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Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend - November 24-November 26

November 20, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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There's always something going on in the world's captial, and City Guide has rounded up the best random happenings in New York City this weekend for those looking to do something a little out of the ordinary. You never know what you'll find going on in the city's many neighborhoods on the weekend, but you'll definitely find something, however miscellaneous it may be.

R&B Holiday Bash with K-Ci & JoJo, Ginuwine, and 112 - Kupferberg Center for The Arts
November 24, 2017 - Flushing

Free Mic Fridays - Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
November 24, 2017 - Astoria

Free Mic Fridays is a free mic (no cover, no drink minimum) every Friday at QED (qedastoria.com). Signup starts at 4:30 and the mic goes from 5:00-7:00 pm. We have 20 5-minute spots. We will take late comers as long as we still have room.. Order is determined randomly. If you arrive after we have filled those 20 spots, don't panic! At the end of the show, we do a lightning round with the remaining time. Could be 30 seconds of stage time, could be 2-3 minutes. We welcome comedians, storytellers, improvisers, poets, acapella singers, rappers, etc. The place has two mics so duos are also cool. This is a supportive room so no use of phones or notes in the room. QED does not allow outside food or drink but does sell coffee, tea, beer, wine, and snacks at very reasonable prices. Hosted by Sydney Beveridge & Davey Melch.

Qed Presents - Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
November 24, 2017 - Astoria

QED Presents is QED's series of house-booked stand up showcases, featuring national headliners and up-and-coming gems! Be sure to keep an eye out for special guests and other surprises! Featuring: Liz Miele Myq Kaplan Derek Humphrey Peter Bandyk Hosted by Jenn Wehrung *Lineup subject to change

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 24, 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!

Casual Sets - Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
November 24, 2017 - Astoria

Be a cool kid and stay out late to enjoy some casual sets from your favorite comedians. Who doesn't love a good bout of casual sets to get their weekend started right? Okay, you get the joke. Check out the show for jokes much better than that one. Produced and hosted by the very sassy Peter Bandyk, Chris Gersbeck, and Lauren Hope Krass. Oh yeah, this is a FREE show. Liz Miele Justin Herman Jesse Eigner Chris Gersbeck Lauren Hope Krass Peter Bandyk *Lineups subject to change.

Winter on a Flatbush Farm - Lefferts Historic House
November 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th century farming village of Flatbush. Learn how to make a candle, watch a master spinster spin wool thread, and enjoy Dutch treats made at our outdoor hearth from a Lefferts family recipe. St. Nicholas will visit at 3 pm.

Iconic Views of Central Park Tour - Central Park, Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
November 24, 2017 - Central Park

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Dana Varon - Sidewalk
November 24, 2017 - New York

Magic Forest - Sidewalk
November 24, 2017 - New York

Jeremy Aaron - Sidewalk
November 24, 2017 - New York

Michael McHugh & Sonic Art - Sidewalk
November 24, 2017 - New York

Skyculture- Funk N' Poetry - Silvana
November 24, 2017 - New York

FUNK N' POETRY would feature spirited interactions between funk/jazz musicians and spoken word artist. With music being the focus at times, spoken word another, and a blend of both at other times. Spoken word artist would be encouraged to join musicians on stage for impromptu interactions and spontaneous performances.

Get Organized with Moleskine - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through November 24, 2017 - New York

Save 20% on all 18-month planners. The Moleskine shop is conveniently located on the second floor of Time Warner Center. True to the Moleskine philosophy, it is a calm place in the middle of great movement–a space for imagination, expression and unbound creativity. This Moleskine shop is the first in the United States and features the full Moleskine collection. Moleskine fans will discover Special Editions and hard-to-find Moleskine tools, including notebooks, planners, bags, pens, shells and digital accessories.

QED's Holiday Bazaar - Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
November 25, 2017 - Astoria

Celebrate this Small Business Saturday and kick off your holiday shopping season with locally-crafted gifts from 25 of the neighborhood's foremost creative makers. Expect to come across one-of-a-kind ceramics, hand-made jewelry, imaginatively designed greeting cards, eye-catching art and super delicious treats. When you #ShopSmall with a vendor at QED, you'll receive a free souvenir tote. And, if you make a purchase from QED, you'll receive an Admit Two pass good for a future show. QED will be featuring lots of great drink specials for this event such as $5 draught beer, house wine & mimosas! Plus we'll have plenty of mulled wine, hot apple cider and yummy snacks from This Chick Bakes. Vendors you can expect to see: TBD

Eli Sundae EP Release - Mercury Lounge
November 25, 2017 - New York

Hellrazor, Oceanator This event is 21 and over Eli Sundae is the solo effort of Brooklyn-based musician Eli Dreyfus, of the bands UV Rays and Camper. Eli makes music like his mother makes dance, and like her father made paintings: small, silly, and sad. This project is Eli reaching back into their art to find a history for his. Eli Sundae's sophomore project, Eli Bloody Eli, comes out November 18th.

Passport - The Pit Underground
November 25, 2017 - New York City

First improv show with a truly polyglot team. Show embraces different countries & cultures opening it up to interesting scenes. Language & unique characters adds to variety of traditional improv shows.

Awkward Family Dinner - The Pit (Peoples Improv Theater)
November 25, 2017 - New York City

Awkward Family Dinner brings the audience to witness dinner at a new and hilarious family function each month. From Grandma's funeral to Thanksgiving Dinner with REAL FOOD. Each month we welcome an all-new cast of New York's top character comedians every month, promising you a completely different family in a completely different location and it's totally improvised!

Le Scandal - West Bank Cafe
November 25, 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.

Kraal Charles Media presents Verses - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 25, 2017 - New York

Black Documents: Mosaic Literary Conference - The Bronx Museum of the Arts
November 25, 2017 - Bronx

Identity is malleable, often shaped by external inputs and media representations that amplify specific agendas. Mosaic Literary Conference: Black Documents will explore historical and contemporary presentations of black identity in literature, education, media, and photography; and how self-affirming imagery and text can counter negative stereotypes. To this end, the conference will also present photography exhibits Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents and Black Documents: Freedom (aka Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents: Freedom). A supplemental lesson plan for middle and high school educators will be designed to focus on the conference and exhibition themes of black identity and the work of Jamel Shabazz. MLC2017 will feature a mix of panels, workshops, film screenings, and networking that enhance community engagement and broaden access to an array of topics. MLC2017 will be informed by the spiraling currency of black lives. The goal is to explore complex identity narratives related to race, gender, sexual identity, and media representation by such writers as Rigoberto Gonzalez, James Baldwin, Baratunde Thurston, Audre Lorde, Zadie Smith, Ralph Ellison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Charles Rice-Gonz... (read more)

Activity Table - Queens Botanical Garden
November 25, 2017 - Flushing

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

ElbaumTanner RocknrollScene Presents - Sidewalk
November 25, 2017 - New York

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Charming Disaster - Pete's Candy Store
November 25, 2017 - Brooklyn

Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, Charming Disaster write songs that tell stories about love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the paranormal.

