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Weekend Events in the Neighborhood

Hudson Heights
Fort George, Inwood and
Lower WaHi

Thursday


     Where does the neighborhood need improvement? Could a million dollars make a difference?
     Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez wants to hear from you in his participatory budgeting meetings. The city has money for WaHi, so here’s your chance to speak up for change.
     Thursday evening at 6 at the Washington Heights branch of the New York Public Library, 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue (at 160th Street), in Lower WaHi.





     Figures pass through the shadows and stare into windows, watching the children, waiting to take them away. Their young governess stands ready to protect them – but do they want to be saved?
     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, the oldest house in Manhattan. 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 evening at 6, at the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.


Friday



     Join a petrifying promenade through Hudson Heights for the kids’ Halloween parade.
    Lineup begins at P.S. 187 around dusk on Halloween; the parade concludes at Bennett Park.








     Join the monster mash at a screening of the original Frankenstein, accompanied by the premiere of Gary Lucas’ new score.
     Last year when Lucas performed his original score to the original version of Dracula, the audience at United Palace loved it. He will perform to the 1931 tale of the surgeon’s monster with a 1966 Stratocaster, a 1946 Gibson J-45 acoustic, and many secret ‘‘black boxes.’’ For more information about Lucas, visit http://garylucas.com/www/film.
     The film will be shown in a digital file with Spanish subtitles.
     A parade of costumes will precede the screening.
     $10 in advance; $15 at the door. All Hallow’s Eve at 6:30 (doors open for parade); film at 8; Q & A with Lucas at 9:20.



Saturday



     The Lions welcome the Elis this weekend.
     Saturday afternoon at 12:30 at Kraft Field in the Baker Sports Complex in Inwood.







     Attention, budding scientists and young geniuses at large: Join Dr.
Leonisa Ardizzone of Storefront Science to explore Uptown’s geology.
     Have you ever wondered how the Palisade Cliffs were formed, why Inwood
Hill Park has rock shelters or why we have a glacial pothole in Fort
Tryon Park? Come learn more from Dr. A!
     Appropriate for Ages 6-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
     Free. Saturday afternoon from 3 to 4 in the Payson Center at Dyckman Street and Payson Avenue in Inwood.





     Mark All Soul’s day with live performances of new works by New York composers and dramatic readings of works by Edgar Allen Poe.
     The event includes a silent auction and will help support Holy Trinity Church, the host of Pied Piper Children’s Theater.
     The masquerade will include a mask competition and will feature a short lecture by the Rev. Rebecca A. Barnes on the history of All Hallows’ Eve with its
Christian, Celtic, Pagan, and Gaelic traditions.
     Saturday evening with the auction beginning at 6 and entertainment starting at 7, at the church on Seaman Avenue (one block north of Dyckman Street) in Inwood.





Sunday



     Early risers rejoice: Daylight Saving Time ends this morning. Set your clocks back on hour and the sun will rise before 6:30.   




Continuing in the Neighborhood




     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.






     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.










Visions of Spain, 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.



     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.









     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.





     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.



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Planning Ahead

     Autumn is a great time to visit Fort Tryon with its abundance of diverse foliage along the park’s 8 miles of pathways or in the Heather Garden. Get your October Heather Garden bloom list here.





     Get out and vote. Pinehurst residents vote at Holyrood Church on Fort Washington Avenue at 179th Street. Polling places for all New Yorkers are here.
     Tuesday, November 4, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.





     Inwood Hill Park has a vivid connection to the native people of this country. To find out more about them, the Urban Park Rangers lead a tour of historic sites within the park to discuss the culture of the Lenape people.
     You will learn about their daily customs and their knowledge of the forest, and sample forest-sourced food.
     The event will be held
Saturday afternoon, November 15, at 1 in Inwood Hill Park.
     Participation by lottery, which opens Wednesday, November 5: enter here.
    




