THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning January 21st, 2019 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, January 21st

7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Meditation Gifted meditation instructors lead a session and Q&A in the beautiful Makom space. JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue. FREE for all;  $5 suggested donation.

10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Sing Play Learn Join us for a morning of musical adventure! This open-house event is geared towards children ages 6 months to 10 years old. Come sing, play and explore musical instruments and concepts. Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 W. 108th Street. FREE.

11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. & 2 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. Seneca Village Tour Before Central Park was created, the landscape along the Park’s perimeter from West 82nd to West 89th Street was home to Seneca Village, the largest community of free African-American property owners in New York before the Civil War. Join us on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and throughout Black History Month to learn about Seneca Village on this newly enhanced tour. Meet inside Central Park at 85th Street and Central Park West. Non-Members $15; $10 Members. 

1 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Great Organ: Midday Monday Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ. St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). FREE.

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, January 22nd

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Close Conversation: Interpreting James Baldwin Today Nicholas Boggs and Gabrielle Bellot join Elizabeth Howard in conversation about the novel If Beale Street Could Talk, recently released as a movie and directed by Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins, and Little Man, Little Man by James Baldwin with illustrations by Yoran Cazac. Little Man was republished in 2018 with an introduction by Nicholas Boggs and Jennifer DeVere Brody.  St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). FREE.

7 p.m. E.G. Scott’s The Woman Inside E.G. Scott presents an impossible-to-put-down domestic thriller about secrets and revenge, told from the perspectives of a husband and wife who are the most perfect, and the most dangerous, match for each other. Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

8 p.m. until 9 p.m. Mark Devine Trio 1o p.m. until 1 a.m. Jam Join in the fun at this UWS jazz venue. Cleopatra’s Needle, 2483-2485 Broadway and 92nd Street. No Cover, $10 Minimum. 

 Wednesday, January 23rd

10:30 a.m. Columbus: Strings concert for babies and young children Silver Music School, a local institution that specializes in strings education for children, will give a performance led by the school’s director there will be the opportunity for children to participate with rhythm instruments and to try out child-sized violins and cellos. Come and introduce your children to the magical world of music! 450 COLUMBUS AVE. 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! The St. Agnes Library book sale is fully operated and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. New Yorkers throughout the city contribute materials that are sorted, organized and sold by these volunteers. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

1 p.m. Wednesdays at One: Juilliard Wind Orchestra Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season. Alice Tully Hall. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays Join jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. 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. Sonatenabend Pianists from Juilliard’s Collaborative Piano department perform sonata repertoire in partnership with student instrumentalists. Paul Recital Hall. FREE.

6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The W Connection Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives UWS Chapter Meeting Join us to discuss topics and issues to help widows rebuild their lives after the loss of a spouse.  These groups are for widows and run by widows.  Please RSVP to dawn@wconnection.org if you are interested in attending a complimentary trial meeting on UWS.  If you would like to join after your trial meeting, membership in The W Connection is $40 annually which gives you access to all our chapter and programs.

6:30 p.m. Columbus: The Story Pirates Present Digging Up Danger Join us for a dramatic reading of Digging Up Danger, featuring the kid author Phoebe Wolinetz. Story Pirates will also be performing a brand new story, based on ideas from kids in attendance that evening. 450 COLUMBUS AVE. 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. 

Thursday, January 24th

Health Insurance Counseling NCJW NY continues to provide bi-weekly health insurance counseling from the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP). Bring your questions regarding Medicare enrollment or coverage, Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap plans, Medicare prescription drug plans and/or meeting the costs of long term care. Please contact Letitia Maun at (646) 884-9471 or lmaun@ncjwny.org to schedule an appointment. Nat’l Council of Jewish Women New York, 241 W. 72nd Street (between Broadway & West End Ave). FREE.

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.

10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Iconic Views of Central Park Tour Take our signature tour and let Central Park Conservancy Guides give you an insider’s look at some of the most iconic features of the world’s greatest urban park.Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Non-Members $15; Members $10.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Heart of the Park Tour Walk straight through the heart of Central Park and enjoy a great variety of its scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue. FREE.

3:30 p.m. Tech Lab: Soundtrap We are breaking out some exciting tech for our tweens! Explore circuits, robotics, computer programming and gaming at St. Agnes Library. We’ll use Littlebits to create inventions large and small, make our own game-pads with makey-makey kits, or test our skills with Minecraft, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch. For children ages 9-12. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Programs Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle (between Broadway & 8th Ave). Pay-What-You-Wish.

7:30 p.m. ¡VAYA! 63: SonSublime This night is all about authentic Cuban charanga, with one of New York’s premier Latin dance bands that will keep the dance floor packed all night. Originally founded as Sublime in 1975, the New York–based orchestra was reborn in 2000 as SonSublime thanks to the efforts of bandleader, vocalist, and guiro player Jesse Herrero. Since then, the band has released three albums and lit up dance floors around the world. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

Friday, January 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.

11:15 a.m. French/English Bilingual Storytime Children and their parents/caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, in this exciting French and English Bilingual Storytime. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

11:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Stay Well Exercise for Seniors Stay Well volunteers are certified by the NYC’s Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. 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.

12 p.m. until 1 p.m. Trial tennis class Join us for fun and engaging games where you will larn new skills, make new friends and receive a taste of tennis. Ages 3 and up. Bring a water bottle and comfortable clothes. May borrow a racquet. Great instructor. Email esther.4.esther@gmail.com or call 631 948 1103 for more details. West End Collegiate Church, 245 W. 77th street. $15.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides. 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. No groups, please. Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Non-members $15; Members $10.

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. Tonight’s performance: Nat Myers (Juke and country blues); 6:05 pm: Rust Dust (Resonating country blues); 6:40 pm: Stephen Babcock (Southern Americana). American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Focus Festival 2019: On the Air! A Salute to 75 Years of International Radio Commissioning The Peter Jay Sharp Theater. FREE.

 Saturday, January 26th

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

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

11 a.m. Storytime and Activities Featuring Pig the Pug Pig is a greedy and selfish Pug who has so many toys, yet he refuses to share with his poor friend Trevor. Little does he know that being greedy has its consequences. Will Pig learn to share? Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

12 p.m. until 1 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. Registration not required. No groups, please. Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. FREE.

12 p.m. until 1 pm. Trial Tennis Class Join us for fun and engaging games where you will learn new skills, make new friends and receive a taste of tennis. Ages 3 and up. $15 Bring a water bottle and comfortable clothes.May borrow a racquet. Great instructor. Email esther.4.esther@gmail.com or call 631 948 1103 for more information. St. Pauls and St. Andrews Church 263 W 86th St. $15.

12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Animal Care Centers of NYC Mobile Adoption Event Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) has many fantastic cats, dogs and rabbits looking for homes. PetHealthStore, 473 Amsterdam Ave (at 83rd Street).

2 p.m. Juliet, Naked (2018, R, 105 min) After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman meets the reclusive rocker her ex was obsessed with.. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd. Dir. Jesse Peretz. St. Agnes Library. 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. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue. FREE.

5 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Diocesan Chorister Festival Choral Evensong As the culmination of this year’s Diocesan Chorister Festival, the combined choirs will present a Choral Evensong in the Great Choir. Led by Kent Tritle, Bryan Zaros, and Raymond Nagem. All are welcome. St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). FREE.

 Sunday, January 27th

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 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 Platform – Calvin Chatlos: You Are All Created to Have a Spiritual Existence New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West). FREE.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Iconic Views of Central Park Tour – Spanish (Español) Tome este recorrido distintivo y junto con los Guías de Central Park Conservancy visite algunos de los puntos más emblemáticos del mejor parque urbano del mundo. Aprenda cómo la tierra pantanosa y rocosa se convirtió en la obra de arte viviente que es actualmente el Parque Central. Visite algunos de los lugares de interés más representativos del Parque, entre ellos el Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, the Mall y Literary Walk. Equipo de audio se utilizará durante el recorrido. Hay un número limitado de audífonos disponibles que se pueden solicitar con la compra del boleto. Terreno: Algunas inclinaciones y escaleras. Donde comienza el recorrido: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop(dentro del Parque entre las calles 64 y 65). Ingrese al Parque en la calle 60 y Avenida Fifth, y siga sobre la acera adyacente al camino via norte; el Dairy se encuentra a su izquierda. Boletos $15; Miembros $10.

4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Evensong Choral evening prayer in the tradition of the great Cathedrals of the Anglican Communion. Preces and Responses, Anthems, and Canticles sung by the renowned Cathedral Choir. St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). 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.

7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tunes at Thalia Join in and sing at this long-running open mic. A full evening of Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites, jazz standards, and more awaits you. Bring the song you love to sing or try out that new piece you’ve been working on. Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway (at 95th St). FREE.