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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning March 20, 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, March 20

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.

1 p.m. Lincoln Center Moments: Art Baron & Friends Trombonist Art Baron presents an afternoon of popular jazz. Baron is an alumnus of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, under the baton of Mr. Ellington himself. This program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Performance to be followed by a one-hour art-making workshop for to participants to reflect upon their experience. Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. 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.

6 p.m. until 930 p.m. Inked Up in NYC: The Legacy of Tattooing in New York Join us for a fascinating discussion on tattoo art in New York City featuring top artists and one of the historians who worked on our exhibition, Tattooed New York. Guests can stroll through the exhibition and attend receptions held before and after the panel discussion to chat with panelists. Schedule: Reception/gallery access: 6–7:30 pm; Panel discussion: 7–8:30 pm; Meet the experts reception/gallery access: 8:30–9:30 pm. RSVP required to koconnor@nyhistory.org. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at Richard Gilder Way/77th Street). FREE.

 Tuesday, March 21

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.

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.

7 p.m. Jacqueline Winspear’s In This Grave Hour Jacqueline Winspear’s new Maisie Dobbs novel begins on September 3rd, 1939. At the moment the Prime Minister announces war, Dr. Francesca Thomas announces an urgent assignment for Maisie: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy 23 years earlier. As Maisie’s search for the killer escalates, Britain approaches its gravest hour–and Maisie nears a crossroads of her own. 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Doctor is in Series: The Real Reasons Begind Weight Loss Failure + How to Succeed Featuring: Anita Chekuri, M.D., Diplomate, The American Board of Obesity Medicine. Weight loss failure has been linked to sleep duration and stress. Explore other novel concepts, such as the effects of hunger on eating patterns, the new theory that you can “eat more, exercise less,” and how the health of your gut might determine your ability to lose weight. Discuss the latest research about why we fail at weight loss and learn to flip from failure to success. Register hereJCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th St. FREE.

 Wednesday, March 22

1 p.m. St. Agnes Library Book Sale Support the Library and come check out our impressive selection of gently used books and multimedia. We have materials for readers of all ages at great prices! St. Agnes Library. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays During the run of the exhibitions Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974), the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates the creativity and expressiveness of the human mind. At the Folk Art Museum.

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. 

7 p.m. 112th: Phoebe Maltz Bovy on The Perils of Privilege Please join us for a reading and discussion of The Perils of “Privilege”: Why Injustice Can’t Be Solved by Accusing Others of Advantage with the author, Phoebe Maltz Bovy, and Maria Bowler from Commonweal. In The Perils of Privilege, Phoebe Maltz Bovy examines the rise of privilege into extraordinary potency. Does calling out privilege help to change or soften it? Or simply reinforce it by dividing people against themselves? And is privilege a concept that, in fact, only privileged people are debating? Book Culture, 536 W 112th Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway). FREE.

7 p.m. Columbus: Martha Rhodes on “The Thin Wall” Please join us for a celebration of the release of The Thin Wall, by Martha Rhodes. Joining her are poets Owen Lewis and Maeve Kinkead. “The Thin Wall—between care and resentment, protectiveness and rage, betrayal and abandonment—marks the furious, vital poems in Martha Rhodes’ fifth collection. These poems enact a fierce reckoning with families rent from within or without, trailing attempts at refuge like ripped streamers from a cut-rate lot: no one escapes the creosote of The Thin Wall’s collapse. Martha Rhodes has long been one of our finest poets, and now she has written her best and most moving book.”—Susan Wheeler. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st & 82nd Streets). FREE.

Thursday, March 23

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.

3:30 p.m. Cantando Con Un Libro/Singing with a Book Series This class is a creative, immersion Spanish class were children learn phrases through puppetry, songs and stories. This class, encourages children to take risks with the language and begin speaking. Best for ages 4 and older. Presented by Mi Manzana. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

6:30 Hate Crime Forum Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., will lead a discussion on the legal definition of a hate crime, and how to report a hate crime as a victim or witness. At Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School at 140 West 102nd Street. Please RSVP for the event here.

7 p.m. 112th: Bernhard Schlink on “The Woman on the Stairs” with Lynne Sharon Schwartz Please join us for a reading and discussion with Bernhard Schlink, author of the new novel, The Woman on the Stairs. He will be joined in conversation by Professor Lynne Sharon Schwartz author most recently of No Way Out But Through. With The Woman on the Stairs, the internationally acclaimed author of The Reader delivers a powerful new novel about obsession, creativity, and love. Intricately crafted, poignant, and beguiling, this is Bernhard Schlink writing at his peak. Book Culture, 536 W 112th Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway). FREE.

