THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning January 16, 2016 Check out our list of events in the neighborhood this week. Email us at “info at westsiderag dot com” to tell us about any upcoming events or events we’ve missed. Events will be updated every Sunday night with the following week’s schedule. Please double-check times and prices with the event producer. Many venues offer special pricing for students, seniors and members.

 Monday, January 16

7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Meditation Gifted meditation instructors lead a session and Q&A in the beautiful Makom space. JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue. FREE for all;  $5 suggested donation.

10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Lasker Rink converts from a swimming pool in the summer to an ice-skating rink during the winter months. It hosts skating, adult and youth hockey, lessons for all ages and abilities, skate rentals, and lockers. See public session hours hereLasker Rink (between 106th and 108th Streets). Enter the Park at 110th and Lenox Avenue. $8 Adults; $4 Youths; $2.25 Seniors. $7 Skate Rentals.

11 a.m. Choral Eucharist Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will pay tribute to groundbreaking pastor, activist and humanitarian The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special Choral Eucharist led by The Reverend Canon Dr. Patrick Malloy. Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

1 p.m. until 1;30 p.m. Great Organ: Midday Monday Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ. The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

11 a.m. Seneca Village Tour Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Park New York City. Highlights of this tour include Summit Rock, Tanner’s Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park. Inside the Park at 85th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location. $15.

2 p.m. Spiritual Concert Legendary composer, conductor, author, teacher and song leader Alice Parker will present an hour of communal singing in honor of Dr. King, joined contralto Pamela Warrick-Smith. African American Spirituals were the life-blood of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s movement. The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). FREE.

2 p.m. Seneca Village Tour Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Park New York City. Highlights of this tour include Summit Rock, Tanner’s Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park. Inside the Park at 85th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location. $15.

 Tuesday, January 17

5 p.m. Meditation: Blast Open Your Heart Get ready to experience expansion and unconditional love. This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. This program will be led by Elena Zelenina. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

8 p.m. Uptown Showdown: Humans vs. Machines Kasparov vs. Deep Blue. Sarah Connor vs. the Terminator. Robert Smith vs. Mecha-Streisand. If history teaches us anything, it’s that robots and people do not get along. Come see humankind make its final stand against technology and automation, as two teams of New York’s best comics debate which is superior: Humans or Machines? This installment features Dave Hill (Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), Carolyn Castiglia (Right Now!), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another), Adam Lowitt (The Daily Show) and Jordan Carlos (Guy Code). Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space (Broadway & 95th Street). $15.

 Wednesday, January 18

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays During the run of the exhibition Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America, the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates remembrance and life. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday Social Wednesday Social is the museum’s new weekly event, Wednesdays from 5–7 PM. Stop in for a glass of wine, docent-led highlights of the exhibition Securing the Shadow, and a browse through the Museum Shop. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The W Connection Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives UWS Chapter Meeting Join us to discuss topics and issues to help widows rebuild their lives after the loss of a spouse.  These groups are for widows and run by widows.  Please RSVP to dawn@wconnection.org if you are interested in attending a complimentary trial meeting on UWS.  If you would like to join after your trial meeting, membership in The W Connection is $40 annually which gives you access to all our chapter and programs.

7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Open Mic Night Join in the fun at this UWS jazz venue. With Les Kurtz Trio. Cleopatra’s Needle, 2483-2485 Broadway and 92nd Street. No Cover, $10 Minimum. 

Thursday, January 19

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tucker Greenmarket Local farmers sell a wide range of items including: seasonal vegetables, berries, stone fruit, over 80 varieties of apples, farmstead cheeses, fresh seafood, grass fed beef, duck, eggs, baked goods and New York’s only sorghum and maple syrup. West 66th Street and Columbus Avenue.

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Columbia Greenmarket Shoppers will find milk and yogurt, fruit and cider, baked goods, preserved fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, smoked meats, pickled vegetables, maple syrup, honey, fish, and focaccia topped with locally sourced fruit vegetables, herbs and cheeses, a lunch time favorite. Located in front of the gates of Columbia University; Broadway between 114th and 116th Streets.

