The Woolworth Building via Dorothy Anne Wise Whitworth

The Woolworth Building via Dorothy Anne Wise Whitworth

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25: Tonight is the last evening of the Citi Pond Winter Film Festival at Bryant Park. Tonight Grease will be shown on a screen overlooking the ice skating rink. The screen is perfectly situated to watch as you spin around the ice, from a table and chair on the deck surrounding the Pond, or from a cozy spot at Celsius. Bring a blanket, grab a hot chocolate and snuggle up for a film festival unlike any other! 7pm at Citi Pond at Bryant Park. FREE.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26: The Municipal Art Society on Building a Resilient and Livable New York. 4:00pm The Future of East Midtown, featuring presentations, a panel discussion and Q & A with the audience. 6:00pm Celebrate the publication of New York Times writer Sam Roberts’ newest book Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America with a wine and cheese reception in Proshansky Auditorium. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 7:00pm Celebrate the Wangari Maathai Award scholarship winners and the Brendan Gill Prize honoree, and learn about the strategic leadership MAS is providing to ensure a livable and resilient New York City. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting where members will also vote on a slate of proposed directors. CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street). FREE. Register here.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: The Woolworth Building @ 100 opens at The Skyscraper Museum. 1913 was New York’s annus mirabilis of modern structural wonders, beginning with the February opening of Grand Central Terminal. The “next big thing” was the Woolworth Building, which The Skyscraper Museum celebrates in its centennial year with an exhibition that honors its ambitions and architectural artistry. 12-6pm at The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place. $5 / $2.50 students & seniors.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: Secrets & Highlights of the Livingston Masonic Library with Atlas Obscura. Whether you’re a curious researcher or hardcore scholar, the Livingston Masonic Library is your first stop to find out what’s behind the rituals and history of the Freemasons. While the library is open to the public, the stacks, which contain over 60,000 volumes, are closed to browsing, so books are brought out to researchers under a three-at-a-time limit. You don’t have to be a Mason to read books on site but you do need to be a Mason in good standing to borrow. While most of us won’t be able to borrow a book, the Livingston Masonic Library is offering the Obscura Society a tour of the library, and a rare look through their stacks. 6:30-8pm at the Livingston Masonic Library, 71 West 23rd Street, 14th floor. $12. Buy tickets here.

Also on Thursday:  Unlike the 1937 exhibition in Paris or the 1939 fair in San Francisco, where architectural styles emphasized Modern Classicism, New York’s World’s Fair of 1939-40 showcased the work of an array of cutting-edge architects and designers. Working under the broad umbrella of the “International Style,” these innovators included such notables as Alvar Aalto, Wallace K. Harrison, Oscar Niemeyer, and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Architectural historian John Kriskiewicz will shed light on these pivotal figures and how they helped to transform post-war architecture and design. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s and in partnership with DOCOMOMO US New York/Tristate as part of their Modern Conversations series. 6:30pm at MCNY, 1220 Fifth Avenue. $6 museum members / $8 students & seniors / $12 general public. RSVP required.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1: Brooklyn Fashion Week{end}, presented by the Brooklyn Style Foundation, has emerged as one of the leading fashion events showcasing the talent of aspiring designers across the globe. Established in 2006, BSF, has devoted each season of BKFW to support charitable organizations. BSF lends a voice to issues including human rights, HIV/AIDS awareness, community development and leadership training. Hosted by Diamond Butler & Pillar ScratchCollections Men/Women wear designers. 7pm Red Carpet 7:30pm – Runway shows at Industry City @ Bush Terminal, 882 Third Avenue, Brooklyn. See the full schedule here.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2: Join No Longer Empty and Vertical Urban Factory for a scavenger hunt that will lead you through the industrial past and modern manufacturing present of Long Island City, Queens. Learn the hidden secrets behind one of New York City’s unique industrial landscapes and explore how manufacturing continues to transform it today. 11am-5pm with a closing reception at 5-7pm, The Clocktower, 29-27 41st Avenue, Long Island City, Queens. FREE. More info and registration here.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3:  NYC Beer Week Closing Party at Eataly. Mario Batali’s Italiano rooftop beer garden serves as the setting for the frothy finale of the fifth annual fest. Under the thankfully closed retractable glass roof, warm up at a cash bar of local craft beers from NYC Brewers Guild members like the Bronx Brewery, Rockaway Brewing Company and City Island. Rounding out the party is, of course, La Birreria’s menu of bar bites hailing straight from the Boot, including smoked prosciutto from Alto Adige ($11), formaggi from Lombardi (three cheeses $11), and Emilia-Romagna–inspired sausage and kraut ($21). 12-4pm at Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue.

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