Activities for kids: March 27–April 2

Monday

     With the Fort Washington branch of the NYPL closed for renovations, the library’s bookmobile provides access to the its riches.

     At the bookmobile you can sign up for a library card, browse a small collection of books for people of all ages, speak with a librarian to get reading recommendations, reference services, and return and renew books.

     What’s more, the bookmobile is proof that reading takes you places!

     Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the YM & YWHA in Fort George at 54 Nagle Avnue. Also in Hudson Heights on Wednesdays. The Fort Washington branch is expected to reopen before summer starts.

 

 

     If you can’t wait to turn the page, the writer has succeeded in telling you a great story.

     What does it take to develop characters, settings, dialogue, and plot elements that have you on the edge of your seat? This workshop answers those questions and more.

     You’ll break down the parts of fiction writing each week and test out what you’ve learned with some on-the-spot writing. You’ll work with your peers, too – giving advice and feedback, while hearing what they have to say about your work.

     For ages 8 to 12.

     Monday afternoon from 4 to 6 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

 

 

Tuesday

     Uptown Writers are calling on the brave and bold for a writing adventure. This semester you’ll be writing stories that have multiple choices for the reader: different storylines lead them down alternative paths or to alternative endings.

     You’ll get inspiration from a few examples like Jason Shiga’s Meanwhile and Ryan North’s To be or not to be, then you can build worlds of our own.

     With key writing techniques you’ll learn new approaches while forging your own way. Fiction or nonfiction, the choice is yours.

     For ages 10 to 14.

     Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

 

 

     Take s journey into the deepest, darkest corners of your mind, where your imaginations make you shiver, squirm, and silently scream. 

     Yes, you’ll be writing your own page-turning horror stories and screenplays, the kind that make your pulse raise and your hair stand on end.

     You’ll visit works by masters of the genre, like Edgar Allen Poe, Shirley Jackson, and Stephen King, while discovering newer voices like Steven Graham Jones, Victor LaValle, and Carmen Maria Machado. And because horror can’t be contained to the written page, we’ll check out selected scenes from movies like Psycho, Nightmare on Elm Street, Shaun of the Dead, and Get Out.

     For ages 12 to 18.

     Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 179th Street.

 

 

Wednesday

     With the Fort Washington branch of the NYPL closed for renovations, the library’s bookmobile provides access to the its riches.

     At the bookmobile you can sign up for a library card, browse a small collection of books for people of all ages, speak with a librarian to get reading recommendations, reference services, and return and renew books.

     What’s more, the bookmobile is proof that reading takes you places!

     Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Moriah Center in Hudson Heights at 90 Bennett Avenue. Also in Fort George on Mondays.

 

 

 

      Columbia (9-10, 2-1) continues its homestand with a game against Monmouth (9-11, 2-7).

      Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 at Satow Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 213th Street.

 

 

 

 

 

     Girls, we’re facing challenges we haven’t seen in more than two generations. Our roles as women—in the home, at work, as citizens—is all at once advancing and retracting, driven by forces that may seem beyond our control. In the face of all that is going on around us, we can say this with all certainty: your voice is the answer to what comes next.

     Take your unique perspective to the writers’ table, and be surrounded by girls who have opinions, dreams, fears, and frustrations, just like you. Come get inspired by women writers and artists, past and present, who speak truth to power and each other. You’ll get in-depth on how far women have come, where we are now, and what you want your future to be. Using whatever writing style suits each of us best, we’ll unflinchingly take on a world that often underestimates our individual will and collective might.

     For middle school students.

     Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 6 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

 

 

Thursday

 

     The University of New Hampshire lacrosse match against Columbia has been canceled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Girls, it’s time to let your voice be heard.

     Come write, discuss, and revel in what you love, in what inspires you, and discover how you’re going to change the world. From politics to body image to #metoo, you’ll tackle what it means to be an empowered young woman right now. Any and all kinds of writing are welcome, from real life to poems to fiction, just bring the unique girl you are.

     This free workshop is in partnership with The Uptown Hub, and offers a $20 stipend for each class you attend.

