Out & About

| 27 Jul 2015 | 02:00

    Fri 31

    Learn to Play Chess at Webster Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave.

    3 p.m. Free but registration is required: phone or in-person

    Whether you’re a chess champion or a beginner, come join the board game Friday fun! You will either practice your chess skills by playing casual games or learn how to play it from an experienced instructor.

    212-288-5049. www.nypl.org

    NY Through the Decades: Short Stories of Manhattan A classroom in 92Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

    10 a.m. From $30

    This is the final part of the 10-week film series, which screens a representative movie for each decade, starting with the 1920s and ending in 2010. This week, they are wrapping it up with film segments and clips that take a look back at Manhattan in the 2000s.


    Sat 1

    Start with Art at the Met Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, 1000 Fifth Avenue

    11 a.m.-Noon Free with museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult

    This month’s theme at the Met is Friends and Family. So, bring your friends and family and come share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching and other activities that bring works of art to life.


    If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! Storytime Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th St

    11 a.m. Free

    Join Barnes & Noble for Storytime featuring the best picture book of the month! In this story, nothing will stop Magnolia from being the best show-and-tell of all to school.

    212-369-2180. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4870589-0

    Sun 2

    Sunday StudioGallery 700 (The Charles Engelhard Court), 1000 Fifth Ave.

    1 p.m.-4 p.m. Free with museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult

    Drop in to the Sunday studio for a go at creating works of art on your own. You’ll get to focus on a different art form each session with family-friendly activities led by an artist.


    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Children’s Reading Room in Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education, 1000 Fifth Ave.

    2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Free; Museum admission not required

    Gather around for this fun family program as children will listen, sing and have fun with picture books. Later, the whole family can enjoy an adventure through a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum.


    Mon 3

    Met Escapes — Gallery Tour Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, 1000 Fifth Ave.

    2 p.m.-3 p.m. Free; reservations are required

    Individuals living with dementia, together with their family members, friends or partners are invited to participate in discussions, art-making sessions and other interactive multisensory activities.

    212-650-2010. www.metmuseum.org

    Quiet Study Room 67th Street Library, 32 East 67th St.

    Noon. Free

    For adults, senior citizens, book lovers and even businesspeople, if you are interested in having a completely quiet space with no talking, no cellphones and no noise at all to focus on some work, then the quiet study room is the place to be.

    212-734-1717. www.nypl.org

    Tue 4

    Animal Adventure Yorkville Library, 222 East 79th St.

    2:30 p.m. Free but registration is required: phone or in-person

    During this unique program, children ages three to five years will have the opportunity to interact with live animals and discover how to be kind and gentle towards animals and the environment.

    212-744-5824. www.nypl.org

    Lauren Holmes in Conversation with Nathan EnglanderBarnes & Noble, 150 East 86th St.

    7 p.m. Free

    Although a newcomer, Lauren Holmes writes like a master. Come enjoy her book “Barbara the Slut and Other People,” a story about the troubles that the most hopeful generation goes through – the Millennials.

    212-369-2180. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/87126-0

    Wed 5

    Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th St.

    4 p.m.-5 p.m. Free

    For the first time ever, go behind the scenes to experience the intensive training of ballet’s future stars, as they prepare for their vital end-of-year performances.

    212-734-1717. www.nypl.org

    Central Park Summerstage Mainstage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park at Fifth Ave and 72nd St

    6 p.m. $35

    Father John Misty extends beyond his past life as a member of Fleet Foxes and is now releasing music as a solo artist. Come watch his scenery-chewing live show of his new pop debuts.

    212-360-2777. www.timeout.com

    Thu 6

    CB8 Speaks Manhattan Neighborhood Network, 505 Park Ave (Time Warner Ch. 34/ RCN Ch. 82/ FiOS Ch. 33)

    9:30 p.m. Free

    As part of the communications committee meeting, moderator Ellen Polivy will discuss constituent services with the key staff of local electeds.

    212-758-4340. www.cb8m.com

    Members’ Thursday

    Neue Gallerie New York Museum for German and Austrian Art, 1048 Fifth Ave. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free with membership

    This event is a chance for members of the museum to bring along guests and enjoy the “Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents of German and Russian Art, 1907-1917” and “Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold” exhibitions in a more reserved environment than usual.

    212-628-6200. www.neuegalerie.org