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Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend - October 18-October 20

Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend Photo: Anthony Quintano/Flickr 

There's always something going on in the world's capital, 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. From shows to festivals to grand openings, the Big Apple is filled with random happenings no matter the season. Check out the random happenings this weekend in New York City below and start filling out your planner. There's plenty to do in the city that never sleeps!

Apotheke Academy - Spirits of Mexico - Apotheke
Through September 23, 2019 - New York

The Apothéke Academy features interactive, hands-on mixology and cocktail classes on-site. Ideal for group parties, company team-building, client events, and much more, Apothéke Academy courses are also available to hire for private events. Spirits of Mexico In this class our expert mixologists introduce you to the versatility of Agave based spirits. Both Tequila and Mezcal can be used in a wide range of cocktails, creating exotic and powerful flavors. Fresh citrus, spicy peppers, and an array of fruits and vegetables can be combined with the smoky mystery of Mezcal or the buttery allure of Tequila to inspire a litany of unique drinks. Upon arriving, you will be familiarized with the tools needed to create both stirred and shaken cocktails, and then led through step by step, creating 4 different beverages. Our bartender will be there to answer questions and assist you with all aspects of drink making in this afternoon course. Salud! Read less

Rowland's Paint Night - Rowland's Bar & Grill
October 18, 2019 - Buffalo

Channel your inner artist and enjoy an evening with friends as you bring your blank canvas to life. This session's art will showcase a sugar skull, just in time for Halloween.

Macy's Herald Square Hosts Makeup Artist Isabel Bedoya - Macy's Herald Square
October 18, 2019 -

Join Macy's and Michael Todd Beauty as we introduce the Limited Edition Soniclear Petite by Michael Todd Beauty sold exclusively at Macy's. Stop by to check out the product and enjoy a special guest appearance by self-made Latina makeup artist Isabel Bedoya. Plus, be one of the first 100 customers to make a $50 Macy's beauty purchase and you'll meet Isabel and receive a signed headshot.* Event subject to change or cancellation. *While supplies last and time permits.

Michael Eric Dyson and Heather McGhee: Reckoning with Racism - Brooklyn Historical Society
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

White Supremacy. Microaggressions. Black Lives Matter. Reparations. The issues are urgent, the conversation moving at breakneck speed, but is our country heading forward, or backward? Author, speaker, preacher and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson is joined by Heather McGhee, former head of Demos and Brooklyn Community Foundation Fair and Just Fellow, for this discussion on America’s essential race question.

Green-Wood at Night - Green-Wood Cemetery
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Long after Green-Wood's gates close to the public, explore its historic grounds under the cover of night. You'll visit some of the cemetery's most intriguing monuments, including the elaborate memorial to John Matthews (the "Soda Fountain King"), Charles Calverley's marble portrait of Precious Georgie, the formerly unmarked grave of William Poole (aka, "Bill the Butcher"), and Harvey Burdell whose famous murder in 1887 resulted in the criminal trial of the 19th Century.

Garden Highlights Walk - Wave Hill Public Gardens
October 18, 2019 - Bronx

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Joey Alexander Trio - Carnegie Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

As a pianist, composer, and bandleader, Joey Alexander is enjoying one of the most ascendant careers in jazz, thanks to his mind-blowing technique, innate musical smarts, and ability to communicate irresistible joy. Whether playing harmonic hide-and-seek with a Monk tune, negotiating the hairpin turns of a Coltrane classic, or gracefully swinging on his own song "Bali," this three-time Grammy nominee leaves audiences breathless

An Evening of Arias - Carnegie Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

Performers Artists to be announced

An Evening of Opera Narrated by New York Times Music Critic Vivien Schweitzer - Carnegie Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

The International Masters Academy of Opera presents an intimate concert that celebrates the birth of opera to modern operatic repertory. Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times classical music critic and author of A Mad Love.

The New York Pops - Carnegie Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

Stage, film, and television star Jeremy Jordan returns to Carnegie Hall to premiere a brand-new program, bringing his own blend of classic and contemporary styles as he showcases some of his favorite songs from Broadway and beyond.

Ensemble Connect - Carnegie Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

Performers Ensemble Connect ·· Leo Sussman, Flute ·· Tamara Winston, Oboe ·· Noémi Sallai, Clarinet ·· Yen-Chen Wu, Bassoon ·· Wilden Dannenberg, French Horn ·· Sae Hashimoto, Percussion ·· Tomer Gewirtzman, Piano ·· Gergana Haralampieva, Violin ·· Brian Hong, Violin ·· Meagan Turner, Viola ·· Ari Evan, Cello Program TANIA LEÓN De Memorias JENNIFER HIGDON Zaka BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26 Ensemble Connect is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend

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Nooma - Carnegie Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

Please note that this event is for babies and toddlers ages two or younger. You're invited to a vocal circus where performers chase and transform their breath, singing the world into being and co-creating their story with the tiny audience members who choose to join them along the way. Colorful parachutes articulate breathing patterns and make space for wondrous immersive play.

Friday Night Comedy with Gabe Dorado - The Grisly Pear
October 18, 2019 - New York

Grisly Pear Comedy Club AKA The Dojo presents Comedy Showcase Night on the famous Macdougal Street. Every night has unique lineup of New York's hardworking premier comics and very special drop ins, as seen on Late Night, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, and more!

Friday Night Standup - The Grisly Pear
October 18, 2019 - New York

As seen on HBO's "Crashing," The Grisly Pear is one of the hottest up-and-coming comedy clubs in the city. With New York's biggest names and future stars appearing every night, the Pear is sure to bring you a great lineup of comics that you've seen on Comedy Central, Tru TV, and MTV.

Prime Time Comedy at the Pear - The Grisly Pear
October 18, 2019 - New York

Grisly Pear Comedy Club AKA The Dojo presents Comedy Showcase Night on the famous Macdougal Street. Every night has unique lineup of New York's hardworking premier comics and very special drop ins, as seen on Late Night, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, and more!

Midnight on Macdougal ST - The Grisly Pear
October 18, 2019 - New York

Grisly Pear Comedy Club AKA The Dojo presents Comedy Showcase Night on the famous Macdougal Street. Every night has unique lineup of New York's hardworking premier comics and very special drop ins, as seen on Late Night, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, and more!

