The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight, September 30

Tonight in New York City: Learn how to juggle in Bryant Park, explore the night sky, or find out about other people's summer vacations. By Carly Petrone.

NYFF: Saint Laurent



Film Society of Lincoln Center

Alice Tully Theater

New York, NY

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Are you obsessed with fashion? Then you probably know the story of Yves Saint Laurent. Come watch this remarkable designer's rise to fame as one of the top luxury powerhouses in the world during a special screening of Saint Laurent, during the New York Film Festival. Director Bertrand Bonello and actors Gaspard Ulliel and Aymeline Valade will be taking part in a Q&A following tonight's North American premiere. Screening begins at 8:30 p.m.

Arts, Culture & Fun: A Night Under the Stars and Planets



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Stargazers unite! Stop by the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center tonight to take in the breathtaking views of the starry night sky. Jaclyn Avidon, Chair of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York's Education and Educational Outreach Communities, will be there to talk about what planets are currently visible way up there. Want to learn more? Watch a preview of the film Women in Space, a new six-part PBS series that profiles the impact women have had over the past 50 years in comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. Screening starts at 7:30 p.m. followed by lecture at 8:30 p.m. Stargazing begins at 9 p.m. Please RSVP here.

Bryant Park Juggling



Bryant Park

42nd St. and Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY


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Clown around at Bryant Park tonight from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Test your coordination and dexterity during a free juggling lesson. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided. Bring the kiddos or just act like one. Either way, you'll have a great time learning this new fun skill.

Word Presents: The Rise of Aurora West

Photo Credit: Housing Works

Photo Credit: Housing Works

Housing Works Bookstore

126 Crosby St.

New York, NY 10019


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Celebrate the release of The Rise of Aurora West, the second book in the Battling Boy series, tonight at Housing Works Bookstore. Eisner award-winning author and cartoonist Paul Pope as well as co-author J. T. Petty will be there to talk with editor and critic Jillian Steinhaeur. Learn more about the story about a young hero who seeks to uncover the mystery of her mother's death only to find her place in a world overrun with supernatural monsters and all-too-human corruption. Event starts at 7 p.m. Please RSVP here.

How I Learned: My Summer Vacation



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This month's How I Learned series is all about summer vacation. As always, creator and host Blaise Allysen Kearsley is excited to bring some of the funniest and best storytellers to the stage. Listen to Tim Manley, Amanda Melson, Alex Edelman Elisa Albert, and Adam Wade share their issues with complete strangers. That's therapeutic, right? Show starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $6 in advance, $10 at the door.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.