Events in the Neighborhood, May 20–26

Hudson Heights, Fort George, and Lower WaHi

A collection of events and activities in the neighborhoods Washington Heights, from Audubon Park to Inwood, including Lower WaHi, Fort George, Hudson Heights, and Sherman Creek.

 

Monday

     Each month Uptown writers get together to workshop some prose based on the theme for the gathering.

     Join neighborhood authors who reflect on the theme’s meaning. Each writer will have five minutes to read to you.

     $5. Monday night, usually at 8, at Le Cheile in Hudson Heights just off Lafayette Plaza on 181st Street and Pinehurst Avenue.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

     Join a quilting bee to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.

     Quilting lessons are included, and will be taught by premier African American quilter/fiber artist Ife Felix, whon will honor luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, with a focus on those who lived in the neighborhood surrounding Morris-Jumel Mansion.

     Single class: $25;  students, members, and seniors, $15.
     All 8 weeks: $80; students, members, and seniors, $70.
     There is a one-time materials fee of $10.00 for all participants. Limit of 15 people per class. Please contact
amarnel@morrisjumel.org for further information

     Tuesday evenings through June 25, at 6 until 7:30 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

Wednesday

     New this spring is the city’s effort to get New Yorkers 60 and older outdoors and active in the park.

     Yoga classes are open to participants of all skill levels. All equipment is provided, but you may take your own, of course. For details, including the exact location, call (718) 760-6999

     Monday and Wednesday mornings from 11 to noon in Inwood Hill Park. Through June 12.

 

 

 

     Give a toothy smile to the freshest dentists Uptown. They earn their degrees today from Columbia.

     Wednesday evening at 6 at the Alumni Auditorium at the medical center in Lower WaHi on 168th near Fort Washington Avenue.

 

 

 

Thursday

     New this spring is the city’s effort to get New Yorkers 60 and older outdoors and active in the park.

     Tennis classes are open to participants of all skill levels. All equipment is provided, but you may take your own, of course. For details, including the exact location, call (718) 760-6999

     Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to 11 in Inwood Hill Park. Through June 13.

 

James O. Clark, Sexy, 2017–18; Eduardo Souto de Moura, Sketch for Paula Rego Museum, 2011

 

     Esplore some of the most creative minds in the country when they are honored at the Ceremonial Exhibition of New Work by Members and Recipients of Awards from the American Academcy of Arts and Letters.

     The show features paintings, works on paper, photographs, video, and sketchbooks; architectural models and renderings; and original manuscripts around the United States, plus a Brazillian photographer.

     Free. Thursday through Sunday afternoons through June 16 from 1 to 4 at the Academy’s galleries on Audubon Terrace at Broadway and 155th Street.

 

 

    Slavery is a chilling chapter in the nation’s history, and it happened here in Uptown too.

 

     The artist Peter Hoffmeister explored the subject through investigations with curators, researchers and historians while spending a year as an artist in residence at a Manhattan farmhouse.

     His exhibition explores the themes and results of slavery in Upper Manhattan.

     Opening Thursday night at 6:30 at the Dyckman Family Farmhouse in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street. Through March 31.

 

 

Friday

     The master percussionist Joaquín Pozo, a native of Havana, brings 35 years of experience and profound versatility to this live jazz performances.

     An innovator in Latin styles from rumba to jazz, he leads a five-piece ensemble on journeys through afro-cuban rhythms.

     Free. Friday evening at 6:30 in J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue at 175th Street.

 

 

 

    Over many decades, the New Yorker cartoonist Feggo has taken the viewer on an unexpected tour of the metropolis from the vantage point of subjects like George Washington, Freda Kahlo, and Mesoamerican gods.

     The interaction between the historical subjects and contemporary New York proves amusing and ironic. Washington, who during his tenure in New York during the American Revolution encamped at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, attempts to rationalize 21st-century New York experiences, whereas Kahlo snaps selfies while engaging in general tourist activities, and a Toltec god takes a break from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and suns himself in Central Park.

     Over 30 images are part of this special exhibit.

     $10–$15. Friday night from 7 to 9 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion on Jumel Terrace. The exhibit runs for an unspecified time. Receptions held on Friday nights through June 17.

 

 

Saturday

   

     The dark ages weren’t dark all the time. How did people enjoy themselves?

