THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning July 21, 2014 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 21

1 p.m.
The Great Organ: Midday Monday Cathedral organists provide a 30 minute break for mind, body and spirit with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ. The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. FREE.

7 p.m.
CB7 Parks and Environment Committee Meeting At 250 West 87th street.

7 p.m.
Good Morning, Mr. Mandela: A Memoir 
Afrikaner biographer, secretary and “honorary granddaughter” of Nelson Mandela, Zelda LaGrange shares personal memories of 16 years of service to the beloved South African president in her new book, Good Morning, Mr. Mandela. 82nd St. Barnes and Noble. FREE.

10 p.m.
The Week with Chris Laker  Comedian and Upper West Sider, Chris Laker, hosts four comics who perform short sets, then discuss–and joke about–the news from the previous seven days. Stand Up NY Labs (upstairs from Stand Up NY), 236 W. 78th Street. FREE. No cover, but $2 beers are available.

Tuesday, July 22

6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Free arts and music festival. At various indoor and outdoor venues around Lincoln Center. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
Pilates Mat Class 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, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Riverside Park, The Plaza at 66th Street. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
Central Park Circuit Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park! 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. Free. Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis. East Meadow. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
CB7 Health & Human Services Committee Meeting At 250 West 87th street.

7 p.m.
I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir
Stage, screen and Emmy winner Lee Grant discusses her new memoir, I Said Yes to Everything, with Tom Santopietro, which includes her refusal to testify against her husband, playwright Arnold Manoff, before the House Un-American Activities Committee. 82nd St. Barnes and Noble. FREE.

7:30 p.m.
Naumberg Bandshell Concert
A concert by The Knights. At Central Park’s Naumberg Bandshell. FREE.

8 p.m.
King Lear John Lithgow stars. At the Delacorte Theater. FREE.

Wednesday, July 23

11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: Secret Behind the Door
Produced and directed by Fritz Lang. Riverside Library. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Guitar Afternoon Enjoy live music performed by jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guest musicians. The American Folk Art Museum. FREE.

4:30 p.m.
Poetry Writing Workshop Walk-in poetry workshop for adults every Wednesday led by Bill Zavatsky. We read, discuss, and write new poems. Please bring a notebook. All are welcome! Morningside Heights Library. FREE.

7 p.m.
Double Agent The story of the German-American spy whose efforts resulted in the most successful counterespionage operation in American history is narrated in journalist Peter Duffy’s new book, Double Agent. 82nd St. Barnes and Noble. FREE.

7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Jazz Night at the Fairway Market Cafe
 Come enjoy great food and drinks at Jazz Night at the Fairway Market Café  every Wednesday and Saturday  through August 30th.  In addition to the full Café dinner and drinks menu, Fairway will have special menu items including NYC’s best Onion Rings, Smoked Salmon Sandwich, Mimosas and Red and White Sangria. Fairway has partnered with the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) to support veteran Jazz musicians and ‘Save Jazz and Blues One Musician at a Time.’ Fairway Market Cafe, 2127 Broadway, 2nd floor.

7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Free arts and music festival. At various indoor and outdoor venues around Lincoln Center. FREE.

8 p.m.
King Lear John Lithgow stars. At the Delacorte Theater. FREE.

Thursday, July 24

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.
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.

1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Retro Gaming for Adults 
Share your passion for Checkers, Chess, Mahjong, Monopoly or Scrabble. Join us for some lively board time. All levels of play welcome. No registration necessary. Riverside Library. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
Central Park Circuit Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park! 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. Free. Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis. East Meadow. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
The Importance of Being Earnest 
Oscar Wilde’s play directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park at W. 89th Street. FREE.

7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Free arts and music festival. At various indoor and outdoor venues around Lincoln Center. FREE.

7:30 p.m
Diálogos de Diáspora Latin jazz giants Miguel Zenón and Yosvany Terry engage in a verbal and musical conversation that leaps from Puerto Rico to Cuba and lands in New York. David Rubenstein Atrium. Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Street. FREE.

8 p.m.
King Lear John Lithgow stars. At the Delacorte Theater. FREE.

8:30 p.m.
Rent: The Sing-Along From La Boheme to Broadway to the big screen on The JCC roof, the story of a group of bohemian friends. This rock-opera brings us back to Alphabet City of the 1980s where a group of 20-somethings struggle with life, love, and AIDS, and sing about it. At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue. $5.

Friday, July 25

8 a.m. to 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.

5:30 p.m.
Free Music Fridays Taylor Bridges, Gordon Barry, and Jim Greene At the Folk Art Museum. FREE, cash bar.

6 p.m.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Free arts and music festival. At various indoor and outdoor venues around Lincoln Center. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
The Importance of Being Earnest 
Oscar Wilde’s play directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith.  Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park at W. 89th Street. FREE. 

7  p.m. until 11 p.m.
Rhythms, Repair and Renovation 
Offering the UWS a new venue for players and stayers. Bring your talent, instrument, voice, and song and join us as we share with the UWS Community. Sign up is from 7-7:30p.m., after which we will draw and choose time slots. At the West Park Presbyterian Church, 86th St. and Amsterdam Ave. Suggested admission is $5.

8 p.m.
King Lear John Lithgow stars. At the Delacorte Theater. FREE.

 Saturday, July 26

All Day
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Free arts and music festival. At various indoor and outdoor venues around Lincoln Center. FREE.

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.
Knitting Circle Do you like to Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations! Please bring your sewing supplies. Instructors available. Teens welcome. Riverside Library. FREE.

2 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Adopt-a-catapalooza! Kittens and cats, oh my! Join The Animal Project for our weekly cat adoption event. We have cats and kittens fully representative of the UWS– of all ages, breeds, and personalities. Looking for good forever homes and foster homes as well! Petco on 92nd and Broadway. FREE for your fill of cuteness, $125 adoption fee covers all vaccinations and spay/neuter.

6:30 p.m.
The Importance of Being Earnest 
Oscar Wilde’s play directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith.  Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park at W. 89th Street. FREE. 

7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Jazz Night at the Fairway Market Cafe
 Come enjoy great food and drinks at Jazz Night at the Fairway Market Café  every Wednesday and Saturday  through August 30th.  In addition to the full Café dinner and drinks menu, Fairway will have special menu items including NYC’s best Onion Rings, Smoked Salmon Sandwich, Mimosas and Red and White Sangria. Fairway has partnered with the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) to support veteran Jazz musicians and ‘Save Jazz and Blues One Musician at a Time.’ Fairway Market Cafe, 2127 Broadway, 2nd floor.

8 p.m.
King Lear John Lithgow stars. At the Delacorte Theater. FREE.

Sunday, July 27

All Day
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Free arts and music festival. At various indoor and outdoor venues around Lincoln Center. FREE.

8 a.m. until 9 a.m.
Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi 
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park at W. 89th Street. FREE. 

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.

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Green Flea Market A weekly flea market. In the playground on 77th Street and Columbus.

4 p.m.
Open Mic Night Join in the fun at this UWS jazz venue. With Keith Ingham. Cleopatra’s Needle, 2483-2485 Broadway at 92nd Street.

5 p.m.
The Great Organ: It’s Sunday In celebration of the restored great Organ, the cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong. The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
The Importance of Being Earnest 
Oscar Wilde’s play directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith.  Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park at W. 89th Street. FREE. 

8 p.m.
King Lear John Lithgow stars. At the Delacorte Theater. FREE.