THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, this week’s events beginning July 6th, 2020, can be done from the comfort of your own home (because #socialdistancing). 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

History at Home New-York Historical Society is offering online learning to students and teachers of all grade levels. They will also be releasing Daily Lessons for Teachers & Parents.

Stay at Home Story Time Artist and children’s book author Oliver Jeffers will be live streaming himself reading his books out loud on Instagram.

The Kidville Playground A Virtual community of curated videos, resources, projects, and live streaming. See the full schedule here. FREE 7-day trial.

2 p.m. Dan Gutman’s Live Read Aloud Join Upper West Sider and children’s book author Dan Gutman who will be streaming a live reading via Facebook  “for all the kids who are stuck in the house suddenly.”

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.

Global Citizen’s Together at Home Concert Series Featured artists include Chris Martin, John Legend, Rufus Wainwright, and Charlie Puth, among others.

Live from Here Radio Variety Show Hosted by musician Chris Thile, American Public Media’s radio variety show “Live From Here,” will feature a mix of music and comedy.

The Social Distancing Festival The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Check out live streams from around the world.

Harvard Free Online Courses Why not take this time to learn a new skill or explore an interest? Courses are offered in a wide variety of subjects.

Outlet.fyi A multicultural media and marketing company rooted in the arts is sharing their schedule of virtual events.

Self-Isolation Museum On March 14, Garage switched to self-isolation mode. While the Museum, Education Center, Library, and Archive are closed, the entire team is working online.

NYC’s Best Street Art Virtual Tour Google Arts & Culture is offering an online experience called 9 Amazing Street Art Murals in New York, featuring work by the genre’s heaviest hitters. The tour utilizes Google street view to take you to see NYC’s most vivid murals with a full 360-degree line of sight. Prolific Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra, for instance, is represented by three murals: A double portrait of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Crown Heights; another in Bushwick pairing Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat wearing boxing gloves; and a rendering of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, which climbs up the side of a condo tower in Jersey City.

92Y@Home 92Y is offering new online programming that includes energizing events and stimulating discussions with a powerful lineup of speakers.

Global Forms Theater Festival Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and New York Theatre Salon and proud to present the Global Forms Theater Festival. Running June 22-28, 2020, and showcasing over 30 theater artists from 28 different countries, this week-long theatrical event celebrates and uplifts the work of international and immigrant theater artists living in the United States and abroad. Through a series of online performances, videos, documentaries, workshops, and panel discussions, the Global Forms Theater Festival uses multiple art forms and aesthetics as a means of exploring humanity, freedom, home, and isolationism. This Festival gives a critical opportunity to uplift the voices of International artists during this global pandemic and to share those works with audiences around the world. All events are free and open to the public. See full schedule.

 Monday, July 6th

3 p.m. In My Room Music Series Launched by Rolling Stone, this new IGTV series will feature legacy artists as well as up-and-comers. The first episode starred Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson singing his classic songs from his California home.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: The Movement Creative Using parkour challenges and site-specific games, develop strength, mobility, and coordination in this online parkour beginner course with the Movement Creative that explores moving with flow, rhythm, and intention via Zoom. To join this week’s class, register here. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow Online Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice via Zoom as veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus. Please prepare a yoga mat for the virtual session. To join this week’s class, register here. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Books Are Magic Live – Leigh Stein: Self Care w/ Chelsea Hodson This talk will be held via Zoom. Register to attend here.

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Puccini’s La Bohème Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From February 24, 2018.

Tuesday, July 7th

3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Virtual Salon on The Future of Live Theater What are artists learning as they create now and what might be retained in the future? A sharing of the ideas-in-progress about: sustaining once faithful audiences; the process of restarting living theater that is healthy for actors, designers etc and audience and dreaming about and creating a more democratic theater-for-the-people.

4 p.m. Cybertank CyberTank is an e-home for e-merging artists. Join us for a weekly, remote, multidisciplinary, variety arts gathering as well as other programming throughout the week.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Pilates Online Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multilevel Pilates Mat class that will align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy! Please prepare a yoga mat for the virtual session on Zoom. To join this week’s class, register here. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start.

7 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Virtual Sunset Salsa with Talía Hudson River Park’s Sunset Salsa joins world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends for a virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Join via Facebook Live at bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive. If you’re unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Books Are Magic Live: Sarah Gerard: True Love w/ Patty Yumi Cottrell This talk will be held via Zoom. Register to attend here.

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Verdi’s Il Trovatore Starring Éva Marton, Dolora Zajick, Luciano Pavarotti, and Sherrill Milnes, conducted by James Levine. From October 15, 1988.

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, July 8th

10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Hunters Point Parks Conservancy Virtual Fitness Class: Pilates Register for fitness classes hosted by Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. All classes are FREE, but pre-registration is required. Thank you to Weill Cornell Medicine Primary Care Long Island City for sponsoring this program, which allows us to provide it for free for our community. The classes will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent out to all registered participants in advance of the program. All classes are meant for all skill levels and backgrounds.

3 p.m. In My Room Music Series Launched by Rolling Stone, this new IGTV series will feature legacy artists as well as up-and-comers.

5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Voting Rights and Voter Suppression The New-York Historical Society is offering professional development for teachers online to support history education. Using their Women & the American Story and Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow curricula, explore the fight for voting rights and the long history of voter suppression that began during Reconstruction and the Jim Crow Era. Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour. Register here.

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.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Yoga – Online Evening Salute to the Sun End your day with Hatha yoga led by Hollis on Zoom. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable clothing and prepare a yoga mat for the virtual session. To join this week’s class, register here. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Books Are Magic Live: Lynn Steger Strong: Want w/ Rumaan Alam This talk will be held via Zoom. Register to attend here.

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Mozart’s Così fan tutte Starring Susanna Phillips, Isabel Leonard, Danielle de Niese, Matthew Polenzani, Rodion Pogossov, and Maurizio Muraro, conducted by James Levine. From April 26, 2014.

8 p.m. Cat Cohen’s “Cabaret Cabernet” Show Comedian Catherine Cohen typically hosted “Cabaret Cabernet” at the LES’ Club Cumming, but now has transitioned to a “work-from-home” version which highlights New York’s best new talent, plus a rotating cast of regulars.

Thursday, July 9th

10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series Music, storytelling, and theatre for young audiences up to age 7 online. To join this week’s event, tune in to Funkytown Playground live on their Facebook page.

11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Summer Kids: WonderSpark Puppets While all events are free, pre-registration for each event is required. The programs will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent out to all registered participants in advance of the program. Links will be sent one hour before class – participants who register less than one hour before class will not have access to that week’s program and will receive the link the next week. The registration link will be available on Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and Gantry Parent Association websites and Facebook pages. Register online.

4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Movement Speaks® Workshop Dances for a Variable Population leads creative movement classes via Zoom for adults of all ages and abilities, with a focus on seniors. To join this week’s class, register here. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start. Click here for a Zoom tutorial.

6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Hunters Point Parks Conservancy Virtual Fitness Class: Barre Register for fitness classes hosted by Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. All classes are FREE, but pre-registration is required. Thank you to Weill Cornell Medicine Primary Care Long Island City for sponsoring this program, which allows us to provide it for free for our community. The classes will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent out to all registered participants in advance of the program. All classes are meant for all skill levels and backgrounds.

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.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Virtual Yoga – Live! Transform your living room into a tranquil space while practicing social distancing with our free virtual live Yoga classes. Each class will be led by expert Yoga instructor Aya from Mindful Movements.  Sign up so that we may email you remote session details 20 minutes prior to the remote yoga session beginning. After receiving the remote yoga session details, please sign in to the class at least 10 minutes before it begins, so we can ensure the class may start on time.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Books Are Magic Live: Adam Wilson: Sensation Machines w/ Kimberly King Parsons + Justin Taylor This talk will be held via Zoom. Register to attend here.

7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Virtual Sunset on the Hudson featuring The Big Takeover Hudson River Park is happy to bring you the best of our Summer of Fun event series–virtually! This week’s Sunset on the Hudson features The Big Takeover. Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, the seven-piece New York band The Big Takeover plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, ska. Join live: bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive. If you’re unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini Starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcello Giordani, and Mark Delavan, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From March 16, 2013.

Friday, July 10th

11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Summer Kids: Tots Sing and Play While all events are free, pre-registration for each event is required. The programs will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent out to all registered participants in advance of the program. Links will be sent one hour before class – participants who register less than one hour before class will not have access to that week’s program and will receive the link the next week. The registration link will be available on Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and Gantry Parent Association websites and Facebook pages. Register online.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Hunters Point Parks Conservancy Virtual Fitness Class: Yoga Register for fitness classes hosted by Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. All classes are FREE, but pre-registration is required. Thank you to Weill Cornell Medicine Primary Care Long Island City for sponsoring this program, which allows us to provide it for free for our community. The classes will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent out to all registered participants in advance of the program. All classes are meant for all skill levels and backgrounds.

3 p.m. In My Room Music Series Launched by Rolling Stone, this new IGTV series will feature legacy artists as well as up-and-comers.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Books Are Magic Live: Saeed Jones: How We Fight for Our Lives w/ Morgan Parker This talk will be held via Zoom. Register to attend here.

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin Starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, Mariusz Kwiecień, and Alexei Tanovitski, conducted by Valery Gergiev. From October 5, 2013.

9:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Trivia Night Online! Amaze your friends with your epic knowledge at Trivia Night with the NYC Trivia League. Bring your brains, your quick reflexes, and your appetite for friendly competition. The night’s theme is Summer in New York City. Register online. Once registered, you will receive attendance instructions 24 hours prior to the event. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to event start.

 Saturday, July 11th

11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Hester Street Fair Virtual Saturday Join Hester Street Fair’s virtual market where you can shop featured vendors for the week.

2:15 p.m. #BRICxHome: Family Art-Making Videos Family-friendly art activities with BRIC’s teaching curators. Visit our Youtube channel on Saturdays, where we’ll be posting a new art-making video each week!

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly Starring Hui He, Elizabeth DeShong, Bruce Sledge, and Paulo Szot, conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi. From November 9, 2019.

 Sunday, July 12th

6 p.m. 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.

7:30 p.m. Met Opera Stream: Viewers’ Choice: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde Starring Jane Eaglen, Katarina Dalayman, Ben Heppner, Hans-Joachim Ketelsen, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. From December 18, 1999.