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Free Things to Do in NYC This Week - September 16-September 23

September 16, 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.

Beera VeNashira // ???? ?????? - Cafe Wha?
September 16, 2018 - New York City

Israel is celebrating its holidays - we're celebrating it together in New York! After the success series of Beera Venashira, we're bringing the Israeli party style once again to Cafe Wha, this time for the special occasion of Israel's Holidays. Join us for A night of Israeli music: the new and the old - the sounds and tastes of home. “Beera VeNashira" is a concert-party, held by an Israeli cover band, accompanied by drinks and pure good vibes from the Holy Land.From Kaveret and Shlomo Artzi, through Mosh Ben-Ari, all the way to Sarit Hadad and Omer Adam - we keep it diverse and eclectic, just like it is in Israel. Seats are not reserved, first come - first served. Online Tickets 35$ / Door Tickets 40$ Doors Open: 6:00pm. Show starts at 7pm The Israeli Beera-Venashira Party will start at 7:00 until 8:45 - then the Cafe Wah House band will start their show at 9:00pm. You'll be welcome to stay! (additional fees will be collected

49th Annual African American Day Parade - African American Day Parade
September 16, 2018 - New York

Come create a positive impact on young men! Let them see strong, educated, and determined Black Men March together in Unity! Uniform - Dark Suit, White Shirt, Gold Tie, OHBM Pin, and please wear comfortable shoes. DATE Sunday, September 16, 2018 in Harlem, NY TIME Lineup before 12:30PM Parade begins at 1:30PM LINEUP BLOCK W. 11?1?th EASTSIDE Between St. Nicholas Avenue & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd Enter lineup block from St. Nicholas Avenue Contact person should sign-in with Block Coordinator on designated lineup block. Block Coordinators will be wearing Orange T-shirts. PARADE ROUTE Starts at W. 111th Street & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd and proceeds north to W. 136th Street. Participants make a right on W. 136th Street ending on Malcolm X. Blvd. Buses or other vehicles should un-load on St. Nicholas Avenue from 110th St. to 114th St. and re-load on Malcolm X Blvd. from 136th St. to 140th St.

Choir Rehearsal - Judson Memorial Church
September 16, 2018 - New York

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

Portraiture Photo Walk with Rubén Salgado Escudero - Sony Square NYC
September 16, 2018 - New York

Rube?n Salgado Escudero was born in Madrid, Spain. He lived in the United States throughout his teenage years, graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design and later lived 10 years in Berlin, Germany. In 2014, while living in Myanmar, he began an on- going project 'Solar Portraits' which has gained support and has been published by National Geographic Magazine, Time Magazine, El Pais, Spiegel, and the United Nations.

Darling West at The Loft - City Winery
September 16, 2018 - New York

Darling West experienced a spectacular breakthrough in their musical career after the release of their second album, «Vinyl and a Heartache» in 2016. They were awarded a Norwegian Spellemann award (equivalent of Grammy), listed on Norway's biggest radio channels and appeared on the Top 100 Country charts in the US. They have played shows all over the world – among the highlights are several of Norway's biggest festivals, SXSW in Texas, Americanafest in Nashville, Folk Alliance in Kansas City, a tour with Sam Outlaw and a support slot for Lucinda Williams. Those are many highlights. They have also had several million plays on Spotify, appearing in several influential playlists.

Susan Levy Memorial - The Cutting Room
September 16, 2018 - New York

The players are some of the best in the NY music scene: Dave Donen, Jim Latham, Scott Richter, Alan Levy, Matt Feinberg, Shirley Martin, Paul Bauman, Lizzy Ames, Maggie Ryder, Julie Lamb, George Ennis, Bruce Wilcox, Tracy McMullan, Billy Cobin, Fausto Bozza, Mark Henkin, Maria Victoria Panella, Michael Gismondi, Lee Finkelstein, Alan and the JAM WITH JOHNNY ROSCH, and Roast Beef Joe.

