Events in the Neighborhood, May 22–28

Hudson Heights, Inwood, and Sherman Creek

Monday

     The theme for this month’s Above the Bridge is Mothers and Fathers: Sharing our Stories. The reading is hosted by Writers’ Café, a playground for writers that encourages and cultivates neighborhood writers and provides them with an audience for their work.

     Selected writers will read for five minutes from nearly any genre —poetry, play, fiction, non-fiction, blog—that reflects the month’s theme.  Writers must live in Washington Heights or Inwood.

     For location information, send an email to:  abovethebridge
@gmail.com.

     Monday night at Le Cheile restaurant in Hudson Heights on 181st Street and Cabrini Boulevard at a time disclosed to attendees.

 

 

     The Lobby Series resumes its spring residency in the United Palace’s Grand Foyer where local artists perform in the intimate and spectacular setting. The event lasts 60 to 90 minutes.
     This week, a night that’s part fashion boutique, part concert and part gallery experience lets you check out what Katsicats has cooked up with her one-of-a-kind fashionwear, singer AJ Smith and the Little Kruta orchestra.
     Seating is limited to 100, so please reserve your seats.
     Free. Monday night at 7:30 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.
 
 

Tuesday

     Celebrate Black Music Month in the Heights with an evening of music trivia. Snippets from songs of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s will be played as individuals compete to name the tune.

     Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

     Free. Tuesday night from 6 to 8 in the Recreation Center of J. Hood Wright Park in Lowe WaHi at 351 Fort Washington Avenue at 174th Street.

 

 

 

 

 

     More than 100 community actors from Uptown and across the city will take to the majestic stage of the United Palace Theatre to present a life-affirming night of art and inspiration. The event will feature performance highlights from People’s Theatre Project’s 2016–17 season of collaborative theater-making in schools and community centers.

     Reserve your seats here.

     Free. Tuesday night at 7 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

Wednesday

     Get out on the water to improve your rowing skills.

     Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 left off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course.  

     After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants enroll in the Recreational Masters program. The prerequisite for this course is Learn-to-Row 1

     $350. Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8 in Sherman Creek at the Peter J. Sharp Boathouse in Swindler’s Cove Park.

 

 

Thursday

     Celebrate the neighborhood’s Colonial history with a sip or two (or more) of a New World spirit.

     To mark the brief period when the Morris-Jumel Mansion served as a tavern, here’s your chance to partake in a discussion and tasting of libations synonymous with the Colonial period: Bourbon.

     For additional information, please email publicprograms @morrisjumel.org.

     $40; members and students (21 and over, please), $30. Thursday night from 6 to 8 at the mansion in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace. Also on May 31 from 7:30 to 8:30.

 

 

     Daniel Gwirtzman, who lealds the dance workshop of his name in Hudson Heights, took a turn as the choreographer for Noah Schnapp, an American actor known for his portrayal of Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction series Stranger Things.

     Schnapp faces his co-stars in Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, this week’s battle of A-list celebrities go toe to toe, syncing contemporary hits and wh ogo for bragging rights.

     We’re sworn to secrecy right now, but guarantee the battle will be worth watching!

     Thursday night at 10 on Spike TV.

 

 

Friday

     A farce fit for all time, Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest, performed in a historic spot in Upper Manhattan.

     For additional information, please contact publicprograms @morrisjumel.org.

     $30; members, $25; students, $20. Friday through Sunday nights through June 11, at 6 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

 

 

     The Warrior Queen Initiative hosts a women’s open mic that will feature female and gender nonconforming performers. All audience members are welcome to enjoy the poetry, music and perhaps some comedy.

     Friday night from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street.

 

 

Saturday

     Learn how to combine works of art into collages and adhere to ceramic tiles for one-of-a-kind coasters. 

     Evelyn Suero is self-taught artist who has been dedicated to arts and crafts events in the Washington Heights & Inwood community by facilitating interactive, therapeutic and wellness art activities to promote peer support by using mixed art media techniques themed around self-development and healing to create memorable handmade art.

