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Things to do this week in NYC Sep 24-Oct 1: Music
(09/24) - Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, or the classics ? New York City venues feature music from all cultures. Whether you're catching an aria at Lincoln Center, or checking out a band at Central Park Summerstage, NYC has a gig you won't want to miss. (read the story...)

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Through 10/08/2017 Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Through 12/31/2020 Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
nyhistory.org
Ages: All

Now on display at the New-York Historical Society is a newly acquired and conserved Picasso in the exhibition Picasso's "Le Tricorne." It is the first work by Picasso, and one with great wall power and a New York history, to enter New-York Historical's collection. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered ... (more)

Through 1/31/2020 Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St. - 718-699-0005
www.nysci.org
Ages: All

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will open Connected Worlds, its exciting and groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability, on June 27, 2015. Presented in NYSCI's iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedne... (more)

Through 10/11/2016 Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Metropolitan Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Over the last forty years, the Metropolitan's collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy has grown to be one of the greatest in the world. Replete with masterpieces dating from the Tang dynasty (608–917) to the present, the collection encompasses the vast historical sweep of the brush arts of China, from serene Buddhist scriptures to bombastic ... (more)

Through 11/17/2017
Hours: 1.5
Honoring the Life and Legacy of Thelma Hill - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
80 Hanson Place - 718.636.4181
Ages: All
Price: $20

651 ARTS launches the second installment of its signature Live & Outspoken series with a discussion honoring dance educator and pioneer Thelma Hill. A panel of nationally acclaimed scholars and artists will convene to celebrate and pay tribute to the dynamic career on one of America’s most important dance figures. Follow the conversation: #LiveO... (more)

Through 12/18/2105
Hours: Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Subtle Interchange - NARS Foundation
201 46th Street, 4th Floor - 7187682765
Ages: AD
Price: Free

The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to present Subtle Interchange, an exhibition featuring selections from the work of 2015 Season IV International Artist Residency Participants: Vasiliki Antonopoulou, Keren Anavy, Emma Critchley, Milton Croissant, Bima Engels, Sandra Erbacher, Emma Bernhard, John Roach, and Karin Wask... (more)

Through 12/01/2016
Hours: 6pm-8pm every first Thursday
The Dining Concourse in Concert - Lower Level Dining Concourse at Grand Central Terminal
89 E 42nd Street - 212-340-2583
Ages: AD
Price: Free

The First Thursday of every month we invite you to enjoy live music inspired by an eclectic spectrum of 30's era swing, New Orleans jazz, soulful blues, and more. Come grab dinner, drinks, and a table, and prepare to be captivated by the sounds of the Dining Concourse in Concert. For more info and a full lineup visit grandcentralterminal.com/... (more)

Through 10/11/2016 Picturing Prestige: New York Portraits - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: AD

Beginning in the 18th century, New York City's well-to-do denizens commissioned paintings of themselves and their loved ones to display in their homes as indicators of prestige. Portraits were often created to commemorate a significant moment in the sitter's life—a marriage, acquiring an inheritance, or assuming an important position—and they offer... (more)

Through 12/31/2016
Hours: The film will be shown daily in the Museum’s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and in 3D at 10:30 am, and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Times are subject to change.
National Parks Adventure - The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street - 212-769-5100
Ages: All
Price: Tickets, which include general admission, are $27 (adults), $22 (students/seniors), $16 (children).

In its New York premiere, MacGillivray Freeman Film’s National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness of America’s national parks. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Robert Redford, the film lets audiences soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mou... (more)

Through 1/02/2017
Hours: 10 AM - 5:45 PM
Dinosaurs Among Us - The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street - 212-769-5100
Ages: All
Price: $27 for Adults

Dinosaurs Among Us will examine how one group of dinosaurs evolved into the fascinating living creatures we call birds. The exhibition will highlight the continuities between living dinosaurs—birds—and their extinct ancestors, showcasing remarkable new evidence for what scientists now call one of the best-documented evolutionary transitions in the ... (more)

Through 12/31/2016
Hours: 8:00PM
Nicky Sunshine's 'Time To Shine Monday' - Free Weekly Comedy Show @ Playwright Celtic Pub In NYC - Playwright Celtic Pub
732 8th Ave - (212) 354-8404
Ages: AD
Price: FREE

Actress-comedian Nicky Sunshine's free weekly comedy / variety show on Monday evenings on the third floor of the Playwright Celtic Pub (located between 45th & 46th St. on Eighth Ave.) in Manhattan.

