Free Concert - Principals of The Clarion Orchestra Perform Chamber MusicSt. Bartholomew’s Church, Park and 50th Street.
1 p.m.-2 a.m.free.
At 1:15pm, New Yorkers have the rare opportunity to hear four internationally-renowned period instrument musicians perform Bach and Haydn, for free, at St. Bartholomew’s Church.
Hacking the Subject: Black Feminism, Refusal, and the Limits of CritiqueBarnard College James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall, West 117th and Broadway.
6:30 p.m. Free.
The Barnard Center for Research on Women welcomes distinguished ethicist and feminist theorist Denise Ferreira da Silva for a lecture considering black feminism and feminist critical grammar.
Hospital for Special Surgery’s Annual Autumn BenefitGuastavino’s, 409 East 59th St.
Hospital for Special Surgery is hosting its Annual Autumn Benefit, a gala dinner to support its award-winning medical education program. Guests will enjoy dinner, cocktails and entertainment at Guastavino’s.
International Fine Art & Antiques Dealers ShowThe Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave.
Through Oct. 29. 11 a.m-7:30 p.m., daily, closing at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25, 27, and 29. $25
More than 65 of the world’s top dealers converge on the Armory for an event that collectors, connoisseurs, interior designers and art lovers anticipate all year long. 212-642-8572. www.haughton.com/international-fairs/24/fair_pages/the-international-fine-art-and-antiques-show
HALLOWEEN MURDER MYSTERY
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 East 61st St.
Oct. 23, 24. 6:15 and 7:30 p.m. $25, adults; $10, children under 12; $15, members
In this fictional mystery game, loosely based on an historic newspaper account, an unidentified skeleton has been discovered at the Mount Vernon Hotel. Explore the Museum by candlelight, and collect clues to unravel the mystery and solve the case. A perfect game for adults or families with children 8 and up.
Katherine Bernhardt, “Pablo and Efrain”Venus, 980 Madison Ave., third floor
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Bernhardt takes everyday objects and creates art pieces out of their likeness to inspire. The show draws the attention of collectors and helps to create a cultural statement in the arts paint.
Animal Care Centers of nyc Pet Adoption EventPetco Turtle Bay, 53rd Street and Second Avenue.
Animal Care Centers of NYC’s Mobile Adoption Center will be at Petco Turtle Bay with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes.
Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
3:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Pre-registration at web address below.
A Halloween and fall festival like no other, pumpkin carving, crafts, spooky stories, parade, and Flotilla. Fun for the whole family! Set pumpkins free into the Harlem Meer and watch them float free in twilight. Registration required, bring your own pumpkin.
New York City and Water: An Historical PerspectiveThe Graduate Center, CUNY Elebash Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Ave.
6:30-8 p.m. Free.
A panel discussion on water management issues, present and future, with Russell Shorto Gerard Koeppel, Len Tantillo and Henk Ovink.
Berlin MetropolisNeue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Ave.
Thu-Mon: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $20; students and seniors, $10
Weimar Republic (1918–1933) created cultural epochs that involved a new and contemporary style of architecture, design, fashion, and film. The “Berlin Metropolis”
show brings 350 pieces to light again and displays this cultural niche that was created amongst darkness.
Altruism, Ethics, and the Global EconomyNew York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St.
A Discussion with Matthieu Ricard and Jeffrey Sachs.
Organ Concert Ft. Ken Cowan, One of North America’s Greatest OrganistsMarble Collegiate Church, Fifth Avenue at 29th Street.
7:30 p.m.$20 ($15 for students and seniors).
Ken Cowan will provide a concert to celebrate the installation in the church’s sanctuary of a spectacular new pipe organ.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ethical CultureNew York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St.
6:30-8 p.m. Free
An introduction for newcomers and refresher for members of the foundations of Ethical Culture and Humanist philosophy.
“If You Leave Me Can i Come Too?”Hunter College East Harlem Gallery, 2180 Third Ave. at 119th St.
Daily (except Mon & Sun) beginning Oct. 20 Noon-5 p.m. Free.
“If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?” an examination of the way death is acknowledged by the living, showcases the artwork of 12 international contemporary artists.