Out & About

| 17 Feb 2015 | 01:02

March 28

Phoenix: Spotlight on the Exhibition

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave.

3 ? 4 p.m., $20

Climb through the Cathedral's walls and walk along its corridors for an exclusive look at the contemporary art exhibition, Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral. Visitors will participate in a lively discussion about the exhibition's artworks, and their themes of urbanization, migration, and renewal. This tour explores the monumental 'Phoenix,' two twelve-ton sculptures suspended in flight from the Cathedral's 124-foot vaulting, and 'Background Story,' a lightbox "painting."


Speed-Deed: Healing Bully-Dynamics through ACTION

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St.

6 ? 9 p.m., Free

This event intends to bring people of all ages together for an experience of serious fun -- a fair of "doable deeds.". Together, we will workshop various activist endeavors that respond to bully-dynamics in our world. Each person is invited to explore and discover their activist commitments and leanings. There will be a potluck at 6 p.m.

akindred@gmail.com or 212-874-5210

March 29

  Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St.

11 a.m. ? 2 p.m., $13 to $25

NYC based Joanie and her band will debut new tunes from her next album, Good Egg, including "Dino in the Upper West Side," plus other favorites from her 5 award-winning albums. These performances will be recorded for a forthcoming Joanie Leeds music DVD.


Northern Welcome Tour

5th Avenue and 106th Street

12 ? 12:45 p.m., Free

See the Park's northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. Route easy to negotiate, a few stairs. 45-minutes. Groups of 7 or more must make a reservation.


March 30

My Promise Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

West End Synagogue, 190 Amsterdam Ave.

10 a.m., Free

Winner of the Natan Book Award, this authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of Israel by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East, has received rave reviews.

barbararagish5@gmail.com to register

Broadway Scores For PS 84

The Lillian Weber School of the Arts, 405 W. 55th St.

6:45 ? 9:30 p.m., $85

This is a benefit for PS 84, neighborhood elementary school that hosts children K-5. The event is hosted by Kari Nicolaisen, with music direction by Dan Elish, and starring John Cudia, Joe Iconis and family, Beth Eunice and Dan Mills. At 6:45 p.m. there will be a coktail hour, with performances and a live auction to begin at 8 p.m.


March 31

Adaptations TV Night

The JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave.

6:30 ? 8 p.m., Free

Do you have a favorite show that you watch every week? Are sitcoms your favorite or are you more of a sci-fi person? Check out our new group Monday evenings where we watch an episode and have a conversation about the events.

dmassey@jccmanhattan.org, 646-505-4444

The Parthenon Enigma

Barnes & Noble, 82nd & Broadway

7 p.m., Free

The Parthenon Enigma, Joan Breton Connelly's new book, recreates the glory of Greece through its architecture and its significance to our notions of modern democracy. There will be a signing after the reading.


April 1

StayWell Exercise for Seniors

Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave.

2 ? 3 p.m., Free

Join for a free StayWell exercise session designed for seniors. All participents must sgn a waiver before they join.


Master Class with Kurt Muroki

Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio, 165 West 65th Street, 10th floor

11 a.m. ? 1 p.m., Free

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Free, but tickets are required. Suggested admission of $20. Reservation required.


April 2

Joy in Singing Finals

Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Avenue

1 ? 4 p.m., Free

This is a free concert by finalists from the 2014 Joy in Singing Master Sessions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center.


The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era

Barnes & Noble, 82nd & Broadway

7 p.m., Free

New York Times bestseller and award-winning author Craig Nelson brings us the first complete history of the atomic age in his latest book, The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era.


April 3

New York Writers Workshop Presents: Maureen Brady

St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Avenue

5:30 ? 6:45 p.m., Free

Do a writing exercise to help find your voice and explore the sources that can supply material for fiction that taps into your mother lode, share it with fellow writers and then discuss the emergence of your voice. Maureen Brady is the award-winning author of 3 novels including Folly and Ginger's Fire and 1 collection of short stories. She teaches Advanced fiction at the New York Writers Workshop at JCC and is Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU.

212-621-0619; Registration is required.

Champions of Change Honoring David N. Dinkins

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St.

6 p.m., $100

Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Public Service Award Program: Featuring interview by Harry Smith, Emmy-award winning NBC-TV correspondent with David N. Dinkins and Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross and musical entertainment by Alton Fitzgerald White, the lead actor in Disney on Broadway " The Lion King." Special remarks by Harry Belafonte Jr.