Events in the Neighborhood, November 12–18

Hudson Heights, Lower WaHi, and Inwood

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



      Remember our defenders on Veterans’ Day at one of the monuments to the soldiers, sailors, and Marines in WaHi. (The monuments were erected before the Air Force was established.)

     The Battle of Fort Washington is memorialized at Bennett Park in Hudson Heights. You can honor the sacrifices of World War I in Mitchel Square, above, in Lower WaHi.





     Hosted by Eric Vetter, No Name is a workout show, witg talented performers trying out new comedic or storytelling material.

     The audience is invited to hang out afterward to share feedback, shoot the breeze, and get on the mic themselves. 

     Free. Tuesday nights this autumn at 7 at the Word Up Community Book Shop in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street.





     Thibaut Garcia may look like the baby-faced new kid on the block, but he plays guitar with the poise and sensitivity of a wise master, with the spice of a Jimmy Page solo from “Babe I'm Gonna Leave You,” and with the hot fire of Hendrix’s smoldering axe at Monterey.

     This 24-year-old French/Spanish phenomenon is one of the most in-demand guitarists on the global circuit today. In 2016–17 he spent six months touring the U.S. in more than 60 cities.

     In this Crypt Session, Thibaut will play a program of works composed and inspired by Bach, centering on his towering Chaconne. (If you don’t have tickets, check to see if seats remain before you go — the Crypt Sessions usually sell out.)

     $80. Wednesday night at 7 in the Crypt of the Church of the Intersession in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 155th Street.




     Calling all Uptown Artists! And their friends and supporters.

     Join the Northern Manhattan Arts & Culture group for its autumn meet-up. Visit and network with fellow Uptown creatives, enjoy a drink and some cheer, and view the Manhattan’s oldest house while viewing the special exhibition, “Shattered Dreams and Intimate Treasures: The Work of Cara Lynch.”

     Thursday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Morris Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace in Roger Morris Park.



     Inwood Art Works continues the creative momentum of  Culture Hub with the return of its pop-up gallery.

      The opening show, My Neighbor, the Artist, showcases the diverse work of Inwood in a curated exhibition through November 25.

     Beginning November 30 is What the World Needs Now, which asks, what if artists were in a place to make the major decisions for society? Through December 23.

     Free. Thursdays through Sundays through December 23, on Thursday and Friday nights from 6 to 10, Saturdays from noon to 8, and Sunday from noon to 6 in Inwood on Broadway between 204th and Academy Streets.




     The Bard Hall Players — medical students at Columbia — present Spring Awakening, by Steven Sater with music by Duncan Sheik.

     Through Saturday night at 8 at the Columbia University Medical Center’s Alumni Auditorium in Lower WaHi on 168th Street.





     The Lions (5–4, 2–4) close out the gridiron season hosting its Ivy League rivals, the Cornell Bears (3–6, 2–4).

     Saturday afternoon at 1 in the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood.







     The principal winds of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra come together to present works by Jennifer Higdon: Autumn Music; Darius Milhaud: Sonata, for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet & Piano; Franco Donatoni: Luci II; and Louise Farrenc: Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 40.

     Free. Saturday afternoon at 3 at Fort Washington Collegian Church in Hudson Heights on 181st Street at Col. Robt. McGaw Place.



     The chaos and cacophony of the busy city inspired some of the most innovative composers in Renaissance London.

     Sonnambula will perform Orlando Gibbons's famous “Cries of London,” from the night watchman announcing the 3 o’clock hour to the closing of the market at the end of the day—in the urban oasis of Fort Tryon Park.

     $55; children, $1 (<— not a typo). Saturday afternoon at 3 in the The Fuentidueña Chapel of the Cloisters Museum.




     Zacarías Ferreira, the Bachata artist from the Dominican Republic, is performing Uptown.

     $80–$250. Saturday night at 7 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.






     The Interfaith Thanksgiving started at Hebrew Tabernacle by Rabbi Gale as a way to unify the congregation’s various programs. It has since grown each year of its existence into something bigger.

     The fifth annual celebration begins at the tabernacle with a short talk and music before the group marches down to Fort Washington Collegiate Church to have a potluck meal together.

     The goal is to unify all people in our community and show the diversity and unity we have Uptown.

     Free. Sunday afternoon at 3 at the Hebrew Tabernacle in Hudson Heights on 185th Street and Fort Washington Avenue.



     In 1978, The Wiz eased on down the road to the big screen and captivated the world with its magical retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic.