Turn It On Film Series: Prisoners in Freedom City - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 25, 2017 - New York

Civil rights activist Hu Jia was held under house arrest from 2004 to 2008 in the upscale eastern suburbs of Beijing. One day Hu picked up a video camera and began to document things outside the window: his watchers, shepherds tending their flocks, spiders in the rain, and his fellow activist and wife, Zeng Jinyan, going to and from work under the unnervingly close watch of plainclothes police.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Station
November 25, 2017 - New York

Discover cool places, little-known passageways, and surprising sights in the amazing landmark terminal. You'll search for mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, times for "ghost" trains in the former arrivals room, the Grand Central Market, the architectural wonder of the Whispering Gallery, the Transit Museum Annex, the dazzling art deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, surprising murals and carvings in the Graybar Passage, the snack heaven that is the Dining Concourse, hidden art, and more. A smartphone is required for each team to participate. Advance ticket purchase required.

Last Stop Laughs - Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
November 25, 2017 - Astoria

Last Stop Laughs is a weekly late night Stand Up Show. It's the perfect way to end your Saturday night in the Astoria Ditmars area. This week features*: Claudia Cogan (Last Comic Standing on NBC) Brendan Sagalow (Joking Off on MTV) FreddyG (NPR) Ray Kump ("Time Dillon is Going to Hell" on Gas Digital) Alex Gardes (The Smoke Break Comedy Show) Hosted by Katharyn Henson (StationHead) *Lineups subject to change

Bunk Bed Time Open Mic - Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
November 25, 2017 - Astoria

Sign up at 4:30pm/Start at 5:00pm! This is a FREE mic so please help us keep it that way by supporting the venue! Andrea Shapiro & Chris Gersbeck host this open mic every Saturday, unless otherwise posted on the calendar. They welcome stand up comedy, storytelling, poetry, whatever floats your boat. We have 25 4-minute spots. The mic is lottery style and order is determined randomly.

Sh*T You Should Know - Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
November 25, 2017 - Astoria

Shit You Should Know" is an educational comedy show hosted by Colum Tyrrell and Sean Finnerty on the 4th Saturday each month. Every month they invite New York's brightest and funniest comedians to share stories with the audience about some shit they should know. The comics can talk about any subject, from drunken tales to astrophysics, and Colum and Sean riff on what they've learned. Featuring: Laura Cummings Mike Recine Dan Perlman Sean Finnerty *Lineups subject to change. $8 in adv./ $10 day of

Power in the Pen - Brownsville Heritage House
November 25, 2017 - Brooklyn

Write your Story with Cathie Wright -Lewis, author of Maurya's Seed, Passion's Pride, Exodus 2055 and Mama Relly Topics of Discussion: How do I begin to wite my story? What is the writing process? How do I organize my work? How do I publish my work? How do I obtain an agent? How do i protect my work?

Walking Tour: Chinatown Food Tour - Museum of Chinese in America
November 25, 2017 - New York

From tofu fa of the north to the lamb burgers of the west, get to know the diverse food and cooking styles of Chinese cuisine while exploring stories of the neighborhood through this multiregional tasting tour of Chinatown. The tour includes 5-6 food samples.

Burrata Making @ Murray's Cheese - Murray's Cheese Shop
November 25, 2017 - New York

Sweet, mild, milky, and wonderful, Burrata is the food version of Beyonce—a good choice anytime, anywhere, and for any reason. Everyone loves it; now come learn how to make your own at Murray's Cheese, America's favorite cheese shop. We've been doing Mozzarella Making classes for years and now, due to popular demand, we're finally offering Burrata Making. We'll start off with a tasting of cheeses made in the same style, then we'll all roll up our sleeves to turn curds into the beautiful balls that we know as Burrata, all while enjoying unlimited pours of our house red and sparkling wines. Grab a ticket while you can—these are going to go fast!

Mozzarella Making @ Murray's Cheese - Murray's Cheese Shop
November 25, 2017 - New York

Mild and Milky, Smooth and Silky: Any Way You Stretch It, We Love Fresh Mozzarella! and in This Hands-On Crash Course We'll Teach You How to Make It at Home. First We'll Set You Straight on Coagulation as We Tell You How Milk Turns from Fluid to Firm Curds. Then We'll All Roll up Our Sleeves to Turn Curds into the Beautiful Balls That We Know as Fresh Mozzarella. Taste Several Samples of Fresh Pasta Filata (Pulled Curd) Style Cheeses (Think Mozzarella, Bufala, Burrata, Oh My!), Enjoy Unlimited Pours of Our House Sparkling and Red Wines, and Bring Home Your Own Mozzarella Masterpiece. Mozzarella Making Is Recommended for Ages 16 and Up. Non-Alcoholic Beverages Are Available in Substitution of House Wines.

Bacon Bits: Comedy Brunch! $20 Bottomless Drinks! - The Stand
November 26, 2017 - New York

Come experience the best brunch show in all of Manhattan! Remy Kassimir hosts club regulars, up & coming talent, and surprise drop-ins while you enjoy FREE bacon, a full brunch menu, and bottomless mimosas for $20 -- Comics: Abby Feldman Ben DeMarco Ramy Youssef Usama Siddique Eric Neumann

Page Meets Stage - Jennifer Michael Hecht & Brendan Constantine - Bowery Poetry Club
November 26, 2017 - New York

Funny poet/suicide researcher meets veteran Los Angeles spoken word artist. Hosted by Taylor Mali. This will be our last pairing before 2018. "Where the Pulitzer Prize meets the Poetry Slam." We are now BACK where we started over a decade ago: The Bowery Poetry Club! Two poets take the stage together and read back and forth, poem for poem, in an ongoing poetic conversation about where poetry exists. Jennifer Michael Hecht is a poet and an intellectual historian. Her poetry appears in The New Yorker, Poetry, and the Kenyon Review. Her first book, The Next Ancient World, won the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book award. Publisher's Weekly called her second poetry book, Funny, "One of the most original and entertaining books of the year." Her most recent is Who Said, with Copper Canyon. She holds a PhD in the History from Columbia University and writes books on history and philosophy, including Doubt: A History (HarperOne, 2003), and Stay, an argument against suicide (Yale, 2013). She is working on a new book about poetry, The Wonder Paradox, for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Brendan Constantine is a poet based in Los Angeles. His most recent collection is 'Dem... (read more)

Annual Thanksgiving Comix and Graphic Novel Night - KGB Bar
November 26, 2017 - New York

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers. Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator, suzanne@kgbbar.com

Run the Jokes with Killer Mic - Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
November 26, 2017 - Astoria

Sign up at 4:30pm/Start at 5:00pm! This is a FREE mic so please help us keep it that way by supporting the venue! Paul Dagliolo & Lauren Culp host this open mic every Sunday, unless otherwise posted on the calendar. They welcome stand up comedy, storytelling, poetry, whatever floats your boat. We have 25 4-minute spots. This is one of our more popular mics so be sure to arrive early to guaranteed your spot as sign up is first come first serve. The mic is lottery style and order is determined randomly.

