Washington Heights Events: May 23–29

Monday

     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.

 

 

     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.

 

 

Wednesday

     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.

 

 

 

     Discover a favorite dish from the Dominican Republic.

     Fabiola Cáceres and Miledis Santana meet to prepare a morro de guandules, an essential cultural recipe. Watch them as they cook and contemplate the history of a recipe that tells the stories of the “guandul.”
     The pair will cook live from the kitchen of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in this virtual demonstration. Register here.
     Their presentation will be in Spanish.
     Free. Wednesday afternoon at 2 on Zoom.
 
 

     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.

 

 

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.

 

     Uptown’s innovative performers are planning an in-person gala.

     Save the date for UP Theater’s resumed annual benefit party, which will honor UP’s founding artistic director, James Bosley, as

UPstanding Person of the Year.

     Re-scheduled from May 19. Tickets available here.
     $66.62 to $105.99; prices increase $25 on May 13. Thursday night from 6 to 9 at The Hudson in the Dyckman Marina in Inwood.

 

 

     Transport yourself to old Spain at a concert that recreates the atmosphere of a Sevillian private party at the beginning of the twentieth century. The clothes, the accessories, the festive and joyful music all complement flamenco dances.

     The performance is inspired by the 1915 painting, right, that forms part of Joaquín Sorolla’s monumental work, Vision of Spain, at the Hispanic Society. El Baile (The Cruz de Mayo, or May Cross), is a typical festive moment in Andalusia, in which the houses’ patios are adorned with flowers and with women dressed in beautiful flamenco dresses and embroidered shawls while dancing festively.

     Presented by the dancers Paula Comitre, Alberto Selles, Laura Peralta, wth Manuel Pajares on cante, and Jesús Rodríguez and Calvin Hazen on guitar.

     Reserve your seats here.

     Free. Thursday evening at 6 at the Hispanic Society on Audubon Terrace, on Broadway at 156th Street.

 

Friday

     Get your hands dirty when you help the Stewardship Team to protect the forested areas in Inwood Hill Park.

     Volunteers will learn how to identify plants and help restore the forest to create a healthier ecosystem.

     Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Face masks may be worn at your discretion. Take a bottle of water, too.

     Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

     Free. Friday morning from 9 to noon in the park; meet at the Payson House on Dyckman Street and Payson Avenue.

 

 

     Rising in the Heights is excited to feel the beat as hip hop artist Randy Mason brings Marilyn Singer’s poetry alive.

     Feel the Beat is a vibrant collection of poems celebrating all forms of social dance from samba and salsa to tango and hip-hop.

     The event features hip hop artist Randy Mason performing original songs, with more dance-inspired music by Leadlights, right. Free copies of Feel the Beat will be distributed to families, and gift cards to local restaurant Native Noodles will be raffled.

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

 

 

     It will be an unusual evening of music al fresco when the American Wild Ensemble presents for Lungs of the City: Olmsted’s Parks in Music.

     Commemorating the bicentennery of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, a series of new chamber music compositions presents eight new works inspired by parks Olmsted designed, including  Prospect Park and Fort Tryon Park.

     In this concert, the American Wild Ensemble, a septet of winds, strings, and percussion, will perform music from among Oliver Caplan, Nell Shaw Cohen, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Libby Meyer, Ayumi Okada, Justin Ralls, Christina Rusnak, and Ryan Suleiman.

     Take a chair or a blanket, and why not some refreshments too.

     Free. Friday evening at 6:30 on the Dongan Lawn in Fort Tryon Park.

 

 

     Music inspired by the ineffable and the divine is the theme of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra’s concert, Ancient and Ecstatic. The performance features works by Bach, Clarice Assad, Christopher Theofanidis, and Sufjan Stevens.

     Free. Friday night at 8, and Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Hudson Heights on 181st Street at Col. Robt. McGaw Place.

 

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.

 

 

     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.

 

 

     The East Winds Ensemble is back for a concert of Koto and Shakuhachi music.

     Free. Saturday evening at 6 in Bruce’s Garden in Isham Park on Park Terrace East (not West!) and 215th Street in Inwood.

 

 

 

 

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. Sunday morning at 9 at the end of Dyckman Street where it meets the Hudson. Through September 4.

 

     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.

 

 

     A musical mix from the Americas informs these jazz-infused melodies of El Salvador, Honduras & Guatemala, performed by the Multicultural Music Group.

     The Borders Concert performances will uplift cultures and highlight stories of human diasporas.

     Take a blanket or lawn chairs and a snack.

     Free. Sunday evening at 5 on the lawn at St. Frances Cabrini Shrine in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue at 190th 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.
 
 

     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. 
    $15. Occasional Monday nights at 7 at the theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.
 
 

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

 

     Uptown’s Memorial Day Parade includes veterans of our armed services, active-duty personnel in town for fleet week, elected officials, Rotarians, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and more.

     Hosted by the American Legion’s Inwood Post, No. 581, the annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade concludes with a wreath-laying ceremony at the flagpole in Inwood Hill Park on Seaman Avenue and Isham Street.

     Before the parade is the annual the annual memorial mass  at Good Shepherd Parish at 9 a.m.

     Free. Monday morning at 11 starting at Broadway and Dyckman Street.

 

 

     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.

     Re-opening June 1 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 Lower WaHi re-opens in the spring on 175th Street between Wadsworth Avenue and Broadway.

 

 

     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 will be posted here.

     Join the opening night party, featuring music and dance. It’s free, on Wednesday night, June 1, from 6 to 8:30 at the Harlem School for the Arts, in Hamilton Heights on St. Nicholas Avenue above 141st Street.

 

     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.

 

 

     Inspired by Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Dr. Dennis, a struggling physical therapist, moonlights as a drag cabaret storyteller, and tells the story of a patient with chronic headaches, the bond they developed, and the obstacles they both face.

     One of the writers and directors of Gross Anatomy performs a solo act from the comedy show.
     Adrian Miranda, an Uptowner, portrays Dr. Dennis, a former doctor of physical therapy turned teacher, as he learns how to teach rowdy students of all ages about how their body works.
     $25. Thursday evening, June 2, at 6 at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street. Also on Saturday at 4 and 6.
 
 

     Celebrate the return of Inwood Film Festival at an opening night gala.

      The evening features the history of Hollywood filmmaking in the ’hood, award-winning shorts from the NYC Quarantine Film Festival, and the world premiere presentation of select shorts from the Inwood Filmmaker Fund grantees.

     Food will be served, along with beer from Dyckman Beer Company, followed by desserts and a Champagne toast to celebrate to the festival’s first five years. Buy tickets here.

     $92.23. Thursday evening, June 2, at 6:30 at the Baker Sports Complex in Inwood on Broadway at 216th Street.

 

 

     Back for its fifth year, the Inwood Film Festival invites you to take in prize-winning screenings of film made by Uptowners.

     The fesitval includes three days of award-winning shorts from the NYC Quarantine Film Festival, and the world premiere presentation of select shorts from the Inwood Filmmaker Fund grantees. The full program is here.

     $54.98 for all three days. Friday through Sunday, June 3 through 5, at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood on Broadway at 216th Street.

 

 

     Volunteer with The Rocky Run to replenish the woodchips for the dog run in Fort Washington Park. A bit of cleaning, a small improvement, with the result of a lot of tail-wagging.

     Part of summer’s It’s My Park projects.

     Free. Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the run in Lower WaHi near Riverside Drive at 165th Street.

 

 

     Meet the artists behind ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity, a series of artworks created in response to issues that touch us every day. Immigration, civil and gender rights, displacement, gun violence, international conflicts and the environmental crisis all affect us.
    Free. Saturday afternoon, June 4, from 1 to 4 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi in Roger Morris Park. The exhibition continues through June 12, open, Fridays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
 

     Renaissance music comes to life with the Clarion Orchestra & Choir, who will tell the story of master composer Josquin des Prez in music.

     The pop-up park performance is in advance of performances inside The Met Cloisters on Sunday.

     Free. Saturday afternoon, June 4, at intervals between 3 and 5 on the Cloisters’ lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Rain date: Sunday.

 

     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. Sunday,
June 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Inwood Hill Park at Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

     You know your neighbors down the hall and recognize the people on your street, but do you know who lives in the forest?

     Join the Urban Park Rangers as they lead you on a two-hour exploration of the plants and animals that inhabit Manhattan’s only untouched forest.

     To enhance your experience, take your own binoculars and a field guide, wear comfortable shoes, and pack some water.

     Free. Sunday morning, June 5, at 11. Meet at the Payson Park House in Inwood Hill Park, at Dyckman Street and Payson Avenue.

