THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning July 15th, 2019 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, July 15th

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 am until 11:30 pm; 2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider’s look at some of the most iconic features of the world’s greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: The Ramble Coined the “wild garden” by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature. Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond. Terrain: Moderate inclines and a few stairs. Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). $15 (Members $10).

6 p.m. Dance on Camera 2019 Shorts Program II Walter Reade Theater. General Public $15; Senior (62+) $12; Student (Must have valid ID) $12.

7 p.m. 112th: Poetry Reading feat. Umansky, Chin-Tanner, Olivarez, DeColo Join us as we welcome Leah Umansky, Wendy Chin Tanner, José Olivarez, and Kendra DeColo for an evening of poetry in celebration of the poets’ newest collections. Book Culture, 536 WEST 112TH ST. FREE.

8 p.m. D’Ambrose Boyd Presents Singers Space Come to Singers Space at Bar Thalia, hosted by D’Ambrose Boyd, where New York’s finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience. Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway at 95th St. FREE.

8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Jam Session & Open Mic Join in the fun at this UWS jazz venue. Cleopatra’s Needle, 2483-2485 Broadway and 92nd Street. No Cover, $10 Minimum. 

Tuesday, July 16th

10 am until 11:30 pm; 2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider’s look at some of the most iconic features of the world’s greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Stay Well Exercise for Seniors Stay Well volunteers are certified by the NYC’s Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants must sign a wavier before you join , please wear loose and comfortable clothing. St. Agnes Library, Community Program Room. FREE.

12 p.m. until 1 p.m. Senior Men’s Discussion Group Join us to discuss events, situations, concerns and other factors that affect our lives today. Also, we revisit our past as it affects our lives today. All discussions are confidential and meetings are casual. Council House on West 72nd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue. No charge to attend to see if you want to continue. If you continue with us Council requests an annual fee of $72.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates Mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy! Bring your own mat. The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South. FREE.

7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Book Club Featuring Mrs. Everything Join us to discuss our next Barnes & Noble Book Club selection Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner, a smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters trying to find themselves in a rapidily changing world. Sign up hereBarnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (at 82nd St). FREE.

8 p.m. until 9 p.m. Mark Devine Trio 1o p.m. until 1 a.m. Jam Join in the fun at this UWS jazz venue. Cleopatra’s Needle, 2483-2485 Broadway and 92nd Street. No Cover, $10 Minimum. 

8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Bar Quiz Hosted by Geeks Who Drink Come to Bar Thalia and enjoy a bar quiz hosted by Geeks Who Drink and Quizmaster Ant-Man. Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway at 95th St. FREE.

 Wednesday, July 17th

10 am until 11:30 pm; 12 pm until 1:30 pm; 2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider’s look at some of the most iconic features of the world’s greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour Staff pick! Join a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful blooms, two picturesque allées of crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and enter the Garden at the north gate. Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). $15 non-members; members $10. 

12 p.m. Lunchtime Concert Series 2019 Join us for the 12th annual summer afternoon concerts in Lincoln Square! The series will feature a wide range of music genres, from global funk to jazz to alternative rock! Plus, in between performances, music lovers can stretch and relax with free and gentle restorative yoga sessions by instructors from the West Side Y-a great way to relax during lunch. Whole Foods Market will sponsor free product samples during each performance. Featured performances by: The Andes to Colombia. 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. RAICES GROUP (Andean and Native music). 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Parada Vallenata (Columbian Vallenata music). Richard Tucker Park at Broadway and 66th Street. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer! Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.Terrain: A few inclines. Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. $15 non-members; $10 members.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays Join us as jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

3:30 p.m. Summer Reading: Outerspace Science Activities Series Kids get to learn about space science, new technology and important discoveries of today. What is in space, what forces exist there, what is dark matter, these are some questions we answer through a variety of interactive games and activities. Art projects as well as 3D crafts and dioramas of outer space complete the series. Best for ages 5 and older. St. Agnes Library. 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. 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.

6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Merce Cunningham: SummerCool feat Stephen Petronio Company/ Melissa Toogood / Calvin Royal III / A-Y/dancers In Association with the Cunningham Centennial Celebration Were he still alive, Merce Cunningham would have turned 100 in 2019; To honor the groundbreaking choreographer’s centennial, the Merce Cunningham Trust has facilitated the Cunningham Centennial Celebrations, a globe-spanning array of events featuring his work. Join us at 6pm for the pre-show workshop: Cunningham Dance Workshop. Join Bessie Award winner and former leading Cunningham dancer, Melissa Toogood, for a workshop featuring the choreographer’s signature movement. RSVP is required for all panels and is on first-come, first-served basis at rsvp@cityparksfoundation.org. Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun End your day with Hatha yoga led by Hollis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South. FREE.

