When the kids get tired of trick or treating in their building, these street parties are the way to go.
Museum of Natural History
Spooky Astronomy. “On this Halloween night, join Jackie Faherty and Lydia Maria Petrosino for an evening of spooky stories of the cosmos as we navigate the constellations and explain the most frightful and petrifying objects in the sky. Recommended for ages 12 and up.” $12 for members, $15 for non members. More here.
Trick or Treating
West 69th Street
West 69th between Broadway and Central Park West always has a very big crowd for its block party, though it can get very crowded. The decorations are always awesome!
West 87th Street
The block between West End and Riverside tends to be blocked off.
West 90th Street
The block association has held a block party between Columbus and Central Park West for several years. For the 4th year they will be doing a haunted maze on the northeast corner of 90th and Columbus (in front of 65 west 90th) between 5-9 pm.
Another sample sale is happening this week. Alice + Olivia is offering up to 70% Off dresses and accessories. This contemporary brand has celebrity fans in Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Dakota Fanning.
You can see more: Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 12:00PM to Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 7:00PM
Childrens’ activities, live music, romance novel and poetry readings highlight the West Side Community Garden‘s Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, 2013 at the Garden, located on West 89th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.
The event is free.
Artwork and crafts created by local westside artists will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days by the garden’s 89th Street entrance. Paintings, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, quilting and limited edition clothing and more.
Saturday, Sept. 21, family-friendly events include a free crafts workshop for children (all materials provided) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,a magic show at 1.p.m., and folk music singalong at 3p.m.
On Sunday, Sept. 22, the New York String Orchestra conducted by Stephen Josephs, will present a concert on the garden green from noon until 1p.m.
From 2-4 p.m. local poets Howard Pflanzer and Rosalie Calabrese will “bookend” live readings of romance novels by members of the Romance Writers of America New York Chapter. A booksigning and reception will follow.
Every three years, ICP’s curators round up some of the most interesting contemporary photography and video works from around the world.
The 2013 Triennial, A Different Kind of Order, focuses on artworks created in our current moment of widespread economic, social, and political instability.
The exhibition will include 28 international artists who employ photography, film, video, and interactive media. Many of their works reflect the growing importance of new paradigms associated with digital image making and network culture.
Last month I took my two eldest children to see “Girl Rising”; it spawned a lot of questions and comments which was exactly what I had hoped. “Girl Rising” journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl – and the world.
“Girl Rising” just started a one-week run at Regal Union Square Stadium 14, at 850 Broadway and is only playing until April 25th. Here is a link to the trailer: http://10x10act.org/girl-rising/
It’s a great film – not too heavy – that clearly communicates what we already know – that when you educate a girl, you educate a nation. Educating a girl developing country has a multiplier effect…
– she‘ll marry later and have fewer, healthier children
– for every extra year of schooling, her income will increase by 10 – 25 percent
– and she’ll reinvest 90 percent of the money she earns back into her family.
No matter who you are and what you believe in, thats a great ROI.