Friday November 8
Italian Trade Commission -33 East 67th street ? between Madison and Park Avenues
10:30 a.m. ? 6:30 p.m.
This exhibit showcases different sides of life in the Italian Region of Umbria, capturing the uniqueness of both landscapes and portraits of the area. All the pictures were taken by world-renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. Runs through November 16
Treehouse Shakers Present "Hatched"
Symphony Space 537 Broadway (at 95th)
$13 - $20
A Seedling Drama about Life on the Farm for Very Young Audiences, as Told Through Puppets, Live Music, Dance and a Story
Saturday November 9
Sunday November 10
Irish Arts Center 553 West 51st Street
$28/$38 non member
From the modest brick houses and small gardens of Dublin's Ranelagh village to the towering glory of Manhattan, Maeve Brennan was a pioneering Irish writer, admired as much for her intelligence and wit as her beauty and style. Veteran Irish actor Eamon Morrissey performs a solo piece about the Irish-American short story writer. http://irishartscenter.org
In the Voice of Our Mothers
West End Collegiate Church 245 W. 77th St
An award winning play by Carol Prescott that strives to identify the commonalities of the three Abrahamic faiths by looking at stories of women in the Hebrew scripture. was chosen for production by the Collegiate Church in order for the audience to create, together, an interfaith experience.
Monday November 11
Veteran's Day Parade
5th Avenue between 26th and 56th Street
Every Nov. 11 since 1919, the New York Veterans Day Parade in New York City has honored the services of our veterans and active military members. Produced by the United War Veterans Council, the parade route spans 1.4 miles up Fifth Avenue between 26th and 56th streets. The New York Veterans Day Parade opening ceremony begins before the parade at 10am and is open to the public at the Eternal Light Monument.
Tuesday November 12
The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City
Skylight Room at the Graduate Center - 365 Fifth Avenue
6:30 p.m. ? 8 p.m.
Free, first come first served
Looking at the historic Italian American community of East Harlem in the 1920s and 30s, Simone Cinotto recreates the bustling world of Italian life in New York City and demonstrates how food was at the center of the lives of immigrants and their children.
Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico
The Music Room of Saint Peter's Church, Lexington Ave. at 54th St.
Pianist Ana Cervantes will present the New York Premiere in which the she asked 16 composers of six countries ?U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Great Britain, and Spain-for a piece for solo piano inspired by some woman from Mexican history.
Wednesday November 13
Painters on Painting
National Academy Museum 1083 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Ave. and 89th)
$15; $10 students and seniors
Hear from painters David Diao, Julie
Hefferman, Carolee Schneemann and Alexi Worth, who will share insights on their own favorite paintings and the artists who created them.
5Deborah Solomon and Daphne Merkin: A Reading and Conversation
Macaulay Honors College: 35 West 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus
The MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES will host Deborah Solomon, acclaimed biographer of Jackson Pollock and Joseph Cornell, as she reads from her exciting new biography: American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, and joins cultural critic Daphne Merkin in a conversation about the popular 20th Century painter and illustrator. Registration requested.
Thursday November 14
CUriosity3: Urban Ecology in Art and Science
Room 501, Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University 1190 Amsterdam Avenue
8 p.m. ? 10 p.m.
The New York City landscape has changed substantially over the last thousand years, and so has the biodiversity of the species which inhabit it. CUriousity3 is a public seminar program addressing the intersection between Arts and Science with a view to start interesting discussions and debate around the common ground of creative practice and scientific discovery.