Washington Heights Events: June 20–26

Monday

     Back by popular demand!

     Weather permitting, the Jazz WaHi ensemble resumes playing tunes outdoors in the park.

     Take a blanket or lawn chairs, and a snack too, to enjoy Uptown musicians jamming for you.

     Free. Monday afternoons at 4 in Bennett Park in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

 

     Outdoor concerts return to historic Uptown homes this year on four Mondays.
     Demetrius Daniel Tromboetry starts the series with spoken word fused with a New Orleans-style gumbo of musical genres such as blues, jazz, hip hop, gospel, Latin and rock.
     Take a chair or blanket to sit on in the farmhouse gardens.
      Free. Monday evening, June 20, at 6:30 at the Dyckman Farmhouse Musuem in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street.

 

 

 

 

     Film Works Al Fresco continues its summer season this week with the third of twelve movies screened outdoors.

     In Once (2007, Ireland) a modern-day musical unfolds, featuring a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. The movie’s score includes “Falling Slowly” which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

     Seating is limited, so reserve your spot.

     Free. Monday night at dusk (around 8:30) at The Hudson restaurant in Inwood, where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River.

 

 

Tuesday

     A paper show of work by artist Nadema Agard (Cherokee/Lakota/Powhatan) demonstrates Native Peoples’ arts.

     It features interpretations of the four sacred colors of the Medicine Wheel of Native America and contemporary versions of traditional  abstract painting done on parfleche (rawhide containers) by Lakota and other women of Northern Plains nations.

     Free. In Bruce’s Garden in Isham Park in Inwood on Park Terrace East (not West!) and 215th Street. Through July 7.

 

 

Wednesday

     The summer solstice will bring with it a rare alignment of five planets that won't be seen again for decades as a crescent moon will join a parade of planets in the nighttime skies throughout the entire second half of June, according to an Accuweather report.

     The best mornings to view Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon will be before dawn on the three days after the solstice.

     Wednesday through Friday mornings, with a great view from Inwood Hill Park.

 

     Fort Tryon Park has long been a place of healing and health, especially during the stress of the pandemic. Take in the majestic views of the Hudson River while boosting your mental and physical health at weekly classes with instructor Robert Martinez.

     Tai chi is a system of movements and positions believed to have developed in twelfth century China. Its techniques aim to address the body and mind as interconnected systems.

     The sunrise classes last an hour and are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and take a bottle of water. If the weather looks doubtful, check the Fort Tryon Park Trust’s Facebook Page to find out if the event is canceled.

     Free. Wednesday morning at 6:30 on the Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park. Through September 7.

 

 

     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 market’s opening had been set for June 1, a Wednesday, but has been postponed until next week and will be open on Tuesdays instead.

     Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fort Washington Avenue at 168th Street.

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

 

 

     The Uptown Arts Stroll is back, live and in person.

     It’s all about celebrating the creativity of Upper Manhattan’s artists through performances, exhibitions, gallery shows, and more, at sites from Audubon Terrace to Inwood. Even the poster is from an Uptown local, Christian Viteri.

     Organized by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the calendar is here.

 

     Melting Pot Jazz is a weekly series of outdoor, family-friendly concerts celebrating the immigrants’ influence on jazz in America.

     Take a blanket or lawn chairs, and a snack too.
June 1 Klezmer music by Isle of Klezbos
June 8 Afro-Cuban music and dance by the Max Pollak Group
June 15 NOLA Gumbo by The Gotham Kings
June 22 Meg Okura’s Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
June 29: Brazilian Jazz by Liz Rosa

     Free. Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in June on the lawn of the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue at 190th Street.

 

 

     Seek body and mind balance through free yoga while overlooking the Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun.

     The class is appropriate for all levels. The instructor, Stacey Linden, says she believes yoga should be practiced, not perfected.

     The 75-minute classes take place on Abby’s Lawn, which is slightly sloped with are some uneven spots.

     Take a mat, a bottle of water, and some bug spray. If rain or wet ground cancels the class, you’ll see the announcement on the Fort Tryon Park Facebook Page.

     There is no advance registration. Arrive early as capacity is limited and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Every attendee must sign an NYC Parks/Fort Tryon Park Trust waiver on-site at each session, starting 6:30 p.m.

