THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning September 16th, 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, September 16th

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 11:30 p.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. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

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. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register online. 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.

4 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. Meditation To Be Serene- Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC In this fast-paced world, we are all seeking greater peace, calm and centeredness. The question is, how to achieve it? Meditation is a simple, very effective technique that can help us gain the serenity we are searching for. When we are able to quiet our thoughts, we begin to realize we are more than just our body and mind- we are able to tap into something eternal that is inside us- that is our true self. Research has documented the numerous benefits of regular meditation. Meditation reduces stress levels, enhances our physical and emotional health and improves our overall wellbeing. It can help us tap into the source of all joy and peace that exists with us all. Join, Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC for this engaging lecture. There will even be a short meditation sitting. St. Agnes Library, Community Program Room. FREE.

7 p.m. Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel Join us in welcoming debut author Taffy Brodesser-Akner to our store! She will be discussing and signing her novel, FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE, a New York Times bestseller and a finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition. Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

7 p.m. Community Board 7 Parks Committee Meeting Discussion of Suffragette statue and more. At 250 West 87th.

7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Atrium 360°: ABT Women’s Movement A lively discussion about ABT’s Women’s Movement – a multi-year initiative to support the creation, exploration, and staging of new works by female choreographers for American Ballet Theatre and the ABT Studio Company. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center / ‘Wichcraft. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Music Mondays Presents: The Claremont Trio The “engaging” Claremont Trio (New Yorker) starts the new season with a program that balances two impassioned trios by Brahms and Dvořák with two recent works by Gabriela Lena Frank (the Peruvian-inflected Folk Songs) and Helen Grime (the entrancing Three Whistler Miniatures, inspired by paintings). 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, September 17th

10 a.m. until 11:30 p.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. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

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.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation. Plus, explore the surrounding landscapes and landmarks, including Turtle Pond, King Jagiello, and the 3,500-year-old “Cleopatra’s Needle.”Terrain: Moderate inclines and a few stairs. Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). $15 (Members $10).

5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. One Page Poetry Circle at St. Agnes Topic: Poetry and Epistles or Letters The One Page Poetry Circle is free and open to all who are interested in poetry. Bring a single page of poetry by a known poet—with copies for others if you can. Visit the OPPC blogSt. Agnes Library, Community Program Room. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Moving for Life Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

7 p.m. Columbus: Ellen Byron with Kellye Garrett Join us as we welcome Ellen Byron for the launch of her newest book, Fatal Cajun Festival. She will be interviewed by Kellye Garrett author of the Detective by Day Mystery series. Louisiana B&B owner Maggie Crozat kicks up her heels at a country music festival–but she’ll have one foot in the grave if she can’t bring the killer of a diva’s hanger-on to heel. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave. FREE.

7 p.m. Josh Campbell’s Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump’s War on the FBI Join us as we welcome Josh Campbell for his book launch! Campbell, a career special agent who served under Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald J. Trump, will be discussing and signing Crossfire Hurricane, a riveting, fly-on-the-wall account of the historic investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Josh will be in conversation with former US attorney, Preet Bharara. 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, September 18th

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. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. 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 asjazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. FREE.

5:30 p.m. The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, & Architecture in Gilded Age New York – SOLD OUT Journey back to the 1890s and the heart of Manhattan’s Gilded Age when architect Stanford White and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens dazzled New York with the brand-new pleasure palace Madison Square Garden, topped by a scandalous sculpture of the virgin goddess Diana. Join art historian and author of The Grandest Madison Square Garden, Suzanne Hinman, for a visual exploration of both men and their work on American culture, from their boundary-pushing aesthetics to White’s notorious murder in 1906 on the Garden’s rooftop. Refreshments will be served. Skylight Gallery, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). $15 ($12 Members, $10 Landmark West Members, $8 Women’s History Council Members).

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 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. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun End your day with Hatha yoga led by Hollis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South. FREE.

7 p.m. Cathleen Schine’s The Grammarians Join us in welcoming back Cathleen Schine for a book discussion and signing! Her newest release, THE GRAMMARIANS, is an enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language, great for readers of Nora Ephron and Nancy Mitford. Cathleen will be in conversation with Sarah Crichton, publisher at Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

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, September 19th

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; 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. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: Seneca Village Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include Summit Rock, Tanner’s Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park. 85th Street and Central Park West in Central Park. $15 ($10 Central Park Conservancy Members).

4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport. All levels are welcome! Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive. FREE.

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. Limited to 25 participants, adults 18+. No registration required. St. Agnes Library, Community Program Room. FREE.

