Upcoming Celebrations and Events in the Audubon Park Neighborhood

The World Outside Our Windows: Photography Exhibition Celebrating The Grinnell at 100

The Grinnell: 800 Riverside Drive (at 158th Street)
Sunday, June 5, 2011
2:00 to 5:00 P.M.

Celebrating the Grinnell’s Centennial, residents at 800 Riverside have focused both on their building’s history and on its place in the surrounding neighborhood. This photo exhibition presents more than 50 images ranging from tightly focused views to panoramas – all photographed from Grinnell residents’ windows. The event is open to the public free of charge. Exhibit also open to the public:

Saturday, June 11, 2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Sunday, June 26, 2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Sunday, July 17, 2:00 to 5:00 P.M

Jazz in the Crypt: A Night with Wayne Escoffrey, Saxophonist & Composer

Church of the Intercession, Broadway and 155th Street: The Crypt
Friday, June 10, 2011
8:00 P.M. and 9:30 P.M.

Visit this unique musical space in the Church of the Intercession for an exciting musical experience. The Jazz at the Crypt series presents “A Night with Wayne Escoffrey and Friends”. Wayne is a renowned jazz saxophonist and composer. Entrance fee is $20 and refreshments are available for purchase. The Church of the Intercession is located on the southeast corner of West 155th Street and Broadway. Take the 1-train to 157th Street and walk two blocks south or the C-train to 155th Street (St. Nicholas Avenue) and walk two blocks west.

The Riviera Turns 100: Centennial Celebration

Riviera Apartments, 790 Riverside Drive at 157th Street
Saturday, June 11, 2011
8.30 P.M. to 7.30 P.M.

This day of celebration at The Riviera includes a birding/historical walk in Trinity Cemetery, a lecture on the history of the 790 Riverside Drive and the Audubon Park Historic Area, local arts events, a classical piano concert, and a reception.

Celebrate The Grinnell Heritage Rose Collection: The Grinnell at 100

The Grinnell: 800 Riverside Drive (at 158th Street)
Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00 P.M.

As part of the Grinnell’s 100th birthday celebrations and in cooperation with the Heritage Rose District of New York City, the “Grinnell gardeners” have planted a collection of heritage roses in the garden areas on the building’s perimeter.

On Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 P.M., Stephen Scanniello, President of the Heritage Rose Foundation and author of A Rose by Any Name: The Little-Known Lore and Deep-Rooted History of Rose Names, will share anecdotes and information about heritage roses, focusing on those roses in the Grinnell’s collection. Following the presentation, he’ll lead a walk-around to view the Grinnell’s heritage rose bushes. Special guest at the event will be Erika Linsey, Urban Planner with the Manhattan Borough President’s Office and coordinator of the Heritage Rose District of New York City. The event is open to the public free of charge.