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Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend - October 20-October 22

October 16, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend Photo: Anthony Quintano/Flickr 


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.

Kgb: Nyu Emerging Writers - KGB Bar
October 20, 2017 - New York

Educator Open House - Rubin Museum
October 20, 2017 - New York

Educators who work with students of all ages are invited to explore how the Rubin Museum's artwork can connect with their curriculum. The new exhibition The World Is Sound explores how sound and our sense of hearing shape our daily lives, our traditions, our history, and all of existence. The Rubin's permanent collection is an exceptional resource for educators. Through a lively discussion and gallery tours, learn how to help your students make deep and meaningful connections with the art at the Rubin. This event will take place in the Rubin Museum Education Center.

U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins - SOPAC
October 20, 2017 - South Orange

Billy Collins is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar, he is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library "Literary Lion." His last three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry. Billy Collins readings are usually standing room only, and his audience – enhanced tremendously by his appearances on National Public Radio – includes people of all backgrounds and age groups. There is no doubt that the poems themselves best explain this phenomenon. The typical Collins poem opens on a clear and hospitable note but soon takes an unexpected turn; poems that begin in irony may end in a moment of lyric surprise. No wonder Collins sees his poetry as "a form of travel writing" and considers humor "a door into the serious." It is a door that many thousands of readers have opened with amazement and delight. His most recent book of poetry is titled The Rain in Portugal and is also a New York Times bestseller. As a result of the praise for his work, Billy Collins was... (read more)

INTERNATIONAL YEATS SOCIETY CONFERENCE - Glucksman Ireland House NYU
October 20, 2017 - New York

International Yeats Society 2017 Conference: Including keynotes by Maureen Murphy and Christopher Cahill and a reading by Joan McBreen. Presented in partnership with The New School, Fordham University, and Williams College. Visit the Yeats Society website for registration and details.

The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change - Brooklyn Museum
October 20, 2017 - New York

All day Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor We are organizing a major gathering of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside leaders, activists, and elected officials for two days of dynamic and thought-provoking programming. The Brooklyn Conference explores the intersections of art and social justice, shining a light on what unites and separates us as a nation, and in hopes of inspiring a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Join us for some creative thinking about social change. Taking place October 19 (evening kick-off) and October 20 and 21 (conference). The first day of the conference includes a full day of programming and networking, followed by a cocktail reception. Speakers include: Keynote: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D ? New York) Charles Blow, op-ed columnist, The New York Times Tania Bruguera, artist Bob Bland, co-founder, Women's March on Washington Murad Awawdeh, Director of Political Engagement, New York Immigration Coalition Deborah Berke, architect; Dean, Yale School of Architecture Rashida Bumbray, curator, choreographer Amanda de Cadenet, photographer, producer; creator of The Conversation, on Lifetime ... (read more)

The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change - Brooklyn Museum
October 20, 2017 - New York

All day Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor We are organizing a major gathering of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside leaders, activists, and elected officials for two days of dynamic and thought-provoking programming. The Brooklyn Conference explores the intersections of art and social justice, shining a light on what unites and separates us as a nation, and in hopes of inspiring a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Join us for some creative thinking about social change. Taking place October 19 (evening kick-off) and October 20 and 21 (conference). The first day of the conference includes a full day of programming and networking, followed by a cocktail reception. Speakers include: Keynote: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D ? New York) Charles Blow, op-ed columnist, The New York Times Tania Bruguera, artist Bob Bland, co-founder, Women's March on Washington Murad Awawdeh, Director of Political Engagement, New York Immigration Coalition Deborah Berke, architect; Dean, Yale School of Architecture Rashida Bumbray, curator, choreographer Amanda de Cadenet, photographer, producer; creator of The Conversation, on Lifetime ... (read more)

Digitour Presents: Brooklyn & Bailey - Gramercy Theatre
October 20, 2017 - New York

Alex Calder (Record Release) at Sunnyvale - Sunnyvale
October 20, 2017 - New York

Alex Calder (Record Release) at Sunnyvale

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne - Nuyorican Poet's Café
October 20, 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!

Farmer's Market - Queens Botanical Garden
October 20, 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 20, 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.

Decker. & Paris_Monster - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 20, 2017 - New York

LPR Presents at Brooklyn Bazaar: CupcakKe - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 20, 2017 - New York

Elizabeth Eden Harris (born May 31, 1997), known as "CupcakKe", is a rapper and songwriter born and raised in Chicago. Elizabeth began rapping at the age of 14, starting off doing church poetry, she received the nickname "CupcakKe' and she later began to rap. First song "Gold Digger' went viral on internet in 2012. Songs as 'Money' (2012) ,'Figgas Over Niggas' (2013) and 'Yo Lost' (2014) gained attention. In 2015 she broke the internet with her sexually charged anthems "Vagina" and "Deepthroat' and in February 2016 she released her first album entitled "Cum Cake". "People were thinking, 'She's so vulgar. She's bold. We're going to get a mixtape that's nasty.' And then they come to find out there are only three songs on the mixtape that are [explicit]," said CupcakKe for Columbus Alive about the album. "Cum Cake" gained attention of music publications such as Complex and Paper Magazine, which premiered the single "Pedophile", where she details the story of being a minor who was involved in a relationship with an older man. In June 2016, CupcakKe announced her second album entitled "S.T.D" which was considered one of the Best Rap Albums of 2016 by Rolling Stone Magazine. The same m... (read more)

Field Trip to the Moon? - American Museum of Natural History
October 20, 2017 - New York

Join us for a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium. Feel the ground shake beneath you as you experience a thrilling NASA rocket launch. Take a guided tour of the cosmos and orbit the Earth to get an astronaut's view of a sunrise in space. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Members, please read: If you are not currently logged in, you will be prompted to do so before completing your ticket purchase.

Field Trip to the Moon? - American Museum of Natural History
October 20, 2017 - New York

Join us for a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium. Feel the ground shake beneath you as you experience a thrilling NASA rocket launch. Take a guided tour of the cosmos and orbit the Earth to get an astronaut's view of a sunrise in space. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Members, please read: If you are not currently logged in, you will be prompted to do so before completing your ticket purchase.

