THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

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These are the week’s events beginning August 8th, 2022. 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.

Ongoing

10 a.m. Central Park NYC Ever Walk Group (Sat) All medium pace walkers, join us for a free 3-mile walk every Saturday. Start and finish location is always in front of the John Purroy Mitchell bust on the bridle path inside the park. 90th St. & 5th Ave. Engineers Gate entrance. FREE.

10 a.m.; 12 p.m.; 2 p.m. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (Mon) Join us to experience fantastical larger-than-life puppets from The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. This outdoor production faithfully adapts stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. All performances will occur outdoors, and audiences of all ages are encouraged to bring friends and family to enjoy a show in the park. Through August 29. Wollman Rink, Central Park. $15.

10 a.m. until 6 p.m. KIM Happy Warrior Playground (Tue-Sat) The Kids in Motion program engages children in active, outdoor play. An NYC Parks staff member leads four to seven hours of free activities in NYC’s playgrounds, including organized sports, games, fitness demos, board games, water games, and more! Play Area in Happy Warrior Playground, W. 97 St. and Amsterdam Ave. FREE.

11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Youth Basketball Clinics (Sat & Sun) For families looking to keep their children active and engaged this summer, the Central Park Conservancy is hosting its annual Youth Basketball Clinics for players aged 6-14. Ages 6–10: 11:00 am–11:30 am: Check-In; 11:30 am–12:30 pm: Basketball Clinic. Ages 11–14: 12:30 pm–1:00 pm: Check-In; 1:00 pm–2:30 pm: Basketball Clinic. First-come-first-served program. July 9–August 28. North Meadow Recreation Center (mid-park at 97th St). FREE.

11 a.m. The Senior Men’s Group (Tue) Weekly meetings have resumed. Participants must now show proof of vaccination and sign up for annual membership. Masks will be worn. New members are welcome to apply. Contact Denise at denise@ncjwny.org. National Council of Jewish Women, 241 West 72nd St (between Broadway and West End Ave).

11 a.m.; 1 p.m. Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Fri-Sun) Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse. Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. $8 – $12.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Emotional Aspects of Aging (Thur) A weekly discussion of topics pertaining to how it feels to age. Topics include coping with physical and mental disabilities, financial concerns, loss of loved ones, etc. For adults over 65 years of age. Participants must now show proof of vaccination and sign up for annual membership. Masks will be worn. New members are welcome to apply. Contact Denise at denise@ncjwny.org. National Council of Jewish Women, 241 West 72nd St (between Broadway and West End Ave).

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

6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Central Park Tango at the Shakespeare Statue (Sat) Central Park Tango returns for romantic summer night dancing in 2022. This local and international group of dancers and spectators has been meeting every summer since the mid-1990s. The dance level is mixed from Beginner to Expert, so everyone can meet and enjoy the evening (no need for a dedicated partner). There is a free beginner’s lesson around 7 PM for anyone who would like to learn. Through September. South end of The Mall, at Shakespeare Statue. Pay-what-you-wish.

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The W Connection Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives – UWS Chapter Meeting (Wed) 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 8:30 p.m. Hudson Classical Theater Company Presents: Macbeth (Thur-Sun) Prompted by three witches who foretell of his ascension to the throne of Scotland, MACBETH and his wife murder the King Duncan, setting into motion a story of paranoia, blood, and madness in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Through Aug 21. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive (On the north patio, behind the monument). Pay-what-you-can.

7 p.m. Waterline Square Park Summer Stage Concert Series (Wed) Through August 17. Waterline Square Park, 59th St to 61st St (between Freedom Pl and Riverside Ave). FREE.

30th Anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week® The program highlights restaurants across all five boroughs. It encourages locals and visitors alike to explore and support the City’s iconic, diverse and wide-ranging restaurant scene that makes New York City the dining capital of the world. Lunch: two-course prix-fixe menu at price point determined by restaurant of $30, $45 or $60; Dinner: three-course prix-fixe menu at price point determined by restaurant of $30, $45 or $60; Optional Sunday participation. July 18 through August 21.

