What’s On: A Week in New York City

  • Words: Victoria Pearce

Looking for things to fill in your week in the city? We’ve got it covered.

MONDAY 26TH OCTOBER

American Honey at the Nitehawk Cinema

American Honey tells the story of a teenage girl from a troubled home who runs away with a traveling sales crew that drives across the American mid-west selling Magazine subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, she soon gets into the group’s lifestyle of hard partying, law-bending and young love. Since it’s release on Friday, American Honey has been described as “a magical mystery tour of the US”. Watch the trailer below:

For more information and for tickets, visit: nitehawkcinema.com.

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TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER

Stargazing at the High Line

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Didn’t think it was possible to analyse the stars over the New York city scape? This Tuesday will be the last day of the weekly stargazing event at the High Line. It’s free to attend, so head over at dusk for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

For more information, visit: thehighline.org.

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WEDNESDAY 26th OCTOBER

Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest

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Wednesday will mark the opening of Pipilotti’s Pixel Forest at the new museum of contemporary art. This is the Swiss video artist’s first comprehensive retrospective in New York. Expect to see trippy, immersive, 360-degree installations backed by hypnotic soundtracks. This is not one to miss!

For more information and tickets, visit: newmuseum.org.

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THURSDAY 27th OCTOBER

Sampha at the Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Sampha produces music in his bedroom in leafy, suburban Morden, but it sounds beamed down from a billion light years away. Known for co-writing and singing on SBTRKT’s critically acclaimed debut album and working with the likes of Jessie Ware, Drake, Kanye West and many others, this gig will not be one to miss! Sampha will be showcasing his talents not only as an accomplished singer, but also as a gifted songwriter and producer at the Music Hall of Williamsburg this Thursday.

For more information and tickets, visit: musichallofwilliamsburg.com.

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FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER

Agnes Martin at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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The late Agnes Martin is arguably one of the most important women artists in American art history, and certainly one of the most important painters of the 20th century. Her compositions utilized geometric grids, bands and lines, usually rendered in soft, subtle colours. This Friday visit the Guggenheim Museum to view Martin’s stunning compilations.

For more information and tickets, visit: guggenheim.org.

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SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER

Blood Manor, Downtown

To celebrate the coming of Halloween visit Blood Manor, Downtown this Saturday where garish zombies, monsters and other ghoulish creatures await in this 5,000-square-foot labyrinth of horrors. Be prepared to pass through themed rooms such as the Vestibule of the Undead and the Banquet of Torture. Here’s a video of Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart visiting the infamous Blood Manor:

For more information and tickets, visit: bloodmanor.com.

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SUNDAY 3OTH OCTOBER

LIC Flea & Food Market

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Spend your Sunday at Queens’ open-air Bazaar browsing through a wide array of retro wares and antiques whilst tasting a range of finger-licking–delicious treats. LIC Flea & Food market will be open the whole weekend so grab a brew, chow down on the some of the best food in NYC and shop for vintage and handcrafted items, while chillin’ on the LIC waterfront.

LIC Flea & Food market runs from 11am – 6pm on both Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th at 5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, New York, 111o1.