THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning February 12th, 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, February 12th

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. The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). FREE.

7 p.m. Community Board 7: Housing Committee CB7 Office, 250 West 87th Street (between Broadway & West End Ave)

7:30 p.m. Music Mondays: ECCO Bask in the “warm glow” of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (New York Times), the “passionate and refined” conductor-less band of strings (Washington Post). This all-star assembly of major orchestra principals, soloists, and leading chamber musicians doesn’t happen often, so don’t miss their only New York performance this season—they perform classics by Dvořák and Shostakvich as well as the New York Premiere of Derek Bermel’s Murmurations. Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway (at 93rd St). 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, February 13th

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.

11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Council Member Rosenthal Speaks at Lunch Together Please join me for a conversation and lunch to discuss neighborhood issues and NYC government. Please RSVP to lunchtogether@crsnyc.org or call 646-454-3067. Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street (between CPW & Columbus). $10 suggested donation.

12 p.m. Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen Spend your lunch break listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing. Featuring: Pete Sokolow,piano; Lee Lorenz, cornet; James Lincoln Collier, trombone; Ernie Lumer, clarinet; Ed Bonoff, drums; Skip Muller, bass. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Bruno Walters Auditorium. FREE.

5 p.m. Meditation: Open Your Heart to Oneness This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. Stand-alone classes led by rotating instructors. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

7 p.m. Community Board 7: Transportation Committee CB7 Office, 250 West 87th Street (between Broadway & West End Ave)

7 p.m. Special Film Preview: Itzhak Hear Itzhak Perlman’s tales of growing up as the child of Polish survivors, and how his mastery of the violin takes him from his small neighborhood in Tel Aviv to the world’s most prominent stages. In his music, we hear the story of obstacles and survival. JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th Street). $9/$12.

 Wednesday, February 14th

1 p.m. Mid-Day Music Concert Come join us in the Garden Room, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University’s Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series. Featuring Jennifer Chen, Heather Chang, and David Newtown as piano trio. 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027. Nearest public transportation is the 1 stop at 116th. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays Each Wednesday, from 2 to 3 pm, the Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). 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.

7 p.m. Community Board 7: Business and Consumer Issues Committee CB7 Office, 250 West 87th Street (between Broadway & West End Ave)

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, February 15th

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.

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 9 p.m. Events at MAD Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle (between Broadway & 8th Ave). Pay-what-you-wish.

7 p.m. 112th: Crossing Borders: Stories and Essays about Translation Join us as we celebrate Crossing Borders: Stories and Essays about Translation, with editor Lynne Sharon Schwartz. Lynne will be joined by a panel of contributors to the book, including Michelle Herman, Michael Scammell, Laura Esther Wolfson, and more to be announced. Book Culture, 536 WEST 112TH ST. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Music for Food NYC Top musicians volunteer time & talent, space is donated, and ALL audience proceeds go to fight hunger locally. Come hear Mozart Piano Trio in B flat, K 502, Bruce Adolphe’s The End of Tonight and the Brahms Op 8, B major piano trio. Performers are the Apollo Trio (Curtis Macomber, violin, Sophie Shao, cello and Marija Stroke, piano), Natasha Brofsky, cello, Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo-soprano, Mary Marathe, Mezzo-soprano, Edvard Pogossian, cello, Suzanne Stewing, mezzo-soprano. Help fight hunger in our community! At the Broadway Presbyterian Church at 114th street. Suggested donation $30, students $10, to benefit the West Side Campaign Against Hunger.

7:30 p.m. Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer Join legendary downtown performance artist, actress, poet, and theater maker Penny Arcade, a.k.a. Susana Ventura, for a night of word-driven entertainment showcasing her highly quotable wit and authentic spirit. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

Friday, February 16th

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. until 12:15 p.m. Stay Well Exercise for Seniors Join us for a a free Stay Well exercise Session 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. Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour 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! The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate (in Central Park). 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: Jason Howell (Acoustic folk Americana); 6:05 pm: Sean Lee (Acoustic power pop); 6:40 pm: Heather Eatman (Indie singer/songwriter). American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). FREE.

7 p.m. 112th: BigCityLit with Stephen Massimilla and J. Chester Johnson Join us as BigCityLit presents a reading with Stephen Massimilla and J.Chester Johnson. Nicholas Johnson and his partner Maureen Holm founded BigCityLit with his brother Chet Johnson as webmaster in December 2000. They began as a monthly, publishing work in various styles, and also profiling MFA programs. To be a magazine, they also published fiction, essays, articles, reviews of books, films, plays, and different political viewpoints on various issues. Book Culture, 536 WEST 112TH ST. FREE.

