THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning June 18th, 2018 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, June 18th

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Southern Welcome Tour Join Central Park Conservancy Guides for an introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Community Board 7 Parks & Environment Committee Community Board 7 Office, 250 West 87th Street (between Broadway & West End Avenue)

7 p.m. 112th: Jane Rosenberg LaForge A great war, a great love, and the mythology that unites them; The Hawkman is a lyrical adaptation of a beloved classic. Book Culture, 536 WEST 112TH ST. FREE.

7:30 p.m. The History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik: Hamilton Gets Its Shot at The Public On January 20, 2015, The Public Theater premiered a new musical on Ron Chernow’s 832-page biography of U.S. Treasury founder Alexander Hamilton and set off a theater revolution. Casting only people of color as the Founding Fathers and adeptly blending hip-hop and Broadway showstoppers in ways that felt both authentic and exhilarating, Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name across America. New Yorker writer and host Adam Gopnik and special guests, including actor Christopher Jackson, the show’s original George Washington, and Yale historian and Hamilton expert Joanne Freeman, delve into the genesis of Broadway’s hottest ticket. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park presents “Othello” Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, OTHELLO. Delacorte Theater. 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, June 19th

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.

11 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. 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. until 3:30 p.m. Heart of the Park Tour 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: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). FREE.

6:30 p.m. 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, Riverside Park. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. Riverside HIIT Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done. Please bring a mat. Terrace at 108th Street in Riverside Park. FREE.

7 p.m. 112th: Martha Davis on Scissors, Paper, Stone What is considered a family, and who gets to define it? In 1964, despite the racial tension occurring in a post-WWII America, Catherine and Jonathan adopt a baby girl from Korea. This unconventional choice brings disapproval from Catherine’s family, which creates an even closer bond between her and her daughter. Narrated in alternating chapters by Catherine, her adopted daughter Min, and Min’s best friend Laura, Scissors, Paper, Stone spans twenty years of love, loss, and the complex reality of female relationships. Book Culture, 536 WEST 112TH ST. FREE.

7 p.m. until 9 p.m. We Exist: Beyond the Binary What if the world told you that you do not exist? This is the reality for Lauren: a person in their mid-twenties who identifies as gender neutral. Lauren’s story chronicles their entire life–from early childhood, to a near death experience, to living in the depths of the rain forest–capturing the physical, emotional, and mental obstacles Lauren must face just to get to say, “I exist.” Screening followed by Q&A with filmmakers and LGBTQ writer and educator, Kristin Russo. Dir. Lauren Lubin & Andrew Seger (US, 2018, 62 min.) JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th St). Public $12; Member $9.

 Wednesday, June 20th

10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Assistance for Tenants & Building Owners We are hosting constituent office hours with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). Assistance will include: working with individual tenants on how to file a housing-related complaint and what to expect from the complaint process; discussing open housing violations with tenants or property owners, as well as options for violation removal; providing Property Registration assistance: and making referrals on issues such as affordable housing, foreclosures, and tenant harassment. Helen’s District Office, 563 Columbus Avenue (at 87th Street). FREE.

12 p.m. St. Agnes Library Book Sale Support the Library and come check out our impressive selection of gently used books and multimedia. We have materials for readers of all ages at great prices! St. Agnes Library. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays Joins us as the Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Stroll to Strawberry Fields Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy 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, 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. Tickets $15 (Members $10); FREE with registration until July 1.

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. FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE: VIANNEY / CHASSOL / JOAKIM Once a year, Fête de la Musique showcases some of France’s most vital voices. This year is no different. The singer-songwriter, Vianney, will be performing his affective tunes, which he does often using just his voice, a guitar, and a loop pedal. He’s joined by the idiosyncratic Chassol, a pianist, arranger, and musical director who’s known for his trailblazing “ultrascores,” and collaborative work with Phoenix, Sébastien Tellier, and Frank Ocean. Rounding out the celebration is renaissance man Joakim, a DJ and classically trained pianist who is also a producer, visual artist and sound designer. His performance will be a hybrid adaption of two his works: Semi Conductor, created during his residency at Studio Venezia at the 2017 Venice Art Biennale, and his last album, Samurai. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. FREE.

