TUESDAY 7/16: Free New York Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital In Central Park

Tonight’s New York Philharmonic “Concerts In The Parks” series and fireworks show may draw a larger crowd, but there’s an equally great free musical event taking place in Central Park tomorrow night (Tuesday, 7/16): The New York Metropolitan Opera is kicking off its popular annual Summer Recital Series with a free performance at SummerStage.

Final Week Of 25th Annual “Midsummer Night Swing” At Lincoln Center

If you’ve been thinking of stopping by Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center to check out the annual Midsummer Night Swing dance and music fest, it’s now or never. This year’s event begins its final week tomorrow, with five nights of music and dancing between Tuesday and Saturday.

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.

Tickets Now On Sale For 25th Annual Lincoln Center “Midsummer Night Swing”

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.

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.

THURSDAY 5/16: “Cultural Medallion” To Be Placed At Jazz Great Miles Davis’ Former UWS Home

If you come across a small ceremony in front of 312 W. 77th (between Riverside & West End) on Thursday afternoon and are wondering what the deal is, it’s to honor jazz great Miles Davis with the placement of a “cultural medallion” at his former Upper West Side home. Here are some brief details from [...]

SUNDAY 5/12: 7th Annual Japan Day In Central Park

Looks like better weather tomorrow than today — perfect timing for the 7th Annual Japan Day in Central Park. The free festival features activities, stage programs, and food (yes, the food is free too).

SAVE THE DATE — April 11 to 16: The UWS Celebrates Israel @65

Since we’re in the midst of Passover, it seems like a good time to mention the upcoming celebration of Israel’s 65th anniversary. A variety of Upper West Side organizations are coming together to organize The UWS Celebrates Israel @65, a six day event that features a slew of free events open to the public from [...]

SUNDAY 3/3: UWS P.S. 84 Cabaret Gala Benefit, Featuring Tony Nominee Kerry Butler & Friends

Upper West Side P.S. 84 (The Lillian Weber School Of The Arts) is holding its annual cabaret gala/benefit at the New-York Historical Society this Sunday (3/3) and tickets are still available. My friend Paul and his wife are actively involved with the P.S. 84 PTA and they tell me the event will be great entertainment [...]

UWS Photos Of The Day: Christmas Tree & More At Winter’s Eve

@LincolnCenter tweeted this photo of the Christmas three at Lincoln a little while ago. Plenty of time to get in the action if you haven’t already. The event officially runs until 9:00 pm, although the food tastings and much of the live music starts to wind down by 8:30 pm. Click here for full details [...]