7 p.m. E. Jean Carroll’s What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal When E. Jean Carroll–the lively author of Ask E. Jean in Elle Magazine–realized that her eight million readers all seemed to have one thing in common (problems caused by men) she hit the road. Crisscrossing the country, E. Jean travelled Vermont to Louisiana to ask women a crucial question: what do we need men for? Join us for a book discussion and signing with E. Jean Carroll! Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show – The Darjeeling Limited Settle in for a movie night on the pier! To find your place at the movies, pack a picnic, bring a friend, and be sure to show up early. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. The movie starts after sunset, at around 8:30 p.m. Open-captioned. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Karaoke Sing-Along: Songs of the 60’s Join the crowd and have a drink as we sing some of the greatest hits you know and love as a group! We host a night where you, your closest friends, and complete strangers can come together to belt out some of the songs we all know and love. Hosted by Anthony Colon. Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway at 95th St. FREE.

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, July 18th

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.

10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series This children’s series features music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen! Featuring:  Hopalong Andrew / high-spirited urban cowboy tunes. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation. Plus, explore the surrounding landscapes and landmarks, including Turtle Pond, King Jagiello, and the 3,500-year-old “Cleopatra’s Needle.” Terrain: Moderate inclines and a few stairs. Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). $15 per person. Central Park Conservancy members: $10 per person.

12 pm until 1:30 pm; 2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider’s look at some of the most iconic features of the world’s greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art, led by museum gallery guides. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

2 p.m. Afternoon Arcade: Gaming We are breaking out some exciting tech for our tweens! Test your gaming skills with Minecraft, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch. For children ages 9-15. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: Seneca Village Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include Summit Rock, Tanner’s Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park. The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West. $15 per person. Central Park Conservancy members: $10 per person.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors. Please bring a mat. Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: The D’Artagnan Romances Part Three: The Man in the Iron Mask Hudson Warehouse is thrilled to present the production of The Man in the Iron Mask adapted by Susane Lee. Adapted from the classic by Alexandre Dumas and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith, The Man in the Iron Mask is the final installment of Dumas’s ‘The D’Artagnan Romances’ trilogy, which Hudson Warehouse began in 2017. Join Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D’Artagnan as they ‘right’ the greatest ‘wrong’ in rescuing the Man in the Iron Mask in an attempt to bring peace to a Europe on the brink of war. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. Pay-what-you-can.

7 p.m. 112th: Margaret Renkl on Late Migrations Join us as we welcome Margaret Renkl and her debut memoir, Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss. Margaret will be joined in conversation by bestselling author Helen Ellis. From New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family–and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world. Book Culture, 536 WEST 112TH ST. FREE.

7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Pumkin Escobar & Friends Comedy Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway at 95th St. FREE.

7:30 p.m. BélO With five critically acclaimed albums under his belt, the singer-songwriter BélO has been hailed as Haiti’s musical ambassador to the world. BélO is a visionary practitioner of ragganga—a sublime mixture of jazz, worldbeat, rock, reggae, and Afro-Haitian traditional rhythms. Come experience a master songsmith who transforms roots music into a global phenomenon, blending Caribbean and West African rhythms with melodies that soar when sung in his native language, Haitian Creole. David Rubenstein Atrium. FREE.

Friday, July 19th

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.

10 am until 11:30 pm; 12 pm until 1:30 pm; 2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider’s look at some of the most iconic features of the world’s greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

11:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Stay Well Exercise for Seniors Stay Well volunteers are certified by the NYC’s Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants must sign a wavier before you join , please wear loose and comfortable clothing. St. Agnes Library, Community Program Room. FREE.

2 p.m. Saturday Afternoon Movie: Ben is Back (2018, R, 110 min.) A woman’s addict son arrives on Christmas Eve bringing a promise of sobriety. Assigning him one day to prove himself, the family experience an upsetting event that yet again brings his addiction into the forefront. Starring: Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts. Dir. Peter Hedges. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park’s three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park. Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 (Members $10).

