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Wednesday, July 16
th
, 2014

Dear Neighbor,

As always, there’s so much going on all over the District. Lots of fitness, recreation and cultural programs in many
of our parks – many of them ongoing throughout the summer. There’s also a public education campaign this
evening about NYC’s new paid sick leave law which takes effect at the end of the month; the application deadline
for the Youth Empowered to Succeed training (see education/vocation section below); information on the West
Nile Virus and how to protect yourself from mosquitos; information on alternative energy for your home; an
update on saving the Palisades from LG’s proposed development, information on affordable senior housing, and
so much more. And please, take a moment to complete a brief survey for the NYS Council on the Arts:
http://tinyurl.com/NYSCASurvey1.

Scroll down for information about things happening:
 Tonight, Tomorrow & Friday (10 items)
 This weekend (12 items)
 Next week (19 items)
 Next weekend (7 items)
 Looking ahead / Save-the-Date! (18 items)
 Educational & vocational opportunities (5 items)
 Health, Recreation & Fitness (10 items)
 How You Can Help (2 items): share your money / stuff / time
 Road & transit information (7 items)including lane closures and public transit service interruptions
 Ongoing events & opportunities (8 items)
 Powering your home with alternative energy
 LG / Palisades update

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not .pdf or .jpg).

Best,
Liz Ritter


***TONIGHT, TOMORROW & FRIDAY*** (10 items)
TODAY / WEDNESDAY (5 items)
“Dos Generacions: Mexico & New York” an exhibition of photographs by parents and children exploring cultural
identity. Curated by Andrea Arroyo, presented in collaboration with Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without
Borders. The exhibit features photographs by three teams of parents and children who participated in the
Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email
intergenerational photography workshop that ran as part of Mano a Mano's cultural classes. The main purpose of
this program was to bring together the first and second generation of migrant families using photography as a
platform for exchanging points of view, sharing feelings and exploring their cultural identities. During the
workshops, participants used disposable film cameras, thoughtfully capturing moments in their lives, relationships
and environment, and generating a dialogue about the intricacy of life between two different cultures. The exhibit
presents a glimpse into the joys and complexities of the life of an immigrant family and celebrates the vitality of
the Mexican community in New York City. Free and open to the public. At El Taller Latino Americano, Grady Alexis
Gallery, 2710 Broadway @ W. 103
rd
St. For more information, visit http://tallerlatino.org/ArtExhibits.php. Closes
today, July 16
th
; gallery hours 10am-5:30pm.

Earned Sick Leave Benefits Take Effect July 30
th
As you are likely aware, earlier this year the City Council passed,
and Mayor de Blasio signed, an expanded version of the Earned Sick Leave bill, allowing employees of businesses
with five employees or more to receive 40 hours of earned sick leave throughout the year. Earned sick time can
have a major impact on the daily lives of New Yorkers and help to ensure a safe and upbeat workplace. Workers
feeling under the weather, or parents of sick children, can now take time to take care of themselves and their
families without fear of retribution from their employers. We want to be sure you are not only aware but that your
friends and family are also informed. Please join us in a "Day of Action" to help spread the word around northern
Manhattan, as we pass out flyers at train stations and use our networks to ensure our community is informed. July
16
th
, 7am – 9am & 5pm – 7pm at 168
th
St. A/1 train.

Affordable Housing Workshop: You are invited to attend and informational workshop on securing, finding and
maintaining affordable housing in New York City. The workshop is sponsored by Strycker's Bay Neighborhood
Council in partnership with The DOME Project and will take place at the DOME Project, 486 Amsterdam Avenue.
Free and open to the public. Wednesday, July 16
th
at 6:30pm.

Community Board 12 Committee of the Whole Meeting including a preliminary discussion of NYC’s budget for FY
’16. There will be representatives of the NYC Departments of Transportation, Housing Preservation, Environmental
Protection, Parks & Recreation, Sanitation, Police; the Human Resources Administration; and community-based
organizations. At the CB12 offices, 530 W. 166
th
St. (corner of Audubon Ave.). For more information, call 212-568-
8500. Wednesday, July 16
th
at 7pm.

Pickling Workshop: Not just Cukes The CSA at Ansche Chesed invites you to a pickling workshop. We will
demonstrate the traditional craft of fermentation to make old fashioned pickles and krauts. This method uses salt,
not vinegar. It’s easy, and the healthiest way to preserve your harvest. If you have a wide-mouthed glass jar, either
new or which has been previously used only for vegetables), bring it for your pickles. In the kitchen at Ansche
Chesed, 251 W. 100
th
St. (btw. Broadway & West End Ave.). Free and open to the public, but space is very limited
and you *must* RSVP. (juliadharrington@gmail.com). Wednesday, July 16
th
, 7pm- -8pm.


TOMORORW / THURSDAY (4 items)
Retro Gaming for Adults Share your passion for checkers, chess, mahjong, monopoly or scrabble. Join us for some
lively board time. All levels of play welcome. No registration necessary. At the Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam
Ave. near W. 64
th
St. Free and open to the public. Thursday, July 17
th
, 1pm to 5pm.

SeegerFest Folk hero and activist Pete Seeger died in January, and his children have helped put together a five-day
festival starting Thursday to honor his legacy. Many of the events are on the Upper West Side, with others
scattered around the city and Hudson Valley. All of the events are free. El Taller Latino on the 3
rd
floor of 2710
Broadway (@ W. 104
th
St.) will host a show of photos and films of the Seegers. Saturday, July 19
th
at 8pm. Lincoln
Center will kick off its Out of Doors fest with a tribute concert in Damrosch Park starting at 4pm. There will be
more than a dozen major performers, including Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow and Tom Chapin. Harry Belafonte and
Michael Moore will speak. Sunday, July 20
th
at 4pm. Another concert will take place in Central Park at Rumsey
Playfield. Monday, July 21
st
at 6pm. Learn about the whole festival here:
http://www.seegerfest.org/#%21activities/c2014.
Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email

Hudson Warehouse/Riverside Park plays Free performances of plays by Shakespeare and other classics. This
month featuring 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. 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
.

District 6 Community Education Council Public Meeting with reports from the Superintendent, and the CEC’s ELL,
Special Ed, Capital Plan/Zoning, Public Education Policy and Parent Involvement/Outreach Committees. Specific
agenda items for consideration include: Class Size Matters request for resolution; colocation briefing; selecting
dated for the Capital Plan Hearing and Town Hall Meeting; New President Council; schedule of all Committees’
planned activities; new charter listing; and a proposal to Modify Public Meeting time to Better Suit Parent Needs.
There is also a Public Session. At PS48, 4360 Browadway at W. 184
th
St., room 531. Thursday, July 17
th
, 7pm-10pm.

FRIDAY (1 item)
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
.



***THIS WEEKEND*** (12 items)
SATURDAY (8 items)
35
th
Anniversary ICS Block Party Inwood Community Services and the UNIDOS Coalition invite you to join us at the
35th Anniversary ICS Block Party! On Academy Street between Broadway & Vermilyea. Come out and celebrate!
Join in the activities and enjoy some delicious foods! If you have any questions concerning the party - or are
interested in hosting an activity/food, please contact Hannah Tejeda at hannaht@inwoodcs.org / 212-942-0043
ext.179. Saturday, July 19
th
, 9am - 5pm.

