Weekend Staff Picks: Hikes, Tallis & Oz (oh my)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wizard of Oz

Here are some of the events around town that WNYC staff members recommend this weekend.

AARON COHEN, Director of Programming Operations: As a novice hiker and Brooklyn resident, Aaron found a group that specializes in setting everything up for you to enjoy a day in the great outdoors. He's planning on an easy 5-6 mile trek in Westchester County's 4,700 acre Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. The folks at Wild Earth Adventures will get you there and plan out the entire day.

KAREN FRILLMANN, Enterprise Editor: Karen loves sound and she's excited to visit The Cloisters in Upper Manhattan, where an audio art installation featuring the composition of Thomas Tallis is being presented by artist Janet Cardiff. Her work, The Forty Part Motet, breaks down all of the different voices on 40 speakers. Karen expects this to be a transcendental experience.

RICHARD HAKE, News Host/Reporter:  I've loved The Wizard of Oz ever since I can remember and now, in honor of the classic's upcoming 75th anniversary, Warner Brothers has released a new updated version. It took 10 years to meticulously get it just right, and now you can experience the film in 3-D at an IMAX theater — but you need to hurry, because it won't be available for viewing on the big screen after this weekend. 

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