Bike Games, Bicycle Soccer and Footdown Fiesta. Wed., Oct. 19 at 7pm. East River Park, north of the Williamsburg Bridge by the tennis courts.
Beginners High Holiday Services, Young Isreal of Fifth Avenue is offering free services for those with little if any background in Hebrew and Judaism. Rosh Hashana services Tues., Oct. 3 at 9:30 and Wed., Oct.4 at 9:30 am. Yom Kipper services Wed., Oct 11 at 6pm and Thurs., Oct. 12 at 9:30 am and 6 pm. 3 West 16th St. bet. 5th and 6th Ave. Call 212- 255-4826 to register.
fiction writing Workshop, The Gotham Writers Workshop presents a fiction writing workshop lead by Author Masha Hamilton. Wed., Sept. 28 at 7:30pm. DON SILVER a tale of lost idealism and the malfunction of the radicalism that defined the 1960s . Thurs., Sept. 29 at 7:30pm. Barnes & Nobel, Greenwich Village, 396 6th Ave. at 8th St.
Museum of Chinese in the Americas, 25th Anniversary Legacy Dinner honoring Gary Locke, Former Washington State Governor and Joan Chen, Actress & Director. Wed., Sept. 28 at 6pm. Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & West Side Highway. 212-619-4785 x107.
Flea Market, The 4th annual East 4th Street Flea Market. Sat., Oct. 1 from 11am - 6pm. Between 1st & 2nd Aves, at the schoolyard. Professional and individual vendors welcome. To participate or donate, call 917-743-4806. Rain Date: Sun., Oct. 2.
Hurricane Relief Benefit, The Poetry Project is holding a benefit featuring artists, musicians, and poets from New York and New Orleans. There will be performances by Roni Morrison, Cecil Taylor and many others. Sat., Oct 1 at St. Marks Church 131 E. 10th Street.$20 Suggested Donation. 212-674-0910
HurryDate, Meet lots of real live people all in one fun night out. Jewish men & women 25-35; Wed., Sept. 28 at XL Lounge, 357 W. 16th St., gay men 21-39. Doors open at 7pm. HurryDating starts at 7:30. $37. For reservations, call 646-435-8264.
NYC International Pickle Day, Satisfy all your cravings and taste the LESs unique flavor at a multiculture outdoor festival featuring free samples, walking tours, entertainment, and activities. Sun., Oct 2nd from 11am - 4:30 pm. Orchard street off of Houston.
Love & Marriage walking tour, How did your ancestors meet and marry? Did they exchange love letters? Rely on a matchmaker? Come for a walking tour that visits turn-of-the-century sites where love blossomed. Sun., Oct. 2 at 2pm. Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge St., bet. Canal & Division Sts. $12 adults, $10 students & seniors. Reservations Required. 212-219-0888 x 302.
Neighborhood Hot Spots & Organizations:
collective unconscious, 279 Church St., 212-254-5277.
the kitchen, 512 W. 19th St., 212-255-5793.