THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning July 27, 2015 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, July 27

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;  suggested donation of $5.

11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. NAAM YOGA Therapies Community Class NAAM YOGA Therapies Community Class on Healing Cognitive Diseases (including the initial stages of Alzheimer’s disease) Benefits of learning this valuable practice for you and to share with your loved ones include: increase in cognitive reasoning, increase in balance & coordination, relation of muscles, sleep better and more! Naam Yoga New York, 141 West 72nd Street #1. FREE, but donations accepted.

8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline In the Shakespearean fairytale CYMBELINE, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love. Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are FREE and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 12 noon on the day of the show. People often line up a few hours before noon, so plan ahead. To get to the Delacorte Theater: Enter at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

 Tuesday, July 28

5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Rooftop Community Concert Series from John Jay College in association with Jazz Forum Arts Community residents are invited to experience first-hand the beautiful park like setting, perched above the city streets with a spectacular view of the Hudson River Attendees are encouraged to bring their blankets or a low-profile lawn chair with a picnic, and other a glass of wine, as you enjoy this family-friendly concert. Reservations are required. John Jay College at 860 11th Avenue between 58th and 59th 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;  suggested donation of $5.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy! Bring your own mat. The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South. FREE.

7 p.m. Jeff Hobbs’ The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League is the heartbreaking story written by Jeff Hobbs about his former roommate trying to fit into disparate spheres of his existence. Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (at 82nd Street). FREE. 

8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline In the Shakespearean fairytale CYMBELINE, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love. Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are FREE and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 12 noon on the day of the show. People often line up a few hours before noon, so plan ahead. To get to the Delacorte Theater: Enter at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

 Wednesday, July 29

1 p.m. until 5 p.m. St. Agnes Book + Multi-Media Sale St. Agnes Branch NYPL, 444 Amsterdam Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets.

6:00 p.m. to 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 trial meeting on UWS.  Membership in The W Connection is $40 annually which gives you access to our programs and services.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South. FREE.

7 p.m. Deborah Davis’ The Trip: Andy Warhol’s Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure Film executive Deborah Davis narrates the little-known story of artist Warhol’s trip to Los Angeles from New York, a trip that influenced his life and art. Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (at 82nd Street). FREE. 

7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Summerstage Presents: PHILADANCO! / Tu Dance The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. Tu Dance, founded in 2004 by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a leading voice for contemporary dance. The 12-member, professional company is acclaimed for its diverse and versatile artists, performing work that draws together modern dance, classical ballet, African-based and urban vernacular movements.

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 The Mavericks + Orkesta Mendoza With garage band ferocity, the Mavericks present an intense live show steeped in a deep love of romance, pure country, and surprising covers. They fuse Latin big band, rock, and R&B, resulting in a warning to concertgoers: “Choose your seats wisely—on this night, spontaneous joyful dancing might erupt!” Longtime Calexico and Devotchka collaborator and sideman Sergio Mendoza mixes cumbia, merengue, and ranchera with jazz and rock, adding a pinch of psychedelia to create what he calls “indie mambo.” Damrosch Park, FREE.

8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline In the Shakespearean fairytale CYMBELINE, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love. Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are FREE and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 12 noon on the day of the show. People often line up a few hours before noon, so plan ahead. To get to the Delacorte Theater: Enter at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

8:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Pier i Picture Show: Beasts of the Souhern Wild Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier. In this film, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love when faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs. Pier I @ 70th Street in Riverside Park South. FREE.

9 p.m. until 12 a.m. Syncopated City Swing Social Dance Join us Wednesday nights for the Syncopated Social! Each week’s DJ will play all the classic swing jazz and social favorites for a dance rife with inspiration, fun and surprises! Utilizing the open space at West Park Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side, this will be a great night to dance and socialize. West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 West 86th Street. $6 ($4 for swing class students).

Thursday, July 30

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.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse: Titus Hudson Warehouse, known as “The Other Free Shakespeare in the Park, presents ‘Titus’ by William Shakespeare and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith . Believed to be Shakespeare’s first tragedy, ‘Titus’ is often seen as his attempt to emulate the violent and bloody revenge plays of his contemporaries, which were extremely popular with audiences throughout the sixteenth century. The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Due to the violent nature of the plot of Shakespeare’s TITUS, and because of the graphic content of this production we strongly advise that children under 14 NOT attend this play. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument Plaza, North Patio of the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument @ West 89th Street. No Tickets; Just show up by 6:10pm for a good seat!