Through 10/09/2016 Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

One of the most distinctive and complex American comic voices to emerge in the last four decades is that of artist and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast (b. 1954). Since the 1970s, Brooklyn-born Chast has chronicled the anxieties, pleasures, and perils of contemporary life in a body of work that includes over 1,200 cartoons published in The New Yorke... (more)

Through 10/28/2016
Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, Boards 11:30am, sails noon-2pm
Lady Liberty Lunch Cruise - Hornblower Cruises and Events
Pier 40, 353 West St. - 212-206-7522
hornblower.com
Ages: TE,AD
Price: From $49

If you're looking for the perfect relaxing lunch in NYC, Hornblower's Lady Liberty Lunch Cruise is for you. Step aboard Hornblower's luxury yacht and lunch in style as you cruise by New York's iconic landmarks including, of course, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and amazing views of the Manhattan skyli... (more)

Through 10/09/2016 Arcade Classics: Video Games from the Museum's Collection - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us

Arcade Classics features more than 40 video arcade games released between 1972 and 1993, drawn from the Museum's collection. All of the games will be playable. Though the era of the video arcade game is long gone, arcade games were the grounds for innovation and experimentation that informed the genres, conventions, and play mechanics of the video ... (more)

Through 1/02/2017 Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West (at 79th St.) - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All

Crocs have flourished for 200 million years. Now you can explore the complex lives of crocodilians—a group of reptiles that includes crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials—in a new exhibition featuring live species, life-sized dioramas, and interactive exhibits.

Through 10/31/2016
Hours: 1 hour
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show - Theatre Row’s Acorn Theatre
410 West 42nd Street - 646-481-6583
Ages: All
Price: $49.75-$67.25

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle stories, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show - The Very Hungry Caterpillar.Thursday ... (more)

Through 10/10/2016 Stuart Davis: In Full Swing - Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St. - 212-570-3600
www.whitney.org
Ages: AD

Stuart Davis (1892–1964) ranks as a preeminent figure in American modernism. With a long career that stretched from the early twentieth century well into the postwar era, he brought a distinctively American accent to international modernism. Davis's work feels especially vital today in its blurring of distinctions between text and image, high and l... (more)

Through 12/29/2016
Hours: 7pm-10pm
Flamenco Night - Socarrat Paella Bar Nolita
284 Mulberry St. - 212-219-0101
Ages: All
Price: Free

Every Tuesday, Socarrat Paella Bar Nolita transports guests to Spain from 7 to 10 p.m. Experience a flamenco performance complete with singing, dancing, hand clapping and guitar playing along with classic tapas, paella, selections from an extensive wine list or homemade sangria.

Through 1/08/2017 Who Shot Sports, A Photographic History, 1843-Present - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Who Shot Sports, one of the first museum exhibitions to put sports photographers in the forefront, is the most comprehensive presentation of sports photography ever organized. It gathers together approximately 230 works—from daguerreotypes and salted paper prints to digital images—that capture the universal appeal of sports, highlighting unfo... (more)

Through 9/30/2016
Hours: 12-3pm
Three-Course Lunch Prix-Fixe - Loi Estiatorio
132 W. 58th St. - 212-713-0015
Ages: AD
Price: $29

Chef Maria Loi’s Loi Estiatorio will be offering a three course prix-fixe lunch menu that celebrates the flavors and hospitality of Greece. The popular NYC restaurant is a Mediterranean oasis, and an ode Chef Loi’s roots. Loi Estiatorio’s offerings include a wide array of healthy, authentic Greek dishes, made with ingredients such as olive oil, yog... (more)

Through 10/01/2016
Hours: 7pm-9pm
LADY BUNNY in TRANS-JESTER - The Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher St. - 603-203-3166
Ages: AD
Price: $19.99

Performances are from Wednesday to Saturday at 7PM. Please note: no shows on Thursday September 8th and September 9th. In the last five years, Bunny's performed two sold out solo shows at La Escuelita. But that venue closed! So Bunny is bringing her latest blend of raucous, irreverent comedy to the even more legendary venue Stonewall. And if ... (more)

Through 10/31/2016
Hours: 9am-9pm
Halloween - Macy's Herald Square
151 W. 34th St. - 339-793-1703
Ages: All
Price: Free

Grandin Road – a brand known for its stylishly haunting Halloween decor- is opening its first-ever Halloween concept shop in Macy’s Herald Square, a store known for bringing holidays to life. Come enjoy some spooky and spectacular decorations and get into the Halloween spirit!