Walking on Dry Land Exhibit Join us for JCC’s latest gallery exhibit, WALKING ON DRY LAND, created by New York and Israel-based artist Rotem Reshef. The free immersive installation explores nature and climate through large-scale scrolls of painting. Through August 28. JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street. FREE.

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It (Tues-Sun) Public Works’ acclaimed musical production of AS YOU LIKE IT returns to Central Park, bringing together its diverse ensemble of both professional actors and community members from across New York. Adapted by Shaina Taub and Director of Public Works Laurie Woolery, featuring music and lyrics by Taub, this ambitious work of participatory theater has been hailed as “thrilling & terrifically vital” by The New York Times. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and niece Celia are banished to the Forest of Arden. There, they discover a community of acceptance and transformational love, where all are welcomed and embraced. Laurie Woolery directs this magical adaptation of a beloved classic. August 10 through September 11. Delacorte Theater, Central Park. FREE.

Monday, August 8th

7 p.m. Monday Night Mob Start off the week with a laugh! Join us for a night of stand-up comedy. Stand Up NY, 236 W 78th St (between Amsterdam and Broadway). 1 Drink Minimum.

Tuesday, August 9th

10:30 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. Outdoor Family Storytime Join a Children’s Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center. FREE.

3:30 p.m. Little New-Yorkers @ Home: Uptown Join us at Home on Zoom for story time and crafts! Each class includes a special hello song, silly dances and games, a story book reading, and a craft to do after the story. All through the month of August we will be reading NYC stories and making art inspired by the illustrators, authors, and the city itself. In Uptown, written and illustrated by Bryan Collier, a young boy gives us a tour of his Harlem home. We’ll get to see all the sights, sounds, people, and places that make the neighborhood special: from trains, to food, to basketball, to music, and everything in between! After the story, we will create our own neighborhood artwork inspired by Bryan Collier’s collage-style illustrations. . Ages 3 to 6. Register here. Online. FREE.

5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. New York City Ballet Children’s Workshop Get your little ones dancing in this movement workshop exploring the exciting world of George Balanchine’s Western Symphony. Soloist Brittany Pollack and Corps de Ballet Dancer Lars Nelson will guide children in a warm-up and choreography inspired by the cowboys and cowgirls of this Western classic. No experience necessary and young movers of all abilities are welcome; the workshop is designed especially for children ages 4 to 12. The Oasis on Josie Robertson Plaza. FREE.

5 p.m. Rat Academy Training Join us for a Rat Academy Training. Sponsored by: Brooklyn Queens Land Trust. Free training for community gardeners and learn more about rat prevention methods. Please register for this virtual event here. For more information or to request additional accommodations, contact ratportal@health.nyc.gov. Online. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Pilates 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.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Moving For Life Moving for Life is a gentle workout that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Nimitz at War: Command Leadership from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay In the tense days following the attack on Pearl Harbor that marked America’s violent entrance into World War II, President Roosevelt tapped Chester W. Nimitz to command the Pacific Fleet. With the nation calling for swift justice against a complex backdrop of military challenges and internal politics—including a sometimes-fraught relationship with his Army counterpart Douglas MacArthur—Nimitz rose to the challenges of his time and station to lead the United States in the fight for victory in the Pacific theater. Online. FREE.

7:30 p.m. BAAND Together Dance Festival: Program 1 Five of NYC’s most iconic dance companies—Ballet Hispánico,  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,  American Ballet Theatre,  New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem—share the spotlight and an outdoor stage with dancers and pieces from across the companies featured each night of the BAAND Together Dance Festival, from August 9–13. Audiences will see repertory favorites as well as a new World Premiere by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Each unique and exciting evening has been curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of the five companies. Damrosch Park. FREE.

Wednesday, August 10th

12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.  Summer Jazz Sensations: The Professors The Professors are Mark Dziuba, Vinnie Martucci, Jeff “Siege” Siegel & Rich Syracuse. Their life’s work is defined by the creation and performing of great music and sharing their lifetimes of performing and teaching experiences with upcoming aspiring jazz musicians. Coming together for the first time as a unit in 1994 on guitarist Mark Dziuba’s CD release “Up Until Now”, the unit officially formalized as a quartet once bassist Rich Syracuse joined the other three Professors faculty at SUNY New Paltz in 2015. Dante Park, Broadway and Columbus Ave, W 63 St. FREE.

