Out & About

| 27 Jul 2015 | 01:41

    Fri 1

    Sweet Spot FestivalThe Pier, West 125th Street and Marginal Street

    3 p.m.-9 p.m. Free.

    The Riverside Park Community collaborates with Musical Direction to bring us Sweet Spot Festival. It’s a family-friendly music fest featuring a wide array of eclectic genres, including disco, house and afrobeat.

    212-408-0219. www.riversideparknyc.org/ai1ec_event/sweet-spot-festival-aug-2015/?instance_id=4273

    If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!Barnes & Noble, West 82nd Street and Broadway

    11 a.m. Free.

    A reading of a delightfully imaginative children’s book by Elise Parsley. One day, a little girl named Magnolia decides to bring an alligator to school for show and tell. Upon arrival, she quickly learns why this isn’t a good idea.

    212-362-8835. store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4870676-0

    Sat 2

    First Annual Back 2 School Store: Ribbon CuttingNCJW’s Council House, 241 West 72nd St.

    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

    For one day, the National Council of Jewish Women’s council house will be transformed into a back to school department store for financially disadvantaged children. RSVP at 646-884-9642.


    Champions of Dignity: Humanism in Ferguson and BeyondNYSEC, 2 West 64th St.

    11 a.m. Free.

    A discussion about racial violence and oppression within the context of secular humanist philosophy. Please arrive at least one hour in advance.

    212-874-5210 x 107. www.nysec.org/platform-8-2-15

    Sun 3

    One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard NixonBarnes & Noble, West 82nd and Broadway

    7 p.m. Free.

    Pulitzer- winning reporter Tim Weiner discusses his latest biography, covering the downfall of former president Richard Nixon.

    212-362-8835. store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/88037-0

    Captain Big Black BandSmoke Jazz & Supper Club, 2751 Broadway

    7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $9 music charge, 3- course dinner available for $38.

    Captain Black is a 16- piece jazz orchestra that performs each Monday at the Smoke Jazz & Supper Club. A must- see for any fan of big band music.

    212-864-662. www.smokejazz.com/index.php/event-detail?eID=454

    Mon 4

    Conventional Sign Language: “Signed English”Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave.

    11 a.m.-noon. Free.

    The first of six sessions created to teach adults American Sign Language (ASL). Adults must commit to all six sessions in order to take the course.

    212-870-1810. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/08/04/conversational-sign-language-signed-english

    Canvass for Environmental Change in Our CityB’nai Jeshurun, 257 West 88th St.

    6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Free.

    Join Environmental Justice Hevra as they canvass business owners to gather information on commercial waste collection. Must RSVP in advance. To sign up, contact Les at lesjudd@aol.com


    Tue 5

    Pier i Picture Show: Moonrise KingdomRiverside Park, Pier i at 70th Street

    8:30 p.m. Free.

    The weekly Pier i Picture Show continues with Moonrise Kingdom, an underrated Wes Anderson gem about two lovestruck preteens who flee their families to tame the great outdoors together.


    The Irish-American Writers and Artists SalonSymphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

    7 p.m. Free.

    Irish-American artists come together to play music, recite poetry and perform comedy.


    Wed 6

    Retro Board Gaming for AdultsRiverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave.

    1 p.m.-5 p.m. Free.

    Checkers, Scrabble, Mahjong and more! If you’re passionate about board games, this is the event for you.

    212-870-1810. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/08/06/retro-board-gaming-adults

    Tony RomeNew York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

    6 p.m. Free.

    Frank Sinatra stars in this late 60’s crime drama about a PI hired by a local millionaire to find his daughter’s stolen jewelry. Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


    Thu 7

    Disney’s American LegendsRiverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave.

    2:30 p.m. Free.

    The Riverside Library presents four Disney- animated shorts about America’s greatest legends; John Henry, Casey Jones, Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan.

    212-870-1810. www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/08/07/movies-riverside-library-presents-disneys-american-legends

    The Cannonball Legacy BandSmoke Jazz & Supper Club, 2751 Broadway

    7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. $40.

    Jazz drumming legend Louis Hayes swings by the Smoke Jazz & Supper Club to collaborate with the Cannonball Legacy Band.

    212-864-662. www.smokejazz.com/index.php/event-detail?eID=454