Out & About

| 02 Sep 2016 | 02:51

    Thu 8

    East River lectureNew York Public Library Branch, Roosevelt Island

    6:30 p.m. Free.

    Learn about the commercial and cultural significance of the East River, the famed waterway extending from Governors Island to Fort Trotten, at the first in a series of fall lectures sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society.


    Investing In Stocks: The BasicsScience, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave.

    1:15 p.m. Free

    Introduces basic investment terms and concepts such as risk and reward, IPO’s, p/e ratios, and relative p/e ratios. Ways to approach the investment decision and alternative stock investment such as mutual funds and ETF’s are discussed.


    Fri 9

    A Retrospective: Ralph SteadmanSociety of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd St.

    6:30 p.m. $15

    Opening reception celebrates work and career of iconic artist Ralph Steadman. Once-in-a-lifetime chance for the public to view a collection of his groundbreaking pieces spanning his 50-year career.

    212-838-2560 societyillustrators.org

    Lesley Ware on ‘My Fab Fashion Style File’Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave., between 81st & 82nd Streets

    4:30 p.m.

    Ware talks about her personal fashion sketchbook, designed to educate young readers about fashion concepts and to encourage them to develop their own unique style. For kids ages 7-14.

    www.bookculture.com/upcoming-events Book and Multimedia Sale

    Sat 10

    ‘Cool for School: NYC Pencil Cases’Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.

    11 a.m. $14, students, $10.

    Tour the Roz Chast cartoon exhibit in this family program, and then children 6 to 12 will decorate a free pencil pouch with their own city scenes.

    212-534-1672. Mcny.org

    Book and Multimedia SaleSt. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave., between 81st and 82nd Streets

    Noon-4 p.m.

    Come by for a wide selection of paperback, hard cover books, CDs, DVDs and stay for much more. Most selections are $2 or less. All funds collected support the New York Public Library, as the operation is staffed solely by volunteers.

    Sun 11

    ‘Table of Silence’ 9/11 commemorationJosie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center at 62nd Street

    8:15 am. Free.

    The sixth rendition of a public performance tribute that’s been embraced around the world. As choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi, a key moment comes at 8:46 a.m., when dancers turn their wrists with open palms and extend their arms to the sky for one minute, evoking the simple gesture of universal peace.


    Downton to Deco Victorian Garden TeaMount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 East 61st St

    4-8 p.m. $40

    A proper tea party with finger sandwiches, scones and fancies in a garden attached to an Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan.” Dress code: 1800s-1910s (white, cream, and pastel colors encouraged).


    Mon 12

    Lelyveld on FDRRoosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th St.

    6 p.m. Free.

    The former executive editor of the New York Times discusses his new book, “His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt.”

    212-396-7919. Roosevelthouse.hunter.cuny.edu

    Met Escapes — Art-Making WorkshopMet Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Ave.

    2-3:30 p.m. Free (rsvp required)

    The Met invites individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners, to participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and in the classroom.

    212-650-2010. metmuseum.org

    Tue 13

    The Beach BoysSummerStage at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park

    6 pm. $50-$55.

    Good vibrations come to SummerStage, with the iconic American band performing just as Mike Love’s new memoir is released.


    Herodes, Atticus and the Greco-Roman WorldInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World, 15 East 84th St.

    6 p.m. Free (rsvp required)

    Cosmic imagery was particularly popular in Roman architecture, as seen at the Pantheon and Hadrian’s sprawling residence at Tivoli. And nowhere was there a better opportunity for cosmic expression than in imperial, and especially residential, architecture.

    212-992-7800 isaw.nyu.edu

    Wed 14

    Taryn Simon: An Occupation of LossPark Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave.

    Various times and ticket prices. Check website

    A conceptual artist blends sculpture, sound, architecture and performance in a monumental exploration of the boundaries of grief between living and dead, past and present, performer and viewer.

    212-616-3930 armoryonpark.org

    Ode to the SubwayMid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Ave.

    1 p.m. Free

    Love a good story? Sit back, relax and listen to “Metro Blues, Or How I Came to America” by Boris Fishman — a rich history of the subway visualized through a comparison between the Russian and New York subway systems.

    212-340-0863. nypl.org