Notable NYC: 8/25–8/31


Sunday 8/26: Rae Delbianco, Nathan McClain, Alcy Leyva, Kathryn Bockino, and Christine Quattro joins the Pigeon Pages reading series with host Alisson Wood. Powerhouse Arena, 5 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/30: Deborah Baker and Kanishk Tharoor discuss The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Dawn Raffel and Cheryl Pearl Sucher discuss The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Charlene Carruthers presents Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Friday 8/31: Sara Batkie presents Better Times and talks with Marie-Helene Bertino. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kate Gavino presents Sanpaku. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.


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Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →