Washington Heights Events: February 19–25

Tuesday

     Over 60 and want to excercise with your crew?

     Columbia invites you for wellness walks and fitness sessions, organized around incentives and rewards for your effort.

     The weekly workouts are held indoors—on the world’s fastest indoor track. (Cleats not required.) To sign up, call (212) 305-9483.

      Free. Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 at the Armory in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue at 168th Street.

 

 

     In a SharQui class, you’ll learn new moves and combinations in flow, all based on belly dancing techniques.

     You’ll gradually build up to complex movements after starting with the basics. If you can walk in place, you can belly dance with SharQui.

     This class is taught to music with easy-to-follow steps. Registration is required.

     Free. Tuesday nights at 7:30 in the Highbridge Recreation Center in Highbridge Park, in Lower WaHi near Amsterdam Avenue and 173rd Street. Through March 26.

 

 

Wednesday

     Explore permeability in Penetrable (1990), an interactive sculpture created by Jesús Rafael Soto, a prominent Venezuelan artist known for his involvement in the kinetic and op art movement.

     Composed of suspended yellow plastic tubes arranged within a steel grid, the structure beckons individuals to engage with it. As viewers navigate through the dense curtain of tubes, they are enveloped and seemingly absorbed into the artwork, blurring the boundaries between themselves and the piece.

     Free. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the Hispanic Society and Museum on Audubon Terrace at Broadway and 155th Street.

 

 

    Zumba is a fusion of Latin, international and popular music that becomes a dynamic fitness system.
     The routines in the one-hour classes feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a mix of fast and slow rhythms with easy-to-follow dance steps. The instructor is Yhajaira Muniz. Sign up here.
     Free. Starting Wednesday evening at 6 in the dance room of the recreation center in J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue at 175th Street. Through March 27.
 
 

Thursday

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923) María and her Grandmother. Oil on canvas, 1905.

     The city’s finest assortment of art and artefacts from the Iberian Peninsula star in a new exhibit.

     A Collection without Borders: Highlights from the Permanent Collection shares the most imporant and the most enjoyed pieces from this gem of a museum.

    Thursdays through Mondays from noon to 5. In the main gallery at the museum on Audubon Terrace on Broadway at 155th Street. Join a free tour on Fridays and Saturdays; space is limited so save your spot at education@ hispanicsociety.org.  Through March 30.

 

 

 

        The history of United Palace, Manhattan’s fourth-largest theater, began in 1930 when it was then one of five Loew’s Wonder Theatres across the boroughs and New Jersey. Designed by the noted architect Thomas Lamb (Cort Theatre, the former Ziegfeld Theater) with interiors overseen by decorative specialist Harold Rambusch (Waldorf Astoria, Radio City Music Hall), it was one of the region’s premier vaudeville and movie houses.

     It’s open for you for a 30-minute tour the 3,400-seat auditorium and get a backstage view. Register here.
     $34.24. Thursday night at 7 at the theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

Friday

     Enjoy a three-part vocal performance of highlits from Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte and Le Nozza de Figaro.

     $20; students and seniors, $10. Friday night at 7 at the St. Francis Cabrini Shrine in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue just below 190th Street.

 

 

Saturday

    The Inwood greenmarket is a year-round neighborhood favorite.
    People of all ages, backgrounds, and tastes gather each Saturday to meet and greet their friends and neighbors and do their weekly shopping. Even on the coldest, darkest winter Saturdays, loyal Inwood shoppers come out because they know they can’t get products like this anywhere else.
     A core group of 15 farmers 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 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Isham Street between Seaman Avenue and Cooper Street. Open year-round.

 

 

     Make a run through the forest.

     The New York Road Runners offer a 5k course for runners and walkers of all ages, abilities, and experience levels.

     The course makes three loops on hilly trails and walkways through woods and along a salt marsh.

     Free. Saturday mornings at 9 in Inwood Hill Park; meet at the entrance near Seaman Avenue and Isham Street. Extended through March 8, 2025.

 

 

     Celebrate Art in the Parks when MJ Levy Dickson leads a public art walking tour.

     Fort Tryon Park’s newest installation, Appearances, operates with the goal of bringing awareness to the majesty and fragility of the environment.

     Artists featured in this sixty-minute tour include Elizabeth Akamatsu, Katharina Chichester, Rosy Keyser, Dorothy Palanza, Billy Sherry, Wolf, and your guide, MJ Levy Dickson.

     Free. Saturday afternoon at 2; meet near the sculpture in the photo (UDD, by Wolf) at the northern end of the Cloisters Lawn.

 

 

     Use your creativity to find peace.

     Painting as Prayer is a workshop for your soul. The two-hour sessions combine the meditative aspects of creating art with prayer and scripture. With art educator Paul Ferrara.

     No experience necessary.

     $10 materials fee. Saturday afternoons at 2 at the St. Francis Cabrini Shrine in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue just below 190th Street. Through March 2.

 

 

     Winter is a prime season for stargazing. The cold air clears the night sky of clouds and creates ideal conditions for seeing the stars, planets, and other celestial highlights.

     Let the Urban Park Rangers show you the night sky in this special event. Dress for the weather, and take binoculars if you have them.

     Free. Saturday evening from 6 to 7 in Inwood Hill Park near Seaman Avenue and Isham Street.

 

 

     Search for an invisible connection to the past on a paranormal investigation of Manhattan’s oldest surviving house.

      With any luck … or an occult hand … you may encounter the legendary paranormal activity at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, while learning the history of its former residents. Believers and skeptics alike may attempt to communicate with the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s former residents using paranormal investigative equipment.

     This event is strictly for those 18 and older.

     $65.87. Saturday night at 7 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

Sunday

     Past / Present is photographer Bruce Katz’s exploration of the original property of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattans’s oldest surviving house.

    The historic site has witnessed the evolution of American life starting in 1765 to the present. Photographs presented in this exhibition document the complex history of the original 130-acre property in WaHi that today spans fifty modern city blocks and traces the area’s development from farmland to an urban environment.

     Thursdays through Sundays starting Saturday at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace. Closes Sunday.

 

 

Eliot at the piano in her WaHi apartment, which is neither a restaurant nor in Harlem.

     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 to her piano accompaniment. 

     Famous and up-and-coming artists perform at Eliot’s weekly sessions and her free concerts are legendary among jazz aficionados. (Note that the article in that link refers to her WaHi apartment as a Harlem restaurant! Neither is correct.)

     Join her live—in her home for Parlor Jazz.

     Free. Sunday afternoons at 3:30 at 555 Edgecomb Avenue, Apartment 3F, in Lower WaHi at 160th Street.

 

 

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One of the reasons we love our neighborhood is the creativity around us. Your financial support of any of these Uptown non-profits will help make Hudson Heights, Fort George, Inwood, and Washington Heights a better place to live.

     Performing Arts

     Cornerstone Chorale, a group of Uptown singers

     The Crypt Sessions, whose subterranean concerts are part of the Death of Classical series

     Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, the troupe with a home in Hudson Heights

     MOSA Concerts, the Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement series in Hudson Heights

     Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, which sponsors the Uptown Arts Stroll

     Pied Piper Children’s Theatre, a showcase for Uptown talent

     United Palace of Cultural Arts, the site of plays, concerts, and classic film screenings

     Up Theater Company, which stages new plays

     Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, holding Uptown concerts throughout the year

 

     Culture

     Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, the only remaining farmstead in Manhattan

     Hispanic Society & Museum, whose exhibitions are free to everyone

     Morris-Jumel Mansion, home of “the room where it happened”

     Word Up Community Bookshop/Libraría Comunitaria, Uptown’s only independent bookstore

 

     Education

     Boricua College, on Audubon Terrace

     Columbia University Medical Center, which teaches nursing, public health, surgery, and more

     Uptown Stories, the host of writing workshops for kids

     Yeshiva University, in Fort George

 

     Parks

     Fort Tryon Park Trust, whose volunteers maintain the park

     Friends of Inwood Hill Park, which lists it own set of neighborhood charities

 

     Social

     Armory Track Foundation, which holds enrichment activities for kids

     Columbia University Medical Center’s annual toy drive

     Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, at the Columbia Medical Center

     Washington Heights and Inwood Development Council, which sponsors the Medieval Festival

Did we miss an important Uptown charity? Let us know!