Student Driver: Indie Road - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
November 26, 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
November 26, 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!

Worship service - The Church of the Village
November 26, 2017 - New York

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Brunch & Wine Pairing Class - City Winery
November 26, 2017 - New York

Indulge your senses with a three course brunch & wine pairing class! Enjoy the pleasures of urban wine country in the heart of SoHo at this Three Course Brunch & Wine Pairing Class at City Winery starting at 12:00pm on Sunday, November 26th. Led by our wine director, you will sample some of our finest wines, specifically paired with each course.

Creativity Lab - Brooklyn Museum
November 26, 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.

Activity Table - Queens Botanical Garden
November 26, 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
November 26, 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.

Unity of New York Sunday Service - Symphony Space
November 26, 2017 - New York

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

Magic at Coney!!! - The Sunday Matinee - Coney Island Museum
November 26, 2017 - Brooklyn

Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world. Hosted by Gary Dreifus, award-winning magician, mentalist, hypnotist, magic instructor and world-renowned magical host, the performers this week are: TBA

Sunday Service, 'Adulting Well' - Robin Stillwater - Fourth Universalist Society
November 26, 2017 - New York

Board Game Meet Up - Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
November 26, 2017 - Astoria

Break out the board games and bring your friends to play anything you like. We've got lots of games and snacks in stock and beer & wine all day. Free admission. This is a great chance to learn how to play new games or play ones that require extra players

Little Pilgrims - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 26, 2017 - New York

Children of all ages are invited to explore the mystery and wonder of the Christian faith by taking a pilgrimage with our trained Cathedral staff to one of the thousands of religious symbols in this sacred worship space. We gather at the Crossing Altar in the Cathedral's Nave after the 9 AM service.

CCC Sunday Soup Kitchen - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 26, 2017 - Upper West Side

Cathedral Community Cares operates a weekly Sunday Soup Kitchen that serves breakfast at 10 am, a hot sit-down lunch at 12:30 pm. With no eligibility restrictions, meal services are offered to all without regard to age, gender, race, income, or denominational affiliation. Sunday Soup Kitchen meals consist of a healthy, diverse menu that includes fresh produce, a wide variety of meat/proteins, and low-salt, heart-healthy food options.

Bible Study - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 26, 2017 - Upper West Side

All are welcome to attend a Bible study on today's readings, led by lay leadership and one of the day's preachers. We will meet in the American History bay on the north side of the Cathedral's Nave.

Liturgy Class with Canon Malloy - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 26, 2017 - Upper West Side

The Episcopal Church is the American member of the Anglican Communion of Churches. Anglicans, perhaps more than any other Christian group, trust the liturgy (rather than, say, theological study or a personal conversion experiences) to form them and, conversely, to express their most deeply held convictions about God, the creation, and the human person. In the coming weeks, we will explore the roots and the theology of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. This class takes place in the Chapel of St. James after the 11 am Choral Eucharist on Sundays throughout the year, with the exception of the second Sunday of the month.

Choral Evensong - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 26, 2017 - Upper West Side

Choral evening prayer in the tradition of the great Cathedrals of the Anglican Communion. Preces and Responses, Anthems, and Canticles sung by the renowned Cathedral Choir.

Museum Store Sunday - Be a Patron! - New York Historical Society
November 26, 2017 - New York

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, over 500 Museum Stores representing all fifty U.S. states, eight countries, and three continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry to children's products and home accessories, there is something for everyone. Shop knowing you are supporting the missions and programs of each participating museum and cultural institution. For additional information and a store locator of participating museums visit www.museumstoresunday.org. The NYHistory Store will offer a 15% discount to the general public, and a 25% discount to N-YHS members. Additional promotions include a free gift with every purchase of $50 or more, and a chance to win a shopping spree or an N-YHS Membership. Check back soon for more details! We invite you, your family, and your community, to "Be A Patron" on Museum Store Sunday! Do you follow NYHistory Store on social media? ?Visit the shop on 11/26/17 and post a photo of an item to social media with ha... (read more)

Unicornicopia - House of Yes
Through November 26, 2017 - Brooklyn

Pumpkin-Spice. Unicorns. Threesomes! Finally, we combine everyones favorite things: UNICORNS and COPIAS. Feel the abundance of the season and pick up a sexy-time playmate or two to add to your partnership shenanigans. Lets celebrate the season with Unicorns of all shapes, horn sizes and origins. Although usually elusive, on this night we collect them all and perform our mythical mating dances together.

Oculus Book Talk: Lab: Building a Home for Scientists - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through November 27, 2017 - New York

Please join us for a discussion of the book LAB: Building a Home for Scientists, by Mark C. Fishman. Fishman will be joined in discussion by architect Toshiko Mori, FAIA, and Designer Maya Lin. The book discusses ideas for contemporary labratory buildings and provides a history of labratory design from the Middle Ages to today. The speakers will discuss how creative and sensitive architecture and design can influence a scientist's experience of the labratory environment. Speakers: Mark C. Fishman, author, LAB: Building a Home for Scientists, Harvard University, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Toshiko Mori, FAIA, Toshiko Mori Architect Maya Lin, Designer and Mater Planner More details to be announced soon. Please Note: Registration for AIA New York and Center for Architecture events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email info@aiany.org Organized by AIANY Oculus Committee

Polyrhythms in Music, Math, Art, and Movement - Pioneer Works
Through November 28, 2017 - Brooklyn

