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Spread Love: Inwards By Frankie Reese

Spread Love: Inwards By Frankie Reese

That’s right folks; Uptown’s own Frankie Reese just released a book of poetry. Titled Inwards, the collection of poems captures the intelligence, wit and depth of Ms. Reese. Love, life, and spirituality are all explored in this truly enjoyable read. So there you have it, support this powerful young woman and buy her book. Support: […]


‘Rhythm & Power’: A Little Bling, a Little Politics, a Lot of Salsa | NY Times

‘Rhythm & Power’: A Little Bling, a Little Politics, a Lot of Salsa | NY Times

By JON PARELES Music and dance are inseparable — as they should be — at “Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York,” the exhibition that opened this week at the Museum of the City of New York. It is the museum’s first fully bilingual exhibition. “Rhythm & Power” celebrates the Latin music that was forged […]


Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen The woman known as the “Carrot Cake Queen” will soon be immortalized with her own city street. On Sat., Jun 17, West 214th Street at Broadway will be renamed as “Renee Mancino Way,” after the late founder of Carrot Top Pastries. The intersection is located in front of Carrot Top’s Inwood […]


CUNY launches Dominican Studies master’s program | Manhattan Times

CUNY launches Dominican Studies master’s program | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen They’re setting a new course. The City College of the City University of New York (CCNY) has announced a new Dominican Studies track within the college’s Master in the Study of the Americas Program in the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies. The master’s program, considered the first of its kind in the […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts College Prep Program 2017

Indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts College Prep Program 2017

A Word From Statement Arts Help Us Get 15 More NYC Young People Into College! If you can help us level the playing field for some amazing young people who deserve a chance, we’d be extremely grateful. This July, Statement Arts will sponsor its free Expanding Horizons College Preparatory Program for 15 under-served New York […]


06/17/17: Celebrate 6 Years of Word Up

06/17/17: Celebrate 6 Years of Word Up

Our favorite community bookstore is having a birthday party on Saturday, June 17. This is a bash for the entire family. Storytime at 11 am, a Block Party (with music performances!) at 1 pm, and a dance party at 7 pm ($10 cover, all proceeds go to Word Up). It is going to be lit. […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

ABOUT THE PROJECT: “Unnatural Election” is an art project that gathers creative responses from around the world. The project was launched on November 9th, 2016, amidst the shock and heartache of the election results. A Word From Andrea Arroyo I have been doing this because I truly believe that art can change the world. I […]


05/20/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Everyday People Harlem!

05/20/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Everyday People Harlem!

The Sweet Spot Festival is returning to Harlem for its 6th year in a row and it is going to be a doozy. Join them as they usher in the summer season on​ Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ the West Harlem Pier from 3-9PM powered by their partners Summer on The Hudson. Sweet Spot Festival presents Everyday People HARLEM! Music by mOma, Rich […]


This Uptown Urban Farm Is Growing Career Opportunities for Kids Throughout the City | Edible Manhattan

This Uptown Urban Farm Is Growing Career Opportunities for Kids Throughout the City | Edible Manhattan

By Sarah McColl Photos by Corinne Singer Up the street from the Apollo Theater, a lot on West 134th Street was once home to prowling neighborhood cats, abandoned engine parts and men playing dominos. With the vision of founder Tony Hillery, the kids of Harlem Grown’s youth farm, a truckload of soil from Home Depot […]


A Branch for Belafonte | Manhattan Times

A Branch for Belafonte | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen It was a visit to a public library branch that changed Harry Belafonte’s life forever. The legendary entertainer and social activist said he was introduced to theater by attending a show at the Schomburg Center of the New York Public Library (NYPL). “Life for me, that moment, was an […]


05/16/17: Homage To Billie Holiday @ The Apollo

05/16/17: Homage To Billie Holiday @ The Apollo

Opening kick off concert for the Harlem EatUp Festival, a four-day festival offering a sample of Harlem’s sights, flavors and sounds. Founded by award-winning chef, Marcus Samuelsson and food festival legend, Herb Karlitz, the festival now in third year joined with music producer Michael Dorf to create this classic opening night event. Billie Holiday got […]


#InstagramUptown: Only In Washington Heights

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The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #UptownLove

