Bloomingdale School of Music
The Bloomingdale School of Music, which offers a broad program of private music instruction, classes, community outreach projects, and ensembles, also hosts regular, FREE concerts. Visit the concert calendar for upcoming events.
Humphrey Bogart Place
In 2006, West 103rd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue was given the secondary name Humphrey Bogart Place. Read about the naming ceremony (which was attended by Lauren Bacall) and the campaign by block resident Gary Dennis to make the naming possible. View photos.
Nicholas Roerich Museum
A major center for the exhibition of paintings by Nicholas Roerich. Also a cultural center, presenting a broad program of concerts and poetry readings.
119th Street Tennis Courts
The 10 hard courts at 119th St. in Riverside Park are open to the public and under jurisdiction of The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. The Courts are open for play 7 days a week, usually from mid-April until early December.
Having a park right outside your front door is a necessary luxury every New Yorker should have and residents of 104th Street are among the lucky few to actually have one.
Several block residents created and maintain park gardens in the vicinity of 104th St. The Volunteer in the park! You’ll do yourself and your park a world of good. Contact the Riverside Park Conservancy, whose “mission is to preserve and improve New York’s premier waterfront green space.”
Straus Park is a charming little park in our neighborhood at Broadway and 106th St. designed in memory of Ida and Isidor Straus, victims of the Titanic. A beautiful reclining lady, a statue by Augustus Lukeman, overlooks a birdbath reflecting pool, surrounded by lush central gardens kept up by a private gardener. Friends of Straus Park, a not-for-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers, makes sure that this very special place on the Upper West Side is thriving, and regular events are offered throughout the year.
Traveling Rings, Riverside Park
Traveling rings are outdoor physical fitness equipment that provide enjoyable and challenging exercise for the whole body. An “import” from Muscle Beach in Venice, California, the adult rings were installed in Riverside Park in 2003; the junior rings were added in 2005. The rings are located in the Park’s lower-level active recreation area at 105th Street. Access to the rings is at 103rd Street and Riverside Drive.