30 Years as a Co-op • 1985–2015

Weekend Events in the Neighborhood

Hudson Heights
Inwood, Lower WaHi and Fort George

Friday

     Alice in Wonderland comes to life in this children’s production. The Pied Piper Children’s Theatre is looking for kids age 5 to 11 to form the cast.
     Auditions: Friday evening at 5.
     Rehearsals begin: March 16, with performances May 9, 10, 16, and 17.







     New York is full of characters. Have you been inspired to turn some of them into fiction?
     The director of the Bronx Writers’ Center, Charlie Vázquez, will lead a three-part workshop on the art of crafting short stories—from basic structural elements to advanced editing techniques. Participants will craft and develop a short fiction piece that will be ready to submit to literary contests, magazines and for reading in public.
     Taller de escritura de cuentos.
     Short stories will be read, discussed and written. The workshop concludes on  Friday night from 6 to 8:

PART 3 Wrapping Up! Advanced Editing Techniques, February 27

      Vázquez is the author of two novels, Buzz and Israel and Contraband. He’s published various short stories and poems in literary magazines and online journals and is the New York City coordinator for Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra, an international literary celebration. He's served as editor for three anthologies of fiction, memoir and poetry.
     Space is limited space. Registration required at www.nomaanyc.org.
    
$20 for NoMAA members $50 for non-members. Friday night at the Inwood Center, 5030 Broadway.



Saturday


       This spring, Creative Art Works invites students in grades 3 to 5 to travel back in time to explore the art, literature, music, and social impact of the Harlem Renaissance.
      Students will examine works of artists of the time and learn about the ways these artists recognized and honored their heritage and culture and will look to their own lives, cultures, and neighborhoods as inspiration for many of their own artworks. They will get to try their hands at sculpting, painting, etching, collage and more.
     To find out the times, contact Anthony Gonzalez at (212) 923-2803 or anthony@creativeartworks.org.
     Free. Saturdays through May 9 at the United Palace Theater, Broadway at 175th Street, in Lower WaHi.









     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.
     During this month’s event, a docent will talk about St. Michael Archangel, from the eighteenth century.
     En Espanol. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Education@ hispanicsociety.org or (212) 926-2234, ext. 209.
     Free. Saturday morning at 11.  A monthly event, usually on the final Saturday.






Sunday




     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.
     Sunday morning at 9 starting at J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi, with racers running until 10 or so.





    

     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 at 1 and 3 in the Early Gothic Hall of The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.








     Authors honor the growing field of literature created by New York Latinos at Bloom, the monthly literary gathering.
     $7 donation. Sunday evening 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.







Continuing in the Neighborhood


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.






     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.











     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 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.




     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.




     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.








     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.








     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.








     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.





     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.





     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.






     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).





     Remember then olden days Uptown? Share your story with the city.
     The New York Public Library’s Community Oral History Project is an initiative taking place at branch libraries that aims to document, preserve, and celebrate the rich history of the city’s unique neighborhoods by collecting the stories of people who have experienced it firsthand.
     Interviews will be preserved at The Milstein Division of US History, Local History and Genealogy and available in a circulating collection. Interviews will also be accessible at the New York Public Library website: oralhistory.nypl.org.
     Recording dates have not yet been set.
    
Training dates and times are listed here. For more information, contact Alexandra Kelly at alexandrakelly@nypl.org or (212) 621-0552.







     Do you have young children interested in learning soccer?
     Join the Hudson Cliffs Sports Club, sponsored by the YM & YWHA of WaHi and Inwood (it’s in Fort George).
     The winter season started last week but it goes through the end of March, so it’s not too late to join. Two age groups: 4- and 5-year-olds play from 9:15 t0 10, and 6 to 8 year-olds play from 10 to 10:45. Click here for details.
     $180 for Y members; $200 for non-members. Sunday mornings through March 29 (except March 15).





