasserie Française. Five geographic stations – North America, South America, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, and Sofitel's home country France – will each feature four native wines – two red and two white – and three complementary canapes, designed by Executive Chef Robert Hohmann and Nicolas Blanc, Certified Specialist of Wine. The World Tour of Wine is part of Sofitel Wine Days, Sofitel's 41-day celebration of wine, from Sept. 21 through Oct. 31. Read less

Volume 1 Brooklyn Presents: The Greatest 3-Minute Celebrity Stories - Housing Works
October 11, 2017 - New York

We live in an age of celebrity, where you can be famous for doing almost anything–and thus, the number of people qualifying as celebrities has increased dramatically. What that means about the world in which we live–and Andy Warhol's old adage about everyone being famous for 15 minutes–remains to be seen. However, the density of celebrities, particularly in New York, means that more and more people have stories of encountering the famous (or, perhaps, the infamous). And thus, we're happy to announce our next 3-Minute Stories event, focusing on unlikely encounters with celebrities.

Massimo's Philosophy Cafe - New York Society for Ethical Culture
October 11, 2017 - Manhattan

Location: Adler Study, Room 514 Admission: $5 Nonmembers Please join us for a Socratic discussion. Topic: The five traits of rational discourse

All-Around Gymnastics Workout — Single Sessions - 92Y
October 11, 2017 - New York

Get back into your gymnastics training routine or simply learn gymnastics basics in this skill-building adult gymnastics class. Participants set goals for floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault, based on their levels of experience, with the guidance of our USAG-certified teachers. All levels of experience are welcome.

Public Art Tour of Lower Manhattan: African Burial Ground National Monument - 92Y
October 11, 2017 - New York

Did you know that some NYC's most iconic art is on view every day in our public spaces? Learn more about the art and sculptures you pass by daily and discover hidden gems you never noticed before, as you walk through the African Burial Ground and more. Tour ends at approximately 1 pm. Degree of Strenuousness: Moderate. Please wear good walking shoes. Meet at 9:45 am OUTSIDE at the Ted Weiss Federal Building, 290 Broadway (between Reade and Duane). City Hall stop in Lower Manhattan. Pre-registration for all tours is required at least 24 hrs in advance. Attendees will be emailed details of the tour — with specific meeting location and additional directions 24 hrs in advance of the tour. All tours happen rain or shine.

Marlene Strauss on Peggy Guggenheim - 92Y
October 11, 2017 - New York

The renowned lecturer and art historian Marlene Strauss discusses the life and work of American art collector, bohemian and socialite Peggy Guggenheim.

How to Create a Marketing Plan - 92Y
October 11, 2017 - New York

How do you figure out the most effective ways to market your business, product or service? Discover the steps that are the foundation for creating a marketing plan. Learn the basics of how to develop a plan, and have an opportunity to begin to draft a plan for your own product or business.

Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger in Conversation - 92Y
October 11, 2017 - New York

TV legend Ed Asner (Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show) leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who want to use it as their justification for doing everything they want to do. And now he's written a book about it all, with Ed Weinberger, the multiple award-winning writer and producer of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, who joins him in conversation.

Insurgency From Below: Activism in the Trump Era - The Graduate Center, CUNY
October 11, 2017 - Manhattan

The election of President Trump has changed the rules of American politics and motivated widespread protests to his agenda. What are the prospects for activists in this new era? Panelists include Barbara Ehrenreich, author, Nickel and Dimed; Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, professor of law, Columbia and UCLA; and Frances Fox Piven, distinguished professor of political science and sociology, emerita, at the GC.

Enhancing America's Reservoir of Goodwill in Southeast Asia - Asia Society New York
October 11, 2017 - New York,

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations, but the countries that make up the dynamic, stable, and increasingly wealthy ASEAN alliance share anxieties over the possibility of U.S. disengagement from the region. There is diminishing confidence in a sustained American commitment to ASEAN, even as both sides maintain strong economic ties — the U.S. is the largest source of investment for ASEAN, and ASEAN is the United States' fourth largest trading partner. This comes at a time when China's influence and activism in the region is growing. Join us for a discussion with Professor Kishore Mahbubani and Daniel Russel on how the U.S. — an architect and guarantor of the post-World War II global order — can restore its global standing by reversing the perception of disengagement from the Asia-Pacific region.

BookMatch Teen - Central Library, Info Commons Lab
October 11, 2017 - Brooklyn,

We're launching the teen version of BookMatch, our book recommendation service, but we need your help! Learn the art of recommending books and develop a readers' advisory service exclusive to teens. Along the way, meet new friends and make connections to careers in publishing, writing, libraries and more. Participants must be in grades 9 – 12 and will earn a stipend, volunteer hours and resume-boosting experience. Readers of all levels and interests are welcome. Sessions will take place Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm, from October 11 through December 6, 2017, at Central Library.

Iconic Artist Talk with Thomas Ostermeier - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
October 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

LOCATION: Peter Jay Sharp Building BAM Rose Cinemas RUN TIME: 1hr Part of 2017 Next Wave Festival In conjunction with Richard III Moderated by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Thomas Ostermeier returns to the Next Wave Festival with a new staging of Richard III. In this discussion with playwright and 2016 MacArthur fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Everybody, An Octoroon, Gloria), the German director surveys his career at BAM since his debut in 2004 with Nora, an adaptation of Ibsen's A Doll's House. Since then, Ostermeier has returned with his contemporary adaptations of other Ibsen plays Hedda Gabler, in 2006, and An Enemy of the People, in 2013, as well as filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun. Ostermeier's production of An Enemy of the People, heads to Broadway this season in an American version by Jacobs-Jenkins.

Chance Encounters Jam - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 12, 2017 - New York

Chance Encounters is an improv jam where a dice roll determines the number of performers on stage. $3 to watch or play! Hosted by: Jon Monje, Glorillis Tavarez, Trumane Alston, and Julien Darmon.

T.A.C. (Thursdays After Class) - The PIT Loft
October 12, 2017 - New York

Thursday After Class (T.A.C.) is the chance for YOU to get up onstage with PIT Faculty members and fine tune your improv skills to perfection! Hosted each week by Jon Blue and Brian Packman.

Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey into Motherhood - The Pit (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 12, 2017 - New York City

Jamie had a baby. People ask her "how's it going?" and she's tired of saying "great!" Everyone lied to her about birth and beyond, so here's the raw truth. After this show, people may now ask "is she ok?" Whether you have a kid, are thinking about having one, or can't even keep a plant alive, it's vital you attend. Time Out New York (Critic's Pick): "Actress Jamie Aderski brings her solo show about the absurdity, mysteries and miseries of motherhood to the PIT. She faces the grim truths about maternity that nobody wants to talk about with joyous aplomb and plenty of laughs along the way." AFAR Local: "...there's no excuse to miss this raw and hysterical portrayal of parenthood that's just as appropriate for those who have kids at home as for those who intend never to procreate." The Broadway Blog: "Motherhood is no f-ing joke. And comic Jamie Aderski will be the first to agree with me on that … At its best, though, Aderski's piece is personal and honest, which does strike a humorous chord, as so many of the hardest things in life can be if you just take a step back and see the funny through the pain." Comedy Cake: "This show will change your perceptions whether that ... (read more)

Dialogue + Studio: Combat Paper - American Folk Art Museum
October 12, 2017 - New York

Combat Paper is an artist collective that transforms military uniforms into handmade paper. Join Ithaca-based artist and veteran Nathan Lewis as he demonstrates how to transform uniforms into pulp, while discussing the myriad ways that textiles carry stories. The Dialogue + Studio workshop series offers participants opportunities to gain insight into and engage with self-taught art, past and present, at a deep level. Focused discussions about select themes, techniques, and materials featured in current exhibitions couple with related expert-led hands-on workshops. Nathan Lewis is a papermaker and bookbinder (but his parents only know about the tree service he works for). The first time that he made paper, he used the U.S. Army uniform that he wore in the United States military invasion of Iraq. His work continues to deal with themes of war and the military. Nathan maintains a secret book arts bunker in the hills of the Finger Lakes. Look for his neatly stacked pile of firewood.

Free Legal Services for All - Brooklyn Borough Hall
October 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

Housing Matters, Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, and Government Benefits

Native Tongue: a Story Slam - Harlem Stage
October 12, 2017 - New York

Created by award winning storyteller Aman Ali, Native Tongue: A Story Slam will investigate the theme of 'Home' through the viewpoint of multigenerational artists, thinkers, and disrupters. Native Tongue story slam showcases and celebrates the lives of marginalized voices around the corner and around the globe. The show debuted in New York City in May 2013 to a max capacity crowd and has since performed to dozens of sold out shows across the globe. Each thematic show is a platform for storytellers, Urban Griots, to battle by telling personal stories that the audience then votes upon. The winner of the story slam will (literally) get crowned as Best Storyteller of the evening. Featuring: Luqman Brown, Salim Ptah, Mama Akanke and special surprise guests. Dance party to follow with DJ LotusMoon spinning a soulful sonic groove.

Tiokasin Ghosthorse — From the Continuum - National Sawdust
October 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

A gathering of Original Nations and notions of beings with the elemental evolution of letting the mystery go where it wills music, spoken word and presence.

Reconciliation - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 12, 2017 - New York

Reconciliation is set in a small town in postwar Germany and tells the story of a young girl's search for her absent father. Susanne Mack takes us on a musical journey and raises questions about a whole culture of secrecy that goes way beyond her own personal story. It takes compassion to understand our own secret lives and the answers that we are about to find out, are far from being all black and white.

Best of Fall: Tribeca - Housing Works
October 12, 2017 - New York

The weather is cooling, the leaves are turning, and now is the perfect time to make your home and closet comfy, cozy, and chic. Shop our "Best of" Fall fashion, furniture and art at all of our Thrift Shop locations this October! *Gramercy is excluded from our "Best of" events. Clearance prices will be in effect leading up to each event. And remember, each shop is closed one day prior to it's 'Best of'.

Atlas Obscura Presents Real/Fake Science: an Interactive Experiment Salon - Union Hall
October 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

An Interactive Experiment Salon Test your ability to distinguish the facts from the alternative facts. Six presenters—some scientists and some charlatans. Six topics—some fabricated and some factual. Can you sort the fact from fiction? Join us for the third edition of this exciting series! All new presenters will confound you with their alternate facts and surprising truths. Gather together in Brooklyn's beloved Union Hall, sip local beers or mixed cocktails, and prepare to be regaled with tales of real and fake science, recounted by knowledgeable presenters hailing from a range of scientific disciplines. Participants at the event will have the chance to compete for the distinction of "Most Discerning." In the two previous editions we have only had one winner! Be prepared to stow your smartphones and listen closely. Come join us in testing your own scientific radar! Questions? Email michelle.bruenn @atlasobscura.com Stay connected! Subscribe to Atlas Obscura's New York Obscura Society newsletter and like our Facebook page for a first glimpse at upcoming events. All Sales Final. No Refunds or Exchanges.

Leader Lunch Discussion - New York Society for Ethical Culture
October 12, 2017 - Manhattan

Readings: "Nuclear Diplomacy: From Iran to North Korea?" by Jessica T. Matthews, The New York Review of Books, 8/17/17 Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online

LPR Presents at C'mon Everybody: Denitia, Khary & L'Rain - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 12, 2017 - New York

Party Rock - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 12, 2017 - New York

Fun Music Presents, the company that brings you the weekly Saturday night Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl, the weekly Friday night GO 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air and I Love The 00s with TRL has put together an all-star lineup of singers to form Party Rock. Expect epic performances of mega hits from the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and today's top 40. The talent roster includes Jenna O'Gara, Mark Rinzel, and Chris Hall of Jessie's Girl; Mat Fernandez, Gabrielle Wiernik, and Robin Andre of The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air; Estee Hadzikostas and Qua Jordan of TRL; and Jerome Bell of American Idol.

All-Around Gymnastics Workout — Single Sessions - 92Y
October 12, 2017 - New York

Get back into your gymnastics training routine or simply learn gymnastics basics in this skill-building adult gymnastics class. Participants set goals for floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault, based on their levels of experience, with the guidance of our USAG-certified teachers. All levels of experience are welcome.

Waves of Change: Challenges and Solutions for the Ocean - American Museum of Natural History
October 12, 2017 - New York

Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Panel Discussion During this special evening panel, we will explore how managing the oceans through innovative policies and conservation approaches can help sustain seascapes and species — including the billions of people who depend on the ocean for their livelihoods and well-being. SPEAKERS: Jeremy Jackson, Professor of Oceanography Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Senior Scientist Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution Nai'a Lewis, Creative Director, 84 and Sunny Merry Camhi, Director, Wildlife Conservation Society New York Seascape Moderator: Ana Luz Porzecanski, Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History

Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle - Fraunces Tavern Museum
October 12, 2017 - New York

The Battle of Monmouth, fought on June 28, 1778, was a brutal tactical draw. George Washington's partisans spun a public relations victory that enabled the General to silence the army and political critics who had challenged his command the previous winter in the so-called Conway Cabal. Thus the battle was contested on two fronts- the military and political, both with grave results for Washington and the Revolution. *Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle is a Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award 2017 Honorable Mention.

Author Talk: Madeleine O'Dea, The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance, and the Making of Modern China - China Institute
October 12, 2017 - Upper East Side

The Phoenix Years tells the riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the four decades since the country started opening to the world in 1978. This remarkable narrative is informed and illuminated by another one running beneath its surface – the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression. By following the personal stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how China's rise unleashed creativity, thwarted hopes and sparked tensions between the individual and the state that continue to this day. It relates the amazing years of self-discovery and hope in the 1980s, which ended in the disaster of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Following that tragedy comes the story of China's meteoric economic rise, of the opportunities that emerged and the difficult compromises artists and others have to make to be citizens in modern China. Journalist and foreign correspondent Madeleine O'Dea has been an eyewitness for over 30 years to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and its citizens' long struggle for free expression. Ove... (read more)

Sweet Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh - 92Y
October 12, 2017 - New York

Pillows of giant, puffy meringues … fresh evocative ingredients and complex flavorings … fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio and cardamom … the most indulgent cakes, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes and ice cream … Superstar British/Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi has just published the baking and desserts cookbook his fans have been longing for. Join him as he talks with celebrated food writer Ruth Reichl and his co-author Helen Goh about his showstopping confections.

