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Weekend Events in the Neighborhood

Hudson Heights
Jumel Terrace, Inwood and
Fort Tryon Park

Thursday


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





Friday

 

     Have you ever seen Upper Manhattan in Lego?
     You can today. Lego-master Don Rice used more than 3,000 bricks to make a model of Dyckman Family Farmhouse. Take a look when you take a tour of the 1784 home and its estate.
     The model is on display Fridays through Sundays, 11 to 5, until November 30, at the museum on Broadway at 213th Street in Inwood.




Saturday


    The Inwood greenmarket is a year-round neighborhood favorite.
    People of all ages, backgrounds, and tastes gather each Saturday to meet and greet their friends and neighbors and do their weekly shopping. Even on the coldest, darkest winter Saturdays, loyal Inwood shoppers come out because they know they can’t get products like this anywhere else.
     A core group of 15 farmers 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.







     Several Uptown churches are working together to make sure all families in the neighborhood can enjoy a happy Thanksgiving. They are looking for your donations so everyone can enjoy a hearty meal.
     The group is collecting canned green beans, corn, carrots, yams, cranberry sauce, boxed potatoes, bags of rice, corn bread mix, and money to buy turkeys.
     You may take your donation to any of the various sites below. To volunteer, call a church to reserve your time spot. 
Inwood Academy for Leadership - 108 Cooper St. - 347-829-6946
La Puerta Estrecha - 161 Sherman Ave. - 917-655-1193
Iglesia Evangelica Metodista Efrata - 605 W. 179th St. - 917-587- 3357
Trinity Grace Washington Heights - 722 St. Nicholas Ave., #1 - 602-568-8644
Church of the Heights/Operation Exodus - 21 Wadsworth Ave. - 646-400-1478
New Creation Baptist Church - 562 W. 171st St. - 646-943-1755
Iglesia Pentecostal de Washington Heights - 281 Audubon Ave. - 212-923-8780
Iglesia El Nuevo Sembrador - 2184 Amsterdam Ave. - 917-589-6902
     Saturday throughout the day.








     Uptown Action presents an Pardon Our Appearance, interactive, bilingual theatrical event about gentrification based on the real experience of the cast.
     Free (donations encouraged). Closing Saturday night at 7:30 at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center at 530 West 166 Street in Lower WaHi. Note the change in location.



Sunday



     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 at 11; meet at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.






     Ever wonder about how our neighborhood came to be the way it is, with its mix of languages, nationalities and architecture?
     A new book tries to put it all in perspective, and the author will read from it at an Uptown institution, Coogan’s.
     Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City tells how “disparate groups overcame their mutual suspicions to rehabilitate housing, build new schools, restore parks, and work with the police to bring safety to streets racked by crime and fear.”
     Robert Snyder, a professor of American studies at Rutgers who spent part of his childhood in WaHi, wrote the book and will sign copies at the reading. Proceeds go to Word Up, our community bookstore.
     Free to attend; the book costs $27. Sunday afternoon at 4 at Coogan’s Restaurant, Broadway at 169th Street in Lower WaHi.
 






     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 at 5 at Our Saviour’s Atonement Church on Bennett Avenue at 185th Street in Hudson Heights.






     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 at 5 at the United Palace on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.





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.









     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.









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.





     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.




     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.


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Planning Ahead




     Earn those extra calories when you join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust to beautify the Fort Washington slope of Fort Tryon. Plant bulbs, clear invasives, paint, and more.
     Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.
     Free. Wednesday, November 26, from 10 to 2; meet at the entrance to the park at Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights.









     Did you know that New Yorkers donated more than 1.3 million pounds of clothes to charity last year?
     That keeps our landfills less full, and gives everyone the chance to recycle good instead of buying something new.
     This year ReuseNYC sponsors an alternative to Black Friday. The city’s non-profit thrift stores offer Green Friday, and encourage you to drop by to take advantage of their sales.
     In our neighborhood, you can visit Goodwill, at 512 West 181 Street (between Audubon and Amsterdam Avenues) in Fort George.











     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.









     Let Northern Manhattan parks be your natural classroom when you join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his lecture on the history of Highbridge Park and the NYC water system.
    The event takes place in an indoor venue and is ADA accessible.
     Free. Wednesday night, December 3, at 6:30 in the Highbridge Recreation Center on Amsterdam Avenue at 173rd in Lower WaHi.






     This month’s screening of the Washington Heights Film Class features The Last Klezmer.
     Thursday night, December 4, at 7 at the Hebrew Tabernacle on 184th Street and Fort Washington Avenue in Hudson Heights.








     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.