     Free. Wednesday evening at 6:45 on Abby’s Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Through August 31.

 

 

 

     Meet concert pianist Cameron Pieper Wednesday, The concert is free and open to all community members.

     If you are able to donate, your contribution of $25 to the HTC Music Fund will help promote Uptown musicians in an Inwood venue.

     $25 donation. Wednesday night at 7 at Holy Trinity Church Inwood, at 20 Cummings Street.

Thursday

     Care to compost?

     The city maintains a weekly collection site. They’re collecting your contributions every Thursday from 7 a.m. to noon.

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

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

     Thursdays before noon, on the corner of 181st Street and Fort Washington Avenue in Hudson Heights, next to the community fridge.

 

Friday

     American Travelers: A Watercolor Journey Through Spain, Portugal, and Mexico, a new exhibition at the Hispanic Society, focuses on major watercolors by American artists who painted in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. The paintings were created by Childe Hassam, Max Kuehne, George Wharton Edwards, Ernest Clifford Peixotto, Florence Vincent Robinson, Orville Houghton Peets and Milan Petrovic.

     The show also includes a suite of contemporary watercolor paintings by the California artist Timothy J. Clark (b. 1951), best known for his large watercolor paintings.

     Free. Opens Friday at the Hispanic Society Museum & Library on Audubon Terrace on Broadway at 175th Street. Through October 16.

 

Saturday

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

     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.

 

 

 

     The artist Bernard Winter shares the result of his ten-year undertaking to visually represent the Psalms and the messages they convey.

     Free. At the Saint Frances Cabrini Shrine in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue near 190th Street. The exhibition is up through June 30.

 

 

 

 

     Discover the foods of Santiago Province and the rest of the Dominican Republic.

     The Dominican Taste Festival highlights the cuisine of the island nation and also its produce, tourism, and industry.

     Free. Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 6 in Highbridge Park in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue and 172nd Street.

 

 

     Explore the sights, sounds, and scents of The Met Cloisters’ gardens.

     Learn how medieval plants and gardens served medicinal, artistic, and even magical purposes while enjoying the unparalleled setting of the Cloisters.

     Space is limited; first come, first served. The tour lasts an hour, so wear a hat or sunscreen.

     Free with Museum admission. Monday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons at 1. Meet in the Main Hall. Through September.

 

     Learning to photograph, says U.S. Army veteran Anny Mariano, provides “the constant reminder that there is beauty and art all around me, even in the darkest of times.”

     Mariano and 21 other veterans who participated in workshops with the Josephine Herrick Project from 2018 to 2022 showcase their work in At Ease: Photographs by Military Veterans in New York.

     For the photographers, the camera became a way of finding new avenues of self-expression and relating to the world around them. Filtered through their experiences and seen through their lenses, New York—even at its most frenetic—becomes a place of peace.

     Book your visit here.
     $10. Opening Saturday at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi in Roger Morris Park. Through September 11.

 

 

     Our neighborhood book store, Word Up, celebrates its 11th anniversary with a street party offering music, readings, books, and laughter. The afternoon line-up includes:

     3 Story time with Margaret Peot (author of At Night)

     3 Reading with Adriana Herrera

     4 Hearts of Steel – @heartsofsteelbk

     5:30 The Cart performed by Maaji Newbold & Marcus Moore, the Homeless Poet 

     6 Aurelio Martinez – http://www.aureliomusic.net/

     7 Open mic, organized by Dominican Writers 

     Free. Saturday afternoon on the sidewalk in front of Word Up on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street.

 

 

     The Jazz Power Initiative’s inaugural Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam Festival spotlights the creative connections between the African American and Latin American roots of jazz.

     The weekly concerts are for audiences of all ages and feature a cross-cultural, multidisciplinary and intergenerational array of professional jazz music and acclaimed performing artists presenting both classics and contemporary works. The festival is produced by Jazz Power Initiative, an Inwood non-profit founded in 2003.

     Free. Saturday afternoon at 3 on Audubon Terrace at Broadway and 155th Street.

