THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning October 16th, 2017 Check out our list of events in the neighborhood this week. Email us at “info at westsiderag dot com” to tell us about any upcoming events or events we’ve missed. Events will be updated every Sunday night with the following week’s schedule. Please double-check times and prices with the event producer. Many venues offer special pricing for students, seniors and members.

 Monday, October 16th

10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Caregiver Appreciation Brunch We invite caregivers to join us for a special Caregiver Appreciation Brunch. Come relax and enjoy food and fun with your fellow JCC community caregivers! The event will include children’s activities. JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street. FREE.

5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Meditation Gifted meditation instructors lead a session and Q&A in the beautiful Makom space. JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue. FREE for all;  $5 suggested donation.

6 p.m. Helen Pond McIntyre ’48 Lecture: The Institutional as Usual with Sara Ahmed Author of On Being Included and Living a Feminist Life, Sara Ahmed, invites us to explore how complaint and crisis can dislodge us from complacency towards institutionalized injustice and inequality. Barnard, Event Oval, The Diana Center, West 117th Street and Broadway. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. An Evening with Eva Moskowitz: Shaping America’s Future As America looks to remain competitive in an ever-changing world, the future of the U.S. education system is a critical component to the national conversation. As founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, Eva Moskowitz established an unprecedented track record…In a candid talk, Moskowitz reflects on the battles she has waged and the key partnerships she established with allies such as Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo. Moderated by Louise Mirrer. NY Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street. FREE with registration.

7 p.m. 112th: Patricia Horvath & Jay Neugeboren Join us for a reading of All the Difference with the author, Patricia Horvath. She will be joined in conversation by Jay Neugeboren, author most recently of Max Baer and the Star of David. Horvath’s lyric account of her experiences with severe scoliosis sings the connective tissue between her physical disability and her powerful interior. Wry and breathtakingly poignant, this meditative, inspirational memoir delves into that most invisible, vital structure: identity, whose shaping and disfigurement makes all the difference in our lives. This book will particularly appeal to people interested in disability studies, feminist issues, 1970s popular culture, fairy tales, and survival. Book Culture, 536 West 112th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam). FREE.

8 p.m. Juilliard Composition Concert Morse Hall. FREE.

 Tuesday, October 17th

7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Meditation Gifted meditation instructors lead a session and Q&A in the beautiful Makom space. JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue. FREE for all;  $5 suggested donation.

10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Coastal Clean-Up Join TRASH HERO New York, in partnership with Riverside Park Conservancy and NYC Parks, to clean up the Hudson River shoreline in Riverside Park South. Volunteers give back to the community each month by helping to remove marine trash from the Tidal Cove and park’s shoreline. Closed-toed shoes are required. All materials will be provided. 59th Street Mound in Riverside Park South. FREE.

12 p.m. Tuesdays at Twelve: Juilliard Historical Performance Home of the celebrated Bach Vespers series, the 113-year-old Holy Trinity Lutheran Church offers a historically appropriate venue for the performance of early music in these lunchtime concerts. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 W. 65th St., (at Central Park West). FREE.

7 p.m. Special Film Preview: Aida’s Secrets Two brothers were born in a displaced persons camp after WW II. They were separated as babies, and neither was told the other existed. An investigation into the mysterious history of their birth family led to an amazing reunion six decades later. Dir. Aron & Shaul Schwartz. JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street. $9 Member; $12 Public.

7 p.m. 112th: The Roots of Urban Renaissance with Brian Goldstein and Mario Gooden Join us to celebrate Brian Goldstein’s The Roots of Urban Renaissance. Brian will be joined in conversation by Mario Gooden. Displaying gleaming new shopping centers and refurbished row houses, Harlem today bears little resemblance to the neighborhood of the midcentury urban crisis. Brian Goldstein traces Harlem’s widely noted “Second Renaissance” to a surprising source: the radical 1960s social movements that resisted city officials and fought to give Harlemites control of their own destiny. Book Culture, 536 West 112th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam). FREE.

