Washington Heights Events: May 10–16


     Get out of that pandemic cave and release some tension with an Uptown jam session.

     The musicians of JazzWaHi will ease you back into your groove at a weekly outdoor concert. Take a blanket and a snack for some live, local music.

     Free. Monday afternoons from 4 to 5:15 in Bennett Park, in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue at 183rd Street.




     Get out your easel for a watercolor painting workshop in partnership with Seeds of the League. 

     The artist Sonomi Kobayashi will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.

      Sonomi is from Japan and lives in New York. She is interested in science, nature, and spirituality, and studied sculpture and printmaking at the Art Students League of New York, receiving her painting certificate and Will Barnet Grant for printmaking. She works out of her Bushwick studio.

     Take a mat, blanket, or folding chair to sit on, and take your own watercolors, paper, water, and brushes. Limited supplies will be provided.

     Please register at manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov. The class size is limited to 25 and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Families are welcome.

     Tuesday from noon to 2 at 218th Street and Indian Road at Inwood Hill Park.



     Why do Catholics venerate relics of saints? Is the practice superstitious, Biblical, or something else?

     A new exhibit explores the role sacred relics have played in faith over the centuries. It examines their use in the early church, delves into how the Catholic Church authenticates them today, and presents over twenty first-class relics from the collection of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for veneration.

     Free. Tuesdays through Sundays at the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine in Hudson Heights at 701 Fort Washington Avenue, near Cabrini Circle. Through June 30.



     Mark Shavuot with a rosh chodesh sprout salad as you take part in the Shamayim challenge.

     As you celebrate the holiday, explore vegan — plant-based — cooking with delicious recipes and discuss compassion for animals from a Jewish perspective. The session will also consider plant-based alternatives to avoid food allergies.

     Register here, where you can find your list of ingredients. (Note that the site uses Universal Coordinated Time, which is four hours ahead.) Sponsored by the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood.

    Tuesday night at 7 online. Also on June 11 at 6.





     Soul-soothing music and the chace for a bit of peace.

     Come for an hour of quiet live music in a candlelit space. No words, screens, agendas. Just a change to bring your heart and soul to a quieter place in the city’s shrine to the patron saint of immigrants

     A donation basket for the musicians will be provided.

     Free. Wednesday evening at 6 at the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue at 190th Street.




     Bubbie’s Kitchen is a place where universal Jewish values are shared, holidays are experienced, foods are tasted, and we learn how mitzvot (good deeds) make our world a better place.

     The kitchen is a welcoming place, and there's room for all at Bubbie’s table for children and their families.

     Traditionally, older generations transmit a cultural narrative to younger ones. Children today, however, are less likely to live with, or near, extended relatives. The program replicates a Jewish grandmother’s kitchen where language, recipes, music, stories, and activities can be preserved and passed on to the next generation.

     Register to bake here, where you can also get your ingredients ready from the list of recipes.

     Thursday night at 7 on Zoom. Also on June 10.





     To honor the staff of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center, the city will rename 168th Street between Broadway and Fort Washington as Healthcare Heroes Way.

     Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez helped make the change, which was preceded by the mural along 168th, right, painted last year.

     The ceremony takes place Friday at noon on Broadway and 168th.




     Last year’s Inwood Film Festival was postponed from the winter until the late summer and then canceled. The screenings have gone virtual instead.

     Watch a local filmmaker’s efforts in short film premiering weekly. Each film will also feature a small business that is open and needs your support.

     Free. Friday nights at 7 through Inwood Art Works’ Short Film Fridays page.





     A paper art exhibition of works by Nadema Agard honors the vision of the Lakota Holy Man Black Elk, in memory of J. A. Reynolds (1923–2020).

     In Bruce’s Garden in Inwood, within Isham Garden. Through June 30.






    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.

     The collection of food scraps for composting and used textiles for recycling is on hiatus during the pandemic.
     Saturdays from 8 to 3 on
Isham Street between Seaman Avenue and Cooper Street. Open year-round.



     In a city dotted with foreign consulates and populated with missions to the U.N. comes the most unusual diplomatic posting ever.

     The Parks Department is looking for ambassadors to trash.

     That’s the name they’re giving to volunteers in Inwood Hill Park who will help clean up visitors’ litter. Four-hour shifts will collect discards and detritus over the weekends from the spring through the autumn.

     Sign up to help by getting in touch with Maria Febus at Maria.Febus@parks.nyc.gov.

     Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. You’ll meet at either Seaman Avenue and Isham Street or the Peninsula entrance at 218th Street. Through October 31.



     The Leadlights ensemble presents an outdoor performance for the family to enjoy.

     The concert features world premieres of miniatures by New York City composers, commissioned by Leadlights for string quartet. The pieces were written be J. Mark Stambaugh, Evelyn Petcher, Tareq Abuissa, and R.E., an 8-year-old composer in WaHi, alongside classical favorites.

     Free. Saturday mornng at 11 on the Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park.




     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.

     Before the pandemic, Eliot welcomed aficianados to her Inwood apartment to listen live. Now she streams her performances.

     Free. Sunday afternoons at 3:30 online.



Postponed to May 23

     The reading series Bloom presents a variety of authors and genres.

     Bloom’s literary readings and discussions will get you to shake off your assumptions and think hard about everything.

     The final reading of the season features the poets Elana Bell, Avi Fried, Jennifer Litt, Lola Koundakjian, and the short story writer Sara Alaica.

      Register for the reading here. More information at www.bloomreadings.org.

      Free.  Sunday evening, May 16 May 23, at 5 online. Monthly on the third Sunday (usually), September through May but not December.



     You are standing in inky blackness looking up a long flight of stairs, at the top of which lurks something unbelievably evil. Out of the moving shadows behind you, coming closer to you, is a shadowy figure from which you must escape!

     The UP Theater troupe presents a series of noir-style radio dramas this spring. This week's tale: I Saw Myself Running, featuring mystery and romance to give you some relief from the ordinary.

     Sunday night at 8 online.


Treasures from the Hispanic Society and Museum

     The galleries of the Uptown culture gem is closed not only for the pandemic but also for an all-encompasing renovation. In the meantime, explore highlights of its collection by clicking an image to find out more. Once the museum re-opens, you can visit the art on Audubon Terrace.

Not so quiet, please!

      Among the things WaHi is famous for is the noise. Lots of it!

      But does it seem eerily quiet now? You may not miss the auditory assaults, but the sounds of people mingling and waiters serving are becoming memories.

      Refresh yours with the New York Public Library’s new online album: Missing Sounds of New York. It probably won’t win any Grammys, but each track uses a combination of sounds to create familiar canvases on which mini stories are placed: a glass breaking in a bar, a dance performance on the subway, an overly enthusiastic baseball fan.

      It’s free and it’s available from the library. (No need for a library card!)



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Planning ahead

     Commuters are seeing changes in Fort George over the next year.

     Tthere is no 1 service at 181 Street Station in 2021. The MTA is completely replacing the elevators (they're over 80 years old!) that provide access to the station.

     The work is scheduled to last until December. A variety of shuttles will be available, and there’s the A Train and its new elevators at 181st Street and Fort Washington Avenue.



     The High Bridge—New York City’s oldest standing bridge—is a landmark that connects walkers and cyclists with Manhattan and the Bronx.
     The High Bridge is a path from the neighborhoods of Washington Heights to Highbridge across the river, and is accessible from both boroughs.
     Free. Daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enter from Highbridge Park, in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue in the 170s.



     Only in New York ...

     One day late in most springs, The Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx comes together to claim the neighborhood of Marble Hill which, the group suggests, belongs to the only borough on the mainland on the basis that it was annexed by Bronx Borough President James Lyons in the 1930s.
     Care to fight back? Everyone is welcome, even hecklers.
     Free. Postponed by the pandemic, but typically a Saturday in early May beginning with pre-invasion cocktails at Mr. McGoo’s Pub in Kingsbridge on Broadway; the battle of Marble Hill commences once the tab is settled.



     Take a tour of the Dyckman Farmhouse and connect the past to the present through the farming life experience in colonial New York.
     With the help of Fabiola Cáceres you’ll learn about the lives of the people who helped build Upper Manhattan.
     Register here.
     Tuesday evening, May 18, at 6 online.

     Join Israeli emissary Shani Aslan for a fun and delicious cooking series. She will bring traditional and modern  cuisine into your home as you cook along.

     Register here, where you can also find your list of ingredients. Sponsored by the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood.

    Tuesday night, May 18, at 7 online. On the third Tuesday of the month.



     A festival of monthly outdoor concerts by Leadlights celebrates the resilience of New Yorkers during the Covid-19 pandemic and brings the energy of live music to WaHi streets.

