What to do in NYC on Oct. 22nd
Manhattan’s Union Square occupies a central place in both NYC geography and history. Since it was laid out in the mid-19th century, Union Square has served as a microcosm for the ongoing debates about the proper usage of urban public space.
Join the author of Design for the Crowd: Patriotism and Protest in Union Square, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury exploring two centuries of urban planning to weave the narrative of how the formal design of the square evolved in tandem with its changing public uses, from neighborhood beautification to Communist activism to the city’s best-known Greenmarket.
- FREE, 6:30-8:00 pm at the Skyscraper Museum in Lower Manhattan
- To assure admittance, RSVP to email@example.com with the name of the program.
Skyscraper Museum is included in the book as one of the 100.
What to do in NYC on Oct. 23rd
Meet more than 20 members of the US Ski Team and the US Snowboarding Team at this special FREE event.
The athletes are in town for a ski/snowboard industry awards dinner, and this is your chance to talk to them about the upcoming Winter Olympics, what their training schedules are like, what their favorite downhill trail is at which resort, and more.
Refreshments, raffle prizes, and since it is sponsored by Spyder, get a gift with purchase.
- FREE, 5:30 to 7:30pm at Paragon Sporting Goods, 18th St. and Broadway
What NOT to do in NYC on Oct. 24th
After years of hype and headlines, Nordstrom opens its 32,000 square foot flagship store on West 57th St., steps from Columbus Circle, on Oct. 24th.
It will be a mob scene, so avoid it. Wait a couple of days.
According to Forbes, there will be affordable Levi Jeans, Adidas and Van’s shoes for the budget-minded, while Balenciaga, Dior, Valentino and Bottega Veneta will be presented for the upper-end fashion-smart customers.
What to do in NYC on Oct. 25
Bari Weiss is the Op-Ed staff editor and writer at The New York Times raising her ardent voice about the alarming rise of anti-Semitism. She’s also proposing an affirmative plan for the next chapter in Jewish history, offering ten ideas for building a Judaism that is more inclusive and active in New York City and beyond
You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate how the role of politics, education and family life affect the future for us all.
- FREE, 6:30pm at the Temple Emanu-el Streicker Center, 10 West 67th St.
What to do in NYC on Oct. 26
- FREE. Donations are appreciated, which support educational programs Native American children throughout the USA.
- Saturday, October 26, 7pm to 9pm at American Indian Community House, 39 Eldridge Street, 4th floor, Manhattan (just north of Canal Street).
What to do in NYC on Oct. 28
With a wealth of archival footage and detailed re-enactments, this film recounts the incredible story of Emanuel Ringelblum, who secretly led a team of writers and intellectuals to preserve a vibrant Jewish culture in the Warsaw Ghetto shortly after the Nazis took over.
What resulted was a startlingly deep and diverse portrait of European Jewish life, as the Oyneg Shabes Archive made an invaluable contribution to the historical record.
Based on the book by Samuel Kassow.
- 96 minutes. In English, Yiddish, and Polish with English subtitles.
Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students at yivo.org/WWWOH-Screening or 917-606-8290
7pm at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St.