Free Citizenship assistance Celebrate our nation’s 238
th
birthday this month of July by encouraging family
members, friends, and neighbors to apply to become US citizens. From the Bronx to Houston and Los Angeles to
Durham, join us in supporting our community get on a path towards US citizenship. People will receive assistance
FREE OF CHARGE assistance with naturalization application, application review by an immigration attorney, step-
by-step review of naturalization process, and application & document packaging. Assistance with the I-912 Fee
Waiver will also be provided. In New York City, venues include Hostos Community College, 475 Grand Concourse, C
Building (gym), in the Bronx. For more information, visit the campaign website at ciudadania.yaeshora.info/events/
or call 888-839-8682. FREE, but you must register:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dHRKTGg1d05ndzQxc09wbVE2cG13bU
E6MA#gid=0. Saturday, July 19
th
, 10am – 3pm.

African Leadership Project's Leadership Forum: Thinking about running for elected office or pursuing civic
leadership? This forum will provide you with the skills and inspiration needed to successfully run for office and lead
in key civic areas. 258 St. Nicholas Ave. Free; click here to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-the-date-
ready-to-runprepared-to-lead-africans-in-the-diaspora-changing-the-political-landscape-tickets-
11594249713?aff=eorg Saturday, July 19
th
, 10am – 3pm.

Nature Discovery for Kids: The Wonderful World of Worms Educator Julia Attaway will explore the complex world
of worms. During this hands-on program, children will be able to learn about worms and their role not only in the
soil, but our environment. Designed for children 4-8, who must be accompanied by an adult. FREE! In Fort Tryon
Park’s Anne Loftus Playground (at Broadway/Riverside Drive/Dyckman Street). Sunday, July 20
th
, 3pm-3:45pm.

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
Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email
of No Longer Empty’s If You Build It, visit: http://www.nolongerempty.org/nc/home/events. Saturdays in July: 19
th

& 26
th
, 4pm-5pm.

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
.

RCTA Sunset Concerts featuring Steve Tarshis and his Instrumental Trio: jazz, folk, blues & rock. Bring your picnic
basket and blanket and join the Riverside Clay Tennis Association for this very popular music series. On the tennis
courts in Riverside Park (Hudson River @ W. 97
th
St.) In the event of inclement weather, call the hotline, 212-978-
0277, to see whether a concert has been postponed. Rain date is typically the next day at 7pm. Info:
http://www.rcta.info/rcta-concert-calendar.cfm. Saturday, July 19
th
at 7pm (‘til around 9pm). (Series runs through
August 16
th
.)

SeegerFest Folk hero and activist Pete Seeger died in January, and his children have helped put together a five-day
festival starting Thursday to honor his legacy. Many of the events are on the Upper West Side, with others
scattered around the city and Hudson Valley. All of the events are free. El Taller Latino on the 3
rd
floor of 2710
Broadway (@ W. 104
th
St.) will host a show of photos and films of the Seegers. Saturday, July 19
th
at 8pm. Learn
about the whole festival here: http://www.seegerfest.org/#%21activities/c2014.


SUNDAY (4 items)
Free Kayaking with the Inwood Canoe Club The Inwood Canoe Club invites members of the public who can swim
to join us for a guided, 20-25 minute kayak tour of the Hudson River just north of the George Washington Bridge.
No prior experience is needed, and all equipment is provided. For more information, visit
www.inwoodcanoenyc.org. Every Sunday through Labor Day weekend, 10am – noon; arrive between 9:30am and
11:15am to ensure you get a spot.

Gaga pa’l Pueblo traditional Dominican art including music, singing, dancing, visual and culinary art. Anne Loftus
Playground, Intersection of Dyckman St. & Broadway. For more info: http://vimeo.com/56492294. Sundays
through September 21
st
, 3-7pm.

SeegerFest Folk hero and activist Pete Seeger died in January, and his children have helped put together a five-day
festival starting Thursday to honor his legacy. Many of the events are on the Upper West Side, with others
scattered around the city and Hudson Valley. All of the events are free. Lincoln Center will kick off its Out of Doors
fest with a tribute concert in Damrosch Park starting at 4pm. There will be more than a dozen major performers,
including Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow and Tom Chapin. Harry Belafonte and Michael Moore will speak. Sunday, July
20
th
at 4pm. Learn about the whole festival here: http://www.seegerfest.org/#%21activities/c2014.

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
.



***NEXT WEEK*** (19 items)
Movie Monday Tired of the heat? Come to the St. Agnes Branch Library and watch some of our favorite movies
this summer. The movies will begin at 3pm and you will still have enough time to check out your summer reading
books. July 21: Frozen (102 min., PG); July 28: The Tale of Despereaux (94 min., G); August 4: Mary Poppins (139
min., G); August 11: Rio (96 min., G); August 18 & 25 – TBA. At the St. Agnes Branch Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave.
@ W. 81st St.; 212-621-0619. Mondays at 3pm.

Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email
Crazy 4 Science: Bionic Bodies Series This is FREE hands-on, science based workshop series for students in
elementary school. Make a model a bone, a working human lung, observe a live goldfish, create a mechanical hand
and MORE!!! At the Hamilton Grange Branch Library, 504 W. 145
th
St., 212-926-2147. Last session: Monday, July
21
st
at 4pm.

New York Elections & Voter Registration Workshop New York Communities for Change is hosting a workshop on
the upcoming State elections, which will have a great impact on the education budget and how much schools in
our communities receive. We will also be discussing voter registration and how to get parents more involved and
informed about elections in their communities. Who you vote for can directly affect your child’s education and
progress! Join us at the UFT Building, 52 Broadway. For more information and to RSVP call or email Yambeli Gomez
at 201-290-5058 and ygomez@nycommunities.org. Monday, July 21
st
, at 5:30pm.

SeegerFest Folk hero and activist Pete Seeger died in January, and his children have helped put together a five-day
festival starting Thursday to honor his legacy. Many of the events are on the Upper West Side, with others
scattered around the city and Hudson Valley. All of the events are free. A concert will take place in Central Park at
Rumsey Playfield. Monday, July 21
st
at 6pm. Learn about the whole festival here:
http://www.seegerfest.org/#%21activities/c2014.

Hey knitters (or crocheters) come to the library on Tuesday mornings and join our new knitting circle! A great way
to meet your neighbors! At the Inwood Branch Public Library, 4790 Broadway. Every Tuesday at 11:30am.

State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) See details in “Education & Vocational Opportunities” section
below; email questions to sprep-ps@columbia.edu. Deadline is Tuesday, July 22
nd
.

Garden Family Workshops Come enjoy the summer in Roger Morris Park with our new series of drop-in garden
family workshops. Each session will include storytelling, an art project and hands-on garden work in our beautiful
Sunken Garden or vegetable garden. The program is appropriate for children ages 5-12 with an adult learning
partner. 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; no pre-registration required. Tuesday, July 22
nd
& 29
th
, 11am – 2pm.

Cool Flicks: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Kids and families come chill out and watch great movies this summer.
Join us every Tuesday in the basement Community Room for a great family friendly flick. At the Washington
Heights Branch Library, 1000 St. Nicholas Ave. (@ W. 162
nd
St.); info: 212-923-6054. Free! Tuesday, July 22
nd
at
2pm.