Through 9/30/2016
Hours: 11:57PM-12AM
Tantris (Young Tristan) - Times Square Billboards
Times Square - 212-843-9215
Ages: All
Price: Free

In partnership with the Metropolitan Opera and Gallery Met Shorts, Times Square Arts brings Elizabeth Peyton and Kristian Emdal’s Tantris (Young Tristan) to Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in September. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coal... (more)

Through 3/02/2017
Hours: LEFRAK THEATRE, daily, every half hour from 10:30am to 4:30pm
AMNH Presents: Wonders of the Arctic - American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street - 212-769-5100
Ages: All
Price: $27 (adults), $22 (students/seniors), $16 (children); Member Discount: $13.50 adults; $8.50 children.; Free for Voyager-level Members and above.

Film Examining the Vast Ice Wilderness of the Arctic Will Screen in 3D Digital and 2D Set in the frozen wilderness at the top of the world, Wonders of the Arctic tells the story of survival in one of the most unforgiving environments on earth dominated by a single element: ice. Far away in this glittering world of ice and snow, polar bears tus... (more)

Through 9/30/2016 Richard Avedon – Moving Image Presented by Visionaire and The Richard Avedon Foundation - The Gallery at Cadillac House
330 Hudson St. - 212-418-3477
Ages: AD

Check out the next installment in the Visionaire-curated gallery space at Cadillac House (330 Hudson Street, NYC) entitled "Richard Avedon - Moving Image,” which will be open to the public from Thursday, September 8th to September 30th. It celebrates the legendary Richard Avedon and his 60 year-long tenure as the preeminent, quintessential fashion ... (more)

Through 10/01/2016
Hours: 4:30-6:30pm
Landscape I Classes at PhotoManhattan - PhotoManhattan
51W 14th Street, Suite 3R - 212-929-3302
Ages: AD
Price: $320

Photography Classes NYC - We provide solid training in digital and film photography, Free seminars, evening and weekend classes, street photo workshops, private classes, as well as darkroom and photo studio rentals. +13 years experience teaching thousands of New York Photographers. Excellent instructors, proven curricula, hands-on training & a... (more)

Through 10/15/2016
Hours: 7/8PM
Underground Railroad Game - Ars Nova Theater
511 W 54th - 212-352-3101
www.arsnovanyc.com/underground_railroad_game
Ages: AD
Price: Tix $35

Underground Railroad Game by Jennifer Kidwell & Scott Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special directed by Taibi Magar LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! 5 Weeks Only! Performance begin Sept 13. Monday – Wednesday @ 7PM | Thursday – Saturday @ 8PM TIX REGULARLY $35+ Come Early & Save! WEEK 1 @ $15 — USE CODE: GOHAWKS WEEK 2 @ $25 — USE CODE: SLURPEE Go... (more)

Through 10/01/2016
Hours: 7:30pm
Outside/Inside by Jenny Seidelman - Ivy Theatre Company
150 W. 30th St., 14th Fl.
http://www.ivytheatre.com/current-project/
Ages: AD
Price: $20

Outside/Inside by Jenny Seidelman Directed by Audrey Alford Tickets $20 at http://www.ivytheatre.com/current-project/ Should people adopt children outside of their race? Chinese American Ken isn't so sure after meeting his boss's daughter, Hannah. His assumptions come to a head at an outrageous dinner party that leaves him and his Caucasian ... (more)

Through 9/15/2017 BALLET HISPÁNICO Announces New Salsa & Flamenco Classes for Adults - Ballet Hispánico School of Dance
167 W. 89th St. - 212-362-6710
Ages: AD
Price: $20-$170

BALLET HISPÁNICO Announces New Salsa & Flamenco Classes for Adults New York, NY – Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, Ballet Hispánico introduces new adult class offerings in Salsa and Flamenco at the company’s School of Dance at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. The classes are recommended for ages 18 and up and will get attendees up and moving t... (more)

Through 11/25/2016
Hours: 10-6pm
Emmett Wigglesworth: It is Not Enough to See, One must See Through to Find Truth - Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Queens - 718-658-7400
Ages: All
Price: Free

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is proud to present a solo exhibition by Queens-based artist Emmett Wigglesworth. This retrospective includes paintings, silkscreens, oil pastels, and sculpture from a career spanning over six decades, cumulating in a newly commissioned piece by JCAL. Composed of a 10' canvas with 6 life-sized painted foam core ... (more)

Through 10/02/2016 The Master: Philip Seymour Hoffman Film Retrospective - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: TE,AD

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent, an actor and director whose performances were always immersive and electrifying. He was beloved in the film and theater world, and his untimely death in 2014 at age 46 took away the promise of so much great work to come. To honor his legacy, Museum of the Moving Image will present The Master: Philip Sey... (more)

