Friday, February 14
Shorewalkers Harlem River Valley Walk
Harlem River Valley, 207th Street under the #1 train
Walk over University Ave. Bridge and south along the Harlem River. Walk north over the George Washington Bridge into High Bridge Park. Bring Lunch. Hike leader: Cy Adler; email@example.com
Love Bites! A Night of Valentine Duets
The Cutting Room 44 East 32nd Street
10 p.m., $20/$15 advance
This special Valentine’s edition of the 11th annual LOVE BITES! show is a celebration of the greatest pop-rock duets of all time, featuring a roster of diverse vocalists from the downtown scene, all interpreting the songs in their own unique style and voice.
Saturday, February 15
Celebrate 20 Years with Rioult Dance NY
92y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
8 p.m., $20
In 1992, The New York Times dance critic Jennifer Dunning wrote, “If Pascal Rioult keeps on creating the kinds of dances he has been choreographing with such authority for a mere three years, he may have to leave his job as a soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company and become a full-time choreographer.” In 1994 Rioult officially incorporated his company. Twenty years later he reflects on the history of the company and pays homage to his mentors May O’Donnell and Martha Graham. See Rioult Dance as part of a year-long 20th anniversary celebration.
Sunday, February 16
92y, Lexington Ave and 91st Street
7 p.m., $40
Singles who are looking for a wiser approach to dating will enjoy an illuminating lecture by renowned psychotherapist Ken Page, followed by enjoyable exercises that enable participants to meet each other in less superficial ways. Space is limited. Advance registration suggested.
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
421 East 61st Street
celebrate the birthday of our Nation’s First President with live music and dance just as New Yorkers did in the 19th century. Costumed dancers will perform and teach traditional country dances and encourage visitors to join in the fun. Festivities include toasts to George Washington and historic refreshments. Museum tours will be offered afterward. Families can explore the period rooms with a presidential-themed scavenger hunt. Reservations recommended.
Cafe Carlyle, 35 E 76th Street
8:45 p.m., $155
Come see Woody Allen play the clarinet with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band.
Tuesday, February 18
Amber Charter School Community Meeting
Amber Charter School’s library, 220 East 106 Street
5 p.m., Free
Amber Charter School is holding a Community Meeting to receive feedback on their proposal for the replication of Amber Charter School in CSD 6 and/or CSD28. The public can also provide feedback regarding their application for replication by completing a survey found at this link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/amberfeedback
The Distinguished Writers Series: Dani Shapiro
Hunter College, West Building, 8th Floor, Lexington Ave and 68th Street
7:30 p.m., Free
Daneile Joyce “Dani” Shapiro is the author of five novels and the best-selling memoirs Slow Motion and Devotion.
Wednesday, February 19
Community Board 8 Full Board Meeting
New York Blood Center 310 East 67th Street, Auditorium
Members of the public who live or work on the Upper East Side are invited to attend and may register to speak during the public session, which begins at 6:30 p.m.
Richard Artschwager: No More Running Man
Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue
10 a.m., Free
Tickling many genres but cleaving to none, the art that Artschwager produced over the span of fifty years has been variously described as Pop art, because of its derivation from utilitarian objects and incorporation of commercial and industrial materials; as Minimal art, because of its geometric forms and solid presence; and as Conceptual art, due to its cool and cerebral detachment.
Thursday, February 20
ISHTAR | Charles Harlan
Venus Over Manhattan, 980 Madison Avenue
10 a.m., Free
Drawing inspiration from Land Art of the 1970s, Harlan avails himself of the most common materials at hand – including such hardware store staples as ladders, shipping palettes, and one-ton metal pipe – in his large industrial works. Huge in scale, Minimalist in form, and shown both indoors and out, Harlan’s art has often been referred to as Duchampian in its reliance upon readymade components, its deceptive simplicity, and it spatial humor. His stacking and layering of recognizable, utilitarian materials renders surprisingly potent forms that invite unexpected associations.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
7 p.m., $60
In this site-specific dance performance created for The Charles Engelhard Court, Alarm Will Sound and Dance Heginbotham pair movement with the music of Tyondai Braxton, Aphex Twin, and Edgard Varèse. The program includes excerpts from Twin (2012) and the world premiere of Fly by Wire (2014).
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