Planning ahead

 

     Take in an evening of live jazz from Uptown musicians and their collaborators around the city in a weekly performance. The lineup varies, so check this week’s personnel here.

     There’s no charge for the music. Food and drink are on you.

     Tuesday nights at 7:30 at Kismat restaurant in Hudson Heights on 187th Street and Fort Washington Avenue.

 

 

     The  Fort Fridge seeks weekly donations of perishable food and non-perishable pantry items to help our neighbors who are experiencing food insecurity. Please consider contributing:
     • Fresh fruits and veggies, milk, rice, beans, pasta, cheese singles, cereal bread, peanut butter
     • Prepared foods must be in to-go containers that are sealed and labeled with the date they were prepared and their potential allergens: wheat, soy, milk, eggs, nuts, fish or shellfish
     • Toiletries, feminine hygiene products, infant care items, hand sanitizer, masks, etc.
     The fridge is on Fort Washington Avenue just above 181st Street, in front of the Fort Washington Collegiate Church. Questions? Send them to FortFridge@gmail.com.
 
 

     Care to compost?

     The city maintains a weekly collection site. They’re collecting your contributions every Thursday from 7 a.m. to noon on the corner of 181st Street and Fort Washington Avenue in Hudson Heights, next to the community fridge.

     Another collection bin is on Cabrini Boulevard at 187th Street in Hudson Heights.

     Yes to Fruit and vegi scraps, non-greasy food scraps, rice, pasta, bread, grains, cereal, coffee grounds, tea bags, egg shells, nuts, cut flowers, houseplants, soiled brown paper.

     No to meat, fish, bones, dairy, fat, oil, greasy food scraps, animal waste, charcoal, coconuts, insect-infested plants, plastics, twist ties, rubber bands, receipts.    

 

 

     Get your food fresh at a GrowNYC Greenmarket.

     It’s a producer-only market with rigorous “grow-your-own” standards: The farmers and fishers themselves sell directly to you. And you get to know who grows your food. 

     Greenmarket's farmers and fishers come from parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and New England, providing a bountiful array of fresh foods.

     Resumes in the spring. Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lower WaHi on 175th Street between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue.

 

 

     Uptowners and staff from the Columbia University Medical Center flock to the Fort Washington Green Market for its bounty of fresh, locally grown offerings.

     Mexican herbs, peppers, greens, honey, cheese, juice pressed from ripe orchard fruit — it’s all grown in the rich soil of Orange County's Black Dirt region.

    Pastries and fresh bread make this the perfect market for putting together a healthy lunch or stocking up your larder mid-week. Visit the Market Information tent each week for cooking demonstrations, nutritional information, kids’ games and health-related events and activities throughout the season.

     Re-opening in the spring on 168th Street at Fort Washington Avenue.

 

 

     UP Theater Company’s “half-baked and brand-spanking” variety show is back.

     You’re welcome to submit a ten-minute piece with a heart-shaped theme. Monologues, scenes, songs, poems, stories, comedy, op-ed—all are welcome. Email your submission to info@uptheater.org.

     On a day, at a time, and in a place later this month yet to be announced.

 

 

     Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda kicks off its 2024 season, Movies We Missed, highlighting films sidelines by the SAG-AFTRA writers’ strike.

     Opening night featuresh Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, The 2023 film tells the story of two Mexican-American teenagers in El Paso, Texas, who explore a new unusual friendship and gain new understanding about their families while navigating the difficult road to self-discovery. 