 

 

     The Spring R&B Music Fest features Montell Jordan, Carl Thomas, and Joe. (If you have to ask …)

     The concert is part of the performers’ Part 2 tour, christened Ladies’ Night.

     $62 to $226. Saturday night at 8 and the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

     Mark the beginning of summer with a walk through Manhattan’s only untouched forest.

      Inspired by Shakespeare’s play, the mid-summer night’s excursion includes refreshments and maybe some twilight fairies. Hosted by the Friends of Inwood Hill Park.

      Free. Saturday night at 8 in Inwood Hill Park; meet at Shorakkopoch Rock.

 

 

 

Sunday

     Get out on the water this summer!

     Paddle the Hudson with the Inwood Canoe Club on a guided 20–25-minute kayak trip, just north of the GWB. Since the club’s summer Open House began twenty years ago, it has offered the only walk-up kayaking program in Uptown, and serves over 1,000 paddlers every summer.

     If you plan on paddling, complete your 2022 season waiver before to your first visit.

Here are some guidelines:

     • You must be able to swim

     • The club supplies the boat, paddle, and PFD (life vest); no prior experience needed

     • Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet

     • Don’t take many valuables; you will need to leave them at the boathouse or supply your own waterproof bag

     • Sign the waiver in advance; paddlers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

     • No pets

     Free. Three sessions on Sunday morning at 9:45, 10:30, and 11:45. At the cubhouse at the end of Dyckman Street where it meets the Hudson. Through September 4.

 

     The race to find the Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the wrong hands introduced a professor of archeology whose interest in summer research projects led him to save the civilized world.

     Raiders of the Loast Ark, the highest grossing film of 1981, is widely considered one of the greatest action movies of all time. It stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, and Phillip Kaufman, with a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan.  

     After this special screening, sit in on an interview with the director, Steven Spielberg, as he joins Lin-Manuel Miranda on stage.

     Tickets available here.

     Free. Sunday afternoon at 1, with the interview at around 3 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway and 175th Street.

 

 

     Learn about the vision for Fort Tryon Park’s Heather Garden, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted’s sons in 1933 to be a key feature in the 67-acre Scenic Landmark park.

The tour will describ its decline during city fiscal crises, the formation of the Fort Tryon Park Trust conservancy, and the Framework Plan that helped make the garden the destination it is today.

     It’s the centennial year of the Olmstead’s planning.

     Space is limited, so register here.

     Free. Sunday afternoon at 2 in the Heather Garden at Fort Tryon Park, near the entrance at Margaret Corbin Plaza in Hudson Heights.

 

 

     Now in its seventeenth year, the New York Scandia Symphony presents another series of Scandinavian music concerts outdoors. 

     The conductor, Dorrit Maston, is choosing its playlists and will release them later this spring.

     Take a blanket and a snack to enjoy music with backdrop views of the Hudson River.

     Free. Sunday afternoon at 2 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.

     Join her live—in her home for Parlor Jazz.

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

 

 

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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!)

 

 

Planning ahead

 

     Spring is here!

     See what’s in bloom at the Heather Garden, our Uptown floral extravaganza.

     Open daily in Fort Tryon Park near the entrance at Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights.

 

 

 

The courts in Fort Washington Park.

 

     We’ve all been cooped up too long, so get out for spring sports.

     We have two sets of tennis courts Uptown. One’s in Fort Washington Park, above, with ten courts at 170th Street, and another is in Inwood Hill Park, which has nine courts and is wheelchair-accessible. You can find the full list here.

     You’ll need to purchase a permit to use the courts.

     $90 for adults with IDNYC; seniors $20, kids 17 and younger, $10. Sign up here.

 

     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.

 

 

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

     Treasures from the Iberian peninsula await at the Hispanic Society Library and Museum, on Audubon Terrace in Lower WaHi.

 

     With the pandemic waning, the United Palace resumes its tours of the theater’s spectacular interior. Get an informed perspective on the stunning 3,400-seat auditorium, the ornate mezzanine, grand foyer, balcony, and if you’re lucky, the stage.