     Find out in a special tour of medieval pastimes, guided by Michael B. Norris, an art historian and lecturer.

     Free with museum admission. Saturday at noon and 2 at the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

 

     With its historic and storied past, Manhattan’s oldest house is said to be haunted by one of its namesakes. Care to find out if it’s true?

     Learn the basics of ghost hunting from Vincent Carbone, a member of the Atlantic Paranormal Society, while possibly communicating with some of the house’s former residents. After an introduction to the investigative method, guests will have the run of the house in a setting described as casual and safe.

     Refreshments will be served.

     $35; members and students, $30. Saturday night at 8 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

 

     The Mexican-American singer Marisela Dama De Hierro performs for the Uptown crowd.

     $53 to $153. Saturday night at 7 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

     Need volunteer hours for school or work? Want to help out in your neighborhood? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you!

     Help prep the park by assisting the Friends Committee and NYC Parks staff by painting, weeding, and more. Register here.

     Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided. Heavy rain cancels the event.

     Free. Sunday morning at 10 in Fort Tryon Park; enter from Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights.

 

 

 

     Pianist Andrea Lam performs Bach, Schumann and Stravinsky. 

     Includes a cash bar and a post-concert reception to meet the performer and mingle with friends and neighbors.

     Suggested donation: $15; seniors & students $12; under 8 free. Sunday evening at 5 in The Loung of Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights across from Bennett Park on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

 

 

Continuing in the neighborhood

     The designs of a local artist, Judith Raices, have been seen on clothing, bed sheets, drapery, area rugs, paper goods, cosmetic packing and dinnerware — that’s her Renaissance collection in the photo.

     Judith Raices is a founding member of the Graphic Artist’s Guild Textile Disciple and teaches how using a signed contract for an artist’s work is vital.

     Free. At the Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue at 185th Street. Through June 28.

 

 

     The High Bridge—New York City’s oldest standing bridge—is a landmark that connects walkers and cyclists from Manhattan and the Bronx.
     The High Bridge is a path from the neighborhoods of Washington Heights to Highbridge in the Bronx, 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.

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

     A New York farmers’ market is open Thursdays on 175th Street between Wadsworth Avenue and  Broadway.

 

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

 

     From late spring through the late autumn, a 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. You can also take your food scraps for composting and used textiles for recycling.

     You can also take your food scraps for composting and used textiles for recycling.

     Saturdays in the spring and summer on Fort Washington Avenue at 168th Street. On hiatus until spring.

 

 

Planning ahead

     The view from the GWB may not be so dramatic as it was in 1937, above, but it’s always spectacular.

     Strap on your hiking shoes and join the Shorewalkers as they make their way from the Battery to Fort Lee at 3 mph. The group will walk at a brisk pace with numerous brief stops at sites and restrooms along the way, including the Irish Hunger Memorial, the High Line, Grant’s Tomb, and the Little Red Lighthouse before crossing the GWB. Destination: Starbucks in Fort Lee.

     It’s a one-way hike with a jitney to take you back to Manhattan and a convenient train station.

     Take your lunch. Hike should end around 5 p.m. Heavy rain may modify the route.

     Contact L Irv Reich at richiam@aol.com and (917) 913-2742 for questions or concerns. Advance registration is desired but not required. No email on the day of the hike.

     Free. Meet on Monday morning, May 27, at 9:30 at the Staten Island Ferry terminal. If it’s your first Shorewalkers hike, arrive early to fill out paperwork. The trek starts promptly at 9:45.

 

 

     It’s here: your chance to explore the world of the arts in your neighborhood at the seventeeenth annual Uptown Arts Stroll.

     Exhibits, events, and gallery shows from Audubon Terrace to Inwood offer painting, scultpture, performance, spoken word, music and more.

     June 5 Social media for artists at 6 p.m. at The Edge (fully booked)

     June 8 Open studios in Fort George, Hudson Heights, and Inwood

     June 15 Open studios in Audubon Park, Lower WaHi, and Sugar Hill

     June 21 Strollstice: art and music on the longest day of the year

     June 27 Closing ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Harlem School for the Arts in Sugar Hill on St. Nicholas Avenue at 141st Street.

     Free. Opening ceremony on Tuesday evening, May 28, at 6 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Start your day out right: enjoy sunrise Tai Chi classes with certified Tai Chi instructor Robert Martinez on Linden Terrace.
     These classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Register here.

