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Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend - September 15-September 17

September 11, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend Photo: Anthony Quintano/Flickr 


There's always something going on in the world's captial, and City Guide has rounded up the best random happenings in New York City this weekend for those looking to do something a little out of the ordinary. You never know what you'll find going on in the city's many neighborhoods on the weekend, but you'll definitely find something, however miscellaneous it may be.

Kgb: Red Hen Press - KGB Bar
September 15, 2017 - New York

Mc Yogi - Rubin Museum
September 15, 2017 - New York

Hip-hop artist and yoga teacher MC YOGI presents a special concert, co-presented with NY Yoga + Life. MC YOGI will perform songs from his album Only Love Is Real and his #1 electronic music album, Ritual Mystical. After the concert, he will sign copies of his new book, Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path. Presented with New York Yoga + Life. About the Performer From living in a group home for at-risk youth to becoming known as one of yoga's modern-day ambassador to the West, hiphop artist, MC YOGI is on a mission to introduce yoga to large, mainstream audiences. His latest album, Ritual Mystical (featuring East Forest), reached #1 on the electronic charts in August 2016. In 2015, his album Only Love Is Real, featuring guest performances from Matisyahu, Trevor Hall, and Dominic Balli, debuted at #12 Billboard Heatseekers and at #24 iTunes Hiphop. In 2011, MC YOGI and his wife, Amanda were named ambassadors by Michelle Obama for her "Let's Move" initiative, and they have taught yoga at the White House four times since. Additionally they have performed and taught yoga at Stanford University, The Smithsonian, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, and Dallas Asian Art... (read more)

William Clark Green - Mercury Lounge
September 15, 2017 - New York

American country music singer from Flint, Texas. He has released four studio albums and one live album.

Ggoolldd - Mercury Lounge
September 15, 2017 - New York

The day after GGOOLLDD frontwoman Margaret Butler graduated from art school in Baton Rouge she packed a Uhaul and headed west. "I was like, yeah, I'm not going to live here anymore," she recalls, laughing. Her first stop was Portland, Oregon, where she subsisted mostly on "ramen noodles and pumpkins people stole for me from Home Depot," she remembers. "You sauté them down and add lots of black pepper and curry powder and soy sauce. It's actually pretty good!" Butler was riding high on that particular sense of freedom that comes when you've decided your life plan is to just say yes to pretty much everything. So you don't really care that you're broke and subsisting on stolen jack-o-lanterns, because you're not in your suburban high school anymore, hiding your disdain for the cheerleaders. You're in a weird and cool new town, hanging out with musicians and designers and artists. You're free to mess around. Explore. And just when you're starting to get a little over living "four people deep," as Butler puts it, in your tiny apartment, another friend says, hey, come out to Wisconsin for a while. So you do. (Because: say yes!) And a while later, when, boozy in a bar one night, you h... (read more)

Throwing Snow - Mercury Lounge
September 15, 2017 - New York

Jump into Vr Fest - Grand Opening Party - Jump Into VR Fest
September 15, 2017 - New York

The annual Jump Into VR Festival kicks off its first festival in the Lower East Side! VR, Djs, immersive projection room, art installations & performances, talks, drinks and talented people to connect with, Are you down? Join us for our Grand Opening Party! Register today and receive the early bird discount fee! Show us your support and get 20%off! REGULAR PRICE: $40. This ticket includes: -Entrance to the Grand Opening Party on Sept. Friday 15th, 2017, at Jump Into the Light, 180 Orchard Street, NYC. See you soon in the metaverse! jumpintovrfest.com VR: Virtual Reality AR: Augmented Reality XR: Extended Reality Jump Into VR Festival is an initiative of Jump Into the Light, VR Cinema & Playlab in NYC. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please feel free to contact Boulder for any question: boulder @ deathlessvr.com

Cookery' from the Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine - Atlas Obscura
September 15, 2017 - New York

Thumb through the history of cookery, including the oldest surviving cookbook in the West. During this intimate daytime session inside the New York Academy of Medicine's beautiful rare book room, we'll be guided by two stewards as we look through a selection of curious historic anatomical illustrations. How did the family dinner change in America during wartime, or after the advent of the gas range? What early Italian cookbook has the earliest known depiction of a fork? The Academy's marvelous cookery collection has over 10,000 items, including cookbooks, menus, pamphlets, and other food ephemera. This session will highlight food treasures from the collection, including the 9th-century Roman cookery manuscript, Apicius' De Re Coquinaria, generally acknowledged to be the oldest surviving cookbook in the West. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to try at home.

Hollywood Caterpillar - Pine Box Rock Shop
September 15, 2017 - New York

Friday Night Mics - The PIT Loft
September 15, 2017 - New York

Start your weekend off right with this Friday Night Mic in the heart of Manhattan! Hosted by Lex Morales!

Happy Hour - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 15, 2017 - New York

Show up ready to be challenged, meet new people, and improvise! This jam will get you ready for the next level of improv while being the perfect pregame to your weekend. There are four rotating formats with different hosts.

The Campaign - The PIT Loft
September 15, 2017 - New York

THE CAMPAIGN is a love letter to all things fantasy, adventure and nerd-dom. Armed with only a 20 sided dice, our players use a blend of theater and improv to fight dragons, traverse dungeons and save the realm from all forms of evil. THE CAMPAIGN takes the audience through one whole adventure each performance, from the heroes choosing their quest to the final showdown with whatever lurks in the darkness. One-shot audience members will be treated to a complete narrative, while repeat viewers can follow an overarching storyline. There will be dungeons. There will be dragons. There will be mountain dew.

Tanya Moberly : the Sean Harkness Show - Dont Tell Mama
September 15, 2017 - New York

Tanya Moberly: The Sean Harkness Show MAC & Bistro Award Winning Singer Accompanied by Sean Harkness on Guitar $20.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person $15.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person MAC Seating from 6:30pm

Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey into Motherhood - The Pit (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 15, 2017 - New York City

Jamie had a baby. People ask her "how's it going?" and she's tired of saying "great!" Everyone lied to her about birth and beyond, so here's the raw truth. After this show, people may now ask "is she ok?" Whether you have a kid, are thinking about having one, or can't even keep a plant alive, it's vital you attend. Time Out New York (Critic's Pick): "Actress Jamie Aderski brings her solo show about the absurdity, mysteries and miseries of motherhood to the PIT. She faces the grim truths about maternity that nobody wants to talk about with joyous aplomb and plenty of laughs along the way." AFAR Local: "...there's no excuse to miss this raw and hysterical portrayal of parenthood that's just as appropriate for those who have kids at home as for those who intend never to procreate." The Broadway Blog: "Motherhood is no f-ing joke. And comic Jamie Aderski will be the first to agree with me on that … At its best, though, Aderski's piece is personal and honest, which does strike a humorous chord, as so many of the hardest things in life can be if you just take a step back and see the funny through the pain." Comedy Cake: "This show will change your perceptions whether that ... (read more)

Nthb Presents the Friendship Test - The Pit Underground
September 15, 2017 - New York City

In pursuit of the perfect show, NTHB puts their friendship to the test. What ends will they go to to achieve it? What lines won't they cross? Where is Jeff? Directed by Kevin Laibson/Kevin Laibson's Spirit Animal

Celebrity Guess Match - The PIT Loft
September 15, 2017 - New York

New York's best celebrity impressionsts get together for a game show like no other! (Except Match Game, it's exactly like Match Game.)