7 p.m. Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz Afro-Brazilian percussion in a big band format, Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz combine traditional African-based rhythms with sophisticated jazz harmonies. Making its U.S. debut at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the group will collaborate with critically acclaimed pianist Arturo O’Farrill and celebrated trumpeter Steven Bernstein, who are presenting original compositions to be arranged in the Rumpilezz style. Damrosch Park, FREE.

7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Marcia Castro + DJ Ripley Brazilian singer Marcia Castro started her career in hometown Bahia, mixing regional musical elements with universal rhythms. With three released albums, Pecadinho, Dé Pes No Chão, Das Coisas Que Surgen, and well-known collaborators such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Tom Zé, Marcia is an important name in the new and promising Brazilian contemporary music scene. Opening the night will be DJ Ripley (Dutty Artz / Surya Dub). David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage. FREE.

8 p.m. Wombat Theatre Co’s Henry the Fourth Part I Wombat Theatre Co.’s forthcoming production of The History of Henry the Fourth Part One emphasizes the moral ambiguity of Shakespeare’s History with a dystopian vision, setting the play in the near future. Franciscan Community Center (214 West 97th Street). Tickets are: $15 General Admission; $10 for Students *Please Note: At the door, ticket prices will be $20 for General Admission, and $15 for Students. Please buy ahead to save.

8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline In the Shakespearean fairytale CYMBELINE, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love. Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are FREE and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 12 noon on the day of the show. People often line up a few hours before noon, so plan ahead. To get to the Delacorte Theater: Enter at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

8 p.m. until Midnight Israeli Dance Join us every Thursday night for an evening filled with dancing and fun. Enjoy the relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Open to all levels. JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue (at 76th Street). $10.

Friday, July 31

6 a.m. until 9 a.m. GMA 2015 Concert Summer Series Presents: Hozier 2015 marks the seventh year that ABC’s Good Morning America is hosting its Friday Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Doors open at 6AM. Concerts air live on the “Good Morning America” show between 7 – 9AM. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park near the entrance at E. 69th Street and Fifth Avenue. FREE.

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.

1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Seniors Fitness: Central Park Tennis All New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, are invited to participate in free tennis lessons. CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. 

5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Summerstage Presents: Smorgasburg Smorgasburg: Is returning to Central Park! After a (too?) successful trial run last fall, the renowned Brooklyn food market is back for one summer night only. Eat and drink specialties from 25 of our favorite food vendors under the evening stars, grab a couple beers or sip a glass of wine, and enjoy some outdoor tunes in the greatest park in the world. Some folks aren’t aware that since 2010 Smorgasburg has operated the food-and-beverage concession at SummerStage, where four food vendors set up for all 50+ shows every summer. Asia Dog, Blue Marble Ice Cream, Lonestar Empire/Best Summer, and Pizza Moto. What a great foundation for a full-blown food fest! Look out for Smorg standbys like Mighty Quinn’s, Ramen Burger, Cemitas, Lumpia Shack, and Milk Truck, plus the best of this year’s new faces at the market (stay tuned for the full vendor lineup). Doors open at 5pm until 9pm. First come, first served event. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park near the entrance at E. 69th Street and Fifth Avenue. Tickets are $10, which includes a $5 food voucher at the door.

6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke Hopefully you’ll amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at Totally Public Karaoke nights. Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage. A song selection sheet will be available for you to peruse. Performance slots will be by sign up and the registraion process will begin at 5:30; first come, first to perform. Pier I @ 70th Street in Riverside Park South. FREE.