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. Tonight’s performances: Avi Jacob (Folk singer/songwriter); 6:05 pm: Kate Vargas (Southwestern outlaw Americana); 6:40 pm: Kalyani Singh (Indie folk singer/songwriter). American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Cole Porter Piano Series Featuring Pianist: Simon Mulligan Join us to hear the recently restored piano in action as you stroll through our Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History and listen to live renditions of classic pieces from the Great American Songbook by pianist Simon Mulligan. Smith Gallery at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). FREE with Pay-as-you-wish Friday Night.

6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: The D’Artagnan Romances Part Three: The Man in the Iron Mask Hudson Warehouse is thrilled to present the production of The Man in the Iron Mask adapted by Susane Lee. Adapted from the classic by Alexandre Dumas and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith, The Man in the Iron Mask is the final installment of Dumas’s ‘The D’Artagnan Romances’ trilogy, which Hudson Warehouse began in 2017. Join Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D’Artagnan as they ‘right’ the greatest ‘wrong’ in rescuing the Man in the Iron Mask in an attempt to bring peace to a Europe on the brink of war. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. Pay-what-you-can.

8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Films on the Green: Sequins (Brodeuses) Directed by Éléonore Faucher, 2004, 1h29, France. With Ariane Ascaride, Lola Naymark, Thomas Laroppe. After learning that she is pregnant at the tender age of seventeen, Claire (Naymark) finds refuge with Madame Mélikian (Ascaride), an embroiderer for haute couture designers who has buried herself in work following the death of her beloved son. Day by day, stitch by stitch, as Claire’s belly grows rounder, the threads of embroidery will create a filial bond between them. In time, the grief-stricken mentor and her anxious apprentice will stop protecting themselves and start helping one another. Film in French with English subtitles. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

 Saturday, July 20th

Be aware: weekend events may get cancelled because of extreme heat.

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 am until 11:30 pm; 2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider’s look at some of the most iconic features of the world’s greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

11 a.m. Spanish Guitar Come enjoy some tunes played on a Spanish guitar by a trained musician. Open to Adults 18+. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

11 a.m. Storytime and Activities Featuring Moon! Earth’s Best Friend What better way to learn about the history and formation of the moon than from the moon itself! Join us for Storytime and activities. Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour Staff pick! Join a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful blooms, two picturesque allées of crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and enter the Garden at the north gate. Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). $15 non-members; members $10. 

11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Discovery Walks for Families: Shakespeare Garden Bring your family for a guided walk in this four-acre landscape named for the famed English poet and playwright. This garden features flowers and plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s poems and plays and is designed to resemble the Bard’s native English countryside. Learn about its history, design, and what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal. Discovery Walks for Families are a great way for parents and children of all ages to learn about the nature and history of Central Park in fun and creative ways. Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs; may not be suitable for strollers. Registration required. Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). FREE. 

11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Summer Saturday 2019 Celebrate everything folk at the American Folk Art Museum’s Summer Saturday—an all-day event of live music, artist demos, guided tours, and family fun. Bring the kids for art-making, face painting, and music with Elena Moon Park, Brendan O’Shea, and Queen Esther. Gallery guides will lead tours of the museum’s current exhibition between sets. Artisans will demonstrate their skills, and their work will be for sale in the Museum Shop. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park’s three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park. Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails. Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 (Members $10).

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. FREE.

2 p.m. Graphix Con Celebrate graphic novels with activities including drawing, writing, and exploring your favorite graphic novel series. Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

2 p.m. Saturday Afternoon Movie: A Star is Born (2019, R, 135 min.) A Star is Born stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut. In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Elliott. Dir. Bradley Cooper. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

3 p.m. Panel Discussion: Mozart’s Magic Flute Panel Discussion: Mozart’s Magic Flute Scholars from the Mozart Society of America illuminate aspects of the composer’s beloved opera, The Magic Flute, in an engaging afternoon of presentations. Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. FREE. 

6 p.m. Garden Concert Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night West Side Community Garden, 89th St (between Columbus & Amsterdam)

6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: The D’Artagnan Romances Part Three: The Man in the Iron Mask Hudson Warehouse is thrilled to present the production of The Man in the Iron Mask adapted by Susane Lee. Adapted from the classic by Alexandre Dumas and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith, The Man in the Iron Mask is the final installment of Dumas’s ‘The D’Artagnan Romances’ trilogy, which Hudson Warehouse began in 2017. Join Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D’Artagnan as they ‘right’ the greatest ‘wrong’ in rescuing the Man in the Iron Mask in an attempt to bring peace to a Europe on the brink of war. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. Pay-what-you-can.

