Friday November 15
Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid
Barnes and Noble, 86th and Lexington
Fulbright scholar Jessica Alexander stops by to discuss her gritty and inspiring memoir about responding to humanitarian crises across the globe.
(http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/herblock_1_opt.jpeg)Herblock-The Black and White: A Tribeca Film Documentary
328 67th Street Library
Herbert Block's career at The Washington Post spanned fifty-five years and thirteen presidents, a timeframe in which he claimed three Pulitzer Prizes, the Medal of Freedom and a significant role in President Nixon's resignation. Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Jules Feiffer, Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart are among the witnesses to Block's life, work and indelible contribution to American satire in this documentary.
Saturday November 16
Recess at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th)
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Grammy-nominated and winner of seven Parent Choice Gold Awards, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players returns for their annual power-pop family concerts at Symphony Space. A former Montessori preschool teacher, Justin clearly remembers what it was like to be a kid ? and his high energy, smart sound will get everyone in the family on their feet, dancing and singing along.
Saturday Night SingleSpeak
92y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, classroom 112
Meet other singles in a relaxed, engaging setting. Discuss ways to handle the challenges of being single. Event begins with a wine reception, followed by group discussions and music.
Sunday November 17
Sense and Sensibility: The Human Body
Sight, sound, touch, taste and smell are the great communicators to the brain about the world of feeling. Learn the fascinating ways they work. Explore a mystery bag of "sense" items and take it home.
(http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/bel_geddes_hero_opt.jpeg)Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, 103 Street
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
$10; $6 students/seniors
Norman Bel Geddes, best known for the Futurama exhibition at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. I Have Seen the Future explores Bel Geddes' long career in theatrical and industrial design including 200 never-before-seen drawings, models, photographs and films.
Monday November 18
2013 CUNY Graduate Programs Fair
Grand Hyatt at Grand Central Terminal 109 East 42nd Street
2 ? 7 p.m.
Learn more about CUNY's 800+ Master's and Doctoral degree programs and over 200 Graduate Certificate programs in 150+ fields. You will also have the opportunity to speak with graduate admissions professionals from a host of CUNY schools.
(http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/plg-kindlevnook-1-mct_opt.jpeg)eReader Petting Zoo
112 East 96th Street Library
Take the opportunity to explore some of the latest e-reader devices at this special event. Kindle, Ipad, and nook devices will be available for participants to try.
Tuesday November 19
"Lung Cancer CT Screening Saves Lives: Are You At Risk?"
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1425 Madison Avenu, (at E. 98th Street), 1st Floor
Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Roz Abrams, this two-hour symposium brings together some of the nation's foremost experts in lung cancer to present the latest research and answer questions about how to help prevent the disease that kills almost 160,000 Americans each year.
To mark the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the museum solicited images of the storm's effects on New York City from both professional and amateur photographers. This juried exhibition includes before-and-after images of the storm, from preparation to the ongoing rebuilding work.
Wednesday November 20
Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes: A Book Talk
The Arsenal, Third Floor Gallery, 830 Fifth Avenue
$20; $15 members
Robin Lynn and Francis Morrone point to the less obvious, the city's low-scale open spaces, as inspiring as those found in nature in their newly published book. Attend for an illustrated lecture on places and landscape design, from 19th century cemeteries to the Upper East Side's Conservatory Garden, with stops in-between.
http://www.friends-ues.org/ RSVP required.
Writing the College Essay
Do you need to write a personal statement for your college applications? Is the deadline coming up fast? At this workshop, led by expert Laurel Haines, you'll learn how to write a great essay that will make you stand out from the crowd.
Thursday November 21
Better Red than Dead: Red Wines and Cheeses to Match
92y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, classroom 84
Contrary to the advice of several noted wine authorities, it is possible to match red wine and cheese. In this class we show how it's done, with some amazing red wine and superb cheese combinations.