May 31: World Science Festival Educational Programs

World Science Festival is offering free educational programs open to the public.

Saturday, May 31, 2:00 - 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1

The Rosetta Mission Comet:
Ten years ago, the European Space Agency launched a spacecraft on an ambitious mission—to land on a comet. "Rosetta" will finally reach its target in November and attempt a landing. But first, stop in Brooklyn to see the scaled Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet and learn about the photos the robotic spacecraft has taken and how our oceans may have come from comets...and learn to make your own kitchen comet. Suggested for grades 4-8.


Saturday, May 31, 2:00 - 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park
AND
Sunday, June 1, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Washington Square Park

Science on Site @ The Intrepid: Aboard the International Space Station:
Learn about science on the International Space Station from NASA Scientists and get a sneak peak of the Intrepid aircraft carrier. Suggested for grades 5-8.

Sunday, June 1, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Gould Plaza, NYU/Washington Square Park
West 4th Street at Greene Street

Science on a Sphere:
See our home planet as you’ve never seen it before: projected and animated on a giant, suspended globe from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NYU’s Courant Institute and NOAA team up with WSF to teach students how weather systems are created. Students will engage firsthand with scientists for a hands-on teaching moment! Suggested for grades 4-5.

If you have any questions concerning the World Science Festival events, please contact Sheetal Dhir at sdhir@worldsciencefestival.com.

May 22: Child Study Center Educational Workshop

The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce their 2014 CSC Educational Workshop Series. The CSC hosts weekly workshops led by expert clinical faculty who provide insights, tips, and advice on working with children and adolescents.

Thursday, May 22, 6:30 pm
NYU Langone Child Study Center
1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor

Preparing Over the Summer for the Transition to School:

The transition to school can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. What do you and your child need to feel ready to begin pre‐kindergarten or kindergarten this fall? Get prepared by attending this workshop that will introduce best practices for this period of child development. We will review how to prepare your child for the transition to school, how to foster independence, and how to keep a consistent structure in the home while setting limits, building confidence, and getting in enough quality time. We will also briefly review preacademic skills that show your child is ready for school, and show evidence on the importance of parent involvement in their child’s education.
Presenter: Kirsten Cullen Sharma, PsyD

The workshop is free and open to the public. Please register in advance.

May 21: Discussion on power and NYC's energy chain supply

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs is happy to promote the following free and public event from one of our neighbors: 
Join the Urban Future Lab for Where does NYC's electricity come from?, an illustrated conversation about power and NYC's energy supply chain. Valeria Mogilevich will speak about a recent "Urban Investigation" titled Power Trip. The project was a collaboration of CUP, teaching artist Samantha Contis, and NYC public high school students. To get to the source of New York City’s electricity infrastructure, the team interviewed energy experts and peered down manholes. They visited a local utility company headquarters, an upstate transmission monitoring center, and plenty of power plants – from Astoria to Co-op City.

Wednesday, May 21, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Urban Future Lab
15 Metrotech Center, 19th Floor, Brooklyn

About the speaker: Valeria is the Deputy Director at the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). She has been with CUP since 2006 creating design projects that break down the city’s complex systems to help people better participate in shaping the city. In partnership with high school teachers and teaching artists, Valeria has produced over a dozen experiential youth education projects. She has presented on project-based learning and community-engaged youth education at the New Museum, NYU’s Steinhardt School, The Cooper-Hewitt, Pratt Institute, plenty of NYC public high schools, and educational institutions from Philly to Toronto. 

To read more about the speaker and for additional information, visit the event page.
This event is free and open to the public.

May 17: "500 Years of Melancholia in Mathematics" Conference

Join NYU for "500 Years of Melancholia in Mathematics." This conference will revisit and further explore great mathematical achievements of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Subjects include three dimensional geometry, topology, and combinatorics of two dimensional arrays, and more recent areas of additive number theory and computer science, whose roots can be traced back to Dürer, almost 500 years ago.

Saturday, May 17, 10:15 am - 6:30 pm
Dibner Building
5 MetroTech Center, Pfizer Auditorium

The conference hopes to address a wide audience of high school and college students, mathematics and computer science enthusiasts, and professional mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers in the New York metropolitan area.


The following lectures will be streamed live at engineering.nyu.edu/live.

Featured Speakers:
10:30 am: Richard Schroeppel, Sandia National Lab — “Magic Cubes and Hypercubes”
11:30 am: Jeffrey Lagarias, University of Michigan — “Dürer, Polyhedra and Shadows”
12:30 pm: Richard Stanley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology—“Magic Squares and Syzygies”
2:30 pm: John Conway, Princeton University — “Magic Squares, Including Frenicle's 880 of Order Four”
3:30 pm: Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University — “Are Black Holes Real?”
4:30 pm: John W. Morgan, Stony Brook University — "Geometry and Topology: From Gauss and Riemann to the Modern Day”
5:30 pm: Günter M. Ziegler, Free University of Berlin —“Three Giants, Five Stars, Some Mistakes: Leonardo, Dürer, Kepler, and Their Polyhedra”

Also in commemoration of this occasion, The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Sunday at the Met: "Spotlight on a Masterpiece: Albrecht Dürer's Melencolia I". This public program takes place on May 18 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. The event is free with Museum admission and open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information about the afternoon, visit the Met website.
 