     Experience it yourself — or re-live it — during the 40th anniversary celebration of the musical phenomenon.

     Shown on a 50-foot screen in crystal clear DCP, with a special pre-show performance by Shanice Williams, who played Dorothy on NBC's production of The Wiz, Live.

     Fans of cinematic scenes of sand will have to settle for Netflix: This screening takes the place of the previously scheduled Lawrence of Arabia.

     $5–$15. Sunday evening at 5 with pre-show entertainment beginning at 4:30 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.



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

     Bloom’s literary readings and discussions will get you to shake off your assumptions and think hard about everything. The evening includes wine and light fare. Pleasant as a tea party, but with booze and cutting-edge writing. More information at

    $7 suggested donation. Sunday evening 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.



Continuing in the neighborhood

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



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

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

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



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



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


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


     From late spring through the late autumn, a greenmarket in Lower WaHi offers Mexican herbs, peppers, and greens, honey, cheese, juice pressed from ripe orchard fruit, produce grown in the rich soil of Orange County’s “Black Dirt” region, pastries and fresh bread. You can also take your food scraps for composting and used textiles for recycling.

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

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



     Every Saturday (weather permitting), Northern Manhattan Parks Inwood Astronomy Project offers free star and planet gazing in Inwood Hill Park. These free, family-friendly events aim to spread the joys of the evening sky, and help you to learn more about the nature of our Solar System and current happenings in Astronomy.
     This week’s sky updates come from
     Saturday nights from 8 to 10 on the ball fields near Seaman Avenue and Isham Street in Inwood. A
map is here.



Planning ahead


     The Macs open their home season hosting Skyline Conference rivals Sarah Lawrence.

     Tuesday night, November 20, at 8 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.







     The Dominican Urban Fest brings music, performers and more to El Alto.

     $200–$400. Friday night, November 23, at 7 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.







      Try yoga with Deirdre at a setting you wouldn’t expect: the grounds of Manhattan’s last remaining farmhouse.

      Saturday morning, November 24, at 10 at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street.






     Medieval stained glass informs, entertains and, at its best, enlightens.

     Discover its glory during a special tour of the Cloisters’ collection.

     Free with museum admission. Saturday, November 24, at noon and 2 at the museum in Fort Tryon Park.



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

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

     Refreshments will be served.

     $35; members and students, $30. Saturday night, November 24, at 8 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion on Jumel Terrace. Also on December 8, 14 and 29.




     Williams College comes to the Heights for a game against Yeshiva.

     Sunday, November 25, at 2 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.







     The Macs resume conference play when they host St. Joseph’s College, from Brooklyn.

     Tuesday night, November 27, at 8 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.





     Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will discuss race, justice, and health at the inaugural event of the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics of the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University.

      A MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, Parks was the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, which was awarded for her Broadway hit Topdog/Underdog.

     She will address issues critical to the fields of medical humanities and the ethics of health care—racial justice, bias in health care, and cultural and political polarization. Her presentation will be followed by a dramatization by two actors of scenes from her recent work.

     Free. Wednesday evening, November 28, at 6 in the Alumni Auditorium at the Columbia Medical Center in Lower WaHi on 168th Street between Fort Washington Avenue at Broadway.



     The Inwood Jazz Quintet features some of the city’s finest artists who call Inwood their home.

     They will be performing two sets of jazz standards and original compositions by members Rich Shemaria and Kevin Delaney.

     $15. Saturday night, December 1, at 8 the Inwood Art Works Gallery on Broadway between 204th and Academy Streets.




     The Dolphins of Mount Saint Vincent find their way to Fort George for a Skyline League basketball game against the Macs of Yeshiva.

     Saturday night, December 1, at 8:30 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.







     Saint Joseph’s College of Long Island makes the journey to the Heights to play the Macs.

     Tuesday night, December 4, at 8 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.






     Joaquín Rodrigo wrote a significant number of important and very beautiful works of chamber music, almost all of which are surprisingly little known.
     This opening concert of the Rodrigo series highlights masterworks of chamber music composed between 1929 and 1982.  The program will include works for violin and piano such as Set Cançons Valencianes (Seven Valencian Songs), Rumaniana and the brilliant Sonata pimpante as well as Siciliana and Sonata a la breve for cello and piano.
      Performed by Eva León, violín, Olga Vinokur, piano, and Thomas Mesa, cello. Reserve your seat at
     Thursday night, December 6, at 7 with a lecture at 6:30 at the American Academy of Arts & Letters on Audubon Terrace on Broadway at 156th Street.

