Welcome to There or Square, the New School Free Press’ weekly post that delivers the low-down on the most time-worthy and can’t-miss events of the upcoming week.



Arts Partnerships and the Transformation of Cities

Monday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.

ArtTable is organizing their second talk in partnership with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the Center for New York City Affairs, and The New School. Hear from a panel of distinguished women who have worked with different initiatives to bring arts back into the city. They will be discussing the role of visual arts in communities. Free for New School students and faculty.

The New School, John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 5th Ave.



Blood Manor

Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.

Get your scare on at Blood Manor. The 5,000 square foot house of horrors is filled with monsters, zombies, and ghouls — oh my! Features include a killer clown room, a maggot invasion, and Hannibal’s Hell. While no real blood will be shed, you are advised to not wear white. General admission tickets are $35 and no line “R.I.P.” tickets are $45.

Blood Manor, 163 Varick St.



Opening Reception of The Art of Change

Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Experience the visual and musical art installation created by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, an artist in residence at the College of Performing Arts. The installation is a curation of historical footage as well as submitted video clips of people talking about how the world should change. The installation will remain open until November 2nd. Free.

The New School, Event Café (UL103), 63 5th Ave.



“Refugees” vs. “Migrants”: Are we Heading to a New Regime of Exclusion?

Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Patrick Weil, a visiting professor at Yale Law School and research fellow at the University of Paris, for his lecture, “‘Refugees’ vs. ‘Migrants’: Are we Heading to a New Regime of Exclusion?” Weil has published many works on immigration, citizenship, and constitutional law. This talk is the first of the fall lecture series presented by The Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility. Free.

The New School, Parsons East Building, 25 E 13th St., Room 205



Crown Heights Film Festival

Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28

Grab some popcorn and stock up on your favorite movie munchies because this weekend the Crown Heights Film Festival will be screening a total of 34 short films. Ranging from local to international, this diverse group of films includes narratives, animations, documentaries, and experimental films. The screenings begin at 7 p.m. each night and will include an hour and a half of short films. Free.

FiveMyles, 558 St. Johns Pl., Brooklyn



Parsons Fine Arts MFA/BFA Open Studios

Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

Stop by the Parsons Fine Arts Studios to see what undergraduate and graduate students have been working on. You will be able to see their works in progress and meet the artists in their own studio spaces. Free.

Parsons Fine Arts Studios, 25 East 13th St., 4th floor



The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. or 11:59 p.m.

Yell out the lines and throw toast, rice and toilet paper at a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. No worries if you forget your props, as the cast will be selling prop bags filled with almost everything you need for the show. Tickets go on sale three days before the screening and are $9.

Cinépolis Chelsea Cinemas, 260 West 23rd St.



Hester Street Fair’s Closing Day

Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Celebrate the last day of the Hester Street Fair. Enjoy the food from various local vendors like Melt Bakery and Macaron Parlour, pick up a vintage or artisan gift for a friend, or just hang out and enjoy good music and good vibes. Free.

Hester Street and Essex Street



Pumpkin Flotilla

Sunday, Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Get into the Halloween spirit as you enjoy live music, pumpkin carving, ghost stories, and a costume parade presented by the Central Park Conservancy.  At twilight, the much awaited pumpkin flotilla will begin where 50 pumpkins are set afloat on the Harlem Meer. Free.

Central Park, Harlem Meer, 110th Street between 5th Ave. and Lenox Ave.



Indoor Rock Climbing at Brooklyn Boulder

Sunday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Feel the adrenaline rush and join fellow New Schoolers on an indoor rock climbing adventure at Brooklyn Boulder. Make sure you register online and fill out a Brooklyn Boulder waiver in order to climb. Admission is $10 for students and $28 for faculty.

Brooklyn Boulder, 575 Degraw St., Brooklyn

Illustration by Ashlie Juarbe

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