Friday, January 24
Fridays at Noon: The Legacy of Jean Leon Destine
92nd Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
12 p.m., $5
Considered the father of Haitian professional dance, Jean-Léon Destiné died earlier this year. Starting in the 1940s, he brought the traditional, folk and religious dances from his native Haiti to stages all over the world (including 92Y) and choreographed new works drawing on Haitian and other Caribbean dance styles. His dances also commented on the impact of colonialism and slavery on Haitian society. This performance will include revived dances, archival footage, live drumming and testimonials from people who worked with Destiné.
Saturday, January 25
The Paper Bag Players Hiccup Help!
Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue
11/1 p.m., $15+
Focuses on a child's relationship with parents, grandparents, teachers, siblings and friends, and explores the joy, conflicts, adventures, and mis-adventures of these very special relationships. The show is an hour of funny stories, zany characters, lively music, eye-popping sets and props made out of paper bags and boxes - with lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun.
Lego Movie Hands-On Learning
Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 East 86th Street
2 p.m., Free
Join for a Hands-On Learning event as we count down to The Lego Movie. Activities, fun and surprises for all who attend. For children.
Sunday, January 26
Ben Kallos City Council Inauguration
92nd Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue
11:30 a.m., Free
New council member for District 5, the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island, Ben Kallos, will be sworn in at a public ceremony. The event is open to the public, but only those who RSVP are guaranteed seats.
Assertiveness Training: Say What You Mean
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
10:30 a.m., $95
Do you avoid taking a stand even when you know you're right? Make sure your needs get met and learn to say no without antagonizing others. For men and women. Bring lunch.
Monday, January 27
Social Security Presentation
67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street
A general overview of Social Security as a foundation for planning your future. When should you take benefits? How can married couples maximize them? In this session, you will learn how to get the most out of what you have put in. Presented by McGraw Hill Financial.
Stay Well Exercise
12 p.m., Free
Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC's Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants are required to sign a personal medical waiver at the beginning of the class.
Tuesday, January 28
Knoble Knitters and Crochet Club
86th & Lexington Ave, 150 East 86th Street
7 p.m., Free
The Knoble Knitters and Crochet Club will gather for their monthly meeting at tables in the Cafe. For adults.
How To Really Make It In Voice-Overs
92nd Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
7 p.m., $30
With such talents as James Earl Jones and Linda Hunt doing voiceovers, you might think breaking into this field is impossible. Not so. Learn an exciting method for beating the competition.
Wednesday, January 29
Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th Street
10-6 p.m., Free
Devoted to the late sculptor Hans Josephsohn (1920 ? 2012). For over six decades, the German-born Swiss artist devoted his practice to the enduring theme of the human figure, which he explored in standing, sitting, and reclining figures, as well as half-figures, heads, torsos, and reliefs.
Thursday, January 30
Fallen Angel Theatre Company Winter Benefit 2014
Mutual of America, 320 Park Avenue, 35th Floor
6-9 p.m., $200
Join the ladies of Fallen Angel, with friends Paddy Moloney, Mayor David Dinkins, Willie Colon, Peter Quinn, Dick Barnett, Colum McCann and "surprise" guests as they honor pioneering woman of theatre, Garry Hynes.
Ian Rankin: Saints of the Shadow Bible
Ian Rankin joins us to discuss and sign his latest thriller in the 'Inspector John Rebus' series.