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today Greater New York Dental Meeting Nov. 26, 2017

52 out and about Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 26, 2017 Get out and explore New York City! By Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff n If you are in town for the Greater New York Dental Meeting, be sure to get out and explore New York City! There is plenty to see and do. From the skyline, which seems to get more interesting each year, to the world’s best visual arts and the latest Broad- way and Off-Broadway shows, there is always something new and exciting to take in. Whether this is your first time in the Big Apple or your umpteenth, here are some things you might want to do during your stay. Art Scores of rare drawings and other works by Michelangelo are on display in a special exhibit at the Metropoli- tan Museum of Art, located at 1000 Fifth Ave. (The Met Fifth Avenue, This is being described as a “once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.” In fact, these works are so sensitive to light that they are rarely exhibited in public. Once this three-month exhi- bition closes, The New York Times writes, “The likelihood of there being another on its scale within the life- time of anyone reading these words is slim.” The museum is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Suggested admission is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors and $12 for students. If sculpture is more your style, check out “The Body in Bronze” at the Brooklyn Museum, www.brooklyn This exhibition features 58 bronze works of Rodin, who died 100 years ago. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway, at the northern end of Prospect Park. By Subway, take the 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (open until 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2), closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is $16 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, free for those 19 and younger. All around town, and for free, you can view “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” a multi-media exhibition of public works by renowned Chi- nese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. The installations, on display for a short time, include “Gilded Cage,” at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park; “Arch,” at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village; and “Circle Fence,” at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens. There are more than 300 sites in all. For more information, visit www. Rockefeller Plaza Christmas tree New York City’s most famous Christ- mas tree is at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st streets and Fifth and Sixth avenues. It in advance, at oneworldobservatory. com. You can also call (844) 696-1776. It’s open every day from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. 9/11 Memorial and Museum Also at the World Trade Center site is the National September 11 Memorial Museum. It documents the events of 9/11, the impact of those events and their continuing significance. Arti- facts associated with the terrorist attack are displayed, and stories of loss and recovery are presented. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last entry at 6 p.m.), and the memorial is accessible daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. To plan a visit and get information on tickets to the museum, visit Nearby is the 9/11 Memorial, con- sisting of two large pools marking the spots where the twin towers of the World Trade Center stood. The names of every person killed on Feb. 26, 1993, and Sept. 11, 2001, are inscribed in bronze around the twin memorial pools. If you visited the memorial in the past and had to pass through airport-style security, take note: The memorial is now open access. Citi Bike New York now has a bike share pro- gram, called Citi Bike. It’s hugely popular with the locals, and it’s also available to visitors. You’ll no doubt see these blue bikes being ridden all over the place, as well as docked at various street corners scattered throughout Manhattan and in parts of Brooklyn and Queens. The system consists of a fleet of sturdy, adjustable bikes that are locked into a network of docking sta- tions. The bikes can be checked out from and then returned to any station in the system. You get 30 minutes to complete your trip from Point A to Point B. Don’t be shy. Buy a 24-hour or a seven-day access pass with a credit card at any station. You can get more information at each station’s touch- screen kiosk (there’s one just outside the Javits), along with a map of the service area and surrounding neigh- borhood, or visit www.citibike nyc. com. There’s also a smartphone app, called Citi Bike, updated constantly, which shows the nearest stations to you, along with the number of bikes and slots available. New Subway stop For those who like to commute via mass transit, there’s now a Subway station right across the street from the Javits. That means no more wait- ing forever to get a cab. The station is on 34th Street and 11th Avenue. You can catch the 7 train, which will whisk you into Midtown in min- utes (or all the way into Queens if you’re headed out that way). For more information, including maps and schedules, visit 5 ‘Arch,’ by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, is installed at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, as part of a Public Art Fund project called ‘Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.’ (Photos/Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff) 5 The skyline of Lower Manhattan rises over the waters of New York Harbor. For those who are visiting from out of town, New York City offers a world of possibilities. will be lit for the first time on Wednes- day, Nov. 29. There will be live perfor- mances — and large crowds — from 7 to 9 p.m., so venture there with caution. Even better, try to pick another day and time to visit, preferably an even- ing after the theater gets out. Or have lunch at The Sea Grill — theseagrill, (212) 332-7610 — and watch from your comfortable seat behind the glass (provided, of course that you can get a table). The High Line The High Line is one of New York City’s most popular attractions. It’s a public park built on a renovated train line, elevated above the streets of the West Side of Manhattan. It first opened in 2009, with a second section added in 2011. The third and final sec- tion has been open for a couple years now, and — good news to GNYDM attendees — there is an entry point on West 34th Street, directly across from the south end of the Javits Center. If the weather is nice, you will defi- nitely want to take a stroll. You can walk all the way down Gansevoort Street in the historic Meatpacking District. Along the way, you’ll see all manner of urban life, including the most modern architecture, interest- ing people, artwork, gritty buildings that will make you wonder how they are still standing and everything in between. You can get more informa- tion at www.the One World Observatory You can go to the top of One World Trade Center. At 1,776 feet, it’s the tallest building in the Western Hemi- sphere. You’ll start by entering one of the most high-tech elevators you’ve ever been in. As you ascend, you’ll see a time-lapse LED representation of the city’s development over several hundred years, from the 1500s right up to the present day. Be sure to pay attention, though, as the trip to the top takes less than one minute. Once you’re at the top, you’ll have the best view money can buy. Also at the top is the Sky Portal, described as “a 14-foot wide circular disc that delivers an unforgettable view, using real-time, high-definition footage of the streets below.” One World Trade Center is down- town, at 285 Fulton St. The entrance to the public is at the corner of West and Vesey streets. If you intend to go up, it’s best to purchase tickets

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