     Heavy rain cancels the event.

     Free. Wednesday morning, May 29, at 6:30 on the Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park. Through September 11.

 

 

     Practice yoga at dusk with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while overlooking the Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun.

     Arrive early. Bring a towel or yoga mat and water. Register here.
     Keep in mind that the outdoor lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain, wet ground, or an air quality advisory cancels the event.

     Free. Wednesday evening, May 29, from 6:45 to 8 on Abby’s Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Through September 11.

 

 

     Explore New York’s original night life: spend the night outdoors with your family!

     You have two opportunities in June to team up with the Urban Park Rangers, who will lead you on an overnight camping trip in Inwood Hill Park. It’s a popular activity, so you have to enter a lottery and hope to be selected. The events are free.

     Wednesday, May 29: lottery opens for camping on Friday night, June 7.

     Wednesday, June 12: lottery opens for camping on Saturday night, June 22.

 

 

      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.

     Fort George Henge (and Manhattanhenge): Thursday, May 30, at dawn and dusk.

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

 

 

     In the buildup to the 35th anniversary of the Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden in September, the gardeners and their friends are holding a monthly potluck dinner.

     You are welcome to join. Take any dish, savory or dessert, or a beverage to share with about five people. At the feast you can get to know your fellow RING friends.

     Cost: one dish for five. Thursday night, May 30, at 6 at the garden in Inwood at the intersection of Dyckman Street and Riverside Drive. Also on June 27 and July 25.

 

 

 

     Anthony “Romeo” Santos, formerly of Aventura, brings his bachata sound Uptown.

     Tickets available soon. Friday night, May 31, at 8 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street. Also on June 8.

 

 

 

 

     Looking for something special? You never know what you’ll find at the Castle Village Sidewalk Sale, on the lawns between the buildings.

     Unique items, one-of-a-kind collectibles, kids’ stuff, books, housewares, jewelry–and plenty more. Just be sure to get there early!  

     Saturday, June 1, from 10 to 5 between 120 and 200 Cabrini Boulevard in Hudson Heights.

 

 

     The swimmers of New York Open Water get wet in the rivers around the island. Care to take a dip?

     This summer, the group offers four chances to swim under the 20 bridges of Manhattan. You’ll get to circumnavigate the island on a 28.5-mile swim.

     Each event will have up to 15 swimmers and is scheduled on a Saturday with Sunday reserved as a rain date. Swimmers and their support teams will need to make themselves available on both days.

     Sign up here.

     Saturday, June 1, at a time determined by tides and currents, starting in Fort Washington Park under the GWB. Also on July 13, August 17 and 31.

 

 

     Are you ready for your close-up?

     Then this isn’t for you. But if you’d like to be in the background of the filmed version of In The Heights, the Grant Wilfley casting agency is looking for you.

     Latinos and African Americans in their 20s and 30s who are into baseball, soccer, salsa dancing, or Latinos of any ago who can play the role of neighbor are welcome to apply. The film will be shot in WaHi starting later this month, through September.

     Saturday from 11 to 3 across from St. Elizabeth Church in Fort George at 269 Wadsworth Avenue (at 187th Street).

 

 

     Rarely heard live, Praetorius's dances from Terpsichore, named for the Greek muse of the dance, display uncommon composition.

      In this landmark program, Sonnambula brings together the nation’s leading interpreters of Renaissance repertoire for an evening of unforgettable phantasmagoric splendor.

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

 

 

     Since ancient times, indigenous cultures have understood the importance of living in balance and harmony with the earth and cosmos.

     Enter an energetic alignment with the highest vibrations of the universe and create positive change in your life and the world at large. In this monthly Shamanic circle, you will journey to alternate esoteric realms through drumming, rattling.

     Take a rattle or drum. Or both.

     $20. Saturday night, June 1, at 8 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street. Also on June 23 at 3:30, and September 7 at 8.

 

 

     The Scandia Symphony returns to the Heights for its annual summer concerts al fresco.

      For the openinig week, the orchestra will be joined by flutist Lisa Hansen for a performance of the Quintet in A Major by Friedrich Kuhlau. Other composers featured on this program are Lars-Erik Larsson, Jean Sibelius, Edward Grieg and Frank Foerster.