Negotiating Change: Art From Societies in Transition - Asia Society
October 20, 2017 - Upper East Side

This half-day symposium takes on the significant and compelling questions raised by the exhibition After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History. Join artists, curators, and scholars for an in-depth exploration of contemporary art from Southeast Asia. Followed by the performance Passport In/Passport Out: Stories of Dinh Q. Lê.

Spirit Game - American Museum of Natural History
October 20, 2017 - New York

It's a game as old as time. According to Iroquois legend, animals faced off against each other long before humans learned to play. Today, lacrosse remains as spiritual as it is recreational for the Iroquois team as they fight to represent their nation on the field. In making Spirit Game I learned the value of another civilization. Western civilization, the one I grew up in, taught me about principles based on fact. During the making of the film I began to see how easily so-called facts become falsehoods and then go on to misrepresent history. America is still hopeless at recognizing its imperfections and false history. It loves to tell you and then record how well it's done but can't deal with how often "success" is based on the misery and destruction of those around them. I think many Americans feel uncomfortable around this today.

The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change Day 1 - American Museum of Natural History
October 20, 2017 - New York

We are organizing a major gathering of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside leaders, activists, and elected officials for two days of dynamic and thought-provoking programming. The Brooklyn Conference explores the intersections of art and social justice, shining a light on what unites and separates us as a nation, and in hopes of inspiring a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Join us for some creative thinking about social change. Taking place October 19 (evening kick-off) and October 20 and 21 (conference). The first day of the conference includes a full day of programming and networking, followed by a cocktail reception.

On Jews and Chocolate: The Exhibition Opening - The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center
October 20, 2017 - New York

The aroma of melted chocolate pouring out of a fountain. The crunch of chocolate bark covering fresh donuts. The sweetness of the perfect chocolate truffle dissolving on your tongue. Join us for a special Oneg Shabbat and the opening of our museum exhibition SEMI(TE) SWEET: On Jews and Chocolate – with our own special chocolatier!

Arun from Burkina Faso - Silvana
October 20, 2017 - New York

k2 Lounge - The Rubin Museum
October 20, 2017 - New York

There's more to the Rubin's artwork than meets the eye. Discover the ideas behind these exquisite objects on a guided tour, where close observation and dialogue with a trained educator will open your mind to new experiences. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes. Reservations are not required for groups of ten or less. About K2 Friday Nights at the Rubin Museum admission is free every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Friday Nights. During K2 Friday Nights Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and programs. Happy Hour runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks.

Young Patron Shabbat Dinner - The Jewish Museum
October 20, 2017 - New York

An Evening of Art, Food, Wine, and Conversation Russ & Daughters The Jewish Museum's Young Patrons cordially invite you to our Young Patron Shabbat Dinner, a festive evening of art, food, wine, and conversation. 7 – 8 pm Cocktails and private viewing of Modigliani Unmasked 8 – 10 pm Shabbat dinner at Russ & Daughters About Young Patron Membership The Young Patron Program is a dynamic group for young professionals and art supporters, ages 21-40, who are interested in art and Jewish culture. Members enjoy the rewarding experience of specially curated events and programs, such as artist studio tours, curator-led exhibition tours, and a calendar of social-gatherings. Through their dedication and enthusiasm, Young Patrons play an integral role in shaping the future of the Jewish Museum. To become a Young Patron member, email Lane Brenner, Development Associate at LBrenner@thejm.org. This event is at capacity. Contact jpehrson@thejm.org for more information.

The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change Kick-Off - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 20, 2017 - New York

We are organizing a major gathering of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside leaders, activists, and elected officials for two days of dynamic and thought-provoking programming. The Brooklyn Conference explores the intersections of art and social justice, shining a light on what unites and separates us as a nation, and in hopes of inspiring a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Join us for some creative thinking about social change. Taking place October 19 (evening kick-off) and October 20 and 21 (conference). Kick off this two-day conference with artist Judy Chicago and the opening of the exhibition Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making. The evening features a conversation with Amanda de Cadenet and a reception.

Designer Trunk Show: Kai-Yin Lo Jewelry - Asia Society
Through October 20, 2017 - Upper East Side

Internationally renowned designer Kai-Yin Lo presents her Fall 2017 jewelry collection. Lo, a pioneer in the field of jewelry design, takes iconic forms from Chinese antiquity and reinterprets culture and heritage into contemporary jewelry designs that reflect China's past and present.

Score Nyc Small Business Mentoring - Brooklyn Borough Hall
Through October 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

CHRISTOPHER FINAN: IRISH AMERICAN LEADERS IN THE ALCOHOLISM RECOVERY MOVEMENT - Glucksman Ireland House NYU
October 21, 2017 - New York

Millions of Americans have died from alcoholism, but millions have also been saved by a recovery movement that began in the early 19th century. Some of the most important leaders of this great humanitarian campaign have been Irish Americans. Many were alcoholics themselves. Historian Christopher Finan, author of Drunks: An American History, will describe the achievements of Jerry McAuley, founder of the famous Water Street Mission; Francis Murphy and Dr. Henry Reynolds, leaders of grassroots campaigns that helped tens of thousands recover; Dr. Leslie Keeley, the inventor of a "gold cure" for alcoholism, and Sister Ignatia, a pioneer in the medical treatment of alcoholism. Christopher M. Finan is director of American Booksellers for Free Expression, part of the American Booksellers Association. He has been involved in the fight for free speech since 1982. He is chair of Media Coalition, a trade association that defends the First Amendment rights of businesses

Silent Playwriting Retreat with Erik Ehn - Sheen Center
October 21, 2017 - New York

A one-day silent retreat for playwrights with Erik Ehn (The Saint Plays, Soulographie), most recently Director of Writing for Performance, Brown University. The retreat will introduce playwrights to writing as a process of contemplation-in-action.

Le Scandal - West Bank Cafe
October 21, 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.

