Lin-Manuel Miranda Launches Fundraiser At Iconic Manhattan Theatre | Broadway World

Lin-Manuel Miranda - United Palace - Reawaken Wonder

Lin-Manuel Miranda continues his longstanding support of movies at the United Palace in Washington Heights with a $100K donation for a new DCP projection system that will produce a Hollywood-quality image. He will debut the new projector on October 16 with a screening of the original Mary Poppins, which he will introduce. The classic 1964 Disney movie has been selected because later this year Lin-Manuel Miranda is temporarily relocating to London to begin shooting Mary Poppins Returns.

Audience members at the United Palace on October 16 will have an opportunity to say bon voyage to Miranda, to thank him for his support, and to join with him in helping the Palace launch Reawaken Wonder at a Timeless Movie Palace – a fundraising campaign to revitalize the classic movie-going experience. The goal is to raise an additional $300,000 to upgrade the United Palace audio system and complete the rebirth of the iconic movie theatre that originally opened in 1930 as the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre. In addition to the kick-off event with Lin-Manuel Miranda, there will be a series of activities at the United Palace during the fall and winter, as well as an Indiegogo crowd-sourcing effort to engage the community and complete the campaign.

A native New Yorker, Miranda’s personal experience dates back to memories growing up in the same neighborhood as the Palace. In 2013, he brought the five-year anniversary concert of the critically acclaimed “In the Heights” to the venue. He also played a more formal role as ‘volunteer host’ for a succession of movie “mash-ups” alongside the likes of Rita Moreno for “West Side Story” and John Landis to introduce “King Kong.”

“There is no other theatre like United Palace in New York City, or around the world, really. This theatre is special. It’s breathtaking. You don’t just come to sit and watch a movie here; you are transported. The full movie-going experience always leaves me mesmerized,” said Miranda during a recent photo shoot on the main stage. “As a Northern Manhattan native, local resident, and film lover, I am proud to continue to help revitalize this timeless movie palace.”

Read more: Lin-Manuel Miranda Launches Fundraiser At Iconic Manhattan Theatre | Broadway World

Join Lin-Manuel Miranda in upgrading the United Palace for cinema with a screening of the original Mary Poppins

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Doors: 4pm; Lin’s intro: 5pm; Movie: 5:30pm

Tickets: $10-$150, or call 212-568-1157 for group sales.

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Elizabeth Dee Gallery Is Ready to Take On Harlem | NY Times

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By ROBIN POGREBIN

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The Elizabeth Dee Gallery’s “First Exhibition” in Harlem includes works by John Giorno, left; Lisa Beck, center; and Julia Wachtel, right. (Photo: Etienne Frossard/Elizabeth Dee, New York)

It’s too soon to declare Chelsea over.

But an increasing number of galleries have become disaffected with the neighborhood’s concentrated commercialism, or have been priced out, or simply want a change and are seeking new territory.

Elizabeth Dee Gallery is among those establishing new turf. In January, Ms. Dee closed her gallery on West 20th Street after 15 years, in preparation for a move to Harlem, where she has significantly increased her space — to 12,000 square feet from about 2,500 — and where she has lived for the last four years.

We caught up with Ms. Dee this week, just days before her new two-story space, on Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th Streets — the original home of the Studio Museum in Harlem — opens on Saturday, with an open house from noon to 7 p.m.

Read more: Elizabeth Dee Gallery Is Ready to Take On Harlem | NY Times

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09/25/16: Meet the Artists: ‘Evolving Terrain’ Exhibition Walk and Talk

“Golden Pears” by artist Audrey Shachnow. Image via NYC Parks

“Golden Pears” by artist Audrey Shachnow. Image via NYC Parks

Meet the Artists: ‘Evolving Terrain’ Exhibition Walk and Talk
Sunday, September 25, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park

Join NYC Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance for a guided tour of the group exhibition “Evolving Terrain” in Northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. Meet New York-based artists Anthony Heinz May, Tom Monsees, Matthias Neumann, and Audrey Shachnow to discover the inspiration they drew from the sublime landscape of the park.

The works in “Evolving Terrain” address the natural landscape within an ever-changing city, and hope to create a dialogue between communities, artists, and nature, and the ways in which the natural realm supports the built environment. All four art works will be on view throughout Fort Tryon Park through December 1, 2016.

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09/24/16: The Little Red Lighthouse Festival

Little Red Lighthouse

Little Red Lighthouse Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Little Red Lighthouse in Fort Washington Park

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with a trip into the Little Red Lighthouse, Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, readings of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

The lighthouse will be open for walk-up/walk-down visits and the NYC Urban Park Rangers will do multiple educational presentations from the stage to enrich your lighthouse experience.

Entrances to the festival are from the street at 181st Street or 156th Street with a walk to arrive at the lighthouse under the bridge. There is no shuttle service scheduled for this year.

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From The Barrios To The Big Leagues – The 2016 Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla

Photography: Alex Goodlett

Pedro Guerrero poses for pictures with participants during Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla at Joseph Yancey Track and Field in New York, USA on September 18, 2016. (Photo: Alex Goodlett | Red Bull)

Pedro Guerrero poses for pictures with participants during Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla at Joseph Yancey Track and Field in New York, USA on September 18, 2016. (Photo: Alex Goodlett | Red Bull)

This past Sunday, September 18th, 20 teams and over 100 players took to the field for Vitilla supremacy at the 2016 Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla. Vitilla is a street version of baseball that originated in the Dominican Republic. Similar to stick ball, Vitilla is played with a broomstick and a bottle cap on a triangular field with two bases.

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