7 p.m. Sarah Schmidt in Conversation With Christina Baker Kline In her riveting debut novel See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most famous murder cases into an intimate story of a volatile household. Shifting among the perspectives of the unreliable Lizzie Borden, her older sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, and the enigmatic stranger Benjamin, the events of that fateful day are slowly revealed through a high-wire feat of storytelling. Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (82nd & Broadway). FREE.

7:30 p.m. Columbus: Joyce Carol Oates on A Book of American Martyrs Join us as we celebrate the paperback release of Joyce Carol Oates’s Book of American Martyrs. Joyce will be joined in conversation with Editor in Chief of Harper’s, James Marcus. In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave (between 81st & 82nd St). FREE.

 Wednesday, October 18th

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The W Connection Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives UWS Chapter Meeting Join us 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 a complimentary trial meeting on UWS.  If you would like to join after your trial meeting, membership in The W Connection is $40 annually which gives you access to all our chapter and programs.

7 p.m.  24th  Precinct Community Council The 24th Precinct Community Council has 370 members and regularly features a guest speaker who addresses different community concerns. The 24th Precinct Community Council has been very successful in bridging the gap between the Police and the community. 151 West 100th Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam).

7 p.m. 112th: David Fishman on The Book Smugglers Join us to celebrate David Fishman’s new book The Book Smugglers. David will be joined in conversation by Dr. Agi Legutko. The Book Smugglers is the nearly unbelievable story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts–first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets–by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders. It is a tale of heroism and resistance, of friendship and romance, and of unwavering devotion–including the readiness to risk one’s life–to literature and art. And it is entirely true. Book Culture, 536 West 112th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam). FREE.

7 p.m. Columbus: Robert Jay Lifton on The Climate Swerve Join us to celebrate Robert Jay Lifton’s The Climate Swerve. Robert will be joined in conversation by Columbia Law School’s Michael Gerrard. Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award-winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, “presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind,” what he describes as the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave (between 81st & 82nd St). FREE.

7 p.m.  Henry Marsh’s Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon Author and neuroscientist Henry Marsh retired from his full-time job to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. He describes the difficulties of working in these countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine. Marsh finds a different purpose in life as he approaches the end of his professional career and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end. Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (82nd & Broadway). FREE.

7 p.m. Special Film Preview: Jungle Based on a real-life account by best-selling author Yossi Ghinsberg. An enthusiastic young adventurer (Daniel Radcliffe) follows his dreams into the Amazon jungle, with two friends and a guide with a mysterious past. Their journey quickly turns into a terrifying ordeal and all-out fight for survival as the deadliest threats of the wilderness and the darkest elements of human nature are revealed. Dir. Greg McLean. Screening followed by Q&A with writer Yossi Ghinsberg. JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street. $5.

7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Open Mic Night Join in the fun at this UWS jazz venue. With Les Kurtz Trio. Cleopatra’s Needle, 2483-2485 Broadway and 92nd Street. No Cover, $10 Minimum. 

Thursday, October 19th

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tucker Greenmarket Local farmers sell a wide range of items including: seasonal vegetables, berries, stone fruit, over 80 varieties of apples, farmstead cheeses, fresh seafood, grass fed beef, duck, eggs, baked goods and New York’s only sorghum and maple syrup. West 66th Street and Columbus Avenue.

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Columbia Greenmarket Shoppers will find milk and yogurt, fruit and cider, baked goods, preserved fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, smoked meats, pickled vegetables, maple syrup, honey, fish, and focaccia topped with locally sourced fruit vegetables, herbs and cheeses, a lunch time favorite. Located in front of the gates of Columbia University; Broadway between 114th and 116th Streets.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics, led by museum gallery guides. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

3:30 p.m. Mutt-i-grees The North Shore Animal League brings in a shelter animal to show the wonders of empathy. Working together to create an adoption poster, teens help an animal to find a forever home – they give voice to the voiceless. We will give a brief on Animal League America, which is the world’s largest no-kill adoption shelter, and the origin of the word Mutt-i-gree. For ages 13 – 18 years old. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

5:30 p.m. Cookbook Club Come one Come all Foodies and everyone who loves excellent cuising. You are cordially invited to our Cookbook Club where we will swap favorite recipes obtained from cookbooks, from grandma or family traditions and from the media. There will be a theme for each month. October is “Comfort Food for Monsters, Goblins and Ghosts.” Please bring your favorite comfort food recipes with you to the meeting or email them to me at marystanek@nypl.org.  St. Agnes Library. FREE.

