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Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Weekend - November 8-November 10


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There's no denying that Manhattan is the sparkle in New York City's eye, but that doesn't mean you have to dump out your wallet to hang out there. City Guide's compiled all the best free things to do in Manhattan this weekend, and for those wanting to explore the city's most famous borough on the cheap, this is your go-to guide.

Shining Through: Stories of Women in the Stars - Dixon Place
November 08, 2019 - New York

Shining Through: Stories of Women in the Stars is a song cycle that explores the intersection of art and science. It examines the mythology behind constellations from the perspective of the women depicted in them.

Shining Through: Stories of Women in the Stars - Dixon Place
November 08, 2019 - New York

Shining Through: Stories of Women in the Stars is a song cycle that explores the intersection of art and science. It examines the mythology behind constellations from the perspective of the women depicted in them.

Yokan Collection North American Debut - Project Farmhouse in Union Square
November 08, 2019 - New York

Dylans Candy Bar to Showcase Its Modern Take on Yokan alongside Fourteen Traditional Japanese Yokan Manufacturers at Two-Day, Free Showcase Event on November 8-9 in NYC.

The Office Trivia - Stone Creek Bar and Lounge
November 08, 2019 - New York

Alright everyone in the conference room! Topics to be discussed Diversity Day, The Health Care Plan or the review of the amazing screenplay, Threat Level Midnight.Come to Stone Creek for The Office Trivia on Friday, November 8 starting 8pm to test your knowledge on the incredible cast of characters that are employed at the Scranton Branch of Dunder Mifflin

Living Gallery: Rosamond S. King - Gibney
November 08, 2019 - New York

Rosamond S. King is an award-winning creative and critical writer and performer who draws on reality to create non-literal, culturally and politically engaged interpretations of African diaspora experiences. She will give a performative reading from her collection-in-progress, All the Rage. Her goal is to make people feel, wonder, and think, usually in that order.Living Gallery, a monthly program curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa and produced in the Gibney Gallery, presents live performance of storytelling, monologues, spoken word, stand-up, or creative talks.Each performancefree and open to the publicruns 30-45 minutes, usually scheduled within the hour before a dance concert presented in Gibney's Theater. We welcome you to attend both events and enjoy a wide range of expressive artists.

HRPK Green Team - Hudson River Park
November 09, 2019 - New York

Gain meaningful experience working with friends, community members and like-minded individuals looking to beautify and maintain Hudson River Park's picturesque waterside landscape! This volunteer program is an exciting opportunity for community members to nurture their inner green thumb alongside their neighbors while improving public greenspace. Members of the HRPK Green Team will work with our seasoned horticulture staff and participate in landscape enhancement activities including planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, trimming of ornamental grasses, addition of soil amendments, cleaning of vegetation beds and other general gardening activities.

I'm Well Ish - Dixon Place
November 09, 2019 - New York

Hi! I'm Wellish, and I've been trying to get well for a long time! Are you tired? Over Worked? Unbalanced? Out of touch with all of your chakras? Sounds like you need to attend my first wellness healing seminar at Dixon's Place on November 9th at 7:00 pm. The seminar will include free video tutorials on some of my top recommended wellish products. These videos will provide demonstrations on how to cleanse your aura using stickers, find your lost pets, remove your toxic-ness, and solve every problem you've ever encountered in your life!

Friends of Naap - Symphony Space
November 09, 2019 - New York

Some series regulars, and some newcomers! We welcome Steven Cuevas at the keyboard for the May edition, observing Japan's Kodomo no hi (Children's Day), with songs about parenting and kids (but not necessarily for kids).with:Ann Chow, Angelita Esperanza, Chrissy Pardo, Charles McCall, Ellis Gage, Joanna Parson, Joel Shelton, Karin Kawamoto, Kristina Osterling, Kennedy Kanagawa, Lara Fox, Marissa Parness Rader, Melissa Slaughter, Risa Mickenberg, Stephanie Card.

Matthew Odell, Piano | Pre-College Faculty Recital - Paul Hall at The Juilliard School
November 09, 2019 - New York

Matthew Odell, Piano | Pre-College Faculty Recital

Yokan Collection North American Debut - Project Farmhouse in Union Square
November 09, 2019 - New York

Dylans Candy Bar to Showcase Its Modern Take on Yokan alongside Fourteen Traditional Japanese Yokan Manufacturers at Two-Day, Free Showcase Event on November 8-9 in NYC.

Friends Trivia 'The One with the Thanksgiving Episodes' - Stone Creek Bar and Lounge
November 09, 2019 - New York

Let's bring it in. Draft your team and head to Stone Creek on Saturday, November 9 at 5pm for Friends Trivia "The One with the Thanksgiving Episodes"! Losers walk! Yeah, losers talk! No, no, no, actually losers rhyme.The ENTIRE trivia will consist of the Friends Thanksgiving Episodes, so brush up and bring your peas to put in the trifle.

Matthew Odell, Piano | Pre-College Faculty Recital - Paul Recital Hall
November 09, 2019 - New York

Matthew Odell, Piano | Pre-College Faculty Recital

Sky Room Rooftop Fridays - Sky Room
Through November 09, 2019 - New York

PRIVE GROUP Presents:SKY ROOM ROOFTOP FRIDAYSJoin us each and every Friday at the highest rooftop lounge in Manhattan: Sky Room Rooftop!Come enjoy drinks, great music, and dancing, and lounge on our heated outdoor patio and take in breathtaking views of the Manhattan Skyline!Sky Room, which boasts 360 views of Manhattan and the Hudson River from the city's highest rooftop lounge, takes New York City nightlife to new heights! Occupying the 33rd and 34th floors of the newly constructed Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Times Square, the bi-level ultra lounge transports guests to a high energy oasis atop 40th Street and offers five distinct spaces: The Times Square Lounge, The Cube Balcony, The Private Salon, The North Terrace with retractable roof, and The South Terrace with private cabanas.

