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Free Things to Do in NYC This Week - October 7-October 14

October 7, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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You can never run out of things to do in New York City, and that includes things that are free of charge! Pinch some pennies with City Guide's list of free things to do in NYC this week. You may just be surprised at how little it'll cost you to have a great time in the world's greatest city, with music, museums, and other free events awaiting.

Choir Rehearsal - Judson Memorial Church
October 07, 2018 - New York

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

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Rob Paulsen Returns to Joe’s Pub in NYC for a Matinee Special for Children of all Ages on Sunday, October 7th - Joe's Pub
October 07, 2018 - New York

Legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen, who has delighted generations of animation fanatics with his signature roles in “Pinky and the Brain,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and other film and television projects, will be joined by “Animaniacs” composer Randy Rogel in “Animaniacs in Concert!” at Joe’s Pub in New York City on Sunday, October 7th at 1:30 PM. “Animaniacs in Concert!” features live music and voice work from Paulsen and music from Rogel while beloved “Animaniacs” cartoons are screened. The show has hopscotched around the country with shows in St. Charles, IL; Arlington, TX; Tucson, AZ; Long Island, NY; Grayslake, IL; Santa Clarita, CA, Downey, CA and New York City. For Paulsen, the return to work is a triumph. Diagnosed with throat cancer almost two years ago, Paulsen only told a few friends and professional colleagues, facing the possibility that his three-decades long career might be over forever. But for a man of a hundred voices who suffered literally and figuratively in silence, he’s on the mend, cancer free, and ready to get back to work. Meanwhile, in addition to “Animaniacs in Concert!” Paulsen continues to host his podcast “Talkin’ Toons,” interviewin... (read more)

Hester Street Fair's Casual Art Fair - Hester Street Fair
October 07, 2018 - New York

With the Casual Art Fair, The Hester Street Fair & LikeMindedObjects aim to play with the context of the contemporary art fair, to create an affordable inclusive space for galleries, project spaces, collectives, and experimental retail projects to gather outdoors in a truly public space and share their most current excitements, artists, and projects. LikeMindedObjects produces furniture, social spaces, community markets, & art events that aim to question our expectations of daily life.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
October 07, 2018 - Manhattan

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City's leading jazz clubs often with guest artists from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. On Sundays during the school year, the students rehearse and workshop in the room before opening the doors at 1:00pm and giving a concert that is free and open to the public at 2:00pm.

Feast of Saint Francis and Blessing of the Animals - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
October 07, 2018 - New York

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine celebrates the beauty of the animal kingdom and the dignity of all creatures with a ceremony and special blessing for animals large and small, at the 34th annual Feast of Saint Francis and Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 7th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street) in Manhattan. This signature Cathedral service features the Missa Gaia (or Earth Mass), composed by Paul Winter and Paul Halley. The Paul Winter Consort is joined by a massed choir of hundreds of voices conducted by Director of Cathedral Music Kent Tritle, with modern and traditional African dance performances by Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. The unique ceremony concludes with the Procession of the Animals down the Nave of the Cathedral. The day is a celebration of the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and his advocacy for harmony between human beings and the natural world. Following the procession, guests are welcomed to enjoy an outdoor fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with pet blessings, activities, refreshments and performances. Guests are encouraged to bring their pets to the Cathedral to b... (read more)

Watermelon Mèlange - Pop-Up in Chinatown (21 Ludlow St.)
Through October 07, 2018 - New York

Artist Mason Roberts and musician Stirling Caiulo present their immersive exhibition and collaboration, Watermelon Mèlange. Guests will be invited to wear wireless headphones to walk through the space and experience the intersection of two creative art forms: figurative painting and grunge-inspired hip hop. Kind of like an art-centric silent disco. The exhibition is being held in Chinatown (21 Ludlow St) on Saturday, October 6 from 7:30 - 10:00pm for RSVPs only and free and open to the public on Sunday, October 7 from 10-5.

