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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

October 31, 2018

Still no Halloween plans? Here are some fun events taking place tonight–no reservations needed:

Halloween Scarefest at City College

6pm-10pm

For the first time ever, City College is offering free-to-the-public guided tours of its secret tunnels. The school is a neo-Gothic...

October 30, 2018

Unlike Halloween, Día de los Muertos–Mexico's famous holiday that honors the dead–is celebrated over three days and includes colorful altars, offerings of sweet bread, and festive skeletons. This year it begins on Wednesday, October 31 and runs until Friday, November 2...

October 29, 2018

Looking for real Halloween spirit–something involving, you know, actual dead people? You can't go wrong with Trinity Church Cemetery, Manhattan's only remaining active cemetery, located on the northern edge of Hamilton Heights.

Founded in 1842, the g...

October 26, 2018

Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, which means the weekend is jammed with holiday celebrations. If you're not sure where to start, here are three biggies in Harlem and beyond oozing with spooky spirit:

Halloween Extravaganza at St. John the Divine: Scr...

October 25, 2018

• Businessman and philanthropist Robert F. Smith donated a million dollars to the Cultural Performance Center at Riverbank State Park, which will receive new lighting, sound equipment, seating, flooring–and a new name: the Robert Frederick Smith Center for the Performi...

October 24, 2018

Upper Manhattan–once home to famed ornithologist John James Audubon–is becoming quite the place to find amazing bird-themed art. Much of that is thanks to local gallery owner Avi Gitler, who a few years ago began collaborating with the National Audubon Society on...

October 23, 2018

It's not every day you see priceless works of art by Manet, Matisse, and other modernist masters above 100th Street, but for the next three and a half months they'll be on full display in "Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today" at the...

October 22, 2018

Now that Halloween is just about a week away, it's the perfect time to take a walk through some of Harlem's prettiest neighborhoods and get into the holiday spirit. Choose one–or all–and take in not just the gorgeous architecture, but the creatively spooky decor while...

October 19, 2018

From a Day-of-the-Dead-inspired musical procession in El Barrio to artist Justin Favela's amazing tissue-paper murals in Sugar Hill, there's lots of great stuff to check out this weekend. Start at these three standout events: 

Super Sábado: Día de lo...

October 18, 2018

• Council Member Mark Levine is calling for an NYC Ferry route from West Harlem Piers on 125th Street to New Jersey. “There's a glaring omission in the growing NYC ferry network: w.125th St., where a modern $30m pier sits unused. Just 8 mins across river from NJ. Good...

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