The Nature of Faith - 92Y
October 12, 2017 - New York

Even though we live in a world where science and technology dictate more and more how we live our lives, religious belief remains widespread in this and most countries. Why do some many people believe? Is there a difference between faith and belief? Can science contribute to this conversation? Or are science and religion fundamentally incompatible, belonging to two non-overlapping magisteria, as the late Stephen Jay Gould liked to say? Is there room for spirituality in science? Join world-renowned physicist and writer Marcelo Gleiser and his two distinguished guests, MacArthur Fellow and National Humanities Medalist, philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein, and astrophysicist and acclaimed novelist Alan Lightman, for an evening where science, religion, the arts and philosophy will jointly address some of our deepest questions.

The Nature of Faith - 92Y
October 12, 2017 - New York

Even though we live in a world where science and technology dictate more and more how we live our lives, religious belief remains widespread in this and most countries. Why do some many people believe? Is there a difference between faith and belief? Can science contribute to this conversation? Or are science and religion fundamentally incompatible, belonging to two non-overlapping magisteria, as the late Stephen Jay Gould liked to say? Is there room for spirituality in science? Join world-renowned physicist and writer Marcelo Gleiser and his two distinguished guests, MacArthur Fellow and National Humanities Medalist, philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein, and astrophysicist and acclaimed novelist Alan Lightman, for an evening where science, religion, the arts and philosophy will jointly address some of our deepest questions.

ChinaFile Presents: 'Learning China From the Ground Up' With Michael Meyer - Asia Society
October 12, 2017 - Upper East Side

Michael Meyer is an associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches nonfiction writing. He the author of The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed, and In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Time, Sports Illustrated, and on NPR's This American Life, as well as on ChinaFile. Meyer is the recipient of many awards and fellowships including a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar fellowship. Jiayang Fan is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, where she writes about China and Chinese-American politics and culture. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, and the Paris Review, among other places. Fan was born in Chongqing, China and moved to the U.S. at the age of eight. She graduated from Williams College with a double major in Philosophy and English Literature. She is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and spent a year living in Korea.

Thomas Ostermeier (Schaubühne, Berlin) - The Segal Center
October 12, 2017 - New York

Join us for a conversation with Schaubühne Berlin's influential artistic director Thomas Ostermeier–one of the world's most thrilling and recognized German theatre-makers of today. With Marvin Carlson and Frank Hentschker. Ostermeier began his theatrical career in 1990 acting in Einar Schleef's Faust project at Berlin University of the Arts. He studied directing at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin and became the assistant of Manfred Karge. After staging the Russian symbolist Alexander Blok at the Ernst Busch Academy, Ostermeier was asked in 1996 to take over the Barracke of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin as the Artistic Director. Early on in his career Ostermeier rebelled against "decoration" and celebrity culture within theatre – embracing the "intimate and violent" psychological realism prevalent among young British playwrights like Sarah Kane and Mark Ravenhill, whose plays he directed next to the works of young emerging German dramatists, such as Marius von Mayenburg. Since 1999, at the age of only thirty-two, he has become the Artistic Director of Schaubühne Berlin and since 2005, he has also been Professor for Directing at the Ernst Busch Academy. ... (read more)

A Battle on Two Fronts - Fraunces Tavern Museum
October 12, 2017 - New York

The Battle of Monmouth, fought on June 28, 1778, was a brutal tactical draw. George Washington's partisans spun a public relations victory that enabled the General to silence the army and political critics who had challenged his command the previous winter in the so-called Conway Cabal. Thus the battle was contested on two fronts- the military and political, both with grave results for Washington and the Revolution.

Double Feature: Fly, You Fools! and Hold on to Your Butts - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 13, 2017 - New York

Butts and Fools are back! Recent Cutbacks presents a special double feature presentation on Friday July 28th @ 7pm! Begin the epic journey with Fly, You Fools, grab a beer, & then let the chaos (theory) ensue with Hold On To Your Butts. Two hit parodies! One package price! DOUBLE FEATURE

Kgb: Free Water #21 - KGB Bar
October 13, 2017 - New York

Compagnie du Hanneton - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
October 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

LOCATION: Mark Morris Dance Center RUN TIME: 2hrs Part of 2017 Next Wave Festival Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group With Thi Mai Nguyen In conjunction with La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew) For experienced and professional dancers Compagnie du Hanneton's Thi Mai Nguyen leads this class in the Meisner acting technique, which uses repetition as a guiding principle to maintain energy and be fully present through a given set of movements. Participants also become familiar with the particular movement style in this season's production of La grenouille avait raison.

The Campaign - The PIT Loft
October 13, 2017 - New York

THE CAMPAIGN is a love letter to all things fantasy, adventure and nerd-dom. Armed with only a 20 sided dice, our players use a blend of theater and improv to fight dragons, traverse dungeons and save the realm from all forms of evil. THE CAMPAIGN takes the audience through one whole adventure each performance, from the heroes choosing their quest to the final showdown with whatever lurks in the darkness. One-shot audience members will be treated to a complete narrative, while repeat viewers can follow an overarching storyline. There will be dungeons. There will be dragons. There will be mountain dew.

The 2017 Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture - Sheen Center
October 13, 2017 - New York

The 2017 Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture will be given by Fr. Julián Carrón to honor the memory of Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, established in order to deepen his profound intuitions about the interaction of culture with religiosity and reason, and to follow his shining example of dialogue with people in various walks of life by meeting them at the level of human experience. Its goal is to become a meeting place, a "crossroads" where we can develop an understanding of why culture matters and where it finds its origin. In 2005, Father Julián Carrón became the leader of the global ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, following the death of the movement's founder, Father Luigi Giussani. Disarming Beauty is the English translation of an engaging and thought-provoking collection of essays by one of the principal Catholic leaders and intellectuals in the world today. Adapted from talks given by Fr. Carrón, these essays have been thoroughly reworked by the author to offer an organic presentation of a decade-long journey. They present the content of his elaboration of the gospel message in light of the tradition of Fr. Giussani, the teachings of the popes, and the urgent ne... (read more)

Folk Art Explorers: Trip to Los Angeles - American Folk Art Museum
October 13, 2017 - New York

The American Folk Art Museum invites you on a four-day trip to Los Angeles, California, for a fun exploration of folk art and self-taught art throughout the city. Highlights of the trip include a special tour of the inaugural exhibition Martín Ramírez: His Life in Pictures, Another Interpretation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles with Exhibition Curator and Executive Director Elsa Longhauser, a tour at the Craft & Folk Art Museum and the Hammer Museum, stops at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Getty Center, private collection tours, and fabulous meals throughout the city. Ticket price includes round-trip airfare from JFK International Airport; deluxe hotel accommodations for three nights; ground transportation for excursions throughout Los Angeles; Friday lunch, Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday brunch and dinner, and Monday breakfast; and museum tours. Taxes and gratuities are included.

Dialogue + Studio: Bookbinding with Combat Paper - American Folk Art Museum
October 13, 2017 - New York

On day two, Nathan Lewis offers a bookbinding workshop with handmade paper created from military uniforms. Participants will learn two styles of bookbinding, as well as explore the relationship between Combat Paper's work and objects on view in the War and Pieced exhibition. Limited to 15 individuals. The Dialogue + Studio workshop series offers participants opportunities to gain insight into and engage with self-taught art, past and present, at a deep level. Focused discussions about select themes, techniques, and materials featured in current exhibitions couple with related expert-led hands-on workshops. Nathan Lewis is a papermaker and bookbinder (but his parents only know about the tree service he works for). The first time that he made paper, he used the U.S. Army uniform that he wore in the United States military invasion of Iraq. His work continues to deal with themes of war and the military. Nathan maintains a secret book arts bunker in the hills of the Finger Lakes. Look for his neatly stacked pile of firewood.

Free Legal Services for All - Brooklyn Borough Hall
October 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Housing Discrimination For Individuals with Disabilities

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne - Nuyorican Poet's Café
October 13, 2017 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Han Dynasty in Chinese Language Classrooms - China Institute
October 13, 2017 - New York

Join China Institute on Friday, October 13 for a professional development workshop for K-12 Chinese language educators. Presented in conjunction with China Institute's world-class exhibition, Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity (?????????), this workshop will show case unit plans using field trips, exhibitions and historical artifacts to create hands-on, exploratory culture and language-learning experiences for students from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Additional reading and resources for K-12 educators will be provided. All participants will receive a professional development certificate jointly issued by NYS Language RBE-RN at NYU and China Institute upon successful completion of the workshop.

Michael Carbonaro Live! - St. George Theatre
October 13, 2017 - Staten Island

Michael Carbonaro has performed over five hundred comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series, The Carbonaro Effect on truTV. Now, Michael Carbonaro is taking his show on the road and, for a limited time, you can feel the effect of Michael Carbonaro… Live! If you have ever wondered what it must feel like to be on the other side of the charmingly devious Michael Carbonaro as he works his magic to make people believe the unbelievable, now is your chance to find out. You will not just "sit back, relax, and enjoy the show," Michael Carbonaro Live! is jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live on stage. See for yourself why Michael was named "Magician of the Year" by the Academy of Magical Arts. After years of performing in comedy clubs and school gymnasiums, Carbonaro started winning roles as an actor in both television and film. This led to a breakout series of hit magical appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. After turning into a viral sensation, Michael's unique brand of magic performed for unsuspecting people landed him his own hidden-camera series, The Carbonaro E... (read more)

Lustmord - Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Farmer's Market - Queens Botanical Garden
October 13, 2017 - Flushing

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 17 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

Green Team - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
October 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the Park look its best. All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any activity begins; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary. Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in Green Team sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Green Team Group Form to request a date.

Jazz Samaritan Alliance - Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford, CT
October 13, 2017 - Hartford,

Nadje Noordhuis/Kris Allen/Chris Dingman/Noah Baerman/Ike Sturm/Anwar Marshall

Emily Saliers 'Murmuration Nation' Tour - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 13, 2017 - New York

Thirty years into one of the most storied careers in popular music, Emily Saliers decided to record her debut album. "What's a 53 year old woman doing making her first solo record?" muses Saliers, best known as one half of the iconic duo Indigo Girls. "What compels someone like me to follow this strong attachment to rhythmic music?" Murmuration Nation answers those questions both passionately and profoundly. In this "post-fact" era in which we find ourselves living today, Saliers' fearless voice and insightful perspective feel more vital and relevant than ever before. The songs also reveal a new side of Saliers' artistry, one that even her most ardent fans might not expect to hear. "It was so freeing to pursue the kind of music I truly wanted to make without regard to what I'd done before or who I'm expected to be," says Saliers. I hope that this record can take people who think they know me already on a journey that'll really surprise them." While Indigo Girls is still very much alive and well, Murmuration Nation is Saliers' first release under her own name, and it's a surprising journey indeed. The record brims over with life and energy, blurring both musical and geog... (read more)

The Healing Modalities of Singing Bowls with Suren Shrestha - Rubin Museum
October 13, 2017 - New York

In this workshop, Shrestha gives a short concert for group meditation and explains the vibrational healing process using singing bowls, incorporating volunteers from the audience. Learn about chakras and how they relate to sounds, different ways of arranging the bowls, how they work together, and more. Suren Shrestha grew up at the base of the Himalayan Mountains in Khandbari, Nepal, where he mastered the ancient healing arts of Tibetan sound therapy. In the United States, Suren introduces students to these healing modalities, leading workshops and assisting clients with healing bowl work all over the country. He currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and daughter. Suren is the author and illustrator of the book How To Heal With Singing Bowls and founder of Atma Buti: Vibrational Healing School in Boulder. He has raised funds through his workshops and healing sessions to build an orphanage and school for underserved children in Nepal.

Opening Night: Chimera Experiments - Imagine Science Films
October 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

MOSAIC - First Look Miryam Charles, Josephine Decker, Alexis Gambis, Barry J Gibb, Ian Harnarine, Noah Hutton, Demelza Kooij, Jeannette Louie, Rachel Mayeri, Sally Warring | 89 min | United States, United Kingdom, Trinidad, Haiti, United Arab Emirates | 2017

Paris in The Present Tense - Albertine
October 13, 2017 - New York

An Evening with Mark Helprin Join Mark Helprin, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller Winter's Tale, for a conversation on his new novel Paris in The Present Tense just out in the US with The Overlook Press. Paris in The Present Tense follows seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour—a maître at Paris- Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the great war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust—who must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present. Set in a present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known glories, Helprin's latest novel vividly depicts the famed city in its tumultuous present and how it can uniquely shape a life in unexpected ways. In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Pi-Yo at Arlo NoMad - Arlo NoMad
October 13, 2017 - New York

Relax and Destress at Arlo Hotels, as we partner up with The C3 Method. Choose from yoga, pilates, meditation, or a combination of all the above! Book a single class or purchase an unlimited package during the duration of your hotel stay. Weekly Health & Wellness Schedule Sundays: Pilates 9am @ Arlo SoHo & Arlo NoMad Mondays: Yoga 7am & Meditation 8am @ Arlo SoHo Tuesdays: Yoga 7am & Meditation 8am @ Arlo NoMad Wednesdays: Pi-Yo 7am & Meditation 8am @ Arlo SoHo Fridays: Pi-yo 7am & Meditation 8am @ Arlo NoMad *Available to in-house guests & neighbors. Mats & towels provided.

