The September Calendar: Events for Each Day This Month
By Alison Durkee
School’s back but even if you’ve graduated from classrooms, New York will be full of learning this September. From espionage to paganism, get insight on your own terms with these upcoming talks and events.
Friday, September 1: Eat with your eyes at TasteMakers 3, an annual pop-up exhibition of food art.
Image: Mike Steele/Flickr
Saturday, September 2: Find out who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb (it’s not just Ulysses S.) on a special New York Adventure Club excursion. A National Park Ranger will provide insight into the murals, sculptures, and Civil War flags inside the largest mausoleum in America.
Monday, September 4: Dance your way over to the Guggenheim Museum for the performance of a commissioned work by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, in which dancers’ movements will be captured in real time and projected onto the walls of the museum’s iconic rotunda. Guggenheim Museum.
Wednesday, September 6: Find the parallels between Gilead and modern-day America at this discussion on the all-too-prophetic nature of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and the rise of the alt-right. Berg’n.
Thursday, September 7: Be with her–literally–as Hillary Clinton returns to public life to discuss her faith and the election with Rev. Dr. Bill Shillady. (Shillady contributed to Clinton’s new book, which collects 365 of the devotions from her long campaign season; the ticket price includes a copy of Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton.) Riverside Church.
Monday, September 11: Shine a spotlight on theatre history with this tour of Times Square focused on the legendary career of producer and director Hal Prince–complete with a post-tour book signing with the man himself. The Strand.
Tuesday, September 12: Don’t get in a bind and miss this workshop on Watoji, or Japanese bookbinding, which gives participants the chance to create their own unique notebook or journal. Japan Society.
Thursday, September 14: Write your way out to At Home in the World: On Writing, Immigration, and Belonging, a conversation with five authors on immigration and finding a home as a writer. The Center for Fiction.
Friday, September 15: Embrace your nerdy side at NerdNite, featuring presentations on ancient Egyptian cuisine, women and the Black Panthers, and the weird marketing of David Lynch’s Dune. Littlefield.
Saturday, September 16: Go underwater for Hudson River Park’s NYC Marine Science Festival, a family-friendly festival featuring hands-on activities, presentations by renowned scientists, “citizen science,” and more. Hudson River Park.
Monday, September 18: There is nothing like a Dame, and you can see one of the most renowned ones in person as Dame Judi Dench appears to discuss her upcoming role as Queen Victoria in Victoria and Abdul. BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
Thursday, September 21: Discover a new tune at this discussion with journalist Hugh Wyatt on his new book Phoebe’s Fantasy: The Story of a Mafia Insider Who Helped Rescue Jazz and how foreign countries played a role in preserving the uniquely American art form and its black performers. Queens Library–Central Library.
Friday, September 22: Stand on your own at Finding Otherness: Developments in Independent Politics, a discussion with independent movement leader Jackie Salit on the political opportunities for those who feel left out of the mainstream conversation. NYU School of Law.
Saturday, September 23: Amuse yourself on this tour of Coney Island and the history behind the “People’s Playground.”
Monday, September 25: Selflessly attend this conversation with Nobel-winning economist Muhammad Yunus on his radical notion for an economy that allows altruism to thrive as much as self-interest. New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Tuesday, September 26: Hear from one of the country’s most powerful CEOs as Microsoft leader Satya Nadella appears in conversation with New York Times deputy managing editor Rebecca Blumenstein. Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Wednesday, September 27: Hike up to the Rubin Museum of Art for a conversation with world-class alpinist Steve Swenson on his new book Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict, which details his experiences climbing in the Karakoram Range that spans India, Pakistan and China. Rubin Museum of Art.
Thursday, September 28: Get yourself caught up on the latest in the Middle East with expert Bernard Haykel, who’ll look at shifts in Syria, ISIS, and the Saudi royal family. National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
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