Events in the Neighborhood this Week
Lower WaHi and Audubon Terrace
Michele Carlo, the author of Fish Out of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks (Citadel Press), leads the holiday-themed journey.
Free. Tuesday night at 7 at the Word Up Bookstore in Lower WaHi at 2113 Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street.
Feeling crafty? Make your own gelte jar for Chanukah.
Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street. Best to call before attending: the museum’s monthly schedule announces it’s closed on the second.
6 July 975, illustrated by Emeterius and End (folio 176v).
The 77-minute film, Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse, explores the 27
illuminated manuscripts inspired by the 8th-century Spanish monk
Beatus, who composed a lengthy commentary on the Apocalypse to prepare his
fellow monks for the end of the world.
John Williams, an expert who spent 50 years unraveling the mysteries of these extraordinary works, leads us on a journey of discovery from the Moorish capital of Córdoba in southern Spain to the mountains of Liebana in the north. The dazzling apocalyptic visions of the medieval illuminadores have been reunited with the monasteries where they were created.
The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Murray Grigor, filmed by cinematographer Hamid Shams and set to music by composer Rory Boyle. A small reception will follow the screening.
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Free. Wednesday night at 7 at the Hispanic Society Museum & Library on Audubon Terrace between 155th and 156th Streets.
Bullfighting is considered a noble art for the common man.
The book Olvidar la muerte: Pensamiento del toreo desde América falls into the genre of bullfighting literature known as the espejo de tauromaquia—mirror of tauromachy.
This new genre came to life with the publication, in 1938, of the Miroir de la tauromachie by the French poet Michel Leiris, a work composed of aphorisms, brief reflections, and mini-essays. Since then, various authors— from José Bergamín to Francis Marmande—have made outstanding contributions of their own.
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Free. Thursday night at 7 with a reception to follow on Audubon Terrace at the Hispanic Society Museum & Library on Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets.
Free. Usually on the final Saturday of the month (and sometimes on the first Saturday) at noon at the Society on Audubon Terrace/en Broadway entre las calles 155 and 156. A monthly event.
This expedition is great for kids. Bring a snack and binoculars.
Free. Saturday evening from 5 to 6:30 in Inwood Hill Park; use the Seaman Avenue/Isham Street entrance.
Come help decorate the lobby for our holiday party—or just offer your advice.
Saturday afternoon; we’ll settle on a time later.
sample fabrics and materials, Morris-Jumel’s team of educators will
lead a special touch tour of the Mansion designed for children and
adults who are blind or otherwise visually impaired.
Registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008 or email education@ morrisjumel.org to reserve your place.
Free with museum admission. Sunday morning from 10 to 11:30 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace.
Tour the Heather
Garden and the former Billings Estate entrance area and learn about
Fort Tryon’s many conifers and evergreens with Leslie Day, the author of A
Field Guide to New York City.
Find out which conifers pre-date the park, and which have been added in recent park restoration projects to add to the year-round beauty and horticultural appeal of the park.
Free. Sunday afternoon from 1 to 2:30; meet in Hudson Heights at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to Fort Tryon Park.
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 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 Cornerstone Chorale will perform Reflections on Nature as its Fall Concert, featuring works of Janequin, Monteverdi, Brahms, Schumann, Jeffers, Ticheli, Whitacre, and others, on themes of humans’ interaction with nature.
The music sets texts of Tasso, Groth, and Chief Seattle among others. The concert also features the Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda of Holst (set no. 3), and will be conducted by Music Director Richard Stout.
$15 donation; $8, seniors and students. Sunday afternoon at 4 at Holyrood Church in Hudson Heights at 715 West 179th Street (at Fort Washington Avenue).
$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.
The Pinehurst holiday party welcomes all residents for an evening of seasonal cheer and refreshment.
Sunday evening from 5 to 7 in the lobby.
Continuing in the Neighborhood
People’s Theatre Project’s offers programs
inspired by health and wellness for children.
In Circle Up, children engage in theater games, improvisation and physical activities to learn about wellness for their body, mind, heart family, and community. The young actors work together to create and perform an original theater piece for their families, friends and the community at the end of the program.
