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Friday, September 13

Rise Up Downtown 2013

10 Desbrosses Street, 9 PM - 1 AM, $195 plus $5.87 fee

Fundraiser. Open Bar, Silent Auction, Panoramic Views. Live Music by Jim Roberti Band. A September 11, 2001 Commemorative Ball. Tuesday's Children serves all those directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 - children, families, 9/11 responders and Veterans - through life-changing programs and services.

Contact info: 516-562-9000

Blink Your Eyes - Sekou Sundiata: The America Project Methodology Remixed

55 W. 13th Street 2nd Floor, 10 AM-2 PM, free

The America project methodology remixed: a symposium for educators, artists and students. This day?long series of workshops provides hands?on practical engagement with the research?to?performance methodology established by Sundiata in his America Project.

Contact info: 212-229-5100

Saturday, September 14

Pet Adoption Event at the Biergarten at the Andaz Hotel

Andaz Hotel, 75 Wall Street, 2 PM - 5 PM, free

Beer, food and puppies. Bideawee cats and dogs will be up for adoption at the store. You will have an opportunity to consult an expert about finding the right pet to match your lifestyle.

Contact info: www.bideawee.org

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

House of Banji Presents: The Finale - An Eclectic Close of NYFW 2013

HK Lounge, 523 9th Ave, 1 - 5 PM, free

An artistic showcase and mixer during NYC Fashion week by the House of Banji - Fashion meets art. Featuring Guest Designers- Bondij, Lola's Urban Vintage and Art by The Great Eclectic.

Contact Info: 212-947-4208

Sunday, September 15

I Feel... Enchanted - Day Into Night Rooftop Party

95 Delancey St, 2 PM - 11 PM, $15-20

Visual Stimulation/Art Installations/Hoop and Fire Performances/Body painting/Art Collection/Showcase/Drink specials 2 - 3 PM. This day and night will be dedicated to enchanted and mysterious creatures from your favorite fantasy; dragons, knights, maidens, kings and queens, fairies, sorcerers and witches.

Contact info: 212-228-0909

AWDF USA Mother of George Screening and Benefit

Angelika Theater Center, 18 West Houston St, 3 - 8 PM $30.00 plus $2.64 fee

This special screening of the film will include a discussion with director, Andrew Donsumu; producer, Darci Picoult; and actors from the film. Event proceeds will support maternal and reproductive health organizations in Africa. A ticket purchase includes a $22.50 donation to AWDF USA for their maternal health work in Africa.

Contact info: 212-995-2570

Museum Hack - Li.st Edition. Metropolitan Museum of Arts

1000 5th Avenue, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, $40

Group-oriented VIP museum adventure. A brand new view of the Met, one that you wouldn't get by simply visiting the museum on your own. Not affiliated or endorsed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Contact info: 212-203-2729

Monday, September 16

New York Idealist Grad Fair

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St, 5 - 8 PM, free

Learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more. 225 participating schools.

Contact info: gradfairs@idealist.org

Aggregate "Introspection": Wix Artist Reception feat Tomo Mori and Kyle Ernst-Alper

The Wix Lounge, 235 W. 23rd St, 6 - 9 PM, free

The Wix lounge will be transformed through paint and dance. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be served. Tomo Mori will cover the space's 300 square feet glass conference room in an array of colorful painted dots meant to convey a range of emotions. Dancer Kyla Ernst-Alper will then map these emotions through an integrative dance performance in the space.

Contact info: 646-862-0833

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

Tuesday, September 17

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.

Contact info: 718-384-3980

The Frick Collection Exhibition Opening. David d'Angers: Making the Modern Monument.

1 E 70th St, 10 AM - 6 PM, $10-20

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

Wednesday, September 18

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

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.

Contact info: 212-415-5500

Thursday, September 19

Barnes and Noble Author Event: The Big Crowd

97 Warren Street, 6:00 PM, free

New York Times bestselling author Kevin Baker will discuss his new historical novel, The Big Crowd.

Contact info: 212-587-5389

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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