Activities for kids: February 19–25

Monday

     Lace up your spikes for indoor track.

     The Youth Championship hosts high school and middle school athletes from around the region on the world’s fastest indoor track. Only 1/4" pyramid spikes are permitted.

     Admission is $10 for adults, students $5, children 3'6" and shorter are free. Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Armory in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue at 168th Street.

 

 

     With the Fort Washington branch of the NYPL closed for renovations, the library’s bookmobile provides access to the its riches.

     At the bookmobile you can sign up for a library card, browse a small collection of books for people of all ages, speak with a librarian to get reading recommendations, reference services, and return and renew books.

     What’s more, the bookmobile is proof that reading takes you places!

     Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the YM & YWHA in Fort George at 54 Nagle Avenue. Also in Hudson Heights on Wednesdays. The Fort Washington branch was expected to reopen last summer and is now set to reopen this summer.

 

 

     Take your kids to parks Kids’ Week during mid-Winter Recess.

     The Urban Park Rangers will help them explore the recently restored Lenape wigwam and enjoy an afternoon by a warm campfire. Learn how to use a bow drill and other methods to start a fire in this 90-minute activity.

     Free. Monday afternoon at 1 in Inwood Hill Park; meet at 218th Street and Indian Hill Road.

 

 

Tuesday

     He was a polio survivor turned ultimate soldier-superhero to fight in World War II.

     She wasn’t always an evil stepmother; she was a child fairy who was terribly wronged.

     Every character has a past … you just need to draw it.

     In this workshop on origin stories, you’ll delve into the process of creating comic book characters with crazy, sad, exciting, intense, complicated, and most of all, fascinating backstories. Whether your character is a hero, a villain, a sidekick, an anti-hero, or just a regular person, you’ll write and draw story arcs that grip the readers, leaving them desperate for the next issue.

     All artistic materials will be provided. For ages 10 to 14.

     $350. Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

 

 

     Look, listen, sing, and have fun with storytime at the Met cloisters. The museum and Literacy INC shares tales through picture-book readings in English and Spanish connected to objects in the  Cloisters’ collection.

     Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years. Participants will receive a free book with onsite registration.

     Space is limited; first come, first served.
     Free with Museum admission; admission is pay as you wish for New York state residents, and free for children under 12 with an adult. Tuesday mornings at 11:30 at the museum in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

Wednesday

     With the Fort Washington branch of the NYPL closed for renovations until summer 2024, the library’s bookmobile provides access to the its riches.

     At the bookmobile you can sign up for a library card, browse a small collection of books for people of all ages, speak with a librarian to get reading recommendations, reference services, and return and renew books.

     What’s more, the bookmobile is proof that reading takes you places!

     Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Moriah Center in Hudson Heights at 90 Bennett Avenue. Also in Fort George on Mondays.

 

 

     New York City is the site of ancient earth-shaking and earth-shaping events. The bedrock that anchors the city’s skyscrapers tells a story of a place going back more than a billion years.

     On this outing with the Urban Park Rangers, you’ll see how the island of Manhattan is built on three strata known as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss.

     Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for this hour-long hike.

     Free. Wednesday afternoon at 1 in Inwood Hill Park. Meet at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street.

 

 

     Learn about music as you make and play your own instruments and write your own songs. You’ll discover the basics of beats and rhymes as you collaborate with other kids.

     The weekly workshops on intermediate music-making workshops last two hours. Registration required.

     Free. Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the media lab in the Highbridge Recreation Center in Lower WaHi near Amsterdam Avenue at 163rd Street.

 

 

Friday

     Take a trek with the Urban Park Rangers to the best wildlife viewing spots.

    Throughout the winter, many bald eagles from upstate will fly south to the Palisades to hunt along the open, unfrozen sections of the Hudson River. On this hour-long walk the Rangers will guide you to spots where you can observe some of these mighty raptors soaring above the river or perched along the forest scouring for fish to prey upon.

     Dress for the weather and take a snack.

     Free. Friday afternoon at 1 in Inwood Hill Park; meet at the Payson Park House near Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street. 

 

 

     Do you have the courage to answer the call? New York City is looking for dedicated, mission-driven individuals to play a critical role in keeping a close watch on our pools and beaches, making summer happen for millions of New Yorkers.

     Lifeguarding at a pool or a beach is more than job—it's about having the guts, inner strength, and drive to be your best.

      Register here for a qualification test, which are open through March 2.

