THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Many of this week’s events beginning June 21st, 2021, can be done from the comfort of your own home unless otherwise noted. 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

The Kidville Playground A Virtual community of curated videos, resources, projects, and live streaming. See the full schedule here.

Film at Lincoln Center‘s theaters may be temporarily closed, but you can still head to their Media Center to find videos, podcasts, and photo galleries. There’s also plenty to discover on Film Comment, a website for podcasts, reviews, long-form essays, filmmaker interviews, and more.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is regularly releasing online playlists of concerts and events from its archive.

New York Philharmonic is offering many audio recordings of concerts on their website, including a recent performance of Brahms’s “A German Requiem” conducted by Jaap van Zweden.

New York Live Arts has posted full-length performances from its back catalog online.

Outlet.fyi A multicultural media and marketing company rooted in the arts is sharing their schedule of virtual events.

Lincoln Center Weekly Concert Lincoln Center is holding weekly concerts to remember those lost to Covid-19. You can check out the concerts on FacebookYoutubeInstagram, and on demand at LincolnCenter.org at anytime. People can also submit the names of a friend or loved one to honor for inclusion in an upcoming remembrance, here.

The Frick Collection: Cocktails with a Curator The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., join us for happy hour as a Frick curator (remotely) offers insights on a work of art with a complementary cocktail. Bring your own beverage to this virtual event.

The Frick Collection: Travels with a Curator Join a Frick curator on an exciting virtual journey to cultural and historic sites relevant to the museum.

Nightly Met Opera Streams During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.

 Monday, June 21st

7:30 am until 8:30 am; 5:45 pm until 6:45 pm JCC Daily Facilitated Meditation Join via Zoom

4 p.m. until 6 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 St.

5:30 p.m. Theater in Quarantine A conversation with the creators of Theater in Quarantine about making a tiny closet into an expansive stage.

7 p.m. B&N Virtually Presents: Taylor Jenkins Reid celebrates MALIBU RISING Barnes & Noble welcomes New York Times bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid for a live virtual discussion about MALIBU RISING.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Staceyann Chin The NYC-based poet and outspoken political activist Staceyann Chin has a long tradition of support both for and from within the LGBTQ and Black communities. For this performance, specially commissioned in support of Restart Stages’ Pride Celebration, Ms. Chin will bring to bear her considerable talents as an author and a monologist, confronting topics of race, class, gender, sexuality, and post-pandemic life. Seats are available via the TodayTix Lottery.

7:30 p.m. Inside Chamber Music: Haydn’s Quartet in C major for Strings, Hob. III: 57, Op. 54, No. 2 In this lecture, composer, radio personality and CMS Resident Lecturer Bruce Adolphe is joined by CMS artists to examine Haydn’s Quartet in C major for Strings, Hob. III: 57, Op. 54, No. 2. Always surprising, witty, and daring, Haydn is in top form in this remarkably virtuosic quartet. Adolphe offers a detailed study of the comic effects and compositional thinking of the Father of the String Quartet. $15.

Tuesday, June 22nd

6 a.m. Primary Election Day NYC will hold a Primary election for local offices including Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, City Council, and District Attorney (Manhattan). Meet the candidates. Vote at your assigned poll site on Election Day, your assigned early voting site, or at home with an absentee ballot.

12 p.m. until 1 p.m. Food Safety for Urban Gardeners Best food safety practices to implement in your garden space to ensure the health and well-being of those who come to the garden.

3:30 p.m. Little New-Yorkers @ Home Join us via Zoom for storytime and crafts! Happy Pride Month! Celebrate the LGBTQ community with some of our favorite books. Read Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall. In this book, a blue crayon that has been mislabeled “red” is having a very hard time. Join us to hear a heartwarming story about being true to your inner self. Afterward, create a beautiful Pride flag full of colors to display at home. Ages 3-6. Register here.

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

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

 Wednesday, June 23rd

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Aerobix Online Welcome to the Haus of Sweat, where fitness meets fantasy! We are thrilled to be teaming up with Summer on the Hudson this season to offer our signature class Bodyroll Aerobix. Part performance, part therapy, part dance party, this flygxrl workout is a dance aerobics practice designed to empower your spirit, tone the body, and shed emotional weight. To join this week’s class, register online. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun End your day with Hatha yoga led by Hollis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Pre-registration is required. South Children’s Lawn in Riverside Park South.

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The W Connection Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives – UWS Chapter Meeting 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.

7 p.m. Romantic Jazz Trio Join us for our outdoor concert series. Seating is first-come, first-served. BYO blanket.
In case of rain, the event will be held the following evening. Waterline Square Park, 59th until 61st Street along the Hudson.

8 p.m. I’m Still Here: A Virtual Benefit for the Billy Rose Theatre Division I’m Still Here is a one-time unprecedented benefit benefitting The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Billy Rose Theatre Division. Donate-what-you-can.

Thursday, June 24th

8 a.m. until 3 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 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.

10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with stories and sing-along on our comfy and danceable turf lawn by the big locomotive. This event is great for kids aged 5 years and under. Please register online. Locomotive Lawn in Riverside Park South.

6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Workshop for Volunteers: Get Involved with Your Park Join the thousands of New Yorkers that care for our city’s parks and playgrounds or get a refresher on working with NYC Parks and tips on expanding your grassroots efforts. At this introductory workshop, you will get plugged into NYC’s expansive network of community groups dedicated to local parks and find out how Partnerships for Parks can help.