6:30 p.m. 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, Riverside Park. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Community Board 7 Land Use Committee Community Board 7 Office, 250 West 87th Street (between Broadway & West End Avenue)

7 p.m. 24th Precinct Community Council 151 West 100th Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam)

7 p.m. Columbus: An Evening of Poetry, Prose, and Translations with authors Daniel Shapiro, Barry Wallenstein, and Jason Weiss, and actress Gy Mirano Join us for an evening of poetry, prose, and translations with authors Daniel Shapiro, Barry Wallenstein, and Jason Weiss, and actress Gy Mirano. Book Culture, 450 COLUMBUS AVE. FREE.

7 p.m. 112th: Meghan Flaherty on Tango Lessons From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut memoir about a young woman learning to dance tango, becoming comfortable in her own skin and in the arms of others. Written in wry, lyrical prose, and beautifully enriched by the vivid history and culture of the dance, Tango Lessons is a transformative story of conquering your fears, living your dreams, and enjoying the dizzying freedom found in the closest embrace. Book Culture, 536 WEST 112TH 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. 

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park presents “Othello” Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, OTHELLO. Delacorte Theater. FREE.

Thursday, June 21st

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. Curator’s Perspective Tour Join a tour of the current exhibition, Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863), with Stacy C. Hollander, Acting Director, American Folk Art Museum. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Southern Welcome Tour Join Central Park Conservancy Guides for an introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. FREE.

4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Summer Solstice Success Celebration by Care for the Homeless Care for the Homeless is holding its Fifth Annual “Summer Solstice Success Celebration”. The program will celebrate the health care, housing and advocacy successes of currently and formerly homeless New Yorkers, and it will feature live entertainment and a meal. Also, the winner of the Fifth Annual ‘Stories of Success’ contest will read their winning essay. The contest is open to all New Yorkers who have experienced homelessness. You can submit your stories of health care and/or housing successes at policy@cfhnyc.org with your name and contact information. Broadway Presbyterian, 601 West 114th Street (at Broadway). FREE.

4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Make Music New York On the Waterfront: American Music for Piano Duet highlights American four-hand piano music played by young students and professional adult headliners. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Cookbook Club Your are cordially invited to our Cookbook Club where we will swap favorite recipes obtained from cookbooks, from grandma or family traditions and from the media. In June we celebrate Southern and Soul Food recipes. Please bring a cooked favorite Southern or Soul Food recipe to class for everyone to taste or leave a recipe at the 2nd floor information desk before class. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

5 p.m. Immigrant Heritage Month Film: The Visitor Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Pride Night at CMOM The Children’s Museum of Manhattan invites you to a special after-hours event in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer families, as well as LGBTQ adults with children in their lives. Enjoy an evening of family programming and explore all five floors of the Museum. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan welcomes all families. RSVP to ensure entryChildren’s Museum Of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway). 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 p.m. Programs Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle (between Broadway & 8th Ave). Pay-What-You-Wish.

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. Please bring a mat. Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South. FREE.

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

6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Everybody Tango! Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air. Lessons are held at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with social dance time between lessons. Fishing Pier @ 125th St. & Marginal. FREE.

7:30 p.m. France Rocks Festival: Elida Almeida Winner of Radio France International’s Prix Découvertes in 2015, Elida Almeida is a fresh new Cape Verdean voice on the world music scene. Born on the island of Santiago and raised on Maio, she developed her vocal techniques with simple church singing while she helped her mother sell fruits and vegetables at local markets. A determined woman and committed champion of the right to education, Almeida left the rural world to write her love and protest songs. Blending Cape Verdean beats with warm vocals and a fiery joie de vivre, Almeida has become a celebrated presence at world music venues across Europe, Africa, and North America. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE. 

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park presents “Othello” Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, OTHELLO. Delacorte Theater. FREE.

Friday, June 22nd

7 a.m. until 9 a.m. GMA 2018 Summer Concert Series: Bebe Rexha Rumsey Playfield. FREE.

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

1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Seniors Fitness City Parks Foundation brings free fitness classes for senior citizens of New York in all five borough parks. Central Park participates in this organization with tennis classes. Tennis Center, Central Park. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Heart of the Park Tour 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: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). FREE.

5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Free Music Fridays Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Featuring performances by: Ra Le Bu (R&B/alternative); 6:05 pm: Liv Hally (of Oh Pep!) (Australian folk-rock); 6:40 pm: Remedy (Jazzy folk pop). American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. FREE.

6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The New-York Historical Society Established in 1804, The New-York Historical Society is New York’s first museum. Its eleven founders all lived through the turbulent years of the American Revolution and the British occupation of New York. Explore the museum’s collections and exhibitionsNew-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). Pay-what-you-wish.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Transcendental Heart Strings BSM faculty members Margalit Cantor, Katherine Copland and Marc Peloquin collaborate on a concert of works by composers including Andre Previn and Hector Berlioz. Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 West 108th Street (between Broadway & Riverside). FREE.

