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Here's what to do in New York City this week

From a gaming demo to a happy hour for LGBTQ writers, there's plenty to enjoy in New York City this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Galaxy Gaming Session: Demo and Play

From the event description:

Join us for a Demo and Play night in partnership with Samsung! Playcrafting is a community of thousands of game creators who are actively making and releasing games. We connect brands, developers and fans nationwide through one of the largest gaming communities in the world. Our events bring creators, players, press and influencers together in unexpected ways, and their classes provide training on the latest technologies. Start the evening with interactive game and app demos, followed by a brief product tutorial on the latest in Samsung gaming technology.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Samsung 837, 837 Washington St.
Admission: Free
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Now or Never: Storytellers Tackling Climate Change

From the event description:

This is an official 2019 Brooklyn Book Festival event. Co-sponsored by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Guernica magazine. This panel event features novelist Pitchaya Sudbanthad, artist Eve Mosher, New Yorker journalist Carolyn Kormann and NRDC policy expert Robert Moore, moderated by Guernica’s Amy Brady. Panelists will discuss how different kinds of storytelling challenge society's tepid response to climate change, specifically the threat of sea-level rise and flooding. They’ll address how interdisciplinary stories can harness the power of language and metaphor to inspire new ways of thinking, how narrative plays a role in climate-centered visual art, and how stories of all kinds can spark environmental change.

When: Thursday, Sept. 19, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Subculture, 45 Bleecker St.
Admission: $5
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Nature of Color, Color of Nature: Film Screening and Conversation

From the event description:

Join Cooper Hewitt, Tealeaves and Pantone for a screening of "Color in Sight," a documentary on the details of color in design. In the subsequent panel, these institutions will come together to discuss the evolution of colors in design, their application in the natural world and the inspiration designers have long drawn from nature.

When: Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E. 91st St.
Admission: $8 (Cooper Hewitt Member); $8 (Educator); $15 (General Public). More ticket options available.
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Celebrate LIC

From the event description:

LIC is having a party! Join the Long Island City Partnership for a celebration of the LIC community and our 40th anniversary serving this wonderful neighborhood. Come for an evening honoring our partners in the LIC Arts Connection, showcasing musical talent from our community, enjoying free samples of local food with drinks available for purchase, and that iconic LIC sunset!

When: Friday, Sept. 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: LIC Flea & Food Lot and Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave.
Admission: Free
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Paragraph LGBTQ Writers Happy Hour Fall Kickoff

From the event description:

We are back! Summer is almost over, so we are here to pick up the slack and kick off fall right by starting up our monthly LGBTQ Writers Happy Hour on Sept. 20! Come mix, mingle and share advice about writing, reading and the publishing industry in general. Our happy hours are informal, inclusive and supportive in nature, with the goal of building a long-term, sustained community. As usual, there will be wine, snacks and friendly discussion.

When: Friday, Sept. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Paragraph: Workspace for Writers, 84 Withers St.
Admission: Free
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Parking in NYC can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of NYC parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, see MTA's website for nearby subway stations and schedules.


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