Rob Stapleton - Carolines on Broadway
Through October 07, 2018 - New York

Rob Stapleton's energetic comedic style and quick comedy wit, has landed him on some of the highest platforms in the world of Stand Up Comedy. Rob can be seen on his very own Comedy Central 'Half Hour Comedy Special' as well as being featured on one of the 'highest rated' HBO P – Diddy Bad Boys of Comedy episodes. he has also appeared on several episodes of BET's Comic View. Rob is set to release his highly anticipated dark comedy, action, indie film 'The Stuff' in which he executive produced, wrote as well as stars in. Rob is currently prepping for his first one hour comedy special. One that that you can guarantee, is that when you come to a Rob Stapleton Stand Up show, you can expect to laugh hard from the beginning to the end.

New York Comic Con - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through October 07, 2018 - New York

New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Our Panels and Autograph Sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite Creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit big and small screens. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world – Gotham City.

OktoberFest NYC 2018 at Watermark - Watermark
Through October 07, 2018 - NY

We are excited to bring four weekends of Oktoberfest to New York! Authentic German beer will be flowing, complimented by traditional Oktoberfest food and fun for the entire family. There are lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest… the lederhosen, the beer, the pretzels, the stein holding contests… If you're not traveling to Munich this year, experience Oktoberfest in New York! Over 4 weekends, you can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great – authentic German beer, brats and giant pretzels, Oktoberfest decorations and fun games for the entire family. And be sure to start your workout now for our epic stein holding contests. Enjoy the festivities at our 3,500 square foot venue which features amazing views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and Brooklyn skyline. There are lots of beer festivals, but there's only been one Oktoberfest... until now. This year, Oktoberfest will be presented by the following German Beer Brands:

CALVIN KLEIN x Amazon Fashion NYC Market - Flatiron Plaza
Through October 07, 2018 - New York

Free of admission to the public at Flatiron Plaza, in front of the historic Flatiron building. The space will feature branded stalls with interactive games, prizes, technology, and a focus on CALVIN KLEIN JEANS. CALVIN KLEIN x Amazon Fashion NYC Market Come by for an immersive brand experience Together in Denim. #MYCALVINS Friday, Oct 5th, 5PM-10PM EST Saturday, Oct 6th, 11AM – 9PM EST Sunday, Oct 7th, 11AM – 9PM EST

Native American Heritage Celebration - Museum of the City of New York
October 08, 2018 - New York

Join us in celebrating the history of Native American groups of the Northeast region, including the Lenape. Bring your family to hear folk stories and create a cornhusk doll.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With A Performance By Farruko! - Macy's
October 08, 2018 - New York

Macy's is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us as we explore the richness of diverse narratives & salute Hispanic culture and heritage with a special in-store performance by Latin Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Farruko. Afterwards, stick around for a discussion about his influences, inspiration, and more. Plus, be one of the first 150 customers, beginning at store opening, to receive a wristband and have a chance to meet Farruko himself!

Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes - New York Historical Society
Through October 08, 2018 - Upper West Side

Shoes in recent years have culturally transcended their utilitarian purpose to become an object of desire and deliberation, calling up abstract considerations—like the freighted meanings of femininity, power, domination, and aspiration—for both women and men alike. Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes highlights examples from the shoe designer's extensive private collection, assembled over three decades. The exhibition considers the story of the shoe from the perspectives of collection, consumption, presentation, and production with more than 100 pairs of shoes on view. The exhibition will explore larger trends in American economic history, from industrialization to the rise of consumer culture, with a focus on women's contributions as makers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Coordinated by Valerie Paley, vice president, chief historian, and director of the Center for Women's History, with Edward Maeder, consulting curator, and Jeanne Gardner Gutierrez, curatorial coordinator.

Stargazing - High Line
October 09, 2018 - West Village

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

Seaport Fit Presents: Boot Camp - Pier 17
October 09, 2018 - New York

Free fitness classes are now available on Tuesdays and Thursdays curated by some of New York's top fitness experts, courtesy of LIFEWTR and NewYork-Presbyterian, Lower Manhattan Hospital. Classes include boot camp, circuit training, yoga and more. Tickets are free but space is limited so RSVP now! Boot Camp by Trooper Fitness Trooper Boot Camp is a team oriented conditioning session that involves cardio and strength training methods. In this class, you are responsible for your fellow troopers in the room and everyone is responsible for you. If one person slacks, there may be exercise based penalties for all (in the name of fun and fitness of course). Partner exercises and partner accountability make this class an exhilarating challenge unlike any other in NYC. This class will improve overall conditioning, stamina/endurance, strength, and the best part, mental toughness!!! Note, this is a very challenging class format, but you will never hear any of our coaches talking to anyone in a condescending way. We are here to empower you not tear you down.

Zero Waste Design Challenge: Results - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
October 09, 2018 - New York

The Zero Waste Design Guidelines address the crucial role that design plays in achieving New York City's ambitious goal, outlined in OneNYC, to send zero waste to landfills by 2030. Created with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the guidelines are a collaboration by the AIANY Committee on the Environment; Kiss + Cathcart, Architects; ClosedLoops; the Foodprint Group; the NYC Department of Sanitation; and other organizations throughout New York City. In conjunction with these zero waste initiatives, AIANY is hosting a Zero Waste Design Challenge with support from the Durst Organization. From mid-June to mid-October, the Zero Waste Challenge provides resources for firms of all sizes to reduce their waste generation and increase recycling in their offices. The challenge will give firms access to hands-on design experience to reduce waste with support from Think Zero LLC, a zero waste consultant.

Big Apple Stars Awards - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
October 10, 2018 - New York

We are excited to announce that the Hotel Association of New York City will be holding its 22nd Annual Big Apple Stars Awards Program on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10AM at the Javits Center. The Big Apple Stars Awards Program is a great opportunity for you to bring public recognition to your exceptional employees. This program serves as a qualifier for the American Hotel & Lodging Association's Stars of the Industry Award, and as such, we strongly urge you to participate. This year, we will be accepting nominations for four categories, as follows: FULL-TIME HOURLY WITH GUEST CONTACT FULL-TIME HOURLY WITHOUT GUEST CONTACT FULL-TIME ROOM ATTENDANT MANAGERIAL BELOW GENERAL MANAGER

Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation Going for Gold Gala with Nadia Comaneci - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
October 11, 2018 - New York

ABOUT: The Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF), a not-for-profit organization that has provided free and low-cost quality gymnastics programs for more than 17,000 urban youth since 1996, is hosting their annual fundraising gala which will feature photo & interview opportunities with the above mentioned honorees along with dozens of supporting professional athletes, elected officials and WHGF board members, performances by the WHGF Competitive Team, a silent auction, and much more. The WHGF is committed to helping underserved youth achieve improved physi¬cal, emotional and mental health through the sport of gymnastics. In 2016, the Foundation expanded to Wendy’s hometown of Detroit and recently completed its second successful season of gymnastics pro-gramming. If you are unable to attend the event, you may still make a contribution through the donation page or by mailing your donation to the WHGF office at: Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation, 550 West 155th Street, New York, NY 10032 WHO: Wendy Hilliard, Founder WHGF, Hall of Fame rhythmic gymnast and the first African-American to represent the US in international competition; Nadia Comaneci, five-time Olympic Gold... (read more)

17th Annual Wings of Hope for Melanoma gala - Capitale
October 11, 2018 - New York

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is pleased to invite you to the 17th Annual Wings of Hope for Melanoma gala in New York, NY. Enjoy samplings from a variety of elite New York restaurants, cocktails and a silent auction with unique and one-of-a-kind items. The MRF welcomes ESPN Sports Broadcaster and Melanoma Survivor, Holly Rowe, as Mistress of Ceremonies and comedian Richard Kind as a special guest. The MRF will honor Dr. Orit Markowitz, FAAD, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Director of Pigmented Lesions and Skin Cancer at the Boston VA, with the Humanitarian Award. The MRF is also pleased to honor Coolibar with the Corporate Leadership Award, Dr. David Abramson, Chief of Ophthalmic Oncology Service, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill-Cornell Medical Center, with the CURE OM Vision of Hope Award and Edith Guarini, RN, BSN, CPHON, Pediatric Nurse Coordinator at Memorial Sloan Kettering with the Compassionate Care Award. The MRF is excited to have Cathie and Tom Westdyk as this year's co-chairs and Susan and Rob Reynolds as this year's Auction Chairs. We are so grateful for their hard... (read more)