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

     Imagine yourself at a tavern, gossipping, carousing, and maybe even conspiring. Players will be given characters and backstories relevant to the colonial period but the possibilities of adventure are endless.

     Seating is limited, so registration is required.

     $5 per player. Thursday night, December 6, from 7 to 10 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.



     The Washington Heights Music Fest in collaboration with W.H.A.M. hosts a monthly open mic for artists, poets, singers, writers and performers. Refreshments will be provided.

     All ages are welcome, so the acts should be appropriate for everyone. Hosted by Jason Rosario.

     $5. Friday night, December 7, from 6 to 9 at the Word Up Community Book Shop in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street. On the first Friday of the month.






     Maritime College docks at Fort George when they play Yeshiva in intra-leage matchup.

     Saturday night, December 8, at 8:30 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.






     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

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



     Take in a short concert by musicians from the Manhattan School of Music—if you’re old enough!

     Music fans 60 years old and up are welcome to join the  Center for Adults Living Well at the monthly concerts. December’s preformance features holiday tunes.

     Free. Sunday afternoon, December 9, at 1:15 at the YM and YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, in Fort George at 54 Nagle Avenue. Also on January 27: Jazz (and Latin Jazz), February 24: Mixed Genres, and March 31: Mixed Genres.



     As the evenings start earlier, enjoy a holiday party at the Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden.

     Watch as a menorah and a Christmas tree are lit for the season, join in holiday songs (lyric sheets provided, but take a flashlight to read them!), and keep warm with cocoa and other treats.

     Free. Sunday afternoon, December 9, at 4:15 at the Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden in Inwood at Lt. William Tighe Triangle, at the confluence of Broadway, Riverside Drive, and Dyckman and Seaman Streets.



     In its autumn concert, the Cornerstone Chorale performs Handel’s Messiah with soloists and orchestra. Conducted by music director Richard Stout.

     $15; students and seniors, $8. Sunday evening, December 9, at 5 at Holyrood Church in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue at 179th Street.



      Was it just a piece of undigested beef, or a message more profound? You don’t need a doctor to know the answer to Scrooge’s question in A Christmas Carol.

     Set the tone for the holidays at a live reading of the family favorite that will treat listeners of all ages! Refreshments will be served.

     $15; members and students, $10; children under 12 years, $5. Sunday evening, December 9, at 6  at the Morris-Jumel Manion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.




     The United States Merchant Mariners come ashore at Fort George to visit the Macs for Skyline League action.

     Thursday night, December 13, at 8 later in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.






     Get ready for Handel's Messiah like you've never heard it before.

     Fused with Latin rhythms, jazz improvisation, and gospel harmony, Too Hot to Handel has been hailed as “ingeniously re-imagined” by the Chicago Tribune and “perhaps the jazziest, most soulful reinterpretation of Handel's Messiah you’ll ever hear” by The New York Post.

      Guest soloists include Angela Birchett (The Color Purple, Smokey Joe's Café), Anwar Robinson (American Idol finalist, Rent) and up-and-comer Yancy Garcia. They will be joined by composer/conductor Chris Whittaker, the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, the Fort Washington Community Choir, and more.

     $15 and up. Saturday afternoon, December 15, at 3 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.



     Closing out the exhibition Shattered Dreams and Intimate Treasures: The Work of Cara Lynch, Manhattan’s oldest house hosts a printmaking workshop led by the artist herself.

     Participants will design their own block pattern to be applied on a tote bag that they get to keep.
    $20; members and students $15 (tote bag included with ticket price). Saturday evening, December 15, at 5:30 at the Morris-Jumel Manion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.



     The annual concert by Brooklyn Baroque this year is meant to put you in a holiday mood.

     The program features Handel, Couperin, Soler, and others, featuring Boismortier’s Winter cantata from his cycle The Four Seasons.

    $25; members and students, $20. Saturday night, December 15, at 7:30 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.



     Inwood is home to an incredibly talented bastion of singer-songwriters, none more talented and delightful than Samantha Echo, at right in photo, and Andrea Wittgens.    

     Sit in on an evening of pop-musical goodness from each in solo sets.

     $15. Saturday night, December 15, at 8 at the Inwood Art Works Gallery on Broadway between 204th and Academy Streets.



     The patron saint of immigrants, Frances X. Cabrini, was born in Chicago and served the people of New York. She died in 1917.

      The Catholic Church has marked the centennial year of her death with a series of speciel events, The year culminates in a centenary mass celebrated by Cardinal Tonity Dolan, in English and Spanish.

