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Events Roundup: March 4th-9th

Check out what's good in the 'hood this week with these can't-miss events for the Upper East Side!

MillionTreesNYC Lecture: Valuing New York City's Changing Urban Forest

Monday, March 4th at 6:00pm in Central Park hosted by Central Park Conservancy

Join us for a presentation by U.S. Forest Service scientist David Nowak, Valuing New York City's Changing Urban Forest.  The City of New York Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett. Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary large plants that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

 

The Women Who Make America

Tuesday, March 5th at 8:00pm at 92nd Street Y Uptown

Makers, a forthcoming PBS documentary and current oral history project, amplifies the contribution trailblazing women have made to America, past and present.  From Oprah Winfrey and Katie Couric to Condoleeza Rice, the project features some of the most celebrated women in America and highlights those who have been pressing for change in all fields—sports, science, art, politics and more.

 

Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings

Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30pm at Asia Society

Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings is a new illustrated edition of the classic work by the great 11th century Persian poet Ferdowsi. This new prose translation of the national epic is illuminated with over 500 pages of illustrations, created by award-winning graphic artist and filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian. The spectacular images in this edition were created from elements culled from thousands of illuminated manuscripts, lithographs, and miniatures dating from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries: each page is a new work of art and exquisite collage of traditional forms.

 

The Frick Connection: "Piero and the Italian Renaissance"

Thursday, March 7th at 5:30pm at Frick Collection

Piero della Francesca was one of the founding figures of the Italian Renaissance. Join the curator of the special exhibition to explore the artist’s celebrated Sant’Agostino altarpiece and other devotional paintings of the period.

 

Yogi Beans Basic Kids Yoga Teacher Training

Friday, March 8th-Sunday, March 10th at Pure Yoga

Learn to translate the practice of yoga into a language children (ages 2 - 10) understand and enjoy in an easy and accessible way in this 25-hour teacher training.  Curriculum Includesc hild-appropriate pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (poses), and meditations; focus/concentration games & activities and more!