Weekend Events in the Neighborhood
Inwood, Lower WaHi and the Hudson River
The Battle of Harlem Heights.
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Delight in the Isadora Duncan Dance Performance and Workshop, an outdoor performance and class in one of the city’s most stunning settings. The workshop follows the performance.
Free. Sunday afternoon at 3 on the Billing’s Lawn of Fort Tryon Park.
Continuing in the Neighborhood
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.
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.
Catch up on Upper Manhattan happenings with the Washington Heights & Inwood Radio Show. Your hosts are Carolina Picardo and Claudio Cabrera.
You don’t even need a radio to listen—it's a webcast that you can also download as a podcast.
Every other Friday.
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.
Join the Sherman Creek Garden Crew for an evening of weeding and garden maintenance around the park. Learn about the various projects the garden crew works and how these efforts support New York Restoration Project’s approach to sustainable horticulture.
Free; tools provided. Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6:30 at Sherman Creek. Through October 30.
Get your Wii on with your friends. The 5-to-12 set will meet
neighborhood enthusiasts at this session to exercise minds and bodies.
Registration required at (212) 927-3533.
Free. Friday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 at the Fort Washington branch of the New York Public Library on 179th Street between Audubon and St. Nicholas Avenues in Fort George.
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 attend 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.
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.
Учимся, играем и заводим новых друзей. Классы для русско-говорящих детей от 2.5 до 4 лет.
Brush up on your Russian in a weekly enrichment class.
Free. Thursday afternoons at 12:30 in the community room of the Fort Washington branch of the New York Public Library on 179th Street between Audubon and St. Nicholas Avenues in Fort George.
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, in Inwood.
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.
Saturday nights from 8 to 10 on the ball fields near Seaman Avenue and Isham Street. A map is here.
An orchestra for young people aged 7 to 23 seeks new members. The WHIN Youth Orchestra collaborates with the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of the Arts to produce an innovative learning environment.
Classes are taught in three 12-week sessions.
$5 per week. Saturday afternoons from 3 to 6 in the United Palace Theatre on Broadway at 176th Street in Lower WaHi.
Famous and up-and-coming artists perform at Eliot’s weekly sessions and her free concerts are legendary among jazz aficionados.
En Espanol. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Education@hispanicsociety.org or (212) 926-2234, ext. 209.
Free. Saturday morning, September 27, at 11 at the society’s museum on Audubon Terrace, off Broadway at 155th Street in Audubon Park. Continuing on the last Saturday of each month.
The autumn season opens for Shakespeare Saturdays with the 2010 version of The Tempest, starring Helen Mirren as Prospera.
Free. Saturday afternoon, September 27, at 2 at the Inwood branch of the New York Public Library, on Broadway north of Dyckman Street.
They will also explain Dvořak’s journey overseas to be the head of a new music school in New York City.
Sunday afternoon, September 28, at 3 in Holyrood Church at 179th and Fort Washington Avenue in Hudson Heights.
When you live in the highest spot on the island, you expect to see hawks.
Join the Highbridge Hawk Watch to meet your neighbors who hunt from the sky. Led by naturalist Mike Feller, who will teach you hawk calls. Leave small pets at home, but take binoculars and sturdy shoes.
Free. Saturday morning, October 4, from 9 to 10:30. Meet in Highbridge Park at 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Lower WaHi.
The concert celebrates the first 100 years of the mansion by exploring music written between 1765 and 1865, presenting chamber music from the elegant salons of Eliza’s beloved Paris.
Works are by Blanc, Rossini and Chopin as well as scenes and arias from the French Opera. These offerings are presented by the charming and knowledgable Soprano Marcella Calabi, Concerts in the Heights’ co-founders Violinist Monica Bauchwitz and Hornist Karl Kramer, and Pianist Michael Brown, who is a first-prize winner of the prestigious Concert Artist Guild competition.
Light refreshments will be provided. Advanced registration is required: call (212) 923-8008.
$35; members, $30. Sunday afternoon, October 5, at 3 in the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.
At the Morris-Jumel Mansion, you will enjoy free admission and events including docent-led tours, scavenger hunts, and family art activities or dress up in colonial style costumes.
Free. Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12, from 11 to 4 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.
See Guys & Dolls on stage and screen when Broadway actors perform excerpts from the musical before watching the film.
Sunday afternoon, October 12, at 5 in the United Palace Theater on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.
Everyday Inferno Theatre Company presents a haunting new adaptation of The Turn of the Screw, Henry James’ classic novella of innocence, sensuality, and horror in a site-specific staging produced in partnership with The Morris-Jumel Mansion. Tickets can be purchased here; members should call the mansion at (212) 923-8008 for the discount code before purchasing tickets.
$18; members, $13. Thursday through Saturday nights at 8 and Sunday evenings at 6, October 16 through November 2, at the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.
KidCinema film festival opens with Ernest & Celestine, a 2013 Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature.
Free. Wednesday evening, October 22, with a kids’ red carpet at 6 and the film at 7 in the United Palace Theater, on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.
National-romanticism is described as a movement in which an awareness of cultural heritage and folk-expression blends with the refinement of high art. The concert will trace this concept through several localities on their way to the ultimate immigrant nation of the United States.
The focal point of the performance is the complete rendition of the rarely heard Quintet by Zdenek Fibich; a perfect example of a Zcech composer using the classical forms combined with the nostalgia of melodies and harmonies from his homeland.
Light refreshments will be provided. Advanced registration is required: call (212) 923-8008.
$35; members, $30. Sunday afternoon, November 9, from 3 to 4:30 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.
The harvest celebration hosted by the Morris-Jumel Mansion will let children create their own dolls using corn husks.
Free with museum admission. Saturday afternoon, November 15, from 1 to 3 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.
Take part int he 240th commemoration of the event and find out why losing the battle helped us win the war. With costumed soldiers, demonstrations of smithing and colonial cooking, and more.
Free. Sunday, November 16, from 11:30 to 6 on the café lawn in Fort Tryon Park.
Sturdy shoes are recommended.
Free. Saturday afternoon, December 13, from 4:30 to 6 in Inwood Hill Park. Meet at the Seaman and Isham Street entrance.