THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning July 24, 2016 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, July 24

1 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Great Organ: Midday Monday Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ. The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave (at 112th Street). FREE.

4:40 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The St. Agnes Book Discussion Group: The Good Solider by Ford, Ford Madox St. Agnes Library. 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.

 Tuesday, July 25

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.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park Join Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a multi-level class that tones and balances your muscles, aligns your body, and strengthens your core! Bring your own mat. The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park). FREE.

7 p.m. Shifting the Groove: Creators Discuss the New Canon of Women’s Recordings In partnership with Lincoln Center, NPR Music presents Turning the Tables: the 150 Greatest Albums by Women, a celebration of the most outstanding women recording artists of our time. Determined by a select group of women writers, producers, hosts and DJs from throughout the NPR ecosystem, the list from which you will hear songs tonight represents a new way of thinking about popular music, with women and their works at the center. From Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone to Britney Spears, albums by these women have shaped our consciousness and told our histories. Tonight celebrates that legacy. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

7 p.m. Community Board 7 Health and Human Services Committee Engage with important community issues. Go to the Community Board 7 website for more details and agenda items. 250 West 87th Street (between Broadway & West End Ave). FREE.

7 p.m. Alisyn Camerota in Conversation With Lauren Weisberger Alisyn Camerota’s wickedly funny debut novel Amanda Wakes Up is about a bootstrapping young reporter who lands a plum job at a big-time cable news station and finds her ambitions and her love life turned upside down. Walking a knife’s edge between ambition and survival, and about to break the biggest story of her career, Amanda must decide what she’s willing to give up to get ahead. 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

 Wednesday, July 26

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays During the run of the exhibitions Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974), the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates the creativity and expressiveness of the human mind. American Folk Art Museum. 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.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun Enjoy Hatha Yoga with Hollis and a beautiful sunset. This class is 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. NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live NPR Music and Lincoln Center Out of Doors join forces for Turning the Tables Live, a celebration of the pioneering women of the “classic album era” (approx. 1964–present). Legendary singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones takes the stage to perform her revered 1981 album Pirates in its entirety. Then, some of today’s brightest performers open the evening with a set of covers hand-picked off from NPR’s newly unveiled 150 Greatest Albums by Women list. Damrosch Park. FREE.

7 p.m. Joshua Green’s Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency From Joshua Green, the reporter who was there at the very beginning, comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump–the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history. 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. 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. 

8 p.m. until 10 p.m. BalletX / YY Dance CompanyBalletX / YY Dance Company Contemporary ballet company performs to Amy Winehouse music paired with sensual athleticism of YYDC’s Through the Fracture of Light. SummerStage, Central Park. FREE.

8:30 p.m. Pier i Picture Show: The Truman Show Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a movie night out on the Pier. Pier i in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

Thursday, July 27

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.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974) led by museum gallery guides. American Folk Art Museum. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Everybody Tango! Enjoy Argentine Tango with an introductory lesson, music, and dancing in the open air led by Strictly Tango NYC. Lessons at 6:45 & 7:45. Fishing Pier, W 125th St & Marginal St. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Senior Movement Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and intergenerational company members lead a dance workshop focusing on seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways. Pier i at 70th Street, Riverside Park. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 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. Lawn @ 78th Street, Riverside Park. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V Join the Hudson Warehouse as they kick-off their 14th Season of Classical Theater in Riverside Park. Henry V by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street & Riverside Drive. Pay What You Can.

7 p.m. Nosotros Festival Art, expression, pride, and protest are the soul of this evening of music and poetry that brings together an array of essential voices from Latinx communities. Festival founder and “roots radical” Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff (Guardian, U.K.) shares the stage with Young Lords poet activist Felipe Luciano, one of the inspirations behind her latest album, The Navigator, plus son jarocho fusion band Las Cafeteras, ruminative electronic artist Helado Negro, fearless sonic adventurer Xenia Rubinos, and spoken word stars La Bruja and Bonafide Rojas. Damrosch Park. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Kaia Kater Possessing an “exquisite, velvety voice” (Folk Radio UK), a nuanced old-time banjo style, and thought-provoking lyrics, singer-songwriter Kaia Kater finds contemporary resonance in the musical treasures of Appalachian history. Born in Quebec of mixed Afro-Caribbean ancestry, Kater now splits her time between Toronto and West Virginia, where she immerses herself in balladry and traditional dance. In her original songs, she works to incorporate her unique perspective as a person of color in roots music, traveling deep into the wilderness of the past and addressing the complex racial history of the traditions themselves. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

Friday, July 28

8 a.m. until 2 p.m. 97th Street Greenmarket This year-round market features produce from southern New Jersey, Orange County, NY, and the Hudson Valley, as well as eggs, grass-fed meat, fish, cheese, and more. 97th St between Columbus & Amsterdam. FREE.

11:15 a.m. until 12 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. St. Agnes Library, Community Program Room. FREE.

5:30 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. Featuring:
Kalyani Singh (Acoustic indie folk); 6:05 pm: Richard McGraw (Gospel preacher-meets-Leonard Cohen); 6:40 pm: Rachelle Garniez (Genre-fluid story-songs). American Folk Art Museum. FREE.

