THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning May 27th, 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, May 27th

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 1 p.m. Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk Join Central Park Conservancy Guides on this walk through Central Park, and through time, to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant’s Gate, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal. Meet: Maine Monument (Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park; 59th Street and Central Park West). FREE.

2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park 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. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 Non-Members; Members: $10.

7 p.m. Memorial Day Concert at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine Featuring Bruckner’s Eighth. “Beauty is what Bruckner is talking about,” says Jaap van Zweden. In this symphony beauty takes many forms: its gradual unfolding, burnished brass sonorities, soaring lyricism, and a triumphant ending. An inspiring, spiritual way to remember those who died while serving in America’s armed forces. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance; ticket distribution will begin at 5:00 PM. The audio of the performance will be broadcast onto the adjacent Pulpit Green, weather permitting. Cathedral of St. John the Divine. 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, May 28th

10 am until 11:30 am; 12 pm until 1:30 pm; 2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park 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. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 Non-Members; Members: $10.

11 a.m. until 12:30 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. Senior Men’s Discussion Group Join us to discuss events, situations, concerns and other factors that affect our lives today. Also, we revisit our past as it affects our lives today. All discussions are confidential and meetings are casual. Council House on West 72nd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue. No charge to attend to see if you want to continue. If you continue with us Council requests an annual fee of $72.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art, led by museum gallery guides. Meet in the museum atrium. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Sq. FREE.

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

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with VIVA Bodyroll is a ’90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

7 p.m. Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World What started as a Facebook group after the Sandy Hook shooting to connect with other frustrated parents grew into Moms Demand Action, a national movement with millions of supporters. This is the incredible account how one mother’s cry for change became the driving force behind gun safety progress. Shannon Watts will be in conversation with actress Debra Messing. 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. 

8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Bar Quiz Hosted by Geeks Who Drink Come to Bar Thalia and enjoy a bar quiz hosted by Geeks Who Drink and Quizmaster Ant-Man. Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway at 95th St. FREE.

 Wednesday, May 29th

10 am until 11:30 am; 12 pm until 1:30 pm; 2pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park 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. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 Non-Members; $10 Members.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays Join us as jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Sq. FREE.

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

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: The Ramble Coined the ‘wild garden’ by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature. Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond. Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails. Meet: Alexander von Humbolt statue (West 77th and Central Park West). $15 non-members; $10 members. 

5 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Writing Workshop with Magie Dominic Three writing workshops with award winning author and instructor, Magie Dominic will offer participants the opportunity to compose and share creative writing and will culminate with a public reading by participants on June 12 at St. Agnes Library. The workshops will offer an opportunity to write about stories that are unique to the individual, – community stories, neighborhood stories, family stories. For those who are interested in writing a full length story, these workshops will offer an excellent foundation. Each workshop will be preceded and followed by discussion. There will be reading, dialogue, and lots of time for writing. The workshops will explore creative life writing and how to shape experiences into a well-written, absorbing story. The course will help awaken creativity. Registration is now closed for this event. St. Agnes Library, Community Program Room. 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. NY Philharmonic Harmony All-Stars An ensemble of talented middle-school students play with their NY Philharmonic musician mentors in the culmination of a three-week mentorship program. The students attend a Philharmonic rehearsal and Young People’s concert, experience an intensive day of coaching and rehearsal, and finally perform in concert with their Philharmonic mentors. David Rubenstein Atrium. FREE.

6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Art Inspired By Evita Tenezo Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists using various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. RSVP here. Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 W 60th St (bet. Amsterdam Ave & W End Ave). 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. 112th: Khaled Elgindy on Blind Spot Join us as we celebrate the release of Blind Spot: America and The Palestinians from Balfour to Trump by Khaled Elgindy, a critical examination of the history of US-Palestinian relations. Anne Barnard of the New York Times will be joining Elgindy in discussion. 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. 

Thursday, May 30th

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 am until 11:30 am; 12 pm until 1:30 pm; 2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park 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. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase. Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 Non-Members; Members: $10.

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! Wear sunscreen or bring shade. Locomotive Lawn in Riverside Park South. FREE.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art, led by museum gallery guides. Meet in the museum atrium. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Sq. 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! Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, the Children’s District, 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. $15 (Members $10).

5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. NY Writers Coalition Please join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience welcome. No prior writing experience is necessary. Led by Elizabeth Leonard, writer and writing workshop leader certified to lead creative writing workshops with NY Writers Coalition. Limited to 25 participants, Adults 18+. St. Agnes Library, Community Program Room. 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.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: 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.

7 p.m. 112th: Gemma Gorga and Sharon Dolin on Book of Minutes Join us as we welcome poets Gemma Gorga and Sharon Dolin in celebration of Gemma’s collection translated by Sharon, Book of Minutes. The reading will feature poems in both English and Catalan. Imagine a book of hours condensed into a book of minutes: that is the project of the compact lyrical prose poems found in Gemma Gorga’s Book of Minutes, the first English-language translation of this emerging poet, widely known and loved in her native Catalonia yet little known outside it. Book Culture, 536 WEST 112TH ST. FREE.