This event is free and open to the public. 
For more information about the conference, e-mail durer2014@imas.poly.edu or visit the event page.

May 17 & 18: NYU Jazz Expo

The Jazz Program at the NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions will hold the program’s first ever Jazz Expo, featuring performances with some of the most accomplished musicians in the field today.

Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18, 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street

The free two-day event will showcase a wide variety of jazz styles, encompassing Afro-Peruvian, Brazilian, bebop, avant-garde, and funk and more than a dozen bands and performers, including Adriano Santos, Lenny Pickett., Phillip Gershlauer, and Richard Grilli. There will also be several panels on the jazz industry, providing Jazz Studies students with valuable insight into how they can leverage their education professionally after graduation. 

“The primary goal of the NYU Jazz Expo is to provide a forum for our students to perform, experience and learn more about the jazz world both artistically and professionally,” said Gabriel Alegría, assistant music professor at the Steinhardt jazz program and artistic director of the NYU Jazz Expo. “The Expo will also provide the community with an opportunity to experience performances by some of the most exciting artists in jazz today.”

All events are free and open to the public.
For additional information, visit the event page

May 17: Kids Bike Swap

NYU is partnering with Recycle-A-Bicycle and Council Member Margaret Chin to host 2104's first Kids Bike Swap in the Lower East Side!

Sara D Roosevelt Park Basketball Courts (Stanton Street between Forsyth and Chrystie)
Saturday May 17, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Community members will find free, fun activities for the whole family during a two-hour Bike Bonanza: a Kids Bike Swap, Bike Collection, Learn to Ride classes for kids, Bike Driver’s Ed clinics for kids, and free helmets for kids and adults.

Bike Swap Rules

1. Parents / Guardians and children must be present in order for a kids bike to be swapped;
2. Bicycles must fit the child in order to be swapped or donated;
3. If there are bikes left over that are safe to ride, they will be given away at the end of the event;
4. If children’s bicycles need to be repaired but are not part of the Kids Bike Swap, RAB mechanics will repair them at the end of the event if time allows;
5. No adult bikes will be swapped or repaired.

Last year, Recycle-A-Bicycle reintroduced 636 children's bicycles to local communities free of charge through Bike Bonanzas.

May 17: Sustainable Planet Family Film Festival

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs is happy to promote the following free and public event from one of our neighbors: 

 Join the Center for Architecture Foundation and Environmental Economist Pamela Peeters for an afternoon of eco-friendly films focusing on how kids are helping to make the world a more sustainable place: the Sustainable Planet Family Film Festival.

Saturday, May 17, 1:00-5:00 pm
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place

"Sustainable Planet" is the international film festival that promotes sustainable development. Launched in 2005, it is the first platform where moviemakers meet with for-profit and non-profit organizations in order to watch movies and discuss sustainable solutions in an entertaining way.

Learn how you can become an Eco-Hero and do your part! Organic snacks and beverages provided by EXKi Restaurant. To learn more visit: www.sustainable-planet.net

This event is free and open to the public, though RSVP is requested.

May 15: Child Study Center Educational Workshop

The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce their 2014 CSC Educational Workshop Series. The CSC hosts weekly workshops led by expert clinical faculty who provide insights, tips, and advice on working with children and adolescents.

Thursday, May 15, 6:30 pm
NYU Langone Child Study Center
1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor

Success for Children with ADHD:
The unstructured nature of summer vacation can be challenging for all kids, but is especially challenging for kids with ADHD. Although school‐related difficulties may be over for a few months, the summer is a good time to continue developing and reinforcing structured routines and good habits. This workshop provides tips on having a successful summer and will include information on how to maintain structure and routines during these months. Specific topics will include structuring play dates, vacation and academic tasks.
Presenter: Yamalis Diaz, PhD

The workshop is free and open to the public. Please register in advance.

May 8: Child Study Center Educational Workshop

The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce their 2014 CSC Educational Workshop Series. The CSC hosts weekly workshops led by expert clinical faculty who provide insights, tips, and advice on working with children and adolescents.

Thursday, May 8, 6:30 pm
NYU Langone Child Study Center
1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor

Moody or More? A Guide to Adolescent Depression

While adolescence can be a difficult time, most teens can balance the angst and moodiness of typical adolescence with the joy that comes from friends, extracurricular activities and developing their own identity. Depression, on the other hand, is a serious problem that can interfere with a teen’s ability to achieve that balance. This workshop will help parents differentiate typical teen moodiness and acting out from more serious signs of depression. In addition, it will provide them with information about ways in which parents can help teens manage sadness, moodiness and irritability.

Presenter: Sam Fasulo, PhD

The workshop is free and open to the public. Please register in advance.