WestsideEATS 2018

June 9 & 10, 2018 | 10:00am – 6:00pm

Get a taste of Hell’s Kitchen! More than 20 local eateries will set up shop on Pier 86 at the Intrepid Museum and offer a sampling of the local fare. Hear live music, participate in fun activities and enjoy the waterfront while eating and drinking al fresco from popular Hell’s Kitchen haunts.
Museum Members receive 10% off food and drinks.Cost: Free public pier entry. Additional cost for food and drinks.

Pier 86/Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
46th Street and 12th Avenue
New York NY 10036

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Summer in the Square

June 14, 2018 to August 9, 2018 |7:00am – 8:30pm

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

KIDS: We’ve got interactive children’s activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park’s South Plaza!

FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square’s hottest studios + instructors, there’s something for every fitness level on the park’s South + North Plazas.

LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park’s South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Every week on Thursday between June 14th and August 9th (2018). 

Cost: Free

Union Square Park
East 14th Street to East 17th Street – North Plaza, South Plaza and West Side Waiting Area
New York NY
More Info: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/summer-in-the-square


SummerStage – Gregory Porter / Victory

June 2, 2018 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm

While the sensational Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Gregory Porter cut his teeth singing and emulating his idol, Nat King Cole, he has a sound that’s all his own. In the past, he’s been praised by The New York Times for his unique approach to jazz, soul, and gospel. He’s joined by Victory, a once-in-a-generation talent who is a performance mainstay in Central Park, known for her blend of soul and folk that has moved the likes of Jay-Z.

Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Cost: FREE

Central Park – Rumsey Playfield
72nd Street and 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10021





Yayoi Ikawa – Harlem Jazz Series


May 25, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Born in Tokyo, Japan, but raised musically in New York, pianist/composer/educator Yayoi Ikawa is an experience in ingenuity and compassion. Being exposed to the diverse music scene in New York, Yayoi plays Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop, Classical, African, and Caribbean music. Using music as a powerful communication tool, Yayoi strives to lift up humanity through understanding and encouraging herself and others. After a Nippon Crown release “Angel Eyes” in 2004, she self-produced “Color of Dreams” displaying her original compositions. In 2008, Yayoi started “The Bridge Project” to create musical dialogue between different cultures. Yayoi has worked with Reggie Workman, Michael Carvin, Howard Johnson, Michal Urbaniak, Salim Washington, Emeline Michel, James Germain, Daniel Bernard Roumain, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, The Meditations, Kaissa, Blitz the Ambassador, St Paul Baptist Church in Montclair NJ, the International Jazz and Dance Academy in Slovenia and more. Her musical activities can be seen on http://www.yayoiikawa.net


Yayoi Ikawa – piano/composition

1st set: 7:00pm – 7:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8:00pm – 8:45pm

House doors open at 6:30pm

Price: $15

Harlem Jazz Series – Jason Marshall

April 17, 2 018 – 12pm

Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall is a highly sought after and established fixture on the global music landscape.  A rare specimen even among the highly competitive New York City music scene, the Washington D.C. born saxophonist can be seen playing soul music with Aretha Franklin, Latin jazz with Arturo O’Farrill, pop with Desi Di Lauro, avant garde jazz with the Charlie Mingus Big Band, and rock music with the Young Presidents.  In addition, the graduate of the New School and Aaron Copeland School of Music can also be found performing weekly with the iconic NYC hip hop band, Nickle & Dime Ops, and with his own, The Jason Marshall Organ Trio in Harlem. Also a highly sought after composer and arranger, Mr. Marshall wrote and arranged the modern day classic “Miss Garvey, Miss Garvey!!” which was nominated for a Grammy in 2009.  He has also written and arranged music for the Taipei Jazz Orchestra and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.   His work for large ensemble can be heard most regularly performed by his critically acclaimed orchestra, the Jason Marshall Big Band.  The jazz orchestra will release its debut album Order of Magnitude this fall.

1st Set: 12 Noon – 12:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 1:00pm – 1:45pm Doors open at 11:30am

Cost: $15

Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street
New York NY 10027
More Info: www.harlemjazzboxx.com

First Fridays! Havana Film Festival: De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo (From Puerto Rico to the World)

April 6, 2018  – 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Kicking off the 19th Annual Havana Film Festival New York, the Museum will host a screening of De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo (From Puerto Rico to the World), an ode to the Puerto Rican diaspora by Carlitos Ruiz and Mariem Pérez. The documentary features interviews with Rita Moreno, Rosie Perez and Luis Guzmán.

6:00pm – 7:00pm Kids activity table and gallery tours
7:00pm Screening De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo
8:30pm Live music by Flaco Navaja & the Razor Blades

Cost: Free. Tickets are free. RSVP required.

