Events in the Neighborhood, February 17–23

Hudson Heights, Inwood and Lower WaHi

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

     Looking for something to do with children? Click here or on the Kids’ Events box on the left!

 

Monday

     The Inwood Film Festival announces the winning entries at a reception open to all. The winning films were submitted by Uptown residents earlier this year.

     The festival opens on March 13 and runs through the 15th.

     Free. Monday night at 7 at the Indian Road Café in Inwood on 218th Street.

 

 

Tuesday

     To celebrate the participation of the Hispanic Society of American in the exhibition “Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light” at the National Gallery in London and at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, the Society is reopening the Joaquín Sorolla Vision of Spain Gallery for a limited time.

     The gallery houses the monumental series of 14 paintings known as Vision of Spain by the Valencian master Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, the preeminent artist in Spain at the turn of the 20th century.

     Nearly 12 feet tall and 200 feet in combined length, the canvases that comprise Vision of Spain were painted by Sorolla at various locations in Spain between 1912 and 1919.

     Closed until later this year for extensive renovations, these tours will be offered if you book a visit in advance at visitsorolla@hispanicsociety.org.

      Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 4:30, by appointment only, at the Society’s museum on Audubon Terrace.

 

 

Thursday

     What happens to the child left behind? A mother escapes Myanmar—with three of her four children. On the cusp of adolescence, the young boy left behind to fend for himself is filled with rage. He doesn’t know how to read and write, so why does his mother bother smuggling in these letters? Jubair begins to express this anger in his own letters, as he develops a level of literacy, eventually becoming a reader and writer.

     His story is told in Why No Goodbye? by Pam Laskin, who will read excerpts, give a history of this book’s inception, discuss its political cause, and answer your questions at the end.

     Thursday evening at 5 at Word Up Community Bookshop in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street.

 

 

 

     When Yeshiva opens the volleyball season at home, the Macs will already be in Skyline Conference play.

     Thursday night at 8 at the Max Stern Athletic Center in Fort George on Amsterdam Avenue at 185th Street.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

     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.

 

 

     Drop by your Uptown bookstore for the release of Monia Marshall’s new fitness book, Tighten Up.

     Marshall is a keynote speaker and a lifestyle coach whose book shows you what you need to do to get precisely the body you want.

     The event features a short video, light bites, an excerpt reading, a raffle and prizes.

     Free. Friday night from 6:30 to 8:30 at Word Up Community Bookshop in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avemue at 165th Street.

 

 

Saturday

     Just where does a black-clad, sometimes self-deprecating lyric soprano belong?

     The answer for Suzanne Lorge is Uptown. Her voice has been likened to a bullet piercing Jell-O, but she calls it pretty.

     Lorge, above, will sing jazz standards and interpretations with Louise Rogers and pianist Mark Kross.

     Saturday night at 7:30 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

 

     She’s a legend.

     The rapper, songwriter, actress Lauryn Hill, performing Uptown. Best known for her part in the Fugees and her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the East Orange native is touring again.

     $120 and up (way up!). Saturday night at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     The Macs’ final home game before the finals promises to be a good one.

     The team has been playinig amazingly this year, so this is your chance to see cheer them into post-season  championship play.

     Saturday night at 8:30 in Fort George at the Max Stern Athletic Center.

 

 

 

Sunday

 

    The Yeshiva Macs host the Brooklyn College Bulldogs as volleyball competition continues.

     Sunday afternoon at 1 at the Max Stern Athletic Center in Fort George on Amsterdam Avenue at 185th Street.

 

 

 

 

 

     The Fair Trade Trio specializes in creating accessible performances for all audiences and has a mission to champion the works of living female composers alongside the standard chamber music canon.

     The program begins with Jessica Meyer's I Only Speak of the Sun, which was inspired by Rumi's Ode by the same title while exploring the palette of colors the string trio can produce, followed by Schnittke's searing String Trio, and the deeply emotional yet restrained lyricism of Faure's first piano quartet.

