The Brooklyn Historical Society. Image via Beyond My Ken
Continue your fall festivities with a funky piano concert, a film screening at the Brooklyn Historical Society and some stress-relieving pumpkin smashing (for an environmental cause).
Monday, October 31st
Celebrate Halloween with a little bit of music. Anderson & Roe Piano Duo will play their own arrangements of music from Radiohead, Michael Jackson (from the album Thriller) and Danse Macabre, as well as classic works by Ravel and Rachmaninoff at Advent Lutheran Church. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 1st
At 6:30 p.m., The Brooklyn Historical Society will screen Los Sures, a film about South Williamsburg and its Puerto Rican and Dominican communities before the area was gentrified. Directed by Diego Echeverria, the documentary was shot in the early eighties and focuses on the lives of five different residents.
Wednesday, November 2nd
Find affordable artwork at The International Art Fair for Prints & Editions taking place from November 3 to 6, 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory. Purchase tickets for the week here, or preview the collection one day before on November 2nd.
Thursday, November 3rd
“Food and Partisanship in the Early Republic” will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden. The event, which includes a sample of sweet treats, sheds light on how food allowed for the political participation of women in 19th century America. For more information and to purchase tickets ($40 Adults, $10 Students with ID), click here.
Explore the landscapes of New York with Elizabeth Barlow Rogers who launched the restoration of Central Park in the 1980s. She’ll introduce guests to seven green spaces in and around New York City, including a nature refuge along the spine of Staten Island and a forest in Inwood Hill. The event begins at 12:00 p.m. at the 92nd St Y. Purchase tickets ($25.oo) here.
Friday, November 4th
The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) will present Chow: The Making of Chinese American Cuisine, an exhibit that focuses on the past and present stories of hardship and adaptation that gave way to one of America’s most popular cuisines. More details here.
Fraunces Tavern Museum opens its newest exhibit, History’s Treasures: Special Pieces from the Museum’s Collection, which will showcase a special collection of objects connected with the Revolutionary War era and events of America’s founding. More information here.
Saturday, November 5th
Tatiana von Furstenberg’s ON THE INSIDE will open at the Abrons Art Center on 466 Grand Street. The show, which will run from November 5th to December 18th, focuses on pieces by currently incarcerated LGBTQ artists; all artwork is made from basic materials inmates had access to, including dull pencils and letter-sized paper.
Relieve some stress by smashing pumpkins at Clement Clarke Moore Park. The NYC Compost Project will then turn them into compost for green spaces around the city! Don’t forget to bring your rotten rotten jack-o-lanterns!
Sunday, November 6th
Did you know there is a tennis court inside Grand Central? Or that the ceiling is backwards? Join us on Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour and you’ll discover hidden tennis courts, lost armchairs, glass walkways and more. Purchase tickets here.