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 >>

CAPTIVATING THEATER WITH AN INSPIRING MISSION; GO SEE HUDSON WAREHOUSE’S ‘TRIUMPH OF LOVE’

SPONSORED: It was a picturesque evening last Friday night as the Hudson Warehouse Theater group presented their adaptation of the Triumph of Lo … Read the rest of this entry >>

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK’S TRUMP-LIKE CAESAR SPARKS CONTROVERSY; DELTA PULLS SPONSORSHIP

Controversy has been ramping up over a staging of Julius Caesar for Shakespeare in the Park, because the title character resembles Donald T … Read the rest of this entry >>

COLORFUL PIANOS WERE JUST DROPPED OFF AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD; FEEL FREE TO PLAY OR JUST LISTEN

An organization called for Sing for Hope is placing pianos all over the city for people to play, and four of them will be in the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: NY PHILHARMONIC’S CENTRAL PARK CONCERT HAS A COOL NEW TWIST

The New York Philharmonic will continue its popular concert in the parks series this summer, staging its Central Park conce … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPERA ABOUT P.O.W. TO BE HELD ON THE ‘WORLD’S SMALLEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER’ DOCKED IN THE HUDSON

A Navy ship that was once called "the world's smallest aircraft carrier" is docked at the West Harlem Piers at 125th Street. It serv … Read the rest of this entry >>

FRIENDS, ROMANS, COUNTRYMEN! SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK STARTS TUESDAY

Come ye come ye to Central Park's Delacorte Theatre to enjoy some free Shakespeare, starting Tuesday. Julius Caesar … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: THE JOYS OF FILMING A SHOESTRING-BUDGET TV SHOW ON THE UWS

I'm Alex Spieth, a writer and actor, who has lived in the Upper West Side for the past 4 years (109th….home of the Obama and currently some dudes selling dr … Read the rest of this entry >>

BOOK REVIEW: THE UPPER WEST SIDE IS THE ‘CITY OF NOSTALGIA’ IN FASCINATING NEW BOOK

In his endearing new book Magnetic City, Justin Davidson, the architecture critic of New York Magazine, takes readers on seven engaging walks th … Read the rest of this entry >>

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