     Free. Sunday evening at 5 at Our Saviour’s Church of the Atonement in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

 

 

Continuing in the neighborhood

    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. Through March 31.

 

 

     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.

 

 

     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.

     Lately, Eliot has added her own playwrighting, with plays at 6:30.

 

 

     Clean out your closets and recycle at the same time.
     Take 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.

 

 

Planning ahead

     Want to have your art displayed all over Uptown?

      Submit your design for the annual Uptown Arts Stroll poster. The events takes place in June in Lower WaHi, Fort George, Hudson Heights and Inwood in venues big and small.

     The winner gets $1,250, the runner-up earns $500, and if you come in thrid you get $250.

      Submission details are available here.

      Deadline is Monday, February 24.

 

 

     Each month Uptown writers get together to workshop some prose based on the theme for the gathering. This month’s them: Love/Sex/Passion.

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

     The group celebrated its tenth anniversary in November, so you can take part in the group’s second decade.

     $5. Monday night, February 24, at Le Cheile in Hudson Heights just off Lafayette Plaza on 181st Street and Pinehurst Avenue.

 

 

 

     York College of New York visits us to take on the Macs in men’s volleyball.

     Wednesday night, February 26, at 8 at the Max Stern Athletic Center in Fort George on Amsterdam Avenue at 185th Street.

 

 

 

 

     In this engaging lecture, the architect and historian John Reddick will explore the colonial aesthetic in Harlem’s early “modern” architecture, considering how it served as a backdrop to the jazz age.

     Discussing select local early twentieth-century designs, such as the Roger Morris Apartments and the Colonial Park & Pool, Reddick will place into context the architecture of Harlem and the work of African American architect, Vertner Tandy, and his residence for Madame Walker on 136th Street, known during the Renaissance as the Dark Tower.

     Thursday night, February 27, at 7 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     Through book, film and panel discussions, a new group will dive into conversations to unlearn and decolonize healing individually and collectively from the traumas of racism.

     Dominicans Love Haitians Movement is an art-based non-profit organization using various media as an anti-racist tool. its goal is to celebrate commonalities, honor differences, and dismantle racialized discrimination, bias and prejudice forging a future free from tyranny.

     Thursday night, February 27, from 6:30 at Word Up Communty Booshop in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street.

 

 

 

     Columbia hosts Princeton in chilly lacrosse match.

     Saturday, February 29, at noon in Satow Stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 214th Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

     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. Sunday morning, March 1, at 9 starting at J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi.

 

 

     It may not feel like it but the weather is changing and spring will start in just a few weeks.

     On this walking tour of the Heather Garden, horticulturist Madeline Byrne will point out the burgeoning signs of rewakening, and compare the park’s flora with the plants found at the New York Botanical Garden, where she has over 15 years’ experience.

     Free. Sunday afternoon, March 1, at 1 in the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park near Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights.

 

 

 

     Bundle up when Columbia hosts Temple in a rare mid-week match.

      Wednesday, March 4, at 3 in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.

 

 

 

 

 

     Vengan a ver una selección de películas documentales de las Américas, presentadas por la candidata de doctorado en NYU, Daniella Gitlin.

     En cada sesión, empezaremos con una breve introducción de lo que vamos a ver y después de ver la película, charlaremos un poco sobre lo que hemos visto.

     Join a series of documentary films from the Americas, curated by NYU doctoral candidate Daniella Gitlin. She will begin every session with a brief introduction, and after the film host a short discussion.

     For each month’s films, see the list here.

     Free. Wednesday evening, March 4, at 6 at the Word Up Community Book Shop in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street. On the first Wednesday of the month through June.

 

 

Artwork from this year’s exhibition

 

     Paintings, sculptures, video, photographs, and works on paper by twenty-eight contemporary artists comprise the Invitational Exhibit of Visual Arts.

     The artists were chosen from over 150 nominees submitted by the members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the country’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, composers, and writers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2020 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.

     Free. Thursday through Sunday afternoons, March 5 through April 5, from 1 to 4 at the Academy on Audubon Terrace on Broadway at 155th Street.

