Every week in New York City brings something new and exciting to experience. This week, indulge in a three-course dinner Uptown Restaurant Week dinner, uncover stories of the occult in Central Park, purchase a hand-knit accessory at an annual fiber festival and so much more! Check out our Untapped picks:
Friday, October 11th
Be part of the first scholarly symposium to explore the incredible history of Tiffany collecting at the National Arts Club. Tiffany: 125 Years of Collecting will feature leading experts who will trace the history of collecting Tiffany glass from the 1890s with Tiffany’s contemporaries and earliest patrons, up through the present day with current collectors, sharing collection highlights and behind-the-scenes stories along the way. Organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, this symposium celebrates the 50th anniversary of the museum and its visionary founder, early Tiffany collector Dr. Egon Neustadt.
It’s Uptown Restaurant Week! Go out for a dinner in Washington Heights and Inwood to get a three-course meal for just $34.95. Participating restaurants include Beans and Vines, La Casa del Mofongo & Piano Bar, Tryon Public House, Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza, Grito Mexican Grill, Wahizza and more!
Attend a talk at the 20th Annual New Yorker Festival. Each October, the New Yorker Festival brings together the biggest names in news, politics, books, film, music, art, and popular culture for three days of events—from panels and live performances to intimate discussions and exclusive screenings
Saturday, October 12th
Uncover the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal on Untapped Cities’ expert-led tour of the historic station. Discover secrets that would surprise even daily commuters, such as hidden tennis courts, the world’s largest Tiffany clock and a major design flaw in the main atrium.
Discover the Magic and Mysticism of Central Park on a ghostly walking tour from Boroughs of the Dead. Join actress and bestselling author Leanna Renee Hieber on a transportive journey through the city’s crown jewel, drinking in the endless magic of a space rich in mystical imagery and spiritual symbolism. This 90-minute walking tour delves deeply into sites such as Strawberry Fields, the Bethesda Terrace and Lake, Belvedere Castle, Cleopatra’s Needle, the Ramble, and Conservatory Water, and explores their arcane, occult and spiritual aspects. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can join this tour for free! Not a member yet? Become an Insider today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!
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Photograph Courtesy of Mildred Salas Photography
Find cute and cozy accessories at the 8th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival. Hosted at the Old Stone House and Washington Park in Brooklyn, the festival brings together natural fiber artists, crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners and weavers for an all-day marketplace with demonstrations, an art exhibit and more!
Get in the fall spirit with the Meatpacking District Harvest Fest 2019. In partnership with The Chelsea Local, this year’s Harvest Fest brings showcases unique foods and crafts, art, music and fun free activities throughout the day. Visitors can make their own succulent/bouquet, have their dog blessed, attend Drag Queen Story Hour, learn about plastic pollution with The Economist and more!
Sunday, October 13th
For a less spooky stroll through Central Park, join Untapped Cities for our Secrets of Central Park Walking Tour. Hear about the massive civic project that transformed the swampy and rocky stretch of land into an urban pleasure ground, learn about the curious origins of the Central Park Zoo and the corruption scandal that caused a riot, uncover the hidden meaning in Bethesda Terrace’s sculptures and more!
Monday, October 14th
Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on Randall’s Island. Throughout Sunday and Monday there will be performances by the
Redhawk Native American Dancers, spoken word performances, prayers and a sunrise ceremony. The festivities will take place in front of Icahn Stadium at Harlem River Field.
Tuesday, October 15th
Photograph Courtesy of the Center for Architecture
Attend the 13th Annual Arthur Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture with award-winning architect Thomas Phifer at the Center for Architecture. At this Archtober event, Phifer will discuss museum design, including several of his own projects such as the Glenstone Museum expansion in Potomac, Maryland and the Corning Museum of Glass expansion in Corning, New York. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can join this event for free!
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Attend a performance during the Honk NYC! 13th Annual International Brass Band Celebration. Running through October 19th, Honk NYC brings the tradition of global street band music and spectacle to audiences in parks, at clubs, in schools, and out in the streets. The celebration kicks off with a opening night dance party at the Market Hotel this evening.
Wednesday, October 16th
Gain a new perspective on the New York City subway as you unearth secrets from below on Untapped Cities’ Underground Tour. Using the 6 train as your own personal time machine, travel through over 100 years of subway history, from the now decommissioned station where the subway was born to present day stations filled with hidden art.
Thursday, October 17th
Go on a behind-the-design tour of Hunter’s Point South Park with principals from the firms that designed the park. Thomas Balsley of SWA/Balsley and Micheal Manfredi of Weiss/Manfredi will lead guests on a tour of the architectural and sustainability and resiliency features of this waterfront park in Long Island City.
Attend a Halloween themed live podcast recording of Nevertheless She Existed: Horror Queens at the Lower East Side speakeasy Caveat. At this show, a line-up of female storytellers, comedians, and historians share the stories of some of the greatest women the world has ever known (but history erased). This Halloween season the storytellers are celebrating women who defined the horror genre. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can join this event for free!
Catch a screening at the Architecture and Design Film Festival. Today through October 20th, see films at Cinépolis Chelsea and SVA Theater that explore spaces and the people who craft them. Along with film screenings, there will also be panels and talks.