THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning July 25, 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, July 25

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.

 Tuesday, July 26

6:30 p.m. 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, Riverside Park. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Central Park Circuit Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. East Meadow, East Side from 97th to 100th Street. FREE.

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Troilus and Cressida Tony winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Cymbeline) returns to Shakespeare in the Park with one of the Bard’s most rarely produced plays, Troilus and Cressida. Both warriors and lovers play hard to get in this surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks. Delacorte Theater, Central Park. FREE.

 Wednesday, July 27

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays During the upcoming exhibitions Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett and Once Something Has Lived It Can Never Really Die, Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music celebrating the American South, the birthplace of self-taught artist Ronald Lockett. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. 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.

6:30 p.m. International Contemporary Ensemble: Micro-Concert Join Mostly Mozart’s artists-in-residence, the International Contemporary Ensemble, on Hearst Plaza for a series of 15 free micro-concerts. Each lasts 15 minutes and presents a world premiere. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Pier i Picture Show: Dog Day Afternoon This year’s theme: Audacious New York! Featured film: Dog Day Afternoon – A man robs a bank to pay for his lover’s operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a sunset and a movie on the Pier. Open captioned. Pier i at 70th Street, Riverside Park. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Yoga – Evening Salute to the Sun Summer on the Hudson brings back the ever popular Hatha yoga with Hollis, featuring beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. The Plaza at 66th Street, Riverside Park. FREE.

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. AFROPUNK’s Girrrl Riot @ Lincoln Center with Alice Smith / SATE / The VeeVees Known as a movement celebrating the creativity and freedom in alternative black culture and described by the New York Times as America’s “most multicultural festival,” AFROPUNK presents a concert full of powerful women. Included in this stellar lineup is the fiercely individualistic singer-songwriter Alice Smith, known as much for her high-octane vocals as for her stunning stage presence. SATE is a powerhouse vocalist and songwriter who is determined to keep the fire of hard rock ablaze with her bluesy raunch and stomping power chords. And the good-natured strut favored by The VeeVees balances an affection for outlandish theatrics and garage-rock revivalism. Damrosch Park. FREE.

7 p.m. Dane Terry Dreamy ballads and folk songs are shaped into dramatic arcs with Appalachian twang in Dane Terry’s delightful brand of one-man music theater. Hailed for his original productions at the Public Theater and La MaMa, Terry’s songs traverse an enormous emotional range that manage a winning wryness even amidst the deepest melancholia. Expect poignant wisdom leavened by memorable hooks and delivered with captivating showmanship. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Troilus and Cressida Tony winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Cymbeline) returns to Shakespeare in the Park with one of the Bard’s most rarely produced plays, Troilus and Cressida. Both warriors and lovers play hard to get in this surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks. Delacorte Theater, Central Park. FREE.

8 p.m. until 10 p.m. SummerStage: Complexions Contemporary Ballet / Carolyn Dorfman Founded in 1994, Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, cultures has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement over the past 20 years. The company’s foremost innovation is that dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. Carolyn Dorfman Dance connects life and dance in bold, athletic and dramatic works by Carolyn Dorfman and nationally renowned choreographers. The company’s ten multi-ethnic and stunning dancers tap their unique talents to present high-energy and technically demanding dance that unleashes the powerful storytelling and imagery of its visionary creator. Rumsey Playfield, located on the east side of the park near the entrance at E. 69th St. and Fifth Ave. FREE.

Thursday, July 28

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 10:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series Summer on the Hudson’s Children’s Performance Series features music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Pier i at 70th Street, Riverside Park. FREE.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett and Once Something Has Lived It Can Never Really Die led by museum gallery guides. Meet in the museum atrium. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. FREE.

1 p.m. International Contemporary Ensemble: Micro-Concert Join Mostly Mozart’s artists-in-residence, the International Contemporary Ensemble, on Hearst Plaza for a series of 15 free micro-concerts. Each lasts 15 minutes and presents a world premiere. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Everybody Tango! Come to Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park every Thursday from June through August to enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC, which aims at the heart of tango—confidence—and strive to build this in students quickly and effectively. You will learn tango in a friendly and supportive community of tango dancers. Our system of teaching tango is structured and precise while also allowing our students to have fun and be creative. West Harlem Piers Park, West 125th Street & Marginal Street. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Central Park Circuit Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. East Meadow, East Side from 97th to 100th Street. FREE.