Little Feat 50th Anniversary - Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester
October 18, 2019 - Port Chester

18 & over unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This year marks Little Feat's Fiftieth (Golden) Anniversary and yes, they remain a golden and possibly the last example of what used to be the norm in American music: a fusion of a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive. Feat took California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie and more, stirred it into a rich gumbo, and has been leading people in joyful dance ever since. And it all began because in 1969 Frank Zappa was smart enough to fire Lowell George from the Mothers of Invention and tell him to start a band of his own. Lowell first settled on keyboard wizard Bill Payne, then added drummer Richie Hayward and bassist Roy Estrada (also a Zappa vet). They were quickly signed by Warner Bros., and began working on the first of 12 albums with that venerable company. The name was part of the legend. A member of the Mothers happened to mention Lowell's small feet to him "with an expletive," said Paul Barrere. "Lowell deleted the expletive and the name was born with Feat instead of Feet, just like the Beatles. Neat, huh?" The first album, Little Feat, featured ... (read more)

East Woods School Open House - East Woods School
October 18, 2019 - Oyster Bay

East Wood's School Open Houses are for families looking for a school where your child's potential is only the beginning. Come see the possibilities for your child's future.

Secret Life of Pets 2 - Brentwood Public Library
October 18, 2019 - Brentwood

Bring the whole family to spend an evening out at the movies! Snacks and drinks provided! This event is sponsored by the Suffolk county Police Department.

The Past, Present, and Future of Space Flight - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 18, 2019 - Douglaston

Jessica Cimini-Samuels, NASA Ambassador and science educator, will explore the history of manned science flight, including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programs.

Kids in the Kitchen - Long Island Children's Museum
October 18, 2019 - Garden City

Little chefs use real cooking tools (with some help from adults) to make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish.

Teen Spooky Halloween Book Art - Floral Park Library
October 18, 2019 - Floral Park

Get into the "spirit! It's Halloween time at FPPL & they'll be creating unusually spooky art pieces out of books! And...it's easy to do! You'll also be "treated" to Halloween treats! Registration is limited, sign up soon online or at the Adult Reference Desk.

Rowland's Paint Night - Macy's Herald Square
October 18, 2019 - New York

Channel your inner artist and enjoy an evening with friends as you bring your blank canvas to life. This session's art will showcase a sugar skull, just in time for Halloween. A professional artist will be on hand to personally guide you through the creation of your painting masterpiece.

Zombie Workshop - Riverhead Free Library
October 18, 2019 - Riverhead

Join artist Chris Vivas as he leads you through a step by step process to transform yourself into a zombie. Registration required.

Monster Brownies - Riverhead Free Library
October 18, 2019 - Riverhead

Join The Baking Coach to make monster brownies with candy, chocolate, and marshmallows. This class may not be suitable for children with food allergies. Registration is limited. For grades 2-6.

Flicks and Food - Sayville Library
October 18, 2019 - Sayville

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Join the library for an evening of pizza and the movie Reach, which revolves around a bullied teenage boy, in Teen Central.

Bobby Collins and Joey Vega- A Night of Comedy - Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
October 18, 2019 - Peekskill

Comedian Bobby Collins has an ability to truthfully translate the human condition. Audiences across the country relate to his comedic characterizations as he exposes the humor of day-to-day situations as well as serving up resplendent rants on world events.

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The Office: A Musical Parody Goes Back to Scranton - Eventbrite
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Singing! Dancing! Paper! It's a typical morning at Scranton's third largest paper company until a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin, for no logical reason. That's right, Dunder Mifflin is back in business, with a couple of twists. You'll see all your favorite moments from the show, and I really mean ALL. In just two hours, the talented cast and crew cover all the marria

Redemption - Staller Center Main Stage
October 18, 2019 - Stony Brook

When a religiously devout man's young daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he reluctantly reunites with his former rock band for one last tour to raise enough money for her medical treatments. Directed by Yossi Madmoni and Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov. In Hebrew with subtitles. Unrated.

Sunday Service: A Party Dedicated to the Music of Kanye West - Baby's No Right
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sunday Service: A Party Dedicated to The Music Of Kanye West

Mokume Gane Boxes, Fall 2019, Sess. 1 with Justine Moody - East End Arts
October 18, 2019 - Riverhead

Mokume Gane Boxes, Fall 2019, Sess. 1 Instructor: Justine Moody This 17th century "wood grain" inspired design technique was originally developed in Japan as a way of creating decorative swords.

Star Club - Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
October 18, 2019 - Poughkeepsie

Journey into the StarLab planetarium with StarLab educator, Julie Feldt. Each month children will learn about different topics in astronomy and space science. They'll also learn how to find current objects in the night sky so that they'll be prepared for some real stargazing.

Baby Story Time - Palisades Free Library
October 18, 2019 - Palisades

Lap sit program for children ages 3 - 18 months with adult caregiver. Nursery rhymes, short, simple stories, songs, and puppets. A great way to spend special time with your baby and to meet other new parents!

Pjs & Prayers - First Hebrew
October 18, 2019 - Peekskill

Bring the kids, in pajamas, if you wish, when First Hebrew presents an interactive family friendly Shabbat service with songs and activities for pre-school and elementary schoolchildren. Everyone is welcome! Temple membership is not required nor is rsvp.

An Origami Workshop Featuring Chinese Folk Art with Paula Beardell Krieg - National Museum of Mathematics
October 18, 2019 - New York

Discover an ingenious way of cutting and folding paper to create compact containers that fold flat. Originally used to create a simple yet elegant way to store embroidery supplies, this traditional Chinese technique transforms utilitarian boxes into folded art.

Family Sukkot Movement Workshop - Commonpoint Queens Central Queens
October 18, 2019 - Forest Hills

Join Yonatan Arnon and Kobi Goodwin in an interactive, engaging theatre-movement workshop in celebration of Sukkot. Children and parents will come together under our Sukkah at Commonpoint Queens Central Queens to soften our landing into Shabbat, our day of rest, in an embodied way inspired by live Jewish chanting and music.

Open Rehearsal - David Geffen Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

All Open Rehearsals are "working" rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Grades 2 - 3 Book Chat - Shelter Rock Public Library
October 18, 2019 - Albertson

Read Parts by Ted Arnold A five-year-old boy thinks his body is falling apart until he learns new teeth grow and hair and skin replace themselves! Enjoy some activities after the story.

Susanna Mälkki Conducts Haydn and Strauss - David Geffen Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

Susanna Mälkki conducts Strauss's iconic Also sprach Zarathustra, which launches with a majestic fanfare that hails a primeval sunrise and ends in a chord that suggests the mystery of the universe.

