Tuesday Events at Brooklyn College and beyond

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.

Tuesday, Oct. 10: The Brooklyn College Film Department Is Hosting a Screening Series every Tuesday. Fathima Nizaruddin, “Nuclear Hallucinations” (2016), 12:30-2 pm. There will be Q&A discussions directly following each film. West End Building Room 214.

Ballroom Dance Society Club Meetings, 12:15- 2:15 pm, 240 West Quad.

Game Afternoon, 12:30-2 pm, Penthouse ZodiacRoom, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.

Breast Cancer Forum, 6-10 pm, Alumni Lounge, Alpha Sigma Zeta Sorority Inc.

Anime Manga General Meeting, 12:30-2 pm, TV Room, (basement), about the on goings of the industry, as well as whatever peaks the club’s interest.

Sigma Lambda Beta Informational, 6:15-7:15 pm, for gentlemen interested to join in the State Lounge.

SOFEDUP (Student Organization For Every Disability United For Progress) General Club Meeting, 12:15-2 pm, 137 Roosevelt Hall.

Chinese Christian Fellowship Meeting, 12:30-2 pm, Club Room.
Chinese Christian Club Bible Study Session, 12:15 pm, Newman Catholic Center, 2401 Glenwood Road.
Come Out and Celebrate, 12:15-3:30 pm, Gold Room (6th floor), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance.

Off-Campus:
Flu Shots: Councilman Alan Maisel, in conjunction with Brookdale Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, is offering flu shots. Must be over 18 years of age. By appointment only. District Office, 2424 Ralph Ave, (718) 241–9330, Tuesday, 10 am to 1 pm, Monday, Oct. 30, 10 am to 1 pm.
Objectify, An art talk about the “Objectify” exhibit of objects that move between painting and sculpture.
Trestle Gallery, 7 pm. 850 Third Ave., Suite 411, at 30th Street.
http://www.trestlegallery.org/events/2017/10/10/art-talk-objectify
Honk NYC Festival Kick-off Party, 8 pm. The five-day street band festival kicks off with performances from the Nevermind Orchestra, New Creations Brass Band, and the L Train Brass Band. City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave. between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue.
http://www.cityreliquary.org

Several Days: Brooklyn Photographs, till October 29, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, Sun, 12-6 pm, Closed Mondays.
It’s an exhibition of seventy-five images from the Sixties through the present day, by eleven artists and documentarians who have captured Brooklyn’s history and its makeover. The contributors include Max Kozloff (the former editor of Artforum magazine), who spent twenty years photographing the West Indian Carnival; Russell Frederick, who has tracked the gentrification of Bed-Stuy; Meryl Meisler, whose work has focused on her students at I.S.291 in Bushwick; and George Malave, who spent time with kids on Varet Street in the late Sixties. All told, the photographs offer a succinct snapshot of an enormous, diverse, and ever-changing city.
Gallery at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, (Enter on Rockwell Place).

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Weekend Events

Monday there are no classes but the Library Cafe is open. Monday may rain so attend events the other days unless you are a turtle. All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.

Fall foliage tours in the parks.
Shocktober Fest, free Halloween movie screenings at parks in Brooklyn. Showing this weekend: Monster Squad and Carrie and more.
Saturday, Oct. 7: Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt, 10:30 am, 7+, $17.50-$21.50. Advance ticket purchase required. Kids and adults work together to explore the park below 72nd Street. To score points, you’ll have to find Stuart Little, stick your tongue out at a rude animal, learn the motto of a hidden eagle, decipher a secret code by the pond seen in Home Alone 2, spot Cupid at the Carousel, unscramble a message in the sky, and find a witch turned to stone. Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 64th Street, Manhattan. rsvp@watsonadventures.com
Columbus Day Parade, 1 pm. The Federation of Italian Americans Organization is leading the march up 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst between 60th and 84th Streets.
Brooklyn Blessing of the Animals, 2 pm. Nondenominational blessing of Brooklyn pets. Grand Army Plaza, Union Street between Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West. I imagine they mean by the park opening opposite the arch.
Hercules in Brooklyn, 5 pm. A theater project focusing on gun violence, featuring actors Paul Giamatti and Chinasa Ogbuagu readin from a modern translation of The Madness of Hercules. Van Dyke Amphitheater, 392 Blake Ave. between Powell Street and Mother Gaston Boulevard. Musicality, 6 pm, 16+, $35–$50. An international fusion of Broadway, jazz, and soul. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 4301 Avenue D at E. 43rd Street.