Bronx Museum of Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx NY 10456

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-fridays-havana-film-festival-de-puerto-rico-para-el-mundo-from-puerto-rico-to-the-world-with-tickets-43144073084?aff=es2


Silent Party (1st year) presented by Harlem Holiday Lights

Silent Party (1st year) presented by Harlem Holiday Lights

 Nov 16, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm

It’s the 125th Street Business Improvement District’s 25th Anniversary’s Harlem Holiday Lights Celebration. Bring friends and family and experience music on a new level this year as we introduce our first *SILENT PARTY* hosted by Larry Scott Blackmon. Presented by 125th Street BID and Manhattan Community Boards #9 and #10.

Party-goers will be dancing, singing and celebrating the kickoff of the Holiday Lights Celebration with three guest DJs spinning live.

The 3 guest DJs spinning are:

Channel 1 (Blue) – Soulful House – Sundae Sermon featuring DJ Stormin Norman
Channel 2 (Red): Old School – DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth
Channel 3 (Green) – Today’s R&B and Hip Hop – DJ Vern


  • A Pair of Quiet Events Headphones
  • 3 Live DJ’s battling for your attention


  • You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event.
  • No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door.


  • Outdoor Event

When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to, so you can dance along with those listening to the same DJ as you. It’s super social; just lower the volume or take the headphones off to talk to that girl or guy. There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!

Cost: $10 Admission. Please Register & Purchase Tickets Online via Eventbrite.com.


125th Street, Morningside Ave & Hancock Place
New York NY 10027


More info: https://harlemholidaylights2017.eventbrite.com




Carla Cook Quartet – Harlem Jazz Series

November 14, 2017 12:00pm – 2:00pm

CARLA%20COOK%2019Carla Cook is daring. She is a jazz singer/songwriter who sings standards beautifully — but she doesn’t stop there. Cook is willing to put a jazz spin on songs not written by traditional jazz composers. Songs that, until you hear her sing them, you’d never imagine could be interpreted as jazz. This native Detroiter, who grew up in a musically rich and diverse environment, brings all her influences to bear within her repertoire. In her songbook you’ll find elements of R&B, European classical, Motown, Blues and Gospel. Cook has always eschewed labels, and refuses to become a jazz purist or snob. That willingness to simply sing what she loves, bringing an earthy sophistication to every song, is what gives Cook her signature style. In 1999, Cook recorded her debut album, It’s All About Love. The CD enjoyed favorable reviews and received a Grammy nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Performance category and was awarded the AFIM Indie Award for Best Jazz Vocal in 2000. In 2000, Cook recorded her second album, Dem Bones and in 2002, she recorded Simply Natural, both for MAXJAZZ. Her albums continue to receive critical acclaim.

1st set: 12pm – 12:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 1pm – 1:45pm

House doors open at 11am

Price: $15

Jay Rodriguez – Harlem Jazz Series

October 24, 2017 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Jay Rodriguez is a Grammy-nominated Saxophonist, Flautist, Clarinetist, Film Composer, Producer and Arranger. He studied under a full scholarship at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, co-founded by Arnie Lawrence, who said, “Mr. Rodriguez is … a visionary… and a true light to hear and see.” Jay is the consummate artist; his resume reads like a Who’s Who of the music world. He has performed, produced recorded and/or arranged for a variety of artists and taught/lectured all over the world. Jay co-founded the NYC phenomenon, the Groove Collective, which influenced many modern hip hop and dance music bands.  Today’s performance is Soul Inflections – featuring new compositions for clarinet, flute and saxophones.

1st set: 12pm – 12:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 1pm – 1:45pm

House doors open at 11am

Price: $15


Rituals of Peace – Elektra Kurtis and The Ensemble Elektra

September 19, 2017 – 7:30pm – 9:15pm
In September 2017, violinist/composer, Elektra Kurtis joins her Ensemble Elektra to bring their Rituals for Peace concert series to New York City, for performances that showcase the violinist’s unique blending of musical and cultural styles. Kurtis, whose music is described as “profound yearning, ecstatic wailing and an aching beauty” (All About Jazz), brings a sonic language that reflects her Greek origins, musical upbringing in Poland, and further studies in Finland.

Rituals for Peace will be performed at NYC’s Cornelia Street Cafe on September 5, and at Symphony Space on September 19 . The concert series, which culminates at the Symphony Space event, explores the intersections of classical and jazz traditions, equally drawing from music of Polish, Greek and Arabic origins.

The events will feature world premiere performances of Kurtis’ works Wholetone

Games and Hera. In addition to building bridges through music, the performers will invite audience members to participate in live communal “rituals for peace.”

Elektra Kurtis, violin

Curtis Stewart, violin

Lefteris Bournias, clarinet

Bradley Jones, bass

Reggie Nicholson, drums

Cost: $27; $30 Day of Show; Seniors, Students, Children $15.
Symphony Space – Leonard Nimoy Thalia
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York NY 10025 US