Friday Oct. 4
Oktoberfest 2013 at Andaz Wall Street
75 Wall Street
5:00PM - 8:00PM
The Biergarten at Andaz Wall Street brings the best of Oktoberfest to Wall Street for New Yorkers to enjoy right in their own backyard. Authentic beer, food, entertainment and stein holding contests! Any guest who arrives in traditional clothing (lederhosen and dirndl dresses) will get a complimentary stein!
Learn Tai Chi at Battery Park City
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
All day, free.
Learn the ancient Chinese martial art. No experience necessary. Esplanade Plaza, Battery Park City.
Saturday Oct. 5
By The Rivers Of Babylon : NYC Reggae Festival
Pier 15 78 South Street
3:00PM - 10:00PM, $25
Featuring John Brown's Body, Groundation, New Kingston, Kiwi and more, the festival ill take place at the 3,500 square foot outdoor Watermark on the edge of the new Pier 15 which features an unparalleled panorama of the New York Harbor between the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges.
Sannidhi (Sacred Space)
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
1 Pace Plaza
7:30 p.m., $25. $35, $40
Ms. Ramaswamy, a protégé of legendary Bharatanatyam artist Alamel Valli, will perform Sannidhi, illuminating the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine whose timeless duality forms the continuous pulse of the universe.
Sunday Oct. 6
Frothed Milk and Truffled Honey: The New Israeli Cuisine
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
2:30 p.m. $12 members, $15 regular.
Food writers Janna Gur, Gil Hovav, Naama Shefi, and Bonnie Stern; moderated by cookbook author Jayne Cohen. Israel today is rapidly becoming a foodie's paradise. Some of Israel's most influential food mavens discuss the world beyond hummus and falafel.
126 2nd Ave
2:00 p.m. $56-$86
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.
Tuesday Oct. 8
Creature Features: A Grown-Up's Guide to Our Favorite Monsters
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
99 Chambers Street Room S110C
7:30PM - 9:30PM
In the 21st century, children are no longer frightened by the close-up of Frankenstein's face, although it terrified mature viewers back in 1931. In this screening, we will see footage of vampires, werewolves, giant apes, and creatures from assorted lagoons, and we will contemplate and discuss why we are so fascinated by these images.
Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience
Barnes and Noble
97 Warren Street 2nd Floor
Author reading by Alex Washburn. 97 Warren Street.
(http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/eliza_opt.jpeg)Wednesday Oct. 9
Montreal-based folk pop violinist Eliza Moore.
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St
Montreal-based folk pop violinist Eliza Moore will be performing her latest album Everything to Me. She has recorded with legendary musicians such as Miles Davis. Recommended if you like Sigur Ros, of Monsters and Men, Alyson Kraus, Joan Baez, Bjork.
Slice Out Hunger
Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua
154 Sullivan St. (at Houston St.)
6:00 p.m. ? pizza runs out.
New York City's Biggest Pizza Party. Every dollar you spend is matched by our sponsors and all the money goes directly to Food Bank For NYC. Every slice eaten will result in 25 meals for NYC's homeless and hungry! Tickets may not be purchased in advance and pizza is served on a first come, first served basis
(http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/regal-martha-washingto_opt.jpeg)Adopt A Geranium
Broadway and Whitehall Street
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Need a little color in your home or office? Come adopt a geranium! The Downtown Alliance is giving away 4,000 geraniums as part of its Green Around Lower Manhattan program. Rain or shine at Bowling Green Park!
Thursday Oct. 10
The US Debut of Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of The Heart
Greenwich House Music School - Renee Weiler Concert Hall
46 Barrow St.
Doors Open 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
$30 regular seats; $50 premium (first two rows).
Fresh off a triumphant tour of South America, Hoffmann and Missinato join forces for the US debut of Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart, produced in conjunction with Caffe Vivaldi. Kristin will also be performing several solo compositions with the orchestra.