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Random Happenings in New York City This Week - October 14-October 21

October 14, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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If you're looking for the best of miscellaneous things to do in NYC, check out City Guide's 'Potpourri' category, which has dining specials, pop ups, shopping, charity events, literary events, lectures, readings, awards shows, galas, and even more.

My Perfect Pet - Emelin Theatre
October 14, 2018 - Mamaroneck

My Perfect Pet follows the charming young Cailin Green through a school day, but, not a typical one. It's her 10th birthday. She's been lobbying her parents for her perfect gift, a particular puppy she spotted in a shelter. Her parents, however, are unsure that Cailin is sufficiently responsible and mature enough to care for this pet. Accompanied by a precocious younger sister, Amy, and best friend, Josh, Cailin goes to school and to class (where our audience joins Cailin in active participation). This joyous day is clouded by Cailin's well founded fear that her birthday wish probably won't come true. Ultimately, Cailin's maturity is sorely tested. Will she do the easy thing or the right thing? Will her parents notice and approve of her actions? Will she get her perfect pet? My Perfect Pet is an original musical with Music and Lyrics by Jeff Eisenberg and Book by Bruce J. Robinson. It is directed by Rachel Black Spaulding.

Choir Rehearsal - Judson Memorial Church
October 14, 2018 - New York

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

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.

Audio Tours - The New York Botanical Garden
October 14, 2018 - Bronx

Have you ever wanted to talk to the Garden's staff and learn more about the Garden's plants or collections? Now you can by listening to the Garden's audio tours, which cover a breadth of subjects from horticulture to garden history. Learn more about the research scientists are doing at the Garden, find out what's in bloom, and leave your comments for Garden staff.

The Changing Face of North Midtown: Crosstown Below the Park - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
October 14, 2018 - New York

Much of the new construction in Midtown Manhattan has been, and continues to be, near the south end of Central Park. This tour will traverse North Midtown from Grand Army Plaza to Columbus Circle, viewing buildings by Norman Foster, Christian de Portzamparc, SOM, Robert A. M. Stern, Cesar Pelli, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Helmut Jahn, and I. M. Pei, as well as historic structures by Henry Hardenbergh, Warren & Wetmore, and Cass Gilbert. New and forthcoming supertall residential towers will be included. Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. Some tours utilize VOX amplification systems; attendees are welcome to bring their personal earbuds.

Prospect Park History Walking Tour - Prospect Park Alliance
October 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking tours of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn, presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. These two-hour tours will examine the Park's many layers of natural and human history, from the flora and geology to the architectural eras visible in the built environment.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
October 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

On The Winery Floor: A Harvest Session w/ Our Winemakers - The Loft at City Winery
October 14, 2018 - New York

Fall is Harvest Season--the busiest time of year for City Winery--and our winemaking crew is welcoming guests into their workplace for an unprecedented look at a very important stage of winemaking: managing the maceration process. Since wine is a living, breathing thing, our winemakers need to carefully monitor and actively address the needs of each batch of juice once they've crushed the grapes. During this session, you'll have a chance to see how we manage this process (either pump-over or punch-down techniques), taste juices at various stages of fermentation, and learn directly from the people who craft our wines. We'll close out the session with a sampling of City Winery selections. Guests can also enjoy a 20% discount on wine to go.

Poetry Walk - The New York Botanical Garden
October 14, 2018 - Bronx

An ongoing poetry walk showcases the work of acclaimed poet W.S. Merwin, organized in partnership with the Poetry Society of America. Merwin, a former U.S. Poet Laureate who has resided in Hawai'i since the 1970s, uses his interest in deep ecology to explore the relationship between nature and humans.

Selected Shorts: An Evening With John Darnielle - Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
October 14, 2018 - New York

Author, musician, and National Book Award nominee John Darnielle (The Mountain Goats, Wolf in White Van) returns curate a special evening of favorite stories. Not only is Darnielle "America's best non-hip-hop lyricist" (The New Yorker), he is a classics devotee who references Daniel Dafoe and the Bible as easily as he does Marlon James and Catalan novelist Mercè Rodoreda. This night, which explores the connective tissues between songwriting and storytelling, promises to be an invigorating, eclectic and truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Jann Klose & Band - The Cutting Room
October 14, 2018 - New York

Jann Klose is an award-winning pop singer-songwriter, who has released six albums and two EPs. Jann was raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany, and the United States and now resides in New York City. His music has been streamed over 1,000,000 times online and his new album IN TANDEM feat. collaborations with with Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Karen Zoid, RJ Benjamin, Tamara Dey, Ziyon (Liquideep), Peter Gabriel, Tlale Makhene, James Stewart (The Usual), Larry Beckett (Tim Buckley) is now available via Gallo Record Company / Sheer Sound. Jann is an ambassador for Desmond Tutu's Tutudesk campaign.

