|Join United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and over 100,000 other people in the The People's Climate March, billed as the largest climate march in history, taking place this Sunday, starting at 11:30am.
NYC filmmaker Sam Zalutsky's How to Make It to the Promised Land, a short film about a Jewish summer camp at which the children reenact German Jews hiding from SS Guards, is currently featured on Short of the Week.
Art.Write.Now.POP-UP! is a week-long art experience during which Harrison Love creates art in The Scholastic Store display window, 557 Bway [Prince/Spring], Monday, 9/22-26, 10-5 each day.
Celebrity Chef Event at Hearth, with an all-star lineup of NYC chefs, is a benefit for A Life Story Foundation, dedicated to the fight against ALS.
Getting the band back together: The Petersons, the very funny not-really-the-Petersons and not-really-a-band and not-really-from-upstate performers who return after a long hiatus (that's real) at 54 Below, September 27.
Beyond Minimalism, a concert of new music for violin and piano, is performed by Gregory Fulkerson and Thomas Rosenkranz, on Wednesday, September 24, 8pm, at Bargemusic.
1000 coloring books will be given away this Saturday, noon-4pm at the corner of Bowery and Rivington, courtesy of artist Christian, so you can color in the lines (or not) some of his heroes, including James Brown, Lady Gaga and Andy Warhol.
Thirty+ musicians in a two-day festival of music celebrating composer Henry Threadgill at Harlem Stage, 150 Convent [135th] 212.281.9240.
Watercolor artist Peter Koval is having an early holiday sale: it's 50% off any of his original watercolors, through 10/15 (use code: FLIPSIDE on checkout).
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
sat 12pm: celebrate german-american culture while the 57th annual german-american steuben parade marches along 5th ave from 68th to 86th sts (free), followed by an oktoberfest including a masskrugstemmen (mug-holding competition) in central park's rumsey playfield/summerstage area ($20).
sat 12pm-9pm: ulysses folk house hosts its 12th annual oyster festival ('nyc's largest outdoor oyster festival') along historic stone st. with fresh oysters, beer, live music, and djs. free admission, pay-as-you-go.
sat 1-8pm: the third annual queens viva la comida! festival showcases latin american, indian, tibetan and other food vendors, plus live music, dancing, kids activities, and more. 82nd st. + roosevelt ave, queens, free admission.
sat 3pm doors, 5pm show (ends today): long island city's 'the lot lic' music + film series ends its inaugural season with music by sugarman 3, naomi shelton and the gospel queens, and daptone records family djs. 43-29 crescent street, free admission.
sun 7am-11pm: the third and northernmost section of the high line opens to the public, completing the transformation of the 22-block long structure into the most popular first-date site in the city. we kid! we luv you, high line.
sun 10am-6pm: brooklyn becomes 'book-lyn during the ninth annual brooklyn book festival, with hundreds of authors participating in readings and panels at outdoor stages and indoor locations in and around borough hall, plus vendors from local book stores + small publishers. free.
sun 10am-7pm: the 28th annual broadway flea market + grand auction raises funds for broadway cares/equity fights aids through the sale of theatre keepsakes (cast recordings, signed posters and playbills, props, costume sketches, etc.), a celebrity autograph table + photo booth (11am-3pm, charlotte d'amboise, lena hall, bebe neuwirth, david hyde pierce, patrick wilson, more), and more. shubert alley + w. 44th st, free admission.
thru 9/28: shipping containers are transformed into 50 temporary photo exhibition spaces for the annual photoville art event that includes talks, workshops, nighttime projections, a smorgasburg-curated food + beer garden, and more. brooklyn bridge park's pier 5. free admission.