      Sunday evening, December 16, at 5 at the shrine at 701 Cabrini Avenue in Hudson Heights near Margaret Corbin Circle.




What better way to celebrate Advent than in a beautiful Victorian home?

Enjoy offerings of hot spiced wine, apple cider and cookies while singing along to some traditional Christmas carols. Victorian finery welcome.

     $10; members and student, $5. Sunday evening, December 16, from 5 to 7 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi on Jumel Terrace.




     Moravian College braves the Heights to take on the Macs at their Yeshiva home.

     Wednesday night, December 19, at 8 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.







     Experience an all-new chamber music version of contemporary master John Adams's Christmas oratorio, El Niño, arranged for the forces of the American Modern Opera Company and adapted for the intimate setting of The Fuentidueña Chapel.

     Featuring Julia Bullock, soprano, and Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor.

     $65; take your kids for $1. Friday and Saturday evenings, December 21 and 22, at 5:30 at the Cloisters Museum in Fort Tryon Park.



     Hudson View Garden’s 15th annual Messiah concert is open for the neighborhood to join in as the chorus. Professional soloists and small orchestra accompany the crowd for this Advent favorite.

     $6. Friday night, December 21, at 8 in The Lounge in Hudson Heights across from Bennett Park on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.



     Celebrate Christmas with a program of intimate Canciones (popular tunes with poetic texts), joyful Villancicos (songs with rustic themes), and virtuosic instrumental pieces, all drawn from the Cancionero Musical de Palacio, a manuscript found at the Royal Palace of Madrid which exemplifies the Spanish Golden Age of music.

     A performance by Esteban La Rotta, lute and guitar, with Sonnambula.

     $65; children $1. Sunday, December 23, at 1 and 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.



     Uptown’s private garden is open to everyone, but it’s locked overnight.

     So if you’re a member, take the new combination with you to access the garden starting today.

     Monday, December 24, at the Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden in Inwood at Lt. William Tighe Triangle, in the middle of the confluence of Broadway, Riverside Drive, and Dyckman and Seaman Streets.




     City College of New York treks Uptown for a matchup with the Macs.

     Thursday night, December 27, at 8 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.






     Close out the year at a performance of music that delights with the rich sounds of double reed instruments in a concert featuring pieces from four centuries.

     Founded in 2005, the Double Entendre Music Ensemble is a collective devoted to adventurous exploration of the double reed repertoire. Noted for its first-rate musicianship and creativity, the Ensemble illuminates classics, revives neglected music, and commissions new works for these soulful instruments. 

     Free. Saturday night, December 29, at 8 at the Inwood Art Works Gallery on Broadway between Academcy and 204th Streets.



     With winter setting in, it’s hard to leave home for the evening when darkness falls at 4.

     The UP Theater Company wants to ease yourself out on a cold night for some hot plays. They will select four and perform them each weekend in January.

     The shows are worth your watching: one of last year’s winter plays qualified for the New York Fringe Festival in October. Titles and times are forthcoming.

     Free. Sunday nights in January.



     Pianists Joseph Kissner and Evelyne Luest take turns at the keyboard performing masterpieces of the Romantic era, including Robert Schumann’s fluttering dance miniatures Papillons, Chopin’s swirling Fantasie in F Minor, and Brahms’ regal Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel. The two combine their talents to perform Brahms’ lusty Waltzes, Opus 39 for two pianos.

     Sunday evening, January 13, at 5 in The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights across from Bennett Park on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.



     With original choreography by Billy Smith of Mark Morris Dance Group, the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra presents a new bilingual presentation of Igor Stravinsky’s L’histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale). Libretto by C.F. Ramuz, English version by Michael Flanders and Kitty Black, Spanish version by Margarita Feliciano.

     Sunday afternoon, January 19, at 3 at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Hudson Heights on 181st Street at Col. Robt. McGaw Place.



      If you like outdoor geometry, get out in the streets 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”). In the spring, the date for Hudson Heights is April 18.

     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.

     Wednesday, January 23, at dawn and dusk in Inwood.

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




      The No Name theater troupe pops up around the neighborhood.

      This time it’s a mid-winter performance.

      Tuesday night, January 29, at 7 at the Word Up Community Bookshop in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street.





     Skyline League action resumes when the Macs host Mount Saint Mary College.

     Tuesday night, January 29, at 8 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.






     Sonnambula teams up with acclaimed author and photographer Teju Cole in a dynamic performance of music, spoken word, and photo installation that celebrates the work of Leonora Duarte, the only known woman composer of viol music in the 17th century.

