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Upcoming Events 7-9-14

Upcoming Events 7-9-14

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Published by Adriano Espaillat
Upcoming events in the community from New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat.
Upcoming events in the community from New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat.

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Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email
Dear Neighbor,
 
 As always, there’s lots going on
all over the District. There are lots of fitness, recreation and cultural programs in many of our parks
– 
 
many of them ongoing throughout the summer. There’s also this Saturday’s
City of Water Day,
with many activities along the Hudson, including a spectacular day of arts programming at the West Harlem Piers through the
West Harlem Arts Fund.
Please also be sure to scroll down for information on the
Pied Piper Children’s
Theatre
this Fri/Sat/Sunday,
 
the
 Jazzmobile at Riverbank State Park 
 on Sunday,
 free breakfast & lunch
 for kids 19 and under at many schools, pools and parks;
information on alternative energy for your home;
an update on
saving the Palisades from
LG’s proposed development,
 information on
affordable senior housing,
a
nd so much more. Scroll down for information about things happening:
 
 
Tonight, Tomorrow & Friday (8 items)
 
 
This weekend (16 items)
 
 
Next week (15 items)
 
 
Next weekend (5 items)
 
 
Looking ahead / Save-the-Date! (18 items)
 
 
Educational & vocational opportunities (4 items)
 
 
How You Can Help (1 item):
share your money / stuff / time
 
Road & transit information (4 items)
 
 
Ongoing events & opportunities (13 items)
 
 
Powering your home with alternative energy
 
LG / Palisades update
 
Please share this e-
mail with friends/neighbors. If you know someone who’d like to subscribe, have them e
-mail me
with their ZIP code. If you have an event you’d like to
list here, email me the details
(text or .doc format, please,
 not .pdf or .jpg).
 
Best,
 
Liz Ritter
***TONIGHT, TOMORROW & FRIDAY*** (8 items) WEDNESDAY (2 items) Pete Rose: An American Dilemma
 Should Pete Rose, a star player riddled with past scandal, be included in the Baseball Hall of Fame is the question posed in Kostya
Kennedy’s new book Pete Rose: An American Dilemma.
Barnes and Noble, 82
nd
 St. & Broadway. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, July 9
th
 at 7pm. Dusk Walk At Inwood Hill Park
Join us tonight, as Expert Naturalist Mike Feller reveals the hidden beauties within Inwood Hill Park at dusk. The abundance of flora, fauna and other natural wildlife in the park will be sure to
 
Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email
surprise you. FREE! Meet at the Seaman Avenue/Isham Street entrance to Inwood Hill Park.
 Wednesday, July 9
th
, 8pm - 9:30pm. THURSDAY (3 items) ADD/ADHD Support Group Meeting:
 General Support & Group Discussion to discuss the issues they're having. Through interactive discussion, we all learn about coping strategies that members employ to help them manage & improve their everyday lives. School Annex of the West End Collegiate Church located at 245 W. 77
th
 Street (Between Broadway & West End Avenue). Suggested $5.00 donation. Learn more at http://maaddsg.org. 
 
Thursday, July 10
th
 at 6pm. Hudson Warehouse/Riverside Park plays
Free performances of plays by Shakespeare and other classics. This month featuring
The Importance of Being Earnest 
 by Oscar W
ilde. On the North Patio of the Soldiers’ & Sailors’
Monument, Riverside Park, W. 89
th
 St. & Riverside Drive. Note: While these productions are free, your contributions when the hat is passed at the end are vital to keeping the company going: http://hudsonwarehouse.net/season.htm. 
Thursdays
 –
 Sundays at 6:30pm, through July 27
th
. Nation Beat Cconcert
Nation Beat, the brainchild of artistic director and founder Scott Kettner, is front woman Fabiana Masili, raucous guitarist Mark Marshall, fluid bassist Zê Grey, and Aaron Shafer-Haiss and Fernanco Saci
two pulse-pounding maracatu drummers. This American/Brazilian collective fuses folkloric Brazilian maracatu and traditional New Orleans roots rhythms by gathering 500 years of cultural crossbreeding for its explosive live shows. David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between W. 62
nd
 & and 63rd Street. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, July 10
th
 at 7:30pm.
 
FRIDAY (3 items) Hudson Warehouse/Riverside Park plays
 
The Importance of Being Earnest 
 by Oscar Wilde. On the North Patio of
the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park, W. 89
th
 St. & Riverside Drive.
Thursdays
 –
 Sundays at 6:30pm, through July 27
th
.
 
Tales for Hans Christian Andersen
presented by the Pied Piper Children’s Theatre
at the Theatre Space at Holy Trinity Church Inwood 20 Cumming Street (one block north of Dyckman). Admission: $10 for Adults, $8 for children <16 & seniors 62+. Advanced Ticket Sales Available For Purchase Online with Credit or Debit Card at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/764242, or at the door beginning 45 minutes prior to performance (cash/check only; subject to availability).
 
