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4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan this July 2017

Summer is officially here and so is the hot weather. While spending time indoors may sound most ideal, there are plenty of fun outdoor events happening in and around Downtown New York City. Here are four exciting things you should check out: GetLow (Various participating restaurants throughout Downtown NYC, Tuesdays until August 29) Tuesdays are the new Fridays in FiDi. Take full advantage of Lower Manhattan’s bustling food scene with discounts, freebies and other exciting surprises from the Downtown Alliance’s GetLow initiative. Visit their website or follow them on Instagram to see how you can GetLow. Don’t forget to hashtag #DOWNISWHATSUP if you post any of your drinks or meals to social media, and tag Q&A Residential Hotel! Lazy Sundays (Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, Sundays until September 24; 2pm – 5pm) Wrap up the week on a high note with waterfront views, cold beverages, tasty bites and plenty of people watching. All you need to do is bring yourself and a few friends, sit back and relax. Lowdown Hudson Music Fest (Waterfront Plaza Brookfield Place; July 18 & 19, 5pm) Arts Brookfield’s annual free summer musical festival is returning to Lower Manhattan for its seventh year in a row. This year’s headliners include rapper and producer Common and veteran rockers OK GO. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the bars located on the terrace and plaza. Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel (Westfield World Trade Center; Now until July 23) Okay, it’s not the real Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, but from now until July 23rd you can view 34 reproductions of the Renaissance artist’s most famous frescos in the...

4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan this May 2017

The trees have blossomed and so have New York City’s events. Some of May’s most exciting happenings are outdoors so get inspired to leave the house and explore what Manhattan has to offer! Here are four fun things you should consider: Visit Governors Island (Governors Island; Now until October 1) Governors Island is now open for the season! Hop on the ferry from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street in Downtown Manhattan or Pier 1 next to Brooklyn Bridge Park and see what all of the hype is about. From New York City’s largest slide, to grassy knolls across manmade hills, there’s something for everyone. Cocktail Show (The Imbible, 340 West 50th Street; May 12 – June 30) Named an “Absolute must-do in NYC” by Thrillist, The Imbible showcases comedy, history, science and of course drinking by taking audiences on a musical journey as they learn about the history of cocktails and spirits. Each ticket includes three complimentary craft cocktails. NY Harbor Oyster Classic 5K (Governors Island National Monument; May 13, 8am – 10am) Leave the craze of Lower Manhattan behind and head over to Governors Island for the NY Harbor Oyster Classic 5K. Run the island with unmatched views of New York City. There is a $35 registration fee to participate and runners must be on the ferry by 8am. 2017 Sunday Outdoor Fulton Stall Market (South Street Seaport, 207A Front Street, Now until December 24) The Fulton Stall Market is back for its third season bringing local farmers and producers to Lower Manhattan residents. Search for your seasonal favorites or simply hang out to hear...

4 Fun Things to Do In Lower Manhattan this April 2017

The snow has finally melted, the air is warm and the trees have started to blossom. It’s officially spring in New York City. Take a break while spring cleaning your apartment and go outside to discover these fun city-wide events happening this April: Tribeca Film Festival (Locations vary, April 19 – 30) Fans of cutting-edge cinema, it’s that time of year again – the Tribeca Film Festival and this year they added new technology – an app! Available for Android and iPhone, check out line-ups, celebrity talks and more. Check out Cate Blanchett’s 90-minute feature of her 13-character art installation previously displayed at the Armory or the second sequel to 2010’s food-and-celebrity impressions, The Trip. New York International Auto Show (Jacob Javits Center, April 14 – 23) Whether you have a need for speed or are looking for the latest environmentally-friendly automobile, the New York International Auto Show has it all. Visit the Jacob Javits Center and see Lincoln’s latest model or Honda’s newest plug in vehicle. Cherry Blossom Viewing (Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn; Now until April 30) Nothing says spring has sprung better than the blossoming of soft pink petals falling from hundreds of cherry trees. Spend an afternoon meandering around Brooklyn Botanical Garden viewing dozens of vegetal exhibits and the cherry blossom trees. Before planning your adventure, visit their website to track the blooms. Wine on Wheels 2017 (City Winery NYC 155 Varick Street; April 29, 1pm) Join many others on April 29th for the Wine on Wheels Grand Tasting event and Silent Auction! This event features over 200 wines served by as many...