Skyzoo with Live Band & Friends - Blue Note
September 15, 2017 - New York

Growing up just a block away from The Notorious B.I.G., watching him go from local corner boy to rap superstar, Skyzoo couldn't help but dream big. The Brooklyn, NY native saw life in all of its "heaven and hell" juxtaposition, being from the infamous home of both Jay-Z and "Do The Right Thing". He started rapping at age nine, writing about what he witnessed on his daily routines as a child. Those years of observation and living have turned into first person narratives that have labeled Skyzoo as a "new legend" and have led to his albums being critically acclaimed by fans and critics alike. His storytelling has been commended by all walks of literary life, from hip hop royalty to university professors and everyone in between. The fan base Skyzoo has been able to acquire stretches from the street to the workplace, from the college hipsters to the women who shop in luxe boutiques, which have all lead to memorable placements in both the hearts of listeners and the eyes of corporate America. From HBO and NBA 2K to ESPN Buffalo Wild Wings, Sky has lucratively brought corporate America along for the Brooklyn ride. Outside of writing music, he's lent his pen to other literary ar... (read more)

Skyzoo w/ Live Band & Friends - Highline Ballroom
September 15, 2017 - New York

Growing up just a block away from The Notorious B.I.G., watching him go from local corner boy to rap superstar, Skyzoo couldn't help but dream big. The Brooklyn, NY native saw life in all of its "heaven and hell" juxtaposition, being from the infamous home of both Jay-Z and "Do The Right Thing". He started rapping at age nine, writing about what he witnessed on his daily routines as a child. Those years of observation and living have turned into first person narratives that have labeled Skyzoo as a "new legend" and have led to his albums being critically acclaimed by fans and critics alike. His storytelling has been commended by all walks of literary life, from hip hop royalty to university professors and everyone in between. Musically, he's collaborated with a plethora of artists and producers, including the likes of Jill Scott, Just Blaze, Dr. Dre, Tyrese, Wale, Lloyd Banks, Pete Rock, Jahlil Beats, Illmind, Styles P, John Legend, DJ Khalil, Raheem Devaughn, Talib Kweli, DJ Drama, and Spike Lee, just to name a few. His most recent solo album "Music For My Friends", features Black Thought, Jadakiss, Bilal, and more. As his third solo LP, Sky takes the album to unchartered terri... (read more)

Aunts - NYU Skirball
September 15, 2017 - New York

NYU Skirball's backstage, dressing rooms, hallways and lobby (everything but the theater itself!) will be transformed when AUNTS takes over the building for this uptown/downtown performance extravaganza. Audiences will be able to wander and experience as many or as few performances as they choose, creating their own experiences through chance encounters. Bringing together contemporary artists and diverse audiences for this-night-only event, AUNTS concludes the evening with an immersive dance party in NYU Skirball's lower lobby. AUNTS was founded by Jmy James Kidd and Rebecca Brooks in 2005 and is currently organized by Laurie Berg and Liliana Dirks-Goodman. An underground platform for dance, AUNTS creates events in unconventional spaces with multiple performers, overlapping performances, open dance parties, multi-disciplinary, body/non-body based, time oriented, finished/experimental/unfinished/process art. Since 2005, AUNTS has organized approximately fifty events and hosted more than four hundred artists from multiple disciplines and at various points in their careers.

k2 Lounge Dj Dreeemy - Rubin Museum
September 15, 2017 - New York

Reem Abdou is a DJ/producer, yoga and meditation teacher, and art curator who goes by Dreeemy. Her music is a mix of ambient instrumentals, cultural tones, and "bass that syncs brainwaves." It's also influenced by her study and practice of the yogic tradition and various sound healing techniques, inspiring fluid movement, conscious communication, and unique expression. She also produces and performs at a series of events hosted by New York-based collective BAE (Before Anything Else), showcasing and celebrating an all-female lineup of local artists and artisans.

k2 Friday Night Tour Exhibition Highlights - Rubin Museum
September 15, 2017 - New York

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

Arts of Korea - Brooklyn Museum
September 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Our pioneering collection of Korean art is one of the largest and most important Korean collections in the United States. A selection returns to view in a new gallery three times the size of the previous space and featuring many treasures never before shown. At the center of this state-of-the-art installation are the luminescent celadon ceramics of the Goryeo dynasty. These include a famed ewer in the shape of a lotus bud widely acknowledged to be the finest Korean ceramic in the Western hemisphere. But the riches of the Brooklyn collection—from golden earrings of the Silla kingdom to vibrant costumes, paintings, and furnishings of the Joseon dynasty—show that the sophistication of Korean art stretches far beyond these celebrated green wares. Following a multi-year renovation of our second floor, the Arts of Korea is the first phase of a major reinstallation of our renowned collection of the Arts of Asia and the Middle East. This installation of the Brooklyn Museum's Arts of Korea collection is organized by Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Senior Curator of Asian Art, and Susan L. Beningson, Assistant Curator of Asian Art. The reinstallation of the Korea collection was... (read more)

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne - Nuyorican Poet's Café
September 15, 2017 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

NERD NITE: Season 12 Premiere - littlefieldnyc
September 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

5-4-3-2-1….Nerd Nite NYC proudly/surprisedly kicks-off its 12th season on Friday September 15, 2017 at Littlefield in Brooklyn, and this time, we're bringing you an ASTRONAUT. Yeah, you know, someone who has been to space, unlike you. Join us for three funny-yet-smart presentations as Mario Runco discusses the three times he left Earth, a researcher detailing her work at NASA, and Seth Baum presenting about toilet psychology as it pertains to our current political climate. And Matt will, as always, share a few unusual world records that were broken in the past 12 months. Also, the Nite will start with trivia (optional) so bring some pals, form a team, and win some tickets to New York Comic Con Presents events. We're back!

EXHIBITION: HOME + DISCORDANCE = US - Glucksman Ireland House NYU
September 15, 2017 - New York

Solas Nua, in collaboration with the NYU Brademas Center and NYU Washington, DC is pleased to present Home + Discordance = US, an exhibition that explores the idea of the US as a place of "home". Typically the word home conjures up an image of warmth, welcome and a place of safety. However, for some that image does not fully hold true; some are less welcome than others, some are less equal and some are less safe. The exploration of the Irish immigrant experience of defending home, leaving home and making new homes is one frequently addressed in Solas Nua's programming. This experience is not singular to the Irish but is universal and one that is shared by all communities in the US be they immigrant or indigenous. This exhibition and series has been made possible by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Glucksman Ireland House of New York University, and the Embassy of Ireland.

BLARNEY STAR CONCERT SERIES: GEARÓID Ó HALLMHURÁIN AND WILLIE KELLY - Glucksman Ireland House NYU
September 15, 2017 - New York

Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, a professor of Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montréal, is also a renowned master of the "Anglo" concertina. The push and pull of the concertina's bellows provided the rhythmic pulse for set dancers in the kitchens of County Clare, a sound that Professor Ó hAllmhuráin will reproduce in the cozy confines of Glucksman Ireland House. He will be joined by New Jersey fiddler Willie Kelly, a master of the old-time musical style of the East Galway/East Clare region.

