Events in the Neighborhood this Week
Sherman Creek and Inwood
Help count the city’s trees! No arboreal experience necessary to contribute to New York’s sylvan census.
Find out more here.
Women’s soccer sees another conference match when Penn visits Columbia.
Friday evening at 6 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
Practicing in front of Low
Saturday evening at 6 on Kraft Field in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
Saturday night at 7 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
Bring the whole family to join
the YM & YWHA’s Hudson Cliffs Sports community.
Inspired by the Hudson Cliffs Baseball League, the Y now offers 2 Sunday sports experiences taught by seasoned physical education professionals. The Hudson Cliffs Soccer Clubs are a great way to learn fundamental soccer skills in a safe and nurturing environment. The coach will build up to scrimmages, but will first focus on developing key skills through soccer-like activities.
Parents are strongly encouraged to get involved in our Sunday Sports Clubs whenever possible to be a part of the athletic experience with your child. The goal is simple: to help your child learn to love sports.
The sports clubs are co-ed and open to children of all abilities.
$185; non-members, $205. Children ages 3 to 5 (who have not yet entered kindergarten): Sunday mornings, starting today through November 29, at 9:30 to 10:15.
$200; non-members, $220. Children in kindergarten and first grades: Sunday mornings, from September 27 through November 29, at 10:20 to 11:05.
Sponsored by the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, in Fort George at 50 Nagle Avenue.
A light breakfast is provided. For more information, email jardinera.karen@ gmail.com.
Free. Sunday from 10 to 1 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace. Also on November 1.
Sunday afternoon at 1 at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
To honor Fox’s the United Palace Theater is presenting five movies over four days. The first two Bright Eyes and A Fool There Was, were screened last month.
This month: Betty Grable & Carmen Miranda in Down Argentine Way (1940).
Sunday afternoon with entertainment at 5 and the film at 5:30 in Lower WaHi at the Theater on Broadway at 175th Street. The series continues on Dec. 6 and 20.
Continuing in the Neighborhood
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Famous and up-and-coming artists perform at Eliot’s weekly sessions and
her free concerts are legendary among jazz aficionados.
Keep a neighborhood jewel in sparkling condition. The Garden Crew meets weekly to
maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around
Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove.
As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds, as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification and other horticultural techniques, join the crew in its weekly workdays.
All participants receive monthly training sessions and are asked to commit to at least three work days. Training and orientation are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free. Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 through October 15 Sherman Creek, east of 9th Avenue between 203rd and 204th Streets.
Have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to play?
The Harlem Elementary Guitar Ensemble is for you. Classes for beginners age 6 and up will teach you the basics. No experience necessary. Just bring your acoustic guitar.
$20 per class every. Wednesdays at noon through October 21 at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 156th Street.
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.
The opening reception features music by DJ Dwayne Saunders.
Free. Through December 18 in at the Farmhouse in Inwood on Broadway at 213th Street.
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.
Young artists explore the possibilities of self-expression through clay.
Using basic hand building techniques (pinching, coiling, slabs) practiced by most cultures around the world, participants will create thier own vessels and objects using both self-hardening and fire clay.
Open to both beginners and experts. Presented by P. Oliver. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Free. Thursday afternoon, October 15, at 4 in Fort George at the Fort Washington branch of the New York Public Library on 179th Street between Audubon and St. Nicholas Avenues.
our most primal fear of what haunts the dark, Awakening In Ink finds
one young woman’s first night as the caretaker of the ominous
Morris-Jumel Mansion to be anything but quiet.
Submerged into the world of the play, audiences will come face to face with the history and lore within the walls of the iconic dwelling. An evening of discovery and unease awaits.
Tickets available from awakeninginink.brownpapertickets.com or call (212) 923-8008.
$30; non-members, $40. Thursday and Friday nights, October 15 and 16, at 8, and Thursday through Saturday nights, October 22 through November 7, at 8 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace.
Field hockey resumes conference play when Penn visits Columbia.
Friday night, October 16, at 6 at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
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 October 17 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.
Here’s your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage.
The 1908 structure flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the G. K. Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 107 years.
The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to the city in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the undisturbed Palisades.
Come on a tour to learn more. Garden and Cottage tours start every 30 minutes.
Free. Saturday and Sunday afternoons, October 17 and 18, from noon to 4 on the southwest corner of Margaret Corbin Circle.
Football conference play begins in Inwood when Columbia hosts Penn.
Saturday, October 17, at a time to be announced on Kraft Field in the Baker Athletic Complex.
Mark the opening of Passage, Talia Greene’s enchanting site-specific wallpaper installation at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Drink and light fare will be served. Registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008 or email email@example.com to reserve your place.
Free. Saturday night, October 17, from 6 to 9 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace.
Pied Piper Children’s Theatre raises the curtain on Pirates of Penzance, featuring thirty local performers ages 12 to 18.
Saturday night, October 17, through Sunday afternoon, October 25, at Holy Trinity Church in Inwood at 20 Cumming Street (between Broadway and Seaman Avenue).
Baroque opens its 16th season at Morris-Jumel Mansion with Viva España,a program dedicated entirely
to 17th- and 18th-century Spanish instrumental music.