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.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
October 14, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

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.

Totality Hackathon - Brooklyn Expo Center
Through October 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

TotalityHacks was born by asking what would happen if we could design a hackathon from scratch. This re-design started with the organizing team: rather than being organized by students of a singular university and hosted at that university, TotalityHack's team comes from a wide array of schools across the country. The advantages of this are countless, but as an attendee the biggest difference is focus. Instead of needing to try and cater to beginners from the host school and experienced hackers who travel in, we're choosing to just cater TotalityHacks to the most committed and experienced hackers. Moreover, this independence allowed us to choose our location instead of relying on where a school is already located. After a nationwide search we landed at the Brooklyn Expo Center in New York City. New York provides an infinite playground for coding breaks, an amazing food scene, and most importantly our venue is easily accessible to the entire northeast by charter bus and/or train while also having three nearby airports for those flying in.

Green Meadows Farm Pumpkin Picking - Aviator Sports and Events Center
Through October 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Bring your family and friends and come enjoy a crisp autumn day of fall fun. Visit our friendly animals, giggle on a hayride, pick your own pumpkin and be delighted by all the activities. You'll find your special Halloween pumpkin in our patch with sizes large and little, tall and small. We have the perfect pumpkin for you! FREE PUMPKIN with paid admission at Green Meadows Farm Brooklyn! Activities Include: Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt Friendly animals Hayride Haunted house Milk a cow Play in a corn box Operate a bulldozer Giant hay wagon slide Additional farm activities (extra fee) Animal feed Pony rides

Green Meadows Farm Pumpkin Picking - Aviator Sports and Events Center
Through October 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Bring your family and friends and come enjoy a crisp autumn day of fall fun. Visit our friendly animals, giggle on a hayride, pick your own pumpkin and be delighted by all the activities. You'll find your special Halloween pumpkin in our patch with sizes large and little, tall and small. We have the perfect pumpkin for you! FREE PUMPKIN with paid admission at Green Meadows Farm Brooklyn! Activities Include: Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt Friendly animals Hayride Haunted house Milk a cow Play in a corn box Operate a bulldozer Giant hay wagon slide Additional farm activities (extra fee) Animal feed Pony rides

Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen, Featuring Guest Todd Haimes - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
October 15, 2018 - Tribeca

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great speakers. This show is taped and broadcast at a later date on public radio throughout the Northeast (WNYE, 91.5 FM in NYC). Host Randy Cohen will be interviewing Todd HAIMES, the Artistic Director/CEO of Roundabout Theatre Company.

Taste of Grand Central Market - Grand Central
October 15, 2018 - New York

ENJOY FREE TASTINGS, DEMOS, AND SPECIAL DEALS FROM GRAND CENTRAL MARKET MERCHANTS

The ACLU & NYCLU present Broadway Stands Up for Freedom: We The People - The Town Hall
October 15, 2018 - New York

Please note ALL VIP tickets include access to a special cocktail reception at Heartland Brewery (next-door to The Town Hall) with a top-shelf open bar from 9:30-11pm

Insider Access to the NYPL Theater Collection - New York Public Library For the Performing Arts
October 15, 2018 - New York

Join the NYPL's theater curator for a behind-the-scenes tour of the fabulous collection at Lincoln Center. A must-do for theater fans! The New York Public Library has the world's leading collection of theater history. Join Doug Reside, the library's theater curator, for this fascinating dive into its treasures. You'll be able to get up close to priceless artifacts from shows like "West Side Story," and see other objects that are rarely on display. Best of all, you'll be able to have all your theater history questions answered by a true expert

SiriusXM Pres. Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour - Beacon Theater
October 15, 2018 - New York

The Goo Goo Dolls will be performing live at The Beacon Theatre on October 15th, 2018.

