Our line-up of events this week includes story-telling marathons, walking tours of Gowanus wildlife, and a funeral party for Brooklyn.
Ever wonder if the plot of the tv series Mad Men matches how the advertising world really was in the 1960s? The Museum of the City of New York is hosting a discussion called Sex, Sexism, and Three-Martini Lunches: A Mad Man and Mad Woman Tell All with Kenneth Roman, an account executive and Jane Maas, a copywriter, who worked together in the 1960s. The event starts at 6:30 pm, get your tickets here.
The 2014 Veteran’s Day Parade begins at 10 am with a wreath-laying ceremony in Madison Square Park, with the parade beginning at 11:45 am. The parade follows a 1.3 mile route on Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 52nd Street, and is the biggest Veteran’s Day parade in the entire country.
New York City is home to many film festivals, but the 2014 Adventure Film Festival is certainly one of the most unique. Sunshine Cinema will be hosting the annual festival, now on its 10th year, which features a line-up of short outdoor and environmental films to benefit The Sierra Club Foundation.
Join the LILAC Preservation Fund at Cercle Rouge for an evening cocktail hour to benefit the preservation of the 1933 LILAC steamship. The steamship carried supplies to lighthouses and maintained buoys for the U.S. Coast Guard until 1972, and is America’s last surviving steamship lighthouse tender. Check out our article on the Floating Library installed there last summer.
At 6:30 pm the New York Transit Museum will host the event “Tell a Tale of Transit Totem,” a pop-up exhibition of transit artifacts meant to inspire participants to write and share stories during an open-mic. Objects will include such as old subway tokens and a scleroscope, paired alongside photographs to give the objects time and place.
The Transit Museum will be hosting another excellent event at 6:30 pm: “Celebrating the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge with Gay Talese.” To celebrate the Verrazano Bridge‘s 50th anniversary, Guy Talese, who the book The Bridge in 1964, will be speaking with journalist Sam Roberts and iron-worker Jon Spratt. Check out our 15 NYC Bridges Under Construction.
The second annual Moby- Dick Marathon reading will take place from November 14-16 at different locations throughout downtown Manhattan. Friday evening will begin at the Ace Hotel from 6 pm to 11 pm. Check out the schedule and locations on the event’s website.
Kings County Distillery at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery. Every Saturday between 1 and 4 pm visitors can pay 8 dollars for a 45 minute tasting and tour of the facility, also known as the Boozeum.
For those torn up inside about rising rent prices and the closing of loved Brooklyn nightclubs and venues, musical group Feeling Gloomy is hosting a funeral/party called Brooklyn is Dead at the Grand Victory in Williamsburg. Guests, who are asked to wear black, will help put up funeral decorations, and will be able to capture the sad moment in the “Last Selfie in Brooklyn” photobooth.
Head to Brooklyn’s Ground Floor Gallery for the last day of the “Gowanus Wild” exhibit, an exploration by photographer Miska Draskoczy of “the rapidly-evolving Gowanus landscape.” The artist will also be giving a walking tour of the Gowanus sites featured in his photos from 5 to 7 pm. RSVP on the gallery’s website.