The To Be Heard program, for teens up to 17, lets older kids engage in the theater-making process. They collectively choose a theme to explore each week. The culmination of this fast-paced, creative process is a dynamic theatrical collage created and performed by the group for the community.
Both programs run on Saturday mornings from through December 12. In Circle: 9 to noon. To Be Heard: 10 to 1. In Lower WaHi at the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation at 45 Wadsworth Avenue between 175th and 176th Streets.
In 1911, Joaquin Sorolla was commissioned by Archer Milton Huntington (1870—1955), founder of The Hispanic Society Museum and Library, 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.
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.
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Saturday nights from 8 to 10 on the ball fields near Seaman Avenue and Isham Street in Inwood. A map is here.
Famous and up-and-coming artists perform at Eliot’s weekly sessions and
her free concerts are legendary among jazz aficionados.
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.
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.
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.
Free. Through December 18 in at the Farmhouse in Inwood on Broadway at 213th Street.
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.
Kids love to dance, so the United Palace of Cultural Arts invites their participation.
Engaging children in performing and visual arts we help build life skills— confidence, teamwork, and perseverance—that will help them no matter what they do in life. And just maybe along the way we'll light the passion for the next superstar of the stage.
There are many more classes than listed here, so visit this United Palace page for the complete rundown. Most of the classes are free.
Circus arts: 6th through 8th grades, Tuesdays & Fridays, 4:30 to 5:45.
Hip-hop dance: 6th through 8th grades, Tuesdays through Fridays, 4:30 to 5:45.
At the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 176th Street.
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.
The program is Tales for Tots.
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).
Highlighting the ground-breaking careers of several well-known
Dominican artists in film and entertainment, this exhibit features a
variety of original and previously unseen photos from these performers.
Maria Montez, Zeo Soldana, Lia Chapman and others are featured.
Free. Daily through December 17 at Hostos Community College/CCNY in the Heights, in Inwood on Broadway at 213th Street.
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.
Happy Chanukah! The festival starts Monday night, December 7.
Enjoy Chanukah traditions at a latke party complete with klezmer band and dreidels.
Jordan Schaps, the author of Eating Delancey, will entertain us with hilarious essays from this new book.
Registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008 or email visitorservices@ morrisjumel.org.
$20 for adults; members $15, and $10 for children. Thursday night, December 10, from 7 to 8:30 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion on Jumel Terrace.
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.
Thursday night, December 10, at 9 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
Bring your voices and join in singing the Messiah along with professional singers, accompanying musicians and conductor. If you aren’t a singer, come and enjoy this beautiful holiday favorite.
Scores will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you have one.
$6 donation. Friday night, December 11, at 7:30 in The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.
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A popular tradition from the Colonial period, pomanders are dried oranges studded with cloves. Make your own to take home.
Space is limited, so registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008 or email email@example.com.
Free with museum admission. Saturday morning, December 12, from 11 to noon at the Morris-Jumel Mansion on Jumel Terrace.
The Waverly Consort’s Christmas Story
is a holiday tradition that premiered in the medieval Sculpture
Court of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1980. The Christmas
Story later moved to The Cloisters, where many have come in
a yearly pilgrimage to hear this beautiful seasonal music from the
great cathedrals of Europe in an original setting.
In the spirit and pageantry of the medieval church dramas, eight singers and five instrumentalists playing reproductions of medieval instruments recount the events of Christmas in an uplifting and moving celebration of ritual drama and song.
$45. Saturday and Sunday afternoons, December 12 and 13, at 1 and 3 at the museum in Fort Tryon Park.
Uptowners know that no holiday season is complete without the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s Annual Holiday Concert.
Brooklyn Baroque and guests will perform chamber and vocal music perfectly suited to the season, and a merry reception featuring food and drink will follow.
Registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008 or email marketing@ morrisjumel.org to reserve your seat.
$20; non-members, $25. Saturday afternoon, December 12, at 3 on Jumel Terrace in the mansion.
When the leaves fall and
temperatures drop, it’s a great time of year to spot owls which are
migrating south, and might spend the winter in NYC Parks. Naturalist Mike Feller leads the hike.
Bring a snack and binoculars.
Free. Saturday afternoon, December 12, from 4 to 5:30 in Inwood Hill Park; use the Seaman Avenue/Isham Street entrance.