Building of the Day: Hayes Theater - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
October 15, 2018 - New York

In 2015, Second Stage Theater purchased the landmarked Hayes Theater on Broadway, with a goal of dedicating it to contemporary works of theater by living American playwrights. After a two-year restoration by Rockwell Group, it reopened again in February 2018. A modern, approachable design vocabulary references the Hayes's heritage as well as Second Stage's contemporary aesthetic. The most striking intervention is an immersive transformation of the auditorium, with a handcrafted, pixelated environmental mural.

Monday Volunteer Corps: Eastside Revival - Prospect Park Alliance
October 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park's most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal. Please note that there will be no Eastside Revival on 5/28, 9/3, and 10/8. Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Young Alumni Event: Mentorship Program - The Cornell Club New York
October 15, 2018 - New York

The Cornell Club Mentorship Program is a volunteer program where young professional Members are given the opportunity to meet with experienced fellow Members in his or her field of interest. The program allows the mentees to develop their careers and leadership skills. The Cornell Club's Mentorship Program kicks off this fall with a focus on finance. Mark Cisz is currently a Managing Director with J.P. Morgan. He has been on Wall Street for over 25 years and has extensive experience in corporate finance, sales, risk management and audit. In his current role, Mark is responsible for developing and strengthening coverage of key financial industry clients for all their banking needs. He is based in New York. Over his career at J.P. Morgan, Mark has been responsible for a number of global functions and projects; he has spent time working abroad in London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Mark has served as J.P. Morgan's representative at the American Bankers Securities Association and he also holds a U.S. patent associated with the development of a key risk management system used at the firm. Mark received his B.S. from the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management ... (read more)

Queer Speed Cruising Hosted by Alex Schmidt and Lily Marotta - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
October 16, 2018 - New York

Looking to meet your next lover, subletter, skillshare mama, kink partner, and/or spouse? Join your yentas Alex Schmidt and Lily Marotta on October 16, 6:00- 8:00 PM for a midweek cruise-off for women, GNC, and trans folx at the Leslie-Lohman Museum. Cruise as a participant, an audience member, or a salacious member of the tabloids. Quierdos of all spectrums welcome. Dress 2 eXpReSs.

Stargazing - High Line
October 16, 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: Metabolic Conditioning - Pier 17
October 16, 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! Met Con by Trooper Fitness Trooper Met Con (Metabolic Conditioning) Camp is a combination of strength and interval training that has specific work and rest periods to elicit a desired response from the body. The goal is to maximize efficiency of a particular energy system. The body has several different methods of getting energy. Different ratios of work to rest periods call upon different energy systems and cause specific adaptations. Rainy days ahead? Not to worry, our classes are rain or shine! In the case of rain, we will make best efforts to move the class to one of our indoor spaces at Pier 17. We will notify you with updates in advance.

WNYC Studios Presents "I’ve Done My Work: Ida B. Wells and the Women Pushing Back Today" - The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
October 16, 2018 - New York

On Tuesday, October 16, WNYC Studios will present a special live episode of its acclaimed podcast The United States of Anxiety in The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. At a moment when women are bravely speaking up, the podcast will look back at one woman who risked it all to expose the truth about anti-black terrorism in America. “I’ve Done My Work: Ida B. Wells and the Women Pushing Back Today” will explore the life of pioneering African-American investigative journalist Ida B. Wells. It was barely a generation after the Civil War when Wells - then a young reporter and activist - dared to expose dangerous truths about lynching in the United States. Her exposé angered Southern whites so much, they burned down Wells’ Memphis newspaper. Forced into exile, she expanded her work into a long pamphlet called Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases, which was published in 1892. Joining host Kai Wright to discuss Wells’ legacy and women’s activism today are special guests: • Linda Sarsour, civil rights activist and co-founder of Women’s March; • Paula Giddings, author of Ida - A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching; • Jamilah Lemieux, write... (read more)

Perspectives on Impact Investing in Latin America - New York City Bar Association
October 16, 2018 - New York

Latin America has recently witnessed a dramatic rise in activity in the impact investing space, both in terms of capital raised by domestic and international fund sponsors and operating companies accepting impact investments. Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, in particular, have all seen a significant increase in capital raised and deployed, despite the political transitions taking place in each country. The panel discussion will allow participants to hear diverse perspectives on Impact Investing in Latin America, including views from local and international impact capital allocators, recipients of impact investments and broad market observers. The panel will cover trends in fundraising, fund structures and strategies for capital deployment, start-up incubators, and alternatives in types of impact investing instruments. Panelists will also cover key considerations in deploying capital and operating in various Latin American jurisdictions from a legal, regulatory and industry perspective. Speakers: Edward Marshall, General Counsel, Developing World Markets Cate Ambrose, President and Executive Director, Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) Cesar Mait... (read more)