 

     Chuckle with the English majors who get all the jokes for a light-hearted performance of Famous Shakespeare Scenes and Songs.
     Local actors are encouraged to participate, but you’re welcome to simply enjoy. Presented by Shakespeare Saturdays.
     Free. Saturday afternoon, November 8, at 3:30 at the Inwood branch of the New York Public Library at 4790 Broadway (at Dyckman).







     If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build a shelter, or gather clean drinking water?
     Discover how our ancestors mastered these crucial skills. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
     Free. Sunday afternoon, November 9, at 1 in Inwood Hill Park. Meet at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.







     A concert exploring National-romanticism is the latest in the Concert in the Heights series at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
     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 Maccabee grapplers’ only uptown meet this season is a three-way event with St. Joseph’s College and Westchester Community College.
     Sunday afternoon, November 9, at a time to be announced later at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.






     The New York Youth Symphony’s 52nd season opens with “youthful fire” as the orchestra performs Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. The concert will include Conrad Tao, The Roy and Shirley Durst Debut Artist, performing Rachmaninoff 's electric Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini.
     This is the first of three performances the New York Youth Symphony is scheduled to play at the United Palace Theater in 2014-2015.
     Free. Sunday afternoon, November 9, at 5 at the theater on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.






     It’s Paris in WaHi when the Pied Piper Children’s Theatre presents Singin’ in the Rain.
     This version will be staged by children ages 12 to 18, and auditions are open to all children in that range. Rehearsals start on January 5 with four performances in mid-March: 14, 15, 21 and 22.
     Tuesday evenings, November 11 and 18, at 5 at the theater in Holy Trinity Church at 50 Cumming Street in Inwood.








     Walk over the George Washington Bridge and into the woods on top of the Palisades in this extraordinary hike. As the saying goes, “No New Yorker should die without having walked over the GWB.” 
     Join the Shorewalkers to walk down 400 stone steps to the Hudson shore, then north 5 to 8 miles. Spectacular views, fresh air, waterfall. Wear hiking shoes, hat. Bring water, food, binoculars. Bad weather cancels the hike.
     Free. Meet on Saturday, November 15, at noon at the southeast corner of the GWB Bus Station (Broadway at 178th Street) in Lower WaHi.

 








     The Columbia football season comes to its home conclusion with a game against upstate rival Cornell.
     Saturday afternoon, November 15, at 12:30 at Kraft Field in the Baker Sports Complex in Inwood.






     Inwood Hill Park has a vivid connection to the native people of this country. To find out more about them, the Urban Park Rangers lead a tour of historic sites within the park to discuss the culture of the Lenape people.
     You will learn about their daily customs and their knowledge of the forest, and sample forest-sourced food.
     Participation by lottery, which opens November 5: enter here.
     Free. Saturday afternoon, November 15, at 1 in Inwood Hill Park.









    The final home match for Columbia men’s soccer pits the Lions against Cornell.
    Saturday afternoon, November 15, at 4 in the Baker Sports Complex in Inwood.








     Cornhusk dolls were made by Native Americans in the Northeastern part of the United States. Both boys and girls played with these dolls made from one of the three most important crops – corn.
     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.






     Test your talent in front of a live audience of New Yorkers at the Pied Piper Children’s Theatre’s Open Mic Night.
     Welcoming improvs, singers, actors, poets, story tellers, stand-up comics, jugglers, magicians, dancers, instrumentalists and more. 
     Saturday, November 15, at the theater in Holy Trinity Church at 50 Cumming Street in Inwood. Curtain time to be announced later. Also on April 25 and June 20.





      Take your binoculars to Manhattan’s forest to observe birds in the autumn.
     Free. Sunday morning, November 16, at 10 in Inwood Hill Park; meet at Seaman Avenue and Dyckman Street.








     It wasn’t the brightest battle for the rebels, but the Battle of Fort Washington was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. 
     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.






     The Yeshiva men’s basketball team opens its home season against Connecticut College.
     Thursday night, November 20, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.








     Uptown Action presents an interactive, bilingual theatrical event about gentrification based on the real experience of the cast.
     Free. Friday and Saturday nights, November 21 and 22, at 7:30 at the United Palace on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.







