Local 13-Year-Old Gives ACLU $11,635.83, Earned from Her ‘Everyday Superhero’ Drawings

Sasha Matthews, a local middle-schooler, handed a big check to the ACLU last week, the returns from a project she undertook after the 2016 ele … Read the rest of this entry >>

Festival At Bard Graduate Center This Week Explores South Asian Culture

SPONSORED: Lahore on my Mind is a public festival at Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan that moves between the past and the present to explore the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Book Review: In ‘Emerson Page’ You’ll Recognize the Neighborhood and the Struggles and Magic of Adolescence

There is something magical in recognizing local landmarks in a piece of literature or a film. For Upper West Siders it might be the exterior o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: One More Reason To ‘Harp’ On Our Great Neighborhood

While dudes with guitars still entertain people in Central Park, every once in a while we get a classier instrument. Harpist Sylvia Kowalczu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: Central Park to Celebrate 50 Years of Public Art With Festival

The city is putting on a free festival in Central Park on Saturday to celebrate 50 years of public art, holding performances and … Read the rest of this entry >>

41st Annual Margaret Mead Festival Begins with a Bang; Over 40 Documentaries on Tap

This year’s Margaret Mead Film Festival opens Thursday night with cinematic fireworks! Brimstone and Glory, directed by Victor Jakovleski, document … Read the rest of this entry >>

Show Featuring UWS in the 50’s Gets Picked Up for Two Seasons; Shades of Lenny Bruce

Amazon released the pilot for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which was set on the Upper West Side in the 1950's, earlier this year, and it … Read the rest of this entry >>

Another Artist Starts Placing Whimsical Sculptures Along the Hudson

An artist has been transforming everyday objects into whimsical sculptures in Fort Washington Park along the Hudson … Read the rest of this entry >>

SUNDAY: LOCAL MUSIC SCHOOL HOLDING FREE ‘INSTRUMENT DISCOVERY DAY’

The Bloomingdale Music School has been on the Upper West Side for 51 years and is dedicated to teaching people music, regardle … Read the rest of this entry >>

STONEHENGE RISES ON THE HUDSON

A French artist has been assembling stone sculptures on the edge of the Hudson River in Riverside Park. The care … Read the rest of this entry >>

METROPOLITAN OPERA SHOWING FREE OPERA BROADCASTS IN LINCOLN CENTER PLAZA

Starting Friday, the Metropolitan Opera is showing several operas in HD on a screen in the middle of Lincoln Ce … Read the rest of this entry >>

NY PHILHARMONIC TO PLAY STAR WARS SCORES LIVE AT SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Star Wars fans can see four of the movies this fall with a full orchestra playing John Williams' famous sc … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO ESSAY: MY PERSONAL GIVERNY IN RIVERSIDE PARK

No need to travel to the gardens of Giverny fifty miles outside of Paris to view summer flowers in a splendidly untamed setting. Thanks to volun … Read the rest of this entry >>

LINCOLN CENTER’S BIG FREE OUTDOOR FESTIVAL STARTS THIS WEEK

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, a two and a half week festival showcasing a wide variety of music and other performances, starts on Wednesday. From rock n' ro … Read the rest of this entry >>

SURPRISE: THE UPPER WEST SIDE HAS MORE ARTISTS THAN ANY OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD

The Upper West Side has been gentrified, mall-ified, and lux-ified, but we've held onto one important distinction: we have more artists than any other neighborhood in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE RIVERSIDE PARK MOVIES ARE BACK; SEE THE SCHEDULE AND HEAD TO THE PIER!

Riverside Park's free movies at Pier I at 70th Street are back and will be running every Wednesday through August 16. The m … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER FOCUSES ON SEEDS IN NEW SHOW AT ST. AGNES

Mildred Alpern, whose vivid photos of nature and lobby Christmas trees have graced West Side Rag in the past, has a new show up at the St. Agnes Libra … Read the rest of this entry >>

AS CORPORATIONS ABANDON SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK, SHAKE SHACK SWOOPS IN WITH A ‘FAIRY DUST’ SHAKE

The Upper West Side Shake Shack is offering a new treat in conjunction with Shakespeare in the Park's upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's D … Read the rest of this entry >>

FRED ASTAIRE WEST SIDE PRODUCES ‘DANCE AMONG THE STARS 2017’ FUNDRAISER FOR UWS HIGH SCHOOL

SPONSORED: Think So You Think You Can Dance meets Dancing with the Stars – a live evening of theatrical show numbers blending ballroom and … Read the rest of this entry >>

OUTDOOR SCREENING: THE AMAZING STORY OF THE WOMAN WHO CARES FOR RIVERSIDE PARK’S CATS

There are few events capable of evoking a deeper Upper West Side vibe than an outdoor Riverside Park screening of a documentary film … Read the rest of this entry >>

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