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This Week in NYC Living

SEPTEMBER 5, 2012

Fall kicks in with the city’s museums, shops and restaurants offering a taste of things to come, and Fashion Week keeps well-dressed New Yorkers on their toes.

City-wide

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out
Fashion Week is once again upon us. As the world’s designers showcase their SS13 designs amid a whirl of parties and freely-flowing designer vodka, the city’s retail sector discovers creative ways to get everyone shopping. Fashion’s Night Out presents a full dance card of goodie-bag filled fetes for fashion fans and shopaholics. Highlights include a Daily Candy-sponsored SoHo blowout, a Rockefeller Center soiree and a Madison Avenue cocktail bash at Missoni.
Thursday, September 6, 6-11 PM
Locations throughout the city, see schedule for events and venues.

Upper West Side

Annual West Side County Fair in Riverside Park
This urban version of an old-fashioned late summer county fair – part of the city’s Summers on the Hudson series – offers carnival rides and games, music, square dancing, sideshow performers, a petting zoo, a greenmarket and more. Plus, the “Green Acre” environmental corner will have activities for kids covering environmental awareness and animal care.
Sunday, November 9, 1PM-6PM
Riverside Park, 66th to 72nd Street
Free

New York Rangers Dog Walk in Riverside Park
Join Head Coach John Tortorella and New York Rangers players for this Sunday morning community event to help end animal abuse. The day’s events include a Q & A with John, special appearances by players, a one-mile dog walk, on-site pet adoptions, giveaways and more.
Sunday, September 9, 8-11:55 AM
Riverside Park
$100 per person/dog team; $10 per additional dog

Lincoln Center

Portable Presents Curators Conference 2012
For anyone serious about the culture of fashion, this day-long conference features leading curators and creators of culture across retail, interiors, fashion, film, art, music and design, including top style bloggers like Susie Bubble.
Wednesday, September 5, 8 AM
Walter Reade Theater, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 165 West 65th Street
Tickets: $395

Chelsea

Hammer and Claws: An All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest
Every summer should end with a crab feast. This one happens in the Tunnel Space of the Terminal Shores building in Chelsea and promises unlimited live, cooked-on-site Maryland blue crabs complemented by lots of cold beer.
September 7-9; see site for times and events.
The Tunnel at the Terminal Shores, 269 11th Avenue
Tickets: $89; kids: $45 (kids under 6 get in free)

Midtown West

MoMA Pop Rally Presents Meta Monumental Pre Game
Meta-Monumental Garage Sale, the upcoming solo exhibition by Martha Rosler, will take the form of a large-scale version of the classic American garage sale, allowing museum visitors to browse and buy goods that have been organized by the artist. Join PopRally for a Meta-Monumental Pre-Game and donate your own items to be incorporated into the exhibition during an evening of drinks, garage-inspired games, and live music by The Postelles.
Thursday, September 6, 8:30-11:30PM
MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street
Tickets-$18-24

East Village

East Village Street Art: Of Line and Zen
This small exhibition showcases east village legends Scot Borofsky and Ken Hiratsuka whose work has been seen on the the streets of New York for more than three decades.
Exhibition: September 6- October 7; opening reception: September 6, 5-8:30 PM
Dorian Grey Gallery, 437 East 9th Street

Williamsburg

Third Annual Williamsburg/Greenpoint Taste 2012
Get a taste of the best of North Brooklyn from over 50 of Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s best restaurants and bars, plus live music, conversations about local flavor and much more on the Williamsburg waterfront.
Sunday, September 9, 1-5 PM
Citi-Storage, 5 North 11th Street at Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Tickets: $40-$15