7 p.m. Columbus: Jean Hanff Korelitz on “The Devil and Webster” Please join us for a reading and signing of the new book from Jean Hanff Korelitz, The Devil and Webster. From the bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, a twisty new novel about a college president and a student protest that mirrors today’s campus unrest. A riveting novel about who we think we are, and what we think we believe. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st & 82nd Streets). FREE.

7:30 p.m. Vocal Arts Honors Recital Samantha Hankey (mezzo-soprano), Chris Reynolds (piano), Cody Quattlebaum (bass-baritone) and Michał Biel (piano). Alice Tully Hall. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Studio 63: Loser’s Lounge Dance Party Dress up like you’re going back in time to your favorite New York City night club, then dance your way to the future with New York City’s most entertaining house band: Joe McGinty and The Losers Lounge, canonizing the great disco, soul, and dance music catalog of the 1970s. Platforms and polyester optional, but highly recommended. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

Friday, March 24

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.

6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tattooed New York An exciting exhibition where history and pop culture converge to tell the complex story of a fascinating art form in America’s cultural nucleus. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). Pay-as-you-wish.

7 p.m. Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series: Woman of the Year (1942) Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history. Featured film: Woman of the Year (1942). In this Academy Award-winning romance about rethinking gender roles, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as colleagues who fall in love despite his traditional family values and her driven career ambitions. Directed by George Stevens. Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn. 114 min. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at Richard Gilder Way/77th Street). Pay-as-you-wish.

7 p.m. 112th: Andrew Krivak on “The Signal Flame” Please join us for a reading and discussion of A Signal Flame, the new book by Andrew Krivák. The stunning second novel from National Book Award finalist Andrew Krivak—a heartbreaking, captivating story about a family awaiting the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War. Book Culture, 536 W 112th Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway). FREE.

7 p.m. David Levithan’s NYC Teen Author Festival Reader’s Theater and Signing The 10th annual NYC Teen Author Festival is here with panels, readings and signings! Join us for Reader’s Theater and a signing, as beloved YA authors share, celebrate and perform each other’s work. Participants this year include David Levithan, David Arnold, Zoraida Cordova, Elizabeth Eulberg, Stephanie Kate Strohm, Tiffany Jackson, Bill Kongisberg, Nina LaCour, Garth Nix and Jeff Zentner! 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Comedy Corner at Ethical: Jimmy Tingle Host Scot Blakeman is an original member of Laughing Liberally, New York’s longest running political comedy show. Joining him is comedian Jimmy Tingle. New York Society For Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street. Suggested donation: Members $5, Guests $10.

7:30 p.m. Fulaso Led by magnetic frontwoman Erica Ramos, this bilingual, multicultural 11-piece band keeps the dance floor jumping with its signature brand of funky Latin soul. Get ready for a night anchored in the classic Boogaloo and Latin soul of El Barrio in the ’60s and ’70s, infused with a jolt of millennial funk. Opening set by DJ Turmix. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

 Saturday, March 25

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.

10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Immigration and Voting Rights The United States and New York City have welcomed new immigrants to this country for generations. But how does America protect the civil and political rights of newcomers? Legal experts discuss the inclusion and participation of immigrants as active members of the body politic through the lens of one of the cornerstones of American democracy: the right to vote. Speakers: Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University; Denny Chin is United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; Cristina Rodríguez is Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale University. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at Richard Gilder Way/77th Street). FREE.

10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Community Volunteer Day This open volunteer event is a generalSpring Cleanup gardening day at Riverside Park. You’ll work with our zone gardeners in various locations throughout the park caring for spring plantings, mulching, weeding and much more. Email: grassroots@riversideparknyc.org or call (212) 870-3070 for more details or to register to volunteer. Riverside Park. FREE.

11 a.m. Create Your Own Little Golden Book Storytime In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Book, join us to create your very own Little Golden Book to take home. We will read classic Little Golden Book titles such as The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street Series). 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

1 p.m. Instant Shakespeare: Edward III The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the readers/actors move around as much as they feel comfortable. Readers are encouraged to share with their fellow readers and the audience so that the plays can exist as words and thoughts communicated through space, not just words on the page. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

 Sunday, March 26

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 – Politics at the Intersection: Women’s Rights and Climate Justice This talk will focus on the work of the 25 year old Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), founded by former U.S. Congresswoman Bella Abzug, Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, and other visionary women leaders. 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.