THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many of this week’s events beginning April 12th, 2021, can be done from the comfort of your own home (because #socialdistancing) 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. Be smart and stay safe, Upper West Siders!

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, April 12th

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

8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. NYC Parks Sit Fitness Class Join NYC Parks for a new adaptive class called Sit Fitness! All exercises will be done from a seated position.

10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Seniors Virtual Creative Arts Classes Learn how to upcycle ordinary items from home and create beautiful, decorative works of art for yourself or a loved one! You’ll be surprised by how quickly the time goes, how relaxing it is, and how much fun you have meeting fellow seniors. To register, please email Carmen.Quarles@parks.nyc.gov or call 347-640-1763. A Zoom link will be provided to participants.

5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. From Follies to Flower Drum Song and Beyond Originally recorded last fall, this conversation features Ted Chapin, President and Chief Creative Officer of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, recounting behind-the-scenes stories of Broadway with Richard Ridge, lead correspondent for Broadway World.

6 p.m. New Release Monday Join us for our next New Release Monday show on Popshop Live. One of our booksellers will be back to share their favorite new releases and give a sneak peek of books coming out. They will also be available to answer questions and make recommendations for all the young (or young at heart) readers in your life.

6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Citizenship Test Study Group The St. Agnes Library is excited to host a Virtual Citizenship Test Study Group. This will be a place where you can study for the Naturalization Test with others who are also preparing for the exam, using materials from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), other resources and playing games. Registration is required.

7:30 p.m. Music Mondays Now in its 18th season, Music Mondays brings you innovative monthly performances by today’s most exciting ensembles. April’s featured performance by: Imani Winds & Catalyst Quartet: (Im)migration. Watch here.

Tuesday, April 13th

12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Discussing Immigration: A St. Agnes Library Community Conversation As critical decisions are being made about resources, health care, and public safety, it is more important than ever for journalists and policymakers hear personal stories from our lived experiences. Looking for company and connection that goes deeper than a Twitter feed or Instagram story? Join staff from St. Anges Library for a conversation on immigration. Register here.

3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Ted Circles: Here and Now ‘4 Lessons the Pandemic Taught Us About Work, Life and Balance.’ Join branch staff from the St. Agnes an online TED Circle! TED Circles are an open platform of small groups that engage in conversations about ideas. Together, we will watch the TED Talk, 4 Lessons the Pandemic Taught Us About Work, Life and Balance. Register here.

3:30 p.m. Little New-Yorkers @ Home Join us for storytime and crafts! Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly dances and songs, a storybook reading, and a craft to do at home. This April, we are excited about our exhibition So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II. Celebrate the famous comedian by reading silly, laugh-out-loud stories. This week, read That is NOT a Good Idea, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. Meet a sneaky fox who tries to befriend an innocent goose and invites her for dinner. Find out what’s so special about the soup the fox is cooking. Afterward, craft your own delicious soup with special ingredients 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.

 Wednesday, April 14th

3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Living History @ Home: Let’s Do Laundry! Have you ever wondered how people did laundry in the time before there was running water or electricity? In honor of National Laundry Day, learn how people in the 18th century cleaned their linens. Then, join Ms. Cheyney in doing a load of laundry, 18th-century style. Register here.

5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Garden Design Principles for Supporting Student Learning This past year has expanded our appreciation of the value of outdoor classrooms. This webinar will provide you with concrete ideas for simple changes to your garden site that will improve accessibility, simplify group management, and help students of all ages engage with the space in self-directed ways. Applicable to both school gardens and community gardens.

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. until 8 p.m. Poetry Readings with RIPA Join Randall’s Island Park Alliance as we celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of National Poetry Month with an evening of poetry. The night will feature writer in residence Elizabeth Howard in conversation with poet Terese Svoboda, as they introduce and discuss live poetry readings performed by the poets themselves.

Thursday, April 15th

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.

1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Online Bilingual Korean/English Storytime with St. Agnes, Riverside Library & The Korean Cultural Center Celebrate Korean Culture with us in this Korean & English Bilingual Storytime. Join us for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children.

7:00 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. Saudades: World Portuguese Language Day Celebration Tune in: SummerStageAnywhere.org; Instagram (SummerStage)  – click here; YouTube (NYCSummerStage) – click here; Facebook (SummerStageNYC) – click here; Twitch (SummerStageNYC) – click here. Saudades is a word unique to the Portuguese language. It describes the feeling of longing for something or someone. In celebration of World Portuguese Language Day, this program will take us through some of the best music and poetry from Portuguese language speaking countries, also known as the Lusophone community, while sparking renewed reflection on its history and identity.

Friday, April 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 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.

1 p.m.; 5 p.m.; 6 p.m. LP Record Club: “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” Discussion Group Join our bi-weekly music club via Google Hangouts/Meetup where we will select and focus on a classic album with a distinct cultural impact. This disc discussion will focus on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill​ (1998) by Lauryn Hill.

3:30 p.m. Little New-Yorkers @ Home Join us for storytime and crafts! Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly dances and songs, a storybook reading, and a craft to do at home. This April, we are excited about our exhibition So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II. Celebrate the famous comedian by reading silly, laugh-out-loud stories. This week, read That is NOT a Good Idea, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. Meet a sneaky fox who tries to befriend an innocent goose and invites her for dinner. Find out what’s so special about the soup the fox is cooking. Afterward, craft your own delicious soup with special ingredients at home! Ages 3-6. Register here.

 Saturday, April 17th

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.

11 a.m. B&N Virtual Storytime: Jon Klassen’s The Rock from the Sky
 
We welcome you to Saturday 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!

1 p.m. Launch Event For Bina’s Brothers By Rajani LaRocca Books of Wonder is delighted to host the virtual launch event for Bracelets for Bina’s Brothers by RAJANI LAROCCA in conversation with PADMA VENKATRAMAN via Crowdcast. Ages 3 and up.

3 p.m. Great Picture Book Biographies Books of Wonder is delighted to host a Great Picture Book Biographies event featuring authors, CANDY WELLINS for The Stars Beckoned: Edward White’s Amazing Walk in Space, KATHRYN LASKY for She Caught the Light: Williamina Stevens Fleming Astronomer, and MEGAN REID for Maryam’s Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani via CrowdCast. Ages 4 and up.

 Sunday, April 18th

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 Avenue at 77th St (NE corner).

11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Sunday Platform – Curt Collier: “The Emergence of Biocentric Ethical Culture”

1 p.m. Ezra Jack Keats Award 35th Anniversary Celebration- 2021 Winners Meet the 2021 Ezra Jack Keats Award Winner and Honoree Artists and then meet the Winner and Honoree Authors as they all discuss their books and receiving this prestigious award. The Ezra Jack Keats Award celebrates authors and illustrators, early in their careers, who create extraordinary books that, in the spirit of Ezra Jack Keats, reflect our diverse population, the universal experience of childhood and the strength of family.

4 p.m. Middle Grade Historical Fiction Books of Wonder will host Middle Grade Historical Fiction featuring authors Newbery Medalist KAREN CUSHMAN for War and Millie McGonigle, JENNIFER A. NIELSEN for Rescue, JULIE LEE for Brother’s Keeper , and KATE ALBUS for A Place to Hang the Moon via CrowdCast. Ages 8 and up.