The concert is part of the New York Early Music Celebration (about which more info can be found at nyemc.com). Registration is required.
$20; non-members $25. Sunday afternoon, October 18, at 3 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace.
The concert will feature the New York Premiere of The Eagles of Inwood Hill by
Frank Foerster, composer and principal violist of the Scandia Symphony.
Foerster will also be the soloist in his own composition, Suite of Scandinavian Folk Melodies. Principal flutist Lisa Hansen will be featured as soloist in the Flute Concerto by Swedish Baroque composer Johan Helmich Roman. The concert will also present Carl Nielsen’s Little Suite, Opus 1 and Niels W. Gade’s Novellettes.
Free. Sunday evening, October 18, at 5 in Hudson Heights at Our Saviour’s Atonement Church on Bennett Avenue at 185th Street.
In a rare mid-week match-up, Sacred Heart travels Uptown to play Columbia’s men’s soccer team.
Wednesday night, October 21, at 7 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
Julliard quartet Filigree will play selections from the repertoire of
Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, the French composer whose ideas
received expression not only in musical form, but also in de la Guerre’s
prodigious collection of letters and prefaces. The
members of Filigree will read aloud from them throughout the concert.
Registration is required for the limited space at Morris-Jumel Mansion.
$14; non-members $20. Saturday afternoon, October 24, at 3 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace.
Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification day. Activities may include painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Free. Sunday morning, October 25, from 10 to 2 in Fort Tryon Park.
Join America’s oldest Army band for a family-friendly night of music sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.
In Red, White & Boo, the band will play a diverse program with works ranging from Stravinsky to Stevie Wonder and will feature the band's vocalist, Staff Sgt. Jeremy Gaynor, who recently appeared on NBC’s The Voice.
Free. Friday night, October 30, at 8 at the United Palace Theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.
Let your dog’s inner goblin out at the Inwoof Howl-o-ween contest.
Dress up your pup for a chance to win prizes. While the judges make the tough choices, everyone else joins the spookiest and cutest parade Inwood, right through the green market.
Saturday morning, October 31, from 10 to noon in Inwood; contact Inwoof for location details.
This month, a docent will talk about the painting The Castas: Mestizo and Indian Produce Coyote, c. 1720, attributed to Juan Rodríguez Juárez (Mexican, 1675–1728). In Spanish.
“Las Castas: De Mestizo y de India Produce Coyote”, Pintura Atribuida a Juan Rodríguez Juárez. Para niños de 5 a 14 años y sus familias. En Español.
Free. Saturday, October 31, at noon at the Society on Audubon Terrace/en Broadway entre las calles 155 and 156. A monthly event.
One of New York City’s most
beloved community events, the fourth annual Cultural and Arts Festival (called CAFé for short) gathers Uptown’s finest artists, musicians, artisans and restaurateurs
for an afternoon of performance, craft and tastings at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
This year, Morris-Jumel has the pleasure of welcoming Leslie Odom Jr., the singer and thespian who plays Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical Hamilton. Odom will open the festival and later perform from noon to 12:30.
CAFé is free to attend, and no registration is required. Simply swing by and sample the best that uptown culture has to offer.
Saturday, October 31, from 11 to 6 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace.
Yorrick’s mortal remains lend a touch of the macabre to Hamlet, itself filled with enough murder and mayhem to make it a fine choice for a Halloween reading. Brought to you by Shakespeare Saturdays.
Free. Sautrday afternoon, October 31, at 2:30 at the Inwood branch of the New York Public Library.
Help the Lions scare the Elis. Sports at its most fierce.
Women’s field hockey: Saturday afternoon, October 31, at 1 at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
Women’s soccer: Saturday afternoon, October 31, at 4 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
Men’s soccer: All Hallow’s Eve at 7 at 7 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
The monster movie & mash-up at the United Palace this year includes the 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera with live organ accompaniment.
What’s more, cast members from the Broadway show will present a mini concert, and New York Post theater critic Michael Riedel will host a Q&A. There’s even a costume parade before the festivities.
$10 adults, $5 children and seniors; at the door the prices are $15 and $10. Sunday afternoon, November 1, with the costume parade at 4:30, the Q&A at 5, the film at 5:30, and the concert at 6:50, at the United Palace Theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.
$7 donation. Sunday evening, November 1, 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.
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.
It’s primary election day. Pinehurst residents vote at Holyrood Church, using the 179th Street entrance. Voters accustomed to voting at P.S. 187 have a new polling place. All polling places are listed here, along with a sample ballot.
Tuesday, November 3, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Harvard starts its weekend campaign against Columbia on the gridiron.
Saturday, November 7, at a time to be announced on Kraft Field in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
The Columbia soccer teams ends their home seasons by hosting Harvard.
Women: Saturday afternoon, November 7, at 4 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
Men: Saturday night, November 7, at 7 at Commisso Stadium at Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
The Lions’ field hockey team closes the regular season by hosting Harvard.
Sunday, November 8, at noon at the field hockey stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
For the second year the New York Youth Symphony will perform a free community concert at the Palace as a run-up to its Carnegie Hall performance.
