At the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment. This month, Saturday, October 5, the museum will feature ¡Viva Brooklyn!, which will highlight the Spanish American identity through music, curatorial talk, film, a pop-up gallery, a social justice forum and a book club. The day starts at 5pm and ends at 11pm. Free and kid friendly.
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.
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 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.
Printed Matters presents the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair, where you can find artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people. Opening night is on Thursday,September 19, 6pm – 9pm. Location: MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue, Long Island City.
Join Harlem 4 Kids Story Time and author Lara Land for an E-book reading of Chloe Goes to the Amusement Park. The VIP pre-launch event is taking place today, Saturday September 7th, at 441 Manhattan Avenue at 119th Street. Festivities will also consist of a brunch reception at the Aloft Harlem Hotel, 2296 Frederick Douglas Blvd at 124th Street. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, September 6, El Museo del Barrio and La Casa Azul Bookstore welcome award winning Dominican-American writer and author, Junot Diaz, for a reading from his latest book This is How You Lose Her, now available in paperback. He will open the floor to audience questions and will sign copies of this book and his other books (available for sale on-site) immediately following the program. General admission is $10. Students free. Location: 1230 5th Avenue. Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
On Friday, August 30, attend Three Open MIc, a live display of street originality presented by Street Poets NYC. Three Open Mic will consist of street poetry, musical performances, live art and painting. Sounds like a great way to tap into your creative senses and get inspired. 7pm – 2am with a $10 cover charge. Located at the Street Poets Den, 80 Vernon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
Hudson River Park’s Riverflicks presents the 2012 blockbuster, The Hunger Games, at Pier 63 in Chelsea on Wednesday, August 21, 8:30pm. The movie is based on a science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins, and stars Jennifer Lawrence.
Join Books Beneath the Bridge on Monday, August 5, as they present Five Borough Blues, a book reading of writers each of whom represents a different NYC borough: Colson Whitehead (Manhattan) Victor LaValle, (Queens) Kevin Baker (Bronx), Alina Simone (Brooklyn), Binnie Kirshenbaum (Staten Island). Location: Granite Prospect Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, 334 Furman Street. Reading begins at 7pm.