Make It: Websites, Apps, and More Ever have an idea for a cool new mobile app or video game but weren't sure
how to create it? Join us for our summer-long coding club where we can help you build the products you want to
see in the world. Bring your friends along and start on your path to creating the next Instagram! NYPL's Teen Tech
Clubs are held once a week for seven weeks over the summer at select locations and are open to anyone ages 12
to 18 years old. At the Fort Washington Branch Library, 535 W. 179
th
Street (between St. Nicholas & Audubon
Aves.); (212) 927-3533. Tuesdays, July 22
nd
& 29
th
at 2:30 p.m.

LMCC Informational Session. Learn about application process for artist grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural
Council. Applications are due September 16
th
. Hosted by NoMAA with The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz
Memorial & Educational Center. 3940 Broadway (btw W. 165
th
& 166
th
Streets). For more information visit
http://www.nomaanyc.org/2014/05/nomaa-technical-assistance-workshops-uptown-arts-stroll-2014/ or call 212-
568-4396. Tuesday, July 22
nd
, 6-8pm.

Colonial Craft Family Workshops Come become part of history with our new series of drop-in colonial craft family
workshops. Each week there will be a different project to create, such as: paper making, tri-corner hats, tea making
and candle making (call 212-923-8008 for schedule). The program is appropriate for children ages 5-12 with an
adult learning partner. At the Morris-Jumel Mansion, located between W. 160
th
and W. 162
nd
Streets just east of
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St. Nicholas Ave. FREE with Museum admission; no pre-registration required. Wednesdays, July 23
rd
& 30
th
, 1pm –
3pm.

Citizen Emergency Preparedness Training Program: Through the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program,
approximately 100,000 New Yorkers will be provided with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and
disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Free emergency
preparedness kits will be provided. Fordham University, Pope Auditorium, 113 W. 60
th
St. Contact Erik Botcher
with any questions at 212-681-4605 or erik.bottcher@exec.ny.gov. Wednesday, July 23
rd
at 6pm.

Moose Hall Theater Company / Inwood Shakespeare Festival presents Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco. On the
Inwood Hill Park Peninsula; entrances at W. 218
th
St. / Indian Road and at Isham St. / Seaman Ave. For more
information, visit www.inwoodshakespearefestival.com. Produced in partnership with the NYC Parks Department
of Parks & Recreation. FREE! Bring a blanket and we’ll see you there! Note: While these productions are free, your
contributions when the hat is passed at the end are vital to keeping the company going.
http://www.moosehallisf.org/homepage.htm. Wednesdays – Saturdays, July 23
rd
– August 2
nd
, at 7:30pm.

Isabella Summer Fest & Fair Isabella has been a part of the northern Manhattan community for more than a
century. Founded in 1875 we serve thousands of New Yorkers annually. Our residents enjoy living in a friendly
community that encourages and values individuality and personal choice while receiving the highest quality of
care. In the past two decades, we have made a special effort to expand our services beyond our nursing home and
senior housing to include many new programs that benefit residents of the community. This year we want to do
something different: we want to bring our community together with our residents with our first ever Summer Fest
& Fair. This event will bring games, music, food and entertainment not only to our residents, but for our
community so they could meet the people we serve and get to know who we are. (If you would like to showcase
your organization, business or program as an exhibitor as we anticipate about 400 community members including
residents, families, staff and friends. Please contact Marilyn Pacheco, Assistant Director of Marketing at
mpacheco@isabella.org or 212-342-9224 by July 18
th
.) We look forward to seeing you, either as an exhibitor, or a
participant! Thursday, July 24
th
, 10am – 4pm.

Yoga in the Park Awesome Asana is a budding yoga project in Washington Heights developed by teacher Chelsea
Best. The concept behind Awesome is collaborative, bringing yoga and artists together locally to build a stronger
community in our neighborhood. Chelsea’s teaching style offers yogis from all levels and backgrounds the
opportunity to practice together. Her Vinyasa Flow class is designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and
mind back to a place of peace. 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; no pre-registration required. Thursday, July 24
th
& 31
st
,
11am – 12:15pm.

Bionic Bodies: A STEM Workshop for Kids Join us for this FREE four week hands-on STEM workshop for
elementary-aged kids. Each week kids will learn about how our bodies work and compare our bodies with those of
other living creatures! At the Washington Heights Branch Library, 1000 St. Nicholas Ave. (@ W. 162
nd
St.); info:
212-923-6054. Week 3: Hands, Fingers, & Thumbs: Build a working model of a hand and see what you can grasp.
Week 4: Eye See You: How do we see? How do insects see? Build two different types of eyes and find out! For
ages 6-11. Limited to 15 participants; register by phone or at the desk on the Children's Floor. Thursdays, July 24
th

& 31
st
at 3pm.

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
.

TIL Tenants’ Citywide Coalition Meeting Wondering when you will be able to purchase your apartment from HPD?
Come to an introductory meeting to build a citywide coalition of TIL tenants. At the Riverside Park Community
Room, 3333 Broadway at W. 135
th
St. (in the lower lobby of the “A” Building). Sponsored by PALANTE Harlem.
RSVP is *required*. For more information, call 212-491-2541. Thursday, July 24
th
, 6:30-8pm.
Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email

Romeo & Juliet at Riverbank State Park Pulse theatre is already painting backdrops in the amphitheater for this
summer’s Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet. We’ll see what New York surprises director Alexa has in store for us this
year. Don’t forget to bring a pillow for your bum! At Riverbank State Park, W. 145
th
Street @ Riverside Drive. Rain
or shine: if we’re not outside, we’re in the theatre. Opens Thursday, July 24
th
at 8pm and runs Wednesdays-
Sundays through August 17
th
.

Final Performance: Statement Arts’ “Empower Youth” Please join us for a very special performance of this year’s
College Prep kids. At the United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway at W. 175
th
St. Free and open to the public. Thank
you for supporting the next generation of terrific kids! Friday, July 25
th
at 7pm.



***NEXT WEEKEND*** (7 items)
Food Distribution The NYC Love Kitchen, in partnership with the Midwest Food Bank, will be distributing food to
the community. At the Love Kitchen, W. 204
th
St. & Ninth Ave. Tickets available; call Jewel Jones or Tiffany Morris
at 212-942-4204. Saturday, July 26
th
, 8am-9:30apm.

Parent Power School: Advanced Training for Parent Leaders Join the education justice movement; we have power
in numbers! Come to Parent Power School and learn about how community schools can strengthen your school &
neighborhood. Learn how to speak powerfully in public and tell your story. Lunch, child care and Spanish
translation provided. Powered by the Coalition for Educational Justice. 74 Trinity Place (near Wall Street in lower
Manhattan; 2/3/4/5 to Wall St, R to Rector). RSVP to nyccej@gmail.com or call 929-251-4324. Saturday, July 26
th
,
10am – 2pm.

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: http://www.nolongerempty.org/nc/home/events. Last session: July 26
th
,
4pm-5pm.

Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing Outdoors West coast swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow
lindy hop, salsa, and booty-shakin’, can be danced to R&B, pop, rock, hip hop, and blues. At W. 125
th
& Marginal
Streets, West Harlem Piers Park. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/soh. Saturdays, July 26
th
, August
30
th
& September 20
th
, 6pm-9pm; lesson at 7pm.

