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Things to do this week around Upper Manhattan

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Spring Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13 at 9:00am — Morningside Park — Morningside Drive, New York, NY 10026

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Hop on over to Morningside Park for a Spring celebration that both kids and adults will enjoy! Hunting for eggs, selfies with the Easter Bunny and a DJ. Space is limited, so please register and be sure to include the number of kids in your party. Don't miss out on the fun, games, and prizes. See you there!


Fermentation Series | Yogurt & Cheese

Saturday, April 13 at 2:00pm — Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park — 679 Riverside Drive, New York, New York 10031

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The Hort welcomes award-winning artisanal cheesemaker, Karen Weinberg from 3-Corner Field Farm. Join Karen, who ran her sheep dairy in the Batten Kill River Valley as she demonstrates the best techniques for making rich yogurt and ricotta. This hands-on workshop is a great opportunity to ask questions with an in-field expert. The Hort’s Fermentation Series covers a wide range of topics to inspire New Yorkers to engage in the age-old art of fermentation. The 5-session series covers popular topics like Miso, Kombucha, Cheese, and more! Each class is $30 or sign up for the whole series ($120) and get a class free! Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class as we start right on time. Special Note: The class is located in the greenhouse and classroom at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park. You may register online or in person. The Hort’s NYDigs program is supported by The Burpee Foundation.


Vino 101

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00pm — Sottocasa Pizzeria — 227 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027

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Wine is a Language. Learn How to Speak it. DiVino Wine School will take you on a multi-sensory journey of wine tasting! What’s included: An introduction to the art and science of wine tasting with an Italian-trained sommelier. Taste two wines, learn some techniques and basic vocabulary.


Proust 2019

Friday, April 12 at 10:00am — Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall — Columbia University 515 West 116th Sreet, New York, NY 10027

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In 1919, Marcel Proust was officially recognized as a great writer when the second volume of his magnum opus was awarded France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. This conference, in honor of the centenary of Proust's Goncourt, brings together writers, scholars and translators to discuss the reasons Proust is now, 100 years later, more popular and influential than ever. Participants include Anne Carson (reading her "Albertine Workout"), Nicholas Dames, Sara Danius, Lydia Davis, Saskia Hamilton, Andrew Holleran, Michael Lucey, Colm Toibin, Caroline Weber, Edmund White, Michael Wood, and Elisabeth Ladenson.


Bridges International Easter Spring Festival — Morningside Park

Saturday, April 13 at 12:00pm — Morningside Park — Morningside Ave And 110th St, New York, NY 10026

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Enjoy a day in the park with FREE roasted lamb, Indian food and dumplings!


Career Services Job & Resource Fair

Friday, April 12 at 10:00am — The Bronx Library Center — 310 East Kingsbridge Road C Level, Bronx, NY 10458

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* College Students & High School Graduates Are Encouraged to Attend Join us for our job fair and meet with employers, screening for current positions and internships in Teaching, Administrative, Department Store Retail, Records Clerical, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Federal positions, and many more. Friday, April 12, 2019 10AM-3PM Bronx Library Center 310 East Kingsbridge Road Bronx, NY 10458 * Entry to fair is staggered due to building capacity. Please be aware that you may have to wait. * Bring multiple copies of your resume and dress professionally! For any questions contact us at ceis@nypl.org or call 718-579-4260


Launch Party: The Coffeehouse Resistance

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00pm — Buunni Coffee — 4961 Broadway, New York, NY 10034

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Book launch party: The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times by Sarina Prabasi. We'll have Nepali and Ethiopian snacks (momo meets enjera!), drinks and music. Books will be available for purchase, and Sarina will sign. A portion of proceeds from each book will go to The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights and books will be sold by Word Up Community Bookshop.

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