American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square
1 p.m., Free
Check out Closer-Look Tour of the exhibition led by Folk Couture project coordinator Stacy C. Hollander, who also serves as the museum’s deputy director for curatorial affairs, chief curator, and director of exhibitions. Meet in the museum atrium.
Landmark West St. Patricks Day Pub Crawl
Locations announced to ticket holders
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $15 member, $25 non-member
A neighborhood developed primarily of brownstones and large apartment buildings, the Upper West Side became a residential enclave in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century for the wealthy and working classes. No matter your social status, watering holes, saloons, pubs and restaurant bars of apartment houses welcomed each and every type of Upper West Sider. Join Landmark West and historian Francis Morrone for a pub crawl to learn about the Upper West Side’s history of hooch.
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Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95 Street
11 a.m., $13-25
This-UK based theatre with music performance was adapted from the popular children’s book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
The Ides of March
549 West 52nd St.
6:30 p.m., $15
Composers Concordance presents its contemporary music and art event ‘Pitches at an Exhibition II – The Ides of March’ at the innovative Gallery MC in NYC. The program will feature music of composers David Chesky, Luis Andrei Cobo, Charles Coleman, Dan Cooper, Franz Hackl, Gene McBride, Modest Mussorgsky, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, Dana Richardson, Eric Somers, and David Taylor, together with art by Josef Albers, Jo Brocklehurst, Rainer Gross, Rose Hackl, Carmen
Kordas, Gorazd Poposki, Rammellzee, and Ronnie Taylor, among others.
B’nai Jeshurun Sanctuary
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free
Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate Purim at BJ. There will be fun games and activities related to the mitzvot of Purim: a megillah scavenger hunt with s bounce house, mishloah manot prizes, opportunities to make gifts for the needy, and snacks for a Purim “Feast.”
The Academi of Life
New York Society for Ethical Culture, Ceremonial Hall, 2 West 64th St.
3 p.m., $45
Mpho Tutu shares the scientific and moral reasons to forgive and assures that no one is unforgivable. She also discusses her book, “The Book of Forgiving,” which she co-wrote with her father Desmond Tutu.
Superhero Battles at Riverside
Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Avenue
4:30 p.m., Free
Riverside Library answers the age old question of whose the best superhero ever. Come in and see video clips/graphic novels panels of a famous battle between two of your favorite heroes/villains and debate afterward on who would reign supreme.
Community Board 7 Parks & Environment Committee
Community Board office, 250 West 87 Street #2
7 p.m., Free
Community Board 7 will be having their Parks & Environment Committee meeting, where there will be a Presentation by the Art Students League on “Model to Monument”, a temporary public art project in
Riverside Park. There will also be an update on other committee discussions.
Jeff Kinney Q&A
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
4 p.m., $13 members, $15 non-members
The #1 best-selling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books shares with fans the good fortune that helped him get published and offers a look into some of his favorite moments, plus a peek into how he gets his ideas and puts new books together.
Tammany, Progressivism & the New York Irish
Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street
7:30 p.m., $10 member, $12 non-member
Actors John Keating (The Weir and Ladies and Gents), Sean Gormley (The Weir and Transport) and Aedin Moloney (Dancing at Lughansa) join Kean University professor, historian, author, and journalist Terry Golway to celebrate a compelling new analysis of Tammany Hall. Bringing to life the voices of Walt Whitman, Harry Boland, Frances Perkins, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Kelly, and more — the cast will show Tammany’s Irish connections, its advocacy for immigrants, its implementation of the social welfare system, and the path to political power of Irish New Yorkers in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Southern Welcome Tour
Central Park, Grand Army Plaza, 5th Ave between 58th and 60th Sts.
12 – 12:45 p.m., Free
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the souther Park highlights. Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tours take place rain or shine, except extreme weather conditions.
Jonathan Allen Q&A
Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway
7 p.m., Free
Author Jonathan Allen discusses his new book, “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hilary Clinton.” A book signing will follow the reading.
City of Tenants Book Discussion
Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Avenue
6:30 p.m., Free
Roberta Gold of Fordham University will speak and introduce her new book City of Tenants. The discussion covers what roles have tenants and tenant organizations played in shaping class and racial politics in New York City. Also how the concept of “community rights” has been fostered in heterogeneous urban neighborhoods.
Sleeping Disorders: Everything You Wanted to Know, But Didn’t Know How to Ask
The JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.
7 – 8 p.m.
Getting a good night sleep is necessary for optimal health. Various sleep disorders, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless leg syndrome can keep you up at night. Danial Barone, MD-Neurologist offers tips for alleviating sleeplessness.
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