Movie Trivia - Videology Bar & Cinema
October 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Voted "Best Bar Trivia (2015)" by The Village Voice "This trivia night is hotter than a 1996 VCR that just played both tapes of Titanic." – Time Out New York Break out your brains, cinephiles! Every Tuesday at 8:30 Videology Bar & Cinema presents Movie Trivia, hosted by Maggie Ross! Our Tuesday night trivia is our original and signature trivia event, as featured in The New York Times, Time Out, Brooklyn Magazine, and more! Each week we bring you 6 rounds of incredibly tough movie trivia. We've got clips rounds, general knowledge rounds, picture rounds, theme rounds including famous movie quotes, not so famous movie quotes, our trademarked DVD Chapter Round™, taglines, Nicolas Cage quotes, dramatic scene recreations, and more! Every week our winning team gets a free round of drinks. Plus, we've got free drink bonus questions in between every round. So bring your thinking caps, and your friends, and your friends' thinking caps, and join us for a night of fun! Doors open at 7PM.

Audio Tours - The New York Botanical Garden
October 16, 2018 - Bronx

Have you ever wanted to talk to the Garden's staff and learn more about the Garden's plants or collections? Now you can by listening to the Garden's audio tours, which cover a breadth of subjects from horticulture to garden history. Learn more about the research scientists are doing at the Garden, find out what's in bloom, and leave your comments for Garden staff.

Private Wealth Management Group Meeting - CFA Society New York
October 16, 2018 - New York

he Private Wealth Management Thought Leadership Group seeks to enrich and enable finance professionals to meet the modern needs of private clients, and to remain at the forefront of professionalism and knowledge in serving private clients. The Group welcomes CFANY members who manage assets for individuals and for themselves. Our group members are creative, well-read, and forward-thinking in our private discussions and in our presentations to the general membership of CFANY. Their professional practices encompass portfolio management, investment research, investment advisory, financial planning, and firm leadership. We focus discussions and meetings on investment strategy, implementation, and communications with the goal of enriching our professional experience and practice. The Group pursues collaboration with other CFANY groups in programming, especially with the Value Investing and Market Integrity Interest Groups. The group encourages its members to participate in other activities at CFANY, such as volunteering to grade reports, mentoring a university team, or judging the Final Four in the Investment Challenge.

Audio Engineering Society - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
October 17, 2018 - New York

AES Convention is gearing up to take place at the Jacob Javits Center, and will bring together the world's largest gathering of audio professionals. Attendees will be offered opportunities to hear from top audio industry figures while also sharing in the latest research and technology information through informative papers, tutorials, workshops and special events. Exhibition Hours

Judson Arts Wednesdays Presents: Magic Time - Judson Memorial Church
October 17, 2018 - New York

MEETING ROOM (ENTER by way of 55 Washington Square South) Judson Arts Wednesdays presents: Magic Time Doors open at 55 Washington Square South at 7:15pm Free drinks and eats until the show at 8pm #JUDSONARTSWEDNESDAYS FOOD. ART. COMMUNITY. SPACE. FREE.

In-Cosmetics North America - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through October 18, 2018 - New York

North America has been distinguished as one of the biggest and most important markets at the forefront of the personal care and ingredient sourcing industry. 70% of US personal care manufacturing is located in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, with three major manufacturing hubs also on the East Coast, California and Texas. This places in-cosmetics North America in a prime geographical location for a range of exhibitors and visitors including: suppliers, manufacturers, R&D and lab professionals.

Audio Tours - The New York Botanical Garden
October 19, 2018 - Bronx

Have you ever wanted to talk to the Garden's staff and learn more about the Garden's plants or collections? Now you can by listening to the Garden's audio tours, which cover a breadth of subjects from horticulture to garden history. Learn more about the research scientists are doing at the Garden, find out what's in bloom, and leave your comments for Garden staff.