 

 

Saturday

     Sketch from works of art in The Met Cloisters galleries and experiment with different drawing approaches. Build your skills with a teaching artist and share your works of art with other teens.

     Thinking of applying to an art high school or college? These classes are a great way to build a portfolio.

     Museum admission is free, with registration, for teens as part of this program. All experience levels welcome; all materials provided.

     Free with registration. Saturday at noon in Fort Tryon Park. On the last Saturday of the month.

 

 

      Find out where parks enforcement meets urban wildlife at this joint program with the NYC Parks Mounted Unit and the Urban Park Rangers.

     Meet a real horse officer at the Horse of Course program and discover the vital role of horses in city parks enforcement. Learn about how we care for the horses, where they live, and what they eat.

     Dress for the weather.

     Free. Saturday afternoon from 12:30 to 2 at the CPF playground lawn in Highbridge Park in Lower WaHi near Amsterdam Avenue at 172nd Street.

 

 

 

     The Lions’ lacrosse team continues its homestand when the Monmouth Hawks come to town from West Long Branch, New Jersey, for a match.

     Saturday afternoon at 1 at Wein Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

 

     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.

 

 

Sunday

     Kids with an interest in learning the basics of basketball but who are too young for the school team can join an instructional series to practice a variety of skills, participate in conditioning exercises, and play practice games.

     The YM & YWHA hosts the series, with instruction in the third-floor gym. Participants should wear comfortable athletic attire including sneakers, and should take a water bottle.

     Sunday classes:

4th–6th grade girls: 10:30–11:30
4th–6th grade boys: 11:45–12:45
Kinder and 1st grade coed: 11:45–12:30
2nd and 3rd grade coed: 12:45–1:30

      $300; members, $275. Sundays at the Y’s gym in Fort George at 54 Nagle Avenue. No classes on February 18. Through March 10.

 

 

Uptown activities

     Where are you going?

     Use a compass rose to help you get there. A video from the Hispanic Society will show you how to make one with a potato, some paint and a few more household objects.

     You’ll also learn a bit about maps through the centuries and how explorers used them to travel to places they’d never seen.

 

 

    

     Here’s a way to make your next outing with the kids a little different.

     Print out a family scavenger hunt booklet and take a walk through Fort Tryon Park’s historic estate remnants.

     Find, draw, and map natural marvels and constructed treasures while you explore the path network that leads from Billings Lawn to the Palisades Overlook.

     The booklet is provided by the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Fort Tryon Park Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt 2020 Fort Tryon Park.pdf
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     Drawing a building is easy when you break it up into shapes.

     See for yourself with some help from the Center For Architecture, which created an instructional lesson and video on how to draw Manhattan’s oldest house, the Morris-Jumel Mansion. The site of a famous meeting held by George Washington, the Jumel Terrace landmark is said to be haunted.

Draw the Morris-Junel Mansion
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     Need something new for the kids to do?

     The Hispanic Society of America offers several coloring pages, each based on one of the most famous paintings in the museum’s collection. Recognize the Duchess of Alba? Download the pdf below.

      And here’s a recap of the Society’s summer camp for kids.

      For adults, the society has posted several lectures here.

¿Necesita algo nuevo para que hagan los niños?
      La Hispanic Society of America ofrece varias páginas para colorear, cada una basada en una de las pinturas más famosas de la colección del museo. ¿Reconoces a la duquesa de Alba? Descargue el pdf a continuación.
       Para los adultos, la sociedad ha publicado varias conferencias aquí.

Color Your Day with Hispanic Society Kids
hsml-kids-coloringbook-final.pdf
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     Uptown Ink is the magazine that celebrates the best of creativity and storytelling from  Uptown Stories writers by giving them a platform to write what’s next and share it with the world.

     At the end of every semester, Uptown Stories collects students’ work to be published in a printed anthology. For many of our students, this is a transformative experience: being a published author in a real book, for sale at Word Up Community Bookshop and on Amazon. Typically, each anthology contains over 500 pages of short stories, poems, essays, screenplays, manifestos, songs, and other free forms of youth expression.

     Want to be part of it? Find out more here.

 

    

     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.

 

 

     League play begins for Yeshiva’s volleyball team—and on a once-in-four-years day.

     Sarah Lawrence comes to town to take on the Macs in Skyline Conference action.