 

 

 

     The WaHi Jazz Festival is back for its third year, with concerts by an array of jazz musicians.

     The full lineup is here.

     Thursday, March 5, through Sunday at various locations in Hudson Heights.

 

 

 

 

     Harry Bicket is easily one of the greatest living interpreters of Baroque music, and in this concert his music finds voice in a Crypt Session, alongside the historically informed performers and philosophers of the Diderot Quartet.

    To hear these five artists perform a program of rarely heard, soul-nourishing early music gems in a setting like the Crypt will be nothing short of miraculous. If you manage to get a ticket to this then you should probably hire a bodyguard, since there’s going to be a horde of Early Music fanatics trying to stick you up for your spot.

      $80. Friday night, March 6, at 8 with a wine tasting at 7 in the Crypt of the Church of the Inyercession in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 155th 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, March 8, at 10 at the theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street. On the second Sunday of the month.

 

 

     The Skyline League Tri-Match pets three men’s volleyball teams against one another on a busy Sunday.

     The Macs take on St. Joseph’s University of Long Island first, at 11 a.m.

     Next they host New Jersey City University at 3 p.m.

     Sunday, March 8, at 11 and 3 in Fort George in the Max Stern Athletic Center.

 

 

 

     The highly lauded Ensemble Graindelavoix from Antwerp, Belgium, is less an early music ensemble than an art collective, comprised of singers and instrumentalists experimenting in performance and creation.

     In this program of transcendent music inspired by the Virgin and Child, they bring their pioneering approach to the Romanesque splendor of the Cloisters Fuentidueña Chapel and its 12th-century fresco The Virgin and Child in Majesty and the Adoration of the Magi to create a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

     $65; children, $1. Saturday afternoon, March 8, at 1 and 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

     The status of the Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden is in question — and maybe even in jeopardy.

     For much of last year GreenThumb, the part of Parks Department that controls community gardens, has been asking all the gardens to sign a new license agreement with  provisions that will be difficult for RING to adhere to. Roughly 30 perdent of gardens have balked at signing.

     Join a meeting to discuss the garden’s options.

     Monday night, March 9, at 7 at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School in Inwood on Arden Street.

 

 

 

     The Lions’ lacrosse team hosts UConn in the last mid-week match of the regular season.

     Wednesday afternoon, March 11, at 3 in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.

 

 

 

     The fifth annual Inwood Film Festival is a neighborhood event intent on showcasing the sights, sounds, people, and talents of the filmmakers who reside in and around Upper Manhattan.

     The films take place in Uptown and the Bronx, so you’re going to see your home in any of the screenings.

     Thursday through Saturday, March 12 through 14, with locations and times to be announced later.

 

 

 

In 1869 Eliza Pratt Greatorex was America’s most famous woman artist; 150 years later she is all but forgotten.

Coming from Ireland, she quickly found a place working side by side with painters of the Hudson River School, who elected her the only female member of their prestigious National Academy of Design.

Katherine Manthorne will present an illustrated presentation that focuses on her folio volume Old New York: From the Battery to Bloomingdale (1875), in which she depicted the city’s architectural landmarks fast disappearing in the post-Civil War building boom.

The talk will also investigate her experiences at the Morris-Jumel Mansion and her pictures of the residence and grounds. What was the dynamic between these two influential women?

     Manthorne is a professor of art history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and specialist in American art and culture with attention to the contribution of women.

     Thursday night, March 12, at 7 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

 

     The Macs continue ther homestand with more league play when they host Ramapo College.

    Thursday night, March 12, at 8 in Fort George at the Max Stern Athletic Center.

 

 

 

     Stories of Uptown residents or by Uptown residents hit the big screen at the Inwood Film Fesitval. Now in its fifth year, the series screens new films that have a connection to our neighborhood.

     For its fifth birthday celebration, the festival is hosting a dinner & movies, followed by a Champagne reception. The affair is supported by Inwood Art Works.

     $85, with a festival pass available for $40. Friday night, March 13, at 6:30 at the Campbell Sports Complex in Inwood.