6:30 p.m. International Contemporary Ensemble: Micro-Concert Join Mostly Mozart’s artists-in-residence, the International Contemporary Ensemble, on Hearst Plaza for a series of 15 free micro-concerts. Each lasts 15 minutes and presents a world premiere. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Senior Movement Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and intergenerational company members, lead a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways. All fun. All welcome. The Plaza at 70th Street, Riverside Park South. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents the Classics: Othello Join Us For Our 13th Season of Classical Theater. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith.. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park – West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. Pay-what-you-can.

7 p.m. Jaime Woods Having honed her molasses-rich voice in Chicago gospel groups and at the Berklee College of Music, this Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has fashioned her own brand of adventurous pop that blends folk and soul textures. Whether she’s exploring funk or crooning over acoustic guitar, Woods is a bewitching performer who has shared the stage with Bilal, Roy Hargrove, Emily King, and her brother, Solo Woods, who will be joining her for this performance. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Daby Touré With influences ranging from African folk melodies and desert blues to jazz, pop, reggae, funk, and soul, an evening with songwriter, guitarist, and singer Daby Touré is true global adventure. Born in Mauritania, raised in Senegal, and a longtime resident of Paris, he is a citizen of the world in perpetual reconfiguration. A musical and linguistic polyglot, Touré creates an elegant sonic mixture that merges the linguistic inflections of the six languages he speaks. His music is a puzzle whose pieces, once assembled, form a comprehensive map of the world. It builds bridges between cultures, crossing borders and giving life to a poetic language and a universal sound. His live performances are joy-filled affairs, fueled by his infectious love of music. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life / Michael Mwenso & The Shakes Let a dance legend guide you through his life story, as he taps along to vintage big-band smashes and iconic tunes from Broadway history, while also paying tribute to his late brother, Gregory Hines. Prepare for a living, breathing autobiography as Hines spins memoir from a rich trove of moves. And when the backing band is as potent as the Diva Jazz Orchestra, you know the music will prove every bit as expressive and joyful as Hines’s infectious showmanship. This night’s irrepressibly creative vibe will be supercharged by the “sharp, ecstatic” music (New York Times) of jazz vocalist and bandleader Michael Mwenso and his band, The Shakes. Damrosch Park. FREE.

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Troilus and Cressida Tony winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Cymbeline) returns to Shakespeare in the Park with one of the Bard’s most rarely produced plays, Troilus and Cressida. Both warriors and lovers play hard to get in this surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks. Delacorte Theater, Central Park. FREE.

Friday, July 29

7 a.m. until 9 a.m. GMA 2016 Concert Summer Series Presents: James Bay The Summer Concert Series returns for the eighth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Festival. Concerts take place live during “Good Morning America.”Rumsey Playfield, located on the east side of the park near the entrance at E. 69th St. and Fifth Ave. 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. FREE.

1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Free Tennis Lessons for Seniors from CityParks To register online, complete this form. If you have any questions contact sports@cityparksfoundation.org or call (718) 760-6999. Tennis Courts 93rd St near West Drive. FREE.

1 p.m. International Contemporary Ensemble: Micro-Concert Join Mostly Mozart’s artists-in-residence, the International Contemporary Ensemble, on Hearst Plaza for a series of 15 free micro-concerts. Each lasts 15 minutes and presents a world premiere. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

5:30 p.m. Free Music Fridays Music featured thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Performances by: John Cathal O’Brien (Irish singer-songwriter); 6:05 pm: Neko Peoples (Modern folk-funk)6:40 pm: The Travelers (Soul-jazz fusion). American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. FREE.