All-of-a-Kind Family walking tour - Museum at Eldridge Street
September 16, 2018 - New York

What was it like to be a kid on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century? Find out as we follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor's children's classic All-of-a-Kind Family. We'll stroll through the story and into the streets to visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased their pickles and candy. This tour is presented in partnership with PJ Library.

Big City Fishing Sundays on Pier 25 - Hudson River Park's Pier 25
September 16, 2018 - Manhattan

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels, and instruction.

Fall Open House: Total Health for your Body & Brain - JCC Manhattan
September 16, 2018 - Upper West Side

The community is invited to the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan's fall open house focusing on mind and body health. Attendees will enjoy a host of free fitness and wellness classes, from indoor cycling and yoga to Zumba, nutrition and the brain, and more. Attendees who sign up for membership during the event will save $200, the largest discount of the year. Pre-registration is recommended, though not required, and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, visit jccmanhattan.org/open-house. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Successful Aging + Your Brain, with Matthew E. Fink, MD, Neurologist-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian; Chairman, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine. OPEN HOUSE FREE CLASSES Alexander Technique Boxercise Brain Training for Longevity Cardio Conditioning Fluidity Barre Workout MELT Nia Jam Nutrition and the Brain TRX Yoga for Back Health Z Health Zumba

Midnight at the Masquerade - Hilton Garden Inn
September 16, 2018 - New York

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in New York and surrounding areas throughout New York. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! Bring friends or family, discover clues while trading them with other guests, and solve the mystery before the dinner is finished.

'12 Angry Men' Performed by 12 Impassioned Women - Theatre Row
September 16, 2018 - New York

12 ANGRY MEN was written by reginald rose in 1954, 19 years before women were permitted to serve on juries in all 50 states. On Sunday, September 16, hear the story told by women. 12 Broadway women will lend their impassioned voices and read this 90-minute classic about the power one person can have when they speak with conviction in our judicial system. After the staged reading, audience members, cast, and staff will have the opportunity to update their voter registration in anticipation of the November 6th Midterm Elections. Information will also be given about how to increase voter registration and voter turnout.

TCS New York City Marathon Training Series 18M - New York Road Runners
September 16, 2018 - New York

The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon is within reach! This 18-miler is the third and final race of new TCS New York City Marathon Training Series, a new set of races designed support your training plan. All finishers will receive 9+1 credit for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.

Henry Street Settlement Community Block Party - Sol Lain Playground
September 16, 2018 - New York

It’s a double birthday party as Henry Street Settlement celebrates 125 years with The Visiting Nurse Service of New York! Bring your family to this joyous free event, featuring local food vendors, street fair attractions, games, a special guest DJ performance, and so much more! Celebrate with us on Sunday, September 16 from noon-5 p.m. Plus, join Henry Street before the celebration for its annual Town Hall Meeting at 301 Henry Street from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Share feedback and learn about Henry Street programs and services before heading next door to celebrate with the community.

Wellness Comes Home to Your Local CB2 Store - CB2
September 16, 2018 - New York

Wellness comes home to your local CB2 store. Learn to bring health + wellness into your space with a professionally-led meditation session, DIY sage bundling, and finally, a style tutorial, led by a local influencer or design professional, featuring the goop x CB2 collection.

Airborne Festival: Honoring the Legacy of Robert Davidson - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through September 16, 2018 - New York

• 1 Aerial Dance Mentor • 7 Artistic Seeds • 2 Performances Fly-by-Night Dance Theater Announces Airborne Festival – Honoring the Legacy of Robert Davidson Robert Davidson introduced expressive Aerial Dance to hundreds of artists in his lifetime. Fly-by-Night Dance will honor his legacy by featuring performances by Guest Aerial Artists from around the country who were deeply influenced by him. A video about Davidson and the Airborne Festival can be seen at: https://vimeo.com/281523401 PERFORMANCE VENUE AND DATES: Manhattan Movement and Arts Center 248 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023 Saturday, September 15 @ 8:00 PM Sunday, September 16 @ 2:30 PM Tickets: $25 (advance) ? $35 (at the door) www.ticketfly.com ? (877) 987-6487