6 p.m. until 9 p.m. MAD Events The mission of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is to collect, display, and interpret objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life. See featured programs. The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). Pay-as-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.

6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. InTandem Cycling in Central Park InTandem Cycling provides free tandem cycling programs to people who are blind, have low vision, or cannot ride independently due to other disabilities. Come ride a tandem bike! No prior experience in tandem riding is necessary. We’ll provide training and a helmet, set you up with a partner, adjust the bike the way you like it, and before you know it you’ll be zooming around the Central Park loop! We welcome riders of all abilities.  All participants must sign a wavier before you join, please wear closed toed shoes and comfortable cycling attire. Central Park Engineer’s Gate Entrance (90th St & 5th Ave). FREE.

7 p.m. Columbus: Listful Living with Paula Rizzo Join us for the launch of Paula Rizzo’s Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You. Don’t waste a minute: 1440 minutes. That’s how many minutes there are in a day. How are you spending those precious minutes? Do you feel drained at the end of the day or look back and can’t figure out where the time went? If you’re not feeling fired up and fueled by your lists, Paula Rizzo, best-selling author and Emmy-award winning television producer, delivers the solution in Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave. FREE.

7 p.m. June Diane Raphael’s Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World Join us in welcoming actress and activist June Diane Raphael and author Kate Black, former chief of staff of Emily’s List, to our store! They will be discussing and signing their new release, Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World! June and Kate will be in conversation with Liuba Grechen Shirley, director of Vote Mama and Democratic candidate for Congress. Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Kim So Ra A multi-award-winning Korean traditional percussionist, composer, and ambassador of Honam Province Jeongeup folk music, Kim So Ra is one of the most skilled and prominent Janggu (Korean double-headed drum) players in Korea. Known for her genre-bending performances combining Korean traditional sounds with creative, charismatic, and modern interpretations, she has received eight first-place awards from major national music competitions since 2005. This performance at the Atrium will also feature master drummer Hyun Seung Hun, joined by Lim Ji Hye on gayageum (Korean zither) and Lee Hye Joong on piri (Korean bamboo oboe). David Rubenstein Atrium. FREE.

Friday, September 20th

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. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

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.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park’s three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park. Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett. Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails. Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 (Members $10). 

7 p.m. Listening Party: John Coltrane’s Blue World Join host Ashley Kahn as we celebrate the release of the John Coltrane album Blue World. Conceived as a film soundtrack, we will discuss the album and screen Le chat dans le sac, the film it accompanied! Please note that seating is on a first come, first served basis, and there are no reservations. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Bobby Sanabria ¡VAYA! 63 Led by renowned percussionist, composer, arranger, and educator Bobby Sanabria, the 21-piece multi-Grammy-nominated Multiverse Big Band has been hailed by DownBeat magazine as a “force of nature.” Uniquely known for its versatility, the orchestra can seamlessly transition from complex concert repertoire to swinging big-band dance music. On the heels of the Grammy-nominated West Side Story Reimagined double CD, Bobby Sanabria and his Multiverse Big Band will pay tribute to the mecca of all Latin dance halls, the legendary Palladium Ballroom, where the fusion of big-band mambo and jazz reigned supreme. Kick off the fifth season of ¡VAYA! 63, the Atrium’s popular Latin dance party, with this stellar band. David Rubenstein Atrium. FREE.

 Saturday, September 21st

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.

9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. InTandem Cycling in Central Park InTandem Cycling provides free tandem cycling programs to people who are blind, have low vision, or cannot ride independently due to other disabilities. Come ride a tandem bike! No prior experience in tandem riding is necessary. We’ll provide training and a helmet, set you up with a partner, adjust the bike the way you like it, and before you know it you’ll be zooming around the Central Park loop! We welcome riders of all abilities.  All participants must sign a wavier before you join, please wear closed toed shoes and comfortable cycling attire. Central Park Engineer’s Gate Entrance (90th St & 5th Ave). FREE.

10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Brownstone School Annual Fall Fun Fair  This community-based event is open to all families and will have rides, games, an inflatable bounce house and slide, live music, food from local vendors, arts & crafts and so much more. 10 AM – 3 PM. There will be a scooter parade at 12:30 PM, so bring your scooters! The Brownstone School block – West 80th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.  Tickets begin at $1.