Kidney Walk - Foley Square
November 10, 2019 - New York

Design Dialogue - Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian No Museum
November 10, 2019 - New York

Cooper Hewitt offers a free program for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their care partners to experience and discuss design objects and exhibitions in a small group. Led by museum educators, these dialogues provide a social environment for exploring design objects and stories and participate in hands-on learning experiences.

Writers With Attitude - Bowery Poetry Club
November 10, 2019 - New York

Writers With Attitude" is a creative writing workshop based in New York, NY. The workshop is free to the public with a reservation. We read works from diverse authors, share ideas and give observations on each other's writing. We aim to become more prolific and find our voice within our writing through various styles. We operate like a college workshop, without the boring professor. W.W.A is many things, but we are also not a lot of things.

Desi Saturdays - Stage 48
Through November 10, 2019 - New York

Each & Every Saturday Night, come experience the Glamour & Glitz of Bollywood as you Mix, Mingle and Dance at New York City's Hottest Saturday Night DesiParty Stage4, Desi Saturdays is one high society DesiParty. Wow factor everywhere. Beautiful people, beautiful venue, beautiful ambiance, and did we mention beautiful people? High energy, amazing music and a packed house are just some of the traits of what you would expect at this weekly Bollywood party.

The Selects x Cava Life - The Selects
Through November 22, 2019 - New York

Hope this finds you well.Reaching out as we are working with our client, The Selects, on an exhibition opening taking place on Monday, November 4th at their showroom, located at 62 Greene St, NYC. Please find the invitation attached we hope you can join us. Wed love for you to consider covering, as well. Some further information follows: The Selects roster of talent, ten up-and-coming Korean fashion designers, as well as a selection of Korean artists represented by CAVA, an art commerce group the supports young Korean artists, have created a capsule of items that explore the concept of packaging --- or covering. Each of the designers and artists have created objects interpreting their understanding of the concept of covering/packaging. Some examples include: a trench coat constructed with food packaging materials, a wearable garment bag, or pillow/cushion cases constructed out of sweatshirts. Below, you will find a more thorough recap of the various pieces and additional event elements. The items on view at the Covered installation will also be available for purchase, both at the exhibition and online following the opening event. The exhibition ... (read more)

See Kehinde Wileys First Monumental Public Sculpture Rumors of War in Times Square - Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets
Through December 01, 2019 - New York

World-renowned visual artist Kehinde Wileys first ever monumental public sculpture and largest work to date, Rumors of War, is now on display in Times Square until December 1 on the Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets. In conjunction with the installation, Times Square Arts has launched a team of 15 rotating Public Art Ambassadors who are stationed by the work each day from 2:00 8:00pm to act as docents for all who encounter the sculpture.Wiley is best known for his vibrant portrayals of contemporary African-American and African-Diasporic individuals that subvert the hierarchies and conventions of European and American portraiture. Rumors of War stands as a statue to the violence afflicted against bodies every day, and presents a powerful visual repositioning of young black men in our public consciousness while directly engaging the national conversation around controversial monuments and their role in perpetuating incomplete narratives and contemporary inequities.Following its presentation in Times Square, Rumors of War will be permanently installed on Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond at the entrance to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VFMA). For additional i... (read more)

Seamus Heaney: Manuscripts - Irish Arts Center
Through December 15, 2019 - New York

An exhibition of the poet's handwritten, typed and edited work, in partnership with the National Library of Ireland

Discovery Room - American Museum of No History
Through January 01, 2020 - New York

The Discovery Room offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, an interactive gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at its science.Children, accompanied by adults, can explore an array of artifacts and specimens, puzzles, and scientific challenges. Discovery Room Highlights:Hunt for animals in a majestic two-story replica of an African baobab tree filled with specimens of birds, insects, reptiles, and small mammals.Create your own collection of minerals, skulls, or arthropods from a cabinet full of fascinating specimens.Gather around an authentic Kwakiutl totem pole carved at the Museum in 1992. Assemble a life-sized cast skeleton of Prestosuchus, a 14-foot long reptile from the late Triassic Period and handle real fossils.Track real-time earthquakes anywhere in the world on a three-drum seismograph and explore the natural world with sophisticated microscopes.

The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence - The Frick Collection
Through January 12, 2020 - New York

The Frick Collection presents the first-ever exhibition on the Florentine sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 14401491), a renowned student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a great favorite of Lorenzo "il Magnifico" de' Medici, his principal patron.

10 Times Square: New York Fashion Rediscovered 1982-1997 - ZAZ10TS
Through January 20, 2020 - New York

An extraordinary collection of long-lost 1980s-1990s fashion photographs found on a New York City sidewalk. Opening during New York Fashion Week, the exhibition showcases the history of fashion in New York. Presented in the lobby gallery of the iconic building that served as home to some of the most prominent designers in NY, the exhibition features captivating runway images of the fashion stars and supermodels of the era, including Anna Sui, Donna Karan, Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Perry Ellis, Isaac Mizrahi, Anne Klein, Geoffrey Beene, Adrienne Vittadini, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen and more. Photograph by Kishimitsu Hada from the collection of Yuriko Tomita

Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate - ISAW
Through May 24, 2020 - New York

In fall 2019, ISAW will present A Wonder to Behold, an exhibition exploring ancient ideas about craftsmanship and the power of clay, glass, and stone through the display of the surviving fragments of Babylon's iconic Ishtar Gate and Processional Way.


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