     The festival continues with screenings over the weekend.

     $15 per film or $50 for a festival pass; discounts for students and seniors. Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, at the Campbell Sports Complex in Inwood.

 

 

     Co-op owners whose apartments are their primary homes are eligible to receive a tax rebate, just as owners of real estate receive. The rules have changed this year, based on your income.

     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 March 15. More details are here.

 

 

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

     This month you can hear stories from Glenn Hendler, Patrick Donnelly, Emily Luan, and Maya Phillips.

     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.

    $8 suggested donation includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. Sunday evening, March 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 but not December.

 

 

 

     The spring production from Up Theater is A Barn Play, by Lizzie Donahue.

      More information coming soon.

      Wednesday, March 18, through Satruday, April 4, at Good Shepherd School in Inwood on Cooper Street between 207th and Isham Streets.

 

 

 

 

     Purchase College is the latest team to challenge the Macs’ men’s volleyball team on their home turf.

     Wednesday night, March 18, at 8 in Fort George in the Max Stern Athletic Center.

 

 

 

 

 

Into spring

     The Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra presents a musical snapshot of a time and place, featuring classical composers living and writing in WaHi.

     You’ll hear Jessica Meyer’s lyrical meditation on quantum mechanics and Peter Gordon’s whimsical post-minimalism, Aaron J. Kernis’ poignant musical response to September 11, 2001, and Žibuoklė Martinaitytė’s dreamy impressionistic sonic landscapes.

     The performance brings together a collection of compelling voices a concert you’ll find only above 155th street.

     When the music ends you can pause at the post-concert reception featuring tastings from neighborhood restaurants.

    $5 (at the door, $7); kids 17 and under free. Friday night, March 20, at 8 at Our Savior’s Church of the Atonement in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avene at 189th Street, and Saturday afternoon, March 21, at 3 at the Fort Washington Collegian Church in Hudson Heights on 181st Street at Col. Robt. McGaw Place.

 

 

     Even though it’s the first day of spring, the boys of summer are coming back.

     Columbia’s baseball team hosts it home opener — finally. The Lions have been on the road for three weeks, from California and Nebrasks to the Carolinas.

     In addition to making their hometown debut this season, they host a double-header against Harvard, marking the first intra-league game of 2020.

     Saturday, March 21, at 11:30 and 2:30 at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 214th Street.

     The final game of the series comes on Sunday, March 22, at noon.

 

 

     The Morris-Jumel Mansion is perceived by many as a paranormal conquest and has attracted academics and investigators.

     Learn the basics of ghost hunting while possibly communicating with some of the former residents of Manhattan’s oldest house.

     You will take part in a full investigation, learning the history of the mansion, its former residents, and interesting facts about the museum collection. Refreshments are always included.

     The event is strictly for those 18 and over. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the three-hour hunt.

$40; members, $35. Saturday night, March 21, at 8 in the mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

 

     Having just concluded three games hosting Harvard, the Lions continue their homestand against the visiting Manhattan Jaspers.

     Tuesday afternoon, March 24, at 3:30 at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 214th Street.

 

 

 

 

     Say farewell to the Macs when they host the Bears of St. Joseph’s College-Brooklyn. It’s the final home match for Yeshiva.

     Tuesday night, March 24, at 8 in Fort George in the Max Stern Athletic Center.

 

 

 

     The New York Classical Quartet visits historic music when the ensemble performs selections from composers who lived in Paris but who weren’t French. Works by Arriaga, Boccherini, Cherubini, and Haydn.

     $25 and $30. Saturday night, March 28, at 7:30 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     Double Entendre returns for another Uptown performance, this time with The Phantasy Quartet: oboe, bassoon, string trio.

     You can meet the musicians and mingle with friends at a reception after the concert.

     $15 donation; students and seniors, $12; kids 7 and under, free. Sunday evening, March 29, at 5 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

 

 

     Columbia hosts St. John’s in another mid-week Uptown matchup. This one is the first of eight in a row at home for the Lions.