     If you are in high school and are a girl or self-identify as a girl, all you need to do is register.

     Free. Thursday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:15 at The Uptown Hub at the Columbia Medical Center in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 168th Street.

 

 

    For many of us, picture books are what first sparked a lifelong joy for reading and crafting stories. From Max's wild rumpus to Sam-I-am's obsession with green eggs and ham, these books stay in our hearts long after the last page has been read.

     In this bilingual workshop, you’ll revisit your favorite children’s books through the eyes of a writer and illustrator, getting to the bottom of what makes them so memorable. Then you’ll develop and write your own book, mapping out characters, plot and narration.

     You can create a story from scratch, explore a cultural children's story that has been shared with you, or dive into a timeless fairy tale, transforming it into a fascinating page-turner that's all your own.

     For ages 8 to 11. This is a bilingual workshop: all Spanish and English speakers are welcome.

     Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

 

 

Friday

     Tired of being inside? Do you want to be wild and break out of the limitations that are always being set?

     Poetry is the answer. Join a group that’s strapping on their shoes and grabbing their pens and going on a poet’s adventure.

     Poetry is a way of seeing things outside the boxes they are always being put in. You’ll be renewed by the nature of Ft. Tryon park and emboldened by our resilient neighborhood as you explore the wilds of language out in the world, allowing a stream of poetry to flow from the river of possibility.

     For ages 8 to 13.

     Friday afternoon from 4 to 6. Meet in the school yard of P.S. 187.

 

 

Saturday

     The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of Uptown’s annual rite of spring: the Shearing of the Heather parade and celebration.

     Take your musical instruments and join the parade through the Heather Garden led by traditional bagpipers. Kids can make flower-themed crafts, join a scavenger hunt, get their faces painted and celebrate spring while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Palisades.

     You’ll 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. Saturday morning at 10 in Fort Tryon Park. Enter at Margaret Corbin Plaza in Hudson Heights.

 

 

   Prepare for Palm Sunday with a festive Easter Egg hunt in Uptown’s crown jewel of a park.

     A series of hunts for kids of various will test their sleuthing skills and reward them with colorful surprises. For children 11 and younger.

     Free. Starting Saturday morning at 11:30 on the Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park; enter from Margaret Corbin Circul in Hudson Heights. Rain day: Palm Sunday.

 

 

 

     Conference play returns to the diamond when Columbia hosts Cornell for a three-game weekend that starts with a double-header.

     Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 2, at noon at Satow Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 213th Street.

 

 

 

     You are invited to Snobby Poetry, should you be up for the challenge. Join a band of self-motivated, über-supportive misfits who read, write, and share poems.

     It’s a group who loves words, rhyme (only when used sparely, thank you), observation, and Walt Whitman (obviously).

     Poetry is an illogical measuring device, filled with seemingly impossible comparisons and instructions; that is why you are called to write it. Poets are the liars who tell the truth. If this sounds like you, or if you’ve already taken a class with Jane LeCroy and want more, Snobby Poetry is the workshop for you.

     For ages 14 to 16.

     Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

 

 

     Get ready to run faster and jump higher, one frame at a time, as you take your stories and transforming them into comics.

     Choose an ordinary day (or the wildest story you can imagine) and use comic book language, illustration, and frames to share with everyone the next super adventure.

     You don’t need to be an artist to join us—just bring your best ideas. You’ll learn all the steps to comics illustration and development, including pin-ups, single-frame and multi-frame pages, using any pencils, pens, paints and other art materials.

     For ages 10 to 14.

     Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street.

 

 

     Uptown’s theater group for kids gets morbid in its spring musical, The Addams Family. Produced by the Pied Piper Children’s Theatre.

     $27.18; students and seniors, $16.78. Saturday at 4 and 7, and Sunday afternoon at 2 and 5 at the Hebrew Tabernacle in Hudson Heights on Fort Washington Avenue at 185th Street.

 

    

Uptown activities

     Where are you going?

     Use a compass rose to help you get there. A video from the Hispanic Society will show you how to make one with a potato, some paint and a few more household objects.