4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan March 2017

We’re just as shocked as you are that it’s already March! Time flies when you’re having fun and enjoying everything New York City has to offer? Before we dive into spring, here are a few farewell-to-winter celebrations we suggest to round out the cold season: Orchid Show (New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx; Now until April 9) It’s that time of year again and this year’s Orchid Show theme is Thailand. Travel to Southeast Asia to discover beautiful blooms without actually traveling there! Be sure to visit their website for special events and more details on Orchid Evenings. St. Patrick’s Day There’s nothing more exciting than celebrating Irish heritage with green beer or jumping into a parade! From Sunnyside to Midtown, there are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New York City. For more St. Patty’s Day happenings, visit TimeOut New York’s complete synopsis on all Irish-related events. Sunday Brunch at the Met (Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, 30 Lincoln Center, New York; Now until May 7) The Met is now open on Sundays and this season opera fans are invited to explore the facility and enjoy an afternoon meal with a show! The $39 Prix Fixe includes an Endless Mionetto Prosecco cocktail and a performance by rising Met stars. NYC Craft Beer Festival (Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York; March 24 – 25) There’s only one place to sample an extensive and diverse offering of craft beers, meads, ciders and spirits and that’s at the 2017 NYC Craft Beer Festival! Whether you love beer or cocktails, there’s something for everyone....

4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan this February 2017

February Out & About Tis the season of love! Fall head over heels with New York City this February by exploring everything amazing it has to offer. From indulging in authentic Asian cuisine in Chinatown to exploring the latest gallery exhibit, here are four fantastic February NYC events: Wine and Dine with Chocolate (February 10, People’s United Bank, 250 Park Avenue, New York) Invite a loved one or fly solo at Ripple Effect Artists Wine and Chocolate Gala. Enjoy decadent food, sample mouth-watering chocolates and sip on elegant wines while meeting talented artists. Ripple Effect Artists is a local theatre organization that features productions and talk-backs with a purpose to support the arts. Take a Cooking Class at Brookfield Place (Institute of Culinary Education, Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty Street, New York) New York City may be the restaurant capital of the world, it’s also a great place to learn how to cook or improve your skills. The Institute of Culinary Education is offering a number of Valentine’s Day classes throughout the month of February geared towards couples and singles! Visit their website for course descriptions and times. Celebrate Black History Month (The Center for Architecture, 526 LaGuardia Place, New York) ‘Say It Loud’ is an exhibition at the Center for Architecture that showcases projects from 20 different designers as well as a timeline covering the history of black architects here in New York City. The goal is to encourage and celebrate young black architects as only two percent of the country’s total licensed architects are African American. This exhibition is free through April 1. Asian Vegetarian Food & Culture...

4 Fun Things To Do In Lower Manhattan During January 2017

Give yourself a pat on the back – you survived the holiday season in NYC! While you may have thought the plethora of things to do in this great city peaked with the celebrations of November and December, there are still plenty of new and exciting things to do to kick off the new year! Whether you’re looking for an educational walking tour or something new in the performing arts scene, there are a host of exciting activities happening in New York City this January: 2nd Avenue Subway OPEN (72nd Street Station, 86th Street Station and 96th Street Station on Second Avenue, New York) After nearly 100 years, the 2nd Avenue Subway is finally open! An extension of the Q train, riders are able to access the Upper East Side with ease. The MTA also commissioned various local artists to design each station. Check out the stunning mosaics by acclaimed artist Church Close at the 86th Street Station. Phantom of the Opera (January 9 – June 17; Majestic Theatre, 247 West 44th Street, New York) Spend an evening watching the timeless yet tragic love story, Phantom of the Opera. Based upon the tale of a masked man who’s obsessed with a well-known Paris Opera House performer, the evolution of this dark,  jaw-dropping, performance will leave you wanting more! Discount tickets for $89 are available Monday through Thursday. Jewish Film Festival (January 11 – 24; Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York) The New York Jewish Film Festival is back and this year’s line-up of films and documentaries are even better than last. The Jewish Museum...