6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Object Talks Join graduate student educators in the Gallery every first and third Thursday for a free, object-focused tour. Exploring a range of provocative themes and questions from week to week, educators facilitate intimate, thoughtful encounters with current exhibitions. Tour times: 6 pm, 6:45 pm, and 7:30 pm. Bard Graduate Center, 18 West 86th Street, Gallery (between CPW & Columbus). FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Curator’s Spotlight Tour Susan Weber, co-curator of the exhibition and director of Bard Graduate Center leads an in-depth tour of the first major exhibition to examine the work of John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911)—designer, architectural sculptor, curator, educator, illustrator, and journalist—whose vital role in the nineteenth‐century Arts and Crafts revival in British India is little known. Register here. We are also pleased to extend complimentary need-based community tickets by request to all ticketed events. To learn more, please email public.programs@bgc.bard.edu. Bard Graduate Center, 18 West 86th Street, Gallery (between CPW & Columbus). Adults $8/Students and Seniors $5.

7 p.m. 112th: Naor Ben-Yehoyada on The Mediterranean Incarnate Join us as Naor Ben-Yehoyada discusses The Mediterranean Incarnate. In The Mediterranean Incarnate, anthropologist Naor Ben-Yehoyada takes us aboard the Naumachos for a thirty-seven-day voyage in the fishing grounds between Sicily and Tunisia. He also takes us on a historical exploration of the past eighty years to show how the Mediterranean has reemerged as a modern transnational region. From Sicilian poaching in North African territory to the construction of the TransMediterranean gas pipeline, Ben-Yehoyada examines the transformation of political action, imaginaries, and relations in the central Mediterranean while detailing the remarkable bonds that have formed between the Sicilians and Tunisians who live on its waters. Book Culture, 536 West 112th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam). FREE.

7:30 p.m. Jewish Plays Project Workshop: Divo and Diavolo A theatrical, operatic story of cantor and Metropolitan Opera star Richard Tucker (Dan Lauria), his driven and talented son, David (Ari Butler), and the search for blessings between father and son. JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Celebrate Mexico Now: Ampersan Since 2007, Mexico City–based band Ampersan has honored its close relationship with traditional Mexican music, while also embarking on cultural exchanges and embracing sound experimentation and contemporary classical music. Mixing traditional instruments with modern genres such as rock, jazz, and electronic, the band creates immersive musical poetry. Tonight, Ampersan leads us on an audiovisual journey through the different landscapes and sounds of Mexico and Latin America. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

8 p.m. Juilliard Recital Featuring pianist, Qilin Sun  Paul Hall. FREE.

8 p.m. Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller Experience Friedrich Schiller’s intense psychological study of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, directed by Gisela Cardenas. Performed by Barnard & Columbia Students. Barnard, 118 Milbank Hall, West 117th Street and Broadway. $12/$6 with BC/CUID.

Friday, October 20th

8 a.m. until 2 p.m. 97th Street Greenmarket This year-round market features produce from southern New Jersey, Orange County, NY, and the Hudson Valley, as well as eggs, grass-fed meat, fish, cheese, and more. 97th St between Columbus & Amsterdam. FREE.

1:30 p.m. Performing Tradition and Innovation Meet the teachers and enjoy live music at Barnard College’s popular Family Weekend event, featuring Barnard and Columbia dance students performing their studies in various dance styles. Barnard, Studio 305, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, West 117th Street and Broadway. FREE.

