Funeral For James Gandolfini To Be Held At UWS Cathedral Church Of St. John the Divine On Thursday

The funeral for actor James Gandolfini will take place at the Upper West Side’s Cathedral Church Of St. John the Divine tomorrow morning (Thursday, 6/27). The Daily News has the details. The service is slated to begin at 10:00 am and is expected to draw a large number of celebrities to the neighborhood. Expect lots [...]

SATURDAY 5/18: UWS Cathedral School Of St. John The Divine Spring Fair

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 [...]

SATURDAY 4/20: 15th Annual “Blessing Of The Bikes” On The Upper West Side (Open To All)

If you’re a bicyclist looking for some good karma, the 15th annual Blessing Of The Bikes takes place at the Cathedral Church Of St. John The Divine tomorrow morning (Saturday, 4/20). The blessing is open to people of all faiths (or no faith) — the event’s founder is Jewish.

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 2/8/13

NOTE: Alternate side parking rules are suspended today. Also, all events listed below are subject to cancellation due to the weather — you might want to contact each venue directly before heading out. Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Friday, February 8th, 2013… Fashion Plate Prix Fixe 28 Upper West Side Restaurants Various [...]

UWS Videos/Photos Of The Day: Sunday’s Annual Blessing Of The Animals

Posted over the weekend about the bizarre-but-fantastic annual animal blessing at the UWS Cathedral Church Of St. John The Divine. Gothamist has 28 photos from the day’s festivities, via photographer Katie Sokoler. If you prefer video, I found these two of the animal procession into the church:

SUNDAY: Annual Blessing Of The Animals At UWS Cathedral Church Of St. John The Divine

Sunday marks one of the most bizarre — yet equally fantastic — annual Upper West Side traditions: The blessing of animals for St. Francis Day at the UWS Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam, at 112th). The morning service is followed by an afternoon “fair” in the courtyard featuring an incredible array [...]

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 9/17/12

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Monday, September 17th, 2012… Free Demo Classes At New UWS Apple Seeds (0 – 5 Years) Apple Seeds (200 West End, between 69th & 70th) Various times, Tuesday 9/18 – Friday 9/21 FREE (Limited space, must RSVP)

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 9/9/12

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Sunday, September 9th, 2012… 10th Annual West Side County Fair Riverside Park South (between 66th & 72nd Streets) 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 9/7/12

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Friday, September 7th, 2012… “Fashion Plate Prixe Fixe” 24 Restaurants In & Around Lincoln Center Through 9/13 Discounted lunch and dinner deals

Tonight On The UWS: Free New York Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert

Mentioned this on Friday, but here’s a reminder: The New York Philharmonic is performing their 21st annual free Memorial Day concert this evening on the Upper West Side.