     Thursday night, February 29, at 7:30 in the Max Stern Gym on the Fort George campus of Yeshiva on Amsterdam Avenue at 185th Street.

 

 

 

     Is your teen interested in the sciences? Maybe she’s thinking about a career in medicine?

     If so, consider the Lang Youth Medical Program at the Columbia Medical Center. It’s a free opportunity to expose high school students to the science of medicine and aims to inspire teens to achieve their college aspirations through hands-on learning and mentorship.

     It’s open only to students in WaHi who attend a Community School District 6 school at meets on seventeen Saturdays through the year and during the entire month of July. Find out more here.

     The deadline for next year’s session is in March.

 

 

     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.

 

 

     Share ideas and enjoy hands-on gallery activities that bring medieval works of art to life in this activity for families.

     Recommended for children ages 3 to 11 years. Note: Space is limited; first come, first served.

     Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult. Saturday afternoon, March 2, at 2 at the Cloisters museum in Fort Tryon Park. Also on March 16 at 1 and on the first Saturday of the month at 2.

 

 

     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 along the George Washington Bridge, loop around Fort Tryon Park, and circle the Met Cloisters at the turnaround point.

     Rising New York Road Runners welcomes your child to participate in the race-day fun with non-competitive short dashes for Stage 1 (ages 2 to 11), an untimed non-competitive 1-mile run for Stage 2 (ages 8 to 18), and a timed and competitive 1-mile race for Stage 3 (ages 12 to 18).

     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.

 

 

     It’s tourney time for men’s college volleyball when the Skyline Conference Tri-Match gets underway with three competitors chellenging each other.

     The Macs host this year, starting with St. John’s University of Long Island, and 11 a.m., and then Manhattanville College at 1 p.m.

     Sunday, March 3, in the Max Stern Gym on Yeshiva’s Fort George campus on Amsterdam Avenue and 185th Street.

 

 

     Craft the world of a novel on a single page — yes, you can do it! Welcome to the place where less is more. We’ll look at the shortest stories from around the world, and explore the limitless possibilities of micro-fiction.

     The workshop from Uptown Stories is open to young authors from 10 to 14 years old.

     $800 or pay what you can. Monday afternoons from 4 to 6 starting March 4 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through May 25.

 

 

     Get ready to run faster and jump higher, one frame at a time.

     Take your stories and transforming them into comics in this Uptown Stories workshop for artists ages 10 to 14.

     You’ll imagine an ordinary day (or the wildest story you can come up with) and use comic-book language, illustration, and frames to share with everyone the next super-adventure.

     You don’t need to be an artist to join us – just bring your best ideas. In the two-hour sessions you’ll learn all the steps to comics illustration and development, including pin-ups, single-frame and multi-frame pages, using pencils, pens, paints, crayons, or other art materials.

     $800 or pay what you can. Monday afternoons at 4:15 starting March 4 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through May 20.

 

 

     Lace up your spikes for indoor track.

     The Middle School Champs meet hosts  athletes from around the region on the world’s fastest indoor track. Only 1/4" pyramid spikes are permitted.

     Admission is $10 for adults; students and children are free. Monday night, March 4, from 5:30 to 8 at the Armory in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue at 168th Street.

 

 

     Are you Team Peeta or Team Gale? Team Conrad or Team Jeremiah?

     Katniss has us almost ripping out pages to find out who she picks, and Belly has us almost ripping out our hair. Whichever team you rep, we can all agree that romantic relationships are at the core of many of our favorite stories.

     In the Romance Unleashed workshop, Uptown Writers will teach you how to woo your readers and leave them wanting more. You’ll explore how love and desire drive plot forward, craft characters with greater depth, and make our love stories epic.

     Whether you want to create outlandish romantic fantasy or real and true love, the skills you learn in this four-part set of classes will add a new dimension to your writing. For ages 12–18.

     $800 or pay what you can. Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 starting March 5 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through May 21.

 

 

     Back from a road trip, the Lions’ women’s lacrosse team returns home.

     Columbia hosts Villanova for the final pre-conference match.

     Tuesday evening, March 5, at 6 at Wein Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

 

     If you can’t wait to turn the page, the writer has succeeded in telling you a great story. What does it take to develop characters, settings, dialogue, and plot elements that have you on the edge of your seat?

     This Uptown Stories workshop answers those questions and more. You’ll break down the parts of fiction writing each week and test out what you’ve learned with some on-the-spot writing.