In this intimate one month workshop, participants will build their own instruments and learn to play music rhythmically, melodically, and conceptually. While examining polyrhythms from different musical traditions, participants will follow the traditional constructs of music through mathematics, visual art, and movement. Participants will interpret polyrhythms through learning to play their own handmade instruments, and will be encouraged to demonstrate connections between the concepts covered in class and their own personal medium – be it music, research, movement, visual art, science, math, writing, management or more. This class serves as an experimental, collaborative, and interdisciplinary approach to rhythm. Price: $225 [includes $25 materials fee] Audience: Open to all regardless of musical experience. Materials: Materials are included with registration Composer/Percussionist Susie Ibarra creates live and immersive music that explores rhythm, indigenous practices and interaction with cities and the natural world. Ibarra is a Yamaha, Paiste and Vic Firth Drum Artist. She is a 2014 TED Senior Fellow. She is a Faculty member at Bennington College where she tea... (read more)

Visionaries Series: Erling Kagge - New Museum
Through November 28, 2017 - Lower East Side

Explorer, writer, and art collector Erling Kagge will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. The Stuart Regen Visionaries Series at the New Museum honors forward-thinking individuals in art, architecture, design, film, and related disciplines of contemporary culture. Now in its ninth year, the annual series spotlights innovators who shape intellectual life and the future of culture. One of the world's great explorers, Kagge is recognized for a number of extraordinary accomplishments. He was the first person to surmount the "three poles" (North Pole, South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest); the first person to walk alone to the South Pole; and in 1990, with Børge Ousland, the first person to reach the North Pole unsupported. To complete the first unsupported expedition to the South Pole in 1992–93, Kagge covered 814 miles in fifty days, leading to a feature on the cover of TIME magazine. Kagge's explorations have continued in new forms over the years: in 2010 he and urban historian Steve Duncan hiked through the sewers, subways, and water tunnels of New York, walking for five days from the Bronx, through Manhattan, to the Atlantic Ocean. After reaching the three poles, ... (read more)

Solar + Storage + Microgrid: Stockpiling Sunlight in Nyc - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through November 30, 2017 - New York

Solar PV Energy + Battery Storage stockpiles sunlight and delivers it on-demand to the building where it will be used, improving power quality and reliability and reducing New York City's carbon footprint. At this evening session, meet the people who are making battery storage work in housing, government buildings, hospitals, and more. Learn about new battery technologies, view exciting examples of energy-storage installations in NYC, and gain an increased awareness of the ways in which solar PV installers can grow their businesses by adding energy storage to their skill set. Certificate of Completion issued 3 NABCEP CEUs Sponsored by: City Tech Continuing Studies Center Speakers: Agenda 7:00-7:20 pm NY Solar Smart DG Hub-Resilient Solar project Speaker: Daniella Liefler, DG Ombudsman, Sustainable CUNY NY Solar Smart DG Hub 7:20-7:40 pm Demand Energy: Marcus Garvey Solar + Storage Speaker: Tom Scali, Regional Sales Manager â€" Northeast, Demand Energy, an Enel Green Power Company 7:40-8:00 pm Resilient Hospitals- Keeping the Power on When it Matters Most Speaker, Becca Gillespie, Field Service Engineer, UET United Energy Technologies 8:10-8:30 pm East Bronx Microgrid Speaker, J... (read more)

Happy Hour Indulgence - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through November 30, 2017 - New York

Stop in to Sugarfina every Thursday for candy happy hour to sample seasonal flavors. Try the all-natural apple pie fruit jellies, decadent pumpkin pie chocolate caramels, or luscious red velvet caramels dipped in cream cheese frosting.

Celebrate an Adventurous Spirit - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through November 30, 2017 - New York

Exquisitely crafted with 18K gold and a pearl accent, the "Adventure" hot air balloon necklace is the perfect accessory to any outfit! No matter where an adventure takes you, this necklace is a great way to get you there! Monica Rich Kosann's collection of 18-karat gold and sterling silver lockets, charm necklaces, bracelets, and other fine jewelry is rooted in the idea that every woman has a story to tell. Monica began her career as a fine art portrait photographer. The personal nature and heirloom quality of her portraits informed her interest in jewelry design and led to the brand's singular creation and re-invention of lockets and charm oriented styles as modern heirlooms for a new generation. Coveted by women across all generations, the uniqueness of which is captured in their marketing campaigns, the jewelry collections are offered in the brand's new shop on the ground floor.

Virtual Tour of the Francis Crick Institute - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through November 30, 2017 - New York

The AIANY Science and Research Facilities Committee is pleased to offer a virtual tour of the 2017 Laboratory of the Year, the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK by HOK Architects. The institute is named after Francis Crick, half of the dynamic duo of Watson & Crick, who in their DNA discovery work first illustrated the double helix. The Crick is a forward-looking research institute focused on blue skies research in collaboration with both university and industry science partners. Speakers: Tzveta Panayotova, Senior Associate, HOK James Berge, AIA, Principal, Regional Leader of Science & Technology, ?HOK Please Note: Registration for AIA New York and Center for Architecture events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email info@aiany.org. Organized by AIANY Science and Research Facilities Committee

Give the Gift of Clear Sight - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through November 30, 2017 - Midtown

Stop by Morgenthal Frederics to learn more about their exclusive promotion with New Eyes. Choose from an assortment of stylish designs for both sun protection and vision correction.

Cocktails & Conversation: David Piscuskas, Faia, and David Hollenberg - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 01, 2017 - New York

Please join the AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee for a conversation between David Piscuskas, FAIA, of 1100 Architect, and David Hollenberg of PennDesign. David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, co-founded 1100 Architect in 1983. He believes well-designed, functional, and astute architecture can act as a powerful catalyst of inspiration, change, and growth. Following these beliefs, he has completed several award-winning buildings, including the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House (Philadelphia), the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School (New York), and the Irish Hunger Memorial (New York). Piscuskas serves as the 2017 President of AIA New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Brown University in 1979 and a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA in 1982. Piscuskas is an NCARB Certificate Holder, Member of the Chamber of Architects in the State of Hessen, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). David Hollenberg has served as University Architect at the University of Pennsylvania since June 2006. In this role he is responsible for oversight of the design of the physical development and preservation of the campus, s... (read more)

The Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Fest 2017 - Flushing Town Hall
Through December 02, 2017 - Flushing

