Out & About

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April 11

NYU Symphony Jens Georg Bachmann Conductor

Peter Jay Shap Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

8 p.m., Free

NYU Symphony conducted by Jens Georg Bachmann. Featuring the winners of NYU Steinhardt’s Film Score and Orchestral Composition Competitions with film animations from Tisch Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television Student Animation and Live-Action Films. Dvorak Cello Concerto with string competition winner Emirhan Tunca.

212-864-5400

Easter Mysteries, A Contemporary Oratorio

Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street

8 p.m., $25

Easter Mysteries is an ageless story interpreted in a fresh, contemporary way. Through an original script with music, it tells the story of a group of devoted followers led by their charismatic leader into Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. They are met by a joyously responsive crowd and the “kingdom on earth” that once seemed so unattainable now feels imminent. What follows is radically different from that expectation. Performance benefits the West Side Campaign Against Hunger

212-362-3179

April 12

Family Game Time

Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Avenue

4:30 p.m., Free

A variety of board games for all ages and abilities will be provided for an afternoon of family fun.

212-870-1810

Mesillat Yesharim, The Path of the Upright Lecture

West End Synagogue, 190 Amsterdam Avenue

1:30 p.m., Free

Study of this classic text on ethics by Moses Hayyim Luzzatto, using the new JPS edition translated by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan and including new commentary.

212-579-0777

April 13

E-Waste Recycling Event

Amsterdam Avenue between West 75th and West 76th Street

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Free

Sponsored by Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Lower East Side Ecology Center and Upper West Side Recycling. Accepted Material: Working and non-working computers; monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mousse, cables, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones and PDAs. Event will happen Rain or Shine.

212-873-0282

MSMSymphonyOrchestra_fmt MSMSymphonyOrchestra_fmt1MSM Symphony Carnegie Hall Debut Performance

Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue

2 p.m., $15

The Manhattan School of Music Symphony will be performing its DEBUT concert on the stage of Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall. Leonard Slatkin conducts this concert which will also be a tribute concert to Glenn Dicterow, who will be leaving his post as concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic at the end of this season. Mr. Dicterow will be joining Leonard Slatkin for a performance of Bernstein’s Serenade, a work that they performed together on October 18, 1990 in a memorial concert paying tribute to Leonard Bernstein.

917-493-4469

April 14

Introduction to Email

St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Avenue

11 a.m., Free

Learn how email works, sign up for a free email account, and learn about sending, replying to, forwarding messages and attachments.

212-621-0619

Ghostlight Choir Performance

St. Ignatius of Antioch, 87th Street & West End Avenue

8 p.m., $20

80 singers on stage; two choirs from two continents; German, English, and American repertoire; and Overtone singing. We are thrilled to present to you one of the best choirs from Germany, the Madrigalchor of Munich, winners of the Bavarian Choir Competition under direction of Martin Steidler, alongside Ghostlight Chorus under direction of Evelyn Troester.

212-288-3588

April 15

The 2013-2014 Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Lecture on Japanese Culture

Columbia University Morningside Campus, 116th Street and Broadway

6 – 8 p.m., Free

Tomita Jun, a world-renowned kasuri master weaver from Kyoto, Japan, will give his talk entitled, “Keeping Tradition and Creating Tradition.”

212-854-1754

Adler Reading Seminar

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street

7 – 8:30 p.m., Free

Discuss the works of Felix Adler and other thinkers whose writings are seminal to Ethical Culture and humanist philosophy.

212-874-5210 x118

April 16

Land Use Committee Meeting

250 West 87th Street

7 p.m., Free

This committee, co-chaired by Richard Asche and Paige Cowly will discuss issues relating to land use. Agenda yet to be announced.

212-362-4008

Sonya Rhodes, “The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match” Reading

Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway

7 p.m., Free

TheAlphaWoman_fmtIn The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match: How Today’s Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness Without Settling, therapist Dr. Sonya Rhodes guides readers to finding the right match without compromising.

212-362-8835

April 17

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

6 p.m., Free

Phyllis Magidson, Curator of Costumes and Textiles at the Museum of the City of New York, and Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator of Exhibitions at the Library for the Performing Arts, discuss the transatlantic fashion trends of the 1960s and how the Beatles impacted those trends.

212.642.0142

Pre-Adoptive Support Group

The JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street

7 – 8:30 p.m., Free

You’ve begun the adoption process and anxiously await the arrival of your child. Join others who have similar questions and concerns as you pursue unfamiliar territories.

646-505-4444

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