Women Poets at Barnard: Rosanna Warren, Meg Tyler, and Fiona WilsonBarnard College Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, West 117th and Broadway.
7 p.m. Free.
Join the Barnard College department of English for a reading by three distinguished poets: Rosanna Warren, Meg Tyler and Fiona Wilson.
Retro Board Gaming for AdultsRiverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave.
1-5 p.m. Free.
Share your passion for checkers, chess, mahjong, Monopoly or Scrabble. For teens aged 13-18.
Classic Forms, Romantic ExpressionBloomingdale School of Music, 323 West 108th St.
7-8 p.m. Free.
Iconic woodwind quintets by Felix Mendelssohn and Carl Nielsen balancing classical forms and personal, individual expression.
Halloween Extravaganza Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street.
7 and 10 p.m. $25.
The Cathedral hosts its annual Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of the Ghouls All Hallows Eve celebration.
A Skyscrapers Art Gallery TourMeet at 24 West 57th St., near Sixth Avenue.
1 p.m. $25
Rafael Risemberg leads a tour that visit seven modern art galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, electronic media and photography.
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.
NEW YORK JAZZHARMONICThe Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, West 95th Street, at Broadway
7 p.m. $25; $10/students
An innovative new big jazz band begins its inaugural season with the world premiere of “The Four Seasons of New York Jazz,” a concerto for jazz orchestra composed by Ron Wasserman, the 17-piece band’s artistic director. With special guests.
Measure for Measure by William ShakespeareBernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Ave.
Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun. 8-10 p.m. $12/advance; $15/door.
A man is condemned to die. His sister appeals to a religious leader to save her brother, leading to Lying, Cheating, Death Threats and Pop Songs.
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund Benefit10 on the Park, 60 Columbus Circle, 10th floor.
6:30-9 p.m. $200.
NYAGV Education Fund Benefit raises money to help reduce gun violence in New YOrk. The honorees this year are comedian Lewis Black, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Smart Tech Challenges.
nyc Open Choir Movement 2015165 West 86th St.
Daily-Thursday, Nov. 19. 7 p.m.-9 a.m. Free.
A non-sectarian, participatory, performative encounter through songs of tradition in which the artists lead a flow of songs and participants are invited to join in dance and song.
Wisdom and World AffairsNew York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St., Room 508
Moderator: Ken Gans.
Julie Taymor’s a Midsummer Night’s DreamPeter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.
2 p.m. $24; $22, seniors; $20, members; $16, 30 and under.
Julie Taymor’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filmed at Theatre For A New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, New York in 2014.
Dear Elizabeth by Sarah RuhlWomen’s Project Theater, 2162 Broadway, at 76th Street.
Daily-Saturday, Dec. 05. 7:30 p.m. $52.
“1 of 14 Reasons to Go Off-Broadway this Fall” -Backstage. A tale of unconventional friendship and intimacy, drawn from the famed correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell.
Who is Responsible for Climate Change?
Columbia University, Broadway and 112th Street, Jerome Green Hall, 104
7-9 p.m. Free, but advanced registration is required.
Speakers Peter C. Frumhoff, Michael B. Gerrard, Karenna Gore, Sivan Kartha, Naomi Oreskes and Michael Vandenbergh discuss the implications for U.N. talks.