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This week’s Untapped events will be sure to get you ready for Thanksgiving. Besides the Macy’s Day Parade, we’ve got a Seinfeld Thanksgiving trivia, a Thanksgiving cheese event and ways that you can provide Thanksgiving feasts for New York City families in need.

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Monday, November 23rd

“My father was a stern man. He forbade us to participate in any activities that he thought were associated with the common man. The Thanksgiving Day Parade was first on the list.” If you’re a Seinfeld fan, show off your knowledge at Slattery’s Midtown pub for their “Seinfeld Thanksgiving Trivia.” You can prepare for the event by studying this list of Seinfeld film locations.

The Fraunces Tavern Museum is hosting a dinner honoring those involved with achieving American Independence. The British Army evacuated America on November 25, 1783, thus the event is appropriately called, Evacuation Day DinnerIt will be hosted by The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York.

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This week’s guide to New York City’s top 10 events includes our exciting new behind the scenes tour of the Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, New York’s state-of-the-art recycling facility, and the Museum of the City of New York’s discussion about Jacob Riis and Vilhelm Hammershøi on modernism in 1900.

This Month’s Featured Exhibit:

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Monday, November 16th

Museum of the City of New York will be presenting Danish Modernity: Jacob Riis and Vilhelm Hammershøi in 1900. The event will examine the works of these two Danes as they came to understand modernity in the early 20th-century. If you can’t make the discussion, don’t miss out on their new exhibit, Jacob Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half.

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The wine industry of Long Island, New York has existed for a period of just over four decades and has received much-deserved attention from oenophiles and tourists alike. The first commercial vineyard was planted in 1973, but the region has a heritage of farming that pre-dates the arrival of European colonists, as its soil and climate provides great conditions for growing many vegetables and fruits through most of the year, including vitis vinifera, otherwise known as the common grape vine.

This coming Saturday, our friends at the New York Adventure Club are hosting a behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process this Saturday in Long Island’s Wine Country. With visits to three of the region’s award-winning wineries, this is a chance to discover how Long Island vintners have produced wines with trademark tastes. The weather is still looking nice, so it’s a great weekend to get out of the city.

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Sunset Park Sims Recycling Facility-South Brooklyn Marine Terminal-Aerial_hi-res copyThe Sims recycling plant in Sunset Park was the first project to be awarded WEDG certification by the Waterfront Alliance. Photo via NYCEDC.

Untapped Cities is excited to offer an opportunity to discover the ins and outs of the innovative, sustainably designed Sims Municipal Recycling Facility on Thursday, November 19th at from 6 to 7:30 PM. Our tour will take you behind the scenes with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT), allowing you to see how this state-of-the-art facility, finished just two years ago, functions.

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This week we’re very excited because not only are we co-sponsoring the Museum of the City of New York event, City on a Grid: How New York Became New Yorkbut also because the long-anticipated The Eternal Space, an Off-Broadway play about an untold story during the demolition of Penn Station, finally premieres.

This Month’s Featured Exhibit:

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Also check out Affordable Housing: A New York Legacy

Monday, November 9th

Closing day of Festival Albertine! If you haven’t already had the chance to visit, the 2nd Annual Festival Albertine is a celebration of Franco-American exchange and culture. The festival will be closing with film scholar Michael Cramer and Director Abderrahmane Sissako as they discuss Timbuktu, the director’s illustrious career, and cinema’s importance as a force for hope in a volatile world.  (more…)

Following up our summer cocktail party with the Museum at Eldridge Street, which featured a Secrets of the Lower East Side tour and after hours exploration of the stunning Eldridge Street synagogue, we’re partnering up with the organization again for the Untapped Cities holiday party. On Wednesday, December 9th, take a Secrets of the Eldridge Street Synagogue tour of the landmark sanctuary after hours and enjoy a wine reception.

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