     Will Ferrell’s 2003 caper Elf is this month’s feature film from the United Palace of Creative Arts.
     Come early to hear Broadway performers sing from the musical.
     $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Sunday afternoon, November 23, at 5 at the United Palace on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.






     Strap on your boots for a vigorous hike through Inwood Hill Park. Led by the Urban Park Rangers, this excursion is for experienced hikers.
     Free. Sunday morning, November 23, at 11; meet at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.







     The exciting young musicians of Ensemble ACJW have been cited as “New York's de facto leading chamber orchestra’’ by the New York Classical Review. Ensemble ACJW showcases its versatility and virtuosity in a program featuring Czech composer Martinů's whimsical La revue de cuisine and Hungarian master Dohnányi's colorfully scored Sextet in C Major.
     Free. Sunday evening, November 23, at 5 at Our Saviour’s Atonement Church on Bennett Avenue at 185th Street in Hudson Heights.








     Cuéntame un cuadro is a new 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.
     En Espanol. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Education@ hispanicsociety.org or (212) 926-2234, ext. 209.
     Free. Saturday morning, November 29, 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.





     Walk off some of your feast with a hike through fall foliage.
     The Urban Park Rangers will lead the walk through Manhattan’s last untouched forest.
     Free. Saturday afternoon, November 29, at 1 in Inwood Hill Park; meet at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.









     Yeshiva opens a three-team homestand over five nights against The Sage Colleges. 
     Tuesday night, December 2, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.










     The College at Old Westbury sends its men’s basketball team our to play the Maccabees at home.
     Thursday night, December 4, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.








     Concerts at The Cloisters presents In Praise of Saint Nicholas, a program of hymns celebrating the feast of Saint Nicholas (270–343), Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor.
     The world-renowned Ensemble Organum (Marcel Pérès, Director) from France meets virtuoso chanter Christos Chalkias of Thessaloniki, Greece, in a rare juxtaposition of Latin and Greek Byzantine chants in honor of Saint Nicholas. The concert will conclude with excerpts from the emblematic manuscript of the Cathedral of Benevento, Italy (Biblioteca Capitolare mss 38 & 40), and will feature Latin and Greek texts (including Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός - Sanctus deus) chanted antiphonally.
      $45 (includes museum admission). Saturday afternoon, December 6, at 1 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of The Cloisters, in Fort Tryon Park.








     Owls are our Uptown neighbors, but we rarely see them. Let the Urban Park Rangers show you their habitat.
     Free. Saturday evening, December 6, at 5 in Inwood Hill Park; meet at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.








     The Macs close a three-team homestand hosting Maritime College.
     Saturday night, December 6, at 8:30 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.








     The Cornerstone Chorale’s winter concert is known for featuring music set for winter and Advent. When this year’s program has been set, we will feature it here.
     Sunday afternoon, December 7, at Holyrood Church on Fort Washington Avenue at 179th Street in Hudson Heights.









     Tchaikovsky comes to the United Palace Theater with the debut performance of The Hip Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights.
     The  holiday chestnut becomes gets a flavor of El Alto when the original score is performed live by SONOS Chamber Orchestra. The story finds itself transplanted to Washington Heights, where a DJ, electric violinist, and MC create the beats that replace ballet with the hip hop dancing of Decadance Theatre Company.
     $50. Sunday afternoon, December 7, at 5 at the theater on Broadway and 175th Street in Lower WaHi.




     Every holiday season, the Waverly Consort’s thirteen-member ensemble performs The Christmas Story at The Cloisters.
     This program—beloved since its premiere at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1980—includes vocal and instrumental hymns, processionals, antiphons, and Mass compositions from the tenth to the fifteenth century arranged as a narrative. These compositions evoke the liturgical calendar for Advent and Christmastide and are rooted in music manuscripts and illuminated miniatures of the Middle Ages.
      $45 (includes museum admission). Saturday and Sunday afternoons, December 13 and 14, at 1 and 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of The Cloisters, in Fort Tryon Park.



