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April 11

AARP-Tax Aide: Free Tax Return Preparation Service

67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Free

AARP volunteers, who are certified by the IRS, prepare all returns. There is no cost to you for preparation and no cost to you for electronic filing (e-file). Certain returns with voluminous data or less common types of income, credits or deductions are beyond the scope of the AARP program. Some materials you should bring with you are:

Last year’s Federal and State income tax return.

Social Security Cards for you, your spouse & dependents.

Tax information statements summarizing your 2013 income: Forms W-2, Forms 1099 for: Social Security payments, interest, retirement benefits, and annual tax statements from brokers, etc.

Details including any support for deductions and credits: medical, childcare, education, etc.

nypl.org

Commanding Films

92Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

10 a.m., $25

Explore serious and comedic films that reflect the Ten Commandments. Some of the day’s screenings include Inherit the Wind (1960), for the 1st Commandment: I am the Lord your God who took you out of the land of Egypt, the house of bondage; Angels in the Outfield (1951) for the 3rd Commandment: You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain; The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) for the 7th Commandment: You shall not commit adultery; and The Front (1976) for the 9th Commandment: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

92y.org

April 12

16th Annual Spring Run

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9 a.m., $25/30

The race is a four-mile run and walk in support of Concern Worldwide and the work that it does to improve the conditions of people living in world’s poorest countries and areas affected by war, conflict, and natural disaster. After-party at East End Bar, which includes a free buffet-style breakfast for all event participants.

concernusa.org/springrun

The Clarion Orchestra Performs Vivaldi Concerti Grossi

Renaissance library of the Fabbri House, 7 East 95th Street, 5th & Madison

7:30 p.m., $35

Each of the concerti features multiple solo instruments to reveal Vivaldi’s depth of imagination and textural brilliance. The program will include the Concerto in A minor (Op. 3, No. 8), Sinfonia in G minor ‘San Elena al Calvario’, and Winter and Spring from The Four Seasons, with Cynthia Roberts and Owen Dalby, violins.

clarionsociety.org

April 13

Second Hand Rose: A Journey Down the Yiddish Rialto

92Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

10:45 a.m., $40

Stroll down Second Avenue, the famed “Yiddish rialto,” and explore its connections to the modern day East Village and Lower East Side. Observe the names of famous performers of the Yiddish theater on the Second Avenue Deli’s “Starwalk,” visit the Community Synagogue and see Congregation Adas Yisroel Anshe Meseritz, a tenement-style synagogue described as a “little jewel.”

92y.org

Don Juan, or The Wages of Debauchery

Jan Hus Playhouse 351 E. 74th Street betw. 1st & 2nd Ave.

2:30 p.m., $18/$13 student/senior

In 18th century Europe, Don Juan (“Don Shajn”) was among the top “hits” of the Czech marionette repertoire when the only theatre truly available in small towns and villages were shows by itinerant puppeteers. Their plays were a whimsical mixture of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” heroic legends, and rudimentary pre-Shakespearean tragedies.

janhus.org

April 14

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Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 East 47th Street

5 a.m. – 11 p.m., Free

A free five-day family pool event that kicks-off a week-long celebration of swimming designed to help kids stay safe and healthy at the beach, pool, or water park this summer. Instructors at the Vanderbilt YMCA will demonstrate the lifelong pleasure to be found in safe, confident and joyful activity in and around the water, offering swim lessons, games for the swimming pool, contests and parent education sessions for a free. April 14th – 18th.

ymcanyc.org/vanderbilt

April 15

Spring Break Crafts & Games

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 East 61st Street, between First & York

11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Free with museum admission

Drop in during regular Museum hours to combine your imagination with common 19th-century materials to make your own creation to take home. Afterward take a tour, explore the Children’s Corner, or play with historic toys and games outside in the garden. Appropriate for all ages.

mvhm.org

New York Writers Workshop presents: Writing for Children

67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

5-6:30 p.m., Free

Whether you’re talking about picture books or teen novels, children’s books today are not your grandfather’s bedtime stories! Learn how the market for children’s fiction has evolved and how to give your own stories the “spank of life” in this workshop for those interested in writing for children.

nypl.org

April 16

Community Board 8 Full Board Meeting

Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 543 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

6:30 p.m., Free

Public Session – Those who wish to speak during the Public Session must register to do so by 6:45 pm

Public Hearing-BSA Application No. 42-14-BZ, 783 Lexington Avenue, Block 1396, Lot 22-Application for a Special Permit to operate a Physical Culture Establishment (PCE), Lush Cosmetics, filed pursuant to Zoning Regulation 73-03. The application seeks authorization to occupy a total of 2,310 square feet on the cellar, first and second floors of a five story building in a C1-8X zoning district.

Update on the Cornell Technion Project

Parks Committee-Margaret Price and Barbara Rudder, Co-Chairs

Landmarks Committee-David Helpern, David Liston, and Jane Parshall Co-Chairs

Street Life Committee-Jonathan Horn and Domenico Minerva, Co-Chairs

Transportation Committee-A. Scott Falk and Chuck Warren, Co-Chairs

cb8m.com

Postcards from Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail

Barnes and Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 East 86th Street

7 p.m., Free

Caroline Clarke’s moving memoir of her surprise discovery of her birthmother Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole, and the relationship that blossomed between them through the heartfelt messages they exchanged on hundreds of postcards.

barnesandnoble.com

April 17

Community Board 8 Health, Seniors & Social Services Committee

Lenox Hill Hospital, 130 East 77th Street, Robert Carmel Conference Rm

6:30 p.m., Free

Edward Hill, Executive Director of Outreach and Strategic Coordination from the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence will give a presentation regarding the prevalence of domestic violence in our community, the services available to domestic violence victims and the opening of the Manhattan Family Justice Center.

Joe Samalin, Outreach Manager, for the World Trade Center Health Program will make a presentation on the program’s resources.

Legal discussion on domestic violence.

cb8m.org

Relationships, Friendships and Intimacy: The Mind/Body Connection

The Metropolitan Club, One East 60th Street

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Contact below for ticket pricing

This informative spring luncheon features lively discussions on important topics in women’s health and provide an opportunity for the audience to engage in a lively “give & take” with the speakers. The panel of experts will provide insights and practical advice on the emotional and physical impact of relationships on our health at every stage of our lives.

201-941-6064; lenoxhillevents@nshs.edu

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