By Douglas Feiden / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
All of Manhattan north of 155th Street is about to become a giant cultural playground for song and dance, plays and poems, arts and crafts, photos and watercolors, Shakespeare and Cervantes.
The Uptown Arts Stroll kicks off Thursday and will saturate local theaters, galleries, museums, churches, taverns and parks with hundreds of performances, concerts, recitals, art exhibits, film screenings and literary events.
“We’re not Chelsea — yet,” says Sandra Garcia-Betancourt, executive director of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, which is sponsoring the annual, month-long community arts festival in Washington Heights and Inwood.
“We have a lot more work to do to sustain an uptown arts hub, and we’re not there yet. But it’s coming, and we’re well on the way!”
To showcase uptown’s cultural landscape, NoMAA is holding the opening ceremony in the majestic, two-story entry foyer of the United Palace Cathedral on Broadway at W. 175th St., which may be redeveloped as a community arts center.
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