Friday November 15
Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle)
5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
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.
Spanish Conversation Meetup
El Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway, btwn 104 & 103 streets.
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.
Saturday November 16
Irish Arts Center 553 West 51st Street
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.
Sunday November 17
Gardener Gathering: Help Plant 10,000 Tulips!
West Side Community Garden, 135 West 89th Street
10 a.m. – Dusk
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.
2013 Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala
Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza
$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.
Monday November 18
Parks & Environment Committee
Community Board 7, 250 West 87th Street
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.
Ethics in Film: Contemporary Documentaries
2 West 64th Street, at Central Park West, Adler Study, Room 514
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.
Tuesday November 19
Donaghy Theatre 553 West 51st Street
$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
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
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
Wednesday November 20
The Music of Steven R. Gerber
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St, Central Park West
$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.
Riverside Library 127 Amsterdam Avenue
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.
Thursday November 21
Youth, Education & Libraries Committee
Community Board 7, 250 West 87th Street
with Marisa Maack, Chairperson. Agenda to be announced.
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.
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
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