It’s Monday, January 30, 2023.  

Borough President Mark Levine’s State of The Borough will be held Tuesday, 1/31 at 6 pm at The City College of New York (160 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031, for those using an app). Click the link to RSVP.

Tuesday, 1/31, 6:30 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church Sanctuary (236 W 73rd St.): “Me to Play,” Jim Bernfield's documentary about two actors with Parkinson's disease who put up an Off-Broadway production of Beckett’s “Endgame,” the play that makes the case that “there’s nothing funnier than unhappiness.” The doc stars Dan Moran, John Christopher Jones, Byron Jennings and Carolyn McCormick. Q&A following with the director and actors. Free tickets at the link, or contact Community Events Coordinator Lesley Countryman or 212-877-8227 ext.213. 

Monday, 1/30, 7:30 pm Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp theater (155 W. 65th St.), in-person and streaming: AXIOM, an evening of contemporary music performed by Juilliard Music students, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky. Click the link to watch online or to get tickets.

Tuesday, 1/31, 8 pm, Juilliard's Paul Hall, 155 W. 65th St., in person or livestream: Ziggy and Miles Johnston, Guitar Duo (supported with funding from my City Council office).

My office’s February (2/1) virtual Housing Clinic topic is “Getting Repairs.” Register for the Zoom by clicking the title link. 

Wednesday, 2/1, 6:30 pm, NYC Fire Museum, 278 Spring St: Person Place Thing podcast taping with guest Gary Urbanowicz, the FDNY historian, in discussion with Randy Cohen, the Person Place Thing creator (and former Ethicist columnist at the NY Times Magazine). Click the link to RSVP. (Coming 2/22: NYC Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh at the Municipal Archive.)

Sunday, 2/5, 12 – 3 pm, Congregation Rodeph Sholom (7 W. 83rd St): At Family Fun Day & Camp Fair, kids can play and participate in fun activities—games, raffles, arts & crafts, face painting, balloon animals, and music—and parents can meet day, sleepaway and specialty camp exhibitors all in one place, in one afternoon.

Monday, 2/6, 8 pm, Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp theater (155 W. 65th St.), in-person and streaming: Terry Riley’s “In C” A live collaboration between the Juilliard New York and Tianjin campuses with musicians simultaneously performing Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece. Pre-concert talk at 7 pm; click the link to watch talk or performance online or to get free tickets. 

Wednesday, 2/8, 7 – 8:30 pm, Chapel at the Interchurch Center (enter at 61 Claremont Ave bet 119th & 120th St.): Jazzmobile’s winter concerts continue with Winard Harper. Free tickets at the link. 

Wednesday, 2/8, 12 noon, online via Zoom and YouTube: Mpox Research Roundtable will discuss the current data and research on Mpox in NYC. Free registration at the link. 

Thursday, 2/9, 7–8:30 pm, in person, Marlene Meyerson JCC (334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St): Banned Books Panel with PEN America (part of the Books That Changed My Life Festival). PEN America champions the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Join Jonathan Friedman for a timely panel discussion with banned authors and topic experts, including YA author David Levithan (Boy Meets Boy, Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, Dash & Lily) and additional guests TBA.

Free Music Fridays concert  2/10, 6 pm, Facebook Live. Enjoy new performances by Belle-Skinner, Gramercy Arms, and Belu-Olisa at The American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square). Register at this link

Tuesday, 2/14 at 6:30 pm, Community Board 7’s Transportation and Parks committees will hold a hearing on the proposed e-bike charging station in the newsstand on the south side of Verdi Square. They will take testimony and discuss the impact of this needed infrastructure. Call (212) 362-4008 for information.

Wednesday, 2/15, 5 – 8 pm, in person at the David Dinkins Municipal Building Mezzanine (1 Centre St. North Entrance): The annual Notice of Property Value (NOPV) has been mailed, which allows property owners to review the Department of Finance’s assessment of their properties, challenge the market or assessed value, update their property information, and apply for a property tax exemption if eligible. This in-person NOPV outreach event includes a presentation followed by breakout sessions for constituents to meet one-on-one with staff from the Department of Finance, including assessors, exemptions and property staff, and the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, as well as the New York City Tax Commission, a separate City agency. If you have any questions contact Kieran Mahoney, at 

Thursday, 2/16, 4 – 5 pm, online: Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series: Heart Health Practical, effective tools to avoid, reduce and manage heart health will be discussed by Tracy K. Paul, MD, an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Click the link to register. 

Wednesday, 2/22, 1 pm, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center: Juilliard’s Lab Orchestra, conducted by Anna Handler, Tengku Irfan, Euan Shields, and Alan Truong, with Erin O'Rourke, Soprano, performing 

  • Weber: Overture to Oberon
  • Copeland: Our Town
  • Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven Early Songs)
  • Kodaly: Dances of Galánta

Wednesday, 2/22, 6 pm, Juilliard’s Paul Hall (155 W. 65th St.): Liederabend. Free tickets at the links. 

Wednesday, 3/15, 6 – 9 pm, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Ave.): State to State: From Startup Nation to Impact Nation, will explore Israel and New York’s mutual commitment to safeguarding the planet for future generations. This panel discussion will feature Ambassador Yehuda Yaakov, Senior Director, Social Impact Policy, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and AJC New York Board Member Michael Lustig, impact investor and author, Greenbook: A Guide to Jewish Impact Investing. Tickets at the link; use the promotional code "SDG23" to register. Not free. Contact Emily Sorkin, Coordinator, AJC New York, at with any questions.

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