Friday, February 7
Jewish Return to Poland: A Presentation
Village Temple, 33 East 12th Street
6:45 p.m., $15
The rebirth of Jewish culture in post-Communist Poland will be explored in a presentation by Dr. Katka Reszke, researcher, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, following a special service.
Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square, Third Avenue and 7th Street
7 p.m., Free
Abducted at the age of six, Sayon was exploited by the Khmer Rouge; his family life and education stolen. His recovery and redemption from unimaginable evil evolved as he transitioned from an orphanage in a refugee camp to the home of a loving American family in Connecticut. The film follows Sayon on a healing journey to Cambodia, where he encounters family members who say they never forgot him, and forgives himself for his complicity as a Khmer Rouge child soldier.
Saturday, February 8
New York Gallery Tours in Chelsea
Meet at 526 W. 26th St. (between 10th and 11th Ave.)
1 p.m., $20
Visit seven modern art galleries in the world’s center for contemporary art. We find and explain this month’s most fascinating exhibits in painting, sculpture, electronic media and photography.
7 a.m.- 7 p.m., free
A great opportunity for families to watch live coverage of the Games on Sky Rink’s large screen TVs, catch Olympic fever, skate, watch future hopefuls, sip hot chocolate and have a blast.
Sunday, February 9
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street
12:30 p.m., $15
Catch some teenage comics perform stand-up comedy about why Valentine’s Day is just the worst. Appropriate for ages 9 and up.
The School at Steps Pointe Shoe Workshop
2121 Broadway, 4th floor in Lofts II and III
6 :30 p.m., free
The evening begins with a panel of experts discussing such topics as learning proper foot care, and pointe shoe fitting and maintenance. The panel includes podiatrist Dr. Brummer, pointe shoe fitter Mary Carpenter, master teacher Lisa Lockwood, and dancer Savannah Lowery, a soloist with New York City Ballet.
Monday, February 10
Poetry & Revelry
Poets House, 10 River Terrace
6-9 p.m., Ticket prices vary
Wild nights! A Dionysian feast to benefit Poets House. Begins at Poets House with bubbly toasts before walking over to Danny Meyer’s award-winning North End Grill where we’ll feast on Chef Floyd Cardoz’s ecstatic three-course dinner. Wine pairings by wine importer Neal Rosenthal, and readings by leading poets – Anne Carson and her partner Robert Currie, Eileen Myles and Kevin Young – will make this a dazzling evening. All proceeds benefit Poets House and help support programming and operations. Space is limited. For information and ticket prices, please contact Krista Manrique at 212-431-7920 x1-2830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 11
Terence Gower in Conversation with Claire Bishop
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
7 p.m., Free
Artist Terence Gower and writer and scholar Claire Bishop discuss their recent work. Gower presents work from his recent large-scale installations Public Spirit and Baghdad Case Study. Presented by the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department.
terencegower.com; clairebishopresearch.blogspot.com; sva.edu
136 West 21st Street, Room 418F
7 p.m., Free
Fine-art photographer Sean Perry presents an overview of his recent projects and shows images from works in progress. Perry has published two monographs of architectural photography, Transitory (Cloverleaf, 2006) and Fairgrounds (Cloverleaf, 2008). His talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by the MPS Digital Photography Department.
Wednesday, February 12
Wilde’s First Foray
HERE Arts Center, 144 6th Ave (Enter on Dominick, one block south of Spring)
7 p.m., $15
A young woman assassin fights to overthrow an oppressive Russian regime in this first-ever New York revival of Oscar Wilde’s outlandish, acid-tongued first play, which feels right at home in our current times of ever-polarizing politics, distrust of government, and global human rights violations. Revived for the first time in New York with an all-male cast.
Affordable Health Insurance: Navigating the ACA
26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference Center on Duane Street
10 a.m., Free
On-site navigators, information tables, personal and private assistance, topic presentations, and more.
Thursday, February 13
Re-View: Onnasch Collection
Hauser & Wirth
511 West 18th Street
4-6 p.m., Free
The exhibition focuses on the period between 1950 and 1970, decades when New York’s cultural influence was unrivaled and some of the most important artistic movements of the 20th century were born. On view will be iconic examples of Pop Art, Fluxus, Color Field, Assemblage, Minimalism, and Abstract Expressionism.
220 Vesey Street
5 p.m., Free
Renowned artisans from Okamoto Studio transform ordinary blocks of ice into fantastic and beautiful Valentine’s Day themed sculptures. Enjoy live carving, wander through the installation, and join in the fun by taking your picture with a sculpture and sharing it on social media.
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