     Help decorate the Morris-Jumel Mansion for the holidays and join in the first Community Holiday Display. Guests will create ornaments to decorate the community tree in the octagon room or festive candleholders to light up the windows.
      Later in the day, the annual Holiday Concert offers Renaissance and Baroque works by the Mansion’s ensemble-in-residence, Brooklyn Baroque. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.
     The decorations workshop is free. Saturday, December 13, from 11 to 1.
     Tickets for the concert cost $25 and $20 for members; call (212) 923-8008. Saturday afternoon, December 13, at 3.
     Both events are in the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.






     Discover who’s active at night in Manhattan’s only untouched forest. Join the Inwood Owl Prowl to discover the city’s other night life.
     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.






     A staged musical of Wind in the Willows is a wonderful way to introduce your children to acting. 
       Pied Piper Children’s Theatre holds auditions for the classic children’s book by Kenneth Grahame. This version is for kids ages 5 through 11.
     Rehearsals start October 20, with performances on the second and third weekends of December.
     Fridays and Saturdays, December 13, 14, 20 and 21, at the theater in Holy Trinity Church at 50 Cumming Street in Inwood. Curtain times to be announced later.








     Your last chance to watch college hoops in the neighborhood for five weeks comes when the Macs host Purchase College.
     Sunday afternoon, December 14, at 1 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.






 

     The annual Christmas Festival service with the Choir of Our Saviour's Atonement, under the direction of Paul F. Mueller. The program features Francesco Durante's Magnificat (commonly attributed to Pergolesi) and other works for chorus and instrumentalists.
     Seasonal refreshments to follow.
     Free. Sunday evening, December 14, at 4:30 at Our Saviour’s Atonement Church on Bennett Avenue at 185th Street in Hudson Heights.








     Mark the season at The Cloisters and discover the Nativity cycle in medieval art. A curator’s tour led by Joseph Ackley.
     Free with museum admission. Saturday afternoon, December 20, at noon and 2; meet in the lobby of The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.








     Lionheart presents “Veni Emmanuel: Chant and Polyphony for Advent and Christmas’’ in a medieval setting.
     The seven “O” Antiphons for the Magnificat at Vespers on the days leading up to Christmas—familiar as the verses of the hymn “O Come, O Come  Emmanuel”—are heard here in their original Gregorian melody, in organum (medieval improvised polyphony), woven into a five-part setting by Lionheart member Richard Porterfield, and in settings by Arvo Pärt.
     These mystical verses are presented with two Renaissance settings of the Magnificat. Along with motets by Morales, Francisco Guerrero, and Tomás Luis de Victoria, these works lead the listener from the penitent expectation of Advent to the joyful fulfillment of Christmas.
      $45 (includes museum admission). Sunday afternoon, December 21, at 1 and 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of The Cloisters, in Fort Tryon Park.








     Jump into the holiday spirit at a special screening of the 1947 classic, It’s a Wonderful Life.
     Join in carols before the start of the film, which will be introduced by Mary Owen, the daughter of co-star Donna Reed.
     Free for guests in formalwear. Without black tie or a gown, it’s $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Sunday afternoon, December 21, at 5:30 at the United Palace Theater on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.








     Men’s basketball returns after the holiday break when the College of Mount St. Vincent travels uptown to play Yeshiva.
     Thursday night, January 22, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.







     The Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement concert series presents James Noyes on saxophone and Josu de Solaun on piano performing works by Elliot Carter, Paul Hindemith, Anton Webern, and Robert Schumann.
     Free. Sunday evening, January 25, at 5 at Our Saviour’s Atonement Church on Bennett Avenue at 185th Street in Hudson Heights.









     In men’s basketball, the Macs host Mount Saint Mary College.
     Saturday night, January 31, at 8:30 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.





     Men’s volleyball open its Uptown season when the Maccabees host the Cougars of Medgar Evers College.
     Wednesday night, February 4, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.







     St. Joseph’s-Long Island travels uptown for hoops against the Macs.
     Thursday night, February 5, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.