     After the screening,  Miranda (also a producer of the film), will lead a conversation with director Aitch Alberto and stars Max Pelayo and Reese Gonzales.
      Free, but tickets required. Monday night, February 26, at 7 at the theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Join Word Up Community Bookstore/Librería Comunitaria for a reading with Pamela L. Laskin from her latest poetry collection, Trellises and Thorns (Dos Madres Press 2024). 

     In compliance with Word Up Community safety guidelines, all attendees for this event must wear a mask inside. Register here.

    $5 donation ticket with 30 max attendees. Teusday night, February 27, at 7 at the book store in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street.

 

 

     It may be winter but the boys of summer are back on the diamond.

     The Columbia Lions host the Marist Red Foxes, from up the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, for the home opener and a weekend series.

     Friday afternoon, March 1, at 3.

     Saturday, March 2, at noon and 3.

     Sunday afternoon, March 3, at 1. All games are in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

     Join the tradition of Gregorian chant at a workshop open to anyone who can carry a tune.

     Chantmaster Paul Novosel leads you through the history of this contemplative, liturgical music, letting you experience the cleansing effects of its ritual. The session lasts two hours.

     Take a tablet or smartphone (or laptop) to view the score.

     Free. Friday afternoon, March 1, at 4 at thr St. Francis Cabrini Shrine in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue just below 190th Street. On the first Friday of the month.

 

 

     The last time superstar violinist Stefan Jackiw gave a concert in the Crypt, he performed the soul-shattering Quartet for the End of Time.

     This time, he’s pieced together a haunting program that weaves between memories made and lost. From Arvo Pärt’s gripping Fratres to Conrad Tao’s All I Had Forgotten or Tried To, along with wistful masterworks by Handel and Brahms, you’re in for an odyssey of remembrance. Pianist Kevin Ahfat accompanies him.

     A wine and cheese reception starts an hour before each performance.

     $75. Friday night, March 1, at 7 and 8:30 in the Crypt of the Church of the Intercession in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 155th Street.

 

 

     Aleeza Ben Shalom is the renowned Jewish matchmaker who captivates audiences worldwide with her Netflix show, Jewish Matchmaking.

     In her Uptown appearance, she presents her stand-up comedy show (how did a Jewish girl from Philly end up a world-renowned matchmaker?), followed by interviews with newly matched couples, and then live matchmaking in the audience. 

     Saturday night, March 2, at 9 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     The Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K showcases the vibrancy of WaHi on a course that embraces the spirit of the neighborhood. You will run along Fort Washington Avenue, passing the George Washington Bridge, loop around Fort Tryon Park, and circle the Met Cloisters at the turnaround point.

     Sunday morning, March 3, at 9 and later depending on your heat. Starting point is yet to be decided, but it’s usually around the Armory in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue at 168th Street.

 

 

     The pianist Dan Tepfer is one of the most exceptional musical minds you’ll  encounter. The Washington Post calls him ”a remarkable musician,” while The New York Times raves about his “wide-open sensibility as tuned into Bach and Björk as to Monk and Wayne Shorter.”

     For his maiden voyage in his Crypt Session, he’ll perform a program based on his new album Inventions/Reinventions, where he plays and improvises upon Bach’s beloved Two Part Inventions, taking these timeless musical exercises in transcendent new directions.

     $85. Friday, Thursday and Friday nights, March 7 and 8, at 7:30 and 9 with a wine and cheese reception an hour before each concert. In the Crypt of the Church of the Intercession in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 155th Street.

 

 

     Experience The Met Cloisters collection through creative drawing challenges in the galleries with expert teaching artists.

     Materials are provided, but you may bring your own sketchbook. Please note, only pencils are allowed in the galleries. Demonstrations repeat every 30 minutes. For visitors of all ages, but space is limited; first come, first served.
     Free with admission. Saturday afternoon, March 9, from 1 to 3 at the museum in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

     Standard time ends as we switch back to daylight saving for the summer.

     This is when we lose an hour, so set your clocks and watches ahead an hour—unless they’re bluetoothed, Wi-Fi’ed, ethernetted or otherwise connected to the cloud—and get ready for brighter evenings.