ConservancyNorth Meeting In light of recent conversations about increasing the number of public meetings and
decreasing the number of board meetings per year, we will be hosting a Friends of Northern Manhattan Public
Spaces Meeting in lieu of our regular meeting. The meeting will take place in the public meeting room at Dichter's
Pharmacy (4953 Broadway at W. 207
th
St.). We urge you to join us and our local park groups and green businesses
as we continue our discussion of how we can work together to improve community access and stewardship of our
blue-green public spaces. Sunday, July 27
th
, at 2pm.

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
.

RCTA Sunset Concerts featuring Efendi: music from Turkey, Armenia, Israel and Greece. Bring your picnic basket
and blanket and join the Riverside Clay Tennis Association for this very popular music series. On the tennis courts
in Riverside Park (Hudson River @ W. 97
th
St.) In the event of inclement weather, call the hotline, 212-978-0277, to
see whether a concert has been postponed. Rain date is typically the next day at 7pm. Info:
http://www.rcta.info/rcta-concert-calendar.cfm. Saturday, July 26
th
, at 7pm (‘til around 9pm). (Series runs
through August 16
th
.)

Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email
Moose Hall Theater Company / Inwood Shakespeare Festival presents Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco. On the
Inwood Hill Park Peninsula (enter park at W. 218
th
St.; peninsula is near ecology center). See above for more
information) Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm through July 26
th
.



***LOOKING AHEAD / SAVE THE DATE*** (18 items)
Movie Monday Tired of the heat? Come to the St. Agnes Branch Library and watch some of our favorite movies
this summer. The movies will begin at 3pm and you will still have enough time to check out your summer reading
books. July 28: The Tale of Despereaux (94 min., G); August 4: Mary Poppins (139 min., G); August 11: Rio (96 min.,
G); August 18 & 25 – TBA. At the St. Agnes Branch Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave. @ W. 81st St.; 212-621-0619.
Mondays at 3pm.

Cool Flicks Kids and families come chill out and watch great movies this summer. Join us every Tuesday in the
Community Room in the basement for a great family friendly flick. At the Washington Heights Branch Library, 1000
St. Nicholas Ave. (@ W. 162
nd
St.); info: 212-923-6054. Free! Showing Frankenweenie on Tuesday, July 29
th
at 2pm.

Romeo & Juliet at Riverbank State Park Pulse theatre is already painting backdrops in the amphitheater for this
summer’s Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet. We’ll see what New York surprises director Alexa has in store for us this
year. Don’t forget to bring a pillow for your bum! At Riverbank State Park, W. 145
th
Street @ Riverside Drive. Rain
or shine: if we’re not outside, we’re in the theatre. Wednesdays-Sundays, through August 17
th
, at 8pm.

RCTA Sunset Concerts Bring your picnic basket and blanket and join the Riverside Clay Tennis Association for this
very popular music series. On the tennis courts in Riverside Park (Hudson River @ W. 97
th
St.) In the event of
inclement weather, call the hotline, 212-978-0277, to see whether a concert has been postponed. Rain date is
typically the next day at 7pm. Info: http://www.rcta.info/rcta-concert-calendar.cfm. Saturdays, through August
16
th
, at 7pm (‘til around 9pm). Aug. 2, Side B (1960s rock & roll); Aug. 9, Dave Glasser (jazz); Aug. 16, Sabor Brasil
(samba).

Public Meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy Agenda includes an update from the Chancellor; approval of
annual estimate of the total sum of money available to support DOE operations (see here:
http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/ExecBudget2014); approval of contracts
(see here:
http://schools.nyc.gov/Common/Templates/ArchiveTemplate/Archive.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNODEGUID=
%7bB9055AD9-EFF6-45A4-84B1-
475ABBCD8981%7d&NRORIGINALURL=%2fAboutUs%2fleadership%2fPEP%2fdocuments%2fContracts%2fdefault%
2ehtm&NRCACHEHINT=Guest). There will also be time for public comment on items being considered by the
Panel, before the Panel votes. Sign-up for public comment will begin at 5:30pm at the door and will close promptly
at 6:30pm. Speakers may only sign themselves up for public comment, and only those who signed up will be
permitted to speak during the appropriate public comment period(s). Each speaker will be allowed two minutes to
speak during the public comment period(s) for which they signed up. Interpretation services will be provided in
Spanish; interpretation services for other languages will be provided upon request. American Sign Language will be
provided through reservation only: (212) 374-5472 or panel@schools.nyc.gov. In accordance with City Council
legislation, Panel meetings will now be live-streamed over the Internet. To access this service, please register here:
http://www.learndoe.org/pep/. Registration will remain open until the meeting’s adjournment. A recording and
transcript will be posted to the Panel website following the meeting. Please be aware that if you choose to attend
this meeting, your image or voice, or the image or voice of your child, may appear in the live-stream footage, or in
the recording that will be posted to the Panel website. At MS131, 100 Hester St. For more information, call 212-
374-5472. Wednesday July 30
th
at 5:30pm.

“Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai" In anticipation of the September 21 People's Climate March, We
Act for Environmental Justice will screen two notable films on environmental issues that have local resonance.
Both films will be shown outdoors at the West Harlem Piers Park
Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email
(http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/westharlempiers/map) starting at dusk with entertainment starting earlier at
6pm. The rain location is Manhattan Pentecostal Church (541 W. 125
th
St.). “Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari
Maathai" is a documentary about the Noble Peace Prize Laureate's tree-planting efforts to reverse the devastation
caused by deforestation in Kenya. Wednesday, July 30
th
, beginning at 6pm; movie at dusk.

"Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache" In anticipation of the September 21 People's Climate
March, We Act for Environmental Justice will screen two notable films on environmental issues that have local
resonance. Both films will be shown outdoors at the West Harlem Piers Park
(http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/westharlempiers/map) starting at dusk with entertainment starting earlier at
6pm. The rain location is Manhattan Pentecostal Church (541 W. 125
th
St.). "Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of
Pointe a la Hache" recounts the lives of the gulf oystermen after the BP oil spill. Thursday, July 31
st
, beginning at
6pm; movie at dusk.

Hudson Warehouse/Riverside Park plays Free performances of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. 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, July 31
st
- August 24
th
, at 6:30.

Net Fishing in Inwood: Go In-Seine! Join naturalists from the Hudson River Estuary Program as they pull a seine
net through the waters of the tidal basin at Inwood Hill Park, identifying and counting their catch for the annual
Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count. During this free family program, participants may volunteer to put on
waterproof boots and help collect a variety of wriggly and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the surface
of the water. On the Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. For more information: hrep@dec.ny.gov / 845-256-3016.
Saturday, August 2
nd
, 10am – 11:30am.

Foraging in Inwood Hill Park 'Wildman' Steve Brill will be leading a foraging tour of Inwood Park. These hands-on
programs teach about the environment and help you get back in touch with Nature. One neighbor writes, “My
girlfriend and I have gone on several of his tours. He's an interesting character, and we've learned a lot on his short
tours, and had a lot of fun too!” Here's a link for more info: http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/. Call 914-835-
2153 at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a place. Meet at the Anne Loftus Playground (Dyckman / Riverside /
Broadway). The tour lasts approximately 4 hours. Sunday, August 3
rd
, beginning at 11:45am.