5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Columbus: Friday Night Book Club reads Persuasion by Jane Austen The Friday Night Book Club is for those who enjoy and want to discuss fiction Featuring: Jane Austen’s Persuasion. This month marks the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, so join us to celebrate one of our most beloved authors. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave (between 81st & 82nd St). FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V Join the Hudson Warehouse as they kick-off their 14th Season of Classical Theater in Riverside Park. Henry V by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street & Riverside Drive. Pay What You Can.

6:30 p.m. World War I New York What role did New York play during World War I? Join author Kevin Fitzpatrick to learn about the city during the war and the memorials created afterward to remember those who sacrificed. Using material from his book, Fitzpatrick will show you where General John J. Pershing departed for Europe, where bond rallies were held, and the studios where artists created wartime posters. See images of some of the beautiful and iconic memorials, monuments, and tributes that communities and bereaved family members erected in the years after the war. Reserve tickets online by calling (212) 485-9268. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street. FREE.

7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday Freshen Up Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. Eljuri / letras de mensaje y conciencia social con candente guitarra rockera. West Harlem Piers Park
(West 125th Street & Marginal Street). FREE.

7 p.m. Heart of Tones: A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) celebrates pioneering composer Pauline Oliveros in a program spanning more than 50 years of sonic innovation. From the tiniest microsounds of found objects in Applebox Double (1965) to the acoustic phenomena of Heart of Tones (1999) that will fill Hearst Plaza, this performance invites audience members to practice Oliveros’s philosophy of deep listening and discover new possibilities of musical expression. Oliveros, who passed away in 2016, was a frequent guest at Lincoln Center Out of Doors for decades, as well as one of ICE’s most influential collaborators. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Paul Taylor Dance Company & Duchess The renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to Damrosch Park to perform one of its signature pieces, Company B, a pacifist masterpiece that questions some of the American myths that emerged out of times of war. Originally set to nine songs performed by the Andrews Sisters, tonight’s performance will feature live music by the charismatic New York vocal trio Duchess. The group opens the evening with special guest, rising South African jazz singer Vuyo Sotashe. Taylor’s Airs, another celebrated classic of his repertoire with music by Handel, rounds out this sparkling evening of song and dance. Damrosch Park. FREE.

8:30 p.m. Films on the Green The French Embassy and NYC Parks present the 10th annual outdoor Films on the Green Festival featuring free French films in NYC parks. Films in French with English subtitles. Visit frenchculture.org for more details. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.

 Saturday, July 29

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.

10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Butt & Gut Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat burning potential. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument Plaza. FREE.

10:30 am; 12:30 pm Double Dutch demonstration with members of the National Double Dutch League™ Open to all ages and levels, this live demonstration teaches the basics for jumping between the ropes. Josie Robertson Plaza. FREE.

11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Shape Up NYC Zumba Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit. West Harlem Piers Park (W 125th St & Marginal St). FREE.

11 a.m. Storytime in Celebration of Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble Featuring Good Morning, Superman!, Be A Star, Wonder Woman! and Bedtime for Batman Superheroes have to get up in the morning, go to school and have a bedtime, just like you! Join us as we read about turning every day situations into amazing super adventures! Kids, come dressed as your favorite superhero, villain or character to show your fandom! Activities to follow. 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

2 p.m. Living Legacy: Double Dutch’s Impact on the Arts and NYC Learn about the influence of Double Dutch on the arts and the city of New York at this enlightening discussion with some of NYC’s most dynamic artists and cultural purveyors. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

1 p.m. Instant Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the readers/actors move around as much as they feel comfortable. Readers are encouraged to share with their fellow readers and the audience so that the plays can exist as words and thoughts communicated through space, not just words on the page. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974) led by museum gallery guides. American Folk Art Museum. FREE.

3:30 p.m. Pick Up Your Feet: The Double Dutch Show A nostalgic look at Double Dutch through the eyes of passionate, young New Yorkers as they traversed the sport, and NYC, in their journey to the 1981 World Invitational Double Dutch Championship at Lincoln Center. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

4 p.m. Double Dutch: Something to Call Our Own Stay after the film for a dynamic dialogue with members of the pioneering teams featured in Pick Up Your Feet who helped propel female athletes and the New York City tradition of Double Dutch to the international stage while carving out a space for young urbanites of color in NYC and around the world. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V Join the Hudson Warehouse as they kick-off their 14th Season of Classical Theater in Riverside Park. Henry V by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street & Riverside Drive. Pay What You Can.

6:30 p.m. Heidi Latsky’s ON DISPLAY Figures dressed in white form a “living gallery” around Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure on Hearst Plaza in this latest iteration of pioneering choreographer Heidi Latsky’s powerful performance installation. Premiered at Lincoln Center in 2015 to mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ON DISPLAY features a range of performers, questioning ingrained expectations of who gets to be “onstage” and mainstream culture’s narrow definition of beauty. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

7 p.m. RCTA Sunset Concert: Middle Eastern Efendi are back, headed by Scott Wilson playing his unique “Baglama Hydra”—a combination of oud, saz, and bouzouki. They will perform music from Turkey, Armenia, Israel, and Greece. 97th Street Tennis Court Lawn. FREE.