     Sunday morning, March 10, at 2.

 

 

     The Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam presents professional and emerging jazz artists with a featured guest, offering cross-cultural and multidisciplinary sets of new works and jazz standards.

     If you have a little musical talent, you’ll be invited to join in and jam, bringing together artists, neighbors, and fans to experience the power of jazz, community, and swing.

     Saturday night, March 16, at 7 at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center in Lower WaHi on 166th Street near Broadway. Also on April 20.

 

 

     Ariadne Greif, left, is called one of today’s most powerful communicators of the song literature. Traversing opera to recital forms, she is sought after for her interpretations of traditional repertoire to countless world-premieres by today’s compositional luminaries.

     Hear her voice soar in the beautiful acoustics of Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church for the continuing MOSA season. Harpist Bridget Kibbey teams up with Greif for a world premiere collaboration of powerful, intimate songs of Debussy, Ravel, Hahn, and Schubert. Given the Irish holiday, a certain Danny Boy might make an appearance.

     $35. Sunday evening, March 17, at 5 at the church in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

    

     After a few weeks on the road, Columbia’s back at home for some afternoon ball.

     The Lions host the Hofstra Pride, from Hempstead, in an all-cat matchup. If the air is still too cool for you, the game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

     Tuesday afternoon, March 19, at 3:30 in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 213th Street.

 

 

Into spring

     Louis XIV’s favorite mistress has something very important to tell us.

     Madame de Montespan bares her soul in a new theatrical production, bringing glamour, gossip, and palace intrigue into her gripping tale. Is she a murderous villain or an innocent victim of public frenzy?

     Only you can be the judge, as actress Brooke Bloom stars in A Poisonous Affair, a one-woman play co-written with Gonzalo X. Ruiz and based on Montespan’s published memoirs, offering intimate glimpses of Versailles under Louis XIV’s reign and set to the magical music of Marin Marais. 

     $39; seniors, $33.50; students, $19. Friday night, March 22, at The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

 

     Conference play begins in Uptown baseball action.

      The Harvard Crimson come to town to take on the Columbia Lions in the first Ivy matchup of the season. The one’s a three-game series and is broadcast on ESPN+.

     Saturday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m.

     Sunday, March 24, at noon. All games in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 213th Street.

 

 

     Celebrate the release of composer Daniel Temkin’s debut album, Colors, at an underground concert.

     Temkin explores the world of chamber music through a lens that honors both individuality and community, using solos, duets, and trios to create a kaleidoscopic range of sound worlds. The concert brings together a menagerie of collaborators, including harpist Ashley Jackson, violinists Francisco Fullana and Ariana Kim, flutist Emi Ferguson, cellist Christine Lamprea to guide his potent, poignant sonic journey.

     A wine and cheese reception starts an hour before each performance.

     $75. Monday and Tuesday nights, March 25 and 26, at 7 and 8:30 in the Crypt of the Church of the Intercession in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 155th Street.

 

 

    Jean-Philippe Riopy is a singular pianist and composer. After a difficult upbringing in rural France, Riopy found both solace and success in the piano despite having no formal training.

     After being named a prestigious Young Steinway Artist, he was given a piano by Coldplay’s Chris Martin to support his work, and from there he quickly rose to global prominence through his  compositions and his mission to spread healing through music.

     Now, Riopy’s chart-topping albums have made him one of the most-streamed instrumental artists in the world, and he's worked with brands ranging from Armani to Samsung to IKEA, and written music for Oscar-winning films such as The Danish Girl and The Shape of Water.

     $85. Thursday night, March 28, at 8 with a wine and cheese reception an hour before each concert. In the Crypt of the Church of the Intercession in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 155th Street.

 

 

     In the new novel by Julia Alavarez, Alma Cruz, the celebrated writer at the heart of The Cemetery of Untold Stories, inherits a small plot of land in the Dominican Republic. She turns it into a place to bury her untold stories, by creating a graveyard for the manuscript drafts and revisions, and the characters whose lives she tried and failed to bring to life and who still haunt her.