5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Free Music Fridays Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Featuring: Cordelia Stephens (Inventive, lyrically-driven folk rock); 6:05 pm: Thurston Ray (Soulful singer-songwriter); 6:40 pm: Jesse Glendon Tillers (Folk singer and balladeer). American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

7:30 p.m. ¡VAYA! 63: Avenida B The Lower East Side’s own Avenida B presides over the dance floor for a night of classic salsa dura. It may be a new group but it has an old soul, committed to unearthing and reviving the old-school sound and timeless swing of the kind of salsa that truly makes you want to get up and dance. DJ Antonio (a.k.a. La Conga NYC) gets the floor warmed up with a salsa set that stretches from the ’60s to today. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

8 p.m. Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller Experience Friedrich Schiller’s intense psychological study of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, directed by Gisela Cardenas. Performed by Barnard & Columbia Students. Barnard, 118 Milbank Hall, West 117th Street and Broadway. $12/$6 with BC/CUID.

 Saturday, October 21st

7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Fairlife Fit for All 5K  Run in your Halloween costume and bring the kids for fun Boo Zone activities with a pumpkin patch in Riverside Park! Registration opens at 7:30AM and race start is 9:30AM. Post free sports massage, blood pressure screening, BMI testing, health and nutrition consultation, and family activities. The course is a scenic 3.1 mile run through Riverside Park beginning at the 108th Street Promenade. Enjoy stunning views of the Hudson River and the Palisades. The course is USATF certified, and gear check will be available.  Pre-race bib pick up available at the West Side YMCA on October 20th at 4 pm. Riverside Park. $10+.

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tucker Greenmarket Local farmers sell a wide range of items including: seasonal vegetables, berries, stone fruit, over 80 varieties of apples, farmstead cheeses, fresh seafood, grass fed beef, duck, eggs, baked goods and New York’s only sorghum and maple syrup. West 66th Street and Columbus Avenue.

9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Morningside Park’s Down to Earth Farmer’s Market Local farmers sell a wide range of items including: seasonal vegetables, fruits, plants and flowers, baked goods, fresh fish and seafood, beef, poultry, eggs, cheese, yogurt, honey, pickles and pantry staples such as cornmeal polenta, wheat flour, roasted nuts and dried pasta. Corner of 110th St. & Manhattan Ave.

10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Zensational Zombies Dance like a MonStar with Steps on Broadway. Students from Steps on Broadway’s Professional Training Programs will entertain you with a ghost-ifying performance celebrating this ghoulish holiday. Share your best zombie-esque arabesque with us! **Due to limited space, some of these free events require tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event. Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway). FREE.

11 a.m. Good Day, Good Night Storytime In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny and delight at the attention to detail and hidden surprises on every page. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow. Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (82nd & Broadway). FREE.

11 a.m. until 4 p.m. 2017 Farm Festival Manhattan Country School will bring a bit of the country to West 85th Street with a farm-themed urban carnival featuring family-friendly rides, games, arts and crafts, and live music. The annual community and fundraising event, organized by MCS parent volunteers, offers a wealth of culinary treats, including savory grilled fare, hearty side dishes, and homemade baked goods. Fresh produce from the MCS Farm in the Catskills, as well as gently used books, DVDs and children’s clothing will be sold. Farm Festival is ideal for ages three and up. In the event of rain, the festivities will take place inside the school. West 85th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves). Admission is FREE. Tickets for food, games and rides are available for purchase.

11 a.m. until 3 p.m. West Side Montessori School Fall Festival Please join the WSMS community and friends for the 4th annual fall festival, featuring a fun-filled day of games, live music, arts and crafts, Robofun, two bounce houses, a junior ferris wheel, and food and drinks for sale. Admission is free; children’s activities range from $2 – $5 each.  A children’s pass (wristband) is $45 and allows unlimited access to most activities. If bought in advance you’ll receive a $5 coupon valid at the fair’s General Store. Cash and credit cards accepted. West 92 Street between Riverside Drive and West End Ave.