Saturday and Sunday: Celebrate Sukkot in Coney Island, probably in the afternoon.  Sunday till Wednesday. Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, 1025 Riegelmann Boardwalk. Both celebrate Chol Hamoed Sukkot.

See past postings of New York Comic Con, Boo at the Zoo, Fab Five Fall Shows, Oktoberfest in the Archway, Bargemusic, Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, Treetop Adventures, Halloween Harvest.

Sunday, Oct 8: Just a Giglio, 3-11 pm. The day is a slightly lower-key version of the giant Giglio festival in July, with plenty Italian food and drinks, and a group of hefty guys hauling an 80-foot tower into the air and dancing through the street with it. Lorimer Street between Metropolitan Avenue and Devoe Street in Williamsburg. Fall Harvest Festival, 12-5 pm. Craft fair, pumpkin patch; canine costume contest; native plant garden tours; raffles; country music; more. Rain date 10/15. Narrows Botanical Gardens, Shore Rd. and 69th Street.  The New York Theatre Organ Society, 3 pm, $10-$15. Organist Mark Herman performing on the Brooklyn Paramount’s original 1928 Wurlitzer theatre organ. Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues.

 

BC and CUNY in the news

Monetary donations are being collected to assist those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Jose through Global Giving, donations can be made in 314 Student Center. CUNY community members who wish to contribute supplies, from batteries and lanterns to diapers and baby wipes to assist in the recovery of Puerto Rico, can drop them off at Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building, 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn or Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 W 34th Street, Manhattan,

If you are having trouble with the Digital ID, it could be because you need the BC wifi. There are instructions on WebCentral. Sports: Yanks need to win the first game because they will go against Cleveland’s ace twice who is unhittable. Cleveland is best going to first to third and a defensive team. The Yank’s Judge walked 125 times showing his patience. The Yanks trademark is  homers, strike outs and the bull pen but they are up there in many stats.

BC and CUNY in the news

The State of Hip-Hop in Brooklyn (Excelsior Newspaper)
http://bcexcelsior.com/the-state-of-hip-hop-in-brooklyn/
CUNY professor allegedly sold fake medical certificates
http://nypost.com/2017/09/29/cuny-professor-allegedly-sold-fake-medical-certificates/
When We Marched on the Pentagon
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/when-we-marched-on-the-pentagon/

Facebook Fridays (Behavioral Therapy) group sessions (Excelsior Newspaper)
http://bcexcelsior.com/facebook-fridays/
2017 Pulitzer Prize winner joins Voyages of Discovery series
http://www.reflector.com/News/2017/09/30/2017-Pulitzer-Prize-winner-joins-Voyages-of-Discovery-series.html

BC Psychology Professor Assumes New Role as Macaulay Director
http://bcexcelsior.com/bc-psychology-professor-assumes-new-role-as-macaulay-director/

New BC Strategic Plan Outlining Crucial Campus Goals Is Underway (Excelsior Newspaper)
http://bcexcelsior.com/new-strategic-plan-outlining-crucial-campus-goals-is-underway/

Less than half of NYS colleges, universities are fully compliant with sexual assault laws
http://dailyorange.com/2017/09/less-than-half-of-nys-colleges-universities-are-fully-compliant-with-sexual-assault-laws/
As Deaths Mount, Scrutiny of NYPD Response to ‘Emotionally Disturbed Persons’
http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/7216-as-deaths-mount-scrutiny-of-nypd-response-to-emotionally-disturbed-persons

Young Vietnamese American poet wins Felix Dennis award
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainment/187222/young-vietnamese-american-poet-wins-felix-dennis-award.html

Thursday events and some weekend events, live streaming sites

The college theater being built at night had an interesting light of colors on and changing. Sports: Yankee pitcher Luis Severino or Sonny Gray I believes is the fastest starter in the league as he averages 98 mph. The Yanks do good in blowouts but not that good in one run games. Minnesota is the only team to ever lose 100 games and the next year make the playoffs. It is easier now to make the playoffs do to more rounds and the wild cards. They won 26 more games this year. TheYanks face Cleveland which may be the best team in the majors.Live streaming of games on reddit.com/r/mlbstreams or Besasport.top/mlb.php
or for basketball at reddit.com/r/nbastreams.

Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted.
Thursday, Oct 5: Day of Dignity, 12:15-2 pm, with the Puerto Rican Alliance, (PRA).
Day of Dignity is an annual silent protest against Columbus Day in favor of replacing the holiday with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Every year PRA and our allies wear black and walk silently from West Quad to East Quad. They walk around East Quad three times, and collect in front of the school library and represent the diverse cultures and countries.
Culture Game Day with Alpha Sigma Zeta Sorority In, 12-2:15 pm, Club Room.
Speech and Debate Mixer, 12:15-2:15 pm, State Lounge (5th floor), with the Student Forensics.
Sociology Club Meeting, 12:30-2 pm, 3604 James Hall.
General Interest Meeting/Mentor Training, 12:30-2 pm, Glenwood Lounge (2nd floor), with the Strive for College Club.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, (IVCF), 12:30-2 pm, Amersfort Lounge (2nd floor).
SAHDI General Meeting, 12:30-2 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor), South Asian Health & Development Initiative.
NAACP Meeting, 5-6 pm, Aviary Room (4th floor).
Welcome Orientation with the Graduate School Counseling Association, 5:30-7 pm, Alumni Lounge (4th floor).
Back to School Party with Blaze Dance Team, 6-10 pm, Club Room.
Black History: Jeopardy Edition, 7-10 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor) with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
Anthropology Club Interest Meeting, 12:15-2:15 pm, Alumni Lounge (4th floor).
Vegan Club Meeting, 12:30 pm Aviary Room fourth floor.

Off-Campus: Ta-Nehisi Coates, 7:30 pm, not free. Award-winning journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent at “The Atlantic” and author of #1 New York Times bestseller “Between the World and Me,” discusses his newest book, “We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy.” Kings Theatre.
Yankee game at 7:30 pm. “My Shot, Portraits from Hamilton” opening reception, 6-8 pm. Josh Lehrer shows his portraits of actors from the Broadway show “Hamilton,” taken with an antique camera lens from the mid-1800s. United Photo Industries, 16 Main St. at Water Street. Metropolis Burlesque at Anyone Comics, 8 pm, 21+, $10. Anyone Comics, 1216 Union St. between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues.

Several Days: Oktoberfest in the Archway, as the The Archway turns into a traditional German beer hall, with festive food, oompah bands, and Bavarian beer in limited edition beer steins. Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place under the Manhattan Bridge.
Friday, 5-10 pm, Saturday, 1-10 pm. New York Comic Con Convention, $45 per day, noon, Thursday to Sunday. The show will feature events, panels, screenings and more at several locations. Throughout the convention fans can expect programming from AMC’s The Walking Dead, Universal’s Pacific Rim: Uprising featuring John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nickolodeon’s Hey Arnold!, Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy and his sci-fi venture The Orville, StarTalks with Neil de Grasse Tyson, and the World Premiere of Warner Bros.’ Batman vs. Two Face. Fans will also have a chance to interact with some of the biggest names in entertainment including Star Trek’s William Shatner, Star Wars’s Mark Hamill, Star Wars: Rogue One’s Felicity Jones, Keanu Reeves, John Krasinski, Rosario Dawson and more! The show will take place October 5th -8th at Javits Center in New York City.

Tuesday and Wednesday events at Brooklyn College

Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted.
The Brooklyn College Puerto Rican Alliance is collecting clothes, water, canned non-perishables, electronics and other domestic materials to support our fellow American citizens in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean who have been ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Drop them off at WEB 149.