In Search of Lost Time Opening Reception - ICP School, Rita K. Hillman Gallery
September 15, 2017 - New York

Join us for the opening reception of In Search of Lost Time, an exhibition of work by 22 alumni from 10 of ICP's full-time educational program graduating classes. In Search of Lost Time explores photography's relationship with memory and its influence on our personal perceptions as well as our collective consciousness. Culled from completed, new, and evolving projects, the exhibition includes videos, trans-media, and photographic prints.

Coastal Cleanup - Brooklyn Bridge Park
September 15, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May - October. All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any activity begins; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in our 2-hour long Coastal Cleanup sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Coastal Cleanup Group Form to request a date.

Score Nyc Small Business Mentoring - Brooklyn Borough Hall
Through September 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Coastal Cleanup - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 15, 2017 - New York

Team up with other volunteers to combat pollution in our waterways and along our coastlines.Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides.All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any activity begins; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Submerge 2017 - Hudson River Park's Pier 26
September 16, 2017 - Tribeca

Join us for a splash of science in the city! Hudson River Park's SUBMERGE festival celebrates NYC's coastal waters while bringing marine science to life. Enjoy free hands-on activities, kid-approved science entertainment, presentations by noted scientists, citizen science, kayaking, fishing and more!

Activity Table - Queens Bontanical Garden
September 16, 2017 - Flushing

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

Storytime & Craft - Queens Bontanical Garden
September 16, 2017 - Flushing

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under. Sponsored by the World Flower Children's Foundation.

Free Greenwich Village Walking Tours Led by the Village Alliance - Greenwich Village
September 16, 2017 - New York

Steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history, Greenwich Village today remains a cultural melting pot. The 'Village' has been, and remains a bohemian capitol, a center of the modern LGBT movement and one of the birthplaces of the 'Beat' and 60's counter culture movements. Join a FREE Greenwich Village walking tour led by the Village Alliance, each Saturday from June through September to see for yourself the places where so much history has been made, and the places where todays locals continue the Village vibe. Walking from St Marks Place to Sixth Avenue the tours take in some of the Village's most important landmarks, including – Where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened the first Whitney Museum and had her studio. See the residences of Andy Warhol, Lou Reed and Jackson Pollock. Pass by the studios Jimi Hendrix built, and where Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, David Bowie recorded much of their work, and where many major musicians still record. Visit the spot where Barbara Streisand used to perform for just $125 per week. See where Jack Kerouac cavorted with the 'Village Beat'. Find the building that Abraham Lincoln declared 'Right Makes ... (read more)

Hester Street Fair's Textile Day - Hester Street Fair
September 16, 2017 - New York

With September being NYC's Textile Month, we will be inviting some of the cities most exciting emerging artists, designers, and educators to bring installations, retail projects, and textile focused workshops. In 2016 we hosted an exciting group for a similarly Textile themed gathering, like Naomi Clark of Fort Makers, painting clothing on the spot , Isabel Wilson leading us in Marbling Workshops, Barrie Cohen leading Shibori Indigo Dye Workshops, Margot Becker of Margot Handwoven, a Hudson Valley based fiber farmer, yarn maker, and weaver, giving drop spinning and frame weaving workshops. We want this to be something of a contemporary Sheep & Wool Fest Like in Dutchess County, NY. Beautiful, High Quality Products, Real Fun Experiential Workshops,

Jordan Rakei - Mercury Lounge
September 16, 2017 - New York

Jordan Rakei signs to Ninja Tune and unveils new single 'Sorceress'. At only 25, the New Zealand born multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer is a rare talent whose distinct take on soul captures a sonic and emotional awareness many artists spend their entire careers chasing. 'Sorceress', the first single taken from his forthcoming album, sees Jordan edging beyond the peripheries of the genial, often sun-flecked sound his fans have come to know him for. "It's about how the ego can fully control the way you act and perceive life," he says. Jordan's whirlwind rise has been a predominately solo effort. His exceptional musical ability (he writes, sings and plays most of the instrumentation on his records himself) is accompanied by an unrelenting - yet agreeably humble - ambition. His aptitude and knack for songwriting caught the attention of tastemakers following the release of his 2014 EP "Groove Curse". His self-released debut album "Cloak" (2016) lit the blue touch paper, earning him a coveted set at Pitchfork Avant-Garde Block Party 2016 and supports for the likes of Jamie Woon and NAO. Drawing early support from the Soulection crew, he has collaborated with Taku, Tom Misch... (read more)

13th Annual NYC Vendy Awards - VENDY AWARDS
September 16, 2017 - New York

The Oscars of Streetfood" - Mario Batali We are excited to return to Governors Island on September 16th to celebrate the 13th Annual Vendy Awards, a fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project! If you would like to learn more about this event, including what your ticket gets you, or more details for directions, please visit our website! YES, IT REALLY IS ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT & DRINK! NO FOOD IS FOR SALE AT THE EVENT

Gypsy Danger and the Baldwins - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 16, 2017 - New York

Now at 8pm on Saturday nights, Gypsy Danger performs a live, improvised movie every week. Gypsy Danger is Nick Carrillo, Katie Hartman, Devin Heater, Ben Jaeger-Thomas, Evan Kaufman, Mitch Lucas, Sarah Peele, Joanna Shaw Flamm, and Claire Yale. One of the PIT's longest running teams, The Baldwins perform their brand of longform improv comedy at 8pm every Saturday night. The Baldwins are Brigid Boyle, Kevin Cragg, Meg Griffiths, Chris Griggs, Rich Hollman, Sarah Nowak, Pat Sheperd, and Micah Sherman. Gypsy Danger is a house team at The PIT, and performs a live, improvised movie every Saturday night at 8pm. Gypsy Danger features Mitch Lucas, Sarah Peele, Nick Carrillo, Devin Heater, Katie Hartman, Ben Jaeger-Thomas, Claire Yale, Evan Kaufman, and Joanna Shaw Flamm The Baldwins is one of The PIT's longest running house teams and performs long-form improvisation Saturdays at 8:00pm alongside Big Black Car. The Baldwins features Brigid Boyle, Kevin Cragg, Meg Griffiths, Chris Griggs, Rich Hollman, Sarah Nowak, Pat Sheperd, and Micah Sherman.

BLACKAMAZING Brunch: NYC (FREE Admission W/ RSVP -- 21+) - Location TBA
September 16, 2017 - New York

BLACKAMAZING Brunch is a monthly networking party for creatives, entrepreneurs and go-getters. It's a breath of fresh air from the nightclub scene. You'll get to interact face to face with like-minded individuals in a space with good food, music and vibes. Alcohol is not allowed into venue. There will be drinks available for purchase. We are still considering the venue for this exclusive event. For the purpose of planning your visit, it will be a venue in the Manhattan NYC area. BLACKAMAZING, launched in 2016, has quickly gained worldwide recognition for "Making Positivity Popular" as the #1 non-celebrity gossip platform. We collaborate with diverse brands (including influencers and community organizers) and share unique stories that deserve to be heard with our global audience.