     $55; children $1. Saturday night, February 2, at 7 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.




     The College at Old Westbury rolls into WaHi to play the Macs in more Skyline League action.

     Tuesday night, February 5, at 8 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.







     Purchase College visits Yeshiva for a night of intra-league hoops.

     Tuesday, February 12, at 8 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.






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

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




     The Macs close out the regular season with a home game against Skyline rivals, Farmingdale State College.     

     Saturday night, February 16, at 8:30 in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus in Fort George.





     The strings of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra perform music inspired by Japan and Japanese-American composers.

     The concert features works by Kenji Bunch: Supermaximum, Toru Takemitsu: Requiem, Karen Tanaka: Dreamscape, and Christopher Theofanidis: A Thousand Cranes.

     After the concert, friends of orchestra enjoy a food and saké tasting courtesy of Tampopo Ramen.

     Saturday afternoon, February 23, at 3 at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Hudson Heights on 181st Street at Col. Robt. McGaw Place.



     This captivating male vocal sextet is named in honor of Queen Elizabeth I.

     Based at Windsor Castle, Queen’s Six sing together every day for services and both private and state occasions, frequently before members of the royal family.

     Enjoy the royal treatment yourself as they perform everything from early chant, to vivid Renaissance polyphony, to racy madrigals.

     $55; take the kids for $1. Sunday afternoon, February 24, at 1 and 3 in the Fuentidueña Chapel of The Cloisters in Fort Tron Park.


     Music is the theme of the rechristened 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 3, at 9, starting at J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi.



     The Inwood Film Festival showcases the sights, sounds, people, and talents of Inwood.

     Every film screend at the event is made in Upper Manhattan or made by current or past Inwood  filmmakers.

      Awards are given in categories including documentary, short, feature, and student work.

     Want to enter? The deadline is January 15.

     Festival: Thursday through Saturday, March 14 through 16 at the Campbell Sports Center at the Columbia Athletic Complex at 218th and Broadway,



Into spring

     The strings of Washington Heights Camber Orchestra perform music by Michael Torke, Anna Clyne, as well as Benjamin Britten’s famous Simple Symphony and the beautifully rich Symphonic Serenade by Erich Korngold.

     Saturday afternoon, March 23, at 3 at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Hudson Heights on 181st Street at Col. Robt. McGaw Place.




     The Lions host the Columbia Open for teams around the region, though you’ll have to jump on the GWB or PATH to get there.

     Saturday morning, April 13, at 8 at the Montclair, N.J., Country Club.






     ModernMedieval Trio of Voices was created by Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, a former member of the vocal quartet Anonymous 4, with Martha Cluver and Eliza Bagg (from the celebrated ensemble Roomful of Teeth) rounding out the trio.

     Following their triumphant debut at The Met in 2016, they return with a fresh repertoire of medieval and contemporary works in a program designed specifically for The Fuentidueña Chapel.

     $55; children, $1. Saturday afternoon, April 13, at 1 and 3 at The Cloisters Museum in Fort Tryon Park.



     See New York City like never before in the Shorewalker’s epic urban hike, The Great Saunter, covering 32 miles of beautiful waterfront and more than 20 parks along Manhattan’s incredible shorelines.

     Enjoy fabulous skyline views and natural landscapes rarely appreciated from within the city, all the while raising awareness to protect our parks, maintain the Westside promenades, restore the Eastside Greenway, redevelop the Harlem River, and connect the Greenway into a continuous path around the world’s most fascinating island.

     Sign up here to join the more than 1,500 hikers for a journey you will always remember.

     Saturday morning, May 4, at 7:30; meet at Fraunces Tavern in Lower Manhattan and take your lunch.



     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 early May, beginning with
pre-invasion cocktails; the battle of Marble Hill commences soon thereafter.



     In collaboration with Suite Française and Dr. Philip Lasser, the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra presents a special salon: a lecture-concert on the profound and lasting influence of one of the greatest musical pedagogues of the 20th century, Nadia Boulanger.

     The strings of orchestra will journey inside works by Bach, Ravel, David Diamond, Philip Lasser, and more.

     Saturday afternoon, May 18, at 3 at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Hudson Heights on 181st Streeet at Col. Robt. McGaw Place.



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

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

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

     Sign up here.

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



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

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

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



     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 early June in Inwood Hill Park at Indian Road and 218th Street.



     It’s not a dip for beginners.

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

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

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

     Up for it? Sign up here.

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



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

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

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



     Come swim the mighty Hudson! 

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

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

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

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



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