     Play On, Washington Heights, features music by people of color and women, including the highly acclaimed Black composer Jessie Montgomery, Puerto Rican composer Angélica Negron, and one of the earliest classical composers of African descent, Chevalier de Saint-George.

     Free. Wednesday evening, May 19, at 5 at Word Up Community Book Shop in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street. On the third Wednesday of the month through October.



     Visit Manhattan’s oldest house to lean about its storied history.

     The Morris-Jumel Mansion’s executive director, Shiloh Holley, and design historian Erin Eisenbarth discuss the home that Eliza Jumel made at the Mansion from 1810 to 1865. They will focus on select pieces from the museum’s collection which have recently been conserved as a part of the museum’s five-phase reinterpretation plan.

     Free. Wednesday night, May 19, at 7 online.



     The 1 Train, which covers 38 stops across 15 miles in the Bronx and Manhattan, will take you to the best carrot cake in Manhattan and the nation’s oldest public golf course.    

     Hop on a virtual tour of the 1 line from end-to-end to explore incredible local wonders from the comfort of your home — and without ever having to swipe your MetroCard. But you do have to register here.

     $12.57. Thursday evening, May 20, at 5:30 online.


     Released to coincide with this year’s crop, Dandelion features Daniel Gwirtzman’s interpratation of the cycle of the resilient plant. He was fascinated by it last spring when the dance troupe founder was isolated in the woods Upstate at the beginning of the pandemic.

     The film premiers in the Green Space festival in Queens; watch a trailer here.

     Friday, May 21, online.



     Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust and park stewards at a seasonal kick-off volunteer event.

     Help clean out the Broadway berm from winter natural debris and weeds and you’ll connect with the earth. With pandemic-related cuts to the parks’ budget, your help is all the more important.

     The tools are supplied; wear clothes to get dirty in and take water and a snack.

     Saturday morning, May 22, from 9 until 1. Meet in the park at the Broadway and Arden Street entrance. On the second and fourth Saturdays through November.



     Kiese Laymon, Robert Jones Jr., and Brian Broome come together as writers, readers, and literary citizens to explore Black love and performances of Black masculinity—both its manifestations in the body and mind.           

     Laymon’s satirical first novel, Long Division, travels time to depict the journeys of two Black teenagers coming of age under the shadow of history in Mississippi.

     Robert Jones Jr.’s The Prophets breathes life into new dimensions of Black history with a queer love story between men in the antebellum South.

     In his debut memoir, Punch Me Up to the Gods, Brian Broome evokes both the necessity and the toll of self-preservation growing up as a dark-skinned queer boy in America’s heartland.

     In their explorations of queerness, vulnerability, and tenderness, these three artists chart the path to what Laymon has called “Black abundance”—not a destination but a process of becoming, of astounding society’s low expectations for Black men and women with unimpeachable excellence.

     Presented by Word Up Community Book Shop in conjunction with PEN America. Register here.

     $22.85. Satruday afternoon, May 22, at 4 online.



     Trees have a special place in the urban environment. We’re lucky to have Manhattan’s only untouched forest here in Uptown.

     Join the Urban Park Rangers for a hike of Inwood Hill Park in search of different species and learn some ways to identify them during the blooming season. Wear comfortable shoes and take a water bottle.

     Stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

     Free. Sunday afternoon, May 23, at 1. Meet at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.



     Get out for a safe, socially distant and nourishing concert.

     GatherNYC evokes the community and spiritual nourishment of a religious service, but the religion here is music, and all are welcome. Live classical music is performed by New York’s most celebrated artists in sets punctuated by the spoken word and a brief celebration of silence.

     The series moves Uptown from Bleecker Street this spring. Each performance lasts one hour.

     Free. Sunday afternoon, May 23, at 4:30 in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi. Through June 20.



     You are searching frantically through the dark, empty rooms of an apartment. Panic gripping at your heart. Terror at your heels. For the woman you love, who was with you a moment before, has vanished. As if into thin air. You feel trapped in a nightmare from which you cannot escape.

     The UP Theater troupe presents a series of noir-style radio dramas this spring. This week's tale: Finger of Doom, featuring mystery and romance to give you some relief from the ordinary.

     Sunday night, May 23, at 8 online.



     The WaHi-Inwood Task Force On Noise hosts a candidates’ forum so you can find out more before the election.