5 p.m. until 6 p.m. BAAND Together Dance Festival: Ballet Hispánico’s Latin Social Dance Workshop This workshop is a part of the BAAND Together Dance Festival at Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City and will be led by Ballet Hispánico Teaching Artists and Live Salsa Band, Tempo Alegre. The Oasis on Josie Robertson Plaza. FREE.

6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Cardio Circuit Blast This high-energy total body workout will keep you moving with challenging yet fun bodyweight circuits. Cardio Circuit Blast is a heart-pumping, high-intensity class that is open to all levels and the perfect way to increase your overall endurance. Register here. Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center in Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 W. 60th St (between Amsterdam and WEA). FREE.

6 p.m. Movement Session with New York City Ballet Join the artists of New York City Ballet for an hour-long dance and wellness workshop. Participants will be led through an introductory ballet warm-up, yoga stretches, and choreography inspired by some of New York City Ballet’s iconic repertory in this session for movers of all ability levels. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Sunset Yoga End your day with Hatha yoga 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.

7:30 p.m. BAAND Together Dance Festival: Program 2 Five of NYC’s most iconic dance companies—Ballet Hispánico,  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,  American Ballet Theatre,  New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem—share the spotlight and an outdoor stage with dancers and pieces from across the companies featured each night of the BAAND Together Dance Festival, from August 9–13. Audiences will see repertory favorites as well as a new World Premiere by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Each unique and exciting evening has been curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of the five companies. Damrosch Park. FREE.

8 p.m. Comedy Underground Join us as we bring the fun of the downtown comedy club to the Upper West Side, without a two-drink minimum. Suzette Simon (NY Laughs) curates a free and truly underground line-up of stand-up from a pair of the sharpest up-and-coming New York City comedians. Featuring: Hari Kondabolu (headliner), Jess Salomon & Eman El-Husseini (co-hosts), Fumi Abe, Chanel Ali, Tom Thakkar, Martin Urbano.  The Speakeasy at Jaffe Drive. FREE.

8:30 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show: Sunset Boulevard Settle in for a movie night on the Pier! Open captioned. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. The movie starts after sunset, at around 8:30 p.m. This year’s theme: Movies about Movies! Featuring: Sunset Boulevard (1950) | NR | 1h50m. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th St. FREE.

9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Verbal Description Tour: Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art Join a MAD educator and museum docents for an on-site tour of Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art, specifically designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle. FREE with RSVP.

Thursday, August 11th

8 a.m. until 4 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 Broadway.

8 a.m. until 4 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.

4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Dreams Join us for Garmenting artist Ayoung Yu’s Dreams, an ongoing community engagement performance conceived with artist Nicholas Oh during the 2020 lockdown. Inspired by the traditional Korean practice of buying and selling dreams signifying omens of wealth or fertility, Yu began collecting recollections from loved ones, colleagues, casual acquaintances, childhood friends, mentors, and students. As the project progressed, she mailed back a small, hand-thrown porcelain bottle in return for each dream. This exchange provided a conduit to stay connected, an avenue to check in, to receive and offer care. The performance is ongoing from four to six pm. Visitors are invited to drop in any time during their visit to the Museum. Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle. FREE with museum admission.

5 p.m. until 6 p.m. BAAND Together Dance Festival: Dancing with Ailey on the Plaza! Join Amos Machanic, Ailey Arts In Education Teaching Artist and former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in a workshop that explores the movement style, energy, and emotion found in the dance, Love Stories, a collaboration among Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison, choreographer Rennie Harris, and Artistic Director Robert Battle. Inspired by the African concept of “Sankofa”, which teaches that “we don’t know where we’re going unless we know where we have been,” this extraordinary ballet celebrates the traditions of African American​s, modern dance and the rich heritage of Alvin Ailey. This workshop is designed for all ages. The Oasis on Josie Robertson Plaza. FREE.

