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And here we present our curated picks for events in NYC, ranging from Oyster Week to Chashama’s tour of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal. Check them out!

Monday, September 15th:

DelicaSEAS was created to give seafood aficionados a sampling of the diversity of the more exotic seafoods and the different ways to prepare them. Oysters, caviar, crudo, conch, uni and more will be paired with wine or champagne at the food fest. DelicaSEAS is part of Oyster Week, which ends on 28th of September.

Tuesday, September 16th:

Head over to the New York Transit Museum to view John Sanderson’s Railroad Landscapes: Photographs, which just opened on Saturday the 13th. The exhibition follows the paths of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroads through New York State with nearly twenty large format images.

Did you know that before Central Park, the northern landscapes were known as Fort Landscape? Before Central Park: Uncovering the Fort Landscape, hosted by Museum of the City of New York, starts at 6:30 p.m. and is $15 for members and $25 for general public.

Wednesday, September 17th:

Fans of Friends can now buy a cup of coffee at Central Perk! The pop-up Central Perk is coming to SoHo for a month to mark the 20th anniversary of Friends and will include appearances by James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther, and live musical performances. Check out our coverage here.

People for the Pavilion co-founder Matthew Silva will present clips from his forthcoming documentary about Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion, built for the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, and discuss the advocacy efforts to date. 6:30pm at Knoll Showroom
at 1330 Sixth Avenue. Register here.

Thursday, September 18th:

Free Tours by Foot is holding a Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The tour discusses the background and history behind the art of many artists as you look at some of the best graffiti and street arts in NYC as you walk around Bushwick. You can book your tickets here.

Friday, September 19th:

Oyster Week is holding three events, New York Harbor Regatta and Regatta Bash, OystoberFest, and London Lennie’s Oyster Fest. The NYHS Bash starts at 1 p.m. in a multi-class Regatta where you sail around the New York Harbor. As night comes, join the party at the Regatta Bash on Governors Island. OystoberFest is New York’s Signature Craft Beer and Oyster event, also inlcuding different cocktail, wine, and champagne selections. London Lennie’s Oyster Fest attendees can compete in a Slurp-Off competition and a raffle of prizes or enjoy endless raw bar, drink specials, and live music.

Saturday, September 20th:

Along with our friends at Chasama, we’re hosting a tour of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. On this tour, we’ll explore this historic architectural masterpiece where the American government stored alcohol during prohibition, and where Elvis Presley was sent off for his two year tour of duty in Germany. Purchase tickets here.

Celebrate The Lotus Garden’s 30th anniversary with an art show and benefit party. The free art show, “SEEDS,” runs 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and showcases botanical themed art work created by The Lotus Garden’s gardeners. The party starts at 4 p.m. and features live music, food and beverages. Tickets cost $30 for one and $50 for two.

Obscura Society NY is holding an Inside the Holographer’s Laboratory tour at Holographic Studios Inc, the world’s oldest holography gallery. Jason Sapan is one of the original pioneers of holography and has created holographic portraits of celebrities. Sapan has owned and operated Holographic Studios for almost four decades and is now offering a tour of his collection as well as an opportunity to observe how holograms are made. The tour starts at 11 a.m. and lasts for an hour and half.

Sunday, September 21st:

Head over to Museum of the City of New York for the last day of City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection. Martin Wong was an East Village artist who collected graffiti art. The exhibition shows over 150 works on canvas and other media, along with photos of graffiti writing.

The High Line at the Rail Yards, third and northernmost section of the High Line park, will open to the public today. To celebrate the opening, High Line is hosting a week of special programs.

Justin Ferate is holding a tour of Upper Manhattan: Inwood & Historic Dyckman Farmhouse starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. The area made it an ideal place for Native Americans to settle due to its rugged glacial formations along the Hudson and Harlem Rivers. After the tour, you can also visit the new Swindler Cove Park.

Check out our upcoming Untapped Cities events including a Vertical Tour of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, tours of the Woolworth Building and a tour of the Brooklyn Army Terminal.

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