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10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Another weekend is upon us! Many exciting events, festivals and exhibitions are taking place and we’ve got all the details. Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Renegade Craft Fair or explore the various new exhibitions at your closest museum. On November 14, take part in the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Fall Symposium & Luncheon and help conquer the disease! Explore the many options for this weekend’s activities below.

American’s Parade

November 11, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Opening ceremony at Madison Square Park

As one of our country’s largest celebrations of service, the American’s Parade encourages the public to show their support to those who bravely serve for our nation. This year’s event will include a special commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the first Gulf War. For more information and parade route visit here.

Renegade Craft Fair

November 12 – 13

Metropolitan Pavillion, 125 W. 18th Street

More than 200 artisans will be selling jewelry, accessories, home decor, apothecary, art andmuch more. There will also be various food and drink vendors such as Mama Lam’s, Farmhouse Chocolates and Peaceful Provisions. For more information visit here.

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Fall Symposium & Luncheon

November 14

The Pierre

The seventh annual benefit hosted by Paula Zahn raises money to conquer Alzheimer’s. Just last year, this benefit raised over $1 million. Guests will enjoy a morning symposium on the latest research regarding Alzheimer’s and the presentation of the Charles Evans Award honoring philanthropic leadership. There will also be exciting door prizes donated by ADDF supporters including Baked by Melissa, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Bumble & bumble, City Winery, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse and much more. For more information contact Jessica Cavanaugh at 212.901.8011 or  jcavanaugh@alzdiscovery.org.

Canstruction

Through November 16

Brookfield Place Courtyard Gallery, Battery Park City

An extraordinary design competition that challenges architects, engineers and contractors to build sculptures made out of unopened canned food  will be on display for the next week. The unique exhibition donates all food used in the process to City Harvest to help combat hunger in New York. For more information visit here.

White Lights Festival

Through November 16

Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

Experience this year’s White Light Festival filled with beautiful rhythm and international style.

This year’s festival is highlights what it means to be human in our constant changing world where creative expression is key to the survival of humanity. For more information visit here.

DOC NYC

Through November 17

Venues in Manhattan

One of America’s largest documentaries festivals will take place through next week and includes a total of 110 feature titles. Some highlights include “Sony Premiere,” a film that unveils Sony’s latest technology and “Morning Manifesto,” about Matthew Hamarchek’s experience with his work in “Amanda Knox” and “Cartel Land.” For the complete schedule and more information visit here.

Dead Poets Society

Through December 11

Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th Street

The 1989 well known Off-Broadway presentation of Dead Poets Society is back! Starring Jason Sudeikis from “Saturday Night Live,” the performance will not fail to make you laugh. Tickets range from $61-$66. For more information visit here.

Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant

Through January 8

The Met, 1000 Fifth Avenue

This exhibition contains over one hundred of Fragonard’s works on paper throughout his career. Despite some unpopular opinions, the exhibit proves that Fragonard truly shines through his drawings as the uniquely modern artist he was. For more information visit here.

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

Through February 26

New York Historical Society

Let out your inner child with this antique train exhibition! With more than 300 model trains, antique handmade toys, large multimedia screens and eight overhead trains you will not be disappointed. Fore more information visit here.

MPA: Red in View

Through February 27

Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort Street

Unlike any exhibition before, this Whitney exhibit explores the possibilities of life on Mars. The artists MPA presents questions regarding patriarchy, militarism and the nature of colonization. The exhibit includes a 10-day performance of “Orbit” which recreates how humans would live on Mars. For more information visit here.
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