     Join Dr. Leonissa Ardizzone of Storefront Science for this free
workshop on incredible insects.
     Dr. A will explain why insects are essential to many other species, including
humans. It’s an in-depth workshop on insects in our ecology and the role they play in making our natural realm thrive.
     Appropriate for ages 6 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor venue and is ADA accessible.
     Free. Saturday afternoon, December 6, from 3 to 4:30 in the Payson Center of Inwood Hill Park on Dyckman Street, one black west of Payson Avenue.










     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.






     Find an item you didn’t know you would treasure at the Hebrew Tabernacle’s rummage sale.
     Sunday, December 7, from 10 to 4 at the tabernacle on 184th Street and Fort Washington Avenue.







     Get to know your New York City critters with wildlife rehabilitators Bobby Horvath and Cathy St. Pierre in this two-hour program.
     This is an indoor venue and is ADA accessible.
     Sunday afternoon, December 7, at 2 in the Payson Center in Inwood Hill Park, on Dyckman Street, one block west of Payson Avenue.









     The Cornerstone Chorale’s winter concert is known for featuring music set for winter and Advent. Music Director Richard Stout will conduct.
     The program features the Petite Messe de Minuit pour Noël (Mass for Christmas Eve) of Charpentier. Favorites by Rachmaninoff, Duruflé, Palestrina, Scheidt, Kodaly, Willan, and Elliot Levine, among others, will be included.
     $15; seniors and students, $8. Sunday afternoon, December 7, at 3:30 in  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.






     Take part in a musical journey to Crete, Rome, Venice and Toledo in celebration of Domenikos Theotokopolous, better know as El Greco.
     Thursday, December 11, at 10 and 7 at the Hispanic Society of America just off Broadway at 156th Street on Audubon Terrace in Audubon Park.










     The performing arts group of Hudson View Gardens presents its 11th annual Messiah Open Sing, your chance to be part of the chorus of this beloved masterpiece or to just listen and enjoy.
     Your host supplies the soloists, accompanist, conductor and scores. You supply the lungs.
     Order tickets by calling (212) 923-7800, ext. 131.
     $6. Friday night, December 12, at 7:30 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens on Pinehurst Avenue and 183rd Street in Hudson Heights.






     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.







     Back by popular demand, Hat Trick—April Clayton, flute; David Wallace, viola; and Kristi Shade, harp—performs just days before recording its debut CD at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
     The program includes masterworks by Claude Debussy, Sophia Gubaidulina, Tōru Takemitsu, as well as the world premiere of Miguel del Águila's Submerged, and a rare performance of Théodore Dubois' charming Terzetto, the world's first flute-viola-harp trio.
     General seating. Donation includes a reception with the artists. Order tickets by calling (212) 923-7800, ext. 1511.
     $12. Sunday afternoon, December 14, at 5 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street in Hudson Heights.









     Pinehurst residents will mark the holidays with their neighbors and some convivial treats.
     Sunday evening, December 14, from 5 to 7 in the lobby.









     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.







     Get your kids back out of the apartment and active already!
     The New York Road Runners present the annual Youth Holiday Classic at the Armory. High school runners are invited to compete on the indoor track.
     For event and entry info, contact Bassett Thompson at BThompson
@ArmoryTrack.com.
     Saturday, December 27, beginning at 9 at the Armory on Fort Washington Avenue at 168th Street in Lower WaHi.







     With the weather all wintry, you’d think that running season would be on hiatus.
     Two indoor track meets at the Armory tell a different story.
     The Middle School Invitational begins on Monday evening, January 5, at 5. For more information contact Alicia York at alicia@armorytrack.com.
     High school athletes participate in the Hispanic Games starting on Friday afternoon, January 9, at 4 and continuing Saturday morning, January 10, at 9. More information from Tim Fulton and Bassett Thompson at TFulton @ArmoryTrack.com or BThompson@ArmoryTrack.com.
    







     The Performing Arts Group is thrilled to present the Daedalus String Quartet, lauded by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets.”
     Critics and listeners alike have praised the quartet’s technical finish, interpretive unity and sheer gusto of its performances. Their performances have been described as “insightful and vibrant” and “luminous” with “impressive intensity,” “riveting focus,” “rockets of blistering virtuosity,” “silvery beauty” and “magic that hushed the audience.”
     Don’t miss this award-winning quartet as it prepares for its upcoming Lincoln Center performance in a program which includes quartets by Bartok and Sibelius.
     General seating. Donation includes reception with the artists. To order tickets call (212) 923-7800 ext. 1511.
     Sunday evening, January 18, at 5 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street in Hudson Heights.









     The Public Schools Athletic League hosts the Martin Luther King, Jr., Relays on the holiday.
     The boys start Monday morning, January 19, at 8:30; the girls start in the afternoon at 1:30 at the Armory on Fort Washington Avenue at 168th 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.








     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, March 1, at 9 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, 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.








     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.









     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.




     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.




     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 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.









     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 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.





     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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