PSIHOMODO POP - The Cutting Room
October 11, 2018 - New York

Celebrating 30 years of their first album "Godina Zmaja", the Croatian rock band Psihomodo Pop, led by the charismatic singer Davor Gobec, is visiting USA and Canada for the very first time For over three decades, they are incomparable successors of the rock style started by their heroes: Rolling Stones, Iggy & The Stooges, Lou Reed, Velvet Underground and Ramones. Their setlist, including highly energized rock 'n roll songs like: »Kad sam imao 16«, «Osje?am se haj, mozak baj, baj«, »Frida«, »Natrag u garažu«, »Telegram Sam«, »Ramona« and »Ja volim samo sebe«, for sure can guarantee a great show not to be missed!

Craft Spirits Celebration with Flaviar - Houston Hall
October 11, 2018 - New York

Craft Spirits Celebration is hosted and organised by Flaviar, the online club for spirits enthusiasts with a mission to help each and every person build their dream home bar. A highlight in the spirits calendar, the event aims to bring to life the ethos behind Flaviar’s message, ‘Flavor to the People’, by bringing together members and non-members for a spirit celebration like no other. Alongside partner brands, Flaviar will introduce guests to its own private bottlings. Date: Thursday, October 11th, 2018 Location: Houston Hall, 222 W. Houston Street, New York City Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm (early entry from 5pm) Tickets: https://flaviar.com/craft-spirits-celebration

Suny College Fair - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through October 11, 2018 - New York

High school seniors and their families are invited to join SUNY representatives for a program designed to provide information and answer your questions about the college search process and all that is available to undergraduates at The State University of New York.

Fall Music Fest - Tompkins Square Park
October 13, 2018 - NYC

Fall Music Fest is a free music show that will be held on Saturday, October 13 at Tompkins Square Park. It will feature some great local NYC groups including GIFTSHOP, the Hell Yeah Babies, the Sloe Guns and Stevie 6String. It will also feature a major "Get out the vote" component and several NYC Council members and others will be speaking.

Music Box of Horrors 2018 - Music Box Theatre
Through October 13, 2018 - New York

Welcome back maniacs! This year's MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS promises to obliterate your sanity as we journey to the land of Australia for some skin-melting-goop-debauchery, revel in the gleeful delight of two of horrors greatest villains battling to the death, crash land into a hellscape of vamp-infused alien invasion, a sadistic desert-commune living cult leader cum magician, a tale of two sisters and the primate that tears them apart, and oh so much more! Special guest Don Mancini to come out for a 30th anniversary screening of CHILD'S PLAY. Saturday, October 13th at Noon (doors open at 11am) - Sunday, October 14th at Noon Marathon Lineup with Approximate Start Times: 12:00PM GOKE, BODYSNATCHER FROM HELL - Dir. Hajime Satô, 1968, 84mins, 35mm 1:40PM THE MAFU CAGE - Dir. Karen Arthur, 1978, 102mins, 35mm 3:40PM LORD OF ILLUSIONS with Kevin J. O'Connor in person! - Dir. Clive Barker, 1995, 101mins, 35mm 6:15PM THE LODGER with Live Score by False Gods Trio - Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1927, 91mins, DCP 8:15PM BLAME IT ON TOBY Midwest Premeire! - Dir. Richard Knight, Jr., 2018, 52mins, DCP 9:15PM THE CHILDREN Chicago Theatrical Premiere! - Dir. Tom Shankland, 2008, 84m... (read more)

23andMe 'Meet Your Genes' Free Pop-Up - EZ Studios
Through October 13, 2018 - New York

This experiential pop-up event created by 23andMe that invites people to learn about their genes by exploring interactive rooms. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through individually curated rooms bringing to life how your genes may impact day-to-day health and wellness, such as caffeine consumption and sleep movement - all based on information found in 23andMe's Health + Ancestry Service. The pop-up will be free to the public and visitors can expect interactive vignettes and more surprises along the way! 23andMe is the only at-home genetic testing kit available directly to consumers that provides a comprehensive understanding of their own genetic ancestry and health and offers two services: The Ancestry Service provides a breakdown of global ancestry composition by percentages, report on Neanderthal ancestry, and the option of finding and connecting with genetic relatives through the DNA Relatives tool. The Health + Ancestry Service offers an even more comprehensive understanding of your genetic makeup, with over 90 reports that provide information on how your genetics may impact your overall health (such as risks for disease) and contribute to your overall w... (read more)

