For those staying in New York over the break, our friends at InsideNewYork were kind enough to throw together this guide of events going on this weekend.

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Finally, Midterm madness has come to an end—or at least a pause—for the two days off we at Columbia so dearly treasure as Fall Break.  Step out of the Morningside Heights bubble and onto the 1 for some NYC exploration and debauchery!  As always, check out InsideNewYork for more!


‘de Pneuma de Pneuma’ Grace Exhibition Space (
Grace Exhibition Space, opened in 2006, is a gallery devoted to performance art. This Thursday, Martin Bakero, from Paris, who seeks “the rhythm within the verb, the puff, the sound, the view, the movement” will perform for the first time in New York City with Edwin Torres, a self-described lingualisualist. They will be accompanied by Tamara Yadeo, a sound and video artist and musician.  Come for a night of “soul and spirit” and free wine and beer.
8:30-11 pm 840 Broadway, 2nd floor, Brooklyn NY 11206, Subway: J.Z to Flushing Avenue. $5 suggested donation. 

Basement Bhangra
D.J. Rekha’s monthly dance party is the place to go for South Asian rap and lots of crazy dancing. Be sure to show up in time for the free frozen mojitos from 7-8PM and the free bhangra dance lesson at 9PM, then spend the rest of the night showing off your new moves.
S.O.B.’s. 204 Varick St (at W Houston St). (212) 243-4940. Thurs, Nov 3; 7PM. 1 to Houston St. Admission: $16; Before 8PM: $5; With Flyer: $13; Advance Tickets: $10.


Central Park Walking Tour (FREE) (
What better way to spend your Friday afternoon than exploring Central Park, or an “Amble Through the Ramble” as the Central Park Conservancy terms their tour of a 38-acre secluded woodland respite where you hop over streams, pass under arches, and climb through woods in what sounds like a real life game of shoots and ladders.
12:30-1:30 pm: Belvedere Castle mid-Park at 79th St, for directions call 212-772-0210. 1 to 79th. Groups of 7 or more should reserve at

FREE First Friday at Neu Galerie
Neu Galerie, a museum devoted to early 20th century German and Austrian art and design, offers free admission from 6pm- 8pm now till December 2011. This Friday, they will be screening the film Metropolis directed by Fritz Lang in Cafe Fledermaus at 7pm.
6pm-8pm, 1048 5th Ave (at east 86th st), Subway: 4.5.6 to 86th st (at Lexington Avenue) B.C to 86th st. (at Central Park West) 


Pegleg Pete Scavenger Hunt (FREE) (
As part of 5 Dutch Days (  an annual event which celebrates the influence of Dutch art and culture on New York City, there will be a scavenger hunt which starts in the East Village on the footprint of Peter Stuyvesant’s original farm. RSVP:  or call 212-228-2781.
12 pm, 139 Avenue A (btw St. Marks Place and 9th ave), Subway: N. R to 8 St – NYU, 6 to Aster place,  L to 1 Ave, F to 2nd Ave, 

Guy Fawkes Party (FREE) (
Remember remember the Fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason should ever be forgot. The Bell House will have everything you need to ensure that you will never forget this Guy Fawkes night:  including DJ Ceremony spinning britpop hits, free snacks from the Chip Shop, a screening of V for Vendetta, and most exciting of all classic British Penguin books distributed to the first 60 guests.
10 pm. 149 7th St, Brooklyn ,NY 11215. Subway: F.G.R train to 9th st & 4th ave. 

FREE First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum 
There’s something to suit everyone’s fancy this Saturday. Some highlights: 6 pm Katherine Holder presents her show GRRRRRR, an interactive one woman show on racial history in America, 6:30 pm you can make your own sculpture out of random objects, 8 pm New York based artist Sanford Biggers will present his exhibition Sweet Funk – An Introspective.
5pm-11pm, 200 Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum, Subway: 2,3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. 

Wildlife Weekend at Queens Country Farm Museum 
Why not spend a day at a farm this weekend? Queen’s Country Farm Museum stands on the largest remaining tracts of undisturbed farmland in New York state, spanning 47 acres and includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, an orchard, herb garden and vineyard. This weekend’s admission includes a hayride, animal shows, animal feeding, and birds-of-prey.
Saturday and Sunday (November 5-6 and 12-13): 11 am- 4:00 pm.  73-50 Little Neck Pkwy between 73rd Rd and 74th Ave, Floral Par. Subway: E. F train to Kew Gardens/ Union Turnpike Station. Admission $9  

Jeff Magnum at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
Former Neutral Milk Hotel frontman, Jeff Magnum, has made a few appearances in the past two years, but opportunities to hear his unearthly wail live are still pretty rare. In our opinion, it’s worth braving New Jersey public transit for the experience. Plus, tickets are relatively cheap.
Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater. 54 Journal Sq., Jersey City. (201) 798-6055. 8PM. PATH to Journal Square Station. $35.


The ING New York City Marathon
Run (or watch the crazy people who run) 26.2 miles through all five boroughs, starting in Fort Wadsworth and ending in Central Park. And if you want to be able to track runners, watch live streaming, and find tourist information while you’re there, guess what? There’s an app for that.
Finish line is in Central Park. Wave 1 starts at 9:40 AM. 1 to 66th St, C to 72nd St. More information can be found on the NYC Marathon website.

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