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Weekend Events in the Neighborhood

Hudson Heights
Inwood, Lower WaHi and Fort George

Friday



     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 through April 12, from 1 to 4 at the Academy on Audubon Terrace, Broadway at 157th Street in Audubon Park.







Saturday

 

     The Lower East Side Ecology Center invites you to bring your unwanted and broken electronics to its e-waste collection event.
     Most of your broken computers, printers, monitors, cell phones and the like are gladly accepted. For FAQs, including a list of accepted electronics, information about their e-waste program, and a downloadable flyer to share with your friends and neighbors, please click here.
     Saturday from 10 to 4 rain or shine in Inwood Hill Park, near the entrance at Seaman and Isham Streets.




Visions of Spain: Aragón
Joaquín Sorolla

     Cuéntame un cuadro is a new educational program offered in Spanish at the Hispanic Society of America for families and children from 5 to 14 years old. Participants will have the opportunity to explore different works of art from the museum’s renowned collections.
      During this event, one of our docents will talk about Visions of Spain: Aragón by Joaquín Sorolla.
     En Espanol. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Education@ hispanicsociety.org or (212) 926-2234, ext. 209.
     Free. Saturday morning at 11.  A monthly event, usually on the final Saturday.









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








     Want to be a certified Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden gardener? RING needs more Members to know the ropes, and we’re happy to teach you.
     The topics to be covered: Pruning; dividing perennials; planting and transplanting; early and late spring weeds.
     Any questions? Call Alison at (212) 567-0195 or Maggie at (212) 567-8272.
     Free. Three Saturday afternoons through April 11 from 2 to 4 at the garden on the corner of Riverside Drive and Dyckman Street.








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








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






Sunday


     The men’s volleyball season’s final Skyline multimatch sees New Jersey University in the morning and Purchase College in the afternoon.
     Sunday 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.




Continuing in the Neighborhood



Rendering of Shipwreck, by Montserrat Daubón

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






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









Visions of Spain, Joaquin Sorolla, at the Hispanic Society of America


     In 1911, Joaquin Sorolla was commissioned by Archer Milton Huntington (1870—1955), founder of The Hispanic Society of America, to paint the mural Vision of Spain, which was completed in 1919 and installed at the Society in 1926.
     Unprecedented in both scope and scale, the massive painting cycle represents eleven regions of the country and focuses on rural life and its customs, emphasizing traditional dress. Sorolla dedicated eight incredibly productive years to this ethnographic study. The resulting work has become an important map of diverse regional identity, representing Spain in all its glory.
     Free. Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 to 4:30, and Sunday from 1 to 4 in the Bancaja Gallery of the Society, on Audubon Terrace, between 155th and 156th Streets off Broadway in Audubon Park.






     Clean out your closets and recycle at the same time.
     Bring clean and dry textiles like clothing, paired shoes, towels, sheets, scarves, hats, bags and belts for reuse or recycling. Sponsored by Grow NYC.
     Free. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Inwood Greenmarket (in Inwood Hill Park) on Isham Street between Seaman Avenue and Cooper Street, in Inwood.











     An orchestra for young people aged 7 to 23 seeks new members. The WHIN Youth Orchestra collaborates with the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of the Arts to produce an innovative learning environment.
     Classes are taught in three 12-week sessions.
     $5 per week. Saturday afternoons from 3 to 6 in the United Palace Theatre on Broadway at 176th Street in Lower WaHi.







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




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




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

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










     The power of art to make an emotional connection is on display every Sunday afternoon in Apartment 3F—that’s Marjorie Eliot’s place, where she invites veteran musicians to play along. 

     Famous and up-and-coming artists perform at Eliot’s weekly sessions and her free concerts are legendary among jazz aficionados.

      Free. Sunday afternoons at 4 at 555 Edgecombe Avenue, Apt. 3F, in Lower WaHi.








     Every Saturday (weather permitting), Northern Manhattan Parks Inwood Astronomy Project offers free star and planet gazing in Inwood Hill Park. These free, family-friendly events aim to spread the joys of the evening sky, and help you to learn more about the nature of our Solar System and current happenings in Astronomy.
     This week’s sky updates come from StarDate.
     Saturday nights from 8 to 10 on the ball fields near Seaman Avenue and Isham Street in Inwood. A map is here.





     One of the few independent book stores in Upper Manhattan hosts a weekly event open to all. The American Folk Heritage Circle features storytellers from a wide array of backgrounds and traditions.

     Free. Tuesday nights at 7 in Sister’s Uptown Bookstore, at 1942 Amsterdam Avenue (at 156th Street) in Lower WaHi.








     Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
     It’s Tales for Tots and it’s open to you.
     Free. Wednesday mornings at 9:30 at the Fort George branch of the New York Public Library, 535 West 179th Street (between St. Nicholas and Audubon Avenues).












     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.






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

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






     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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     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.









     Enjoy a morning out hunting for Easter eggs. The everyone is invited to the search, which is hosted by Uptown Community Church.
     Free. Saturday morning, April 4, from 10 to 1 on the peninsula in Inwood Hill Park (weather permitting).









     A special one-day symposium will bring together the nation’s leading activists, community organizers, political strategists, and public intellectuals for The Fire This Time: Race, Resistance, and the Contemporary Movement for Black Lives.
     Speakers will reflect, assess and advance the status of the emergent U.S. blacklivesmatter movement.  Structured as a series of panels and a national town hall, the event will be held on the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (April 4, 1968) and in the space (Lower WaHi’s iconic former Audubon Ballroom) where Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965.
     Register here.
     Free. Saturday, April 4, at a time to be announced later at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center on Broadway and 168th Street in Lower WaHi.










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






     Pomerium performs its exploration of the great Renaissance choral music of Passiontide and Easter in its program Passion and Resurrection Motets of the Renaissance at The Cloisters.
      The program proceeds from Palm Sunday to Easter Day with an emphasis on music for Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Stylistically, the program progresses from the austerity of Gregorian chant and its polyphonic elaborations by Du Fay and Senfl, to the intense Lamentations by Robert White and affective evocations of the events of Holy Week by Monteverdi and Gesualdo, to the celebration of the Resurrection in glorious motets by Orlande de Lassus and William Byrd.
      $40 (includes museum admission). Saturday afternoon, April 4, at 1 and 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of The Cloisters, in Fort Tryon Park.







     Authors honor the growing field of literature created by New York Latinos at Bloom, the monthly literary gathering.
     $7 donation. Sunday evening, April 5, 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.









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








     Join Xavier Eikerenkoetter, president of the United Palace and son of The Rev. Ike, as he celebrates his 50th birthday jamming to live old-school music of Al Green, The O’Jays, Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire and more.
     Come dressed as your favorite decade—the top three costumes will take home a prize.
     Free; $10 donation suggested. Saturday night, April 11, from 7 to 9 at the United Palace on Broadway at 175th Street in Lower WaHi.










     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.








     Do your kids wonder what the difference is between a clarinet and an oboe? A viola and a violin? Or maybe they’re just curious about symphonic music.
     Here’s their chance to try out the instruments themselves before hearing a concert of short pieces. For the third year, musicians from The Chelsea Symphony will provide this unusual opportunity.
     The afternoon starts with a musical instrument petting zoo in the United Palace’s Grand Foyer where children can experience a variety of orchestral instruments. The zoo will also feature springtime art projects, such as an origami bird workshop, landscape painting, and a rainstick workshop.
     Then a 45-minute concert begins on stage with The Chelsea Symphony musicians playing a spring-themed repertoire.  For more information about The Chelsea Symphony, visit http://chelseasymphony.org/
     Free. Sunday afternoon, April 19, at 4:30 in the United Palace on Broadway at 176th Street in Lower WaHi.








     Bas Duo, a collaboration of classical guitarist Peter Press and flutist Elyse Knobloch, has been hailed as “enchanting” and “perfectly matched,” allowing “the music to naturally unfold.”
     The duo performs repertoire representative of all periods of music history as well as new works of living composers, bringing new sounds and experiences to the audience with their creative programming and virtuosic performances. They have been featured artists at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the acclaimed Concerts at One at Trinity Church/Wall Street and in numerous concert series.
     Order tickets at (212) 923-7800, ext. 1511.
     $12. Sunday evening, April 19, at 5 in The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, on 183rd Street & Pinehurst Avenue in Hudson Heights.









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

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







 

     One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, The Taming of the Shrew, get a staged reading by professional actors.
     Free. Saturday afternoon, April 25, at 1 at the Inwood branch of the New York Public Library.







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






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








Fire, by Yinka Shonibare, 2010

Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile,
leather, wood, brass, lamp stand, glass lamp shade,
circuit board, and LED. 184 x 110 x 70 cm.

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








     Get your fix of the greatest town on earth. On the Town will be screened and then performed live by members from the cast of On the Town now playing at the Lyric Theatre. New York Post chief film critic Lou Lumenick will introduce the movie with his special guest.
     Three sailors let loose on a 24-hour pass in New York chase, and get chased by, three spirited women as they paint the town red. The soundtrack kicks off with New York, New York, and never lets up.
     The 1949 film stars Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, and  Vera-Ellen. In English with Spanish subtitles.
     Free. Sunday afternoon, May 3, with Lumenick’s introduction at 4:30; the film at 5; the live show at 6:30; at the United Palace on Broadway at 176th Street in Lower WaHi.








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








     For a season finale, the Hudson View Garden’s Performing Arts Group will include a program of solo, chamber and choral music.
     Featured on the program will be a performance of the entire Gloria from J.S. Bach’s B minor Mass sung by the New York Festival Singers, with conductor Eric Hayslett and members of LITHA Symphony Orchestra. Also included on the program will be works by Heinrich Biber, Johannes Brahms and Sir Hubert Parry performed by HVG musicians Tatiana Daubek, Joseph Kissner, Aaron Jay Kernis and Evelyne Luest.
     Order tickets at (212) 923-7800, ext. 1511.
     $12. Saturday night, May 9, at The Lounge in Hudson View Gardens on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street in Hudson Heights.









     One of the highlights of the United Palace of Creative Arts’ calendar, Young People Perfor showcases the students across UPCA’s Community Arts Programs.
     The show will feature hip hop dance, West African drumming, circus arts, and theatre, as well as the Music Project orchestra and visual art by the Saturday morning Creative Art Works program.
     This event is part of “The Crackalackin’ Season of Classical Music” featuring classical music events. It’s called crackalackin’ because that’s urban slang for both “what’s happening?” and “let’s get going,” which describes the role classical music is playing in helping to build an audience in Washington Heights.
     Free. Sunday afternoon, May 17, at 5 at the United Palace on Broadway at 176th Street in Lower WaHi.









     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.






     In the collaborative spirit that has been a hallmark of El Sistema, 150 children from several orchestral programs in the New York metro area, including two hosted by the United Palace of Creative Arts, will perform together.
     The first half of ¡The Concert! will feature children from 7-17 performing with their programs (including Washington Heights and Inwood (WHIN) Music Project). The second half of the show will feature a mass orchestras of beginner and intermediate students made up of students across the programs. 
     The participating programs in ¡The Concert! provide free or low-cost classical music instruction in New York metro area communities with few other opportunities to experience the benefits of orchestral music.
     Free. Saturday afternoon, May 30, at 2 at the United Palace on Broadway at 176th Street in Lower WaHi.







     A theatrical exploration of multicultural scenes, songs, and dances make up the Multicultural Musical Revue, produced by Pied Piper Children’s Theatre. For kids age 5 to 11.
     Auditions: Monday evening, June 1, and Thursday evening, June 4, at 5
     Rehearsals begin June 15, with performances on July 9, through 12.




     Dress up and step out to a ball with an eminent neighbor.
     The Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest home, will celebrate its 250th birthday with a gala celebration in conjunction with the Yinka Shonibare exhibition.
     In June; details to come.



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




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






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



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






     The Grammy-nominated Ensō String Quartet has risen to the top ranks of string ensembles by masterfully performing repertoire classics, championing lesser-known works, commissioning new music, and playing its own transcriptions. Winners of top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild and Banff International String Quartet competitions, the Ensō String Quartet recently recorded a new album of quartets by great operatic composers.
     This final concert of the Music at Our Saviour’s season is sponsored by Carnegie Hall.
     Free. Sunday evening, June 14, at 5 at Our Saviour’s Atonement Church on Bennett Avenue and 185th Street in Hudson Heights.




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






     Have a drama queen living with you? Enroll her in An intensive, five-week program for children (ages 12 to 18) who have a special interest in theater arts. 
     Participants take classes in acting, singing, scene & monologue study, musical theater interpretation, dance, and stage combat. 
     Applications available December 15.
     Monday, June 29, through Sunday, August 2, at the Pied Piper Children’s Theatre in Holy Trinity Church at 50 Cumming Street in Inwood. 
     Students in the class will put on the Summer Showcase on Sunday, August 2.







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








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





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










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






     If you’re a foodie you won’t dare miss St. Spyridon’s Greek Festival. Homemade Greek specialties are available throughout the event, along with music, dancing and more.
     In early November; the date has not yet been set.







     The first-ever Inwood Film Festival has the goal of putting Upper Manhattan on the cinéast’s map.
     Films shot in Inwood or created by Inwood residents are eligible for the competition. The festival will take place in February.
     Deadline to submit a film is Sunday, November 15.







     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.




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