Whitney Biennial 2014 Review Panel
National Academy Museum, 1083 5th Avenue
6:30 ? 8 p.m., Free
Art critics join together in a provocative and unpredictable debate on exhibitions currently on view in New York. This free talk invites panelists Colleen Asper, Donald Kuspit, and Joseph Wolin to join the conversation with moderator David Cohen of artcritical.com.
Edward Henkel's Movement Talks Lecture
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue
8 p.m., From $15
How does dance amplify the universal themes of grand opera? Three experts,Doug Varone, David Kneuss and Carolyn Choa, explore how dance has taken a giant step forward in the operatic world as an expressive tool for modern interpretations of classical as well as contemporary opera.
Jan C. Grossman Poetry Reading
96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street
3 p.m., Free
Jan C. Grossman's poetry has appeared in such journals as a American Arts Quarterly, Poetry East, Poet Lore and U.S. 1 Worksheets. A consultant in the arts and humanities, she served for many years as fiction and poetry reviewer for an international Rockefeller Foundation residency program. Jan C. Grossman is a native New Yorker with a lifelong attachment to New York City's libraries. On April 5th, she will be reading from a manuscript?in?progress.
New York Family Camp Fair
St. Jean Baptiste High School, 173 East 75th Street
12 ? 3 p.m., Free
Last chance to meet camps before Summer 2014! Come to the New York Family Camp Fair to meet over 40 day and sleepaway camp directors in one place. Bring your questions: The ultimate "camp lady," the American Camp Association's Renee Flax, will be on hand at each fair to help you find the right match for your child.
Tiled Away Childrens Event
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Free with Museum Admission
Ellis Island's Registry Room, Carnegie Hall, the Bronx Zoo's Elephant House, and Grand Central Terminal all contain vaults-arched ceilings of beautiful, interlocking tile -designed by Rafael Guastavino and his son, immigrants from Spain who came to America in 1881. View images and models of these architectural marvels in the exhibition Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile, and find inspiration in Guastavino's works to design your own tiled picture frame.
Chinese Ethnic Dance Workshop Series for Kids
Chinese Institute In America, 125 East 65th Street
5-7-year-olds 3 -3:45 p.m. / 8-13-year-olds 4 ? 4:45 p.m. $50
Come and enjoy this popular dance workshop series led by our beloved dance instructor Ling Tang. Designed for children ages 5-13, participants will have a unique chance to explore the diverse ethnic cultures of China through dance movements in an exciting environment. No prior experience in Mandarin Chinese language is required. Basic Mandarin Chinese may be spoken and taught during instruction.
A Little Help From My Friends Performance
Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street
7 p.m., Free
Broadway star Jarrod Spector (Jersey Boys, Beautiful), performs songs from his new CD, A Little Help from My Friends: Live at 54 BELOW. After playing Frankie Vallie 1500 times, he beautifully showcases the work of other favorites. Priotity seating with CD purchase.
Youth and Education Committee Meeting
Hunter College, East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, 3rd floor
The community board committee will discuss issues relating to Education on the Upper East Side. Open to the public.
Art Explorers Crafts for Kids
67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street
4 ? 5 p.m., Free
Join us for stories and a craft that involves the senses and art education concepts in a fun setting. For ages 3.5 -6yrs.
The Here and Now, Anne Brasheres Author Event
Ann Brasheres, author of the New York Times bestselling series 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants', joins us to discuss and sign copies of The Here and Now, her new dystopian novel.
Jody Williams-Buvette: The Pleasures of Good Food Lecture
12 p.m., From $21
Jody Williams, the acclaimed chef/owner of the West Village's gastroteque Buvette, shares recipes, tips and simple ways to make your meals a pleasure. Williams trained with Thomas Keller, has appeared on "The Martha Stewart Show" been a judge on "Chopped," and has just published her first book, Buvette. Her restaurant was named one of New York's Top 10 Restaurants by Travel & Leisure.
Wild Bird Fund 3rd Annual Fundraiser
60 East 93rd Street
6:30 ? 9:30 p.m., Tickets start at $150
Your ticket purchase and donation will supply critical funding for medical supplies, food, equipment, and operating expenses to give New York's wildlife the fighting chance it deserves. WBF receives no funding from any public agency.
Film Series: Design For Living
2 p.m., Free
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, 1933. Starring Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton, Franklin Pangborn, Isabel Jewell. Two friends love and are loved by the same woman, and they set up house together.
Computer Tutoring Session
5:30 ? 6:30 p.m., Free
Join us for an evening of one-on-one tutoring sessions. Our computer tutors can help you with everything from learning how to use a mouse, formatting a resume, setting up an email address, posting photos on the internet, starting a blog, using Microsoft Office, and more. Reservation required, space is limmited.