     You’ll also learn a bit about maps through the centuries and how explorers used them to travel to places they’d never seen.

 

 

    

     Here’s a way to make your next outing with the kids a little different.

     Print out a family scavenger hunt booklet and take a walk through Fort Tryon Park’s historic estate remnants.

     Find, draw, and map natural marvels and constructed treasures while you explore the path network that leads from Billings Lawn to the Palisades Overlook.

     The booklet is provided by the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Fort Tryon Park Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt 2020 Fort Tryon Park.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.6 MB]

     Drawing a building is easy when you break it up into shapes.

     See for yourself with some help from the Center For Architecture, which created an instructional lesson and video on how to draw Manhattan’s oldest house, the Morris-Jumel Mansion. The site of a famous meeting held by George Washington, the Jumel Terrace landmark is said to be haunted.

Draw the Morris-Junel Mansion
Drawing-Buildings-Activity-Final-2020-2.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [386.3 KB]

     Need something new for the kids to do?

     The Hispanic Society of America offers several coloring pages, each based on one of the most famous paintings in the museum’s collection. Recognize the Duchess of Alba? Download the pdf below.

      And here’s a recap of the Society’s summer camp for kids.

      For adults, the society has posted several lectures here.

¿Necesita algo nuevo para que hagan los niños?
      La Hispanic Society of America ofrece varias páginas para colorear, cada una basada en una de las pinturas más famosas de la colección del museo. ¿Reconoces a la duquesa de Alba? Descargue el pdf a continuación.
       Para los adultos, la sociedad ha publicado varias conferencias aquí.

Color Your Day with Hispanic Society Kids
hsml-kids-coloringbook-final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [717.7 KB]

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     Uptown Ink is the magazine that celebrates the best of creativity and storytelling from  Uptown Stories writers by giving them a platform to write what’s next and share it with the world.

     At the end of every semester, Uptown Stories collects students’ work to be published in a printed anthology. For many of our students, this is a transformative experience: being a published author in a real book, for sale at Word Up Community Bookshop and on Amazon. Typically, each anthology contains over 500 pages of short stories, poems, essays, screenplays, manifestos, songs, and other free forms of youth expression.

     Want to be part of it? Find out more here.

 

    

 

     Columbia’s two-week homestand comes to a close when the Lions host UConn’s Huskies.  

     Wednesday afternoon, April 4, at 3:30 at Satow Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 213th Street.

 

 

 

 

    Do some digging, then get in some riding with your BMX buds.

      Meet up for a day of work and play in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America, with the help of the New York City Mountain Bike Association.

     There will be light trail maintenance tasks for all ages in the morning. Every volunteer receives a free 20-minute clinic and, in the afternoon, a guided ride throughout the trails from 12:30 to 3. Even better, bikes and helmets are provided, so you don’t need your own.  

     Uptown is the home of the city's first mountain biking course, 3 miles of trails of varying difficulty and a free-ride trail that includes drops, steeps, and berms. The park also features a dirt jump park and pump track, making it a good place to develop different skills at all levels.

     Updates on trail work posted are on the New York chapter’s web site.

     Free. Saturday morning, April 8, from 10 to 3 in Fort George at the BMX trailhead in Highbridge Park, on Fort George Avenue, just northwest of the Buczek Ballfield. Monthly on the second Saturday.

 

 

     Trees have a special place in our environment, especially in the urban setting.

     Take part in a hike of in search of different tree species and learn some ways to identify these trees during the blooming season.

     Free. Saturday morning, April 8, at 11 in Inwood Hill Park; meet at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.

 

 

     Let your kids explore life in colonial New York at Manhattan’s oldest remaining house.

     The Morris-Jumel Mansion offers family day programming with a fun, hands-on activity for children and their care-givers.

     When this month’s activity is announced we’ll post it here.

     Free. Saturday afternoon, April 8, from 1 to 3 at the mansion on Jumel Terrace in Lower WaHi.

 

 

 

     Even when school’s out, the city’s parks are still a natural classroom.

      Take your kids out for Kids’ Week during Spring Break and join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through Manhattan’s only untouched forest. At the salt marsh, they will learn about the two unique ecosystems in the park.