The Torso - Theater for the New City
Through September 16, 2018 - New York

WHERE AND WHEN: September 6 to 16. Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater) 155 1st Avenue. A world premiere presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2018. 9/6 6:30pm, 9/8 5pm, 9/9 8pm, 9/14 6:30pm, 9/15 5pm, 9/16 8pm Tickets: $15. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running time: 90 min. with no intermission. Critics are invited to all performances. When talented 20-something Danica moves to New York City to pursue a career as a musician, she assumes things will go off without a hitch. However, on top of her best friend Mary’s sudden turn towards all things mature, including such adult activities as grocery shopping, trips to the dentist, and entire afternoons spent not stoned out of her mind, Danica’s own overwhelming unemployment and lingering teenage bad habits take a toll. Soon, she begins finding mannequin body parts inexplicably hidden around her new apartment. Unsure if these sinister gifts are the work of a stalker or her own slowly slipping mind, she keeps the secret to herself and does her best to slog onward. As her dread mounts and Danica slowly begins to unravel, her friends becom... (read more)

Moving Bodies - Theater for the New City
Through September 16, 2018 - NY

Love and science - can a woman have both? Lorraine Liscio's provocative new play, Moving Bodies, directed by Myriam Cyr, centers around 18th century scientist Emilie, the Marquise du Chatelet, also remembered as the lover of Voltaire, and how she fought for love and science and why, as a woman, she was never allowed to have both. The cast features Lee Mikeska Gardner as Emilie du Chatelet and Saxon Palmer as Voltaire. Composer/pianist will perform live his original music as well as Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart.

Plucker - Access Theater
Through September 16, 2018 - New York

Company of Fools returns with another visceral and darkly comedic production to cap its 2018 season. For the first time, Company of Fools will be presenting a production as a member of the Access Theater’s Association Series, at the Access’s home on Broadway in lower Manhattan. Ever since Alexis moved in with her boyfriend, her pet parrot has developed a problem. What’s worse, the girl she’s been illicitly flirting with just showed up uninvited to their dinner party. And she might have bedbugs. And a secret past. PLUCKER is an old-school farce about a new generation dealing with the anxieties of commitment and co-habitation. PLUCKER combines a close examination of millennial angst and the woes of sex and relationships with elements of farce and bedroom comedy. The result of that marriage? A pointed, powerful, and visceral dark comedy that will make you laugh and question your life choices in equal measure.

Airborne Festival - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through September 16, 2018 - New York

· 1 Aerial Dance Mentor · 7 Artistic Seeds · 2 Performances Fly-by-Night Dance Theater Announces The Airborne Festival – Honoring the Legacy of Robert Davidson Robert Davidson introduced expressive Aerial Dance to hundreds of artists in his lifetime. Fly-by-Night Dance will honor his legacy by featuring performances by Guest Aerial Artists from around the country who were deeply influenced by him. PERFORMANCE VENUE AND DATES: Manhattan Movement Arts Center 248 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023 Saturday, September 15 @ 8:00 PM Sunday, September 16 @ 2:30 PM Tickets: $25 (advance) ? $35 (at the door) www.ticketfly.com ? (877) 987-6487 Guest Aerial artists include: Jayne Bernasconi Anne Bunker / O-T-O Dance Nathan Dryden Melissa Noble Nancy Smith, Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance Eileen Little & Dan Loeser / Fight or Flight Theater Also Featuring: Fly-by-Night performers: Janet Aisawa, Elise Knudson, Julie Ludwick, Martin Borromeo Live Music by Paul Uhry Newman Featured Artists: Robert Davidson’s dancing will be featured in the festival through films of his performances. Davidson was a master teacher, musician, aerial dance performer a... (read more)

Single Dead Female - Theater for the New City
Through September 16, 2018 - New York City

At the peak of the true crime boom, the host of Single Dead Female, a popular true crime podcast, finds herself without a buzzy subject for her new season. When her intern accidentally kills a hot, young woman, the two conclude they have no choice but to use her as their subject. Will their listeners discover the truth? Find out, right after this ad for Harry’s Razors.