     Alvarez reads from her book and will sign copies at this reception sponsored by Word Up Community Bookshop.

     Wednesday, April 3, at a time to be announed later at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Take park in an Uptown rite of spring.

     The three-acre Heather Garden becomes the spot to welcome the new season during the annual Shearing of the Heather, with its parade and celebration in Fort Tryon Park.  

     Take your musical instruments and bagpipers in the garden. Learn why Fort Tryon Park has the largest heath and heather collection in the northeast. 

     Kids can make flower-themed crafts, take home some propagated heathers, get their faces painted, and celebrate spring while enjoying the garden’s beauty and panoramic vieews of the Hudson River and Palisades.

     Free. Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the park near the entrance at Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights.

 

 

      If you like outdoor geometry, get on the street for sunrise and sunset when the shadows line up with the streets.

      The “Manhattanhenge” effect works Uptown on days different from the rest of the island’s.

      To see the sun line up with the streets in Hudson Heights (on 181st Street in the photo), where the street grid is aligned differently from most of the borough, get out on April 18; it’s also on August 26 in Hudson Heights Henge. Fort George Henge is on May 30, the same as Manhattan, and Inwood Henge is on January 23 — the grid there is so katy-wompus that the sun aligns when it is due “south.”

     The effect works below 174th and above 174th if you go east of Broadway (for sunrise: sunset views may be blocked by buildings to the west). So if you want to see Manhattanhenge, as it’s dubbed, hope for clear skies on May 30 and June 12.

     Hudson Heights Henge: Thursday, April 18, at dawn and dusk.

     You can look for the dates in all the city’s neighborhoods on this map from Carto.

 

 

     The Macedonian/Turkish clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski (of the New York Gypsy All-Stars), left, and Latin-Grammy winning percussionist Samuel Torres, right, explore one of the most exciting migration patterns throughout history, join harpist Bridget Kibbey, center, for Leyenda.

    This concert in the Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement series takes audiences from Central Asia to Northern Africa, up to the Iberian Peninsula, over to South America, north to the Caribbean; and finally, landing here in the heart of the city.

     Kibbey and her guests celebrate the sounds, modes, and stories that make Nuevo Latino such a vibrant part of American life today.

     Presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall Citywide.

     Free, but seating is limited. Sunday evening, April 21, at 5 at the church in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.


 

     Thirty-one years after the installation The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism opened critics’ eyes at the University of California, Irvine, the exhibition book has been re-issued.

     The ideas of Charles Gaines and Catherine Lord broke Black artists out of the categories they had been placed in. The exhibit showed artists and their art from different generations, working across Fluxus, Conceptualism, assemblage, photography, and new forms of installation.

     To mark the anniversary, the American Academy of Arts & Letters will host a conversation moderated by Jamillah James.

     At a date in May and time to be announced later at the Academy in Lower WaHi on Audubon Terrace.

 

 

     Columbia University invites Uptowners to apply to join the 12th cohort of A’Lelia Bundles Community Scholars.

     For three years, Bundles Scholars are given access to Columbia’s academic resources, including libraries, course auditing, and campus events. They also receive a university email address, an ID card, and an annual stipend of $500.

     Scholars have opportunities to share their work and build relationships across the University. Past scholars have worked on a wide variety of projects, including developing nonprofits, writing books, and conducting research in their area of interest. Up to five scholars are selected each year and projects with a community connection are greatly encouraged.

     If you live Uptown, have at least a high school diploma or GED, and are not already affiliated with Columbia, you are eligible to apply.

     The deadline is in early May.

 

 

     Only in New York ...

     Defend against the Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx on its annual fight to annex Marble Hill. 

     The 52-acre Manhattan neighborhood has been wedged in The Bronx since 1913, upsetting some of our Bronxian neighbors. Attempting to re-take it is a tradition that dates 1939, when Bronx Borough President James J. Lyons drove to 225th Street, at the summit of Marble Hill, and planted the Bronx flag to the dismay of local residents.