     The history of United Palace, Manhattan’s fourth-largest theater, began in 1930 when it was then one of five Loew’s Wonder Theaters across the boroughs and New Jersey. Designed by the noted architect Thomas Lamb (Cort Theatre, the former Ziegfeld Theater) with interiors overseen by decorative specialist Harold Rambusch (Waldorf Astoria, Radio City Music Hall), it was one of the region’s premier vaudeville and movie houses. 
    $18.34. Occasional Sundays at the theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.
 
 

     Imagine life in Hudson Heights when it was the center of European Jewish culture in New York, home to immigrants and refugees from tumultuous political crises abroad.

     Based on the popular podcast series, Mendelssohn on the Hudson is a guided tour led by Emily Kahn a historic preservationist and public historian.

     Free. Monday afternoon, June 27, at 1; meet at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Hudson Heights on 181st Street at Col. Robt. McGaw Place. Also on the first three Sundays in July.

 

 

     Film Works Al Fresco continues its summer season this week with movies made in Manhattan.

     Enjoy a selection of short films from the Inwood Film Festival. The award-winning and poignant short films showcase the resilience, creativity, and multi-cultural diversity of Uptown. 

     Seating is limited, so reserve your spot.

     Free. Monday night, June 27, at dusk (around 8:30) at The Hudson restaurant in Inwood, where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River.

 

 

      Formed in 2018, the Leadlights encsemble performs chamber music with a modern twist. Its summer concert series, Rising in the Heights, plays out on Upt0wn sidewalks.

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      Postponed by stormy weather. Hip hop artist Randy Mason brings Marilyn Singer’s poetry alive.

      July 27 Luz Maria Mack reads from ¡Pequeña María descubre su baile! Little María discovers her dance!

     August 24  The Timothy James Robinson Jazz Trio and NYPL librarian Jennie Mayfield reading Little Melba and her Big Trombone, by Katheryn Russell-Brown.

     September 30 Morgan Boyle, an NYPL librarian, reading Coquí in the City, by Nomar Perez.

     This week Rachael Harrington reading The Too Noisy House, and The Bremen Town Musicians.

     Free. Wednesday evening, June 29, at 5 at the Word Up Community Bookshop in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street.

 

 

     A site-specific fusion of dance, jazz music, and theatricality mixes community, culture, and immigration. 12 Miles Uptown immerses the audience in Upper Manhattan’s history during the 1920’s, and reflects how the present parallels and diverges from the past in diversity and multiculturalism, one hundred years apart.

     The world premiere production welcomes Inwood and WaHi residents, and features Uptown dance artists, a jazz quartet, and the creative team. Directed and choreographed by Julia Bengtsson.

     $20.50 suggested donation. Wednesday evening, June 29, at 7:30 and Thursday evening, June 30, at 8:30 at the Good Shepherd auditorium in Inwoon on Isham Street between Cooper and Seaman Streets.

 

 

 

     Mark the conclusion of another successful Uptown Arts Stroll at a festive gathering of artists, their fans and their patrons.

     Free. Thursday evening, June 30, at 6 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Explore the sights, sounds, and scents of The Met Cloisters gardens.

     Learn how medieval plants and gardens served medicinal, artistic, and even magical purposes while enjoying the unparalleled setting of the Cloisters.

     Space is limited; first come, first served. The tour lasts an hour, so wear a hat or sunscreen.

     Free with Museum admission. Monday afternoon, July 4, at 1. Meet in the Main Hall. Monday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons through September.

 

     Independence Day celebrates freedom and American history. Enjoy the day in the parks, with family and friends, and good food.

     Fireworks are a traditional part of the Fourth of July but in the city, they’re illegal. That won’t stop some people from setting them off, unfortunately.

     When the noise grows unbearable, call 311. Your report may not solve the problem, but it will go into a database so the city can track violations.

 

 

     It’s another sign that we’re trying to get back to normal.

     Alternate Side Parking regulations for street cleaning will be restored to pre-pandemic frequency on Tuesday, July 5, as posted on the signage throughout the city.

     It may be a chore for car owners, but the result will be the return of street cleaning machines.

     For more information, visit the Sanitation site.

 

 

     There’s more to keeping plants healthy than watering them every day or two.

     In this workshop you’ll learn how to prune a plant, save its seeds for the following growing season, dry herbs for use over the winter, and make a plant-based body scrub. The workshop takes place four times over two days.