6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday Freshen Up Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this musical get-happy hour. Featured Performer: Consumata Sonidera – This performance features heavy tropical rhythms, sweet horn melodies, and vibrant percussions. Consumata collages a full spectrum of local and global sounds by means of cut-ups. West Harlem Piers Park, West 125th Street & Marginal Street. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Exploring Hamilton’s New York New York is overflowing with stories of Alexander Hamilton’s life—but where can we find them? Using the Hamilton chapter in their book Footprints in New York as a starting point, authors James and Michelle Nevius search out the remnants of Hamilton’s New York—from King’s College (now Columbia University), where he enrolled as a teenager; to Wall Street, where he lived and worked; to Thomas Jefferson’s “Room Where It Happened,” where he gave up Manhattan as the American seat of government in exchange for advancing his economic program. Follow in Hamilton’s footsteps during the last weeks of his life, from Fraunces Tavern to Hamilton Grange to the fateful Weehawken dueling grounds! Contemporary photos, historic maps, and images of objects from the New-York Historical Society’s collections will illustrate the journey. Reserve here or RSVP to 212-485-9268. The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West  at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). Admission is pay-as-you-wish.

6:30 p.m. International Contemporary Ensemble: Micro-Concert Join Mostly Mozart’s artists-in-residence, the International Contemporary Ensemble, on Hearst Plaza for a series of 15 free micro-concerts. Each lasts 15 minutes and presents a world premiere. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents the Classics: Othello Join Us For Our 13th Season of Classical Theater.Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith.. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park – West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. Pay-what-you-can.

7 p.m. Eli “Paperboy” Reed Hailed for his ability to channel the good-time feel of vintage soul styles, Reed is currently celebrating his fifth album, the gospel-tinged My Way Home. With his falsetto flights, propulsive guitar playing, and crisp work as a bandleader, this soul music revivalist will bring the same energy that he’s displayed at the Montreux Jazz Festival and SXSW. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Okayafrica: Afrobeat x Afrobeats / Davido / Antibalas In this beat-driven doubleheader, Okayafrica—the source for “all that’s hot and jumping in the new African renaissance”—bridges the funk-infused Afrobeat popularized in 1970s-era Nigeria to the next wave of charttopping African club music. Brooklyn-based ensemble Antibalas opens the show in the pure Afrobeat spirit of the legendary musician and activist Fela Kuti. Then 23-year-old Nigerian artist-producer Davido, who Fader hailed as “the future of African pop,” takes over the stage, injecting his signature electronic “Afrobeats” into an exhilarating blend of traditional African music, hip-hop, funk, and pop. Damrosch Park. FREE.

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Troilus and Cressida Tony winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Cymbeline) returns to Shakespeare in the Park with one of the Bard’s most rarely produced plays, Troilus and Cressida. Both warriors and lovers play hard to get in this surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks. Delacorte Theater, Central Park. FREE.

 Saturday, 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.

9a.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.

10:15 a.m. The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed Lou Reed’s art drew its energy from the worlds of poetry, pop music, experimental composition, and much more—so naturally Lincoln Center’s all-day celebration of this New York icon will be inspired by a diverse range of creative fields. Curated by two of Reed’s closest collaborators, musician and wife Laurie Anderson and friend and producer Hal Willner, The Bells offers revelers the chance to join a 360-degree Lou Reed experience. Begin the day as Reed would have, with an open class led by Reed’s tai chi instructor, Master Ren Guangyi, who will also offer an advanced weapons demonstration later in the afternoon. The commemoration then continues with live performances of Reed’s music by notable bands, an immersive installation of his six-guitar drone music, and readings of his lyrics by noted authors and actors. Damrosch Park. FREE.

11 a.m. Shape Up NYC Zumba Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit. Weather looking iffy? Wanna know if the event is still on? Check the SOH Twitter feed or visit nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event. West Harlem Piers Park, West 125th Street & Marginal Street. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents the Classics: Othello Join Us For Our 13th Season of Classical Theater.Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith.. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park – West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. Pay-what-you-can.

6:30 p.m. International Contemporary Ensemble: Micro-Concert Join Mostly Mozart’s artists-in-residence, the International Contemporary Ensemble, on Hearst Plaza for a series of 15 free micro-concerts. Each lasts 15 minutes and presents a world premiere. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

7 p.m. The Hipstones Brooklyn based band The Hipstones have fronted various seven to nie piece lineups. Mark and Anthea currently take to the the stage as a “soul duo.” The duo’s beloved harmonies, soulful roots and sophisticatedly accessible songrcraft are now enrincehd by electronic texures, deconstructed and futuristic hip-hop bbeats and captivating but challenging modern jass cosmopolitan flourishes. Riverside Clay Tennis Association. FREE.