10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The Anne Hill Blanchard Uncommon Artists Lecture The 2017 Anne Hill Blanchard Uncommon Artists Lecture will explore the lives and works of Hilma af Klint, Horace Pippin, and Jerry Gretzinger. Join curators and scholars Helga Christoffersen, Anne Monahan, and Laura Steward for this presentation of new scholarship at the American Folk Art Museum. Coffee and pastries to start. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). $10 members, students, and seniors; $12 non-members.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America led by museum gallery guides. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

7:30 p.m. Aurelio Born in Caribbean coastal town in Honduras, the rich-voiced singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter Aurelio is the torchbearer for Garifuna music—a mix of West African, indigenous Central American, and European rhythms and rites born out of a difficult history. A protégé of Afropop legend Youssou N’Dour, Aurelio brings innovative energy to songs firmly rooted in this tradition. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

Friday, January 20

8 a.m. until 2 p.m. 97th Street Greenmarket This year-round market features produce from southern New Jersey, Orange County, NY, and the Hudson Valley, as well as eggs, grass-fed meat, fish, cheese, and more. 97th St between Columbus & Amsterdam. FREE.

5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Free Music Fridays Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Hosted by Lara Ewen. Performances by:  Bright Brown (Avant indie); 6:05 pm: Dee Gavin (Traditional folk and soulful songwriting); 6:40 pm: Brendan O’Shea (Modern Irish folk). American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Meditation Gifted meditation instructors lead a session and Q&A in the beautiful Makom space. JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue. FREE for all;  $5 suggested donation.

7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The Music Café at Ethical: John Wilmeth & Steph Walker Hooray for Friday — especially 3rd Fridays at The Café at Ethical, a welcoming place to relax, unwind, and enjoy music, refreshments, and good company. Jazz pianist John Wilmeth and jazz vocalist Steph Walker bring us a bevy of talent on this fun “Open Mic Nite.”New York Society For Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street. FREE. Members $10, Nonmembers $15 suggested donation, includes snacks and a beverage (wine, beer, soda).

7:30 p.m. Ola Fresca With Cuban soul and a swinging, fearless tropical sound, this trombone-driven power salsa octet presides over our signature Latin dance party. At the helm is Cuban-American singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer Jose Conde, who conjures “a state of harmonic coexistence across conventions” (Time Out New York), spiking Cuban son with New Orleans funk, Nigerian Afrobeat, James Brown rhythms, Haitian compas, New York City boogaloo, and jam-band flights. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

7:30 p.m. DeliMan: The Movie! This is a passionate and hilarious love letter to one of America’s great culinary institutions, the Jewish Deli. It features interviews from Jerry Stiller, Larry King, Fyvish Finkel and others. Filmmaker Erik Greenberg Anjou will attend the screening and engage in lively discussion. Dinner will be catered by 2nd Avenue Deli. RSVP to brotherhood@crsnyc.org Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street (between CPW & Columbus Ave). FREE.

7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. American String Quartet Program: Webern, Five Pieces, Op. 5; Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115; Ravel, Quartet. Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue (between 122nd & 123rd Sts), Greenfield Hall. FREE.

7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. MSM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Program: Adams, Shaker Loops; Villa-Lobos, Bachianas brasileiras No.5 for Soprano and Orchestra of Cellos; Milhaud, La Création du monde; Stravinsky, Ebony Concerto. Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue (between 122nd & 123rd Sts), Ades Performance Space. FREE. 

 Saturday, January 21

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tucker Greenmarket Local farmers sell a wide range of items including: seasonal vegetables, berries, stone fruit, over 80 varieties of apples, farmstead cheeses, fresh seafood, grass fed beef, duck, eggs, baked goods and New York’s only sorghum and maple syrup. West 66th Street and Columbus Avenue.

