The crisp autumn air is slowly, but surely ringing in the holiday spirit. Join in on the exciting festivities and events taking place this weekend and all of next week:
Friday, November 10th
Shedding a spotlight on new, talented artists, The Other Art Fair will be showcasing work by 120 emerging artists — each handpicked by a committee of art world experts.
Indian guitar master, Prasanna, will return to the Rubin Museum after his sold-out-show earlier this year. During his two exciting and contrasting sets, which will reference the two current exhibits at the Rubin, you’ll be able to hear a mix of Bollywood, jazz, rock, reggae, and classical music.
The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian opens its newest exhibition, Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound this Friday. Ten artists will use light, digital projection, and experimental media to showcase the continuity of Indigenous cultures and creativity in current times.
Saturday, November 11th
Feel good and do good during Namaste on Track, taking place at The Armory. Join up to 500 people in yoga, meditation, and basic exercise classes, while raising funds for Armory College Prep, a college access program for students from underserved communities.
Tour the Triborough Garden of Healing in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden on Staten Island. This walking tour and discussion is part of the Van Alen Institute’s u feel ok?:NYC & Health program, which explores how the shape of the city impacts health. There will be a discussion on the potentials of urban natural refuges and how community support has healing effects.
Head down to Industry City for American Field, a marketplace for emerging and innovative brands from around the United States. Discover 100+ regional brands, offering a variety of different goods and foods.
If you’re looking for another shopping opportunity, head over to the Ridgewood Market inside the historic Gottscheer Beer Hall. The artisan marketplace will be populated with roughly 50 vendors on Saturday.
Sunday, November 12th
Discover what secrets the green heart of the city holds at our Secrets of Central Park Walking Tour. Explore the history behind some of the best-loved and hidden sites, as well as about the genesis, design, and evolution of the Park.
Secrets of Central Park Walking Tour
Celebrate New York City history at this year’s 241st Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Washington. The Brigade of the American Revolution will perform and lead drills as visitors time travel to the 18th century through live music performances, arts and crafts, and other activities. Prizes will be offered for the most authentic costumes as well.
Monday, November 13th
Dr. Mary Travis Bassett,the commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will talk about her current work in Person Place Thing: Mary Travis Bassett Live Radio Show .This is part of the Van Alen Institute’s U Feel OK? NYC & Health program, which explores how physical, mental, and social health is addressed in cities.
Tuesday, November 14th
The 2017 Whitney Art Party invites art lovers and party goers inside the New York City institution. Dress in festive attire and expect music by The Misshapes, cocktails, and access to fall exhibitions past museum hours.
Wednesday, November 15th
Join Swiss architect, Christian Kerez, as he discusses the Definitions of Space, which will focus on architecture and its medium, three-dimensional space, and the various approaches for designing and thinking about space.
Thursday, November 16th
Nothing speaks to the innocence of the holiday season like model trains cruising through miniature cityscapes. The 16th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal will captivate the minds of all ages.
Erwin Redl’s Whiteout, a newly commissioned public art project, will light up in Madison Square Park this Thursday. It consists of hundreds of transparent white spheres, each embedded with a white LED light, and suspended from a square grid of steel poles. The swaying sequence of light will be on display until April 2018.