Pied Piper Children’s Theatre presents Beatrix Potter & Company.
Saturday afternoon, December 12, through Sunday afternoon, December 20, at a time to be announced later at Holy Trinity Church in Inwood at 20 Cumming Street (between Broadway and Seaman Avenue).
Sage Colleges’ men’s basketball visits the Macs.
Saturday night, December 12, at 8:30 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
An afternoon of readings, familiar carols for the season, and a performance of a featured work by the Our Saviour’s Atonement Church choir, assisted by handbells, string orchestra, and vocal and instrumental soloists. Seasonal refreshments will follow.
Free. Sunday afternoon, December 13, at 4:30 in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue and 185th Street.
Friends & Neighbors returns with a program featuring Hudson View Gardens pianists Joe
Kissner, Evelyne Luest and Aaron Jay Kernis. Also on tap is Eva
Gruesser, concert mistress of the American Composers Orchestra and
violinist with the Lark Quartet for many years.
Enjoy works by Brahms, Ravel and Scarlatti, among others.
$12 donation. Sunday afternoon, December 13, at 5 in The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.
Lehman travels Uptown to take on the Macs in men’s basketball action.
Wednesday night, December 16, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
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. Sunday afternoon, December 20, at 1 and 3 in the Fuentiduena Chapel at The Cloisters.
In 1822, as a Christmas present for his six children, Clement C.
Moore wrote the poem that became a classic for all to cherish. Come hear
a reading of A Visit From St. Nick—you may know it as ’Twas The Night Before Christmas. A special musical prelude and slide show opens the event.
The reading will be performed by the William Rhoden, an award-winning journalist for the New York Times.
After the reading, join a lantern procession to Trinity Cemetery and Mausoleum, where a wreath will be laid at the gravesite of Clement Clarke Moore (1779–1863), the son of Dr. Benjamin Moore, the sixth rector of Trinity Parish and president of King’s College, the forerunner of Columbia.
Free. Sunday afternoon, December 20, from 3 to 6:30 at Trinity Church in the Audubon Historic District, on Broadway at 155th Street.
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.
Yeshiva University’s Maccabees get back to conference action in the new year when men’s basketball hosts Farmingdale.
Wednesday night, January 20, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
The Macs host Old Westbury on Saturday night, January 23, at 8:30 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
Collegiate men’s basketball is in full winter swing this week. First, the Macs host Maritme College.
Thursday night, January 28, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
Next, the Macs welcome Mount Saint Mary College.
Saturday night, January 30, at 8:30 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
Suzanne Lorge has appeared as a soloist on tour regionally and internationally and in jazz clubs throughout New York and the U.S. Most recently, she headlined at the Krakow Jazz Festival, and sang the role of La Messaggera in the Renais- sance Chorus Association's production of Orfeo at Hudson View Gardens.
As a studio singer, she has performed on releases for the Atlantic, Varese-Sarabande, and Fynsworth Alley record labels and on several animated shorts and commercials.
$12 donation. Sunday afternoon, January 31, at 5 in The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.
Films shot in Inwood or created by Inwood residents will be in the competition. The festival will take place in February.
The Macs’ first home volleyball match sees Kean taking the trip Uptown.
Thursday night, February 18, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
A string of Maccabees men’s basketball games are coming up.
The Macs host St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn on Saturday night, February 6, at 8:30 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
Next, the Macs host St. Joseph’s College of Long Island on Wednesday night, February 17, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
Finally, the Macs close out their home season against Purchase College on Saturday night, February 20, at 8:30 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
Playing cards from the late Medieval and early Renaissance periods recall a courtly society that prized games, puzzles, and riddles. Composers found ways to participate in this culture by writing music that manipulated the rules of notation, sometimes taking a cue from verbal puns.
Pomerium presents a program of works from the Renaissance that exhibit compositional gamesmanship in their structure or notated appearance.
Works include Baude Cordier’s picture songs from about 1410, Antoine Busnoys’s Pythagorean motet of 1464 honoring Ockeghem and the slightly later bell motet honoring St. Anthony, Henricus Isaac’s “Silver and Gold” Mass (ca. 1500), and Josquin Desprez’s Mass of the Dice from the 1480s. The program concludes with the six-voice Agnus Dei from Josquin’s Missa Malheur me bat of around 1505, a tour de force of musical canons.
