The start of October also marks the start of “Archtober” in New York City, a month-long festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions. Here are a few events that we’ve currently got on our radar. For the full schedule (there are more than 100 events being held throughout the city), visit archtober.org.
Wednesday, October 3
Brooklyn Design Panel Discussion with Andrew Tarlow and Friends
Architect Morris Adjmi, restaurateur Andrew Tarlow, and designer Stefanie Brechbuehler of Workstead will discuss the changing face of the borough of Brooklyn. The minds behind the Wythe, the first boutique hotel the Brooklyn side of the East River, examine the gentrification of the neighborhood of Williamsburg and how it has paved the way for a new breed of design-centric high-end developments in Brooklyn. 6:30 – 8:30pm at Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn. Tickets are $20; get them here.
Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7
Home Tours in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Dwell & New York Magazine’s City Modern Home Tours will take you behind the doors of ten private modern homes in Manhattan and Brooklyn (such as the Flowerbox Duplex in Manhattan’s East Village, above, in a photo by Elizabeth Felicella). Homes will be open to self-tour 10am – 4pm. Tickets are $120 for a Single-Day Ticket and $240 Weekend Pass; get them here.
Sunday, October 14
The Noguchi Museum Curator’s Tour
At this Queens museum dedicated to the work of artist Isamu Noguchi (designer of the Noguchi Table), associate curator Matthew Kirsch will lead a gallery discussion of Hammer Chisel, Drill: Noguchi’s Studio Practice and provide insights into Noguchi’s working process as seen through tools, photographs, film footage, and sculpture. 3pm, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City. General admission is $10; get info here.
Tuesday, October 16
AIANY/Center for Architecture Around Manhattan NYC Architectural Boat Tour
Step aboard The Manhattan, Classic Harbor Lines’ 1920′s-style yacht, for an educational around-Manhattan architecture tour hosted by architects and members of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY). The 2.75-hour cruise will completely circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in the sites and architecture tour designed by AIANY. 2:00 – 4:45pm, Chelsea Piers (Pier 62), W. 22nd and Hudson River, Manhattan. Tickets are $75; get them here. Use Archtober discount code “ARCHOB5″ to receive $5 off.
Monday, October 15, 2012
National Design Awards Winners’ Panel
This special panel discussion features National Design Award winners sharing their inspiration and drive as designers. Moderated by Richard Saul Wurman, panelists will include Janine Benyus, Thom Browne, Rebeca Méndez, and Scott Wilson. 7:00 – 8:30pm, The Altman Building, 135 W 18th St., Manhattan. Get info here.
Thursday, October 18
IIDA New York Chapter COLOR INVASION 2012
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the biggest and most anticipated industry parties of the year from the International Interior Design Association. 7:00pm, 548 West 22nd Street, Manhattan. General admission is $150; get tickets here.
Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21
Architecture & Design Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas
Now in its fourth season, ADFF has become the premier festival for showcasing films about architecture and design. This year’s festival will offer more than 25 films from around the world, panel discussions with design leaders and filmmakers, and architectural driving tours of lower Manhattan. Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, Manhattan. Get tickets and information here.
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28
Designers & Books Fair
The first Designers & Books Fair will include approximately 35 U.S. and European design book publishers and booksellers displaying and selling new and backlist titles. Special discounts (up to 40%) will be available on many books. You’ll also find rare and out-of-print book dealers; demonstrations of book arts, including calligraphy, letterpress printing, and bookbinding; and book signings. Programming adjacent to the Fair will include presentations, interviews, and panel discussions with leading members of the international design community. 10:00am – 7:00pm on October 27, 10:00am – 5:00pm on October 28. The Conference Center at Fashion Institute of Technology, 27th Street and Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. Admission to the Fair is $10; program costs vary. Get tickets and info here.