All seating is GENERAL SEATING; doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to curtain.
Friday-Sunday, July 11
th
 -13
th
 at 7pm Rhythms, Repair & Renovation
Offering the UWS a new venue for players and stayers. Bring your talent, instrument, voice, and song and join us as we share with the UWS Community. Sign up is from 7pm-7:30p.m., after which we will draw and choose time slots. At the West Park Presbyterian Church, 86th St. and Amsterdam Ave. Suggested admission is $5.
Friday, July 11
th
, beginning at 7pm. ***THIS WEEKEND*** (16 items) SATURDAY (11 items) 7
th
 
Annual “City of Water” Day
The mercury is rising, the kids are saying goodbye to homework for the summer, and the water beckons! This year we expect this to be the biggest and most fun City of Water Day yet! If you haven't reserved tickets for any of the free City of Water Day boat tours, there will be a new batch of tickets released on Monday July 7
th
 at noon. Unable to make it down to Governors Island or Hoboken for City of Water Day? Try visiting a
City of Water Day "In Your Neighborhood"
 site, including events through the West Harlem Arts Fund at West Harlem Piers at the Harlem (2pm-7pm); free kayaking at the 71
st
 St. pier (10am-5pm) and at Pier 96 (56
th
 St., 10am-6pm) and a free seining/fishing program in Inwood Hill Park (11am-1pm). There will be more than
 
Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email
30 locations with free events and educational programs all over the city. Check out this interactive map (http://www.cityofwaterday.org/in-your-neighborhood-manhatt/) to find more information on the programs.
Saturday, July 12
th
.
 
Town Hall Meeting About Education and Your Children
Come learn about issues affecting your children, and how you can help them from pre-K on through to high school. What are common core standards? What can you do as a parent to help your child succeed in school? What programs are available for children learning English? You will have the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of NY state and city education officials and other experts in education. This event is the second in a three-part series in partnership with the New York Urban League and the National Council of La Raza. Breakfast will be provided. At Alianza Dominicana 530 W. 166
th
 St.
Saturday, July 12
th
, 9:30am-noon. Need to brush up on your CPR and rescue breathing skills?
 The LDS Church is hosting a refresher course on infant and child/adult CPR. There will be an opportunity to practice the skills on a mannequin. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. RSVP by e-mailing kimberly.a.teitter@gmail.com or by replying to the facebook
 
event: https://www.facebook.com/events/262682020602823/. At the LDS Church, 1815 Riverside Drive at Payson
 
Ave. , in the cultural hall, just behind the chapel.
Saturday, July 12
th
, 10am - 11:30am.
 
Seining and Fishing
 Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from your home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release and first come, first serve. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans are great for kids of all ages. Families and children 8 years and older are welcome in all other fishing programs.
Saturday, July 12
th
, 11am
 –
 1pm The Women of Sugar Hill
 –
 Live Music Live Art.
 Music Legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot & musical guests with Live Drawing by Andrea Arroyo
.
 W. 155
th
 St. & St. Nicholas Ave., 3rd Floor. For information on this and other programs
of No Longer Empty’s If You Build It, visit: 
Saturdays in July:
 
12
th
, 19
th
 & 26
th
, 2pm-4pm.
West Harlem Art Fund Lighting “Artervention”
The 2
nd
 installment of our lighting intervention will include sound, light graffiti and more digital art to show the public from W. 125
th
 
 –
 W. 135
th
 Streets. This intervention series also
complements the “H” installation by lighting designer and artist Bentley Meeker. To learn more about the
intervention series, its artists, groups and curator, visit: http://undertheviaduct.wordpress.com/. Columbia will create soundscapes underneath the St. Clair overpass from 2pm - 7 pm and that will coincide with City of Water Day. Later that evening there will digital projections at the Cotton Club and other animation moving north.
Saturday, July 12
th
, 2pm
 –
 nighttime.
Midsummer Night Swing Kids’ day
 You can learn a lot about life on the ballroom floor. Kids get to take a spin on
the dance floor when Dancing Classrooms’s Rodney Lopez, seen in the docume
ntary Mad Hot Ballroom, gives aspiring young dancers an engaging intro to ballroom dance. In just an hour and a half, dancers ages 6
 –
10 will
learn the basics of swing, merengue, tango, and a touch of Lopez’s passion, salsa. Outside Lincoln Center (by
Columbus & W. 63
rd
 St.). Free and open to the public.
Saturday, July 12
th
 at 3pm. Burr/Hamilton Tour & Presentation
 Morris-Jumel is pleased to work once again with the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society for a tour and presentation about the lives of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. At 4pm tour the Mansion with Director, Carol S. Ward, and MJM Trustee Antonio Burr as they detail how both Burr and Hamilton are connected to the Mansion. At 5pm AHA President Rand Scholet will present a talk entitled
“Washington’s Indispensable Partner,” detailing Hamilton’s contributions to the founding of the country.
At the Morris-Jumel Mansion, located between W. 160
th
 and W. 162
nd
 
Streets just east of St. Nicholas Ave. FREE with Museum admission; advanced registration is required by calling 212-923-8008.
Saturday, July 12
th
,
4pm
 –
 6:30pm
 

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