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I hope you and your loved ones had an enjoyable summer. As we settle into our autumn rhythms, it’s still our responsibility to practice physical distancing and wear masks to keep ourselves and each other safe. 

 To help you stay entertained and engaged, here are some virtual and in-person events and experiences to explore in October.
Happy Fall!
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How I Miss Broadway
If you’re missing the excitement of a Broadway show, tune in to this special conversation about theatre. Hillary Clinton will speak to journalist Michael Paulson, and then Audra McDonald, Danielle Brooks, Jessie Mueller, and Neil Patrick Harris will join in for a live roundtable discussion.
The Boys in the Band
A groundbreaking play featuring a group of gay men, “The Boys in the Band” debuted on Broadway in 1968. It was revived in 2018 and is now a Netflix film. Its stars, including Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and Matt Bomer, will discuss the play and its adaptation during this conversation.
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LIC Springs Back
Celebrate the Long Island City community and its businesses with three days of small in-person events—including live music, performances, pop-up activities, and walking tours—and virtual offerings.
Ambler Farm Day
This year’s Ambler Farm Day is a “cruise-thru” event, letting you drive through the farm to enjoy fun family-friendly activities, live music, and activities and treats that you can take home with you.
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NYCB’s Digital Ballet Season
The New York City Ballet’s fall season goes digital with four weeks of free programming culminating in five world-premiere ballets debuting at the end of the month.
Women + Power: People Power
A group of women activists will join this panel discussion about current struggles, the role of women of color, and the solidarity required to fight against systemic oppression.
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New York Film Festival
Catch the remaining days of the New York Film Festival by attending a drive-in screening or watching virtually from anywhere in the U.S.
Visit Wave Hill
Connect with nature by visiting Wave Hill’s 28 acres of gorgeous gardens. While you’re there, you can enjoy one of Wave Hill’s self-guided activities.
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Fall Family Campout
Spend a night under the stars at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center’s Fall Family Campout, where you will enjoy nighttime hikes, a scavenger hunt, and DIY activities. You’ll also be treated to animal demos and a lovely farm stroll.
Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Featuring art made by people in prison as well as artists whose work deals with state repression and imprisonment, this MoMA PS1 exhibition explores the role of incarceration in our culture.
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Watch RBG
Celebrate the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg when you watch “RBG,” a 2018 documentary highlighting the ways the Supreme Court justice’s career changed the lives of American women.
Elections and the U.S. Constitution
Pulitzer Prize-winning legal journalist and Yale Law School lecturer Linda Greenhouse will discuss constitutional protections and loopholes related to U.S. presidential elections.
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Ultimate NYC Trivia Night
Test your knowledge of all things NYC—from its architecture to its pop culture—in this trivia event by the Museum of the City of New York.
Protest City
How have moments of protest and social unrest reshaped New York City’s public spaces—and vice versa? Find out during this virtual discussion.
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Ayad Akhtar: Homeland Elegies
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar as he discusses his new novel Homeland Elegies, which explores an artist’s complex relationship with his American identity and that of his immigrant family.
Creating in a New Reality
Interested in finding new ways to create and connect? BRIC’s three-day virtual Media Maker Weekend features free workshops and discussions about creating content that engages, builds community, and encourages social advocacy.
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Montclair Film Festival
Incredible drive-in and virtual film screenings will be accompanied by thoughtful conversations with storytellers like Aaron Sorkin, Sienna Miller, and Stephen Colbert during the 10-day Montclair Film Festival.
Uncommon Voices: Unexpected Places
En Garde Arts’ intimate indoor theatre performances have been reimagined as site-specific public events like “Wartime Canteen for a New Era,” a cabaret-style performance in Brooklyn.
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Breast Cancer Alliance Luncheon + Fashion Show
This year’s virtual luncheon will feature special guest Kate Walsh and a Carolina Herrera fashion show.
Montclair Design Week
Join in on the 10-day Montclair Design Week, whose talks, workshops, and installations will center around the theme of “100% Montclair.”
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The Potluck Plays: A Digital Feast
During this special benefit event for the Asian American Arts Alliance, you will get to take part in an interactive series of interconnected plays about food and community.
Pioneering Women of American Architecture
Learn about this project—which documents and publicizes American women’s contributions to architecture—from project co-editors Mary McLeod and Victoria Rosner.
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Drive-In and Dine Tailgate
Have a socially distanced evening out when you go to this drive-in movie. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy all the New Haven-style pizza you can eat.
dwb (driving while black)
This powerful music-drama featuring soprano Roberta Gumbel and duo New Morse Code confronts the realities of driving while Black in the United States.
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Go Pumpkin Picking
Wondering where to go to celebrate the new season? Take a look at this guide to pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and harvest festivals found throughout New York City.
We Fight to Build a Free World
Bringing together over 70 voices, this exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz draws connections between historical oppression and today’s injustices.
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Take a Dancewave Class
From ballet to Bollywood, Dancewave’s online adult fitness and dance classes are a great way to learn new techniques and stay in shape.
Photoville
Make your way around the five boroughs to some of Photoville’s 60+ outdoor photo exhibitions featuring an incredible lineup of photographers.
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Día de los Muertos at Green-Wood Cemetery
In honor of the holiday, visitors are encouraged to bring offerings to Green-Wood Cemetery’s Historic Chapel, where there will be a large-scale community altar by artist Scherezade García.
Smoke Screens Concert Series
Perfect for jazz lovers anywhere, Smoke Jazz and Supper Club is livestreaming performances by legendary jazz musicians all month. On this evening, iconic bassist Buster Williams takes the stage.
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Village Halloween Parade Surprise
Though this year’s Halloween Parade has been canceled, the organizers behind the beloved event have promised a “tricky treat” on Halloween night. So, keep your eyes peeled for the surprise!
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