7:30 pm. Behind the Scenes of Inside/Out with Ping Chong and Company On the evening before of the performance of Inside/Out…Voices from the Disability Community on Hearst Plaza, join creators and performers to learn about the dynamic and collaborative process of creating this theatrical work. The discussion will feature an inside glimpse in Ping Chong + Company’s approach to interweaving the history of the disability rights movement and personal narrative from performers with lived experience with disability. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

7:30 p.m. BAAND Together Dance Festival: Program 3 Five of NYC’s most iconic dance companies—Ballet Hispánico,  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,  American Ballet Theatre,  New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem—share the spotlight and an outdoor stage with dancers and pieces from across the companies featured each night of the BAAND Together Dance Festival, from August 9–13. Audiences will see repertory favorites as well as a new World Premiere by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Each unique and exciting evening has been curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of the five companies. Damrosch Park. FREE.

8 p.m. Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth Choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham and pioneering producer, composer, and electronic dance music artist Jlin have joined forces to create Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth, an Afro-Futurist exploration of death, reincarnation, and the after-life, all set to an electronic movement transcription of Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Choose-What-You-Pay.

9 p.m. Silent Disco: AFROPUNK After Dark with OUT.OF.OFFICE AFROPUNK brings their signature brand of vanguard black culture to The Oasis for two nights of silent disco on August 11 and August 12. The Oasis on Josie Robertson Plaza. FREE.

Friday, August 12th

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.

12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Sound Bites: Outdoor Listening Sessions at Library for the Performing Arts Join us for a series of outdoor djed events on select Fridays throughout the summer. The series will feature staff and community DJs who will spin from the library’s vast collection and talk about their process. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center. FREE.

4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Activated Archives with Umber Majeed Through this workshop, participants will re-interpret their own personal object through the lens of technology and sound. Register here. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center. FREE.

5 p.m. until 6 p.m. BAAND Together Dance Festival: Dancing In The Street with Dance Theatre of Harlem Show off your best dancing moves with the DTH Company! Join us for an all-ages workshop featuring a live dj set by former company member Preston Dugger, III aka DJ Duggz! Attendees will participate in a ballet warmup with DTH faculty member Darryl Quinton and learn steps from DTH Resident Choreographer Robert Garland’s Return in a fun, hour-long activity led by DTH company artists, with choreography that is “witty fusion of ballet and street gait” (NY Times), featuring music from the ballet and culminating in an old-school Soul Train line! The Oasis on Josie Robertson Plaza. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Ping Chong and Company’s Inside/Out……Voices from the Disability Community Co-directed by Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, and created in collaboration with the performers, the heartfelt documentary theater piece Inside/Out…Voices from the Disability Community presents the first-hand experiences of seven individuals living with disabilities while also sharing history from the disability rights movement in the United States. Powerful, but also humorous and irreverent, the performance centers people with disabilities by giving prominence to their real stories, in their own words. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Game Night! Grab your friends and join us on the Pier for bingo, quiz shows, and more, with prizes for winners. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

7:30 p.m. BAAND Together Dance Festival: Program 4 Five of NYC’s most iconic dance companies—Ballet Hispánico,  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,  American Ballet Theatre,  New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem—share the spotlight and an outdoor stage with dancers and pieces from across the companies featured each night of the BAAND Together Dance Festival, from August 9–13. Audiences will see repertory favorites as well as a new World Premiere by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Each unique and exciting evening has been curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of the five companies. Damrosch Park. FREE.

8 p.m. Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth Choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham and pioneering producer, composer, and electronic dance music artist Jlin have joined forces to create Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth, an Afro-Futurist exploration of death, reincarnation, and the after-life, all set to an electronic movement transcription of Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Choose-What-You-Pay.

9 p.m. Silent Disco: AFROPUNK After Dark with OUT.OF.OFFICE AFROPUNK brings their signature brand of vanguard black culture to The Oasis for two nights of silent disco on August 11 and August 12. The Oasis on Josie Robertson Plaza. FREE.