     Free. Saturday afternoon, June 2, at 2 on the Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park; enter from Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights. Continuing on Sundays through June 15.

 

 

     This Open Heart Conversation focuses on discovering how the intersection of sexuality and spirituality has given rise to shared spiritual experiences.

     The host, the Rev. Dr. José Roman, will be joined by the Rev. Todd Humphrey in a conversation with other openly queer spiritual leaders including Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie,  the Rev. Alex Reegan, and Bishop Allyson Nelson Abrams. Together they will examine their faith traditions and share opinions about how being queer affects religious identity and how religion affects queer identity.

     $10. Sunday afternoon, June 2, at 3 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     A virtual United Nations of women, the members of Cocomama hail from five countries on four continents. Playing their unique style of World Latin music, powerful yet elegant, Cocomama creates a sound that is all at once fierce and beautiful.

     Free. Sunday evening, June 2, at 5 in Roger Morris Park in Lower WaHi at the end of Jumel Terrace.

 

 

 

     One of Broadway's most beloved tales, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. The film was made in 1933, before the Code, and feature eye-popping dance numbers.

     The musical will be screened under the stars so take a blanket and snacks. Pre-show musical performance by Don Slatoff Jazz Trio at 7:30.

     Free. Monday night, June 3, at dusk on the Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park; enter from Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

     The annual meeting of shareholders of 447 Ft. Washington Owners’ Corporation is the time to review financials and elect the next members of the corporate body. If you can’t be there, be sure to turn in your proxy so your vote counts.

     Interested in serving on the board? Ask any current director for details of the job, and email John at Argo to get your name on the ballot.

     Tuesday night, June 4, at 7 in the lobby.

 

     Re-Do is an extended re-do of the solo Doodling, challenging the dancer who’s been with Hudson Heights’ own Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company the longest in the process.

      In the irreverent spirit of this 25th anniversary season, Gwirtzman takes a scissors to the solo he has performed numerous times over the past three years, interrupting the dance, extending sections, reanimating and reimagining the solo.

     $12 with idNYC. Tuesday night, June 4, at 7:30 at Dixon Place on the Bowery at 161A Chrystie Street.

 

 

    Submerge yourself in the American Revolution in a fun and alternative way.

     In a Colonial tavern roleplaying game, participants will be given characters and backstories relevant to the period but the possibilities for adventure are endless.

     Seating is limited, so registration is required.

     $5. Thursday night, June 6, at 8 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     Enjoy the sounds and songs of the 70’s and 80’s while getting fit.

     Disco lives on, if only for a dance party.

     There will even be a 70’s dance contest for the person with the best old-school moves.

     In case of rain, the event will be held indoors.

     Free. Friday evening, June 7, from 5:30 to 7 at J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue at 175th Street.

 

 

 

     It’s not a dip for beginners.

     New York Open Water hosts a 120-mile swim—over a week—from the peaceful Catskills to the dramatic Narrows at the throat of the New York Harbor.

     For one week, each day’s marathon swim begins with the ebb tide at one bridge and ends at the next, covering distances ranging from 13.2 miles to 19.8 miles. Swimmers can participate as solos or relays  in one to all of the seven stages.

     The swim strings together several bridges: the Rip Van Winkle, Kingston-Rhinecliff, Mid-Hudson, Newburgh-Beacon, Bear Mountain, Tappan Zee, George Washington, and Verrazano Narrows.

     Up for it? Sign up here.

     Saturday, June 8, through Sunday, June 15, on the Hudson River.

 

 

     The Scandia Symphony returns to the Heights for its annual summer concerts al fresco.

     This week’s theme: Fit As a Troll.

     Music from Scandinavian composers is the highlight of the series, with other regions also represented over three afternoons. The June 15 performance features Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, Papa is Always Right.

     Free. Saturday afternoon, June 8, at 2 on the Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park; enter from Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights. Also on June 15.

 

 

          Support Uptown history at a fundraising event benefiting The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum when the authors of Lost Inwood, Cole Thompson and Don Rice, woll be on hand at a release party for the neighorhood history book.

     The volume brings together a collection of historic photos (many contributed by longtime neighborhood residents) and tells the ten-thousand-year story of our North Manhattan neighborhood. It’s jam-packed with rare photos and amazing facts. If you’re there you’ll get to see photos of Inwood you haven’t seen before.
     $60 and up. Saturday evening, June 8, from 5 to 7:30 at the Dyckman Family Farmhouse in Inwood on Broadway at 213th Street
.
 
