Harlem Week “Summer in the City” with lots of festivities for children and adults. West 135th St btw. Lenox & Fifth Ave. Info: http://harlemweek.com/calendar-of-events/ Saturday & Sunday, August 16th & 17th, 12 noon-7pm
Create Moving Art Join us for a FREE Art Project lead by Scribble Art Teacher Priscilla Ortiz. Make a mobile with us –moving, dangling, dazzling sculptures – and take it home to hang somewhere everyone can enjoy! Meet at the Isham / Seaman entrance of Inwood Hill Park. First 30 to arrive will receive a free Studios beach bag. Saturday, August 16th, anytime between 10am – noon.
10th Annual Dominican Festival of Manhattan Valley & Health Fair Complete medical screenings of blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, vision, and dental. Music bands, folkloric dance, face painting, clowns, voter registration, citizenship classes, ESL, GED, computer training and Spanish classes. W. 107th St. btw. Amsterdam & Columbus. Free! For more information, call 212-749-0781 or 718-663-9546, or email DominicanSunday@hotmail.com. Saturday, August 16th, 10am – 6pm.
Electronics & Textile Recycling Recycle your e-waste in an environmentally responsible way Bring your electronics and batteries for recycling. Rain or shine. Free, though a donation of 50¢ per item is suggested for media disposal. For households, non-profits and small businesses only. For more information call Joan at 212-666-6157 or the Lower East Side Ecology Center at 212-477-4022 or visit http://lesecologycenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30&Itemid=138#What%20can%20I%20bring? La Salle Street (equivalent to 124th Street) just east of Broadway. Saturday, August 16th, 10am – 4pm.
Free Textile Recycling Bring your clean textiles including clothing and shoes (wearable or unwearable) for recycling and help keep them out of NYC landfill. Handbags, blankets, sheets, curtains, towels, etc. also are accepted; carpeting is not accepted. Rain or shine. La Salle Street (equivalent to 124th St.) just east of Broadway. For more information call Joan at 212-666-6157. Saturday, August 16th, 10am – 4pm.
Shorakapok Summer Celebration Details to follow. In Bruce’s Garden (Isham Park, between Park Terrace East & West, near W. 215th St.). Saturday, August 16th, noon – 6pm.
Saturday Matinee: Thor the Dark World Thor returns to do battle with Malekith the vengeful leader of a primordial race that seeks to destroy the Nine Realms, in this big-budget comic-book adventure set after the events of Marvel’s The Avengers. Free. At the Hamilton Grange NYPL Branch Library, 503 W. 145th St. Free. Saturday, August 16th at 1pm.
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. 122nd St. Free! Call 212-666-1640 for more information. Saturday, August 16th at 2pm.
Jazz at the Mansion It’s that time of year again! Our annual free jazz performance with Marjorie Eliot is this weekend. Join Marjorie Eliot, the woman behind the legendary Harlem parlor concerts, and her impressive roster of very talented accompanists. Bring a blanket, some good food and great friends to enjoy this summer tradition out on our lawn. The event is FREE, for more information please call 212-923-8008. At the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Jumel Terrace between W. 160th & W. 162nd Streets, a block east of St. Nicholas Ave. Saturday & Sunday, August 16th & 17th, 2pm – 6pm.
RCTA Sunset Concerts featuring Gilad Bloom Band (electric blues, folk & rock, with a little Israeli Reggae thrown in). 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. 97th 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. Free! Saturday, August 16th at 7pm (‘til around 9pm).
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. 89th St. & Riverside Drive. Thursdays – Sundays, through August 24th, at 6:30.
Romeo & Juliet at Riverbank State Park W. 145th Street @ Riverside Drive. Rain or shine: if we’re not outside, we’re in the theatre. Wednesdays-Sundays through August 17th at 8pm.