West Village Events

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By Stephanie Phelan.

September 18-24

  • DANCING Tuesday September 19, 7 pm: Learn to Square Dance! PS3, 490 Hudson Street Admission $10.
  • FILM  Thursday September 21, 2 pm: Words and Music  A 1948 fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • LITERATURE  Thursday September 21, 6 pm: Gala Book Launch New fiction by Rain Mountain Press, including works by  Nava Renek, Deborah Clearman, and Rosalind Palermo Stevenson will be launched at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free.
  • LEARNING  Friday September 22, 1 pm: Finding a Job Online  A computer class at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • MUSIC  Friday September 22, 3 pm: Scheherazade  The Mannes Orchestra will perform the Rimsky-Korsakov work at John. L. Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue. Free.
  • MUSIC  Friday September 22, 7:30 pm: Cooper-Moore and Mara Rosenbloom The piano duo will perform at Greenwich House Music, 46 Barrow Street. Tickets $20.
  • SPECIAL EVENT Saturday September 23, 10 am-5 pm: The London Terrace Crafts and Collectibles Fair   Local vendors will be selling collectible art, antiques, hand crafted jewelry, furniture, textiles, homemade cakes and pies, and more. West 24th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. Proceeds go to the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.
  • KIDS  Saturday September 23, 10 am-1 pm: Make it Rusty!  Kids ages up to 12 years old get to design  and construct industrial-inspired mixed media garden sculptures. There will also be stories about the past and live performances. Go to thehighline.org to RSVP. Free.
  • FILM Saturday September 23, 2 pm: Beatriz at Dinner   A 2017 comedy-drama starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.

September 25-October 1

  • LITERATURE  Tuesday September 26, 4:30 pm: Death Blow to Jim Crow— The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights  Author Erik Gellman will discuss his book at The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Room 10-03, Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. Free.
  • LITERATURE  Tuesday September 26, 6:30  pm: Cave Canem— Poets on Craft  An evening of poetry and conversation between poets Remica Bingham-Risher and Monica Youn at Arnold Hall, 55 West 13th Street. Free.
  • COMMUNITY MEETING  Wednesday September 27, 7:30 pm: 6th Precinct Community Council Meeting A dialogue between the 6th Precinct and the community discussing issues facing the neighborhood. Our Lady of Pompeii, Father Demo Hall, Bleecker and Carmine Streets. All are welcome.
  • FILM Thursday September 28, 2 pm: Ocean’s Eleven  A 2001 crime thriller starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts  at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • LITERATURE  Thursday September 28, 4:30 pm: The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov’s book will be discussed at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free.
  • DANCING  Tuesday September 28, 7 pm: Learn to Square Dance! PS3, 490 Hudson Street Admission $10.
  • MUSIC  Thursday September 28, 8 pm: Jeff Davis  Jeff Davis on drums, saxophonist Tony Malaby, pianist Russ Lossing and bassist Eivind Opsvik at Greenwich House Music, 46 Barrow Street. Tickets $20.
  • FILM  Saturday September 30, 2 pm: The Big Sick  A  Pakistan-born comedian, Kumail,  meets a grad student, Emily, after one of his standup sets. They have a one-night stand which becomes more serious, and causes problems with his traditional Muslim parents. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • KIDS  Sunday October 1, 11 am and 2:30 pm: Peppi and the Pop-Up Dragon  Penny Jones & Co. Puppets presents a show with a show about Peppi, who tries to save the town from a giant dragon. There will be a  special Dragon making mini-workshop after the show. Westbeth, 155 Bank Street. Tickets $10 for all ages; purchase tickets at penny puppets.org or cash only at the door.

