Manhattan Happenings, Week of Nov. 15, 2018



Thurs., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.: Midtown South Precinct Community Council meeting, at 357 W. 35th St.

Tues., Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.: Community Board 2 monthly full board meeting, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St., in the Lower Hall.

Tues., Nov. 20, 7 p.m.: Ninth Precinct Community Council meeting, at 321 E. 5th St.

Tues., Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.: 13th Precinct Community Council meeting, at 230 E. 21st St.

Tues., Nov. 20, 7 p.m.: Midtown North Precinct Community Council meeting, at 306 W. 54th St.

Wed., Nov. 21, 7 p.m.: 24th Precinct Community Council meeting, at 151 W. 100th St.


Fri., Nov. 23, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: How 200 Years of Death in Greenwich Village Changed America: The New York Adventure Club explores the history of Greenwich Village — from a hospital that treated Titanic survivors to the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company — in a walking tour led by local neighborhood experts Kyle Sallee and Marci Fine. Meet at the rectory of Church of the Ascension, Seven W. 10th St. Tickets $29.

A vintage steamer trunk from the South St. Seaport Museum exhibit.

Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 (ongoing): The South Street Seaport Museum, at 12 Fulton St. between South and Front Sts., features an exhibition revealing the dichotomy between first- and third-class passengers aboard ships in the early 20th century. Exhibition is included with museum admission. Tickets $12.

Fri., Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.: Female Remedies and Wicked Women: Reproductive Health in 19th Century New York: The New-York Historical Society features playwright and author of “Wickedest Woman” Jessica Bashline and Dr. Ana Cepin of Physicians for Reproductive Health in conversation with curator at the Center for Women’s History for a discussion on reproductive health in New York’s past and present. At Dexter Hall at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West. Tickets, $15. Free for members of the Women’s History Council.


Thurs., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.: Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom — Featuring Ariel Burger: The Museum of Jewish Heritage, at 36 Battery Place, features opening remarks from Elisha Wiesel and Ariel Burger for a conversation about Burger’s new book about Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. FREE, advanced registration recommended.

Sat., Nov. 17, 2 p.m.: Black Men Read: “Invisible Man,” by Ralph Ellison: The New York Public Library’s Countee Cullen Library, at 104 W. 136th St. between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevards, introduces a new book club, Black Men Read, which highlights black male authors once a month. FREE

Mon., Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.: Mid-Sentence — Those Who Knew: Idra Novey with Hernán Diaz: N.Y.P.L.’s Mid-Manhattan Library, at 476 Fifth Ave., at 42nd St., in the Program Room, hosts a discussion with poet and translator Idra Novey, author of “Those Who Knew.” Novey’s novel tells the story of a 30-year-old college instructor who helped put a politician in power, but who she suspects is taking advantage of a young woman who ultimately turns up dead. Novey will be joined by Hernán Diaz, author of “In the Distance.” FREE

Author Nora Krug will be speaking at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Mon., Nov. 19, 7 p.m.: “Belonging” — Featuring Nora Krug: The Museum of Jewish Heritage, at 36 Battery Place, is holding a conversation between Nora Krug, author of a new visual memoir “Belonging,” with filmmaker Sarah Kamaras for a conversation about using art to explore personal histories. FREE, advanced registration recommended.


Shaped by Immigrants: A History of Yorkville (ongoing): FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, a historical preservation group, launched a mini-documentary and published a book, “Shaped by Immigrants: A History of Yorkville,” telling the story of the enclave’s immigrant roots and architectural history. The project aims to spark conversation about preservation in the neighborhood. Individuals can purchase the book for $30 and watch the 15-minute mini-documentary for free at .

The historic Cherokee Apartments on the Upper East Side.

Mon., Nov. 19, 6 p.m. to  8 p.m.: Film Screening for Adults: “A Quiet Place”: N.Y.P.L.’s Seward Park Library, at 192 E. Broadway between Jefferson and Clinton Sts., features the 2018 American post-apocalyptic horror film “A Quiet Place,” in the library’s Community Room. FREE


Thurs., Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.: Yeah She Did: Bad Broads of Broadcasting: Caveat, a Lower East Side bar and venue at 21A Clinton St. between E. Houston and Stanton Sts., celebrates “unsung sheroes” of the Fourth Estate in a storytelling event with Yeah She Did and WNYC Studio’s Werk It, A Women’s Podcast Festival. Comedian Molly Gaebe hosts a discussion with Teen Vogue’s wellness features editor Vera Papisova, audio producer Alex Laughlin, TED Speaker Development Director Cloe Shasha, TED Conferences writer Rajpreet Heir, and Leila Barghouty, an investigative journalist for the Open Policing Project. Tickets $15 advanced purchase, $20 at the door. Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm. Age 21 and over.

Sun., Nov. 18, 9 p.m.: Laughter as Resistance: A Night of Comedy for Abortion Access: Caveat, at 21A Clinton St. between E. Houston and Stanton Sts., hosts a night of comedy that will “make you forget how messed up the state of abortion rights is in America.” Comedians include Sydnee Washington, Natasha Vaynblat, Anne Hogan and more. Tickets $15 advanced, $20 at the door. Proceeds go toward the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund. Doors 9 p.m., show 9:30 p.m. Age 21 and over.


Sat., Nov. 17, and Sat., Nov. 24, 3 p.m.: Improv Hour: N.Y.P.L.’s 53rd St. Library, at 18 W. 53rd St. between Fifth and Sixth Aves., hosts an hour of collaborative theatrics, costume changes, creativity and curveballs for an improv hour intended for children ages 5 to 12 accompanied by a caregiver. FREE

Mon., Nov. 19, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Kids movie “Wreck-It Ralph”: N.Y.P.L.’s Tompkins Square Library, at 331 E. 10th St. between Avenues A and B, on the second floor, shows the childrens’ movie “Wreck-It Ralph.” FREE 


Fri., Nov. 16, 23 and 30, at 3:30 pm: Retro Video Game Day: New York Public Library’s Grand Central Library, at 135 E. 46th St. between Lexington and Third Aves., hosts retro video game day every Friday with old-school games, consoles and controllers. FREE

Sat., Nov. 17, and Sat., Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Renegade Craft Fair: An indoor craft fair with dozens of shops, eateries and artwork at Metropolitan Pavilion, at 125 W. 18th St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves. FREE

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