5 things to do this weekend in Harlem and beyond


The Inwood Greenmarket in 2019.

A just-reopened food scraps composting location, a film festival you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch—and lots more to see and do this weekend.


New York Latino Film Festival

Through September 20

This year's film festival focused on Latino cinema has mostly moved online (there's also a drive-in portion in the Bronx selling out quickly), with 12 selections on the weekend schedule. All are streaming live ($6 each), followed by Q&As.




It's My Park Volunteer Clean-Up Project at St. Nicholas Park

Saturday September 19 10:30am-noon (30 minute shifts)

Central Harlem St. Nicholas Park, W 135 St and St. Nicholas Ave

Keep this historic Harlem park looking sharp by volunteering to pick up litter on Saturday morning. Registration is required (as are masks).




Food scrap collections resume at Inwood Greenmarket

Saturday, September 19 8am-noon

Inwood Isham St between Seaman Ave and Cooper St

This destination greenmarket suspended its composting program in the spring due to covid-related budget cuts, but now it's finally back.



Art is How You Think: Patrick-Earl Barnes Solo Exhibition

Through September 20 (Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat noon-9pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

Central Harlem Heath Gallery, 24 W 120th St between Fifth Ave and Malcolm X Blvd

More than 40 pieces, including less-seen large-scale works, from an artist who built his following through a longstanding open-air gallery in Soho.




Live Jazz at L'Artista

Sunday, September 20 at 6pm

Hamilton Heights 142 Hamilton Pl between W 143rd and W 144th Sts

Italian restaurant L'Artista has resumed its free live jazz concerts on Sundays in the restaurant's front patio.


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