     Expect to hear from candidates for City Council Districts 7 and 10, Borough President, and Manhattan District Attorney. The event will also feature a question and answer session.

     Earlier this month the task force released a plan of 29 recommendations to help alleviate Uptown noise issues expected for summer 2021 and beyond.

     Register here.

     Free. Monday evening, May 24, at 6:30 online.



     New York City’s iconography is full of beavers. Two tiny beavers adorn the city seal. At the Astor Place station on the 6 line, dozens of beavers can be seen carved into the walls. City College’s mascot is Bennie the Beaver.

     Once common in the city, ther were nearly wiped out until one was spotted in the Bronx River in 2007. Ten years later, one started making a home in Swindler Cove and was soon named Bernie, at right.

     An uncoming virtual talk from Untapped New York, with the author Thomas Hynes, reveals the history of the rise, fall, and ultimate comeback of the New York City beaver.

     Register here.

     $11. Tuesday night, May 25, at 7 online.



     Making History is the virtual benefit for the Hispanic Society and Museum.

     Join from home and explore the history of the neighborhood with historian and author Matthew Spady, discover treasures from the collections with curators and conservators, learn about the museum’s educational programming, and enjoy a sneak peek of the upcoming outdoor exhibition, a collaboration with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Latinx Diaspora: Stories from Upper Manhattan.

     The singer and percussionist David Freyre provides entertainment, and the event features Lin-Manuel Miranda and Luis Miranda, Jr., in conversation with Phillippe de Montebello and Bob Villa.

     $100 (and up). Wednesday evening, May 26, at 6 online.



     Like chocolate? You’re not the first.
     The earliest archeological record of cacao dates back to 3,000 BCE in South America. Learn more about the origins of this sacred food and its use by the elite indigenous people of Mesoamerica, where cacao was an exotic and expensive food, and considered a commodity in the colonial global food trade and food staple in Dutch households like the Dyckman Farmhouse.
     Come ready to make three cacao-based snacks with an unusual secret ingredient —Maca (optional!). The Peruvian root is known to be an adaptogen; it helps with stress and raising energy levels. These easy-and-quick to make energy booster snacks will leave you satisfied and ready to tackle anything thrown at you.
     Free. Friday evening, May 28, at 6 online.

     To raise awareness of narcissistic domestic abuse, Vanessa Reiser is running from Oswego to Lower WaHi—in a wedding dress.

     Her 285-mile route will take 12 days to cover, meaning she’ll be running nearly the same length as a marathon, and doing it every day.

     A therapist by trade, Reiser hopes to raise $200,000 from the run.

     Saturday, May 29, at a time to be announced later in J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue and 174th Street.


     Now in its 16th season, the Scandinavian Music Festival comes alive in three outdoor spring concerts performed by the New York Scandia Symphony and guest artists.

     The artists speak to the audience as they introduce the music, culture, and traditions of Scandinavia.

     This week’s program:

Jean Sibelius “Andante Festivo”

Emmy Lindstrom “Song About Em” (New York Premiere)

Edvard Grieg “String Quartet in G Minor, Opus 27”

Frank Foerster “Three Traditional Finnish Folk Dances”

Friedrich Kuhlau “Quintet in A Major, Opus 1 No. 3”

     Take a blanket and snacks.

     Free. Sunday afternoon, May 30, at 2 on the Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park.



     You are standing on the steps of a church, still dressed for your wedding. And in your arms is your loved one.



     Murdered by men you’ve never seen before. And you know you must not let those killers escape.

     The UP Theater troupe presents a series of noir-style radio dramas this spring. This week's tale: The Bride Wore Black, featuring mystery and romance to give you some relief from the ordinary.

     Tuesday night, June 1, at 8 online.



     Support your health by shopping at a farmers’ market.

     From late spring through the late autumn, the Fort Washington Greenmarket in Lower WaHi offers Mexican herbs, peppers, and greens, honey, cheese, juice pressed from ripe orchard fruit, produce grown in the rich soil of Orange County’s “Black Dirt” region, pastries and fresh bread.

     The collection of food scraps for composting and used textiles for recycling is on hiatus during the pandemic.

     Tuesdays from 8 to 4 on Fort Washington Avenue at 168th Street. Open June 2 through November 24.



     The political campaign is so boring that the traditional candidates in one honest country had to fabricate a dishonest candidate to spice things up.  But who can trust dishonesty to turn things around just in time for elections?