     Free. Monday afternoon, April 10, at 1 in Inwood Hill Park; meet at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street.

 

 

     Explore the depths of Fort Tryon under the calm of the spring moon.

     Naturalist Ken Chaya leads a one-hour nature tour, discussing the trees, wildlife, and geological features of Fort Tryon Park along its east side.

     Because Ken’s walks are so popular, you’ll need to register to keep group size reasonable.  For questions about accessibility, call (212) 795-1388.

     Free. Monday night, April 10, at 7:30 at a location shared with registered participants.

 

 

     Conference competition resumes for the Lions’ lacrosse team when Dartmouth challenges Columbia at home.

     Saturday afternoon, April 15, at 1 at Wien Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 213th Street.

 

 

     Explore spring on an ExploraStory spring walk, led by storyteller Rachael Harrington. Over an hour, she will take kids through the depths and over the hills of our crown jewel of a park.

     Kids and their caregivers will create original characters and fairy tales based on the natural features of the Broadway Promenade. 

     Best suited for kids ages 4 to 9.  Please register as space is limited.  For questions about accessibility, please call (212) 795-1388.

     Free. Saturday afternoon, April 15, at 1 in Fort Tryon Park at a location shared with registered participants.

 

 

     If you can’t wait to turn the page, the writer has succeeded in telling you a great story.

     What does it take to develop characters, settings, dialogue, and plot elements that have you on the edge of your seat?

     Here’s a workshop that answers those questions and more. Join fellow writers to break down the parts of fiction writing each week and test out what you’ve learned with some on-the-spot writing.

     You’ll work with your peers, too—giving advice and feedback, while hearing what they have to say about your work. Not only does this workshop make you a better writer, but when you understand the process, it makes you appreciate your favorite writers even more.

     For writers 8 to 12 years old.

     $600 or pay what you can. Monday afternoon, April 17, from 4 to 6 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. No meeing on Memorial Day. Through June 19.

 

 

     Here’s a call to the brave and the bold for a writing adventure!

     This semester you can join fellow authors to write stories that have multiple choices for the reader: different storylines to lead them down alternative paths or to alternative endings.

     You’ll take inspiration from a few examples like Jason Shiga’s Meanwhile and Ryan North’s To be or not to be, then you’ll build worlds of your own.

     Dig into key writing techniques and learn some new approaches while we forge our own way, whether that’s fiction or nonfiction, the choice is yours. Which way will your adventure go?

     For authors ages 10 to 14.

     $600 or pay what you can. Tuesday afternoon, April 18, from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through June 20.

 

 

     Tired of being inside? Do you want to be wild and break out of limitations that are always being set?

     Poetry is the answer.

     Strap on your shoes and grab a pens, then meet at the P.S. 187 school yard to go on a poet’s adventure.

     Poetry is a way of seeing things outside the boxes they are always being put in. You’ll be rejuvenated by the nature of Fort Tryon Park and emboldened by our resilient neighborhood. You’ll explore the wilds of language out in the world, allowing a stream of poetry to flow from the river of possibility.

     For writers ages 8 to 10.

     $600 or pay what you can. Tuesday afternoon, April 18, at 4; meet at P.S. 187 in Hudson Heights on Cabrini Boulevard above 181st. Through June 20.

 

 

    Start on a journey into the deepest, darkest corners of your mind, where your imagination make others shiver, squirm, and silently scream. Yes, you’ll be writing our own page-turning horror stories and screenplays, the kind that make your pulse race and your hair stand on end.

     In this workshop you’ll visit works by masters of the genre, like Edgar Allen Poe, Shirley Jackson, and Stephen King, while discovering newer voices like Steven Graham Jones, Victor LaValle, and Carmen Maria Machado. And because horror can’t be contained to the written page, we’ll check out selected scenes from movies like Psycho, Nightmare on Elm Street, Shaun of the Dead, and Get Out.

      For writers ages 12 to 16.

     $600 or pay what you can. Tuesday evening, April 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through June 13.

