Don’t worry if you didn’t get tickets to the reservation-only Open House of New York Weekend tours. We’ve still got a ton of great New York City events for you to enjoy this upcoming week. We also have a couple last tickets to our tour and movie at the opulent United Palace Theatre this Sunday 10/11:
Monday, October 12th
If you don’t have a problem with the legacy of Christopher Columbus, enjoy the Columbus Day Parade in Midtown! The annual parade takes place on 5th Avenue and includes around 35,000 marchers.
Tuesday, October 13th
Revel in your inner kid at the new exhibit Superheroes in Gotham at the New-York Historical Society, which opens on Saturday.
Wednesday, October 14th
The Museum of the City of New York will be holding its annual gala. This year’s theme is Cabaret! Celebrate Wynton Marsalis’ contributions to New York City’s jazz scene.
Thursday, October 15th
New York City’s foodies will be delighted to hear that the Food Network’s New York City Food & Wine Festival begins and will last throughout the weekend. According to Time Out, the festival will include more than 100 tastings, seminars, intimate dinners and late-night parties. Proceeds will go to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry and the Food Bank for New York City. Enjoy sushi rolling and mozzarella-pulling while contributing to a good cause.
Friday, October 16th
As we covered in our 17 Must-Visit Spots in OHNY Weekend’s Special Series, Friday will kick off the Final Mile’s “Food Factory Friday and Production Spaces.” The program looks at innovative green restaurants and food manufacturers around New York City. For a full list of participants and times, check out the site’s blog.
The Musem of the Moving Image will be honoring French director Maurice Pialat (1925-2003). From October 16th to November 1st, the Museum will be screening 10 retrospective features and his never-released-in-the-U.S TV miniseries.
Saturday, October 17th
The weekend we’ve been anticipating is finally upon us – Open House of New York begins! The weekend is going to be filled with amazing things to check out so, to narrow it down, we’ve curated a list 13 must-visit locations for you. Open House New York will also be hosting its special series “Engineering New York,” where various engineers will lead tours of influential New York City structural feats.
Lowline Lab will open its doors to its Lower East Side underground park. Located in an abandoned market, they are currently housing various controlled experiments that will reveal what plant life will look like on the proposed Lowline.
Green-Wood Cemetery is presenting “What is the Gilded Age? (And Are We Living in a Second One?)” Edward T. O’Donnell, historian, author and professor, will be discussing his new book on the influential reformer Henry George and the tumultuous period in America known as the Gilded Age (1870-1900). He will also compare today’s issues surrounding poverty, inequality, and corporate power to those of the former era. After the talk, enjoy a trolley ride through Green-Wood to visit the monuments of Henry Goerge and other influential reformers.
As we’ve previously covered, the Highline Loft, overlooking New York’s High Line, will host the exhibit Calm Before the Storm. Curated by Lori Zimmer (of Art Nerd NY) and Natalie Kates, the two-man show by Logan Hicks and Beau Stanton will reconstruct a shipwreck and captain’s study, along with several new paintings inspired by nautical superstition, flood myths and classical paintings.
Get in the Halloween spirit with the “Ghosts of the Elevated: Walking Tour” from the New York Transit Museum. This special tour, led by Michael Morgenthal, will take you through the Bowery and Lower East Side, exploring the “ghost” lines of New York City’s forgotten elevated railway lines.
Join us for an upcoming Untapped Cities behind the scenes tour.