     Wednesday afternoon, April 1, at 3:3o at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 214th Street.

 

 

 

 

 

     Fonseca & Andres Cepeda continue their Compadres tour with a stop in Uptown.

     $49.50 and up. Thursday night, April 2, at 7:30 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

 

     With stops in London, Cape Town, Sydney and WaHi, the Colour Conference is a global women’s gathering that places value on everyday women of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures.

     As a movement, the Colour Sisterhood has inspired women around the world to rise up, champion womanhood and partner in advocating for justice and social change.

     The Colour experience also has a strong humanitarian mandate toward the issues that women face around the world.

     $164.17 (early registration, through February 4). Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4, at the United Palace Theatre in Lowe WaHi on Broadway at 165th Street.

 

 

 

     The Bulldogs challenge the Lions when they make the trip from New Haven to Upper Manhattan.

     The three-game Ivy League homestand takes place over the weekend, starting with a double-header.

     Saturday, April 4, at 11:30 and 2:30, and Sunday afternoon, April 5, at 2 at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 214th Street.

 

 

 

 

      The Lions host the Crimson in an Ivy League lacrosse matchup.

      Sunday morning, April 5, at 11 in Satow Stadium in the Baker Athletic Comples in Inwood on 214th Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

     You may not think of the Army having a baseball team, so go see for yourself then the Mules travel down the Hudson to take on the Lions.

     Wednesday afternoon, April 8, at 3:30 in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.

 

 

 

    

     Racing for the Woodbury Cup, Columbia’s women’s rowers host Northeastern.

     Saturday morning, April 11, at a time to be determined later at Overpeck County, N.J., Park.

 

 

     Tiger and Lions meet in Upper Manhattan for a three-game series.

     Princeton and Columbia start the Ivy battle with a double-header.

      Saturday, April 11, at 11:30 and 2:30, and Sunday, April 12, at noon in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 214th 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: Saturday, April 18, at dawn and dusk.

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

 

 

 

     An inter-borough rivalry comes to life when Fordham crosses the Harlem River to play Columbia. 

     Wednesday afternoon, April 22, at 3:30 at Satow Stadium in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 214th Street.

 

 

 

 

     Columbia’s lightweight rowers are ready for a day at the races.

     They will race Cornell for the Geiger Cup, and then compete with Dartmouth for the Subin Cup.

     Saturday morning, April 25, at times to be determined later at Overpeck County, N.J., Park.

    

 

     Columbia’s lacrosse team closes out the regular season with an intra-league match hosting Brown. It’s senior day and it’s alumnae day too.

     Saturday, April 25, at noon in Satow Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 214th Street.

 

 

 

     Award-winning violinist Rebecca Fischer and visual artist Anthony Hawley present The Afield, exploring the space between sound and sight.

     The husband-and-wife duo combine new and original compositions for violin, voice and electronics with video and other media. The performance will include original works as well as pieces by Telemann, Matthew Fuerst, and others.

      $15 donation; students and seniors, $12; kids 7 and under, free. Saturday evening, April 25, at 5 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

 

     Over its almost 30-year history, the vocal ensemble Amarcord, from Leipzig, Germany, has developed an international reputation for its unique tone, breathtaking homogeneity, and musical authenticity.

     In their only New York City appearance this season, they bring their consummate artistry to the haunting Cloisters to perform music by Dufay, Ockeghem, and Josquin, alongside other luminous works from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

     $65; children, $1. Sunday afternoon, April 26, at 1 and 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

     When you hear Bridget Kibbey, you’ll toss aside everything you thought you knew about harp music. Praised for her “bravura and sensitivity” by The Washington Post, her daring and diverse programming spans the Baroque era—her performance of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is a YouTube sensation—to explorations of Brazilian dance music.

     Free. Sunday evening, April 26, at 5 at Our Saviour’s Church of the Atonement in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

 

 

     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.

 

 

     The boys of summer close their regular season this spring weekend.

     Penn arrives in town to play Columbia in a three-game stand, starting with a double-header.