     You’ll work with your peers, too–giving advice and feedback, while hearing what they have to say about your work. Not only does this workshop make you a better writer, but when you understand the process, it makes you appreciate your favorite writers even more.

     For writers ages 8 through 12.

     $800 or pay what you can. Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 starting March 6 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through May 22.

 

 

     There’s always more to learn, fiction writers! Come build on the skills you’ve already got, and dig deeper into the qualities that give all the best stories that extra pop.

     Whichever genre of fiction you prefer (historical, fantasy, realistic, etc.) is welcome. You’ll focus on the fine details that will take your writing from good to great: natural, character-driven dialogue; proper pacing; inciting incidents; raising the stakes; plot-twists; and, of course, the art of the satisfying ending.

     You’ll also rely on your favorite fiction writers for inspiration, and discover new works worthy of your attention.

     This workshop is for students who are familiar with the basics of fiction writing, and who would like to grow as writers. For ages 12 through 16.

     $800 or pay what you can. Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 7:45 starting March 6 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through May 22.

 

 

     Help your preschooler develop listening, language, and literacy skills every week in a private garden open to everyone.

     Librarians from the Inwood branch of the NYPL, along with volunteers from Literacy in Community, read books and lead songs and dances. The programs are in English and Spanish. Toddlers build connections to the neighborhood as they explore the garden’s goldfish pond and flora.

     Free. Resuming in March, probably on Thursday mornings, at the Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden at the confluence in Broadway, Riverside Drive, and Dyckman Street.

 

 

     For many of us, picture books are what first sparked a lifelong joy for reading and crafting stories.

     From Max’s wild rumpus to Sam-I-am’s obsession with green eggs and ham, these books stay in our hearts long after the last page has been read.

     In this bilingual workshop, you’ll revisit your favorite children’s books through the eyes of a writer and illustrator, getting to the bottom of what makes them so memorable. Then you’ll develop and write our own books, mapping out characters, plot, and narration. You’ll consider pacing, illustrations, and the special details you can add to keep readers coming back.

    You can create a story from scratch, explore a cultural children’s story that has been shared with you, or dive into a timeless fairy tale, transforming it into a fascinating page-turner that’s all your own. For ages 8 to 11.

     $800 or pay what you can. Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6 starting March 7 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through May 23.

 

 

     Tired of being inside? Do you want to be wild and break out of the limitations that are always being set?

     Poetry is the answer.

     Strap on your shoes, grab your pen, and meet at the P.S. 187 school yard to go on a poet’s adventure.

     Poetry is a way of seeing things outside the boxes they are always being put in. You’ll be rejuvenated by the nature of Fort Tryon park and emboldened by our resilient neighborhood. You’ll explore the wilds of language out in the world, allowing a stream of poetry to flow from the river of possibility.

     For ages 8 to 13.

     $800 or pay what you can. Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6 starting March 7 at P.S. 187 Hudson Cliffs in Hudson Heights on Cabrini Boulevard just above 181st Street. Through May 23.

 

 

    Do some digging, then get in some riding with your BMX buds and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America, with the help of the New York City Mountain Bike Association.

     There will be light trail maintenance tasks for all ages in the morning. Every volunteer receives a free 20-minute clinic and, in the afternoon, a guided ride throughout the trails from 12:30 to 3. Even better, bikes and helmets are provided, so you don’t need your own.  

     Uptown is the home of the city's first mountain biking course, 3 miles of trails of varying difficulty and a free-ride trail that includes drops, steeps, and berms. The park also features a dirt jump park and pump track, making it a good place to develop different skills at all levels.

     Updates on trail work posted are no longer posted on the New York chapter’s web site, which it last updated in 2017! Some events are updated on its social feeds.

     Free. Saturday morning, March 9, from 10 to 3 in Fort George at the BMX trailhead in Highbridge Park, on Fort George Avenue, just northwest of the Buczek Ballfield. Monthly on the second Saturday.

 

 

     It’s time for you to be the master of your universe!
     In the Creating Otherworlds workshop from Uptown Stories, you’ll explore worlds of your own creation, inhabited by beings that only you can imagine. You’ll work together—whether you prefer fantasy, science fiction, magical realism or dystopia—to bring your ideas to life.
     With your instructor Shamie Cuthbert, you’ll map out stories rich in symbolism, unleash our hidden storytelling skills, and be each other’s sounding boards along the way.
     If you’ve ever dreamed of another world, this is the workshop to make it happen. For ages 8 to 11.