Moving Bodies - Theater for the New City
Through September 16, 2018 - NY

Love and science - can a woman have both? Lorraine Liscio's provocative new play, Moving Bodies, directed by Myriam Cyr, centgers around 18th century scientist Emilie, the Marquise du Chatelet, also remembered as the lover of Voltaire, and how she fought for love and science and why, as a woman, she was never allowed to have both. Lee Mikeska Gardner appears as Emilie du Chatelet, and Saxon Palmer is Voltaire. On Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival.

Shake That Midnight Yacht Cruise - Harbor Lights Yacht
Through September 16, 2018 - New York

Set sail around New York City and enjoy music, dancing and breathtaking views of the world's most famous skyline, on this late-night party cruise aboard the heated, multilevel Harbor Lights yacht. The ship boasts two enclosed dance floors, a fully stocked cash bar and cash buffet, and a massive outdoor lounge space. And DJs E.M. & Ish will be on board to spin a combination of Top 40, EDM, mainstream and Latin to keep the boat rocking till the wee hours of the morning. CONTACT INFO: events@nypartycruise.com www.nypartycruise.com/eventpages/2018/midnightcruise91518.html

mc50 Presents Kick out the Jams - the 50th Anniversary Tour - Irving Plaza
September 17, 2018 - New york

Wayne Kramer, leader of Detroit's proto-punk/hard rock band MC5, announces 35 North American dates for "Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour." Touring with the MC50 — which includes guitarist Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), drummer Brendan Canty (Fugazi), bassist Dug Pinnick (King's X), and frontman Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla) — Kramer will be celebrating the landmark anniversary of the MC5's incendiary debut album Kick Out the Jams and the release of his memoir The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities, to be published August 14 by Da Capo Press. The North American tour begins in early September, after several European summer festivals, and culminates with an October 27th concert back where it all began: in Detroit in 1968, where Kick Out the Jams — recently cited by Pitchfork as one of the 50 best albums of the 1960s—was recorded live in front of a raucous home town audience at the Grande Ballroom on Halloween night. On the MC50 tour, Kramer and the band will play the album Kick Out the Jams in its entirety followed by an encore of MC5 material that will change each night. Tour details, including ticket on-sale dates and more, can be found at ... (read more)

Joe Farnsworth Trio - Smalls Live
September 17, 2018 - New York City

JOE FARNSWORTH drums Joe Farnsworth is already regarded as one of the top jazz drummers in the world, but as far as he is concerned, he is just getting started. JOHN WEBBER bass For generations, the Midwest has been a fertile ground for producing talented jazz bass players. St. Louis native Jimmy Blanton revolutionized the role of the bass. ANTHONY WONSEY piano An adventurous yet flexible pianist with a potentially significant future, Anthony Wonsey started playing music when he was six. Wonsey studied first with his mother (a classical pianist).

Stargazing - High Line
September 18, 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.