Queens Never Smelled so Good! the Northeast's Best Cheese and Dairy Are Coming to the Northeast's Best Venue the 3rd Annual Great Northeast Cheese and Dairy Fest Takes Place Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at Flushing Town Hall. the Very Best Artisanal Creameries from All over the Region Will Showcase More Than 75 Exquisite Artisanal Cheeses from Nutty Sheep's Milk Tommes and Sharp Cheddars to Luscious Triple Cremes and Tangy Goat Cheeses Along with the Finest Wines and Spirits. Top New York City Chefs, Including, Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Steakhouse (Long Island City) Alfonso Zhicay of Queens' Very Own Casa Del Chef Bistro (Woodside), and Areperia Arepa Lady (Jackson Heights) Will Prepare Delectable Dishes Using the Cheeses. Fine Libations, Including Beer, Wine, and Cider Will Be Paired with All the Glorious Cheese and Dairy Offerings. Here's What One of Last Year's Guests Had to Say: "Last Night's Event Was a Revelation! Finding Great Cheeses Will Be My Next Gustatory Quest. This Was My First Time Sampling Raw Milk Cheese (Goat & Cow) and I Was Totally Blown Away! There Was so Much Depth of Flavor in All That I Sampled, I Was Transported to Both Farm and Barn by the Rich Smells and the... (read more)

Aia New York Board Inaugural - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 05, 2017 - New York

AIA New York invites you to celebrate the 2018 Board Inaugural. The event will feature a passing of the gavel from David Piscuskas, FAIA, to Gerard F.X. Gieier, II, FAIA. The program will include a report on this year's main events, a preview of what's to come in 2018. Entering AIANY board members will be officially welcomed and exiting members will be given the warm farewell they deserve for their leadership contributions. Presentation from 6:00 – 7:30 pm; celebratory reception to follow Price: Free for AIA New York members and students with valid ID; $10 for general public ——— To learn about supporting the Inaugural Fund, please email Jesse Lazar. Please Note: Registration for AIA New York and Center for Architecture events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email info@aiany.org Organized by AIA New York

The Future of Nyc Jails - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 06, 2017 - New York

NYC is at a pivotal moment with an opportunity to dramatically change its approach to correctional facilities. There is emerging political consensus that the existing jail complex at Riker's Island is not a sustainable approach. What happens next must embrace a holistic and humane approach to the larger justice system. With growing support from the City's highest elected officials to implement real change, this event will explore what that vision could be. The panelists are an esteemed assembly of leaders on the matter of justice in NYC representing corrections, courts, and city administration. Presentations and discussions will include: an overview of best practices for correctional facility planning and design, what plans to close Riker's Island have been previously attempted, the vision in the recently published Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, and insights into the current plans by NYC for the future of the jail system and facilities. Presented by the AIANY Architecture for Justice Committee, this event promotes the committee's goals to improve the planning, built environment, operational performance, and cultural value of... (read more)

Procrastinators' Days 2017 - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 07, 2017 - New York

The AIA New York Chapter's annual Procrastinators' Days is an important continuing education event for architects in New York. With up to 18 HSW AIA/CES registered educational sessions, Procrastinators' Days benefits members of the New York design community by allowing them to meet their AIA membership and state licensing education requirements before the end of the year. In addition to courses, presenters have the option to set up table-top displays, where participants can learn more about the presenting companies, their products and services. Classes run from early morning until late afternoon, and are selected on an hourly basis so you can tailor the schedule to meet your needs over the three day event. Continental Breakfast and coffee will be provided through each day. The schedule allows for a 45 minute lunch break each day; meals are not provided. During lunch and other breaks, attendees are encouraged to visit the sponsor tables on the ground floor level. A full listing of the courses offered at the 2017 Procrastinators' Days will be offered by November 17. Members (per session): $10 advance with discount code, $20 at door with member card* Non-Mem... (read more)

Introduction to Gothic Architecture and Molding - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

This class will provide an introduction to the elements of English and collegiate gothic architecture for students with some background in art of architecture. At the end of this course, students will be able to draw and name many of the elements found within this style, and will leave with a collection of notated sketches of molding profiles, their appropriate design context, as well as a simple clay model of a gothic molding. All of this will serve as a useful starting point for a student's own continued education on the gothic style. Pre-Requisites: Some background in art or architecture is helpful but not required. Speaker: Patrick Alles Organized by Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

In Our Time: a Year of Architecture in a Day - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day is a symposium devoted to the most exciting and critical spatial projects of 2017. The event brings together international architects, artists, curators, theorists, and filmmakers, who were selected to present one new project—whether a building, a book, an artwork, or an exhibition—considered to be among the most engaging and relevant of the past year. The event consists of fast-paced presentations on the selected "Projects of the Year"; a conversation with a creative leader at IKEA led by Beatrice Galilee, Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met; and a panel discussion, "In Our Future: Radical Design Education," moderated by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Met. Symposium presenters and topics: David Adjaye, National Museum of African American History and Culture; Marwa al-Sabouni, The Battle for Home; Nelly Ben Hayoun, University of the Underground; Benjamin Bratton, The New Normal; Design Earth, Of Oil and Ice; Avril Furness, The Last Moments: A 360 VR Film Experience; John Gerrard, Western Flag(Spindletop, T... (read more)

A Taste Of Yiddish Lunch & Learn Series - The Museum of Jewish Heritage
Through December 14, 2017 - New York

Schmooze in Yiddish with Motl Didner, NYTF Associate Artistic Director 12–1 PM A beginner-level course on the art of Yiddish conversation. Prior knowledge of Yiddish not required; all material in both transliteration and Yiddish alphabet. $150 tuition (includes lunch) Explore Yiddish Songs with Zalmen Mlotek, NYTF Artistic Director 1:30–2:30 PM Learn popular Yiddish songs and hidden gems from Chana and Yosl Mlotek's songbooks. Prior knowledge of Yiddish and the ability to read music not required. $150 tuition (includes lunch) SPECIAL OFFER: Enroll in both courses and receive the discounted price of $250 tuition, total, for two great learning opportunities. TO ENROLL: Please email your name, course you're interested in and contact information to tstigliano@nytf.org. Late registration accepted through November 1; tuition will be prorated. *Note: Classes will not meet on Thursday, November 2 or Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23).

What's Wrong with Rights? - New Museum
Through December 14, 2017 - Lower East Side

As Contentious Debates Surrounding Political Correctness, Freedom of Expression, and Identity Politics Have Come to Dominate National Discourse—Conversations Foregrounded by Extreme Acts of Violence and Hate Speech—Negotiating the Paradoxical Perils of Rights Comes with New Urgency. in Conjunction with "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," the New Museum Will Host a Panel Discussion with the Exhibition's Advisory Group: Lia Gangitano, Ariel Goldberg, Jack Halberstam, Fred Moten, and Eric A. Stanley. Participants Consider the Current State and Stakes of Expression and Freedom as They Intersect with Power Structures Tied to Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Disability. Conversations Will Range from Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces on College Campuses to the Pitfalls of Neoliberal Campaigns for Legal Reforms Around Marginalized Communities.

