Debutante Debut

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

A coming of age tale gets the theatrical treatment   Upper West Side Playwright Ryann Weir and director Annie Tippe have an obsession with powerful women and female ensemble casts. Now their obsession takes center stage. Their original play “DEBUTANTE.” debuts on April 23 at Goddard Riverside Community Center’s Bernie Wohl Center, thanks in part [&hellip
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Three Sisters Open New Cafe

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit

The newly opened 80 Riverside Cafe features homemade baked goods and coffee Upper West Side The neighborhood has a new option for coffee and pastries. 80 Riverside Café opened on the corner of Riverside Drive and 80th Street just three weeks ago and serves a selection of home-baked cookies, croissants, and scones, as well as [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Dining Our Town

April 18 Splash Week Swimming Classes Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 E. 47th St. Various Times, Free YMCA Splash Week is a free program created to help people of all ages, especially children, to learn basic swimming skills and water safety practices. Learning water safety and swimming skills helps participants to be safe in and around water. [&hellip
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For Matilda’s director, rats at $15,000-a-month

Written by Philip Boroff on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

Broadway director Matthew Warchus found himself living with rodents, maggots and bedbugs in his pricey West End Avenue rental Upper West Side On April 11 of last year, the musical “Matilda” opened to some of the best reviews of the Broadway season. But any celebration at the $15,000-a-month Upper West Side brownstone that the show’s [&hellip
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Broadway Vet Leads the Next Generation

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Rema Webb uses her own Broadway experience to teach young singers and dancers When she’s not performing in Violet at the Roundabout Theater, 16-year Broadway veteran and Upper West Sider Rema Webb teaches little ones how it’s done. Her performing arts training program, On Broadway, goes beyond vocal training and dance, covering everything from auditioning, [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Dining Our Town, News Our Town

April 11 AARP-Tax Aide: Free Tax Return Preparation Service 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Free AARP volunteers, who are certified by the IRS, prepare all returns. There is no cost to you for preparation and no cost to you for electronic filing (e-file). Certain returns with voluminous data [&hellip
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Art To The Masses

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts Our Town

Before he was accustomed to wearing a suit every day, Ian Wardropper fondly remembers spending hours studying at the Frick Art Reference Library during his earliest years as an art history graduate student at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. Since being appointed museum director in of the Frick Museum in 2011, Wardropper [&hellip
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