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park presents “Othello” Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, OTHELLO. Delacorte Theater. FREE.

 Saturday, June 23rd

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

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

10 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Learn about some of the Park’s most popular statues for children; Balto, Alice in Wonderland, Hans Christian Andersen, and more through guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs; may not be suitable for strollers. Registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in. Meet: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). FREE.

10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Butt & Gut Veteran Donald Calliste leads you to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes with cardio exercises that keep your heart rate up and fat burning. Please bring a mat. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. FREE.

11 a.m. Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Since 1957, on Saturdays during the summer, New York City’s children have clustered around Hans Christian Andersen’s statue near Conservatory Water in Central Park to hear his and others’ fairytales, folk stories, and stories, told by a dedicated group of professional storytellers. The Hans Christian Andersen Statue (74th Street near Fifth Avenue). FREE.

11 a.m. Storytime and Activities Featuring Jurassic Park Little Golden Book Introduce little ones to the world of Jurassic Park. This action-packed (and age-appropriate) title is great for dinosaur lovers, both new and old. Activities to follow. Barnes & Noble, 82nd & Broadway. FREE.

11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system. The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps. West Harlem Piers, West 125 Street. FREE.

1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees – Hallett Nature Sanctuary Take a hike through the Hallett Nature Sanctuary and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees – from seeds and leaves to logs – contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community. Learn about the landscapes and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and complementary Discovery Journal.Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers. Registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in. Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street). FREE.

2 p.m. Immigrant Heritage Family Movie: An American Tale Fievel, an immigrant mouse searches for his family in 1800s New York City after they are separated upon their arrival in America. Starring: Phillip Glasser, Amy Green, John Finnegan, Cathianne Blore, Dom DeLuise. Dir. Don Bluth. All ages welcome! Bring the whole family! (1986, G, 80 min.). St. Agnes Library. FREE.

2 p.m. until 5 p.m. La Escuelita 2nd annual Carnaval La Escuelita Dual Language Preschool will hold their annual Latin-themed Carnaval. There will be food, games and activities for children ages 2-8. All proceeds go to benefit La Escuelita’s Staff Development Fund. La Escuelita is a 501c3 non-profit preschool dedicated to early acquired bilingualism, diversity and developmentally appropriate education. La Escuelita, un preescolar bilingüe de Español e Inglés, tendrá su Carnaval Anual. Habrá comida, juegos y actividades para niños entre 2 a 8 años de edad. Todos los fondos recaudados beneficiaran el Fondo de Desarrollo del Staff de La Escuelita. La Escuelita es un preescolar 501c3 sin ánimo de lucro que se dedica al bilingüismo adquirido en edad temprana, la diversidad y la educación apropiada para el desarrollo. La Escuelita, West 99th Street (between Amsterdam and Broadway).

3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863), led by museum gallery guides. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. FREE.

6 p.m. until 10 p.m. MARIZA / NOISERV / RENATO DIZ The Mozambique-born, Portuguese-bred singer, Mariza, is one of the pre-eminent musicians to popularize fado, a genre that melds soulful narrative vocals layered with acoustic guitar instrumentation. She’ll be performing with two of her fellow Portuguese talents: Noiserv, who plays a variety of curious and traditional instruments as a “one-man orquestra,” and the pianist and composer Renato Diz. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. FREE.

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park presents “Othello” Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, OTHELLO. Delacorte Theater. FREE.

 Sunday, June 24th

8 a.m. until 9 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’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. 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.

10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Grand Bazaar NYC: Grand Vintage 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. Sunday Meeting – Richard Koral: The Volunteerism Movement Is volunteerism always for the better? Or does it simply signify a dysfunctional economy where needs are not being met? Do people really volunteer for selfish reasons? Does that matter? New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West). FREE.

11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Stroll to Strawberry Fields Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy 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, 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. Tickets $15 (Members $10); FREE with registration until July 1.

1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays 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 Street. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Heart of the Park Tour 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: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). FREE.

2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater The 25th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to Central Park! Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multi-cultural music and dance, family-friendly entertainment, and more while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome. Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside Central Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues). 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. until 9:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Let’s Dance! Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park presents “Othello” Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, OTHELLO. Delacorte Theater. FREE.