Cheese 101 @ Murray's Cheese - Murray's Cheese Shop
Through December 17, 2017 - New York

Calling All Cheeselovers! Whether You're an Epoisses Expert or a Roquefort Rookie, Cheese 101 Is the Place to Be. We'll Walk You Through a Tasting of Seven Families of Cheese--From Fresh to Bloomy to Blue and Everything in Between--So That You Leave Armed with the Knowledge You Need to Approach Even the Most Daunting of Cheese Counters and Create a Perfect Cheese Course of Your Own. Every Cheese Has a Story, and We'll Explore Each One, All While Enjoying Unlimited Pours of Our House Sparkling and Red Wines to Pair with Your Plate of Our Favorite Cheeses at Peak Perfection. Cheese 101 Is Recommended for Ages 16 and Up. Non-Alcoholic Beverages Are Available in Substitution of House Wines.

Whoop Dee Doo - Knockdown Center
Through December 17, 2017 - Maspeth

In November 2017, Whoop Dee Doo artists begin a long term installation in Knockdown Center's Annex, working closely with performance and community groups to create a series of free public programs that culminate in a final live performance and immersive installation. The final performance will emphasize and celebrate the historic diversity of Queens, and the creative talents of the Knockdown Center's surrounding community.

Safety Assessment Program (Sap) Training - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 17, 2017 - New York

Intended for licensed architects, engineers, or building code officials, this course certifies attendees as Building Evaluators in the California Safety Assessment Program (SAP). The program is managed by Cal EMA with cooperation from professional organizations, including the AIA. It utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers and architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in an aftermath of a disaster. SAP the preferred training standard of the AIA Disaster Assistance Program, which provides leadership, advocacy, and training to architects who are interested in volunteering their professional skills in times of crisis. This workshop will teach participants to conduct rapid damage assessments of structures affected by earthquakes, wind, and water. It also teaches the appropriate protocol for coordinating with emergency managers to limit professional liability. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to consistently and safely assess structures for habitability and will receive a Building Evaluator certification from the state of California. Registrat... (read more)

Sackler Brain Course The Senses: Our Windows to the World - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 18, 2017 - New York

Whether it's a sunrise, birdsong, or light rain, we experience the world through our senses. These intricate biological systems help our brains translate external stimuli into meaningful perceptions. In this five-part course we learn the science behind how our senses work. This course is held inside the new exhibition Our Senses: An Immersive Experience where expert neuroscientists will share their latest research in the field of sensory biology. The Museum gratefully acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish the Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum's Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins, in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, offering ongoing programs and resources for adults, teachers, and students to illuminate the extraordinary workings of the human brain.

Understanding the Drone: Aerial Innovation and Automated Futures - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 18, 2017 - New York

Join the AIANY Technology Committee for an introduction and overview of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). We will learn about the past, present, and future of drones as a projected $125B industry in the coming decades, focusing on the potential of automated workforces, the varying levels of technology already within reach, and the philosophical implications of automated workforces and flying robot neighbors. Topics for discussion include current industries that utilize drones, emerging technologies within these specific industries, and how drones are applicable to the A/E/C industry. Speaker: Pablo Marvel, Co-founder, Nova Concepts Pablo Marvel graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Art History, with a focus on Architecture. Upon graduating he co-founded Nova Concepts, an advanced visualization agency focusing on new technology in architecture and development. Shortly after discovering the potential of drones as an industrial tool, his team founded Vertify Analytics, which combines drones and 360 imaging with software for façade inspection and construction analytics. With a passion for discovery and interest in emerging industries, he is currently focusing on how thes... (read more)

Conquer the Energy Code for Architects and Engineers: Commercial - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 20, 2017 - New York

Conquering the Energy Code prepares architects and engineers to comply with the many new requirements in the 2015 NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code and design more energy-efficient buildings in the process. In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge about significant changes, new provisions, and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects. There are two course modules—Commercial and Residential. By the end of each 8-hour class, participants will: Understand the structure and rationale behind the energy code, and know how to navigate it; Be able to differentiate the various compliance pathways and understand the requirements for compliance; Understand the interdependence of the building envelope, mechanical and lighting systems and their impacts on energy consumption; Know what to expect at progress inspections; Sharpen communications and coordination with clients, the design team, code officials and the construction team to remove barriers to compliance. Price $75 Register *Registration handled by Urban Green Council. Contact ecode@urbangreencouncil.org if you have any questions. Organized by Urba... (read more)

Santa at Brookfield Place - Brookfield Place New York
Through December 24, 2017 - New York

Create lasting photo memories with the jolly man in red! Santa's winter wonderland features a special children's activity center and is the place for everyone to capture the magic of the holidays while shopping and dining at Brookfield Place. Located at 230 Vesey Street on the 2nd Level. SCHEDULE: Fri., Nov. 24 - Sun., Dec. 24 Monday – Friday, 12 – 8pm Saturdays, 10am – 8pm Sundays, 10am – 6pm Dec. 24, 10am – 4pm

Camp Sisters: a Staje Seminar in Memory of Bozenka Teichner - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 24, 2017 - New York

Please Note: This Event Is Only for Teachers in Jewish Schools. One of the Ways Young Women Survived During the Holocaust Was to Form a Close Relationship or Close Cooperation with Another Young Woman. This "Camp Sister" Relationship Contributed to Their Survival and Provides a Striking Example of the Power of Friendship and Dedication. Join Us as We Examine This Important Aspect of the Holocaust with Lecturer Bonnie Gurewitsch and Survivor Bronia Brandman. This Seminar Will Be in Memory of Bozenka Teichner, Bronia Brandman's Camp Sister at Auschwitz and the Rescuer of Dozens of Other Jews. This Program Is Free for Teachers in Jewish Schools, but Pre-Registration Is Required by December 17. Please Click Here to Register. If You Have Questions About This Event, Please Contact Paul Radensky, Assistant Director of Education, at Pradensky@Mjhnyc.Org or 646-437-4310.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland
Through December 27, 2017 - New York

There is a $10.00 food or drink minimum per person. Dinner is served between 5pm-1am.

Save The Village Tours: East Village/St. Marks - Astor Place
Through December 30, 2017 - New York

If Greenwich Village is the historic home of the counterculture, then the East Village can be called famous for its off-the-counter culture. On this tour, see where Chicago 8 defendant Jerry Rubin paraded down St. Mark's Place with a machine gun; the former Polish catering hall where the Velvet Underground played its first gigs under manager Andy Warhol (and the St. Mark's Place thrift shop where Warhol often shopped) and the former Fillmore East, the greatest rock venue in history. *THIS EVENT IS REOCCURING--FRIDAYS AT 1PM

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.