4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan During November 2016

The holiday season is the best time to visit New York City. Bryant Park Holiday Shops are open, The Rink at Rockefeller Center is welcoming skaters and Macy’s is preparing their seasonal displays. While all of this is exciting, there are a lot of cool new and fun things going on in Lower Manhattan! Here are 4 ways to spend the month of November without ever leaving the Financial District: Apple World Trade Center (185 Greenwich Street, New York) The largest Apple store in New York City is now open in the Westfield World Trade Center Mall! Located on two levels of the mall, venture through dozens of the latest and greatest tech gadgets and accessories. While you’re there, check out the other recently opened shops in Westfield Mall or take a walk around the Oculus. iPic Movie Theater (11 Fulton Street, New York) One of the first of its kind to come to Manhattan proper, iPic Movie Theater is more than just a night out at the movies, it’s an experience. Aside from popcorn and candy, order a meal or a few beverages while relaxing in their extra-cushioned leather seats or ‘sinfully decadent’ reclining chairs. Canstruction (Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, New York) Canstruction, a surprising annual design competition located in the heart of Brookfield Place, challenges teams or architects, engineers and contractors to build sculptures made of canned food. After the art installation, everything is donated to City Harvest to distribute to those in need. While you’re visiting this charity exhibit, knock out some holiday shopping or grab a bite to eat at Le Bar. Fulton Stall...

4 Fun Things to Do in NYC during October 2016

Guten Tag! October is here and now is the time to drink a lot of beer! We’re just joking – partially! From pumpkin picking to Halloween celebrations, there are plenty of things to do in New York City to keep busy this October. Here are some city-wide event suggestions: Oktoberfest at Bierhaus NYC (Now until October 31, times vary, Bierhaus, 712 Third Avenue, New York) Oktoberfest is not over yet! Bierhaus NYC is celebrating all month long with events ranging from Kidtoberfest to National Bratwurst eating contest. Don’t feel like celebrating? Just stop by and try their selection of imported German beers. New York Comic Con (October 6 – 9, times vary, Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York) Don ye best cosplay costume for this year’s Comic Con! Whether you dress up, or are just there to observe, you’ll feel as if you landed in one of your favorite comics. Tickets are limited on the official website, however other vendors such as StubHub are still selling tickets. New York City Wine & Food Festival (October 13 – 16, times vary, locations vary throughout NYC) The most awaited booze and food festival is back and tickets are selling like hotcakes! From tastings to intimate dinners, classes and late night parties, there’s an event for everyone. Visit your favorite Michelin-starred chef or check out the latest fresh talent. The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade (October 22, 12 – 3pm, Tompkins Square Park, 500 East 9th Street, New York) Three words: dogs in costumes! From noon until about 3pm watch hundreds of pooches parade around Tompkins Square...

4 Fun Things to Do in NYC during September 2016

Students are back in school, vacations are coming to an end and the humidity is finally taking its seasonal break. Even though summer is winding down, the fun doesn’t have to end! Here are four events this September that will keep your spirits high and your calendar full: Broadway Week (September 7 – 18, times vary; locations vary throughout NYC) Have you been dying to see Chicago but couldn’t bring yourself to spend over $100 per ticket? Well, great news – it’s Broadway Week! Enjoy 2-for-1 deals starting September 7th through the 18th on select shows. Be sure to enter BWAYWK in the verification code box before selecting your seat. Coca-Cola Generations Jazz Festival (Now until October 2, times vary, Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle) From now until the end of the month enjoy unlimited nights full of jazz at Dizzy’s Club. This month long event features over 200 musicians spanning three generations honoring iconic musicians and composers as well as emerging artists and bandleaders. For more information about artists and performances, please visit the website. New York Fashion Week (September 8 – 15, times vary; locations vary throughout NYC) The models are back; the designers are panicking; and the public is eager to preview next season’s latest and greatest for Fall Fashion Week! While some events are invite-only, there are plenty of pop-up and open to the public shows scattered across New York City. Visit New York Fashion Week’s website for show times and locations. San Gennaro Italian Festival (September 15 – 25, 7 – 10pm; Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Houston Street, Little...

