‘Summer Evenings in the Gardens’Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth St.
6:30–8 p.m. $8–$13, free for members
A guided tour of the Merchant’s House Museum gardens, aka the “secret” gardens.
Book Discussion The Strand, 828 Broadway, at 12th Street
7:30 p.m. Free
Join Vulture Books editor Boris Kachka and author Tony Tulathimutte as they talk about Tulathimutte’s newest novel, “Private Citizens.”
‘Sunset on the Hudson’Pier 45, Christopher Street at Hudson River
7 p.m. Free
Sway to the musical styling of special guests, Shanti Starr And the Afro-Regge All-Stars. Have a fun night out over the Hudson while supporting local NYC talent.
IPad Basics Chatham Square Library, 33 East Broadway
10 a.m.–noon. Free
For technical help, look no further than Chatham Square Library, offering a hands-on IPad basics class. The class will be offered in both English and Chinese. Basic Internet knowledge base required.
‘New Families, New Traditions’ Series Puppet ShowMuseum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place
10:30 a.m. Free
Bring infants and children up to age 4 to see Yellow Sneaker, a puppet show troupe as they share Jewish life traditions and facilitate a program geared towards bringing families together.
Free Kayaking Class Pier 96 in Clinton Cove
6:30 p.m. Free.
This week’s class focuses on paddling efficiency and improving kayaking form.
Historic Walking Tour of NohoMerchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth St.
12:30–1:30 p.m. $10, free for members
Journey back in time to the 19th century during this historic walking tour of Noho.
‘Charity: Water’ Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St.
11 a.m.–8 p.m. Free
“Charity: Water” is a virtual reality film transporting viewers to Ethiopia as a village receives clean water, saving the lives of those who live there. Every viewing unlocks a pledged donation.
Battery Dance FestivalRobert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, 20 Battery Place
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Free
In association with the Battery Park City Authority, dance troupes from across the globe will flock to perform free dance routines for all who wish to attend.
‘Learn and Play: American Indian Games’Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green
10 a.m., 11 a.m. Free
Traditional American Indian games such as Ring and Pin and Yup’ik Yo-Yo.
The China MarketChina Institute, 40 Rector Street
6 p.m. $10 – $35
The president of the LVMH Group, Andrew Wu, will lead a discuss on retail luxury brands in the China Market.
Texas Plants at Worth Square Madison Square Park
Noon-1 p.m. Free
Follow the park’s director of horticulture to learn about General Worth’s contributions in the Mexican-American War and view some of the plants he saw in Mexico.
Blogging for Beginners: TumblrHamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston St.
Aimed at adults ages 50 and up, “Blogging for Beginners” at Hamilton Fish Park Library will teach participants a step-by-step process of blogging.
In CylinderSVA Flatiron Gallery 133 West 21st St
9 a.m.–7 p.m. Free
The work on view in In Cylinder, deriving its title from Samuel Beckett’s short story “The Lost Ones,” confronts different forms of identity and the challenges of the present moment.