EVENTS / FAMILY
All Brooklyn Trivia NightChallenge your knowledge of New Yorks hip, historic borough with the author of Walking Brooklyn. Teams should be no more than five people. Email email@example.com to register or find a team once you arrive. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Wed., Aug. 22 at 7pm. LOLITA BAR, 266 Broome St. at Allen. 212-982-8420. Free, donations appreciated.
The American Living RoomNew Yorks first and longest running summer festival of emerging art. Festival will host more than 25 projects and will involve approximately 300 artists. Thru Sept. 2 at 8:30pm. HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 6th Ave., bet Spring & Broome. Check online for more details, www.here.org. 212-352-3101. $15.
Batting Cages$2 for 15 pitches. HUDSON RIVER PARK, North Moore St. & the Hudson River. Everyday thru Labor Day from 11am 7pm.
Bellwether Prize Call for SubmissionsThe Bellwether Prize for Fiction will be accepting submissions for its 2007-2008 competition. Submit unpublished novel manuscripts with a $25 processing fee from Sept. 2 - Oct. 5. Prize is $25,000 plus guaranteed publication by a major publisher. Download an application at www.bellwetherprize.org.
Big City Fishing & River WorkshopsYes you can fish in the Hudson River and its better th an ever at Hudson River Park. Rods, reels and bait are provided. PIER 46, Charles St. & the Hudson River. Weekends thru Labor Day; Tues. Sun. in August from 10:30am 5pm.
Harvest in the SquareThe 12th annual showcase of more than 50 of the citys top-rated restaurants in the Union Square district. Thurs., Sept. 20 from 7:30 9pm. $125, $115 in advance, includes unlimited tastings. www.telecharge.com. 212-460-1208. www.harvestinthesquare.org.
Holistic Stress Management ProgramFree services include ear acupuncture, massage and energy work modalities. Tues. & Thurs. from 5-7pm. ST. VINCENTS HOSPITAL, OToole Building, 203 W. 12th St., corner of 7th Ave., 6th floor, small conference room. No appointment necessary. 212-345-2582.
Hot Summer NightsPitchers of Mai Tais, Electric Lemonade and Coconut Rum Runners are $20. There will be Cuban tapas and a DJ spinning hip hop, rock & pop beginning at 7pm. Thursdays, thru Aug. 30. OBIVIA, 201 Lafayette St.
Meditation GatheringSatsanga is a Sanskrit word that means to associate with the Truth, with Divinity. Kirtana is to associate with the Divine through the chanting of His holy names. This is an open invitation to a gathering of prayer, devotional songs and meditation to all spiritual seekers, in an atmosphere of peace and love. Ongoing. Fri., Sat. & Sun. at 8:45pm. RAMAKRISHNANADA YOGA VEDANTA MISSION, 96 Ave. B bet 6th & 7th Sts. 646-436-7010. www.ramakrishnananda.com. Free.
Men Having BabiesLeading experts in gay parenting will provide information about the medical, legal and psychological issues that gay parents must address to have a baby through surrogacy. Gay parents will also speak about experiences and challenges starting a family.
Sun., Sept. 16 from 14pm. LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, 208 W. 13th St., bet Greenwich & 7th Aves. 212-620-7310. www.menhavingbabies.com. $10 per person. Proceeds benefit Center Kids.
Munch Around the Village Scavenger HuntDiscover the gourmet delights of Greenwich Village while collecting treats and answers along the way. Taste some of the best pizza, kebab, cheese, cannoli, paratha, gelato, and peanut butter youve ever had. Sun., Sept. 2 at 1pm. 8779GO HUNT. www.WatsonAdventures.com. $26.50. In addition to the price of the hunt, bring $10 cash for food purchases.
New York Burlesque Festival5th Annual. Thurs., Aug. 30: Teaser Party at Corio, 337 West Broadway at Grand. Free. Fri., Aug. 31: The Opening Party at Element, 225 E. Houston St., bet Essex St. & Ave. A. Fri., Aug. 31: Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque, before the opening party at Corio. Call 212-966-3901 for reservations. Sat., Sept. 1: The Saturday Spectacular at Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. Sun., Sept. 2: The Golden Pastie Awards & Early Bird Burlesque Dinner at Comix, 353 W. 14th St. at 9th Ave. www.thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com.
Riders Ed: City CyclingGain confidence in negotiating NYCs streets, bike paths and mass transit. For riders of all levels. Bicycle and helmet required. Participants earn a cycle proficiency certificate. Tues., Aug. 28 from 6:30 8pm. North Esplanade. 212-267-9700. www.bpcparks.org. Free.
Speed DatingEvent for single professionals. Wed., Aug. 22; 6:45pm for all singles ages 40-52 & 8:45pm for all singles ages 26-39. PEOPLE LOUNGE, 163 Allen St. Online registration required. Visit www.Cupid.com/PreDating. $35.
SpiegelworldThe worlds most beautiful traveling venue returns to New York City for the summer of 2007. View Absinthe and La Vie plus live music acts from around the world. PIER 17, South Street Seaport, just under the Brooklyn Bridge. Visit www.spiegelworld.com for more details on upcoming shows.
Ultimate Fighting Championship ViewingA Pay-Per-View event featuring Heavyweights Randy Couture vs. Gabriel Gonzaga. Sat., Aug. 25 at 10pm. VILLAGE POURHOUSE, 64 3rd Ave. at 11th St. $15 cover and cash bar or $50 VIP bracelet includes 3 hour open bar & appetizer buffet . 212-979-BEER. Stanley@yourpartyplanning.com.
Yoga & MeditationClassic Hatha Yoga everyday at 10am and 6pm and Mon. - Fri. at 12pm. First 2 classes are free. Yoga for Children, Wednesdays, 4-4:40pm ages 3-6 and 4:45-5:30pm ages 6-10. RAMAKRISHNANANDA YOGA VEDANATA MISSION, 96 Ave. B bet 6th & 7th Sts. 646-436-7010. www.ramakrishnananda.com.