Out & About

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Friday August 30

Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library
1000 5th Ave, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM, free
Fun with picture books for families with children 18 months-3 years. First come first serve.
Contact: (212) 570-3788

For the Record:
The World of Kronos on Nonesuch Records, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Plaza Corridor Gallery, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, 12 PM- 8 AM, free
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary Season of San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet. “For the Record” features original album artwork, composers’ manuscripts and materials, historic performance photos, audio samples, tour memorabilia, and posters.
Contact info: (917) 275-6975

Speed Dating: Indian Singles
Company Bar & Grill, 242 East 10th Street, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $35 per person
This event is for single Indian professionals. There will be about 10 men and 10 women. Each date will last for 5 minutes. You will get your match results the next day. http://www.nyminutedating.com
Contact info: 800-748-1520

Saturday August 31

Girls Basketball Clinic
North Meadow Recreation Center, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, free
A clinic developed just for girls to improve their basketball skills in a safe and encouraging environment. Registration required. Ages 9 – 17.
Contact: 212-348-4867

World Trade Center Fair
Liberty St between Broadway and Trinity Place, 11 AM- 6 PM, free
Indulge yourself into the atmosphere of a holiday, pamper yourself with all-day shopping. Great food, great vibe.
Contact info: 212-809-4900

Every Saturday

Health and Race Walking
Central Park, North Meadow Recreation Center, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, free
Get fit and learn how to walk as you enjoy beautiful Park landscapes! Co-presented with the New York Walkers Club. 18+
Contact info: 212-348-4867

Saturdays and Sundays

Art Shack
at Pier 25, 225 N Moore St, 12:00 PM-6:00 PM, free
Thanks to Manhattan youth’s outdoor art program you and your kids can express yourself by painting.
Contact info: 212-766-1104

Saturdays and Sundays

Kayaking at Pier 40
Hudson River Park, 353 West St, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, free
Free kayaking, everything is provided, just bring your own lock. The last boat goes out at 5:30 PM.
Contact info: info@downtownboathouse.org

Sunday September 1

Sunday Morning Bike Rides from UES
Danny’s Cycles at 1690 2nd Ave (87th-88th St), 8:00 AM, free
Be ready to bike through the 35 miles bike route going through the George Washington Bridge and the scenic Palisades Park along the Hudson River. In case of rain, high winds or very cold temperatures rides are cancelled.
Contact info: 212-722-2201

Monday September 2

Summer Festival of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction: “Things to Come”
209 West Houston St, 1 PM, $12.50 regular, $7 member
“Things to come” is based on H.G. Wells novel film (1936) about the mankind`s fall and rise from a second Great War through the decline of civilization, through the rebirth of a brave new technology in the year 2036.
Contact info: 212-727-8110

Tuesday September 3

Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
67th Street Library, 328 E. 67th St, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM , free
If you are 50+ and always wanted to learn ballet, this is the right time and the right place. Wear comfortable clothes and enjoy.
Contact info: 212-734-1717

Planning Your Child’s Early School Years
Warburg Lounge, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Starts at 8 PM, $45
Learn the appropriate age when your child can begin preschool, what programs are available and how to observe a preschool.
Contact info: www.92y.org

Musical Open Mic at The Iguana
240 West 54th Street 6:30 PM-9:00 PM, free
GottaSingNYC Singer nights. No call or appointment is needed. Just come in, sign up & sing! All styles and levels are welcome.
Contact info: 212-874-7956

Introduction to Sewing Machines
195 Chrystie street #402, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, $80
If you`ve never touched a sewing machine here’s the perfect workshop to develop some basic machine sewing skills.
Contact info: 212-533-9995

Wednesday September 4

Rosh Hashanah Services
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Kaufmann Concert Hall, Starts at 6:30 PM, $80
Only available as part of subscription services
Contact info: www.92y.org

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga – Evening Salute to the Sun
Riverside Park South, 6:30 PM–7:30 PM, free
What can be better than relaxing Hatha Yoga and a beautiful sunset to finish your day? All fitness levels. Please wear loose clothes and bring your own mat.
Contact info: zhen.heinemann@parks.nyc.gov

Fachion Bloc Pre Fashion Week Kickoff a Purple Carpet Edition
Solo Events, 40 Broad St, 6:00 PM-10 PM, $90 per person plus a $5.95 fee
A pre-fashion show warm-up providing opportunities for established and emerging designers to showcase their latest cutting edge collections for the Fall and Winter season. This is your chance to meet celebrities, bloggers, and models and get an in-sight of a fashion business.
Contact info: fachionbloc@gmail.com, 757-232-9959

Knife Skills
Camaje, 85 MacDougal St, 6:30 PM, $85 plus $3.12 fee
Learn to slice and dice like a pro. The classes are taught in a working restaurant by a professional chef.
Wine and food tasting at the end of the night
Contact info: (212) 673-8184

Every Wednesday and Friday

The Comic Strip. Open Mic.
1568 2nd Ave (between 81st St & 82nd St), 6:00 PM -7:45 PM, free
Your jokes make people around you crack up? Ever wanted to try being a comedian? Here is your chance.
Contact info: 212-832-1762 to sign up in advance to perform.Out and About_The Comic Strip
Thursday September 5

Short Term 12 movie at Film Society Lincoln Center
165 West 65th Street, go to http://www.filmlinc.com/ for show times
SXSW, 2013 (Winner: Grand Jury and Audience Prize); Los Angeles Film Festival, 2013 (Winner: Audience Prize); BAMcinemaFest, 2013
“A roller coaster of every emotion, managing to be both heartwarming and heartrending at once” – Katie Walsh, The Playlist
Contact info: (212) 875-5610

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess
Riverside Park, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM, free
All levels welcome. Non-traditional way of playing chess where chess becomes a embodied team sport. Great for kids!
Contact: zhen.heinemann@parks.nyc.gov

Friday September 6

Exploring Animal Minds: Big Cats/Little Cats
Hunter College North Building, Lang Recital Hall, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, $25 for general admission, $15 for students
Animal keeper and animal behavior scientist will give an in-depth lecture on behavior and the process of domestication of cats.
Contact info: www.thinkinganimals.org

Bodhi Meditation Class
Simple Studios 134 W 29th Street 6th Floor, 5:45 PM-7:30 PM (Tuesday 5:45-7:00)
Two types of meditation (seated and movement) will take your stress away.
Contact info: 516-442-7408

Every Wednesday and Saturday
57th Street Greenmarket
9th Ave between W. 56th and W. 57th Streets, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, free
All sorts of the freshest seasonal food from local farms. High quality and affordably priced vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, cheese, eggs, etc.
Contact: www.nyc.gov

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