Friday October 25
Man Ray: Printmaker
Francis M. Naumann Museum of Fine Art
24 W 57th Street
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Even the many fans of his renowned work as a photographer forget Man Ray's first passions: painting and printmaking, his gateway into the world of art. See how one of the original innovators in film and photography let his imagination soar across genre and style on the canvas and the press.
Saturday October 26
The Work of Walter Dahn
Venus Over Manhattan
980 Madison Avenue, Third Floor
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Catch the last day of this eclectic, challenging and engaging show of the work of Walter Dahn, a figure in the late-20th-century German Neo-Expressionist scene. Mine the remnants of his Berlin gallery for some hidden gems in this collection of unusual, provocative paintings and sculptures.
Green Outlook Walkathon
Riverside Park (along the Hudson River Greenway, south of the 96th Street Red Clay Tennis courts near 95th Street.)
$20 per individual (includes a GO t-shirt/ticket to post-event carnival); $40 for a family (includes 3 GO t-shirts)
Join Riverside Park's effort to build NYC's first carbon-neutral, composting, solar-powered public restroom and to transform an abandoned parking lot into new park land. Participants get: GO t-shirt, music by Mr. Clown and Stephan of the Dirty Sock Funtime Band, food, entry into art contest, tennis festival for kids under 10 yrs. of age at the courts.
Fifth Avenue at 72nd Street
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
At this annual celebration of the fall harvest, kids and their grownups can carve pumpkins, play in the pumpkin patch, scare their way through a haunted house, and even play a round of Quidditch. Crafts and a farmer's market round out the affair.
Sunday October 27
Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail
Central Park Conservancy
14 East 60 Street
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Try on your costume a few days early and bring over your best carved jack-o-lantern for the city's largest pumpkin flotilla. Accompanied by haunted tunes, crafts, live entertainment and a parade.
Monday October 28
Rotisserie Georgette Opens
14 East 60th Street (Madison/5th)
$150 ($100 tax deductible)
Georgette Farkas is celebrating the launch of her new Upper East Side restaurant, with a cocktail reception benefiting Citymeals-on-Wheels. 100 guests will savor some of what this chic French-accented, rotisserie-themed restaurant has to offer.
www.citymeals.org/georgette or 212-687-1290
Tuesday October 29th
Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
67th Street Library 328 East 67th Street
Here's your chance to experience the ballerina in each of us. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You'll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace.
Nico Muhly talks with Ira Glass
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, NYPL
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
Cult-icon Ira Glass, host of WBEZ's radio show This American Life, will speak to composer Nico Muhly, a rising star in contemporary and classical music, who has just premiered his first opera at the Met.
Wednesday October 30
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey
35 East 76th Street
These two titans of jazz cabaret - who happen to be husband and wife - take the stage in the classic Hotel Carlyle, home to the Cafe Carlyle. Begins a nearly month-long residency.
(Spooky) Yoga StoryTime
104 West 14th Street
Every Wednesday and Friday, Karma Kids brings together parents and children 6 and younger to stretch out into some relaxing yoga poses while they sing, hear stories, and enjoy the puppets. This week, come by for a special Halloween-themed event--including spooky poses like Goblin and Cat. Wear (yoga-friendly!) costumes.
Thursday October 31
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Inspired by the museum's collection of artifacts, this interactive program gives kids a crash course in archeology: how to piece together clues, theories, and questions that uncover how our ancestors lived. An interdisciplinary program of art, video, illustration and hands-on archeology.
Village Halloween Parade
Every year, more than 50,000 folks parade up Sixth Avenue-decked out in some of the City's scariest, most innovative and most hilarious costumes-while numerous live bands complement the ghoulish revelry. Come up with a creative costume of your own and join the festivities, or take it all in from the sidelines.