Monday: FREE lecture on New York City English. Learn about the differences and similarities of accents, slang and grammar as spoken by the diverse population of NYC. 6:30pm at the Mid-Manhattan Library, across Fifth Avenue from the main branch with the lions out front.
Monday: Saving Place: 50 Years of NYC Landmarks. Top architects and architectural journalists discuss how the pioneering 1965 Landmarks Law revitalized the city, including saving historic buildings, bringing new economic life to older areas like Williamsburg and Washington Heights, and inspiring pride in our own neighborhoods. 5:30 to 7pm at the Museum of the City of New York. Tickets are $35 ($25 for seniors and students) and includes museum admission and a wine and cheese reception. Get tickets here
Monday: The Greenwich Series is a new monthly series of brief monologues, serious and not, by New Yorkers, at a legendary NYC nightclub, The Bitter End. This month’s subjects include what it’s like to take magic mushrooms for the first time at age 40 and how the new NYPD social media program is working. Admission is $5, plus a two drink minimum. Event website.
Tuesday: Learn how to create a pitch for your business that turns prospects into clients. Bring business cards for networking, too. Also 6:30pm at the Mid-Manhattan Library, across Fifth Avenue from the main branch with the lions out front.
Thursday: Shakespeare Birthday Bash: Celebrate the 451st birthday of the Bard of Avon with readings, Elizabethan music and more in Bryant Park. 12:20 to 2:30.