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Weekend Events in the Neighborhood

Hudson Heights
Jumel Terrace and Inwood

Thursday

     Stock up on free school supplies from spiral notebooks to brand-new knapsacks (while they last) at Council Member Mark Levine’s second annual back-to-school fair.
     The fair also features live performances, back-to-school resources and information, arts and crafts activities, and a climbing wall. Kids under 18 can also get a free, healthy meal (while they last).
     Free. Thursday evening from 4 to 8 in Hamilton Heights on 141st Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Hamilton Place.






                               From New York at Night, by Diane Drinnon

     The city at night is the domain of Diane Drinnon, who uses her camera to show what the eye rarely sees.
     “New York at Night” is her exhibition of after-dark photos, many of which feature Inwood and Hudson Heights.
     Free. Daily through September 12 at the Indian Road Café, in Inwood at 600 West 218th Street.



Friday



Fire, by Yinka Shonibare, 2010

Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile,
leather, wood, brass, lamp stand, glass lamp shade,
circuit board, and LED. 184 x 110 x 70 cm.

      Visit Colonial Arrangements, the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s exhibition of new and renowned work by the Nigerian-British textile artist Yinka Shonibare.
      Shonibare’s modern sculpture is arranged provocatively throughout the mansion’s period interiors.
     $10; students and seniors $8. Tuesday through Sunday. At the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.





Saturday


    The Inwood greenmarket is a year-round neighborhood favorite.
    People of all ages, backgrounds, and tastes gather each Saturday to meet and greet their friends and neighbors and do their weekly shopping. Even on the coldest, darkest winter Saturdays, loyal Inwood shoppers come out because they know they can’t get products like this anywhere else.
     A core group of 15 farmers attends every week of the year, and during the peak of the season, five more join to round out the offerings with the summer’s bounty.
     Saturdays from 8 to 3 on Isham Street between Seaman Avenue and Cooper Street.




Sunday



     The Inwood Canoe Club invites anyone who can swim to join them for a guided, 20–25 minute kayak tour of the Hudson River just north of the George Washington Bridge.
     No prior experience is needed, and all equipment is provided. Plan to arrive as early as 9 and no later than 11 to make sure you get a spot.
     The club supplies the boat, paddle, and life vest. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. Don’t bring valuables. Those under 18 must bring a parent or guardian
     Free. Sunday mornings through Labor Day weekend from 9:30 to noon where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River in Inwood.





Continuing in the Neighborhood

     Help count the city’s trees! No arboreal experience necessary to contribute to New York’s sylvan census.
      Find out more here.





     Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
     It’s Tales for Tots and it’s open to you.
     Free. Wednesday mornings at 9:30 at the Fort George branch of the New York Public Library, 535 West 179th Street (between St. Nicholas and Audubon Avenues).





Visions of Spain, by Joaquin Sorolla, at the Hispanic Society of America


     In 1911, Joaquin Sorolla was commissioned by Archer Milton Huntington (1870—1955), founder of The Hispanic Society of America, to paint the mural Vision of Spain, which was completed in 1919 and installed at the Society in 1926.
     Unprecedented in both scope and scale, the massive painting cycle represents eleven regions of the country and focuses on rural life and its customs, emphasizing traditional dress. Sorolla dedicated eight incredibly productive years to this ethnographic study. The resulting work has become an important map of diverse regional identity, representing Spain in all its glory.
     Free. Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 to 4:30, and Sunday from 1 to 4 in the Bancaja Gallery of the Society, on Audubon Terrace, between 155th and 156th Streets off Broadway in Audubon Park.





     One of the few independent book stores in Upper Manhattan hosts a weekly event open to all. The American Folk Heritage Circle features storytellers from a wide array of backgrounds and traditions.
     Free. Tuesday nights at 7 in Sister’s Uptown Bookstore, at 1942 Amsterdam Avenue (at 156th Street) in Lower WaHi.




    

     Take a tour of the Park for All Seasons. This walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park reveals which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens’ history, future and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon’s expert horticulture staff.
     These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park’s many steep paths.
     Free. Sunday afternoon from 1 to 2. Meet at the Heather Garden entrance to Fort Tryon Park at Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights.







     After sitting closed for more than 40 years, The High Bridge—New York City’s oldest standing bridge—is open. Explore this iconic landmark that connects pedestrians and bicyclists from Manhattan and the Bronx.
     The High Bridge connects the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Highbridge in the Bronx, and is accessible from both boroughs.
     Over the summer, visitors may notice crews completing a few remaining construction items on the bridge. The completion of these final touches will have a minimal impact on visitor experience.
     Free. Daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enter from Highbridge Park, in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue in the 170s.







