New York Through the Decades: FAME (1980) 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St.
10 a.m. From $30
This event is part of the larger 10-week long film series events that screen a movie representative of a certain decade from the 1920’s through 2010 each week. This time it is the 1980’s turn with the screening of Fame, a musical that describes how hard it is to become a star and to make difficult decisions in that field.
Museum Highlights in Chinese/Mandarin The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd Street
11 a.m.–noon. Free with museum admission
This is a guided tour that will allow people to discover the museum’s encyclopedic collection, which focuses on a selection of works of art that represent different cultures and time periods.
An Introduction to Flaming June Garden Court in the Frick Collection Museum, 1 East 70th St.
11 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Free with museum admission
This event is a thirty-minute talk about Frederic Leighton’s painting Flaming June. This masterpiece embodies the philosophy “art for art’s sake, which is the belief that the significance of art lies in its visual qualities rather than in its subject matter.
English Conversation Group 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th St.
11 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Free
For adults 16 years or older, this event allows participants to talk with native speakers and other language learners about current events, New York City, family, etc. It helps people find easy ways to make meaningful contributions to their community by improving their conversational skills.
Christopher Williams: Spirits of the Air and Heroes 92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
8:00 p.m. From $15
Short dances inspired by baroque opera and heroes of ancient myths and legend, featuring special guest Douglas Dunn & Dancers.
Experiencing Color Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallery 534 (Velez Blanco Patio) , 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd Street
Join this gallery talk about a cross-sensory exploration of color and the sense of taste in still-life Dutch paintings and modern artistic practice.
Battleship Potemkin Neue Galerie Museum for German and Austrian Art
1048 Fifth Ave.
4 p.m. Free
Screening of the 1925 film, which portrays the life of the sailors behind the Potemkin revolt against their harsh conditions.
Stay Well Exercise 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th St.
11 a.m.–noon. Free
Join the volunteers of Stay Well, a health improvement organization certified by the city’s Department for the Aging, who will lead participants in a balanced series of exercises for seniors.
Imitation of Life (1959, Dir. Douglas Sirk)92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
2 p.m. From $30
This event is part of a larger eight-week film series event that screens a movie each week from German or Austrian filmmakers during Hollywood’s Golden Age. This week, they will be screening Imitation of Life, which reveals all the racist attitudes imbedded in American society.
Swann in Love Florence Gould Hall at French Institute Alliance Francaise, 22 East 60th St.
4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. From $15
If you want to learn more about French cultures, come watch the film, which what it’s like to fall in love with someone from a different social class in France.
Toddler Storytime Children’s Reading Room in Nolen Library, 1000 5th Ave., at 82nd Street
10:30 a.m.–11. Free
Come enjoy this family program as you listen, sing, read and have fun! At the end of the session, you will get to venture around the Museum on your own for an exciting gallery hunt.
Wednesday Night Sketch Frick Collection Museum
1 East 70th St.
5 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Free with advanced reservations
Artists of all skill levels are invited to this artistic evening full of sketching, painting, sculpting and many more.
Get Pop-Cultured: Throwback Thursday 1950s Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th St.
5 p.m. Free
Attend this event if you’re interested in taking a trip down memory lane and reliving the iconic moments in pop culture from the 1960s.
Highlights of The Cloisters Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.
3 p.m.–4. Free
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a tour of the Cloisters museum and gardens, which is its northern Manhattan branch devoted to the art and architecture of Medieval Europe.