Broadway Buskers: Carner & Gregor - Broadway Plaza
September 18, 2018 - New York

Broadway Buskers are concerts of original music, hits from yesterday and today, and musical theater tunes with singer-songwriters who happen to be Broadway actors and composers, curated and hosted by Ben Cameron, the host of Broadway Sessions, and BroadwayCon. Broadway Buskers is part of TSQ ? NYC, approximately 30 hours per week of free summer music and public programming throughout the Broadway Pedestrian Plazas, amidst the lights and sounds of the iconic setting of Times Square, the Crossroads of the World. Sam Carner and Derek Gregor’s musical Unlock’d ran Off-Broadway in a Prospect production at the Duke Theater and recently played Houston’s Queensbury Theatre. Their show Island Song has dozens of productions slated for 2018-19 around the world, having played the Adirondack Theatre Festival, London’s Stratford Circus, Oakland University, Circle in the Square Theatre School, and many more. The studio cast album starring Jeremy Jordan, Kimiko Glenn and more is available at www.IslandSongMusical.com. Their musical Toast had workshops at the Bloomington Playwrights Project, NC State, and Johnny Mercer Colony. Among Playbill.com’s “Contemporary Songwriters You Should Know,” they... (read more)

Golden Lady Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
September 18, 2018 - New York

A monthly Burlesque/Variety Show hosted by Essence Revealed. With special guests, piano bar singalongs and more!

Strictly Tango at Washington Square Park - Washington Square Park
Through September 18, 2018 - New York

Dance the night away with Strictly Tango NYC dance school with FREE tango classes and open milonga at Washington Square Park. Strictly Tango brings you "an authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling." Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner!

Design Tour: Elevated Design - High Line
September 19, 2018 - West Village

Get an insider's look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Friends of the High Line Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the High Line and its impact locally and worldwide.

MAGNUM New York to Offer BOGO Pretty Woman Bar Next Week - MAGNUM New York
Through September 19, 2018 - New York

In celebration of the Broadway musical Pretty Woman opening next week, MAGNUM New York is partnering with the beloved production to offer a customized Pretty Woman MAGNUM ice cream bar and limited-time BOGO deal. Starting on opening night (August 16), MAGNUM New York will celebrate the partnership by offering visitors a buy one get one MAGNUM ice cream bar free deal all weekend (August 16 – 19). After the 19th, fans will still be able to purchase the limited-edition Pretty Woman MAGNUM bar through the end of August. Guests can enjoy the Pretty Woman MAGNUM Bar featuring toppings inspired by the Broadway musical – culinary rose petals, sugar diamonds and edible gold crystals – or customize their own creations by selecting silky vanilla bean or rich chocolate ice cream bars to be hand-dipped in a choice of dark, milk or white Belgian chocolate. MAGNUM New York, open through Labor Day Weekend, is located in SoHo at 132 Spring St. For more information, please visit www.magnumicecreamus.com.

The Beauty of Bonsai: Culture & Cultivation - Japan Society
September 20, 2018 - New York

Bonsai's artistic roots go back over a thousand years in Japan, and today the art form has spread across cultures, embracing new plant species and international influences. Through the careful guidance of human hands, miniature bonsai trees flourish into a microcosm of the natural world. At this talk, Julian Velasco, professional bonsai artist and former Bonsai Collection curator at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for 11 years, joins us to share what makes these exquisite trees so special and how they can help improve our lives by connecting us to nature. Followed by a reception.

BRYANT PARK KICKS OFF 16TH SEASON OF YOGA CLASSES MAY 24 - Bryant Park
Through September 20, 2018 - New York

Bryant Park’s yoga classes, believed to be the largest regularly scheduled outdoor series of its kind in the world, begin a new season Thursday, May 24. The twice-weekly classes will be held Tuesday mornings on the Upper Terrace 10 AM-11 AM, and Thursday evenings on the Lawn 6 PM-7PM. All classes are free and open to the public. The 2018 yoga season is made possible by the generosity of KeVita®, a leading manufacturer of fermented probiotic and kombucha beverages. A supporting sponsor, Gaiam, a yoga, fitness and wellness brand, will donate 1,200 yoga mats for participants to use throughout the season. Both partners will also participate in the Bryant Park Frequent Yogi loyalty program, rewarding returning attendees for their dedication. Bryant Park’s yoga classes draw thousands of participants throughout the warm weather months, making it one of the park’s most-attended activities. The Thursday evening class has drawn over 1,500 people during a single session. This year on select Tuesday mornings, Bryant Park introduces post-class yoga workshops on topics including self-care, meditation, and alignment with instructors from the Gaiam Wellness Studio, located in Lord & Taylor o... (read more)