Columbia University 2019 Family Days - Eventbrite
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Columbia University invites parents, families and friends of Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduate students to campus for Family Days! Please continue to visit our website for the most up-to-date information on programming and activities.

Open Rehearsal - David Geffen Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

All Open Rehearsals are "working" rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Hoodie Allen - Webster Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

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The Stepfathers - UCBT Hell's Kitchen
October 18, 2019 - New York

New York's top longform improvisers take you on a tour of everything cute and brutal. This supergroup of improv veterans includes Sebastian Conelli, Michael Delaney, Alexandra Dickson, Shannon O'Neill, and Connor Ratliff.

Negative Plane Ominous Resurrection Barrow Wight - Saint Vitus Bar
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn,

Black metal from Florida (early), New York (later), USA. Blackened metal band from Canada.

Architecture by Women - The Cooper Union
October 18, 2019 - New York,

Phaidon, the Cooper Union, and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation present a panel discussion inspired by the new book BREAKING GROUND: ARCHITECTURE BY WOMEN.

Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House' - Merchant's House Museum
October 18, 2019 - New York,

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the double parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and unsettling occurrences, all from the people who actually experienced them.

20th Anniversary of ST. John Paul Ii's 'Letter to Artists' | Screening & Discussion - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
October 18, 2019 - New York,

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of St. John Paul II's seminal Letter to Artists with two lively evenings that examine the intersection of faith and art.

Etgar Keret & Joyce Carol Oates - Symphony Space
October 18, 2019 - New York,

Short story sensation Etgar Keret (The Seven Good Years) and five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Joyce Carol Oates come together for an evening of eclectic, genre-bending fiction, including selections from Keret's brand new collection, Fly Already.

An Evening of Opera Narrated by New York Times Music Critic Vivien Schweitzer - Carnegie Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York,

The International Masters Academy of Opera presents an intimate concert that celebrates the birth of opera to modern operatic repertory. Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times classical music critic and author of A Mad Love: An Introduction to Opera will narrate the evening of crowd-pleasers and boundary pushing pieces to compliment the evening's musical journey.

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Wynonna Judd & Cactus Moser - Cafe Carlyle
October 18, 2019 - New York

Country music legends Wynonna Judd & Cactus Moser make their Café Carlyle debut with Wynonna & Cactus: Party of Two, October 15-19. Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna has always revolved her career around telling stories.

Author talk and book signing - Bank Street Bookstore
October 18, 2019 - New York

Book talk and signing with Kate Phillippo, author of A Contest without Winners: How Students Experience Competitive School Choice.

Open Rehearsal - David Geffen Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

All Open Rehearsals are "working" rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Redefining the 'Media Mogul' Day 2 - BRIC
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

FILMMAKERS. PRODUCERS. SCREENWRITERS. ANIMATORS. PHOTOGRAPHERS. INFLUENCERS. GRAPHIC DESIGNERS. CREATORS. INNOVATORS. MOGULS. When you think of a Media Mogul, names like Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, and Tyler Perry may come to mind; owners of major networks and studios. But it's a new era for independent media, and the next Media Mogul may be you! Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend—produced by Brooklyn Free Speech, BRIC's Emmy-winning TV and Podcast Network—offers panels and workshops to filmmakers, producers, and podcasters looking to sharpen their skillset and knowledge. Now in its fourth year, the free conference aims to mold a new norm for filmmakers, producers, and multi-purposed content creators. Creators like Issa Rae, Chris Gethard, and Donald Glover have been a template for a new kind of impresario—using the web and community media as their weapons to innovate from the ground up, and you could be next. Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will help you build your own media empire and teach you innovative ways to make your art reach millions, without needing millions of dollars.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Perfect Your TV & Film Pitch (Part Ii) - BRIC
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

BRIC's two Community Media TV Networks—Brooklyn Free Speech and BRIC TV—come together to bring you a unique opportunity; the BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series. Now in its fourth year, the series was created with one goal in mind— to turn media dreamers into media makers. You've had one opportunity to practice (September) and now it's time to perfect before pitching your show idea to BRIC TV in November. Learn valuable techniques from industry insiders on how to prepare a TV/film pitch including: developing a hook, considering your audience, and coming up with a trailer. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you didn't have the opportunity to practice in our previous pitch events, you can still attend this event to enhance your overall presentation. Want to pitch your show idea at our November 19 BRIC TV Open Pitch event? We will release a very limited number of slots for the BRIC TV Open Pitch shortly after this event ends on Friday, October 18, 9:30PM. Check back or please feel free to email us at b[email protected]

Well Summit - Brooklyn EXPO Center
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

The WELL Summit is all about empowering you to live your healthiest and most fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. We practice 360° Wellness, looking at wellness from a holistic standpoint. It's about nutrition and fitness, but it's also your relationships, your mental health and being mindful. It's taking care of the environment as a whole and your personal environment where you live and work. It's about taking into consideration your personal care products and what you clean your home with. 360° of Wellness is everything that helps you to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Autumn Wine Festival - The Altman Building
October 19, 2019 - New York

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- World Yacht
October 19, 2019 - New York

This Diwali on Cruise with Family & Friends On the festival of phuljharis, sparklers, and charkis, it's time to sail over the cheerful waves. We bring to you the most awaited event of the year, October 19th '2019 is theday we have been waiting for!So, relish and blaze-up this Diwali on a

Desi Saturdays - Weekly Saturday Night Desiparty at Stag - Stage 48
October 19, 2019 - New York

Desi Saturdays is one high society DesiParty. Wow factor everywhere. Beautiful people, beautiful venue, beautiful ambiance, and did we mention beautiful people? High energy, amazing music and a packed house are just some of the traits of what you would expect at this weekly desiparty. This event is the talk of the town amongst young socialites. It's so exclusive it only takes place on Saturday Nights, and don't even try to dress down, because it is almost impossible to get in, but more importantly you would feel so out of place. So don your best, and you may just be lucky enough to party out on Saturdays Nights at Stage48!!

Green-Wood at Night - Green-Wood Cemetery
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Long after Green-Wood's gates close to the public, explore its historic grounds under the cover of night. You'll visit some of the cemetery's most intriguing monuments, including the elaborate memorial to John Matthews (the "Soda Fountain King"), Charles Calverley's marble portrait of Precious Georgie, the formerly unmarked grave of William Poole (aka, "Bill the Butcher"), and Harvey Burdell whose famous murder in 1887 resulted in the criminal trial of the 19th Century.