     Friday afternoon, May 1, at 2, and Saturday, May 2, at 11:30 and 2:30 at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on 214th Street.

 

 

     Closing out the season, the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra presents a concert on the theme of destiny. 

     The program features Paul Brantley’s On the Pulse of Morning, Bienvenido Bustamante’s Concierto para Saxofón, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

     $5 ($7 at the door); kids 17 and under free. Friday night, May 15, at 7 at the George Washington Educational Campus in Fort George at 549 Audubon Avenue, and Saturday afternoon, May 16, at 3 at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Hudson Heights on 181st Street at Col. Robt. McGaw Place.

 

 

     Shadoes and light workshops for adults (in the morning) or children (in the afternoon) with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members include a gallery tour and an art activity.

     Reservations are required. Contact the Met at (212) 650-2010.

     Free. Sunday, May 17, at 11 for adults and 2 for those aged 5–17  at The Met Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

     Take a break from the everyday with art.

     Individuals living with dementia and their family members or care partners participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making. These and other interactive and multisensory activities take place in the galleries and classrooms.

     Reservations are required. Call (212) 650-2010.

     Free. Wednesday afternoon, May 27, at 2 at The Met Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

     Start your day out right with sunrise tai chi classes with certified Tai Chi Instructor Robert Martinez, overlooking the Hudson River.

     The classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Register here.

     Free. Wednesday mornings at 6:30 starting May 27 on the Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park. Through September 9.

 

 

     End your day outdoors with yoga before sunset, overlooking the Hudson River.

     A variety of certified yoga instructors will lead the sessions. 

     Arrive early. Take a towel or yoga mat and water, and note that the park is slightly sloped with uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels the event.

     Free. Wednesday evenings at 6:45 starting May 27 on Abby’s Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Through September 9.

 

 

     The performance event Friends and Neighbors is back to celebrate two anniversaries in 2020: Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th and longtime the birthday of Hudson Heights resident and composer Aaron Jay Kernis—his 60th.

     A concert will feature performances by members of the Kernis/Luest family as well as friends and neighbors. Kernis is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 2019 Grammy award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.

     $15 donation; students and seniors, $12; kids 7 and under, free. Sunday evening, May 31, at 5 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

 

     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.
     Unfortunately for Uptowners, the company is considering a move away from Inwood to downtown, to perform in the Village. We’ll keep you posted. 
     The performances will debut in June either Uptown or downtown; in January we asked the Moose for location information and when the Moose replies we will post the answer here.

 

 

    His autumn concert was so popular to Uptown fans that Emmanuel is coming back.

     The gospel, pop, and romantic singer, songwriter, and musician, hails from Mexico City.

    Born to an Argentinian bullfighter and Spanish singer, Emmanuel released a string of albums toward the end of the ’70s, before finding popularity with the full-length “Intimamente” in 1980.

     $45 to $395. Friday night, June 5, at 8 in Lower WaHi at the United Palace Theatre 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 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. A Sunday in June in Inwood Hill Park at Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

     The Ukrainian violinist and composer AndyDidorenko returns to Hudson Heights to perform a violin and piano duo recital with his wife, Yuliya Basis.

     Graduates of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, they have performed all over the world as soloists and chamber musicians. The duo will present a program of standard violin and piano works as well as Didorenko’s new Composition
Pieces. Also on the program will be another new piece, Triad, for three violins with Didorenko and two of his top students.

     $15 donation; students and seniors, $12; kids 7 and under, free. Sunday evening, June 21, at 5 in The Lounge of Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

    

    The Medieval Festival is the most famous event in the Heights, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the neighborhood.

     Lords, ladies, knights and commoners 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.

     Free. A Sunday in late September from 11:30 to 6 in Fort Tryon Park.   

 

 

     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.

 

 

     The elevators at the 190th Street Station will finally be replaced.

     That’s the good news. The bad new is it will take up to a year, and in the meantime riders will have to take a shuttle bus to catch the train.

     The shuttle is a free bus called the M191 which will run every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., except on Sundays when it will run  between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

     The project is scheduled to be completed in February 2021.

 

 

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