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.

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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. 

Tuesday, November 10th

We’re honored to be co-sponsoring the Museum of the City of New York’s discussion of the book City on a Grid: How New York Became New YorkIn this book, author Gerard Koeppel discusses the physical and social engineering behind turning the hills and swamps of early Manhattan into the gridded city we know and love today. Untapped Cities readers get a special discount using code MCBC1 for $10 tickets (regularly $16).

CUNY will be hosting Changing the Face of Harlem: A Documentary Film Screening where award-winning filmmaker Shawn Batey examines how Harlem has transformed from being described as a crime-ridden ghetto to a developer’s ideal investment. The event is free and open to the public. It will take place at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

The Penninsula New York is hosting “An Artist Talk” with Grimanesa Amoros. The conversation, lead by the Director of Contemporary Art at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Kathy Battista, will look at the light sculpture Pink Lotus, a work curated by Circa 1881 and sponsored by The Penninsula New York. It’s a part of the campaign, ” The Art of Pink,” which supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Wednesday, November 11th

It’s 96th Annual Veterans Day! Pay tribute at the Veterans Day Parade on Fifth Avenue.

Thursday, November 12th

The film festival, DOC NYC, begins. Since its burst onto the scene in 2010, this festival has grown into the largest documentary film festival in America. Festivities will last throughout the week. For a full list of event details and screenings, click here. Learn what it would be like to be a woman getting ready in the 1830s.

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden is presenting Ladies’ Toilet: An Early Nineteenth Century Spa Day where participants will be able to create their own cold cream and lip salve to take home. RSVP required.

Friday, November 13th

It’s Friday the 13th! Get in the spirit of this spooky day by checking out our list of the 10 creepiest places in New York, the Friday the 13th edition.

MoMA’s annual “To Save and Protect,” a project that gathers organizations from across the globe that protect and enrich film history, will be screening Federico Fellini’s 1973 Amarcord, restored digitally by Cineteca di Bologna.

Saturday, November 14th

Finally, the wait is over! The long-anticipated Off-Broadway play about an untold story during the demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station begins. We’ve been partnering with The Eternal Space for the last year on our exclusive tour of the Remnants of Penn Station, and we’re excited to announce that our October 25th and December 6th tours will include the option to combine tour and ticket to any performance of The Eternal Space, at a 20% discount for the play.

Tickets for the tour and play can be purchased below (once you purchase a combined ticket, we will reach out for your choice in date to attend the play):

Yes, it does seem like every day of the year is dedicated to some food or beverage. While it does get old, it doesn’t stop us from celebrating! This Saturday is National Pickle Day and in honor we compiled a list of the best artisanal pickle places in the city.

Sunday, November 15th

The Museum of the Moving Image will be continuing its series Part of Lonely Places: Film Noir and the American Landscape. This Sunday they will be screening three different films on the topic: Nightmare Alley (1947), The Amazing Mr. X (a.k.a the Spiritualist) (1948) and Out of the Past (1947). 

Join us for an upcoming Untapped Cities tour, including a behind the scenes look at the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, our secrets of Grand Central Tour and the Remnants of Penn Station tour.

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