This Week in the City: Skating, Dreamlands, Eurocrisis and BAFF

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Welcome to November. With the leaves changing and the temperature dropping, bundle up and enjoy the scenery This Week in the City.  ice-skates-1081852_960_720

Bryant Park Rink is officially open, go skating before it's -30 degrees

Too early for skating? The Winter Village at Bryant Park certainly disagrees (and so does the TJ Maxx near school which has already pulled out the jingle bells). The Winter Village rink is 17,000-square-feet and surrounded by over 100 shops and food stalls. Thanksgiving is only weeks away and Christmas is ready to swoop in!

Hours

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily

Travel Time (from TKC)

~ 20 mins via the 2/3

Cost

General Admission free, $20 for skate rental

LINK: http://www.wintervillage.org/


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Sit in on a lecture by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on the Euro

The financial crisis of 2008 led to the "euro crisis" in recent years. Countries, most obviously Greece, in the eurozone are suffering from rampant stagflation as a result. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz offers a solution to this economic crisis and has a plan to prevent it from happening again.

Hours

Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC)

~ 25 mins via the 2/3

Cost

Free, registration requested here


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Get lost in Dreamlands at the Whitney

The exhibition (full title is Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016) chronicles the ways artists have, according to the Whitney's website, "dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema—screen, projection, darkness—to create new experiences of the moving image." The exhibition is technologically complex and features new state-of-the-art technologies.

Hours

Mon. - Thurs., Sun. 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fri. - Sat. 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC)

~ 25 mins via the 2/3

Cost

$18 students, or attend a Pay-What-You-Wish Friday from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (last ticket at 9:30 p.m.)


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This wouldn't be a This Week in the City post without something film-related

The Big Apple Film Festival runs this week from Nov. 1 through Nov. 5. The festival showcases films from the independent film community; you may be familiar with BAFF awards. Their website is atrocious but the independent film is high quality.

Hours

Varies by film

Travel Time (from TKC)

~ 20 mins via the 4/5

Cost

$20, typically includes a program either before or after the film

LINK: http://www.bigapplefilmfestival.com/2016_baff_program.html

Note: Filter by category and date, then purchase tickets on Eventbrite

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