Cirque Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
October 21, 2017 - New York

The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change - Brooklyn Museum
October 21, 2017 - New York

All day Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor We are organizing a major gathering of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside leaders, activists, and elected officials for two days of dynamic and thought-provoking programming. The Brooklyn Conference explores the intersections of art and social justice, shining a light on what unites and separates us as a nation, and in hopes of inspiring a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Join us for some creative thinking about social change. Taking place October 19 (evening kick-off) and October 20 and 21 (conference). The first day of the conference includes a full day of programming and networking, followed by a cocktail reception. Speakers include: Keynote: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D ? New York) Charles Blow, op-ed columnist, The New York Times Tania Bruguera, artist Bob Bland, co-founder, Women's March on Washington Murad Awawdeh, Director of Political Engagement, New York Immigration Coalition Deborah Berke, architect; Dean, Yale School of Architecture Rashida Bumbray, curator, choreographer Amanda de Cadenet, photographer, producer; creator of The Conversation, on Lifetime ... (read more)

Author/Illustrator Event: The Art of Henna with Atif Toor - Asia Society
October 21, 2017 - Upper East Side

Author/ Illustrator, Atif Toor will be on hand to discuss the history and inspiration behind the ancient art of henna. A coloring session to inspire will follow. Copies of Mr.Toor's The Art of Henna Coloring Kit and hist latest book, Color the Road Not Taken will be available for purchase and signing.

High Line Tour: from Freight to Flowers - The High Line
October 21, 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.

The Ben Hecht Show - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 21, 2017 - New York

Ben Hecht achieved great fame as a playwright (The Front Page, The Twentieth Century) and screenwriter (Nothing Sacred, Wuthering Heights, Gone With the Wind). Relating excerpts from his memoirs, Hecht describes his own upbringing as an assimilated American Jew and his activities in support of European Jewry and the creation of Israel. Director: Dennis Zacek. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, Jewish community.

Wild About Gershwin - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 21, 2017 - New York

Greg Giannascoli, one of the great marimba virtuosi of our time, performs the music of Gershwin, Bernstein and more; including "Rhapsody in Blue," "American in Paris," "West Side Story," & "I Got Rhythm." Greg is joined by pianist Ron Stabinsky in a powerful and exciting performance. Greg has won multiple competitions, toured the world performing, and teaches marimba at the Juilliard Pre-college. Piano: Ron Stabinsky. Recommended for: all audiences

Abducted in the Heartland - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 21, 2017 - New York

It's 1979 in America's heartland and a 13-year-old boy is taken. Although released unharmed within hours, it takes a lifetime for the memory to fully reveal itself. From Nebraska to Hawaii, Warsaw, Poland and back again, this is a journey of Survival, Darkness, and eventual Triumph.

Preparing Your Garden for Winter - Queens Botanical Garden
October 21, 2017 - Flushing

Autumn is here, and it's time to put the garden to bed for the season. Join QBG Farm & Compost staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. We'll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application. Registration required: prepwintergarden.eventbrite.com

Activity Table - Queens Botanical Garden
October 21, 2017 - Flushing

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

Oktoberfest Nyc: Das Boot Party - Loreley Beer Garden
October 21, 2017 - New York

Give Oktoberfest Das Boot! Oktoberfest Specials All Day & Night! Drink From 1Liter & 2 Liter Boots & Keep the Boot!! FREE Admission, NO Cover! 1 Liter Boot - $25 1 Liter Refills - $18 2 Liter Boot - $40 2 Liter Refills - $30 All day, while supplies lasts!

Best of Fall: Yorkville - Housing Works
October 21, 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'.

The Lemon Climb Boston - Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
October 21, 2017 - Boston

Join Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for our 2nd Annual Lemon Climb in Boston on October 21, 2017! Participation in The Lemon Climb gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and families facing childhood cancer while challenging yourself to walk, run or race up 29 flights of stairs to the top of the 100 High Street building. The Lemon Climb can be completed individually or climbers can create a team to fundraise together and generate more of an impact. Once registered, ALSF encourages you to share your reason for climbing with friends, family and co-workers to collect online donations. It is $25 to register and participants must raise a minimum of $100 each – which funds two hours of childhood cancer research. All participants will receive a limited edition Lemon Climb t-shirt.

FREE Demo: The Art of Chinese Ink Rubbing - China Institute
October 21, 2017 - Upper East Side

For more than 1,500 years, ink rubbings have been a vital medium for preserving China's art, culture, and history. A rubbing, by accurately reproducing every fine details of the inscription or pictorial design using ink and paper, provides a sharper and more readable image than the object or a photograph of the original. Due to the loss and deterioration of many original objects through the centuries, ink rubbings frequently are the sole remaining evidence of a significant portion of China's artistic and cultural heritage. The rubbing works are made by applying sheets of paper into the surface of the object, and carefully inking the surface to create a copy of the original. The advantage of this technique allows the applications to any hard materials, including stone steles, cliffside engravings, bronze vessels, jade carvings, or even oracle bones and figurines.

Architectural Walking Tour of Columbia University - 92Y
October 21, 2017 - New York

Look at recent additions to the campuses of Columbia University and Barnard College in Morningside Heights, take a sneak peek at Columbia's expansion into Manhattanville and head up to Inwood to see Columbia's new athletics complex. This tour ends at approximately 1:30 pm. Meet at 116th Street and Broadway entrance to campus. 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.

Old & New Money: Fifth Avenue vs. Central Park West - 92Y
October 21, 2017 - New York

Social status in New York today is primarily determined by wealth rather than pedigree, but that was not always the case. At the turn of the century, the Old Money of New York began to settle along the eastern side of Central Park — Fifth Avenue — to build classic mansions of distinction. By contrast, the New Money — unwelcome on Fifth Avenue — formed its own community on the other side of the park — Central Park West. They decided to reject the traditions of the Old Money, building instead the first luxury apartment buildings and embracing a less classic style. Join us on walking tour of the two grand boulevards of wealth, with sites that show the differences between these well-to-do Victorian communities in terms of architecture, social graces, and the professions of those that lived there. Stops include The Dakota, The Prasada, and the Payne Whitney, Harry Sinclair, James Duke and Henry Clay Frick mansions. 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.