Teen Program Teen Digital Media Lab - Museum of the Moving Image
October 13, 2017 - Astoria

Part of Teen Digital Media Lab Museum of the Moving Image For teens ages 14 and up In this session: Teens will be diving into the world of Snapchat and using it as a storytelling tool while exploring our core exhibition. Teen Digital Media Lab is a series of free design jams just for teens. These events are a unique opportunity to get exclusive access to the Museum, share in your favorite kinds of media-making, and experiment with new techniques and materials. We work with everything from vintage arcade games to web-based hacking tools as we explore the Museum's collection in fun and innovative ways. All levels of experience are welcome. Plus, there's pizza. Teen Digital Media Lab is a free drop-in program; no advance registration is required. Just show up! Sign up to be added to our teen mailing list. Teen Digital Media Lab meets regularly on Fridays. The complete list of 2017 and 2018 dates are as follows: October 13; November 3, 17; December 1, 15; January 12; February 9; March 2,16; April 6, 20; May 4,18.

Exhibition Punk Troubles : Northern Ireland - The American Irish Historical Society
Through October 13, 2017 - New York

The exhibition PUNK TROUBLES: NORTHERN IRELAND at the American Irish Historical Society curated by punk historian Toby Mott with a catalogue of the same title published by Dashwood Books designed by Jamie Andrew Reid, examines the subject of N.I. punk in the context of sectarianism. The arrival of Punk in Northern Ireland offered young people, Catholic and Protestant alike, a brief respite from three decades of devastating civil war. Set against a backdrop of car bombs, hunger strikes, security checks, murder and random acts of violence the N.I. punk scene became, fleetingly, a neutral space, a ceasefire of sorts where the young and suppressed regardless of their religous persuasion came together to create their own D.I.Y. culture encompassing Music, clothing, writing and importantly, an attitude. It was a collective of Catholic and Protestant working class youth who eschewed violence to embrace a creative way of life which provided an alternative to the grey and frightening setting of what was commonly referred to by one and all as, 'The Troubles'.

Score Nyc Small Business Mentoring - Brooklyn Borough Hall
Through October 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Punk Troubles : Northern Ireland - The American Irish Historical Society
Through October 13, 2017 - New York

The exhibition PUNK TROUBLES: NORTHERN IRELAND at the American Irish Historical Society curated by punk historian Toby Mott with a catalogue of the same title published by Dashwood Books designed by Jamie Andrew Reid, examines the subject of N.I. punk in the context of sectarianism. The arrival of Punk in Northern Ireland offered young people, Catholic and Protestant alike, a brief respite from three decades of devastating civil war. Set against a backdrop of car bombs, hunger strikes, security checks, murder and random acts of violence the N.I. punk scene became, fleetingly, a neutral space, a ceasefire of sorts where the young and suppressed regardless of their religous persuasion came together to create their own D.I.Y. culture encompassing Music, clothing, writing and importantly, an attitude. It was a collective of Catholic and Protestant working class youth who eschewed violence to embrace a creative way of life which provided an alternative to the grey and frightening setting of what was commonly referred to by one and all as, 'The Troubles'.

Synchony Financial Rock n' Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon - Prospect Park
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Synchrony Financial Rock 'n' Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon will take place Saturday October 14 debuting the brand new 5 mile race in addition to the half marathon. The scenic courses start outside the Brooklyn Museum and finish in Prospect Park. Runners can expect live music and entertainment all along the course with the finish line festival at the end and post-race Toyota Rock 'n' Roll Concert Series. A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race weekend on Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October13 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The Expo is free and open to the public and will feature the latest in running apparel and nutrition products.

Hester Street Fair's Dudes Day - Hester Street Fair
October 14, 2017 - New York

We just felt like some dudes need a day

Grad Show: Level 5 Improv - The Pit Underground
October 14, 2017 - New York City

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage. Graduates of the PIT's Level 5 improv learned to integrate all of the tools and techniques learned over the previous levels to help them develop themselves into empowered comedians by re-examining scenework and longform skills to discover and develop their own unique long-form structure. The legends of tomorrow show you they're actually the stars of today!

Le Scandal - West Bank Cafe
October 14, 2017 - New York

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. For over 15 years producer Miss Bonnie Dunn's, Le Scandal has featured variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect belly dancers, magicians, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

Marta Sanders - West Bank Cafe
October 14, 2017 - New York

In "Follow Me" the MAC and Bistro Award-winning Marta Sanders celebrates her twin passions -- New York, and the rest of the world. Called "a cabaret star of the highest rank" by John Hoglund in Theaterscenes.net, and "the queen of clowning" by Rob Lester in TalkingBroadway.com, Sanders is also a high-end New York tour guide, having served as president of the Guides Association of New York City. At the core of her world travels is the gravitational pull of The Big Apple, a city she knows and loves inside and out. With music direction by John McMahon on piano, directed by Debra Zalkind. "Every time you see her you have a good time," Scott Siegel TheaterMania.com

Cirque Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
October 14, 2017 - New York

Ava Luna at Brooklyn Bazaar - Brooklyn Bazaar
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

October 14 at Brooklyn Bazaar Ava Luna 8pm $10 advance // $12 day of show Minors 17 and under must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian

High Line Tour: from Freight to Flowers - The High Line
October 14, 2017 - New York

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided walking tours are free 75-minute-long tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides, will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Free public tours take place twice a week on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 10:00 AM, between May 2 and October 31.

Listen… Can You Hear Me Now? - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 14, 2017 - New York

Deaf parents, a hearing child, and the daring, funny, eye-opening tale of finding her voice. "Fantastic storyteller whose personality shines throughout the captivating execution." – Lawson/eljnyc.com. "Enlightening while entertaining. Bringing diverse communities together in understanding" –Miller/DCMetro. "You cannot walk away from this show and not be touched by this woman's amazing family tale. Powerful and universal"

Trump Rally - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 14, 2017 - New York

Who are the Trump supporters in middle America? This play attempts to break the New York City echo chamber and shed light on those we may not understand. Adapted from Sean Dunne's documentary of the same name.

Cruise up the Hudson River - National Lighthouse Museum
October 14, 2017 - Staten Island,

Join National Lighthouse Members and friends as we cruise up the Hudson River on Saturday, October 14th, 2016 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm - (tides will determine the ending time). We will be leaving from the NY Waterway Pier at the World Financial Center located on the Hudson River at Vesey St. and North End Ave. Presenters will narrate the cruise as we view the Little Red Lighthouse at Jeffrey's Hook, Ambrose Lightship, Frying Pan Lightship, Lilac Light Tender and the Titanic Memorial Light. Presenters will also note significant New York City sites and relate historic tales. We'll learn about West Point, Stony Point and the Tarrytown Light while viewing the magnificent Palisades and fall foliage. This trip takes place, rain or shine and leaves promptly at 1:00pm. (Time and tide waits for no man nor woman!) Refreshments will be available on board, but feel free to bring your own snacks. Tickets are $60 Adults, $40 Children (under 10yrs.), $50 Military and Seniors (62+).

Sifting Saturdays - Queens Botanical Garden
October 14, 2017 - Flushing

For the last stage in the composting process, sift cured compost that will be used on the farm at QBG to enrich the soil. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration required: bit.ly/NYCCP_qbg_Vol

Bird Walks with New York City Audubon - Queens Botanical Garden
October 14, 2017 - Flushing

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Registration required: qbgbirdwalks2017.eventbrite.com

Activity Table - Queens Botanical Garden
October 14, 2017 - Flushing

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

Storytime & Craft - Queens Botanical Garden
October 14, 2017 - Flushing

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under. Sponsored by the World Flower Children's Foundation.

Watson Adventures’ Gangsters’ New York Scavenger Hunt - Columbus Park
October 14, 2017 - New York

Discover the bygone haunts and battlegrounds of gangs and gangsters in Little Italy and Chinatown on this unique scavenger hunt. You’ll explore the streets where Tongs waged war and wiseguys got rubbed out, the notorious Five Points spot that inspired the book and movie, Gangs of New York, and locations featured in The Godfather. You’ll also discover cafes, bakeries, teahouses, colorful stores, exotic sidewalk markets, historic buildings, and the street where Irving Berlin sang and the Sex in the City Girls strolled in this unique neighborhood. Advance purchase is required.

Best of Fall: West Village - Housing Works
October 14, 2017 - New York

The weather is cooling, the leaves are turning, and now is the perfect time to make your home and closet comfy, cozy, and chic. Shop our "Best of" Fall fashion, furniture and art at all of our Thrift Shop locations this October! *Gramercy is excluded from our "Best of" events. Clearance prices will be in effect leading up to each event. And remember, each shop is closed one day prior to it's 'Best of'.

Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 14, 2017 - New York

Linda Loves Bingo - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 14, 2017 - New York

WIN BIG AT NYC'S #1 DRAG GAME SHOW—LINDA LOVES BINGO! Join hostess Linda Simpson as players vie for a treasure trove of prizes, from discount-store delights to a cash jackpot. Thrills, laughs and prizes galore! Bring along your friends, relatives, your special someone, or just come alone—Anyone can be a winner at this fun-filled affair! Great for birthday celebrations and other special gatherings. (Arrive early for best seats.) The New York Times, Time Out and New York magazines all agree: Bingo with Linda is a blast! FREE Admission! Bingo cards are $10 for five cards, which are good for entire night. Full bar and food menu.

Soho/ Tribeca gallery tour - New York Gallery Tours
October 14, 2017 - New York

This tour will feature contemporary galleries in New York's most legendary art neighborhood – Soho – plus galleries in nearby up-and-coming Tribeca. We lead this tour just a couple of times a year, so there's no telling when the next one will be!

Vibrational Sound Therapy - Rubin Museum
October 14, 2017 - New York

Singing bowls have been used to treat stress-related conditions, improve sleep, and enhance mental clarity. Experience their therapeutic effects first hand with singing bowl master Suren Shrestha and his fellow practitioners in this intimate, small-group setting. Participants will lie on yoga mats as bowls are played at varying proximities to the body (and occasionally on it). For optimal comfort, please wear loose clothing without exposed metal such as zippers, belts, or jewelry.

57th Street, River to River - 92Y
October 14, 2017 - New York

This architectural walking tour looks at the changing landscape of Manhattan's Midtown architecture by focusing on the street that has become known as Billionaires' Row. The tour is approximately two and a quarter miles long and involves traversing a couple flights of stairs.

FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Asia Society
October 14, 2017 - Upper East Side

As a meticulously curated showcase of people, ideas, and research, FIELD MEETING transcends the conventions of educational symposia and creates direct access to a diverse group of practitioners. FIELD MEETING provides a rare opportunity for the public to witness the energetic presence and distinct perspectives of artists and thinkers. At this dynamic gathering, broad-spectrum subjects, culturally nuanced materials, concepts, and projects are tested and reflected upon collectively. Given the lack of artistic representation and historical contextualization of Asian contemporary art within the vast network of American art and academic institutions, FIELD MEETING facilitates meaningful exchange and encourages lasting relationships among artists, arts professionals, and organizations based in the United States and Asia that can lead to future collaborations. FIELD MEETING crosses over the disciplines of visual arts, art history, science, social history, architecture, mythology, film, music, folklore, and subculture. This year, in an attempt to deconstruct the term "project," the presentations will reflect on unlikely pairings of topics such as superheroes and pageants, feminism as ec... (read more)

Africa on the Square - The Billie Holiday Theatre
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Africa on the Square returns to Trafalgar Square for the fourth time. This popular event continues to grow with over 25,000 attending last year as it celebrates African arts and culture. There'll be a range of activities highlighting communities from across the continent. You can expect another fantastic line-up of entertainment including live music, dancing and a talent show. Plus an African market, food stalls, fashion show and lots of fun stuff for kids. Talented young musicians and singers wanted! Do you want to perform in front of thousands at Africa on the Square and win a cash prize of £200? Enter our talent show now Africa on the Square is organised by the Mayor of London for Black History Month 2017. The Mayor organises and supports lots of different events to celebrate the many cultures and communities of London

Artist's Eye: Molly Crabapple - Brooklyn Museum
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

This series of intimate, in-gallery talks by contemporary artists illuminates our special exhibitions with fresh and alternative perspectives. Artist, journalist, and activist Molly Crabapple, known for her illustrated reportage on Occupy Wall Street, the Greek economic crisis, and Guantanamo Bay, responds to Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo.

2017 Nyc Blocktoberfest - The Well
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join your New York City breweries for Oktoberfest in Williamsburg on October 14th. NYC is now the lucky home to over 30 craft breweries, from Staten Island to Coney Island to The Bronx. At our 4th Annual Blocktoberfest, the NYC Brewers Guild will bring together 25 of those breweries for an awesome backyard bash featuring live music, yard games, and of course, lots of delicious NYC brewed craft beer at famed craft beer venue, The Well.

Noh Music with Genjiro Okura - Japan Society
October 14, 2017 - New York

Genjiro Okura, Grand Master of the Okura School of kotsuzumi (small hand drums), will lead a workshop on the unique musical accompaniment found in noh theater. Using "air" drums, participants will learn typical rhythms and calls that help to narrate the rich noh narratives. Max 30 participants.

Community Day at 'The Top of the Mile' - Eventbrite
October 14, 2017 - New York

The Africa Center presents "Top of the Mile" Community Day in partnership with el Museo del Barrio and The Museum of the City of New York. This will be a fun-filled family day celebrating community and culture: African influenced food trucks and tastings, African art & fashion installations, children's activities, African music and live performances, Harlem vendors expo, Innovation Lab activities, virtual reality viewings, hard-hat tours of The Africa Center, voter registration and more!!! Music: DJ Stormin' Norman Produced by: Babu Global, Face2Face Africa and Harlem Park to Park Supported by: Sundae Sermon, GIVN Water, Brussels Airlines, Prudential, Whole Foods, Okayafrica, NYC Commission on Human Rights, and Uncharted Play

- Imagine Science Films
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Live-edited experimental documentary? Movement across species and national boundaries? The spiritual aspects of sound? All of these, and more, will intersect in an evening of ritual, cultural identity, and migration like nothing we've ever attempted in the first 10 years of the Imagine Science Film Festival. A truly hybrid program, the night will mix film, performance and music.