Through 11/21/2016 ONE • One Planet One Future: Art Exhibition - Westbeth Center for the Arts
155 Bank St. - 212-329-1429
Ages: All
Price: Free

Westbeth will host a Time Shrine Foundation presentation of the work of Anne de Carbuccia. Ms. de Carbuccia is an artist who explores ecologically sensitive locales throughout the planet to create and photograph site-specific assemblages, set into striking landscapes, that she calls “time shrines.” The exhibition is installed in basement space... (more)

Through 10/30/2016 Scarecrows & Pumpkins - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx - 718-817-8700
www.nybg.org
Ages: All

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to NYBG to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the U.S., from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books. This art display, presented by the Tri Stat... (more)

Through 10/11/2016
Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm
An Autumn of Adventure and Creativity - Agora Gallery
530 West 25th St., Chelsea - 212-226-4151
Ages: All
Price: Free

This September Agora Gallery will present three exhibitions that illustrate art’s ability to tell an ever-expanding range of stories in an almost limitless number of ways. In Interpretive Realms, nature in all its diversity is vividly captured and powerfully transformed through the views of five artists who, though they work in media ranging from p... (more)

Through 10/08/2016
Hours: 7:30pm-9:30pm
COMMENCING: A Night of Jane Shepard Shorts - Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond St. - 917-561-0171
Ages: AD
Price: $25

Ethikos Productions Presents: "COMMENCING: A Night of Jane Shepard Shorts" is an all-female cast and crew production of 3 short plays by award-winning playwright Jane Shepard. The three selections, Nine, Commencing, and Friends of the Deceased, are from Shepard's KickAss Plays for Women. Each short play is a two-hander in which both of the cha... (more)

Through 1/08/2017 The Battle of Brooklyn and the Fall of New York - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org

On August 27, 1776, on the marshy fields of Gowanus and Red Hook, George Washington and his rag-tag army of untrained soldiers fought the Royal Army, one of the most powerful military forces in the world. The rebels were ingloriously defeated. The first major armed campaign for the colonies after declaring independence from Great Britain, the Battl... (more)

Through 11/27/2016
Hours: 6:00
OPENING RECEPTION: Isis Kenney's 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' - Harlem School of the Arts
645 Saint Nicholas Ave. - 212-926-4100
www.hsanyc.org
Price: FREE

The Harlem School of the Arts will present Artist Isis Kenney’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, a powerful digital art exhibition that combines Hip Hop culture, fine art, current events and politics to address controversial societal issues. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised will debut at an opening reception on Friday, September 23, 2016, ... (more)

Through 10/09/2016
Hours: 12-5 PM
The Science of Stem Cells Drop-In Sessions - American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street - 212-769-5100
Ages: All
Price: Free for Members or with Museum Admission

Three weekends, September 24–25, October 1–2, and October 8–9, noon–5 pm Sackler Educational Laboratory Free for Members or with Museum admission What are stem cells, and what promise do they hold for medical treatments? Stem cell research is a rapidly advancing field, filled with immense challenges and potential. Stop by the Sackler Education... (more)

Through 9/30/2016 Advertising Week New York - Times Square hub (The Town Hall, The Times Center, Liberty Theater, Thomson Reuters, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, and NASDAQ MarketSite, among others) - 212-691-2800
Ages: AD
Price: $449+

Since its creation in 2004, Advertising Week has drawn more than 2.5 million participants from around the world to New York City, London and Tokyo for a weeklong hybrid of thought leadership seminars and unique evening events. 2016 marks the 13th edition of Advertising Week in New York City. In 2013, Advertising Week global organizer Stillwell Part... (more)

9/27/2016
Hours: 7-8:10pm
Lisa Biales 'Blues Meets Jazz in a Cabaret' - Metropolitan Room
34 W. 22nd St., between 5th & 6th Aves, Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH - 212-206-0440
Ages: All
Price: $24

Dubbed the “Belle of the Blues” for her crystal pure voice and charming stage presence, Biales has released eight albums to date, and her latest, aptly named “Belle of the Blues,” was nominated for a Blues Blast award for Acoustic Album of the Year. With the voice of an angel, the charm of a southern belle, and the playfulness and daring of a littl... (more)

9/27/2016
Hours: 7pm
#JusticeIsBlinds - Capitale
130 Bowery - 646-452-5637
Ages: AD
Price: Prices vary

Justice is Blinds is a night of poker & fun, plus spectacular food and cocktails, attended by some of the biggest names in poker, celebrities from the worlds of sports, tv, and movies – and YOU! Proceeds benefit The Urban Justice Center, a non-profit that has strengthened NYC for over 30 years by providing legal services to the city's most vulnerab... (more)