Finding Ashley Stewart 2017 - Kings Theatre
September 16, 2017 - Flatbush

Come join us as we celebrate with En Vogue! Ashley Stewart has taken fashion to the next level by searching for the first ever "Ashley Stewart 2017" on its Finding Ashley Stewart 8 city tour and digital contest on our Instagram page at @byashleystewart! Five contestants will have a chance to compete for the inaugural title live on stage. Come join our movement as we celebrate our girl performances by En Vogue, Brooklyn United marching band, Amanda LaCount and Xinos Step team! Ashley Stewart is a leading plus sized fashion brand that stands for uncompromising style, fashion, fit and empowerment for the trend-savvy woman who flaunts her curves and we want you to be a part of the movement! Net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Dress for Success, who is providing each finalist one round-trip ticket to New York City courtesy of Southwest Airlines.

Le Scandal - West Bank Cafe
September 16, 2017 - New York

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. For over 15 years producer Miss Bonnie Dunn's, Le Scandal has featured variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect belly dancers, magicians, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

Cirque Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
September 16, 2017 - New York

Penny & Sparrow - Highline Ballroom
September 16, 2017 - New York

There are things that we ought to be afraid of. Things that, rightfully, send cold sweat nightmares. For kids it can be anything from the darkness under a bed, or strangers, or crossing a busy street. For adults it might change face a bit and become things like sickness, job security, or heartbreak. And sometimes, when you point the flashlight right at the thing you're terrified of, you declaw it. You take its mask off and it returns to being an empty, boring closet with nothing inside to harm you. Or maybe the light shows an unexpected beauty in the place of what you thought was horrific. Other times, though, you aim the beam straight into the pitch black and the thing that you prayed wasn't real, the one with all the teeth, is right there smiling at you. Texas born duo Penny and Sparrow know these things, and in their 2017 release Wendigo they turn the lights off on purpose and hunt for what's really there in the dark. With a musical maturity that has been honed over half a decade and hundreds of live shows, Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are presenting their most ambitious album yet. Rejoined by Chris Jacobie (producer and engineer of Creature, Tenboom, Struggle Pretty & Christm... (read more)

High Line Tour: from Freight to Flowers - The High Line
September 16, 2017 - New York

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided walking tours are free 75-minute-long tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides, will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Free public tours take place twice a week on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 10:00 AM, between May 2 and October 31.

Joy Passanante, Through a Long Absence - Poets House
September 16, 2017 - New York

EVENT LOCATION: Kray Hall ADMISSION: Free and Open to the Public Joy Passanante launches her new book, the saga of a wartime medical unit, a passionate long-distance love, the making of a surgeon, and first-generation American Italian and Jewish families. More than just a World War II story, Through a Long Absence delves into one man's past to explore his personal wars: a stint as a child bootlegger, a marriage between newlyweds separated by continents and strained by years apart, and his struggle late in life with his own mind. Told through her father's eyes—drawing on hundreds of his letters to his beloved wife, his four-volume wartime diary, and his paintings—this is also a daughter's quest to rediscover her father years later through his own words. This program is made possible through the Literary Partners Program.

Watson Adventures’ SoHo Chocolatey Scavenger Hunt - SoHo Square Park
September 16, 2017 - New York

The perfect scavenger hunt for those adventurers with a sweet tooth! While finding answers to tricky questions, you’ll be visiting a variety of chocolate shops, bakeries and specialty shops throughout SoHo. Treats spotted along the way will include tropical fruit caramels, bacon candy bars, lavender macaroons, spiced hot chocolate, delicious cupcakes and rice pudding in more than 31 flavors. Please bring one smartphone per team for photos and $10 cash for food purchases. Advance purchase is required.

Art & Yoga Urban Retreat Feed Your Mind, Body, and Creativity - Rubin Museum
September 16, 2017 - New York

Are you passionate about both art and yoga? Make connections between the two in this one-of-a-kind retreat. Join NY YOGA + LIFE magazine and the Rubin for a full day of workshops and classes pairing the art of the Himalayas with the magazine's community of teachers, artists, and leaders in the yoga community. Events, which will take place in the museum's galleries and theater, will focus on asana sessions from prominent teachers, including MC YOGI, Sarah Platt-Finger and Alan Finger, as well as in-depth and intimate workshops led by Sara Clark, Ali Cramer, Tashi Chodron, Paula Pavlova, photographer Robert Sturman, artist Miriam Castillo, sound therapy practitioner Alex Falk, and Satya Scainetti of Satya Jewelry.

Gta | the Meadows Official Afterparty - Schimanski
September 16, 2017 - New York

Author/Illustrator Event: Origami Peace Cranes with Sue DiCicco - Asia Society
September 16, 2017 - Upper East Side

Children's writer/ illustrator, and founder of Peace Crane Project, Sue DiCicco introduces her multicultural story about friendship and the power to make a big difference through small exchanges. Write your words of peace on paper cranes and exchange with others. DiCicco's books will be available for purchase and signing.

Kusudi International Inc. Annual Brunch Fundraiser - Row House
September 16, 2017 - New York

Join us for an amazing afternoon of networking, discussion and inspiration at Kusudi International Inc. Brunch Fundraiser. Enjoy three hours of great music by DJ Lovely, influential speakers and delicious food at Harlem's Own Row House Restaurant located at 2128 Frederick Douglass Blvd, NYC. 10026. Tickets are $100.00 per person. This event will be held on Saturday September 16th, starting promptly at 11am for optimal brunch dining. Our event is strategically scheduled on the eve of the Annual African American Day Parade to take place in Harlem on Sunday September 17th. A global non-profit organization, Kusudi International's presence has impacted the Harlem community locally during their Summer'17 Health and Wellness Series in conjunction with NYCHA at Johnson Community Center. Kusudi International Inc. provides rehabilitative (PT, OT, ST) and medical assistance for individuals in need locally and abroad. KI strives to not only meet the physical need but to provide hope and encouragement with an emphasis on providing purpose driven relief that lasts.

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat - The High Line
September 16, 2017 - New York

Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs. This tour will focus on how pollinators, migratory birds, and other wildlife use the habitat and forage provided by the High Line's gardens.

Brewminosity - littlefieldnyc
September 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

An evening of craft beer tasting for the benefit of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Come enjoy the artistry of 25 different home brewers hailing from clubs across the greater New York area. Admission includes unlimited beer and open bar for alternative refreshments. You will also have the opportunity to win fun raffle items featuring a collection of world-class beers. A food truck will be on premise (cash only).

Brewminosity - littlefieldnyc
September 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

An evening of craft beer tasting for the benefit of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Come enjoy the artistry of 25 different home brewers hailing from clubs across the greater New York area. Admission includes unlimited beer and open bar for alternative refreshments. You will also have the opportunity to win fun raffle items featuring a collection of world-class beers. A food truck will be on premise (cash only).

East River Lighthouse Boat Tour - National Lighthouse Museum
September 16, 2017 - Staten Island,

Check-in begins an hour before boat's departure. Please note that these boat tours leave precisely at 11:00 am. Boarding begins 30 minutes before departure. Indoor seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Due to space and safety requirements, large coolers are not permitted on board, only very small carry-ons. Light refreshments available for purchase on board. Please be aware that there may be boarding limitations for the disabled at certain piers. Kindly call us to discuss if this might be an issue for you or your guest. 718-390-0040 Lighthouse Boat Tours commence rain or shine.