 Sunday, July 21st

Be aware: weekend events may get cancelled because of extreme heat.

NYC Triathalon CANCELLED

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. 77th Street Greenmarket Located on beautiful, tree-lined Columbus Avenue, this year-round market stretches from 77th 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 at 77th St (NE corner).

8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi Join instructor Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice tai chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. FREE.

10 am until 11:30 pm; 12 pm until 1:30 pm; 2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider’s look at some of the most iconic features of the world’s greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Grand Bazaar Indoors & outdoors, local artist, designers, and antique/vintage dealers sell one-of-a-kind and limited edition art, antique watches, vintage collectibles and fashion, handmade jewelry and furniture. Delicious artisianal edibles will unsure that you will never leave hungry. 100 West 77th St. (at Columbus Avenue). FREE admission.

11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday Platform – Richard Koral: What Is an Apology Worth? We endlessly give and receive insults, injuries, hardship and distress. How is it that we can live together? Through the art of the apology, we restore the torn fabric of our relationships. New York Society for Ethical Culture 2 W 64th Street (at Central Park West). FREE.

11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer Now at the northeast corner of Central Park, the rocky landscape surrounding the Harlem Meer has a storied history. Join our guides to learn more about how the area has changed over time, the plants and animals that live there today, and how the Conservancy cares for this complex ecosystem. Explore the Meer’s history and design, and hear about what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful waterbody through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal. Discovery Walks for Families are a great way for parents and children of all ages to learn about the nature and history of Central Park in fun and creative ways. Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers. Registration required. Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). FREE.

11 a.m. Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Busy Bee: Never Touch a Crocodile Introducing our new Baby & Me Storytime for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

11:30 am until 3:30 p.m. Shred Day Free document-shredding sponsored by Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal and State Senator Jose Serrano. Limit is three boxes of documents. In front of Rosenthal’s office at 230 West 72nd Street. FREE.

12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: The Ramble Coined the “wild garden” by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature. Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond. Terrain: Moderate inclines and a few stairs. Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). $15 (Members $10).

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation. Plus, explore the surrounding landscapes and landmarks, including Turtle Pond, King Jagiello, and the 3,500-year-old “Cleopatra’s Needle.” Terrain: Moderate inclines and a few stairs. Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). $15 per person. Central Park Conservancy members: $10 per person.

2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Litvakus featuring Zisl Slepovitch Founded and led by the clarinetist, vocalist, and composer Zisl Slepovitch, Litvakus is a New York Belarusian acoustic punk klezmer band. The band’s repertoire is a mix of traditional Belarusian and Litvak (Belarusian Jewish) folk music, as well as contemporary pieces written in the spirit of roots music. The Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to Central Park! Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multicultural music and dance, family-friendly entertainment, and more while admiring the lakeside views. Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue. FREE.

4 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. Choral Evensong Choral evening prayer in the tradition of the great Cathedrals of the Anglican Communion. Preces and Responses, Anthems, and Canticles sung by the renowned Cathedral Choir. St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street. FREE.

4 p.m. until 6 p.m. International Women in Jazz – Open Mic INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN JAZZ, INC. (IWJ) is a non-profit 501©(3)organization committed to supporting women jazz artists and related professionals, and to fostering a greater awareness of the diverse contributions women make to jazz, worldwide. Through its programs, IWJ provides information and assistance to its members, thus standing dedicated to actively ensuring a place for women as a vital part of the past, present, and future of jazz. Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway at 95th St. FREE.

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.

6 p.m. Garden Concert Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night West Side Community Garden, 89th St (between Columbus & Amsterdam)

6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: The D’Artagnan Romances Part Three: The Man in the Iron Mask Hudson Warehouse is thrilled to present the production of The Man in the Iron Mask adapted by Susane Lee. Adapted from the classic by Alexandre Dumas and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith, The Man in the Iron Mask is the final installment of Dumas’s ‘The D’Artagnan Romances’ trilogy, which Hudson Warehouse began in 2017. Join Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D’Artagnan as they ‘right’ the greatest ‘wrong’ in rescuing the Man in the Iron Mask in an attempt to bring peace to a Europe on the brink of war. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. Pay-what-you-can.

7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! Featured performance: Rob Curto’s Forró for All  / accordion-driven party music of Brazil. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.