Out & About

| 24 Aug 2015 | 12:53

    Thu 27

    Film: A Tale of Two Cities

    96th Street Library, 112 East 96th St.

    2 p.m. Free.

    A 1935 adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel about the French Revolution, starring Ronald Colman.

    212-289-0908. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/08/27/film-tale-two-cities-1935

    A Diamond in the Rough

    Barnes and Noble, 86th and Lexington

    7 p.m. Free.

    The harrowing autobiographical account of Lakesha Baker, who saw her mother stabbed to death as a child.

    212-369-2180. store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4871007-0

    Fri 28

    Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met

    Metropolitan Museum, 1000 Fifth Ave.

    11 a.m. -12 p.m. Free with admission.

    A history of the Japanese art collection at the Met, compiled by American art connoisseur.

    212-535-7710. www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-tours/gallery-talks/discovering-japanese-art?eid=A007_%7bCCA5E05E-DFB2-4D71-979A-A3098F7CB042%7d_20150326161835

    Learn How to Play Chess @ Webster

    Webster Library, 1465 York Ave.

    3 p.m. Free.

    Whether you’re a seasoned expert looking to show off your skills or a newcomer who wants to learn the basics, this event is for you.

    212-288-5049. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/08/07/learn-play-chess-webster-0

    Sat 29

    Webster @ The Movies: American Sniper

    Webster Library, 1465 York Ave.

    2 p.m. Free.

    Webster Library presents the Oscar-nominated biopic of Chris Kyle, the most renowned sniper in American history. Rated R.

    212-288-5049. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/08/29/webster-movies-american-sniper

    Falun Dafa Exercise Class

    Yorkville Library, 222 East 79th St.

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free.

    A slow paced meditation and exercise class. For adults aged 50+.

    212-744-5824. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/08/01/falun-dafa-exercise-class

    Sun 30

    Art in the Round: Architecture Tour

    Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave.

    2 p.m. Free with admission.

    Learn all about the architectural style of the Frank Lloyd Wright building.

    212-423-3500. www.guggenheim.org/new-york/calendar-and-events/2015/08/30/art-in-the-round-architecture-tour-16/5116

    Harlem Meer Performance: Garifuna International

    Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, Inside the park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenue

    2-4 p.m. Free.

    For this installment in the Harlem Meer performance, enjoy the Afro-Caribbean stylings of Garifuna International.


    Mon 31

    Film: Dolphin Tale 2

    96th Street Library, 112 East 96th St.

    2 p.m. Free.

    A family film about a team of people trying to find a dolphin a new companion after its surrogate mother’s death. Starring Morgan Freeman.

    212-289-0908. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/08/31/family-film-dolphin-tale-2-2014

    Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents of German and Russian Art, 1907-1917.

    Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Ave.

    11 a.m. Free with admission.

    An examination of the cultural exchange between Russian and German art in the early 20th century.


    Tue 1

    Learn a Language with MANGO

    67th Street Library, 328 East 67th St.

    5-6:30 p.m. Free.

    Learn pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary for your language of choice, courtesy of the NYPL’s MANGO program. Advance registration required.

    212-734-1717. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/09/01/learn-language-mango

    Modern Art: The Absence of Detail?

    Metropolitan Museum, 1000 Fifth Ave.

    11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free with admission.

    Learn how the masters of modern art have crafted their most famous works with the philosophy that less is more.

    212-535-7710. www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-tours/gallery-talks/modern-art?eid=A001_%7bDBCA365E-07B8-4BEC-A146-C81B0B998BE9%7d_20150730170206

    Wed 2

    Day of Infamy: Saving Private Ryan

    92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

    2 p.m. $30.

    The 92nd Street Y presents a screening of Steven Spielberg’s powerful, disturbing film about the storming of the beach at Normandy during WWII.


    Under Construction Series: Andrew Ondrejcak

    Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave.

    8 p.m. $20.

    For this event, writer/director/designer Andrew Ondrejcak will open his studio to display all of his works in progress.

    212-616-3930. armoryonpark.org/programs_events/detail/UCS_Andrew_Ondrejcak