Out & About

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Friday November 15

holiday-under-the-star_optHoliday Under the Stars

Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle)

5 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Free

Features twelve 14-foot stars that hang from the ceiling of the 150-foot Great Room. The stars are lit by the largest specialty crafted display of illuminated color mixing in the world. Choreographed to traditional holiday music, providing a holiday atmosphere in New York City.

212.823.6300

Spanish Conversation Meetup

El Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway, btwn 104 & 103 streets.

6-7 p.m.

$10

Come and practice your Spanish. All levels are welcome. Learn about Latino culture while making new friends and improving your Spanish. Conversation will be facilitated by native speakers. Meet-ups are held every other Friday. $10/person.

212-665-9460

Saturday November 16

PoetryFest

Irish Arts Center 553 West 51st Street

2 p.m.

Free RSVP required

Celebrating language as it is meant to be celebrated—through the voices of some of the best contemporary poets. Now in its fifth year, the only New York festival of its kind, brings poets from Ireland and North America together with literature-loving audiences in the cozy setting for intimate readings, book signings, conversation both formal and informal. Craig Teicher and Colette Bryce. RSVP at http://www.irishartscenter.org

La Tangueria: Arte Tango

Dardo Galletto Studios, 151 West 46 Street, 11th floor, 7Th Avenue

$30; $25 in advance

Dardo Galletto’s 14-member New Generation Dance Company in a one-hour program of Argentine tango and original choreography by Galletto, whose background ranges from traditional Argentine tango to dancing with Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino.

212.575.0222; dardogallettostudios.com

Sunday November 17

Gardener Gathering: Help Plant 10,000 Tulips!

West Side Community Garden, 135 West 89th Street

10 a.m. – Dusk

Free

New York gardeners with an itchy trowel finger are invited to join in on a massive planting of 10,000 tulip bulbs to beautify the West Side Community Garden. For the past 21 years, the West Side Community Garden’s annual Tulip Festival delights visitors with a spectacular show of spring blooms. Gloves and tools are provided, and all are welcome.

www.westsidecommunitygarden.org

2013 Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala

Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

6:30 p.m.

$40 – $600

the New York Choral Society returns for its 20th year as guest artist. Led by Maestro Riccardo Frizza, and featuring Isabel Leonard, winner of the Richard Tucker Award, which is awarded to a single artist who is on the threshold of a major international career.

212-757-2218; http://richardtucker.org

Monday November 18

Parks & Environment Committee

Community Board 7, 250 West 87th Street

7 p.m.

Free

Topics on discussion: Central Park Conservancy presentation a proposal to reconstruct the Fort Clinton and Nutter’s Battery Overlooks, located in the northwestern corner of the Park just south of the Harlem Meer; Department of Parks public art proposal with artist/musician Herb Alpert for Dante Square for January – April of 2014.

212-362-4008, office@cb7.org

Ethics in Film: Contemporary Documentaries

2 West 64th Street, at Central Park West, Adler Study, Room 514

1-3 p.m.

$5

Born Into Brothels (2004). Documentarians Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman offer a humorous and heartfelt portrayal of the resilience of children and the magic of art to transform the lives of young people living in the brothels of Sonagchi, Calcutta.

nysec.org

Tuesday November 19

quinn_book_optPeter Quinn and Dry Bones, The Final Chapter of the Fintan Dunne Trilogy

Donaghy Theatre 553 West 51st Street

7:30 p.m.

$12; $10 members

Celebrated Bronx writer Peter Quinn (Banished Children of Eve, Looking for Jimmy: In Search of Irish America, Hour of the Cat, The Man Who Never Returned) returns to read from his recently released historic novel. Q&A after reading

66-811-4111

Enhancing Your Relationship: Session 1 of 4 Couples Workshops

Columbia University Morningside Campus Lerner Hall, 8th Floor, Counseling and Psychological Services Conference Room, 1150 Amsterdam Ave

5:45 – 7:15

Free

This hands-on, sequential 4-session workshop will provide practical tools for couples who wish to strengthen their relationships. Topics include: Understanding Relational Expectations and Beliefs; Nurturing the Positive Aspects in the Relationship; Improving Problem Solving Ability and Communication Skills. 3 other dates are 11/26; 12/3; 12/10

py2120@columbia.edu ;saw19@columbia.edu

Wednesday November 20

The Music of Steven R. Gerber

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St, Central Park West

8 p.m.

$20; $10 students

An evening of his chamber music will celebrate the composer’s 65th birthday. The New York-based composer has gained international attention as a result of his Chandos, Koch and Arabesque releases featuring several of his major orchestral works.

212-874-5210; www.nysec.org/

Knitting Circle

Riverside Library 127 Amsterdam Avenue

2-4:30 p.m.

Free

Do you like to Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations! Bring your own sewing supplies. Instructors on hand.

Nypl.org

Thursday November 21

Youth, Education & Libraries Committee

Community Board 7, 250 West 87th Street

6:30 p.m.

Free

with Marisa Maack, Chairperson. Agenda to be announced.

212-362-4008, office@cb7.org

The Salt Hypothesis: From Scientific Evidence to Public Health Policy

Columbia University Medical Campus Mailman School of Public Health Allan Rosenfield Building Room 532B, 630 West 168th St.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Free

For more than four decades, controversies have surrounded the contribution of salt intake as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This lecture examines the origins of the evidence connecting salt intake with hypertension, and the circumstances that propelled the concept of sodium reduction as a public health intervention from evidence to policy. It addresses key questions for public health: How do intervention ideas get on the public health agenda? What roles do evidence, values, social relationships, and politics play in the policy process? RSVP

nnn4@columbia.edu

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