6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up: The War and Treaty Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. Tonight’s performance is by two solo artists from opposite sides of the world met at a Love Festival. Michael Trotter, Jr. had just returned home after serving in the Iraq war and Tanya Blount was performing on various stages around the world. They fell in love and combined their talents to form The War and Treaty. The duo have been performing on stage and writing beautiful music together ever since. The soulful pop-folk songs from their much anticipated debut album, The War and Treaty: Live at Blue House Studios, is intimate, innovative and exciting. West Harlem Piers Park, West 125th Street & Marginal Street. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse: Titus Hudson Warehouse, known as “The Other Free Shakespeare in the Park, presents ‘Titus’ by William Shakespeare and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith . Believed to be Shakespeare’s first tragedy, ‘Titus’ is often seen as his attempt to emulate the violent and bloody revenge plays of his contemporaries, which were extremely popular with audiences throughout the sixteenth century. The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Due to the violent nature of the plot of Shakespeare’s TITUS, and because of the graphic content of this production we strongly advise that children under 14 NOT attend this play. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument Plaza, North Patio of the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument @ West 89th Street. No Tickets; Just show up by 6:10pm for a good seat!

7 p.m. Chargaux The pioneering Brooklyn-based string duo Chargaux performs original works that combine elements of classical music, minimalist electronics, and haunting vocals. Hearst Plaza, FREE.

7 p.m. Get Pop-Cultured: What Pet Should I Get? Read by Chris Grabenstein Children’s author Chris Grabenstein (The Island of Dr. Libris) is a guest reader for What Pet Should I Get? at this Dr. Seuss Spectacular event. Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (at 82nd Street). FREE. 

7:30 p.m. AFROPUNK @ Lincoln Center Described by the New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the U.S.,” the word “AFROPUNK” has become synonymous with “open-minded,” “non-conforming,” and “unconventional,” placing the institution at the epicenter of urban culture inspired by alternative music. Damrosch Park, FREE.

8 p.m. Wombat Theatre Co’s Henry the Fourth Part I Wombat Theatre Co.’s forthcoming production of The History of Henry the Fourth Part One emphasizes the moral ambiguity of Shakespeare’s History with a dystopian vision, setting the play in the near future. Franciscan Community Center (214 West 97th Street). Tickets are: $15 General Admission; $10 for Students *Please Note: At the door, ticket prices will be $20 for General Admission, and $15 for Students. Please buy ahead to save.

8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline In the Shakespearean fairytale CYMBELINE, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love. Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are FREE and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 12 noon on the day of the show. People often line up a few hours before noon, so plan ahead. To get to the Delacorte Theater: Enter at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

10:45 p.m “Silent” Movie: Rock Horror Picture Show Rocky Horror™ followers unite to do the Time Warp in Damrosch Park. In what may be a first for the international cult classic, its Lincoln Center screening will be silent—the audience will hear the sound via wireless headphones. Costumes and audience-talk back, however, are still strongly encouraged! NYC RHPS, New York City’s Official Rocky Horror Picture Show™ Cast, will be on hand for a live shadowcast performance. Damrosch Park, FREE.

 Saturday, August 1

7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Bagel Bark: Cherry Hill Join Central Park Paws at our next Bagel Bark! Meet and greet others who make up Central Park’s vibrant dog community. Build neighborhood and Park-wide linkages over light fare, while you learn how everyone can work together to keep Central Park healthy and beautiful for all to enjoy. Dogs are allowed off-leash until 9:00 AM. From 9:00-9:30 AM, join Paws and Central Park Conservancy for special programming concerning some of the interests of the Park’s dog community. Cherry Hill, Central Park. FREE; registration not required. 

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.

10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Kayaking on the Hudson Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. 72nd Street at the Hudson River. FREE.

11 a.m. If Ever You Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! Children’s Storytime Magnolia wants to bring an alligator to school for show-and-tell. Soon enough, she discovers that it’s not a good idea. Join us for Storytime to find out what happens in If Ever You Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (at 82nd Street). FREE. 

11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps. West Harlem Piers Park, West 125th Street & Marginal Street. FREE.

11:30 a.m. Tot Shabbat Musical program for 0-4 year olds and parents led by Alexis Fishman, winner of the Next Broadway Musical Sensation. West End Synagogue, a Reconstructionist Congregation at 190 Amsterdam Avenue (at 69th Street). FREE.

12 p.m. La Casita To honor Sonia Sanchez and Ntozake Shange, central figures in the Black Arts movement, activists and powerful voices come together and channel the streams that influenced these pioneering African American poets. Chronicling the joys and struggles of identity and history, wordsmiths share the stage with musicians from the diaspora in this thought-provoking tribute. Hearst Plaza, FREE.