The program is presented in conjunction with the Met’s special exhibition, The World in Play: Luxury Playing Cards (1430–1540).
$40. Sunday afternoon, February 21, at 1 and 3 at The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.
Bard College heads south to take on the Macs.
Wednesday night, February 24, at 7 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
Try out new material at the Pied Piper Theatre’s Open Mic Night. Or just sit back and enjoy the family-friendly shows.
Friday night, February 26, at Holy Trinity Church in Inwood at 20 Cumming Street (between Broadway and Seaman Avenue).
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.
It’s a double-header for the Macs when they take on The Sage Colleges and then Mount Saint Vincent in back-to-back league play.
Sunday afternoon, February 28, at times to be announced later at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn travels to WaHi for a match-up with the Macs.
Wednesday night, March 2, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
Take a trip to the frontier with Annie Get Your Gun, the winter production of Pied Piper Children’s Theater.
Saturday night, March 5, through Sunday afternoon, March 13, at Holy Trinity Church in Inwood at 20 Cumming Street (between Broadway and Seaman Avenue).
Just as aristocracy and royalty whiled away leisure-time playing cards and other games, their musicians enjoyed toying with musical composition and impro-visation. As written instrumental music emerged from a predominantly oral tradition, one path musicians followed was to copy and play around with the musical design of part-song, thus creating clever songs without words, also called carmina.
Galileo’s Daughters and The Cat’s Paw present a program that includes works from the turn of the sixteenth century, including the music of Josquin, Ockeghem, and Tromboncino, and the Glogauer Liederbuch.
With Sarah Pillow (soprano), Ronn McFarlane (lute), Mary Anne Ballard, John Mark Rozendaal, and James Waldo (viols).
The program is presented in conjunction with the Met’s special exhibition, The World in Play: Luxury Playing Cards (1430–1540).
$40. Sunday afternoon, March 6, at 1 and 3 at The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.
Pomerium performs its exploration of the great Renaissance choral music of Passiontide and Easter. 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. Saturday afternoon, March 19, at 1 and 3 at The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.
This unprecedented, Museum-wide site-specific performance unites all three of the Met’s unique spaces: the Met’s landmark location on Fifth Avenue; the Met’s Cloisters museum; and The Met Breuer, in a presentation of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s seminal work, KLANG, performed by musikFabrik, for whom the piece was written and the pre-eminent interpreters of Stockhausen.
KLANG is a twenty-one-part composition originally envisioned by Stockhausen as consisting of compositions for each hour of the day, though it was left unfinished at the time of his death.
Free. Saturday, March 26, during the Cloisters’ opening hours in Fort Tryon Park.
The Macs close out their men’s volleyball season at home this week, first by hosting Pratt Institute.
Sunday afternoon, March 27, at 1 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
The final Uptown game is a conference match-up that welcomes Sarah Lawrence. Wednesday night, March 30, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
The beguiling French ensemble Le Poème Harmonique first came to
international attention over a decade ago with their performances of airs de cour, lauded as “more than a beautiful anthology, a journey into history” (Le Monde).
These songs of passion and unrequited love captured the delicate beauty idealized by the French aristocracy and are a perfect fit for the ensemble’s impassioned performance style—and for the acoustically lush Academy of Arts & Letters, where this performance is presented.
$35 to $50. Sunday afternoon, April 3, at 3 at the Academy on Audubon Terrace, Broadway at 156th Street.
This second concert in the series showcases Granados’ chamber music.
Thursday, April 14; details to follow. Also on May 12.
Dance Night is back. It’s 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 the Delphi Theater.
Friday night, April 15, at Holy Trinity Church in Inwood at 20 Cumming Street (between Broadway and Seaman Avenue).
The Baltimore Consort, called a “rambunctious sextet” by the Washington Post, is known for its lively renditions of Renaissance tunes.
Now it presents a brand new program featuring its core repertory—music of the Elizabethan era—along with songs and consort music from Shakespeare’s plays in a performance titled The Food of Love.