Remembering Sacco & Vanzetti with Artwork by Marc Shanker The exhibit consists of selections from seven years
of prison letters written while the Italian anarchists. On view until September 1
st
at Word Up Community
Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165
th
St. There will be a discussion of the historical period surrounding the
case, led by Prof George Stevens & Mr. Shanker, and a dramatic reading on Sunday, August 24
th
at 3pm. Exhibit
opens Sunday, August 3
rd
at 3pm.

Summer Intensive Showcase An evening of songs, contemporary and classical monologues and scenes, dance
numbers, stage combat, and more! 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: $12 for Adults, $10 for
children <16 & seniors 62+. Advanced Ticket Sales Available For Purchase Online with Credit or Debit Card at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/781370, 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. Sunday, August 3
rd
at 4pm

Outdoor Movies at Swindler Cove New York Restoration Project is pleased to announce that free summer movies
are back! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars. Complimentary hot popcorn will be
served. For more information, call 212-333-2552 or email ddoroski@nyrp.org. Tonight’s feature is Big (PG, 104
min). Tuesday, August 5
th
; movie begins at sunset (between 8 and 9pm).

Get Up and Go! Family Adventure Race Sign up for an exciting parent-child race, which incorporates basic
exercises and sporting skills wrapped up in a one-hour dose of fun for all. Upon completion, all finishers receive
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medals, with special awards given to the top finishers in age groups 8-10 and 11-13. Indian Road/ W 218 St
Entrance to Inwood Hill Park Entries are limited, so click here now to register:
http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/kids-fitness/. Saturday, August 9
th
.

Dance Theater of Harlem. Annual Street Festival with free performances. W. 152
nd
St. btw. Amsterdam & St.
Nicholas Ave. For more information, visit http://www.dancetheatreofharlem.org/. Saturday, August 9
th
, noon-
7pm.

The Union Offensive of 1864 The National Park Service presents a FREE program detailing the Union offensive of
1864 – including Grant’s Overland Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Sheridan’s Valley Campaign –
which helped to secure victory for the North. At the NPS Visitors’ Center at Grants’ Tomb, on Riverside Drive at W.
122
nd
St. Free! Call 212-666-1640 for more information. Saturday, August 16
th
at 2pm.

Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing Outdoors West coast swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow
lindy hop, salsa, and booty-shakin’, can be danced to R&B, pop, rock, hip hop, and blues. At W. 125
th
& Marginal
Streets, West Harlem Piers Park. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/soh. Saturdays, August 30
th
&
September 20
th
, 6pm-9pm; lesson at 7pm.

3
rd
Annual Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Drive & Community Celebration: "East to West, Past to Present,
Reading and Writing Our Way to a Bright Future" Click here for more information, and register now!
http://totalequitynowharlem.org/programs/literacy-across-harlem/literacy-across-harlem-march/. Saturday,
September 20, 2014 – 1pm-4pm.



***EDUCATIONAL & VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES *** (5 items)
Second Annual Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund: a $20,000 Scholarship fund created to support
New York City school children (grades 2-8) to pursue their unique passions and talents. Michael Perelstein was a
devoted dad who watched his children pursue their passions in nontraditional fields while simultaneously
achieving financial security. Observing the paths of his kids, he realized the importance of nurturing passion and
talent and even switched careers himself to support his own interests. Perelstein passed away at age 56; the
scholarship fund established in his honor by his wife, Elizabeth Perelstein, is built around the concept of supporting
the passions and talents of children. The Discover Your Passion Competition will award the grand prize winner
$5,000 toward his or her pursuit; three second place winners will receive $3,500, and three third place winners will
receive $1,500, for a total of $20,000. Finalists will be selected from each of two age categories: 2
nd
- 5
th
grade; 6
th
-
8
th
grade. The scholarship winners will be announced and awarded their prizes in October in New York City. For
complete information about the scholarship and to apply see schoolchoicegroup.com. To read about the 2013
scholarship winners, visit http://findingschools.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2014-01-02T11:13:00-
05:00&max-results=3. Application deadline is September 8
th
; for more info, go to
http://www.schoolsearchsolutions.com/discoveryourpassion/.

State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) at the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Columbia
University, College of Physicians and Surgeons is recruiting NYC high school students for the 2014-2015 academic
year. S-PREP is a rigorous academic year program designed for students who are who are seriously interested in
pursuing a career in medicine or related health professions. Students must be a New York residents who are
minority (e.g., Black, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native) or economically disadvantaged (see economic
eligibility guidelines) enrolled in high school grades 9–12. The long range objective of the program is to increase
the number of minority physicians and health care professionals. The program offers a schedule of basic and
medical science courses. The courses may include, but are not limited to the following: anatomy, biochemistry,
embryology, calculus, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, organic chemistry, physics, physiology, and pre-calculus.
In addition, the program offers a SAT preparation course provided by Kaplan. Classes start in October of the
academic year and are held on Saturdays, in morning and afternoon sessions. Medical, dental, and graduate
students serve as course preceptors. In addition to the rigorous academic schedule, the program offers mandatory
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college preparation and career development workshops, college counseling services, field trips and college tours.
Download the application here: http://ps.columbia.edu/education/node/1996; deadline is Tuesday, July 22
nd
. If
you have any questions, email sprep-ps@columbia.edu.

Help Wanted: Cashiers Burger Height is looking for a couple cashiers. If interested please drop off your resume at
the NYC Business Solutions, Washington Heights Center at 560 W. 181
st
Street, 2
nd
floor.

Youth Empowered To Succeed (YES) Paid Construction Training The Northern Manhattan Improvement
Corporation (NMIC) has a federally funded workforce investment act program offering occupational skills training
in construction. Youth Empowered to Succeed is a program for low-income youth between the ages of 17 and 21
who are not working and not in school. Students gain skills to secure entry-level employment in: carpentry,
plumbing, facilities maintenance, electrical, painting and weatherization. Students also receive their OSHA-10 at no
cost. HSE (GED) prep classes are available. Classes are held at NMIC’s offices, 76 Wadsworth Ave. @ W. 177
th
St.;
call 212-822-8300 for information. Application deadline is Thursday, July 17
th
.

DYCD Summer Enrichment Program Slots As we are entering the summer break I am writing to inform you of an
opportunity for Middle School age students across the City. The Department of Youth and Community
Development (DYCD) has doubled the number of summer enrichment program slots for middle school students.
These programs will provide a fun and safe environment, and include enriching activities that will cultivate the
minds of students throughout the summer. The programs will provide a variety of activities ranging from Science,
Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), service learning, literacy, dance, arts, sports, and many trips. All
DYCD programs are free of charge, but you have to act quickly to ensure your middle school aged child is enrolled.
For information about DYCD please visit their website at www.nyc.gov/dycd or call 800-246-4646.



***HEALTH, RECREATION & FITNESS*** (10 items)
New Public Boat Launch at Muscota Marsh The dock at Muscota Marsh is now part of the NYC Parks network of
human-powered boat launch sites- also known as the NYC Water Trail. Apply for a boat launch permit to make use
of this boat launch and over 40 launches citywide! Visit the online version of our NYC Parks’ Water Trail Map
(http://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/kayak) to see locations of our boat launches. All NYC Parks boat launches
require a permit. Permits can be secured here:
http://www.nycgovparks.org/pagefiles/56/Kayak_Launch_Permit.pdf.

Senior Splash/Swim for senior citizens ONLY at the Highbridge pool. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am – 10am, Free
Swim; 10am - 10:45am, Aqua Exercise. ARC Ft Wash will arrange transport for a group from your center.