Sustainable Investing Group Meeting - CFA Society New York
September 21, 2018 - New York

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Zuvaa Fall Pop Up Tour: NYC - 67 Greene St
September 22, 2018 - New York

NYC, Zuvaa is back !! We're bringing some our Fall 2018 looks. Shop beautiful African inspired items from the Zuvaa Marketplace. The Zuvaa POP-UP shops are an opportunity for people around the world to experience beautiful high-quality African Inspired garments from talented designers around the world.

ROOM FOR TEA - ROOM FOR TEA
Through September 22, 2018 - New York

Room for Tea, a tea-themed immersive art pop-up is touching down in Downtown Manhattan on August 28. Tickets are on sale now. It offers a 40-minute fun journey, featuring 5 main scenes and 18 visual highlights inspired by tea culture around the world and its adaption in NYC. The scenes include: “Labyrinth of Tea Origin”, “Milk Tea Metropolis”, “Matcha under Cherry Blossom”, “Summer BOBA Court” and “Mint Tea Secret Box ”, which represent different tea culture. Weekly guests from 6 New York hit teashops will treat every visitor with one of their complimentary signature BOBA tea. For those who look for more, Room for Tea also offers a 40-minute tea ceremony experience. Every ticket sold will help organization Trees for the Future to plant one tree. “New York City is built off diversity. Tea should be thought of as more than just a Snapple, but as an ingredient that has the power to bring people together,“ says Bai, Creative Director of Room for Tea. “It’s more than a drink. It stands for different culture. Every culture has its own adaption here and in NYC we celebrate that. That’s why we created this pop-up.” Room for Tea will land in Downtown Manhattan August 28 to Septembe... (read more)

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 23, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans ages 10 and up! Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Advance purchase is required.

The Feast of San Gennaro - Most Precious Blood Church
Through September 23, 2018 - New York

The beloved Feast of San Gennaro, which is celebrating its 92nd anniversary this year, is an annual festival presented by Figli di San Gennaro (Children of San Gennaro), a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants alive. The Feast is New York City's largest and longest running festivals and attracts more than one-million people from around the world each year, to take part in the religious processions, colorful parades, free musical entertainment, and a wide variety of authentic Italian cuisine. The first Feast in New York City took place on September 19, 1926 when newly arrived immigrants from Naples settled in what is now Little Italy in New York City, and decided to continue the tradition they had followed in Italy to celebrate the day in 305 A.D. when Saint Gennaro was martyred for the faith. Since then, the Feast has grown from a one-day street festival to a gala 11-day event.

The Feast of San Gennaro - Most Precious Blood Church
Through September 23, 2018 - New York

The beloved Feast of San Gennaro, which is celebrating its 92nd anniversary this year, is an annual festival presented by Figli di San Gennaro (Children of San Gennaro), a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants alive. The Feast is New York City's largest and longest running festivals and attracts more than one-million people from around the world each year, to take part in the religious processions, colorful parades, free musical entertainment, and a wide variety of authentic Italian cuisine. The first Feast in New York City took place on September 19, 1926 when newly arrived immigrants from Naples settled in what is now Little Italy in New York City, and decided to continue the tradition they had followed in Italy to celebrate the day in 305 A.D. when Saint Gennaro was martyred for the faith. Since then, the Feast has grown from a one-day street festival to a gala 11-day event.

Timo x Zenni OOO Collection Launch Pop-Up Speakeasy - 326 Canal Street
Through September 23, 2018 - New York

Free & open to the public, this pop-up speakeasy is more than meets the eye. Not your typical trip to the eye doctor, step into the exam room to experience the inspiration behind the new Timo x Zenni OOO eyewear collection -- a chic long weekend getaway!