      Honest Amente is performed in Spanish. By Franklin Dominguez, with Jose Miguel Vasquez, Octavio de la Rosa, Antonio A. Mendez and Luis Ariel Acevedo. Directed by Yolanny Rodriguez.

     Register here.

     $8. Saturday night, June 5, at 7 online.



     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 Shorakapok (“edge of the water”).

     Honored this year will be poet laureate Joy Harjo and guest Mohawk Elder Tom Porter. The featured performers include the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers.

     The event features dancers and drummers from around the world, combining Native American heritage, culture and art with the diversity of New York City. Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow and crafts.
     The event has attracted a growing audience, numbering from 400 in the first year to over 8,000 in recent years.
     Free. Sunday, June 6,
from 11 to 6 in Inwood Hill Park at Indian Road and 218th Street.



     Now in its 16th season, the Scandinavian Music Festival comes alive in three outdoor spring concerts performed by the New York Scandia Symphony and guest artists.

     The artists speak to the audience as they introduce the music, culture, and traditions of Scandinavia.

     Take a blanket and snacks.

     Free. Sunday afternoon, June 6, at 2 on the Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park.




     Take in a dramatic TAIKOZA concert live with social distancing.

     Sunday evening, June 6, at 7 in Isham Park. Rain date: June 13.






     The city’s boroughs have some of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the U.S., Manhattan included. But how has one of the most developed tracts of land on Planet Earth managed to preserve so many final resting places?

     From the base of soaring skyscrapers to underground columbariums, join an exploration of Manhattan’s collection of burials and symbolic monuments. This virtual tour, led by the New York Adventure Club, take you on a journey to many burial sites throughout Manhattan, from its most southern tip to its most northern in the neighborhood of Inwood. You’ll discover a notable final resting places including several mayors, victims of the sinking of Titanic, veterans, a president, an art collector who took a former Vice President as a husband, and even someone who is now a Broadway star despite being horizontal since 1804.

     Register here.

     $12.57. Tuesday night, June 8, at 8 online.


     UP Theater Company presents a reading of an excerpt of Lizzie Donahue’s A Barn Play en plein air.

     The play features a cast of farm animals that attempts to write and produce a play of their own to capture the plight of their circumstances.

     A Barn Play was scheduled to open last March, but the pandemic postponed and ultimately canceled the production. It will return with a full production next year. Don’t miss your chance to get a sneak peek.

     A talkback with the artists will follow.

     Free. Friday and Saturday evenings, June 11 and 12, at 5:30 at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street.



     Hector “El Torito” Acosta and Jorge Caledón arrive Uptown to share Bachenato 2020 — delayed a bit by the pandemic. They promise the best of bachata and vallenato in concert.

     $74.10 to $162.18 (includes your mandatory donation to charity). Friday night, June 11, at 8 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.




     Maintain the Russian language within your family and share your memories, family customs and traditions with your children and while also creating new ones with Sohnechniy Krug.

     Mark the end of spring and the beginning of summer with a family picnic.

     Contact Yevgeniya Lopatnyk for more information at ylopatnyk@ywashhts.org.

     Saturday, June 12, at a location to be announced.



     Now in its 16th season, the Scandinavian Music Festival comes alive in three outdoor spring concerts performed by the New York Scandia Symphony and guest artists.

     The artists speak to the audience as they introduce the music, culture, and traditions of Scandinavia.

     Take a blanket and snacks.

     Free. Sunday afternoon, June 13, at 2 on the Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park.



     Manhattan’s oldest surviving house has tales to tell.

     Virtually visit the House Where It Happened and discover the real history of Alexander Hamilton’s and Aaron Burr’s relationship and their connection with the Morris-Jumel Mansion.

     The presentation explores Lin-Manuel Miranda’s visit to the Mansion as artistic inspiration for the musical Hamilton, and uses one of its songs, “My Shot,” as a writing reflection prompt to share hopes for the future.

     Register here.

     Monday afternoon, June 14, at 4 online.



     Located in the center of Roger Morris Park, the Morris-Jumel Mansion is part of the city’s Heritage Rose District and is surrounded by community gardens.

     Mark National Rose Month as the mansion hosts a floral-themed conversation with rosarian and master gardener Stephen Scanniello and photographer Anna Angelidakis, author of Rooted in the Hood: An Intimate Portrait of NYC’s Community Gardens.

     Free. Wednesday night, June 16, at 7 online.



