The weather may be getting colder, but that’s no reason to stay inside! Avoid the pre-winter slump and experience all the fall events that this city has to offer! Here are our top 10 event picks for this week:
Monday, November 3rd
Head over to the Museum of the City of New York at 6:30 pm for a book talk and signing with author Sam Roberts, author of “A History of New York in 101 Objects.” The book “chronicles the city’s 400-years-plus evolution via a carefully-selected collection of quintessentially New York artifacts, from an oyster and a bagel, to an elevator brake and a Checker taxicab.”
From 6:30-8:30pm, The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is presenting Greenwich Village in the 1960s: The Photography of Robert Otter. Robert (Bob) Otter captured Greenwich Village unlike any other photographer of his era. He was a native New Yorker as well as a Village resident, and preserved the neighborhood through his masterful imagery: a vibrant, bohemian community perceived by many as the “eye of the hurricane” that was the Sixties. His son, Ned Otter, who archived the collection, will present a slide lecture that explores both newly discovered and iconic images of Otter’s 1960s Greenwich Village. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, November 4th
Not quite done with the Halloween fever? The Film Society at Lincoln Center will be screening off-the-beaten path horror films for its 8th Annual Scary Movies Series. A different film will be screened each evening through November 6th. Check out Tuesday’s screening of indie horror film “When Animals Dream.”
Wednesday, November 5th
Sign up for a chance of a (past) lifetime, and get your ticket for the Georgian Wine Feast at Fort Defiance in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Curious 18th century dishes such as fermented bladder wart flowers, and corn and smoked cheese bread will populate the plates of guests, while unique Georgian-style wine will be served from specialist John Wurdeman, who ages wine in qvevri, a type of ancient Greek jar lined with beeswax.
Thursday, November 6th
Starting this Thursday, the works from design competition Canstruction will be on display at the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan. Visitors can enjoy whimsical, large-scale pieces constructed out of canned food. After the exhibit is over, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations. Since 1992, the competition has helped to donate over 25 million pounds of food, and has taken place in over 150 cities around the world. Check out photos from last year’s Canstruction.
Friday, November 7th
New Yorkers will have the opportunity to explore the diverse print-making culture during the The International Fine Print Dealers Association’s annual Print Fair at The Armory on 67th and Park Avenue. There will be other print-making events throughout the city for the week, so check out the schedule here.
Hollywood director Rouben Mamoulian was a pioneering technical innovator, revolutionizing mobile camerawork in early talkies and directing the first Technicolor feature film. Yet his mastery is more than technical. This weekend Museum of the Moving Image will showcase five great Mamoulian films: Applause (filmed in Astoria), Love Me Tonight, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Queen Christina, and Silk Stockings.
Saturday, November 8th
Untapped Cities will be offering readers the chance for intimate, hour-long tour of the normally off-limits Woolworth Building lobby led by Lisa Swyers, a preservationist working directly with the archives of the Woolworth Building. In addition to a guided visit through the spectacular lobby, we will also visit the basement level where the bank vault is located and where the former entrances to the subway are. Following the tour, we will lead guests to an optional cocktail hour at the historic Fraunces Tavern. Get your tickets here. Even if you can’t make Saturday, our last tour of the year will be on Thursday, December 4th.
It’s the second week of the South Street Seaport Festival, Out to See, celebrating local businesses. The events are busiest over the weekend with artisan markets, pop-up galleries, yoga, printmaking sessions, and performances.
Sunday, November 9th
Vinyl enthusiast? Head out to Littlefield in Brooklyn for the Vinyl Revolution Record Show, with 1000’s of rare and vintage vinyl records for sale. Doors open at 12 pm.
Did we miss any events? Get in touch with Anna Brown via her Twitter handle @brooklynbonanza.