     Dance night is back by popular demand. 
     A fun family event in which people of all ages are led in short group dance routines in different styles, from square dance, to salsa dance, and hip-hop. Hosted by Pied Piper Children’s Theatre.
     Saturday, February 7, at a time to be announced later. 






     In men’s basketball, the Yeshiva Maccabees host Montclair State University this week.
     Monday night, February 9, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.




     Yeshiva winds down its basketball season this week, first hosting Sarah Lawrence.
     Tuesday night, February 17, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.







     The final game of the Macs’ men’s basketball season brings Farmingdale State uptown.
     Thursday night, February 19, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.






     Raggedy Ann and Andy come to life in the play by Patricia Thackray, based on the Bobs-Merrill books. The Pied Piper Children’s Theatre is looking for kids age 5 to 11 to form the cast.
     Auditions: Tuesday evenings, February 20 and 27, at 5. 
     Rehearsals begin: March 16, with performances May 9, 10, 16, and 17.








     Men’s volleyball returns to WaHi when the Dolphins of the College of Mount Saint Vincent challenge Yesvhiva’s Maccabees.
     Wednesday night, February 25, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.









     The Boston Camerata sets the tone for Eastertide with Portes du Ciel (Gates of Heaven): Sacred Songs of Medieval France.
     With female voices (Anne Azéma, Anne Harley, Deborah Rentz-Moore) accompanied by vielles, harp, and bells (Shira Kammen, Susanne Ansorg), this concert brings an abundance of song in French, secular and sacred, from the regions of Champagne, Picardy, and Lorraine.
     The subject of “Gates of Heaven” is the magnificent repertoire in praise of the Virgin Mary, composed in both the courtly and popularizing manners by Thibaut de Champagne, Gautier de Coincy, and others. Noble songs in the refined Trouvère style, narrations in word and song, and dance music with sacred texts are all included in this program, which premiered at the church of St-Jacques in Reims as Part II of the Camerata’s “Reims Project.”
     The program will be presented among sculptures and stained glass from the regions of Champagne, Picardy, and Alsace are on display. Seating is limited.
     $40. Sunday afternoon, March 1, at 1 and 3 in the Early Gothic Hall of The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.







     Skyline Conference men’s volleyball begins for the Maccs when Ramapo College visits.
     Tuesday night, March 3, at 8
at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.
     Yeshiva hosts a Skyline multimatch with the Sage Colleges in the morning and Sarah Lawrence College in the afternoon.
     Sunday, March 8, at 11 and 3
at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.









     Ensemble ACJW performs Beethoven’s Ghost Trio, nicknamed for its eerie middle movement, and Brahms’s unusually scored Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano.
     These exciting young musicians are members of a fellowship program that prepares them for careers as innovative performers, teachers, and advocates for music in the 21st century.
     Carnegie Hall sponsors this Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement concert.
     Free. Sunday evening, March 8, at 5 at
Our Saviour’s Atonement Church on Bennett Avenue at 185th Street in Hudson Heights.









     Non-conference play resumes for the Maccabees with the Webb Institute.
     Tuesday night, March 10, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.
     The Pratt Institute comes uptown to challenge Yesshiva.
     Thursday night, March 12, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.






     Part liturgy, part dramatic spectacle, the medieval Palm Sunday procession involved both a physical and spiritual journey outside of the church walls, through the streets and public spaces of the local community, as a reenactment of the Entry into Jerusalem.
     This performance at The Cloisters of the Palm Sunday procession of medieval Chartres, ca. 1190, is a reconstruction by musicologist Craig Wright of Yale University, with liturgy in medieval Latin, chants sung by the ensemble Lionheart with a children’s choir, and commentary throughout by Xavier Seubert, OFM.
     The twenty-first-century audience will move with the performers through galleries at The Cloisters to understand the devotional experience of late twelfth-century Chartresians.
     This 1.5 hour program will be presented in several galleries. The audience will be walking with the performers.
      $65 (includes museum admission). Saturday afternoon, March 28, at 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of The Cloisters, in Fort Tryon Park.