October 2-October 8

  • LITERATURE  Monday, October 2, 5:30-8 pm: A Night of New Fiction and Poetry  The Literary Lights writers group presents an evening of new fiction, poetry, short stories and historical memoirs in the first-floor Willa Cather room of the Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Refreshments and food will be available afterwards. For further information, contact Richard Merli at (347) 463-6252, or Richard.merli@yahoo.com. Free.
  • LEARNING  Tuesdays October 3, 10, 17 and 24, 3:30 pm: Bilingual Birdies—French   Live music and language learning.  Instruments and fun props for children to use in the classes will be provided. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free.
  • FILM Thursday October 5, 2pm: Scanners A 1981 science fiction horror film about people with unusual telepathic and telekinetic powers being used for bad things. Hudson Park Library,  66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • LITERATURE Friday October 6, 1 pm: Eleanor Roosevelt—The War Years and After  Author Blanche Wiesen Cook will discuss her book at an Institute for Retired Professionals event, The New School Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street. Free, but reservations are advised. Email irp@newschool.edu or call 212 229-5682.
  • LEARNING Friday October 6, 2pm:  Excel Genius—Charts and Sparklines A Tech Connect Class at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • KIDS  Saturday October 7, 11 am-2 pm: Children’s Harvest Festival  Pumpkins, crafts and entertainment at Jefferson Market Garden, Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and West 10th Street. Free.
  • LITERATURE  Sunday October 8, 2 pm: Joys and Horrors of the West Village, and Other New York Stories  Author Clifford Browder will will read from two of his historical novels and from his New York stories, including reminiscences, some joyful and some appalling, of the West Village of the 1950s and 1960s. Jefferson Market Garden, Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and West 10th Street. Free.

October 9-October 15

  • LITERATURE  Wednesday October 11, 6 pm: Toward a Poetry of Place  Alison Jarvis and Theresa Burns  read from their recently published poetry exploring the idea of place and its role in our imaginations. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • FILM Thursday October 12, 2pm: The Blob A 1958  science fiction horror film starring Steve McQueen at Hudson Park Library,  66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • LITERATURE Thursday October 12, 6 pm: Plume Poetry  A reading at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • LITERATURE Saturday October 14, 10:30 am: Fahrenheit 451 A discussion of the  1953 Ray Bradbury novel about a future American society where books are outlawed and burned. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street.
  • VILLAGE HISTORY Sunday October 15, 1:30 -4 pm: The Village Past, Present, and Future  A community conference with well-known Village experts starting conversations on an important historical, political, cultural, or personal topic, and then having the participants in the room  continue the discussion. There will be speakers at different times throughout the afternoon. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free, but for more information and to RSVP, go to nypl.org, Jefferson Market Library events.

October 16-October 22

  • LEARNING Monday October 16, 2pm: How to Start a Business A Small Business Association lecture at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • FILM  Thursday October 19, 2pm: Eyes Without a Face A 1960 horror film. French with English subtitles.  Hudson Park Library,  66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • LEARNING Friday October 20, 1pm: MS Excel 2010 for Beginners  A Tech Connect Class at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • SPECIAL EVENT  Saturday October 21. 11 am-5 pm: Adopt-A-Pot  Ceramics from Greenwich House Pottery Studio and area artists at bargain prices in the garden between 6th Avenue and West 10th Street. All proceeds benefit Jefferson Market Garden.
  • FILM Saturday October 21, 2pm: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive  An exclusive screening of an American Masters film telling the true story of the author. Hudson Park Library,  66 Leroy Street. Free.

October 23- October 29

  • FILM Thursday October 26,  2pm:  Day of the Dead A 1985 horror film about cannabalistic zombies, at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • LITERATURE  Thursday October 26, 4:30 pm: Brave New World  Aldous Huxley’s book will be discussed at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • LEARNING Friday October 27, 1pm: Computer Basics A Tech Connect class at Hudson Park Library,  66 Leroy Street. Free.

October 30-November 5

 

MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, EXHIBITS 

  • Through September 30: Weather Events 3  Paintings of dramatic weather by Paul Muranyi at Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street.
  • Through September 30: Four on Paper  New works on paper by Elisa Decker, Robert Ludwig, Simon Carr and William Kennon at Westbeth Project Space, 55 Bethune Street.
  • Through September 30: Lost Coney island  Tom Duncan’s photographs of Coney Island, past and present. show the dramatic changes he has witnessed over the years. Bethune entrance gallery, Westbeth, 55 Bethune Street.
  • Through December 9: Partners in Design—Barr and Johnson   Alfred Barr, the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) first director, and Philip Johnson, the curator of architecture, introduced modern design to North America. The exhibit includes more than 100 objects—including furniture, photographs, and industrial and graphic design—the exhibition traces the development of modern design from Barr and Johnson’s MOMA exhibitions in the 1930s and beyond. Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East.
  • Through September 30: Strange Flowers  This exhibit looks at what flowers symbolize to artists who work with them. Do flowers’ reminder of life’s fleeting beauty inspire artists, or do they even perceive flowers as being beautiful? Westbeth Gallery. 55 Bethune Street.?
  • Through October 6: Teapot  A national juried exhibition of ceramic interpretations of teapots at Greenwich House Pottery, 16 Jones Street.
  • Through October 18: Deepest Harmony  The works of Brian Neish will be at Ivy Brown Gallery, 675 Hudson Street, 4th floor.
  • Through December 2: The Oscar Wilde Temple  Artists David McDermott and Peter McGough will unveil this public installation to honor one of the earliest and most courageous forebears in the struggle for gay liberation. The Church of the Village, 201 West 13th Street (at Seventh Avenue).
  • Through October 20: The Way of the Essential  French minimalist furniture design developed from the 1950’s to early 1960′ at Demisch Danant Gallery, 30 West 12th Street.
  • October 26-December 15: I Am I  The ceramic works of Jos Devriendt will be at Demisch Danant Gallery, 30 West 12th Street.
  • Through December 3: Memory is a Tough Place  Photographs and related works focusing on race and social justice. Anna Maria and Stephen Keller Gallery, 2 West 13th Street.

