An evening talk with writer Malcolm Gladwell at 92|Y. Join Gladwell — author of the Tipping Point, Outliers, Blink, What the Dog Saw, David and Goliath — as he discusses the topic When Underdogs Break the Rules. Tuesday, October 1, 8pm. 1395 Lexington Avenue (92nd Street), Kaufmann Concert Hall.
MoMA PS1, Flavorpill and EmblemHealth are collaborating to offer a free yoga class on Saturday, September 28, 11am – 1pm. The class will be held at the VW Dome at MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue (Long Island City). The class is being conducted by the inspiring Rima Rabbath and will be followed by a tai chi class led by the Thomas Droge. Beginners and pros alike are welcome. Complementary Vita Coco, Balance Water, and KIND bars. Free yoga mat for the first 250 guests.
Please join Urban Teaching Corps as they host “Toast to Teaching – An End of Summer Soiree.” One hundred percent of the proceeds will help support young educators who have dedicated themselves to teaching urban youth and closing the achievement gap. There will be music and mingling among 200 young professionals. Thursday, September 26, 6pm – 9pm.
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The Dumbo Art Festival is a free, three-day celebration of art, music and performance in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Art revelers can enjoy outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions; experience digital art and large scale projections; visit artists in their studios and watch dancers, poets and performers throughout the neighborhood. The festival attracts over 200,000 people and has upwards of 400 artists from a variety of disciplines who participate.
If you’re looking to see it all, be sure to pass by the old Getty gas station on 24th Street and 10th Avenue and catch Sheep Station. The exhibition features the work of the surrealist sculptor Francois-Xavier Lalanne, who died in 2008, and will run through October 20.
The show was conceived by Paul Kasmin, an art dealer who represents the Lalanne estate, and Michael Shvo, a real estate developer and collector. Mr. Shvo’s company purchased the Getty station and will turn it into luxury residences. The developers plan to present public art during the project’s construction and will eventually incorporate similar projects into the building. – NYT
Join Global Citizen Festival 2013, Cotton On Foundation, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and John Mayer as they celebrate success and accelerating progress to a world without extreme poverty by 2030. The campaign focuses on health, education, women equality and global partnership. The free-ticketed festival is taking place on Saturday, September 28, in Central Park (Great Lawn). Gates open at 2pm; concert starts at 4pm.
NY Legend and King of the Re-edit, DJ Danny Krivit, will be playing at LeBain (The Standard Rooftop), located at 444 West 13th Street, 18th Floor. The event will take place on Monday, September 23, 8pm. Krivit is popularly known for mixing & re-editing records, which has led to his worldwide influence and acclaim. The event is brought to NYC by Giant Step. Free with RSVP.
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. The BBF is a hip, smart, diverse gathering that attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s literary marketplace. Sunday, September 22, 10am – 6pm. Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza. 209 Joralemon Street, BK.
The inaugural New York Beer Festival will take place Saturday, September 21st, 12pm – 4pm, at Randall’s Island. The festival will feature dozens of breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, live music, and much more. Admission includes unlimited beer sampling, with VIP attendees getting an extra hour of admission and some specialty beers poured during the first hour.