     The men’s volleyball season’s final Skyline multimatch sees New Jersey University in the morning and Purchase College in the afternoon.
     Sunday, March 29, at 11 and 3 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.
     St. Joseph’s College visits Yeshiva for the final regular season of men’s volleyball.
     Tuesday night, March 31, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.




     Pomerium performs its exploration of the great Renaissance choral music of Passiontide and Easter in its program Passion and Resurrection Motets of the Renaissance at The Cloisters.
      The program proceeds from Palm Sunday to Easter Day with an emphasis on music for Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Stylistically, the program progresses from the austerity of Gregorian chant and its polyphonic elaborations by Du Fay and Senfl, to the intense Lamentations by Robert White and affective evocations of the events of Holy Week by Monteverdi and Gesualdo, to the celebration of the Resurrection in glorious motets by Orlande de Lassus and William Byrd.
      $40 (includes museum admission). Sunday afternoon, April 4, at 1 and 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of The Cloisters, in Fort Tryon Park.








     Watch out for the league semifinals in men’s volleyball, hosted by Yeshiva.
     Wednesday night, April 15, at 6 and 8 at the Stern Athletic Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Fort George.










     The award-winning Leipzig-based a cappella group Calmus makes its debut at The Cloisters with a program focused on the powerful text of Psalm 116 from the Protestant Bible.
     During the medieval era, the text was set in chants, and in 1611 it became the subject of a large commission involving sixteen German Baroque masters, including Heinrich Schütz, Nicolaus Erich, and Johann Herrmann Schein, who each wrote five-part compositions for the text.
     The poignancy of this text continues to this day, as the ensemble will also perform a setting of Psalm 116 that they commissioned from the German composer Bernd Franke in 2010. This thoughtful program also includes excerpts from Guillaume de Machaut’s Missa de Notre Dame.
      $40 (includes museum admission). Sunday afternoon, April 19, at 1 and 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of The Cloisters, in Fort Tryon Park.










     The edgy and continually inventive composer and MacArthur Fellow, John Zorn, creates a performance specifically for the Fuentidueña Chapel at The Cloisters. The program features the world premiere of The Remedy of Fortune, a composition for the indomitable JACK Quartet, composed specifically for The Cloisters, and the New York premiere of The Alchemist.
      $50 and up. Saturday afternoon, May 30, at 1:30 and 3:30 in the Fuentidueña Chapel at The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.




     A theatrical exploration of multicultural scenes, songs, and dances make up the Multicultural Musical Revue, produced by Pied Piper Children’s Theatre. For kids age 5 to 11.
     Auditions: Monday evening, June 1, and Thursday evening, June 4, at 5
     Rehearsals begin June 15, with performances on July 9, through 12.




     Dress up and step out to a ball with an eminent neighbor.
     The Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest home, will celebrate its 250th birthday with a gala celebration in conjunction with the Yinka Shonibare exhibition.
     In June; details to come.






     The Grammy-nominated Ensō String Quartet has risen to the top ranks of string ensembles by masterfully performing repertoire classics, championing lesser-known works, commissioning new music, and playing its own transcriptions. Winners of top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild and Banff International String Quartet competitions, the Ensō String Quartet recently recorded a new album of quartets by great operatic composers.
     This final concert of the Music at Our Saviour’s season is sponsored by Carnegie Hall.
     Free. Sunday evening, June 14, at 5 at Our Saviour’s Atonement Church on Bennett Avenue and 185th Street in Hudson Heights.




     Have a drama queen living with you? Enroll her in An intensive, five-week program for children (ages 12 to 18) who have a special interest in theater arts. 
     Participants take classes in acting, singing, scene & monologue study, musical theater interpretation, dance, and stage combat. 
     Applications available December 15.
     Monday, June 29, through Sunday, August 2, at the Pied Piper Children’s Theatre in Holy Trinity Church at 50 Cumming Street in Inwood. 
     Students in the class will put on the Summer Showcase on Sunday, August 2.








     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.


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