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Oct 25, 2014

The Playboy of the Western World

Four-time RTE All Ireland Drama winners Kilmeen Drama Group of County Cork, Ireland will take their multi-award winning production of The Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge to the United States, in October.

See this landmark play by John Millington Synge in its 100th Anniversary production. Selected last year by the National Theatre of Ireland and performed at The Abbey in Dublin, this highly honored group received rave reviews in the 2013 season.

Only two performances in New York, and for $25! Friday October 24th and Saturday, October 25th at 8:00pm, Rose Nagelberg Theatre, 55 Lexington Avenue, enter on 25th Street. For tickets call (212) 352-3101 or visit Baruch Performing Arts Center online.

NOW - Nov 2, 2014

Cider Week NYC

Cider Week NYC returns this year from Friday, October 24th through Sunday, November 2nd. Cider Week is a week-long celebration of hard cider--America's oldest libation--with tastings, pairings, events, classes, and more!

Two Flatiron District Restaurants, Eleven Madison Park and Blue Smoke, are participating in Cider Week this year.

Visit ciderweeknyc.com to learn more.

NOW - Oct 31, 2014

LEGO City Racing

Visit the LEGO Store Flatiron District from Monday, October 6th through Friday, October 31st to build your own vehicles out of LEGO bricks. Then race against other builders on the LEGO City racetrack!

For more information and to check out other events at this location, click here.

NOW - Dec 20, 2014

Behind the Personal Art Library: Collectors Creating the Canon

The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field.

On exhibition at The Center for Book Arts from October 11th through December 20th is Behind the Personal Art Library: Collectors Creating the Canon, an exhibition organized by Alexander Campos, with Johanna Drucker (UCLA), Jae Jennifer Rossman (Yale), and Tony White (MICA).

This exhibition considers the influence of private collectors on the critical dialogue in the field of book arts. Rather than curating the works around a central theme, the goal of this exhibition is to examine works in these collections that have become seminal artworks in the field at large, thus becoming influential to establishing a canon. The exhibition also analyzes the collectors themselves: how they came to collect books, what drove them to continue collecting, whether they consciously built and curated their collections, and how these factors influenced and informed artist bookmaking practices.

For more information on Behind the Personal Art Library: Collectors Creating the Canon, click here.

NOW - Dec 5, 2014

Studio Anya Yoga Teacher Training

Are you familiar with the Anya method? It is an integrated system of yoga techniques and alignment exercises for mind and body fitness. This method is proven to improve your physical health including strength, stamina and flexibility; transform your mind to become more clear, confident, and present; and help you deepen your inner wisdom including increasing your intuition and awakening your soul sense.

Anya 200 and 300hr teacher trainings are registered with Yoga Alliance. Once you complete the training, you can become a registered yoga teacher and teach anywhere in the world. Already a teacher? Their Training will help you to take your career to the next level.

Learn more and enroll at www.studioanya.com/training.

Oct 26, 2014

HIIT IT! with Daphnie Yang at Athleta Flatiron

HIIT IT! is the ultimate High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout created by Personal Trainer/Group X Instructor Daphnie Yang. HIIT IT! combines body weight strength moves with body weight cardio moves performed in a High Intensity Interval Training format for an intense total body workout! You will burn up to 700 calories, blast fat, experience lean muscle growth, break through fitness plateaus, achieve personal bests, and most importantly, have fun!

Class begins at 9:00am on Sunday, October 26th.

Visit Athleta Flatiron to see their full calendar of events.

Athleta, an athletic retail brand, offers the ultimate performance apparel and gear for every active woman, from the weekend warrior to the committed yogini to the fiercely driven competitive athlete. And as women athletes, Athleta road-test, court-test and water-test everything themselves to be sure each item they offer features the perfect balance: performance and style.

Oct 29, 2014

Claim Your Space: Branding Secrets of the Super Heroes

Every Super Hero has a distinctive identity. More than masks and tights, they make these heroes the biggest brands in the world. Forget x-ray vision or scampering up the sides of buildings, world class brand recognition might just be their real super power.

What can we learn? Read on… Excelsior! (Stan Lee)

In Branding Secrets of the Super Heroes you will learn:

  • Tap into Mythology
  • Discover which psychological archetype best describes your brand
  • Have an Origin Story
  • Define your own mission, your why, the reason you do what you do
  • Get a Spiffy Identity
  • Learn how to stand out from the other caped crusaders
  • Embrace Your Super Powers
  • Focus your energies on your core capabilities
  • Mingle with the Masses
  • Engage your target audience and leave your Office of Solitude
  • Vanquish a Super Villain
  • Create your branding stories – great Heroes are defined by great deeds

For more information, click here.

Oct 29, 2014

The Harlem Quartet at Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Milt Hinton Jazz Series at Baruch Performing Arts Center presents The Harlem Quartet for an evening of Jazz and classical music blended as only this incredible group of musicians can! Tickets are only $27, $12 for students and seniors!

Event begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, October 29th at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, enter on 25th Street.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or visit the website here.

Oct 30, 2014

Flatiron: Where Then Meets Now Real Estate Forum

Join the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at Almond Restaurant for the fourth annual Flatiron: Where Then Meets Now real estate forum.

The event is from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Almond Restaurant, 12 East 22nd Street (between Broadway and Park Avenue South).

This event is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register for this event, call (212) 741-2323 or click here.

Oct 31, 2014

Musical Friday at the PIT

Every Friday night, from 6:00pm until midnight, see The PIT’s fabulous musical house teams create brand new musicals as they sing and dance their way through them. Come see this show, because what happens tonight will never, ever happen again. You also have a chance to get on stage with the PIT's house team members and improvise some songs.

The PIT is dedicated to the instruction, performance, and development of original comedy. The PIT strives to entertain and educate the community about the comedic arts in a safe and nurturing environment.

The PIT is composed of three elements: a school that focuses on the craft of improvisation, an eclectic variety of electives, and an unparalleled professional writing program; a theater that presents original comedic shows seven nights a week; and a corporate and educational workshop program that offers team building, leadership, and business training.

Visit thepit-nyc.com to see their full calendar of events.

Oct 31, 2014

Trick-or-Treat at LEGO Flatiron District

On Halloween this year, you can trick-or-treat at the LEGO Store!

Wear your Halloween costume to the LEGO Store on Friday, October 31st and you will receive a special LEGO Halloween treat! While supplies last. Quantities are limited.

For more information and to check out other events at this LEGO location, click here.

Nov 1, 2014

Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia

Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia is a performance piece inspired by the works of contemporary Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.

Created by pianist Eunbi Kim, in collaboration with actress Laura Yumi Snell, and director Kira Simring, Murakami Music was conceived and premiered at The Cell Theatre in Chelsea, presented at NYC’s Symphony Space, and performed at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. This particular performance will feature guest jazz musicians Jeff Koch on upright bass, and David Kjar on saxophone.

Murakami Music will be performed at the Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street), on November 1st at 8:00pm. Tickets are $25, students and seniors $15, and can be purchased by calling (212) 352-3101 or online here.