 

 

     Girls, we’re facing challenges we haven’t seen in more than two generations. Our roles as women—in the home, at work, as citizens—is all at once advancing and retracting, driven by forces that may seem beyond our control. In the face of all that is going on around us, we can say this with all certainty: your voice is the answer to what comes next.

     Take your unique perspective to the writers’ table, and be surrounded by girls who have opinions, dreams, fears, and frustrations, just like you. Come get inspired by women writers and artists, past and present, who speak truth to power and each other. You’ll get in-depth on how far women have come, where we are now, and what you want your future to be. Using whatever writing style suits each of us best, we’ll unflinchingly take on a world that often underestimates our individual will and collective might.

     For middle school students.

     $600 or pay what you can. Wednesday afternoons starting April 19 from 4 to 6 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through June 14.

 

 

     Girls, it’s time to let your voice be heard.

     Come write, discuss, and revel in what you love, in what inspires you, and discover how you’re going to change the world. From politics to body image to #metoo, you’ll tackle what it means to be an empowered young woman right now. Any and all kinds of writing are welcome, from real life to poems to fiction, just bring the unique girl you are.

     This free workshop is in partnership with The Uptown Hub, and offers a $20 stipend for each class you attend.

     If you are in high school and are a girl or self-identify as a girl, all you need to do is register.

     Free. Thursday afternoons starting April 20 from 3:45 to 5:15 at The Uptown Hub at the Columbia Medical Center in Lower WaHi on Broadway at 168th Street. Through June 15.

 

 

    For many of us, picture books are what first sparked a lifelong joy for reading and crafting stories. From Max's wild rumpus to Sam-I-am's obsession with green eggs and ham, these books stay in our hearts long after the last page has been read.

     In this bilingual workshop, you’ll revisit your favorite children’s books through the eyes of a writer and illustrator, getting to the bottom of what makes them so memorable. Then you’ll develop and write your own book, mapping out characters, plot and narration.

     You can create a story from scratch, explore a cultural children's story that has been shared with you, or dive into a timeless fairy tale, transforming it into a fascinating page-turner that's all your own.

     For ages 8 to 11. This is a bilingual workshop: all Spanish and English speakers are welcome.

     $600 or pay what you can. Thursday afternoons starting April 20 from 4 to 6 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. No meeting on June 1. Through June 22.

 

 

     Tired of being inside? Do you want to be wild and break out of the limitations that are always being set?

     Poetry is the answer. Join a group that’s strapping on their shoes and grabbing their pens and going on a poet’s adventure.

     Poetry is a way of seeing things outside the boxes they are always being put in. You’ll be renewed by the nature of Ft. Tryon park and emboldened by our resilient neighborhood as you explore the wilds of language out in the world, allowing a stream of poetry to flow from the river of possibility.

     For ages 8 to 13.

     Friday afternoons starting April 21 from 4 to 6. Meet in the school yard of P.S. 187. Concludes June 16.

 

 

     Ccelebrate Earth Day by potting your own plant or painting a mural.

     Marta Blair leads the painting project—wear clothes to get messy in! Or take home seedlings in a recycled pot designed with artist Jessica Maffia (take your own clean plastic container for the flower pot craft).

     You’ll also learn ways to protect the planet or join with fellow stewards in improving the Broadway Promenade's ecology. 

     Free. Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fort Tryon Park near the entrance at Arden Street and Broadway.

 

 

     The Lions return to their diamond after a few weeks on the road.

      This weekend it‘s a triple matchup with conference rivals Dartmouth, kicking off with a double-header.

      Saturday, April 22, at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, at noon at Satow Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 213th Street.

 

 

 

     If you can’t get enough of shows like Hamilton, Wicked, Lion King, and Sweeney Todd, this is the workshop for you. Come unite your stories and your songs into an amazing, must-see miniature musical—performed by professional actors (jazz hands included).

     Once your write the outlines for your stories, you’ll learn how to break down them into scenes, and how to choose a genre of music that sets the mood. You’ll work with your fellow theater kids to collaborate, write lyrics, and help each other create musicals that Broadway will be jealous of. Throughout the workshop, you'll draw on favorite and lesser-known musicals for inspiration.

