weekend events

November 18, 1883, the United States and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones. All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and free. All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.

Saturday, Nov. 19: Historic New York: Native Americans at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park, 1–2:30 pm. WWI Camp at Van Cortlandt Park – Part 2 of the Exploring Van Cortlandt Park Walking Tour Series, 11 am–1 pm, Bronx Co. Historical Society Educator Vivian Davis will lead a tour around the Van Cortlandt Park parade ground, covering topics such as the forgotten mobilization railways and the sites of the sham battles and company streets. Call The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tour generally runs about two hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water meet at the Burger King, 6007 Broadway, Bronx.  Evidence, A Dance Company, 7 pm, $21 ($18 in advance), Ronald K. Brown’s dance group fuses traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word at BRIC Arts Media House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place.  

Several days:  Christmas Spectacular with The Rockettes, various times, daily till Jan. 2, starting at $37. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Ave. of the Americas between 50th and 51st streets, NY.  Holiday Train Show with more than 150 New York City landmarks are recreated in miniature out of bark, nuts, leaves and other plant parts. Large scale model trains zip around such familiar sites as the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center. A recent addition of 3,000-square-feet of exhibition has made room for new trains, bridges and tracks. See website for extended hour). Closed on Thanksgiving. Reservations strongly recommended. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. at Fordham Road.Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 am to 5:30 pm from Saturday, Nov. 19 to Monday, Jan. 16, $20 ($10 children) (Weekends ($30; $18 children).

Sunday, Nov. 20: Jokes for Haiti, 8 pm, $10. A fund raising event for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, featuring comedians Tanael Joachim, Michelle Wolf, Sasheer Zamata, Nathan MacInthosh, Littlefield, 622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Jokes for Haiti, 8 pm, $10. A fund raising event for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, featuring comedians Tanael Joachim, Michelle Wolf, Sasheer Zamata, Nathan MacInthosh, Littlefield, 622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues.  Northern Manhattan Parks (Vigorous hike), 11 am1 pm. One way hike from Morningside Park near Columbia University to Jackie Robinson Park 145 St. near City College (CCNY).  Meet at 110th Street and Morningside Drive in Morningside Park, Manhattan. Union Square Holiday Kick-Off, 11 am-12:30 pm. Kick off the holiday season with coffee, treats, free holiday photos, carolers, surprise princess appearances and crafts,  James Fountain in Union Square Park, Manhattan. Marine Park easy hike, Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, Avenue U and East 33rd Street. Sunday Salon: Street Photography – Sacha Lecca, 57 pm. Get up close and personal with NYC’s great street photographers in this new series of talks led by the museum’s curator Paul Moakley. Each photographer will discuss their work and process, and hold an informal conversation about using the street as an open studio. This session features Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone, Sacha Lecca, who photographs the raw energy of NYC’s underground music scene. Limited to 20 participants. Buy advance tickets at aliceausten.org/salons. Gallery in Alice Austen Park, 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island. Gravesend Stop ’N’ Swap, 11 am–2 pm, bring clean, reusable, items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys, and take home something new-to-you, Shore Parkway Jewish Center, 8885 26th Ave. between Harway and Cropsey Avenues  https://www.grownyc.org/swapThe Plug Pop-Up Experience, 1-7 pm, holiday shopping while DJs spin. With drinks and soul food, The Stuyvesant Mansion, 375 Stuyvesant Ave. at Decatur Street. http://letus.live. Coat Drive 2–6 pm. Bring a coat, get a free beer. Help New Yorkers stay warm this winter. With music like DJ Kandylion. Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd. between Stratford and Westminster Roads. Tony Danza at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College 3 pm, starting at $36. Foster Adoption, What You Need To Know, 3-4 pm, see site for details. Lisa Peck Goldberg, Esq., an attorney specializing in private and foster adoption law, presents a workshop focusing on advice on the differences between foster and private agency adoption, how the foster adoption process works, and discuss the myths and realities. St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St. between Court and Clinton Streets. http://www.adoptiveparents.org 

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