Cutting Corners

Money tight? Need to cut corners? No problem. This column has free, pay-what-you-wish and low-cost events to enjoy every single day! (Events may cancel/change. Check with venue.)

Friday, April 26
8 a.m.-noon Free. View cherry blossoms. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave. (2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway.) (718) 623-7200.
1:30 p.m. Film. “Creed II” (2018). Michael B. Jordan/Sylvester Stallone. Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. (212) 679-2645.
6-9 p.m. Radical democracy conference. “What is Feminist Politics?” New School, Wolff Conference Room, 6 E. 16th St. (212) 229-5600.
8 p.m. College concert. “Bach Clavier Music.” Black Box Theater, 82 Washington Square East. (212) 998-5424.
8 p.m. Faculty dance concert. ($5 seniors, $20 general.) NYU, Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 W. 4th St. (Repeated Saturday.) (212) 998-5424.

Saturday, April 27
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Eighth Ave., 14th-23rd Sts.
11 a.m.-noon. Outdoor tai chi classes. Bryant Park, Fountain Terrace, Sixth Ave./42nd St. (212) 768-4242.
12-4 p.m. Staged Shakespeare reading. “Romeo and Juliet.” Epiphany Library. (See Apr. 26.)
1-2 p.m. Learn new board games. 2-6 p.m. Scrabble/Catan tournaments. Bryant Park. (See 11 a.m.)
2-4 p.m. Students’ recital. Opera scenes. Juilliard, Paul Hall,155 W. 65th St. (212) 799-5000.
3-7 p.m. NYU jazz festival. Various ensembles. NYU, 35 W. 4th St. (Repeated Sunday, 3-8 p.m.) (212) 998-1212.
7 p.m. Poetry evening. Three poets read. McNally Jackson Bookstore, 52 Prince St. (212) 274-1160.
8 p.m. Documentary theater piece. “The Laramie Project: The Murder of Matthew Shepherd.” New School, 150 First Ave. (212) 229-5600.

Sunday, April 28
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. East side of Broadway, 96th-106th Sts.
12:30 p.m. Tour of Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St. (212) 294-8301.
2 p.m. Jewish genealogy talk. Using familysearch.org website for Jewish Research. (See 12:30 p.m.)
2:30 p.m. Chamber music recital. “The Abeo Quartet.” Juilliard, Morse Hall. (See Apr. 27.)
3 p.m. One-woman performance. “Storytelling: Village Voices.” Regina Ress, storyteller/actor/author with Michael Moss, jazz composer. Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St. (212) 998-5867.
4 p.m. Talk. “Desire, Envy and the Jewish-Christian Borderzone.” Tickets: $5. (800) 838-3006. Center for Jewish History. (See 12:30 p.m.)
5 p.m. Uptown classical music concert. Pianist Anna Khanina. Roerich Museum, 319 W. 107th St. RSVP: (212) 864-7752.

Monday, April 29
1 p.m. Bach concert. Trinity Church Choir and Baroque Orchestra. St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway/Fulton St. (212) 219-9401.
1-3 p.m. Chinese calligraphy class. Bring calligraphy pen, Chinese ink, inkbox. Chatham Library, 33 E. Broadway. (212) 964-6598.
2 p.m. Film. “Lizzie” (2018). Based on axe murderer. Epiphany Library. (See Apr. 26.)
3 p.m. Play reading. “The Door (the senior sex play)” by Jessica Dickey. New Dramatists, 424 W. 44th St. RSVP: (212) 757-6960.
6:30 p.m. Italian theater festival night dedicated to Stonewall riots. Special presentation. Three 10-minute plays. (In English.) Casa Italiana, 24 W. 12th St. Reserve: (212) 998-8739.
7-9 p.m. German documentary film/director talk. “Emilie Kempin-Spyri.” English subtitles. Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews. Reserve: (212) 998-8660.
8 p.m. Concert. “New School Chorus.” (Faculty/students.) Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave./12th St. (212) 229-5488.

The Eldridge Street Museum will be debuting an exhibition focusing on the Jewish community in Harbin, China, through historical photographs (left) and artwork (right) by Steven Lane, who painted over and reused copies of Chinese newspapers, posters and books from the 1960s.

Tuesday, April 30
10-11a.m. Workshop. Chinese traditional painting. Bring brushes/Chinese ink/paint plate. Paper/colored ink provided. Chatham Library. (See Apr. 29.)
Noon. Film. “On the Basis of Sex” (2018). True story of Justice RBG. Hamilton Fish Library, 415 E. Houston St. (212) 673-2290.
6-8 p.m. Opening photography reception. “Harbin, China: Past/Present.” Steven Lane. Eldridge Street Museum, 12 Eldridge St. (212) 219-0302.
6:30-7:45 p.m. High Line tour. Meet at High Line, 91 Gansevoort St./Tenth Ave. (212) 500-6035.
7 p.m. Discussion/live performance/Q&A. “Works of African-American Choreographer Talley Beaty.” National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South.
7:30 p.m. Dance film. “A Connoisseur’s Guide to Dance in American Cinema.” BMCC Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. (212) 220-8000.

Wednesday, May 1
2-3:15 p.m. Genealogy workshop. “Researching Naturalization Records.” Schwarzman Library, Fifth Ave./42nd St. (917) 275-6975.
2-3 p.m. Jazz concert. Guitarist Bill Wurtzel and Guests. American Folk Art Museum, Two Lincoln Square/66th St. (212) 595- 9533.
5 p.m. Classic film. “Baby Face” (1933). Barbara Stanwyck/George Brent. Tompkins Square Library, 331E. 10th St. (212) 228-4747.
6:30 p.m. Multimedia jazz concert. “Da Qui a Palermo.” Casa Italiana. Reserve. (See Apr. 29.)
7 p.m. Concert. Gramercy Brass Orchestra. National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South. (212) 475-3424.
7 p.m. Music and discussion. “Dear Erich: A Jazz Opera by Ted Rosenthal.” ($10 seniors/students, $15 general.) Center for Jewish History. (See Apr. 28.)

Thursday, May 2
2 p.m. Robbery film. “Going in Style” (2017). Michael Caine/Morgan Freeman/Alan Arkin. Public Library, 112 E. 96th St. (212) 289-0908.
5 p.m. Birding tour. Bryant Park, Heiskell Plaza. (See Apr. 27.)
6-8 p.m. Victorian Society talks/reception. Three young historians. Sotheby’s, 570 Lexington Ave./51st St. Reserve: (212) 988-8589.
6:30 p.m. Play reading. “The Girlfriend” by Leland Frankel. In English. Casa Italiana. Reserve. (See Apr. 29.)
7 p.m. Classical music concert. Pianist Beth Levin. Stella Adler Studio, 31 W. 27th St. (212) 689-0087.
7 p.m. Student script reading event. New School, Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th St. (212) 229-5353.
7:30-8:30 p.m. Concert. German “Minguet Quartet.” Beethoven/Mahler. David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. (212) 875-5350.

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