Looking for something unique to do in New York City this week? How about five things? Take some time to enjoy the finest art and cultural events New York has to offer with this Bloginity weekly agenda for New York City.
1. Relive Warhol’s NYC. Celebrate all that was 1960s New York with an exhibition of photographs that profiles the movers and shakers of Andy Warhol’s Factory scene and Max’s Kansas City, the nightclub where the Velvet Underground got its start. The exhibition of photos is now at the Steven Kasher Gallery on 521 West Twenty-third Street until 10/9. There is also a book-signing event at the Strand Bookstore for the companion book, Max’s Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and Roll on 9/30. Photo credit: “The Undead”/Otto Yamamoto/Flickr CC.
2. Eat Locally. New York’s farmer’s markets are flush with the freshest fruits and veggies all through the fall months until December’s first frost. Shop at Union Square all week long (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or explore two of the city’s newest offerings at the Hester Street Fair (crafters, artisans, and homemade foods on Saturdays and fresh produce on Sundays—Hester and Essex Streets) and the New Amsterdam Market (Sundays only—South Street/Peck Slip South Street Seaport).
3. Crash a “Secret” Party. As you probably already know, “secret” theme parties are king on the island of Manhattan. The real secret is getting in before the space is filled to capacity. One trick is to be on the mailing lists of the arts collectives and organizations that run such events, such as the Flux Factory, Kostume Kult, the Danger List, and more. Search individual organizations for details; parties are ongoing.
4. Check Out Fall Downtown, a Theater and Arts Festival sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Arts League that takes place at various downtown venues through the end of October. Free and low-cost theatrical alternates promise to turn you into the off-Broadway expert you were born to be. Listings include artists’ talks, demos, children’s programming, films, musical performances, and more. Visit www.falldowntown.org for more information and exact show times.
5. Visit High Line Park. Now that the hype of its 2009 opening has lessened and crowds have dispersed, come and revisit this extraordinary park for a respite away from urban congestion. Among New York’s top picnic spots, the High Line gets great views, attracts some beautiful fashionista types, and then provides places for everyone to stretch their legs, flirt, or just sit back and take it all in. Just don’t bring your dog up there!