Sudden Departure Day - Music of the Leftovers - The Town Hall
October 14, 2018 - New York

A rare performance of Composer Max Richter's emotive score for Damon Lindelof's cult HBO series The Leftovers. Richter approaches the show's themes of departure and loss with intimate and achingly beautiful melodies that travel through a psychological and tempestuous landscape with instrumentation of sustained tones, piano, harps and celesta. "Musically incredible and conceptually spot on. Max Richter is truly a modern day musical genius." The Line Of Best Fit Max Richter stands as one of the most prolific figures on the contemporary music scene today with ground-breaking work as a composer, pianist, producer, remixer and collaborator. From synthesizers to full symphony orchestra, Richter has spun a web of innovation to compose music for solo albums, ballets, concert hall performances, film and television scores, video art installations and theatre works.

New York City Stem College and Career Fair - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
October 14, 2018 - New York

Free and open to the public, STEM College and Career Fairs provide a forum for colleges and universities to share STEM-related educational opportunities with prospective students and their parents; and, allows representatives from industry, professional associations/societies and non-profit organizations to educate students and parents on STEM-related career opportunities.

NYC Handmade Bazaar - Fall - Grand Bazaar NYC
October 14, 2018 - New York

There is something to be said about having things that are handmade locally. For this special fall event we've carefully handpicked makers based on originality and quality. Come shop from creative and talented makers from the New York metro area who produce one-of-a-kind and limited-edition fashion, art, furniture, skin care, jewelry, pottery, stationery, leather bags, and delicious foods. They will be joining our weekly curated market, the largest in NYC.

Oktoberfest NYC at Watermark Bar - Watermark Bar
Through October 14, 2018 - New York

Oktoberfest NYC is back and better than ever! There's lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest... the steins of beer, the tents, the lederhosen, the pretzels. If you’re not traveling to Munich this year, you could have missed out on three of the best weeks of your life – until now. This year will be different for you! This year will be the year we bring the Oktoberfest atmosphere from Munich to New York! Start the works outs now to carry a stein in each hand. But Oktoberfest is about more than authentic German beer! Over 3 weekends, you can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great. We'll have live music, full Oktoberfest decoration and fun games for the entire family. Along with steins, you'll get some of the best Oktoberfest food that New York has to offer. Here is the info - We are excited to bring four weekends of the Oktoberfest atmosphere over from Munich to New York! The event is free. Reserve your ticket today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-nyc-2018-at-watermark-tickets-41671227764?ig_ix=true&aff=ebdiiginstagram This year introducing our special Dunkel Package! Skip that long line and get right to the party! Includes 5 Food/Beer ... (read more)

Ipsy Gen Beauty - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through October 14, 2018 - New York

EMPIRE STATE - Generation Beauty is coming for you! We're back in NYC for another weekend of beauty and more. We are bringing together the leading online beauty and fashion creators along with their passionate fans and top beauty brands for a weekend of inspiration, networking, and fun. Not to mention fab goodie bags filled with makeup, skincare, hair products (and more!) for everyone who attends.

Oktoberfest NYC - Watermark Bar
Through October 14, 2018 - New York

Oktoberfest NYC is back and better than ever! There's lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest… the steins of beer, the tents, the lederhosen, the pretzels. If you're not traveling to Munich this year, you could have missed out on three of the best weeks of your life – until now. This year will be different for you! This year will be the year we bring the Oktoberfest atmosphere from Munich to New York! Start the works outs now to carry a stein in each hand. But Oktoberfest is about more than authentic German beer! Over 3 weekends, you can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great. We'll have live music, full Oktoberfest decoration and fun games for the entire family. Along with steins, you'll get some of the best Oktoberfest food that New York has to offer.

