Your Week Untapped: Top 10 NYC Event Picks for October 17 to October 23, 2016

Upcoming NYC events: the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, a Sukkot Party at the City Reliquary, a Halloween murder mystery at the Mount Vernon Hotel


Next week is jammed packed with exciting events, including the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, a Sukkot party hosted by the City Reliquary and tours of New York City.

Monday, October 17th

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival kicks off on Monday and runs through the week until Oct. 23, 2016. Watch short wildlife films that will inform audiences about the importance of protecting global biodiversity. The movies will screen at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, located at 5 West 63rd Street & Central Park West. Purchase tickets and see the full line up of scheduled events here. 

Tuesday, October 18th

Albertine Books, the reading room and bookshop within the French Embassy in New York, will host a free discussion at 7:00 p.m. about the metamorphoses of the United States since 1965. Maurin Picard, a correspondent in the United States for Le Figaro, Sud Ouest, and Le Soir, will reflect on the topic while referencing from his conversations with ten key witnesses; the conversation will be held in French.

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the New York Public Library will host a discussion with the team behind Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlasa collection of writings from linguists, artists, historians and more. The masterminds of the project —writer and activist Rebecca Solnit, geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, essayist Garnette Cadogan, and authors Suketu Mehta and Luc Sante—will come together to talk about NYC inside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (Celeste Bartos Forum). Tickets cost $25.

Wednesday, October 19th

Join Thomas Rinaldi, author of New York Neon, for a tour of West Village’s vintage neon signs. Participants will past roughly a dozen signs dating back to the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, which mark the locations of some of the neighborhood’s most stalwart restaurants, bars and small businesses. Watch the signs come alive at night and discuss their origins and future.

Thursday, October 20th

Opening night of BLDZR: The Musical kicks off with its first show at 9:30 p.m., presented at Manhattan’s Triad Theater (158 W72nd St.). The new rock musical revolves around the life of master planner Robert Moses, whose policies continue to impact the lives of millions of New Yorkers today. Purchase tickets ($22.50 + fee) here.

Head to the City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for its Sukkot Party. While drinking wine and eating snacks, check out the museum’s makeshift hut where meals are eaten during the Sukkot Jewish holiday. Tickets (including refreshments) cost $15. Purchase here.

The Garment District Arts Festival kicks off on Oct. 20th and runs until the 22nd. Exhibitions, performances, gallery receptions, and more will be taking place throughout the weekend. Also check out art installations, which will be accessible all day long. See a full schedule of events here.

Friday, October 21st

The Uncondemned will premiere nationally, starting on October 21st at the Landmark Sunshine (143 E. Houston St. in Soho) in New York City. The world-changing documentary focuses on a group of young lawyers and activists who fought to prosecute rape as an international war crime. It will also shed light on the Rwandan women who risked their lives to testify and tell their personal accounts. Tickets can be purchased here. 

Saturday, October 22nd

We’ve added another date for our perpetually sold out Woolworth Building tour. Join Helen Post Curry, the great granddaughter of building architect Cass Gilbert for this VIP tour:

Celebrate Halloween early with a murder mystery game at the Mount Vernon Hotel. Explore the Museum at night and collect evidence to unravel the case, which is loosely based on a real newspaper account about an unidentified skeleton. Appropriate for adults and families with children 8+; tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12 and Museum Members.

Sunday, October 23rd

Attend The Carnival of Taxidermy, a gala of “oddity, art and science” celebrating Stuffed Animals, a new book by Brooklyn taxidermists Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato. Head to the ACME Studios (63 N 3rd Street in Brooklyn) for a night of films, oddities vendors, workshops, libations and more! The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets: $40 / $65 with signed copy of the book.

Our popular “Secrets of Grand Central” tour, led by Tamara Agins from the New York City Department of City Planning, is taking place on Sunday. See hidden tennis courts, locate the lost armchairs of Grand Central and peek into the entrance of the glass walkways.

Also check out our full schedule of Behind the Scenes tours in NYC.

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