     With the rise of streaming film services, it’s hard to imagine how the movie theater experience can buck Netflix. While watching a movie on your couch is convenient, nothing can replace the experience of being transported to another world through the magic of cinema and grand movie theaters.

     From penny arcades to multiplex era, this virtual tour uncovers the evolution of the movie going experience — and the importance of preserving it for generations to come.

     On the tour you’ll take a look at how early theatrical experiences like nickelodeons led to people falling in love with the movies and  how theaters’ architecture and features were designed to entertain and awe the public. You’ll also get to peek inside some of America's greatest movie palaces built before the Great Depression, and how people of all classes were treated like kings and queens, such as at Lower WaHi’s bejeweled treasure, above left.

     Register here.

     $12.57. Friday evening, June 18, at 5:30 online.


     Vosot the artists of cornerstone STUDIOS for a virtual Open Studios.

     Cornerstone Studios is an independent organization established in 2015 to create affordable studio space for emerging and career visual artists, especially those living in the WaHi and Inwood.

     Drop by, and you may meet a new neighbor.​  

     Free. Sunday night, June 20, from 8 to 9:30 online.




     The mayoral primary election will narrow the field.

     Also looking for your love are candidates for public advocate, comptroller, borough president, and the city council.

     Get out and vote!

     Tuesday, June 22, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.




     A New York farmers’ market offers fresh fruit and vegetables from the Hudson Valley, the Garden State and beyond.

     The Lower WaHi market is open Thursdays on 175th Street between Wadsworth Avenue and Broadway.
     Open June 25 through November 19.




     The Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company announces the launch of its Dance With Us platform. The live events will feature world premieres of Parade, Willow, and Dollhouse, and will include special guests and a dance party.

     Friday through Sunday nights, June 25–27, from 7 to 9.

     Celebrate 86 years of Fort Tryon Park and  honor the late New York City Council Member Stan Michels with live jazz by local impresario Marjorie Eliot, her son Rudel Drears, and their ensemble.

     The event unfolds beneath the majestic elms on the Stan Michels Promenade, alongside the beautiful Heather Garden and overlooking the Hudson River.

     Stan Michels represented Northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years until 2001. He was a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in WaHi, Inwood, and Harlem, including nearly every playground in the district.

     Registration details coming.

     Free. Saturday afternoon, July 31, at 1 in Fort Tryon Park. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled.



     The Higher Ground Festival hold its sixth outdoor exhibition of Uptown performing artists sharing their work with everyone.

     Artists from Upper Manhattan use the festival to build a multi-disciplinary art repertory company in WaHi and Inwood to help  promote their art. 

     Over a long weekend in August on dates and at a location yet to be named.




     An evening of Euro Dance Music Entertainment featuring Thomas Anders & Sandra, both with live bands.

     Featuring The Gentleman Of Music: Thomas Anders accompanied by the Modern Talking Band. Sandra accompanied by her own band to perform her hits from the 80s such as Maria Magdalena, In the Heat of the Night, Everlasting Love.

     $74.50 to $178. Saturday night, August 14, at 7:30 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi.




     Fonseca & Andres Cepeda make an Uptown stop on their Comrades Tour.

     $62.80 to $330.96. Sunday night, August 22, at 7:30 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.    





      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 the same dates 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, August 26, at dawn and dusk.

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



     The Panamanian singer, rapper and songwriter Sech comes to WaHi for an otherworldly show.

     He’s been on the scene since 2018 with his Rich Music World debut single “Little Miss Lonely” and hasn't looked back.

     Tickets may be available here (Ticketmaster’s site is a bit buggy). Friday night, August 27, at 8:30 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.



Into autumn


     Regarded as the most romantic of Spanish singers, Dyango has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. He was born José Gómez Romero and is nicknamed The Voice of Love.

     $53 to $163.83. Saturday night, October 16, at 8 at the United Palace Theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.





     One way or another, the Fourth Annual Washington Heights Jazz Festival shares the enthusiasm of Uptown musicians.

     Sponsored by Jazz WaHi.

     Thursday, November 4, throuh Sunday, November 7, either in Husdon Heights on online.




     A yearly gathering on Thanksgiving will remind you of the Lenape people and the blessings of their land we now call home.

     A short ceremony honors our duty to Mother Earth and our responsibility to the forest, the river, and each other.

     Free. Thanksgiving morning at 9 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.

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New York, NY 10033
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