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Troilus and Cressida Tony winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Cymbeline) returns to Shakespeare in the Park with one of the Bard’s most rarely produced plays, Troilus and Cressida. Both warriors and lovers play hard to get in this surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks. Delacorte Theater, Central Park. FREE.

10:30 p.m. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Release Party Join us for the release of the eighth story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production. Indulge in Harry Potter themed drinks and snacks, be sorted, and wear a costume to be entered in a raffle – all before finally diving back into the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Make sure to pre-order before the event to make sure you get your hands on a copy! This event is free and for all-ages, while our location on 112th Street is simultaneously hosting a release party geared towards adults, although all are welcome. Book Culture Columbus, 450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st and 82nd). FREE.

 Sunday, July 31

8 a.m. Tai Chi Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen. Weather looking iffy? Wanna know if the event is still on? Check the SOH Twitter feed or visit nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument Plaza, Riverside Drive & West 89th Street. FREE.

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 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 5:30 p.m. Grand Bazaar A new market, with net profits going to local public schools. In the playground on 77th Street and Columbus.

11 a.m. Sunday Meeting – The Unheeded Lessons from Enron, 15 Years Later The collapse of Enron in 2001, then the largest-ever U.S. bankruptcy, was a front-page financial scandal that landed its top bosses in prison, destroyed accounting giant Arthur Andersen, and was the subject of a film. Despite Congressional hearings and the passage of new laws, however, most of the real reasons behind Enron’s fall are unchanged. This talk will address how bipartisan blind faith in “the market” led to Enron’s fall, fueled the 2008 Great Recession, and continues to cause problems. New York Society For Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street. FREE.

12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Family Performance Festival Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year’s Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, Park adventures, puppetry, and more! All ages welcome. Great Hill (West Side from 103rd to 107th Streets). FREE.

2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Joaquin Pozo (Cuban/Percussion) Enjoy the best local talent on the best outdoor stage at the 23rd annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival! Featuring established and emerging local artists in jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music and dance. Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). FREE.

3 p.m. until 7 p.m. SummerStage: Rock Steady Crew 39th Anniversary with Nice & Smooth / Bahamadia and more Nice & Smooth is an East Coast hip hop duo from New York that consists of Greg Nice (Greg Mays) and Smooth B (Daryl Barnes) that gained fame during the late 1980s to the mid 1990s. Bahamadia has been featured in electronic, progressive, jazz and experimental genres. Her eclecticism secured her rise to prominence on the hip hop and world music scene in the 90’s. Rumsey Playfield, located on the east side of the park near the entrance at E. 69th St. and Fifth Ave. 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 Presents the Classics: Othello Join Us For Our 13th Season of Classical Theater.Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith.. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park – West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. Pay-what-you-can.

7 p.m. Amplified Sundays JoJo Abot – experimental blend of electronica, afrobeat, jazz, neo-soul, house and reggae. Hypnotic, sultry, vulnerable, empowering, Jojo found sonic inspiration in the music of Thandiswa Mazwai, Savage Rose, Seeed, Lucky Dube, and Simphiwe Dana. Pier i at 70th Street, Riverside Park. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz / Miramar Since the mid-1960s, pianist and singer Richie Ray and singer-songwriter Bobby Cruz have amassed a rich catalog of recordings that reflects these musicians’ eclectic brand of salsa, which gleans elements of rock, jazz, and classical music. Miramar, a trio formed by members of indie salsa band Bio Ritmo, opens the evening with the poignant boleros of Puerto Rican composer, singer, and poet Sylvia Rexach, whose songs have since become part of the Puerto Rican canon, but remains mostly unknown outside of her native island. Damrosch Park. FREE.

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: Troilus and Cressida Tony winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Cymbeline) returns to Shakespeare in the Park with one of the Bard’s most rarely produced plays, Troilus and Cressida. Both warriors and lovers play hard to get in this surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks. Delacorte Theater, Central Park. FREE.