Saturday, August 13th

7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Summer Streets Summer Streets opens nearly 8 miles of Park Avenue and connecting streets, from the Brooklyn Bridge to East Harlem to pedestrians, cyclists and joggers. Enjoy free fitness classes, performances and activities.

8 a.m. until 4 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 Broadway.

9 a.m. until 2 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 12 p.m. Second Saturday Volunteer Day With the Friends of Morningside Park Help beautify the Park every Second Saturday of the month. Volunteers collect trash, weed, plant, and rake. Supplies and safety guidelines are provided. Kids are welcome! Register here. Bear and Faun Statue in Morningside Park (inside the park at 114th Street and Morningside Avenue).

10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Summer on the Husdon: Monuments Tour of Riverside Park The New York Historical Society and Summer on the Hudson partner for a monuments tour of Riverside Park, an Olmstead gem and one of New York City’s Scenic Landmarks. Join us for a guided walk along Riverside Drive that highlights the park’s development as well as its historic and commemorative monuments. The South Tour begins at the 72nd Street park entrance and proceeds north. Register here. W 72nd Street and Riverside Drive in Riverside Park. FREE.

4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Great Jazz on the Great Hill Jazzmobile and the Central Park Conservancy present Great Jazz on the Great Hill! Enjoy an amazing lineup of world-renowned jazz performers while lounging or swing dancing in the Park. All ages are welcome. The Great Hill in Central Park (Enter at 106th Street and Central Park West). FREE.

4:30 p.m. Community Concert at Grant’s Tomb Join us at Grant’s Tomb Park as our Bloomingdale School of Music summer students perform. Find out more about our fall class offerings directly from staff. General Grant National Memorial (Riverside Drive and 123rd St). FREE.

5 p.m. until 6 p.m. BAAND Together Dance Festival: American Ballet Theatre: ABTKids Story Ballet Workshop Join American Ballet Theatre for an intimate dance workshop that will introduce your child to the most popular story ballets in the Company’s repertoire. Children 4-12 years old, will participate in activities directed by ABT Teaching Artists. As an introduction to the movement of ballet, the children are guided through a ballet warm-up and taught a short piece of choreography based on ballets that ABT regularly performs at Lincoln Center. Dancers of all ages and abilities are welcomed to join! The Oasis on Josie Robertson Plaza. FREE.

6:30 p.m. La Casita In 2001, Lincoln Center hosted the first La Casita, a citywide, internationally inclusive festival celebrating the global oral traditions in poetry and music, grounded in the principle that New York City is more equitably represented by presenting the rich artistic traditions of its many underserved communities. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

7 p.m. until 10 p.m. VP Records Presents Dancehall meets Hip Hop 90s Style Legendary label VP Records has been a bastion of Jamaican music in New York City since its founding in 1977. This Central Park party showcases the intersection of dancehall and hip-hop in the 1990s. Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. FREE.

7:30 p.m. BAAND Together Dance Festival: Program 5 Five of NYC’s most iconic dance companies—Ballet Hispánico,  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,  American Ballet Theatre,  New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem—share the spotlight and an outdoor stage with dancers and pieces from across the companies featured each night of the BAAND Together Dance Festival, from August 9–13. Audiences will see repertory favorites as well as a new World Premiere by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Each unique and exciting evening has been curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of the five companies. Damrosch Park. FREE.

8 p.m. Movie Night: Encanto The Garden is happy to present the Disney animated film which includes the song, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” (Raindate August 20). West Side Community Garden, 129 W 89th St (between Amsterdam and Columbus). FREE.

8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Star Gazing A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete with a great skyline and the stars, planets, and moon in full view. Manhattan provides a great backdrop as we peer heavenward to see celestial wonders with the help of the Amateur Astronomer’s Association. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

8 p.m. Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth Choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham and pioneering producer, composer, and electronic dance music artist Jlin have joined forces to create Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth, an Afro-Futurist exploration of death, reincarnation, and the after-life, all set to an electronic movement transcription of Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Choose-What-You-Pay.

