SATURDAY & SUNDAY: NYC MulchFest 2014 — Tree Recycling & Free Mulch

Nothing says “early January” like a bunch of dead Christmas tree piled up on the sidewalk (or a temporary increase in people at the gym, swearing this year is going to be different). If you’re still clinging to your tree and trying to figure out what to do with it, take note that MulchFest 2014 [...]

THURSDAY 7/4: 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show Along The Hudson River

Tomorrow night marks the 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show, which will once again take place along the Hudson River. The official start time for the show is 9:00 pm, although it generally tends to be closer to 9:20ish. The fireworks run approximately 25 minutes.

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.

TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Free Pilates & Yoga Along The Hudson In Riverside Park South

Have previously mentioned the free fitness classes in Central Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the free Zumba and Tai Chi classes in Riverside Park on Saturdays & Sundays. If neither of those strike your fancy, you might be interested in the free Pilates and yoga classes in Riverside Park South on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. [...]

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.

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: Volunteers Needed In Riverside Park For “It’s My Park Day” Projects

If you’re looking to for a volunteer opportunity and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty, the Riverside Park Conservancy is looking for people to help out with various projects this Saturday (5/18) for It’s My Park Day. Volunteers are needed between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at various locations around the park.

UWS Dog Runs: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

If you’re an Upper West Side dog owner (or thinking about becoming one), DNAinfo has a nice overview of the six dog runs in the neighborhood. There’s a great quote from the owner of a Golden Retriever talking about how his dog likes to socialize with a wide variety of breeds at the apparently extra-large [...]

SUNDAY 5/5: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival

The 12th Annual New York City Irish Dance Festival takes place on the Upper West Side this afternoon. The event is free and there are activities for people of all ages.

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).