     Residents seeking help in preparing for the naturalization exam have a new resource. Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights is offering free Citizenship Classes three times a week.
     Those interested in participating must bring lawful permanent resident card and social security card to register.
     For more information, please call (212) 781-0355 or send an e-mail to info@NMCIR.org.
     Thursday nights from 6 to 8, and twice on Saturdays: in the morning from 10 to noon and in the afternoon from 1 to 3, at the coalition’s offices at 665 West 182nd Street (between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue) in Fort George.






     Every Saturday (weather permitting), Northern Manhattan Parks Inwood Astronomy Project offers free star and planet gazing in Inwood Hill Park. These free, family-friendly events aim to spread the joys of the evening sky, and help you to learn more about the nature of our Solar System and current happenings in Astronomy.
     This week’s sky updates come from StarDate.
     Saturday nights from 8 to 10 on the ball fields near Seaman Avenue and Isham Street in Inwood. A map is here.






     The power of art to make an emotional connection is on display every Sunday afternoon in Apartment 3F—that’s Marjorie Eliot’s place, where she invites veteran musicians to play along. 

     Famous and up-and-coming artists perform at Eliot’s weekly sessions and her free concerts are legendary among jazz aficionados.

      Free. Sunday afternoons at 4 at 555 Edgecombe Avenue, Apt. 3F, in Lower WaHi.







     Keep a neighborhood jewel in sparkling condition. The Garden Crew meets weekly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove.
     As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds, as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification and other horticultural techniques, join the crew in its weekly workdays.
     All participants receive monthly training sessions and are asked to commit to at least three work days. Training and orientation are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.
     Free. Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 through October 15 Sherman Creek, east of 9th Avenue between 203rd and 204th Streets.







     Have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to play?
     The Harlem Elementary Guitar Ensemble is for you. Classes for beginners age 6 and up will teach you the basics. No experience necessary. Just bring your acoustic guitar.
     $20 per class every. Wednesdays at noon through October 21 at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 156th Street.







     Clean out your closets and recycle at the same time.
     Bring clean and dry textiles like clothing, paired shoes, towels, sheets, scarves, hats, bags and belts for reuse or recycling. Sponsored by Grow NYC.
     Free. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Inwood Greenmarket (in Inwood Hill Park) on Isham Street between Seaman Avenue and Cooper Street.






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Planning Ahead

     The latest Encore lecture series features Don Rice discussing the Dyckman family. Reserve space by calling (212) 304-9422 or sending an email to info@ dyckmanfarmhouse.org.
     Free. Wednesday night, September 2, at 7 at the Dyckman Family Farmhouse in Inwood on Broadway at 213th Street.



     Collegiate sports opens the Uptown season with men’s soccer and women’s field hockey and Columbia as host.
     In soccer the Lions play the University of Massachusetts.
     Friday evening, September 4, at 5 at Comisso Stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
     In field hockey, Rider is the Columbia guest.
     Friday night, September 4, at 7:30 at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.




                               

     Explore New York nightlife the way the natives did: camp out in the only forest that’s never been changed since Manhattan was settled.
     The free camp out takes place under the watchful eyes of the Urban Park Rangers. If you won a spot in the lottery you already have the specfic details.
     Free. Friday night, September 4, through Saturday morning in Inwood Hill Park.






     Women’s field hockey continues its busy weekend when Columbia hosts Connecticut.
     Sunday afternoon, September 6, at 1 at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.






     Authors honor the growing field of literature created by New York Latinos at Bloom, the monthly literary gathering.
     $7 donation. Sunday evening, September 6, at 5 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens, on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street in Hudson Heights. Readings in the series are held on the first Sunday from September to May except January.








     Women’s collegiate sports continues the autumn season with four matches in one weekend. It starts when Lehigh visits Columbia for a field hockey match-up.
     Friday evening, September 11, at 5 at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
     Next, Manhattan comes Uptown to play Columbia.
     Friday night, September 11, at 7:30 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.









     Help keep a farmer’s garden growing at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. Volunteers will prune plants, pull weeds and more.
     Free. Saturday morning, September 12, from 10 to noon at the Museum in Inwood on Broadway at 213th Street.









     Michigan State’s field hockey team comes our way to take on Columbia.
     Sunday, September 13, at noon
at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
     Columbia’s women’s soccer team plays its second match of the weekend against Iona.

     Sunday afternoon, September 13, at 3 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.








     An exhibit of contemporary art is a new draw to the Dyckman Family Farmhouse.
     The Last Stop: Dyckman in Color, was created by the Brooklyn graphic artist Klash Won.
     The opening reception features music by DJ Dwayne Saunders.
     Free. Opening night: Thursday, September 17, from 6 to 8. The exhibition runs through December 18 in at the Farmhouse in Inwood on Broadway at 213th Street.

    






     It’s another two-match weekend for the Columbia women’s soccer team. It starts with a meeting against Fordham.
     Friday evening, September 18, at 6
at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.









