Central Park in Autumn. Photo via Flickr user Vivienne Gucwa
In your post-Halloween recovery and the end of Daylight Savings on November 1st, cheer up with some of our Untapped events for the upcoming week. We’ve got a few great outdoor events in Central Park that are sure to revive your love of autumn in the City.
Author and journalist Ada Calhoun will be discussing her book St. Marks is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street. At the event she recounts the history of the street, traveling through its numerous artistic and political movements. The event will be presented by The Cooper Union at The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building.
New Amsterdam Presents will showcase Marvelous Order, an in-development opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs at a fundraising event in Williamsburg that includes a VIP dinner, cocktails, performance of excerpts from the show and an after party.
If you’re a fan of Cuban music, the infamous Oquestra Buena Vista Social Club will be performing at Beacon Theatre.
The 2nd Annual Festival Albertine launches at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on Fifth Avenue. The festival is a celebration of Franco-American exchange and culture. The New Yorker’s David Remnick, choreographer Yvonne Rainer, graphic novelist Phoebe Gloeckner (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Pulitzer Prize-winning critic author Margo Jefferson (Negroland), and cartoonist and film director Riad Sattouf, who was raised in Syria and Libya and worked for Charlie Hebdo from 2004 to 2014 are among the other festival speakers.
Take a moonlight bicycle ride through Central Park. Cyclists should meet at Columbus Circle, southwest corner of Central Park at 59th St and if you’re worried about getting lost, there will be guides both in front and behind the group.
Cooper Union will be hosting Drawing Ambience: Panel Discussion in conjunction with its current exhibition, Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association. The team of panelists, which include several distinguished scholars, will focus on “education and practice of architecture, and the evolving role of drawing within the discipline.”
This is your last chance to catch the Museum of the Moving Image’s Frederick Wiseman’s New York. This Saturday they will be concluding the event with a screening of his film High School II. For more on Frederick Wiseman and the event, check out our previous coverage.
The New York Transit Museum will also be concluding its Art On the Tracks: Teens Photography, a special program they hosted where teenagers honed in their photography skills with Railroad Landscapes photographer John Sanderson and painter Janina McCormack.
Take an architectural tour of Jewish New York and walk the streets that Jacob Riis photographed with the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy.