‘Summer Evening in the Gardens’Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth St.
6:30–8 p.m., $13; $8 for seniors and students; free for members
Take a guided tour through the museum’s gardens.
All Star Readers!Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway
2 p.m., Free
A meeting for children ages 5 to 12 to keep up their reading skills even in the summer. Kids can discuss what they’ve been reading, collect prizes and participate in family activities.
‘Men Go To Battle’ Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave.
6:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. $9-$11
This film by Zachary Treitz shows the lives of two brothers pulled apart during the American Civil War.
Summer Strings Student Concert Providence Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St.
3:30 p.m. Free
Directed by Stephanie Baer and Cyrus Beroukhim.
Teen Chess ClubChatham Square Library, 6 Chatham Square
1–3 p.m., Free
For ages 5 to 18. This group will instruct those who want to learn chess, those who want to step up their game, and those who simply enjoy playing. All experience levels welcome
Book Swap Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St.
11 a.m.–4 p.m. Free
Bring in and take away books, DVDs, CDs, etc.
Walking Tour of Noho Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth St.
12:30–1:30 p.m., $10; free for members
Visit iconic landmarks such as Colonnade Row, Astor Place, the Public Theater and the Cooper Union.
Hudson River Park Nature WalkChristopher Street Fountain, Christopher Street
9–10 a.m., Free
A meandering waterfront walk while viewing and learning about the park’s flora and fauna, including some of the 85 different species of birds identified within Park boundaries.
‘Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art’The Half King, 505 West 23rd St.
Virginia Heffernan Discusses her new book, on the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet.
Community Board 1 Planning Committee 1 Centre St., Room 2202A-North
NYTC featuring Dave Pietro and Jonathan KatzProvincetown Playhouse, 133 Macdougal St.
7 p.m. Free
Part of the NYU Summer International Jazz Festival.
Ballet In YAMcNally Jackson Independent Booksellers, 52 Prince St.
7:30 p.m. Free
Hosted by five female YA authors, a panel discussion will be held on the importance of themes portrayed through dance in young adult novels.
A Hands-On Introduction To Sewing Workshop Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place
This workshop, hosted by Alison Kowalski, showcases the designs of Hedy Strnad and tells the story of her family’s history through her surviving fashion designs.
UN Secretary General candidatesCUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave.
6:30–8 p.m., Free, reservations Required
CUNY is hosting a debate forum with UN Secretary General candidates, moderated by Barbara Crossette and Thomas G. Weiss.