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Planning Ahead




Rendering of Shipwreck, by Montserrat Daubón

     An artist whose previous outdoor sculpture is in Inwood now has one planned for WaHi.
     Shipwreck, a 13-foot piece by Montserrat Daubón, will find a home on a plaza overlooking the Hudson in Lower WaHi. Daubon previously installed Pod in Inwood.
     Her new sculpture feature the bow of a sailing ship with a figurehead–an item she has been fascinated by since seeing a collection of them in Pablo Neruda’s home in Chile.
     The installation is planned for March off 155th and Riverside Drive in Audubon Park.







     Set your clocks back Saturday night, March 7: daylight saving time starts early Sunday morning.







     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.







     Sample outer-borough ingenuity here in Upper Manhattan.
     The Opera Company of Brooklyn presents top-flight artists performing
Donizetti’s Don Pasquale in an Inwood living room. Hear–and mingle with–some of New York’s best singers in the Bring Your Own Beverage Opera Series.
     This is the final of three performances. Mail checks to OCB, 33 Indian Road, 1G, NY, NY 10034. To buy seats in person, drop off cash/check in an envelope to a barista at Indian Road Café. Include your name and email address.
     $35; students $25. Saturday night, March 7, at an apartment near 218th Street and Indian Road in Inwood. (The precise address will be given to ticket-buyers.)








     The history of female composition is as rich as it overlooked.
     Concerts in the Heights shines a much-needed light on the works of the mystic Hildegard von Bingen, pianist Clara Schumann and stellar songwriter Alma Mahler, among others.
     Light refreshments and coffee talk will follow. Registration is required. Please call (212) 923-8008.
     $25; members $20. Sunday afternoon, March 8, from 3 to 5 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.









     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.








    
Classic NYC Movies at the Palace conclude with the last of three pictures this winter introduced by New York Post chief film critic Lou Lumenick.
     Rear Window, Hitchcock’s 1954 classic, stars James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, and Raymond Burr.  An injured photographer (Stewart) spies on  neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
     Free. Sunday evening, March 8, with Lumenick’s introduction at 5 and the film at 5:30 in the United Palace Theater on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.








     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.








     One of the few times the public is admitted to the American Academy of Arts & Letters is also one of its most inventive.
     The Invitational Exhibition of Creative Arts includes pieces from many media, created by American artists. The juried show attracts an international audience.
     Free. Thursday through Sunday afternoons, March 12, through April 12, from 1 to 4 at the Academy on Audubon Terrace, Broadway at 157th Street in Audubon Park.









      Revel in the siren soundings of the recorder, the vertical flute that’s today regarded as a child’s instrument, but during its Baroque heyday was a favorite of the period’s finest composers.
     From this event, Brooklyn Baroque delves into the recorder repertoires of Boismortier, Schickhardt and J.S. Bach. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members.
     Registration is required. Please call (212) 923-8008.
     $25; members $20. Saturday afternoon, March 14, from 3 to 5 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.







Filmmaker Imelda O’Reilly has been nominated for an Academy Award.

     Want to enter the Inwood Film Festival but need to guidance with directing?
     Here’s a three-part workshop on the Introduction to the Nuts and Bolts of Filmmaking for short films. Ideal for actors, writers or anyone who wants to start or continue to develop their writing techniques.
     Participants can choose an idea to develop into a short screenplay. Material covered will include tools and formulae to help you develop the craft of screenwriting, as well as basic directing techniques.
     The series is led by Imelda O’Reilly is a writer, director and producer and has an MFA in film from Columbia University. As a commissioned writer her work was developed through the Sundance Theater Lab and she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Morocco to make her film Bricks Beds and Sheep’s Heads it was a Regional Finalist for the Student Academy Awards. O’Reilly has taught at NYU, TischAsia in Singapore, Barnard College, Hunter College and the School for Visual Arts.
     The series takes place on three Wednesday nights:
PART 1 Structure, Character, Story. March 18 from 6 to 8.
PART 2 Dramatic Action & Tension: Film as a Visual Medium. March 25 from 6 to 8.
PART 3 Techniques and Formulae to help Dramatize your work. April 1 from 6:30 to 8:30.
      Space is limited. Registration required at www.nomaanyc.org.    
     $20 for NoMAA members; $50 for non-members. March 18 through April 1 at the Inwood Center, 5030 Broadway.








