‘Quarantunes’: Original Pandemic Songs by (Mostly) Local Musicians

Ask and ye shall receive. My West Side Rag mug runneth over. We posted that wonderful video of Mel and Claire Vatz from Pittsburgh, si … Read the rest of this entry >>

Couple Sings Their Coronavirus Song: Send Us Your Demos

If these talented people aren’t Upper West Siders, they should be — honorary, at least. (Actually, they’re from Pittsburg … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Local Culture Goes Online: Lincoln Center Musicians Rock Out in T-Shirts, Children’s Museum Engages Kids

Lincoln Center's temporary closure has left a hole in the neighborhood, but it's starting to be partially filled by a new set of online tools and s … Read the rest of this entry >>

20-Year-Old ‘Just Sam’ From Douglass Houses is an American Idol Star

Samantha Diaz, a 20-year-old from the Frederick Douglass Houses, is making big waves on the show American Idol, winning praise from the judges and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Signs of the Times: UWS Photographer Stephen Harmon Captures Their Diversity and Humanity

Stephen Harmon is an Upper West Sider, a retired lawyer, and a world-class photographer whose work is displayed in many of the city's mus … Read the rest of this entry >>

Natural History Museum Offers Links To Fun and Learning For All

Finding yourself with a little extra time on your hands? Here’s a suggestion. We have within the neighborhood the leading natural history m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Indie Film Group That Was Washed Out in Flood Finds New Screening Venue

New Plaza Cinema, a group formed to show independent films on the Upper West Side after Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on 62nd Street closed, has bounced a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Exhibit Sets the Life of Rock-and-Roll Impresario Bill Graham to the Music He Brought Us All

The Bill Graham exhibition at the New-York Historical Society is visually exciting, nostalgic and accompanied by a terrific soundt … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Homicide Arrest, Garage-Elevator Frustration, Folk Art Exhibit

February 17, 2020 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 47 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Arthouse Hotel Hosting Free Night of Music and Art on Thursday

SPONSORED: The Arthouse Hotel is holding a special event with live painting and music that's open to the public on Thursday, February 20 from 6 to 8 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Joyful ‘Hippie Shakespeare’ Returns to Central Park This Summer

The Public Theater is bringing a fan favorite back to Shakespeare in the Park this summer. Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery will put on their production of As You Like It with ori … Read the rest of this entry >>

Artist Will Paint Your ‘Acts of Kindness’ and Display Them on 83rd Street Kiosk

Have you experienced a genuine act of kindness? Would you like to see that act of kindness reflected in a painting? Artist Audrey Banks is in the midst of collecting such st … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Space Show Opening at the Hayden Planetarium; Most Cutting-Edge Projection System in the World to be Unveiled

From the dusty surface of Mars to the scalding surface of Venus, through the rings of Saturn to the moons of Jupiter, to the Big Bang that created it all, it … Read the rest of this entry >>

John French of Twisted Sister Reviews Bob Dylan’s Upper West Side Show: ‘Wish He Didn’t Have to Suck Live’

I have been a Dylan fan since I first heard the crack of the snare drum on “Like A Rolling Ston … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dance With Miss Rachel Comes to the UWS; Special January Enrollment Offer

SPONSORED: Dance with Miss Rachel began in 2012 with one teacher, a rolling suitcase, and big plans. After earning a following teaching ballet to young chi … Read the rest of this entry >>

CB 7 Committee ‘Disapproves’ Children’s Museum’s Plans for Historic Church; Offers a Second Chance

“You can do better” was the message from Community Board (CB) 7’s Preservation Committee to the archi … Read the rest of this entry >>

An Appreciation: Bob Dylan Keeps Coming Back to the Beacon Theatre and I Haven’t Had Nearly Enough

It seems that autumn in NYC is a performance rite of passage for Bob Dy … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Guide to Upper West Side Holiday Craft Fairs and Markets

Holiday craft fairs are happening now and for the next few weeks from one end of the neighborhood to the o … Read the rest of this entry >>

ArtWorks at the West Side YMCA Announces its 41st Annual 2019 Artworks Holiday Crafts Fair

SPONSORED: The ArtWorks Studio at the West Side YMCA will host its 41st Annual Holiday Crafts Fair December 12, 13, and 14 in the Y’s George Washington Lou … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Music School Gets Sparkling Renovation from TV Show Handyman

George Oliphant, star of NBC show "George to the Rescue", came to the rescue of the Bloomingdale School of Music at 323 West 108th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

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