7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Taiwanese Waves: Fire Ex / Dadado Huang + Berry j / SangpuyTaiwanese Waves: Fire Ex / Dadado Huang + Berry j A night of diverse music featuring folk and rock in tribal language, Taiwanese and Mandarin. SummerStage, Central Park. FREE.

7:30 p.m. An Evening with Rumer Called the “heir to Dusty Springfield and Karen Carpenter” (Q Magazine), the British songstress delves into the timeless catalog of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Rumer’s honeyed vocals melt into lush arrangements by Bacharach’s former music director Rob Shirakbari, summoning the sun-dappled feel of ’70s AM radio on songs like “(They Long to Be) Close to You” and “What the World Needs Now is Love.” Dionne Warwick, the most legendary interpreter of Bacharach and David’s works, contributes a guest set to this intimate evening. Damrosch Park. FREE.

 Sunday, July 30

8 a.m. Tai Chi Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument Plaza (Riverside Drive & West 89th Street). FREE.

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Columbia Greenmarket Shoppers will find milk and yogurt, fruit and cider, baked goods, preserved fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, smoked meats, pickled vegetables, maple syrup, honey, fish, and focaccia topped with locally sourced fruit vegetables, herbs and cheeses, a lunch time favorite. Located in front of the gates of Columbia University; Broadway between 114th and 116th Streets.

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 79th Street Greenmarket Located on beautiful, tree-lined Columbus Avenue, this year-round market stretches from 77th St. to 80th St. each Sunday. Just behind the American Museum of Natural History, shoppers will find grass-fed beef, goat cheese, fresh flowers, eggs, honey, baked goods, apple cider, and a large variety of fruit and vegetables. Columbus Avenue between 78th & 81st Streets.

11 a.m. Sunday Meeting – Fritz Williams: “Kayla and Me” Fritz reflects on his relationship with Kayla, his granddaughter who is serving a four-year sentence as an accomplice to a violent crime. She and her boyfriend became addicted to heroin, and she was waiting for him in their car (the car they were living in) while he pretended he had a gun and attempted to rob a convenience store. Fritz wrote to the judge , but failed in his attempt to secure a more moderate sentence, and every six weeks now, he makes a 700-mile round trip to visit her at a women’s prison near Erie, PA, and every week he writes a letter–135 letters so far and counting. New York Society For Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street. FREE.

12 p.m. until 5 p.m. Double Dutch Summer Classic National Competition Teams from across the country showcase their speed, skill, and artistry as they vie for the championship in this official competition organized by the National Double Dutch League™, the official organizing body for the sport. Josie Robertson Plaza. FREE.

12 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. Kids Irish Step Dance with McManus Irish dance (ages 4 & up) This class is for dancers who are any level from brand new thru having some basic steps in Irish dance. Dancers will be able to recognize Irish dance tunes and execute basic Irish dance movements such as skip 2-3s, sevens, back 2-3s, jump 2-3s, and jig movements. Must RSVP: McManusIrishDance@gmail.com. Ripley Grier studios, 131 west 72 street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves). FREE trial for all first time dancers.

12:45 until 1:30 p.m. Jiggy Tots Pre-Irish Dance and Movement for Toddlers (Ages 2-4) with a Participating Adult Upbeat traditional Irish music and song, combined with popular toddler songs, clapping, stamping and shakers are also used to explore rhythm and a variety of time signatures– dancing & movement activities that work on coordination and gross motor skills. Must RSVP: McManusIrishDance@gmail.com Ripley Grier studios, 131 west 72 street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves). FREE trial for all first time dancers.

3 p.m. Panel Discussion: Mozart the Wunderkind In this lively 90-minute conversation, foremost Mozart experts illuminate the early years of history’s most famous child prodigy. Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. FREE.

3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Rock Steady Crew 40th Anniversary featuring Mobb Deep (A Tribute To Prodigy) / Havoc / MC Lyte / MC EIHT with DJ Premier + more Celebrate four decades of the Bronx-conceived b-boy crew with this annual who’s who of classic hip-hop performers

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.

4 p.m. Sun Gaze Days Join Amateur Astronomers Association to gaze at the central star of our solar system with special scopes. Base of Pier I. FREE.

6:30 p.m. Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V Join the Hudson Warehouse as they kick-off their 14th Season of Classical Theater in Riverside Park. Henry V by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. North Patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street & Riverside Drive. Pay What You Can.

6:30 p.m. Something for the People The weekend concludes with Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen, a socially conscious collective dedicated to empowering women through hip-hop. Double Dutchers, b-girls, DJ Natasha Diggs of #Soulinthehorn, and MCs come together for this mainstage performance that tips a hat to 1980s New York and some of the era’s lasting cultural influence. Damrosch Park. FREE.

7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! Featuring: La Mecánica Popular / a unique blend of processed Peruvian-style guitar licks & experimental synths Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street. FREE.