9 p.m. Metallic Stars and Clarified Butta: A Greg Tate Silent Disco Dance Party with DJ Reborn Come celebrate the life of beloved cultural icon Greg Tate with the dance music that made him get down, spun by one of his favorite party-people, DJ Reborn. This silent disco dance party will take you on a journey through the eclectic beats of soul, hip-hop, reggae, house, Latin, electronic, and Afrobeat. The Oasis on Josie Robertson Plaza. FREE.

Sunday, August 14th

8 a.m. until 10 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. Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Dr. FREE.

8 a.m. until 4 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.

9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 77th/79th 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 Ave between 77th St and 81st St (farmers selling at both ends of the construction wall).

10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Grand Bazaar: Summer Brunch & Shop – Women-Owned Businesses Today, Grand Bazaar NYC is the oldest, largest, and most diverse curated weekly market in New York City. It’s purpose-driven providing much-needed affordable retail space to local independent artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage and antique dealers, and artisanal food entrepreneurs, while passing on 100% of its profits to four local public schools, benefitting over 2,000 children. 100 West 77th Street (Columbus & Amsterdam).

10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Summer on the Husdon: Monuments Tour of Riverside Park The New York Historical Society and Summer on the Hudson partner for a monuments tour of Riverside Park, an Olmstead gem and one of New York City’s Scenic Landmarks. Join us for a guided walk along Riverside Drive that highlights the park’s development as well as its historic and commemorative monuments. The North Tour begins at the 122nd Street General Grant National Memorial and proceeds south. Register here. 122nd Street General Grant National Memorial in Riverside Park. FREE.

11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Sunday Platform Merle Hoffman: Abortion, Love, Power, and Resistance. In-person or online: Click to join at start | ID 863 0430 0961 | Passcode 609424. New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St. FREE.

1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Homemade History Exchange To get help answering questions you may have about the history of our neighborhood, you’re invited to visit The Homemade History Exchange, a project of the Columbus Amsterdam BID and the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (BNHG) that will be featured at the August 14th “Open Streets” event. Stroll over to 109th and Amsterdam Avenue, have some cookies, talk with neighbors and take a look through a treasure chest of historical photos, articles, and maps related to the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Members of the BNHG will be there to give advice on how to research any of the aspects of local history that fascinate you the most. For the kids, there’ll be coloring sheets and crayons. Be an active participant in the Exchange and bring along any historical photos or other items that you have that might be of interest to others. Amsterdam Ave & 109th Street.

1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th St. FREE.

2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Harlem Meer Performance Festival The Harlem Meer Performance Festival is back for its 29th year! A community fixture since the opening of the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in 1993, the annual Performance Festival brings the best local talent to Central Park. Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multicultural music, dance, and family-friendly entertainment while admiring the Meer-side views. All ages are welcome. Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th Street between Lenox Ave and Fifth Ave. FREE.

6 p.m. Jazz Underground This summer, Jazz at Lincoln Center returns to its roots with its Jazz Underground Sunday concert. Curated by the encyclopedically knowledgeable Jazz at Lincoln Center team, a handpicked selection of young lions and venerable instrumentalists will congregate to delight audiences at this pop-up bar and performance stage. Featuring: Pasquale Grasso Trio. The Speakeasy at Jaffe Drive. FREE.

6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Flavour / Juls / Superhero DJ Jon Quick (AfroFlava Radio) & friends with co-hosts Lisa Yaro & Osei The Dark Secret This showcase of the sounds of West Africa is headlined by Flavour. Nigerian highlife singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Flavour, best known for his hit “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)” will also showcase his artistry. They’re supported by Juls, a British-Ghanaian artist, DJ, and producer who’s featured on hits by Stonebwoy (“Rudebwoy Love”) and Mr Eazi (“Skin Tight”). Adding the local flavor is Superhero DJ Jon Quick, whose AfroFlava Radio has for years counted down the top Afrobeat hits for the New York City market. He’s joined by co-hosts and media personalities Lisa Yaro & Osei The Dark Secret. Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. FREE.