10 Things To Do in Your New York City Neighborhood This Week – Upper West Side

 The Grammy-nominated, all-female Eroica Trio will open the 20th annual Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival at Symphony Space.

The Grammy-nominated, all-female Eroica Trio will open the 20th annual Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival at Symphony Space.
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Monday, April 3

â–º Family Math Night

Where: PLG Coffee House and Tavern, 499 Rogers Ave., Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
When: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Bring the kids to this family-friendly interactive math puzzle-solving event, hosted by math educator Amy Hand. The cost is $5 per participant.

â–º A Festival of Russian Culture!

Where: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills
When: 6 to 7 p.m.

Learn about many aspects of the Russian cultural heritage during this series of events presented by the Queens Library. The festival kicks off on April 3, and will continue every Monday and Thursday of the first two weeks in April, each time presenting different artists and performers. It’s free and no registration is required.

â–º Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 2017

Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
When: 7:30 to 10 p.m.

The Grammy-nominated, all-female Eroica Trio opens the 20th annual Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival with a program of American contemporary music. The composers of the three works the ensemble is playing — Paul Schoenfield, Bruce Wolosoff, and Kevin Puts — will all be in attendance, so the ladies better do their music justice. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 the day of the performance.

Tuesday, April 4

â–º A Taste of Fifth

Where: Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave., Park Slope
When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Sample food and unlimited booze from nearly 50 neighborhood restaurants at this culinary tasting tour of Park Slope inside Grand Prospect Hall. The night includes dancing with music provided by the M.S. 51 jazz band and DJ Ace (who’s also a lieutenant with the NYPD’s 78th Precinct). Tickets are $60 online, with $20 of every ticket going to the local charity of your choice.

â–º Ali Norrani: There Goes the Neighborhood

Where: The Strand, 828 Broadway, Union Square
When: 7 p.m.

Join author Ali Noor in conversation with Juan Williams for a discussion of how immigrant populations join the communities the settle in and the challenges they face.

Wednesday, April 5

â–º Exhibit Opening: ‘Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York’

Where: The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., East Harlem
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

View patriotic posters, flyers, magazine art, sheet music covers, and other mass-produced images created by city artists and illustrators who were hired to join the war effort during World War I to stir up patriotism in this new exhibition. The museum aims to highlight the similarities between then and current events, particularly the themes of nationalism, fears surrounding immigration and censorship of the press. Tickets are $18 each.

â–º Art Opening: ‘Sofia Echa Traversing a Space’

Where: The National Academy Museum & School, 5 E. 89th St., Upper East Side
When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Sofia Echa, a New York City-based artist, paints on canvas and metal to create an illusion of reflection. Her opening reception is on Wednesday, but the exhibit will be on view through April 30.

â–º Fixers Collective Fixing Session

Where: The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill
When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Is there a broken lamp taking up space in your apartment? Get it fixed with help from the Fixers Collective, who will teach you how to make your own repairs to broken household items.

Thursday, April 6

â–º “Covering the Trump Presidency”

Where: LIU Brooklyn’s Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Flatbush Ave between Dekalb Ave and Willoughby St.

When: 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6.

Washington Post journalist David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post and Alec MacGillis of ProPublica will discuss their reporting on the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. The event is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required to reserve a spot: polk.awards@liu.edu.

â–º Resistance Work Sessions/Jornadas de Resistencia

Where: Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Ave., Washington Heights
When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Join the weekly resistance workshop to materials, action ideas and support on how to contact a representative, read, blog, create posters and learn about what others are doing to take action in the current political climate.

â–º Free Lecture: ‘Metropolitan Hospital Goes to the Great War’

Where: New York Public Library, 524 Main St., Roosevelt Island
When: 6:30 p.m.

Learn about the role that Roosevelt Island’s Metropolitan Hospital played in World War I from Judith Berdy, the president of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society. The hospital sent a number of doctors, nurses, and staff to run base hospitals in Europe during that time. The lecture marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering World War I on April 6, 1917.

This column was compiled by DNAinfo reporters Nicole Levy, Rachel Holliday Smith, Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Noah Hurowitz, Leslie Albrecht, Shaye Weaver and Carolina Pichardo. 



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