Make It: Costume Creations - New York Hall of Science
October 14, 2017 - Flushing

Join us in Maker Space where we will be running a costume creation workshop using an array of tools and fun materials at your disposal. Our trained staff of Halloween Engineers (Halloweengineers for short) will be on hand to help you make, sew and glue. They can also advise on next steps you can do at home (or at school) to create the costume of your dreams or nightmares

Thomas Crow on John Chamberlain - Dia Art Foundation
October 14, 2017 - Beacon

Thomas Crow is a contributing editor at Artforum and the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. His most recent books are The Long March of Pop: Art, Music, and Design 1930–1995 (2015) and No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art (2017). Restoration: The Fall of Napoleon in the Course of European Art will be published by Princeton University Press next year. He just concluded the 2017 Paul Mellon Lecture Series at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, and the National Gallery in London: "Searching for the Young Soul Rebels: Style, Music, and Art in London 1956–1969.

Along, With, Through: Water Walk - Dia Art Foundation
October 14, 2017 - Beacon

Scenic Hudson educator Kate Phipps and artist Audra Wolowiec invite you to explore the shore of the Hudson River at Long Dock Park. Participants of all ages will receive a notebook for a self-guided walk including a map, activities to engage the senses, and writing about water to buoy visitors through and along the waterfront. During the walk, participants will find secret locations to take part in collaborative drawings inspired by artist Michelle Stuart and the ever-changing landscape of the Hudson River. The self-guided experience continues at Dia:Beacon, where participants are invited to view Stuart's work and continue their exploration.

Public Tour: Sculpture as Road - Dia Art Foundation
October 14, 2017 - New York,

Through a series of embodied experiments in dialogue with works by Walter De Maria and Robert Irwin, this public tour led by Dia guide Jean-Marc Superville Sovak invites viewers to experience works in the collection through dialogue, observation, and physical discovery. (1 hour) Jean-Marc Superville Sovak Jean-Marc Superville Sovak is a multidisciplinary artist who received his BFA in studio art from Concordia University in Montreal and his MFA in film/video from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. His art has been exhibited at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain, the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, and the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. He lives and works in Beacon, New York.

Heavy Metal - Dia Art Foundation
October 14, 2017 - Beacon

How metal can you be? Guest artist Jaimie Warren invites visitors ages 10+ to experiment with metal as material, persona, space, and performance. Create your own metallic costume and environment before recording and performing your character for a collaborative heavy metal video that will be shared with all participants at the end of the workshop. (3 hours). Jaimie Warren Jaimie Warren is a multidisciplinary artist and codirector/creator of the community arts project and fake public access television show Whoop Dee Doo. She has been awarded a fellowship in interdisciplinary arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and received the Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer from the Baum Foundation in San Francisco. Warren is a current Sharpe-Walentas Studio resident and is a featured artist in Art21's documentary series New York Close Up.

Paint Nite at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
October 14, 2017 - New York

Hey Picasso! Imagine art class but for grown-up, plus lots of booze. Heaven? We think so! Let your creative juices flow with this guided paint class available for ages 21+. It’s okay if you’ve never painted anything besides your walls, there’s no experience necessary and fun is our only requirement. About Paint Nite: Paint Nite is a global community of Creative Entrepreneurs and Local Artists sharing their passion, bar and restaurant owners connecting with their community, and creative-minded employees who love what they do. In 2012, founders Dan Hermann and Sean McGrail launched Paint Nite. Inspired by a party serving beer and wine at a painting studio, they ran with a concept that enables people to get social while unleashing their inner artist. Dan and Sean strive to support local artists and small businesses by providing them with the unique opportunity to run Paint Nite events. Today, Paint Nite hosts creative social events around the world and the Somerville headquarters has outgrown its original office. From Boston to Johannesburg and London to Buenos Aires, people love to paint and socialize!!

Family Program - Museum of the Moving Image
October 14, 2017 - Astoria

Fall Family Day Museum admission is FREE for youth ages 17 and under (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult) Celebrate the new Jim Henson Exhibition with a day packed with fun and educational activities for children of all ages. At the Fall Family Day, visitors will be immersed in the world of puppetry through hands-on puppet making and media creation in our Studio, tours of the Henson Exhibition, and opportunities to attend a live interactive family comedy concert presented by Sesame Street performer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and Henson-related screenings throughout the day. Drop-in activities include (no ticket required): Puppet making and more in the Moving Image Studio 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Digital Learning Suite) Recommended for ages 4+ This super-sized version of the Museum's drop-in studio will feature activities focused on building paper-bag puppets using a variety of materials, puppetry on screen, making your own puppet memes, and coloring. Screening: Muppet Family Moments 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Bartos Screening Room) Recommended for ages 3+ A continuous loop throughout the day of clips of Muppets and their families. Throughout th... (read more)

Ragnar Trail Wawayanda Lake - New York Road Runners
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

Way way up in Wawayanda—NYRR and Ragnar bring you the East Coast Ragnar Trail Relay: Ragnar Trail Wawayanda Lake in association with New York Road Runners. Located about 50 miles outside the lights of New York City is a hidden gem called Wawayanda (pronounced wah - way - yanda) State Park. This northern New Jersey venue features a serene lake surrounded by forested hills, and a long stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Teams of eight (or four) members will run relay-style over two days and one night to conquer a set of single-track trails that start and stop at Ragnar Village. Watch this video from last year's race and get excited to join in this year. Runners will set up camp on the shores of Wawayanda Lake. When the sun goes down, runners will revive and experience the party vibe. Ragnar Trail is like summer camp for adults, with beer, bonfires, s'mores, and a kickass finisher medal. Mark your running calendar for Oct. 13–14 and be prepared to find your #innerWILD. Be sure to include your NYRR member number when you register, and enter the promo code WL17MNYRRTEN to save 10% on your registration fee. This race counts toward our 9+1 program for runners. Volunteer credit is not ... (read more)

Haunted Huguenot Street - Historic Huguenot Street
Through October 14, 2017 - New Paltz,

Sponsored by Americas Best Value Inn of New Paltz, the DuBois Family Association, and Ulster Savings Bank

Felabration NYC 2017: with Low Mentality Afrobeat Massive feat. members of Antibalas, Akoya Afrobeat & very special guests, Amayo's FU-ARKIST-RA, Super Yamba Band feat. Kaleta & DJ Mickey Perez - (Le) Poisson Rouge
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

Known for his work in groups like Antibalas, The Sway Machinery and Akoya Afrobeat, multi-instrumentalist and producer Nikhil P. Yerawadekar founded the band Low Mentality in 2011. The group merges elements of Afrobeat, reggae, dancehall, hip-hop and rock music to create deeply funky compositions that balance a compelling new style of songwriting with propulsive, danceable grooves. Nikhil has been immersed in Brooklyn's Afrobeat scene since joining Akoya Afrobeat (fronted by former Fela guitarist Kaleta) in 2007, and went on to join Antibalas two years later. He has since performed Afrobeat music all over the world, from New Zealand to Tokyo to the Canary Islands to Broadway as an occasional player in the Fela! Broadway musical. Nikhil has broken bread and made music with a number of Fela collaborators and disciples, including most recently Tony Allen, creator of Afrobeat's signature drum sound. In addition to writing original music that uses the structure of Afrobeat in different stylistic contexts, maintaining public interest in Fela's musical style and message is major goal of Nikhil's career. This year's Felabration NYC aims to bring the community together and build off the suc... (read more)

Altered States: Augmented Reality (AR) and the Politics of Urban Memory - Pioneer Works
October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Whose stories dominate urban memory? Who is "allowed" to participate in the process of placemaking? How do we construct alternative modes of engaging with a public space? Locative media, or location-aware interactive environments or technologies, include everything from mobile games to responsive installations to maps that use geospatial data. Artists and activists use locative technologies to present alternative narratives in a process of communal fact creation. In this Fact Craft workshop, we will work specifically with augmented reality (AR) to layer multimedia on top of existing spaces. We will teach tactics for imagining alternative narratives as well as methods for critically observing and engaging with urban spaces. Over the course of two sessions, participants will learn how artists use a variety of mediums to augment and reclaim public space and how to create an AR piece that responds to and intervenes in a place of personal significance.

Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch - Queens Botanical Garden
October 15, 2017 - Flushing

SAVE THE DATE! On Sunday, October 15, 11am to 5pm, Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch will return to Queens Botanical Garden.

Big City Fishing - Hudson River Park - Pier 25
October 15, 2017 - Tribeca

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.

10k Jam Jam - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 15, 2017 - New York

Love Improv but tired of those late night jam sessions? If you said, "YES! Dear God YES!" then come join us every Sunday at 5:30pm for the 10k JAM JAM! Hosted by a rotating team from the 10,000 Hours roster. 10,000 Hours designed was for improv students of all levels, to build their improv skills without breaking their budget.

10,000 Hours - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 15, 2017 - New York

ALL work and NO play? No Way! 10,000 Hours is a PIT program designed for improv students of all levels to get more practice to build their improv skills without breaking their budget. With the help of some of The PIT's most talented faculty, staff, and house team members volunteering their valuable time to coach, these ambitious students are ready to showcase their hard work. Support your improv community by checking out a fun and inspiring show full talented individuals.

Student Driver: Indie Road - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 15, 2017 - New York

Watch out! Student Driver: Indie Road is shaking up the PIT Underground! Come revel in the fun, supportive vibe as we celebrate New York City's indie-improv community and beyond! Each week, two kick-ass indie teams dominate the stage, followed by the fast-paced, down-and-dirty moves of host team, Student Driver. Catch future superstars in a new team debut and say you knew them when! Bow down to seasoned veterans flexing their improv might! Eat cake because it's somebody's birthday! Your place is here, your time is now!

The Telephone Show with Kurt Guenther - The PIT Loft
October 15, 2017 - New York

Inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, Kurt Guenther hosts a show where he invites 3 improvisers, they invite 3 improvisers and so on until there are 3 completely new never before seen teams. No one knows what the lineup will be until we start the show!

Bucket of Fun - The Pit Underground
October 15, 2017 - New York City

Come join us as we turn all of your lonely aunt's favorite game shows into less lonely improv games. See two teams you've maybe heard of battle for, um, supremacy and most importantly...the Bucket of Fun.

Symphonics Live - Bowery Poetry Club
October 15, 2017 - New York

Symphonics Live is the multidisciplinary evening produced and hosted by Shawn "Mr. Symphonics Live" Randall. Symphonics Live is an evening that showcases the finest poets and singer/songwriters in NY. Along with elements of dance and improvisation, Symphonics Live promotes Generosity, Love, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through performing and visual arts. Symphonics Live has performed for crowds of people at the the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club, Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, Zipper Factory Theater, and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York.

Guerilla Science Presents: Fire Organ Soundscapes - National Sawdust
October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Experience music in a new way. Join us for a spectacular showcase of sound and fire where multisensory artists perform new works designed to reveal the interconnectedness between music and the physical nature of sound.

Saved - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 15, 2017 - New York

We are not saved from the struggles of our life; we are saved by them. Abandoning a Father's faith. Navigating romance. The dawn of the post 9-11 era. These stories and music strike a universal chord. Animated characters and honest, introspective songs take you through one man's journey. A trip that is as entertaining as it is thoughtful.

Regeneration - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 15, 2017 - New York

n uplifting and daring show about one woman's journey through breast cancer, illuminating the jagged edge between serenity and fear, strength and vulnerability. After a routine breast exam, Dr. Barrett is catapulted from doctor to patient, where she confronts her mortality with tenderness and humor. In an unexpected twist, she finds courage at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Fact Craft: Study Hall - Pioneer Works
October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

As a part of Fact Craft, Pioneer Books hosts Study Hall. During Study Hall, interested participants can informally meet and collaborate on their own actions with access to related resources. Each Fact Craft program is intended as a catalyst to critically engage with the production of 'facts'. Study Hall is an open space to help fuel collaboration and project development. Study Hall invites you to use Fact Craft as a framework for creative investigation, and to present your findings during our final program in November. If you have been working on a Fact Craft-related project that you'd like to present during our closing program, please fill out this form by October 27.

Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch - Queens Botanical Garden
October 15, 2017 - Flushing

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family! We'll have live music, old-fashioned games, nature and garden walks, composting demonstrations, craft and food vendors, beer tent, and the ever-popular Pumpkin Patch.

Next Stop Broadway Presents Tba - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 15, 2017 - New York

NEXT STOP BROADWAY presents: Anything Can Happens Directed by Linda Ray Musical Direction by Darius Frowner Featuring TBA

All-Around Gymnastics Workout — Single Sessions - 92Y
October 15, 2017 - New York

Get back into your gymnastics training routine or simply learn gymnastics basics in this skill-building adult gymnastics class. Participants set goals for floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault, based on their levels of experience, with the guidance of our USAG-certified teachers. All levels of experience are welcome.

Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the birth of a Chinese Art Master - China Institute
October 15, 2017 - Upper East Side

Born 120 years ago in Zhejiang, Pan Tianshou is considered as one of the most celebrated Chinese modern artists, together with such celebrated names as Wu Changshuo, Qi Baishi and Huang Binhong, known as the "Four Great Masters of Chinese Ink Painting of the 20th Century". At this lecture, Prof. Cong will relate Master Pan Tianshou's art career and focus on the characteristics of his paintings and art achievements. A short film produced by CCTV on Pan's life and works will also be shown. Prof. Zhiyuan Cong is the Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, Chairman of the Chinese-American Art Faculty Association. He has had more than 30 solo international art exhibitions at various prestigious institutions, including the National Museum of China, UN Headquarters, and Indianapolis Art Museum. He has been invited to give talks and speeches at more than 150 universities and museums.

Diamonds & Sabotage in Midtown!: Clandestine Affairs & Wartime Intrigue - 92Y
October 15, 2017 - New York

An opera singer presides over a safehouse. A celebrated theater hides top-secret naval intelligence in plain sight. Welcome to Midtown! In this terrific new walking tour, you'll explore some of New York's finest hotels and most elegant office buildings, and learn how some of the city's most prestigious addresses became the center of a secret world during the World Wars. Pre-registration for all tours is required at least 24 hrs in advance. Attendees will be emailed details of the tour — with specific meeting location and additional directions 24 hrs in advance of the tour. All tours happen rain or shine.

