Out & About

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Friday November 15

Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid

Barnes and Noble, 86th & Lexington

7 p.m.

Free

Fulbright scholar Jessica Alexander stops by to discuss her gritty and inspiring memoir about responding to humanitarian crises across the globe.

212-369-2180

herblock_1_optHerblock-The Black and White: A Tribeca Film Documentary

328 67th Street Library

3 p.m.

Free

Herbert Block’s career at The Washington Post spanned fifty-five years and thirteen presidents, a timeframe in which he claimed three Pulitzer Prizes, the Medal of Freedom and a significant role in President Nixon’s resignation. Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Jules Feiffer, Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart are among the witnesses to Block’s life, work and indelible contribution to American satire in this documentary.

Nypl.org

Saturday November 16

Recess at Symphony Space

2537 Broadway (at 95th)

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

$15-$25

Grammy-nominated and winner of seven Parent Choice Gold Awards, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players returns for their annual power-pop family concerts at Symphony Space. A former Montessori preschool teacher, Justin clearly remembers what it was like to be a kid – and his high energy, smart sound will get everyone in the family on their feet, dancing and singing along.

www.symphonyspace.org

Saturday Night SingleSpeak

92y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, classroom 112

7:30 p.m.

$35

Meet other singles in a relaxed, engaging setting. Discuss ways to handle the challenges of being single. Event begins with a wine reception, followed by group discussions and music.

92y.org

Sunday November 17

Sense and Sensibility: The Human Body

92y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, classroom 112

10 a.m.

$40

Sight, sound, touch, taste and smell are the great communicators to the brain about the world of feeling. Learn the fascinating ways they work. Explore a mystery bag of “sense” items and take it home.

92y.org

bel_geddes_hero_optNorman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, 103 Street

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

$10; $6 students/seniors

Norman Bel Geddes, best known for the Futurama exhibition at the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair. I Have Seen the Future explores Bel Geddes’ long career in theatrical and industrial design including 200 never-before-seen drawings, models, photographs and films.

212-534-1672 ;Mcny.org

Monday November 18

2013 CUNY Graduate Programs Fair

Grand Hyatt at Grand Central Terminal 109 East 42nd Street

2 – 7 p.m.

Free

Learn more about CUNY’s 800+ Master’s and Doctoral degree programs and over 200 Graduate Certificate programs in 150+ fields. You will also have the opportunity to speak with graduate admissions professionals from a host of CUNY schools.

www.cuny.edu/graduate

plg-kindlevnook-1-mct_opteReader Petting Zoo

112 East 96th Street Library

1 p.m.

Free

Take the opportunity to explore some of the latest e-reader devices at this special event. Kindle, Ipad, and nook devices will be available for participants to try.

Nypl.org

Tuesday November 19

“Lung Cancer CT Screening Saves Lives: Are You At Risk?”

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1425 Madison Avenu, (at E. 98th Street), 1st Floor

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Free

Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Roz Abrams, this two-hour symposium brings together some of the nation’s foremost experts in lung cancer to present the latest research and answer questions about how to help prevent the disease that kills almost 160,000 Americans each year.

www.mountsinai.org/lungcancer.

Rising Waters

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, 103 Street

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

$10; $6 students/seniors

To mark the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the museum solicited images of the storm’s effects on New York City from both professional and amateur photographers. This juried exhibition includes before-and-after images of the storm, from preparation to the ongoing rebuilding work.

212-534-1672, mcny.org

Wednesday November 20

Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes: A Book Talk

The Arsenal, Third Floor Gallery, 830 Fifth Avenue

6:30 p.m.

$20; $15 members

Robin Lynn and Francis Morrone point to the less obvious, the city’s low-scale open spaces, as inspiring as those found in nature in their newly published book. Attend for an illustrated lecture on places and landscape design, from 19th century cemeteries to the Upper East Side’s Conservatory Garden, with stops in-between.

http://www.friends-ues.org/ RSVP required.

Writing the College Essay

328 67th Street Library

4 p.m.

Free

Do you need to write a personal statement for your college applications? Is the deadline coming up fast? At this workshop, led by expert Laurel Haines, you’ll learn how to write a great essay that will make you stand out from the crowd.

nypl.org

Thursday November 21

Better Red than Dead: Red Wines and Cheeses to Match

92y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, classroom 84

7 p.m.

$40

Contrary to the advice of several noted wine authorities, it is possible to match red wine and cheese. In this class we show how it’s done, with some amazing red wine and superb cheese combinations.

92y.org

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