     No writing or musical experience is needed to take this workshop because all that’s needed is the song in your heart.

     For ages 8 to 13. The class size is limited at 14.

     $600 or pay what you can. Saturday, April 22, from noon to 2 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through June 17.

 

 

     Get ready to run faster and jump higher, one frame at a time, as you take your stories and transforming them into comics.

     Choose an ordinary day (or the wildest story you can imagine) and use comic book language, illustration, and frames to share with everyone the next super adventure.

     You don’t need to be an artist to join us—just bring your best ideas. You’ll learn all the steps to comics illustration and development, including pin-ups, single-frame and multi-frame pages, using any pencils, pens, paints and other art materials.

     For ages 10 to 14. The workshop is limited to 14.

     Saturday afternoon, April 22, from 1 to 3 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through June 17.

 

 

     You are invited to Snobby Poetry, should you be up for the challenge. Join a band of self-motivated, über-supportive misfits who read, write, and share poems.

     It’s a group who loves words, rhyme (only when used sparely, thank you), observation, and Walt Whitman (obviously).

     Poetry is an illogical measuring device, filled with seemingly impossible comparisons and instructions; that is why you are called to write it. Poets are the liars who tell the truth. If this sounds like you, or if you’ve already taken a class with Jane LeCroy and want more, Snobby Poetry is the workshop for you.

     For ages 14 to 16. The workshop is limited to 14.

     Saturday afternoon, April 22, from 1 to 3 at the Cornerstone Center in Hudson Heights on Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Through June 17.

 

 

     Another season comes to a close when Columbia hosts Ivy rival Yale in the final match of 2023.

     Saturday afternoon, April 29, at 1 at Wien Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 213th Street.

 

 

 

 

     The Lions close out their season at home before heading to Philadelphia and then the Ivy League championship.

     First, it’s a final daylight game against St. John’s.

     Tuesday afternoon, May 2, at 1 at Satow Stadium in the Columbia Athletic Complex in Inwood on 213th Street.

 

 

     The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is planning its inaugural Spring Fling to kick off its programming season with arts and crafts, games, and fun.

     At a date in May that’s yet to be decided at the farmhouse in Inwood on Broadway at 204th Street.

 

 

 

     Little Lions Camp is a kid-centered, fun-based day camp that aims to keep kids physically and creatively active.

     Programming features an ever-changing combination of classic P.E. games, backyard favorites, sports, and special surprises to keep kids happy, active, and engaged. A trained staff of teachers, athletes, camp veterans, creative types, and child-care specialists ensure that games are always changing and that the counselors can tailor programming to fit children’s needs and likes.

     The camp holds two sessions of one week each, and includes lunch.

     $490, or two session for $465 each. (After May 17, prices rise to $520 and $499.) Monday through Friday, August 7 through 11, from 9 to 3 at the Baker Athletic Complex in Inwood. Also on August 14 through 18.

 

 

     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 twenty-first anniversary event will feature Mohawk Elder Tom Porter, the Thunderbird American Indian dancers, Sri Lankan dancers and drummers, storytelling, crafts, food and more.
     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 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
in Inwood Hill Park at Indian Road and 218th Street.

 

 

     Is your teen interested in the sciences? Maybe she’s thinking about a career in medicine?

     If so, consider the Lang Youth Medical Program at the Columbia Medical Center. It’s a free opportunity to expose high school students to the science of medicine and aims to inspire teens to achieve their college aspirations through hands-on learning and mentorship.

     It’s open only to students in WaHi who attend a Community School District 6 school at meets on 17 Saturdays through the year and during the entire month of July. Find out more here.

     The deadline for next year’s session is in March.

 

 

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

     Lords, ladies, knights and commoners bring to life the customs and spirit of the middle ages, transforming a slice of Upper Manhattan into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Visitors are greeted by period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The day concludes with a joust among four knights on horseback.

     The festival brings tens of thousands of people to the neighborhood, so expect crowds and limited parking.

     Free. A Sunday in late September or early October from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Fort Tryon Park.

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