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Events in the Neighborhood this Week

Hudson Heights
Fort George, Audubon Park and
Inwood

Sunday



     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 at 1 and 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of The Cloisters, in Fort Tryon Park.








     In 1882, as a Christmas present for his six children, Clement Clarke Moore wrote the poem that became a classic for all to cherish. Come here a reading of A Visit from Saint Nicholas—which you may know as ’Twas The Night Before Christmas.
     After the reading, join a lantern procession to Trinity Cemetery, where a wreath will be laid at Moore’s gravesite.
     Free. Sunday afternoon at 4, with a musical prelude and slideshow starting at 3:30, at the Church of the Intercession on Broadway (at 155th Street) in Aubudon Park. The church is wheelchair-accessible through the gate on 155th Street.







     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.
     $10; children and seniors, $8.Sunday at 4 at the theater in Holy Trinity Church at 50 Cumming Street in Inwood.








     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 at 5:30 at the United Palace Theater on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.




Monday



     Stories about our communities, narrated by Uptown photographers, are told in black and white. Selfless Selfies is curated by Michael J. Palma, and including the work of a Pinehurst photographer.
     Free. Monday through Friday, 11 to 6, through January 16 at the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Gallery, 178 Bennett Avenue (at 179th Street), 3rd Floor, in Hudson Heights.





Saturday



     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 beginning at 9 at the Armory on Fort Washington Avenue at 168th Street in Lower WaHi.






     The award-winning Story Pirates are coming to The Cloisters! Children ages 4 to 12 and their families can interact with knights, monks, queens, and saints and delight in hearing their stories.
     Programs will consist of ongoing drop-in presentations at different locations in the galleries. Learn about life in the Middle Ages and get hints for solving your own self-guided Art Quest.
     Free with museum admission. Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 at the museum in Fort Tryon Park.



Sunday



     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.





Continuing in the Neighborhood

                                                       After the Bath,
                                          by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

     The first exhibition of its kind, Sorolla & America features works painted by Sorolla either in the United States or commissioned by Americans.
     Featuring pieces from major institutions throughout the U.S. and Europe, the exhibition is also composed of more than sixty works from the Hispanic Society, including After the Bath.
     This is the exhibition's final venue, having previously been on view at the Meadows Museum of Art and the San Diego Museum of Art.
     Free. Tuesdays through Sundays through January 11 at the Hispanic Society of American on Audubon Terrace on Broadway at 156th Street in Audubon Park.







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.





    The Inwood greenmarket is a year-round neighborhood favorite.
    People of all ages, backgrounds, and tastes gather each Saturday to meet and greet their friends and neighbors and do their weekly shopping. Even on the coldest, darkest winter Saturdays, loyal Inwood shoppers come out because they know they can’t get products like this anywhere else.
     A core group of 15 farmers attends every week of the year, and during the peak of the season, five more join to round out the offerings with the summer’s bounty.
     Saturdays from 8 to 3 on Isham Street between Seaman Avenue and Cooper Street.




     Residents seeking help in preparing for the naturalization exam have a new resource. Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights is offering free Citizenship Classes three times a week.
     Those interested in participating must bring lawful permanent resident card and social security card to register.
     For more information, please call (212) 781-0355 or send an e-mail to info@NMCIR.org.
     Thursday nights from 6 to 8, and twice on Saturdays: in the morning from 10 to noon and in the afternoon from 1 to 3, at the coalition’s offices at 665 West 182nd Street (between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue) in Fort George.




     Get your Wii on with your friends. The 5-to-12 set will meet neighborhood enthusiasts at this session to exercise minds and bodies. 
     Registration required at (212) 927-3533.

     Free. Friday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 at the Fort Washington branch of the New York Public Library on 179th Street between Audubon and St. Nicholas Avenues in Fort George.






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     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.
     This month’s presentation, originally scheduled for January 3, has been postponed until January 31.
     En Espanol. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Education@ hispanicsociety.org or (212) 926-2234, ext. 209.
     Free. Saturday morning, January 31, at 11.  A monthly event, advertised to be on the final Saturday but often on the first Saturday.









     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.
    






     Yeah, it’s mid-winter, it gets dark early, and it’s cold out. But we’re in New York, so snap out of it!
     Cher and Nicholas Cage star in Moonstruck, a perfect fit for the Classic NYC Movies at the Palace series. Cher received an Oscar for her role, as did Olympia Dukakis and the screenwriter, John Patrick Shanley.
     The 1988 film, directed by Norman Jewison, will be introduced by Lou Lumenick, the film critic for The Post, who also introduced Casablanca at the Palace in 2013.
     Free. Sunday evening, January 11, with introductions at 5 and the film at 5:30 at the United Palace Theater on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.









     Fill your Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday with thrilling music. On January 17 and January 19, 2015
     Courtney’s Stars of Tomorrow honors the life and singular achievement of Dr. King in music. Legendary mezzo-soprano and 2009 Kennedy Center honoree Grace Bumbry makes an all-too-rare U.S. appearance to sing Brahms’ masterwork, Alto Rhapsody (Op.53), conducted by Ted Taylor. Adding to the celebration are three magnificent singers who command the stage in these special concerts, which showcase their tremendously expressive powers.
     $25 to $100. Saturday and Monday nights, January 17 and 19, at 7 at the United Palace Theater on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.








     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.








     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, January 31, at 11.  A monthly event, advertised to be on the final Saturday but often on the first Saturday.










     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.







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




     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.





 

     Kevin Hays, internationally recognized as one of the premier jazz pianists of his generation, returns to Hudson Heights, this time as a soloist.
     Hays has released more than a dozen recordings, has appeared on many “best- of‘’ lists and is featured on Grammy-nominated and -winning recordings. He has performed at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and throughout the U.S. and Europe. “There are plenty of talented pianists,” The New York writes, “but few have Hays’s melodic charms and sense of style.”
     $12. Sunday evening, February 15, at 5 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street in Hudson Heights.




     If you’re artistic and an Uptowner you’re eligible to compete in the Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest. The event, hosted by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, runs throughout June from Harlem to Marble Hill.
     Last year’s winner is above. The theme for 2015 is How to get Uptown. The winner will receive $500.
     The deadline is Tuesday afternoon, February 17, at 5. Details here.





     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 Season of the Rebellious and the Royal gets underway when the Inwood Shakespeare Festival opens for its 16th season.
     This summer’s fare includes Hamlet, Henry IV Parts I & II, and for kids, The Witch’s Cat Who Lost Her Spells. Presented by Moose Hall.
     Free. June through August on the peninsula in Inwood Hill Park; dates to be announced later.




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






     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.






     Authors honor the growing field of literature created by New York Latinos at Bloom, the monthly literary gathering.
     $7 donation. Sunday evening, September 6, at 5 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens, on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street in Hudson Heights. Readings in the series are held on the first Sunday from September to May except January.










     One of the most strenuous sporting activities in Upper Manhattan takes place right under our noses.
     The Little Red Lighthouse Swim puts athletes in the Hudson at 79th Street and has them swim upriver to La Marina, in Inwood. Along the way they pass Jeffery’s Hook and our favorite lighthouse. The race is the largest 10k event in the country.
     $135 to enter (by September 18); free to cheer. Saturday afternoon, September 19, at a time to be announced later.


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