Free Summer Fitness Programs in Ft. Tryon Park For more information regarding fitness programs, visit
http://forttryonparktrust.org/events/events_calendar.php.
 Morning Fitness Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30a.m.-8:30a.m., Saturdays 8:30a.m.-9:30am; meet at the
entrance to the Heather Garden, year ‘round.
 Sunrise Tai Chi Wednesdays 6:30am-7:30am on Linden Terrace, through August 27
th
.
 Parent & Me Yoga Saturdays 9am-9:45am on Abby's Lawn, through August 9
th
.

Free Summer Fitness Programs in Inwood Hill Park For more information regarding fitness programs, visit
http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/inwoodhillpark/events.
 Morning Tai Chi Mondays 8am-9am on the Indian Road Lawn (through August 25
th
)
 Family Drumming: West African Drum & Dance, Mondays 6:30pm-7:30pm (through August 25
th
)
 Evening Yoga, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8pm on the Indian Road Lawn (through August 26
th
)
 Family Capoeira, Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm on the Indian Road Lawn (through August 27
th
)

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NYC Beaches & Pools are OPEN for your summer enjoyment! For information on hours, locations and rules, etc.,
visit the Parks Department’s website: http://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/beaches or
http://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/places-to-go/pools; for information on beaches’ water quality, you can
also go to the Dep’t of Health: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/environmental/beach.shtml. AND DON’T
FORGET THE SUNSCREEN!

NYC Parks Manhattan Recreation Play Mobile offers organized sports including basketball, volleyball, and soccer,
as well as more traditional activities such as relay races, tug-o-war, and jump roping. The Play Mobile also offers
arts & crafts nature projects, tabletop board games, & face painting. If you would like the Play Mobile at your
event please apply online: www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/mobile-units. There are a few remaining
available dates in the first and last weeks of August. To check the Play Mobiles’ availability please call 212-408-
0243, or apply online at http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/mobile-units/apply.

Come See the Palisades Up Close! If anyone is interested in walking/ hiking/ along the Palisades and experiencing
first hand, the unique beauty of one of our most cherished Natural and Historical Landmarks, feel free to contact
me and we can hopefully arrange a time to enjoy some walking/hiking trails of this most wonderful park. I have
been leading hikes in the Park for several years now and can organize walks from easy to more difficult. A long
time resident of Englewood Cliffs, I am a hike leader and hike leader trainer for the Appalachian Mountain Club,
among other hiking clubs, and a delegate to the NY/NJ Trail Conference, which maintains over 1,800 miles of trails
in the New York metropolitan area. No prior experience necessary; just bring your camera to capture some
unforgettable views. Times are flexible. For more information, contact Margo Moss at acephoto@verizon.net.
Live Healthy community health program continues uptown this summer. After a successful 12 weeks, we're back
with more free yoga, zumba, healthy cooking with City Harvest and wellness talks to help you stay healthy, get well
and live better. Registration is now open. Learn more about the great activities and sign up today. Sponsored by
the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, Inwood Community Services, Inc., Community League of the
Heights and EmblemHealth. To sign-up click here:
http://emblemhealthlivehealthy.com/?utm_source=Washington%20Heights&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Cyc
le%201&utm_campaign=Live%20Healthy%20 or call 877-444-3674 for a full schedule of classes. All sessions are
FREE. At Holy Trinity Church in Inwood, 20 Cumming Street, just west of Broadway.
 Zumba, Tuesdays, through September 16
th
, 7:15 - 8:15 pm & Fridays, through September 19
th
, 6pm - 7pm
 Yoga, Fridays, through September 19
th
, 7pm - 8pm.
 Cooking Classes, Tuesdays, August 5
th
- September 9
th
, 5:30pm - 7:15pm.
 Health Talks Tuesdays, (see schedule), 8:15pm - 9pm.

New Mile of Fort Washington Park Waterfront is Now Open! As part of the PlaNYC Project, a new mile of
waterfront greenway has been constructed for public use. Enter the new path at Dyckman Street and the Hudson
River and ride, walk, or fish through the beautiful meadow of black-eyed Susans while taking in waterfront views.

West Nile Virus Detected in NYC Mosquitos; No Human Cases Reported this Season Health Department reminds
New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites. Aerial larviciding scheduled to kill immature
mosquitoes before they can bite. The infected mosquitoes were collected from the Douglaston and College Point
neighborhoods in Queens and Old Town from Staten Island. No human cases have been reported this season. The
Health Department will increase mosquito surveillance by setting up additional traps and treating catch basins in
the affected areas. The Health Department will continue its efforts to kill mosquito larvae before they can bite by
applying larvicide in the city’s catch basins, marshland, and areas with standing water. “Now that West Nile virus
has returned to New York City, it is important to take simple precautions to protect you and your family,” said
Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. “During warm weather, mosquitoes can breed in any still water that stands
for more than four days, so the most effective way to control mosquitoes is to eliminate standing water. New
Yorkers are also encouraged to mosquito-proof their homes, wear mosquito repellent and cover their arms and
legs if they’re outside at dawn or dusk. New Yorkers over 50 should be especially cautious, as they are more likely
to develop serious illness if they contract the virus.” Not everyone infected with West Nile virus will become ill.
However, West Nile virus can cause serious complications, including neurological diseases, and can also cause a
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milder flu-like illness with headache, fever and fatigue, weakness and sometimes rash. If you think you have
symptoms of West Nile virus, see your doctor right away. In addition, the Health Department will apply larvicide by
helicopter to marsh and other non-residential areas of Staten Island, the Bronx and Queens later on 7/17-7/22,
between the hours of 6am and 7pm, weather permitting. These products are approved by the US EPA and the NYS
DEC.

Reducing Exposure to Mosquitoes:
 Use an approved insect repellent containing picaridin, DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for children
under three), or products that contain the active ingredient IR3535.
 Make sure windows have screens and repair or replace screens that have tears or holes.
 Eliminate any standing water from your property and dispose of containers that can collect water.
Standing water is a violation of the New York City Health Code.
 Make sure roof gutters are clean and draining properly.
 Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs. Keep them empty or covered if not in
use; drain water that collects in pool covers.
 Report standing water by calling 311 or visiting nyc.gov/health/wnv.



***HOW YOU CAN HELP*** (2 items)
District 6 Community Education Council seeks art supplies In an effort to make CEC meetings more accessible to
District 6 parents, the Parent Involvement & Outreach Committee will be establishing childcare at each meeting.
They are looking for donations of arts and crafts and other such supplies (crayons, markers, paper, stickers, small
toys/puzzles, etc.) to help keep children occupied during meetings that are interesting and important for adults,
but not so much fun for kids. Also they are looking for donations of food/snack, if you are a business owner, or a
generous person with a Costco card. For more information or if you are able to make a donation, please call Marilu
Pisani at 917-521-3793 or email cec6@schools.nyc.gov.

