Out & About

| 08 Aug 2016 | 07:20

    Thu 11

    ‘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.”


    Fri 12

    ‘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.


    Sat 13

    ‘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.


    Sun 14

    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.


    Mon 15

    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.


    Tue 16

    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.


    Wed 17

    Blogging for Beginners: TumblrHamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston St.

    10 a.m.–noon. Free

    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.