TUESDAY 7/9: Naumburg Orchestral Series Kicks Off 108th Season With Free Central Park Concert

If you’re looking for an outdoor activity tomorrow night (Tuesday, 7/9), the Naumburg Orchestral Concert Series is returning to Central Park to begin its 108th season. Tomorrow’s concert is the first of three (also 7/30 & 8/21), and will feature a performance by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

MONDAY 5/27: NYC’s Official Memorial Day Ceremony In Riverside Park With Mayor Bloomberg

Over the years, Memorial Day has come to signify the unofficial beginning of summer. It’s BBQs, beaches, vacations, and an excuse to binge on food an booze. But let’s not forget its true meaning: Memorial Day is a national day of remembrance to commemorate the men and women who have died in service to our [...]

MONDAY 5/27: Free Memorial Day Walking Tour In Central Park

Nice event in Central Park tomorrow morning (Monday, 5/27): The Central Park Conservancy is hosting a free Memorial Day walking tour: Combine a walk through Central Park with a look at how different generations of New Yorkers viewed the Park as a proper place to remember their veterans. The tour will last approximately 120 minutes [...]

Lawsuit Filed Against New York City & Lincoln Center Over Use Of Upper West Side Damrosch Park

Since I mentioned Damrosch Park in the previous post about the upcoming 25th Annual Midsummer Night Swing, it seems like a good segue to this: A group of locals and environmentalists filed a lawsuit earlier this week against New York City and Lincoln Center, alleging that commercial activities have limited public access to the park.

SATURDAY 5/18: UWS Walking Tour Of Morningside Heights & Manhattanville

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 [...]

THURSDAY 5/16: Free Talk — “The 1960s: A Turning Point for Central Park”

Interesting free event tomorrow night (Thursday, 5/16) about Central Park in the 1960s — from the Central Park Conservancy: Learn about the innovative experiments of the 1960s in Central Park, including avant-garde art performances, popular concerts, and new approaches to playgrounds. Hear how this unique interaction between art, design, and public space led to serious [...]

FRIDAY 4/19: 70th Anniversary Of The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising @ Riverside Park Warsaw Ghetto Memorial

The 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising will be commemorated in Riverside Park tomorrow afternoon (Friday, 4/19). The event takes place from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial (inside the park at 83rd Street).

70-Year-Old Upper West Side Emerald Inn Finds Second Life; Relocating To West 72nd

UPDATE 5/7: Emerald Inn Targeting June 1st For 72nd Street Opening Wrote back in February that Emerald Inn — an Upper West Side fixture since 1943 — was facing closure due to a massive rent increase. It now looks like the UWS institution has found a second life and will relocate from 205 Columbus (between [...]

SATURDAY 3/16: Volunteers Needed For Riverside Park Spring Clean Up Day

Spring is just one week away and, with temperatures hovering near 50 today, it’s already starting to feel like it. The Riverside Park Conservancy is holding a Spring Clean Up Day this Saturday (3/16) and is looking for volunteers to help out at various locations throughout Riverside Park. Volunteers will work with RPC staff to [...]

UWS Photos Of The Day: Snow At Verdi Square

Nice shot by MUW reader @aprildcash, snapped this morning at Verdi Square by the 72nd Street 1/2/3 subway station. Here’s another angle from reader @ManhattanMingle, with the Apple Bank thermometer in the background: