Weed Forum Wednesday; Volunteer to take care of the goats by Tuesday; Special Story June 19 Today – West Side Rag

Picture of the week: “Columbus Open Streets”, by Dan Tanner.

By Carol Tannenhauser

Monday, June 20, 2022
Fair. High 81 degrees.

Our calendar has lots of local events. (Click the link or the lady in the upper right corner.) Check out this feature! It’s updated weekly to bring you the latest, sometimes lesser-known, local happenings.


The people of West 72nd Street are interested in forming a block association and looking for others to join. If you would like to learn more and be part of the process, contact Membership Committee Chair Eileen Vazquez at this email address.


The UWS Coalition of Block Associations and Community Groups organizes its June forum on Wednesday evening. Guests from the NYS Office of Cannabis Management will speak about the program that will lead to the next cannabis retail on the Upper West Side and across the state.

Topic: Weed on the Upper West Side: Cannabis retail is coming!

Guests: Pascale Bernard, Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs; and Philip Rumsey, Cross-Government Outreach Manager, NYS Office of Cannabis Management

Date and hour : Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 p.m.

Submit questions: If UWS residents wish to submit a question in advance, the email address is upperwestsidecoalition@gmail.com. We will also include questions asked in the YouTube chat.

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUZRynIBn3E (prior registration not required)


Riverside Park Goats Return June 29 and Riverside Park Conservancy offers a unique opportunity to be a volunteer goat herder or goat patrol member. The last day to register is Tuesday, June 21. Complete this Goat Patrol & Herding survey if you are interested. It contains the requirements for each position and serves as an RSVP. For more information, see our previous article here.


Enjoy the holidays – and don’t miss Peggy Taylor’s personal story on Juneteenth. It depicts the holidays in a way never seen before. Or At Meg A. Parsons beautiful photographic essay on what blooms in the community gardens of UWS, as the summer solstice arrives in the northern hemisphere at 5:13 a.m., Tuesday, 21st of June.

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