Out & About

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Friday, September 20

Central Park Tour: The Ramble
Belvedere Castle in Central Park Accessible, Mid-park about 79th Street, 12 – 1 PM, $15
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs. Tickets available for purchase onsite. Space is limited. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
Contact info: 212-772-0288

Shababas Dinner in the Sukkah
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, 6 PM, $30
Welcome Shabbat with friends and family, eat dinner under the stars in our rooftop sukkah and learn about the ancient festival of booths.
Contact info: 212-415-5500

Art Exhibition – Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art
Arsenal (in Central Park), 830 5th Avenue, 9 AM – 5 PM, free
The exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media.
Contact info: 212-360-8163

Saturday, September 21

Broadway Autumn Fair
Broadway from Waverly Place to 14th Street, 10 AM – 6 PM, free
Broadway Autumn Fair is a typical NYC street fair featuring vendors with food, jewelry, clothing, apparel, art, crafts, and more.
Contact info: 212-809-4900

Heart to Heart Concert
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, 6:30 PM, $36; Members, Seniors, Students, Children $31
Labor of Love hosts the Heart to Heart Concert – New York’s Event for Authentic Traditional/Contemporary Gospel Music. 25 percent of net income goes to aid The American Heart Association.
Contact info: 212-864-5400

Health and Race Walking
North Meadow Recreation Center in Central Park Accessible, 9:30 AM-11 AM, free
Get fit as you enjoy beautiful park landscapes. Co-presented with the NY Walkers Club.
Contact info: 212-860-1370

Rooftop Jam / Ages 30-45
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, 7:30 PM, $30
Enjoy music and refreshments as you take in panoramic skyline views under the stars. Event moves indoors if it rains.
Contact info: 212-415-5500

Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open
Bethesda Fountain in Central Park
9 AM – 6 PM, free
All ages outdoor chess competition. Grandmasters will play with challengers throughout the day and there will be chess puzzles for kids. Chess sets, trophies, medals, and other prizes to be awarded following the last round
Contact info: 212-643-0225

Sunday, September 22

When Comedy Went to School
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
5:15 PM, $14; Students, Seniors $12; Members $10.
Documentary film. Hosted by comedian/actor Robert Klein, When Comedy Went to School features interviews with comic greats who redefined standup and sketch comedy, and forever altered the course of American humor.
Contact info: 212-864-5400

Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson
Riverside Park, The Downtown Boathouse
10 AM – 5 PM, free
Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided.
Contact info: 311

Israeliness Family Sundays
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, 4 PM, $30 per family with one child / $35 per family with two or more children
An Israeli-style, biweekly program for families with children age 6 months-2nd grade, featuring art, music and Israeli culture, and conducted entirely in Hebrew.
Contact info: 212-415-5500

Birding for Families
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, 10 – 11 AM, free
Take the kids on a walk through the North Woods. Learn how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings as you are guided by the NYC Audubon Society and a Conservancy Discovery Guide. Binoculars available to borrow, limited to 20 participants. Ages 5+.
Contact info: 212-860-1370

Monday, September 23
D’Ambrose Boyd & David Pearl Present Singers Space
Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway, 8 PM, free
Come to Singers Space at Bar Thalia, hosted by D’Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano, where professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience. Bar Thalia offers cocktails, wine & beer, soups, salads, wraps and desserts. There’s no cover and no minimum.
Contact info: 646-597-7340

Picturing Science. Special Exhibit in American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street, 10 AM – 5:45 PM, free with museum admission
This exhibition, curated by Mark Siddall, curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, features more than 20 sets of large-format images that showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.
Contact info: 212-769-5100

Tuesday, September 24

Così fan tutte at Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center Plaza, 7:30 – 11:05 PM, $17-$40
Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.
Contact info: 212-362-6000

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories
81st Street and Central Park West, 12 – 1 PM, free
Visit an area of the Park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.
Contact info: 212-772-0288

How Important Is Sex In a Relationship?
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, 7 PM, $30
Janis Spindel delves into the importance of having a healthy sexual relationship with your partner. She reveals how the level of intimacy speaks volumes about the physical and emotional status of your relationship.
Contact info: 212-415-5500

For The Love of Italian Coffee
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, 7 PM, $45
Delve into the secrets of the Italian coffee roasters, with their skill, experience and sensitive palates. Learn about coffee’s origins, espresso history, how to make a perfect cup of brew and how to cook with coffee in this fast-paced class.
Contact info: 212-415-5500

Wednesday, September 25

Anjellicle Cats Rescue: 4th Annual Life is a Catbaret Variety Show Rundraiser and Benefit
Triad Theater, 158 W 72nd St, 8 – 11 PM, $25
Performances will encompass singing, dancing, comedy acts, and monologues in a true cabaret style in a renovated theater renowned for hosting some of the city’s best performers. 100 percent of ticket sales go directly back to ACR and its efforts in rescuing New York City’s many homeless and abandoned cats and kittens.
Contact info: 800-838-3006

Youth Soccer Clinic Featuring the New York Red Bulls
North Meadow Soccer Fields in Central Park, 4 – 6 PM, free
Join us for a fun day of drills and skills featuring a chance to meet players from the New York Red Bulls. Pre-registration is required.
Contact info: 212-348-4867

An Introduction to Communicating with Difficult People
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, 7 PM, $30
In this interactive session participants will learn how to navigate challenging conversations by practicing a four-step communication model that transforms critical communication barriers into opportunities for clarity, collaboration and action.
Contact info: 212-415-5500

Thursday, September 26

Eugene Onegin at Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center Plaza, 7:30 – 11:05 PM, $17-$40
Deborah Warner’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, set in the late 19th century, moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Starring Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Contact info: 212-362-6000

Adelaide Mestre’s Top Drawer
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
8:00 PM, $40; Members and CCCNY Members $30
An autobiographical journey from the Upper East Side of Manhattan to the old city street of Havana, Cuba. Top Drawer will make you laugh, cry and maybe even sing.
Contact info: 212-864-5400

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