Roosevelt Island with Sidney Horenstein - American Museum of Natural History
October 21, 2017 - New York

Join us for a Members-only walking tour of Roosevelt Island with renowned geologist, Sidney Horenstein. Take in the breathtaking sights of Four Freedoms Park and learn about the history and geology of Roosevelt Island. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Members, please read: If you are not currently logged in, you will be prompted to do so before completing your ticket purchase.

The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change Day 2 - American Museum of Natural History
October 21, 2017 - New York

We are organizing a major gathering of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside leaders, activists, and elected officials for two days of dynamic and thought-provoking programming. The Brooklyn Conference explores the intersections of art and social justice, shining a light on what unites and separates us as a nation, and in hopes of inspiring a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Join us for some creative thinking about social change.

Monsignor Timothy Verdon: Two Visions of Paradise - Japan Society
October 21, 2017 - New York

In the 15th century, Renaissance master artist Lorenzo Ghiberti innovated a new, humanistic form of sculpture in his Gates of Paradise—storied gilt bronze panels he created for the east portal of the Baptistery at the Florence Cathedral. Nearly 500 years later, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has memorialized Ghiberti's landmark achievement in a new series of monumental monochrome silver gelatin photographs, produced to scale. Join Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Ph.D., Canon of the Florence Cathedral and Director of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, for an inaugural lecture focusing on the legacy of Ghiberti's Gates, and Sugimoto's novel interpretation. This lecture is the third in a three-part series organized in conjunction with Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise.

When Conjugation Becomes A Game - Albertine
October 21, 2017 - New York

A Workshop with Marianne Yayane Verbuyt Join Marianne Yayane Verbuyt for a presentation of her book: The indicative mood: 105 French verbs. You will be introduced to Marianne's method using flashcards to practice French conjugation. All levels are welcome. The Indicative mood is a bilingual manual, which presents an innovative learning method for those who wish to master French conjugation. The verbs are illustrated with cartoons depicting both an active character and a passive character. Children and their parents will also have the chance to meet the young illustrator James O'Brien. The workshop is especially useful for Anglophone students enrolled in French programs. Children may be divided in groups by level.

Maha Sadhana Workshop With Sri Dharma Mittra - Dharma Yoga Center
October 21, 2017 - New York

Get ready to deepen your yoga practice in this three-hour workshop with world renowned Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra and help the fight against Breast Cancer. Grab your yoga mat for an in-depth, fun filled, and enlightening experience to celebrate the lives of those affected by Breast Cancer at this very special three-hour yoga intensive on Saturday, October 21 at 3pm at the Dharma Yoga Center in Manhattan. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, everyone is encouraged to come together to practice. Each yoga pose you take is one step closer to a cure. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit The Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Called “Maha Sadhana” or “Great Practice” in Sanskrit, this program is taught by 78-year- old legendary yogi Dharma Mittra himself. Prepare to soak it all in, as well as invigorate the body and mind in a powerful asana practice. Breathing practices will calm your mind (Pranayama), followed by a guided meditation (Yoga Nidra) to rejuvenate, refresh, and revitalize your entire system. The program concludes with his signature uplifting Asana Satsang Jam: Students join each other in a large circle, and those that wish may offer the... (read more)

Shared Practice Workshop: Walter Dundervill's Skybox - Pioneer Works
October 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

In this Shared Practice workshop, Walter Dundervill will present the physical and creative practices behind his work, Skybox. Each session provides participants an opportunity to recharge their own artistry by experiencing different approaches to making and moving with similarly-motivated professionals.

Make It: Costume Creations - New York Hall of Science
October 21, 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

Asd: Rockets - New York Hall of Science
October 21, 2017 - Flushing

3…2…1… Blast off! Discover the wonders of outer space as you build and launch your own high-flying rocket that is out of this world. Join us for hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich projects in workshops specially designed for children, ages 5–7, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings. Science Scouts workshops include a small teacher-to-student ratio as students practice focusing/concentration, social cognition, collaboration/teamwork, listening/comprehension skills and more. Our educators are trained to work with kids with differences. These free workshops provide opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together. Materials will include visual schedules, a communication booklet and more. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so please dress your young scientist (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered.

Twigs & Swigs: Ps 114 - New York Restoration Project
October 21, 2017 - Bronx

NYRP will work with volunteers to clean up and expand the small garden that exists in the school's front yard by painting and repairing benches, weeding and adding soil/compost to raised beds and planting a pollinator garden. All tools including work gloves will be provided. Please wear clothes you can work outdoors in and closed-toed shoes are required. All levels of experience are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Hrp Green Team - Hudson River Park
October 21, 2017 -

Gain meaningful experience working with friends, community members, and like-minded individuals looking to beautify and maintain Hudson River Park's picturesque waterside landscape! This volunteer program is an exciting opportunity for community members to nurture their inner green thumb alongside their neighbors while improving public greenspace. Members of the HRP Green Team will work with our seasoned horticulture staff and participate in landscape enhancement activities including planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, trimming of ornamental grasses, addition of soil amendments, cleaning of vegetation beds, and other general gardening activities.

My Dog Loves Central Park Fair - Central Park
October 21, 2017 - Manhattan

Come, sit, stay, and celebrate Central Park and its dog community! Tails will be wagging as the Central Park Conservancy and Central Park Paws host you and your canine for an afternoon of contests, training tips, games, and more. Open to all ages. The Fair is an on-leash event.