The Feast of San Gennaro - Most Precious Blood Church
Through September 23, 2018 - New York

The beloved Feast of San Gennaro, which is celebrating its 92nd anniversary this year, is an annual festival presented by Figli di San Gennaro (Children of San Gennaro), a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants alive. The Feast is New York City's largest and longest running festivals and attracts more than one-million people from around the world each year, to take part in the religious processions, colorful parades, free musical entertainment, and a wide variety of authentic Italian cuisine. The first Feast in New York City took place on September 19, 1926 when newly arrived immigrants from Naples settled in what is now Little Italy in New York City, and decided to continue the tradition they had followed in Italy to celebrate the day in 305 A.D. when Saint Gennaro was martyred for the faith. Since then, the Feast has grown from a one-day street festival to a gala 11-day event.

The Feast of San Gennaro - Most Precious Blood Church
Through September 23, 2018 - New York

The beloved Feast of San Gennaro, which is celebrating its 92nd anniversary this year, is an annual festival presented by Figli di San Gennaro (Children of San Gennaro), a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants alive. The Feast is New York City's largest and longest running festivals and attracts more than one-million people from around the world each year, to take part in the religious processions, colorful parades, free musical entertainment, and a wide variety of authentic Italian cuisine. The first Feast in New York City took place on September 19, 1926 when newly arrived immigrants from Naples settled in what is now Little Italy in New York City, and decided to continue the tradition they had followed in Italy to celebrate the day in 305 A.D. when Saint Gennaro was martyred for the faith. Since then, the Feast has grown from a one-day street festival to a gala 11-day event.

Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care - Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 23, 2018 - New York

Los Angeles–based artist and designer Tanya Aguiñiga has established herself as a crucial voice working at the intersection of fiber art, design, social practice, and activism. Her work, ranging from her "Performance Crafting" series—which uses craft to generate dialogues about identity, culture, and gender—to furniture whose material and form reimagine its functionality to provide "support," shows a commitment to design thinking as political. At the heart of her practice is an inquiry into how community is created, and the role that craft, design, and materiality play in its formation. Founded by Aguiñiga and launched in 2015, AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides) is a long-term initiative that activates sites along the US–Mexico border through collaborative art-making and storytelling projects. Started as a month-long activation at the San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana, it has evolved its focus to record and paint a picture of life along the length of the border. To date, AMBOS, in collaboration with artists and community organizations working with border issues/themes, has produced programs along the border between the United States and Mexico, stopping at thirteen US/M... (read more)

La Frontera - Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 23, 2018 - New York

Nearly two thousand miles long, the US-Mexico border (la frontera) is the most frequently crossed international border in the world. Although predominantly depicted in the American media as a hub of drug trafficking and violence, the border—porous in nature—is also a place that allows for the exchange of ideas, wealth, and culture. Recently at the forefront of political and cultural conversation following the current US President's anti-immigration discourse and executive orders, the border has been characterized by contradictions since the nineteenth century, when the US annexed an important portion of Mexican territory. For Mexicans, Central Americans, and the United States citizens living alongside it, the border presents daily challenges that carry within them both hope and devastation. It is a complex physical, economic, cultural, social, and emotional landscape of human interaction.

Urbanworld Film Festival 2018 - AMC Empire 25
Through September 24, 2018 - New York City

Founded in 1997, the Urbanworld Film Festival is a five-day event presented by the non-profit the Urbanworld Foundation, who promotes the involvement of multicultural communities in the film industry. The event showcases documentaries, screenplay readings, narratives and short films by emerging talent. As the largest event of its kind, Urbanworld plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of multicultural individuals being represented in the media.

'Con Art' a solo exhibition by Dan Alva - Guy Hepner Contemporary Art Gallery
Through September 27, 2018 - Manhattan

The TAX Collection + Guy Hepner present 'Con Art', a solo gallery exhibition by Dan Alva. The Miami based street artist utilizes his marketing and advertisement background to create satirical works that aim to challenge the messages of recognizable ad campaigns and comment on the excesses of materialism and lifestyle marketing. 'Con Art' opens August 16th.

