Here are some things to do in Manhattan from Sept. 23-30

Firefighters waving American flags dashed past the Red Hook starting line of the Tunnel to Towers run on Sept. 11, 2018. (Photo by Trey Pentecost)

Thursday, Sept. 23

Broadway in Bryant Park- celebrate Broadway coming back to NYC with a preview of shows on the lawn of Bryant Park for free. Performances will run from 12-2 p.m. Shows taking part in the event include, Aladdin, Caroline, Or Change, Chicago, Diana The Musical, Girl From The North Country, Mrs. Doubtfire, Six, Stomp, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, and Waitress. 

New York Philharmonic – Beethoven, Haydn and Hannah Kendall– Listen as Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts pieces by Haydn, father of the symphony, and Beethoven. The concert will open with Hannah Kendall’s Kanashibari. $50-174. 7:30-9 p.m., Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. For tickets visit https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets

Joyce Manor Concert– Get ready for a night of American rock and roll with the Joyce Manor band. The concert will also feature Turnover, Tigers Jaw, and Prince Daddy & the Hyena. $25. 6-10 p.m., Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage 5th Avenue at 69th Street. 

Friday, Sept. 24

Strictly Tango at Sutton Place Park– Put on your dancing shoes for a free tango dance class with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School, directed by Sergio Segura. Bring a dancing partner or come solo and meet a new dancing partner. Free, open to the public, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sutton Place Park 500-514 East 55th Street.

Free performances of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors– Boomerang Theatre Company William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” directed by Scott Ebersold. This free, in-person event will take place at The Prince George at 15 E 27th St. at 7:30 p.m. buy a free ticket to reserve your spot.   

Saturday, Sept. 25 

Affordable Art Fair– Experience art from over 300 contemporary artists showcased by 70 local, national and international exhibitors at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. 125 West 18th Street. $25-70, Saturday, September 25 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, September 26 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Paint in the Park– Learn painting techniques during this guided 2 hour course in the middle of Central Park. Participants will be guided by a professional artist through a featured painting. A pre-sketched canvas, unlimited painting materials (brushes, acrylic paints etc) and a take home bag are included. $35.75, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Pinetum East Central Park East 84th St & 5th Ave. 

Bow Bridge in Fall Foliage in Central Park, Manhattan New YorkPhoto via Getty Images

Sunday, Sept. 26 

Tea Sit: Meditate + Learn– Explore the techniques of brewing old-growth tea which is known to calm the mind, aid digestion, and heal body tissue. The class will also include a meditative portion. $45, 4:00– 5:30 p.m., Chinatown Soup 16B Orchard Street.

2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk – The Tunnel to Towers National Run, Walk, & Climb Series pays homage to first responders and service members who have made and continue to make sacrifices in the line of duty. The 5k was created to honor the final steps of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel to the Twin Towers. $0-90, Ikea Parking Lot 9 Red Hook Brooklyn 1 Beard St. 

Monday, Sept. 27

Culinary Voyage Through Spain Cooking Class– Learn how to prepare five authentic Spanish dishes with Chef Ivan. Some dishes attendees will make include tapas, a Valencian version of paella and a silky crema Catalana for dessert. $125, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Location- near Washington Square Park. Guests will receive the address upon signing up. 

The Phantom of the Opera in Bryant Park– Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy The Phantom of the Opera movie night in Bryant Park. The film begins at sunset and food and drink will be available for guests. Free. 5-10 p.m. at the Bryant Park Lawn.

Ben Crawford as The Phantom.Photo by Matthew Murphy

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Agora Gallery Reprisal and Rediscovery– The 28th is the last day to see Agora Gallery’s exhibition- Reprisal & Rediscovery. The exhibit presents work that explores pathways of renewal and healing in the aftermath of the pandemic by seasoned and emerging artists. Much of the presented work is abstract in style and reflects optimism. Free, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., 530 West 25th Street.

When I Was a Kid” Comedy Show– This stand-up comedy experience showcases well-known comedians in the city, up-and-coming comedians, celebrity drop ins and national and international touring comics. $25. 7 p.m., New York Comedy Club 241 East 24th St.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

New York Botanical Garden Farmers Market– Customers can buy items from locally grown produce and fresh baked goods to other specialty foods at this farmers market. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New York Botanical Garden. 

New York City Ballet Robbins + Bigonzetti + Ratmansky– Attend a night at the ballet for a performance meant to take the audience on a journey of love, loss, and despair with choreography by Robbins, Ratmansky and Bigonzetti. $38-205, 7:30 p.m., David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza.

Thursday, Sept. 30 

“The Nature of Color” exhibition This immersive exhibition at New York’s American Museum of Natural History allows guests to experiment with light in the white room and see what colors they can create. The yellow room will let guests explore how color makes them feel and in the green room, guests can discover why some animals are colorful while others use camouflage. $13- 23, special exhibitions may have an additional charge. Reservations are required for timed entry. Museum opens at 10 a.m., 200 Central Park West LeFrak Family Gallery, Fourth Floor.

Moonlight & Movies | Smithereens- Join the museum of the City of New York for their final screening of the summer. The outdoor screening of Smithereens will start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be an introduction by director Susan Seidelman at 6:45. $15. This event will take place outdoors on the Museum’s South Terrace. 1220 Fifth Avenue.

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