     Participants will create art by reflecting their own unique and personal styles so that they can share something of themselves with others.

     Free. Saturday morning at 10:30 at the Inwood Green Market on Isham Street below Seaman and Cooper Avenues.

 

 

Sunday

     Una reunión casual para sumergirse en el hábito de la lectura y la literatura en español a través de cuentos ilustrados, poemas, relatos y más. Moderada por Mariel Escalante, voluntaria de Word Up.

     Domingo, 3–5, Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, en Lower WaHi a avenida Amsterdam en la calle 165.

 

 

     Here’s your chance to see the innovative VC3—prize-winning cellists—in an intimate setting.

     Elizabeth Anderson, Käthe Jarka and Robert La Rue perform a repertoire spanning the entire Western musical tradition, from works of medieval and Renaissance masters to the music of the present day.

     This new group has garnered acclaim for its accomplished, spirited performances of original works and transcriptions, bringing the multi-cello ensemble into the realm of serious chamber music.

     Sunday evening at 5 in The Louge of Hudson View Gardens in Hudson Heights on Pinehurst Avenue at 183rd Street.

 

 

Continuing in the neighborhood

     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.

 

 

     After sitting closed for more than 40 years, The High Bridge—New York City’s oldest standing bridge—is open. Explore this iconic landmark that connects pedestrians and bicyclists from Manhattan and the Bronx.
     The High Bridge connects the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and 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.

 

 

     Are you fired up? Worried? Do you want to actually do something?

     This weekly meetup provides a space for you to work on any political or resistance action you wish. There’s no set program—you could blog, make a poster, plan future actions, or learn about what others are doing.

      At your disposal will be as many materials as possible, including lists of action ideas, paper, stamps, envelopes, government contact info, and art supplies.

     Help with supplies is appreciated. Check for occasional scheduling changes.

     Free. Thursday nights from 6 to 9 at Word Up Community Book Shop/Librería Comunitaria in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street.

 

 

     Three photographers explore nature in Upper Manhattan and show their work in the exhibit Life Signs.

     Adam Stoltman, Kerrie Sansky and Cristobal Vivar share their vision in this show.

     Through June 24 at the Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue at 185th Street. 

 

 

    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.

     Thursdays starting in June on Fort Washington Avenue at 168th Street.

 

 

     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
StarDate.
     Saturday nights from 8 to 10 on the ball fields near Seaman Avenue and Isham Street in Inwood. A
map is here.

 

 

Planning ahead

     If you like outdoor geometry, get out in the streets for sunrise and sunset when the shadows line up with the streets. Manhattanhenge, as it’s dubbed, happens around May 29 and June 13, so hope for clear skies.

      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 it in Hudson Heights, where the street grid is aligned differently, you’ll have to wait until August 28 for Hudson Heights Henge (Fort George Henge is on the same dates as Manhattan, and Inwood Henge is on January 27 — 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.

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

 

 

     Want to get out and do some gardening this weekend?

     The Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden has some plants to put in, and there’s plenty more to do too.
     If you haven't been out to learn how to weed, compost, prune, water, now's a good time for it. All of these are very easy to learn. There aren’t that many weeds at RING, and it’s dead easy if you learn one weed at a time.

     Monday at noon at the garden in Inwood at Riverside Drive and Dyckman Street.

 

 

     The artists of WaHi and Inwood show their stuff during the annual Uptown Arts Stroll. This year is the 15th annual event, with open galleries, musical performances and more in dozens of spots in Upper Manhattan. A complete list is here.

     The stroll kicks off with a special welcome on Wednesday evening, May 31, from 6 to 8:30 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Catch the next Sofar Sounds gig, when three amazing artists will perform stripped-back sets for an intimate roomful of music lovers.

     Sit down, settle in, and just listen. 

     $15. Friday night, June 2, at 8:30 at Our Saviour’s Atonement in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.
 
 

     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. 

     The first monthly musical open mic will be followed by session on the first Fridays of the month. Hosted by Jason Rosario.

     $5. Friday night, June 2, 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.

