The DNAinfo archives brought to you by WNYC.
Read the press release here.

14 Things to Do in Your New York City Neighborhood This Week

By DNAinfo Staff | February 14, 2016 12:26pm 

 Composer and musician Judd Greenstein will give a free concert at part of the church’s “Music Mondays” series. Greenstein is an energetic performer known for his “beat-driven rhythms.”
Composer and musician Judd Greenstein will give a free concert at part of the church’s “Music Mondays” series. Greenstein is an energetic performer known for his “beat-driven rhythms.”
View Full Caption
Image Taken from a film by Joshua Frankel

Kids are out of school this week. For a special roundup of events for them, CLICK HERE.

Monday, February 15

Exhibition Opening: Retrospective of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
When: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A pioneer in her time, artist Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was a portraitist in one of the most turbulent periods in European history, who painted people like Marie Antoinette among others during the late 1700s. Vigée Le Brun was forced to leave France because of her association with Antoinette.

"Inside Out" in 3-D Family Matinee

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria,
When: Monday through Friday, 12:30 p.m.

The museum will show a 3-D version of the hit animated feature “Inside Out” each day this week while public schools are on winter break. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 3 to 12. Each screening will be followed by a 45-minute workshops where kids will get to design their own character based on an emotion; materials for the workshop cost $5. 

Archeology Monday

Where: The Jewish Museum, Fifth Avenue and East 92nd Street, Upper East Side
When: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Jewish Museum is starting a new after-school program in its galleries of its “Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces.” Families are invited to do a simulated archaeological dig that will feature artifact replicas from ancient to modern times. Free with museum admission: $15 for adults and free to members and visitors 18 and under.

NY Writers Coalition’s Writing Aloud Reading Series

Where: Book Court, 163 Court St., Cobble Hill
When: 7 p.m.

Poet Bakar Wilson and author Leland Cheuk ("The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong") will kick-off NY Writers Coalition’s first 2016 installment of their popular reading series at BookCourt on Monday. The event will also include an audience Q&A and a book signing.

Watch The Earliest Surviving Feature Film of Any African-American Director

Where: Film Forum, 209 West Houston St., Hudson Square
When: 7 p.m.

“Within Our Gates,” first released in 1919, is the earliest surviving feature film of any African-American director. As part of Film Forum’s “Pioneers of African-American Cinema” series, the film will screen only once and will be introduced by Brandon Harris, Assistant Professor of Film at SUNY Purchase and a contributor to The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Guardian, and N+1. Its star, Evelyn Preer, was one of the most popular actresses in the genre known as “race films” in the early half of the 20th century.

City Boy: The Music of Judd Greenstein

Where: Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., Upper West Side
When: 7:30 p.m.

Composer and musician Judd Greenstein will give a free concert at part of the church’s “Music Mondays” series. Greenstein is an energetic performer known for his “beat-driven rhythms.”

Tuesday, February 16

Jazz Concert at York

Where: Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center, York College, 94-95 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica
When: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Visit York College for an evening of jazz music and listen to original compositions performed by the Sean Juan Project and the GMT_Express, featuring a surprise guest artist. The performance will take place in the Small Theatre of the Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Kind of Blue: A magnet for the Imagination

Where: National Jazz Museum, 58 W. 129th St., Harlem
When: 7 p.m.

Listen to Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, what some consider one fo the most classic jazz albums of all time. The museum's director Loren Schoenberg, who is also a Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, will offer insights into what makes this album so special.

Wednesday, February 17

“Harmony by Karate” Sensei to Honor Holocaust Survivor

Where: The Museum of Tolerance, 220 E. 42nd St., Murray Hill
When: 6 p.m.

Sensei John Mirrione, who teaches karate as a path to tolerance and harmony (and also holds the record for slowest one-arm, bare-knuckle pushup) will honor Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann for a lifetime of promoting peace.

Valentine’s Day Dance Party at New York Memory Center

Where: 199 14th St., Park Slope
When: 6 p.m.

The public is welcome at this unique event with the New York Memory Center, which works with people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The center’s Memory Arts Cafe, led by poet Gary Glazner,  exposes clients and their caregivers to art, music and poetry. This month’s get-together will feature dancing and singing. A $25 donation is requested to support the Memory Arts Cafe program.

John Connell and John Gannon at Mysterious Bookshop

Where: Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren St., TriBeCa
When: 6:30 p.m.

John Connell, author of "Ruins of War" and new WWII suspense thriller "Spoils of Victory" will be on hand to sign and discuss his works, along with John Gannon, author of "Night of the Jaguar," and new mystery novel "The Last Dawn."

Thursday, February 18

WeWork Happy Hour

Where: The Strand, 25-27 Broadway, Astoria
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Co-working company WeWork is opening a new space in Astoria on March 1st in the Studio Square building on 36th St. They’ll be hosting this happy hour event at The Strand for locals to learn more about their future site and network with other potential members.


Where: Lot45, 411 Troutman St., Bushwick
When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Watch a part of TED’s 2016 “Dream” conference streaming live from Vancouver with speakers from Mariano Signma a neuroscientist to singer John Legend. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.

Live Recording of Slate’s Parenting Podcast with NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray

Where: The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Gowanus
When: 7 p.m.

Watch Slate record its parenting podcast, “Mom and Dad Are Fighting,” live at the Bell House with special guest Chirlane McCray, mom to Dante and Chiara de Blasio. Tickets are $20 - $40.

These events were compiled by Shaye Weaver, Emily Frost, Danielle Tcholakian, Gustavo Solis, Noah Hurowitz, Irene Plagianos, Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Nikhita Venugopal, Leslie Albrecht and Gwynne Hogan.