The Boneyard - Wave Hill Public Gardens
October 19, 2019 - Bronx

Skulls, bones, teeth, shells, antlers—see what's left after an animal carcass decomposes. Meet Lawrence Forcella, an oddities expert and bone collector, and learn about osteology, the study of bones and skeletal elements. Team up to try to reassemble a skeleton! Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend event. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Daffodil Planting at the Castle - Bayside Historical Society
October 19, 2019 - Bayside

Families, friends, and garden enthusiasts are invited to join Bayside Historical Society in a Fall Daffodil planting at the Castle in Fort Totten Park. We will plant bulbs provided by the New Yorkers for Parks and NYC Parks as part of the Daffodil Project which began in 2001. The daffodil bulbs will bloom in the spring as a living memorial to September 11th. This event is free to all participants. Bulbs, hand trowels, and gardening gloves will be provided. RSVP at https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/daffodil-planting-1

Alexander's Belated 50th Birthday Bash --- Variety - Triad Theater
October 19, 2019 - New York

This variety show tells the story of me getting back into the entertainment/show business after 50. The audience will be engaged for this upbeat show. It will feature pop, jazz, big band, musical theater, and Opera… with an accompanist. Monologues will pepper the show, along with my movie/TV reel, and commercial voice-over demo. Songs and "audition material" will scan my life, with examples of my first audition at the age of 10, to repertoire that I am auditioning with now. Guest artists will be featured with some songs.

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Wave Hill History Walk - Wave Hill Public Gardens
October 19, 2019 - Bronx

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill's architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini. Free with admission to the grounds.

Well Summit - Brooklyn EXPO Center
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

The WELL Summit is all about empowering you to live your healthiest and most fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. We practice 360° Wellness, looking at wellness from a holistic standpoint. It's about nutrition and fitness, but it's also your relationships, your mental health and being mindful. It's taking care of the environment as a whole and your personal environment where you live and work. It's about taking into consideration your personal care products and what you clean your home with. 360° of Wellness is everything that helps you to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Joyryde - Avant Gardner
October 19, 2019 - New York

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Vulture Culture: A Live Bird Presentation - Wave Hill Public Gardens
October 19, 2019 - Bronx

Often misunderstood, vultures and other scavengers are essential members of nature's clean-up crew, eating dead animals and halting the spread of dangerous diseases. Observe vultures and other scavenging birds of prey and hear about their adaptive (and somewhat cringeworthy) behaviors with Brian Robinson of Robinson Wildlife Lectures. Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend event. Free with admission to the grounds.

Benin International Musical - Carnegie Hall
October 19, 2019 - New York

The next generation of Benin-bred musicians energizes and uplifts audiences. Their intoxicating mix of voodoo rhythms and traditional songs fused with hip-hop, rock, and electronica have made superstar Angélique Kidjo a fan. Come hear them in their Carnegie Hall debut.

Fretwork Iestyn Davies, Countertenor - Carnegie Hall
October 19, 2019 - New York

There is an otherworldly beauty to the warmth and clarity of a voice blending with viols, and when Iestyn Davies is singing with the viols of Fretwork, the results are unsurpassed. The Independent said, "Iestyn Davies sings with rapturous virtuosity and uncanny beauty," while the Evening Standard (London) proclaimed "Fretwork is the finest viol consort on the planet." These early music luminaries share the pristine beauty of songs and instrumental works by leading composers of the Renaissance and Baroque.

'I Was Their American Dream' & 'Americana' - New York Public Library—Grand Central Library
October 19, 2019 - New York

Join Grand Central Library for a conversation with the creators of two of the most talked-about graphic-novels of 2019 as they discuss their own life-changing journeys on the road to identity and self-discovery in America.

MakerSpace NYC - NOSFERATU: Film Screening with Live Avant-Garde Music
October 19, 2019 - Staten Island

Aquehonga Cinema returns with a special Halloween season film screening of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922).

Saturday Pre-Game Show - The Grisly Pear
October 19, 2019 - New York

As seen on HBO's "Crashing," The Grisly Pear is one of the hottest up-and-coming comedy clubs in the city. With New York's biggest names and future stars appearing every night, the Pear is sure to bring you a great lineup of comics that you've seen on Comedy Central, Tru TV, and MTV.

Saturday Evening Comedy - The Grisly Pear
October 19, 2019 - New York

Grisly Pear Comedy Club AKA The Dojo presents Comedy Showcase Night on the famous Macdougal Street. Every night has unique lineup of New York's hardworking premier comics and very special drop ins, as seen on Late Night, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, and more!

Primetime Comedy at the Pear - The Grisly Pear
October 19, 2019 - New York

Grisly Pear Comedy Club AKA The Dojo presents Comedy Showcase Night on the famous Macdougal Street. Every night has unique lineup of New York's hardworking premier comics and very special drop ins, as seen on Late Night, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, and more!

Saturday Night at the Pear - The Grisly Pear
October 19, 2019 - New York

Grisly Pear Comedy Club AKA The Dojo presents Comedy Showcase Night on the famous Macdougal Street. Every night has unique lineup of New York's hardworking premier comics and very special drop ins, as seen on Late Night, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, and more!

Midnight on Macdougal ST - The Grisly Pear
October 19, 2019 - New York

As seen on HBO's "Crashing," The Grisly Pear is one of the hottest up-and-coming comedy clubs in the city. With New York's biggest names and future stars appearing every night, the Pear is sure to bring you a great lineup of comics that you've seen on Comedy Central, Tru TV, and MTV.

Mahjong Club at China Institute - Downtown Office
October 19, 2019 - New York

Experience history, fun, and some friendly competition! China Institute's mahjong club is open to novices and veterans looking to learn about this historic game, develop their skills, or simply find new partners to craft their Mahjong skills! Mingle with old and new friends who share an interest in all things China during the multiple gaming sessions.

Biggest Puberty Party Ever!!! - Eventbrite
October 19, 2019 - New York

Complete with treats, DJs, fun activities and tons of giveaways! Create some awesome memorable moments! *Minors must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a minor #RubyLovesMe Ruby Love is the leader in period protection with our teen period underwear, period swimwear and first period kits. We believe that periods should never stop teens from doing, being and going.