7 p.m. Sit Crooked and Talk Straight Calling all Murderinos! Meet other fans, discuss your favorite podcast, and pick up the new book. Plus get exclusive giveaways, while supplies last. Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Meah Pace A beloved fixture in the Brooklyn soul scene, Meah Pace honed her remarkable talents as the frontwoman for Binky Griptite’s band The Mellomatics before breaking out into an impressive solo career. Pace has collaborated with a stellar lineup of artists, including Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Roots, Deborah Cox, Burnt Sugar, and The All-American Rejects, and has performed at the Grammy Awards and Carnegie Hall, as well as on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Last Call with Carson Daly. In advance of her new album, the renowned singer from the dance/punk band “!!!”, who also lends her powerhouse vocals to the Resistance Revival Chorus (a new group spearheaded by the organizers of the Women’s March), puts her fiery stage presence and boundless talent on full display for a memorable night at the Atrium. David Rubenstein Atrium. FREE.

Friday, May 31st

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.

10 am until 11:30 pm; 2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park 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. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets).$15 Non-Members; Members $10.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. CityParks Seniors Fitness Tennis Come out and get active in your neighborhood park! We welcome New Yorkers 60+ to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking in 16 neighborhood parks across the city. Activities in this six-week Seniors Fitness program take place twice a week and all equipment is provided. Tennis Center in Central Park. FREE.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art, led by museum gallery guides. Meet in the museum atrium. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Sq. FREE.

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

3:30 p.m. Teen Animanga Event! We’re watching and talking about the best Anime and Manga of 2019! Join us for a chibi drawing contest, Nintendo Switch gaming, laptops, table top games, manga, anime, YA books, and more! Animes feature some violence, mature content, and language. Ages 12-18. St. Agnes Library. 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. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Tonight’s performances: Jason Howell (Indie folk/Americana); 6:05 pm: Treya Lam (Chamber folk multiinstrumentalist); 6:40 pm: Jason Myles Goss (Mellifluous heartbreak jams). American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Sq. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Nell Painter in conversation with Valerie Paley After a distinguished career as a historian, Nell Painter—the Edwards Professor Emerita of American History at Princeton University—became a visual artist. “Using found images and digital manipulation,” Painter writes, “I reconfigure the past and revision myself through self-portraits. After a life of historical truth and political engagement with American society, my artwork represents freedom.” Painter joins Valerie Paley, New-York Historical’s chief historian and director of the Center for Women’s History, for a conversation about her own practice and the intersection of art and history. Refreshments will be served. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). FREE for members of the Women’s History Council; $15 non-members.

7 p.m. Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series: The Children’s Hour (1961) 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: The Children’s Hour (1961). A private all-girls school is embroiled by scandal when a spiteful pupil, eager for revenge after a deserved punishment, spreads a shocking rumor that two of her teachers are lovers. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner. 107 min. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). Pay-as-you-wish.

7 p.m. Penguin Teen Book Trivia Night! Join us for a fun night of book trivia featuring six incredible PenguinTeen authors! Melissa de la Cruz, Renée Ahdieh, Arvin Ahmadi, Danielle Vega, Rachel Hawkins, and Ally Condie will be discussing their newest releases and signing books — YA lovers, you do not want to miss this event! David Arnold, author of MOSQUITOLAND, will be moderating. Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Films on the Green: Coco Before ChanelFeatured film:Coco Before Chanel (Coco avant Chanel). Directed by Anne Fontaine, 2009, PG-13, 1h50, France-Belgium. With Audrey Tautou, Alessandro Nivola, Benoît Poelvoorde, Emmanuelle Devos. Orphaned at a young age, Gabrielle Chanel (Tautou) learns to embroider and sew at a strict convent school before her singing ambitions lead her to perform in cafés and bars. She soon earns the nickname “Coco” and attracts the attention of Étienne Balsan (Poelvoorde), a rich gentleman intrigued by her stubborn ingénue. Swept up in her rich admirer’s world, Coco draws the eyes of society towards her with her unique, elegant style but complications arise when she falls in love with the young Arthur Capel (Nivola). Film in French with English subtitles. Cedar Hill in Central Park. FREE.

 Saturday, June 1st

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 10 a.m. NYRR Open Run: Morningside Park Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome! 110th Street & Manhattan Avenue, Morningside Park. FREE.

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 am until 11:30 am; 2 pm until 3:30 pm Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park 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. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets).$15 Non-Members; Members $10.

10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Central Park Youth Basketball Clinic It’s not just shooting hoops! This high-energy, interactive clinic provides youth with an opportunity to learn and enhance their skills in the game of basketball through small group instruction and competitive games. Designed to help young people develop both on and off the court, these clinics focus on skill development, team play, and sportsmanship. Ages 5-8: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Ages 9-17: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. For more information, please call (212) 348.4867. North Meadow Recreation Center in Central Park. FREE.

