Tonight in New York City: Learn more about Ron Perlman, take a free writing class, or find out how to cook a vegan holiday meal. By Carly Petrone.

Craft Supply Swap

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(credit: brooklyncraftcompany.com)

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Are you the ultimate crafter? Head over to Brooklyn Craft Company for a night of craft swapping! Bring your yarn, paper, jewelry, art supplies, craft books, and patterns and give them a new home while you check out what others have brought to the table. It’s the perfect way to start fall off with a clean crafting slate. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Please RSVP here.

Ron Perlman

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(credit: strandbooks.com)

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Meet Ron Perlman tonight at Strand Books when he sits down to talk about his book Easy Street (The Hard Way). Learn more about his fascinating life and career, from his childhood in Washington Heights to his memorable roles in Beauty and the Beast, Hellboy, and Sons of Anarchy. He’ll be signing books and answering your questions so come prepared. Event begins at 7 p.m. Buy a copy of the book or a $15 Strand gift card to attend.

The NYC You’ve Never Seen

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(credit: brooklynbrainery.com)

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Sightseeing guide Richard Exelbert will take you on a virtual tour of some of New York City’s hidden spots tonight at the Brooklyn Brainery. Step into a speakeasy or go on a long railroad track riverside hike through the beautiful woods. Enjoy this sensory experience starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Book Launch: Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Café

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(credit: powerhousearena.com)

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Looking for a vegan-themed holiday cookbook? Head over to powerHouse Arena tonight for the launch of Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Café by Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos, and Jorge Pineda. The founder, executive chef, and pastry chef know a thing or two about putting out delicious plant-based meals. Take a look at more than 100 recipes that use each season’s best and freshest ingredients. Learn more tonight starting at 7 p.m. Please RSVP here.

Gotham Writers’ Workshop Fall Open House

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(credit: free.writingclasses.com)

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Itching to get some writing done? Stop by Gotham Writers’ Workshop Fall Open House tonight from 7 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Choose from one of many classes including songwriting, humor writing, and playwriting. There’s something for everyone who is looking for a creative outlet. Classes are one hour long and wine and treats will be served. Meet the instructors and get $30 off your first 6 or 10-week class. See website for class locations and open time slots.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.