9/27/2016
Hours: 7:30pm
Remembering Theo - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues - 212-242-4500
Ages: AD
Price: $18

WHAT: Musicians and friends of Theodore Bikel to gather September 27 for "Remembering Theo," a memorial concert in New York at Kaye Playhouse. WHERE AND WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Presented by Partners for Progressive Is... (more)

9/27/2016
Hours: 2 hours
The Golden Record Remastered - The Greene Space
44 Charlton St. (corner of Varick St.) - 866-811-4111
Ages: AD
Price: $25

• An evening of art, science, and exploration with the anticipation of the 40th anniversary of the Golden Record. • Feature performances by the Ulysses Quartet and Tenth Intervention as well as a discussion with Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen, writer and blogger Maria Popova, Science Friday’s Ira Flatow and WQXR’s Terrance McKnight.

9/27/2016
Hours: 6:30p.m.
Tromba Tequila Dinner - Dos Caminos Times Square
1567 Broadway - 212-545-7803
www.doscaminos.com/tromba-tequila-dinner/
Price: $95

Join Executive Chef Ivy Stark and founder and CEO of Tequila Tromba, Eric Brass, for an intimate tequila dinner at Dos Caminos Times Square (1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036) Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30PM. We’ll be serving passed canapes, and a 3 course meal, paired with tequila. Learn about Mexican cuisine and beverage from the experts while ... (more)

9/28/2016
Hours: 2 hours
Wild Women of Planet Wongo - Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St. - 646-481-6583
Ages: AD
Price: $35

New York: The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is returning to New York after its successful Brooklyn run last year. Presented by Not Too Fancy Productions, LLC, Performances will begin... (more)

9/28/2016 - 10/02/2016 The Affordable Art Fair - The Metropolitan Pavilion
25 West 18th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues) - 212-255-2003
affordableatfair.com/newyork
Ages: All

The Affordable Art Fair NYC will once again gather a dynamic group of galleries to delight your art-curious mind with emerging and established artworks. From September 28 – October 2, 2016 the fair will welcome 74 exhibitors from locations like Brooklyn, Buenos Aires, Istanbul and Tokyo. This edition includes returning programs such as the Unde... (more)

9/28/2016 “Mahmoud Hamadani: Endless Roads” - Adelphi University
1 South Ave. - 516-877-3126
Ages: All
Price: Free

GARDEN CITY, NY, SEPTEMBER 2016—The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is pleased to present a captivating exhibition featuring the work of artist Mahmoud Hamadani: Endless Roads. “A visual exploration of basic dualisms, with which we grapple everyday, often with little awareness.” This exhibition will be on view in the Performing Arts Center G... (more)

9/28/2016
Hours: 5:00 PM
Keep Up with the Kardashian's....Lady Parts - Dr. Yael Halaas
120 E. 56th Street, #800 - 212-688-5955
www.drhalaas.com
Price: FREE

Keep up with the Kardashian’s vaginas…no….seriously! The Kardashian sisters have been raving about their vaginal rejuvenation and we invite you to learn more about it, too. Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Yael Halaas invites you to her office learn more about ThermiVa a non-surgical, painless, no downtime solution to firm, tighten an... (more)

9/29/2016 - 10/02/2016 New York Burlesque Festival - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD
Price: $30 advance, $35 day of show

Celebrating over a Decade, of Glitter and Glamour in Gotham with over 100 performers from around the Globe! The Annual New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world, and has attracted sold-out crowds since it's premiere in 2003. This September marks the 14th year for this celebrated event, and p... (more)

9/29/2016
Hours: 6:30pm
AMNH Presents | Book Lecture: The Madhouse Effect - American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th Street - 212-769-5100
Ages: AD
Price: $15

The award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Tom Toles have fought at the frontlines of climate-change denialism for most of their careers. Their brilliant, colorful book takes aim at the manipulation of the media by business and political interests and the play to partisanship on issues th... (more)

9/29/2016
Hours: 9:30 pm
Problem Cat: A Love Story - The Metropolitan Room
34 W. 22nd St. - 917-628-3938
Ages: AD
Price: $15

Problem Cat: A Love Story “Moving, Hilarious, so riveting!” LocalTheatreNY.Com “Cerna has so much energy that at times it seems as though he has a full crowd on stage with him” –The Washington Post J.D. Cerna, noted for his bravura performance in his GLAAD-Media Award Nominated solo piece “Not as Cute as Picture”, is presenting a new piec... (more)

9/29/2016
Hours: 8pm
The Growlers - Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St.
www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com
Ages: TE,AD


9/29/2016 - 10/30/2016 My Name Is Gideon: I’m Probably Going To Die, Eventually - Walkerspace
46 Walker St. - 866-811-4111
Ages: AD
Price: $35

My Name Is Gideon: I’m Probably Going To Die, Eventually is a new one-man show by Gideon Irving, an unconventional theatrical couchsurfing troubadour. Gideon Irving has been biking, rollerblading and driving from one town to the next for the past five years, performing and residing in the homes of perfect strangers. Now, he is inviting audience... (more)

9/29/2016
Hours: 9:00pm
Mad Meg Album Release Show - DROM
85 Avenue A (between 5th St & 6th St) - 212-777-1157
Ages: AD
Price: $10

Join us for a special night in honor of Mad Meg's debut full length album, Puberty Tales! Fronted by Moscow-born singer-songwriter, Ilya Popenko, polka punk-inspired artist Mad Meg blends dark humoured lyrics with upbeat minor key melodies to create a truly unique ""punk chanson noir"" style. (Think of a Russian Tom Waits mixed with Gogol Bordello.... (more)

9/29/2016
Hours: 2 hours
Building Healthier Communities: Environment, Energy and the Role of Women - New York Law School
185 West Broadway - 212-329-1429
Ages: All
Price: Free

When it comes to environmental issues that affect their families, women are often the driving forces of change. With growing concerns about our continuing reliance on fossil fuels and the risks of fracking, can women drive the adoption of renewable energy in our communities? A new analysis of data presented by bipartisan pollsters Celinda Lake and... (more)

9/30/2016
Hours: southstreetseaportmuseum.org
Free-Fridays Program - South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton St. - 212-748-8600
Ages: All
Price: Free

South Street Seaport Museum announces Free-Fridays Program August 26, September 30, & October 28, 2016 from 3pm-7pm South Street Seaport Museum announces its Free-Fridays Program on August 26, September 30, & October 28, 2016 from 3pm-7pm. Join us on the last Friday of every month through October for Free Fridays at the Seaport Museum. Betw... (more)

9/30/2016
Hours: 7:30pm
Infertile - UCB Chelsea
307 W. 26th St. - 603-203-3166
Ages: AD
Price: $10

Wonder what it takes to pregnant? This show has all the answers. Learn how to handle doctors, pregnant couples, and God himself. Based on the real-life experiences of UCB performers John Murray & Silvija Ozols.

9/30/2016 - 10/02/2016
Hours: 1 hr 15 min
Wild Child In The City - Theaterlab
357 W 36th St., 3rd Floor - 212-929-2545
Ages: AD
Price: $20

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER, TSD 46th - 46th Week of Slovenian Drama Theaterlab opens its 2016 Fall in Love with Solo season with Tjasa Ferme's one-woman show Wild Child In The City, an absurdist comedy chronicling her quest to find a livable apartment in New York City. Directed by the immersive theater stalwart Ana Margineanu, the show invites in... (more)

9/30/2016
Hours: 7pm-8pm
Hypercube Presents: Infinite Dimensions - Bloomingdale School of Music
323 W. 108th St. - 212-663-6021
Ages: All
Price: Free

Join HYPERCUBE, a quartet of saxophone, electric guitar, piano, and percussion for a concert combining chamber music and straight up rock-n-roll. Andrea Lodge - Piano and Accordion Erin Rogers - Saxophones Jay Sorce - Classical and Electric Guitars Chris Graham - Percussion Featuring compositions by Philip Schuessler, Juan Trigos, Mikel Ku... (more)

10/01/2016 Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metopera.org
Ages: All

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky embarks on her quest to vocally conquer all three of Donizetti's historic Tudor queen operas in the same season, here as a young royal grasping at power and paying a terrible price. Bass Ildar Abdrazakov is King Henry VIII, not one of history's kindest husbands; mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca is Jane Seymour, the king's cons... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 10am-6pm
Chile Pepper Festival 2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Ave. - 718-623-7200
www.bbg.org
Ages: All
Price: $20 adults, $15 seniors, kids 12 and under, free

The annual event will feature dozens of fiery food artisans, 52 acres of glorious gardens, 22 years of spicy cultures, seven hours of chocolate debauchery, six bands, two fire breathers and more!

