Out & About

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April 25

Stéphane Kossmann Art Exhibition: Black & White Carpet

8_fmtFIAF Gallery, 22 East 60th Street

Free, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more than 26 years, photographer Stéphane Kossmann has captured the stars as they ascend the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival. Kossmann’s images differ dramatically from those of his paparazzi peers. A master photographer, he patiently waits to capture quiet and unguarded moments. As a result, Kossmann’s black-and-white photos offer a rare and striking view of his famous subjects.

stephanekossmann.com

Extreme Chocolate Walking Tour

92y, Lexington Avenue at 91st St

1 p.m., $70

A no-holds-barred adventure in chocolate. From chili-pepper spiked hot chocolate to bittersweet chocolate ice cream to chocolate macaroons and hand-made bonbons, we celebrate the food of the Gods and learn how this New World delight has crisscrossed the ocean, capturing the hearts (and stomachs) of millions everywhere.

92y.org

April 26

Healthy Kids Day at Vanderbilt YMCA

Vanderbilt YMCA at 224 East 47th Street btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues

10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Free

free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, arts and crafts, family fitness, a children’s carnival and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

ymcanyc.org/vanderbilt

Hompage_RegisterNowfor_fmt20th Parkinson’s Unity Walk

72nd Street Bandshell, Central Park, on Central Park Westor Fifth Ave.

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., By donation

The Parkinson’s Unity Walk is the largest grassroots Parkinson’s fundraiser in the U.S, bringing thousands of participants together since the walk’s inception in 1994 for once main purpose: to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. 100% of donations from the Parkinson’s Unity Walk go towards Parkinson’s disease research.

unitywalk.org

April 27

Don Juan, or, Wages of Debauchery

Jan Hus Playhouse, 351 E. 74th St.

8 p.m., $18/$14; students/seniors

In 18th century Europe, Don Juan (“Don Shajn”) was among the top “hits” of the Czech marionette repertoire when the only theatre truly available in small towns and villages were shows by itinerant puppeteers. There is nothing very glamorous about the character of Don Juan in this Czech puppet playhe ends up as a common robber, hungry, rejected by all his former conquests and riled constantly by his inept servant Kasparek, the earthy Bohemian cousin of Mr. Punch and Leporello.

janhus.org

The Trial of Anne Opie Wehrer and Unknown Accomplices for Crimes Against Humanity

945 Madison Ave. at 75th street

$20; $16 students and seniors

A “speaking opera” from 1968, in which the main speaker (Anne Opie Wehrer in the original) is asked to publicly answer one hundred questions about her life (by an interrogator offstage). A series of improvised interruptions, diversions, and cross-examinations by two pairs of men and women creates a cacophonous score, with sounds of evasions, sarcastic questions and answers, laughter, and a huge, complex “story” about life as they all have lived it.

whitneymuseum.org

April 28

Warhol: Jackie

The Carlyle Hotel, Second Floor, 981 Madison Avenue

10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free

Bringing together over fifty paintings grouped in approximately twenty individual works, this exhibition will be the first to focus exclusively on this important body of work created fifty years ago, marking the formative period in the development of Warhol’s work, most notably the silkscreen technique, to produce serial imagery paintings based on images from magazines and newspapers. The exhibition will illustrate Warhol’s career-long exploration of contemporary media culture, such as the news, serial imagery, celebrity and death. Runs through May 17.

blaindidonna.com

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

DADerSturm_fmtNeue Galerie New York, 1048 Fifth Avenue at 86th Street

11 a.m. – 6 p.m., $20; $10/students & seniors

This will be the first major U.S. museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the 1991 presentation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The term “degenerate” was adopted by the National Socialist regime as part of its campaign against modern art. Many works branded as such by the Nazis were seized from museums and private collections. Following the showing on these works in a three-year traveling exhibition that criss-crossed Germany and Austria, most were sold, lost, or presumed destroyed. In this light, the recent discovery in Munich of the Gurlitt trove of such artwork has attracted considerable attention.

neuegalerie.org

April 29

Community Board 8 Environment and Sanitation Committee

Lenox Hill Hospital, 130 East 77th Street (Lexington-Park)

6:30 p.m., Free

Ignazio “Iggy” Terranova, Citywide Community Affairs Officer, for the NYC Dept. of Sanitation’s Office of Customer Service & Government Relations will be making a presentation.

cb8m.com

Casting Modernity: Bronze in the XXth Century

Mnuchin Gallery, 45 East 78 Street

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Free

One of the oldest and most enduring forms of artistic creation, bronze casting has been employed by cultures around the globe for more than 5,000 years. In an age of seemingly infinite media characterized by a driving impulse towards the new, the leading figures of the last century consistently revisited this traditional material.

mnuchingallery.com

April 30

9781442467385_p0_v1_s60_fmtNaked! with Michael Ian Black and Debbi Ohi

86th & Lexington Ave, 150 East 86th Street

1 p.m., Free

A hilarious new book about a boy who refuses to wear clothes, from comedian Michael Ian Black and illustrator, Debbi Ridpath Ohi.

barnesandnoble.com

May 1

Bordeaux Smackdown: 2009 vs. 2010 Vintages

FIAF, Le Skyroom, 22 East 60th Street

7 p.m., $95; $115/non-members

Savor the differences among three wines from both the 2009 and 2010 Bordeaux vintages, widely hailed as two of the region’s finest years in the last century. Tasting features a flight of six wines paired with delicious breads and a selection of cheese and charcuterie. Must be 21+ to attend.

fiaf.org

GMA Co-Anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos

92y, Lexington Avenue at 91st St

7;30 p.m., $29

Co-anchor of ABC’s #1 rated morning show “Good Morning America,” she has won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program. Her co-anchor, George Stephanopoulos, also anchors the top rated Sunday morning news show “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” as well as ABC-TV’s Special Events, and is the network’s chief political correspondent. Join them as they talk about Robin’s incredible journey as told in her new memoir, Everybody’s Got Something: her health issues, her triumphant return to GMA after medical leave, the role of family and friends—and most importantly, the lessons she’s learning along the way.

92y.org

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