Out & About

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Friday, Feb 21

Project Printmaking

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.

spevents@hunter.cuny.edu or 212-772-4007

Tuesday, Feb 25

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

6:30 p.m., Free

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.


Thursday, Feb 27

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.