THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning August 14th, 2016 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, August 14th

1 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Great Organ: Midday Monday Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ. The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave (at 112th 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.

7 p.m. Columbus: Themes in Literature Book Club reads Severo Sarduy’s Cobra Synopsis: Cobra recounts the tale of a transvestite named Cobra, star of the Lyrical Theater of the Dolls, whose obsession is to transform his/her body. She is assisted in her metamorphosis by the Madam and Pup, Cobra’s dwarfish double. They too change shape, through the violent ceremonies of a motorcycle gang, into a sect of Tibetan lamas seeking to revive Tantric Buddhism. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave (between 81st & 82nd St). FREE.

 Tuesday, August 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.

5 p.m. Meditation: Blast Open Your Heart This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. Stand-alone classes led by rotating instructors.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Pilates in the Park Join Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a multi-level class that tones and balances your muscles, aligns your body, and strengthens your core! Bring your own mat. The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Riverside HIIT Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park). FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. One Woman, One Vote (2005) How could America call itself the world’s greatest democracy, but deny the right to vote to more than half its citizens? Why did so many men and women vehemently oppose giving women the vote, and how was this attitude overcome? One Woman, One Vote documents the seventy-year battle for women’s suffrage, which finally culminated in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Reserve tickets online or by calling (212) 485-9268. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at 77th Street). FREE.

7 p.m. Columbus: The Book of Emma Reyes with Daniel Alarcón This astonishing memoir was hailed as an instant classic when first published in Colombia in 2012, nearly a decade after the death of its author, who was encouraged in her writing by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Comprised of letters written over the course of thirty years, and translated and introduced by acclaimed writer Daniel Alarcon, it describes in vivid, painterly detail the remarkable courage and limitless imagination of a young girl growing up with nothing. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave (between 81st & 82nd St). FREE.

7 p.m. 112: Salud García Romero on Examen de conciencia Join us as Salud García Romero discusses her collection of short stories Examen de conciencia. This book talk will be primarily in the Spanish language. / La lectura y comentarios sobre el libro serán en español, principalmente. Book Culture, 536 W 112th St (between Amsterdam & Broadway). FREE.

7 p.m. Bill Goldstein in Conversation With Isaac Fitzgerald The World Broke in Two tells the fascinating story of the journeys four legendary writers, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E.M. Forster, and D.H. Lawrence, make over one pivotal year. As 1922 begins, the literary ground is shifting with the emergence of modernism. Goldstein captures both the literary breakthroughs and the intense personal dramas of these beloved writers as they strive for greatness.  82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

 Wednesday, August 16th

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays During the run of the exhibitions Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974), the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates the creativity and expressiveness of the human mind. American Folk Art Museum. 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.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun Enjoy Hatha Yoga with Hollis and a beautiful sunset. This class is 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. 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. 

7 p.m. Sixty and the City Documentary, 2010. 70 mins. Directed by Nili Tel An Israeli film maker decides at the age of 60 that she doesn’t want to get old alone. The movie follows her in search of using online dating. Short discussion, coffee and desserts to follow. West End Synagogue, 190 Amsterdam Avenue (between 68th & 6th St). $10 suggested donation.

7 p.m. Bruce Handy’s Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult Author Bruce Handy revisits children’s classics and explores the back stories of their creators. It’s a profound, eye-opening experience to re-encounter books that you once treasured after decades apart. A clear-eyed love letter to the greatest children’s books and authors that will bring back fond memories for readers of all ages, along with a few surprises.  82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Lincoln Center at the Movies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Association with Dance Films Association Documentary featuring four audience favorites and behind the scenes interviews with members of the esteemed dance company. SummerStage, Central Park. FREE.

8:30 p.m. Pier i Picture Show: Beetlejuice Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a movie night out on the Pier. Pier i in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

Thursday, August 17th

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 Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974) led by museum gallery guides. American Folk Art Museum. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 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. Lawn @ 78th Street, Riverside Park. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V Join the Hudson Warehouse as they kick-off their 14th Season of Classical Theater in Riverside Park. Henry V by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street & Riverside Drive. Pay What You Can.

7:30 p.m. WaxFactory’s PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER! #soiree Immerse yourself in the interactive fabric of WaxFactory’s dreamlike, video-enhanced riff on Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Presented at venues across New York as a string of hashtag-marked vignettes, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER! is a 21st-century exploration of the deepest, murkiest id of Chekhov’s play about a particularly nasty bunch of people drowning in the quicksand of unrequited love. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

Friday, August 18th

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.

11:15 a.m. until 12 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. St. Agnes Library, Community Program Room. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V Join the Hudson Warehouse as they kick-off their 14th Season of Classical Theater in Riverside Park. Henry V by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street & Riverside Drive. Pay What You Can.

 Saturday, August 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.

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.

10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Butt & Gut Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat burning potential. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument Plaza. FREE.

11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Shape Up NYC Zumba Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit. West Harlem Piers Park (W 125th St & Marginal St). FREE.

11 a.m. Nothing Rhymes with Orange Storytime We all know nothing rhymes with orange, but how does that make Orange feel? Left out, of course! But when Apple notices how Orange is feeling, the entire English language begins to become a bit more inclusive. Activities to follow. 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

12 p.m. until 5 p.m. FlyNYC Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! Celebrate simple fun with live music and free kite-making for children (kites while supplies last). Pier i at 70th Street, 500 W 70th St. FREE.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974) led by museum gallery guides. American Folk Art Museum. FREE.

2 p.m. Saturday Afternoon Movie: Sullivan’s Travels (NR. 91 min. 1941) A successful Hollywood director of frivolous films decides to make a movie of artistic importance, and, dressed as a hobo, takes to the road for research and to see how the other half lives. Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, Franklin Pangborn, William Demarest. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V Join the Hudson Warehouse as they kick-off their 14th Season of Classical Theater in Riverside Park. Henry V by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street & Riverside Drive. Pay What You Can.

7 p.m. RCTA Sunset Concert: Flamenco This week’s performer: Los Hermanos Cintron. Favorites Los Hermons Cintron close out the 2017 season with the Fabulous Flamenco music from the Spanish guitars of Rafael & Cristobal Cintron. Accompanied by a Flamenco dancer. 97th Street Tennis Court Lawn. FREE.

 Sunday, August 20th

8 a.m. Tai Chi Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument Plaza (Riverside Drive & West 89th Street). FREE.

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.

11 a.m. Sunday Meeting – Robert Berson: Decency and Democracy: The Ethics of Good Neighbors Sharing some of the work of Professor Nancy Rosenblum, I will ask, What is a neighbor? Who are our neighbors? and What is special—positive and problematic—about our relationships with neighbors? I’ll share some of my own experiences with neighbors, and ask what might characterize the unique dimensions of the ethics of good neighbors, and how those dimensions relate to Ethical Culture. New York Society For Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street. FREE.

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.

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. until 10 p.m. Mulatu Astatke / Emel Mathlouthi / Alsarah & The Nubatones / DJ Sirak Father of Ethio-Jazz makes his SummerStage debut with support from compelling female vocalists from Tunisia and Sudan by way of New York. SummerStage, Central Park. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V Join the Hudson Warehouse as they kick-off their 14th Season of Classical Theater in Riverside Park. Henry V by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street & Riverside Drive. Pay What You Can.