Discovery Walks for Families: Parkitecture - Central Park, Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
October 21, 2017 - Central Park

Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park's art and design. Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses. Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits. Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Northern Forts Tour - Central Park: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
October 21, 2017 - Upper West Side

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy. Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

Jean Grae with Live Band - Blue Note Late Night Weekend Takeover - Blue Note
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

Jean Grae is a multihyphenate artist whose work integrates music, comedy, and visual media. In addition to musical collaborations with The Roots, Talib Kweli, and Robert Glasper, the critically acclaimed performer, director, soundtrack composer, and writer has released nearly two dozen self-produced and engineered independent albums; her work is even archived in The Yale Anthology of Rap and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Culture. Grae has been Keynote Speaker at Hip-Hop Week Montreal and lecturer at such institutions as Yale, Princeton, Columbia and the Kennedy Performing Arts Center. Additional appearances include NPR, 2 Broke Girls, Comedy Central, MSNBC, Vice, BET's Hip Hop Awards, hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale and the Deadpool comic book, where she punched the titular antihero in the face. Currently channeling her broad skill set and envelope-pushing experiences into genre-bending live ventures Church of the Infinite You, Dubbled Over and The Show Show, Grae continues defying boundaries and delivering funny, moving, inspirational experiences to audiences via earbuds, the stage, and screens both big and small.

Haunted Huguenot Street - Historic Huguenot Street
Through October 21, 2017 - New Paltz,

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38 Voices in My Head | Juliet Martin - Chashama
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

These are the voices in Juliet Martin's head. She has interpreted her cluttered thoughts as a series of fiber sculptures, presented here in a wall-to-wall installation. These pieces are three-dimensional diary entries, and questions that Martin has been asking herself. The threads tangle and bulge with uncertainty. Her personality becomes familiar; the more she works, the better the audience can know her. When you enter the installation, you are inside Martin's head. 38 Voices in My Head will have open hours Thursday, October 19 - Saturday, October 21, as part of the 14th Annual Garment District Arts Festival! Learn more about the festival here. About the Artist "You can't take this seriously." - Juliet Martin Juliet Martin makes her viewers see the message beyond the joke. She illustrates personal stories with satirical forms, painful punchlines, and caustic visual one-liners. She is not always funny, but she is always sincere. She courts the viewer with humor, laughing until it hurts. By creating perilously funny images, she shows you emotive depth. She wants you to laugh at what you see and then cry a little. Martin has a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University... (read more)

38 Voices in My Head | Juliet Martin - Chashama
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

These are the voices in Juliet Martin's head. She has interpreted her cluttered thoughts as a series of fiber sculptures, presented here in a wall-to-wall installation. These pieces are three-dimensional diary entries, and questions that Martin has been asking herself. The threads tangle and bulge with uncertainty. Her personality becomes familiar; the more she works, the better the audience can know her. When you enter the installation, you are inside Martin's head. 38 Voices in My Head will have open hours Thursday, October 19 - Saturday, October 21, as part of the 14th Annual Garment District Arts Festival! Learn more about the festival here. About the Artist "You can't take this seriously." - Juliet Martin Juliet Martin makes her viewers see the message beyond the joke. She illustrates personal stories with satirical forms, painful punchlines, and caustic visual one-liners. She is not always funny, but she is always sincere. She courts the viewer with humor, laughing until it hurts. By creating perilously funny images, she shows you emotive depth. She wants you to laugh at what you see and then cry a little. Martin has a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University... (read more)

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)

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.

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.

10k Jam Jam - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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!

Page Meets Stage - T'Ai Freedom Ford & Savon Bartley - Bowery Poetry Club
October 22, 2017 - New York

High school English teacher meets dynamic Chicago storyteller. Hosted by Steven Willis. "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. t'ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher, Cave Canem Fellow, and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in No, Dear, The African American Review, Gulf Coast, Vinyl, Muzzle, RHINO, Poetry and others. Her work has also been featured in several anthologies including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. In 2012 and 2013, she completed two multi-city tours as a part of a queer women of color literary salon, The Revival. In 2014, she was the winner of The Feminist Wire's inaugural poetry contest judged by Evie Shocklee. She is currently a 2015 Center for Fiction Fellow and the Poetry Project's 2016 Emerge-Surface-Be Poetry fellow. Winner of the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize, her first poetry collection, "how to get over" is available from Red Hen P... (read more)

Big Apple Music Awards - Kings Theatre
October 22, 2017 - Flatbush

The Big Apple Music Awards is one of the biggest events of the year in music, which is why the biggest artists in the world attend this major music awards show year after year. Not only do performers flock to the Big Apple Music Awards in the hopes of receiving one of these coveted awards, but some of these world-class entertainers even take the stage to perform. At the Big Apple Music Awards, lucky audience members get to see some of these electrifying performances in person, and that could be you this year. Listen to the international sounds of Big Apple Music Awards live in concert!

Worship service - The Church of the Village
October 22, 2017 - New York

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I Only Have Lies For You - West Bank Cafe
October 22, 2017 - New York

Nikki M. James and Amy Wolk present a hilarious, fast-paced game show featuring Broadway panelists as they lie their way to the top. Hosted by MAC Award winner Amy Wolk with Nate Buccieri at the piano, and a panel of Broadway favorites

New Latin Wave - Brooklyn Bazaar
October 22, 2017 - Brooklyn,

The Losers Lounge Tribute to The Beegees - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
October 22, 2017 - Greenwich Village

The Losers Lounge is back with at Joe's Pub on October 19-21 with all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge. For one weekend only, only at Joe's Pub.

Nick the Greek - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 22, 2017 - New York

In the late 1960's, Nick leaves Greece, a wife, and three kids to immigrate to America. We follow him through childhood, poverty, WWII, getting married, and sacrificing his life in search for the "trees that grow dollars on them," showing us that leaving your family and your motherland has its cost. Written & performed by his daughter

Augustus the Sissy - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 22, 2017 - New York

Gloryland, Texas! Home to pseudo cowboys, crybaby coaches, and two lovers of Mozart. Where football is king, and boys who play Bach instead of ball are not. An epic tale told in verse about friendship and the gift of being different. "Galloway's strength is in his telling… charming, witty, entertaining… spins his yarn with the the best tall tale tellers."

Fact Craft: Study Hall - Pioneer Works
October 22, 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.