4 Fun Things to Do in NYC during August 2016

Now that the weather is starting to cool down, spend the last month of summer discovering amazing events New York City has to offer. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, here’s how to make the most out of your stay at Q&A Residential hotel this August: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (August 6 – 7, 10:15am; Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens) Visit Hong Kong without leaving New York City at the 26th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Watch 180 teams race long boats while paddling to the beat of their boat’s drummer at this cultural festival inspired by Chinese tradition. NYC Restaurant Week (Through August 19; Various participating restaurants in NYC) Are you dying to try Empire Steak House’s famous Filet Mignon? Well, now you can because NYC Restaurant Week is back and this year’s participating restaurants are better than ever. Choose from a variety of restaurant options for lunch ($29 for 3 courses) or dinner ($42 for 3 courses). Battery Dance Festival (August 14 – 19, 6:30pm – 8:30pm; Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City) Formerly known as the Downtown Dance Festival, this free celebration showcases dances from India, Austria, Turkey and New York. Enjoy five evenings of live entertainment while overlooking the sparkling New York City harbor. Charlie Parker Jazz Festival (August 26 – 28, Friday at 7pm, Saturday – Sunday at 3pm; Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Harlem) SummerStage Festival 2016 continues to provide Manhattanites with epic summer concerts and Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is one to remember. Head over to Harlem and spend up to three days listening to amazing...

4 Fun Things to Do in NYC during July 2016

While many Manhattanites escape the city’s humidity for cooler, more serene beach towns, we recommend discovering all the summer fun that New York City has to offer. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, here’s how to make the most out of your stay at Q&A Residential hotel this July: New York Asian Film Festival (Through July 9; Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street) Celebrate the 15th annual New York Asian Film Festival screening everything from mainstream blockbusters to cult classics. Preview never-been-seen Asian cinematic productions during their North American debut at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. For more information about movie schedules and theater locations, please visit the festival’s official website. Pinknic (July 9 – 10, 12pm – 6pm; The Play Lawn, Governor’s Island, NY) Catch the ferry at the Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) and head over to Governor’s Island for two days of the largest rosé- themed picnic and music festival. Enjoy a notable selection of still and sparkling rosés and pre-order a special Pinknic Basket crafted by acclaimed chef Chris Santos. Guests have the option to bring their own picnic baskets and are encouraged to adhere to the weekend’s dress code of pink and white. Get Low (Every Tuesday until fall, Locations vary in Downtown Manhattan) Downtown Alliance presents their latest effort in bringing the hype back to FiDi—Get Low. Experience the food scene in Lower Manhattan through discounts, freebies and other exciting giveaways every Tuesday this summer. Visit their website, enter your email, and receive your FREE Get Low offer code. Seaport Smorgasburg (Through the fall, 11am – 9pm; Fulton Stall...

Q&A Hotel Out & About: What to Do in NYC during June 2016

Spring was short-lived and summer has arrived! Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, discover and experience exciting citywide events during the month of June. You’re in one of the greatest cities in the world – so here’s how to make the most out your stay at Q&A Residential Hotel. Blue Note Jazz Festival (Through June 30, Times vary; Locations vary) This June welcomes the return of the Blue Note Jazz Festival featuring over 150 talented performers. Spend your summer evenings or weekends listening to renditions of the classics or some of the latest productions. For more information about the festival and participating venues, please visit the website. Gay Pride NYC (Through June 30, Times vary, Locations vary) Let your rainbow-flag fly and celebrate all month long for Gay Pride NYC. From Dance on the Pier to various VIP Rooftop Parties, there are endless events occurring city wide for the entire month of June. Check the link for more venue and event details. Shakespeare in the Park (Through June 26, 8pm; Delacorte Theater in Central Park) Two words: Free Shakespeare. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday starting at 8pm from now until June 26. For tickets, you can either line up in front of the Delacorte (first-come, first-serve) starting at noon; occasionally vouchers are distributed in each of the five boroughs between 12-2pm, visit Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the park webpage or enter the online lottery by creating account on their website. Manhattan by Sail (Through October 9, Times vary; Battery Park, Battery Place) Escape the summer heat on a luxury sailboat sightseeing the waterfront of Manhattan. Choose from a...

Q&A Hotel Out & About: What to Do in NYC During May 2016

Now that May is here, it’s time to get out and explore more of what New York City has to offer this spring. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, discover and experience exciting citywide events. You’re in one of the greatest cities in the world – so here’s how to make the most out your stay at Q&A Residential Hotel. NYC Vegetarian Food Festival (May 7 – 8, 11am – 6pm; Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street) The 6th Annual NYC Vegetarian festival is back with over 120 health and wellness vendors, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, food and more! This event is perfect for all foodies, veggie lovers and non-meat eaters. America’s Cup (May 6 – 8, Times vary, Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street) New York City is hosting the America’s Cup for the first time since 1920. Head over to Brookfield Place to experience The Event Village featuring entertainment, food vendors, and sponsor activities. If you’re looking for better views of the race, make your way towards the Statue of Liberty any of the three days. Fleet Week NYC (May 25 – 31, Times vary; Locations vary) Fleet Week is back and it’s time to celebrate with over 1,500 service men and women of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Visit their website for more maritime-fun event information. The Butterfly Conservatory (Through May 29, 10:00am-5:45pm; American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, 79th Street) Venture over to the American Museum of Natural History and check out their most popular exhibition. With over 250,000 different species of butterflies and moths, you won’t want to miss...