10/01/2016 - 10/02/2016 The Meadows Music and Arts Festival - Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
https://themeadows.frontgatetickets.com/
Ages: TE,AD
Price: From $230 GA

Kanye West, the Weekend, Chance the Rapper and Kygo are set to headline the first-ever Meadows Music & Arts Festival to be held at Citi Field in Queens, New York, Oct. 1-2. The festival comes from NYC-based Founders Entertainment, the organizers behind the Governors Ball. According to Founders, the Meadows will bring a combination of an eclectic... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 8pm
Elvis Costello & Larkin Poe - The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
www.the-townhall-nyc.org
Ages: AD


10/01/2016
Hours: 3 hours
Vieux Farka Touré w/ D.j. Henri - (Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St. - 212-545-7536
http://bit.ly/VieuxTix
Ages: AD
Price: $30-$35

World Music Institute Presents: Vieux Farka Touré with D.j. Henri Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré is the son of Malian Desert Blues legend Ali Farka Touré. Vieux has received critical acclaim from across the globe, moving out of his father’s shadow and garnering a loyal, worldwide fanbase. Don’t miss him in NY... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 6 hours
The 2016 New York Colon Cancer Challenge - Randall's Island - 914-305-6674
Ages: All
Price: $15-$50

2016 marks the 13th year of our signature event - the Colon Cancer Challenge. Across the United States, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations will come together to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, support those battling the disease and raise funds for the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation's strategic initia... (more)

10/01/2016 - 12/31/2016 Ben Arnon 'RIO' Exhibit - Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave. - 212-402-3481
Ages: All
Price: Free

From October 1 - December 31, Ben Arnon, a New York City-based visual journalist, will be bringing his most recent work, entitled “RIO,” to New York’s Chelsea Market. Arnon, who specializes in documentary reportage, street portraiture, and the impact of human existence on urban landscapes, will be displaying a series of captivating images juxtaposi... (more)

10/01/2016 - 10/02/2016
Hours: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
IAMART*NYC - Industry City
220 36th St., Brooklyn - 888-896-1118
Ages: All
Price: $11 - $30 Free (Kids 12 and under) $11 (Children ages 13-17) $20 (18 and up) $30 (two day pass for 18 and up)

IAMART*NYC, presented by Microsoft will host its inaugural two-day event at Brooklyn’s hottest indoor/outdoor venue, Industry City located on the waterfront in Sunset Park. This ultimate artisan showcase, hosted by hip hop cultural media icon Ralph McDaniels; the two-day family-friendly pop-up cultural series will feature: An Artisan Showcase: c... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 3pm
NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET and The Schimmel Center present Once Upon A Ballet - Schimmel Center at Pace University
3 Spruce St. - 212-346-1715
www.schimmelcenter.org/
Price: $10-$20

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET and The Schimmel Center present Once Upon A Ballet October 1, 2016 at Schimmel Center New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents the Once Upon a Ballet series for children, beginning with Carnival of the Animals on October 1, 2016 at 3pm at Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, NYC. Tickets are $10 for c... (more)

10/01/2016 - 5/06/2017
Hours: 12-4pm
AMNH Presents: Celebrate Pacific Northwest Cultures - American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street - 212-769-5100
Ages: All
Price: Free for Members or with Museum Admission

First Saturdays, October 1, 2016 – May 6, 2017 Noon – 4 pm Free for Members or with Museum admission Visitors are invited to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers. Enjoy the interactive digital totem, a touch-screen portal to the people... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 12:00pm
Watson Adventures’ Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park
1 Washington Square Park East - 877-946-4868
Ages: AD
Price: $24.50 (plus $10 cash for food)

Discover the gourmet delights of Greenwich Village while collecting treats and answers along the way. Starring some of the best pizza, kebab, cheese, cannoli, paratha, gelato and peanut butter you’ve ever had. Along the way you’ll get a real taste of the Village – its many historic places, famous folks, movie locations and more. Please bring one di... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 3 hours
Big Blss - Cake Shop
152 Ludlow St. - 212-253-0036
Ages: AD
Price: $10

Brooklyn-based post-punk band Big Bliss, plays Cake Shop on Saturday, October 1st. The band released their debut EP, Keep Near, via Exit Stencil Recordings on August 18th. Punchland reviewed their packed in Union Pool record release show, stating, “When the music shifted to a bass-driven focus, the entire room felt like it was going to break off th... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 10:30am
Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 877-946-4868
Ages: All
Price: $30.50-$42.50 (includes museum admission)

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body. Follow the trail of clues and answer tricky questions to solve the crim... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 6:30pm to 9pm
Following the Pathway to Love Talk for Catholics/Christians - The Church of the Holy Innocents - Lower Church
128 W. 37th St. - 718-726-7214
Ages: AD
Price: $10