Reclaiming Our Time: a Live Performance by Tmi Project - Historic Huguenot Street
September 16, 2017 - New Paltz,

Historic Huguenot Street, in partnership with The Slave Dwelling Project, invited TMI Project to participate in an overnight stay in one of the site's historic slave cellars on June 17, 2017. TMI Project writers will share the stories and monologues they crafted following this transformative experience at a performance titled "Reclaiming Our Time" on Saturday, September 16. Terry James, living historian and Board Member of The Slave Dwelling Project, spent the night in a Huguenot Street cellar with writers from TMI Project, an organization which seeks to raise awareness of and inspire people to take action around social justice issues through true storytelling. This was The Slave Dwelling Project's second overnight at Historic Huguenot Street, which is one of only two New York State dwellings the organization has visited, and the only one in the Hudson Valley. TMI Project focuses the spotlight on stories told by people from marginalized populations, humanizing issues that are often overlooked by mainstream media. Beginning on June 16, six participating writers began a series of 10 workshops, the first of which included an introduction to Historic Huguenot Street and a discuss... (read more)

Pilates on the Terrace - Museum of the City of New York
September 16, 2017 - New York

Start your day with Pilates Perfect Studio owner Alexia Simmons for an outdoor class on the Museum's Terrace overlooking Central Park.* Strengthen, lengthen, and tone, then reward yourself with breakfast at Chalsty's Café followed by a walk around the Museum's galleries.

Brunch on the Farm - Queens Bontanical Garden
September 16, 2017 - Flushing

Say farewell to summer at this exclusive Member-Brunch! Your light meal will incorporate vegetables and herbs harvested from the QBG Farm! Schedule: 11am – 12:30pm Brunch served under a tented space 12:30 Remarks by Executive Director, Susan Lacerte 1pm Farmer-led tour of the QBG Farm To purchase tickets you must be a member of Queens Botanical Garden. Limited seating available.

Bird Walks with New York City Audubon - Queens Bontanical Garden
September 16, 2017 - Flushing

egister for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Registration required: qbgbirdwalks2017.eventbrite.com

Washer : Patio : Ubetcha : Maneka - Sunnyvale
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

Washer Record Release Show "All Aboard" with ? Washer ? Patio ? Ubetcha ? Maneka

Performing Gender - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
September 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

LOCATION: Brooklyn Book Festival 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn RUN TIME: 1hr Part of 2017 Next Wave Festival In conjunction with Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife With Olivier Py and other panelists to be announced Presented at the Brooklyn Book Festival Olivier Py is joined by a panel of artists, writers, and thinkers (names to be announced) for a ranging discussion about drag performance in this season's Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife—and about the broader politics of performing gender.

Tcs New York City Marathon Tune-Up (18m) - New York Road Runners
September 17, 2017 - New York

This popular event is held just seven weeks before 50,000-plus runners are scheduled to line up at the TCS New York City Marathon start in Fort Wadsworth! The Tune-Up in Central Park provides 18 miles of motivation and camaraderie to carry you through the challenging preparation phase. Please note that you must complete the full 18-mile distance and cross the finish line wearing your race number in order to receive credit for your run and appear in the results.

10k Jam Jam - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 17, 2017 - New York

Love Improv but tired of those late night jam sessions? If you said, "YES! Dear God YES!" then come join us every Sunday at 5:30pm for the 10k JAM JAM! Hosted by a rotating team from the 10,000 Hours roster. 10,000 Hours designed was for improv students of all levels, to build their improv skills without breaking their budget.

10,000 Hours - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 17, 2017 - New York

ALL work and NO play? No Way! 10,000 Hours is a PIT program designed for improv students of all levels to get more practice to build their improv skills without breaking their budget. With the help of some of The PIT's most talented faculty, staff, and house team members volunteering their valuable time to coach, these ambitious students are ready to showcase their hard work. Support your improv community by checking out a fun and inspiring show full talented individuals.

Student Driver: Indie Road - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 17, 2017 - New York

Watch out! Student Driver: Indie Road is shaking up the PIT Underground! Come revel in the fun, supportive vibe as we celebrate New York City's indie-improv community and beyond! Each week, two kick-ass indie teams dominate the stage, followed by the fast-paced, down-and-dirty moves of host team, Student Driver. Catch future superstars in a new team debut and say you knew them when! Bow down to seasoned veterans flexing their improv might! Eat cake because it's somebody's birthday! Your place is here, your time is now!

The Telephone Show with Kurt Guenther - The PIT Loft
September 17, 2017 - New York

Inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, Kurt Guenther hosts a show where he invites 3 improvisers, they invite 3 improvisers and so on until there are 3 completely new never before seen teams. No one knows what the lineup will be until we start the show!

Worship service - The Church of the Village
September 17, 2017 - New York

Calendar COTV Public Created by office@churchofthevillage.org

Healing for Grief & Loss meeting - The Church of the Village
September 17, 2017 - New York

Created by office@churchofthevillage.org Description Healing for Grief & Loss Support Group, All are invited. Anne Hughes Hinnen, leader.

Brunch of Shame - West Bank Cafe
September 17, 2017 - New York

Not so fresh from the night before, Tony Award Winner Daisy Eagan and Tony Award Winner-Adjacent, Jordan Kai Burnett return to the Beechman as NYC's newest (returning residents) Living in NYC is easy A.F. right?

I Only Have LIES For You - West Bank Cafe
September 17, 2017 - New York

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

The World Is Sound American Sign Language Tours - Rubin Museum
September 17, 2017 - New York

The exhibition The World Is Sound encourages you tune into the world with your whole body. It juxtaposes new site-specific commissions and works by prominent contemporary sound artists with historical objects from the museum's collection of Tibetan Buddhist art to encourage reflection on how we listen and to challenge entrenched ways of thinking. Christine Sun Kim, a Deaf artist whose work is featured in the exhibition, explores how sound can be represented visually and how it impacts her socially. In a similar spirit, the Rubin is offering a special American Sign Language tour, which delves into how sound goes beyond what we can hear with our ears. The tour is open to the public and free with museum admission. Please make sure to RSVP in order to guarantee a spot. The tour is led by Deaf Guide Maleni Chaitoo. Voice interpretation will not be provided. Enjoy complimentary tea and conversation in the museum's Café Serai after the program.

Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint - East River State Park
September 17, 2017 - new york

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is an annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn's local flavor! Entering its 8th year, this block party style tasting event features sample tastes from over 40 of the neighborhood's best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations and much, much more.

Harvest Gospel Block Party - Restoration Plaza
September 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Don't miss Brooklyn's Biggest Gospel Block Party ever! Featuring 6 hours of nonstop live performances, celebrity gospel artists, dancers, choirs, live casting for a fashion show, community activists, authors, vendors, activities for children and much more! At Restoration's Amphitheatre On Sunday

Public Forum: 50 Years Downtown - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
September 17, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Public Forum kicks off its eighth season with a celebration of the last fifty years of downtown New York City. 'Downtown' has become synonymous with innovation and experimentation in music, art, performance, cuisine, and society – and on the eve of the Astor Anniversary for The Public, Public Forum takes a look back at the last half-century of radical creation right here in our own backyard.

