When Government Helped: Learning from the Successes and Failures of the New DealTamiment Library, 10th Floor, 70 Washington Square South, Bobst Library
Sheila Collins and Gertrude Goldberg, the book’s editors, in discussion. RSVP at Bobst@nyu.edu with guest names & title of event.
Philosophy Thursday Night Workshop Series: Cinzia ArruzzaWolff Conference Room, Albert and Vera List Academic Center, 6 East 16th St.
6 p.m.-8 p.m., Free
Cinzia Arruzza, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, New School for Social Research, will give a talk entitled “Spirit in Plato’s Republic and the Tyrant’s Psychopathology”
Tapping of the KegUlysses, 95 Pearl St.
Oopah Music, traditional cuisine, and costumes in preparation for Octoberfest.
(212) 482-0400. www.ulyssesnyc.com/special-events
“Wine Riot”69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Ave.
7 p.m.-11 p.m., $65
Over 250 Wines to be tasted and enjoyed at a festival of wines.
Public Tour: From Freight to FlowersGansevoort Street entrance, on the at Gansevoort Stree
10 a.m., Free
Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. 75-minute tour led by High Line docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides offer an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape. Space is limited.
“Dance!” New York Theatre Ballet
Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street
A combination of modern choreography and classic tales brought to life at the Michael Schimmel Center for Arts.
12th Annual Stone Street Oyster Festival Stone Street
Starting at noon
10,000 guests, 35,000 oysters, and one attempt at the Guinness Book of World Records the most oyster shells collected at an event.
The Epic of EverestRubin Museum, 150 West 17th St.
8 p.m., $15, 13.50/members
A showing of the 1924 silent masterpiece, which mesmerizingly documents George Mallory’s ill-fated expedition ...
Girls Night Out at the Golf ClubThe Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, Pier 59 - 18th Street and Hudson River Park.
6:30-8:30 p.m. $40.
Unwind after work, network and socialize with other women while learning the game of golf in a fun and relaxed setting.
Nancy: Home is Where the Songs Is, Through the Back DoorUpright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 153 East 3rd St.
8 p.m., Tickets start at $5
A showcase of impressions and original characters hosted by Michael Hartney and Justin Tyler
NY Madness Season Launch! Featuring guests Neil LaButeThe 16th Street Theater, 330 West 16th St.
Witness the creation of short plays with new and emerging play writes, and directors.
StargazingOn the High Line at West 14th Street.
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Free
Gaze at the stars, planets, and moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association, and chat with the experts about the sights you see.
Urban World Film Festival AMC 34th St Theatre and SVA Theatre
The 19th year of the Urban World Film Festival with viewings and panel discussions.
Tango LoversNYU Skirball Ball Center for Preforming Arts, LaGuardia Place and West Fourth Street
8 p.m., $29
Award winning dancers and musicians take viewers on an explorative journey, for all lovers of Tango.