Here are our top 10 curated events picks for the week in New York City, ranging from a pop-up flash mob dinner in white to tours on the origins ofNew York’s underworld, Grand Army Plaza, free beer tastings and more.
The Dîner en Blanc returns to NYC for its fourth year from 6:30 p.m. to 10pm in a secret location, donning their most fabulous white fashions and lugging all the things needed for a spontaneous dinner. Your best guess as to where it might be! Click here for more information on the event. [Update: Photos from this year’s event at Battery Park City’s Rockefeller Park!]
Ever wanted to do an adventurous lunch break? Head over to Central Park’s Grand Army Plaza for a “Southern Welcome Tour.” Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights. starts at noon and lasts for 45 minutes. More information here.
Learn more about the history of soft drinks in America with Sarah Lohman and Jonathan Soma. The Masters of Social Gastronomy Presents: Caffeine, Cocaine, and the Sodas of a Nation lecture takes place in Littlefield, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts half an hour later. More information here.
Head over to Children’s Museum of Manhattan for the All Jazzed Up Performance series, which starts at 11 a.m. Click here for more information.
Head over to The New Museum to view “Here and Elsewhere,” a “major exhibition of contemporary art from and about the Arab world.” More than forty-five artists from over fifteen countries are taking part in this exhibition, where the audience gets to see different styles of art in NYC that they have not seen before. More information here.
Participate in or watch the Air Sex World Championships at 10 p.m. at DROM. The point of the competition is to impress the judges in whatever way possible within the rules by making love to an imaginary sex partner in front of live audience. If that’s not enough, the performances will also be recorded, so your performance will forever be immortalized if you choose to partake in the competition. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
Celebrate Carmine Street Beers‘ one year anniversary at 52A Carmine Street from noon to 10 p.m. Carmine Beers is offering free tastings all day with new breweries being served every hour, as well as few limited edition beers every hour. For more information and schedule, click here.
Head over to the Sunshine Cinemas at 1 p.m. for the Origins of the Underworld of Lower New York tour hosted by Seth “The Goon” Abrams. Learn about the events and conflicts that led to the rise of criminal activity and how it molded NYC as we know it as you visit places such as Lucky Luciano’s Palm Casino and the Foods of Union Square in whole. For more information, click here.
The Uptight Citizens Brigade Theatre is holding a show called What I Did for Love at 10 p.m. where its top improvisers interview an audience member about their love life, using the story to create a comedic version of the story. To reserve tickets, click here.
Head over to Pier 5 Promenade at 10 a.m. for the Baylander Tour, where you learn about the historic navy vessel that was deployed in the Vietnam War and was later used to train helicopter pilots. Afterwards, learn more about Brooklyn Bridge Park’s design, history, and ecology while touring Pier 1 with a BBP Conservancy’s volunteer Docents at noon.