1 p.m. Panel discussion + Film Screening: The Life and Work of Geoffrey Holder The indomitable Geoffrey Holder transcended the fields of dance, theater, film, and the visual arts to build an exceptional career spanning over fifty years. Lincoln Center proudly presents a creative tapestry highlighting the extraordinary art of a true Renaissance man. 1:00 pm: Panel discussion: The Life and Work of Geoffrey Holder with Carmen and Geoffrey filmmakers Nick Doob and Linda Atkinson, moderated by Leo Holder, son of Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade; 2:00 pm: Carmen and Geoffrey documentary, followed by screening of rare archival film footage. Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center – Amphitheater. FREE.

2 p.m. Wombat Theatre Co’s Henry the Fourth Part I Wombat Theatre Co.’s forthcoming production of The History of Henry the Fourth Part One emphasizes the moral ambiguity of Shakespeare’s History with a dystopian vision, setting the play in the near future. Franciscan Community Center (214 West 97th Street). Tickets are: $15 General Admission; $10 for Students *Please Note: At the door, ticket prices will be $20 for General Admission, and $15 for Students. Please buy ahead to save.

3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Summerstage Presents: Dr. John & the Nite Trippers / Amy Helm Dr. John: The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. After a half century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane. Amy Helm: Her deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions. Doors open at 2pm, show starts at 3pm. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park near the entrance at E. 69th Street and Fifth Avenue. FREE.

3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival Sweet Spot Festival, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, music lovers of all ages, will feature Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America’s most renowned sound architects. West Harlem Piers Park, West 125th Street & Marginal Street. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse: Titus Hudson Warehouse, known as “The Other Free Shakespeare in the Park, presents ‘Titus’ by William Shakespeare and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith . Believed to be Shakespeare’s first tragedy, ‘Titus’ is often seen as his attempt to emulate the violent and bloody revenge plays of his contemporaries, which were extremely popular with audiences throughout the sixteenth century. The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Due to the violent nature of the plot of Shakespeare’s TITUS, and because of the graphic content of this production we strongly advise that children under 14 NOT attend this play. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument Plaza, North Patio of the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument @ West 89th Street. No Tickets; Just show up by 6:10pm for a good seat!

7 p.m. RCTA Sunset Concert: NYCity Slickers This week’s performer: NYCity Slickers Bluegrass returns with this high-octane 5-man band, fronted by 3 femaie vocalists. 97th Street Tennis Court Lawn. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Garth Fagan Dance Garth Fagan’s ever-evolving dance language draws on the weight of modern dance, the speed and precision of ballet, the energy of Afro-Caribbean dance, and the rule-breaking experimentation of the post-moderns. These elements intertwine not only in the well-loved signature pieces he will be performing, but also in a commissioned work that pays homage to Geoffrey Holder’s illustrious legacy. To further celebrate his spirit, Holder’s widow, Carmen de Lavallade, will perform his moving rendition of the story of creation based on a James Weldon Johnson poem suggesting life’s graceful cycle. Harlem’s spirit-filled Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble opens the evening with their powerful gospel voices, celebrating African American musical heritage. Damrosch Park, FREE.

8 p.m. Wombat Theatre Co’s Henry the Fourth Part I Wombat Theatre Co.’s forthcoming production of The History of Henry the Fourth Part One emphasizes the moral ambiguity of Shakespeare’s History with a dystopian vision, setting the play in the near future. Franciscan Community Center (214 West 97th Street). Tickets are: $15 General Admission; $10 for Students *Please Note: At the door, ticket prices will be $20 for General Admission, and $15 for Students. Please buy ahead to save.

8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline In the Shakespearean fairytale CYMBELINE, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love. Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are FREE and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 12 noon on the day of the show. People often line up a few hours before noon, so plan ahead. To get to the Delacorte Theater: Enter at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

 Sunday, August 2

6 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. 28th Annual Central Park Triathlon Come out and cheer on the participants in this year’s Central Park Triathlon. Lasker Pool, Central Park • Malcolm X Boulevard & East Drive.

8:00 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 9 a.m. Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. FREE.

