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Friday, September 6

Conversation with a Conservator - The Hunt of the Frail Stag: Five Medieval Tapestry Fragments

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 2?2:45 p.m., free with museum admission.

Experience a lively dialogue with a museum conservator about these intriguing objects. Giulia Chiostrini is an assistant conservator in the Department of Textile Conservation at the MMA.

Info: 212-570-3949

Drop-in Drawing Volume and Form: Precolumbian Art

American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street

6:30?8:30 p.m.

Draw inspiration from original works of art. Join talented art instructors in the galleries for informal sketching fun. Materials are provided, but you may bring your own sketchbook; pencils only. Instruction provided every thirty minutes. Come and go as you like between each session. Open to visitors of all ages.

Info: 212-570-3949

Saturday, September 7

Autism Speaks: 4 Miles of Hope Presented by BNY Mellon

Start at Central Park East Drive on 68th St., 8 - 10 a.m., free.

Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a possible cure for autism. The Autism Speaks 4 Miles of Hope, a new NYRR event for 2013, includes separate men's and women's starts and is an NYRR team-points race.

Info: 212-310-6600 Distance: 4 miles

Start with Art at the Met

Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), 11 a.m. to noon, free with museum admission.

Sketch, explore, listen to stories and discover the meaning of art. For families with children ages 3?7.

Info: 212-535-7710

Sunday, September 8

Birding for Families

Dana Discovery Center, Inside Park at 110th St. between 5th Ave and Lenox Ave, 10 - 11 a.m., (repeats every Sunday until Nov. 24), free for members, advanced registration.

Bring the kids and visit one of New York City's richest bird habitats with New York City Audubon guides. Learn how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings.

Info: 212-860-1370

Northern Forts Tour

Meet at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), 2-3 p.m., free

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Route involves many hills and stairs. 60 minutes.

Info: 212-860-1370.

Monday, September 9

Catch and Release Fishing

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., free (every week, different days)

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them.

Info: 212-310-6600

Tuesday, September 10

The Good Vibes Summer Tour 2013, Matisyahu and Rebelution with special guest Collie Buddz

Doors 5 p.m., concert 6 p.m.

Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, Zion-I and Rebelution continue their relentless touring schedule by announcing yet another headlining tour around the United States.

Gracious Home presents: Omnia Inc.

1201 Third Avenue, 5 - 7 p.m.

Please RSVP by Sept. 6

Come explore the essence of affordable luxury with OMNIA's latest collection of architectural hardware. OMNIA principals will be on hand to meet and answer your questions. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, prizes.

Info: 212-901-6320

Wednesday, September 11

Wine and Gourmet Chocolate Pairing

1395 Lexington Avenue (Lexington Avenue at 92nd St), 7 p.m.

Price from $40

Oenophile Stefani Jackenthal teaches you how to properly taste both wine and chocolate on their own, as well as how to strategically pair them together. Bring plenty of pairing questions - and a hearty appetite! Space is limited, advance registration suggested.

Info: www.92y.org

Israeli Folk Dancing

Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Avenue (Lexington Avenue at 92nd St), 8 p.m.

Price from $14.00

Open Session: Dancing for everyone! Open dancing with instruction of more advanced repertoire.

Info: www.92y.org

Thursday, September 12

LiveNation Presents: Violent Femmes

Rumsey Playfield, 72nd and 5th Ave, 5 - 8 p.m., $49.50

Violent Femmes will be returning to New York City after nine years for a one night only concert presented by JWP and Live Nation. Please join us for this super special "Triumphant Return" event.

Info: www.livenation.com

Opening Reception of Brian Doan: home home home

The Vilcek Foundation, 167 East 73rd Street 6 - 9 p.m., free

The first new mixed-media installation by Vietnamese-born artist Brian Doan.

These pieces reflect his fragmented past, creating art that is political as well as personal. Video installation, glass sculpture, satirical self-portraits, and mixed-media assemblage.

Info: www.vilcek.org