Tuesday, Oct. 3: DOCA, 12:30-2 pm, Library Auditorium for a workshop on immigration resources available at CUNY to assist DACA students and green card holders achieve citizenship. Speakers include Jasinta De La Cruz, an immigration lawyer with CUNY Citizenship Now, which provides free, confidential immigration law services to help those on the path to U.S. Citizenship, and Favio Ramirez-Caminatti, Executive Director, El Centro del Immigrante & Community Job’s Center. RSVP to: anselmar@brooklyn.cuny.edu. Talent Auditions, 12-2 pm, Glenwood Lounge (2nd floor), Haitian American Student Association. A talent audition to find Haitian students to represent Brooklyn College’s HASA at John Jay College. Vegan Presentation, 12:30-2 pm, 407 Aviary. Sukkah Building and BBQ, 12:15-2:15 pm at the Hillel Building opposite the new theatre.
Chamber Music at the Lily Pond, 1-2 pm, with a Brooklyn-based duo called Spicy Honey. SOFEDUP Meeting, (Student Organization For Every Disability United For Progress), 12:15-2 pm, 137 Roosevelt Hall. Fashion Marketing Club Meeting, 12:30-1:30 pm, Amersfort Lounge. Chinese Christian Fellowship, 12:30-2 pm, Club Room (basement). Veteran Students Organization (VSO) Monthly Meeting, 12:30-2 pm, 1409 James Hall. Philosophy Department’s Black Mirror: Nosedive Twilight Zone: Eye of the Beholder, 5:15-7:30 pm, discussion after the episode, 3305 Boylan Hall. Go to the department and get a flyer of more of the future events. Poetry and Tea with the Stuck in the Library Magazine staff, 12:30-1:30 pm, State Room. Ballroom Dance Society Club, 12:15-2:15 pm, 240 West Quad. Health and Nutrition Science Club Meet and Greet, 12:30-2 pm, 4145 Ingersoll Hall.

Wednesday Oct 4: The Putnam Club meets every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm in Old Ingersoll 1146 and try to work through Putnam Problems (math).

Free October workshops for BC students.

Free workshops for BC students.
The Brooklyn College Library Room Office of Academic Information Technologies (AIT) presents a series of hands-on free technology workshops designed to improve your technical skills. These computer workshops are offered as a part of the AIT education initiative.

These workshops are open to all Brooklyn College students, staff and faculty. Registration is NOT necessary, and there is no cost.
A complete schedule of workshops can be found at the Library’s or Library Café’s website:
http://ait.brooklyn.cuny.edu/librarycafe/page.php?view=workshops

*ATTENTION*: Late attendance is casually excused but do not expect to catch up when workshop is session.

** Please pay attention to the workshop Room number. The high demand for computer classroom space may require moving to a different Room from session to session. **
The following October series features overview workshops in Excel, SPSS, PowerPoint, MS Word, Adobe Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator& Final Cut Pro.
Microsoft Excel
An indispensable tool for most college students! Excel not only allows you to record, organize, and retrieve encapsulated data, but simplifies complex formulas and helps create detailed graphs, as well. The ideal tool for recording, viewing, and retrieving statistical, financial, and organizational data.
Excel Introduction
Monday, Oct. 2 6:30pm – 7:45pm Room: Library 122 (Rescheduled workshop)
(Repeated) Saturday October 14 1:30PM – 2:45PM Library Room 383
(Repeated) Sunday October 15, 1:30PM – 2:45PM Library Room 383

Excel Part 2
Tuesday October 3, 3:40pm – 4:55pm Library Room 120
(Repeated) Monday, Oct. 16 6:30pm – 7:45pm Room: Library 122
(Repeated) Saturday October 28 1:30PM – 2:45PM Library Room 383
(Repeated) Sunday October 29, 1:30PM – 2:45PM Library Room 383

Excel Part 3
Tuesday October 3, 12:30pm – 1:45pm Library Room 038
(Repeated) Tuesday October 17, 3:40pm – 4:55pm Library Room 122
(Repeated) Saturday November 4, 1:30PM – 2:45PM Library Room 383
(Repeated) Sunday November 5, 1:30PM – 2:45PM Library Room 383