 

 

     Film Works Al Fresco opens its summer season this week, beginning its run of twelve movies screened outdoors.

     The Little Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Modern Times (1936) was the last film for Charlie Chaplin’s indelible character.

     Seating is limited, so reserve your spot.

     Free. Monday night, June 6, at dusk (around 8:30) at The Hudson restaurant in Inwood, where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River.

 

 

     Why go downtown for the Tribeca Festival when the festival comes Uptown?

     Sit in on the world premier of Halftime, featuring Jennifer Lopez and the determination that makes her the icon she is, from her performances onscreen and on stages around the world, to her Super Bowl Halftime show, to the recent presidential inauguration.

     J. Lo herself will be in the audience with you.

     $50 to $80. Wednesday night, June 8, at 7 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Find out how a modern artist sees the role of a Colonial American in the style of ancient art.

     A new effigy of Revolutionary War hero Margaret Corbin takes the form of a tomb at The Cloisters, figuratively and aesthetically stitching together the war battlefield and the medieval French abbeys.

     The Tomb Effigy of Margaret Corbin (1751–1800), who is considered to be the first woman to fight for America, was created by artist Zaq Landsberg, the 2020 recipient of the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award.

     In his presentation, Landsberg will explain how his sculpture contributes to the contemporary conversation around representation in monuments and public commemoration.

     Thursday evening, June 9, from 6 to 8 in Fort Tryon Park on the Lindon Terrace. The tomb is on display through June 12.

 

 

     Celebrate artmaking inspired by Fort Tryon Park as you watch local artist Francis Hsueh and painters from around the city as they draw inspiration from Uptown’s jewel.

     During this Plein Air Paint Out, you’ll get the chance to meet the artists, learn about their work, or just enjoy watching their creations unfold throughout the day on the Cloisters Lawn.

     Free. Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Cloisters’ lawn in Fort Tryon Park.

 

     Make the most of living on an island.

     Wade into the Hudson River to collect and count species of fish at this interactive seining event in partnership with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

     Counting fish helps naturalists maintain populations and keeps the rivers healthy.

     Free. Saturday afternoon, June 11, from 12:30 to 2:30 in Fort Washington Park at the 172nd Street Beach.

 

 

     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, June 12, on the Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Also on June 19 and 26.

 

 

     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. Black Panther, Coco, and Raiders of the Lost Ark are coming up.

     The final screening of the spring hasn’t been announced, but the curtain rises on Sunday, June 12, around noon at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street. The series continues on September 18.

 

 

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

 

 

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

     In El Mariachi (1992, Mexico), a traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him. Robert Rodriguez’s film debut delivers big in a film made on a shoe-string budget. In Spanish with English subtitles.

     Seating is limited, so reserve your spot.

     Free. Monday night, June 13, at dusk (around 8:30) at The Hudson restaurant in Inwood, where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River.

 

 

     The annual meeting of the shareholders of the 447 Fort Washington Owners’ Corporation will discuss the business’s operations, finances, and will elect members to the board for the next year.

     If you cannot attend, please return your proxy to another member, to the board, or to Argo.

     Tuesday night, June 14, at 7 online. Watch for a contact from Argo for connection information.

 

 

     Why go downtown for the Tribeca Festival when the festival comes Uptown?

     Sit in on the premier of the restored print of Heat, the 1995 drama starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

     After the screening, stick around for a conversation with De Niro, Pacino, director Michael Mann, and producer Art Linson. Moderated by journalist and filmmaker Bilge Ebiri.

     $40 to $80. Wednesday night, June 15, at 7 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

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

     The taikoza concert is unlike any you’ve heard.

     Free. Saturday evening, June 18, at 6 in Isham Park in Inwood in Isham Street and Seaman Avenue. Also on July 12 at noon in J. Hood Wright Park.

 

 

 

     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, June 20, at dusk (around 8:30) at The Hudson restaurant in Inwood, where Dyckman Street meets the Hudson River.

 

 

Summer events

 

     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, June 25, at 8 and the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

     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.

 

 

     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.

 

      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.

 

     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.

 

 

     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.

 

 

     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.

 

 

 

      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.

 

 

      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.

 

 

     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. Black Panther, Coco, and Raiders of the Lost Ark are coming up.

     This month’s film hasn’t been announced, but the curtain rises on 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. Black Panther, Coco, and Raiders of the Lost Ark are coming up.

     This month’s film hasn’t been announced, but the curtain rises on 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.

 

 

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