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November 2014

New York City’s Favorite Train Show: A 23-Year Tradition

November 15, 2014 @ 8:00 am - January 19, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden,
200 Kazimiroff Boulevard, Bronx, NY
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Step into an annual tra­di­tion where G-scale model trains zip around land­mark repli­cas in the Haupt Con­ser­va­tory, hum­ming along a quarter-mile of track through a city in minia­ture. Real trains, real land­marks, real fun—only at NYBG!

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Washed Up Transforming a Trashed Landscape Alejandro Duran

November 21, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - February 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery,
2180 Third Avenue , New York, NY 10035 United States
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Washed Up is an ongo­ing project by Mexican-born, New York-based artist Ale­jan­dro Durán that addresses the issue of plas­tic pol­lu­tion mak­ing its way across the ocean and onto the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve.

Come see how this Ale­jan­dro Durán addresses these issues through art!

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MoMA’s Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities

November 22, 2014 @ 10:30 am - May 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
The Museum of Modern Art,
11 W 53rd St., New York, NY 10019 United States
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In 2030, the world’s pop­u­la­tion will be a stag­ger­ing eight bil­lion peo­ple. Of these, two-thirds will live in cities. Most will be poor. With lim­ited resources, this uneven growth will be one of the great­est chal­lenges faced by soci­eties across the globe.

To engage this inter­na­tional debate, Uneven Growth brings together six inter­dis­ci­pli­nary teams of researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers to exam­ine new archi­tec­tural pos­si­bil­i­ties for six global metropolises.

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Should Universities and Pension Funds Divest from Fossil Fuel Stocks?

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101,
435 West 116th Street (corner of Amsterdam), New York, NY United States
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Divest­ment has been a grow­ing area of con­cern as uni­ver­si­ties and investors grap­ple with the eth­i­cal impli­ca­tions of fos­sil fuel stocks. A panel of pro­fes­sors from the Earth Insti­tute and the Law School, along with finan­cial exec­u­tives will address whether divest­ment is con­sis­tent with fidu­ciary respon­si­bil­i­ties of invest­ment firms, and if so, what effect it has on cor­po­rate social behav­ior. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Thomas Scheibitz, “Studio Imaginaire”

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery,
521 W 21st St, Chelsea, NY United States
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Time­Out NYC: Thomas Scheib­itz has been a depend­able pres­ence in New York gal­leries since the ’90s, and his neo­mod­ernist approach has been just as reli­able. His lat­est paint­ings and sculp­tures are busi­ness as usual, offer­ing schematic lines and forms bind­ing a deft puree of ref­er­ences to early-20th-century art.

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Structures of Coastal Resilience: Designing for Climate Change

November 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Architecture ,
536 LaGuardia Place , New York, New York, 10012 United States
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The dev­as­ta­tion caused by Hur­ri­cane Sandy in Octo­ber 2012 high­lighted the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of urban coastal areas to the effects of cat­a­strophic storms and cli­mate change. Coastal com­mu­ni­ties must adapt plan­ning strate­gies to mit­i­gate the increas­ing risk posed by these nat­ural haz­ards. Come lis­ten to lead­ing experts work­ing on these issues at an excit­ing pre­sen­ta­tion and panel dis­cus­sion at the Cen­ter for Architecture.

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Weekly community composting in Red Hook, Brooklyn

November 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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First Fridays
Red Hook Community Farms,
580 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, 11231
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Join Added Value, the Red Hook Com­mu­nity Farm in Brook­lyn to com­post weekly on Fri­days from 9:00am to noon and Sat­ur­days from 10:30am to 1:00pm. “Added Value is a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion pro­mot­ing the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment of Red Hook by nur­tur­ing a new gen­er­a­tion of young lead­ers. We work towards this goal by cre­at­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for the youth of South Brook­lyn to expand their knowl­edge base, develop new skills and pos­i­tively engage with their com­mu­nity through the oper­a­tion of a socially respon­si­ble urban farming…

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December 2014

Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every month until January 9, 2015
The Arsenal in Central Park,
830 Fifth Avenue , Manhattan, NY United States
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32nd Annual Hol­i­day wreath exhibit at the Arse­nal Gallery in Cen­tral Park. This free event runs from Dece­me­ber 5th, 2014 to Jan­u­ary 9th, 2015, open week­days from 9am to 5pm. Great for all ages.

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Weekly Tai Chi Class in Poe Park

December 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Poe Park Visitor Center,
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx,
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  Come to the Poe Vis­i­tor Cen­ter for a free weekly Tai Chi class on Fri­days unitl Decem­ber 26th, 2014. Learn the cor­rect Tai Chi move­ments and walk­ing and breath­ing tech­niques, with a pro­fes­sional Tai Chi instructor.  

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Friday Evenings with Climate Scientists: Arthur Lerner-Lam

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICP Museum,
1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY United States
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Arthur Lerner-Lam is a seis­mol­o­gist at the Earth Insti­tute at Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity. He will talk about his research on explo­sions and earth­quakes, and what they can tell us about the Earth’s Upper Man­tle and Crust. He will focus on geo­graphic regions included in the pho­tos of the Sal­gado exhibit. The event is included in museum admission.

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