Sustainable Investing Group Meeting - CFA Society New York
October 19, 2018 - New York

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KGB: NYU Emerging Writers - KGB Bar
October 19, 2018 - New York

Brew at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
October 19, 2018 - Bronx

Brew at the Zoo is back, with even more beer and wine vendors and local food trucks! Plus Halloween-themed activities including a costume contest, mentalism shows, and a spooky haunted trail. Throughout the night enjoy live music, test your animal IQ during bar trivia, show off your great dance moves with our DJ's or take a break at the retro game room. Oh, and did we mention the animals? Lemurs, sea lions, snakes and more. With the purchase of a VIP ticket, you'll also get access to a VIP area with exclusive beer, wines, snacks, explore a haunted adventure and more.

Dead Distillers Trolley Tour - Green-Wood Historic Fund
October 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood is teaming up with our friends at Kings County Distillery to delve into the storied past of distilling in Brooklyn. The afternoon kicks off with a trolley tour of the cemetery's "permanent residents" with whiskey connections, including the one and only casualty of the Brooklyn Whiskey Wars of the late 1860s and early 1870s. Afterward, the trolley will head to Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where visitors will see first-hand how whiskey is made and enjoy a tasting of four delectable varieties. This tour is based upon the newly published book "Dead Distillers: A History of the Upstarts and Outlaws who Made American Spirits" by Colin Spoelman, co-founder and Master Distiller at Kings County Distillery. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the distillery.

Audio Tours - The New York Botanical Garden
October 20, 2018 - Bronx

Have you ever wanted to talk to the Garden's staff and learn more about the Garden's plants or collections? Now you can by listening to the Garden's audio tours, which cover a breadth of subjects from horticulture to garden history. Learn more about the research scientists are doing at the Garden, find out what's in bloom, and leave your comments for Garden staff.

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza - Prospect Park Alliance
October 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

TASTE OF THE SEAPORT RETURNS FOR 2018 - Seaport District
October 20, 2018 - New York

aste of the Seaport brings together the best culinary outlets in Lower Manhattan and showcases an array of local vendors, artisans, and entertainers. Proceeds from the event benefit the arts and enrichment programs for the two downtown public schools. With over 40 participating food and beverage vendors, the festival will highlight one of the city's fastest growing and developing areas and its vibrant and thriving food community. Food lovers and families are invited to explore the variety of culinary options that the Seaport and Financial Districts offer. Entertainment throughout the day includes performances by a slate of carefully curated recording artists and bands, along with a few surprise guests. Family-friendly activities, such as creative cardboard ship-building, children's tennis drills and fantasy face painting will be offered in the festival's KidsZone, presented by NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Maze by Moonlight - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 20, 2018 - Floral Park

Navigate The Amazing Maize Maze by the starry night sky (or by flashlight) on two Saturdays only!

Big Apple College Information Program - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
October 21, 2018 - New York

The Big Apple College Information Program has been helping New York City and the Metropolitan Area high school students discover new educational opportunities by hosting major college fairs and information programs for thirty years. Students interested in applying to college will have an opportunity to meet admissions representative from 200 schools located throughout the country. Financial Aid Workshops will be available for students and parents on how to finance a post-secondary education. Register for New York College Goal Sunday to receive assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Audio Tours - The New York Botanical Garden
October 21, 2018 - Bronx

Have you ever wanted to talk to the Garden's staff and learn more about the Garden's plants or collections? Now you can by listening to the Garden's audio tours, which cover a breadth of subjects from horticulture to garden history. Learn more about the research scientists are doing at the Garden, find out what's in bloom, and leave your comments for Garden staff.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
October 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar - Grand Bazaar NYC
October 21, 2018 - New York

Discover the City's best artisanal sweet-makers! You will find everything from handmade macaroons, experimental donuts, creatively flavored peanut-butter cups, Transylvanian twisted cakes, freshly baked cookies and cupcakes, small-batch fudge, and the most mouthwatering truffles and chocolates you've ever had. Everything will be to die for! This special pop-up will take place inside NYC's biggest and most diverse weekly market - Grand Bazaar NYC. Be sure to come hungry and ready to shop! Free entrance.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
October 21, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

Murray's Cheese Boot Camp - October 19-21 - Murray's Cheese Shop
Through October 21, 2018 - New York

