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It’s a relatively quiet week in New York City heading up to Labor Day weekend but there are still some unique things to check out here from numerous film screenings, the return of annual events like the U.S. Open and Electric Zoo, and some interesting explorations.

Monday, August 29th

The US Open Tennis Championships begin again on Monday. Use the opportunity to explore the Top 10 Secrets of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, stop by the World’s Fair New York Pavilion and more.

Nighthawk Cinema will be screening Wes Anderson’s Darjeeling Limited in their Booze & Books series. Writer Matt Zoller Seitz, author of the series of books about Anderson will introduce the movie. There will also be an Anderson-themed cocktail on offer during the movie; sip on it while pondering: “How can a train be lost? It’s on rails!”

Tuesday, August 30th

Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden will host a screening of the Little Italy documentaries “Mulberry” (2006) and “Hey Vinny” (2000) at Elizabeth Street Garden at 7:30 pm, with introductions by “Mulberry” director Paul Stone and “Hey Vinny” actor Vinny Vela.

A great way to see the renovated Nantucket Lightship that just docked in Brooklyn Bridge Park is through this free public lecture, on The Challenge of Rising Sea Levels and Extreme Storms.

Wednesday, August 31st

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and’s in house public art expert, Kendal Henry will lead a free walking tour of the Percent for Art and MTA Arts & Design permanent public art works in Harlem.

Thursday, September 1st

Join New York Adventure Club on a secret rooftop  for an exclusive pop-up exhibition with The Museum of Interesting Things, a traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring innovation and creativity – learning from the past to create a better future. During this experience, you’ll have the opportunity to handle several antiques from the collection of Denny Daniel, the founder/curator including a windup record player, a Ford Model T car horn, a box wooden camera and more.

Or, visit inside the Public Design Commission Archive which maintains an archive of projects reviewed by the Commission since 1902, documenting more than 7000 sites throughout New York City and providing a unique view into the history of the City’s public works. This event is produced by with New York Adventure Club, and requires a refundable $20 fee for reservation.

Friday, September 2nd

Catch the Labor Day fireworks on Coney Island, produced by the Alliance from Coney Island. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

The Museum of the Moving Image will be screening Hamlet, the definitive version by Kenneth Branagh and Inherent Vice, on Friday and Saturday as part of its See It Big! The 70 mm show.

Saturday, September 3rd

Catch the first Hudson River Ramble, a historical event that celebrates the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

Or, on the total flip side, head over to Electric Zoo, the annual electronic festival on Randall’s Island…

At midnight Videology in Brooklyn will host a screening of American Psycho.

Check out our full list of upcoming Behind the Scenes tours of NYC!

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