Monday, September 29
Before a species goes extinct, one animal always has to be the last survivor. For the Pinta Island tortoise, that survivor was the male known as Lonesome George. When he died in June 2012 he was more than 100 years of age, and he has now become the face of the more than 20,000 species of plants and animals around the world currently under threat of extinction. The American Museum Of Natural History is now displaying the remains of Lonesome George as part of a new exhibition highlighting Galapagos tortoises, evolution, and the process of extinction. From 10 a.m. until 5:45 p.m., at Astor Turret, on the Museum’s fourth floor. 79th Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side. $22.
Tuesday, September 30
With Brooklyn Brainery’s The Cream of the Crop: Finding a Winner in the Produce Aisle, learn how to identify the best produce when you go shopping. Nutrition science graduate and veteran of biodynamic and urban farms Mickey Davis will help you spot the qualities of great food and arm you with agricultural, biochemical, nutritional, and culinary knowledge on fruits and vegetables that can be applied to produce situations everywhere. From 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at 190 Underhill Ave., Brooklyn. $12.
Wednesday, October 1
Sesame Street transformed television by proving it was possible to produce a show that was both educational and entertaining for children. “Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger, and Kinder" gives fans of all ages the opportunity to experience what it’s like to create an episode of the show and get close to their fuzzy and furry friends from the street. The exhibit runs from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side. Free.
Thursday, October 2
At an after-hours event tonight at the New York Transit Museum, explore the Museum’s artifacts from the history of public transportation in New York, including vintage turnstiles and historically-preserved subway cars. A specially-curated selection of items from the Museum of Interesting Things are also included along with an open bar of Victorian-inspired cocktails and live music from NYC gypsy punks Amour Obscur. Reservations are essential. From 7 p.m. at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn Heights. $35.
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Monday, September 29