Get ready to dust off your dancing shoes — tickets are now on sale for the 25h season of Lincoln Center’s wildly-popular Midsummer Night Swing. If you’re not familiar with it, Midsummer Night Swing is one of New York City’s signature summer events, with three weeks of outdoor music and dancing at Lincoln Center.
If you woke up today craving a street fair, you’re in luck (you’re also in luck if you were craving Mamapalooza 2013). The 29th Annual Amsterdam Avenue Festival hits the Upper West Side today, although the weather is certainly less than appealing at the moment.
Good free family event in the neighborhood today (rain or shine) — the 10th Annual Mamapalooza Festival is taking place at Pier I in Riverside Park South (Hudson River & 70th). There will be food, live music, kids activities, crafts and more.
There have been an unusually large number of posts over the past few days about fairs, festivals, and other neighborhood events taking place on the Upper West Side today. Here are all the details in one place: 8th Annual Upper West Side “Touch-A-Truck” West Side YMCA (W. 64th, between Central Park West & Broadway) 10:00 [...]
Among the many festivities in the neighborhood this weekend is the annual Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Festival on Saturday (5/18). The action runs pretty much all day, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, at 302 W. 91st (at West End Avenue) and features traditional Greek food and desserts, music and dancing, a flea market, and [...]
One more event of note tomorrow (Saturday, 5/18): The Central Park Conservancy is holding their free annual On A Wing Festival. Activities include interacting with various birds of prey, bird shows, and bird walks.
Slightly short notice for this, but there’s a walking tour in the neighborhood tomorrow morning (Saturday, 5/18) that may be of interest. It’ll be led by Hank Orenstein, whom I’ve met a few times at UWS events. In addition to being a real estate agent and Executive vice President at UWS-based Rubicon Properties, Hank is also a [...]
If you’re a film buff, you might be interested in the Burt Lancaster retrospective now running at the UWS Film Society Of Lincoln Center. The series — Man of Steel: Burt Lancaster at 100 — runs through Thursday, 5/23 and features some great classics.
If you’re looking to exercise your green thumb, the West 75th Street Block Association is holding their annual Planting Day on Saturday (5/18). Projects will take place on W. 75th between Columbus and Central Park West, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Lots of spring fair action at Upper West Side schools on Saturday. There’s the PS 9 Spring Fair in the West 80s and the PS 163 Spring Fair in the West 90s (and let’s not forget Touch-A-Truck in the West 60s and the annual UWS Greek Festival). If you’re in the 100s, the Cathedral School [...]
The 102nd & 103rd Streets Block Association is holding its annual yard sale on Saturday (5/18). The event runs from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on W. 103rd, between West End & Riverside. All the “vendors” are residents from the neighborhood. There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, refreshments, a bake sale, and [...]
Fantastic kids event taking place on the Upper West Side tomorrow (Saturday, 5/18): The West Side YMCA is holding their 8th Annual Touch-A-Truck. In addition to things like food, music, and crafts, kids (and adults) will have the opportunity to get up close and interact with a variety of trucks, including the following: Fire truck, [...]