Cajsa Von Zeipel - Company Gallery
October 15, 2017 - New York

The alpha state of mind is the first stage of sleep or hypnosis, when the mind is set at ease and begins to dream. In her great poem of dreaming, "Wildly Constant," Anne Carson compares ravens to water, calling them "wildly constant," which might be one way to describe the alpha state—as a fixed place of wilderness flapping with ideas, wherein memory and imagination combine in the early stages of a dream. The poem's title could describe a nightclub, too, but Carson turns instead to the staid image of a glacial library (Roni Horn's Library of Water in Stykkishólmur, Iceland), a place of still waters. She writes, as her speaker begins to drift off, CAJSA VON ZEIPEL (born 1983) studied at the Sta?delschule (Frankfurt) and the Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm). She has recently been shown at Mitchell Algus Gallery (New York), The Scandinavian Institute (New York), Artipelag (Stockholm), and Swedish Art Now (Stockholm). Recent solo exhibitions include Saturn Return at Andrehn-Schiptjenko Gallery (Stockholm), Ponytails at Company (New York), Zoo Collective—Cajsa von Zeipel vs Carl Milles at Millesga?rden (Stockholm), and Insulting the Archive at Arcadia Missa (London). In 2015, a mon... (read more)

Zamora Entertainment Presents Unidos Por Mexico Supporting Victims of Mexico Earthquakes - La Boom
October 15, 2017 - Queens

Along with other community groups families and individuals willing to create bi national support bridges: this community based organization is inviting you to join us in the upcoming fundraising events that will be held at La Boom (56-15 Northern Blvd, NY). The dates of the events are as followed: Saturdays September 23rd & September 30th, and Sundays October 8th and 15th from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. All cash, food, or any other donations will be accepted at all of these events. For more information please call (646) 261-1588.

Architecture Tour - New Events Hello Museum
October 15, 2017 - New York

Architecture tours are led by New Museum docents and focus on the Museum's building, which was designed by the architectural firm SANAA. Architecture tours are free with Museum admission. No preregistration is necessary. Tours are limited to fifteen visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moshi Workshop: What Is Equality - Albertine
October 15, 2017 - New York

Every MOSHI workshop is unique but are based on 2 pillars : philosophy and arts. Indeed, philosophy is a tool to develop children's creativity. For Albertine workshop on Sunday October 15th, the philosophical question will be: what is equality? Children will debate through games and express their ideas by creating postcards to send to someone else! All children from 5 to 13 years old are welcomed with their parents who are highly encouraged to participate. Intergenerational discussion is great for public reasoning. Workshops are conducted in English and French.

WTF Do We Do Now? - Pioneer Works
October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Pioneer Works, Creative Time, and The Yes Men are proud to announce WTF Do We Do Now?, a one-day gathering with open forums, town hall meetings, and small-group dialogues. Guest speakers will include Frances Fox Piven, Avram Finkelstein, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Molly Crabapple; others will be confirmed shortly. Back in 2007, after seven long hard years of Bush, RNC protests, the Patriot Act, and the so-called "War on Terror," a few hundred activists and artists gathered to ask: What Do We Do Now? Ten years later, we pose a similar but even more urgent question. WTF Do We Do Now? will be a moment for creative activists and politically-inclined artists to reflect on a year of bad politics, and to gather energy, develop clarity, and make plans for the long fight ahead. We'll come out of the day with calls for action that make real sense in today's political landscape—one that's volatile and dangerous, but also full of unexpected opportunities for progressive change. We welcome you to bring (or seek) clarity and strategy on the issues you care about, as well as new ways to take care of yourself and your friends.

Rise Youth Athletics, Sunday Funday! - Universe
October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Fall into the season and join us for Sunday Funday! Open Bar 4PM-7PM Includes selections of beer, wine & cider $40 benefiting the The Rise Youth Athletics Equipment Fund! Sunday, October 15th Greenpoint Beer & Ale 7 North 15th Street (on the corner of 15th and Franklin) There will be games, football on the tele and CORN HOLE! Sharpen up those skills and join the tournament! Greenpoint Beer & Ale also has delicious food for sale. Family friendly atmosphere! $15 of your purchase is tax deductible!

Little Makers: Superhero Science - New York Hall of Science
October 15, 2017 - Flushing

Pow! Zoom! Wham! Discover the science behind superhero powers. Design, make and build your own super gadget to ward off villains and help you save the day. Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and oobleck.

Pilates at Arlo NoMad - Arlo NoMad
October 15, 2017 - New York

Relax and Destress at Arlo Hotels, as we partner up with The C3 Method. Choose from yoga, pilates, meditation, or a combination of all the above! Book a single class or purchase an unlimited package during the duration of your hotel stay. Weekly Health & Wellness Schedule Sundays: Pilates 9am @ Arlo SoHo & Arlo NoMad Mondays: Yoga 7am & Meditation 8am @ Arlo SoHo Tuesdays: Yoga 7am & Meditation 8am @ Arlo NoMad Wednesdays: Pi-Yo 7am & Meditation 8am @ Arlo SoHo Fridays: Pi-yo 7am & Meditation 8am @ Arlo NoMad *Available to in-house guests & neighbors. Mats & towels provided.

Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch - Queens Bontanical Garden
October 15, 2017 - Flushing

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family! We'll have live music, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, tours, composting demonstrations, craft and food vendors, beer & wine tent, the ever-popular Pumpkin Patch, and more.

Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch - Queens Bontanical Garden
October 15, 2017 - Flushing

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family! We'll have live music, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, tours, composting demonstrations, craft and food vendors, beer & wine tent, the ever-popular Pumpkin Patch, and more.

Family Program - Museum of the Moving Image
October 15, 2017 - Astoria

Moving Image Studio: Puppet Workshop Part of Moving Image Studio: Puppet Workshop Museum of the Moving Image - Digital Learning Suite Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Stop by and create your own puppets and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition. Activities include animating puppet faces, paper bag puppets, mixed up monster game and coloring. Free with Museum admission, recommended for ages 4 and up and their adult companions.

Forest Crew - New York Restoration Project
October 15, 2017 - New York

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly and monthly basis. Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity. College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded.

Tree Giveaway with Target Bensonhurst - Saint Peter's Church
October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

New York Restoration Project continues to partner with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost - Saint Peter's Church
October 15, 2017 - New York

Saint Peter's Church is a welcoming and diverse evangelical catholic communion. This community's liturgical practice is rooted in the long and robust tradition of the church expressed in contemporary time and thoughtful innovation. People of all different backgrounds find nourishment in and are welcome to take part fully in the life of this community. Appointed texts The ecumenical Revised Common Lectionary appoints texts for liturgies in a three year cycle (Years A, B and C). As a commitment to Christian unity, Saint Peter's follows this cycle. The texts for the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost, Year A are: Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Saint Matthew 22:1-14Liturgy schedule You are welcome at any of these liturgies: 8:45 A.M. Mass 11:00 A.M. Mass 1:30 P.M. Misa en español 5:00 P.M. Jazz Vespers

Sunday School | Escuela Dominical - Saint Peter's Church
October 15, 2017 - New York

God does great things with cool people like us | Dios hace grandes cosas con niños geniales como nosotros For all children grades pre K - 4 Para todos los niños de 4 a 12 años de edad English & Spanish | Inglés y Español Sylvia Montero, teacher | la maestra Free for members & friends of Saint Peter's & Sion. Las clases no tienen costo para los miembros y amigos de Saint Peter's y Sion.

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River. No Program June 25 & September 17

The Hoopla Train with Yard Master Yip and His Polkastra at Czech and Slovak Sokol Mn - Aldea
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Get ready for some fun and dancing with the triumphant return of the Hoopla Train with Yard Master Yip and his Polkastra, on their 2017 Historic Dance Hall Tour!!! It's Lawrence Welk meets Hee Haw in the old Vaudevillian tradition with live music, singing, sketch comedy, feats of amazement and featuring a community talent contest! Children age 4 to 104 will love this walk down memory lane. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to Polka, Waltz and fox trot to the music of The Chmielewski Funtime Band. The fun starts with music and dancing an hour before the show. Food and beverages will be available. Don't be the one person in town who got left behind crying in the caboose! The Hoopla Train is produced by Sod House Theater and features; Darcey Engen, Eriq Nelson, Elise Langer, Kimberly Richardson, Luverne Seifert, Andrea Wollenberg and featuring Jim Lichtscheidl as Yard Master Yip.

Second Annual Queens Beer Festival - Eventbrite
Through October 15, 2017 - Queens

Join the second annual Queens Beer Festival where you can grab a taste fro every Queens-based brewery along with a curated selection of brews from Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island. Cheers!

Adelheid Roosen & Nazmiye Oral+No Longer Without You - Crossing The Line Festival
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

You are invited to a public debate between a real-life mother and daughter about things never discussed in the family home. Havva Oral is a traditional Muslim immigrant living in the Netherlands; her westernized daughter Nazmiye Oral is a journalist and modern Dutch woman. In the intimate circle of a staged living room, they confront each other's faith, sexuality, and values, with both love and anger. No Longer Without You is a searing, outrageous, and often hilarious rite of deep importance to our contemporary world. Adelheid|Zina (production), Adelheid Roosen (direction), Nazmiye Oral (performance) Dutch filmmaker, actress, and director Adelheid Roosen has been making theater about "unspeakable" topics since 1989. Her mission is to shift perspectives about what we see as "other" and whom we call strangers. Roosen uses theater to lay bare some of our most sensitive social issues, and to deepen public discussion.Dutch writer and actress Nazmiye Oral has an extensive theater career in the Netherlands and abroad. She is a co-founder, with Adelheid Roosen, of Zinaplatform, a theater company that travels to different neighborhoods throughout the Netherlands and stages performance... (read more)

The New York Coffee Festival - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

This year’s festival will include over 100 innovative exhibitors including Bluestone Lane Coffee, Devoción, La Marzocco, Ally Coffee, Califia Farms, Flat Brew, Nobletree, and so many more! In addition, the Festival will also feature the Coffee Masters NYC barista championship, The Lab program's exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations, educational workshops, talks and tastings, the Coffee Music Project, and the Coffee Art Project, Latte Art Live, The Coffee Cocktail Bar, and more! On this year's festival, Allegra Group CEO, Jeffrey Young shares, "The New York Coffee Festival is back for its third year with more to offer than ever before. Visitors can expect awe-inspiring exhibits, fascinating workshops and talks and delicious street food - all while enjoying as much coffee as they could possibly want! With 100% of all standard ticket sales going to Project Waterfall, we aim to raise more than $100,000 charitable funds to provide clean drinking water in coffee countries via our local partner charity: water."

Bear Mountain Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Cruise up to Bear Mountain like a VIP in Premier while you enjoy an onboard Oktoberfest with German beer, music and traditional German Oktoberfest food such as soft pretzels, potatoes and bratwurst.

Bear Mountain Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Take a 2.5 hour cruise up the Hudson enjoying the autumnal sights and our Onboard Oktoberfest with German food and beer specials plus some good ol' oom-pah music up to Bear Mountain State Park. You'll hop off the boat there, where for 3 hours, you can enjoy the park's 50+ hiking and biking trails, lake, zoo and more and take in the general splendor of nature and fall weather.

Open House New York Weekend - National Lighthouse Museum
Through October 15, 2017 - Staten Island,

For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York's most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York. The majority of sites during OHNY Weekend are Open Access and can be visited during open hours without reservations. Some sites require Advance Reservations and reservations begin two weeks before the event. To see the full list of more than 275 sites that opened their doors for the 2016 OHNY Weekend, download a copy of the 2016 OHNY Weekend Event Guide and Advance Reservations Guide

Junk - New York City Theatre
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright behind Disgraced, turns his attention to Wall Street in new work Junk. This meticulously constructed financial thriller, which receives its New York premiere at the Beaumont, centers on an investment bank's hostile takeover of a manufacturing firm, and the ruthless wunderkind who's heading the deal. Set in the mid-eighties, it portrays the crucial moment in history when pure, unalloyed greed for money became the dominant driving force in America. The cast is led by Tony nominee Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County). Junk debuted in Los Angeles last year, where it was met with unanimous praise from the critics for its brisk pace and moral complexity. This Broadway production is directed by Doug Hughes.

Rising Sun Performance Company Presents Laboratorium - Governor's Island
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Laboratorium: An Artist Residency in Twelve Acts Saturdays & Sundays at 12 PM, 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM unless otherwise noted The Rising Sun Performance Company (RSP) will be programming an 12 Week Multi-Purpose Theatrical Artist Retreat & Residency in Nolan Park House 11. Over the course of the residency RSP's Ensemble Company will host a different playwright and/or director to develop new play scripts and works in progress as well as site specific devised works. FREE PERFORMANCES & PRESENTATIONS 30-90 Minutes in Length September 23 & 24 Hawley (25 min) and Levelland (60 min) by Max Duane, dir. Anna Hogan September 30 & October 1 TBA October 7 & 8 TBA October 14 & 15 TBA October 21 & 22 Most Wretched Deathbed Fever Dreams of Edgar Allen Poe by Donna Latham, dir. Holly Paynestrange (60 min: 45 min play, 15 min talkback) October 28 & 29 The Best of Laboratorium Selections of plays created during the 12 week residency

- Chashama
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

The Chashama Space to Create artists open their studios to the public! We invite you to explore incredible new work in 70+ studios, and experience the rich history of the Brooklyn Army Terminal during Open House New York. Chashama and the NYC Economic Development corporation invite the greater New York City area to visit Chashama's largest subsidized workspace program, located at the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal. Spread across two adjacent buildings and situated along Brooklyn's waterfront in the Sunset Park neighborhood, the workspace artists at BAT include painters, sculptors, photographers, and experimental mixed media artists. In addition to Open Studios, Chashama offers the artists in the Space to Create program curator visits, an online registry, professional development workshops, access to Materials for the Arts, and a free online membership with Orangenius.