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.

10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Kayaking on the Hudson Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. 72nd Street at the Hudson River. FREE.

10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. GreenFlea Market Operating for more than 25 years, GreenFlea was among the first open air markets in the city. Combining both antique/vintage collectibles and new handcrafted items, it is an ideal place to look for something different to give or to keep. In the playground on 77th Street and Columbus.

11 a.m. Sunday Meeting: Champions of Dignity: Humanism in Ferguson and Beyond Protests in Ferguson, New York, Madison, and Baltimore. Now, all across the country, when a person of color is killed by police, people take to the streets. In a time of social unrest and sometimes violent protest, how can we Ethical Humanists champion the dignity of all people? How can we challenge the racism in our society and in ourselves to uphold human worth? New York Society For Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street. Suggested donation: $5, includes snacks and beverages.

1 p.m. Heritage Sunday | Opening Doors: Celebrating Immigrant New York Featuring Abdoulaye Diabaté and Super Manden, Boodoosingh Tassa Drummers, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company and Csűrdöngölő Folk, this dynamic program commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Hart-Celler Act, a landmark immigration bill that forever changed the demographic makeup of America and opened doors for immigrants from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and parts of Europe. The afternoon features music and dance performance traditions from some of the New York City immigrant communities that witnessed robust growth after the bill’s passage. Hearst Plaza, FREE.

2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Harlem Meer Performance Festival The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. With his band Kakande, Famoro Dioubate updates this tradition with an explosive new groove. Lush vocals, sinewy koras, flutes, and cellos meet the virtuosic balafon of this master griot from Guinea. Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues, FREE.

2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Summerstage Presents: Nação Zumbi / Nation Beat’s Carnival Caravan feat. Cha Wa / DJ sets by Vinil Nação Zumbi: Twenty years ago, one of the most important groups in Brazil launched its first record, Da Lama ao Caos. The debut album by Chico Science & Nação Zumbi was a milestone for a group of friends, that by creating a scene, started a movement that ultimately destabilized the axis of musical production in Brazil. Nation Beat’s Carnival Caravan featuring Cha Wa: Carnival Caravan is a new collaborative touring concept featuring Brazilan-American group Nation Beat and New Orleans band Cha Wa. The goal? To incorporate Brazilian, New Orleans and related music, dance and art into a show that explores the cultural exchange between North and South America. Pompéia: This team travels around Brazil playing parties with the quality at the edge of the needle, as people say. Whether in the virtual or real world, “Vinil Pompéia” is becoming an oasis for vinyl lovers and everyone who appreciates good music. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park near the entrance at E. 69th Street and Fifth Avenue. FREE.

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.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse: Titus Hudson Warehouse, known as “The Other Free Shakespeare in the Park, presents ‘Titus’ by William Shakespeare and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith . Believed to be Shakespeare’s first tragedy, ‘Titus’ is often seen as his attempt to emulate the violent and bloody revenge plays of his contemporaries, which were extremely popular with audiences throughout the sixteenth century. The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Due to the violent nature of the plot of Shakespeare’s TITUS, and because of the graphic content of this production we strongly advise that children under 14 NOT attend this play. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument Plaza, North Patio of the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument @ West 89th Street. No Tickets; Just show up by 6:10pm for a good seat!

7 p.m. Ache: Lavagem da Rua NY Introduced to the United States by Silvana Magda, Lavagem da Rua is a sacred Brazilian tradition that translates as “the cleansing of streets.” African diasporic tradition acknowledges the road as a metaphor for the journey of life. The Caribbean Cultural Center brings together artists representing countries of the diaspora including Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and more to reflect the different roads of song, music, and dance travelled on the path to a joyful destiny. Ache—may it be so! Damrosch Park, FREE.

8 p.m. Wombat Theatre Co’s Henry the Fourth Part I Wombat Theatre Co.’s forthcoming production of The History of Henry the Fourth Part One emphasizes the moral ambiguity of Shakespeare’s History with a dystopian vision, setting the play in the near future. Franciscan Community Center (214 West 97th Street). Tickets are: $15 General Admission; $10 for Students *Please Note: At the door, ticket prices will be $20 for General Admission, and $15 for Students. Please buy ahead to save.