NYS Council on the Arts Survey The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a New York State government
agency, needs your help. As the agency develops its long-term plan to advance the role of the arts, culture and
heritage in the lives of the state's citizens, visitors and communities, it is crucial that we hear directly from the
public. In this brief survey we'd like to learn about your experiences with arts, culture and heritage, as well as the
role you feel they should play in your community and the state. Your feedback will help NYSCA's plan align with the
values and priorities of the state's citizens. We hope you'll take 10 minutes to fill out this anonymous survey.
Please feel free to share the survey link with friends and family. Thank you! Link the survey here:
http://tinyurl.com/NYSCASurvey1



***ROAD & TRANSIT INFO*** (7 items)
Temporary Relocation of Bx3 Stop During GWB Bus Station Construction: The TutorPerini Corp. requested and
received a Bx3 bus stop adjustment from NYC DOT for the duration of construction (June 2, 2014 to January 1,
2015) at the Port Authority GWB Bus Terminal. The northbound Bx3 stop on Broadway between W. 178
th
and W.
179
th
Streets will be eliminated and installed on Broadway between W. 179
th
& W. 180
th
Streets.

Rerouting of M2 & M3 (southbound) at W. 168
th
St. & Broadway Because of sidewalk and subway ceiling
reconstruction (which is part of the Brick Arch Reconstruction Project) the M2/M3 southbound bus stop will be
temporarily revoked. Due to redesign issues, the bus stop adjustment at 168
th
Street and Broadway did not take
place in February as previously planned. Those design issues have now been resolved and the contractor is
requesting that NYC DOT eliminate the M2/M3 southbound bus stop on Broadway at W. 168
th
St.
beginning August 3
rd
for a duration of 2-3 months.

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M100 Reroutes to Serve Dyckman Street The M100 bus will now serve residents, shoppers and community
members along the Dyckman corridor and Tenth Avenue, bringing public transit to once under-served areas.
Traveling northbound, the bus will turn right from Broadway onto Dyckman St. making stops all along the corridor.
It will then pass the Dyckman Houses and turn left onto Tenth Avenue, where PS 5 is located. The bus will then
drive up Tenth Avenue providing bus service where it did not previously exist. The Bx7 will continue to operate
north and south on Broadway in the areas that the M100 once operated so there will be no loss of service on
Broadway. Thanks to Council Member Rodriguez's office (in particular Marble Hill & Dyckman Houses Community
Liaison, Tony Edwards) for their efforts to bring about this change in service better to serve our community.

A Train running in stages, overnight (midnight-5am) the A operates in two sections, between the Rockaways and
168
th
Street and between 168
th
Street and 207
th
Street. At 168
th
Street, customers are instructed to take the
shuttle TRAIN (not BUS) operating between 168
th
Street and 207
th
Street. The shuttle train operates every 30
minutes. Overnights through Friday, July 18
th
, 12:01am-5am.

NO WEEKEND A Train north of 168
th
Street due to ongoing track work. Please transfer to shuttle bus at 168
th

Street to continue north-bound trip to 207
th
St., or take the shuttle above ground along the route from W. 207
th
St.
(Broadway and Ft. Washington Ave.) to 168
th
St. to continue downtown by train. You may also use the 1-train and
transfer at 168
th
Street. Final weekend: July 19
th
/20
th
.

Weekend Service Change on the #1 Line Northbound 1 trains run express from 96
th
St. to 145
th
St.
 TO 103
rd
, 110
th
, 116
th
, 125
th
& 137
th
Sts. take the 242 St/north-bound 1-train to *145
th
St. or 168
th
St. and
transfer to a South Ferry/south-bound 1. (*Free transfer at 145
th
St. with Unlimited Ride MetroCard only.)
 FROM 103
rd
, 110
th
, 116
th
, 125
th
& 137
th
Streets, take a South Ferry-bound (southbound) 1 to 96
th
St and
transfer to a 242 St-bound (northbound) 1.
All weekend, from 11:45pm Friday, July 18
th
to 5am Monday, July 21
st
.

Night-time Highway Lane Closures on the Major Deegan Expressway left lane, north- & southbound, due to
Installation of scaffolding on the High Bridge. Due to weather and field conditions on July 14
th
& 15
th
, lane closures
on the Major Deegan Expressway have been re-scheduled for July 16
th
- 18
th
(weather and field conditions
permitting). Flaggers will be posted near the High Bridge work site. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained at
all times. Be prepared for traffic delays and use alternate routes. If you have any questions, concerns or would like
to be added to the electronic Neighborhood Notification Network list, please contact the Community Construction
Liaison, Marlyn Nuñez, at (718) 588-2564 or e-mail highbridgeccl@gmail.com. (During non-construction hours,
please call 311.) Overnights, July 16
th
–18
th
, 10pm – 5am.



***ONGOING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES *** (8 items)
Seasonal Greenmarkets are OPEN! Depending on the market, shoppers will find milk and yogurt, fruit and cider,
baked goods, preserved or pickled fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, fresh and smoked meats, fish, maple syrup,
honey which are grown, harvested or produced – often organically, always sustainably – in southern New Jersey,
Long Island’s waters and New York’s Hudson Valley.
 W. 175
th
St. btw. Broadway & Wadsworth Ave., Thursdays through November 20
th
, 8am-5pm
 W. 168
th
St. @ Ft. Washington Ave., through November 25
th
, 8am-4pm.
These are in addition to the year-round markets serving the District:
 Columbia University (Broadway btw. W. 114
th
& W. 116
th
Streets), Thursday & Sundays, 8am-5pm
 Inwood (Isham btw. Seaman Ave. & Cooper St.) Saturdays, 8am-3pm.
 97
th
Street (W. 97
th
St. btw. Columbus/Amsterdam Aves.), Fridays, 8am-2pm.
 Tucker Square (W. 66
th
St. @ Columbus Ave.), Thursdays & Saturdays, 8am-5pm.
For more information on New York City’s Greenmarkets, visit www.grownyc.org.

Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email
Women of Sugar Hill Curated by Ana Ofelia Rodriguez of Broadway Housing Community as part of No Longer
Empty’s “If You Build It” art project, Andrea Arroyo’s artwork honors the contributions, struggles and resilience of
New York women past and present. It is inspired by the indigenous Algonquin women, the women of Colonial
times, the female visionaries of the Harlem Renaissance and the present-day women from the diverse immigrant
communities who are settling in the area. Visit http://www.nolongerempty.org/nc/home/events/event/on-view-
the-women-of-sugar-hill-by-broadway-housing-communities/ and www.andreaarroyo.com for more information.
On view through August 10
th
.

