What to do this week: A winter market, movie screenings and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 5 – 11.


Max Van Hosen

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Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor


Explore education, incarceration and prison programs

Bobst Library, 2nd floor North Reading Room (on campus)

2 p.m.

Learn about the intersection of education and incarceration in a conversation hosted by NYU Libraries, featuring students and staff from NYU’s Prison Education Program. The discussion will delve into the history and challenges that incarcerated individuals face in accessing education, while also examining the impact of technology, censorship and resource accessibility in college-in-prison initiatives. This event is free but registration is required to attend.

Love in conversation with NYU’s Active Minds

Kimmel Center for University Life, room 906 (on campus)

5 p.m.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, come together with NYU’s chapter of Active Minds to learn about the importance of self-love. Active Minds, a group dedicated to advocating for mental health awareness and accessibility, will facilitate a conversation to help all participants find love from within. Attendees will also be able to craft heartfelt cards for their loved ones. Make sure to register through NYU Engage to secure your spot in the conversation.


Attend this year’s MLK Spoken Word Contest to listen to student performances inspired by the enduring impact of Martin Luther King Jr. The contest will follow the prompt “The Power of Love,” in line with King’s commitment to using love and perseverance to fight oppression. The winner will receive an iPad mini and cash prizes will also be awarded to the first and second runners-up. The event is open to all students, but advance registration is required to attend.

A classic gothic novel brought to life at the MoMA

Museum of Modern Art, The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2

7 p.m.

Watch Emily Brontë’s iconic Gothic novel “Wuthering Heights” come to life in the film, “Abismos de pasión (Wuthering Heights)” at the Museum of Modern Art this Tuesday. The 1954 picture, directed by Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel, takes a surrealist and Latin American twist on Brontë’s iconic story of a man seeking revenge on those who keep him away from his true love. The film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Tickets are $10 for students and can be reserved on the MoMA website.


Explore student creativity through art

34 Stuyvesant St., The Commons and Rosenberg Gallery

4 p.m.

Attend the opening reception for the Undergraduate Student Art Organization’s first exhibit of 2024. Titled “Oneness and Togetherness,” the gallery will highlight creative and artistic work from 15 NYU students. The gallery is free for the NYU community and will be open from Feb. 8 to Feb. 19.

Make Valentine’s Day-themed candles

87 Third Ave., 4th floor, Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.

Discover the art of creating soy candles from measuring the wax and scent to pouring them into Mason jars. Attendees will have the option to choose from four Valentine’s Day-themed scents to make two candles, with all materials provided. Tickets are $25, and all participants must be at least 18 years old to participate. 


Visit the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts to listen to a unique trio sonata — a musical composition with three parts, as opposed to the traditional string quartet. Twelfth Night, an ensemble that brings historical pieces to the present, will showcase compositions from Baroque Europe. This musical dive into European history is free but registration is required to attend.

One Screen Short Film Festival

450 W. 31 St., 6th floor

6:30 p.m.

Watch an array of award-winning short films at the 10th annual One Screen Awards — a short film festival that strives to celebrate achievements in  filmmaking and film production. Hosted by an international nonprofit organization, The One Club for Creativity, this festival showcases the acclaimed films in various categories hand-picked by a group of industry professionals. Tickets are $7.18 for students and $17.85 for general admission.


Take your date to The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5 p.m.

Every Friday and Saturday of the month, invite a friend or a loved one to enjoy live music, engage in discussions on works of art and join conversations acknowledging Black History Month. Immerse yourself in the sounds of The Harlem Chamber Players, dedicated to bringing live classical music to underserved neighborhoods, or listen to artist and composer Kaoru Watanabe as he highlights artworks in The Met significant to his artistic process. Admission is free, with pay-what-you-wish options for New York residents.

7 p.m.

Welcome in the Lunar New Year with an exciting celebration at Lincoln Center. Indulge in some food, crafts and karaoke as well as dancing and reflection on Lunar New Year traditions. This year will be the year of the Wood Dragon, which represents prosperity, abundance and rejuvenation. Registration for this event is not required but guests will be let in on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Learn how AI might impact your future

Kimmel Center for Student Life (on campus)

1 p.m.

Discover the future of artificial intelligence at NYU’s second Artificial Intelligence Forum. At the event, you will have the chance to listen in on a series of discussions surrounding topics like virtual reality and behavioral health care. The forum will include speakers from companies such as MARCo Health and XR Vizion. If you are unable to make the Saturday session, the forum will also take place on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9. The event is free but registration is required.

An evening of dances from the African Diaspora

35 W. Fourth St., room 303 (on campus)

2 p.m.

Immerse yourself into the culture of the African Diaspora with a Steinhardt dance showcase. The event will center on the word “Sankofa,” which translates to “go back and get it.” Watch as performers bring the principle of “Sankofa” to life through dance, highlighting its impact on artistry and community. Can’t make it? No worries — another performance will be taking place at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public and RSVP in advance is required to attend.


Explore the Brooklyn Pop-Up Winter Artisans Market

The Brooklyn Museum, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion

11 a.m.

Shop or browse some unique handmade items at the Brooklyn Museum’s Winter Artisans Market. Held in partnership with Brooklyn Pop-Up, an organization known for curating diverse artisan markets, this monthly weekend market promises a variety of local vendors showcasing jewelry, fashion and a plethora of home goods. The market is free and open to the public.

Celebrate Black History Month with music

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallery 681

2 p.m.

Visit The Met for an evening of musical performances as artist and composer Brandee Younger will play the harp and discuss its contribution to American music. Younger made history at the 2022 Grammy ceremony as the first Black female solo artist nominated in the Best Instrumental Composition category for her composition “Beautiful Is Black.” Joining Younger, experts will connect the discussion to The Met’s current Black History Month exhibit, which celebrates vibrant African American culture and history through art, discussions and digital content. The event is free with museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish for New York residents.