2017 Brooklyn Army Terminal Open Studios - Chashama
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

The Chashama Space to Create artists open their studios to the public! We invite you to explore incredible new work in 70+ studios, and experience the rich history of the Brooklyn Army Terminal during Open House New York. Chashama and the NYC Economic Development corporation invite the greater New York City area to visit Chashama's largest subsidized workspace program, located at the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal. Spread across two adjacent buildings and situated along Brooklyn's waterfront in the Sunset Park neighborhood, the workspace artists at BAT include painters, sculptors, photographers, and experimental mixed media artists. In addition to Open Studios, Chashama offers the artists in the Space to Create program curator visits, an online registry, professional development workshops, access to Materials for the Arts, and a free online membership with Orangenius.

Corpi in Vertigine #2 | Grazia Capri - Chashama
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Open Hours: Tuesday, October 10 to Saturday, October 14, 1 - 7 pm Installation video and reception from 1 - 5:30pm. Performance and talk from 6 - 7pm. Sunday, October 15, 12 - 6pm Installation video and reception from 12 - 4pm. Performance and talk from 5 - 6pm. Viewable through the window, 24/7. Corpi in Vertigine #2 places dance at the crossroads of art, theater and performance. Since 2010, Grazia Capri has been developing an original body of work focused on movement. Emotions take form in the body and in the space: the poetic expression of a body becomes a screen, and reflects a primordial intimacy. In modern society, we often find ourselves having to choose between who we really are and who we choose to show to the world. Our nature is stifled, hidden in our deepest depths, causing an existential vertigo, in which we are enveloped by a sense of emptiness and can no longer find our center. Corpi in Vertigine #2 (Bodies in Vertigo #2) is a poetic and intimate journey in search of the self, a forgotten identity. The performance creates a surreal and dreamlike atmosphere, a timeless dimension. It is a succession of images and moods where past, present and future chas... (read more)

The Chocolate Show - The Billie Holiday Theatre
Through October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Attracting over 20,000 chocolate fans and foodies, the event showcases chocolate in all its forms, from bars and bakes to desserts, patisserie, ice cream and truffles. This year's show promises experiential activities, interactive features and edible delights for young and old alike. Over 100 fine chocolatiers, chocolate companies, pastry makers and artisans from across the globe will gather together for three days of cocoa festivities. Chocoholics will also be treated to celebrity chef demonstrations, masterclasses, tastings, sculptures and many, many new features, all to be unveiled soon! The show will also host the 2nd annual Chocolate Dessert of The Year competition, which was won by Head Pastry Chef David Simak of Albert and Michel Roux Jr's Crossbasket Castle in 2016. Run in partnership with Chocolate Week (9-15th October), the show is a true celebration of fine chocolate, raising awareness of the chocolate industry and showcasing talent from across the globe. Add the date to your diaries and be sure not to miss out!

Extreme Weather 3D - New York Hall of Science
Through October 15, 2017 - Flushing

Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it's more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes you where few have gone. Travel to the edge of 300-foot-tall glaciers collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires, directly in the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing, tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.

Tinkering Sunday - New York Hall of Science
Through October 15, 2017 - Flushing

Build, explore and create with tinkering activities at this free workshop.

Miss Coco Peru - Birdland
Through October 16, 2017 - New York

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present Miss Coco Peru in "The Taming of the Tension" on Sunday and Monday, October 15 (6pm) and October 16 (7pm). Miss Coco Peru has been a little tense lately and one of the things that Coco likes to do when she is tense is invite friends over to her place for tea (and/or cocktails) and a good old-fashioned bullshitting session. Coco is now inviting you to her "place" for some of her favorite stories, songs, and a good dose of bullshitting with the hope that together, the tension will melt away! And for the first time ever Coco will be taking questions from her audience! So, think of good ones to ask!!! Storyteller/monologist Miss Coco Peru aka Clinton Leupp got his/her start as a downtown favorite in the cabaret world of NY after he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first show "Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret" over 20 years ago. On screen, Miss Coco is best known for her roles in Jim Fall's feature film, trick (Sundance 1999) and Richard Day's Girls Will Be Girls. (Sundance 2002) For this film Coco shared the Best Actress Award with his two co-stars at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen as well as the... (read more)

Hudson History Walk - Hudson River Park
Through October 17, 2017 -

Discover NYC's dynamic waterfront history through a guided walking tour led by local historians. Each tour focuses on a different era of Hudson River history ranging from the Lenape Native Americans to the revitalization of the West Side. FOUR TOURS OFFERED Tuesdays, July 11, Aug 15, Sept 19 & Oct17

Meriem Bennani: Siham & Hafida - The Kitchen
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

Historically, chikha performers in Morocco have provided entertainment for important celebrations and, as significant, spread lyrics of resistance during the era of French colonization. Yet tensions have arisen as performers negotiate a globalized society propelled by personal technology. Extending Meriem Bennani's ecstatic depictions of female roles ascribed by culture, her new video offers an intimate view into the lives of Siham and Hafida, two women whose inter-generational conflicts regarding the chikha tradition reflect greater shifts in Moroccan culture of the past 50 years. Moreover, their opposition approaches point to uncanny parallels between the new presence of chikha performance on social media and the oral traditions of Aita, the musical genre of the chikha and its dances. Bennani captures the performance of femininity celebrated by social and religious mores, as well as the less constrained moments in which this performance can recede. Curated by Lumi Tan.

Ed Center Open Hours - Brooklkyn Bridge Park
Through October 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

Explore Brooklyn Bridge Park like never before during open hours in our Environmental Education Center. The Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more! Share all your Ed Center experiences on social media by tagging your posts with #edcntr.

Washed Away | curated by Stephanie Young - Chashama
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

The destruction of our beaches due to global warming has reached alarming levels in recent years. Because of rapidly melting polar caps, sea levels have risen, causing bigger waves to erode the coastline. Beaches normally lose a few inches of coastline a year, but some areas deemed 'hot spots' have seen coastlines diminish by as much as 50 feet in a year. According to experts, one way to stop the erosion is by cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions. Other more reactive methods involve beach nourishment; the process of re-depositing sand from inland sources to save affected areas. Even more drastic measures have included the building of beach walls, which have long term effects that include displacement of natural beach formation and ruining nearby coastlines. Washed Away looks at both the natural and man-made effects of beach erosion, and man's reaction to it, introducing the larger concern of land being eroded away and its ultimate demise due to these effects. About the Curator Stephanie Young is an independent Publisher/Curator working in New York City. She publishes Vellum Magazine and has curated shows throughout NYC and beyond. About the Artists With a background ... (read more)

Fall Cognac Crawl NYC 2017 - New York City
Through October 23, 2017 - New York

The Cognac Geographical Indication has teamed up with Good Passports to offer a taste of classic cognac cocktails at the East Village and Lower East Side's top mixology bars. Produced only in southwestern France and one of the world's most famous spirits, Cognac is the originator of many classic cocktails, ranging from the French 75 to the Sidecar. At each of these bars, you'll have the opportunity to taste a rendition of a classic and experience why Cognac captivated the stirrers and shakers of the world's first cocktail-makers. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will go towards Heritage Radio Network, which is the world's pioneer food radio station and runs 100% on the support of its members and community partners. It was founded by Heritage Foods USA, which aims to preserve endangered species of livestock from extinction. By purchasing a ticket, you'll get one cocktail at each location, along with a custom tote bag and information on how Cognac came to be the backbone of the classics. In addition, each purchaser will have the chance to win a private Cognac education for 2 with a certified Cognac Educator, with the opportunity to learn how to create two classic cock... (read more)

El Difícil Acto de Confundir el Horizonte | Duniesky Martín - Chashama
Through October 23, 2017 - New York

El Difícil Acto de Confundir el Horizonte (The Difficult Act of Confusing the Horizon) by Duniesky Martín is an elaborate collection of mixed media drawings and paintings that visualize how Hollywood has influenced our interpretation of Cuba. These works were created during a residency program in Vermont, granted by the Cuban Artists Fund. About the Artist Duniesky Martín's work revolves around social components such as the collective imaginary, the historical memory, esthetic paradigms, and cultural stereotypes. He is considered by specialized critics as a "multidisciplinary artist" within Contemporary Cuban Art.

Farm Open Hours - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 25, 2017 - Flushing

Drop in at the QBG Farm to see what's growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Yoga and Meditation @ Jcc Harlem - JCC Harlem
Through October 25, 2017 - NEW YORK,

Start your day with balance, focus, and intention. with our gifted meditation teachers every Wednesday morning. No registration necessary.

Early-Morning Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 27, 2017 - New York

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet (Tuesdays, 7 am and Fridays, 9 am) and Joseph DiCostanzo (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 am). Learn how to use field marks, habitat, and behavior to identify warblers, thrushes, sparrows, and raptors as they pass through Central Park en route to their winter homes. Birder field cards included.

Farm and Compost Volunteer Days - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2017 - Flushing

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Bear Mountain Premier Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through October 28, 2017 - New York

Cruise up to Bear Mountain like a VIP in Premier while you enjoy an onboard Oktoberfest with German beer, music and traditional German Oktoberfest food such as soft pretzels, potatoes and bratwurst.

Bannerman's Island Cruise - Clearwater Festival
Through October 29, 2017 - Beacon

Bannerman's Castle looks like a medieval ruin somewhere in Europe, but this castle belonged to Frank Bannerman, who purchased the Hudson River's Pollepel Island in 1900 to store an inventory of surplus military equipment. A fire destroyed the buildings two years later, but their ruins remain offering rich history and panoramic views of the Hudson Valley. ll proceeds will benefit the Pollepel Island and Bannerman Castle preservation efforts, to ensure many can experience this beautiful place for generations to come. This tour consists of the following: A 30-minute boat ride on the Estuary Steward over to Bannerman Island A guided walking tour of the island in which you will visit the famous Bannerman Castle. A visit to the Bannerman Garden and Bannerman Residence, where you'll learn about all things Bannerman! A return trip back on the Estuary Steward to Beacon where it all began. ll proceeds will benefit the Pollepel Island and Bannerman Castle preservation efforts, to ensure many can experience this beautiful place for generations to come. This tour consists of the following: A 30-minute boat ride on the Estuary Steward over to Bannerman Island A guided wal... (read more)

Bear Mountain Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Take a 2.5 hour cruise up the Hudson enjoying the autumnal sights and our Onboard Oktoberfest with German food and beer specials plus some good ol' oom-pah music up to Bear Mountain State Park. You'll hop off the boat there, where for 3 hours, you can enjoy the park's 50+ hiking and biking trails, lake, zoo and more and take in the general splendor of nature and fall weather.

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the Park came to life!Wear comfortable shoes, these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape! All tours meet at Pier 1 entrance and last about an hour. Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Best of NYC Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

The only cruise in New York City that takes you around the entire island of Manhattan and shows you all of NYC's five boroughs, three rivers and 21 bridges. Plus an awe inspiring close-up view of the Statue of Liberty.

Best of NYC Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Upgrade your ultimate NYC experience by sitting in cushy Premier seats while you see all five boroughs on the only cruise that circumnaviagtes the island of Manhattan.

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Liberty Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get the best seats in the house on Circle Line Premier which means you'll get the best photo ops with Lady Liberty herself!

Liberty Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get the best seats in the house on Circle Line Premier which means you'll get the best photo ops with Lady Liberty herself!

Liberty Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get the best seats in the house on Circle Line Premier which means you'll get the best photo ops with Lady Liberty herself!

Harbor Lights Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Why not make the moment even more magical in upgraded Premier seats? There is no sight in the world as special as those seen on the romantic Harbor Lights cruise as the sun goes down upon NYC. Your loved ones will thank you!

Sophie Calle+Midnight Moment: Voir La Mer - Crossing The Line Festival
Through October 31, 2017 - New York

In Istanbul, a city surrounded by the sea, Sophie Calle met people who had never seen it. For Voir la mer, as Calle describes it, "I took them to the shore of the Black Sea. They came to the water's edge, separately, eyes lowered, closed, or masked. I was behind them. I asked them to look out to the sea and then to turn back towards me to show me these eyes that had just seen it for the first time." Magnified on Times Square's electronic billboards, five of these intimate video portraits silently reveal their emotional response to this evocative experience. Since the late 1970's, Sophie Calle—"France's foremost conceptual artist" (The New York Times)—has been making provocative and often controversial work that confronts issues in her personal life. She is well-known for her sleuth-like explorations of human relationships, which have led her to follow strangers, and find work as a hotel chambermaid. Calle's work has been shown at international venues including the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MoMA (New York), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), The Tate Gallery (London), Crossing the Line Festival 2011, and recently a site-specific installation in Greenwood Cemetery (B... (read more)

Women with Wings - NYRP - New York Restoration Project
Through October 31, 2017 - New York

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie's Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31st, 2017. "Women with Wings" will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. "Women with Wings" creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present. Artworks include "Maggie's Pearls of Wisdom", a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie's Garden, and "Women in Movement" a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden. Locations and Hours: Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th St. NYC 10031) Viewing hours: Mon 12-2pm; Wed 3-5pm & 6pm-sundown; Thu 2-4pm; Fri 10am-2pm; Sat-Sun10am-6pm. Friends... (read more)

Women with Wings - NYRP - New York Restoration Project
Through October 31, 2017 - New York

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie's Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31st, 2017. "Women with Wings" will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. "Women with Wings" creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present. Artworks include "Maggie's Pearls of Wisdom", a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie's Garden, and "Women in Movement" a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden. Locations and Hours: Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th St. NYC 10031) Viewing hours: Mon 12-2pm; Wed 3-5pm & 6pm-sundown; Thu 2-4pm; Fri 10am-2pm; Sat-Sun10am-6pm. Friends... (read more)

Bear Mountain Oktoberfest Cruise - Circle Line Pier 83
Through November 05, 2017 - New York

Enjoy Fall Foliage along the Hudson River Escape NYC and take a leisurely full-day cruise up the Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. You'll enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise (each way) and an Onboard Oktoberfest featuring traditional German beer, food and live music. Once docked, you'll have approximately three hours to enjoy Bear Mountain's natural beauty, abundant hiking trails, zoo and more before returning to NYC. German Feast Plate with bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad Prop & Peller Real Bavarian Pretzels Traditional pork schnitzel Draft and bucket specials on all Warsteiner beers Event Details Oktoberfest Cruise runs Saturdays and Sundays from September 23rd to November 5th 2017 Special Columbus Day cruise, Monday, October 9th 2017. 2.5 hour (approximately) cruise up and down the Hudson River, with 3 hours to spend at Bear Mountain. Live German Oom-pah & Polka bands playing on every cruise. Light narration of sights and highlights from a Circle Line guide included in all trips. Things To Know Date: Every Saturday from September 23rd, 2017 Boarding: 8:30 AM Depart: 9AM Return: 3PM

Measure for Measure - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Through November 05, 2017 - New York

Note:Close on Monday Elevator Repair Service, the Obie-winning company behind Gatz — "the most remarkable achievement in theater of this decade" (The New York Times) — returns to The Public to celebrate their 25th season with a dynamic new production of Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE. With athletic theatricality and Marx-Brothers-inspired slapstick, the ERS ensemble brings exciting new life to this story of impossible moral choices in 17th-century Vienna. Radical experiments with speed set the play's combination of the comically absurd and the tragically serious in stark relief, and deliver a remarkable new show that marries the company's unique performance style with the Bard's exquisitely lyrical language. ERS Founder and Artistic Director John Collins directs.

