Friday, January 3
Free Music Fridays
American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square
The museum trustees and staff invite the public to explore the galleries free of charge, have a refreshment in the cafe, and enjoy live music in the stunning atrium.
Edward Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s: A Recent Acquisition
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
$20; $16 students/seniors
This exhibition of Edward Steichen photographs, including celebrity portraits and fashion photographs taken during his tenure as chief photographer for Condé Nast. The photographs were given to the museum by collectors Richard and Jackie Hollander and reflect the artist's interest in nature
Saturday, January 4
96th Street Library, 112 E 96th Street, btwn Park and Lexington avenues
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages.
Sunday, January 6th
A Night with the Stars of The Bridges of Madison County
92y, Lexington Avenue at 91st Street
From a bestselling novel to an Oscar-nominated film, The Bridges of Madison County is now on Broadway.
Join us for talk with the show's stars-four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, stage and screen's Steven Pasquale, Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and Adam Guettel, the Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist of The Light in the Piazza. Special appearance by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown.
Monday, January 6
NYPD 19th Precinct Community Council
153 East 67th Street, btwn Lexington & Third avenues
The 19th Precinct community council meets the first Monday.
Trial Class with Eastside Westside Music Together
American Youth Dance Theater 428 E. 75th Street
Since 1993, Eastside Westside Music Together has brought families closer together -- over 35,000 -- through fun, engaging, developmentally appropriate community music making. If you haven't experienced one of their classes or haven't been in our program for a while, they invite you to attend a free demonstration class and learn what makes us stand out in a sea of early childhood programs.
Tuesday, January 7
Roger Goodell with Ben Feller: Welcome to the NFL
The head of the National Football League, Commissioner Roger Goodell, speaks at the 92 Street Y for the first time. In the midst of the NFL playoffs and just weeks before the Super Bowl takes place in the New York area, Goodell will open up about the league's changes, challenges and place in American culture. Former chief AP White House Correspondent Ben Feller moderates.
Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan with Judy Gold
Edie Windsor will enter the history books as a pioneer for gay rights. She was the woman at the center of the groundbreaking case that led to the Supreme Court decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act and clear the way for marriage equality. Hear Edie Windsor's story as she's joined by Roberta Kaplan, her attorney, and the Emmy Award-winning comedian and actress Judy Gold, to discuss the implications her case has on the fight for gay rights in America.
Wednesday, January 8
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.
This exhibit marks the culmination of the Central Park Conservancy's conservation program of the obelisk of Thutmose III, best known as "Cleopatra's Needle." In addition to exploring the background on how there came to be an obelisk in Central Park, Cleopatra's Needle explores the meaning of obelisks in ancient Egyptian divine and funerary cults, and the process surrounding the obelisks' creation.
James Carville and Mary Matalin
The surprising and provocative political couple of James Carville and Mary Matalin started turning heads back in 1992. He worked for Bill Clinton; she worked for the first President Bush. Since then, the split between Republicans and Democrats has become sharper and more bitter. But Carville and Matalin have stayed married, continued working for their own parties, raised two daughters, moved to Louisiana-and written a new book together. How do they do it? Find out in this dicsussion.
Thursday, January 9th
Greatest Hits Vol 1: The Ciders
Cider tasting event. Taste hard ciders- and discover a few new surprises. Apple and pear deliciousness will be accompanied with amazing cheeses to match and a discussion on each.
On Biography with Rachel Syme: Olivia Laing on Drinking and Writing
What is it about writers and drinking? The alcoholic writer is almost a cliché-but like most clichés, it's grounded in reality. In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver.
Old-Time Cinema: Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1941, 95 minutes, b&w. Starring Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Gene Raymond, Jack Carson, Philip Merivale. A much-married couple discover that their marriage wasn't legal.