Uptown Art

CCCADI Opens Doors to its New Historic Location

CCCADI Opens Doors to its New Historic Location

Photography: Rex Desrosiers Yesterday evening, elected officials and around 250 VIP guests came together to kick off this weekend’s grand-opening celebration of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s (CCCADI) new historic location, the Firehouse on 120 E. 125th St. The highly anticipated opening comes after CCCADI’s 40 years of notable social justice work in […]


Choice and Chance | Manhattan Times

Choice and Chance | Manhattan Times

Artist explores themes of resilience and fortune Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Franck de las Mercedes was wandering through Bryant Park with a camera when a homeless man said he could take his picture for five dollars. The Washington Heights artist hesitated.  He never felt comfortable taking photos of homeless people. When the man insisted, de […]


Spread Love: CCCADI’s Grand Opening Weekend Celebration – October 15th & 16th

Spread Love: CCCADI's Grand Opening Weekend Celebration - October 15th & 16th

The indispensable Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is celebrating their new digs with a grand opening experience taking place over the course of 2 days, October 15th & 16th. Please join them in making history as they establish the center in the heart of El Barrio. There will be an inaugural 3-part exhibition […]


Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Merciful Father

Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Merciful Father

UP Theater Presents the First Play of Their 2016-17 Season The World Premiere of Merciful Father November 1st – 12th – Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8:00 pm At Fort Washington Collegiate at 181st Street Atar Hadari’s penetrating new play, Merciful Father will open UP Theater’s seventh season. The World Premiere of Merciful Father will run […]


Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

From BLM to LGBT pride, her nail art masterpieces make a statement. BY Shonitria Anthony One woman is giving people the opportunity to express their views on social issues like feminism, racial equality and cultural pride in an unexpected way. Dominican nail artist Ami Vega has been doing hand-painted nail art for about five years. […]


Art For The People – A Q&A With Sandra Garcia-Betancourt

Art For The People – A Q&A With Sandra Garcia-Betancourt

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Since it first opened its doors on October of 2015, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling has been a welcoming oasis for the arts for people of all ages. More than a just a museum for children, the Sugar Hill Museum has become an artistic, social and cultural […]


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

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

Inside Art By ROBIN POGREBIN 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 […]


No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

Uptown you NEED to see No Free Walls. The film is an in-depth look at Brooklyn’s changing landscape, through the eyes of Joseph Ficalora, the founder and inadvertent art curator of The Bushwick Collective. Joe, son of Italian immigrants, grew up in Bushwick, a neighborhood in Brooklyn once ravaged by drugs, neglect and violence. Sound […]


09/19/16: Portraits of Community – People, Places Opening Reception

09/19/16: Portraits of Community - People, Places Opening Reception

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, presents Portraits of Community: People, Places. This exhibition showcases work by four Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. The concept of “portrait” is defined broadly to encompass people and places that make up the Uptown community. […]


Ami Vega Is Creating the Socially Conscious Nail Art You Need | Remezcla

Ami Vega Is Creating the Socially Conscious Nail Art You Need | Remezcla

Written by Yara Simón Scroll down through Ami Vega’s Instagram, and you’ll see an accomplished manicurist – one who V Magazine recently featured and who celebrities like Kylie Jenner fawn over. But if you’re dazzled by how much she’s able to fit per square inch of fingernail, you may have missed that she’s actually one of […]


09/07/16: The National Black Theatre Presents The Alchemy of Black Joy

09/07/16: The National Black Theatre Presents The Alchemy of Black Joy

National Black Theatre (NBT) is kicking off its 48th Season on Wednesday, September 7, with “The Alchemy of Black Joy.” A Dramaturgical Lobby Exhibition featuring a photo exhibit by Peter Cooper that celebrates the many shades, textures and representations of joy found in the Black community. The exhibition will also include excerpts of poetry by […]


09/21/16: A Night At El Museo – Room 28 Invades El Barrio

09/21/16: A Night At El Museo - Room 28 Invades El Barrio

Oh snap, the really funny folks at Room 28 are taking their comedic talent to the venerable El Museo del Barrio on Wednesday, September 21st at 8pm. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Room 28 will be performing “A Collection of Fan Favorites,” highlighting some of their most popular live sketches, and a compilation of […]