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites you to join us for a special talk by our guest speaker Bryan Mercier on “Following the Pathway to Love” on Saturday October 1, 2016 starting at 6:30pm. The talk (open to Catholics/Christians 21+, both single and married) will focus on the 4 levels of love: Attraction, Desire, Goodwill, and Marital Love as wel... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 11-3
My Dog Loves Central Park Fair - Naumburg Bandshell
Central Park - 212-207-3778
Ages: All
Price: Free

Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park Come, sit, stay, and celebrate Central Park and its dog community! Tails will be wagging as the Central Park Conservancy and its program for dog lovers, Central Park Paws, host you and your canine for an afternoon of contests, training tips, games, and more. This eve... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 2pm-6pm
Blue Moon Mexican Café Welcomes the Community to the Norwood Neighborhood Patio Party FREE EVENT - Blue Moon Mexican Café
595 Broadway Ave., Norwood, NJ - 201-503-1333
Ages: All
Price: Free

(Englewood, NJ – September 15, 2016) Blue Moon Mexican Café restaurant located at 595 Broadway Avenue in Norwood, New Jersey is excited to invite Norwood residents and those from surrounding towns to a special Norwood Neighborhood Patio Party where guests will be able to enjoy live music and a host of activities. For the kids, there will be a visit... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dear Data | Giorgia Lupi and Debbie Millman - New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner Room
455 Fifth Ave. - 212-995-9620 x232
Ages: AD
Price: Free

Giorgia Lupi gives a visual presentation on a yearlong collaborative exchange with Stefanie Posavec, that is featured in the new book Dear Data. Following the presentation, Giorgia is joined by the legendary designer and educator Debbie Millman for a discussion delving further into the project and its impact on Giorgia's and Stefanie's personal and... (more)

10/01/2016 - 10/02/2016
Hours: 10:00 AM
World Maker Faire NY - 7th Annual - The New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th S.t Queens - 727-278-2888
www.makerfaire.com/
Ages: All
Price: $20 - $45

World Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Join over 950+ Makers for hands-on learning... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: 10:30 AM
Minecraft Adventure by Super League Gaming in New York - City Center 15: Cinema de Lux
19 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains - 415-955-8500
superleague.com
Price: $20

Calling all gamers! What if there was an event or league for kids that loved competitive games, just like there are for kids that love sports? There is! Enter Minecraft Adventure by Super League Gaming. Kids 6-16 years old are invited to experience a thrilling 90 minutes of fun and friendly competition while playing Minecraft in a movie theatre ... (more)

10/01/2016
Hours: Noon-4pm
Grand Central Oyster Frenzy - Grand Central Oyster Bar
89 E. 42nd St. - 212-490-6650
www.oysterbarny.com
Ages: All

The 14th Annual "Grand Central Oyster Frenzy"is set for Saturday, October 1, at the Grand Central Oyster Bar (lower level, Grand Central Terminal) in New York City. It will be an all-day Frenzy; a bivalve bonanza! Chef demonstrations by talented chefs, various competitions open to the public, sixteen varieties of oysters – eight each from the Eas... (more)

10/02/2016
Hours: 8:00am
Memorial Sloan Kettering's Fred's Team Presents Grete's Great Gallop - Central Park - 855-569-6977
Ages: AD

Join Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fred’s Team for Grete’s Great Gallop (named for legendary marathoner Grete Waitz, a close friend of New York City Marathon co-founder Fred Lebow) on October 2 in Central Park! Grete and Fred ran the 1992 New York City Marathon while he was fighting brain cancer. Today, Fred’s Team (named after Lebow) ... (more)

10/02/2016
Hours: 1:00pm
Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 877-946-4868
Ages: AD
Price: $42-$49 (includes museum admission)

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or something, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and u... (more)

10/02/2016
Hours: 830PM
No Name Special Comedy / Variety Show - QED Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave., Queens - 347-451-3873
qedastoria.com
Price: $5

No Name Comedy Variety brings their multicultural mix of music, comedy and fun back to Q.E.D. Astoria on Sunday, October 2nd Scheduled to begin at 8:30pm. NN producer / host Eric Vetter brings comedian/author/ pundit Leighann Lord (co-Host of National Geographic Channel's"Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson!"), Liz Miele (The Daily Show Wi... (more)

10/03/2016
Hours: 6:00-9:00pm
Running a Successful Restaurant & Korean Feast Paired with Shoju -
10 West 32nd Street - 212-868-1368
Ages: AD
Price: $95

Find out what does it take to run a successful restaurant. Our panel of professionals will share their passions and entrepreneurial visions. Included is a multi-course Korean feast paired with shoju. Enjoy traditional Korean dishes such as japchae, samsek jeon, mandu, sawoo, bulgogi, galbi, ojingeo bokkeum, sinseollo and more! This event is a great... (more)