Curator Tour: Roots of the Dinner Party: History in the Making - Brooklyn Museum
October 22, 2017 - New York

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor In honor of the opening of Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making, Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, leads a tour of the special exhibition that contextualizes the genesis of The Dinner Party and pays homage to the historical women featured in the installation. Free with Museum admission.

City of Rising Waters: A Symposium - Museum of the City of New York
October 22, 2017 - New York

On the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy -- a watershed moment for New Yorkers' awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change -- join us for an afternoon symposium examining how New York City can survive and embrace its future as a coastal city surrounded by rising waters. This is the opening program in our new series, New York's Future in a Changing Climate, which explores the challenges and opportunities presented in the Museum's Future City Lab, the interactive third gallery in the New York at Its Core exhibition.

Taller de Escultura Avanzada en Español - Queens Museum
October 22, 2017 - New york

Con la artista Liene Bosquê Through this 7-week long advanced sculpture workshop, participants will learn various mold making and casting techniques by experimenting with positive and negative three-dimensional shapes. The instructor will introduce how to utilize different material such as plaster, paper pulp and papier-mâché into the making process and use the repetition method to compose a larger artwork. Participants will also have the chance to have a close look at upcoming exhibitions to learn about how artists transform daily objects into artwork, as well as how mold making and casting techniques can be applied to architectural projects. Workshop in Spanish. Liene Bosquê is a Brazilian visual artist based in Queens. Her installations, sculptures, performances, and site-specific works investigate the sensorial experience within architectural, urban and personal spaces, emphasizing context, memory, and history. She received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. She received her BFA from the Sao Paulo State University, and a BA in Architecture and Urbanism from the Mackenzie University, both in Brazil. Her work has been included in museum and gall... (read more)

Sunday Family Workshop/ Taller de Familias - Queens Museum
October 22, 2017 - New York

Cook up Some Slime/ Cocinar un poco de limo 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. Cook up Some Slime Kids love slime! In this hands-on cooking workshop, we'll mix secret ingredients to create edible slime in green, black, red…any color you want. Come hungry. Ages 4 and up. Storytelling: Enjoy stories about slimy things. Spanish and English. Ages 2 and up.

Farm Open Hours - Queens Botanical Garden
October 22, 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.

Dyed in Queens Demonstrations - Queens Botanical Garden
October 22, 2017 - Flushing

Artist in residence Jess Brey experiments with QBG-grown botanicals to extract natural dyes! Observe her process as she pushes plants to their limit by applying resist and mordant techniques to create art.

Activity Table - Queens Botanical Garden
October 22, 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 22, 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.

Halloween Storytelling - Fraunces Tavern Museum
October 22, 2017 - New York

Get into the Halloween spirit with Master Storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, who will be performing a lively kid-friendly retelling of spooky stories from the American Revolution. Join us for a day of family-friendly activities and spooky (but not scary!) stories. What better way to celebrate the season than in New York City's oldest standing structure?

'Finding My Own Damn Way: Shoshana Greenberg's 35th Birthday Cabaret' - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 22, 2017 - New York

Writer and singer Shoshana Greenberg is about to turn 35, so as a birthday present to herself and all of you, she will take the stage with songs by her and her favorite writers. "Finding My Own Damn Way" explores what being a 30-something means to her in 2017 and what she's learned along the way. Her work has been performed at Ars Nova, Lincoln Center, The York, The Duplex, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, and New York Theatre Barn and she has performed in venues throughout the city including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and the DiMenna Center.

On Philip Roth's Nonfiction - 92Y
October 22, 2017 - New York

A discussion of Philip Roth the essayist, critic, interview subject and literary interlocutor upon the Library of America's publication of Why Write? Collected Nonfiction: 1960-2013, essential reading alongside his novels. Blake Bailey is writing an authorized biography of Philip Roth. A critic, biographer and memoirist, Ben Taylor has interviewed Roth on numerous occasions.

All-Around Gymnastics Workout — Single Sessions - 92Y
October 22, 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.

Striking out Childhood Cancer - Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
October 22, 2017 - Petaluma

Can you spare some time for a good cause? Whether you can bowl a perfect game or are prone to throwing gutter balls, you will have a fantastic time at Striking Out Childhood Cancer. Each year, this event celebrates C.J. Banaszek's birthday by honoring his memory and the lives of all children who have battled or are battling pediatric cancer. Read more about C.J. All of the proceeds from this event will benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Bring your friends to this event and have a ball! Local businesses and sponsors are welcome to participate in a variety of ways. The bowling tournament will take place from 1-3 pm at AMF Boulevard Lanes and then you can join us next door at the Veterans Memorial Building for cocktails and dinner from 3-7 pm. Also, score big by bidding on our live and silent auctions.

Special Story Time with Karen B. Winnick, author of Sybil's Night Ride - New-York Historical Society
October 22, 2017 - New York

Most people have heard of Paul Revere, but did you know that there was another courageous Patriot who rode through the countryside to spread the word that the British were coming? Her name was Sybil Ludington. Come join us for a story time with Karen B. Winnick, author of Sybil's Night Ride! After the reading, stay for a short presentation by Winnick on how she followed Sybil's trail 220 years later while researching her book. The presentation will be followed by a short Q & A and book signing with the author. Karen B. Winnick is a children's author and artist, animal enthusiast, and president of the Los Angeles Zoo Commission. Her previous books include Gemina, the Crooked-Neck Giraffe and Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

The Storied History of Greenwich Village (with Bleecker Street Tasting!) - 92Y
October 22, 2017 - New York

Stroll through the nooks, crannies, winding side streets of Greenwich Village, as we explore the cultural, literary and presidential history of the Village — from wealthy Victorian neighborhood to 20th century bohemian center — as well as its personalities, from Washington to Bob Dylan. Historical stops include New York's narrowest house, the homes of Mark Twain, Eleanor Roosevelt and Edith Wharton, The Washington Square Arch, Minetta Lane, Patchin Place, the Jefferson Courthouse Library, Grove Court, the site of the first presidential wedding, the Friends apartment building, and film locations from Sex and the City, Breakfast at Tiffany's and When Harry Met Sally. Along the way, a food sampling from the community's Italian District off Bleecker Street, from pizza and cannoli to risotto balls. 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.

