Friday, September 13
Introduction to Novel Writing Workshop 2013 (1 session)
African Voices, 270 W. 96th St, 6:30 PM - 8 PM, $20 plus $2.09
The introduction will offer an overview of the 8 session novel writing workshop. You will learn the basics of plot, characterization, point of view, voice, theme, dialogue, pacing and exposition.
Contact info: 212-865-2982
Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art
Arsenal, 830 5th Ave., 9 AM - 5 PM, free
An exhibition of 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 14
The Parris Foundation. 1-Year Anniversary Open House
DeHostos Community Center / The Commons, 696 Amsterdam Ave, 3 PM - 5 PM, free
The Parris Foundation is dedicated to promoting educational opportunities and fostering awareness in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) via scholarships and community outreach programs. Complimentary cocktails. Learn about signature program S.T.E.M.ulating Minds and hearing from the students.
Contact info: 212-316-6978
Nighttime Photography (Long Exposures) Class
Central Park West and W. 72nd St, 7:30 - 9:30 PM, $97
This class is best enjoyed with point-and-shoots and SLRs that allow you to manually set your aperture and shutter speed. Each student is encouraged to bring flashlights.
Contact info: 646-483-3440
Family Services Yom Kippur
Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave., 10:00 AM, $45 (free for children under 1 year)
Celebrate with traditional and contemporary music, prayers, songs and stories on the themes of the holiday.
Contact info: 212-415-5500
Target Design Kids: Skraptacular T-shirt Totes
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 111 Central Park North, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM, free
Up-cycle t-shirts into tote bags. Reuse and repurpose a t-shirt by giving it a new function through simple sewing techniques, embroidering and patchwork.
Contact info: 212-849-8400
Sunday, September 15
Nature Exploration Hike: Ethnobotany (Light)
103rd Entrance in Riverside Park. West 103rd and Riverside Drive, 11 AM, free
Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).
Contact info: 212-628-2345
A Clearing in the Forest: Enchanted Dances of the Forest
Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade in Central Park, 12 PM - 1:15 PM, free
Travel to a fantastic world through Balinese and Spanish dances with epic animal and insect characters weaving tales set in the enchanted forest of Central Park.
Contact info: 212-360-1461
92Y Annual Street Festival
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, 12 PM, free
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is hosting Wellness Way, a city block offering community health services, kid-friendly activities and entertainment.
Monday, September 16
Sunset Cocktails and Free Live Jazz over Lincoln Center
The Empire Hotel Rooftop, 44 West 63 St, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, free
Live jazz, happy hour until 8 PM. Dress code: Upscale/Business casual.
Contact info: 212-956-3313
Central Park Tour: Seneca Village
85th Street and Central Park West in Central Park, 12 - 1 PM, free
Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.
Contact info: 212-772-0288
A lecture "On Picasso"
1395 Lexington Avenue, 12 PM, from $21
Learn more about the mind that produced these great works - which range from tender images of mothers and children to the violent, visceral "Guernica."
Tuesday, September 17
The Frick Collection Exhibition Opening. David d'Angers: Making the Modern Monument.
1 E 70th St, 10 AM - 6 PM, Adults: $20, Seniors (65 and over): $15, Students (with valid ID): $10
Pierre Jean David d'Angers (1788?1856) was one of the most important sculptors of the nineteenth century. Pictures of sculptures, sculptures and much more evidence from the past that can help learn about the great sculptor.
Contact info: 212-288-0700
Nitehawk Outdoors: Goldfinger
54 S. 3rd St, 6 - 10 PM, free ($5 suggested donation to support live band and park)
Band (Morricone Youth) starts at 6:30 PM, movie starts at 7:30 PM. Limited capacity, access is first come first serve. Food and drink vendors include Nitehawk Cinema (special popcorns), Brooklyn Star (chicken and waffle cones and tofu and waffle cones), OddFellows (ice cream) and Brooklyn Brewery (beer). Wine and water will also be available to purchase.
Contact info: 718-384-3980
Wednesday, September 18
A lecture "Astor Place Vintage"
92Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, 2:00 PM, from $21
Women still wore corsets and couldn't vote. But new technologies like electricity and mass-production of textiles led to an expanding middle class with money to spend. Learn how all these elements came together in the rise of the big department stores, when women from both sides of the counter began to experience unprecedented freedom and independence in the city.
New Parent Get-Together
1395 Lexington Avenue, Every Wednesday, 10:30 AM, $10
Bring your baby for a lively, weekly get-together to share, learn and make new friends.
Barnes and Noble Author Signing Event: Metta's Bedtime Stories.
97 Warren Street, 6:00 PM, free
Metta will be signing books only. You need to purchase the book the day of the event. Call store for details.
Contact info: 212-587-5389
Career Development Day at 99U Pop-Up School
82 Mercer Street, 2nd Floor, 11 AM - 6:30 PM, $149 plus $9.19 fee
Focus on how to build and nurture an incredible creative career. In the Lecture Hall, talks will address how to identify your core strengths, gather feedback from colleagues and collaborators, and adopt a "growth mindset" that will help you constantly increase your skill set. The instructions on everything from the art of salary negotiation to Myers-Briggs personality testing to mentor sessions on time management, risk-taking are offered.
Contact info: http://99u.com/contact
Thursday, September 19
Barnes and Noble Author Event: The Big Crowd
New York Times bestselling author Kevin Baker will discuss his new historical novel, The Big Crowd.
Volunteer Orientation at Bideawee
410 East 38th Street, 11 AM - 12 PM, free
Bideawee will be training the volunteers that comprise a vital part of their animal rescue and adoption organization. Volunteers are trained to walk dogs, socialize cats, attend events, help with administrative tasks and participate in various pet therapy programs.
Contact info: 866-262-8133
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