Cutting Corners

Money tight? Need to cut corners? This column has lots of free, pay-what-you-wish and low-cost events to enjoy every single day! (Events may cancel/change. Check with venue.)

Woody Allen stars in his political satire film, “Bananas,” showing at the West 53rd Street library

Friday, April 20
2 p.m. Political satire film. “Bananas” (1971). Woody Allen/Carlos Montalban. Library, 18 W. 53rd St. (212) 749-0900.
7 p.m. Classic French film. “Marius” (1931). Intro by Michael Korda (Director Alexander Kor-da’s nephew). English subtitles. N.Y. Historical Society, 170 Central Park West/77th St. (Pay what you wish after 6 p.m.) (212) 873-3400.
7 p.m. Faculty piano concert/reception. Turtle Bay Music School, 244 E. 52nd St. (212) 753-8811.
7 p.m. Fashion film/presentation/discussion. “Loulou and Yves.” (Wearing Yves/Loulou fashion encouraged.) National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South. Must email to reserve:
8-11 p.m. Talk/refreshments. Live music. Non-alcoholic dance party. “The Jazz of Physics.” MoMath, 11 E. 26th St. Email Register:

Saturday, April 21
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Sixth Ave., 23rd-32nd Sts.
1-7 p.m. Festival. Music/art/performance/horticulture. High Line, Tenth Ave. between Gan-sevoort and 26th Sts.
2 p.m. Workshop. “How to Build Resilience During Times of Change and Transition.” Yorkville Library, 222 E. 79th St. (212) 744-5824.
2:30 p.m. Concert. Opera arias. Performing Arts Library, Amsterdam Ave./65th St. (212) 642-0142.
5 p.m. Concert. Mezzo soprano Sarah Nelson Craft. St. Michael’s Church, Amsterdam Ave./99th St. (212) 222-2700.
7 p.m. Panel discussion. “Pablo Neruda: The Poetry of Resistance.” Poet’s House, 10 River Ter-race. (212) 431-7920.
8 p.m. Staged play reading. “Saddam Hussein – A Mystery Play: The Secret of Oil.” Grad Cen-ter, Segal Theatre, 365 Fifth Ave./34th St. (212) 817-7000.

Sunday, April 22
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Lexington Ave., 60-66th Sts.
11 a.m. Shakespeare-to-Go production. “Romeo and Juliet.” N.Y.U., Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 W. 4th St. (212) 998-1212.
1:30 p.m. Parade. “Greek Independence Day.” Fifth Ave., 64th-79th Sts.
2 p.m. Student musical production. “Swipe.” (Living urban poetry through stories/song.) B.M.C.C. Theater, 199 Chambers St. (212) 220-8090.
2 p.m. Literary reading. “Behop and Blasphemy.” Hilton Obenzinger and Bill Zavatsky. Jeffer-son Market Library, 425 Sixth Ave./10th St. (212) 243-4334.
5 p.m. American debut concert. “Vlasta REDL.” Czech/Slovak folk/rock/jazz. Bohemian Nation-al Hall, 321 E. 73rd St. Reserve: (646) 422-3395.
5 p.m. Piano concert. Classical waltzes. Roerich Museum, 319 W. 107th St. (Donations wel-come.) (212) 864-7752.

Monday, April 23
11 a.m. Film. “The Help” (2011). Emma Stone/Viola Davis. Hamilton Fish Library, 415 E. Hou-ston St. (212) 673-2290.
2 p.m. Classic film. “Pride of the Marines” (1945). John Garfield/Eleanor Parker. Epiphany Li-brary, 228 E. 23rd St. (212) 679-2645.
6 p.m. Concert. “New Music by Broadway Composers.” Performing Arts Library. (See Apr. 21.)
6 p.m. Performance. “Great Women of Shakespeare.” (Preceded by “funeral processional” by New Orleans “Jambalaya Brass Band”.) Bryant Park, Fountain Terrace, Sixth Ave./42nd St. (212) 768-4242.
7:30 p.m. Juilliard Orchestra, student composers’ concert. Alice Tully Hall, Broadway/65th St. (212) 799-5000.
8 p.m. Performance. “Experiments in Dance.” Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South. (212) 477-0351.

Tuesday, April 24
Noon. Superhero film. “Justice League” (2017). Ben Affleck/Gal Gadot. Hamilton Fish Library. (See Apr. 23.)
12:30 p.m. Concert. “Canta Libre Ensemble.” French Horn/Piano/Flute. ($6 requested donation.) Transfiguration Church, 1 E. 29th St. (917) 825-7504.
6 p.m. Film. “Phantom Thread” (2017). Daniel Day-Lewis. Ottendorfer Library, 135 Second Ave. (212) 674-0947.
6:30 p.m. Lecture. “What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music.” Casa Ital-iana, 24 W. 12th St. RSVP: (212) 998-8739.
6:30 p.m. Lecture. “Creative Strategies on the US/Mexico Border.” I.F.A., 1 E. 78th St. RSVP: (212) 992-5800.
7 p.m. Shakespeare play. “Henry V.” (Repeated Wed., Thurs.) Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St./Astor Place. Tickets distributed 90 minutes before performance. (212) 539-8500.
8 p.m. Architecture talk. “Managing Change in NYC Landmarks.” National Arts Club. No reser-vation necessary. (See Apr. 20.)

Wednesday, April 25
1 p.m. Film/videos/discussion of Haitian dancer/choreographer Jean Leon Destine. Performing Arts Library. Must Reserve. (See Apr. 21.)
1-2 p.m. Student recital. Juilliard Vocal Arts. Alice Tully Hall. (See Apr. 23.)
2 p.m. Biography film. “Lenny (Bruce) – Life of a Comedian” (1974). Dustin Hoffman. Schwarzman Library, 42nd St. Entrance at Fifth Ave. (212) 340-0887.
4 p.m. Lecture. “Transgender Psychoanalysis as a New Discipline.” New School, Room 404, Johnson/Kaplan Hall, 66 W. 12th St. (212) 229-5600.
6:30-8:30 p.m. “Meet the Author.” Novelist Naomi Ragen. Temple Emanu-El, 1 E. 65th St. (212) 744-1400.
7:30 p.m. Beethoven concert. “Orion String Quartet.” New School, 66 W. 12th St. RSVP: (212) 229-5488.
8 p.m. Faculty piano recital. Classical music. N.Y.U., Black Box Theatre, 82 Washington Square East. (212) 998-1212.

Thursday, April 26
1 p.m. Classic film. “Love on the Run” (1936). Clark Gable/Joan Crawford. Kips Bay Library, 446 Third Ave. (212) 683-2520.
1:15 p.m. Lecture/concert. Baroque music. “Queens Consort.” St. Bart’s, 325 Park Ave./50th St. (212) 378-0222.
2 p.m. Churchill film. “The Darkest Hour” (2017). Gary Oldman. Epiphany Library. (See Apr. 23.)
6-8 p.m. Talk/food tasting. “Stories and Food Traditions of Local South Asian Communities.” Henry Street Settlement, 265 Henry St. Reserve: (212) 766-9200, X350.
7:30 p.m. Beethoven concert. “Orion String Quartet.” RSVP. (See Apr. 25.)
7:30-8:30 p.m. Concert. Four artists. “Downtown Comes Uptown.” David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. (212) 721-6500.


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