Cutting Corners

Money tight? Need to cut corners? No problem. 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.)

Friday, February 16
2 p.m. Biographical film. “Crown Heights” (2017). Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. (212) 679-2645.
6 p.m. Israeli documentary film. “The Green Prince” (2014). English subtitles. (Palestinian becomes Israeli spy.) Baruch Arts Center, 24th St. bet. Third/Lexington. Tickets: (646) 312-1000.
7 p.m. Film. Remarks by legal experts. “All the King’s Men” (1949). Broderick Crawford. (Pay what you wish after 6 p.m.) New York Historical Society, C.P.W. at 77th St. (212) 873-3400.
7 p.m. Faculty piano concert. Third Street Music School, 235 E. 11th St. (212) 777-3240.
7-8:45 p.m. Military talk. “Capturing War: Veterans and Fiction.” Maj. Ben Griffin, author. Servicemen’s Club, 283 Lexington Ave./36th St. (212) 683-8100.
8 p.m. College concert. “Mannes Celebrates Leonard Bernstein at 100.” New School, Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave. (212) 229-5488.

There will be a dance performance for the Lunar New Year celebration in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place on Saturday. (Pictured: Chinatown’s Lunar New Year celebration in 2016.) (Photo courtesy of Explore Chinatown)

Saturday, February 17
2 p.m. Dance performance. Lunar New Year celebration. Winter Garden, Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St. (212) 978-1698.
2 p.m. Spy film. “American Made” (2017). Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St. (212) 243-6876.
2:30 p.m. Piano concert. “German Legacy of Song: Schumann and Mahler.” Matthew Odell. Performing Arts Library, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. (212) 642-0142.
3 p.m. College playwrights’ theater. “Proceed to Highlighted Route” by Erica Mann. New School for Drama, 151 Bank St. Reserve: (212) 279-4200.
4 p.m. Opening reception. Lenape Center. Performance Space New York, 150 First Ave./9th St. (212) 477-5829.
8 p.m. College playwrights’ theater. “Ah Sweeter Lyme” by Karina Billini. (See 3 p.m.)
9 p.m. Jazz performance. “Chip Shelton PeaceTime Ensemble.” ($5. No minimum.) Bar Thalia/Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway/94th St. (212) 864-5400.

Sunday, February 18
3 p.m. Music concert. New York Classical Players. “Rethinking Schubert.” Church of Heavenly Rest, 1085 Fifth Ave./90th St. Tickets: (212) 289-3400.
3 p.m. Student recital. Tal Heller, mezzo-soprano. New School, Steiffel-Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th St. (212) 229-5353.
5 p.m. Classical music concert. Piano/flute. Roerich Museum, 319 W. 107th St. (212) 864-7752.
6 p.m. Play reading/discussion. “Why Not Us?” WorkShop Theatre Company, 312 W. 36th St. (212) 695-4173.
6 p.m.-midnight. Short performances. “Avant-Garde-Drama.” Dancers/musicians/filmmakers. Performance Space New York. (See Feb. 17.)
8 p.m. Concert. “Works by Graduates and Faculty.” New School, first floor, Glass Box Performance Space, 55 W. 13th St. (212) 229-5600.

Monday, February 19
8 a.m.-10 p.m. Ice skating. Free lockers. Bring skates/lock. Bryant Park, Sixth Ave./42nd St. (212) 768-4242.
Noon. Bach organ concert. St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway/Fulton St. (212) 602-0800.
1-3 p.m. Walking tour. “Greenwich Village Food.” (Tip what you wish.) Bring $7-10 for snacks. Meet at Waverly Restaurant, intersection Waverly Place/Sixth Ave. Look for guide with “Free Tours by Foot” logo. Reserve: (646) 450-6831.
2 p.m. Walking tour. “Lower Manhattan.” (Tip what you wish.) Meet at Charging Bull statue, 26 Broadway. Look for guide with “Free Tours by Foot” logo. Reserve: (646) 450-6831.
6:30 p.m. Musical performance to illustrate group art exhibition. Drums/clarinet. Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E. 52nd St. (212) 319-5300.

Tuesday, February 20
6 p.m. Poetry reading. Four Brooklyn poets. Kinokuniya Bookstore, 1073 Sixth Ave./41st St. (212) 869-1700.
6 p.m. Workshop. “Money Matters: Wills and Advance Directives.” Business Library, 188 Madison Ave./34th St. (212) 592-7000.
6:30 p.m. Political talk. “Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act.” Hon. Joseph A. Califano Jr., author. Jim Lehrer, TV newscaster. Roosevelt House, 47-49 E. 65th St. (212) 650-3174,
7 p.m. Talk. “Reconstructing the Man of Steel: Early Superman and His Jewish-American Context.” New School, Room M101, 2 W. 13th St. (212) 229-5600.
7 p.m. Classical music concert. “A Gilded Age Salon: With Love from Paris to New York.” National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South. RSVP: (212) 222-3569.

Wednesday, February 21
6 p.m. Documentary film. “Raise the Umbrellas: A Movement in Hong Kong” (2016). N.Y.U., Michelson Theater, 6th floor, 721 Broadway. (212) 998-1900.
6:30 p.m. Screening. “Early Shorts by Renowned Female Directors.” Schwarzman Library, Fifth Ave./42nd St. RSVP: (917) 275-6975.
6:30 p.m. Panel discussion. “Einstein’s Brain: A (Gray) Matter of Dispute.” Temple Emanu-El, Streiker Center, One E. 65th St. (212) 507-9580.
7 p.m. Memoir talk/book signing. “Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin’s Moscow.” Michael Idov. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St. (212) 274-1160.
7 p.m. Concert. “New Works From Brazil.” N.Y. New Music Ensemble. Americas Society, 680 Park Ave./68th St. RSVP: (212) 628-3200.
7:30 p.m. Play reading/cheese/wine/cookies. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South. (212) 477-0351.

Thursday, February 22
1 p.m. College concert. “Chamber Music on Fifth.” Grad Center, Room 120, 365 Fifth Ave./34th St. (212) 817-8590.
2 p.m. Film. “The Count of Monte Cristo” (2002). Jim Caviezel. Hudson Park Library. (See Feb. 17.)
4 p.m. Inspiring biographical film. “Stronger” (2017). Jake Gyllenhaal. Kips Bay Library, 446 Third Ave./31st St. (212) 683-2520.
6:30 p.m. Panel discussion. “Love and Death in Italian Ghettos in the Time of the Plague.” Temple Emanu-El, Streiker Center. (See Feb. 21.)
7:30-8:15 p.m. Women artists’ salon. Performance/literature/video. Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St. (212) 219-0736.
7:30 p.m. Classical music concert. “Harlem Quartet.” David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. (212) 875-5350.


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