This Week in the City: Judas, Canstruction, Dickens and the MCNY


For those cooled down from election fever, and wrapping up classes in the week before Thanksgiving, here are several things happening This Week in the City to check out before the break.  


Judas: Imagining a Traitor at Columbia

Israeli novelist, writer and journalist Amos Oz will be giving a lecture on the betrayer, Judas Iscariot. He has several awards in writing and his work has been published in a number of publications including the New York Times.

Hours: Nov. 15, 8:00 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC): ~ 35 mins via the 1

Cost: Free; RSVP required here via email



Leslie E. Robertson Associates' Hungry to the Core at Brookfield Place

The 24th Annual Canstruction Competition is taking place right down the block at Brookfield Place! This competition attracts architects, engineers and  contractors. The art is made entirely of unopened food cans; these large scale sculptures are a fun (and artistic) way to lend a helping hand.

Hours: Through Nov. 16, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (except Nov. 16, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Travel Time (from TKC): ~ 10 mins via walking

Cost: Free; "We ask all visitors to the exhibit please bring a can of food to donate to City Harvest."



Get into the Christmas spirit at the Morgan Library

Every year, the Morgan Library displays the original manuscript of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The manuscript was written in only six weeks in 1843 and was acquired by Pierpont Morgan in the 1890s. No matter what your Scrooge of a roommate thinks about the "appropriate" time to start decorating your walls is, you can get a little cheer for yourself.

Hours (through Jan. 8):

Tues - Thurs 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fri 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sat 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sun 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC): ~ 20 mins via 4/5

Cost: $13 for students (with I.D.) or free on Fridays from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.



From Teaspoons to Titanic at the MCNY, little things with a lot of history

The recent acquisitions of the Museum of the City of New York include: teaspoons with New York scenes, photography, preparatory paintings for murals throughout the city and a deck chair from the RMS Titanic. 

Hours (Through Dec. 18): Daily, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC): ~ 35 mins via 4/5 then 6

Cost: $10 for students (with I.D.), free for those under 19


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