 

     You’ve heard about it but you can’t quite imagine how this architectural confection came to be in WaHi.

     So here’s your chance to explore this stunning 3,400-seat theater, its mezzanine, grand foyer, balcony, exterior and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to go up on stage.
     Reservation is required
here.

     The history of United Palace, Manhattan’s fourth-largest theater and now a landmarked building, began in 1930, when it was then one of five Loew’s “Wonder Theatres” across the boroughs and New Jersey. Designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb (Cort Theatre, the former Ziegfeld Theatre) 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.

     Free. Sunday morning, June 9, at 10 at the theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street. On the second Sunday of the month.

 

 

 

     The award-winning singer, educator, and Hudson Heights resident Lousie Rogers will be accompanied by pianist Mark Kross as they perform light jazz including their new release of Jazz Interpretations of Art Songs, Faure at Play.  

     Refreshments and drinks are included.

     $8. Sunday evening, June 9, at 5 in The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

 

 

 

     Frow landscapes, not landfills!

     Join the Urban Park Rangers for an overview of composting in an urban setting. You will cover what compost is, how you can compost, and ways you can get involved with community composting in your neighborhood.

     Registration is required for this program. To register, visit the Urban Park Rangers Registration Page  starting Wednesday, June 5.

     Free. Saturday morning, June 15, at 11 at the Payson Center in Inwood Hill Park near the corner of Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street.

 

 

Postponed until October

    The Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra’s season concludes with Robert Schumann’s 2nd Symphony, Angélica Negron’s “What Keeps Me Awake,” and a new violin concerto by Chris Whittaker.

     Followed by a post-concert reception for friends of the orchestra.

     Saturday afternoon, June 15, at 3 at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Hudson Heights on 181st Street at Col. Robt. McGaw Place.

 

 

     Come discover the world that Taikoza creates through sounds and sights. Experience the thunderous sounds like never before. 

     Taikoza is a unique Taiko group that features taiko drums, shakuhachi and  fue  in a mind-blowing performances. Taikoza will make you rediscover Taiko and bring you a raw energy that will energize your senses.

     Free. Saturday evening, June 15, at 6 in Isham Park; enter from Park Terrace East.

 

 

    

     Tour the Hessian Hut, a shelter for soldiers during the Revolutionary War. It’s preserved at the only remaining farm in Manhattan.

     Sunday, June 16, at noon at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street.

 

 

 

 

     Angela Lee, cellist, with pianist Evelyne Luest in a program including Beethoven, Prokofiev and Janáček.

      The performance includes a cash bar and a post-concert reception to meet the performer and mingle with friends and neighbors.

     Suggested donation: $15; seniors & students $12; under 8 free. Sunday evening, June 16, at 5 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights across from Bennett Park on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

 

     An evening of world music at its best by Alabina, the legendary French group performing mix of world music: Middle Eastern, Arabic, French, Hebrew, and Spanish Gypsy.

     The concert features Ishtar and the hits  Alabina, Baila Maria, Habibi Ya Nour El Ein, Lolai, Yalla, Apprivoise-moi, Eshebo, and Linda.

     $60 to $160. Sunday night, June 16, at 8 at the United Palace Theatre in Loer WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Go beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

     Won’t You Be My Neighbor? tells the story of how The Rev. Fred Rogers pioneered children’s television and made friends with millions of little viewers.

     The film will be screened under the stars, so take a blanket and snacks. Pre-show puppet show of Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar by WonderSpark Puppets at 7:30.

     Free. Monday night, June 17, at dusk on the Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park; enter from Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

 

     In weather like this, holding class outside just seems right.

     This month’s open air history lesson looks at the bridges of Inwood.

     Thursday evening, June 20, at 6:30 at the Dyckman Family Farmhouse in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street.

 

 

Into summer

     It’s music month, it’s the Uptown Arts Stroll, and it’s the longest day of the year.

     So get out your dance shoes and get out for an evening of Latin dancing.

     You’ll get to learn Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Cha-Cha-Cha on this special night focused on the rhythms of Latin America. 

     In case of rain, the event will be held indoors.

     Free. Friday evening, June 21, from 5:30 to 7 at J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue at 175th Street.

 

 

     Take in creative performances al fresco at Uptown’s private garden.

     You can also shop for original artwork at Art in the Garden, the annual show in Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden.

     To have your artwork featured, contact Alice at alice.hunsberger@gmail.com, and to perform as a musician or dancer. contact Arthur Sherry at asherry@aol.com.

      Free. Saturday, June 22; the time hasn’t been announced yet. At the RING garden in Inwood at the corner of Dyckman Street and Riverside Drive.

 

 

 

     All experience levels are welcome for outdoor yoga with Dierdre. Take a yoga mat or blanket.

     Pay as you wish. Saturday morning, June 22, at 10 on the lawn of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street.

 

 

 

 

      Camilo Sesto, the Spanish songwriter, music producer and composer of romantic pop and rock ballads in the Latino genre, performs in Upper Manhattan.

     $79–229. Saturday night, June 22, at 8 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

 

 

     Hike to one of the best views in Upper Manhattan when the Urban Park Rangers lead you on a vigorous climb up one of the area’s steepest hills.

     It’s part of the Rangers’ fortieth-anniversary celebration: Over the Hill will put you and your feet in direct contact with the challenging terrain our neighborhood is built in.

     Wear comfortable and rugged shoes, and take water and a snack.

     Free. Sunday morning, June 23, at 10 in Fort Tryon Park; meet at the Anne Loftus Playground in Inwood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

     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”).

     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 23, from 11 to 6 in Inwood Hill Park at Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

     Rosario, an undocumented Mexican immigrant works in the U.S. with the hope of giving her son, Carlitos, a better life, while leaving him under the care of his grandmother.

     La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon) is in Spanish with English subtitles.

     The film will be screened outdoors, so take a blanket and some snacks. Pre-show musical performance by Frida’s Revenge at 7:30.

     Free. Monday night, June 24, at dusk on the Gaelic Field in Inwood; enter from Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

     Celebrate the nation’s freedom a little early at the house where George Washington spent the night.

     You can mark the occasion by sampling a selection of red and white wines and world class blues artists, Vince Ector Blues Trio featuring Michael Hill.

     The concert is free. $30 for wine and hors d’oeuvres. Thursday night, June 27, at 7 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     The highest achievement in Old English, Beowulf is the tale of warriors battling a fearsome beast.

     This performative rock-noir reimagining of the famous epic explores the intricacies of mankind's relationship with power and violence. Staged in the Fuentidueña Chapel, it is a classic story of glory and ruin—as told through triumphant pop anthems, heart-wrenching lullabies, heroes, and monsters.

     Written and performed by Kate Douglas and Shayfer James. Directed by Kevin Newbury, with choreography by Troy Ogilvie.

     $25; children ages 6–16, all of $1. Friday night, June 28, at 7 at the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

    Free your mind with The Matrix and celebrate the film’s twentieth anniversary. On the huge, 50-feet screen you’ll experience the mind-blowing visual effects that changed cinema as we know it, complete with surround sound.

     In the story, Neo is a software engineer and hacker who is singled out by mysterious figures who want to introduce him to the secret of the matrix, where the world is not quite what it seems and a sinister conspiracy is at work.

      Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss, and directed by the Wachowski brothers.

     Arrive early for a pre-show panel discussion.

     $15; students, children 12 and under, and seniors, $8. Sunday afternoon, June 30, with the discussion at 4:30 and the film at 5 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Settle down under the stars for an evening of short films from the Inwood Film Festival’s 2016–19 series.

     The screening will feature English and Spanish films and will run about an hour. Take a blanket and a snack. A pre-show south Indian dance performance of Bharatanatyam starts at 7:30.

     Free. Monday night, July 1, at dusk on the Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park; enter from Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

     Join the pianist and composer Chris Whittaker for a summer evening of re-imagined jazz standards and new tunes, fresh off the page.

     Whitaker, the director and a co-founder of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra and music at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, is joined by two of the city's gifted and rising jazz musicians -- bassist Sam Weber and drummer Jay Sawyer.

     Free. Sunday evening, July 7, at 5 in Roger Morris Park in Lower WaHi at the end of Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     When life gives you trash, make music.

     The documentary Landfillharmonic tells the story of Paraguayan music teacher Favio Chavez and his Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a children's ensemble in Paraguay which performs with materials recycled from a trash landfill near Asunción.

