Out & About

| 08 Aug 2016 | 04:11

    Thu 11

    COOL: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned CityThe New York Academy of Medicine, Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

    6:30 p.m. Free but advance registration required

    Author and environmentalist Stan Cox talks about the costs and benefits of New Yorkers’ growing reliance on climate control.

    212-534-1672. www.mcny.org/fastandcool

    Drink and Draw: Runnin’92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street

    7-9 p.m. $20

    An informal figure-drawing event, pairing a DJ set with dynamic modeling. This session will feature running, jumping, and celebratory poses.

    212-415-5500. 92y.org/Event/Drink-and-Draw

    Fri 12

    Ethel and FriendsMet Fifth Avenue

    5-8 p.m. Free with museum admission

    Ralph Farris, violin, and Raja Rahman, piano, perform works by Prokofiev, Talbot, Franck

    212-535-7710. www.metmuseum.org/

    Lunchtime Lecture: Dining in the 1820s Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 East 61st St.

    12:30–1 p.m. Free with museum admission.

    Bring your brown bag, enjoy coffee and tea with us and learn about what and how people ate back in the 19th century.

    212-838-6878. www.mvhm.org/

    Sat 13

    New York Opera Forum96th Street Library, 112 East 96th St.

    1-4 p.m.

    A performance of the complete opera of “Fidelio” by Ludwig van Beethoven. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment.


    GardeningCarl Schurz Park, East End Avenue at 86th Street

    9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    The Carl Schurz Park Volunteer Gardeners are an adult group that meets monthly to work in the park. Students or children who wish to participate must be accompanied by adults or parents who work along with them.


    Sun 14

    Comic Strip Live Show Comic Strip Live, 1568 Second Ave.

    8 p.m. $15

    Host Mike Britt will welcome Christian Finnegan, Tom Ryan, and Kyle Grooms to perform stand-up comedy.

    212-861-9386. Comicstriplive.com

    Craftapalooza Make & TakeNY Society Library, 53 East 79th Street

    11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free

    Children of all ages can drop by the Children’s library and design and make a creative craft.

    212-288-6900. nysoclib.org

    Mon 15

    Community Board 8 CommitteeMarymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71st St.

    6:30 p.m.

    Landmarks Committee

    212-758-4340. cb8m.com/

    Douglas Brinkley: “Rightful Heritage”Roosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th St.

    6-8 p.m. Free

    The historian discusses his latest book, subtitled “Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America,” in which he examines a largely overlooked aspect of Roosevelt’s legacy: his profound commitment to America’s environment.

    212-396-7919. www.hunter.cuny.edu/calendar/

    Tue 16

    Taiwanese Waves: Anpu/Wonfu/Sunset RollercoasterRumsey Playfield, 14 East 71st St.

    5-10 p.m. $50

    An influential alternative musical artist, a Taiwanese folk-rock band and a Taiwanese rock band will appear in concert as a part of Central Park’s Summer Stage performance series.


    Art in the Round Public TourGuggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave.

    2 p.m. Free

    Gallery educator Sylvia Laudien-Meo will lead an exploration of major themes and contemporary artistic practices represented in the exhibition But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise.


    Wed 17

    MY CITY LAB: Art all AroundThe Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.

    11 a.m.– 2 p.m.

    Home is where the “art” is, and the city is our home! Children and adults will explore public art and urban design throughout the city’s history with hands-on exploration activities.

    212-534-1672. www.mcny.org/

    NY Dark Side: ‘Wait Until Dark’92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street

    2 p.m. $30

    Enter the dark side of New York in the 1960s through film screenings and discussions. “Wait Until Dark,” Terrance Young’s 1967 feature will show on the 17th.