 

 

     The last farm in the city holds a spring benefit, and the neighborhood is invited to help provide reduced-cost programming for local children.

     The theme is Uptown Palettes: Tastes and Talents, and features a limited-edition craft beer tasting with Dyckman Beer. Arrive early, at 4, for the tasting and take home a growler of local brew.

     Saturday evening, June 3, with cocktails, silent auction and music from 5 to 7:30 at the Dyckman Family Farmhouse in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street.

 

 

 

     Hailing from Canada, the United States, and Taiwan, members of the Ulysses String Quartet call WaHi their home, and from Uptown have performed in Esterházy Palace, Carnegie Hall, and the Taiwan National Concert Hall. For this concert, they don’t stray far from Quisqeya Heights.

     The quartet offers interactive programs and workshops for all ages that demystify traditional repertoire while introducing new and exciting works. Their programs invite participants to learn about the inner workings of the string quartet, and explore connections that music makes with our world today, through the rich history of its creation.

     $10. Saturday night, June 3, at 8 at Holy Trinity Church in Inwood at 20 Cumming Street between Seaman Avenue and Broadway.

 

 

     You’re invited to an outdoor concert on the first weekend of each late spring and summer month, with live acoustic music presented on the front porch of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.

     This month’s featured artist is Julia King.

     For additional information, please email publicprograms@ morrisjumel.org.

     Free. Sunday evening, June 4, from 5 to 7 at the mansion in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

Note new day & time

     Relive the 1975 bank heist classic, starring Al Pacino and directed by Sydney Lumet.

     Deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress, the film will be screened as part of the United Palace Theatre’s wonder of heroes series.

     $10; children and seniors, $5, in advance. Monday evening, June 5, at 7:30 at the United Palace Theatre in lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     After the holiday, the Lobby Series resumes its spring residency in the United Palace’s Grand Foyer where local artists perform in the intimate and spectacular setting. The event lasts 60 to 90 minutes.
     This week, Stephanie Liu’s string quartet plays a selection of new work by NYC composers, including “Harp and Altar,” Missy Mazzoli’s tribute to the Brooklyn Bridge
     Seating is limited to 100, so please reserve your seats.
     Free. Monday night, June 5, at 7:30 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.
 
 

     A brand-new cinema series starts in June.

     The Inwood Art Works inaugural outdoor event, Film Works Al Fresco.

     Summer kicks off with The Cherokee Word For Water, a film inspired by the true story of the struggle for, opposition to, and ultimate success of a rural Cherokee community to bring running water to their families by using the traditional concept of gadugi – working together to solve a problem.

     Free. Monday night, June 5, at dusk on the Gaelic Field of Inwood Hill Park.

 

 

     Joining the Uptown Arts Stroll, the RING Garden hosts visual and performing artists at its 16th annual  Art in the Garden exhibition, held in the Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden in Tighe Triangle Park.

     Visual artists display their works among the flowers, hanging them from metal garden stakes or sitting them on raised stone walls. 

     Free. Saturday, June 10, from 11 to 5:30 at the garden in Inwood at Riverside Drive and Dyckman Street.

 

 

     Row New York paddlers want to see you get out on the water and learn to row. Since 2004, the group has taught 6th through 12th graders, beginners and competitors. Spend some time this summer rowing with a new crew.

     Adults can choose classes here; information on kids’ classes is here.

     Learn to row: $130 for the one-morning course. Saturday morning, June 10, from 9 to noon at the Peter J. Sharp Boathouse off Swindlers’ Cove in the Harlem River. Also on June 17, July 8, 22 and 29, August 5, 9 and 26, and September 9 and 16.

 

 

     Learn how to make solar prints to use as home decoration or greeting cards. 

     Evelyn Suero is self-taught artist who has been dedicated to arts and crafts events in the Washington Heights & Inwood through interactive, therapeutic and wellness art activities.

     Participants will create art by reflecting their own unique and personal styles so that they can share something of themselves with others.
     This event features live music from the local teaching artist and bandleader, Annette A. Aguilar. She will be joined by her band StringBeans to explore the rich and varied rhythms of jazz across the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S.

