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Things to Do on the Upper East Side This Week - December 2-December 9

December 2, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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You'll find the the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madison Avenue, Central Park Zoo, and Seredipity 3 in the Upper East Side, along with a plethora of other activities, eateries, and landmarks. City Guide's list of things to do on the Upper East Side this week will keep you occupied and thoroughly entertained during your visit to this beloved NYC borough.

Chanukah Festival - 92Y
December 02, 2018 - Upper East Side

Bring the whole family for imaginative crafts, lively performances, games, and don't forget the sufganiyot (jelly donuts)! We'll have it all at this community Chanukah Festival.

Aggretsuko’s Den of Rage Pop-up Shop to Celebrate the Launch of ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ - Barnes & Noble
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Fans are buzzing over Sanrio’s newest sensation Aggretsuko, a progressive new character with a self-titled animated series on Netflix that follows her struggle to cope with everyday workplace harassment. Following successful pop-ups in L.A. and San Francisco, Aggretsuko is taking her rage to New York City to celebrate the launch of her new book, ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ with a pop-up shop inside Barnes & Noble’s Upper Eastside store (86th & Lexington Ave.). From Friday November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd, fans will get the chance to shop the Den of Rage pop-up that includes Aggretsuko’s new book along with an exclusive t-shirt design and other limited edition merchandise. Aggretsuko will make appearances throughout the weekend for photo ops and guests will receive free bookmark as well as a gift with any Aggretsuko purchase, while supplies last. ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ offers helpful tips and tricks on how to navigate a tough work environment with frustrating bosses and coworker conflicts. From mastering the commute and winning the office A/C battle, to avoiding annoying elevator situations and manipulative co-workers, Aggretusko offers her t... (read more)

Aggretsuko’s Den of Rage Pop-up Shop to Celebrate the Launch of ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ - Barnes & Noble
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Fans are buzzing over Sanrio’s newest sensation Aggretsuko, a progressive new character with a self-titled animated series on Netflix that follows her struggle to cope with everyday workplace harassment. Following successful pop-ups in L.A. and San Francisco, Aggretsuko is taking her rage to New York City to celebrate the launch of her new book, ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ with a pop-up shop inside Barnes & Noble’s Upper Eastside store (86th & Lexington Ave.). From Friday November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd, fans will get the chance to shop the Den of Rage pop-up that includes Aggretsuko’s new book along with an exclusive t-shirt design and other limited edition merchandise. Aggretsuko will make appearances throughout the weekend for photo ops and guests will receive free bookmark as well as a gift with any Aggretsuko purchase, while supplies last. ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ offers helpful tips and tricks on how to navigate a tough work environment with frustrating bosses and coworker conflicts. From mastering the commute and winning the office A/C battle, to avoiding annoying elevator situations and manipulative co-workers, Aggretusko offers her t... (read more)

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

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

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra & Steven Isserlis, cello - 92Y
December 09, 2018 - Upper East Side

The US premiere of the 100-year-old Symphony for String Orchestra by Hans Rott, a protégé of Bruckner and Mahler, begins this fascinating concert by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Mahler noted, "it is impossible to estimate what music lost in him" and, indeed, Rott's symphony is a marvel: a vibrant opening, harmonically daring middle movement, and witty Scherzo suggest tremendous promise in the 16-year-old composer, who died of tuberculosis at just 25. C.P.E. Bach's lively Cello Concerto in A Major follows, featuring the exceptional Steven Isserlis. About Isserlis' Grammy-nominated recording of this concerto, Gramophone said "[his] refinement and elegance … throw an entirely new perspective on the concerto." Finally, though Gustav Mahler was sometimes critical of Franz Schubert, he nevertheless admired "Death and the Maiden" so much that he transcribed the quartet for string orchestra. It is this luxurious arrangement of one great composer's work by another that caps this incredible program.

Nate Lowman's Never Remember at Gagosian New York - Gagosian
Through December 15, 2018 - New York

Opening Reception: October 19, 6 – 8PM Location: Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue Gagosian is pleased to present a selection from Nate Lowman's Maps series, as well as new work by the artist. Made from studio drop-cloths that are stretched in the shape of states and arranged in their geographic locations, Lowman's Maps consider what constitutes painting. An element of chance present through the varied and random marking on the drop-cloths contrasts with the ubiquitous and iconic image of the map of the United States, previously employed by Jasper Johns for works shown in the same location nearly 30 years before.

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