Spend your weekend learning and tasting what we know best: CHEESE! Murray's Boot Camp is for cheese enthusiasts and professionals alike who seek a strong (and tasty) foundation in the world of cheese. Our weekend-long class is a serious course of study and includes suggested readings and a final exam. Successful completion of the program is awarded with a Certificate of Achievement. After three days of lectures, demonstrations, and tastings in our Greenwich Village classrooms and Cheese Caves, each student will be able to differentiate cheese styles, describe cheeses in depth, and pair like a pro. WEEKEND INTENSIVE SCHEDULE: Session 1: Friday, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm FROM MILK TO CHEESE: INTRODUCTION TO MILK CHEMISTRY AND CHEESEMAKING Session 2: Saturday, 10:30 am-1:30 pm OLD WORLD VS. NEW WORLD: THE HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY OF CHEESE Session 3: Saturday, 3:00 pm-6:30 pm AFFINAGE IN ACTION – CAVES TOUR Session 4: Sunday, 10:30 am-1:30 pm A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CHEESEMONGER Session 5: Sunday, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm SESSION 5: BEVERAGE PAIRING: WINE, BEER & MORE! For more information visit: http://www.murrayscheese.com/boot-camp

Green Meadows Farm Pumpkin Picking - Aviator Sports and Events Center
Through October 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Bring your family and friends and come enjoy a crisp autumn day of fall fun. Visit our friendly animals, giggle on a hayride, pick your own pumpkin and be delighted by all the activities. You'll find your special Halloween pumpkin in our patch with sizes large and little, tall and small. We have the perfect pumpkin for you! FREE PUMPKIN with paid admission at Green Meadows Farm Brooklyn! Activities Include: Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt Friendly animals Hayride Haunted house Milk a cow Play in a corn box Operate a bulldozer Giant hay wagon slide Additional farm activities (extra fee) Animal feed Pony rides

Jewelry Sample Sale--Up to 70% Off! - Diamonds & Dials
Through October 21, 2018 - New York

Find diamonds, gold, silver, men's, women's, rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches, and more at Diamonds & Dials sample sale! All-access hours are: Monday-Friday 9am-7:30pm Saturday 10am-7:30pm Sunday 10am-7pm Both cash and credit cards accepted. Sale excludes Pandora and Alex and Ani.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 27, 2018 - Floral Park

Enjoy getting lost in NYC's 3-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Pumpkin Patch - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 27, 2018 - Floral Park

October is pumpkin month at the farm! Enjoy the crisp fall air as you wander through the patch to find the perfect pumpkin. Friends and family will enjoy this classic farm experience.

Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'I - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2018 - Bronx

Pioneering American modernist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O'Keeffe throughout her career. Curated by Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., of the Honolulu Museum of Art, this landmark exhibition will offer a rare focus on 20 of O'Keeffe's depictions of Hawai'i from a nine-week sojourn in 1939 while on commission to produce images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign. A lush exhibition in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory of Hawaiian flora and a stunning display in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery that includes more than 15 of O'Keeffe's Hawai'i paintings—not seen together in New York since their debut in 1940—will spotlight a transformative experience in the legendary artist's life, revealing O'Keeffe's deeply felt impressions and the enduring influence of the Islands' dramatic landscapes and exotic plants.

For Kids: A Closer Look: Georgia O'Keeffe and Hawai'I - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2018 - Bronx

Inspired by O'Keeffe's unique style of representing close-up views of flowers and fruit, children will investigate botanical specimens and create art. Play in our Hawai'ian sandscape-a sandbox inspired by O'Keeffe's landscape paintings featuring real shell and rock specimens to uncover. Pot up a tropical ginger cutting to take home and observe its growth!

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.

Alex Atala, Zak Pelaccio, Flynn Mcgarry, Amazing Caviar, the World's Best View, Only on Hudson's - Hudson's at Pier 81
Through October 28, 2018 - New York

Award-winning, unique, creative pioneers will present five-course menus in their signature styles. Oh, and caviar.

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.

Nybg Farmers Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2018 - Bronx

The Garden's farmers market abounds with locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, and other specialty items—every Wednesday throughout summer and into fall. Visit for a wide selection of weekly vendors, rotating artisanal purveyors, and visiting live performers.