Fact Craft: Study Hall - Pioneer Works
Through November 05, 2017 - Brooklyn

As a part of Fact Craft, Pioneer Books hosts Study Hall. During Study Hall, interested participants can informally meet and collaborate on their own actions with access to related resources. Each Fact Craft program is intended as a catalyst to critically engage with the production of 'facts'. Study Hall is an open space to help fuel collaboration and project development. Study Hall invites you to use Fact Craft as a framework for creative investigation, and to present your findings during our final program in November. If you have been working on a Fact Craft-related project that you'd like to present during our closing program, please fill out this form by October 27.

This Alien Nation - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
Through November 08, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Host Sofija Stefanovic welcomes some of her favorite outsiders for a celebration of immigration! Each month, at one of New York's finest venues, some fish-out-of-water tell true tales from their lives. Hear anecdotes about language barriers, cultural missteps, rumbles, romance, and more! From addresses to the President, to songs about first kisses, the evening is set to be one of worldly proportions. In a multicultural world that harbors some strong anti-immigration feelings, being an outsider can be uncomfortable, hilarious, and weird. But it also makes for some great stories. Come for the stories, leave with some feelings – and enjoy drinks, laughs and cries in between.

Works on Paper - Anita Rogers Gallery
Through November 11, 2017 - New York,

Drawings by Gordon Moore, George Negroponte, Morgan O'Hara and Joan Waltemath

Tiny Beautiful Things - Public Theater
Through November 12, 2017 - New York,

Please note Nia Vardalos will not be performing on the following evenings: September 24, October 31, November 1, November 2, and November 3. Following its critically-acclaimed and sold-out run last season, the uplifting and richly funny TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS returns to The Public's larger Newman Theater with Academy Award-nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) reprising the role of Sugar. Based on the best-selling book by author Cheryl Strayed (Wild), the play TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS was praised by The New York Times as "an ideal catharsis" and "handkerchief-soaking meditation on pain, loss, hope & forgiveness." Thousands of people wrote letters asking for advice from an anonymous online columnist named Sugar, who drew from her own life experiences to answer in a candid, often brutally honest exchange. It was later revealed that Sugar was Cheryl Strayed. Vardalos adapts the book, weaving together the real letters to explore the monstrous beauty, unfathomable dark and glimmering light which are at the heart of being human. Tony Award winner Thomas Kail (Dry Powder, Hamilton) directs this "incredibly moving" (Time Out) play about reaching when you're stuck, healing ... (read more)

Measure for Measure - Public Theater
Through November 12, 2017 - New York,

Elevator Repair Service, the Obie-winning company behind Gatz — "the most remarkable achievement in theater of this decade" (The New York Times) — returns to The Public to celebrate their 25th season with a dynamic new production of Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE. With athletic theatricality and Marx-Brothers-inspired slapstick, the ERS ensemble brings exciting new life to this story of impossible moral choices in 17th-century Vienna. Radical experiments with speed set the play's combination of the comically absurd and the tragically serious in stark relief, and deliver a remarkable new show that marries the company's unique performance style with the Bard's exquisitely lyrical language. ERS Founder and Artistic Director John Collins directs. The creation of interactive digital tools to modulate the tempo of the performance was supported by a Magic Grant from the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation. All orders subject to $5 per ticket service fee and $2 per ticket facility fee. Service fees are waived when you buy in person at the Box Office. All fees are waived for Public Theater Members and Partners. Plays, titles, actors, directors, and perf... (read more)

Fiddle Iv: Intermediate - Irish Arts Center
Through November 13, 2017 - New York

James Cleveland, Monday, 7pm – 8 pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, September 25, 2017 A course for those who would like to increase their repertoire while playing with others. We'll learn five or six tunes, mostly jigs and reels, while exploring ornamentation and phrasing. Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet music will be provided. This class requires an instrument.

Tin Whistle II: Beginners - Irish Arts Center
Through November 13, 2017 - New York

Christina Dolphin, Monday, 7pm – 8pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, September 25, 2017 This class is for those who have taken the introductory class, but have never studied another instrument or need more time to master the basics. This class will continue to focus on basic whistle techniques: breathing, tonguing, and playing in both octaves. Additionally, students will work on strengthening skills of listening and picking up tunes by ear as we learn a number of traditional jigs, polkas, songs, and marches.

Tin Whistle III: Advanced Beginners - Irish Arts Center
Through November 13, 2017 - New York

Christina Dolphin, Monday, 8pm – 9pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, September 25, 2017 This class is for those who have taken the introductory class and play another instrument or have a musical background. You should have mastered all of the basic techniques and play at least five traditional Irish tunes comfortably. You also should be able to pick up tunes by ear without difficulty. Students will begin to learn about ornamentation and expand their repertoire

Bodhrán I: Introduction - Irish Arts Center
Through November 14, 2017 - New York

Siobhan Egan-Moore, Tuesday, 7 pm – 8 pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Tuesday, September 26, 2017 This class covers the basics of the Irish drum with focus on the reel and jig rhythms. Emphasis is placed on learning how to listen to various styles of traditional music and also on bodhrán etiquette for sessions. Enthusiasm and a love for the music are the only prerequisites for this class.

Bodhrán II: Advanced Beginners - Irish Arts Center
Through November 14, 2017 - New York

Siobhan Egan-Moore, Tuesday, 8 pm – 9 pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Bodhrán II introduces the techniques needed to produce a variety of sounds to enhance the accompaniment of melody instruments. Students should feel confident with the reel and jig rhythms in order to fully benefit from this class. This class requires an instrument.

Concertina I: Beginners/Basic - Irish Arts Center
Through November 14, 2017 - New York

Douglas Barr, Tuesdays, 6pm – 7pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Tuesday, September 26, 2017 The Beginners/Basic class will be oriented toward beginners on the Anglo concertina. It will also be suited for those who can play a few notes and even a few tunes. We will learn some simple tunes, review scales and ornamentation, and cover the basic fingering choices which are unique to the concertina and can sometimes be confusing to the beginner. Tunes will be taught by ear, and standard notation and ABC will also be provided. If you need help learning to read music that will covered. Selected recordings of the great players will also be played in class for learning and inspiration. All ages are welcome. Bring your concertina and some kind of audio recorder, and be ready to have some fun! No concertina? No problem! We have a limited number of concertinas available to rent for a small fee.

Bagpipes: Traditional Irish Music on the Piob Mhor - Irish Arts Center
Through November 14, 2017 - New York

Tom Downes, Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 9:30pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Tuesday, September 26, 2017 A class in traditional Irish piping on the practice chanter. Also open to those with a full set. Tutoring to advanced players. This class requires an instrument.

Bagpipes: Traditional Irish Music for Kids - Irish Arts Center
Through November 14, 2017 - New York

Tom Downes, Tuesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Tuesday, September 26, 2017 A class in traditional Irish piping on the practice chanter, especially for kids. This class requires an instrument.

Concertina II: Advanced Beginners - Irish Arts Center
Through November 14, 2017 - New York

Douglas Barr, Tuesday, 7pm – 8pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Tuesday, September 26, 2017 The intermediate class will be oriented toward students with some prior experience playing the Anglo concertina. This class is geared towards students who have taken the beginner/basic class at least once, or those who have at least one year of experience playing the concertina. We will learn some intermediate session tunes, review scales and ornamentation, and the basic fingering choices which are unique to the concertina. Tunes will be taught by ear, standard notation and ABC will also be provided. If you need help learning to read music we will cover that too. We will also be listening to selected recordings of the great players. All ages are welcome. Bring your concertina and some kind of audio recorder. Be ready to have some fun! No concertina? No problem! We have a limited number of concertinas available to rent for a small fee.

Fiddle V: Advanced - Irish Arts Center
Through November 15, 2017 - New York

Caitlin Warbelow, Wednesday, 6pm – 7 pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Students attending this class should feel comfortable playing common tunes up to speed with other musicians. We will learn new tunes (reels, jigs, hornpipes, and an air) while focusing on ornamentation, style, and musicianship. Improvisation and harmony will be briefly discussed. Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet music will be provided.

Seisiún for Young Artists (Ensemble) - Irish Arts Center
Through November 15, 2017 - New York

Mia Theodoratus, Wednesdays, 5pm – 6:30pm 4 Sessions at 1.5 Hours (meets every other week over 8 weeks) beginning Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 Recommended for ages 9-16 This is a mixed ensemble for young artists to take the skills they have learned at the Irish Arts Center and start playing with others! The tunes will be taken from the song lists of the teachers at the Irish Arts Center. The group will explore creating their own parts, interacting with other musicians and start to step out on stage to share their music.

Fiddle III: Advanced Beginners - Irish Arts Center
Through November 15, 2017 - New York

Caitlin Warbelow, Wednesday, 8 pm–9 pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 Students in this course will focus on building their repertoire of common session tunes. We will also start to discuss elements of musicality and theory, including how to play in a session and how to create tune sets. Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet music will be provided at the end of the semester. This class is geared towards students who have taken Fiddle II at least once, or those who have at least one year of experience playing the fiddle.

Celtic Harp II: Exploring Melody, Chords and Rhythm - Irish Arts Center
Through November 15, 2017 - New York

8 weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, September 27, 2017 This class is for students who have a basic technique. During the class we will work on technique, basic chord patterns and how to use them with ballads and reels. Students will be encouraged to create their own accompaniment patterns.

Traditional Irish Singing Mixed Level - Irish Arts Center
Through November 15, 2017 - New York

8 weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Singers of all levels of experience are welcome to join in this new course. Participants will learn to sing songs from the traditional Irish repertoire, in the aural tradition in which they were originally passed from one singer to another. We will explore the historical, literary and geographical background of songs originating from different parts of Ireland. The class will also include an introduction to basic singing techniques, as well as an overview of styles of traditional singing, such as ornamentation and phrasing. Beginners welcome!

Fiddle I: Absolute Beginners (B) - Irish Arts Center
Through November 16, 2017 - New York

James Cleveland, Mondays, 8pm – 9pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, September 25, 2017 A course for those with no prior fiddle experience. We will cover holding the fiddle and bow, tuning and producing a good tone. By the end, students will be able to play one or two Irish fiddle tunes.

Fiddle I: Absolute Beginners (A) - Irish Arts Center
Through November 16, 2017 - New York

James Cleveland, Mondays, 6pm–7pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, September 25, 2017 A course for those with no prior fiddle experience. We will cover holding the fiddle and bow, tuning and producing a good tone. By the end, students will be able to play one or two Irish fiddle tunes. This class requires an instrument.

Tin Whistle IV: Advanced - Irish Arts Center
Through November 16, 2017 - New York

8 weekly sessions beginning Thursday, September 28, 2017 If you've been playing Irish dance tunes for a while, this class will teach you the secrets of tin whistle ornamentation. You'll also start expanding your repertoire with a new set of tunes each term. We will learn ornamentation and style through a wide variety of reels, jigs, and hornpipes. Tunes are taught by ear and with sheet music

The Music of Seamus Ennis - Irish Arts Center
Through November 16, 2017 - New York

8 weekly sessions beginning Thursday, September 28, 2017 This is a repertoire building class for mixed instruments that will focus on learning tunes from recordings of the celebrated piper Seamus Ennis. We'll do in depth studies of his particular versions of 3-5 different tunes, and I'll also provide an introduction to the way uilleann pipes provide harmonic accompaniment. Tunes will be taught by ear and sheet music will be provided if requested. All instrumentalists are welcome.

Farmer's Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 17, 2017 - Flushing

Visit the Down to Earth Markets to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

Farmer's Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 17, 2017 - Flushing

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 17 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

Tsibi Geva: Jolt - Albertz Benda
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Albertz Benda is pleased to present Tsibi Geva: Jolt, one of Israel's most critically acclaimed artists, on view from October 12 – November 18, 2017. Having shown in New York with Annina Nosei for the past two decades, Tsibi Geva: Jolt will be the artist's first solo exhibition at Albertz Benda, featuring a new body of work and selected pieces from his solo presentation in the Israeli Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale. In his latest series of paintings, Geva addresses concepts such as migration, instability and disintegration from a sociopolitical perspective and within the medium of painting itself. The layers of paint on the canvas alternately reveal and obscure fragments of bodies, architectural structures, and natural elements. These layered compositions confront the physicality of the materials while reflecting personal and cultural discourses. Geva delves into his psyche through a process of spontaneous mark-making and expressive gesture in the spirit of- but not defined by- abstract expressionism while also channeling the atmosphere of his surroundings. In works such as Untitled, 2017, the rounded forms and flowing paint flirt with representation, evoking an a... (read more)

Dennis Scholl: the Book of Impure Intentions - Albertz Benda
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Souvenirs: New New York Icons - Storefront for Art and Architecture
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

As a contemporary form of commercialized nostalgia, souvenirs are the ultimate cliche in the representation of a city. Pocket-sized, acritical, and cheap, they populate tourist sites all over the world with a patina of innocence. Producing collective imaginaries made up of lines that follow the profiles of superlative sculptures, buildings, and stories, souvenirs have become the reference points that anchor a particular culture in time, representing (consciously or not) political, cultural, and social values. Souvenirs: New New York Icons, the second iteration of Storefront's model show, commissions 59+ objects that redefine New York's iconic imagery. Inspired by each of the city's Community Districts, more than 59 artists, architects, and designers have reimagined the referential images that constitute the global perception of the city, proposing new understandings of the urban experience.

