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Here are our curated pick of events for this week in New York City:

Monday March 24th:

At the Barnes & Noble on the corner of 82nd Street and Broadway, come see Columbia University graduate and author Tova Mirvis, as the bookstore celebrates her third published novel Visible City.

Tuesday March 25th:

“Space the final frontier” is perhaps something we will never get to explore personally and that may sadden some of you not traumatized by Gravity. The American Museum of National History understands your pain, and would like you to come hear a lecture by Emily Rice and Christina Peace, as they show you images of space taken by the Hubble telescope.

The final Wanderlust Projects panel of discussions takes place at the Kickstarter headquarters in Greenpoint. The final panel focuses on Deals. Panelists include Sunny Jones (Jawbone, TED),David Lavin (Lavin Agency), Andrea Calvaruso (Kelley Drye & Warren LLP), Julia Pimsleur (Little Pim), Ari Kuschnir (m ss ng p eces). RSVP soon, for the panels have been a popular place for up and coming professionals, who have questions on building their brand.

Book talk at the Skyscraper Museum on Fluid New York: Cosmopolitan Urbanism and the Green Imagination. Author May Joseph describes the many ways that the city and its citizens have begun to incorporate the urban archipelago ecology into plans for a livable and sustainable future.

Wednesday March 26th:

It may be “hard out there for a pimp,”however, it is equally as hard for a freelancer. Yes, freelancing, those who are self-employed by either choice or consequence. It may feel, at times, that you are alone in the world, but the Freelancers Union is providing a special happy hour to prove you wrong. Freelance Happy Hour is part of a series of events the Union is providing to the freelance community, to share ideas, connections or perhaps share stories of the boring office job they had before going out on their own. It is taken place at reBar in DUMBO.

The Tenement Museum Tenement Talks evening panels and discussions focus on immigration, food, culture and history. Join historian Suzanne Wasserman and author Alice Hoffman, as they discuss the newest novel from Hoffman The Museum of Extraordinary ThingsA novel that mixes in fantasy with historical fiction such as The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, one of the deadliest industrial fires in  NYC history.

Thursday March 27th:

How can something boring be interesting? If by boring, you mean an over 50 foot machine that can go through hard sand and solid rock, then yes the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) is quite interesting. At the MTA Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center  you can get information on how the TMB operates: How does it move? How does it know it is going in the right direction? Why doesn’t someone use it to rise above the ground like a Fantastic Four villain? Excavation expert Alaeden Jleaty will be on hand to answer all questions during his discussion of these very interesting machines. Tickets here.

Friday March 28th:

The Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art  is showing over 80 original illustrations  in a retrospective of the illustrators who worked for gay magazines from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. The artists made a living drawing explicit and sexual images for magazines that the U.S government tried to crack down, but were still sought out by the gay community as a means to connect with their sexual identity. The exhibit STROKE: From Under The Mattress to the Museum Walls, the exhibit is curated by Robert W.Richards, whose work has been in the homes of superstars like Al Pacino and Hugh Jackman.

Saturday March 29th:

Succulent Studios is having its first art showing. The massive 3000 square foot studio space in Greenpoint is going to do more than just your average Brooklyn art opening; with vibrant balloon sculptures and balloon muses wearing bikinis. The massive 300 square foot art space will be showcasing an all-star line up of NYC street artists: Cern, See One, Gilf!, Lunar New Year, Danielle Mastrion, Daze, Bishop 203, Queen Andrea, Icy & Sot, Trap and many more.

For those obsessed with putting hot sauce on every dish they eat (especially spicy food) the NYC Hot Sauce Expo is perhaps what Heaven is suppose to be. The second annual event will take place on Saturday and Sunday the 30th, with eating tournaments and displays of lesser known hot sauce makers from all over the country. Head over to Penn Plaza Pavilion and be prepared to burn the rest of your taste-buds off.

Sunday March 30th:

Recently Harlem has been struck by the tragedy. The building that exploded due to a gas leak has left some without a home and others worse. Camadarias El Barrio on First Avenue is having a silent art auction benefit for victims of the horrible incident in East Harlem. There will also be live music and live art, with a raffle taking place with some of the proceeds going into the relief effort.

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