     Care to fight back? Everyone is welcome, even hecklers. If you have the temerity to join the rebels, you must wear battle gear; walking is involved so wear comfortable shoes.
     Free. A Saturday morning in May at a bar. The invasion begins once the tab is settled.

 

 

 

 

     See New York as you’ve never seen it before on the Great Saunter.

     That’s the Shorewalkers’ epic urban hike, a 32-mile physical and mental challenge that circumnavigates the island. Discover hidden parks, remote shorelines and neighborhoods you rarely visit along the ever-changing perimeter of Manhattan.

      The trek is expected to take about 12 hours, passing the Little Red Lighthouse in Fort Washington Park around noon. Lunch is planned in Inwood Hill Park an hour later. Sign up here.

      Saturday morning, May 4, beginning at 7 at Fraunces Tavern (which is also the finish line).

 

 

     The Miró Quartet, one of the great American string quartets of today, performs an underground program of music by U.S. composers past and present from their new album, Home.

     The concert centers around Caroline Shaw’s Microfictions [vol. 1], an eclectic series of miniatures inspired by science fiction and surrealist art. The ensemble will also play Samuel Barber’s shattering Adagio for Strings, George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, which was inspired by the Barber Adagio and composed in memory of Walker’s grandmother, and the title movement from Kevin Puts’ Home.

     The performances are preceded by a wine and cheese reception an hour before the concerts.

     $75. Saturday night, May 4, at 7 and 8:30 in the Crypt of the Church of the Intercession in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 155th Street.

 

 

     The Dior Quartet traces the musical threads of New York, reverberating through time in this great melting pot of the city.

     It’s the latest concert in the Ghosts of Gotham series from Death of Classical. Each concert is preceded by a wine and cheese reception an hour before the performance.

     $75. Wednesday night, May 8, at 7 and 8:30 in the Crypt of the Church of the Intercession in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 155th Street.

 

 

     Help the UP Theater company celebrate Uptown, reach its fundraising goal, and honor the 2024 UPstanding Person of the Year at a gala fundraising event.

     Wednesday night, May 15, at a time and place to be announed later.

 

 

     How do you find your voice in the loudest city in the world?

     The second show in the Death of Classical’s Ghosts of Gotham series features the dynamic duo of bassoonist andvocalist Eleni Katz and pianist/composer Llewellyn Sánchez-Werner.

     They will perform the titans of the past (Bernstein, Copland, and Gershwin) as well as voices of tomorrow like Cindi Hsu, Lila Meretzky, Jeff Scott, and Llewellyn Sánchez-Werner himself.

     A wine and cheese reception precedes each concert by an hour.

     $75. Wednesday night, May 15, at 7 and 8:30 in the Crypt of the Church of the Intercession in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 155th Street.

 

 

     The Crypt of the Church of the Intercession has always been a place of remembrance, and in this final Ghosts of Gotham program the cutting-edge instrumentalists of The Green Room Ensemble will shed light on the traces of the past.

     Through their selection of contemporary works, the ensemble looks at the present through the prism of the past, and the flickering, half-forgotten memories that float through the streets (and Crypts) of this timeless city.

     A wine and cheese reception precedes each concert by an hour.

     $75. Friday night, May 17, and 7 and 8:30 in the Crypt on Lower WaHi on Broadway at 155th Street.

 

 

     The Gran Fondo New York World Championship invites cyclists of all abilities to compete against the best. The race features the most international peloton in the world with riders from almost 100 nations coming together to challenge themselves against the clock.

     Every rider gets chip-timed from start to finish on both the 50- and 100-mile courses. The starting line is at the base of the New York side of the GWB, one level of which will be closed for the competition.

     Limited to the first 5,000 registrants. Sunday morning, May 19, at a time to be announced later at the entrance to the GWB in WaHi.

 

 

     Closing the season for Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement is a world premiere collaboration of two of today’s most preeminent jazz voices.