The Most Decadent New Year's Ever! @ Murray's Cheese - Murray's Cheese Shop
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

We're pulling out all the stops for this one-of-a-kind, first-in-class, top-of-the-line New Year's Eve event. Nothing - and we mean nothing - is too good for our guests. Sip on Champagne (the real stuff) while you learn about (i.e. taste) foie gras, caviar, honest-to-goodness truffles, and of course, the best cheeses we have to offer, some of which are so special that they're only available during the holidays. We've brought in a bounty of luxurious goodies, which just happen to taste better when we taste them with you. Ring in 2018 with all the best things in life--you deserve it!

Receive a Complimentary Gift from Mastercard® - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Mastercard® Cardholders, simply show your Mastercard at Guest Services Desk located on the ground floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle to receive a special gift. Terms & Conditions Complimentary gifts are on a first come, first server basis while supplies last. Each unique gift may be redeemed once per cardholder. Substitutions & cash redemptions are not permitted. © 2017 The Shops at Columbus Circle. COPYRIGHT. All Rights Reserved.

Receive a $75 Gift Card to The Restaurant and Bar Collection - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Spend $1000 or more on your Mastercard® at The Shops at Columbus Circle and receive a $75 gift card to a location of your choice from The Restaurant and Bar Collection! Show same-day receipts along with your Mastercard to the Guest Services Desk located on the ground floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle to receive your gift card. Through December 31, 2017. The Restaurant and Bar Collection at The Shops at Columbus Circle features esteemed chefs, restaurants and distinct dining and nightlife destinations. The collection includes Michelin- starred Chef Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery, Michelin-starred Chef Masayoshi Takayama's Bar Masa, Chef Marc Murphy's Landmarc, Chef Michael Lomonaco's Porter House Bar and Grill and Center Bar, and Ascent Lounge. Terms & Conditions Offer is valid until 12/31/17. Gift cards are on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Limit one redemption per cardholder, per day. Substitutions & cash redemptions are not permitted. Must show same day receipts totaling $1,000 or more from The Shops at Columbus Circle on a valid Mastercard. Receipts from Jazz at Lincoln Center and its establishments, Equinox, Mandarin Oriental New York and it... (read more)

Best of NYC Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through December 31, 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.

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through December 31, 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!

Seasonal Illuminations at Kew - The Billie Holiday Theatre
Through January 01, 2018 - Brooklyn

There's something for everyone at this festive time of year. The new one mile sparkling trail winds its way through the world-famous gardens in a magical after dark experience. Fairy-tale meets fantasy in a world of singing trees, larger-than-life flora, ribbons of light, giant baubles, and a flickering Fire Garden. The Palm House leaps into life with a dazzling show of laser beams, jets of light and kaleidoscopic projections.

Discover the Maserati Levante - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through January 02, 2018 - New York

This Holiday Season, Maserati has partnered with The Shops at Columbus Circle to bring you the beauty and magic of Levante, the Maserati of SUVs. Please visit us on the ground floor to find out more about our brand and products. Personal test drives available: - October 28 - 10am - 2pm. - November 11 - 10am - 2pm. - December 2 10am - 2pm.

Kompot - Museum of Jewish Heritage
Through January 07, 2018 - Battery Park City

Kompot Is a Series of Interactive Get-Togethers for Russian-Jewish Families Including Music Performances, Hands-On Experiential Workshops, Storytelling and Theatre Performances for Families with Children Ages 2-8. Children Learn New Art Techniques, Create Original Works, and Enjoy Quality Family Time in This Exciting Installment of Our Signature Kompot Series. This Kompot Will Be Lead by the Incredible Masha Budnitsky, Who Is a Specialist in Early Childhood Development and Adventures! She Will Take Everyone on an Exciting Creative Ride Along with Some Musical Accompaniment from the Very Wild Sunny Side Social Club. *Kompot Is Made Possible with the Generous Support of Pj Library of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in Partnership with Genesis Philanthropy Group

Kahlil Joseph: Shadow Play - New Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - Lower East Side

In his absorbing short films, Los Angeles–based artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph (b. 1981, Seattle, WA) conjures the lush and impressionistic quality of dreams with particular reverence for quotidian moments and intimate scenes. Music always figures centrally in Joseph's works, and sounds reverberate as vital and powerful analogues for the play of images through which he chronicles the stories and rhythms of his subjects. As much as they plumb the history of cinema and moving images, Joseph's films also find a parallel in the lyricism, complexity, and affective power of black musical traditions. In "Kahlil Joseph: Shadow Play," his first solo presentation in New York, Joseph debuts Fly Paper (2017), a new film installation that departs from his admiration of the work of Roy DeCarava (1919–2009), a photographer and artist known for his images of celebrated jazz musicians and everyday life in Harlem. With Fly Paper, Joseph extends DeCarava's virtuosity with chiaroscuro effects to the moving image and brings together a range of film and digital footage to contemplate the dimensions of past, present, and future in Harlem and New York City. Joseph's new film also touches on themes of... (read more)

ALEX DA CORTE: HARVEST MOON - New Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - Lower East Side

Drawing from the iconography of his outer-Philadelphia upbringing, Alex Da Corte (b. 1980, Camden, NJ) creates vibrant paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations that infuse everyday artifacts with symbolic power. His theatrical assemblages combine personal narratives and remixed references with the glossy aesthetics of commercial culture. Through subtle manipulation, repurposing, and juxtaposition of objects and icons, he unearths the eerie and absurd qualities that underlie the seemingly familiar. At once dazzling and ominous, his surreal amalgams chart the psychological complexities, desires, and illusions that haunt late-capitalist culture. For the inaugural installation in the window of the New Museum's 231 Bowery building, Da Corte presents "Harvest Moon," a new project that evokes the storefront of a soon-to-open Wawa, an East Coast chain of convenience stores founded outside Philadelphia. The window on the right is covered with a vinyl sign announcing a future development, with the words "coming soon" atop an image of an enlarged hoagie—a sandwich native to the Philadelphia area and a signature of Wawa stores. On the left, an illuminated sign rests on a pallet as if ... (read more)

Nayland Blake: Crossing Object (Inside Gnomen) - New Museum
Through January 13, 2018 - Lower East Side