     $800 or pay what you can. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting March 9 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through June 8.

 

 

     Let your kids explore life in colonial New York at Manhattan’s oldest remaining house, where the Morris-Jumel Mansion offers family-day programming with a fun, hands-on activity for children and their care-givers.

     Today you can honor Black History Month with a Valentine’s Day twist when you create your own Victorian-era Valentines, in  the custom during Eliza Jumel's time while residing in the mansion. You can also enjoy the multi-media presentations of famous black women and couples in history.

     All materials will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks are not required outdoors; masks are optional inside the Museum.

     Free. Saturday afternoon, March 9, from 1 to 3 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi. On the second Saturday of the month.

 

 

     Welcome you to Snobby Poetry, should you be up for the challenge.

     You’ll find a band of self-motivated, uber-supportive misfits who read, write, and share poems. They love words, rhyme (only when used sparely, thank you), observation, and Walt Whitman (obviously).

     Poetry is an illogical measuring device, filled with seemingly impossible comparisons and instructions; that is why we are called to write it. We are the liars who tell the truth.

     If this sounds like you, or if you’ve already taken a class with Jane LeCroy and want more, Snobby Poetry is your workshop. For ages 14 to 16.

     $800 or pay what you can. Saturday afternoons from 1 to 3 starting March 9 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through June 8.

 

 

 

     One-on-one conference play resumes when the Macs host Purchase College in Skyline league play.

     Wednesday night, March 13, at 7:30 at 8:30 in the Max Stern Gym on Yeshiva’s Fort George campus on Amsterdam Avenue and 185th Street.

 

 

 

 

 

     It’s a rare non-conference match this late in the season for an intra-city meet-up.

     The Bears are coming for the Macs when St. Joseph’s University of Brooklyn takes the A Train.

     Friday afternoon, March 15, at 1 in the Max Stern Gym on Yeshiva’s Fort George campus on Amsterdam Avenue and 185th Street.

 

 

 

     Peek at technique and learnthrough handling tools and materialshow medieval manuscripts were illustrated.

     Stop by the Cloisters for hands-on demonstrations and conversations with educators and conservators during demonstrations of illumination that repeat every 30 minutes. For visitors of all ages.

     Admission is free for children under 12 with an adult. Note: Space is limited; first come, first served.

     Free with admission. Sunday afternoon, March 17, from 1 to 4 at the museum in Fort Tryon Park. Monthly on the second Sunday.

 

 

 

     Yeshiva’s men’s volleyball team hosts its final conference match of the regular season when Manhattanvile College makes the trip Uptown.

     Tuesday evening, March 19, at 7:30 in the Max Stern Gym on Yeshiva’s Fort George campus on Amsterdam Avenue and 185th Street.

 

 

 

     Columbia baseball opens the conference season at home.

     Ivy League rival Harvard comes to town for the Crimson’s crack at the Lions. The weekend series starts with a double-header.

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

     Sunday, March 24, at noon. All the games are played in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

     Conference play is under way for the Lions’ women’s lacrosse team as Columbia hosts Brown.

     Saturday afternoon, March 23, at 1 at Wein Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

 

     The Manhattan Jaspers head Uptown to give the Lions a break from conference play. Can’t get away from the office? The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

     Tuesday afternoon, March 26, at 3:30 in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

 

     Conference play for Columbia’s baseball team resumes with a weekend series with Penn.

     The Quakers and the Lions start out with a double-header.

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

     Sunday, March 31, at noon. All games played in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

 

     Ivy League play continues for Columbia’s lacrosse theam this weekend.

     The Princeton Tigers travel to challenge the Lions on their home turf.

     Saturday afternoon, April 6, at 1 at Wein Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

 

 

     The regular season comes to a close for Yeshiva’s men’s volleyball team.

     The Cougars of Medgar Evers College come Uptown to take on the Macs.

     Sunday afternoon, April 7, at 3 in the Max Stern Gym on Yeshiva’s Fort George campus on Amsterdam Avenue and 185th Street.

 

 

     The Polo Grounds weren’t far from Inwood, so imagine you’re there for some afternoon, midweek baseball.

     You’ll get to see the Fordham Rams take on the Columbia Lions.

     Wednesday afternoon, April 10, at 3:30 in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th 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.

 

 

     The end of the season is getting nearer, so each game has extra meaning.

