At Untapped Cities, we are getting excited for the holiday season. Check out some unique Christmas tree displays, your favorite anime movie on the big screen, or an autumn wander with an artist through the Lower East Side.
Visit the Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History featuring 800 hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists. The tree will be on display from November 24th to January 11th, 2015. Check out more Christmas trees in our 7 Alternatives to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.
In partnership with the Historic Districts Council, author Catherine McNeur will be discussing her recently published book Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City, a work that “details the environmental history of the city in the years before and during the Civil War, when pigs roamed the streets and cows foraged in the Battery.” RSVP here.
At 3pm, get a sneak peak at the massive balloons being inflated for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue.
The African Diaspora International Film Festival begins with screenings at venues across Manhattan that focus on the experience of those of African descent living all over the world. Check out the full program here.
The documentary John’s of 12th Street documents the daily motions of a century-old Italian restaurant in the East Village, and will be debuting at The Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Check out our 15 Vintage NYC Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes.
Check out the city’s holiday markets, from the Brooklyn Pop-Up Holiday Market in Bushwick, Long Island City Flea & Food Holiday Market, and the famous holiday markets at Union Square, Bryant Park and Columbus Circle.
“Lower East Side Drifts” are a series of “artist-led perambulations” around the Lower East Side. The walks are a part of an artist residency program at the Lu Magnus Art Space. The next walk will take place at 2 pm on Sunday; reserve your place here.
Did we miss any events? Contact Anna Brown at @brooklynbonanza.