Linda Loves Bingo - Le Poisson Rouge
Through September 29, 2018 - West Village

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

360 Wellness - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through September 30, 2018 - New York

The Shops at Columbus Circle proudly curates a progressive, four-month wellness series focusing on different themes: Movement Matters, Clean Beauty, Mindful Eating, Conscious Fashion. Join industry leaders and lifestyle experts for live beauty demos, fitness classes, introspective health seminars and eco-friendly fashion exhibits.

Big City Fishing Sundays on Pier 25 - Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
Through September 30, 2018 - New York

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Piano Karaoke with Drew Rakoswki - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through September 30, 2018 - New York

Live Piano Karaoke with Drew Rakowski, hosted by Shannon Conley!

Town Stages announces Bar Hours for August and September - Town Stages
Through September 30, 2018 - New York

Bar Now Open at Town Stages 221 West Broadway, NYC August & September Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 5-10pm Town Stages announces bar hours for August and September: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5pm-10pm at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. For more information and to confirm hours of operation, visit www.townstages.com. Town Stages, a beautiful event venue and cultural arts space, now has a cocktail bar curated by bar director Joanna Carpenter. Her delicious and smartly crafted cocktails are the perfect pairing with the organization's gorgeous Tribeca location. The summer cocktail menu includes Joanna's Aunt Pearl's Gin Rickey, Big Barrel Old Fashioned, Smoky Paloma, and a Lavender Collins. Joanna Carpenter (Bar Director)hails most recently from the world of craft spirits brand management. She is an industry leader in beverage/ brand relationship cultivation, and designing niche bar concepts. A seasoned hospitality veteran, Joanna has helped create cocktails for some of New York City's most recognizable spaces and is a proud, active advocate for creating equal visibility and support for women and persons of color in hospitality. Joanna is a singer, actor, and direct... (read more)

AUGUST 21, 1968 - Czech Center New York
Through October 05, 2018 - New York

Selection of 20 iconic photographs capturing the dramatic events that occurred on August 21, 1968 in Czechoslovakia. An army of half-a-million soldiers of five Soviet bloc states - the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary and the German Democratic Republic - invaded the country with heavy military equipment including tanks. People were horrified and strolled into the streets to protest the occupants. The exhibition includes photographs by Vladimír Lammer, Libuše Kyndrová, Dagmar Hochová, Milo? Novotný, Ji?í Všete?ka, Miroslav Martinovský, Václav Toužimský, Jaromír ?ejka, Bohumil Dobrovolský, Ji?í Stivín, Gustav Aulehla, and Jan Reich, among others. At the beginning of 1968, the so-called rebuilding process began in Czechoslovakia. It was based on the utterly misconceived idea that the regime established and maintained by brutal methods can be democratized and humanized by moderate reforms. If successful, it would probably lead to the loss of the power monopoly of the Communist Party, the re-acquisition of full political sovereignty of Czechoslovakia, and, in its consequence, to the collapse of the Soviet bloc.

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.

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

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.

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)

Tom Placido Jazz Trio - Ali Baba
Through December 26, 2018 - New york

Tom Placido Trio - Jazz under the Stars at Ali Baba Turkish restaurant 2nd Ave and E46th St NY, NY every Wednesday night Start: 7pm till 10pm Cover: none Style:Straight ahead Come and hear the excitement of cutting edge jazz by NYC based pianist Tom Placido. He skillfully melds straight ahead jazz with elements of R&B, funk, soul, gospel, swing and Latin. Tom Placido - piano Tony Jones - drums Scott Ritchie - bass Every Wednesday from 7-10pm. Jazz under the stars. Weather permitting, the retractable roof is opened. No cover.

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.

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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