Weekly Events Calendar: 10.17.05

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Art & Design Events…

  • Designing and Building Your Own Green/ Environmentally Healthy Home or Apartment
    • Course on how dwellers can turn their apartments into green homes–covering topics ranging from energy efficiency to rooftop gardens to lighting and insulation.
    • October 18th through November 22nd, 7 – 9 pm
    • The Graduate Center of CUNY, and GreenHomeNYC
      The Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue @ 34th St., 212.817.8215
  • Electronics Recycling Month
    • Don’t throw them away! Guilt-free and effortless! Recycle all your retired electronic equipment
    • October 16th, 9am-4pm
    • Union Square, North Plaza
  • Buckminster Fuller: Philosopher of Shelter
    • Learn about Bucky’s early experiments and design philosophy including his work on geodesic domes, and his views on the role of mobile shelter in transforming behavior.
    • October 19th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia, 212.387.3425
  • Red Hook Harvest Festival
    • Pick pumpkins, enjoy delicious foods, hear live local music, meet goats and chickens, and celebrate the harvest on Added Value’s Red Hook Farm
    • October 15th, 10am – 5pm
    • Columbia and Beard St. 347.406.4437
    • Harvest Week Prix Fixe celebrations at Restaurants 360 and Ici–through October 15th these restaurants (who use the farm’s produce) will provide special prix fixe menus and donate a portion of the proceeds to the farm

  • Municipal Arts Society Walking Tour of Vinegar Hill, Dumbo and Fulton Ferry Landing
    • October 15th, 11:00 a.m.
    • Meet outside the entrance of the York St. subway station. (Transit: F train to York St.)
  • Armory’s Modern Show
    • 20th century art and furniture
    • AT’s very own Maxwell Ryan will lead a discussion on “Developing an Eye” on Saturday,
    • October 14th, 15th & 16th , 11-7pm
    • Lexington Avenue and 26th Street in Gramercy Park, 212.255.0020
  • Art Billboards
    • Alex Katz’s “Give Me Tomorrow” at 40 East 4th St
    • Gary Hume’s “Cheerleader” at 55 Houston St
    • Lisa Sanditz’s “Tie-Dye in the Wilderness” 343 Canal St
  • Extreme Textiles
    • Exhibit of over 150 highly-engineered, technical textiles and products
    • Through October 23rd
    • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2 E. 91st St., 212.849.8400
  • Gallerie Illy
    • Art, classes, coffee
    • Through December 15th
    • 382 West Broadway, Soho