Out & About

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May 2

The St. Bart's Players Presents: NUNSENSE Book, Music and Lyrics

Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Avenue at 51st Street

8 p.m. ; $25/$22 students& Seniors

This hilarious hit opened off-Broadway in 1985 and ran for 3,672 performances. After a cooking mishap leaves 52 sisters dead, five of the surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken organize a variety show to raise funds for the burial. Despite their artistic and personal differences, these five nuns deliver a comedic and heartfelt show. stbarts.org/st-barts-players-in-nunsense

Meet the Curator Tour

Central Park Conservancy, 14 E. 60th St.

1 p.m.; $30

Join Conservatory Garden Curator, Diane Schaub, for this walk through the Garden that will focus on women's roles in shaping the space, from designer Betty Sprout through restoration work by Lynden Miller to her own designed displays. Space limited, advanced registration suggested.


May 3

Dance Performance

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street

8 p.m. $20

Renowned choreographer Christian Rizzo investigates the notion of exile in this poetic solo work, Sakinan göze çöp batar (an overprotected eye always gets sand in it), first presented at the 2012 Festival d'Avignon. For this solo, Rizzo inserts dancer and Turkish immigrant Kerem Gelebek into his sublime and enigmatic world. Unfolding through a series of fragments and haikus, the piece expands from an examination of exile into a stirring meditation on the complex relationship between choreographer and dancer.


May 4

St. George's Choral Society Concert

209 Madison Avenue, at 35th Street

3 p.m. $25

The concert opens with the world premiere of a commissioned work, "Tabula 1," by Venezuelan-American composer Manuel Sosa, performed by the Chamber Singers. "Tabula 1" combines Christian and Jewish liturgical texts, including parts of the Requiem and Mourner's Kaddish. It uses spoken text throughout, in combination with haunting yet warm choral sonorities. Mozart's monumental "Great Mass in C Minor" is the primary work on the program. It will be performed with full orchestra, featuring soloists Nacole Palmer, soprano, Silvie Jensen, mezzo-soprano, Jonathan Blalock, tenor and Aaron Ingersoll, bass.


May 5

19th Precinct Community Council

153 East 67th Street

7 p.m.; Free

Every first Monday of the month, the 19th NYPD Precinct hold meetings to discuss community comments and concerns about crime and safety in the neighborhood. All are welcome.


Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest Winners

92y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

8:15 p.m. $7.50

Many winners of this contest have gone on to distinguished careers as poets, among them Lucille Clifton, Nick Flynn, David St. John and Mark Strand. The four winners are Justin Boening, of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Meghan Dahn, of New York, New York; Nava EtShalom, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Jeremy Schmidt, of Los Angeles, California. The three runners-up are Kristina Martino, of Sunderland, Massachusetts; Chad Bennett, of Austin, Texas; and Elizabeth de Leon Barrera, of Portland, Oregon.


May 6

CityParks Seniors Fitness

John Jay Park, E. 77th St. & Cherokee Place

10:30 a.m.; Free

The fitness program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. Other locations and activities available on the website.


Community Board 8, Street Life Committee

Board Office, 505 Park Avenue Suite #620

7 p.m.; Free

The Street Life Committee of the Board reviews plans for sidewalk cafes and liquor license applications. The Board then makes recommendations to the Department of Consumer Affairs and the New York State Liquor Authority with regard to these applications. This committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month.


May 7

The Art of French Dessert: Cronuts, Chocolate, Pastries

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St.

7 p.m.; $25

What does it take to turn a pastry into a cultural phenomenon? Cronut maestro Dominique Ansel discusses artisan pastry techniques and branding with chocolate master Jacques Torres and Brooklyn-based defender of a well-browned crust, Bien Cuit's Zachary Golper.


Community Board 8 Transportation Committee

Memorial Sloan Kettering, 430 E. 67th St., Rm. 103

6:30 p.m.; Free

The Transportation Committee reviews initiatives from the City and requests from the community regarding transportation issues such as parking regulations, sign changes, bus and subway issues and the need for traffic calming devices. Community Board 8 then makes its recommendations to the appropriate agency based on the Committee's resolutions. The Transportation Committee meets on the second Monday of each month.


May 8

Nicholas Wade: A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History

Barnes and Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave

7 p.m.; Free

Fewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological reality of race. Wade believes that science is best served by pursuing the truth without fear. Come hear what he has to say.


Lisa Robinson with Fran Lebowitz

92Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St.

8:15 p.m.; $21

She has interviewed such icons as John Lennon, Eminem, JayZ and Kanye West. She introduced David Bowie to Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, sat around a pool with a 12 year old Michael Jackson at his Encino home, and spent many hours talking with Lennon at his Dakota apartment. She helped The Clash and Elvis Costello get their record deals, was on a private plane with the Rolling Stones during a lightning storm and with Led Zeppelin when their tour manager pulled out a gun. She tells her stories on our stage in conversation with her friend Fran Lebowitz, and in the pages of her new book, There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll.