| 02 Mar 2015 | 05:04

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition

Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street, 86th and Lexington Ave

7 p.m.


Just before bedtime, come to the children's department for an evening story time as we read The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition.

Fridays at Noon: Benjamin Kimitch - Compelling Simplicity

Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

12 p.m.


Kimitch curates an afternoon of three choreographers - Maggie Bennett, Andy de Groat and Molly Poerstel - whose artistic voices share a quiet and compelling simplicity, though are still complex in their construction and inquiries. These works are rooted in an active curiosity around movement investigation, form and duration. Fridays at Noon tickets are $5 and should be purchased in advance online or at the 92Y Box Office in the lobby.


Saturday, November 23

Dash for Dreams

Central Park at East 72nd Street or West 72nd. Follow Terrace Drive to entrance of Central Park Drive Way

$45/55 Registration/Day of

9 a.m.

Join Flying Kites at the second annual Dash for Dreams, a 10k run/walk through Central Park. Flying Kites is an organization working to aid orphaned children in Kenya. Helps raise money for Flying Kites scholarship program for children.


82nd Street Greenmarket

82nd btwn First Avenue and York Street.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Premier local produce, baked goods, seafood, free-range poultry and eggs, grass-fed beef, cheese and more. Also bring household batteries, Brita filters, corks, printercartridges and old eye glasses for recycling.


Sunday, November 24

92nd Street Greenmarket

First Avenue bwtn 92nd and 93rd

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Last day. Premier local produce, baked goods, seafood, free-range poultry and eggs, grass-fed beef, cheese and more. Also bring household batteries, Britta filters, corks, printercartridges and old eye glasses for recycling and composting from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Hanukkah Family Day

The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave

11 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

$15; $7.50 students

Construct a sculptural Hanukkah menorah with funky found objects - a JM tradition. Create a colorfully-patterned dreidel, dance to the tunes of Yosi and the Superdads, and explore the Museum's world-famous collection of Hanukkah lamps.


Monday November 25

Fred Astaire: Belle of New York

92Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

6:30 p.m.


The films in which Fred Astaire starred at MGM were significant for a number of reasons: he danced with multiple partners (including a reunion with Ginger Rogers), his style of choreography matured and he advanced the art of the musical film.


Tuesday, November 26

Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective

The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave at 92nd Street

11 a.m. ? 5:45 p.m.

$15; $12 Students/Seniors: Free under 18

Best known for Maus, his Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novel about his parents' survival of the Holocaust, Art Spiegelman (b. 1948) has produced a diverse body of work over the course of five decades that has blurred the boundaries between "high" and "low" art.

212-423-3200; thejewishmuseum.org.

New York Opera Forum performs Verdi's La Traviata

96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street, at Park Avenue

1-4 p.m.


New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages.


Web Design Principles with Pixel Academy

67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street, btwn 2nd and 1st Avenues

4-5 p.m.


Get the scoop on designing your own apps, games and webpages with the elves at Pixel Academy.

212-734-1717; Nypl.org

Wednesday, November 28

Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama - Manhattan, 1970?1980

Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave at 75th street

11 a.m.-6 p.m.


Working in lofts, storefronts, and alternative spaces, this group of artists, with backgrounds in theater, dance, music, and visual art, created complex new forms of performance to embody and address contemporary media, commercial culture, and high art.


Thursday, November 29

Surrealism and the Rue Blomet

Eykyn Maclean, 23 E 67th St , btwn Fifth and Madison Aves

10 a.m.- 5 p.m.


The first exhibition to focus on the Rue Blomet in 1920s Paris, one of the founding centers of the Surrealist movement.