To Do Thursday: And the Award Goes to . . .

Ken Burns

Ken Burns

Longtime documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is presented with the Forrest Church Award by the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund at its 25th Anniversary Auction. The two-time Emmy Award winner, known for his PBS series The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz and The National Parks, among others, is on hand to accept the award, given to “an individual who demonstrates a capacity for moral courage and selflessness while working towards the betterment of our world.”

Great Hall of the Cooper Union, 7 E. Seventh Street, 917-463-3998, $175 by March 5, $200 at the door