OktoberFest NYC 2018 at Watermark - Watermark
Through October 14, 2018 - NY

We are excited to bring four weekends of Oktoberfest to New York! Authentic German beer will be flowing, complimented by traditional Oktoberfest food and fun for the entire family. There are lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest… the lederhosen, the beer, the pretzels, the stein holding contests… If you're not traveling to Munich this year, experience Oktoberfest in New York! Over 4 weekends, you can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great – authentic German beer, brats and giant pretzels, Oktoberfest decorations and fun games for the entire family. And be sure to start your workout now for our epic stein holding contests. Enjoy the festivities at our 3,500 square foot venue which features amazing views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and Brooklyn skyline. There are lots of beer festivals, but there's only been one Oktoberfest... until now. This year, Oktoberfest will be presented by the following German Beer Brands:

Autumn Obsession Midnight Yacht Cruise - Harbor Lights Yacht
Through October 14, 2018 - New York

Just because summer is over, doesn't mean the party is over! NYPartyCruise invites you to spend an Autumn night under the stars on a midnight party cruise aboard a fabulous yacht. Party aboard the multi-level, heating-controlled Harbor Lights Yacht, which features an oversized outdoor lounge, cash bar, and a danceable mix of Top 40, mainstream, & Latin. Dance, mix and mingle with old friends and new and enjoy gorgeous views of New York at night. CONTACT INFO: events@nypartycruise.com www.nypartycruise.com/eventpages/2018/midnightcruise101318.html

Café Grumpy Historic Photo Exhibit - Grand Central Terminal - Café Grumpy
Through October 15, 2018 - New York

Visit Café Grumpy in the Lexington Passage for a Historic Photo Exhibit! Take some time out of your commute to check out the beauty of Grand Central Terminal throughout the years. Details & Light: Historical Photographs of Grand Central Terminal will be on display at Cafe Grumpy from August 15th through October 15th.

Susan York Foundation - The Drawing Center
Through October 18, 2018 - Soho

For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center's Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York will create a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum's 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York will create replicas of parts of the museum's foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum's ground floor. York's long-term installation will initiate an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center's building, York's installation will generate opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence

"American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland" By Connie Winston @ Dixon Place - Dixon Place
Through October 20, 2018 - New York City

After a one-day trial in 1945, an all-white male jury deliberates for under an hour and sentences Lena Baker to death for killing her abusive lover. Three days after being pulled over by a Texas State Trooper in 2015 for not using a turn signal, Sandra Bland was found dead in a Waller County jail cell. In a poignant, visceral 65-minute theatrical experience combining the two stories, Connie Winston's American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland articulates how little has changed in the relationship between Black women and the United States justice system in 60 years between the deaths of Lena and Sandra. This unapologetic personal accounting - written / performed by Winston and directed by Rhonda "Passion" Hansome - bares new awareness of timeworn atrocities. Six performances only - on Friday and Saturday evenings @ 7:30pm between October 5th and 20th. This Dixon Place commission is made possible, in part, with private funds from The Jerome Foundation, and public funds from NY State Council on the Arts w/the support of Gov Andrew Cuomo & the NY State Legislature.

P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 21, 2018 - New York

Returning to The Met for the 11th consecutive year, the exhibition P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids features works of art in a variety of media created by public school students in New York City. The exhibition will be on view and open to the public at The Met Fifth Avenue from June 12 through October 21, 2018. P.S. Art highlights the talent and creativity of young artists and champions art making as a way to appreciate the cultures, life experiences, and traditions across the city. The 121 works in this year’s exhibition represent 123 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in public schools throughout the five boroughs. The works were chosen from over 1,200 submissions, and the final decisions were made by a jury comprised of distinguished members of the art community, including members of The Met staff. P.S. Art 2018: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids is a project of the New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School Association, Inc.

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN - 59E59 Theaters
Through October 28, 2018 - new york

Award-winning actor and piano virtuoso Hershey Felder in his wildly acclaimed one-man show, HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). The production, featuring music and lyrics by the great American songwriter Irving Berlin, book by Hershey Felder and directed by longtime Felder collaborator Trevor Hay, will play from August 24 through October 28, 2018, with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, September 5. Felder returns to 59E59 Theaters, where he recently played a sold out engagement of MAESTRO (Leonard Bernstein) and adapted, directed and designed the sold out THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE. http://www.59e59.org/moreinfo.php?showid=309 Tickets $25-$70 (59E59 Members $25-$49) can be purchased online at www.59e59.org, by phone by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (12:00-8:00 PM daily), or in person at the 59E59 Theaters box office, from Noon-6:00 PM. HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN is featured as a part of the 59E59 Theaters subscription series. 59E59 Theaters is located at 59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues Tue - Fri at 7:00 Sat at 2:00 & 7:00 Sun at 2:00 & 7:00

