Artspeak Lecture: Dread ScottFashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, 7th Ave. at 27th St.
1:30–2:30 p.m. Free.
Part of FIT’s ARTSpeak series, artists speak on “The Obstacle Race,” the difficulties that artists face in today’s economic environment. Dread Scott will speak on his work which addresses race and economic inequality in the United States. His works have appeared at MoMA PS1, the Whitney Museum, and BAM.
Tummy TimeMuhlenberg Library, Community Room, 209 West 23rd St.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Free.
Infants and their caregivers can participate in this guided workshop centered around getting down on their tummies to do simple finger plays and songs. Participants will have time to interact with other infants, read together, and learn developmental tips. Only for pre-walking infants and their caregivers.
Touch of EvilRubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St.
9:30 – 11:30 p.m. $10 for the public and free for members, tickets available online.
Enjoy a film screening and discussion of Orson Welle’s Touch of Evil (1958) as part of the Rubin’s Cabaret Cinema series of classic films.
Touch TourWhitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St.
10 – 11:30 a.m. Free, but reservations are required.
The Whitney Museum provides a tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision where they can learn about 20th and 21st century American artists through vivid description and touch.
Book Discussion: New Year’s RevolutionsMuhlenberg Library, Community Room, 209 West 23rd St.
Author David Parker discusses his book The More You Do the Better You Feel: How to Overcome Procrastination and Live a Happier Life. He will discuss how to achieve personal and professional resolutions that explain the difference between a “hope” and a “plan.”
New York Theatre BalletNew York Live Arts, 219 West 19th St.
2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and are available online, over the phone, or at the box office.
The New York Theatre ballet will present four award-winning ballets on this final night of performances, including Antique Epigraphs, Chemical Bond, Such Longing, and Song Before Spring.
www.newyorklivearts.org/event/nytb_2016 or (212) 691-6500
The Work Goes On: A Women’s Work SamplerNew Perspectives Studio, 458 West 37th St.
5 p.m. $18 general admission, $14 for seniors and students. Tickets available online.
The New Perspectives Theatre Company will present three short plays that have been created through their Women’s WorkShort Play Lab over the years. Each play is approximately 15 – 30 minutes.
The Man in the Woman’s ShoesIrish Arts Center, 553 West 51st St.
8 p.m. $40 general admission. Tickets available online.
In a special return engagement by popular demand, Loco and Reckless Productions present this play about a mute Irish man and his internal monologues as he sets about his day wearing his wife’s shoes that he wears to break in for her.
Reading of The Will to Get Married, Act IIIHudson Guild Theater, 441 West 26th St.
7:30 p.m. $20, tickets available online.
Playwright and composer Steven Rodgers will give a staged reading of his play, The Will to Get Married, Act III, about a misfit divorced yuppie couple.
Year of the Monkey CelebrationNorth Sky Kung Fu, 137 West 28th St.
2 – 4 p.m. $5 suggested donation, RSVP by email requested.
Celebrate the lunar new year and the year of the monkey with the folks at North Sky Kung Fu. Children, adults, and special guests will put on a demonstration and socialization will follow.
Fashion CultureFashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, 7th Ave. at 27th St.
6 p.m. Free, but registration required online.
The creator of New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis, will discuss her new book, Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis. A book signing will follow her presentation.
AARP Free Tax PreparationMuhlenberg Library, Community Room, 209 West 23rd St.
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tax specialists will be onsite to assist New Yorkers in filing their taxes on Tuesdays and Fridays until April 15th.
Community Board 4 Mount Sinai West, 1000 Tenth Ave.
Full Board Meeting
Mindfulness MeditationRubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St.
1–1:45 p.m. $15, for the public and free for members, registration available online.
Relax your body and mind on your lunch break with a meditation session led by Buddhist scholar and meditation expert Sharon Salzberg. Session will be inspired by a work of art from the Rubin collection and will include opening and closing discussion. Open to everyone from beginners to experts.