Friday, Feb 21
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Free with price of admission
Learn about the jewelry and costumes of New York's 19th century elite. Children learn how to make clothing designs by creating a line sheet, a page that highlights many different ideas and styles within one theme. Each child will choose one design and make an original creation on fabric to take home. For families with children.
Jodi's Gym, 244 E. 84 Street
5 - 7 p.m., $60 for first child, $30 for siblings
Children will have access to gym, bouncy castle, sing along circle time, parachute play, story time and crafts. Top it off with a pizza dinner for the entire family.
212-772-7633 to register
Saturday, Feb 22
English Conversation Group
67th Street library, 328 E. 67th Street
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Free
Talk with native speakers and other language learners about current events, New York City, family life, holidays, and more. For adults 16 years old or older. Led by New York Cares volunteers, this program provides an opportunity for intermediate level ESOL speakers to practice speaking English and improve their conversational skills.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Director's Cut
Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Avenue at 56th Street
3 p.m., Free
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be screened for free at Sony Wonder Technology Lab. The film is rated PG.
Sunday, Feb 23
"Russia at the Met"
Liederkranz, 6 E. 87th Street
3 p.m., Non-members $10, students free
The Wagner Society of New York presents Prof. Boris Gasparov: "Eugene Onegin, Tristan, and Problems of Operatic Realism" and Marian Burleigh-Motley, Ph.D.: "Diaghilev's Prince Igor and Kentridge's The Nose." Prof. Gasparov is Professor of Slavic Studies at Columbia University. Dr. Burleigh-Motley was a lecturer (now emeritus) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Monday, Feb 24
Community Board 8, Environment & Sanitation Committee
331 E. 70th Street, Auditorium
6:30 p.m., Free
The meeting's agenda will cover developing goals for the committee, the Marine Transfer Station and the Doe Fund. The committee is co-chaired by Abraham Salcedo and Cos Spagnoletti
Tuesday, Feb 25
Distinguished Writer's Series: A.M. Homes
Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, Lexington Avenue and East 68 Street
7:30 p.m., Free, need reservation
A. M. Homes is the author of seven books of fiction, including, This Book Will Save Your Life, The End of Alice and The Safety of Objects, as well as the best-selling memoir, The Mistress's Daughter. Her work has been translated into twenty-two languages and has appeared in Harpers, Granta, McSweeney's, The New Yorker and The New York Times.
email@example.com or 212-772-4007
A Conversation with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92 Street
8 p.m., From $36
Stars of IFC's Portlandia, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, talk about their lives, careers and how they began collaborating on their award-winning show. Their new book-The Portlandia Activity Book-will be on sale, with a book signing after the event.
Wednesday, Feb 26
Community Board 8, Zoning & Development Committee
Lenox Hill Hospital, 130 East 77 Street, Robert Carmel Conference Room
This meeting will cover the POPS REPORT, Fall Zoning Workshop discussion,
Illegal Signage Enforcement and a discussion with a DOB representative. Committee co-chaired by Teri Slater and Elaine Walsh.
Simple Cooking with Chef Russell Moss
92 Street Y, Lexington Avenue and 92 Street
6:30 p.m., From $30
Chef Russell Moss demonstrates how to make one-pan dinners and teach parents how to use the freshest ingredients to prepare puréed baby food.
Thursday, Feb 27
Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter
National Academy Museum & School, 1083 Fifth Avenue
11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Adult $17.00, Senior $11.50, Student 11.50
This major retrospective features more than 90 rarely seen works and brings to light the work of Swedish painter Anders Zorn. The collection will run from February 27 to May 18.
Beyond The Mediterranean Diet
Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street
7 p.m., Free
Layne Lieberman, author of Beyond The Mediterranean Diet, discusses and signs her new health guide book. No registration necessary.