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

6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango! Join us for an outdoor body conditioning class using solo Tango moves, lead by Sergio Segura, Director of Strictly Tango NYC, and learn how to use your body for dancing. Stick around after the workout for a Tango demonstration! Please register online.

7 p.m. Criminal Queerness Festival: «when  we write with  ashes»   This event is a part of the National Queer Theater’s Criminal Queerness Festival, which presents exciting new plays by LGBTQ artists from countries that criminalize queer and trans people. Seats are available via the TodayTix Lottery. The Isabel and Peter Malkin Stage at Hearst Plaza.

8 p.m. Treya Lam Treya Lam is a classically trained, nonbinary, Taiwanese American singer/songwriter whose joyously complex identity informs but does not define their work, whether solo or when playing with The Resistance Revival Chorus. A regular performance veteran of past NYC Pride celebrations, Lam’s headlining Lincoln Center debut will be backed by a supporting septet of musicians and will feature music from their album Good News, songs developed during their recent Joe’s Pub Working Group residency, and brand-new work crafted during quarantine. Seats are available via the TodayTix Lottery. The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park.

Friday, June 25th

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 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing. The group has published its first book and is working on material for the upcoming anthology. This is a virtual class. To register, please contact the facilitator via email at Lucy.Aponte@parks.nyc.gov.

3:30 p.m. Little New-Yorkers @ Home Join us via Zoom for storytime and crafts! Happy Pride Month! Celebrate the LGBTQ community with some of our favorite books. Read Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall. In this book, a blue crayon that has been mislabeled “red” is having a very hard time. Join us to hear a heartwarming story about being true to your inner self. Afterward, create a beautiful Pride flag full of colors to display at home. Ages 3-6. Register here.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up Musical Hour Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. Join us at West Harlem Piers for the colorful blend of pop, Latin, and vintage sounds from Sara Ontaneda. Registration required. 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers.

7 p.m. Criminal Queerness Festival: This is Not a Memorized Script, This is a Well-Rehearsed Story This event is a part of the National Queer Theater’s Criminal Queerness Festival, which presents exciting new plays by LGBTQ artists from countries that criminalize queer and trans people. Seats are available via the TodayTix Lottery. The Isabel and Peter Malkin Stage at Hearst Plaza.

8 p.m. until 9 p.m. Taylor Mac: Egg Yolk Featuring The 24-Decade Gang with Matt Ray and Machine Dazzle. Seats are available via the TodayTix Lottery. The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park.

9 p.m. until 11 p.m. Silent Disco on The GREEN: The Illustrious Blacks Groove on The GREEN this summer at our Silent Disco Friday-night series, featuring a different DJ every time. We think you’ll agree that the only thing better than dancing is dancing outside, under the stars! We’re starting NYC Pride weekend right with House, Electronic, and Disco-infused Afrofuturist funk. Queer pop duo The Illustrious Blacks returns to Lincoln Center’s 2021 Pride celebration with a live set. Tickets are available via the TodayTix Lottery. The Green, Josie Robertson Plaza.

 Saturday, June 26th

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 Columbus Avenue.

9 a.m. until 3 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. Young People’s Concert: Mind, Body, Spirit, Music Join NY Phil for fun, conversation, and activities led by Philharmonic Teaching Artists and Musicians!

11 a.m. B&N Virtual Storytime: Parks and Recreation: Leslie for Class President! (B&N Exclusive Edition)
By Robb Pearlman
We welcome you to morning fun featuring a different picture book each week! Find us on our Facebook page or at YouTube.com/BarnesandNoble. Activity sheets available at BN.com/Storytime Can’t wait to have you join us!

12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project’s latest effort to restore our harbor. Registration required.125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers.

7 p.m. LatinXoxo Migguel Anggelo is a Venezuelan-born and Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist whose creative work explores the intersections of queer, Latino and immigration identities. As a musician, Anggelo has released two full-length albums: Dónde Estara Matisse and La Casa Azul. As a theater artist, he has developed residency works for MASS MoCA, Brooklyn’s BRIC, and the downtown cabaret Joe’s Pub, where he and his creative partners first staged LatinXoxo. Seats are available via the TodayTix Lottery. The Isabel and Peter Malkin Stage at Hearst Plaza.

7:30 p.m. Summer Evenings Outdoors: Brahms There is no music served up on the concert stage that is more meat-and-potatoes than Brahms. CMS is delighted to present an all-Brahms evening of chamber music that displays all the master’s craft and indomitable strength, allowing our musicians to revel in its sonic and melodic riches. Seats are available via TodayTix Lottery. The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park.

 Sunday, June 27th

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 NYC Come hungry and support over 80 of your local independent merchants, including local artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage and antique dealers, and artisanal food entrepreneurs. Note: In line with the Covid guidelines, we are operating in a reduced capacity, and for now outdoors only. Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th Street

11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Sunday Platform: “Ethnicity, Intersectionality, Secularism and Laïcité: Our Identities Under Contrast” Can we learn anything from the French struggle to channel ethnicity into a common nationality? The French ideal of laïcitéis to expect everyone, whatever one’s origins, to adopt the standard French identity in the public square. Is that repressive? Or, what could possibly be wrong with a baguette?

1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze The Amateur Astronomers Association returns to Pier I with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky. Registration required.