The Central Park Walking Tour - Manhattan and Beyond Tours llc
Through October 28, 2018 - New York

The Central Park Walking Tour Daily 12pm—2 hours—2 miles—$25/person Gain a complete picture of Central Park’s origins, wit-ness its design, experience the cultural influences and feel the calming effect being in nature brings from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The Central Park Walking Tour - Manhattan and Beyond Tours llc
Through October 28, 2018 - New York

The Central Park Walking Tour Daily 12pm—2 hours—2 miles—$25/person Gain a complete picture of Central Park’s origins, wit-ness its design, experience the cultural influences and feel the calming effect being in nature brings from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Patricia Queiruga - Agora Gallery
Through October 30, 2018 - New York

Collective Exhibition With an ever-changing combination of paints, Patricia Queiruga builds work that ranges from abstract to figurative, but remains reliably organic. In each of the artist's works, paint builds, drizzles, and drips into shape. The movement of the material on the canvas and the artist's action in making the work is always visible. In some works vibrant streaks of red or yellow burst through the composition. Inspired by music, Queiruga makes energetic choices in acrylic, oil, and mixed media, translating the exciting notes into a visual practice. Sharply cutting across one another or carefully blended together in the background, the colors and treatments combine with Queiruga's impulsive choices to form artworks full of emotion and spontaneity. Working freely, Queiruga explores each avenue of interest, whether an elephant or an abstract concept, with versatility and an expressionistic perspective. Born in the city of Córdoba, Patricia Queiruga lives and works in Argentina. The artist incorporates varied influences into each work, sometimes using painting as a means of pure expression while also occasionally highlighting societal issues like human trafficking t... (read more)

Center for Architecture Presents: The Fourth Regional Plan - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through October 31, 2018 - New York

Presents the Regional Plan Association's (RPA) Fourth Regional Plan. Released in November 2017, the long-range plan addresses urban challenges facing the New York Metropolitan area and envisions innovative schemes for the future of the region.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Fall Early-Morning Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 02, 2018 - New York

Eight Weeks, September 11–November 2 Tuesdays –Thursdays, 7:30–9am and Fridays, 9–11am $85 per person Walks begin across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet (Tuesdays, 7:30 am and Fridays, 9 am) and Joseph DiCostanzo (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 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.

Healthy on the Hudson — Tai Chi - Pier 84
Through November 05, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Monday in June and July from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Tai Chi at Pier 84 in partnership with T'ai Chi Chuan! All are welcome to participate in this ancient Chinese system of movement for health and vitality.

Epic New York Beer Tour - Bars, Taprooms, Breweries - Empire State Building
Through December 22, 2018 - New York

The Beer Adventures app offers 150+ highly curated tours in 75 cities around the globe. Currently in 25 US cities, we take you to all of the best bars, taprooms and breweries in town giving you a day out to remember on your own terms. For this 'Epic New York Beer Tour' we invite you to join us in NYC as we hit up to 10 venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn in one day. This is one of our favourite Beer Adventures and it's done best by a combination of walking, subway and whatever else mode of transport is for you! Starting by the Empire State Building you'll pass loads of famous landmarks, go over and under the East River, hit both villages (Greenwich and East) and of course visit all the very best beer bars NYC has to offer. Come thirsty, hungry and ready to make a day of it! HOW IT WORKS: Search for 'Beer Adventures' in the Apple appstore or Google Play and download for free. You can then select the city and tours you want in-app. The Beer Adventures app acts as a magical mystery tour directing beer fans around a city at the touch of a few buttons. Available on iOS and Android, we offer highly curated, built in itineraries in most major cities. STARTING O... (read more)

Models and Bottles Fridays ... Free on the A.C. Pass Guest List - Show
Through December 29, 2018 - New York City

