Lilac Museum Steamship, image via Travsd
Welcome to September! Here are our top picks for events in New York City this week, including the launch of the Floating Library, a walking tour of Fordham Road in the Bronx, and unique events at Bizarre in Bushwick and Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn.
Relive your childhood with the Williamsburg Spelling Bee for adults at the always lovely Pete’s Candy Store, which looks like a train car inside.
Start off your week at MoMA and explore the works of Modern women artists who nurtured, expanded, and challenged the male-dominated field. Who Were the Modern Women Artists starts at 1:30 p.m. in The Michael Ovitz Family Painting and Sculpture Gallery.
McNally Jackson Books, one of our 10 favorite independent bookstores is hosting a free literary salon with two Brooklyn writers, Adam Wilson and Justin Taylor. Justin Taylor is the author of the story collection Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and the novel The Gospel of Anarchy. Adam Wilson is the author of the short story collection What’s Important is Feeling and the novel Flatscreen. His stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, and The Best American Short Stories
Videology, the bar and screening room in Williamsburg is hosting its monthly VideoTALE at 7:30 p.m. Storytellers include videos when telling their stories.
Learn more about the history of the Bronx’s Fordham Road with guide Alexandra Maruri and the Municipal Art Society of NYC, starting at 2 p.m. You’ll see important neighborhood landmarks such as Loews Paradise Theater, Dollar Savings Bank, and the Edgar Allan Poe House. More information and purchase tickets here.
From September 6th to October 3rd, a Floating Library is coming to the Lilac Museum Steamship, which is docked in Tribeca’s Pier 25 on the Hudson River. The Floating Library is an unplugged zone, no electronic device is to be on. You can get more information covered by Untapped Cities here, as well as on the Floating Library website.
Head over to the New York Public Library’s Jefferson Market Library branch for the opening day of One Greenwich Artist’s Response to 9/11, which runs until October 4th. Luke Kurtis shows his work, which includes photography, writing, and more documenting the 9/11 tragedy as he experienced from the Village.
The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy is holding two tours, one exploring the Upper West Side North and the other in Lower East Side in a Young Professionals Nosh and Stroll tour. The Upper West Side North tour will take you from W. 86th St to W. 96th St as you discuss Jewish history. While touring the Lower East Side, you will get to taste delicacies like nosh and potatonik, visit historic sites such as Bialystoker Synagogue, and much more. Click here for more information on these two tours and to purchase tickets.