     One of the most strenuous sporting activities in Upper Manhattan takes place right under our noses.
     The Little Red Lighthouse Swim puts athletes in the Hudson at 79th Street and has them swim upriver to La Marina, in Inwood. Along the way they pass Jeffery’s Hook and our favorite lighthouse. The race is the largest 10k event in the country.
     $135 to enter (by September 18); free to cheer. Saturday afternoon, September 19, at a time to be announced later.








     The second of the Columbia women’s soccer matches this weekend sees Army as the visitor.
     Sunday, September 20, at noon
at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
     The Lions’ field hockey team starts the second half of its September schedule by hosting Providence.
     Sunday afternoon, September 20, at 3:30
at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.







    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Fox Studios across the bridge in Fort Lee. In 1935 Fox merged with 20th Century to form 20th Century Fox, and in the decades that followed the studio put out blockbusters starring some of cinema’s most famous actresses.
     To honor Fox’s the United Palace Theater will present five movies on four days. The first two are
Bright Eyes with Shirley Temple (1934) and A Fool There Was with Theda Bara (1915). Ben Model will performing a live soundtrack to the silent film.
     Sunday afternoon, September 20, at a time to be announced later in Lower WaHi at the Theater on Broadway at 175th Street. The series continues on Oct. 11 and Dec. 6 and 20.








     The landmarks law in New York City preserves some of our most significant heritage for the future, and it’s 50 years old this week.
     Take part in a discussion of the landmark law’s impacts with Inwood community activist Martin Collins. Reserve space by calling (212) 304-9422 or sending an email to info@ dyckmanfarmhouse.org.
     Free. Wednesday afternoon, September 23, at 1 at the Dyckman Family Farmhouse in Inwood on Broadway at 213th Street.








     The only weeknight match of the season for field hockey sees Sacred Heart visiting Columbia.
     Thursday night, September 24, at 7
at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.









The Castas: Mestizo and Indian Produce Coyote, c. 1720

     Cuéntame un cuadro is an educational program offered in Spanish at the Hispanic Society of America for families and children from 5 to 14 years old. Participants will have the opportunity to explore different works of art from the museum’s renowned collections.
     This month, a docent will talk about the painting The Castas: Mestizo and Indian Produce Coyote, c. 1720, attributed to Juan Rodríguez Juárez (Mexican, 1675–1728).
     For information or to reserve a spot, contact Education@ hispanicsociety.org or (212) 926-2234, ext. 209.
     Free. Saturday, September 26, at noon. A monthly event.







     Explore Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse.
     This fun and free event includes tours of the lighthouse with the Urban Park Rangers, readings of the children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, fishing clinics with I Fish NY & DEC, live musical entertainment from Big Apple Corps, a special presentation of a section of a new Little Red Lighthouse Opera, food vendors, and more.
     Note: Tickets for the lighthouse tours will be given out beginnning at noon. Tickets may run out before the end of the event.
     Free. Saturday, September 26, from noon to 4 at Jeffrey’s Hook in Fort Washington Park.





 
     Shakespeare Saturdays marks its autumn return with a film.
     Hamlet,
the 1996 Kenneth Branagh release, features an all-star cast including Julie Christie (as Queen Gertrude), Derek Jacobi (as Claudius), Kate Winslet (as Ophelia), Charlton Heston (as the Player King), and Billy Crystal as the Gravedigger. Director Kenneth Branagh rounds out the cast in the title role of Hamlet. 
     The movie runs two and a half hours and is rated PG-13. 
     Hosted by Jason Kendall and Donna Kendall Stearns of Moonbeam.net Productions.  Curtain Riser Song composed by Donna Kendall Stearns.
     Free. Saturday afternoon, September 26, at 1 at the Inwood branch of the New York Public Library at 4790 Broadway.









     Columbia football’s home opener sees the Lions taking on the Hoyas.
     Saturday, September 26, at a time to be announced on Kraft Field in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.










     Columbia’s men’s soccer team hosts New Hampshire this week.
     Saturday night, September 26, at 7 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.










     Field hockey opens intra-conference play with Brown visiting Columbia.
     Sunday, September 27, at noon
at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.








      Conference play opens for Columbia soccer when Brown visits Uptown to play the Lions.    
      Women: Saturday afternoon, October 3, at 4
at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
      Men:
Saturday night, October 3, at 7 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.









     The Lions take to the field again this weekend. In field hockey, Columbia hosts Hofstra.
     Sunday afternoon, October 4, at 1
at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.









     Women’s soccer sees another conference match when Penn visits Columbia.
     Friday evening, October 9, at 6
at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.








     Wagner ventures Uptown to take on the Lions.
     Saturday, October 10,
at a time to be announced on Kraft Field in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.







 

     Intra-Ivy play continues when Penn visits to take on the Lions.
     Saturday nig
ht, October 10, at 7 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.