Q&A Hotel Out & About: What to Do in NYC During April 2016

Welcome to your monthly “Out & About” where we report on local attractions and things to do in the New York City area. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, discover and experience exciting citywide events. You’re in one of the greatest cities in the world – so here’s how to make the most out your stay at Q&A Residential Hotel. Tribeca Film Festival (April 13 – 24, Times vary; Locations vary throughout NYC) Tribeca Film Festival is back and this year’s line-up is even better. From documentaries to short narratives, visit their website to see which new film may peak your interest. Bacon and Beer Classic (April 22 at 7pm or April 23 at 12pm; Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue) Enjoy over 50 varieties of bacon bites and 100 types of suds coming from all five boroughs of Manhattan. There will be plenty of adult-friendly games like giant Jenga, wiffle ball and an inflatable bungee run. NYC Holi Hai 2016 (April 30, 11am – 6pm; Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, East 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue) Celebrate the arrival of spring with the 7th annual Festival of Colors organized by NYC Bhangra. There will be food, live performances and of course, colors! Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty (Until July 24, 10:30am-5:30pm; MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street) Nearly 100 years after the revered French artist’s death, the MoMA is featuring Edgar Degas’ first solo show. This exhibition includes about 120 rare monotypes as well as 60 related paintings, drawings and more of Degas’ impression of urban life and depictions of the body. Where do I discover other area...

Q&A Hotel Out & About: What to Do in NYC During February 2016

Welcome to your monthly “Out & About.” The Q&A Out & About reports on local events and happenings in the New York City area on a monthly basis. Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, get the scoop on what to do each month. You’re in one of the greatest cities in the world – so here’s how to make the most out your stay at Q&A. Super Bowl 50 Party (February 7, 7PM; Beer Authority, 300 West 40th Street) Watch the Super Bowl 50 at one of NYC’s biggest party at Beer Authority. Depending on which package you chose, select tickets include unlimited buffet and drink bundle options. Starlight Music Series (February 14, 7PM-9PM; Top of the Rock Observation Deck, 30 Rockefeller Plaza) Before wining and dining your significant other this Valentine’s Day, treat them to an unforgettable night overlooking the city while enjoying live music. This event is free with the purchase of a regular admission ticket to the Top of the Rock. Metropolitan Museum of Art (February 15, 1PM- 4PM; Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave,) Looking for something to do with your kids this Presidents’ Day? Head over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and spend the afternoon at the School Break Program.  After the kids are done creating their works of art, stroll through the American Wing of the Met. Sitting Down, Standing Strong (February 16, 5:30pm; Martin Luther King Labor Center Auditorium, 310 W. 43rd Street) In honor of Black History Month, sit down with Civil Rights icon Claudette Colvin in conversation with NY Times journalist, Jada F. Smith. This event is...

Q&A Hotel Out & About: What to Do in NYC During January 2016

January Out & About Welcome to your monthly “Out & About”. Stemmed from Furnished Quarters’ Out & About e-franchise, the Q&A Out & About reports on local events and happenings in the New York City area on a monthly basis. Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, get the scoop on what to do on the first Tuesday each month. You’re in one of the greatest cities in the world – so here’s how to make the most out of your stay at Q&A. Gallery Tour: The Studio Museum in Harlem (January 10, 1PM – 2PM; 144 W. 125th) Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day uptown at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The exhibition “Black” showcases the various ways that contemporary artists of African decent have considered the possibilities of “black” through their work. Pia Camil: A Pot For A Latch (January 13 – April 17; New Museum, 235 Bowery) Spend a chilly day inside the New Museum viewing a new exhibit. Mexican art star Pia Camil will be filling the lobby of the New Museum with a sculptural installation. Winter Jazzfest 2016 (January 13 – 17, multiple venues) Celebrate the season with Winter Jazzfest. This annual festival will feature over 120 different groups including more than 600 musicians over five days on 12 stages in and around Greenwich Village. BAM Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 19, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn) Cross over the river into Brooklyn to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at BAM’s 29th year of hosting a program dedicated to the civil rights leader. Professor and activist Dr. Cornel West will...