7 p.m. Justice in Film: All the King’s Men (1949) Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history. Featured film: All the King’s Men (1949), a film noir that follows the rise of ambitious politician Willie Stark, allegedly modeled after the real 1930s Louisiana governor Huey Long. Directed by Robert Rossen. Starring Broderick Crawford, John Ireland. 109 min.. The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at 77th St). Pay-as-you-wish. 

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. French Music for Winds and Piano As part of Bloomingdale School of Music’s FREE concert series, BSM bassoon faculty member Gili Sharett performs a concert of French music for winds and piano featuring members of the Ariel Winds Quintet and BSM piano faculty member Tania Tachkova. Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 West 108th Street. FREE.

7:30 p.m. ¡VAYA! 63: Tito Puente Jr. An incomparable mambo legacy lives on with Tito Puente Jr. and his band, who will keep the dance floor jumping all night long. Determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father, Tito Puente Jr. has become an audience favorite across the world, performing more than 300 shows over the past five years. On his critically acclaimed new album, Got Mambo?, Tito Jr. uses the music of the past to inspire a new creative direction. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

 Saturday, February 17th

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. Mother Bruce Storytime Join us for a hilarious Storytime featuring Bruce the curmudgeonly bear who likes to keep to himself. When Bruce’s goose eggs hatch, leaving him with four live goslings who are convinced he is their mother, he tries to get the geese to fly south. Will Bruce be able to rid himself of his new companions? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow. Barnes & Noble, 82nd & Broadway. FREE.

11 a.m. LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: Hey Black Child by Bryan Collier Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins. Ages 2-5. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

11 a.m. Community Conversations with Council Member Rosenthal Please join me for a sure to be interesting conversation about “Civics 101”. As part of the proud tradition of civic engagement, this dialogue will cover the state of affairs in local politics and how residents can engage in civic activism. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. NYC Parks Celebrates Black History Month: Seneca Village Please join NYC Parks for a special historical presentation on Seneca Village, the largest community of free African-American property owners in antebellum New York. 81st Street and Central Park West. FREE.

2 p.m. until 5 p.m. R & R: Free Day @ Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan The afternoon’s theme is gratitude as we celebrate the JCC’s new name with a special R & R! Enjoy a Marx Brothers Film, an a capella group, art projects, workshops, yoga, meditation, food, music, play, and surprises! There are programs for both children and adults. R & R runs most Saturdays through March 17th. Have a relaxing Shabbat. Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue (at 76th Street). FREE.

10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Japanese Snow Festival The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of Japan’s most popular winter festivals, and CMOM is having its own festival. All week long, take part in ice and snow inspired programs, and experience performances and workshops by dancers, musicians, chefs and artists who will share the art forms and traditions of Japan. Visitors will learn about ice sculpting, create snow ball sculptures, hear a taiko drum performance, see a dance performance, and much more. Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd St (between Broadway & Amsterdam). Price varies.

2 p.m. Saturday Afternoon Movie: mother! (2017) A woman descends into madness and paranoia as her country mansion is invaded by unwelcome guests. Meanwhile, her husband’s behavior grows increasingly erratic. (R, 121 min). Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

Sunday, February 18th

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 4 p.m. Care for What You Have, with “Fixup” Formerly known as Pop Up Repair, Fixup can restore household items of all kinds, including lamps, chairs, small appliances, toys, ceramics, and more. Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 W. 77th St.

10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Japanese Snow Festival The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of Japan’s most popular winter festivals, and CMOM is having its own festival. All week long, take part in ice and snow inspired programs, and experience performances and workshops by dancers, musicians, chefs and artists who will share the art forms and traditions of Japan. Visitors will learn about ice sculpting, create snow ball sculptures, hear a taiko drum performance, see a dance performance, and much more. Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd St (between Broadway & Amsterdam). Price varies.

11 a.m. Sunday Meeting – David Rothenberg: Fortune in My Eyes Join us to hear how an alumni of Ethical Culture’s Encampment for Citizenship used his social lessons to affect social change. David will speak about how the theater can be an agent for social change, specifically how the play Fortune and Men’s Eyes led to the creation of The Fortune Society. The Fortune Society is, 50 years later, the leading re-entry organization for formerly incarcerated persons in the United States. New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West). FREE.

1:30 p.m. Film and Discussion — Rikers: An American Jail Rikers: An American Jail, a riveting new documentary from Bill Moyers, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience—from the shock of entry, to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, the oppressive interaction with corrections officers, the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement and the many challenges of returning to the outside world. RSVP required. New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West). 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.