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Get Out and Do This: Tie Making, Chelsea Handler and a Table Triathlon

By Daniel Jumpertz | February 24, 2014 12:16pm
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Get Out and Do This - Events Mon Feb 24
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Monday, Feb. 24
If you've ever wanted to learn to sew and design your own clothes, a simple tie could be a great place to start. In this suitable-for-beginners Make Workshop, you'll learn how to stitch a lined and interfaced tie and how to create custom labels for your project. $100, from 7-9:30 p.m. at 195 Chrystie St., Lower East Side.

Tuesday, Feb. 25
"Radiant Light" opens today at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens and is an exhibition of stained glass from England's ancient Canterbury Cathedral. The six windows on display have never left the cathedral since their creation in 1178–80 — until now. Founded in 597, Canterbury Cathedral was an important pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the leader of the Church of England and Anglicans worldwide. The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Dr., Fort Tryon Park, Washington Heights, is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
"The Refusal of Time" is a 30-minute installation by South African artist William Kentridge that meditates on time and space, colonialism and industry, and Kentridge's own intellectual life. At the center of the installation is a moving "breathing machine" automaton, with pumping bellows. Gallery 919, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. Upper East Side.

Thursday, Feb. 27
"Up the Creek", a photo sideshow and lecture presented by Newtown Creek Alliance historian Mitch Waxman, opens a window onto the history of the infamous Newtown Creek. The waterway is part of the Hudson Estuary, flowing west between Queens and Brooklyn and emptying into the East River. The presentation will transport viewers from the Newtown Creek's junction with the East River all the way back to its end in East Williamsburg. While the Creek once flowed through wetlands and marshes, today the ecology is mired in its industrial past. At the Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights, from 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 28
Catch Rising Waters at the Museum of the City of New York before it finishes on Sunday. Presented to mark the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Rising Waters draws on pictures submitted by more than 1,000 professional and amateur photographers who responded to an open call for images in the storm's wake. 1220 Fifth Ave. (at 103rd Street), open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 1
For the next week, 92Y ponders the questions, "what is genius?" "why does it matter?" and "what’s next for genius?" "7 Days Of Genius," which begins today, is an intellectual festival focusing on ideas across topics such as music, politics, innovation and science, including a segment where comedian Chelsea Handler talks to Ronan Farrow. Attend discussions and classes and participate in online challenges and polls. Through March 7. 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side.

Sunday, March 2
Savvy art and culture magazine Cabinet is presenting an intellectual “triathlon,” which is a knockout competition in which you can test your skills in backgammon, chess and foosball against some challenging competition. The contest, limited to 32 participants, will yield a single champion, though all competitors will be provided with homemade shepherd’s pie and beer for nourishment during the taxing preliminaries. Advance registration is required, tickets are $10. From 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. at 300 Nevins St., Gowanus.