Brooklyn Oyster Social - Brooklkyn Bridge Park
September 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join us for an Ultra-Premium Oyster Experience! The day will include 12 Ultra-Premium East & West Coast Oyster Varieties, shucked live & served raw, on the half shell. The extraordinary collection of oysters will be curated by Kevin Joseph, founder of The OysterHood, New York Oyster Week and Miami Oyster Week. Guests will forage from station to station sampling the dozen varieties dressed with fine mignonettes. Kevin & Staff will be offering Shucking Lessons as well. One Hotel Brooklyn Bridge will provide bites and paired beer (lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery) and wine will round out the afternoon. Live music will be provided by the acclaimed Deedle Deedle Dee's. The Billion Oyster Project and the Conservancy's education team will be on hand to provide information on the Hudson River estuary, the lifecycle of east coast oysters, and oyster shell recycling. The 20,000 oyster shells recycled from this date will result, one day, in as many as 400,000 adult oysters restored into New York Harbor filtering 20 million gallons of water a day or 7.3 Billion gallons a year.

Fact Craft: Study Hall - Pioneer Works
September 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

As a part of Fact Craft, Pioneer Books hosts Study Hall. During Study Hall, interested participants can informally meet and collaborate on their own actions with access to related resources. Each Fact Craft program is intended as a catalyst to critically engage with the production of 'facts'. Study Hall is an open space to help fuel collaboration and project development. Study Hall invites you to use Fact Craft as a framework for creative investigation, and to present your findings during our final program in November. If you have been working on a Fact Craft-related project that you'd like to present during our closing program, please fill out this form by October 27.

Femme Mâché: Under Construction - Pioneer Works
September 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

As part of our ongoing Fact Craft series, this workshop invites participants to deconstruct and reconstruct a variety of clickbait articles, dense academic texts, recognizable images, topical poems and songs, images, art pieces, and more. Through carefully curated text and guided conversation, participants will dive into the process through which we create, alter, and internalize "facts." In the process, participants will physically destroy and repurpose the texts through which we perceive these facts to create a complete zine, self-published and produced by the zine collective Femme Mâché. This practice seeks to subvert the methods through which we come to understand factual information. Materials: All materials are provided. Audience: This workshop is open to anyone interested in talking and collaging.

Apples & Honey Day - Queens Bontanical Garden
September 17, 2017 - Flushing

CELEBRATE HARVEST SEASON WITH APPLES AND HONEY! 12 to 4pm— Apples and Honey inspired Crafts and Tours • Free Create apple print cards and make a paper pollinator – a honey bee to take with you through the garden. Then join a tour to spot pollinators in the garden and the plants that attract them!

Buzz on Bees - Queens Bontanical Garden
September 17, 2017 - Flushing

Celebrate nature's winged aviators at this family-friendly workshop! Visit QBG's Bee Garden, learn about these amazing insects, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home. Please note, this workshop is happening during a larger event Apples & Honey. In order to attend Buzz on Bees workshop, advance registration is required: fall2017buzzonbees.eventbrite.com

Dyed in Queens Demonstrations - Queens Bontanical Garden
September 17, 2017 - Flushing

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

Buzz on Bees - Queens Bontanical Garden
September 17, 2017 - Flushing

Celebrate nature's winged aviators at this family-friendly workshop! Visit QBG's Bee Garden, learn about these amazing insects, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home. Please note, this workshop is happening during a larger event Apples & Honey. In order to attend Buzz on Bees workshop, advance registration is required: fall2017buzzonbees.eventbrite.com

Jump into Vr Fest - 1 Day Pass Vip - Jump Into VR Fest
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

The annual Jump Into VR Festival kicks off its first festival in the Lower East Side! Bringing keynote speakers, featured performers, workshops, product launches & free VR/AR/XR demos to the public and a wide audience from various industries. Register today and receive the early bird discount fee! Show us your support and get 20%off! REGULAR PRICE: $250 This ticket includes all events, including VIP: -Access to 2 workshops (speakers TBA) -Access to 2 panels (speakers TBA) -Access to all VR demos without time restriction (10am-6pm) -Access to 1 VR Art Special Party (Artists/Performances TBA) -Access to 1 VIP Cocktail sessions in presence of jurors &/or special guests. -Priority Access to all events See you soon in the metaverse! jumpintovrfest.com VR: Virtual Reality AR: Augmented Reality XR: Extended Reality Jump Into VR Festival is an initiative of Jump Into the Light, VR Cinema & Playlab in NYC. FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please feel free to contact Boulder for any question: boulder @ deathlessvr.com

Queens BBQ Smokedown & Beer Fest - LIC Flea & Food
Through September 17, 2017 - Queens

B.Y.O.Bib Sip on unlimited craft beer tastings while you get down and dirty with an insane amount of the best BBQ you'll find for sale in the city.

Lifestyle Saturdays - Stage 48
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

Worlds Fair Nano - Brooklyn Expo Center
Through September 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Experience the future at a whirlwind two-day festival filled with mind-blowing technology, futurist talks, interactive art, live music, food and more. At Worlds Fair Nano, we believe the future should be fun. Learn more at wfnano.com.

Jump into Vr Fest - 3 Days Pass Vip (Early Bird Ticket) - Jump Into VR Fest
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

The annual Jump Into VR Festival kicks off its first festival in the Lower East Side! Bringing keynote speakers, featured performers, workshops, product launches & free VR/AR/XR demos to the public and a wide audience from various industries. Register today and receive the early bird discount fee! Show us your support and get 20%off! REGULAR PRICE: $600. This ticket includes all events on Sept 15, 16 & 17, including VIP: -Access to 4 workshops (2 per day) -Access to 4 panels (2 per day) -Access to 2 VIP Cocktail sessions in presence of jurors & special guests (1 per day) -Access to 1 VR Demos Press Conference on Friday 15, Press & VIP only -Access to all VR demos without time restriction for 2 days -Access to 3 VR Art Special Party (Artists/Performances TBA) (1 per day) -Priority Access to all events

Jump into Vr Fest - 3 Days Pass Student - Jump Into VR Fest
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

The annual Jump Into Virtual Reality Festival kicks off its first festival in the Lower East Side! Bringing keynote speakers, featured performers, workshops, product launches & free VR/AR/XR demos to the public and a wide audience from various industries. Register today and receive the early bird discount fee! Show us your support and get 60%off! (upon presentation of a valid student ID card). REGULAR PRICE: $340 This ticket includes all events except VIP: -Access to 4 workshops (2 per day) -Access to 4 panels (2 per day) -Access to all VR demos without time restriction (10am-6pm) -Access to 3 VR Art Special Party (Artists/Performances TBA) (1 per day) See you soon in the metaverse! jumpintovrfest.com VR: Virtual Reality AR: Augmented Reality XR: Extended Reality Jump Into VR Festival is an initiative of Jump Into the Light, VR Cinema & Playlab in NYC. FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please feel free to contact Boulder for any question: boulder @ deathlessvr.com

Pop-Up - Addition Elle
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

In addition to Addition Elle's runway show featuring top model Ashley Graham and body positive role- model, Jordyn Woods, on September 11th at 1:00 pm, the Montreal-based fashion brand will be opening the doors to their first ever pop-up shop in New York City. Be on the lookout for Ashley and Jordyn during NYFW as Addition Elle, which has over 30 years of experience catering to plus-size women, brings the runway to real life. The pop up shop will offer styles straight from their runway show in a see-now-buy-now method with other exciting activations throughout the week. Events will include an intimate digital influencer night, one-on-one bra fittings with Addition Elle Fitting Experts, babysitting services on site included and more! The shop, located in the buzzy Flatiron District, will be open from Monday, September 11th - Sunday, September 17th from 11:00 am- 6:00 pm and located at 134 5th Avenue.

