Out & About

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Friday, Feb 28

Cook for Shabbat With Your Tot

334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76 Street

10 – 11:15 a.m., $36 member, $46 non-member

Learn about the history and traditions of Jewish foods as you and your child measure, mix, pour, and taste. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. No unregistered siblings allowed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren before class. For ages 6 and under.


Through The Eyes of a Dancer: A Discussion with Dancers Who Write

Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway at 74 Street, 4 Floor

8 p.m., $10

Steps Beyond continues its Artists Talk Series with a discussion with and about dancers who write about and critique dance, and how that writing is influenced by being a dancer. The event is inspired by the new book Through the Eyes of a Dancer by Wendy Perron, a former dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Panelists also include: Slobhan Burke, Sascha Radetsky and Mark Dendy.


Saturday, March 1

BillyKelly_optBilly Kelly and the Blah Blah Blahs

Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95 Street

11 a.m., $13 to $25

Whether singing about cardboard boxes, 18-wheelers, sock monkeys or butter, Kelly and his five-piece band entertain children ages 2 and up.


Harriet Tubman Herself

St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Avenue

2 p.m., Free

Christine Dixon will be performing “Harriet Tubman Herself,” a one woman show based on a series of interviews Harriet gave in 1868 to New York Sunday school teacher and writer of “Scenes from the life and times of Harriet Tubman Herself,” Sarah Bradford.


Sunday, March 2

Ethics for Children

2 West 64 Street, Adler Study, Room 514

11 – 12:30 p.m., Free

The Ethics for Children Program focuses on development of the moral reasoning process through stories, discussions, service projects, field trips and art activities.


The Naomi Rappaport Memorial Literary Salon

The Samuels’ Home

4 p.m., Free

Before the untimely death of Naomi Rappaport a few years ago, the group met annually. Naomi initiated and hosted the salon for many years. She was a longtime member of the West End Board and an intelligent, esteemed member of the congregation. Members are welcome to come and share their own poetry or other short writings with the group.

212-579-0777 call for RSVP

Monday, March 3

Children’s Acting Academy Agent/Manager Showcase

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway

5:15 p.m., $18

The Children’s Acting Academy presents a quick paced scene, monologue and music night to show off their best students to industry professionals, family and friends.



Lucille 1943_optLucille Ball FAQ: Everything Left to Know About America’s Favorite Redhead

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

6 p.m., Free

Authors James Sheridan and Barry Monush discuss their new book, moving beyond the “Lucy” character to give readers information that might not be common knowledge about entertainer Lucille Ball


Tuesday, March 4

Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship

West End Synagogue, 190 Amsterdam Avenue at 69 Street

7:30 – 9 p.m., Free, website to register

The course, co-sponsored by our Yad Mordecai Adult Education Committee and our Israel Connections Committee, addresses the following core questions: (1) the necessity and significance of the Jewish national enterprise; (2) how a Jewish state should exercise power; (3) why a Jew who lives outside of Israel should care about Israel; and (4) what the State of Israel can offer the world.

212-579-0777, westendsynagogue.org

Nicholas McGegan Conducts Handel’s SAMSON

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway

8 p.m., $35-$90

British conductor and early music specialist Nicholas McGegan leads Handel’s Samson. He will be joined by soloists Thomas Cooley (Samson), Megan Chartrand (Dalila), Virginia Warnken (Micah), John Taylor Ward (Manoa) and Andrew Padgett (Harapha) and the American Classical Orchestra.

212-721-6500 or 212-671-4050

Wednesday, March 5

Sustainable Agriculture

1150 Amsterdam Avenue, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

6:10 – 7 p.m., Free

In this lecture, Howard W. Buffett will discuss the challenge of how feeding nine billion people in a truly sustainable way is one of the greatest challenges our civilization will have ever faced. In his lecture, he will address issues such as soil depletion, genetically modified organisms, factory vs. grass-fed farming, food labeling, and the carbon footprint of meat and their controversial impact on agriculture, health, security, sustainability, and business practices.

ywilliams@ei.columbia.edu to register

Hisham Aidi Rebel music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture

2289 Broadway

7 p.m., Free

In his analysis, Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture, Hisham Aidi explores the emergence of secular and religious movements from Muslim youth to counteract the war on terrorism and how it affects their daily lives.


Thursday, March 6

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014

Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza

12 p.m., $15

In keeping with its youthful energy, this edition of Rendez-Vous doubles as a showcase for a new generation of actors including: Sara Forestier, Louise Bourgoin, François Damiens andVincent Macaigne.


Death Cafe

2 West 64 Street, Elliot Library, Room 507

6 p.m., Free

Minister Barbara Simpson lectures on how talking about death and dying helps one get the most out of life. Light Refreshments will be served.


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