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Friday August 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturdays and Sundays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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