     In Spanish with English subtitles.

     The film will be screened outdoors, so take a blanket and a snack. Pre-show dance class and performance by Rumbamena Dance Company at 6:30.

     Free. Monday night, July 8, at dusk on the Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park; enter at Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

     When a mother of four imaginative children finds solace upon meeting a younger woman, the two  become friends. When the mothers’s health declines, the bond between the younger woman and each member of the family is tested.

    Los Insólitos Peces Gatos (The Amazing Catfish) is a 2013 Spanish-French production, presented al fresco in Spanish with English subtitles. Rated PG-13.

     Free. Wednesday night, July 10, at 8:30 in J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue at 176th Street.

 

 

     Based on the New York newsboy strike of 1899, the “newsies” band together to protest a pay cut by their bosses, organizing a union to protect their rights and ensure fair wages.

     Newsies (1992) features music by Alan Menken and stars Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, and Ann-Margret in Disney’s first live-action musical.

     Take a blanket and a snack for this outdoor screening.

     Free. Friday night, July 12, at 8:30 in Roger Morris Park in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     It will seem to be the gauziest of fantasies: A man becomes a senator and then stands up for his principles. 

     Jimmy Stewart takes the lead in Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, from 1939.

     Ticket prices will be announced this summer. Sunday evening, July 14, at 5 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

   In a dystopian near-future, a group of dogs helps a young boy searching for his own dog after the whole species is banished to an island after a canine-flu outbreak in Japan.

     Isle of Dogs will be screened outdoors with Spanish subtitles; the film, directed by Wes Anderson, is in English and stars Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Greta Gerwig, and many more.

    Take a blanket and a snack. Pre-show music performance by Taikoza at 7:30.

     Free. Monday night, July 15, at dusk on the Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park; enter from Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

     When native New Yorker Rachel Chu travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family, this romantic comedy centers on a new twist on a culture clash.

     Crazy Rich Asians will be screened outdoors with subtitles in Spanish.

     Take a blanket and a snack. Pre-show musical performance by members of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra at 7:15.

     Free. Monday night, July 22, at dusk on the Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park; enter from Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

     The eleventh annual jazz concert in memory of Council Member Stan Michels features local impresario Marjorie Eliot and her ensemble underneath the majestic elms of Fort Tryon Park, alongside the beautiful Heather Garden and overlooking the Hudson River.

     In the event of rain, this event will be held at the Cornerstone Center at 178 Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

     Free. Saturday afternoon, July 27, from 12:30 to 4:30 on the Stan Michels Promenade in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

     The Mexican gospel singer Jesús Adrian Romero now lives in the U.S. Southwest, but he’s making a trip to the northeast to perform Uptown from his new album.

     $75 to $165. Saturday night, July 27, at 8:30 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

 

     Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen’s Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success for a trio of black female soul singers who cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960’s.

     Dreamgirls (2006) stars Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Beyoncé Knowles, and Eddie Murphy.

     Take a blanket and a snack for this outdoor screening.

     Free. Friday night, August 2, at 8 in Roger Morris Park in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     The quartet Sterling Strings has played at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, the Tonight show, on Broadway and around the world.

     Now they're bringing their talents Uptown.

     Free. Sunday evening, August 4, at 5 in Roger Morris Park in Lower WaHi on the edge of Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     Two sisters decide to start a women’s baseball team, in a story that borrows from the real-life All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League.

     A Leauge of Their Own stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, Téa Leoni, Jon Lovitz and many more. Rated PG.

     Screened under the open sky. Take a blanket and a snack. Free workout by Hanuman Health Club at 6. Pre-show music performance by Double Entendre Music Ensemble at 7.

     Free. Monday night, August 5, at dusk on the Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park.

 

 

     Roxy Music creator Bryan Ferry brings his show Uptown.

     $90 and up. Friday night, August 9, at 7 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Based on Marvel Comics’ character Miles Morales, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse follows him as he crosses paths with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. Rated PG.

     Take a blanket and a snack. Pre-show performance of Comic Book: Live! by Jenny Hann and Christina Stone at 7.

     Free. Monday night, August 12, at dusk on Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park.

 

 

     The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future when an alien race hits the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

     Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Rated PG-13.

     $15; children, students and seniors, $8. Sunday afternoon, August 18, at 5 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue at 175th Street.