Call for artists – Portraits of Community: People, Places

Call for artists – Portraits of Community: People, Places

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Portraits of Community: People, Places.” The exhibit seeks to present two-dimensional artwork by Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. We are interpreting the concept of “portrait” broadly to […]


An Artist of the People – Ronald Draper

An Artist of the People - Ronald Draper

Do you know artist Ronald Draper? Well, you should. This native son of Harlem is a mixed-media artistic wunderkind that is creating kinetic works of art that pulsate with passion and positivity. Check out this great introduction to the artist courtesy of Rae Ruckus. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, […]


Women Showcase the Caribbean Experience in America in Uptown Art Exhibit | DNAinfo

Women Showcase the Caribbean Experience in America in Uptown Art Exhibit | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Eleven women with Caribbean roots aim to explore the conflicts in their own identities in a mixed-media show opening Friday that features a painting of a lynching and a modern take on Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” The exhibit, “Living In My Skin, En Mi Piel,” at the Rio Penthouse […]


08/06/16: Up Theater Company Presents Our Town @ The Dyckman Farmhouse

08/06/16: Up Theater Company Presents Our Town @ The Dyckman Farmhouse

UP Theater Company, in cooperation with The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance, presents a staged reading of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. Adapted by James Bosley and directed by Jacki Goldhammer. Saturday, August 6 @ 3:00pm Dyckman Farmhouse Garden 4881 Broadway (@ 204), NY, NY 10034 UP being UP, unos pocos twists have been added–don’t worry, […]


From Iran to Harlem: Fighting Discrimination With Street Art | Village Voice

From Iran to Harlem: Fighting Discrimination With Street Art | Village Voice

By Anita Abedian On a recent summer day in East Harlem, Alexander Keto stood on a ladder above a group of sixth graders playing basketball, aerosol can in hand. Keto is spray-painting turquoise blue paint on P.S. 7’s brick exterior. The wall turns into an image of a West African woman up to her waist […]


Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

A huge flock of birds is coming to Harlem and Washington Heights, and they need places to land! A recent study from the National Audubon Society found that nearly half of all North American bird species face dire threats from global warming. Now the Audubon Mural Project is raising awareness by painting a mural of […]


07/16/16: 2 New Exhibits @ The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

07/16/16: 2 New Exhibits @ The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

Have you been to the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling yet? Housed in the simply breathtaking Sugar Hill Project building, the museum boasts an impressive art collection that appeals to all not just kids. Since first opening its doors late last year, the museum has been a welcoming presence inviting the community […]


After 31 Lonely Years, a Sculpture in East Harlem Will Have Company | NY Times

After 31 Lonely Years, a Sculpture in East Harlem Will Have Company | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ It took three decades, but Jorge Luis Rodriguez is finally savoring the full flowering of a seed he planted in an East Harlem park. When his metal sculpture “Growth” was installed at Harlem Art Park in 1985, he had envisioned it as the first of many others that would grace the tiny, […]


Deeply Rooted – A Q&A With Elvis Nolasco

Deeply Rooted - A Q&A With Elvis Nolasco

Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Video & Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) Elvis Nolasco is a man of the people. Despite the awards, the accolades and the acclaim Elvis remains someone who cares deeply about his craft, his culture and his community. Elvis first entered the public consciousness in 1994 when he was cast in I Like […]


The Journey Within: A Q&A With Chazmere

The Journey Within: A Q&A With Chazmere

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) At a time when most of the Hip-Hop coming out of New York City sounds like it is coming straight out of the south, Chazmere’s music is a breath of fresh air. The multi-talented Chazmere raps, sings and is quite the musician. There is also a depth and clarity of vision […]


Storm the Palace – The Recap

Storm the Palace – The Recap

Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) We came, we saw, we stormed the palace. Hundreds of people came from far and wide to celebrate the community affirming work of the People’s Theatre Project at the magnificent United Palace this past Tuesday. For the people – by the people, succinctly sums up what the […]


06/19/16: Live Jazz – Live Art Experience @ The Morris Jumel Mansion

06/19/16: Live Jazz - Live Art Experience @ The Morris Jumel Mansion

How does a Live Jazz and Live Art experience  sound? Awesome right. Well it get’s better. The event will be a one-a-kind pairing of master artist Andrea Arroyo with Uptown icon and musician, actress and playwright, Ms. Marjorie Eliot. The event is taking place at the venerable Morris Jumel Mansion on Sunday, June 19th at […]

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