Image via the Skyscraper Museum: Robert Polidori
December is here! While the cold New York City weather might beckon you to stay indoors, the unique events taking place next week, from an Al Capone-themed talk to historical walking tours, might just be enough to lure you outside.
Monday, December 5th
In order to celebrate local food, Local Roots NYC is partnering with Brooklyn Brine for their first-ever pickling party, where you’ll learn the science behind the pickling process, as well as its benefits. Bring your own mason jar and learn how to pickle your favorite veggies.
Al Capone’s legacy in New York City continues to peak our interest years after his death. National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair will discuss his life and legacy in a book talk taking place at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Tuesday, December 6th
As part of the Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture series, the Museum of the City of New York is inviting a group of writers, performers and activists to discuss the importance of queer nightlife in New York. The event will feature Eric Marcus, author of Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian & Gay Equal Rights, Oscar Nñ, DJ and cofounder of Papi Juice, Linda Simpson, performer and photographer, Julie Tolentino, artist and activist, and Slate editor June Thomas (moderator).
Wednesday, December 7th
On a Green-Wood trolley tour, you’ll witness beautiful views of the city and get the opportunity to see historic monuments, all while listening to stories of the fascinating people interred at the cemetery. The event includes a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.
Thursday, December 8th
Also taking place at Green-Wood is Tombs, Tales and Tunes, a jam-packed evening featuring ballad music and experienced storytellers who will bring to life the tales of Green-Wood’s permanent residents. This month’s theme focuses on the stars who once graced the American stage.
Join New York Adventure Club for a behind-the-scenes trip through Manhattan’s Garment District with NOT fashion designer Jenny Lai. You’ll visit hidden fabric and notions stores, and step into a factory in the heart of New York’s fashion scene.
Friday, December 9th
New York Adventure Club will also hold an after-hours tour at the Skyscraper Museum, which examines the various forces and that have helped to shape New York City’s architectural legacy over the years. The tour will include a look at TEN & TALLER, the museum’s latest exhibition that highlights every building constructed in Manhattan (ten stories or more) through 1900.
A screening of Los Sures, a documentary about the Southside of Williamsburg (once one of the poorest communities in New York) will take place at Dobbin St for one night only.
Taking place at Hunter College, NYC H2O will host A Historical Perspective on Water in New York City, a talk by landscape ecologist and author Dr. Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society. The event will discuss New York City’s waterways, their history and the future of the city’s “streamscape.”
Saturday, December 10th
NYC’s “most anticipated” Warehouse Art Bash is back. Taking place at Q Studios LIC, the event will bring together over 500 art lovers, musicians, artists, collectors and more for an evening of performances, body painting and breakdancing battles.
Sunday, December 11th
On the Amazing Churches of NY Scavenger Hunt, you’ll discover all the beautiful churches of NYC, while deciphering a series of clues and performing both mental and physical challenges. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a Metrocard (and a smartphone), and explore the city on an exciting hunt.