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Winter is quickly approaching! Despite the cold weather, there are a bunch of exciting events taking place next week including a mass meditation, two film screenings and walking tours of some of our favorite places in New York City.

Monday, December 12th

Celebrate unity as 3000 people join together in a mass meditation inside the United Palace. The Big Quiet will be facilitated by a choir, string musicians, the cosmic drum, live DJs and more.

Watch the No. 1 podcast on iTunes as it is taped live! Host Stephen Dubner (Freakonomics Radio and co-author of the Freakonomics book series) and a panel of celebrities/experts will come together for Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, which will present important research, “mind-blowing facts,” and interesting questions. The theme on Monday will be “Under the Hood,” featuring panelists Faith Salie, Seth Godin, and Nicholas Negroponte. Untapped Cities founder Michelle Young will be presenting tonight!

Tuesday, December 13th

Alongside Jonathan Wu of Fung Tu and Mario Carbone of Carbone, historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman will examine the stories of immigrant recipes and first generation American food in NYC.

Wednesday, December 14th

Radiant City, taking place at the Museum of the City of New York, will include a screening of Bill Cunningham New York, followed by a conversation examining the legacy of the legendary street and society photographer.

BBQ Films is taking on Mean Girls by remaking the Winter Talent Show. The one-day event, which will include an immersive screening of Mean Girls, will transform the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn into the North Shore High School auditorium. You’re invited, but make sure to come dressed in pink (it falls on a Wednesday after all).

Thursday, December 15th

The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards will present twentieth-century postcards of shtetls in Europe that were wiped out during the Holocaust and the “Ghetto” of the old Jewish Lower East Side. The exhibit, taking place at the Museum at Eldridge Street, runs through February 23, 2017.

Friday, December 16th

Just in case you missed it last week, New York Adventure Club is holding a behind-the-scenes trip through Manhattan’s Garment District with NOT fashion designer Jenny Lai. You’ll visit hidden fabric and notions stores, and step into a factory in the heart of New York’s fashion scene.

Saturday, December 17th

Just two days before the solstice, Green-Wood Cemetery will hold a tour that will discuss the site’s history. Take a look at the Himalayan Pines and learn about the famous people interred there. The event will end at the chapel, where an outdoor bonfire also awaits you, along with warm refreshments, sweet treats, and a small surprise to take home.

Hosted by New York City Wild, Staten Island: Great Kills Park Photography & Nature Walking Tour is a great way to escape the concrete jungle for a day. You should run into some feather friends in the process, including geese, ducks, cormorants, and gulls (perhaps even a Snowy Owl). Bring your lunch for a picnic too!

Sunday, December 18th

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our tours which will take you back to the Gritty Old Times Square of the 1970’s when it was a dangerous, exciting, gritty, intense, racially and sexually diverse neighborhood frequented by both locals and tourists. Most of old Times Square has been carefully obliterated by generic hotels, soulless office buildings, and Walt Disney musicals, but there are still a few vestiges of its seedy past—if you know where to look.

Gritty Old Times Square

Also check out our full schedule of Behind the Scenes tours in NYC.

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