Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Pinkberry, Goodwill Store

Wrote back in April that Pinkberry was headed to the former Savann space a 414 Amsterdam (between 79th & 80th). Word came last month that they were aiming to open in June and they’ve managed to hit that target — the store opened earlier this week.

FRIDAY 6/21: 55 Free Concerts On The UWS; Part Of 7th Annual “Make Music New York” Festival (1000+ Concerts Throughout NYC)

Tomorrow is the the 7th Annual Make Music New York Festival, a city-wide event that includes over 1,000 free concerts throughout the day. The Upper West Side will get its fair share of performances — nearly 60 are scheduled throughout the neighborhood — starting at 10 am and running through the evening.

JUNE 1 – 16: “Sing For Hope” Pop-Up Pianos Return To New York City & The Upper West Side

Sing For Hope, the popular art installation of “pop-up” pianos that allows anyone to sit down and play music, returns to New York City for a 16-day run starting this weekend. From 6/1 to 6/16 there will be 88 pianos located throughout NYC, with eight here on the Upper West Side.

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 5/28/13

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013… Kids Eat Free At Big Nick’s Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint (2175 Broadway, between 76th & 77th) All Day Kid’s 12 & under eat free (dine-in only, kids menu, minimum $10 check with adult) Veggiecation Kids Culinary Class Whole Foods, Columbus Square [...]

SUNDAY 5/26: Upper West Side Street Fair — 26th Annual Livable West Side Festival

It’s street fair time again on the Upper West Side, with the 26th Annual Livable West Side Festival taking over a large swath of Broadway today (Sunday, 5/26). This is one of the larger UWS street fairs of the year, with vendors stretching 14 blocks along the west side of Broadway from 72nd to 86th [...]

SAT. 5/25: Grace & St. Paul’s Church Spring Fair

If you’re staying in town for the holiday weekend, the annual UWS Grace & St. Paul Church Spring Fair is taking place tomorrow (Saturday, 5/25). Festivities run from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at 123 W. 71st (at Columbus), rain or shine. In addition to the usual array of fair activities (art & crafts, music, [...]

SUNDAY 5/19: Free 10th Annual UWS Mamapalooza Festival In Riverside Park South (RAIN OR SHINE)

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.

SATURDAY 5/18: Round-Up Of Upper West Side Fairs, Festivals & Events

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 [...]

SATURDAY 5/18: Upper West Side Greek Festival

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 [...]

SATURDAY 5/18: Free “On A Wing Festival” In Central Park

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.