Mark Dignam Concert
Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street
8 p.m., $18
Mark Dignam is an Irish born, U.S. based songwriter who began as a busker on the streets of Dublin. He has opened for Billy Bragg, David Gray, Richard Thompson, Joan Armatrading, Vic Chestnut, The Frames, Paddy Casey and a host of others.
The Bridges and Waterways of Central Park
Atrium entrance to the Time Warner Towers Complex at 59th St. & Columbus Circle
9 a.m., Free
This is a moderately paced adventure under, over, around and through many of the amazing architectural wonders throughout Central Park. We begin our walk at the southwest tip of Central Park South and zigzag our way up the eastern half of Central Park to The Harlem Meer at 110th St. Then we circle back along the western half of the park and finish at Sheep's Meadow. Contact Hike Leader Matthew Broznya 917-912-9533.
Sugar Free Allstars
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
11 a.m., 15+
With their diverse musical influences and unusual instrumentation, this funky organ/drum duo from Oklahoma City can be hard to classify. The music blends New Orleans funk, Memphis soul and Hammond organ-drenched gospel, wrapped in a colorful rock and roll package.
IRT 110th Anniversary Subway Tour with John Tauranac
New York Society for Ethical Culture - 2 West 64th Street
2-4 p.m., $25
Join LW! and historian John Tauranac for an illustrated lecture and 'subway' tour of the IRT stations. Learn about this transformative subway's history, and view first-hand the remnants of the historic details created 110 years ago. RSVP required.
Stile Antico: In the Style of Days Gone By
Christ and St Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th St (btwn Bway & Columbus)
3 p.m., Free
Puerto Rican soprano Siri Rico and pianist Max Lifchitz team up to perform a program designed to draw attention to 20th and 21st century art songs by composers from Spain and the Americas. The program will highlight songs with texts in Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and Italian modeled after compositional styles of bygone eras.
From Silver Screen to Great White Way: Adapting Films into Musicals
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
6 p.m., Free
In recent years Broadway has increasingly looked to Hollywood for musical theater source material, and this spring is no exception. Join Ken Cerniglia, Dramaturg for Disney Theatrical Group, Marsha Norman, book writer for The Bridges of Madison County, and Thomas Meehan, book writer for Rocky, for a revealing discussion about the process of adapting a film into a musical.
nypl.org Esther Broner: A Weave of Women Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street
7 p.m., $11
In 1975 Esther Broner and Naomi Nimrod wrote the first Women's Haggadah, paving the way for modern Jewish feminism. For the next 36 years, Esther Broner led the Feminist Passover Seder in New York City, with a core group of women. The evolution of Jewish feminism through archival footage and interviews with leading Jewish feminists.
Health & Human Services Committee Meeting
Community Board 7 office, 250 West 87th Street
6:30 p.m., Free
1. Committee of Intern and Residents comments on Mt. Sinai merger.
2. Discussion of actions to insure accessibility on the UWS.
3. Further discussion on reach-out to community concerning their needs
What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A.
A humorous, freewheeling and candid account of The Beatles arrival in America in February 1964. The Maysles follow the Fab Four for five days, from the crazed JFK airport reception to unguarded moments inside the Plaza Hotel in preparation for their landmark Ed Sullivan Show appearance to their equally frenzied homecoming.
Susan Rieger: "The Divorce Papers" Author Event
Barnes & Noble, 82nd and Broadway
7 p.m., Free
Author Susan Rieger talks about her debut novel, The Divorce Papers, a witty and sophisticated romantic comedy about a high profile divorce and the cynical young attorney forced into handling it.
Exhibit: Ponds, Pipes, and People: Water in Central Park
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center - Inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Free
Learn about the significance of water in the design and creation of Central Park, explore the biodiversity in the Park's skillfully-managed habitats, and discover the underground system that sustains it all. Group gallery tours available with minimum two-weeks advance registration
House Doctor Series: NYC Clean Heat Program
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W. 67th Street
6:30 - 8 p.m., Free
The Upper West Side is one of the top five areas of the City to emit PM 2.5 (an emission linked to hundreds of premature deaths and thousands of ER visits and hospitalizations) from heavy heating oil. Join LW! and the 'Clean Heat' staff to raise awareness around this important issue in the Upper West Side. RSVP required.
nyc.gov/cleanheat;nyccleanheat.org. Make It Thursday: Scrapbook Page Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street)
6 p.m., $10
Join Heather Pilmar to create your very own scrapbook page based on the 19th-century Heart-and-Hand Love Token in the museum's collection. Materials provided: scrapbook paper, stickers, embellishments, adhesives, rulers, scissors, and a paper cutter, as well as a die-cut hearts-and-hands kit for each participant.