BY MICAELA MACAGNONE
Summer on the Hudson: Game
Days: Children age 12 and younger are
provided with games like giant tic-tactoe,
hopscotch, jump rope and more.
Wed., Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
at 125th and Marginal Sts. on the West
Harlem Piers. Free.
Family Festival: Young Artists en
Plein Air: New York families — young
artists and their caregivers, too — are
invited to make art en plein air (that’s
French for “outdoors”) with High Line
partner the Children’s Museum of the
Arts. Join the parade to the Young Artists
Dance Party from noon to 1 p.m.
RSVP on Eventbrite. Sat., Aug. 24,
from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. on the High Line.
Hudson Warehouse Presents: “The
Merry Wives of Windsor”: Mistresses
Page and Ford conspire to humiliate
Shakespeare’s much-loved character Sir
John Falstaff, set against the backdrop
of a 1960s Borscht Belt resort hotel.
The show runs till Aug. 25, Thursdays
through Sundays at 6:30 p.m. All shows
are “donate what you can.” At the Soldiers’
and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside
Park, at W. 89th St. and Riverside
New York City Opera — “Carmen”:
The innkeeper Lillas Pastia narrates the
tempestuous story of the irresistible seductress
Carmen and her hapless lover
Don José in this hourlong presentation
of highlights from Bizet’s beloved opera.
Offered to the New York public free of
charge, this presentation is a perfect introduction
to opera for newcomers of
any age. Mon., Aug. 26, from 6 p.m. to
7 p.m., at Bryant Park, W. 41st St. and
Exhibition opening – “Baseball!: The
Polo Grounds”: Since the construction
of the Morris-Jumel Mansion in 1765,
the surrounding area of Upper Manhattan
has seen countless changes in terrain
and built environment. For one,
the third Polo Grounds was built within
viewing distance from the mansion
in 1890. The stadium would serve as
home to the New York Giants baseball
team from 1891 to 1957, the New York
Yankees from 1913 to 22, and the New
York Giants football team from 1925
Historic-style Whitehall rowboats, from the Village Community Boathouse, pulled up on the shore in New
Jersey. The boathouse, at Pier 40, offers free rowing on Thursdays and Sundays.
to 55, plus saw stints by several other
professional teams. This exhibition will
explore and celebrate those teams that
made the stadium a New York icon and
the associated personalities that became
local and national heroes. Free,
but advanced registration required on
Eventbrite. The opening reception for
the exhibit will be on Thurs., Aug. 22,
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Morris-
Jumel Mansion, in Roger Morris Park,
at 65 Jumel Terrace.
Movies Under the Arch: “Dirty
Dancing”: Bring a blanket, food and
friends to Movie Night Under the Arch,
featuring perennial favorite “Dirty
Dancing.” The space opens at 6 p.m.
for blankets and picnicking — fi rst
come, fi rst served — so arrive early
to get a spot. The movie will begin at
dusk (around 8 p.m.) at the Washington
Square Arch, on Thurs., Aug. 29, from
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Yoga Flow with Malorie: Hosted by
the Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance,
come fl ow through a chaturanga
with views of New York City’s newest
park and neighborhood. HYKA provides
mats and blocks for the fi rst 25
participants. Sat., Aug. 24, from 10 a.m.
to 11 a.m., at Hudson Park Fountains in
Bella Abzug Park, between W. 34th and
W. 35th Sts. and 10th and 11th Aves.
Community rowing at Pier 40: Village
Community Boathouse provides
free community rowing on the Hudson
River in historic-style Whitehall
boats — no experience necessary — at
Pier 40, at 353 West St., at W. Houston
St., every Sunday at noon and every
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. until November,
Blues BBQ Festival: Hudson River
Park’s Blues BBQ Festival celebrates its
20th anniversary this season. Join the
party to close out your summer with a
fantastic lineup of artists from across
the United States. Enjoy barbecue from
local New York City favorites, and sip
beverages while you listen to the sweet
sounds of Kevin Burt, the World Famous
Harlem Gospel Choir, A.J. Ghent,
Ruthie Foster and Karl Denson’s
Tiny Universe. Sat., Aug. 24, 2 p.m. to 9
p.m., on Hudson River Park’s Pier 97, at
W. 59th St. and 12th Ave. Free.
Jazz in Tompkins Square Park: Enjoy
smooth sounds in the East Village
at the Charlie Park Jazz Festival, with
Carl Allen’s Art Blakey Tribute, George
Coleman Trio, Fred Hersch and Lakecia
Benjamin on Sun., Aug. 25, from 3 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
Washington Square Park tour: For
nearly two centuries, Washington
Square Park has been a beloved hub
and respite for locals while attracting
visitors from around the world. Join a
park docent at the Holley Plaza, on the
park’s western side, for a free tour and
learn about the expansive and colorful
history of this space. Sat., Aug. 24, from
11 a.m. to noon.
A trip through 19th-century Noho:
The Merchant’s House Museum will
guide you on a one-hour walking tour
of Noho, focusing on its 19th-century
landmark buildings and history. Take a
journey back in time to the elite Bond
St. area, home to the Tredwells, the residents
of the Merchant’s House. See how
the neighborhood around the Tredwells’
home went from a refi ned and tranquil
residential enclave to a bustling commercial
center. Reservations recommended,
$15. Sun., Aug. 25, 12:30 p.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Merchant’s
House Museum, 29 E. Fourth St., between
the Bowery and Lafayette St.
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