Free summer meals for kids throughout NYC: For all kids 18 years and younger, at playgrounds, schools, libraries,
NYCHA community centers, DPR rec centers, etc. Scores of locations in all five boroughs, including 4 mobile trucks.
Children do NOT need to show registration, documentation, or ID to receive their meals. These are the Washington
Heights & Inwood locations; click here to find more locations by ZIP, school district or
address:http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/sch_search/summermeals.aspx.
 Ann Loftus Playground Broadway & Dyckman, Lunch only, noon-1pm, Tues-Fri, 7/8 - 8/22
 Highbridge Pool 2301 Amsterdam @ W. 173 Breakfast 8:15am-9am, M-F; Lunch, noon-1pm 7 days 6/27-8/29
 IS218 Salome Ureña 4600 Broadway @ W. 196 Breakfast 8am-9:30am & Lunch, 11am-1:45pm, M-F, 7/1-8/8
 MS 319 MT Mirabal 21 Jumel Place @ W. 168 Breakfast 8am-9:15am & Lunch 11am-1:15pm, M-F, 6/30-8/29
 J. Hood Wright Park Ft. Washington Ave. @ W. 173 Lunch only, noon-1:00pm, Tu-Fri, 7/8-8/22
 Dyckman NYCHA 3782 10
th
Ave @ W. 202, 1
st
fl Comm Rm, B’kfast 9am-10am & Lunch noon-1pm, M-F, 7/9-8/29
 PS 5 Ellen Lurie 3703 10
th
Ave. @ Dyckman, Breakfast 8am-9:15am & Lunch 11am-1:15pm, M-F, 6/27-8/15
 PS 28 Wright Brothers 475 W. 155 & Amsterdam, Breakfast 8am-9:15am & Lunch 11am-1:15pm, M-F, 6/30-8/1
 PS 48 P.O. Michael J. Buczek 4360 B’way @ W. 186, B’kfast 8am-9:15am & Lunch 11am-1:15pm, M-F, 6/30-8/22
 PS 128 Audubon 560 W. 169 @ Audubon, Breakfast 8am-9:15am & Lunch 11am-1:15pm, M-F, 6/30-8/22
For more information, call 311, text NYCMeals to 877-877 or visit www.schoolfoodnyc.org.

Citizens Committee for NYC Neighborhood Grants awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to
work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city. They prioritize groups based in low
income neighborhoods and Title I public schools. Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to
make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants
to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives. Info: Arif Ullah at
aullah@citizensnyc.org or Wilfredo Florentino at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org. 212-822-9580/9568. DEADLINE:
January 27
th
, 2015.

Space Available for Nonprofits:-The Union Theological Seminary, located at 3041 Broadway (at W. 121
st
St.) is
interested in “spreading the word” that they have space available for Not-for-Profit entities. Please contact them!
Info: Michael Maloney, RPA, Deputy Vice President, Buildings and Grounds, Union Theological Seminary, 3041
Broadway; phone: 212-280-1534; fax 212-280-1492, or visit www.utsnyc.edu.

Affordable Housing for Seniors New York State Homes & Community Renewal and SelfHelp (KI-KII) Associates, LLC.
is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for affordable housing rental apartment at 42-25
Kissena Boulevard and 137-47 45th Avenue in Flushing, Queens. Apartments include studios and one-bedrooms,
for one or two people. Monthly rent ranges from $844-$903 (studio) or $891-$967 (1BR), including gas/electric;
annual income ranges are $24,080- $36,120 for single occupants and $27,520- $41,280 for two occupants,
regardless of apartment size. The head of household must be 62 years of age or older. A general preference will
be given to NYC residents. To request an application, mail a postcard to SELFHELP KI-KII ASSOCIATES, 140-16 45
th

Ave., Flushing, NY 11355. Completed applications must be returned by regular mail (no certified, registered,
express, etc.) to the address listed with the application. No phone calls.

Scribble Art Workshop's Sculpture Crawl The Inwood Sculpture Crawl in collaboration with Scribble Art Workshop
and NYC Parks is only on display for a few more days as the exhibits are currently being dismantled. Don't miss this
opportunity to view the art created with people in our community ranging in age from 18 months to adulthood.
Click here for more info: https://scribbleartworkshop.com/new-exhibitions/.
Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email

The Colors that Brighten My Life Mario Tavarez exhibit with twenty acrylic paintings. At the Inwood Library (4790
Broadway), 1
st
floor. Info: 212-942-2445. Through August 2
nd
.



***POWERING YOUR HOME WITH ALTERNATIVE ENERGY***
You Can Choose New York Wind +/or Solar Power! Following deregulation almost two decades ago, New Yorkers
can purchase electricity through many providers other than Con Edison.

Many of these providers use clean, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, rather than polluting fossil
fuels. This innovative way of enabling New Yorkers to consume alternative green energy sources requires some
understanding and research. Here is what you need to know about how an Energy Service Company can be
beneficial to you AND the environment.

An Energy Service Company (ESCO) is simply a alternative provider of energy. While the power is still delivered to
your building through ConEd’s underground distribution network, the power is generated by an ESCO using
conventional or alternative energy sources. There are many different ESCOs that come with various rates and
methods of energy measurement. Because each company may not use the same type of energy source many may
charge a monthly, semi-annual, annual or rate depending on the contract.

The state of New York has provided a safe search engine to research and pick out the best energy provider for
you:http://www.askpsc.com/askpsc/page/?PageAction=renderPageById&PageId=7f285010bbcba4320235157257b
2dc82. It should also be noted that Con Edison does offer an alternative energy service which is charged to your bill
monthly as a separate expense.

When choosing an ESCO always make sure to speak to the company directly and to get answers to all of your
questions before making any commitments. With the help of the State of New York and a little research on your
own, finding the right kind of provider for you should be easy and secure.



***LG/USA PALISADES UPDATE***
Good news! In a surprising reversal, a new ordinance has been introduced to the Englewood Cliffs Council which
would repeal previous zoning changes. The ordinance must be reviewed by the Planning Board, which has
scheduled a public hearing tentatively for next Tuesday, July 22
nd
. The Council also voted to place a referendum
question regarding building height limits on the November ballot. For local coverage, read more here:
http://www.northjersey.com/news/englewood-cliffs-council-introduces-ordinance-limiting-building-heights-
1.1049624

More good news! Monday night (July 14
th
), the Westchester County Board of Legislators passed a resolution
condemning LG’s plans. “The Palisades are among the most stunning and significant land forms in the United
States, which residents and visitors to the Hudson Valley have long marveled at,” said Catherine Parker of Rye, NY,
and the Board’s Chair. “LG Electronics’ plan to despoil the Palisades, both a National Natural Landmark and a
National Historic Landmark, cannot be condoned under any circumstances.”

And, the controversy is starting to get noticed outside of the NY/NJ metro Area; even people in the Indiana
heartland are concerned about this story:
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/d8b80b58b6cd4f0c8262c5d678c45175/NJ--LG-Tower-Palisades

In addition:
 Help spread the word about LG's development and its threat to the historical and landmarked Palisades.
Contact Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org to receive updates via email
 Consider carefully the character of the company from which they chose to buy their cell phones, TVs,
washing machines, etc. This is not a "boycott."
 Joining the Protect the Palisades Meetup group will let you know about events and make it easy to
register for them, and will help us gather new supporters. It is especially important for those who are
coordinating events to join our Meetup Group:http://www.meetup.com/Protect-the-Palisades/. To do
this, create a user ID and password. Your actual email address will remain anonymous and you can choose
a user name that is not your real name if you have any concerns. (Please note when you sign up you will
be prompted to select interests; you can minimize emails you receive by selecting fewer or no interests.)
 Please sign up for our listserv, intended to foster communication and protect your privacy. Send a blank
email to PalisadesActivists-subscribe@yahoogroups.com; you'll be sent a confirmation email
automatically from the group. Reply to the confirmation email to activate your subscription.
 If you haven’t already done so, please write a letter to CEO Bon-Joon Koo and ask others to do the same.
For more ways to help protect the Palisades, please visit our Take Action page.
 SIGN the petition on our website: www.protectthepalisades.org.





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Elizabeth Lorris Ritter
Community Liaison
State Senator Adriano Espaillat, 31
st
SD
5030 Broadway, Suite 701 NYC 10034
(212) 544-0173 (ph)
(212) 544-0256 (fx)

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