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour - 92Y
October 22, 2017 - New York

This tour covers pizza and Brooklyn from one end to the other! During this 4.5 hours guided bus tour, you will visit two of Brooklyn's best pizzerias, each specializing in the two different styles of pizza that Brooklyn is known for: Grimaldi's under the Brooklyn Bridge for their brick oven Neapolitan style, and L&B Spumoni Gardens for their authentic, award winning Sicilian style. Along the way, our multimedia sightseeing tour will highlight classic neighborhoods such as DUMBO, Red Hook, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge and more. The Coney Island Boardwalk, and locations from movies such as Saturday Night Fever, Goodfellas, The French Connection, Annie Hall and more. The tour menu includes two slices of pizza and a soft beverage per passenger in each restaurant. This tour ends at approximately 3:30 pm. Meet in front of the Liquiteria juice bar on the North East corner of East 13th Street and 4th Avenue. 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.

Book – Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine. Meet author Anne Applebaum! - Ukrainian Museum
October 22, 2017 - New York

RED FAMINE Stalin's War on Ukraine by ANNE APPLEBAUM Penguin Random House, 2017 From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today. "Holodomor" is a less well-known word than "Holocaust", but Anne Applebaum's indignant history of the famine that Stalin and his followers deliberately inflicted on Ukraine in 1932-33 leaves little doubt that it should be remembered alongside Hitler's slaughter of Europe's Jews. -- Nigel Jones, The Guardian, August 29, 2017

Special Events and Dialogues - American Museum of Natural History
October 22, 2017 - New York

What roles do humor, activism, and ethnographic research play in writing a graphic novel? This exciting form for anthropologists and artists immerses readers in diverse cultural worlds. Join anthropologist Sherine Hamdy (Lissa) and artists/writers Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (La Borinqueña) and Lucio Zago (Williamsburg Shorts) for an illuminating discussion about comics, graphics, and culture. Their groundbreaking work explores a range of local and global issues: from urban gentrification to organ transplants, from migrant and refugee crises to cultural representation and superheroes. Moderated by Catrin Einhorn, senior staff editor, The New York Times

Social Justice Tours: Trump Tour - Trump
October 22, 2017 - New York

Start Location: 53rd St. & 6th Ave. End Location: 100 Central Park South at 59th St. & 6th Ave. Duration: 2 hours Distance: 1.5 miles Accessibility: This tour is wheelchair accessible Language: This tour will be in English Sites Covered: New York Hilton, St. Regis Hotel, Trump Tower, Bulgari, The Plaza Hotel, Trump Plaza, Wollman Rink, Trump du Parc Cost: The suggested donation is $10. That said, creating dialogue and spreading information is far more important to us than monetary compensation. If $10 feels steep for you, no problem! We still would love to have you on tour!

Little Makers: Frankentoys - New York Hall of Science
October 22, 2017 - Flushing

Transform fabrics, old toys and everyday household materials into spook-tacular frankentoys to call your own. 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. BUY TICKETS

Middle East Security Forum - The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center
October 22, 2017 - New York

In a region long known for its complexity, the Middle East landscape seems to grow more complicated by the week. To help unpack the latest developments—about Iran's nuclear program, ISIS, the prospects of a sustainable two-state solution, or Israel's relations with the wider Arab world— we're offering this important full-day forum, in partnership with the Israel Policy Forum (IPF), the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and Commanders for Israel's Security (CIS). Over the course of an opening plenary and choice of two break-out sessions, you'll get an array of viewpoints from leading analysts and former government officials on: Iran's Nuclear Program and Regional Posturing Israel's Relations with the Broader Arab World The Syrian Civil War, ISIS, and Regional Instability The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Bear Mountain Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 22, 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 22, 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.

Experimental Visual Observations: Photographing Hallucinations - Pioneer Works
Through October 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Open the doors of visual perception in this experimental dark room photography class. After being lead through several observation exercises, we will construct a camera obscura and make photograms documenting the visual phenomena that we encounter. We will focus on phosphenes, a term for the spots of light and colors that we sometimes see when we close our eyes. We will also discuss other visual hallucination experiments that you can practice including ganzfeld hallucinations, visual deprivation, dreams, and contact phosphenes. Using alternative photography techniques, we will witness and record these experiments. Image: photographic phosphene experiments by Kate Ovaska Price: $185 [includes $25 materials fee] Audience: Open to all regardless of photography experience. Materials: All materials are included with registration. Kate Ovaska received her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She was awarded the CAA Professional Development Grant and the Fulbright Fellowship to Germany and is currently the darkroom manager at Pioneer Works. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Prosthetic Processes: Introduction to Casting - Pioneer Works
Through October 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Learn how to create and cast unique molds using silicone and alginate in this two day intensive. Each class participant will work with the instructor to identify the appropriate materials and techniques for their own project, and will work over the course of two days to realize that vision. This class serves as an introduction to casting and an initiative to radically reimagine human embodiment. It will include a brief survey of 'prosthetics' within creative, medical, and engineering fields, life casting demonstrations and recommended readings. While student projects may fall outside this frame, all are invited to duplicate, substitute and fabricate new landscapes for the body and rethink ways in which our bodies can exist beyond the limits of our skin. Price: $175 Audience: Open to all adults regardless of sculpture experience. Materials: Class participants will have access to a limited supply of materials and will work with the instructor to identify the appropriate additional materials for their individual project. Jes Fan is a Brooklyn based artist from Hong Kong/ Canada. Fan's practice is based on a material inquiry into otherness as it relates to identity polit... (read more)

Walter Dundervill : Skybox - New York Live Arts
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Member pre-sale starts on July 10th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 10. World Premiere Presented Off-Site with Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer St Brooklyn, NY 11231 Bessie Award winner Walter Dundervill, known for his immersive performance environments fusing dance, costume, sound and visual art, returns to Live Arts for the first time since 2011. Using ancient Roman frescoes, a 17th century mathematical theory, and a late mannerist painting as departure points, Skybox examines how we construct highly ordered views of nature and the supernatural to express concepts of futurity and the infinite

The Outlaw Roadshow Nyc - Brooklyn Bazaar
Through October 22, 2017 - Brooklyn,

Walter Dundervill: Skybox - Pioneer Works
Through October 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

New York Live Arts' Live Feed Residency Program and Pioneer Works are pleased to present the world premiere of Skybox by Bessie Award winner Walter Dundervill. Using ancient Roman frescoes, a 17th century mathematical theory, and a late mannerist painting as departure points, Skybox examines how we construct highly ordered views of nature and the supernatural to express concepts of futurity and the infinite. Dundervill is known for his immersive performance environments fusing dance, costume, sound and visual art

Lonely Planet - New York City Theatre
Through October 22, 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.

