Richard Serra in his studio Untapped New York

Our curated events picks for this week: Richard Serra exhibition opening at David Zwirner, Gatsby inspired tour of Long Island’s Gold Coast with Sidetour.

MONDAY, APRIL 8: Join Hudson Whiskey for Bourbon & Bluegrass featuring the Long Island Bluegrass Quartet. 7pm at The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street. Enjoy the Hudson Whiskey specials and read about Tuthilltown Spirits, the first Whiskey distillery in New York since Prohibition.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9: MAS Forum: Grand Central Terminal Design for the Next Century. The centennial celebrations of Grand Central Terminal and the City’s proposed up-zoning of East Midtown present an opportune time to re-think the future of Grand Central and its surrounding neighborhood. The zoning proposal is a once in a century opportunity to shape a generation of development in one of our city’s busiest neighborhoods; we must ensure the changes that the City is planning are not only for the buildings themselves, but also for the people who will work in these buildings, ride the subway, walk the streets and admire the skyline. 6-8pm at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, East 42nd Street. FREE. Register here.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10: Why I love skyscrapers talk by Christoph Ingenhoven, the founding principal of ingenhoven architects, a Dusseldorf-based firm with an increasingly international practice. His assertively modernist work emphasizes ecological principles in combination with innovative engineering and close attention to the public realm. 6:30-8pm at the National Museum of the American Indian, Alexander Hamilton Customs House, 1 Bowling Green. FREE for members of the Skyscraper Museum; $5 students/seniors; $10 general admission. RSVP at rsvp@skyscraper.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11: The Vanderbilt Republic presents Chaos Cooking Cambodia at Gowanus Loft — if heaven had a potluck…Bring ingredients + utensils to create the dish of your choice (with drink to share) and enjoy an evening of spirited abundance, graciously hosted by the Gowanus Girls. They’ll provide an amazing space, a welcoming atmosphere, ovens, burners, work surfaces, and the friendly support of a dedicated housekeeping team. Dive into a centuries-old cuisine; food is love, and the essence of culture. 7pm at Gowanus Loft, 61 9th Street, Brooklyn. $20. Buy tickets here.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12: David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of early work by the artist Richard Serra. Dating from 1966 to 1971, the works on view, drawn from museum and private collections, represent the beginning of the artist’s innovative, process-oriented experiments with nontraditional materials, such as vulcanized rubber, neon, and lead, in addition to key early examples of his work in steel. Also featured will be a program of the artist’s films from this period. David Zwirner, 537 West 20th Street. FREE.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13: Step inside the Gatsby at an Historic Gold Coast mansion with Sidetour. As the former curator of the Coe Hall Mansion and its grounds, the Planting Fields Arboretum, Marianne knows the property inside and out and is particularly fascinated with the stories it reveals about the everyday lives of the upper class families who built, vacationed and entertained in these homes. Meet Marianne on the gorgeous Olmsted Brothers-designed grounds of Coe Hall to learn about building design and landscape features common to Gatsby-era estates, and what is unique about this one. Then walk room by room through the beautifully furnished mansion to discover the everyday routines of the family who dwelled there—albeit only on weekends, and only in spring and fall. Discover the precious details that took 30 full-time servants working year-round to manage. And learn the real-life anecdotes that earned Long Island’s Gold Coast families an unforgettable place in history—and literature. 2-3:30pm at Oyster Bay, Long Island. $50. Buy tickets here. Check back soon for our review.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14: Celebrate the launch of E.J. Koh‘s first novel Red with the biggest game of Assassins ever played: Red War. Don’t know if you’re a Spirit or a Wake? Take this quiz to find out. Then enlist in the Red Army and wait to receive your top secret mission. Register here and RSVP on Facebook. Participants will get a free copy of Red when it goes live. Follow @thisisRedWar.

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