Neighborhood Update – June 22, 2017

Dear Neighbor,

Here are some events you may be interested in attending:

1. The 28th Annual West 104th Street Block Association Block Party – Saturday, October 14, 2017
Remember to save the date and attend our block party in October! We will have live music, tables with priceless treasurers, a bakery with home-made goodies, our ever-popular book table, the Silent Auction and What -A-Bargain tables.

We are accepting reservations for tables NOW. By reserving your table now, you will have the choice of premier spots! For the table agreement, please visit our website at or contact Gary Waskow at

Watch for flyers announcing how and when to donate items! If you would like to help on the date of the yard sale – we can use you! Please contact me at

2. West 104th Street Garden Jazz Concert – Sunday, June 25; 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Joyce Griffen and her quartet return! Standards, ballads, and Latin rhythms. Suggested donation: $10.

For more info, contact Donna Checkan at or 917-416-4845. The garden is located on 104th Street between CPW and Manhattan Ave.

They will have additional concerts on July 9 and July 19. For more information about the garden and the concerts, visit

3. Remember the Farmers Markets in our Area!

79th Street Greenmarket
Sundays year-round, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Columbus Avenue between 77th & 81st Streets
Access A Ride Drop-Off Point: 441 Columbus Avenue (at 81st Street). For more information, click here or call Margi Trapani (646) 442-4154
Just behind the American Museum of Natural History, on Columbus Avenue, this year-round market stretches from 78th to 81st Streets each Sunday. Shoppers will find grass fed beef, New York’s freshest fish, duck, chicken, ostrich, goat cheese, fresh flowers, eggs, honey, baked goods, apple cider, and a large variety of fruit and vegetables. Cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted.

97th Street Greenmarket
Fridays year-round, 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Location: 97th Street between Columbus & Amsterdam
Access A Ride Drop-Off Point: 775 Columbus Avenue (at 97th Street). For more information, click here or call Margi Trapani (646) 442-4154
One of the longest running year-round markets in the Greenmarket program, the 97th Street market has been serving the diverse population of the Upper West Side for over 25 years. Come shop for produce from southern New Jersey, Orange County, NY, and the Hudson Valley, as well as eggs, grass-fed meat, fish, cheese, and more. Cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit Checks & FMNP Coupons accepted.

If you have not contributed to the block association, please do so now! Any contribution will help us continue to provide plants, tree guard maintenance, and our security guard among many other activities.

Enjoy your summer and please remember to check on your elderly neighbors during a heat wave.

Best regards,
Mary Koval, President West 104th Street Block Association

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