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Tuesday, August 22 6:00-7:30pm
How (High) Does Your Garden Grow?
Rooftop gardens are hidden delights, and the Upper West has its share of green gems. Author (“Roof Explorer’s Guide”) and blogger Leslie Adatto will take our walking tour to a whole new level with a peek at 3 rooftop gardens along Broadway. Whether offering stunning views or simply access to a little greenery and fresh air, these urban oases bring nature’s magic to life above our city streets.
Wednesday, August 23 (Rescheduled due to Weather) 6:30-7:45pm
The Buzz About Bees, Riverside Park at 91st Street
Ever wonder how bees find their way around NYC’s crazy quilt of urban flower patches-from the highest rooftops to the most gravel-filled lots – and then where they buzz back to with their bounty?
The many gardens of the Upper West Side are literal nectar for the bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, and hummingbirds that share our sunny outdoor spots. Well make a bee-line to a lovely garden in Riverside Park where well learn the botanical history and co-evolution of the UWS’s flowers and their pollinators and be amazed by the many beautiful and interesting animals at work. Join NYC naturalist and author Leslie Day for a beautiful summer evening exploring the hidden world of our pollinating heroes.
Thursday, September 14th, 6:30-8:00pm
The Wild Wild West Side on Film: The Cinematic Cityscape of Woody Allen
Woody Allen’s uniquely romantic and comically inventive use of the Upper West Side and its charms is at the thematic heart of some of his most iconic NYC films, including Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Hannah and Her Sisters. From the fabulous façades of the Ansonia and Alwyn Court to rambling Upper West Side interiors (oh those libraries!), it is clear that the UWS is a star all its own in Allen’s cityscape. Paula Uruburu, Professor of English and Film Studies at Hofstra University, is our guide for a cinefantastic tour of New York’s Upper West Side, as seen through the nostalgic and neurotic lens of NYC’s quintessential filmmaker, circa 1977-1986. Join in a fantastic evening of film clips, discussion, and UWS nostalgia!
Sunday, September 17 2:00-4:00pm
From Dakota to Montana: An UWS Walking Tour
To get from Dakota to Montana out West, simply step across the border. Getting from the Dakota Apartments to the Montana Apartments on the Upper West Side is a slightly longer trek, from 72nd Street to 87th, but it’s a wonderful walk. Along the way are some of the grandest apartment houses in the neighborhood. Some have fascinating names – why the Dakota, for instance, why the Apthorp and Ansonia? – and they are all “many-storied,” regardless of how many stories high they are. Discover neighborhood delights as guide John Tauranac reveals buildings and histories that bring the past and present of the UWS vividly to life.
Sunday, October 22 1:30-3:30pm
Francis Morrone UWS Walking Tour
A perennial favorite (and named one of the 13 best tour guides in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine), architectural historian Francis Morrone leads a walk highlighting buildings, architects, and the uncommon history of our beloved Upper West Side.
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Thursday, October 26th, 6:30-8:00pm
The Wild Wild West Side on Film: From Gangs to Ghostbusters
The second in a series featuring clips from iconic films and filmmakers that use the equally iconic locations of the Upper West Side to tell their stories. In this cinematic stroll, we will explore the ways in which the beloved and identifiable locations of Manhattan’s upper west side have given it a starring role in so many iconic films. Both timeless and reflective of dynamic cultural change, the UWS has been a major player in such quintessential New York films as West Side Story, Panic in Needle Park, Rosemary’s Baby, Hair, You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, and the Ghostbusters franchise. We will look at how its own unique identity shapes the structure and stories of films where characters come together, fight their demons, fall in love, fall to pieces, and even live happily ever after. Paula Uruburu, Professor of English and Film Studies at Hofstra University, guides us on a cinefantastic tour of New York’s Upper West Side, as seen through the eyes of such talented native New Yorkers (and transplants) as Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Nora and Delia Ephron, and Ira Levin.
Sunday, October 29 2:00-4:00pm
Tales from the Dark (Upper West) Side Halloween Walking Tour
A spooky stroll with architectural historian Nina Harkrader hits favorite Halloween-inspired blocks with ghoulish gargoyles and “green men”. Stay close..tales from the Upper West Side’s darker past just might send a shiver up your spine.
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Tuesday, November 14 9:30am-12:30pm
Fundamentals of Fair Housing–-Approved for 3 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education Credit
Back by Popular Demand! Brokers: Are you looking for a truly interesting and informative Fair Housing course to meet your annual license renewal requirements? This is it! Kevin Cremin of MFY Legal Services returns with a program focused on best practices for brokers: What is “steering”and how to avoid it and what you must do when you think a party is not in compliance with the law. Learn to navigate today’s top issues such as familial status discrimination, lawful source of income discrimination, and the use of criminal records by housing providers. Bring your own real-time questions to this engaging morning program!
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