     The Bryant field hockey team visits Columbia this weekend.
     Sunday afternoon, October 11, at 1
at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.







    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Fox Studios across the bridge in Fort Lee. In 1935 Fox merged with 20th Century to form 20th Century Fox, and in the decades that followed the studio put out blockbusters starring some of cinema’s most famous actresses.
     To honor Fox’s the United Palace Theater is presenting five movies over four days. The first two 
Bright Eyes and A Fool There Was, were screened last month.
     This month:
Betty Grable & Carmen Miranda in Down Argentine Way (1940).
     Sunday afternoon, October 11, at a time to be announced later in Lower WaHi at the Theater on Broadway at 175th Street. The series continues on Dec. 6 and 20.







     Young artists explore the possibilities of self-expression through clay.
     Using basic hand building techniques (pinching, coiling, slabs) practiced by most cultures around the world, participants will create thier own vessels and objects using both self-hardening and fire clay.
     Open to both beginners and experts. Presented by P. Oliver. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
   
  Free. Thursday afternoon, October 15, at 4 in Fort George at the Fort Washington branch of the New York Public Library on 179th Street between Audubon and St. Nicholas Avenues.









     Field hockey resumes conference play when Penn visits Columbia.
     Friday night, October 16, at 6
at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.






 

     Football conference play begins in Inwood when Columbia hosts Penn.
     Saturday, October 17,
at a time to be announced on Kraft Field in the Baker Athletic Complex.







     In a rare mid-week match-up, Sacred Heart travels Uptown to play Columbia’s men’s soccer team.
     Wednesday
night, October 21, at 7 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.








     Help the Lions scare the Elis. Sports at its most fierce.
     Women’s field hockey: Saturday afternoon, October 31, at 1
at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
     Women’s soccer: Saturday afternoon, October 31, at 4
at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.    
     Men’s soccer: All Hallow’s Eve at 7 a
t 7 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.









     If you’re a foodie you won’t dare miss St. Spyridon’s Greek Festival. Homemade Greek specialties are available throughout the event, along with music, dancing and more.
     In early November; the date has not yet been set.









     Harvard starts its weekend campaign against Columbia on the gridiron.
     Saturday, November 7,
at a time to be announced on Kraft Field in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.








     The Columbia soccer teams ends their home seasons by hosting Harvard.
     Women: Saturday afternoon, November 7, at 4 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
     Men: Saturday night, November 7, at 7 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.









     The Lions’ field hockey team closes the regular season by hosting Harvard.
     Sunday, November 8, at noon
at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.









     The first-ever Inwood Film Festival has the goal of putting Upper Manhattan on the cinéast’s map.
     Films shot in Inwood or created by Inwood residents are eligible for the competition. The festival will take place in February.
     Deadline to submit a film is Sunday, November 15.








     The Lions conclude the regular season on the gridiron when Brown visits.
     Saturday, November 21,
at a time to be announced on Kraft Field in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.








    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Fox Studios across the bridge in Fort Lee. In 1935 Fox merged with 20th Century to form 20th Century Fox, and in the decades that followed the studio put out blockbusters starring some of cinema’s most famous actresses.
     To honor Fox’s the United Palace Theater is presenting five movies over four days. The first three,
Bright Eyes, A Fool There Was, and
Down Argentine Way, were screened in September and October.
     This month:
Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch (1955).
     Sunday afternoon, December 6, at a time to be announced later in Lower WaHi at the Theater on Broadway at 175th Street. The series concludes on Dec. 20.








     The Hispanic Society of America launches a concert series this autumn that continue into the spring.
    
The series will focus on the works of the Spanish composer, Enrique Granados (1867–1916), a Barcelonan who spent the final months of his life in New York, during which he performed several concerts that were highly acclaimed.
     The first concert features his vocal and dance music.
     Thursday, December 10; details to follow. Also on April 14 and May 12.









    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Fox Studios across the bridge in Fort Lee. In 1935 Fox merged with 20th Century to form 20th Century Fox, and in the decades that followed the studio put out blockbusters starring some of cinema’s most famous actresses.
     To honor Fox’s the United Palace Theater has presenting five movies over four days. The first four were
Bright Eyes, A Fool There Was,
Down Argentine Way, and The Seven Year Itch.
     Concluding the series is Miracle on 34th Street, featuring the breakthrough performance of Natalie Wood
(1947).
     Sunday afternoon, December 20, at a time to be announced later in Lower WaHi at the Theater on Broadway at 175th Street.











     Music is the theme of the rechristened Washington Heights Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K.
     The route is Fort Washington Avenue from Lower WaHi to the Cloisters and back, so prepare for a busy street. Last year more than 6,000 runners finished the 3.2-mile race. It’s one that qualifies for entry in the New York City Marathon, in November.
     In late February or early March, starting at J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi, with racers running until 10 or so.




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