     Free. Saturday morning, June 10, at 10:30 at the Inwood Green Market on Isham Street below Seaman and Cooper Avenues.

 

 

   

    Touted as “the greatest known school film festival in the known universe,” The PS/IS 187 Film Festival returns to its cinematic home on the 50-foot screen of the United Palace.

     With popcorn, paparazzi, a red carpet, and awards, the festival features dozens of shorts by K-8th grade students. Sponsored by Hudson Cliffs School.

     $5. Monday night, June 12, at 6:30 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

 

 

     The summer’s new cinema series continues when Film Works Al Fresco presents La Leyenda de la Llorona, an animated adventure comedy (2011, Mexico, 72 mins.).

     Based on a famous Mexican legend, a group of kids must stop the ghost of a woman whose guilt over the drowning of her own children leads her to abduct youngsters who wander the woods at night in this subtitled, Spanish language animated adventure.

     Free. Monday night, June 12, at dusk on the Gaelic Field of Inwood Hill Park.

 

 

     Creative photographers are invited to join a two-day artist workshop. Explore your Photographic Voice: Portfolio Review, will bbe conducted by renowned artist Fabiola Jean-Louis and Tone Taghon, owner of Uptown Printing Studio and color expert.

     The workshop is ideal for all artists, from beginner to advanced, who want to grow, express and explore new ways to see their art.

     Please sign up for both sessions to get the most out of the workshop.

     Day 1: Tuesday, June 13. Gain new insight into your work style, fine tune camera skills, learn about studio and natural lighting techniques, and strengthen how to articulate ideas. Topics will include the importance of logo design and how to creatively and effectively use social media tools to brand and market your work. Artists will have two weeks between workshops to create an artist statement and portfolio.

     Day 2: Tuesday, June 27. Share statements and portfolios for review and feedback. The goal is to create a strong and concise artist statement and have the tools to build a visually compelling  portfolio.

     Free. Tuesday nights, June 13, and 27, from 6 to 8 at the CLOTH Technology Center in Lower WaHi on Amsterdam Avenue at 165th Street.

 

 

     The United Nations Symphony Orchestra is the community ensemble of the United Nations in New York, with musicians from more than 30 different countries who work at the U.N. or in diplomatic service to the U.N.

     Showcasing the rich talent of the people who serve the cause of world peace and development, the ensemble has prepared an exciting program to celebrate the fifth anniversary since its inaugural concert.

     On the program are Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” Chen/He’s “Butterfly Lovers” Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, and Franck’s “Symphony in D-minor.”

     $15. Tuesday night, June 13, at 7 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Witness an Uptown first when Danza Debuts opens, featuring emerging choreographers who create new work ito share for the first time on the United Palace stage. 

     The two choreographers are Virgil Gadson, a top 4 finalist on So You Think You Can Dance? Season 12,  and an original cast member of UPCA’s The Hip Hop Nutcracker, and Cassie Nordgren, who curated the Danza Highbridge festival last year.

     Reserve your seats here.

     $10 ($15 at the door), children 12 and under, free. Friday night, June 16, at 8 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

      Join Books on Tab for a lively and friendly discussion of literature.

      Sunday afternoon, June 18, at 2 (sharp!) at the Inwood Library, whence the group walks to Inwood Bar & Grill. (Food and drinks are on your own dime.) Monthly on the third Sunday.

 

 

 

     Stephanie Liu's string quartet plays a selection of new work by New York composers, including “Harp and Altar,” Missy Mazzoli's tribute to the Brooklyn Bridge.

     The poerformance is part of the Lobby Series, which means that seating is limited. Reserve your spot here.

     Free. Monday night, June 19, at 7:30 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

Summer and beyond

     Looking for the Inwood Shakespeare Festival?

     After 17 years, the company, Moose Hall, had to leave its performance space on the penimsula of Inwood Hill Park after grilling was introduced in the park, creating hazards for the cast and crew.

     They will return with Dracula, but not as the Inwood Shakespeare Festival. Instead, the troupe will move downtown for performances in Greenwich Village.