The Symphony’s 53rd season opens with classic folklore, including Strauss’s mischievous Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks and Ravel’s enchanting Mother Goose Suite. The Roy and Shirley Durst Debut Artist Gabriel Cabezas performs the world premiere of Lost Coast. Gershwin’s An American in Paris— a lively musical depiction of noisy streets and French cafes—closes the program.
Free. Sunday evening, November 8, at 5 at the United Palace Theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.
Hailed as “the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus is
known worldwide for its engaging performances of music that ranges from
the Renaissance to the 21st century. Singing with “exalting finesse”
and “expressive power” (The Washington Post), the
ensemble works together to reach new levels of artistic excellence and
innovation through its performances, recordings, and active
commissioning of new works for men's voices.
Part of the Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement concerts.
Free. Sunday evening, November 8, at 5 in Hudson Heights at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on Bennett Avenue at 185th Street.
contain more than just recipes: they give us a first-hand history of a
given family and ethnicity. Using family cookbooks ranging from the late
17th to the 20th centuries, food historian Peter Rose will provide a
window into the private and social food history of the
Dutch—specifically the settlers who founded New Netherland, the
present-day states of New York, New Jersey, Deleware, and parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
Attendees are encouraged to bring old family cookbooks/recipe boxes; a discussion of the importance of saving such items is part of the program. Registration is required.
$20; non-members, $25. Saturday afternoon, November 14, at 2 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion on Jumel Terrace.
Inspired by Talia Greene’s Passage, The Morris-Jumel Mansion is conducting a wallpaper family workshop. You’ll get the tools
to create a colorful, fall-inspired print that’s yours to keep.
Registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008 or email marketing@ morrisjumel.org to reserve your space.
Free with museum admission. Sunday, November 15, from 11 to 1 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace.
The Maccabee’s men’s basketball team opens its season at home by welcoming Gallaudet.
Sunday afternoon, November 15, at 1 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
Orlande de Lassus (1532–1594) is one of the best-known and prolific composers of his time. There are around 2,000 works to his credit—the most outstanding among them are the more than sixty polyphonic masses. Each part of the Missa pro defunctis à 5 (Requiem for five voices) (1589) opens with a plainchant melody in the bass voice.
Additional movements appropriate for the requiem mass setting from the same period complete the program. The Leipzig-based a cappella ensemble Amarcord, formed in 1992 by five former members of the legendary St. Thomas Choir (Thomanerchor), is the winner of prestigious competitions, such as the first Choir Olympiad in Linz, Austria, the German Music Competition, and the Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Festival.
Sunday afternoon, November 15, at 1 and 3 at The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.
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.
Last year the United Palace collaborated with Decadancetheatrecompany to create a new holiday show for the Northern Manhattan community and beyond.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker featured Tchaikovsky's magical score, explosive hip hop dance, a DJ and electric violinist. The classic story was adapted and transplanted to contemporary Washington Heights.
It was a hit, delighting thousands of audience members of all ages during two shows at the United Palace and in Newark. The press loved it. The New York Times described it as: “magical” with “touches of poetry” and “a gift to Upper Manhattan.” Time Out New York called it “a classic rebooted.” (Read all the press about the show.)
This year it returns to the Palace for two shows before going on an 11-city tour, including Miami, Atlanta, St. Paul, Charleston, Charlotte and Moscow.
Opening night welcomes Kurtis Blow, the “King of Rap.” The Saturday matinee benefits UPCA’s Youth Arts Academy and features a pre-show mash-up performed by our young students.
$10 to $100. Friday night, November 20, at 8 and Saturday afternoon, November 21, at 2 at the United Palace on Broadway at 175th Street.
The Lions conclude the regular season on the gridiron when Brown visits.
Saturday, November 21, at a time to be announced on Kraft Field in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.
Celebrating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, the UK-based Binchois Consort brings a program to The Cloisters that portrays Henry V as a formidable military and political figure, celebrated in the famous Agincourt carol, motets, and chants composed for Lancastrian coronations.
Henry’s piety is in turn revealed in his own settings of the mass and the chants for John of Bridlington, a saint favored by the Lancastrians and the last Englishman to be canonized before the Reformation.
$40. Saturday afternoon, November 21, at 1 and 3 at The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.
The Macs continue their men’s basketball season with a visit from Hunter.
Sunday afternoon, November 21, at 1 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
Conference play opens for the Macs when the College of Saint Vincent travels Uptown.
Tuesday night, November 23, at 8 at the Stern Athletic Center in Fort George.
¡Ven a descubrir los animales míticos representados en las obras de arte medieval! Criaturas míticas medievales (Mythical Medieval Beasts) con Begonia Santa-Cecilia.
Free with museum admission. Saturday afternoon, November 28, at 1 at the Cloisters Museum in Fort Tryon Park.
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, December 6, from 10 to 11:30 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace.
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 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, December 6, 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 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.
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.
Pied Piper Children’s Theatre presents Beatrix Potter & Company.
Saturday afternoon, December 12, through Sunday afternoon, December 20, 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.
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.
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.
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 our 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.