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Friday, September 13

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

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

Saturday, September 14

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

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

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

Sunday, September 15

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.

Contact info: 212-415-5500

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

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

Monday, September 16

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."

Contact info: 212-415-5500

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

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

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

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.

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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