Great Shipwrecks of New York's 'Great' Lakes and the Hidden Hulks of New York Harbor Exhibits - Hudson River Park's Pier 25 (Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
Through October 31, 2018 - Manhattan

New York Sea Grant's Shipwrecks of New York's 'Great' Lakes makes its New York City debut and will remain at Lilac through July 4 before making a return appearance at the New York State Fair. This exhibit celebrates the work of marine archeologists and highlights wrecks in upstate lakes, not only Lakes Erie and Ontario but Lake George, Lake Champlain and others. It will be accompanied at Lilac by The Hidden Hulks of New York Harbor curated by Mary Habstritt with contributions from Norman Brouwer, Joan H. Geismar, Elizabeth Meade, Lynn Rakos, Margaret Stocker, and Gerald Weinstein. This new exhibit looks at how and why local archeologists and historians study the abandoned hulks of the harbor and features some of the well-known ship graveyards and hulls found along our shorelines including those found underground at the World Trade Center site. We'll also be screening the documentary Graves of Arthur Kill in the crew mess. Lilac will be open to view the exhibits and tour the ship from 2:00 to 7:00 Saturdays and Sundays and 4:00 to 7:00 on Thursdays through October. This year, we are celebrating Lilac's 84th birthday. She was launched on May 26, 1933.

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.

Carried on Both Sides: Encounter Three - Knockdown Center
Through November 04, 2018 - Maspeth

Knockdown Center is pleased to present Carried on Both Sides: Encounter Three, a collaborative project by artists Caroline Woolard, Helen Lee, and Lika Volkova on view August 30 – November 4, 2018. Founded in research and expressed across media, the exhibition explores the visual, political, and material lineage of the @ symbol to assert that imperial forms long outlive the empire from which they were generated. The project consists of three exhibitions over the course of a year, culminating at Knockdown Center in its final and most comprehensive presentation. For Knockdown Center, the artists incorporate sculpture, installation, fashion, and glass blowing to create new artifacts that reference what the group calls "imperial residues" of ancient Rome that are embedded in the contemporary world. These residues appear in daily life, from architectural columns on buildings and the figure of the bald eagle on the dollar bill, to the ubiquitous @ symbol. The @ symbol derives from a graphic representation of the amphora, a vessel used in ancient Rome to transport goods like olive oil or grains. The project's title references the amphora's original meaning – to "carry on both sides" – ... (read more)

Seasonal Farmstand - Queens County Farm Museum
Through November 04, 2018 - Floral Park

Find out what's 'growing on' at Queens Farm when you shop at our on-site Seasonal Farmstand. We grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, so come by and see what's in season each week! We'll give you tips on how to make easy, nutritious meals for your family. Our Seasonal Farmstand continues through the first week of November. EBT & SNAP benefits accepted. Members always receive 10% off produce. Farm-fresh eggs available starting at 12 pm (1 doz/customer; first-come first-served)

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.

Human's Best Friend - Human's Best Friend Pop-up
Through November 12, 2018 - New York

Calling all dog lovers this pop up is for you. Experience a pop up like no other because it is centered around you and your furry friend! Enjoy The Backyard, The Dog House, The Toy Pit and many more exciting features geared towards your BFF (best furry friend). This pop-up will also feature dogs that are up for adoption and 10% of the profits go towards benefiting participating rescue organizations.

Autumn Tippler - New York
Through November 15, 2018 - New York

THIS FALL, SETTLE IN WITH THE AUTUMN TIPPLER. NAVIGATE NYC'S COCKTAIL SCENE WITH NYC COMPASS' HAND CRAFTED COCKTAIL PASSBOOK. EXPERIENCE SIGNATURE COCKTAILS AT OVER 15 OF THE CITY'S BEST VENUES.

Conservation, Wine & Floral Design - Westmoreland Sanctuary
Through December 06, 2018 - Mount Kisco

Conservation, Wine & Floral Design Presented by Westmoreland Sanctuary Come and enjoy evening discussions on nature and conservation over wine, appetizers and floral design sessions. And bring home a beautiful arrangement… created by YOU!

BX Bootcamp - Bronx Municipal Building Rotunda
Through December 31, 2018 - Bronx

Started planning for next year yet? Ever trained with an Olympian? Come join us for five days of world class training to get 2019 started right. We will be meeting OUTSIDE, in the bitter cold for 50 minute training sessions December 27-31, EARLY each morning at 5 am. You will also recieve a total of 50 minutes remote consultation from Bronx judo Olympian Taraje Williams-Murray and National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Adam Marcus. Phone consultations may be conducted by video and cover topics from goal achievement, behavioral modification, healthy habits to correct exercise form and programming. Adam Marcus, CSCS also earned a masters degree in Exercise Science, is a Certified Level 1 USA Weightlifting Coach, a National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist, a KettleBell Concepts Level 2 Instructor, and a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). Needless to say, he knows his sh!t.

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