Around NYC Today (11/4) TCS New York City Marathon, Battle of Fort Washington

THINGS TO DO

TCS New York City Marathon, Various locations, 8am – 3pm

Cheer on the runners as they make their way through the five boroughs to the finish line in Central Park. View the course map here. Free.

242nd Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Washington, Cafe Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, 12pm – 3pm

This year marks the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War. The Brigade of the American Revolution will perform and lead drills. Come to watch a blacksmith demonstration, listen to live 18th-century music, make arts and crafts, and play games from the revolutionary period. Tour the battle scene with a tour guide dressed as heroine Margaret Corbin. Free.

Artists Walk & Talk: Persuasive Visions, 218th Street and Indian Road in Inwood Hill Park, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Join an artist walk and talk to celebrate a new temporary public art exhibition, Persuasive Visions. Inspired by W. E. B. Du Bois’s conviction that propaganda through the arts can create social change, Persuasive Visions presents the work of two local artists, Gina Goico and Nick Kozak, who respond to today’s constant deluge of (mis)information. Free.

Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street – Brooklyn, 2:30pm – 8:30pm

Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds is a series of programs, performances, and installations that takes inspiration from global practices of honoring those who are no longer with us e.g. El Dia de Los Muertos (the Mexican “Day of the Dead”); the Buddhist and Taoist “Ghost Festival” of Zhong Yuan Jie; the Christian holiday of All Souls Day; and Qingming or “Tomb Sweeping Day”, a traditional Chinese celebration. Today’s events features the series’ closing celebration. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Old Wounds, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Chamber, Human Capital, Goldsounds, 44 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Joanna Sternberg, Matt Puckett, milkymaze, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8.

TC Superstar, Jackie Mendoza, Wet Mut, Flossed in Paradise, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Brat Pack Comedy w/ Mark Anthony Ramirez (Comedy Central and Howard Stern), Riley Lassin (Eagle Theatre), Todd Montesi (UG Comedy), Igor Martinez (Levity Live), Casey Bashalm (AXS at Gotham Comedy), Natasha Vaynblat (Comedy Central), Brian Rabadeau (West , Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 99 Macdougal St, 7:30pm – 9:15pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Park Slope Farmers Market, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, Every Sunday until Dec. 30, 10am – 5pm, Free.

 

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