Out & About

| 28 Mar 2016 | 01:38

    Thu 31

    Magic in a New York State of MindBruno Walter Auditorium at New York Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave.

    6 p.m. Free.

    Long-time veterans and up and coming magicians with the local Assembly of the Society of American Magicians perform an array of amazing miracles and celebrate the history of magic in New York.

    917-275-6975. www.nypl.org/locations/lpa.

    The U.S. Navy: From the American Revolution to American SuperpowerRobert H. Smith Auditorium at the New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West.

    6:30 p.m. $34; members $20.

    Craig L. Symonds, author and professor emeritus of history at the U.S. Naval Academy gives a talk that reveals the iconic and dramatic moments pivotal to the nation’s fortune and the emergence of the United States Navy as a global power since its beginning during the American Revolution.

    212-485-9286. www.nyhistory.org/programs.

    Fri 1

    Shakespeare vs. Mozart: A Library DebateBruno Walter Auditorium at New York Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave.

    7 p.m. Free.

    Who is the greatest genius? Experts from The Shakespeare Society and the New Yorker magazine speak for Shakespeare while members of the Mostly Mozart Festival and NYU represent Mozart as the two sides battle using live performances and historic materials. Reservations required.

    917-275-6975. ww.nypl.org/locations/lpa.

    David IppolitoPeter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    7:30 p.m. $45.

    A special one-night concert by Ippolito, known for the past 25 years by New Yorkers and tourists alike as “That Guitar Man From Central Park.”

    212- 246- 0090. symphonyspace.com/events.

    Sat 2


    St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave.

    2 p.m. Free.

    Several groups of professional climbers successfully scale Mount Everest only to be met with a monster storm on their descent in this docudrama set in 1996 starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes.

    212-621-0619. www.nypl.org/locations/st-agnes.

    ‘The Magic FlutE’Bruno Walter Auditorium at New York Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave.

    2:30 p.m. Free.

    Students from Julliard School’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts present a preview of their upcoming performance of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”

    212-642-0142. www.nypl.org/locations/lpa.

    Sun 3

    Community Free Democrats 47th Annual Gala Bella Luna Restaurant, 584 Columbus Avenue.

    1-4 p.m. $250; members, $100.

    The Community Free Democrats celebrate this year by honoring Congressman Jerry Nadler and Stephan Russo, executive director of Goddard Riverside Community Center.


    Airs de Cour by Le Poème HarmoniqueMiller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway.

    3 p.m. $35-$50.

    A part of Miller Theatre’s early music series, the French ensemble La Poème Harmonique plays airs de cour, songs of passion and unrequited love that capture France’s past and history.

    212-854-7799. www.millertheatre.com/events.

    Mon 4

    Silicon City Gallery TourNew York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West

    11 a.m. $34; members $20.

    Assistant curator Cristian Panaite leads a walk through of the society’s multimedia exhibition about New York’s early role in development and sales of the technology that led the world into the digital age and reshaped our daily lives.

    212-485-9268. www.nyhistory.org/programs.

    Housing Legacies on the Upper West SideHostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Ave.

    6:30 p.m. Free.

    The Bloomingdale Neighbourhood History Group, dedicated to preserving and sharing the community’s history, presents a talk by Thomas Mellins, an architectural historian, author and curator of the affordable housing exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.

    Tue 5

    Potluck Dinner for ‘Walk for a New Spring’New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64 St.

    6:30-9 p.m. Free, bringing food optional.

    350NYC, the Society for Ethical Culture and the Buddhist Council of New York hold an interfaith potluck dinner to welcome the Monks of the New England Peace Pagoda as their 15th annual 56-day peace walk from Leverett, Mass., to Washington, D.C., brings them to New York.

    212-874-5210. www.nysec.org.

    ‘The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart’LPA Café at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave.

    7-9:30 p.m. $27, $24.

    A one-night performance of the inventive and entertaining work of anarchic theatre and live music by the National Theatre of Scotland, with proceeds to the New York Public Library of Performing Arts.

    917-275-6975. www.nypl.org/locations/lpa.

    Wed 6

    Kaufman Music Center’s Contemporary Music FestivalMerkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th St.

    4 p.m. $10; students and faculty, free

    Students from the center’s Lucy Moses School and Special Music School perform a varied program dedicated to international solo and chamber works writer after 1966.

    212-501-3300. kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

    6 Hands for 711Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    7 p.m. $75.

    Three talented professional musicians from 711 West End Avenue perform in a musical benefit to raise funds to save the building. Warren Jones, Peggy Kampmeir and Cecile Licad play the piano alone, in pairs and with 6 hands.

    212-864-5400. www.symphonyspace.org.