THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, this week’s events beginning August 10th, 2020, can be done from the comfort of your own home (because #socialdistancing). Check them out below, and email us at “info at westsiderag dot com” to tell us about any upcoming events or those we might have missed. Be smart and stay safe, Upper West Siders!

Ongoing

Virtual Summer Camps This summer, HRPK is offering a six-week summer camp program for campers of all ages. Tune in for weekly live lessons, interactive crafts, activities and experiments.

Stay at Home Story Time Artist and children’s book author Oliver Jeffers will be live streaming himself reading his books out loud on Instagram.

The Kidville Playground A Virtual community of curated videos, resources, projects, and live streaming. See the full schedule here. FREE 7-day trial.

Dan Gutman’s Live Read Aloud Join Upper West Sider and children’s book author Dan Gutman who will be streaming a live reading weekdays at 2 p.m. via Facebook  “for all the kids who are stuck in the house suddenly.”

Film at Lincoln Center‘s theaters may be temporarily closed, but you can still head to their Media Center to find videos, podcasts, and photo galleries. There’s also plenty to discover on Film Comment, a website for podcasts, reviews, long-form essays, filmmaker interviews, and more.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is regularly releasing online playlists of concerts and events from its archive.

New York Philharmonic is offering many audio recordings of concerts on their website, including a recent performance of Brahms’s “A German Requiem” conducted by Jaap van Zweden.

New York Live Arts has posted full-length performances from its back catalog online.

Outlet.fyi A multicultural media and marketing company rooted in the arts is sharing their schedule of virtual events.

In My Room Music Series Launched by Rolling Stone, this new IGTV series will feature legacy artists as well as up-and-comers. The first episode starred Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson singing his classic songs from his California home.

Cybertank CyberTank is an e-home for e-merging artists. Join us for a weekly, remote, multidisciplinary, variety arts gathering as well as other programming throughout the week.

Lincoln Center Weekly Concert Lincoln Center is holding weekly concerts to remember those lost to Covid-19. You can check out the concerts on FacebookYoutubeInstagram, and on demand at LincolnCenter.org at anytime. People can also submit the names of a friend or loved one to honor for inclusion in an upcoming remembrance, here.

 Monday, August 10th

11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Summer Kids: Music with Andy and Suzanna Join us for live music with Andy and Suzanna (ages 0-6yrs). Pre-registration is required. The programs will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent out to all registered participants in advance of the program. Links will be sent one hour before class – participants who register less than one hour before class will not have access to that week’s program and will receive the link the next week.

11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Intro to Photography Create compelling digital photography. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of shooting techniques, and shot composition in this virtual workshop. To join the class, please email Media.Ed@parks.nyc.gov.

4 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. Virtual Hudson RiverKids featuring City Stomp Join us at this week’s Hudson RiverKids featuring City Stomp, a dynamic group that uses fun, original songs about New York experiences as well as expose kids to the different forms of cultural music they may hear around the city. If you’re unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow Online Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice via Zoom as veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus. Please prepare a yoga mat for the virtual session. To join this week’s class, register here. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Books Are Magic Live: The Whiting Foundation presents Aria Aber, Diannely Antigua, Jake Skeets and Genya Turovskaya Join the Whiting Foundation and Books Are Magic for a reading and conversation with Whiting Award-Winning poets: Aria Aber, Diannely Antigua, Jake Skeets and Genya Turovskaya! This talk will be held via Zoom. Register to attend here.

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut Starring Karita Mattila, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft, conducted by James Levine. From February 16, 2008.

Tuesday, August 11th

8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Wildflower Cocktails with Liz Knight by Anthropologie  Using garden-grown ingredients, join the founder of Foraging Fine Foods for a mixing masterclass.

11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Summer Kids: Children’s Yoga with Yogi Beans Registration required.

12 p.m. until 1 p.m. What’s Wrong With My Veggie Plant? Office Hours with Cornell Cooperative Extension What are these spots on my tomatoes? What is this bug, and is it eating or helping my crops? GreenThumb is thrilled to partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) this summer to help you have a successful growing season.

1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Digital Video Editing with Adobe Premiere and Lightroom Join free, online Digital Video Editing classes with NYC Parks’ Media Educators. Develop basic video production skills to craft your own narrative or documentary film using Adobe Premiere and Adobe Lightroom video editing software. Ages 18+. To join the class, please email Media.Ed@parks.nyc.gov.

3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Intro to Screenwriting Join our NYC Parks’ Media Educators for free, online screenwriting classes. Students will learn all of the traditional elements of a narrative screenplay, focusing on character development and how to structure a compelling story. Ages 18+. To join the class, please email Media.Ed@parks.nyc.gov.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Pilates Online Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multilevel Pilates Mat class that will align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy! Please prepare a yoga mat for the virtual session on Zoom. To join this week’s class, register here. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start.

7 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Virtual Sunset Salsa with Talía Hudson River Park’s Sunset Salsa joins world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends for a virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Join via Facebook Live at bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive. If you’re unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Books Are Magic Live: Lyz Lenz: Belabored w/ Dr. Jen Gunter This talk will be held via Zoom. Register to attend here.

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Bizet’s Carmen Starring Aleksandra Kurzak, Clémentine Margaine, Roberto Alagna, and Alexander Vinogradov, conducted by Louis Langrée. From February 2, 2019.

6 p.m. Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group Virtual Meetings To participate in our forum, and to get links to our ongoing Zoom Meetings, please subscribe here.

 Wednesday, August 12th

8 a.m. until 8:40 a.m. Ravinder Bhogal’s Summer Starter by Anthropologie Join Ravinder Bhogal, as she guides you through a wonderfully light and delicious appetizer from her new book Jikoni.

10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Virtual Fitness Class: Pilates Register for fitness classes hosted by Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. All classes are FREE, but pre-registration is required. Thank you to Weill Cornell Medicine Primary Care Long Island City for sponsoring this program, which allows us to provide it for free for our community. The classes will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent out to all registered participants in advance of the program. All classes are meant for all skill levels and backgrounds.

12 p.m. until 1 p.m. ¿Qué está pasando con mi planta? Horario de oficina con Cornell Cooperative Extension ¿Cuáles son estas manchas en mis tomates? ¿Qué es este insecto, y está comiendo o ayudando a mis cultivos? GreenThumb está encantado de asociarse con Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) este verano para ayudarle a tener una temporada agrícola exitosa.

1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Film Studies Think of this class as a fun movie club. Join NYC Parks’ Media Educators as we watch a multitude of great movies over a span of several decades by many award-winning directors. We’ll have fun discussions about them and analyze the filmmaking techniques behind each of the films. Young adults can take the class with a special focus on studying the recent Superhero movie era. Ages 18+. To join the class, please email Media.Ed@parks.nyc.gov.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Backyard BioBlitz Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Science programming for everyone! Be a volunteer naturalist and help Hudson River Park catalog wildlife! Download the free iNaturalist app to participate in one of our weeklong Backyard BioBlitz competitions. Then, tune in to the Diversity Digest to see our community wildlife observations, where your photos could be featured live! Sign up here.

5 p.m. The Frick Collection: Travels with a Curator Every Wednesday, join a Frick curator on an exciting virtual journey to cultural and historic sites relevant to the museum. Members see it first and after the initial showing, will be made available to the general public.

5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Women & the American Story: A Culturally Responsive Resource The New-York Historical Society is offering professional development for teachers online to support history education. Take a guided tour of Women & the American Story, our dynamic (and free!) curriculum website for teachers. During this interactive session, explore the website’s materials and discover how they can be used to present more culturally responsive and inclusive narratives in your classroom. FREE!. Participants will receive 1 CTLE hours. Register here.

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The W Connection Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives – UWS Chapter Meeting Join us on Zoom to discuss topics and issues to help widows rebuild their lives after the loss of a spouse.  These groups are for widows and run by widows.  Please RSVP to dawn@wconnection.org if you are interested in attending.  Membership in The W Connection is $40 annually which gives you access to our programs and services, but everyone is welcome to a free trial meeting.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Yoga – Online Evening Salute to the Sun End your day with Hatha yoga led by Hollis on Zoom. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable clothing and prepare a yoga mat for the virtual session. To join this week’s class, register here. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start.

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Verdi’s Rigoletto Starring Christiane Eda-Pierre, Isola Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Louis Quilico, and Ara Berberian, conducted by James Levine. From December 15, 1981.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Books Are Magic Live: Diane Cook: The New Wilderness w/ Arianna Rebolini This event is in partnership with Buzzfeed Books. It will be held via Zoom and broadcast live via Books Are Magic’s Facebook. Register to attend here.

8 p.m. Cat Cohen’s “Cabaret Cabernet” Show Comedian Catherine Cohen typically hosted “Cabaret Cabernet” at the LES’ Club Cumming, but now has transitioned to a “work-from-home” version which highlights New York’s best new talent, plus a rotating cast of regulars.

Thursday, August 13th

9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Summer on the Hudson: Super Soccer Stars Dynamic coaches help children 5 and under learn soccer skills and develop self-confidence in a fun, non-competitive environment. In this introductory class, Soccer Stars @ Home will cover Skills & Drills and basic warmup exercises that are easy to practice at home with children of all ages—all you need to have is a ball of any size (soccer balls are great, but even a tennis ball or a rolled up t-shirt works!) to practice with and some space to move around! Classes will take place on Zoom. To join, register here. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start.

