The October Calendar: Events for Each Day This Month

By Alison Durkee

Get into the autumn spirit and learn about everything from AI to spooky space to the upcoming midterm elections with these New York talks and events.

Monday, Oct. 1. Pledge your allegiance to a Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Cafe dialogue unpacking “the social and political implications of being (or not being)” a ‘patriot.’ ” New York Society for Ethical Culture.

Tuesday, Oct. 2. Feel things out at this event on minding emotions and mentalizationthe effort of making sense of our own and others’ actions, behaviors, and internal states. Book Culture.

Wednesday, Oct. 3. Move into this conversation on New York’s housing crisis and how the city can balance the many forces at work in its crowded real estate market. Museum of the City of New York.

Thursday, Oct. 4. Try to compute what data journalist Meredith Broussard has to say about AI and reporting as she appears in support of her new book, Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. NYU Bookstore.

Friday, October 5. Ponder Of Love and War as Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario talks about her new book, which spans Afghanistan to sub-Saharan Africa. The TimesCenter.

Saturday, Oct. 6. Celebrate Brooklyn’s Latinx communities at this Target First Saturday event through music, workshops, and more. Brooklyn Museum.

Sunday, Oct. 7. Smash the patriarchy at this conversation with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and’s Karine Jean-Pierre on the ongoing fight against sexual harassment and abuse. 92nd Street Y.

Monday, Oct. 8. Save your sweet tooth for this discussion on the world history of candy. Caveat.

Tuesday, Oct. 9. Pay tribute at this event discussing the history of monument creation and how the city’s new monuments will be selected. Graduate Center, CUNY.

Wednesday, Oct. 10. Lend an ear as PEN America presents a talk on fascism with Jason Stanley (How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them), Timothy Snyder, and the moderating of Jelani Cobb. The New School.

Thursday, Oct. 11. Go on a “kamikaze journey across the contours of the human body and mind” with Peruvian author Gabriela Wiener as she appears in support of her new book, Sexographies. The Strand.

Friday, Oct. 12. Tickle your funny bone at this conversation with actors Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant as they discuss their new film Can You Ever Forgive Me? The TimesCenter.

Saturday, Oct. 13. Go west for this walking tour of Hidden Hell’s Kitchen and the neighborhood’s rich history. The Municipal Art Society of New York.

Sunday, Oct. 14. Confront a major societal issue at this series of talks discussing the problems of race in America. Fordham University.

Monday, Oct. 15. Heed a warning to attend this discussion with four former U.S. Surgeons General on being “America’s doctor.” The New York Academy of Medicine.

Tuesday, Oct. 16. Prep for the midterms with a look at both sides of the aisle when America’s 46th Vice President, Dick Cheney, and the U.S.’s first female Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, share the stage at Temple Emanu-El.

Wednesday, Oct. 17. Build up women at this panel discussion on the impacts of women on architecture and interior design. New York School of Interior Design.

Thursday, Oct. 18. Get thee hence to this talk on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and its depiction of gender and prosecution in common law. Graduate Center, CUNY.

Friday, Oct. 19. See Green-Wood Cemetery in a new light at this candlelit moonlight exploration complete with special site-specific performances.

Saturday, Oct. 20. Curate your experience at this talk on how the Guggenheim Museum designs exhibitions in its unique architectural space.

Sunday, Oct. 21. Check out the justice in The People vs. Noah, with courtroom arguments over Noah’s failure to speak up for humanity from defense counsel Joe Lieberman and prosecutor Alan Dershowitz. Temple Emanu-El.

Monday, Oct. 22. Let things look up as Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird) presents her new ode to hope, Almost Everything. St. Joseph’s College.

Tuesday, Oct. 23. Get cybersavvy as former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama and CIA Deputy Director Avril D. Haines talks about the 2016 U.S. election hack and our current state of cybersecurity. National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Wednesday, Oct. 24. Raise a glass at this talk on how Japanese sake and its industry have influenced the craft beer scene, complete with a tasting. Japan Society.

Thursday, Oct. 25. Delve into the world of One Person, No Vote, as Carol Anderson talks about the risks for democracy in voter suppression. The Greene Space.

Man lighting a cigarette for showgirl Rosemary Williams, 1946. Stanley Kubrick for Look magazine/ Museum of the City of New York. © SK Film Archives and Museum of the City of New York.

Friday, Oct. 26. Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Halloween at this special Stanley Kubrick– and film noir-themed bash. Museum of the City of New York.

Saturday, Oct. 27. Celebrate Halloween at this special Cirque du Musee-themed Halloween ball featuring “wondrous beasts, fantasy revels, and vaudevillian magic.” MoMA PS1.

Sunday, Oct. 28. Hear some new “West Side Stories” at this conversation with composer Leonard Bernstein’s daughter Jamie Bernstein and Broadway actress Alexandra Silber. Center for Jewish History.

Monday, Oct. 29. Think small as a daughter and grandson of Sara Kalman talk about her ahead-of-the-curve choice to downsize with Minimalism Is Good Karma. Rubin Museum of Art.

Tuesday, Oct. 30. Look to the stars at this “spooky space” talk featuring the cosmos’ most frightening phenomena. American Museum of Natural History.

Wednesday, Oct. 31. Trick and get treats at this Brooklyn Halloween party featuring a talk on burial garments, a costume contest, and tales of Brooklyn’s ghosts. Brooklyn Historical Society.

For a printable PDF of the October calendar, click here.

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