‘Hood Happenings

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Wednesday, Aug. 7
Summer movie nights at St. Michael’s Church in the reception room. Movie of the week: Beasts of the Southern Wild. 7 PM. Runtime 90 min. with discussion to follow. Free admission. Open to public. 225 W. 99th St. 212-222-2700 or www.saintmichaelschurch.org

Lunchtime Concert Series in Lincoln Square with free music and fun every Wednesday in August and September. 12 PM – 2 PM. Free yoga stretching and free lemonade offered in between music sets. Richard Tucker Park. 66th St. and Columbus Ave. Until Sept. 25th.

Thursday, Aug. 8
Children’s Performance Series at Riverside Park during Summer on the Hudson. This week Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights provide music, storytelling and theater for young audiences (up to age 7). Pier 1 in Riverside Park South. 10:30-11:30 AM. Email zhen.heinemann@parks.nyc.gov for more details.

Sunset Salsa at 14th Street Park in the Meatpacking District. Dance Lessons from 6:30-7:30 PM, followed by social dancing from 7:30-9 PM. West 14th St. & 10th Ave. Every Thursday until Aug. 29th. www.salsanewyork.com

Friday, Aug. 9
Green Market at West 97th St. & Columbus Ave. sells fresh produce, dairy, artisanal breads, and more. There is also a recycling bin on site for old clothing/textiles. Every Friday, 8am-2pm. www.grownyc.org.

Saturday and Sunday,
Aug. 10-11
National Pet Adoption Week. Visit your local PETCO (805 Columbus Ave.) and give an animal a home. 212-222-6037 or petco.com

Saturday, Aug. 10
Ascension Church Cultural Center at 221 W. 107th Street: Dance and art classes for K-8 graders, every Saturday 12:30-2:30 PM. 212-222-0666. culturalgroup2000@yahoo.com.
North Meadow Recreation Center in Central Park: Health & Race Walking (ages 18+), 9:30am; Girls Basketball Clinic (ages 9-17), 10 AM; Youth Basketball Clinic (ages 9-17), 12 PM. To register: 212-348-4867. Mid-park enter at 97th Street. Every Saturday until Oct. 31
Monday, Aug. 12:
The Department of Health, Department of Parks, Community Board #7, and Council Member Gale Brewer, hosts a meeting for West Side block associations and gardening groups on training to help keep rats out of sidewalk tree pits; 250 W. 87th St. 9:30 AM. To RSVP: jbodine@council.nyc.gov or 212-873-0282.


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