‘The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir’6-7:30 p.m. Free
NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway
The author of a riveting look inside the Baltimore drug trade and an incredible story of redemption, reads from “The Cook Up.”
GARDEN TOUR: Perennial NativesThe High Line
6-7:15 p.m. Free. Location provided via email following RSVP. Register via website
Discover the native perennials, grasses, trees, and shrubs growing on the High Line with one of our expert staff horticulturists.
‘Tracey Moffatt: Montages’The Kitchen, 512 West 19th St.
2 p.m & 4 p.m. First-come seating.
An accompaniment to the regular showing of “Other” in the exhibition “On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday.” In the series, Moffatt and her editor, Gary Hillberg, transform Hollywood studio films into stylishly subversive “hymns to cinema.”
Benjamin ScheuerThe Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St.
7-8:30 p.m. $22.50 in advance; $27.50 day of; $20.25, members; $24.75, members, day of.
Scheuer is the writer/performer of the one-man musical “The Lion,” winner of the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.
‘The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace’Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St.
The library’s book club discusses Jeff Hobbs’ biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets.
LGBT PHILOSOPHY FORUMMuhlenberg Library, 209 West 23rd St.
For over 15 years the Forum has provided the LGBT community and its friends an open opportunity to gather and informally discuss important works of philosophy. Texts to be discussed, or links, are at philosophyforumlgbt.org
Hudson River Nature WalkChristopher Street Fountain — Pier 45 at Hudson River Park, 353 West ST.
9-10 a.m. Free
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Learn about Hudson River Park’s wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park’s esplanade every Sunday.
Words with Wings: The Power of PoetrySkirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place
2-6:30 p.m. $20; $15 for NYU Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Students
New choreography and music inspired by a wide range of poets including Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and X.J. Kennedy.
Community Board 2CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village6:30 p.m.
Quality of Life Committee
Community Board 1Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
Planning Board Committee
THE WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Main stage, south of Fifth Ave.
8 p.m. Seating is on a first-come basis.
The festival presents Handel, Mozart and Arvo Pärt, a free concert of vocal and chamber music spanning three centuries. Canticum Scholare, an early music vocal ensemble, makes its first Washington Square appearance.
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Village AwardsNew School, The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St.
6:30-9 p.m. Free; register online
The 26th edition of the society’s annual meeting and awards ceremony
Geoff DyerMcNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St.
Dyer reads from and discusses his latest work, “White Sands: Experiences From the Outside World,” a collection of essays in which he muses on travel, memory and the effects of both on one’s sense of self.
Culinary Tour Merchant’s House, 29 East Fourth St.
6:30-8 p.m. $30; members, $25.
Join professional chef and culinary historian Carl Raymond for a unique tour of the Merchant’s House focusing on the culinary customs of mid-19th century New York, including favorite foods, cooking methods, dining etiquette, and entertaining.