     This weekend, the Elis visit the Lions for a three-game stretch of conference play.

     Saturday, April 13, at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Alumni Day.

     Sunday, April 14, at noon. All games in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

 

     It’s senior day for the Lions’ lacrosse team as they end the season at home against the conference rival from Cambridge.

      The Crimson come to Columbia for the Lions’ final home match this year.

      Saturday afternoon, April 20, at 1 at Wein Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

     Hailing from South Korea, the six boys who make up OnlyOneOf, the latest and greatest K-Pop band to tour the world. And they’re stopping in Washington Heights.

     $77.33 to $173.33 (including fees, surcharges, and commissions). Sunday night, April 21, at 7 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     It’s the end of another colllege baseball season in Uptown.

     The Lions finish with a three-game series against their Ivy rival, the Tigers, in a matchup that includes a double-header and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

      Saturday, May 4, at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

      Sunday, May 5, at noon. All games will be played in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

     The People’s Theatre Project Academy is a rigorous, multi-year theater and social justice leadership program dedicated to the holistic development of immigrant youth and youth of color.

     Now accepting applicants for the new season, the PTP Academy fosters a sense of belonging, a space where participants can come as they are and grow in their social-emotional learning as young artists and leaders.

     All participants receive a full scholarship.

     Free. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 10, online.

 

 

     Lace up your skates for a fun event outdoors when you and your family dance and enjoy an  roller-skating event with music, jumbo games, and much more.

     4 to 5:30 Family skate

     6 to 7 Adult skate

     Free. Friday, May 17, at the Anne Loftus Playground in Fort Tryon Park in Inwood.

 

 

     A joyous culmination of the People’s Theatre Project Academy's year-long journey, the annual We The People performance is a platform for young artists to ignite change through expression. The Uptown cast writes its own narratives drawn from their experiences and social justice.

     Free. Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, at 3:30 and 6:30 at the Pregones Theater in the Bronx at Walton Avenue.
 

 

     Join this year’s Hike the Heights, an annual celebration of Uptown parks.

     You’re invited to explore the area’s natural treasures by combining physical activity, art, and activities on the Giraffe Path, a trail that connects the Cloisters to Central Park through the cliffside parks of northern Manhattan. Shaped like a giraffe, the trail is formed by connecting paths in Fort Tryon Park, Highbridge Park, Jackie Robinson Park, St. Nicholas Park, Morningside Park, and Central Park. The trail can be hiked in sections or for the entire 6 miles and can be accessed year round.

     Probably on Saturday morning, June 1 (it’s National Trails Day), starting in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

    Run down memory lane at Sonic speed! The Sonic Symphony celebrates more than three decades of music from SEGA’s mascot.

     From the classic 8-bit and 16-bit tunes to rock bands and EDM, the concert will take you on a musical journey through the colorful world of Sonic the Hedgehog, performed by a symphony orchestra and rock band.

     $72.36 to $142.56 (including fees and surcharges). Saturday night, June 8, at 8 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     The annual Drums Along the Hudson began in 2002 as a traditional Pow Wow to celebrate Native American heritage and culture, and also to commemorate the Lenape people who first inhabited Inwood Hill Park, or Shorakkopoch (“edge of the water”).

     The twenty-first anniversary event featured Mohawk Elder Tom Porter, the Thunderbird American Indian dancers, Sri Lankan dancers and drummers.
     The event has attracted a growing audience, numbering from 400 in the first year to over 8,000 in pre-Covid years.
     Free. On a Sunday in early June
in Inwood Hill Park at Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

    The Medieval Festival is the most famous event in the Heights, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the neighborhood, but its sponsor, the Washington Heights & Inwood Development Corporation, announced in the spring that it will be canceled. The budget itsn’t big enough.

     The corporation hopes that in 2024, lords, ladies, knights, and commoners will return to bring to life the customs and spirit of the middle ages, transforming a slice of Upper Manhattan into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Visitors are greeted by period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The day concludes with a joust among four knights on horseback.

     The festival brings tens of thousands of people to the neighborhood, so expect crowds and limited parking.

     Free. A Sunday in late September or early October from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

     This Thanksgiving take your kids to the spot where Manhatta became Manhattan, and honor the memory of the Lenape people and the blessings of their land we now call home.

     Shorakkopoch Rock in Inwood Hill Park is said to be the site where Peter Minuit bought the island from the Natives who lived here.

     To find it: 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.

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