10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Smithsonian Museum Day 2019 The Museum of Arts and Design is proud to be part of Smithsonian Museum Day, an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Get your ticket. Visitors to MAD will receive free admission for two with a printed or downloaded ticket. They will also be eligible for a 10% discount on membership and a 20% discount at The Store at MAD the day the membership is purchased. The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). 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. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

10 a.m. until 1 p.m. International Coastal Cleanup Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in the Riverside Park Conservancy and American Littoral Society’s International Coastal Cleanup® projects along the Hudson River in Riverside Park and Riverside Park South. Community volunteer events take place rain or shine. Volunteer projects are dependent on the season and the needs of the park. Closed-toed work shoes required. Do not bring additional bags, as there is really no place to store belongings. For more event info or to register, please call (212) 870-3073 or email grassroots@riversideparknyc.org. Sign up to clean up! Multiple locations: 68th Street, 100th Street, and 148th Street. 

10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thirtieth Annual West 104th Street Yard Sale Shop in more than 60 stalls bursting with second-hand treasures. Bid on gift certificates, antiques, vintage collectibles, posters, photographs, paintings, theater tickets, household items in their original boxes, and services at the Silent Auction. Browse a large selection of novels, plays, poetry, history, biography, children’s books, cookbooks, atlases, dictionaries, and CDs at the Book Sale. Select your family dessert at the Bake Sale. Hunt down a two-dollar labor saver or conversation piece at ‘What-A-Bargain.’ Take a chance in a raffle. (Last year’s winner took home $2,025.50.) Tap your foot to live music performed by seasoned New York musicians. 104th St between West End and Riverside. FREE admission.

11 a.m. Spanish Guitar Come enjoy some tunes played on a Spanish guitar by a trained musician. Open to Adults 18+. No registration required. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

11 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Saturday Storytime with Rashad Jennings Join us as former NFL running back and New York Times bestselling author Rashad Jenings reads from his new children’s book Arcade and the Golden Travel Guide. It is the second part of The Coin Slot Chronicles, a long time dream for Rashad Jennings, and a humorous and imaginative series that explores the power of friendship, finding your place, and the reality of missing home. Shakespeare & Co. 2020 Broadway (between 69th and 70th Streets). FREE.

11 a.m. Storytime and Activities Featuring Batman 5-Minute Stories Celebrate Batman Day with this special Storytime! Kids of all ages will love this collection of tales featuring Batman and the other DC superheroes in action. Activities to follow. Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day A tour of Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler, led by museum gallery guides, for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Meet in the museum atrium. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square. FREE.

2 p.m. Saturday Afternoon Movie: The Kid (201, R, 99 min. Rio and his sister bump into notorious outlaw Billy the Kid while on the run from their uncle..Starring: Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, Jake Schur, Leila George. Dir. Vincent D’Onofrio. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation. Plus, explore the surrounding landscapes and landmarks, including Turtle Pond, King Jagiello, and the 3,500-year-old “Cleopatra’s Needle.”Terrain: Moderate inclines and a few stairs. Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). $15 (Members $10).

2 p.m. Batman Day Event It’s Batman Day! Join us to celebrate 80 years of Gotham City’s greatest defender with a photo standee, memory game, and activities. Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway. FREE.

5 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari Join our guided walk as we seek out site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes. 59th Street Park Entrance in Riverside Park South. 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. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

 Sunday, September 22nd

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).

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. Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs. Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). $15 non-members; $10 members.

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. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday Platform – Anne Klaeysen: The Ethical Humanism of the Future New York Society for Ethical Culture 2 W 64th Street (at Central Park West). FREE.

11 a.m. Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Silly Lullaby Baby & Me Storytime continues 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.

12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Taste of Morningside Heights An arts and food festival will feature several delights from Morningside Heights, from food to arts and performances. Proceeds go to the Riverside Church food pantry, which serves more than 1,000 families. Riverside Drive between 120th and 122nd and Sakura Park. $8 adult all-entry pass; $5 kids’ pass.

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: Moderate inclines and a few stairs. Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). $15 (Members $10).

2 p.m. French Cookin’ Blues French Cookin’ is the well-known Blues Hall of Fame band that is a favorite of audiences throughout the city. They have a unique sound and also do a great job of filling us in on the rich history of the Blues. This Hall of Fame Band plays music from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago to Texas and Louisiana – to create the wonderful sound of New York Blues. Riverside Park @ 116 Street, Lower Level. 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.

5 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari Join our guided walk as we seek out site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes. 59th Street Park Entrance in Riverside Park South. FREE.

5 p.m. MSM Musical Theatre at Verdi Square Festival of the Arts The Verdi Square Festival, an annual September series of three free one hour outdoor concerts, has been bringing great music back to Verdi Square since 2006. Conceived of and managed by volunteer Upper West Side music lovers in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Festival always includes a concert with selections from Verdi Operas. Verdi Square, Broadway & 72nd Street. FREE.