To Do Saturday: Autism Speaks

Few subway riders will forget the haunting MTA announcements requesting information on Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen later found dead in the East River. Arielle Patrick was among those moved, resulting in Spin for Safety, an exercise class followed by a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres, all benefitting Autism Speaks. “I saw an increased need for safety measures in homes and schools and wanted to raise money in a way that was uplifting, healthy and empowering for donors,” Patrick says.
Swerve, 30 W. 18th Street, 2 p.m., $55, register at,