     The extraordinary pianist Aaron Diehl and multi-Grammy winning trumpeter Étienne Charles put a cap on the series’ focus on Afro-Caribbean voices. The two join up in a celebration of grooves, modes, and melodies updated in their powerful hands. Merging tradition with the vanguard of the new, the duo brings their signature virtuosity and verve to Uptown for a season finale not to be missed.

     $35. Sunday evening, May 19, at 5 at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

 

    

     Join the Shorewalkers on a hike to Bear Mountain.

     On this trek, you’ll walk from Battery Park over the George Washington Bridge, down 400 steps and continue along the Palisades. Don’t worry, that’s not all in one day: It’s separated into two parts, taking place on Memorial Day and Independence Day.

     Register here.

     Monday morning, May 27, in Battery Park at a time shared with registrants.

 

 

     Renaissance composer Johannes Ockeghem’s roughly fifty surviving works run the gamut of styles and subjects—sacred and secular, polite and bawdy. But they all have one thing in common: They changed the course of European music forever, helping to cement the Franco-Flemish school of composition that survived well into the 17th century.

     Following their sold-out Josquin des Prez marathon in 2022, The Clarion Choir and Orchestra return to the Met Cloisters to celebrate the 600th birthday of Ockeghem (c. 1410/30–97, so it’s give or take) with voices, period instruments, and five hours of the Franco-Flemish forefather’s music.

     Sold out. $80. Wednesday, June 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

     Family, honesty, and new connections are at the core of Untitled Devised Piece, a new work by Marco Antonio Rodriguez.

     The debut will be a staged reading, organized by the People’s Theatre Project.

     Free. Friday night, June 14, at 7 at the Alianza Dominicana in Lower WaHi at 530 West 166th Street.

 

 

 

     Celebrate the end of the classical season with House of Time’s favorite works by Bach, Handel, and Rameau.

     The Uptown Arts Stroll is the setting, so come early for a stroll around the rose garden and stay late to toast the ensemble’s season.

     $39; seniors, $33.50; students, $19. Saturday night, June 15, at The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

 

     Join the Shorewalkers on a hike to Bear Mountain.

     On this trek, you’ll walk the second leg of a journey from Battery Park, over the George Washington Bridge, down 400 steps and continue along the Palisades. Don’t worry, that’s not all in one day: It’s separated into two parts. The first took place on Memorial Day and it continues on Independence Day.

     Register here.

     Thursday morning, July 4, at a place and time shared with registrants.

 

 

     Want to learn about the golden age of cinema? Discover Paris for romantics? Take a class at Columbia — on Columbia’s dime.

     The university’s School of Professional Studies invites adults who are not enrolled in college to attend selected courses from the University’s offerings in the Arts and Sciences during the academic year free of charge.

     It’s a community benefit available to Uptown residents. Class auditors are silent participants in class who are encouraged to keep up with the reading. No examinations or papers are required, no grade is assigned, and no credit is granted for course completion.

     Find the current list of open courses and sign up for class.

     Free. The deadline to sign up is August 15 for autumn classes and December 15 for the spring semester. Class is held at Columbia University in Manhattanville this semester.

 

 

     Spend some time on Thanksgiving to remind yourself of the Lenape people and the blessings of their land we now call home.

     Shorakkopoch Rock is fabled to be the spot where the Lenape traded the island to Peter Minuit for goods worth 60 Dutch guilders. In pre-pandemic years, a short ceremony honored inhabitants’ duty to Mother Earth and responsibility to the forest, the river, and each other.

     At Shorakkopoch Rock in Inwood Hill Park. From the intersection of 214th Street and Indian Road, follow the path that runs along the water; the boulder is on the far side of a large, open field.

 

 

     Start 2024 by stretching your legs and your expectations.

     The Shorewalkers’ Happy New Year’s Day Hike starts in Inwood Hill Park and from there strolls along the east side, taking you  under the three great bridges that span the Harlem River in High Bridge Park.

     Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, pack some water and take a snack.

     Monday morning at a time and an Uptown meet-up spot shared with participants.

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