     Want to keep Shakespeare a free presence Uptown? Here’s a list of who you can contact on the festival’s behalf.

 

 

 

 

     The outdoor summer cinema series from Inwood Art Works continues this week with a silent double feature.

     Film Works Al Fresco presents A Dog’s Life and The Kid, both written, directed and produced by Charlie Chaplin, and starring him too.

      The silent pair dates from 1918 and 1921, respectively, and run 33 mines and 53 minutes.

      In A Dog’s Life, the Tramp plays opposite Scraps the dog, who helps him find a better life in the big city. When it was made, it was both the longest Chaplin production and, as he would later claim, the first in which he seriously considered comic plot construction.

     Free. Monday night, June 19, at dusk on the Gaelic Field of Inwood Hill Park.

 

 

 

 

     Join fellow readers at the Inwood Library for an open discussion of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.    

     The winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Fiction award and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2014, the novel is available for borrowing at the front desk.

     Free. Wednesday night, June 21, at 7 at the Inwood Library on Broadway between Dyckman and Academy Streets.

 

 

     The Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden salutes its members and volunteera at an appreciation party in the garden.

     Gather for snacks and beverages to celebrate RING and vote in officers. It will be a great time to learn about upcoming projects and events.

     Saturday evening, June 24, from 5 to 7 at the garden in Inwood at Riverside Drive and Dyckman Street.

 

 

     Would you be surprised to hear that the oldest standing house in Manhattan is haunted? That’s the story, anyway.

     Find out for yourself at a paranormal investigation, when you can learn the basics of ghost hunting and, possibly, communicate with early residents of Upper Manhattan.

     $30; members and students, $25. Saturday night, June 24, from 8 to 11 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park. Also on August 19, and October 28.

 

 

     Take part in It’s My Park Day by being a great park steward—give back to your park by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks at a Beautification Day.

     Plants, tools, and gloves will be provided. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

     Groups must register by sending an email to info@
FortTryonParkTrust.org
no later than April 9.  

     Free. Sunday, June 25, from 10 to 2; meet at the entrance to the Heather Garden at Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights. Other chances to help: July 30 and October 29 (also bulb planting); all  from 10 to 2.

 

  

     Ease into summer with the Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America. Released in 1988, the rags-to-riches tale comes to life on the big screen in Uptown’s famous rococo auditorium.

     $10; children and seniors, $5, in advance. Sunday afternoon, June 25, at a time to be announced later but likely at 5 in the United Palace Theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     The Lobby Series moves into summer in the United Palace’s Grand Foyer where local artists perform in the intimate and spectacular setting. The show lasts 60 to 90 minutes.
     This week, Jackie Schiffer performs cabaret.
     Seating is limited to 100, so please reserve your seats.
     Free. Monday night, June 26, at 7:30 at the United Palace in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.
 
 
 
 

    Film Works Al Fresco presents Los Sures, a documentary about New York in the bad old days.

     In the late 70’s and early 80’s, Los Sures was one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City. In fact, the Brooklyn neighborhood had been called the worst ghetto in America.

     Diego Echeverria’s film skillfully represents the challenges of its time: drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local resources.

     In English and en Español with subtitles in English. (57 mins,. 1984).

     Free. Monday night, June 26, at dusk on Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park.

 

 

     Celebrate the nation’s musical heritage at Manhattan’s oldest house while enjoying a selection of red and white wines and local bluegrass artists.

     For additional information, contact publicprograms@ morrisjumel.org.

     $30; members and students (21 and older, please) $25. Thursday night, June 29, at 7 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

 

     You’re invited to an outdoor concert of live acoustic music presented on the front porch of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.

     This month’s featured artist is George Masone, with the added treat of a Cuban rum tasting, hearkening back to the days when the mansion served as a tavern.

     For additional information, please email publicprograms@ morrisjumel.org.

     The concert is free. The rum tasting isn’t: $40, members and students (21 and older, please) $30. Sunday evening, July 2, from 5 to 6:30 at the mansion in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     Film Works Al Fresco presents Summer Shorts: Around the Hood, a set of films that in 50 minutes will take you through comedy, drama and documentary.