      March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate, the Morris-Jumel Mansion is hosting a Women’s History Family Workshop.
     Make a book telling the story of a woman whom you admire, and gather ’round for tales of Morris-Jumel-related ladies, including, but not limited to, the fabulous Eliza Jumel. Free with museum admission.
     Registration is required. Please call (212) 923-8008, or email educationmjm@gmail.com.
     Free with museum admission. Saturday afternoon, March 21, from 1 to 3 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.





    Want to know how to make a difference with your art?
    The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance hosts a workshop on art, advocacy and activism. Details to come.
     Saturday afternoon, March 28, at 12:30 at the Inwood Center, 5030 Broadway.









     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.








      With sommelier Christian Galliani, of Wine for the 99, as your expert guide, take a spirited, unstuffy taste tour of red and white vintages harvested from some of the world’s finest wine-growing regions.
     Afterwards, take a physical tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, learning more about the Palladian house on the hill that wine-merchant Stephen Jumel once called his home.
    
Space is limited, and registration is required. Please call (212) 923-8008.
     $25; members $20. Saturday afternoon, March 28, from 3 to 5 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.










     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.




     The Inwood Sculpture Project is completing its first year, in residence at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.
     The student artists will hold a workshop for the neighborhood.
     Free. In April; details to come.









     With winter in retreat, it’s time do a little spring cleaning!
     Travel back to the days before Duane Reade, and learn the ancient art of personal soap making. Hosted by the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
     Registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008.
     Free with museum admission. Saturday afternoon, April 4, from 1 to 3 at the museum on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.






     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). Saturday afternoon, April 4, at 1 and 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of The Cloisters, in Fort Tryon Park.








     Artist Andrea Arroyo will lead a workshop that offers a practical guide to create your own opportunities to sustain a professional career in the art world.
     Participants will learn entrepreneurial skills to take control of their careers with available resources and by generating their own opportunities to finance, present and promote their work.
     This session will cover branding, the “Elevator Speech,” networking, crowd funding, promotion and project management. This course is appropriate for emerging and mid-career artists and cultural workers of all disciplines.
     Arroyo is an award-winning artist, activist, independent curator and consultant. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively, and is part of numerous public, private and corporate collections around the world. Awards include Global Citizen Award, selected by President Clinton, 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts, Official Artist of the Latin Grammys and Outstanding Latina of the Year.
     Taller para desarrollo profesional de artistas.
     Space is limited. Register at www.nomaanyc.org
     Free for NoMAA members; non-members $30. Monday night, April 6, at 6 in the Inwood Center, 5030 Broadway.







     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.








View of the High Bridge and Fort George from the Bronx, c. 1900.

     Considered an engineering marvel of the day, High Bridge is a classic example of how an ancient system of water technology can play a major role in the expansion of a metropolis. The Bronx Co. Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez will lead a historic walking tour of the High Bridge neighborhood with an inclusion of other historic items throughout the area.
     Free. Saturday afternoon, April 25, at 1 at the foot of the Bronx-bound staircase of the 167th Street No. 4 subway station located at the northeast corner of 167th and Jerome Avenue in High Bridge, the Bronx.





     It’s improv night. Open to singers, actors, poets, story-tellers, comics, jugglers, magicians, dancers, instrumentalists ... who did we forget?
     Hosted by Pied Piper Children’s Theater, the even is open to performers of all ages, with an audience of all ages.
     Saturday night, April 25, at Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming Street, in Inwood. Curtain time to be announced.