11 a.m. The Pop Ups A collaboration between Brooklyn musicians Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein, The Pop Ups have been setting the standard for children’s music since 2010. They received two  Grammy nominations for Best Children’s Album, for 2012’s Radio Jungle, and 2015’s Appetite for Construction alongside a National Parenting Publications Award, Parents’ Choice Award, and praise from NPR’s All Things Considered. They are currently in development with Amazon Studios on an original puppet musical pre-school series. Recommended for ages 2–5. David Rubenstein Atrium. FREE.

11 a.m. Storytime and Activities Featuring Lambslide Confusion ensues when a pack of lambs confuse “landslide” for “lambslide” in this hilarious new story. Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour Staff Pick! Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden’s history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate. Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Cost: $15 (Members $10).

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Families and Folk Art: Sampler Making Through the mid-1800s, sampler making was an important part of girls’ education in America. In a gallery tour, learn about several beautifully intricate samplers created by young female students all around New York City. As a family, create your own sampler in a guided artmaking workshop. Families and Folk Art introduces children ages 4 to 12 and their accompanying adults to folk art through interactive discussion-based tours in the galleries followed by hands-on artmaking activities inspired by objects in the museum. Space is limited; registration requiredAmerican Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Sq. FREE.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art, led by museum gallery guides. Meet in the museum atrium. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Sq. FREE.

2 p.m. Film | Director’s Screening: Bikutsi Water Blues (1988, Dir. Jean-Marie Teno, 93 mins) Before starring in their own concert film (Man No Run by Claire Denis), the legendary bikutsi rock group Les Têtes Brulées appeared as one of several unconventional guests at a school in Cameroon determined to fight for drinkable water in this docu-fiction hybrid. After the screening of this key work in his fascinating career, Africa’s leading documentary filmmaker, Jean-Marie Teno, will participate in a Q & A with Richard Peña, Director Emeritus of the New York Film Festival and Professor at Columbia University. In French with English subtitles. The Theater at Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle (between Broadway & 8th Ave). $10 general / $5 members and students.

11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Central Park Discovery Walks: The North Woods The North Woods is the largest of the Park’s woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Learn about the design of this serene landscape and how the plants and trees contribute to the health of an urban woodland community. Discovery Walks for Families are a great way for parents and children of all ages to learn about the nature and history of Central Park in fun and creative ways. Highlights: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, and The Loch. Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers. Registration is required. Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Ave). FREE. 

2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Stonewall50: Saturday Afternoon Double Feature: Before Stonewall/After Stonewall Before Stonewall traces the social, political and cultural history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969; the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement after a police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City; and the three-day riot that followed. The film is from 1984 and is 87 minutes long. After Stonewall: In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun. Chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. Captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how AIDS literally changed the direction of the movement. The film is from 2004 and is 88 minutes long. St. Agnes Library, Community Program Room. FREE.

6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this Quiet Clubbing event featuring three live DJs spinning tunes of different genres. Switch DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or tap to your own tune. First-come, first-equipped, there may be a wait for headphones as the night goes on. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

6 p.m. 112th: Joseph Cassara, Patrick Nathan, & Joseph Osmundson Join us as we welcome Joseph Cassara, Patrick Nathan, and Joseph Osmundson to discuss their works, House of Impossible Beauties, Some Hell, and INSIDE/OUT. House of Impossible Beauties: A gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and ’90s, inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning. Some Hell: A wrenching and layered debut novel about a gay teen’s coming-of-age in the aftermath of his father’s suicide. Inside/OutBook Culture, 536 WEST 112TH ST. FREE.

8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete when the Amateur Astronomers Association’s expert stargazers help us peer heavenward to see stars and planets. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

 Sunday, June 2nd

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. 77th 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 Avenue at 77th St (NE corner).

8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi Join instructor 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.

10 a.m. until 4 p.m. SAFE Disposal Event SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) allow residents a location to drop off their harmful household products safely. Events are held, rain or shine. Columbia University/Teachers College, W 120 St between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave (Cars approach from Seminary Row down Amsterdam Ave). FREE.

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.

10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park 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. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 Non-Members; Members: $10.

11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday Platform – Departing from Dogma: Challenges and Resources for Ex-Fundamentalists in the NYC Area Members of Formerly Fundamentalists NYC share their stories of life before and after leaving their fundamentalist faiths. New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West). FREE.

11 a.m. Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Alphaprints: Colors Introducing our new Baby & Me Storytime for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones.  Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Central Park Discovery Walks: Conservatory Garden Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes that make up the Park’s only formal garden. Learn about its history, design, and what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal. Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). FREE.

11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pride Day at New-York Historical Come celebrate at New-York Historical Society’s Pride Day. Visit our Stonewall 50 exhibitions and then join us for inspirational storytelling and cake and crafts, and meet a pioneer of the Pride movement. There’s no better place to celebrate LGBTQ history this month. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). FREE with Museum Admission.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: Statues and Monuments Take a tour with Conservancy staff and learn about the history of the Park’s statues and monuments and how the Conservancy cares for them. Terrain: A few inclines. Meet: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). $15 (Members $10).

4 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. Choral 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.

6 p.m. Garden Concert Featuring Natasha Farny (Bach cello suites) West Side Community Garden, 89th St. between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave. FREE.

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.