IBM SPSS
The professional and academic standard of statistical analyses software.
SPSS Intro
Tuesday October 10, 12:30 pm – 1:45pm Library Room 038
SPSS, Correlation and Regression
Tuesday October 17, 12:30pm – 1:45pm Library Room 038
SPSS, T Test and ANOVA
Tuesday October 24, 12:30pm – 1:45pm Library Room 038
Microsoft PowerPoint
Create and display richly composed slide shows for public speaking and a variety of other applications.
PowerPoint, part 1
Monday, October 23 6:30pm – 7:45pm Room: Library 122
(Repeated) Tuesday, October 24, 3:40pm – 4:55pm Library Room 122
(Repeated) Tuesday, October 31, 12:30pm – 1:45pm Library Room 038
PowerPoint, part 2
Monday, October 30 6:30pm – 7:45pm Room: Library 122
(Repeated) Tuesday, October 31, 3:40pm – 4:55pm Library Room 122
Microsoft Word
Word processing is the most primary application of the modern computer. We learn how to properly launch the word processor, format a page, and begin writing a document. We will also learn how to properly correct mistakes, edit text, use graphics, and spell check.
Word 2
Saturday, October 7, 1:30pm – 2:45pm Library Room 383
(Repeated) Sunday, October 8, 1:30pm – 2:45pm Library Room 383
Questions concerning the above workshops ? Please call us at (718) 951-4672 or email us at Albrecht@brooklyn.cuny.edu
ADOBE SERIES

Photoshop: Photo Edit
This workshop will focus on the popular aspect of Photoshop: photo editing. There will be an overview of various tools and techniques that can be used for basic and general photo editing.
[This workshop is not recommended for those who have never used Photoshop. This workshop is open to beginners and casual users. This is not considered an advanced workshop]
Thursday, October 5 6:30pm – 8:00pm Library Room 384
(Repeated) Thursday, October 12 6:30pm – 8:00pm Library Room 384
(Repeated) Saturday October 21, 11:30AM – 1PM Library Room 038
(Repeated) Sunday October 22, 11:30AM – 1PM Library Room 038

Intro To Adobe Illustrator and Indesign
This is an introductory workshop for Adobe Illustrator and Indesign. There will be a basic approach for the use of both these programs. The content in this workshop will focus on the specialty of both programs that should get anyone started on particular design projects. (logos and book design) This workshop is for those who have never used Illustrator or Indesign or for those who would like a recap on simple basic features.
Saturday October 7 11:30AM – 1:00 PM Library Room 038
(Repeated) Sunday October 8 11:30AM – 1:00 PM Library Room 038
Adobe Illustrator : DesignWorks
This workshop will go further in exploring Illustrator’s design capabilities. Going over tools and functions that can produce practical, creative and functional design (infographics, logos, etc.) This workshop is not for those who have never used Illustrator. This workshop can be for those who are still getting familiar with the program (beginners). This is not considered an advanced workshop.]
Tuesday October 10, 6:30PM – 8PM Library Room 384
(Repeated) Thursday October 26, 6:30PM – 8PM Library Room 383

Adobe Indesign: Simple Publish
This workshop will go over some general beginner steps in preparing projects for both print and web. This workshop is not for those who have never used Indesign. This workshop can be for those who are still getting familiar with the program (beginners). This is not considered an advanced workshop.
Wednesday, October 18 6:30pm – 8:00pm Library Room 384
Adobe Photoshop:Creative Design
This workshop will focus on Photoshops’s creative use. Basic and overlooked tools and features that can be used to create a variety design projects.
[This workshop is not recommended for those who have never used Photoshop. This workshop is open to beginners and casual users. This is not considered an advanced workshop]
Tuesday , October 24 6:30pm – 8:00pm Library Room 384
For more info concerning the ADOBE SERIES contact: acaines@brooklyn.cuny.edu or 718-951-5000 (ext.1794)
Intro To Final Cut Pro X
This workshop is intended for those who are interested in learning the basics of Final Cut Pro X, a popular video editing program. This workshop will provide a solid foundation for anyone to create videos from start to finish.
Part 1 introduction to the basic features and user interface of FCP X.
Tuesday October 3 4:00PM – 5:30PM Library Room 384
(Repeated) Thursday October 5 12:30PM – 2:00PM Library Room 384
(Repeated) Tuesday October 24 4:00PM – 5:30M Library Room 384
(Repeated) Thursday October 26 12:30PM – 2:00PM Library Room 384

