Out & About

| 02 Nov 2015 | 05:07

    Thu 5

    Festival AlbertineAlbertine Books

    972 Fifth Ave., at 79th Street

    7:30. Seating is first-come, first-serve.

    A five-day event showcasing leading French-speaking and American thinkers tackling topics ranging from the state of feminism to the future of journalism begins this evening.

    212-650–0070. www.albertine.com

    Community board 8Brick Presbyterian Church, 62 East 92nd St., Carnegie Room

    6:30 p.m.

    The board’s Parks and Recreation Committee meets. Among the topics of discussion: John Jay Park’s basketball courts, the 1190 Second Ave. park project and Queensboro Oval resolution, and Parks Without Borders.

    212-758-4340. cb8m.com/calendar-meeting_date/2015-11

    Fri 6

    american Organic: a cultural history of farming, gardening, shopping and eating92nd Street Y. Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

    Noon. From $25.00

    Robin O’Sullivan charts organic’s history and future trajectory.

    212.415.5500. www.92y.org/Event/American-Organic

    MS Word 2010 for Beginners67th Street Library, between First and Second Avenues

    2:30-4:30 p.m.

    Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.

    (212) 734-1717. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/11/06/ms-word-2010-beginners

    Sat 7

    A Taste of YorkvilleMeeting location provided upon ticket purchase and registration.

    2:30 p.m. $10, members; $20, non-members

    Engage all five senses, most importantly taste, as you sample sweet and savory specialties from Schaller & Weber and Glaser’s Bake Shop, among others, while we visit Old Yorkville on this neighborhood walking tour.


    New York Opera Forum performs ORFEO ED EURIDICE; & CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA96th Street Library, 112 East 96th St.

    1-4 p.m. Free

    New York Opera Forum performs the complete operas of Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck and Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni. A musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment.

    212-289-0908. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/11/28/music-new-york-opera-forum-performs-xs-y

    Sun 8

    The Paper Bag Players 31st Annual Family BenefitThe Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

    12:30-2:30 p.m. Varies.

    Come enjoy a unique and fun-filled afternoon of exciting games, imaginative crafts, a delicious buffet lunch, and of course, a special performance previewing this season’s show, “Pop-Pop-Popcorn”.

    212-353-2332. thepaperbagplayers.org/fall-benefit-2015/

    Not In God’s Name — Confronting Religious Violence92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

    8 p.m. From $32

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, one of the most admired religious leaders of our time, delivers a major address on how we can understand and confront religious violence.

    212-415-5500. www.92y.org/Event/Jonathan-Sacks-Not-in-God-s-Name

    Mon 9

    Becoming Richard Pryor92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

    Noon. From $25

    Scott Saul, an associate professor of English at the University of California-Berkeley. sheds light on an entertainer who, by uniting the spirits of the Black Power movement and the counterculture, forever altered comedy.

    212-415-5500. www.92y.org/Event/Becoming-Richard-Pryor

    Art in the Round: Exhibition TourSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th Street

    2 p.m. Free with museum admission

    Single Exhibition Tour. Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting, with Angela Garcia, gallery educator.

    212-423-3500. www.guggenheim.org/new-york/calendar-and-events/2015/11/09/art-in-the-round-exhibition-tour-19/5284

    Tue 10

    Book Discussion Group67th Street Library, btw. First and Second Avenues.

    5:30 p.m.

    Get the neighborhood read! Up for discussion this week Toni Morrison’s “Home.”

    (212) 734-1717

    Adult One-on-One Computer Help WorkshopYorkville Library, 222 East 79th St.

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

    Work one-on-one with a volunteer tutor. Improve internet skills, Create and Use Email, Microsoft Office Pre-Registration required in person or by phone.

    212-744-5824. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/11/03/adult-one-one-computer-help-workshop

    Wed 11

    Israeli Folk Dancing

    92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Mack Gym

    Ongoing, most Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m. From $14.00

    Open Session: Dancing for everyone! Open dancing with instruction of more advanced repertoire. Taught by Ruth Goodman.

    212.415.5737. www.92y.org/Uptown/Event/Israeli-Folk-Dancing

    T(w)een HeadquartersYorkville Library, 222 East 79th St.

    4 p.m. Free

    Come hang out, explore, learn, use technology, make music, take apart items, use iPads, computers, the Wii and more! We will be exploring the intersection of fun and learning, while looking into the technology that surrounds us daily. Ages 9 - 18 are welcome to take part in this program.

    212-744-5824. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/11/04/tween-headquarters