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BEAT Festival Opening Night
Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Free, 718-638-5000
www.beatbrooklyn.com

 

Bring your rhythm to the preview night of the weeklong performance arts celebration that begins Saturday (at Green-Wood Cemetery!). Aja Monet, Bed-Stuy Veterans, Shirel Jones and others will give you a taste of the event’s third year.

 

LuckyRice Moon Festival Cocktail Feast
Sept. 12, 9 p.m. (VIP) 10 p.m. (GA)
The Bowery Hotel
335 Bowery
$50-$88, LuckyRice

 

Asian-inspired cocktails Celebrate the 3,000-year-old Chinese and Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival tradition while sipping on more than a dozen artisanal cocktails made my mixologists from around the city featuring Bombay Sapphire, like Year of the Horse with hibiscus tea and ginger beer.

Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood
Sept. 13, 11 a.m.
Irving Place, between 17th and 18th streets
$40-$80,www.gnaonline.org

Get to know Gramercy through its pride and joy: fine food establishments. Not only will you be digging into grub from places like Duke’s, Ichabod’s, Big Daddy’s and City Crab, but proceeds will go to local schools to help create a healthierlunch program.

1776 Peace Conference Celebration
Sept. 13, 11 a.m.
Conference House Park
Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street, Staten Island
$5 adults, $3 children and seniors,www.nycparks.org

Turn back time to the American Revolution era and see how John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge and Lord Howe tried to broker an end to the war in Tottenville on Staten Island. There will be children's activities, historic house tours, reenactments, crafters and colonial period dancing, food and music.

NY’s Funniest Reporter Show
Sept. 14, 5 p.m.
Comic Strip Live, 1568 2nd Ave.
Free,www.nyfunniestreporter.com

What you really need to survive in the news business is a sense of humor. Watch local reporters from TV and print perform a five-minute stand-up routine, judged by three professional comedians.