 

 

    Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in an  original musical filled with showstopping performances.

     Inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

     Take a blanket and a snack for this outdoor screening.

     Free. Friday night, August 23, at 8 in Roger Morris Park in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     The authentic sounds of Banda El Recodo & El Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán make their way Uptown.

     The Banda El Recodo was originally formed in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México, in 1938, while the Carlos Martínez-led Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán was originally conceived in 1897 by Gaspar Vargas.

     $59. Sunday night, September 1, at 7 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Come swim the mighty Hudson! 

     The Spuyten Duyvil 10K is hosted by New York Open Water. It starts at Yonkers and finishes in Inwood, with the current assisting the intrepid souls  through tumultuous and storied Spuyten Duyvil, where the Harlem River meets the Hudson.

     The route, which actually covers 6.5 miles despite the name, offers scenic views of Yonkers, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyval Bridge, and the George Washington Bridge.

     Sign up here. If you’re a land lubber, you can watch the finish in Uptown.

     A Sunday in September, with the course’s end at La Marina in Inwood where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson.

 

 

     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 evening includes wine and light fare. Pleasant as a tea party, but with booze and cutting-edge writing. More information at www.bloomreadings.org.

    May’s reading features Sarah Stern, Michelle Whittaker, Sam Turner, and Craig Kite, with piano music from Guy Strobel. After this reading the series goes on hiatus until autumn.

    $7 suggested donation includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. Sunday evening, September 15, at 5 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens, in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street. Monthly on the third Sunday, September through May.

 

 

 

     Silvestre Dangond comes from Colombia to perform his concert for fans Uptown.

      Ticket prices announced soon. Friday night, September 20, at 9 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

 

     The Christian band Grupo Barak performs from its new album at its WaHi tour date.

     Tickets prices will be posted here. Saturday night, September 21, at 7:30 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

 

     Deepak Chopra, the author, public speaker, and alternative medicine advocate, is a prominent figure in the New Age movement. He will sign books at an event whose details arer still under wraps.

     Wednesday, October 2, at a time to be announced later at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

    The Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra’s presents Robert Schumann’s 2nd Symphony, Angélica Negron’s “What Keeps Me Awake,” and a new violin concerto by Chris Whittaker.

     Followed by a post-concert reception for friends of the orchestra.

     Rescheduled from June for a weekend afternoon in October; the date has not yet been set. At the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Hudson Heights on 181st Street at Col. Robt. McGaw Place.

 

 

     Co-op owners whose apartments are their primary homes are eligible to receive a tax rebate, just as owners of real estate receive. Once you have applied for this annual benefit, called the STAR Rebate, you do not need to apply again, but you have to do it yourself—your co-op cannot do it for you.

     The application is due on February 15. More details are here.

 

 

     Music is the theme of the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K.
     The route is Fort Washington Avenue from Lower WaHi to the Cloisters and back, so prepare for a busy street. In 2015 more than 6,000 runners finished the 3.2-mile race. It’s one that qualifies for entry in the New York City Marathon, in November.
     Fee varies by age and classification. Usually the first Sunday morning in March, starting at J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi.

 

 

     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. A Saturday in early May beginning with
pre-invasion cocktails; the battle of Marble Hill commences once the tab is settled.

 

 

     After a hiatus of a couple of years, the Inwood Shakespeare Festival is plotting its return with Anton Chekhov’s  The Cherry Orchard for its 19th season.
     Chekhov’s final comedic dramatic masterpiece is a bittersweet study of Russia’s elite as it adjusts to rapid social changes at the turn of the 20th century.
     Oh, and what about Shakespeare? Romeo & Juliet is one of the considerations. 
     In the meantime, if you’d like to help support the festival, send a donation to its organizer, the Moose Hall Theatre Company, at
     25 Indian Road, Studio LA
     NYC 10034-1016
     Free. June 2020 in Inwood Hill Park.

 

 

Contact Us Today

Board of Directors

447 Ft. Washington Owners’ Corp.
447 Ft. Washington Ave, Apt. 68
New York, NY 10033
(212) 896-8600
board@thepinehurst.org

Print Print | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page
The Pinehurst © 447 Ft. Washington Owners’ Corporation • NYC 10033 Co-Operative Apartments • Hudson Heights • 447 Ft. Washington Avenue