Science for Nanos: Taking Flight - New York Hall of Science
October 19, 2019 - Corona

Whether by wing, flipper, jet, or rocket, each of us must leave the nest someday. For our annual Science for Nanos program for younger audiences (and the whole family -- some of our favorites are included here!) we'll follow the exploits of fledgling owls, aspiring astronauts, dare-devil snails, and even those preparing to leave the human world for new and very different lives.

Susanna Mälkki Conducts Haydn and Strauss - David Geffen Hall
October 19, 2019 - New York

Susanna Mälkki conducts Strauss's iconic Also sprach Zarathustra, which launches with a majestic fanfare that hails a primeval sunrise and ends in a chord that suggests the mystery of the universe.

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Mahjong Club at China Institute - Downtown No Office
October 19, 2019 - New York

Experience history, fun, and some friendly competition! China Institute's mahjong club is open to novices and veterans looking to learn about this historic game, develop their skills, or simply find new partners to craft their Mahjong skills! Mingle with old and new friends who share an interest in all things China during the multiple gaming sessions. Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Space is very limited to ensure an engaging and participatory experience. *Please note that all games will be played with non-denominational chips. No money will be wagered, won, or lost. See instructions to learn to play Mahjong.

Halloween Spooktacular Event at Cross County Shopping Center - Cross County Shopping
October 19, 2019 - Yonkers

Join Cross County Shopping Center for their annual Halloween Spooktacular Event. There are TWO events to attend – both are the same! Refreshed supplies will be available for the later event, so you don't have to worry about missing any of the fun.

For Pete's Sake, Walk - MCU Park
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Spend your Saturday reflecting on the beauty of the relationships in your life, and help raise funds to give special time to adult cancer patients, their caregivers, and their children. Kids and adults alike will love a visit from New York's favorite mascots and other surprises.

National Dance Company of Siberia Russian Souvenirs - Westchester Community College
October 19, 2019 - Valhalla

In a breathtaking kaleidoscope of thrilling folk dance choreography, athleticism, stunning costumes, and energetic music this production sets a new artistic gold bearing standard.

Teen Titans Paint Event - Key to My Art East Rockaway
October 19, 2019 - East Rockaway

Key to My Art East Rockaway does not use stencils or draw the images for your kids - they learn how to do it on their own! It's not about looking "perfect", it's about learning and having fun! No experience necessary.

New Lab's Annual Open House Party 2019 - Eventbrite
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

In continuation of our annual tradition, New Lab will open its doors to the public for an evening of member open studios, art and tech installations, food, drinks, and live music. This year, the theme is Light + Motion—it represents a celebration of all that drives us forward, from information exchanges empowered by cutting-edge optics, to new systems of transportation, to technologies that reimagine human-machine interactions. We encourage all to experience and participate in Light + Motion.

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Marcy Branch
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come Join us for Teen Tech Time! Our Xbox is your Xbox - our WiiU is your WiiU! Our Nintento Switch is your Nintendo Switch! come Join us for gaming every Saturday from 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 12+ welcome.

Francesca Depasquale, Violin and Jun Cho, Piano | Pre-College Faculty Recital - Paul Recital Hall
October 19, 2019 - New York

Francesca dePasquale, Violin and Jun Cho, Piano | Pre-College Faculty Recital

Hi, Ai - American Museum of Natural History
October 19, 2019 - New York

Humanoid robots are like new creatures on our planet.

Wine & Cheese Pairing - Murray's Cheese Shop
October 19, 2019 - New York

While it's difficult to imagine not enjoying a sip of wine with a hunk of your favorite cheese, certain combinations will particularly titillate your tongue and make your soul sing. Join us for a whirlwind tour of the wine and cheese world as we sample red, white, and dessert wines from around the world. Learn which cheese types best match your favorite wines and get insider tips on how to find the right match on your own. Join us for a pairing session to explicate the essential fundamentals of wine and cheese harmony.

Watson Adventures’ Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park
October 19, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a haunted scavenger hunt for adults! Armed with a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you might disturb. Starring the spirits of Mark Twain, Aaron Burr, Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving, Thomas Paine, artist John LaFarge, The Shadow, Clement Clarke Moore, Mayor Jimmy Walker, Lee Chumley, Patrolman Schwartz, a few skeletons and various other apparitions, sudden chills, rustlings and knockings. Advance purchase is required.

Bridges, Infrastructure, and the Legacy of Othmar Ammann - Chelsea Piers
October 19, 2019 - New York

This special version of our Around Manhattan: Bridges, Infrastructure, and the Evolving City tour will focus on the work of Swiss-American structural engineer Othmar H. Ammann, who emigrated to New York in 1904 and redefined the art of bridge building in America.

The Last Waltz Celebration Featuring the Band With the Ttbb Horns and Special Guests - The Boulton Center
October 19, 2019 - Bay Shore

The Last Waltz, the legendary 1976 farewell concert by the iconic roots rock group The Band, featured more than a dozen guest artists including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, and Dr. John, and showcased many of The Band's classic hit songs, such as "The Weight," "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "Ophelia," and "It Makes No Difference." The BAND Band, the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today, will be joined by the TTBB Horns and a host of guest artists representing the music of some of the special guests who performed at The Last Waltz. Gary Solomon, the co-founder of The THE BAND Band, was a 19-year-old kid from New York when he found himself in the audience at The Last Waltz at San Francisco's Winterland Arena on Thanksgiving Day in 1976. "I was in the right place at the right time," Solomon says. "I knew then that The Last Waltz would prove to be a concert for the ages. Immediately after the show, I wrote in a letter to my friends back home that 'I have just come from the most incredible musical happening I have ever experienced, or probably ever will.' I was so blown away by the experience of being at The Last Waltz,... (read more)

Wynonna Judd & Cactus Moser - Cafe Carlyle
October 19, 2019 - New York

Country music legends Wynonna Judd & Cactus Moser make their Café Carlyle debut with Wynonna & Cactus: Party of Two, October 15-19. Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna has always revolved her career around telling stories.

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Mansions of Riverside Drive - New-York Historical Society
October 19, 2019 - New York

Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side has been home to many of New York's most interesting residents from the Revolutionary era through the Gilded Age. Ranging from philanthropists to architects to beer barons, these individuals sought out extravagant homes along Riverside Drive that would capitalize on the beauty of Riverside Park and the Hudson River.

