Out & About

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April 4

Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Comedy Master Class

Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

6:30 p.m., Free

The Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisational and Sketch Comedy Training Center is the only accredited improv and sketch comedy school in the country. UCB faculty and alumni include writers and performers for Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Colbert Report, Key & Peele, 30 Rock, The Daily Show and many other hit television shows and movies. RSVP required

nypl.org; goo.gl/uEOfdT

“Perceptibility” a Harlem Digital & iPhone Photography Exhibit

Physical Therapy of Harlem, 1400 5th Ave., Suite 6, on 116th Street

5-7 p.m., Free

An audiovisual photography exhibition that. Taunya Rivera and your curator Barbara Russell a proud member of the Harlem Arts Alliance will reveal their Caribbean retreat & abstract Bermuda artistic work shot in digital and IPhone format.

facebook.com/brussell3908?ref=hl; mysecondbreathorg.blogspot.com

April 5

Astrograss, a Children’s Band

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th)

11 a.m., $15+

Brooklyn based Astrograss gets kids and their parents dancing and singing together, with a unique and fully orchestrated blend of bluegrass, old time, and folk music.

symphonyspace.org

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street

10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., $16 Child/$27 adult

A new exhibition that explores the world of these extraordinary flying reptiles, the first back-boned animals to evolve powered flight. As long as dinosaurs walked the Earth, pterosaurs—ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a small airplane—ruled the skies until they went extinct 66 million years ago.

amnh.org

April 6

“Homage To Eleanora” – A Billie Holiday Birthday Tribute

Stage 72 (Triad Theater)158 W. 72nd Street btwn Columbus and Amsterdam aves.

8 p.m., $15

Entertainer, vocalist and jazz aficionado Keith A. Dames will be paying tribute to the late jazz performer Billie Holiday. Dames has appeared at the Lenox Lounge and Jazzmobile and will be joined by pianist Lafayette Harris Jr. and Special guest vocalist Steph Walker.

stage72.com; reverbnation.com/keithadames

SandSational Riverside 2014

Riverside Park West_fmtVarious locale at Riverside Park

10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free

Help start the season off right by volunteering to help move new sand into your playground’s sandbox. SandSational begins with a family bucket brigade, followed by parents and adults completing the job. Pails and shovels for kids will be provided by Riverside Park Conservancy. Neufeld ‘Elephant’ Playground (76th Street), River Run Playground (83rd Street), Hippo Playground, (91st Street), Dinosaur Playground (97th Street).

riversideparknyc.org

April 7

Your 2-Year-Old, 2nd Edition: What More to Expect

Rutgers Church, W. 73rd Street

6 p.m., Free

Facilitated by Anna Mudrick, M.Ed., an experienced preschool teacher with a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education, this discussion will help you understand more about your adorable, funny, and challenging two-year-old, behaviorally, cognitively, socially, and physically. Particular attention will be paid to topics like potty training and food. RSVP required.

jmoore@rutgerschurch.org; rutgerschurch.com

Community Board 7 Housing Meeting

Community Board office, 250 West 87th Street

6:30 p.m., Free

The Housing Committee is concerned with the full range of housing issues, including the quality of housing stock, housing rent and maintenance regulations, the preservation and expansion of the supply of affordable housing in the district, issues concerning public housing, and issues affecting the safety, security and peaceful enjoyment of homes and apartments by their residents.

nyc.gov/html/mancb7

April 8

Once Upon a Time Cabaret

Onceuponatimecaberet WE_fmtThe Drilling Company Theater, 236 West 78th street

8 p.m., $30

One man ensemble Giuseppe Agostaro will be his own show at this self started show. He will perform all characters perfected through his schooling at the American Mime Theater and playing at all types fo soirees his 15 years in NYC.

agomagichef.com

Community Board 7 Transportation Meeting

Community Board office, 250 West 87th Street

7 p.m., Free

Topics of discussion include, Intro 171, Council Member Helen Rosenthal’s bill that would take away the taxi licenses of drivers who kill or critically injure a pedestrian or bicyclist while failing to yield. NYPD review of the most recent collisions involving injuries in the 20th and 24th Precincts. Columbus Avenue Bicycle Lane. Announcement by the NYC Department of Transportation of the installation of an on-street parking-protected bicycle path on Columbus Avenue from West 65th to West 59th Streets, and an interactive community-driven workshop in the spring. Find more info at

nyc.gov/html/mancb7

April 9

Community Board 7 Business & Consumer Issues Committee

Community Board office, 250 West 87th Street

7 p.m., Free

The major tasks for the Business and Consumer Issues Committee are the review of State Liquor Authority (SLA) applications for bars, restaurants and hotels, review and approval of new enclosed and unenclosed café applications and their renewals, and street fair permit renewals.

nyc.gov/html/mancb7

The LiLY Legacies 2014 Awards

The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Dr, btwn 119th & 120th

6:30-6:30 p.m., Free

The ceremony will honor and celebrate the Legacy of Geoffrey Holder, dancer, choreographer, actor, artist. The Gala Event will also have a special showing: Geoffrey Holder: The Continuing Legacy, an exhibit of a unique collection of paintings by this real renaissance man. There will be an elegant buffet dinner, followed with surprise performances by some of America’s best loved entertainers. Funds raised will be used to expand LiLY’s innovative programs that are raising the quality of life for frail seniors in need.

lifeforce-in-later-years.org

April 10

Community Board 7 Preservation Committee

Community Board office, 250 West 87th Street

7 p.m., Free

The Preservation Committee is concerned with maintaining and enhancing the aesthetic and historic character of the Upper West Side, reviewing proposed changes to individually designated landmarks as well as to properties listed within the Upper West Side’s Historic Districts. The committee may also make recommendations regarding the surrounding streetscapes to ensure appropriateness within the historic context of the surrounding neighborhood.

nyc.gov/html/mancb7

Building a Culture of Peace

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West)

6:30 – 8 p.m., Free

An annual international Day of Peace was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 and designated for celebration on September 21 the following year. . This workshop will use materials from the National Peace Academy to explore four interdependent, synthesizing, and catalytic cornerstones of peace learning and action: Peace Education, Peace Research, Peace Practice, and Peace Policy. Six sessions.

nysec.org

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