Gnomen, a Hybrid Bear-Bison That Can Change Sex and Gender, Is the "Fursona" of Artist Nayland Blake. a Fursona Is an Avatar in the Furry Community, Where Personal Expression Is Bound up with Nonhuman Identities and Fantasies. in the Performance Series Crossing Object (Inside Gnomen) (2017–18), Presented as a Part of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," Blake Will Inhabit a Life-Size Suit of Gnomen and Make Themselves Available for Encounters with Museum Visitors. with the Title, Blake Refers to W.D. Winnicott's Notion of the Transitional Object: a Stuffed Toy or Blanket That Children Use to Construct a Sense of Selfhood Independent of Their Parents. Gnomen Serves as an Objectification of Blake's Hybrid Identity, and Their Presence in the Museum's Café and Lobby Will Allow Visitors to Make Their Own Performances of Intimacy and Distance, Whether Through Taking Selfies, Cuddling, or Adding Ribbons and Bows to Gnomen's Costume. in This, the Piece Echoes Blake's Earlier Performances, in Which the Passivity of Their Costumed Presence Foregrounds the Audience's Role in Acts of Sadism, Exhibitionism, or Nurturing. in These Intimate Situations, the Close Proximity to Gnomen Will Be T... (read more)

Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 14, 2018 - New York

Highlight Tours of the Morgan's permanent collection run Tuesday through Sunday at 12:30 pm. Tours of select exhibitions are listed below. All schedules are subject to change. All gallery tours are free with museum admission; no tickets or reservations are necessary. Tours last approximately one hour and meet at the Benefactor's Wall across from the coat check area.

Garden of Earthly Delights - Central Booking
Through January 17, 2018 - New York

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9, 6-8pm Nicole Antebi, Bitsy Bentley, Carlos Cuellar Brown, Cynthia Back, Pamela Casper, Yoon Cho, Catherine Clover/Viv Corringham, Gerhild Ebel, Leslie Fry, Anna Geerdes, Shelley Haven, Susan Hoenig, Nina Kuo/Lorin Roser, Scott McIntire, Barbara Rosenthal. Curator: Maddy Rosenberg.

21st Annual Building Connections Showcase - Astor Place
Through January 20, 2018 - New York

Building Connections is the Center for Architecture Education Department's annual exhibition of K-12 student design work from our Learning By Design:NY in-school residencies and studio workshops held at the Center for Architecture. The exhibition highlights our design education methods and program themes. It also celebrates the creativity of our students, design educators, and partner teachers through a dynamic display of drawings and models. It is a valuable resource for educators interested in integrating design into their own classrooms. All AIA Exhibits are FREE of charge. They are open from 9am-8pm Monday-Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturdays For more information click here!

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon - New Museum
Through January 21, 2018 - Lower East Side

"Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon" Investigates Gender's Place in Contemporary Art and Culture at a Moment of Political Upheaval and Renewed Culture Wars. the Exhibition Features an Intergenerational Group of Artists Who Explore Gender Beyond the Binary to Usher in More Fluid and Inclusive Expressions of Identity.

Best Croissant New York 2018 - the Finale - Sofitel Luxury Hotel Grand Ballroom
Through January 27, 2018 - New York

Is It Crunchy on the Outside and Spongey on the Inside? How the Butter Taste? with so Little Time and so Much French Croissant in New York, French Morning Relied on Its Readers to Nominate Their Favorite Bakeries for Best Croissant New York 2018. This Event Will Be Held After the First Edition of the Best Baguette Contest in New York, Followed by a Country-Wide Contest Tour in New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago. for the Croissant, and with the Hundreds and Hundreds of Votes Tallied, We Have Our Finalists. on January 27th at the Sofitel in New York, in Front of a Panel of Professional Chefs and a Special French Celebrity Guest, the Finest Bakeries in the New York Area Will Compete to Be the Best Croissant in New York While You Are Enjoying a Giant Brunch. This Is French Morning's Best (And Tastiest) Event of the Year and We Want to See You There. at the Competition, You'll Sample All the Finest Croissants Made by Our Finalists, with a Selection of Cheese, Charcuterie, Bacon and Eggs on the Side, and a Complimentary Glass of Mimosa in Hand. at the End of the Night, You'll Vote on Which Bakery Receives the Fan Prize, and Our Judges Will Award the Grand Prix to the... (read more)

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.

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd - Astor Place
Through March 05, 2018 - New York

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd is the first exhibition to solely focus on built and unrealized architectural projects by Judd, one of the most recognized artists of the 20th Century. The exhibition reveals how drawing and building cultures impacted his art and suggests how his work has influenced contemporary architecture. Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd details five selected built projects and proposals, both published and unpublished, for architecture designed between 1984 and 1994 within a threefold thematic framework, providing a window into Judd's body of architectural work. The exhibition will include new representations of projects through both drawing and models, as well as photos of archival material, including drawings and models originally made by the curators, Claude Armstrong and Donna Cohen, while assistants to Judd. Exhibits are open 9am-8pm Monday-Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturdays. Exhibits are FREE of charge.

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd - Astor Place
Through March 05, 2018 - New York

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd is the first exhibition to solely focus on built and unrealized architectural projects by Judd, one of the most recognized artists of the 20th Century. The exhibition reveals how drawing and building cultures impacted his art and suggests how his work has influenced contemporary architecture. Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd details five selected built projects and proposals, both published and unpublished, for architecture designed between 1984 and 1994 within a threefold thematic framework, providing a window into Judd's body of architectural work. The exhibition will include new representations of projects through both drawing and models, as well as photos of archival material, including drawings and models originally made by the curators, Claude Armstrong and Donna Cohen, while assistants to Judd. Exhibits are open 9am-8pm Monday-Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturdays. Exhibits are FREE of charge.

The Livesounds Series at the Third Street Music School Settlement - Astor Place
Through April 27, 2018 - New York

The LiveSOUNDS series, which features free faculty performances most Fridays throughout the school year, is a highlight of Third Street's concert programming! It presents a cross section of a diverse and creative community of Third Street faculty members who are deeply committed to excellence and professionalism. Performances take place at 7:00 p.m. in the school's Anna-Maria Kellen Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General seating is available on a first-come-basis. 2017-18 LiveSOUNDS Schedule **Denotes special HAPPY HOUR reception starting at 5:30pm, sponsored in part by Wagamama! November 10, 2017 I Jessica Osborne, piano November 17, 2017 I Joan Forsyth, piano December 1, 2017 I Shanda Wooley, cello December 8, 2017 I Marco Cappelli, guitar December 15, 2017 I Mira Gill, piano January 12, 2018 I Margaret Mills, piano January 19, 2018 I Neal Kirkwood, piano ** January 26, 2018 I Chamber Music Faculty February 2, 2018 I Chiu-Chen Liu, viola February 9, 2018 I Jason Cutmore, piano February 16, 2018 I Hugh Sam, piano February 23, 2018 I Matthew Barnson, composition March 2, 2018 I Jiayin Shen, piano March 9, 2018 I Edmund Arkus, piano ** Marc... (read more)

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.

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