NYC LIFE: Open House, Mutts, Girl Power, Truffles and More
Oct. 7. Strutt Your Mutt and Save the Lives of Other Mutts
Quick. Grab your dog and heard to Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 today fron 9 to 2PM and join the parade of dogs strutting to raise funds for Best Friends and hundreds of shelters, rescue groups and other animal welfare groups to raise the money needed to save the lives of homeless pets. Learn more.
Oct. 11. Celebrate the Power of Girls with Us!
Join us Wednesday night and celebrate International Day of the Girl and tell the world Girls Belong Here – in school, in sports, in corporate board rooms, in government, and anywhere and everywhere boys are! Learn more about the Because I am a Girl program that is transforming the lives of millions of girls. Get the details.
Oct. 13-15. Karen Nason Hosts Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims
The most awesome Karen Nason who is running for Mayor of Hoboken, talks about why she is hosting 3 performances of Merciful Delusions: 4 One-Act Tennessee Williams Plays on Oct. 13, 14, 15 as fundraiser for the HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORT. Tickets are $40 and include the show, drinks, and food. 100% of the ticket cost will be donated to the relief effort. Get tickets here. https://nasonformayor.eventbrite.com
Oct. 12-15. Art in Odd Places
For four days this month, 14th Street between the Hudson River and Avenue C will be transformed into a canvas for rather unexpected public art. Passersby will come upon installations, choreographies, workshops, classes, multimedia projects and more, presented by dozens of innovative artists and organizations. The mission of this unusual festival is to “stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm” through art “outside the confines of traditional public space regulations.” Learn more.
Oct 13-14. The Other Funny Stiller
You are so going to want to catch Amy Stiller’s one woman show at Dixon Place. Daughter of Jerry Stiller and sister of Ben, her very funny show is a semi-autobiographical journey of a spiritually desperate woman, striving to emotionally survive as the only non-famous person in a very famous family. The show has gotten standing ovations in Nantucket and sold out in Westchester last week (also a standing ovation). And, Amy will happily meet Tomatoes after her two evening shows. Email us so we can let her know. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th @ 7:30pm | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th Matinee – 2:00pm|Evening Show – 7:30pm. DIXON PLACE, 161A CHRYSTIE STREET, NYC. Tickets are just $15.
Oct. 14-15. Open House New York
Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. Here’s your chance to tour the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage at Fordham, where he penned some of his great poems. Tour City Hall and its stunning rotunda with marble floors, and so many other extraordinary buildings.
From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York.
There are over 140 open access sites, and 2/3rds of them require no advance reservations and are free of charge. Some sites require advance reservations. Get all the details here.