Past Events



Raindate: October 8th

Check out the flea market tables for an addition to your home or wardrobe. You might even find a perfect holiday gift!

Vendors wanted! Contact Nancy Cruz <> to inquire about space to set up a table at the flea market.


Join RING in celebrating the season’s holidays with a party that includes the  lighting of the Christmas tree and Menorah and some festive music.

during 2011T-B: Spring Flea Market, Jazz in the Garden, Art in the Garden, Butterfly Festival

July 8-10: ”La Perla” (The Pearl) an original play by Angela Santi

Communal Spaces – A Play Series in Four Gardens has selected RING as one of the community gardens to host the showing of an original play this Summer. ”La Perla” an original play by Angela Santi, directed by Lillian Meredith, is based on butterflies and transformation, lasting about a half hour. The play is family friendly & FREE: Fridays at 3 PM; Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM & 6 PM

For information on Communal Spaces – A Play Series in Four Gardens and the plays being hosted at other community gardens, click here.

Saturday, June 11th: Annual “Art in the Garden” event – 12-5 PM

Stop by and view the beautiful and unique works of local artists.  Many local musicians will also be performing.

If you would like to exhibit, please send two jpg images of your work for consideration and a short bio, 250 words) for the program to by MAY 1st.

Volunteers are needed for this event to help hang artwork at 11:30 Am for approximately an hour, hand out event and membership information to visitors and to sell refreshments. If you can help out with any of these matters, please contact Liz at

Monday, June 6th: Music at the RING – 1:00 pm

Audio Wood will perform their original music in the Garden.

Sunday, May 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th: Jazz in the Garden – 4:00 pm

New York drummer Josh Gilgoff, the first musician to combine Western drums with West African shaker balls to create an entirely new technique in drumming, will host 4 FREE community concerts each Sunday in May beginning on May 8th at approximately 2 pm.
The Televi is an idiophone, a percussion instrument that creates sound without a drumhead. It originates from West Africa where the shaker is ingeniously made from two dried gourds that are filled with pebbles and connected with a cord. The rhythmic possibilities of Televi leave egg shakers poached with envy!

Glow in the Drum brings an absolute original and viable new approach to popular songs in an expressive and sonically uplifting way. The old and new worlds of rhythm can be seen melting into one, creating a new avenue for original and established music!

These free concerts are made possible thanks to a grant from NoMAA (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) Glow in the Drum will host “Groovin @ RING!” in Inwood Manhattan at the beautiful community RING Garden (intersection of Broadway, Riverside Drive and Dyckman Street).

Saturday, May 7th: Annual Spring Flea Market & Annuals Planting – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ( RAIN DATE: MAY 14th)

 Help plant an annual, buy a plant, inquire about membership benefits, check out the flea market tables for an addition to your home or wardrobe. You might even find a perfect Mother’s Day gift!

 Vendors wanted! Click here to contact Nancy and inquire about buying a space to set up at the flea market.


Saturday, April 23rd: garden clean-up and composting – 1 p.m.

We need volunteers to work on composting!  We need help weeding the lawn and doing basic clean-up. Please call Donna Deming at 917-463-4414 if  you can help with the composting.

Host A Potluck Lunch / Dinner: Pick a day, any day

A few potluck dinners have been held in the past at RING, everyone brings food to share, and has the opportunity to schmooze with their neighbors and the RING Board of Directors. Maggie and Arthur have brought their guitars and played everything from The Beatles and Moody Blues to Janis Joplin, Gershwin, and self-styled compositions during the potluck dinners.

The 2001 Art in the Garden event was followed by a wonderful potluck dinner, where at least a dozen former and new RING members contributed a variety of great things to eat. Consider hosting a Potluck Dinner yourself at the RING. Click here to request information on how to make it happen.

Inwood Shakespeare – is Not an oxymoron!

by Ed Raguso

For a number of years the Inwood neighborhood has been blessed with a series of performances by a group of actors who call themselves The Inwood Shakespeare Festival.

On June 24, 2001, the RING was proud to host an evening of readings that included exerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, several sonnets. There was also a reading of Garcia Lorca’s “Romance Sonambulo” as well as a performance of several Spanish folksongs arranged by Federico Garcia Lorca. In addition there was a performance of original music inspired by “As You Like It”. The entire performance lasted approximately 90 minutes and the garden was packed, some say 60 people attended.

The RING warmly extends an invitation to Inwood Shakespeare Festival to come and grace our lawn again.