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River.

Ali Stroker - The Green Room 42
Through September 18, 2017 - New York

Ali Stroker made history as the first actress in wheelchair to appear on Broadway. She has starred on both THE GLEE PROJECT and GLEE, and this fall you will see her alongside Kyra Sedgwick on ABC's new drama 10 DAYS IN THE VALLEY. Come and watch as Ali cleans out her emotional closet and burns her actual dresses; going full out on intimacy, activism, and figuring out who the f*&# she is!!

Never Built New York - Queens Museum
Through September 18, 2017 - Queens

famous public parks is the ghost of the city that could have been – a parallel metropolis that can reveal the city's goals, strengths and challenges. Never Built New York, co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, and designed by Christian Wassmann invites visitors to discover the New York City that might have been through original prints, drawings, models, installations, and animations. While it may be impossible to re-imagine New York, Never Built explores a city where you could catch a football game in Manhattan, travel via a floating airport, and live in an apartment also acting as a bridge support. Exploring the alternative paths New York City could have traveled encourages us to think beyond the present tense and push the boundaries of what the future of the metropolis holds. Co-Curator Sam Lubell is a Contributing Editor at The Architect's Newspaper. He has written seven books about architecture for Monacelli Press, Rizzoli, Metropolis Books, and Phaidon. He also writes for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Architect, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, Wallpaper*, Contract, and other publications. He co-curated the A+D Archite... (read more)

Sable Elyse Smith - Queens Museum
Through September 18, 2017 - Queens

The self is contextual; contingent upon geography, system, relationship, memory, knowing… And violence can be quotidian, like the landscape of prison shaping itself around my body. The images are made so that I can see me. I am haunted by Trauma. We are woven into this kaleidoscopic memoir by our desires to consume pain, to blur fact and fiction, to escape —Sable Elyse Smith Sable Elyse Smith's project at the Queens Museum, Ordinary Violence, continues her ongoing exploration of the trauma and emotional violence affected on incarcerated individuals and their loved ones. Mining her own experiences of visiting her father in prisons for the past 19 years, Smith will present a combined media installation involving video, neon, photographic and textual works to visualize the ways in which an impersonal bureaucratic system of incarceration take effects on the bodies and minds of the extended network of people bound to it. A central focus of the exhibition is the ubiquity of the mural art form as a backdrop for the Polaroid photos taken in prison visitation rooms, as well as the micro-economy and unspoken negotiation embedded in the creation and circulation of these images—which... (read more)

Julia Weist with Nestor Siré - Queens Museum
Through September 18, 2017 - Queens

Jerome Fellow Julia Weist collaborates with Cuban artist Nestor Siré to analyze creative social strategies in Cuba that have developed in place of internet connectivity. The most significant of these phenomenon, El Paquete Semanal or "the weekly package," is a 1 terabyte digital media collection, aggregated weekly and circulated across the country via in-person file sharing. Since 2015, Siré has been curating art into El Paquete through a project called !!!Seccio?n A R T E (!!!A R T Section), a series of folders updated monthly with original artist projects. The folder follows the rules of the Paquete: it can be no more than 5GB, and must contain no pornography and no political issues. In early 2016, Siré invited Weist to contribute an artwork, the beginning of an ambitious partnership. Over the subsequent year, the pair met with Paquete distributors or matrices in every province in Cuba. In these talks they gained an understanding of current trends and processes on a national and local level, including who and what was popular. West and Siré also came to know the depth and intricacy of the Paquete networks, including the extent of its economic impact; the Paquete also includes ... (read more)

Workshop Sessions - Morningside Park
Through September 22, 2017 - Upper West Side

At Morningside Lights workshops, lantern building is a collaborative process — and the collaboration is part of the fun! You may start a lantern for someone else to finish, or pick up where someone else left off to create a work of art that reflects the collective vision of our community. Each day's workshop activities are a step in the process as our lanterns take shape from idea to final product. See below for our daily menu of activities, but please note the following activities are subject to change based on our progress. And remember, no experience is necessary.

Senior Fishing - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

Drop in a line and relax by the beautiful Park waterfront. Older adults are invited to try their luck at catch and release fishing. We provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Seating and shade are available. Pier 63, cross at W23 St Mondays: July 3 – September 25 No program Sept 11 3-5pm

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! BRING YOUR OWN MAT! RSVP is required. TUESDAYS May 9–Sept 26 No class on July 4 Pier 46, cross at Charles St. 6:30-7:30pm

End of Session Clean-Out - The Art Students League
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

The League will be closed this week for end-of-session clean-out.

Best of NYC Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 03, 2017 - New York

Upgrade your ultimate NYC experience by sitting in cushy Premier seats while you see all five boroughs on the only cruise that circumnaviagtes the island of Manhattan.

Ed Center Open Hours - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through October 07, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

The Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more! Share all your Ed Center experiences on social media by tagging your posts with #edcntr.

Green Team - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through October 07, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the Park look its best. All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any activity begins; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary. Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in Green Team sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Green Team Group Form to request a date.

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River. No Program June 25 & September 17

Hudson History Walk - Hudson River Park
Through October 17, 2017 -

Discover NYC's dynamic waterfront history through a guided walking tour led by local historians. Each tour focuses on a different era of Hudson River history ranging from the Lenape Native Americans to the revitalization of the West Side. FOUR TOURS OFFERED Tuesdays, July 11, Aug 15, Sept 19 & Oct17

Fall Birding Tour - Bryant Park
Through October 19, 2017 - New York

Meet at Heiskell Plaza Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow! Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign! Part of the Birding Tours program.

Yoga and Meditation @ Jcc Harlem - JCC Harlem
Through October 25, 2017 - NEW YORK,

Start your day with balance, focus, and intention. with our gifted meditation teachers every Wednesday morning. No registration necessary.

Farm Open Hours - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 25, 2017 - Flushing

Drop in at the QBG Farm to see what's growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Alain Willaume, Vulnerable - Crossing The Line Festival
Through October 28, 2017 - New York

Alain Willaume's unusual photos evoke a ghostly undercurrent in our everyday lives. In depicting the likes of lone and meditative figures in barren landscapes and dusty roads, he highlights the fractures in the places we call home. Working outside of the mainstream and the traditions of documentary photography, Willaume creates an arresting personal cartography of engaged metaphors and enigmatic imagery. His haunting body of work evokes the lurking violence and vulnerability in the world as well as the human beings who inhabit it. This immersive installation designed by François Hébel for the artist's US debut invites new perspectives into Willaume's global body of work. This is the sixth exhibition of the French Protocol series in the FIAF Gallery, curated by François Hébel.French photographer Alain Willaume lives and works in Paris. He began his photography career in 1979 and has been a member of the Tendance Floue Collective since 2010. He has a Masters in DESS Intercultural Relations from Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle. Since 2003, he has also been a guest professor at the Haute Ecole des Arts in Rhin, Strasbourg, and the Ecole Nationale Supérieur of Art and Design in Nancy. W... (read more)

Farm and Compost Volunteer Days - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2017 - Flushing

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Liberty Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get the best seats in the house on Circle Line Premier which means you'll get the best photo ops with Lady Liberty herself!

