THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

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These are the week’s events beginning November 21st, 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.

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) 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).

6:30 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.

Monday, November 21st

11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. English Conversation Group Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will meet online and have the opportunity to practice English by chatting with library staff and other adults from around the world. Register here and include your contact information to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you the morning of the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Online via Google Meet. FREE.

7 p.m. Monday Night Mob Start off your week with a laugh and join us for some stand-up comedy. Stand Up NY, 236 West 78th St. 1 drink minimum. FREE for comics and guests.

7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Event Name: Jewish Stories Read Allowed with Daniel Van Doren Selected members of West End Synagogue’s congregation will read aloud three short stories; after each reading, there will be a discussion of the story. Online via Zoom (Passcode: 422619; Meeting ID: 858 0864). FREE.

7:30 p.m. Honors Chamber Music Watch the performance on this page at the scheduled date and time. This performance won’t be available to stream afterward on demand. Online and in-person: Paul Hall, The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Juilliard Orchestra Conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky Program information: BARBER Medea’s Dance of Vengeance; WHITE Viola Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “Pathétique.” Watch the performance on this page at the scheduled date and time. This performance won’t be available to stream afterward on demand. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway. $30.

Tuesday, November 22nd

3:30 p.m. Little New-Yorkers @ Home: Apple Cake: A Gratitude Join us at Home on Zoom for story time and crafts! Each class includes a special hello song, silly dances and games, a storybook reading, and a craft to do after the story. A new exhibit is arriving at the New-York Historical Society later this month: “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli. Jewish immigrants from Eastern and Central Europe arriving in the United States in the early 1900s created Jewish delicatessens filled with the foods and traditions of home, in a brand new city! This month at Little New-Yorkers, we’ll be reading books all about Jewish foods! Ages 3 to 6. Register here. Online. FREE.

6 p.m. Fall in Love! To get you in the mood for love and all things cozy, Books of Wonder is proud to present a virtual event with four wonderful new YA romances that’ll make you swoon and sigh (dreamily, of course)! Get ready for rival bakeries, bewitching lifeguards, bad breakups turned good, and much too distracting construction workers. Online. FREE.

7:30 p.m. PianoScope: Rachmaninoff and Scriabin Eleven Juilliard pianists perform selections of piano music by two classmates, friends, and alter egos: Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin. Selections alternate between the two composers and proceed chronologically, illuminating how their music developed over time. Paul Hall, The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Elio Villafranca: Don’t Change My Name Pianist and composer Elio Villafranca’s new symphonic work, Don’t Change My Name, explores the history and music of the Arará, both in the Caribbean and Africa, using Zulueta’s story as a touchstone. A critically beloved fixture at concert halls across NYC, Villafranca’s Don’t Change My Name continues his bold and intellectually rigorous reconsideration of Afro-Cuban jazz. David Rubenstein Atrium. FREE.

Wednesday, November 23rd

11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Financial, Credit, and Medicare Counseling The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center provides a range of free one-on-one financial counseling services that aim to assist with financial situations including general money management, budgeting, saving, banking, retirement planning, and more. Online – Details will be emailed upon registration. FREE.

12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation Get a preview of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade the day before, with an expedition to see the balloons come to life. A tradition since 1927, the giant balloons—featuring beloved pop culture characters—are slowly inflated in the streets around the American Museum of Natural History, at Columbus Avenue and West 77th Street. 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue, then heading east to Central Park West, north to 77th Street and making a 3/4 circle of the museum, ending at 81st Street and Central Park West.

4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve Carnival Our local school, The Anderson School PS334, is hosting a Thanksgiving Eve Carnival during the Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation on the UWS. There will be carnival games, kids activities, and a corn maze! Come enjoy activities, concessions, and a nationally renowned spiral potato artisan. Tickets are available at the gate. All proceeds from the carnival go to school programs at The Anderson School PS334! The Anderson School PS334 schoolyard (77th and Columbus). $30 unlimited activity wristbands, and $3 tickets for activities and treats.

Thursday, November 24th

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.

9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Happy Thanksgiving! What better way to kick off the holiday than with this beloved NYC tradition? There are 2.5 miles of public viewing along the route this year. Tune into NBC live or stream it live on Peacock. Otherwise, get to the parade route very early to stake out your spot. It kicks off at West 77th Street & Central Park West and flows down Central Park West before winding around Columbus Circle and onto Central Park South and Sixth Avenue. It files down Sixth Avenue to Macy’s Herald Square. 

Friday, November 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.

Saturday, November 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 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.

3 p.m. Great Middle Grade Reads Journey to the not-so-distant past, unravel intergenerational mysteries, and build new friendships in the wilds of Montana! Winterkill will transport readers to 1930s Ukraine to tell a harrowing tale of survival, community, and friendship during one of the most difficult times in history. Fans of Nancy Drew will want to dive into the mysteries of Sisterhood of Sleuths as Maizy untangles a web of family secrets. Front Country takes on climate change as six unlikely friends have to traipse through Yellowstone National Park in one epic adventure. Online. FREE.

Sunday, November 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 Holiday Bazaar 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).

11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Sunday Platform – Vincent Brancato: My Own Book Foundation Online or in-person: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St. FREE.

1 p.m. Magical Creatures for Younger Readers Join us as we travel the world to discover the fairy folk of Spain and the Congo, the dragons of Europe and Asia, the mermaids of the seven seas, and the unicorns of, well, everywhere! Online. FREE.

8 p.m. The Funnies NYC Join us for a night of laughs. Stand Up NY, 236 West 78th St. FREE admission ($18 drink minimum).