     Register here.

     Free. Thursday evening, July 7, at 5 or 6, and Saturday, July 9, at noon or 1 at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Inwoon on Broadway at 204th Street.

 

     Join the poets of Uptown, the musicians of Jazz WaHi, and their supporters at the Fort Tryon Park Trust, for an afternoon of music and spoken word.

     You’ll hear poetry inspired by Fort Tryon Park and participants of Uptown Stores. A jazz quintet of piano, bass, drums, saxophone, and a vocalist will perform a concert in honor of Nereida Delgado.

     Free. Sunday afternoon, July 10, at 2, with the concert at 2:30, on the café lawn in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

 

     Drums from Japan will catch your attenion in this performance of music and movement.

     The taikoza concert is unlike any you’ve heard.

     Free. Tuesday, July 12, at noon in J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

 

     When the governor of a prison on the remote Caribbean Island Ojeda is assassinated, his secretary, Ramón Vasquez, assumes the role of acting governor until a replacement can be appointed. Vasquez, an idealist, exploits this opportunity to improve the lot of the prisoners, and to start an affair with the former governor’s widow.

     Luis Buñuel directed Fever Mounts at El Pao (La Fièvre mente à El Pao) in 1959, starring Maria Félix, Gérard Philippe, and Jean Servais in a Franco-Mexican production. In French with English subtitles.

     The screening is part of the city’s Films on the Green series, which drops down in nine parks around town this summer.

     Free. Wednesday night, July 13, at 8:30 in J. Hood Wright Park, in Lower WaHi on Fort Washington Avenue at 175th Street.

 

 

      Celebrate Uptown’s crown jewel at the Tost to Fort Tryon.

      The annual party in the Heather Garden offerss wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, and music to make the evening special.

      Private support is key to keeping the 67 acres of this majestic open space maintained, vital, and beautiful. Your funding helps underwrite horticulture staff and supplies, infrastructure repairs, targeted capital improvements, and free environmental, cultural, and fitness programs.

     Don’t wait to buy your ticket: Last year’s event sold out.

     $92.23. Thursday evening, July 14, at 6 in the park.

 

     Find out what it was like to live on a Manhattan farm, back far before paved streets, the parks, and the subway. 

     Gather on the back porch of a farmhouse to learn about the history of the Dyckman’s estate the local historian Don Rice. You’ll hear about the the people and places that have played an important role in farm's history.

     Free. Thursday evening, July 21, at 6:30 at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street.

 

 

     Film Works Al Fresco continues its summer season this week with the seventh of twelve movies screened outdoors.

     Director Pedro Almodóvar and star Penelope Cruz are at the peak of their craft, in service of a layered, thought-provoking film. In Volve (2006, Spain) a mother returns to her hometown after her death in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

     Seating is limited, so reserve your spot.

     Free. Monday night, July 25, at dusk (around 8:30) at The Hudson restaurant in Inwood, where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River.

 

 

     Long before Europeans came to Manhattan, Native peoples lived here in a flourishing culture.
     Join Luis Ramos for an Indigenous drum circle and social for all people. Please take your favorite food dish to share for an afternoon of community, food, and music.
     Free. Saturday, July 30, from noon to 3 at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Inwoon on Broadway at 204th Street.
 
 

     Film Works Al Fresco continues its summer season this week with the eighth of twelve movies screened outdoors.

     The mockumentary Best in Show (2000) takes a look into the highly competitive and cut-throat world of dog shows through the eyes of a group of ruthless dog owners. The canine contestants and their owners are as diverse as the country that has bred them. English with Spanish subtitles.

     Appropriate for families. Pre-show local musical performance begins at 8. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot here.

     Free. Monday night, August 1, at dusk (around 8:30) at The Hudson restaurant in Inwood, where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River.

 

 

     Enjoy live jazz by local impresario Marjorie Eliot, her son Rudel Drears, and their ensemble at the 14th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert, underneath the majestic elms of Fort Tryon Park.

     Stan Michels represented Northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years from 1978 through 2001. He was a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in Washington Heights, Inwood, and Harlem, including virtually every playground in his district. The promenade was named in his honor shortly before his death on August 1, 2008.