December Out & About

Welcome to your monthly “Out & About.” Stemmed from Furnished Quarters’ Out & About e-franchise, the Q&A Out & About reports on local events and happenings in the New York City area on a monthly basis. Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, get the scoop on what to do each month. You’re in one of the greatest cities in the world – so here’s how to make the most out your stay at Q&A. Jeff Koons: Gazing Ball Paintings (Now – December 23; Gagosian Gallery, 522 W. 21st) Take in art at a new show by contemporary art icon, Jeff Koons. If this show is anything like Koons’ other exhibitions, Gazing Ball Paintings is definitely a must-see. The Museum of Feelings (Now – December 15; Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St.) Channel your inner muse and get in touch with your emotions at this interactive exhibit called The Museum of Feelings. The free exhibit showcases the connection between scent and emotions within the different rooms. Nitehawk Holidays 2015 (Various dates & times, Now – New Years 2016; 136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn) Head to Brooklyn where Nitehawk will be screening the best holiday series for you to feel festive with your favorite holiday films such as Elf, Christmas Vacation, and Home Alone to name a few. Second Annual Holiday Pop-Up Bookstore (December 8 – 19; 535 West 20th) Visit the David Zwirner Books pop-up for some last-minute gifts to get for friends and family. Also enjoy exclusive offers on recent publications, posters, zines, and more. Milk Bar Cake Class (December 12 & 19, 3 – 5pm; 382 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn)...

November Out & About

Welcome to your monthly “Out & About”. Stemmed from Furnished Quarters’ Out & About e-franchise, the Q&A Out & About reports on local events and happenings in the New York City area on a monthly basis. Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, get the scoop on what to do on the first Tuesday each month. You’re in one of the greatest cities in the world – so here’s how to make the most out your stay at Q&A. Hagoromo (November 3 – 8; Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn) See dance icons Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto perform the reimagining of a Japanese Noh theater classic at the stunning Brooklyn Academy of Music. Bridget Riley Exhibition (November 5 to December 19; David Zwirner, 525 and 533 W. 19th) Take in some art at David Zwirner’s first exhibition with Bridget Riley. As one of the most significant living artists, the exhibition will include paintings and works covering nearly 35 years of her work. Fall Forest Weekends (November 7 & 8 and 14 & 15; 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx) See some serious foliage and nature on a guided tour through the Thain Family Forest, which is one of the largest remaining tracts of forest in NYC. Union Square Holiday Market (November 19 – December 24, Union Square Park) Wander through the festive aisles at Union Square’s Holiday Market. The annual market is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping, stroll around on a crisp fall day, and get into the holiday spirit. Bake A Pie: Holiday Cooking Class (November 25; Haven’s Kitchen, 109 W. 17th) Impress your...

October Out & About

October Out & About Welcome to your monthly “Out & About.” Stemmed from Furnished Quarters’ Out & About e-franchise, the Q&A Out & About reports on local events and happenings in the New York City area on a monthly basis. Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, get the scoop on what to do right here on the first Tuesday of each month. You’re in one of the greatest cities in the world – so here’s how to make the most out your stay at Q&A.  Greater New York Opening (Sunday, October 11 to March 7, 2016; MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens) Plug into New York City’s wealth of emerging talent at this MoMA PS1 exhibit. As the fourth iteration of this exhibition series, Greater New York showcases the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York area. Columbus Day Parade (Monday, October 12; Fifth Ave. from 47th to 72nd ) Are you one of the lucky ones that has Columbus Day off from work? If so, snag a spot at the Columbus Day Parade filled with floats, musical performances, and stage acts. Stacked: Sandwiches And Sides (Saturday, October 17; Hudson Hotel, 356 W. 58th between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) Spend your Saturday at this walk-around tasting hosted by actress, foodie, and lifestyle guru Tiffani Thiessen. Hosted at the Hudson Hotel, enjoy amazing architecture, cocktails, music, and food. What more do you need on a fall Saturday? Simon Hantai Blancs (Thursday, October 22 – December 5; Paul Kasmin Gallery) Known for his large, abstract canvasses of profound, saturated color, Simon Hantai’s exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery will definitely...