Best of NYC Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Upgrade your ultimate NYC experience by sitting in cushy Premier seats while you see all five boroughs on the only cruise that circumnaviagtes the island of Manhattan.

Best of NYC Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Upgrade your ultimate NYC experience by sitting in cushy Premier seats while you see all five boroughs on the only cruise that circumnaviagtes the island of Manhattan.

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Liberty Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get the best seats in the house on Circle Line Premier which means you'll get the best photo ops with Lady Liberty herself!

Liberty Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get the best seats in the house on Circle Line Premier which means you'll get the best photo ops with Lady Liberty herself!

Harbor Lights Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Why not make the moment even more magical in upgraded Premier seats? There is no sight in the world as special as those seen on the romantic Harbor Lights cruise as the sun goes down upon NYC. Your loved ones will thank you!

Best of NYC Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

The only cruise in New York City that takes you around the entire island of Manhattan and shows you all of NYC's five boroughs, three rivers and 21 bridges. Plus an awe inspiring close-up view of the Statue of Liberty.

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the Park came to life!Wear comfortable shoes, these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape! All tours meet at Pier 1 entrance and last about an hour. Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Bannerman's Island Cruise - Clearwater Festival
Through October 29, 2017 - Beacon

Bannerman's Castle looks like a medieval ruin somewhere in Europe, but this castle belonged to Frank Bannerman, who purchased the Hudson River's Pollepel Island in 1900 to store an inventory of surplus military equipment. A fire destroyed the buildings two years later, but their ruins remain offering rich history and panoramic views of the Hudson Valley. ll proceeds will benefit the Pollepel Island and Bannerman Castle preservation efforts, to ensure many can experience this beautiful place for generations to come. This tour consists of the following: A 30-minute boat ride on the Estuary Steward over to Bannerman Island A guided walking tour of the island in which you will visit the famous Bannerman Castle. A visit to the Bannerman Garden and Bannerman Residence, where you'll learn about all things Bannerman! A return trip back on the Estuary Steward to Beacon where it all began. ll proceeds will benefit the Pollepel Island and Bannerman Castle preservation efforts, to ensure many can experience this beautiful place for generations to come. This tour consists of the following: A 30-minute boat ride on the Estuary Steward over to Bannerman Island A guided wal... (read more)

This Alien Nation - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
Through November 08, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Host Sofija Stefanovic welcomes some of her favorite outsiders for a celebration of immigration! Each month, at one of New York's finest venues, some fish-out-of-water tell true tales from their lives. Hear anecdotes about language barriers, cultural missteps, rumbles, romance, and more! From addresses to the President, to songs about first kisses, the evening is set to be one of worldly proportions. In a multicultural world that harbors some strong anti-immigration feelings, being an outsider can be uncomfortable, hilarious, and weird. But it also makes for some great stories. Come for the stories, leave with some feelings – and enjoy drinks, laughs and cries in between.

Farmer's Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 17, 2017 - Flushing

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 17 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

Hrp Green Team - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Gain meaningful experience working with friends, community members, and like-minded individuals looking to beautify and maintain Hudson River Park's picturesque waterside landscape! This volunteer program is an exciting opportunity for community members to nurture their inner green thumb alongside their neighbors while improving public greenspace. Members of the HRP Green Team will work with our seasoned horticulture staff and participate in landscape enhancement activities including planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, trimming of ornamental grasses, addition of soil amendments, cleaning of vegetation beds, and other general gardening activities. Can't commit to all of the sessions? No problem! RSVP to any or all of the Green Team volunteer days. Locations and activities will vary each month, and volunteers will get to experience the Park from a whole new perspective throughout the seasons. RSVP today or call for more information: 347-515-2242

- ICP Museum
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

How has the act of remembering—and forgetting—been transformed in the digital age? Photography's relationship with the concept of memory stretches its entire history and includes its every iteration. Only now has the distribution of photography exploded with newfound ubiquity, ushering in a paradigm shift that bears semblance to that of the Gutenberg press. Photography's various forms have converged onto a point of accessibility where what was once a luxury is now a presupposition. As the degrees of separation between people decrease, so do those between past, present, and future. To remember is to engage with all three, and to create is to make them tangible. The collective consciousness of humankind speaks a visual language, and photography is poised, now more than ever, to upend the very notion of what it means to create.

Pen Parentis Literary Salons - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Through December 12, 2017 - New York

Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall Street The monthly Pen Parentis Literary Salons present a diversity of quality writing by groups of notable authors who are also parents at Andaz Wall Street, an upscale, convivial Downtown hotel. Audiences and authors meet and mingle over refreshments generously donated by the venue, then listen to readings and discuss the balance of life and creative career. General public is welcome to these free, inspiring literary events. Bring your book club!

Poetry Group - Riverside Church
Through December 24, 2017 - NY

423 MLK

Alcoholics Anonymous - Riverside Church
Through December 25, 2017 - NY

7C

Harbor Lights Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through December 30, 2017 - New York

Enjoy an early evening cruise down the Hudson River. Capture magical moments as the sun fades into the harbor. Then watch as the twinkling lights of Manhattan make the city skyline come alive.

Open Bible Study - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

430 MLK

Sunday Morning Worship - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

Nave Our traditional Sunday service, held in the beautiful Nave, follows the lectionary and liturgical calendar and is centered around Scripture, preaching, music, and prayer. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.

Korean Mission Service - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

Chapel of the Cross

Korean Mission Fellowship - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

421 MLK

Chinese Christian Service - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

Chapel of the Cross

Latino Ministry - The Riverside Church
Through January 21, 2018 - New York

430 MLK

Landmarks Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through February 02, 2018 - New York

Photos and selfies of all of New York's iconic landmarks await. See midtown and lower Manhattan including the Statue of Liberty from only 100 feet away.

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through February 02, 2018 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Best of Nyc Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through February 02, 2018 - New York

The only cruise in New York City that takes you around the entire island of Manhattan and shows you all of NYC's five boroughs, three rivers and 21 bridges. Plus an awe inspiring close-up view of the Statue of Liberty.

Activity Table - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 27, 2018 - Flushing

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

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn's Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as "Brooklyn's Backyard" for 150 years. The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays.

Grad Show: Level 1 Sketch - The Pit (Peoples Improv Theater)
Through September 09, 2020 - New York City

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage. Graduates of the PIT's Level One sketch class were introduced to the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ philosophy by focusing on the basic tools and building blocks of writing sketches. Tonight, some of the PIT's brightest stars will take the stage to perform a reading of students' work. The legends of tomorrow show you they're actually the stars of today!

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