11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Summer Kids: WonderSpark Puppets While all events are free, pre-registration for each event is required. The programs will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent out to all registered participants in advance of the program. Links will be sent one hour before class – participants who register less than one hour before class will not have access to that week’s program and will receive the link the next week.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Live from the Field HRPK scientists are conducting research throughout the park and we want you to join in! Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.

4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Movement Speaks® Workshop Dances for a Variable Population leads creative movement classes via Zoom for adults of all ages and abilities, with a focus on seniors. To join this week’s class, register here. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start. Click here for a Zoom tutorial.

6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Hunters Point Parks Conservancy Virtual Fitness Class: Barre Register for fitness classes hosted by Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. All classes are FREE, but pre-registration is required. Thank you to Weill Cornell Medicine Primary Care Long Island City for sponsoring this program, which allows us to provide it for free for our community. The classes will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent out to all registered participants in advance of the program. All classes are meant for all skill levels and backgrounds.

6 p.m. Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group Virtual Meetings To participate in our forum, and to get links to our ongoing Zoom Meetings, please subscribe here.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Virtual Yoga – Live! Transform your living room into a tranquil space while practicing social distancing with our free virtual live Yoga classes. Each class will be led by expert Yoga instructor Aya from Mindful Movements.  Sign up so that we may email you remote session details 20 minutes prior to the remote yoga session beginning. After receiving the remote yoga session details, please sign in to the class at least 10 minutes before it begins, so we can ensure the class may start on time.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Books Are Magic Live: Michele Filgate: What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About This talk will be held via Zoom. Register to attend here.

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Puccini’s Turandot Starring Nina Stemme, Anita Hartig, Marco Berti, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk, conducted by Paolo Carignani. From January 30, 2016.

Friday, August 14th

11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Summer Kids: Tots Sing and Play While all events are free, pre-registration for each event is required. The programs will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent out to all registered participants in advance of the program. Links will be sent one hour before class – participants who register less than one hour before class will not have access to that week’s program and will receive the link the next week. The registration link will be available on Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and Gantry Parent Association websites and Facebook pages. Register online.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Virtual Fitness Class: Yoga Register for fitness classes hosted by Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. All classes are FREE, but pre-registration is required. Thank you to Weill Cornell Medicine Primary Care Long Island City for sponsoring this program, which allows us to provide it for free for our community. The classes will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent out to all registered participants in advance of the program. All classes are meant for all skill levels and backgrounds.

5 p.m. The Frick Collection: Cocktails with a Curator The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., join us for happy hour as a Frick curator (remotely) offers insights on a work of art with a complementary cocktail. Bring your own beverage to this virtual event.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Books Are Magic Live: Lysley Tenorio’s The Son of Good Fortune & Quan Barry’s We Ride Upon Sticks w/ Anthony Doerr This talk will be broadcast live via Zoom. Register to attend here.

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde Starring Deborah Voigt, Michelle DeYoung, Robert Dean Smith, and Matti Salminen, conducted by James Levine. From March 22, 2008.

 Saturday, August 15th

11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Open Streets Amsterdam Avenue will be blocked off to traffic from 97th to 110th Street on Saturdays from August 8 to October 31 as part of the city’s plan to make it easier for restaurants to operate outside.

11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Hester Street Fair Virtual Saturday Join Hester Street Fair’s virtual market where you can shop featured vendors for the week.

12 p.m. until 1 p.m. NYC Parks Harlem Programming: Urban Park Ranger Nature and Wildlife Activities Look out for our Urban Park Rangers who will be in the park providing nature and wildlife-related activities and engagement. Morningside Park (entrance at W113th Street and Manhattan Ave).

3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout Covering the elements of Voice Production, Acting and Stage Combat via Zoom. Open to all ages 13 and up. Regeister at www.hudsonwarehouse.org.

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Puccini’s La Bohème Starring Kristine Opolais, Susanna Phillips, Vittorio Grigolo, Massimo Cavalletti, Patrick Carfizzi, and Oren Gradus, conducted by Stefano Ranzani. From April 5, 2014.

 Sunday, August 16th

3 p.m. until 4 p.m. NYC Parks Harlem Programming: Urban Park Ranger Nature and Wildlife Activities Look out for our Urban Park Rangers who will be in the park providing nature and wildlife-related activities and engagement. Morningside Park (entrance at W113th Street and Manhattan Ave).

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Verdi’s Luisa Miller Starring Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Bonaldo Giaiotti, and James Morris, conducted by James Levine. From January 20, 1979.