Models and Bottles Fridays Text keyword SHOWNYC to 83361 for Instant RSVP and chance to win a VIP Party (FREE Admission, Bottle & More!) SHOW. NYC Nightclubs. 135 West 41st Street. Times Square. 10 pm-???(Broadway and 6th Ave) A.C. Pass List invites you to "The Original" Models and Bottles Fridays at NYCs newest premier hotspot, Show NYC! This will be the biggest Friday Night party NYC has ever seen. Top DJs, aerialists, dancers, expert mixologists, bottle service served by our #Showgirls, a true VIP experience, a sexy crowd, all in a spectacular new venue. Ask about our specials, VIP packages and Group/ Birthday specials.. World reknown DJs play open format, house music, old skool, top 40, mash-ups and more. Everyone receives complimentary admission on the “A.C. Pass List” (ladies til 12am, Gents til 12am). Ask me about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service and more details. 21+ID. To expedite entry, get on the "A.C. Pass Guest List" please e-mail me directly, crisac@mac.com. Doors and list opens at 10 pm & all list closes at 2 am. All admission is at the discretion of the doorman. Dress fashionable please. Dress code: Ladie... (read more)

NYC Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
Through December 30, 2018 - New York

Join Big City Hunt on an Epic Scavenger Hunt Tour of Central Park. This scavenger hunt is great for kids, families, and friends. You'll learn a ton about your city and Central Park! New York's Central Park stretches across 843 acres of land. It is larger than independent city-states Monaco and Vatican City combined. Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and The Dakota are just a few of the landmarks you’ll discover on this exciting two-hour hunt. Explore Central Park's rich history through this fun and engaging hunt through this iconic park using your smartphone. Check out this page for more information: https://www.scavengerhunt.com/locations/central_park_nyc_scavenger_hunt.html

Toward A Concrete Utopia: Architecture In Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 - The Museum of Modern Art
Through January 13, 2019 - Manhattan

Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia's architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged—from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist "social condensers"—is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state itself. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 introduces the exceptional work of socialist Yugoslavia's leading architects to an international audience for the first time, highlighting a significant yet thus-far understudied body of modernist architecture, whose forward-thinking contributions still resonate today.

Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 03, 2019 - Manhattan

For a brief period in the early 1960s, a group of choreographers, visual artists, composers, and filmmakers made use of a local church to present performances that Village Voice critic Jill Johnston declared the most exciting new developments in dance in a generation. Redefining the kinds of movement that could count as dance, the Judson participants—Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Philip Corner, Bill Dixon, Judith Dunn, David Gordon, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Fred Herko, Robert Morris, Steve Paxton, Rudy Perez, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Carolee Schneemann, and Elaine Summers, among others—would go on to profoundly shape all fields of art in the second half of the 20th century. Taking its name from the Judson Memorial Church, a socially engaged Protestant congregation in New York's Greenwich Village, Judson Dance Theater was organized as a series of open workshops from which its participants developed performances. Together, the artists challenged traditional understandings of choreography, expanding dance in ways that reconsidered its place in the world. They employed new compositional methods to strip dance of its theatrical conventions, incorporating "ordinary" movements—ge... (read more)

Constantin Brancusi Sculpture - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 24, 2019 - Manhattan

Poet Erza Pound spoke of artist Constantin Brancusi's work as providing "the master keys to the world of form." Over a career that spanned half a century, Brancusi's innovations transformed sculpture as it had been known, and influenced generations of artists to come. After moving to Paris in 1904 from his native Romania, Brancusi affected the appearance of a Romanian peasant—a long beard, work shirt, and sandals—while embedding himself in avant-garde art circles. He soon began pushing modernist sculpture to the threshold of abstraction, developing a new, simplified vocabulary of graceful crescents, gleaming ovoids, and rough-hewn blocks that often evoked rather than resembled the things named in their titles, such as Bird in Space or Fish. He put the natural properties of his materials on display, carving directly into wood and stone and polishing metal to high reflectivity. The bases for his sculptures were often built of stacked elements—wood cubes, cylindrical slices, pyramidal blocks, or cruciform stones—becoming an integral component of the work itself and hinting at the possibility of infinite rearrangement, an idea that would prove fertile in future decades.

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