OTHER ONGOING EVENTS

  • Nature  Sundays through September 24. 9-10 am: Hudson Nature Walk  Learn about Hudson River Park’s wildlife on guided nature walks. Meet at Christopher Street Fountain. Free, but pre-registration required; go to hudsonriverpark.org.
  • Kids Mondays, 11 am: Toddler Story Time A baby’s introduction to books with songs, rhymes and playtime, for ages 18-36 months. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • Kids  Tuesdays at 11 am: Baby Storytime  Books, songs, rhymes, and playtime for children 0-18 months. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • Health and Wellness  Tuesdays at 1 pm through December 20: Falun Dafa Exercise Class  Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street.
  • Kids  Tuesdays at 3:30 pm: Arts and Crafts  Simple craft projects for ages 3 and up at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • Crafts  Tuesdays at 6 pm: Open Sewing Workshop  In this hands-on course students will learn sewing techniques to create their own unique projects. Sewing machines and additional fabrics on hand.Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.  Registration required online or in person.
  • Nature  Tuesdays, Dusk to 30 Minutes Before Park Closes: Stargazing at the High Line  Continues through October at the High Line sundeck at 14th Street.
  • Health and Wellness Wednesdays, 10 am: Movement Speaks  Celebrating moving in strong and creative ways with Dances for a Variable Population. All sessions recommended, but not required. For adults and seniors of all ages and abilities.Tony Dapolito Recreation Center
    1 Clarkson Street.
  • Kids  Wednesdays at 11:15 am: Toddler Time  Interactive stories, action songs and fingerplays for walking tots accompanied by parents or caregivers. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • Crafts  Wednesdays at 12 pm: Knitting Circle  Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street.
  • Kids  Wednesdays 3:30 pm: Preschool Storyime  Stories, songs and crafts for children ages 2-5 at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • Teens Wednesdays at 4:30 pm: Write Now with NY Writers Coalition A writing workshop for kids 13-18 at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • Kids   Wednesdays at 4 pm: St. John’s Choristers Free Musical Education  Training in music fundamentals and vocal technique for children 8 and up. The program is open to kids from all over the city, but is made up primarily of neighborhood children. As part of the program, they sing once a month at a Sunday Eucharist. St. John’s in The Village, 224 Waverly Place.For information, go here
  • Arts  First Wednesday of Every Month: Bailout Theater  Free potluck-style meal served at 7:15pm, followed by a free music, dance, or spoken word performance on the Meeting Room or in The Lofat Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
  • Arts Second Wednesday of Every Month: Dead Darlings  Writers’ favorite work is often edited out or unpublished; a chance to showcase that  play, novel, story or song at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
  • Fitness  Thursdays at 3:30 pm: Yoga  St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street., First come, first served. Free.
  • Kids Thursdays at 3:30 pm: Owls and Otters Storytime A read-aloud and craft program for ages 5 and 6.
  • Games  Thursdays, 5 pm: Jigsaw Puzzle Night  Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street.
  • Health and Wellness: Thursdays, 4-5 pm: Feldenkrais Classes Learn to improve your posture, flexibility, and balance at Westbeth Community Room, 155 Bank Street. Wear comfortable clothes. Drop-ins welcome; $5 per class.
  • Games  Thursdays at 5 pm: Hudson Park Library Chess and Games   Chess, Checkers, Battleship and other classic board and strategy games. Beginners welcome. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. People can bring their own games or use what’s available at the library. Chess lessons for new learners also available. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • Kids  Fridays at 3:30 pm: Board Games  For ages 4 and up at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free.