     The Inwood Sculpture Project is completing its first year, in residence at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.
     The student artists will hold a workshop for the neighborhood.
     Free. In May; details to come.








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.

      Take part in the opening of Colonial Arrangements, the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s exhibition of new and renowned work by the Nigerian-British textile artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE.
     Meet Mr. Shonibare, mingle with fellow friends of Morris-Jumel, and take a patient, considered look at Shonibare’s sculpture, provocatively set throughout the mansion’s period interiors.
     Registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008.
     Free. Friday night, May 1, from 5 to 7 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.








     Your neighborhood kids present Alice in Wonderland, produced by the Pied Piper Children’s Theatre.
     May 9, 10, 16 and 17 at Holy Trinity Church at 20 Cumming Street in Inwood. Curtain times to be announced.








     One of the nation’s seats of intellectual achievement is down the street.
     The American Academy of Arts & Letters honors the country’s most creative minds in art, literature and music. Each May, after new members are inducted, the Academy opens its galleries.
     The Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards is a show as fascinating as its name is sesquipedalian.
     Free. Thursday through Sunday afternoon, May 21 through June 14 (closed Memorial Day weekend) at the Academy on Audubon Terrace, Broadway and 156th Street in Audubon 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 Season of the Rebellious and the Royal gets underway when the Inwood Shakespeare Festival opens for its 16th season.
     This summer’s fare includes Hamlet, Henry IV Parts I & II, and for kids, The Witch’s Cat Who Lost Her Spells. Presented by Moose Hall.
     Free. June through August on the peninsula in Inwood Hill Park; dates to be announced later.




     The Inwood Sculpture Project completed its first year, in residence at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.
     See the work of the student artists at an exhibition of their work.
     In June; details to come.






     Artist Andrea Arroyo leads an art-making workshop in which participants will discuss issues relevant to the community and create an artwork in response to societal concerns, such as the environment, social justice and children’s rights.
     Participants will create an artwork inspired by the beauty of Inwood Hill Park and in response to environmental concerns in the community and beyond.
     Materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your favorite materials to work with (including art supplies, photos, newspaper clippings, small family heirlooms, etc.). This workshop is appropriate for artists, families, children and all community members.
     Taller para créar arte abierto a toda la comunidad.
     Free. Saturday morning, June 6, at 11 at the Payson Center in Inwood Hill Park at Dyckman Street and Payson Avenue.



     Manhattan’s only open air pow wow is Drums Along the Hudson, a celebratory gathering of Native American people. The thirteenth annual festival will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers with Host Drums Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud.
     This multicultural pow wow combines Native American heritage with the diversity of New York City with performances of world dance and drumming traditions. Activities also include Native American crafts, storytelling, and international cuisine.
     In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental awareness and education, the event features an Environmental Tent, including appearances by Captain Planet and a free bicycle valet for attendees who ride their bike to the park.
     Free. Sunday, June 14, from 11 to 6 rain or shine in Inwood Hill Park at 218th Street and Indian Hill Road.






     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.




     It’s improv night. Open to singers, actors, poets, story-tellers, comics, jugglers, magicians, dancers, instrumentalists ... who did we forget?
     Hosted by Pied Piper Children’s Theater, the even is open to performers of all ages, with an audience of all ages.
     Saturday night, June 20, at Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming Street, in Inwood. Curtain time to be announced.






     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.







     Join the kids of Upper Manhattan for a theatrical exploration of multicultural scenes, songs and dances, hosted by the Pied Piper Children’s Theatre.
     July 9 through 12 at Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming Street, in Inwood. Curtain times to be announced.








     The Summer Showcase of the Pied Piper’s annual theater workshop enthralls family and friends alike.
     Sunday afternoon, August 2, at Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming Street, in Inwood. Curtain time to be announced.





     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.










     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.






     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.







     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.




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