Next week’s events include a German concert at Carnegie Hall, a talk about Penn Station at the New York Transit Museum and historical walking tours of Eldridge Street and Astoria/Long Island City.
Monday, October 24th
Start your week off with a German concert, featuring the award-winning KlangVerwaltung orchestra with the Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern Chorus performing Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat. The event will take place at Carnegie Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $12.50.
From October 24th to the 29th, the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) will screen creative shows, and host a variety of other scheduled events including educational panels, premieres and seminars for artists. Reserve tickets for select events here.
Tuesday, October 25th
This year is significant for Penn Station as 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of its completed demolition. From 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., the New York Transit Museum will bring together artists, urbanists and historians to examine its lasting legacy and to discuss its future. Purchase tickets here for $10.
Wednesday, October 26th
Untapped Cities founder Michelle Young will be part of the a panel discussion at QED Astoria on “Dark Tourism” in New York City. Also join Dr. Elizabeth Yuko to discuss the ethics of dark tourism, using the example of Lizzie Borden. Acquitted for the axe murders of her father and step-mother in 1892, Lizzie became one of America’s first media sensations. Interest in Lizzie has yet to wane, and interested parties can visit – and even sleep in – the house where the murders took place. This raises questions of when it is appropriate to visit sites for former tragedies. If so, what makes some places (like the Lizzie Borden House) acceptable, while others (like the classrooms at Columbine High School) seem in poor taste?
ANNY: Animation Nights New York is a free, monthly event, featuring a curated screening of Animated Short films from all around the world. Beer and wine will be offered.
Thursday, October 27th
The thirteenth Spanish Biennial of Architecture will be presented for the first time in the United States at The Cooper Union. Entitled Alternativas / Alternatives, the free exhibition showcases 22 jury selected projects completed by Spanish architects between January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015. More details here.
Friday, October 28th
Yoga for Universal Peace will hold a free conference (“Yoga and the UN Culture of Peace) at the United Nations Headquarters as part of the International Day of Yoga, proposed by Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister. The event will focus on the benefits yoga, and specially on the philosophical and psychological influences of the practice on peace and harmony in communities.
Saturday, October 29th
Head to the Van Alen Institute for a free, one-day design competition that invites teams to consider how the voting poll experience in urban communities can be re-imagined. A jury of design and election experts will be present to judge the entries.
The Haunted Waters of Hell Gate is a “Halloween-inspired” stroll that will lead participants through historical and eerie sites along the Long Island City/Astoria waterfront. Led by Richard Melnick,who has written several books on the history of Queens, the event will revolve around stories of murder, tragic deaths and more. $15 per person ($5 for those wearing a costume). More details here.
Sunday, October 30th
Before he was debating Hillary Clinton behind a podium, Donald Trump altered the New York City skyline by navigating zoning laws and mayoral administrations. Join architectural historian and author of TRUMPitecture: The Architecture of Donald TRUMP Barry Goldsmith for a walking tour that will focus on Trump’s impact on Midtown Manhattan.
On Sunday October 30th at 3pm, Untapped Cities and the Museum at Eldridge Street invite you to join a Historical Walking Tour of the Secrets of Eldridge Street. Discover stories of the immigrant experience and the realization of the American Dream alongside corruption and even murder.