12 p.m. St. Agnes Library Book Sale Support the Library and come check out our impressive selection of gently used books and multimedia. We have materials for readers of all ages at great prices! The St. Agnes Library book sale is fully operated and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. New Yorkers throughout the city contribute materials that are sorted, organized and sold by these volunteers. St. Agnes Library

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics, led by museum gallery guides. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

3 p.m. Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller Experience Friedrich Schiller’s intense psychological study of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, directed by Gisela Cardenas. Performed by Barnard & Columbia Students. Barnard, 118 Milbank Hall, West 117th Street and Broadway. $12/$6 with BC/CUID.

8:30 p.m. Juilliard Recital Featuring guitarist, Alberta Khoury and pianist, Anran Qian. Paul Hall. FREE.

 Sunday, October 22nd

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Columbia Greenmarket Shoppers will find milk and yogurt, fruit and cider, baked goods, preserved fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, smoked meats, pickled vegetables, maple syrup, honey, fish, and focaccia topped with locally sourced fruit vegetables, herbs and cheeses, a lunch time favorite. Located in front of the gates of Columbia University; Broadway between 114th and 116th Streets.

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 79th Street Greenmarket Located on beautiful, tree-lined Columbus Avenue, this year-round market stretches from 77th St. to 80th St. each Sunday. Just behind the American Museum of Natural History, shoppers will find grass-fed beef, goat cheese, fresh flowers, eggs, honey, baked goods, apple cider, and a large variety of fruit and vegetables. Columbus Avenue between 78th & 81st Streets.

Street Fair! Broadway, 86th – 96th Streets

10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Diwali: Festival of Lights Join us and our friends from The Culture Tree for a day of festivities exploring Indian arts and the special holiday of Diwali. Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway).

11 a.m. Sunday Meeting – Steven Hassan: Undue Influence in The Digital Age: How to Protect Yourself and Others This talk will focus on understanding mind control, brainwashing and undue influence with a focus on what we as citizens can do to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and make positive, ethical social change to protect human rights, our freedom of mind and the planet. New York Society For Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street (at CPW). FREE.

11 a.m. Ethics for Children: Zombie Research Society In this season of Halloween, curiosity and playful-minds may recognize this opportunity of connecting Zombies & Ethics with wonder. Free membership paraphernalia from the official Zombie Research Society will be distributed to welcome you, as we spin ethics of self-care and community-care through the Zombie-medium. This Zombie Research Society platform was similarly used by the FDA to galvanize the American public more effectively then ever, toward their goal of “disaster preparedness,” several years ago. Send RSVPs or inquiries to EthicsForChildren@nysec.org. For more information, visit YoungEthicalExplorers.blogspot.com. New York Society For Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street (at CPW).

12 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. Kids Irish Step Dance with McManus Irish dance (ages 4 & up) This class is for dancers who are any level from brand new thru having some basic steps in Irish dance. Dancers will be able to recognize Irish dance tunes and execute basic Irish dance movements such as skip 2-3s, sevens, back 2-3s, jump 2-3s, and jig movements. Must RSVP: McManusIrishDance@gmail.com. Ripley Grier studios, 131 west 72 street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves). FREE trial for all first time dancers.

12:45 until 1:30 p.m. Jiggy Tots Pre-Irish Dance and Movement for Toddlers (Ages 2-4) with a Participating Adult Upbeat traditional Irish music and song, combined with popular toddler songs, clapping, stamping and shakers are also used to explore rhythm and a variety of time signatures– dancing & movement activities that work on coordination and gross motor skills. Must RSVP: McManusIrishDance@gmail.com Ripley Grier studios, 131 west 72 street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves). FREE trial for all first time dancers.

3 p.m. Juilliard Wind Orchestra Juilliard faculty member and principal oboist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Elaine Douvas leads the Juilliard Wind Orchestra in chamber works by Beethoven, Gounod, and Strauss. Paul Hall. $10; non-Juilliard students $5.

4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Join in the fun at this UWS jazz venue. With Keith Ingham. Cleopatra’s Needle, 2483-2485 Broadway and 92nd Street. No Cover, $10 Minimum.