Out & About

| 20 May 2016 | 01:25

    Thu 26


    96th Street Library, 112 East 96th St.

    2 p.m. Free

    William Wellman’s 1937 feature, starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March about a small-town girl who mistakenly believes she’s dying of radium poisoning.

    212-289-0908. www.nypl.org/locations/96th-street

    CB8’s Health, Seniors and Social Services Committee Lenox Hill Hospital, 130 East 77th St.

    6:30 p.m.

    Assembly Member Dan Quart will speak on the legislative issues regarding e-cigarette use and vaporiums and Dr. David Posner, a pulmonologist and will discuss the emergence and popularity of interest in e-cigarettes.


    Fri 27

    ETHELThe Met Fifth Avenue, Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street

    5-8 p.m. Free with museum admission

    The string quarted — Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Corin Lee, violin — performs works by Jones, Kline, Lawson, Glass and Farris.

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

    The Invisibles92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street

    Noon. $25

    Jesse Holland, author and Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Associated Press, chronicles the African-American slave presence inside the White House from its beginnings in 1782 until 1862.

    212.415.5500. www.92y.org/index.aspx

    Sat 28

    StorytimeBarnes & Noble, East 86th Street near Lexington Avenue

    11 a.m., free

    Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, this Storytime explores “Our Great Big Backyard,” former first lady Laura Bush’s and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager’s tribute to the national parks and the importance of connecting with nature. Coloring and activities to follow.

    212-362-8835. stores.barnesandnoble.com

    Conservatory Garden Tour: FreeVanderbilt Gate, Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets

    11 a.m. Free with registration

    Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the Garden, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, and the thousands of plants that bloom throughout the year.


    Sun 29

    Memorial Day Family PicnicMuseum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.

    Noon-3 p.m. Free with museum admission.

    Come for a Memorial Day picnic in celebration of citizens who have protected the United States. Bring a photograph, memento, or even a memory of a soldier who is dear to you. Share their stories on our pop-up memory mural, create an American flag, and enjoy read-aloud stories commemorating our heroes.

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

    Sunday Meeting — Democracy SpringSociety for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St.

    11 a.m. Free

    Democracy Spring is a mass nonviolent action to win a real democracy that works for people. Organizer Newkirk will share his story and the story of this movement with us.

    212-874-5210. http://www.nysec.org/

    Mon 30

    Memorial Day CommemorationSoldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Drive and West 89th Street

    10 a.m.-noon, free

    The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Association cordially invites everyone to attend this year’s annual Memorial Day observance at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.


    Salam CinemaGuggenheim Museum, Fifth Avenue and 89th Street

    1 p.m. Free with museum admission

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s 1995 feature about the making of a film.

    212-423-3500. www.guggenheim.org/about-us

    Tue 31

    Wish You Were Here: George GershwinJewish Museum, Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street, Scheuer Auditorium

    6:30-8 p.m. $10-$15

    Participate in an unusual evening of discussion between Jens Hoffmann, the museum’s deputy director of exhibitions and public programs, and “George Gershwin,” as portrayed by pianist and playwright Hershey Felder.

    212-423-3200. thejewishmuseum.org/

    ‘One Day Pina Asked ...’FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St.

    4 and 7:30 p.m. $14; member in advance, $3; students, $7

    Chantal Akerman’s 1983 feature about choreographer Pina Bausch tour with her company, the legendary Wuppertal Tanztheater. Introduced at 7:30 by Melissa Anderson, the Village Voice’s senior film critic.

    212-355-6100. www.fiaf.org/

    Wed 1

    Grand Harmonie: Romantic Music for BrasswindsThe Met Fifth Avenue, Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street

    2:30-3:15 p.m. Free with museum admission

    The Department of Musical Instruments presents a concert of music from the Romantic era featuring members of the ensemble Grand Harmonie performing a selection of trios, quartets, and quintets on period instruments. A brief tour, The Art of Music: Pleasing Eye and Ear Alike, immediately follows the concert.


    Issue Launch: ‘Terremoto’Americas Society/Council of the Americas. 780 Park Ave.

    7 p.m. Free and open to the public; registration required.

    “Terremoto” is a bilingual quarterly online and printed magazine dedicated to contemporary art in Mexico City, Latin America, as well as the southern United States.

    212-249-8950. www.as-coa.org/