     Free. Saturday afternoon, August 6, from 1 to 4 on the Stan Michels Promenade, alongside the  Heather Garden and overlooking the Hudson River. In the event of rain, the concert will be held indoors at Our Saviour’s Atonement/Cornerstone Church in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

 

 

     Film Works Al Fresco continues its summer season this week with the ninth of twelve movies screened outdoors.

     In 9 to 5 (1980), three female employees (Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lilly Tomlin) of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot (Dabney Coleman) find a way to turn the tables on him.

     Pre-show musical performance begin at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot here.

     Free. Monday night, August 8, at dusk (around 8:30) at The Hudson restaurant in Inwood, where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River.

 

 

     Thomas Anders and Modern Talking share their German pop with New York fans. You don’t have to like disco to like Modern Talking’s Ultimate 80s Dance Party, but it doesn’t hurt.

     $78 to $178. Saturday night, August 13, at 7 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

     Film Works Al Fresco continues its summer season this week with the tenth of twelve movies screened outdoors.

     In Nosotros los Nobles (We are the Nobles) (2013) three spoiled children are cut off from their family fortune and forced to do the unthinkable: get jobs. Starring a young Karla Souza and featuring Gonzalo Vega in his last film role. 

     The comedy from Mexico is in Spanish with English subtitles. Pre-show musical performance begin at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited so reserve your spot here.

     Free. Monday night, August 15, at dusk (around 8:15) at The Hudson restaurant in Inwood, where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River.

 

 

      Each summer since 2015, the Higher Ground Festival brings Northern Manhattan artists together for performances to Uptown audiences.

      The outdoor shows run over a week in August in locations across Hudson Heights and Inwood.

      Set some time aside to watch the premieres just steps from your door.

      When the 2022 dates in August are announced we’ll post them here.

 

 

     Film Works Al Fresco continues its summer season this week with the eleventh of twelve movies screened outdoors.

     Summer of Soul; or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised (1992) is the documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African-American music and culture and promoted Black pride and unity. Marking the directorial debut by Questlove, it won Best Documentary at the 94th Academy Awards and the 2021 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.

     In English with Spanish subtitles. Pre-show musical performance begin at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited so reserve your spot here.

     Free. Monday night, August 22, at dusk (around 8:15) at The Hudson restaurant in Inwood, where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River.

 

 

      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: Friday, August 26, at dawn and dusk.

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

 

 

     Film Works Al Fresco continues its summer season this week with the final of twelve movies screened outdoors.

     After being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, a New York advertising executive goes on the run in North by Northwest (1959) and falls for a woman whose loyalties he begins to doubt. This late-period Hitchcock classic laid the groundwork for countless action thrillers to follow.

     In English with Spanish subtitles. Pre-show musical performance begin at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited so reserve your spot here.

     Free. Monday night, August 29, at dusk (around 8:10) at The Hudson restaurant in Inwood, where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River.

 

 

Into autumn

     Get off Netflix and back into a real theater.

     Movies at the Palace are back, screening the favorite films of 2,000 Uptowners who cast their ballots in the winter.

     This month’s film is Black Panther.

     Free. Sunday, September 18, around noon at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

     Made famous in The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, the shorekeeper at Jeffrey’s Hook invites you to a party.

     Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with readings of the famous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, Urban Park Ranger presentations, and the chance to climb to the top.

     Free. Saturday, October 8, from noon to 4 in Fort Washington Park.

 

 

     Get off Netflix and back into a real theater.

     Movies at the Palace are back, screening the favorite films of 2,000 Uptowners who cast their ballots in the winter.

     This month’s film is Coco.

     Free. Sunday, October 16, around noon at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

     When the Mavericks come to town, they will flip on its head their usual approach of country & rock. This time they’re including salsa, ska, norteño, mariachi and more, with twangy guitars to boot.

     Up to $180.45. Friday night, October 21, at 8 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

     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.

 

 

     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 morning in May, with a meet-up typically in a bar. Check back in the spring so you can join the forces or prepare defenses.

 

 

     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 twentith anniversary 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 pre-Covid years.
     Free. A Sunday in early June
in Inwood Hill Park at Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

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