Swede Hollow Book Talk with Ola Larsmo - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
October 19, 2019 - New York

Swedish author Ola Larsmo joins us to discuss his latest book Swede Hollow, a riveting family saga immersed in the gritty, dark side of Swedish immigrant life in America in the early 20th century.

'I Was Their American Dream' & 'Americana' - New York Public Library—Grand Central Library
October 19, 2019 - New York

Join Grand Central Library for a conversation with the creators of two of the most talked-about graphic-novels of 2019 as they discuss their own life-changing journeys on the road to identity and self-discovery in America.

Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House' - Merchant's House Museum
October 19, 2019 - New York

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the double parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and unsettling occurrences, all from the people who actually experienced them.

New York Fashion Rediscovered Curator Talk - 10 Times Square
October 19, 2019 - New York

A Curator Tour with Ya'ara Keydar for ZAZ10TS Exhibition "New York Fashion Rediscovered 1982-1997"

Basmat Levin Art X Israeli Artists Project - 10 Times Square
October 19, 2019 - New York

You are welcome into an immersive space featuring live singing performance in the magic elevator.

RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World 2019 - Hammerstein Ballroom
October 19, 2019 - New York

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gorjana Shop for a Cause - gorjana West Village
October 19, 2019 - New York City

Come shop for a cause! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 50% of proceeds from the rhodochrosite Power Gemstone bracelet will go towards breast cancer research, prevention, and care. Enjoy sips, sweets, and an exclusive raffle while you support. See you there!

Shoreline Cleanup - Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary
October 19, 2019 - Queens

Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses 39 acres of salt marsh and wildlife habitat. Named for Dr. Rene Dubos, who coined the famous phrase, "Think Globally, Act Locally", we'll remove trash and other marine debris from this salt marsh lined shoreline.

Apotheke Academy - Spirits of Mexico - Apotheke
October 19, 2019 - New York

The Apothéke Academy features interactive, hands-on mixology and cocktail classes on-site. Ideal for group parties, company team-building, client events, and much more, Apothéke Academy courses are also available to hire for private events. Spirits of Mexico In this class our expert mixologists introduce you to the versatility of Agave based spirits. Both Tequila and Mezcal can be used in a wide range of cocktails, creating exotic and powerful flavors. Fresh citrus, spicy peppers, and an array of fruits and vegetables can be combined with the smoky mystery of Mezcal or the buttery allure of Tequila to inspire a litany of unique drinks. Upon arriving, you will be familiarized with the tools needed to create both stirred and shaken cocktails, and then led through step by step, creating 4 different beverages. Our bartender will be there to answer questions and assist you with all aspects of drink making in this afternoon course. Salud! Read less

Apotheke Academy - Spirits of Mexico - Apotheke
October 19, 2019 - New York

The Apothéke Academy features interactive, hands-on mixology and cocktail classes on-site. Ideal for group parties, company team-building, client events, and much more, Apothéke Academy courses are also available to hire for private events. Spirits of Mexico In this class our expert mixologists introduce you to the versatility of Agave based spirits. Both Tequila and Mezcal can be used in a wide range of cocktails, creating exotic and powerful flavors. Fresh citrus, spicy peppers, and an array of fruits and vegetables can be combined with the smoky mystery of Mezcal or the buttery allure of Tequila to inspire a litany of unique drinks. Upon arriving, you will be familiarized with the tools needed to create both stirred and shaken cocktails, and then led through step by step, creating 4 different beverages. Our bartender will be there to answer questions and assist you with all aspects of drink making in this afternoon course. Salud! Read less

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Green Team 2019 - Brooklyn Bridge Park
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green Team 2019 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.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Redefining the 'Media Mogul' - BRIC
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

FILMMAKERS. PRODUCERS. SCREENWRITERS. ANIMATORS. PHOTOGRAPHERS. INFLUENCERS. GRAPHIC DESIGNERS. CREATORS. INNOVATORS. MOGULS. When you think of a Media Mogul, names like Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, and Tyler Perry may come to mind; owners of major networks and studios. But it's a new era for independent media, and the next Media Mogul may be you! Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend—produced by Brooklyn Free Speech, BRIC's Emmy-winning TV and Podcast Network—offers panels and workshops to filmmakers, producers, and podcasters looking to sharpen their skillset and knowledge. Now in its fourth year, the free conference aims to mold a new norm for filmmakers, producers, and multi-purposed content creators. Creators like Issa Rae, Chris Gethard, and Donald Glover have been a template for a new kind of impresario—using the web and community media as their weapons to innovate from the ground up, and you could be next. Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will help you build your own media empire and teach you innovative ways to make your art reach millions, without needing millions of dollars.

Leigh Bardugo - Murmrr
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ninth House is a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite. Galaxy "Alex" Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide.

Maná - Barclay Center
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

The biggest Spanish rock band, Maná, is bringing their Rayando El Sol Tour to Barclays Center on October 19.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Redefining the 'Media Mogul' Day 3 - BRIC
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

FILMMAKERS. PRODUCERS. SCREENWRITERS. ANIMATORS. PHOTOGRAPHERS. INFLUENCERS. GRAPHIC DESIGNERS. CREATORS. INNOVATORS. MOGULS. When you think of a Media Mogul, names like Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, and Tyler Perry may come to mind; owners of major networks and studios. But it's a new era for independent media, and the next Media Mogul may be you! Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend—produced by Brooklyn Free Speech, BRIC's Emmy-winning TV and Podcast Network—offers panels and workshops to filmmakers, producers, and podcasters looking to sharpen their skillset and knowledge. Now in its fourth year, the free conference aims to mold a new norm for filmmakers, producers, and multi-purposed content creators. Creators like Issa Rae, Chris Gethard, and Donald Glover have been a template for a new kind of impresario—using the web and community media as their weapons to innovate from the ground up, and you could be next. Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will help you build your own media empire and teach you innovative ways to make your art reach millions, without needing millions of dollars.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend: Orientation, Media Education - BRIC
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Hello there, Future Media Mogul. Welcome to BRIC! BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990—offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams. So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place. BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next? No entrance 15 minutes after orientation begins, or if we are at capacity. Brooklyn Free Speech is your Emmy-winning, community-produced TV and podcast network featuring content produced by talented makers just like YOU. Brooklyn Free Speech has aired hundreds of thousands of hours of community-produced media since it hit the airwaves in 1990. We take great pride in airing your local films, documentaries, podcasts, and moments on our channels. We think of our community-produced media platforms as: Locally sourced. Globally shared.

