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12 Things to Do in Your New York City Neighborhoods This Week

By DNAinfo Staff | April 17, 2016 9:17am 

 Dancers with Dancewave in action. The nonprofit dance group recently received $250,000 in funding from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The money will go toward renovating 182 Fourth Ave. into a space with two dance studios that will also be available for rent by community groups. Construction on the project is expected to start in 2016.
Dancers with Dancewave in action. The nonprofit dance group recently received $250,000 in funding from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The money will go toward renovating 182 Fourth Ave. into a space with two dance studios that will also be available for rent by community groups. Construction on the project is expected to start in 2016.
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Monday, April 18

A Kid-Friendly Performance of "The Brave Calf" at Williamsburg Library

Where: Williamsburg Library, 240 Division Ave., Williamsburg
When: 4 p.m.

Kid-focused theater company Teatro IATI will perform a rendition of “The Brave Calf,” the story of a calf who decides to explore the world and is confronted with dangerous and perplexing characters along the way.

Bernie Sanders Rally

Where: Hunters Point South Park, Center Boulevard and 54th Avenue, Long Island City
When: Doors open at 5 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will rally on the Long Island City waterfront. The rally will feature actors Danny Glover and Fisher Stevens and the band TV on the Radio. Space is first come, first serve, and RSVPs are encouraged. For security reasons, don’t bring bags or other large items.  

► Onward & UPward

Where: 809 Sangria Bar & Grill, 112 Dyckman St., Inwood
When: 6:30 p.m.

Join the UP Theater Company as they honor Martin Collins for the "Upstanding Person of the Year Award." Collins, a lifetime Inwood resident and activist, will be recognized for his contributions and support of several organizations, including the UP Theater Company, NoMAA, the United Palace, Moose Hall Theatre, Inwood Film Festivals and the Uptown Art Stroll. Tickets for the event are $35 and $45 at the door. The theater organization is trying to reach a fundraising goal of $10,000.  

► Mindful Monday: Sleep Meditation

Where: MNDFL, 10 East 8th St., Greenwich Village
When: 7 p.m.

Greenwich Village’s newest meditation studio is hosting a special workshop on Monday to help those who struggle with sleep learn how to “drop into the king of mindset that sets the stage for a good night’s sleep.” Attendees will go home with “tools and pre-sleep practices.” Book a space online for $35.

Pratt Presents Food, Culture, and Beyond featuring Questlove

Where: Pratt Institute, Memorial Hall Auditorium, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Clinton Hill
When: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Culinary experts weigh in on food’s role in our society, exploring its function in culture, art and science. Panelists include Grammy-winning musician and best-selling author Questlove, food writer Charlotte Birnbaum, and award-winning chef Mark Ladner. Architectural theorist and Pratt faculty member Sanford Kwinter will moderate the discussion, which is part of the new Pratt Kitchen initiative, a design lab that examines the connection between food and culture. This event is free with RSVP.

Tuesday, April 19

Election Day

Where: All over the city. Learn how to find your polling place here.
When: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you're a registered Democrat or Republican, Tuesday's the day to get out and vote for your favorite candidate. Three State Assembly districts in the city will also be voting on new local representatives.

Wednesday, April 20

Dancewave Spring Gala

Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sip cocktails and see live dance performances at this event to support Dancewave, the local nonprofit that brings dance instruction to under-served kids. Tickets are $125.

► 1926 Silent Movie with Live Music

Where: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl., Battery Park City
When: 7 p.m.

“The Cohens and Kellys” a 1926 silent comedy classic, tells the story of Jewish and Irish families in New York City. Enjoy the 80-minute movie with a live music performance. Admission is $15.

Thursday, April 21

► National Parks Adventure

Where: American Museum of Natural History, West 79th Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side
When: 3D Screenings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.

Discover (or rediscover) the beauty and drama of our National Parks in this exciting documentary narrated by Robert Redford that follows an adventurous family as they scale mountains and cycle across ravines.

► Earth Day Kickoff

Where: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 E. 70th St., Upper East Side
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Get free reusable bags and bottles, a Citi Bike day pass, lights and bells for your bicycle and more at this Earth Day Kickoff event. Participants will also be able to recycle their electronics, adopt a planter on their block, and learn how to bike safely. Reserve the free stuff by calling 212-860-1950.

 Prague-New York Effects: “Second Effect”

Where: The Czech Center New York, 321 E 73rd St., Upper East Side
When: 7 p.m.

Watch an original musical dialogue with Petr Zuska, the artistic director of the Czech National Ballet, and Jen Shyu, a jazz vocalist, composer and dancer, as they collaborate in the ballroom of the Bohemian National Hall. Tickets are free.

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Author Q&A and Book Signing

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

Author Laura Tillman will read from her nonfiction book “The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts” that tells the story of the horrifying 2003 murder of three young children by their parents in Texas. Tillman is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Pacific Standard and The Nation. The event will also include an audience Q&A and book signing.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Manhattan reporters: Emily Frost, Noah Hurowitz, Carolina Pichardo, Irene Plagianos, Maya Rajamani, Danielle Tcholakian and Shaye Weaver.