     The selection of short films, all made in the Inwood community and by Inwood filmmakers, features Two Oh Seven, directed by Davis Hall; Venticino: El Domino, directed by Yuby Hernandez and Ben Nager Sadoff; Leaves, by Whit K. Lee; This Burning House, by Rich Perez, 8am–8pm, by Cristobal Vivar; and The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co., directed by Jonathan Ullman.

     Free. Monday night, July 3, at dusk on Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park.

 

 

     Row New York paddlers can’t wait to slather on the sunscreen and get their boats back on the Harlem River.

     Since 2004, the group has taught 6th through 12th graders, beginners and competitors. Spend some time this summer rowing with a new crew.

     Adults can choose classes here; information on kids’ classes is here.

     Learn to row: $130 for the one-morning course. Saturday morning, July 8, from 9 to noon at the Peter J. Sharp Boathouse off Swindlers’ Cove in the Harlem River. Also on July 22 and 29, August 5, 9 and 26, and September 9 and 16.

 

 

     Mark the anniversary of the notorious duel between Vice President Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the former secretary of the treasury, with a reenactment suggesting  how the event may have transpired between two enemies.

     They met near Weehawken, below the Palisades. Burr was the better shot on the morning of July 11, 1804, fatally wounding Hamilton, who died the next day.

     For additional information, please email publicprograms @morrisjumel.org.

     Free. Saturday afternoon, July 8, at 2 at the Morris- Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     Celebrate George Washington’s famous cabinet dinner while contributing to the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s continued programming efforts at this fund-raising dinner.

     For additional information, contact publicprograms @morrisjumel.org.

     $100. Sunday night, July 9, at 6 at the mansion in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

     Film Works Al Fresco features Ballplayer: Pelotero, from the Dominican Republic, a documentary about aspiring boys of summer.

     For 16-year old baseball players, or Peloteros, the only real chance to escape crushing poverty comes every July 2, the day they become eligible to sign professional baseball contracts.

     Ballplayer: Pelotero provides a portrait of two prospects as they navigate the calculating, mercenary, and often corrupt elements that surround Major League Baseball’s recruitment of the island’s top talent. Narrated by John Leguizamo. 77 minutes.

     Free. Monday night, July 10, at dusk on Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park.

 

 

     Gold Diggers of 1933 is this week’s feature from Film Works Al Fresco.

     The musical from 1933 is based on the hit Broadway play by Avery Hopwood. It follows the story of a wealthy composer who rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play.

     Amazingly, the film was able to be made during the great depression by Mervyn LeRoy with songs by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics). However, it is most notably remembered for the creative staging and dazzling choreography by Busby Berkeley, and for Ginger Rodgers’ famous rendition of “We’re in the Money.”

      Free. Monday night, July 17, at dusk on Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park.

 

 

     Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon … in his dreams!

     The latest installment of Film Works Al Fresco screens Tadeo Jones who, in reality, is a Chicago construction worker.

     One day, however, he is mistaken for a real professor and takes his place on a flight to Peru in search of the Lost City of Paititi.

     The Spanish film magazine Frames calls tbe film the best in Spanish animation history.

     Free. Monday night, July 24, at dusk on Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park.

 

 

     Yeshiva University graduates its social work scholars at the final commencement ceremony of the season.

     Wednesday morning, July 26, at 10 in the Lamport Auditorium of Zysman Hall on the Fort George campus on Amsterdam Avenue between 186th and 187th Streets.

 

 

     While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them as he tries to survive in a new country.

     It’s the inspiring musical, An American Tail, from 1896, with Spanish subtitles.

     Featuring voice over performances by Christopher Plummer, Dom DeLuise, and Madeline Kahn, as well as a moving and memorable score that includes the billboard hit “Somewhere Out There.”

     Free. Monday night, July 31, at dusk on the Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park.

 

    

     Looks like they’re going to need a bigger boat.

     The film that cleared beaches and grossed the largest box office of any movie until then, Jaws returns to a theater near you.