Outdoor Kickoff Concert: Bettye Lavette - BRIC
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

BRIC JazzFest kicks off with a free outdoor concert, co-presented with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, featuring famed R&B songstress Bettye LaVette. After beginning her career in 1962 at the age of 16, LaVette is one of a few artists who recorded and performed during the birth of soul music and who is still creating vital recordings today. Her first single "My Man – He's a Loving Man," was released on Atlantic Records, and over the next 50+ years, LaVette has performed around the world and recorded for numerous labels, and has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the W.C. Handy Award for Comeback Blues Album of the Year, Pioneer Award by The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, and two Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and Best Soul Blues Female Artist. Nominated for five GRAMMY Awards, including for 2015's Worthy and 2018's Things Have Changed, an album of all Bob Dylan songs (Verve Records), LaVette brings her powerful R&B magic to kick off BRIC JazzFest 2019 with an epic free concert at the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District's fabulous outdoor public space, The Plaza at 300 Ashland. This concert is co-presented with Downtown Brooklyn Partn... (read more)

Sailing for Scholars Gala and Regatta - New York Yacht Club & Pier 66
Through October 19, 2019 - New York

Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS), a leading charitable organization that develops leadership and academic success for underserved New York City youth and provides maritime education and recreation to the community at large, will host its tenth annual Sailing for Scholars Gala and Regatta on October 17-19 in New York City. All proceeds from Sailing for Scholars directly support HRCS’s Youth Development programs, including Sail Academy, a multi-year program that uses sailing and boat-building to teach math, science, and leadership to middle and high school students. Concepts are taught on land and water using small-group, experiential learning. The HRCS youth development programs include internships, where students learn every aspect of running a commercial sailing school, preparing them with important job skills and career awareness. Students receive college access counseling, and their alumni network is growing and getting stronger. The 2019 Sailing for Scholars schedule includes: Thursday, October 17—Gala and Silent Auction—HRCS will host a gala, with a silent auction and a program led by students at the New York Yacht Club’s legendary Model Room from 6pm-8:30pm. Th... (read more)

Moon (Jar) Landing - Pioneer Works
Through October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon. In celebration of the anniversary, join former Visual Arts Resident and ceramicist Nicholas Oh, aka Dave Kim, in creating moon jars, historical Korean vessels named for their resemblance to the full moon.

Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend

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The Lox & Keyes Theory - Funk 'n Waffles
October 20, 2019 - Syracuse

Ages 18 and Up The Lox & Keyes Theory

Screening and Discussion: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North - Brooklyn Historical Society
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

When filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, she and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide. Browne, who testified in June at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations, will discuss issues of racism today following the screening.

Birding in Peace - Green-Wood Cemetery
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the birds that make Green-Wood their home – at least temporarily. By September, offspring of these nesting birds will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl are returning, and we'll look for raptors heading south. November will bring back our overwintering feathered denizens from the north.

Dagger Dogvinci: Painting Demo - American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
October 20, 2019 - New York

Meet Dagger...the Painting Dog! Come see Yvonne and her dog Dagger as he paints in the Museum library.

Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar - Grand Bazaar NYC
October 20, 2019 - New York

For national Dessert Month come discover the City's best artisanal sweet-makers, all in one place! You'll find everything from experimental donuts, handmade macaroons, creatively flavored peanut-butter cups, small-batch fudge with unique flavors, freshly baked cookies and cupcakes, and the most mouthwatering truffles and chocolates you've ever had.

Decomposer Detectives Family Walk - Wave Hill Public Gardens
October 20, 2019 - Bronx

Are you curious about worms, insects, fungi, and other creatures that live on the forest floor? Grab a magnifying glass and join us as a Decomposer Detective! Learn all about the activities of the organisms that help break down dead leaves, wood, and other organic matter in Wave Hill's Abrons Woodland. Please wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate clothing to be out on our woodland adventure! Ages five and up welcome with an adult. Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend event. Free with admission to the grounds

Garden Highlights Walk - Wave Hill Public Gardens
October 20, 2019 - Bronx

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Secret Lives of Scavengers… A Trail Camera Project - Wave Hill Public Gardens
October 20, 2019 - Bronx

What happens to a deer when it dies in the woods? Lots! A parade of scavengers, from common raven to bald eagle to bobcat, recycle the carcass in short order. Free with admission to the grounds.

A Story from the Deep North - Brooklyn Historical Society
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

When filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, she and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide.

An Evening with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
October 20, 2019 - New York

The MSO returns to New York after a 50-year hiatus with a program of contemporary Australian music and orchestral classics. Australian works by Iain Grandage and Carl Vine are bookended by the overture to Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri and Schubert's Symphony No.3. Concertmaster Dale Barltrop will lead the orchestra in this performance celebrating Australian musicians and composers.

2019 New York International Artists Competition Winners Showcase - Carnegie Hall
October 20, 2019 - New York

Performers Winners Concert

Nikita Galaktionov, Piano - Carnegie Hall
October 20, 2019 - New York

Performers Nikita Galaktionov, Piano Program Works by Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, and others

Denis Matsuev, Piano - Carnegie Hall
October 20, 2019 - New York

It takes a pianist with "epic technique … superhuman speed, power, and agility" (The Boston Globe) to successfully embrace Liszt's flash and Stravinsky's high-octane excitement. Denis Matsuev is just the artist. Liszt's Sonata unfolds in one massive movement with a deliriously virtuosic central section and whispering finale, while his Mephisto Waltz No. 1 is a rollicking showpiece. Stravinsky's piano transcriptions of the "Russian Dance," "Pétrouchka's Room," and "Shrovetide Fair" from his great ballet are stunning showpieces that also make daunting technical demands of the performer.

Sunday Evening Comedy - The Grisly Pear
October 20, 2019 - New York

Grisly Pear Comedy Club AKA The Dojo presents Comedy Showcase Night on the famous Macdougal Street. Every night has unique lineup of New York's hardworking premier comics and very special drop ins, as seen on Late Night, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, and more!

Kenny Warren: Average Blackman - The Grisly Pear
October 20, 2019 - New York

As seen on HBO's "Crashing," The Gisly Pear is one of the hottest up-and-coming comedy clubs in the city. With New York's biggest names and future stars appearing every night, the Pear is sure to bring you a great lineup of comics that you've seen on Comedy Central, Tru TV, and MTV.