Open Sessions 11 - The Drawing Center
Through November 19, 2017 - Soho

Open Sessions 11, the final exhibition of the program's 2016–17 cycle, will feature Danielle Dean, Olalekan Jeyifous, Jennifer Reiland, Slinko, and Hong-An Truong. Open Sessions is a hybrid exhibition/residency program created by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway, Open Sessions Curators. It provides unique opportunities for selected artists to find new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work through exhibitions, public programs, workshops, and working dinners. The artists selected for Open Sessions may or may not draw as their primary means of art-making. The two-year program engages musicians, architects, dancers, poets—anyone who is interested in expanding the boundaries of drawing. Open Sessions artists work together to create a dynamic, continuous conversation, viewing drawing as an activity rather than a product.

Oedipus El Rey - Sibling Movie Night
Through November 19, 2017 - Baldwin

Please note: this performance may contain smoking, blood, violence, gun shots, and nudity. Set in South Central LA, OEDIPUS EL REY is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro (Electricidad, Straight as a Line). Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he's spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped—by desperation or fate, history or violence—no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what's fate, and what's just the system?

- ICP Museum
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

How has the act of remembering—and forgetting—been transformed in the digital age? Photography's relationship with the concept of memory stretches its entire history and includes its every iteration. Only now has the distribution of photography exploded with newfound ubiquity, ushering in a paradigm shift that bears semblance to that of the Gutenberg press. Photography's various forms have converged onto a point of accessibility where what was once a luxury is now a presupposition. As the degrees of separation between people decrease, so do those between past, present, and future. To remember is to engage with all three, and to create is to make them tangible. The collective consciousness of humankind speaks a visual language, and photography is poised, now more than ever, to upend the very notion of what it means to create.

Draw Jam - The Drawing Center
Through November 19, 2017 - New York,

What the Body Can Do: Open Sessions 11, the final exhibition of the program's 2016–17 cycle, captures the movement and potential of individual bodies in collective action. The artists in this exhibition dissect spectacles of war, memorialize immigrant and refugee narratives, savor protest cinema and images produced by the paparazzi. The exhibition features artists, Danielle Dean, Olalekan Jeyifous, Jennifer May Reiland, Slinko, and H?ng-An Tr??ng. Dean's animations unravel speech; Jeyifous' images collapse surrealist aesthetics and the design troupe of architectural folly; telephone screens, mirrors, and the camera's eye are a window into Reiland's versions of biblical and mythological tales; bread figures embody uprising and rebellion in Slinko's large storyboard drawings; and Tr??ng's photos compose an archive of fragmented views of the Asian American activist movement in the United States.

My Shot: Portraits from Hamilton - United Photo Industries
Through November 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

I'm young, scrappy and hungry and I'm not throwing away my shot!" — Alexander Hamilton, The Musical HAMILTON is a cast of revolutionaries. Night after night, this band of young rebels raise their voices to the darkness in an inspiring uprising of song and spirit. They are at once our history and our future, inciting rebellion and leading the way to change. Like the revolutionaries who embraced Alexander Hamilton's vision for a new America, the remarkable actors in these photographs embraced Lin-Manuel Miranda's vision for a new American musical. In doing so, they upended expectations and made us see things differently. I captured their portraits using antique cameras and lenses. To bring a richness and timeless beauty to these images, I chose to print them in classic silver gelatin, still the gold standard for black and white printing. All in an effort to echo, in a small way, what 'Hamilton the Musical' so brilliantly achieves in enlivening our own history in a way that makes it so relevant and present for us today. This is a time when history is being made in ways that our forefathers could never have imagined. It celebrates and reverberates this history eight times ... (read more)

Tin Whistle I: Introduction - Irish Arts Center
Through November 25, 2017 - New York

Christina Dolphin, Monday, 6 pm – 7 pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, September 25, 2017 The whistle has been played in Ireland for at least 1,000 years. It is small, inexpensive, and easy to bring along to any gathering. In this introduction to the whistle, you will start with how to produce a good sound, and will learn the different notes by playing simple songs. Once you have mastered the basics, we will work on some traditional tunes, including marches, waltzes, polkas, and jigs. Bring a key of D whistle, or purchase one in class for $10.

Case Studies for Better Teaching: A Pedagogy Short Course for Chinese language teachers - China Institute
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

Sunday, October 1; Saturday, October 7; Saturday, October 14; Sunday, December 3, 10:00AM-3:30PM Speaker(s) Name: Dr. Wei-ling Wu (???) Registration Fee: $180 Members / $200 Non-members Case Studies for Better Teaching (CSBT), a short course designed and delivered by Dr. Wei-ling Wu, is intended to examine the question through case studies that focus on implementation and practice. The participants will discuss and analyze various lesson plans, activities, tasks, projects, and even worksheets in light of the ACTFL Standards and the ACTFL Core Practices to see what works and what needs improvement. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their work individually with Dr. Wu during the coaching session. This course is a continuation of the previous course Plan for Better Teaching (PBT). New participants as well as those from previous years are all welcome. Participants will receive a professional development certificate issued jointly by the NYS Language RBERN at NYU and the China Institute upon successful completion of the course. Dr. Wei-ling Wu (???) is a nationally recognized Chinese language educator of American K-12 students and an experienced trainer of ... (read more)

House of Speakeasy: Seriously Entertaining - Joe's Pub at the Public THeater
Through December 05, 2017 - New York

Seriously Entertaining, New York's premier literary cabaret series showcasing writers and their passions, is an intellectual roller-coaster of a show. The Wall Street Journal calls it "Think-y entertainment for New York's book-loving crowd," The New York Times says it's "a literary mixtape [with] perfect flow and variety," and CBS Local News adds: "You have never seen a cabaret quite like this…. The lineup includes some of the most brilliant minds in the literary and artistic worlds." Seriously Entertaining packs a big punch, regularly hosting talent such as Margo Jefferson, Amber Tamblyn, John Guare, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, PJ O'Rourke, Graham Moore, Steven Pinker, Emma Sky, and Irvine Welsh. The show asks each writer to riff on a given theme for fifteen minutes only. Whether the result leaves you howling with laughter or sorrow, it will be an evening you're sure to remember.

Pen Parentis Literary Salons - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Through December 12, 2017 - New York

Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall Street The monthly Pen Parentis Literary Salons present a diversity of quality writing by groups of notable authors who are also parents at Andaz Wall Street, an upscale, convivial Downtown hotel. Audiences and authors meet and mingle over refreshments generously donated by the venue, then listen to readings and discuss the balance of life and creative career. General public is welcome to these free, inspiring literary events. Bring your book club!

Poetry Group - Riverside Church
Through December 24, 2017 - NY

423 MLK

Alcoholics Anonymous - Riverside Church
Through December 25, 2017 - NY

7C

Harbor Lights Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through December 30, 2017 - New York

Enjoy an early evening cruise down the Hudson River. Capture magical moments as the sun fades into the harbor. Then watch as the twinkling lights of Manhattan make the city skyline come alive.

Open Bible Study - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

430 MLK

Sunday Morning Worship - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

Nave Our traditional Sunday service, held in the beautiful Nave, follows the lectionary and liturgical calendar and is centered around Scripture, preaching, music, and prayer. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.

Korean Mission Service - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

Chapel of the Cross

Korean Mission Fellowship - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

421 MLK

Chinese Christian Service - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

Chapel of the Cross

Feast of India - The Met
Through January 02, 2018 - New York

Yotam Ottolenghi, chef, author Madhur Jaffrey, restaurateur, chef and author Menu created and executed by chef, Floyd Cardoz Following the delicious success of his 2016 Feast of Jerusalem, the lionized chef, restaurateur, author, and now The New York Times food writer Yotam Ottolenghi returns with another lavish banquet inspired by the vibrant and evocative colors of India, with the legendary Madhur Jaffrey, the global authority on Indian cuisine, and a menu curated by celebrated chef, Floyd Cardoz (Tabla, Paowalla). Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs, on view at The Met Breuer, October 11, 2017–January 2, 2018. Bring the Kids tickets are not available for this event. Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.

Petrit Halilaj: Ru - New Visit Hello Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

Petrit Halilaj (b. 1986, Kostërrc, Skenderaj-Kosovo) often uses his own biography as a point of departure, adopting exhibition processes to alter the course of private and collective histories. Encompassing sculpture, drawing, text, and video, many of Halilaj's works incorporate materials from his native Kosovo and manifest as ambitious spatial installations through which the artist translates personal relationships into sculptural forms. For his New Museum exhibition, Halilaj presents a major new project that begins in Runik, the city in Kosovo in which he grew up and the site of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in the region, where some of Kosovo's most important artifacts have been found. Archaeological digs in 1968 and 1983 uncovered part of the country's most significant material history from the period, including the musical instrument known as the Runik Ocarina. Now spread across two countries and several institutions as the result of the Kosovo War in the 1990s, the most valuable of these objects currently reside in storage at the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, with the less significant finds still kept at the Kosovo Museum in Pristina. Out of public reach ... (read more)

Pursuing the Unpredictable: the New Museum 1977–2017 - New Visit Hello Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

On the occasion of the New Museum's 40th Anniversary, "Pursuing the Unpredictable: The New Museum 1977–2077" reflects on the institution's pursuit of groundbreaking art and ideas, and its legacy of questioning the structures and functions of museums. Founded in 1977 as a radical gesture by art historian and curator Marcia Tucker, the New Museum began as an alternative model of museum practice. At its inception, it was the only museum in Manhattan entirely dedicated to the exhibition, interpretation, and documentation of contemporary art. The institution championed under-recognized figures and those on the brink of exposure, and responded to new forms of art by proposing innovative ways of engaging with artists and making their work accessible to the public. This anniversary exhibition borrows its title from an essay Tucker wrote on the conceptual artist John Baldessari, whose 1981 exhibition was one of the New Museum's earliest solo shows by an artist whose work had not yet been sufficiently examined—one of several foundational exhibition formats that continues today. Other exhibition formats, old and new, have taken their cue from artists' changing modes of creating and presenting... (read more)

Helen Johnson: Ends - New Visit Hello Museum
Through January 14, 2018 - New York

Johnson's densely layered canvases incorporate historical imagery ranging from political cartoons, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century painting, architectural diagrams and maps, fragments of bodies, and handwritten text rendered with a variety of painterly gestures. Often double-sided and scaled to the human body, Johnson's works are arranged in carefully composed installations, positioning the viewer at the intersection of a broad range of cultural and historical influences. Although driven by a deep and rigorous process of historical research, her paintings adopt a playful and even humorous take on historical memory and ingrained social conventions. "Helen Johnson: Ends" is the artist's first exhibition in an American institution. For her presentation in the museum's lobby gallery, she will produce a new series that extends her broader thematic concerns, while maintaining her experimental approach to the material and the communicative possibilities of painting as a critical medium. "Helen Johnson: Ends" is curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator. Helen Johnson was born in 1979 in Melbourne, Australia, where she lives and works. She earned a BFA from the R... (read more)

Latino Ministry - The Riverside Church
Through January 21, 2018 - New York

430 MLK

R.E.D. Warrior 2.0 Drop-In - 92Y
Through January 25, 2018 - Upper East Side

An intense workout fusing martial arts, fitness, moving meditations and inspirational conversations to strengthen your body and mind. Redefine your belief in yourself, learn to be present in the moment, quiet your mind and become aware of your inner strength.

Landmarks Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through February 02, 2018 - New York

Photos and selfies of all of New York's iconic landmarks await. See midtown and lower Manhattan including the Statue of Liberty from only 100 feet away.

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through February 02, 2018 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Best of Nyc Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through February 02, 2018 - New York

The only cruise in New York City that takes you around the entire island of Manhattan and shows you all of NYC's five boroughs, three rivers and 21 bridges. Plus an awe inspiring close-up view of the Statue of Liberty.

Activity Table - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 27, 2018 - Flushing

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn's Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as "Brooklyn's Backyard" for 150 years. The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays.

Seeds of Change - Pioneer Works
Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

Presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change: New York — A Botany of Colonization, studies colonialism, slavery and the global commerce of goods through the lens of displaced plants in ballast—the waste material historically used to balance ships in maritime trade. Dumped in ports at the end of passages, ballast often carried "dormant" seeds collected from its place of origin that remained in the soil for hundreds of years before germinating and growing. Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves' New York iteration of Seeds of Change explores the history of foreign flora that traveled to Red Hook and surrounding areas by trade ship ballast over the past two centuries. As part of this community-focused project, Alves collaborated with horticultural experts and local communities at Pioneer Works, The High Line, The New School and Weeksville Heritage Center to research the nonindigenous plant species and the stories they tell about migration, commodification and valuation. Pioneer Works served as a site for the propagation of these plants, selected by Alves and planted by the 2017 Summer Youth Garden Program. These bal... (read more)

Grad Show: Level 1 Sketch - The Pit (Peoples Improv Theater)
Through September 09, 2020 - New York City

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage. Graduates of the PIT's Level One sketch class were introduced to the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ philosophy by focusing on the basic tools and building blocks of writing sketches. Tonight, some of the PIT's brightest stars will take the stage to perform a reading of students' work. The legends of tomorrow show you they're actually the stars of today!

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In addition to 360-degree views from Midtown Manhattan, the ...

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This Week in New York City

(12/13-12/20) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here