Libby Richman Jazz at Cleopatra’s NeedleCleopatra’s Needle, 2485 Broadway at 92nd St.
7-11 p.m. $5 minimum.
An evening of jazz with alto saxophonist/composer Libby Richman and her trio. Featuring Alan Rosenthal, piano, Dave Croce, bass and special guest John Philpott, tenor sax.
Peek-A-Book and BooksSt. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave.
2 p.m. Free.
Come, sing songs, play bouncing rhymes games, and listen to stories and begin your babies lifetime love of reading.
Beauty in FormBloomingdale School of Music, 323 West 108th St.
7-8 p.m. Free.
Lyric beauty by three masters who found inspiration in the ever-malleable yet strict confines of the Sonata: Mozart, Schubert and Scriabin.
Trainor Dance Celebrates Fifth Season 9/18-19Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th St.
7:30-9:30 p.m. $25
Celebrating its fifth anniversary season, Trainor Dance showcases its signature luscious movement in a two-night performance series September 18-19 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City.
Art and Poetry Exhibition at West Side Arts CoalitionWest Side Arts Coalition, 96th Street and Broadway/Center Mall.
6-8 p.m. Free.
Fine Arts and Poetry exhibition, special poetry reading on at 3 p.m.
ART IN THE PARK
Straus Park, Broadway between 106th and 107th Streets
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
An annual show of work by paintings, photographs, jewelry in the pocket park. Music by Blue Vipers of Brooklyn.
27th Annual Upper Broadway Harvest FestivalBroadway, 96th-106th Streets.
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free fun for the whole family. Featuring: arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games and much more await you.
Youth GroupChurch of St. Paul & St. Andrew, 263 West 86th St.
1-2:30 p.m. Free.
Youth group at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew.
the history of the Pasteur InstituteHostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Avenue
6:30 p.m., Free
The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group presents Baruch College professor Bert Hansen, author of “Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio” on the institute’s medical approaches as well as its lavish former building on Central Park West.
Up In The Air: Honoring Louis JohnsonSymphony Space, 2537 Broadway.
7 p.m. $125/$75/$25.
To honor a living legend, Louis Johnson and to help raise the funds needed to complete the documentation of Johnson’s success and keep his legacy alive.
Alice’s Adventures at ColumbiaColumbia University, Broadway and 116th Street, Butler Library 523
6-8:30 p.m. Free
A lecture by Dayna Huhn, Founder, Lewis Carroll Society of Canada. An opportunity to view the accompanying exhibition will follow in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Boston GirlBarnes & Noble, Broadway and 82nd Street
7 p.m. Free
Anita Diamant brings a piece of feminism’s forgotten history to the fore as she follows the life of one woman, Addie Baum, through a period of dramatic change.
Great Books Discussion Group — “Iphigeneia” by Euripides and “The Crito” by PlatoNew York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St., Elliott Library, Room 507
Larry Schiff, Tamara Bedic and Carol Kennedy lead the discussion. Refer to website for book editions.
6-8 p.m. Free
Fine Arts and Poetry Exhibition, special poetry reading on 10/3 at 3pm.