9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Morningside Park’s Down to Earth Farmer’s Market Local farmers sell a wide range of items including: seasonal vegetables, fruits, plants and flowers, baked goods, fresh fish and seafood, beef, poultry, eggs, cheese, yogurt, honey, pickles and pantry staples such as cornmeal polenta, wheat flour, roasted nuts and dried pasta. Corner of 110th St. & Manhattan Ave.

11 a.m. LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City.  David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

11 a.m. Nanette’s Baguette Storytime Mo Willems’ hilarious new picture book Nanette’s Baguette follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But… will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? Find out at Storytime. 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

2 p.m. Saturday Afternoon Movie: Network A trenchant satire of “trash TV,” Network seems to grow only more relevant with each passing year. Howard Beale (Peter Finch), the dean of newscasters at the United Broadcasting System, is put out to pasture because he “skews old.” Network executive Max Schumacher (William Holden), Howard’s best friend, is forced to deliver the bad news. Beale can’t stomach the idea of losing his 25-year post as anchorman simply because of age, so in his next broadcast he announces to the viewers that he’s going to commit suicide on his final program. (R 101 min. 1976.) St. Agnes Library. FREE.

2:30 p.m. Brahms Encounters: Romantic Spirit New York Classical Players continue their series of engaging concerts inspired by the Library’s collection of Johannes Brahms manuscripts. See Brahms’s hand-written sketch of melodies for the majestic Piano Trio no. 2, Op. 87. Gain an enhanced perspective on Brahms’ brilliance through conversation with the performers, before hearing New York’s most gifted young professional musicians offer virtuosic and thoughtfully prepared performances of Brahms’ most passionate and haunting works, the Scherzo in C minor for Violin and Piano and the Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114. Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. FREE.

 Sunday, January 22

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Columbia Greenmarket Shoppers will find milk and yogurt, fruit and cider, baked goods, preserved fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, smoked meats, pickled vegetables, maple syrup, honey, fish, and focaccia topped with locally sourced fruit vegetables, herbs and cheeses, a lunch time favorite. Located in front of the gates of Columbia University; Broadway between 114th and 116th Streets.

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 79th Street Greenmarket Located on beautiful, tree-lined Columbus Avenue, this year-round market stretches from 77th St. to 80th St. each Sunday. Just behind the American Museum of Natural History, shoppers will find grass-fed beef, goat cheese, fresh flowers, eggs, honey, baked goods, apple cider, and a large variety of fruit and vegetables. Columbus Avenue between 78th & 81st Streets.

11 a.m. Sunday Meeting: Climate Change as a Moral Imperative In the 21st century, the cumulative consequences of human behavior now threaten the viability of all life on earth. The window of opportunity to change direction may be very narrow, the remaining time to take a corrective course, very brief. The way forward requires a moral commitment to preserve the living earth for the future, not a set of technical options. New York Society For Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street. FREE.

12 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. Kids Irish Step Dance with McManus Irish dance (ages 4 & up) This class is for dancers who are any level from brand new thru having some basic steps in Irish dance. Dancers will be able to recognize Irish dance tunes and execute basic Irish dance movements such as skip 2-3s, sevens, back 2-3s, jump 2-3s, and jig movements. Must RSVP: McManusIrishDance@gmail.comRipley Grier studios, 131 west 72 street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves). FREE trial for all first time dancers.

12:45 until 1:30 p.m. Jiggy Tots Pre-Irish Dance and Movement for Toddlers (Ages 2-4) with a Participating Adult Upbeat traditional Irish music and song, combined with popular toddler songs, clapping, stamping and shakers are also used to explore rhythm and a variety of time signatures– dancing & movement activities that work on coordination and gross motor skills. Must RSVP: McManusIrishDance@gmail.com Ripley Grier studios, 131 west 72 street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves). FREE trial for all first time dancers.

4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Join in the fun at this UWS jazz venue. With Keith Ingham. Cleopatra’s Needle, 2483-2485 Broadway and 92nd Street. No Cover, $10 Minimum.