DRAMA: TWO LOCAL PLAYS ARE CROWD-PLEASERS

We've been hearing some good buzz about two local plays -- Measure for Measure and The Church of Why Not. Learn more about them b … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW ‘STREET ART’ SHOW AT ST. AGNES LIBRARY

Longtime Upper West Side artist Ner Beck will showcase his photos of the neighborhood and of the streets in Prague at St. Agnes Li … Read the rest of this entry >>

HUGE MURAL COMING TOGETHER ON AMSTERDAM AVENUE

Hundreds of young people are helping paint a 180-foot mural at 698 Amsterdam Avenue, near 94th street, as part of a project put on by nonprofit City … Read the rest of this entry >>

CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN SERIES STARTS SUNDAY

The West Side Community Garden on 89th street between Amsterdam and Columbus is holding a series of concerts on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. this su … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: NEIGHBORHOOD SKETCHES FROM A NOTED ILLUSTRATOR

Sam Kweskin was an illustrator who gained fame at Marvel Comics starting in the 1950's. His daughter Jean sent us a series of paintings and ske … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE SUN ALSO RISES

Looking Northeast from West 106th street, Harlem almost looks like a European village. Photo by Scott Matthews, … Read the rest of this entry >>

CRAZY SPRING SKY: BRIGHT LIGHTS AND DOUBLE RAINBOWS

The rainy weather and dramatic clouds have made for some amazing skies in recent … Read the rest of this entry >>

EYE-OPENING PHOTOS NOW ON EXHIBIT AT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

By Nancy Novick Upper West Siders and a growing number of visitors from all over the world can enjoy two new exhibits at the New-York Historical Society … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHINESE CONSTRUCTION ‘JUNK’ BECOMES SOARING PHOENIX AT CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN EXHIBIT

A Chinese artist scoured construction sites in Beijing to put together two massive birds that are now hanging in the nave of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The two birds … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS NANNIES OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE

A photo show called Substitutes on display in SoHo turns the lens on the nannies who take care of children on the Upper West Side. Local photographer Ellen Jacob … Read the rest of this entry >>

R.I.P. PETE SEEGER; WATCH VIDEO OF HIM LEADING UWS PROTEST

The world lost one of its great musicians and activists when Pete Seeger died on Monday at the age of 94. Seeger had several connections to the Upper West Side … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO LOCAL SHOWS PRESENT PAINTINGS, STAINED GLASS

Two compelling art shows recently went up on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

PORTRAIT OF A NEIGHBOR: THEODORE DIXON

Editor’s Note: As part of a regular West Side Rag series, artist Michelle Hill interviews and draws Upper West Siders. This is the eleventh installme … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHECK OUT TWO LOCAL ART EXHIBITIONS

Locals have recently put up some intriguing art shows in the neighborhood. Here are two that might be worth checking … Read the rest of this entry >>

MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING STARTS TUESDAY

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will kick off the Midsummer Night Swing festival Tuesday night, the start of three weeks of dance and music in Damrosch Park. Dancers of every level are encouraged to participate; from [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW ‘CUPCAKE ODYSSEY’ AND FRENCH ART EXHIBITS ON THE UWS

Two new art exhibits have recently landed on the Upper West Side like a massive cupcake that you can't … Read the rest of this entry >>

PORTRAIT OF A NEIGHBOR: CECELIA M. SHOEMAKER

As part of a regular West Side Rag series, artist Michelle Hill will interview and paint/draw an Upper West Sider. This is the second in that se … Read the rest of this entry >>

STOP BY SOME SMALL LOCAL ART SHOWS THIS MONTH

Chelsea and the old museums aren’t the only places to see art in this city! Check out some local art shows in the neighborhood this month. Upper West Sider Naomi Davies, who painted the image above, has 11 paintings hanging [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

I CAN SEE THE FUTURE… AND THERE’S A BRAND-NEW MOVIE THEATER IN IT

Texas movie theater chain the Alamo Drafthouse announced last April that it would open a new five-screen cineplex in the historic Metro Theater on Broadway between 99th and 100th streets. Upper West Siders were ecstatic that it would fill the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW UPPER WEST SIDE PHOTO SHOW CELEBRATES WIND & RAIN

The West Side Arts Coalition is holding a new photo show at the Broadway Mall Community Center on 96th Street in the middle of the Broadway median. The photos were inspired by the Shakespeare … Read the rest of this entry >>

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