     Released in 1975 and based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 book, the film is considered a classic.

          $10; children and seniors, $5, in advance. Sunday afternoon, August 6, at a time to be announced later but likely at 5 in the United Palace Theater in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know?

     Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey to five continents and the Artic to witness climate change firsthand.

     He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. The documentary runs 95 minutes.

     Free. Monday night, August 7, at dusk on the Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park. Live entertainment begins about an hour before the screening.

 

    

     In a neighborhood where Dominicans and Puerto Ricans live in community, the two groups must learn to put their differences aside and work together to prevent the demolition of their basketball court.

     Should they fail, their beloved basketball court will be demolished by a greedy developer.      Los Domirriqueños, en Español, is a 2016 comedy from Puerto Rico.

     Free. Monday night, August 14, at dusk on the Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park. Live entertainment starts an hour before the screening.

 

 

     Enjoy a weekend of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment, and hosted by the Morris-Jumel Mansion.

     For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

     Free. Saturday and Sunday afternoons, August 19 and 20, at the mansion in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

 

 

     You know which city is a wonderful town.

     In this classic adaptation of the 1944 Broadway musical, directed and choreographed by Gene Kelley, On The Town features the Academy Award-winning score of Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens.

     The story follows three sailors (Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin and Gene Kelly) on a day of shore leave as they look for fun between the Bronx and the Battery. With Spanish subtitles.

     Free. Monday night, August 21, at dusk on Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park. Live entertainment begins an hour before the screening.

 

 

     Row New York paddlers can’t wait to slather on the sunscreen and get their boats back on the Harlem River.

      Since 2004, the group has taught 6th through 12th graders, beginners and competitors. Spend some time this summer rowing with a new crew.

     Adults can choose classes here; information on kids’ classes is here.

     Learn to row: $130 for the one-morning course. Saturday morning, September 9, from 9 to noon at the Peter J. Sharp Boathouse off Swindlers’ Cove in the Harlem River. Also on September 16.

 

 

      Written by, directed by, produced by, and starring Charlie Chaplin, City Lights is a classic of pre-Code silent film.

      A romantic comedy with the Tramp falling in love with a blind girl, the 1931 film is considered by some critics to be one of the best films of all time. Woody Allen shot the final scene of Annie Hall as a tribute to the final scene of City Lights.

     This screening features live accompaniment from the theater’s organ.

     $10; students and seniors $5, in advance. Sunday afternoon, September 10, at 5 at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

     Celebrate the brief period in which the Morris-Jumel Mansion served as a tavern in a discussion and tasting of libations synonymous with the Colonial period. This month’s focus is Scotch.

     For additional information, contact publicprograms @morrisjumel.org.

$40; members and students (21 and older, please) $30. Thursday night, September 21, at 6 the mansion in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

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

     Lords, ladies, knights and commoners converge in Fort Tryon Park in the area around the Cloisters.

     Sunday, October 1, from 11:30 to 6 in Fort Tryon Park.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

     The Cultural and Arts Festival connects you with the array of artists and vendors who make Upper Manhattan a cultural destination. 

     For additional information, contact publicprograms @morrisjumel.org.

     Free. Saturday, October 14, from 11 to 6 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace.

 

 

 

     Brooklyn Baroque returns for the its autumn concert on Jumel Terrace. Save your place and welcome back the Morris-Jumel museum’s resident Baroque ensemble.

     For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

     $30; members and students, $25. Saturday afternoon, October 21, at 3 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Lower WaHi in Roger Morris Park.

 

 

 

     Steel yourself for a blood-curdling performance of Dracula to mark the season. Watch it in Manhattan’s oldest house—one reputed to be haunted.

     $30; members, $25; students, $20. Friday and Saturday nights, October 20 to 28, and Sunday night, October 29, at 8 at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park on Jumel Terrace.

     Feast first with a one-night-only dinner performance. Thursday night, October 26, at 7.

     For additional information, contact publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

 

 

 

     The standard-bearer of the camp horror film is back.