Part 2 dive into more advanced techniques of FCP X.
Tuesday October 10 4:00PM – 5:30PM Library Room 384
(Repeated) Thursday October 12 12:30PM – 2:00PM Library Room 384
Part 3 a supervised open workshop – students may bring their own projects or practice at their own pace.
Thursday October 5, 4:00PM – 5:30PM Library Room 384
Thursday October 12, 4:00PM – 5:30PM Library Room 384
Tuesday October 17, 4:00PM – 5:30PM Library Room 384
Thursday October 19 12:30PM – 2PM Library Room 384
Thursday October 19, 4:00PM – 5:30PM Library Room 384
Thursday October 26, 4:00PM – 5:30PM Library Room 384
Questions? Contact han.jang@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Weekend events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.
Movies in the parks, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Coming to America, Saturday Night Fever, Wonder Woman and Sing. https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/free_summer_movies
Saturday, Sept. 30: see next listings.
Saturday and Sunday: Boo at the Zoo, 12-4 pm, $36.95 ($26.95 child; $31.95 senior-total experience ticket). Haunted Forest, complete with lurking, crawling and flying creepies; a Halloween hayride, with scarecrows, snakes and spikers, and a Halloween nature hike at the Bronx Zoo. Coney Island International Kite Festival, 10 am-5 pm, Beach and West 10 St. Fab Five Fall Shows, 1-6 pm until Sunday, Oct. 15. The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s five new exhibits, which include “Photography Pop-up,” “Grand Installations,” and the “Really Affordable Art Show,” among others. 499 Van Brunt St., near Reed Street, Red Hook. Halloween Harvest, 11 am to midnight until Sunday, Oct. 29, $20 to Halloween Harvest, or free with all day wrist band. Luna Park’s pirate-themed Halloween Harvest in Coney Island. Pumpkin patch, pony rides, magicians, face painting, arts and crafts, kooky spooky karaoke and a mummy wrap game and visitors are encouraged to come wearing their best pirate costumes. Luna Park, West 12th St. and Surf Avenue, Coney Island. The Amazing Maize Maze, 11 am-4:30 pm, this event repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday till 10/29. Have fun finding your way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth. The adventure begins with a “Stalk Talk” to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. The fun of getting lost and loving it. Maze by Moonlight with flashlights, $12 per adult and $7 per child (ages 4 to 11). This event is free for kids ages 3 and younger. There is a $20 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sunday, October 29 for the Children’s Fall Festival. Queens County Farm Museum in Queens Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral, Queens.
Ongoing on the weekends: do a search on this site to see the description for Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, Treetop Adventures, Art Island Outpost, Music in Motion.

Sunday, Oct. 1:  Medieval Fest, 11:30 am-6 pm. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. The park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn’s peak. Fort Tryon Park, Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns, upper Manhattan.

Chile Pepper Festival, 11 am-6 pm, $20-$25 (free for children under 12 and members) The annual festival is the end of summer blowout that sets the garden ablaze with bands from around the world, dozens of firey food artisans and hours of chile-chocolate gastronomy. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., at Eastern Parkway. Rise Up Against Addiction 5K 2017, 8:30 am, Pier 84, West 44th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan. Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending the stigma of addiction will host a 5K Run/Walk as part of its Rise Up Against Addiction campaign.  Guests will have the opportunity to engage in activities geared towards uniting the community and promoting positive change. Highlights include: The Shatterproof Community Village, which will showcase substance use disorder resources from local organizations; The Memorial Gallery, featuring photos and stories of lost loved ones; a Celebrate Recovery area, a space to unite with hundreds of others in recovery; and more. Registration required to run/walk. Tinker Lab Fall 2017 Open House, 2 pm. Electronic Instrument. Recommended for families with kids between 6 and 14 years old. This project involves learning about circuitry, sketch and design, exploring different sounds, building your unique instruments, programming with Scratch, and using Makey Makey, a micro-controller. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 3441 137th St., Flushing, Queens.  RSVP. Socrates Annual Opening, 3-6 pm. The Socrates Annual, formerly known as The Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition is an annual exhibition of new public art that addresses the most urgent issues of today. It is distinct in its mission to foster individual artist projects rather than present an overarching theme. The 2017 participating artists join the ranks of over 250 artists who have received artist fellowships for producing work at Socrates since the Park’s inaugural artist grant in 1995. Features 15 artists selected through our competitive open-call selection process. Socrates Sculpture Park, Vernon Blvd and Broadway, Queens.