| 02 Mar 2015 | 05:00

    Friday August 30

    For the Record

    The World of Kronos on Nonesuch Records, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Plaza Corridor Gallery, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, 12 PM- 8 AM, free

    Celebrating the 40th Anniversary Season of San Francisco's Kronos Quartet.

    "For the Record" features original album artwork, composers' manuscripts and materials, historic performance photos, audio samples, tour memorabilia, and posters.

    Contact info: (917) 275-6975

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    1000 5th Ave, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM, free

    Fun with picture books for families with children 18 months-3 years. First come first serve.

    Contact: (212) 570-3788

    Speed Dating: Indian Singles

    Company Bar and Grill, 242 East 10th Street, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, $35 per person

    This event is for single Indian professionals. There will be about 10 men and 10 women. Each date will last for 5 minutes. You will get your match results the next day. http://www.nyminutedating.com

    Contact info: 800-748-1520

    Saturday August 31

    Girls Basketball Clinic

    North Meadow Recreation Center, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, free

    A clinic developed just for girls to improve their basketball skills in a safe and encouraging environment. Registration required. Ages 9 - 17.

    Contact: 212-348-4867

    Every Saturday

    Health and Race Walking

    Central Park, North Meadow Recreation Center, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, free

    Get fit and learn how to walk as you enjoy beautiful Park landscapes! Co-presented with the New York Walkers Club. 18+

    Contact info: 212-348-4867

    World Trade Center Fair

    Liberty St between Broadway and Trinity Place, 11 AM- 6 PM, free

    Indulge yourself into the atmosphere of a holiday, pamper yourself with all-day shopping. Great food, great vibe.

    Contact info: 212-809-4900

    Saturdays and Sundays

    Art Shack at Pier 25

    225 N Moore St, 12:00 PM-6:00 PM, free

    Thanks to Manhattan youth's outdoor art program you and your kids can express yourself by painting.

    Contact info: 212-766-1104

    Kayaking at Pier 40

    Hudson River Park, 353 West St, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, free

    Free kayaking, everything is provided, just bring your own lock. The last boat goes out at 5:30 PM.

    Contact info: info@downtownboathouse.org

    Sunday September 1

    Sunday Morning Bike Rides from UES

    Danny's Cycles at 1690 2nd Ave (87th-88th St), 8:00 AM, free

    Be ready to bike through the 35 miles bike route going through the George Washington Bridge and the scenic Palisades Park along the Hudson River. In case of rain, high winds or very cold temperatures rides are cancelled.

    Contact info: 212-722-2201

    Monday September 2

    Summer Festival of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction: "Things to Come"

    209 West Houston St, 1 PM, $12.50 regular, $7 member

    "Things to come" is based on H.G. Wells novel film (1936) about the mankind`s fall and rise from a second Great War through the decline of civilization, through the rebirth of a brave new technology in the year 2036.

    Contact info: 212-727-8110

    Tuesday September 3

    Musical Open Mic at The Iguana

    240 West 54th Street 6:30 PM-9:00 PM, free

    GottaSingNYC Singer nights. No call or appointment is needed. Just come in, sign up and sing! All styles and levels are welcome.

    Contact info: 212-874-7956

    Ballet Exercise Class for Adults

    67th Street Library, 328 E. 67th St, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM , free

    If you are 50+ and always wanted to learn ballet, this is the right time and the right place. Wear comfortable clothes and enjoy.

    Contact info: 212-734-1717

    Planning Your Child's Early School Years

    Warburg Lounge, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Starts at 8 PM, $45

    Learn the appropriate age when your child can begin preschool, what programs are available and how to observe a preschool.

    Contact info: www.92y.org

    Introduction to Sewing Machines

    195 Chrystie street #402, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, $80

    If you`ve never touched a sewing machine here's the perfect workshop to develop some basic machine sewing skills.

    Contact info: 212-533-9995

    Wednesday September 4

    Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun

    Riverside Park South, 6:30 PM?7:30 PM, free

    What can be better than relaxing Hatha Yoga and a beautiful sunset to finish your day? All fitness levels. Please wear loose clothes and bring your own mat.

    Contact info: zhen.heinemann@parks.nyc.gov

    Rosh Hashanah Services

    Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Kaufmann Concert Hall, Starts at 6:30 PM, $80

    Only available as part of subscription services

    Contact info: www.92y.org

    Fachion Bloc Pre Fashion Week Kickoff a Purple Carpet Edition

    Solo Events, 40 Broad St, 6:00 PM-10 PM, $90 per person plus a $5.95 fee

    A pre-fashion show warm-up providing opportunities for established and emerging designers to showcase their latest cutting edge collections for the Fall and Winter season. This is your chance to meet celebrities, bloggers, and models and get an in-sight of a fashion business.

    Contact info: fachionbloc@gmail.com, 757-232-9959

    Knife Skills

    Camaje, 85 MacDougal St, 6:30 PM, $85 plus $3.12 fee

    Learn to slice and dice like a pro. The classes are taught in a working restaurant by a professional chef.

    Wine and food tasting at the end of the night

    Contact info: (212) 673-8184

    Every Wednesday and Friday

    The Comic Strip. Open Mic.

    1568 2nd Ave (between 81st St and 82nd St), 6:00 PM -7:45 PM, free

    Your jokes make people around you crack up? Ever wanted to try being a comedian? Here is your chance.

    Contact info: 212-832-1762 to sign up in advance to perform.

    Thursday September 5

    Short Term 12 movie at Film Society Lincoln Center

    165 West 65th Street, go to http://www.filmlinc.com/ for show times

    SXSW, 2013 (Winner: Grand Jury and Audience Prize); Los Angeles Film Festival, 2013 (Winner: Audience Prize); BAMcinemaFest, 2013

    "A roller coaster of every emotion, managing to be both heartwarming and heartrending at once" ? Katie Walsh, The Playlist. Contact info: (212) 875-5610

    Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

    Riverside Park, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM, free

    All levels welcome. Non-traditional way of playing chess where chess becomes a embodied team sport. Great for kids!

    Contact: zhen.heinemann@parks.nyc.gov

    Friday September 6

    Bodhi Meditation Class

    Simple Studios 134 W 29th Street 6th Floor, 5:45 PM-7:30 PM (Tuesday 5:45-7:00)

    Two types of meditation (seated and movement) will take your stress away.

    Contact info: 516-442-7408

    Every Wednesday and Saturday

    57th Street Greenmarket

    9th Ave between W. 56th and W. 57th Streets, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, free

    All sorts of the freshest seasonal food from local farms. High quality and affordably priced vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, cheese, eggs, etc. Contact: www.nyc.gov

    Exploring Animal Minds: Big Cats/Little Cats

    Hunter College North Building, Lang Recital Hall, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, $25 for general admission, $15 for students

    Animal keeper and animal behavior scientist will give an in-depth lecture on behavior and the process of domestication of cats.

    Contact info: www.thinkinganimals.org