     Night of the Living Dead may terrify you or it may induce chuckles. After all, there’s a reason it’s a cult classic.

     Saturday afternoon, October 29, at a time to be announced later (but probably at 5) at the United Palace Theatre in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 175th Street.

 

 

   Some residents say that the shrieks and wails of the forgotten souls of Inwood’s asylums and institutions, long-since dark, still reverberate through Inwood Hill Park.

    True or not, the tale sets the scene for a frightful Uptown Halloween.

     A kids’ parade in Hudson Heights contributes to the eerie night.

 

 

 

     2017 marks the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War. Be transported back in time and celebrate your local history.

     The Brigade of the American Revolution will perform and lead drills. Come watch a blacksmith demonstration, listen to live 18th-century music, make arts and crafts and play games from the revolutionary period. Tour the battle scene with a tour guide dressed as heroine Margaret Corbin. 
     Prizes will be offered for the most authentic costumes.

     Free. The Sunday after Veterans’ Day (usually) on the café lawn in Fort Tryon Park (enter from Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights).

 

 

     The Feast of St. Frances Cabrini honors the patron saint of immigrants, who welcomed newcomers to Upper Manhattan and whose remains are venerated in a shrine in Hudson Heights.

     Over a weekend in mid-November, the St. Frances Xavier Shrine hosts a series of masses for several nations’ communities, a procession and a neighborhood gathering.

     Free. At the Shrine in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue at Margaret Corbin Circle.

 

 

     Meridionalis performs music from the Olmeda Collection at The Hispanic Society Museum & Library in a concert dedicated to polychoral music by composers such as Tomás Luis de Victoria, Juan de Madrid, Mateo Romero, Diego de Cáseda and Manuel de Egüs.

     Music for multiple choirs of voices and instruments was an important part of Spanish liturgical music throughout the baroque period. The main cathedrals in all corners of the empire regularly presented imposing music that took advantage of the space and acoustics of the temples.

     A reception will follow. Seating is limited; reserve your space at events@hispanicsociety.org.

     Friday night, December 8, at 7 at the Society on Audubon Terrace off Broadway at 155th Street.

 

 

     The Hispanic Society Museum & Library and The American Irish Historical Society present Juilliard’s  Apex Brass Quintet.

     Apex delves into Medieval and Renaissance vocal works, arranged by trumpeter Kevin Quill. All members of Apex Brass are current students at The Juilliard School in New York City.

     A reception will follow. Seating is limited, so reserve your space: events@hispanicsociety.org.

     Thursday night, December 14, at 7 at the Society on Audubon Terrace off Broadway at 155th Street.

 

 

     Holiday shopping invariably means higher prices. What if you bought for your true love everything mentioned in a famous carol?

     The good news for traditional shoppers last year: the price of the gifts mentioned in The Twelve Days of Christmas increased only 0.7 percent, despite the surge in cost of turtle doves. (Really!)

     Prices for drummers and gold rings go up and down. Here’s where to find the prices for 2017.

 

 

     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.

 

 

     Promoting filmmakers from Upper Manhattan, the Inwood Film Festival has recognized creative movies made in the neighborhood since 2015.

     Entries must be submitted by mid-winter, with the festival running over a weekend in Inwood in mid-March.

 

 

     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. A Sunday morning in early March starting at J. Hood Wright Park in Lower WaHi.

 

 

     The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of an annual rite of spring: the Shearing of the Heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and Heather Garden staff.

     Led by a bagpiper, a community parade through the garden delights children, who are invited to take an instrument with them (adults are, too). Throughout the morning you will learn why Fort Tryon Park has the largest heath and heather collection in the northeast, and how to propagate your own heathers with clippings from the shearing.

     Free. On a Saturday morning in April in the heather garden in Fort Tryon Park, near the entrance at Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights.

 

 

     Only in New York ...
     One afternoon 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.
     Everyone is welcome, even hecklers.
     Free. A Saturday afternoon in May, typically, beginning with
pre-invasion cocktails; the battle of Marble Hill commences soon thereafter.

 

 

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