Out & About

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Friday, January 3

Free Music Fridays

American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free

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.

folkartmuseum.org

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

11-6 p.m.

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

whitney.org

Saturday, January 4

DON GIOVANNI

96th Street Library, 112 E 96th Street, btwn Park and Lexington avenues

1-4 p.m.

Free

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.

Nypl.org

Sunday, January 6th

A Night with the Stars of The Bridges of Madison County

92y, Lexington Avenue at 91st Street

7:30 p.m.

$29

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.

92y.org

Monday, January 6

NYPD 19th Precinct Community Council

153 East 67th Street, btwn Lexington & Third avenues

7 p.m.

Free

The 19th Precinct community council meets the first Monday.

212-452-0613; nyc.gov

Trial Class with Eastside Westside Music Together

American Youth Dance Theater 428 E. 75th Street

10:30 a.m.

Free

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.

ESWSMusicTogether.com

Tuesday, January 7

Roger Goodell with Ben Feller: Welcome to the NFL

92y, Lexington Avenue at 91st Street

7:30

$20

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.

92y.org

Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan with Judy Gold

92y, Lexington Avenue at 91st Street

8:15 p.m.

$29

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.

92y.org

Wednesday, January 8

Cleopatra’s Needle

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.

10-5:30 a.m.

Free

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.

metmuseum.org

James Carville and Mary Matalin

92y, Lexington Avenue at 91st Street

8 p.m.

$29

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.

92y.org

Thursday, January 9th

Greatest Hits Vol 1: The Ciders

92y, Lexington Avenue at 91st Street

7 p.m.

$40

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.

92y.org

On Biography with Rachel Syme: Olivia Laing on Drinking and Writing

92y, Lexington Avenue at 91st Street

7 p.m.

$23

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.

92y.org

Old-Time Cinema: Mr. & Mrs. Smith

96th Street Library, 112 E 96th Street, btwn Park and Lexington avenues

2-4 p.m.

Free

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.

Nypl.org

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