The ethereal soprano Danielle Svonavec performs some of the greatest music from the Bard’s songbook, including “It Was a Lover and his Lass” (As You Like It), “Where the Bee Sucks” (The Tempest), “King of Denmark’s Galliard” (Hamlet), and “The Willow Song” (Othello).
The ensemble’s instrumentalists play Renaissance arrangements of dances and consort music related to the plays, on their instruments—lute, cittern, viols, and flute.
$40. Sunday afternoon, April 17, at 1 and 3 at the Cloisters.
In his 40-year career, composer Edgar David Grana has collaborated with
artists as diverse as literary icon Kurt Vonnegut and jazz saxophonist
Michael Brecker. His extensive oeuvre includes film, theater, ballet
and chamber ensembles.
Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement will present the long overdue, first-ever all-Grana concert consisting entirely of the composer's most recent works, including the 28-minute musical narrative, Lay By (2014), with text written by Pamela Brunsvold Rummel. The concert will consist of five chamber pieces featuring eleven musicians, all of whom live in Washington Heights and Inwood.
Free. Sunday evening, April 17, at 5 in Hudson Heights at Our Saviour’s Atonement Church on Bennett Avenue and 185th Street.
The Hispanic Society of America hosts a concert series that focuses 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
This final concert in the series features Granados’ piano masterpieces.
Thursday, May 12; details to follow.
Only in New York ...
Once more, The Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx will come together to claim the neighborhood of Marble Hill which, the group suggests, belongs to the only borough on the mainland on the basis that it was annexed by Bronx Borough President James Lyons in the 1930s.
Everyone is welcome, even hecklers.
Free. Saturday, May 14, at noon starting at Mr. McGoo’s Pub in Kingsbridge at 5602 Broadway (between Naples Terrace and 232nd Street) for pre-invasion cocktails; the “invasion” of Marble Hill will commence at 1:30.
Moose Hall presents the 17th summer of the Inwood Shakespeare Festival.
This is the season of laughter & lust. The Two Gentlemen of Verona opens the Bard’s playbill, with a children’s concert also planned. Measure for Measure opens July 13.
Take a blanket and a snack for theater under the stars.
Free. Wednesday through Saturday nights at 7:30, June 8 through 25; children’s concert on a Monday night in July at 7; all shows on the peninsula in Inwood Hill Park.
The ensemble performs one of Beethoven’s most ambitious chamber works, the Archduke Piano Trio, written toward the end of the composer’s prolific middle period, and lesser-known Romantic composer Louis Spohr’s Septet in A Major for flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, cello, and piano.
Free. Sunday afternoon, June 12, at 5 at Our Saviour’s Atonement Church in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue and 185th Street.
The 14th annual Drums Along the Hudson began in 2002 as a traditional Pow Wow to celebrate Native American heritage and culture, and also to commemorate the Lenape people who first inhabited Inwood Hill Park, or Shorakapok (“edge of the water”).
The event has attracted attendees from 400 in the first year to over 8,000 in recent years.
Free. A Sunday in June to be determined from morning until night in Inwood Hill Park.
Are you living with a drama queen?
Give her the chance to learn her chops from the Summer Intensive workshop from Pied Piper’s faculty. The classes culminate in a show.
June 27 through July 31 at Holy Trinity Church in Inwood at 20 Cumming Street (between Broadway and Seaman Avenue).
Moose Hall presents the 17th summer of the Inwood Shakespeare Festival.
This is the season of laughter & lust, with Measure for Measure concluding the Bard’s playbill.
Take a blanket and a snack for theater under the stars.
Free. Wednesday through Saturday nights at 7:30, July 13 through 30; children’s concert on a Monday night in July at 7; all shows on the peninsula in Inwood Hill Park.
Get out your corduroy and and prairie skirts for Folk Songapalooza, hosted by Pied Piper Children’s Theatre.
July 15 through 17 at Holy Trinity Church in Inwood at 20 Cumming Street (between Broadway and Seaman Avenue).
On a Saturday morning in September, to be announced later.
The medieval Cloisters serve as a backdrop for the Medieval Festival, with kings, queens, knights and knaves jousting and performing.
Free. Sunday afternoon in late September or early October from 11:30 to 6 in Fort Tryon Park.
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.
A weekend in early November at the church in Fort George at 124 Wadsworth Avenue, between 179th and 180th Streets.