Sunday Night Comedy - The Grisly Pear
October 20, 2019 - New York

Grisly Pear Comedy Club AKA The Dojo presents Comedy Showcase Night on the famous Macdougal Street. Every night has unique lineup of New York's hardworking premier comics and very special drop ins, as seen on Late Night, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, and more!

Midnight on Macdougal ST - The Grisly Pear
October 20, 2019 - New York

Grisly Pear Comedy Club AKA The Dojo presents Comedy Showcase Night on the famous Macdougal Street. Every night has unique lineup of New York's hardworking premier comics and very special drop ins, as seen on Late Night, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, and more!

Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend

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Se Buscan Poetas: Bilingual Open Mic - Bowery Poetry Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

Bilingual Open Mic Hosted by Marcos de la Fuente

Poetny Open Mic FT Susan Kinsolving - Bowery Poetry Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

Nyc's Poetry Open Mic, Hosted by Mason Granger Feature Poet: Susan Kinsolving

Tech Support for Grandparents - 92nd Street Y
October 20, 2019 - New York

Want to group-text your whole family all at once? Bring your device and our two tech experts will help figure it out in this free class. The class meets Wednesdays, from 5-6 pm, and Sundays, from 3-4 pm. It will be held in S263 (the Parenting Center lounge). If you can't make it on the listed days, you can email us with any questions.

Exploring Our Histories & Creating New Forms Poetry Workshop With Dorothy Friedman - Bowery Poetry Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

In this workshop we will expand our creativity in a supportive atmosphere; you will receive writing samples at each class that focus on particular aspects of the writing process, and you will receive personal attention. At each session we will generate new poetry; explore issues such as Identity, Relationships, Language, Voice, etc.; use experimental techniques, such as those developed in workshops with John Ashbery, Barbara Henning, Ann Waldman and others. Therefore, we will explore new approaches to language and form. The workshop provides exercises and in-class writing, as well as tips on how to hone your technique, perform your poems; and get published.

Se Buscan Poetas: Bilingual Open Mic - Bowery Poetry Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

Guest Poet Ely Rosa Zamora Design by VA designn Video by Pedro Martin Navarro OPEN TO ALL VOICES OPEN TO ALL LANGUAGES

Poetny Open Mic FT Katya Zinn - Bowery Poetry Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

NYC'S POETRY OPEN MIC, HOSTED BY MASON GRANGER FEATURE POET: KATYA ZINN - @ZINNVISIBLEINK ON IG SIGNUPS

Se Buscan Poetas: Bilingual Open Mic - Bowery Poetry Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

Bilingual Open Mic Hosted by Marcos de la Fuente

Intro to Handstands Intensive with Ivory Fox - The Muse
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

This 4 week Intensive is designed to begin to move you from handstands to handbalancing. The intensive will go into leg movements and choreography, beginner sidebends, beginner back bends, as well as one arm handstand prep and drills. Level: Intermediate Pre-Requisites: Be able to kick up to the wall in a handstand. 30 second hold against the wall. This workshop needs a minimum of 3 students to run so save your spot in advance. Cancellation window is 48 hrs.

Coney Island Circus Sideshow - Coney Island Museum
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world. Admission is only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 online, or at the door. 75 tickets sold per performance. Advance online purchase recommended. There are no extra fees for online purchases.

Bitch Tower Pussywolf Shadowland Dj Alex Kayne - Saint Vitus Bar
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn,

American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1981. Music to wear boots and kick things over to. All girl rock band playing dirty, nasty, riff-heavy Pussywolf blues. The time has come to howl at the full Pussy Moon !

Emergent Minds - The New School - Kellen Auditorium
October 20, 2019 - New York

Even as we make rapid strides in machine learning and artificial intelligence, even as long-held hopes of robots joining us at work and at home come closer to reality every year, still the human brain we dream of emulating remains elusive.

Watson Adventures’ Munch Around the Lower East Side Scavenger Hunt - Sara D. Roosevelt Park
October 20, 2019 - New York

Discover the gourmet delights of the thriving Lower East Side on this unique scavenger hunt. You’ll nosh on knishes, fish for New York’s finest lox, snack on decadent cakeballs, and sample arguably the city’s most amazing gelato. Along the way, you’ll discover this dynamic neighborhood’s secrets: Economy Candy, the old hangouts of Moby, the Talking Heads, and the Beastie Boys and the scene of Meg Ryan’s ecstatic meal in When Harry Met Sally. Please bring one smart phone per team and $10 cash for food purchases. Advance purchase is required.

Tales from the Biosphere - The New School - Kellen Auditorium
October 20, 2019 - New York

Nature, as we know it, is a recent invention. Separation of the human and natural worlds is a product of Enlightenment thought, and as we reshape the globe on the cataclysmic scale of a ice age or meteor impact it becomes ever less meaningful to maintain such philosophical distance.

A Story from the Deep North - Brooklyn Historical Society
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

When filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, she and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide. Browne, who testified in June at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations, will discuss issues of racism today following the screening.

Philosophical and Poetic Reactions - James Baldwin High School
October 20, 2019 - New York

Given the multiple Left, Liberal and Neo-conservative interpretations of German idealism in terms of the end(s) of history and or its new beginning, we will interpret the world historical spirit (1) in the light of the enlightenment (2) a close reading of Hegel's Phenomenology engage the contemporary world and its multiple variations.

NYS Sheep & Wool Family Festival - Single Day Pass - Dutchess County Fair
Through October 20, 2019 - Rhinebeck

Children 11 and under are Free.

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Dine African Restaurant Week - Teranga
Through October 20, 2019 - New York

New York African Restaurant Week 2019 (Oct 4 - 20) presents...Teranga on Fridays to Sunday from Oct 4 - 20 to enjoy special menus at reduced prices - celebrate the best of African cuisine and culture.

Michelle Rogers: Green Fire - Irish Arts Center
Through October 29, 2019 - New York

Large-scale oil-on-canvas

NYC Tots: Fall Class Series - Museum of the City of New York
Through November 21, 2019 - New York

Register for six sessions that focus on exploration and discovery of fall in New York through song, play, and hands-on activities. Learn to look closely and imaginatively with guided gallery visits to the Museum's many exhibitions, including New York at Its Core. Participants will learn about our city and create special art projects inspired by New York in autumn.

KCBC Beer and Cheese Pairing - Murray's Cheese Shop
Through June 06, 2020 - New York

KCBC Beer and Cheese Pairing


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