THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning November 13th, 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, November 20th

1 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Great Organ: Midday MondayGreat 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. St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). FREE.

1 p.m. Lincoln Center Moments: Juilliard Vocal Arts This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Join us as we bring Lincoln Center’s unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting. This program includes a one-hour performance, followed by a one-hour art-making workshop for participants to reflect upon their experience. Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. 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. 112th: Wolf Season by Helen Benedict, with Cara Hoffman Join us for a reading and discussion of Wolf Season with the author, Helen Benedict. She will be joined in conversation with Cara Hoffman, author most recently of Running. Book Culture, 536 West 112th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam). FREE.

7:30 p.m. The Trident Ensemble — Miranda Cuckson & Friends This immersive, meditative musical journey brings together music from across eight centuries that speak to eternity – including Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent Quartet for the End of Time, featuring violinist Miranda Cuckson, cellist Raman Ramakrishnan, clarinetist Charles Neidich, and pianist Aaron Wunsch. The ravishing male voices of the Trident Ensemble interweave vocal works from the ancient to the contemporary throughout the program. Call 212-665-2504 for information. Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway (at 93rd St). FREE.

Tuesday, November 21st

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. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Loud Laughs Comedy at Whispers Free admission and drink specials all night. They have an amazing group of comics who will deliver laughs all night. Don’t miss out on the Upper West Side’s new after-work hangout spot, which already has great reviews! Let’s have some FUN!! Featuring Erin Jackson: Showtime, BET / Bob Dibuono: MTV, Comedy Central, / Alex Carabaño: BET, VH1 Produced by Stewie Vill & Lee Valentin. Whispers Restaurant & Bar, 210 West 94th Street (1/2/3 trains to 96th Street). FREE.

7:30 p.m. Samora Pinderhughes: The Transformations Suite The Transformations Suite by composer, pianist, and director Samora Pinderhughes is centered in the belief that there is a soundtrack to every revolution. The expansive work, which was released as an album in 2016 and has been performed at venues across the Americas, brings together music, theater, and slam poetry to examine the radical history of resistance within communities of the African diaspora. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Baroque Aria Ensemble: Baroque Festival Manhattan School of Music, Greenfield Hall, 120 Claremont Ave (near B’way and 123rd Street). FREE.

 Wednesday, November 22nd

1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Balloon Inflation Watch the Thanksgiving balloons! Starts at 74th and Columbus. FREE.

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. 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, November 23rd

9 a.m. Thanksgiving Parade Starts at 77th and Central Park West and heads down to Macy’s. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Irka Mateo y La Tirindanga Album Release Party The new sounds that Irka Mateo introduces with the album Vamo a Gozá is a fusion of folk melodies and rhythms from the Dominican countryside—itself a fusion of Afro, Indigenous, and European influences. Mateo embraces an array of traditions: dance melodies driven by the accordion, guitar, and percussion. Through poetic lyrics she tells the stories of the Dominican people and those of other cultures, delivering songs of love and life. Mateo and her stellar band, La Tirindanga, will take the stage to showcase the new album. Be set to enjoy an exhilarating performance that fills the room with joy, dance, and musical enchantment. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

Friday, November 24th

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 12:15 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. St. Agnes Library, Community Program Room. FREE.

 Saturday, November 25th

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.

11 a.m. Everything is Mama Storytime Jimmy Fallon is back with a follow-up to his bestselling picture book Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA. His new book, Everything is Mama, is a lighthearted look at the world from a baby’s point of view, as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to mama. Activities to follow. Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (82nd & Broadway). FREE.

2 p.m. Saturday Afternoon Movie: The Book of Henry A boy and his mom try to rescue their next-door neighbor from her stepfather’s abuse. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

 Sunday, November 26th

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 – Joe Chuman: Confronting The Twilight of The American Idea New York Society For Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street (at CPW). 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.

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.

5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Organ Recital at Cathedral of St. John the Divine In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the Cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong, featuring guest recitalists from around the country. Featuring: Alexander Pattavina, Stoughton, MA. 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street. FREE.