‘The Danish Girl’St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave.
2 p.m. Free
A screening of the 2015 film, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, winner of the 2016 Oscar for best supporting actress.
Robert Shaw: Man of Many VoicesBruno Walter Auditorium at the Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave.
6 p.m. Free with reservation
Produced in celebration of Shaw’s 100th birthday, the documentary chronicles the life of this small-town California boy who became the greatest conductor of choral music in the world with no formal musical training.
Community, Conflict and Common GroundMorningside Park Entry, location of farmers market.
6–7:30 p.m. Free
Explore Morningside Park with Brad Taylor, president of the Friends of Morningside Park. Having endured decades of neglect and controversial proposals, the park is enjoying a remarkable period of revitalization.
Ethics in Film — ‘Being There’New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St.
7–9:15 p.m. $5 donation
Watch this 1979 film starring Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine and participate in a post-film discussion about its ethics.
Cage Encounters: Adam Tendler on John Cage’s Piano WorksBruno Walter Auditorium at the Library for Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave.
2:30 p.m. Free
Adam Tendler, a Cage champion, offers a piano recital that showcases the range and imagination of one of America’s most inventive and iconoclastic artists.
Riverside Poets WorkshopRiverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave.
3–5 p.m. Free
The monthly poetry open mike program where Riverside poets read their favorite poems.
Mother’s Day Brunch and Guided TourNew-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50; members $40
Brunch is followed by a special tour that highlights women’s history or gives an in-depth look into Picasso’s “Le Tricorne.”
Manhattan Jazz QuintetRiverside Park, 116th Street Overlook
The Manhattan Jazz Quintet, a 5-piece band and a favorite of the series plays the season’s final concert. Come out and hear the sound and spirit of standard American jazz.
D’Ambrose Boyd & David PearlBAR thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
9 p.m. Free
New York’s finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers.
Notes from 108th StreetBroadway Presbyterian Church, 612 West 114th St.
6 p.m. $100
A benefit for the Bloomingdale School of Music’s Student Scholarship Fund
One Page Poetry CircleSt. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave.
5:30–6:30 p.m. Free
Discuss poetry and failure and success at this meeting of the poetry circle at St. Agnes Library.
The Dawning Moon of the MindThe Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave.
7-8:30 p.m. Free
Robert Thurman, a renowned authority on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, and Susan Morrow explore Morrow’s radical new translation of one of the world’s earliest pieces of writing, the 4,000 year of Pyramid Texts.
Kander and Ebb Sing Along Show and TellLPA Café at the Library of Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
7 p.m. Free
Celebrate John Kander and Fred Ebb on the 20th anniversary year of their Broadway hit Chicago by singing along to live performances of their numbers and explore the library’s collection of their artifacts and other materials.
Selected Shorts: Sherman Alexie and Edwidge DanticatPeter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
7:30 p.m. $30; members $27; 30 and under $15
Alexie and Danticat, two of America’s most distinctive contemporary writers host an evening presenting their work. Listen to tales of family, identity and magic and original songs written based on the authors’ work.