Amanda Strong Installation - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Stop-motion animation artist Amanda Strong is an Indigenous (Michif) filmmaker currently based on the unceded Coast Salish territory of Vancouver. This installation features the stunning characters and environments from her award-winning short films. Through these films, Strong peels back layers of colonial history based on her own family experience. Using a unique aesthetic, her hybrid, surreal work is grounded in First Nations histories and contemporary concerns.

Junk - New York City Theatre
Through October 22, 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.

Happy Hour, Free Hookah - Silvana
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Come join us for Happy Hour Every Night! 4pm to 8pm! $4 Draft Beer (Blue Moon, Brooklyn Lager, Sam Adams & Speakeasy Prohibition) $5 Well Drinks $4 Frozen Margarita, Frozen Pina Colada $4 House White / Red Wine *Free Hookah (4-5pm): Offer valid only with a purchase of $20 or more OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE in the warmer months

Ray Lamontagne - New York City Theatre
Through October 23, 2017 - Red Bank

Ray LaMontagne is an award-winning singer-songwriter and global festival favorite, with his husky vocals and sensual lyrics carving him a niche in a competitive genre. With an ever-growing, devoted fan base as a testament to his musical talents and appeal, there's something about Ray. After leaving high school, he went on to work in shoe factory in Maine, before being inspired to write music by listening to a record by Stephen Stills, Manassas. His rootsy, bluegrass style has been likened to Otis Redding and Van Morrison, among others, with a gravelly, but velvety folk voice that dances expertly around earthy songs. 'Trouble', Ray LaMontagne's acclaimed 2004 debut, quietly sold over 250,000 copies, the grassroots result of listeners throughout the world hearing the New Hampshire-born singer and songwriter and telling others about him. Now he's back back on the road with his Just Passing Through acoustic tour, a retrospective of his greatest hits and Ray's first acoustic tour in five years! Don't miss your chance to see Ray live when he comes to Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, showing from 22 Oct 2017 to 23 Oct 2017.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods - Central Park - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Through October 28, 2017 - Manhattan

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We'll find out as we explore Central Park's woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way! Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses. Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits. Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees - Central Park - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Through October 28, 2017 - Manhattan

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community. Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses. Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits. Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

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.

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 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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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)

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)

Iconic Views of Central Park Tour - Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
Through November 03, 2017 - New York City

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.

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.

Escape East @ 333 - Japan Society
Through November 10, 2017 - New York

Escape from a long work week and celebrate the opening night of our fall exhibition with this special installment of our popular monthly mixer for art enthusiasts.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Radical Poetic Imagination / 5-Week Workshop with Janet Hamill - Bowery Poetry Club
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Radial Poetic Imagination / 5-week poetry workshop with Janet Hamill This workshop will meet the following Sundays: October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19 TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM – 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Janet Hamill This workshop explores the picture-making and inventive aspects of the imagination as manifested in the work of some of the most original poets of the past two hundred years: Blake, Coleridge, Poe, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarme, Apollinaire, Reverdy, Tzara, Breton, Lamantia, Ginsberg, Guest, and Ashbery. Each poet will be examined against the backdrop of his/her historical period and the visual art of that period. Each session will involve a generative exercise. Janet Hamill's first book of poetry was published in 1975. Troublante (Oliphant Press), was followed by The Temple (Telephone Books), Nostalgia of the Infinite (Ocean View Books), Lost Ceilings (Telephone Books), Body of Water (Bowery Books), Tales from the Eternal Cafe (Three Rooms), and Knock (Spuyten Duyvil). Her work has been nominated for the Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Prize and the Pushcart Prize. Tales from the Etern... (read more)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Illyria - The Public Theater
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

The New York Times has called Tony Award-winning playwright and director Richard Nelson's plays "a triumph of civic theater." This season, the writer-director of the acclaimed Apple Family Plays and last season's The Gabriels returns to 425 Lafayette to reveal a forgotten chapter of The Public Theater's own history. It is 1958, and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom; a four-lane highway is planned for the heart of Washington Square; Carnegie Hall is designated for demolition; entire neighborhoods on the West Side are leveled to make room for a new "palace of art." And a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds, and anger from the city's powerful elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park. From the creator of the most celebrated family plays of the last decade comes a drama about a different kind of family – one held together by the simple and incredibly complicated belief that the theater, and the city, belong to all of us.

La MaMa Exhibit: A Poster History of La MaMa's Downtown Community - Astor Place
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is excited to announce 'A Poster History of La MaMa's Downtown Community' -- an upcoming exhibit that explores the history of the off-off-Broadway theatre movement through a selection of original posters from La MaMa's Archives. This exhibit documents the history of downtown theater, the changing aesthetic vernaculars of theatrical posters, and the transformation of print technologies over the past 55 years. It includes posters from every decade since La MaMa's founding in 1961, including the hand­-painted boards that announced La MaMa's inaugural season (1961­-1962) and the digital print created for the theater's 50th anniversary in 2011. Many of these materials are featured in Cindy Rosenthal's forthcoming book, Ellen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La Mama Experimental Theatre (University of Michigan Press, 2017). In conjunction with the exhibit, La MaMa will host a series of public programs, all of which are free and open to the public.

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!

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)

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.

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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