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #UptownLove

Both of these grew on Dyckman StreetBut I think one of them got more sunlight and water#UptownLove pic.twitter.com/uvBjKlK8TD — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 28, 2017 We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


05/06/17: SOULEVATE: Music to Reawaken Your Body & Soul

05/06/17: SOULEVATE: Music to Reawaken Your Body & Soul

Saturday, May 6, 2017  Doors at 6:30pm featuring an art gallery by Fareed Muhammad, vendors, food and drinks Showtime 7:30 FREE, but RSVP Performers: Oshun Soul Science Lab Annette Aguilar and String Beans Harambee Dance Company MCs: Terry Lovette and Xavier Eikerenkoetter


Rising in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Rising in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Photos by Emmanuel Abreu | Abreu Visuals “¡Trump escucha; estamos en la lucha!” Calling on President Donald Trump to “listen up,” thousands of immigrants and supporters took to the streets of Northern Manhattan on Sun., April 23, to voice opposition to the administration’s immigration policies. People of diverse ages and nationalities filled St. Nicholas Avenue […]


Kickstarter Spotlight: Hip-Hop Summer School

Kickstarter Spotlight: Hip-Hop Summer School

About this project Hip-Hop Summer School Breakdown A 5-6 week youth-based curriculum focusing on the 4 elements of Hip Hop (MC, DJ, Breakdance, Graffiti). Each element will be taught by expert artists in the field. Classes will focus on the history and modern-day application of the craft via hands-on learning, workshops, field trips, and special […]


#PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest | Manhattan Times

#PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest | Manhattan Times

The rules are simple: keep it clean and keep it to one tweet. In honor of National Poetry Month, the City of New York (@NYCGov and @NYCulture) will host the annual “PoetweetNYC” Twitter poetry contest. Now through April 21, 2017, eligible poems sent using the hashtag #PoetweetNYC will be considered for the grand prize of […]


Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace – A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace - A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

That’s right folks. The people will once again storm the palace. In light of the Trump tyranny, this event is more crucial than ever. The People Storm the Palace is an annual social justice theatre festival brought to you by the People’s Theatre Project (PTP). PTP empowers the entire community, both young and old, to […]


Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

By Madina Toure State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a host of other left-leaning pols debuted a new handbook outlining protections for undocumented renters facing landlord harassment—a legal manual they called crucial given the “very hostile, very toxic” current climate for foreign nationals under President Donald Trump. The prosecutor’s office released new “Know Your Rights” guidance—available online—for […]


Parcels of power, packaged with care | Manhattan Times

Parcels of power, packaged with care | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The packages, diligently packed and labeled, reach every corner of the globe. But first they must pass through the hands of women working in concert in a small office in Washington Heights. Stuffed with t-shirts, hoodies and other apparel, the packages are sent to those who ordered items from TeeRico, the officially […]


Bodegas: Living the American Dream

Maria Hinojosa is a powerhouse. She has been properly representing Latinos in the media for over 25 years and she recently became the newest contributor to the indispensable CBS Sunday Morning news show. For her first segment, she took us to the bodegas of New York City for a look at the special place these […]


04/23/17: The Uptown March for Immigrants Rights – Coming together against hate & fear…

04/23/17: The Uptown March for Immigrants Rights - Coming together against hate & fear...

Join NMCIR and the community as we unite Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood to stand together with love and compassion against hate. We will be demanding an end to detention and deportation, collaboration between ICE and local police, the separation of families, and the countless violations immigrants are forced to endure. If you would like to […]


Spread Love: Untangling the Roots of Dominican Hair | Great Big Story

Spread Love: Untangling the Roots of Dominican Hair | Great Big Story

In the hot and humid Dominican Republic, most women straighten their naturally curly hair in an effort to conform to deeply ingrained, yet outdated, standards of beauty. But Carolina Contreras is slowly changing this societal norm. Not only does she proudly rock her big curls, she’s helping other women do the same at her natural […]


Uptown Arts Stroll names 2017 honorees | Manhattan Times

Uptown Arts Stroll names 2017 honorees | Manhattan Times

Northern Manhattan’s annual, month-long arts festival is set to return. The 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll will run from May 31 to June 30, showcasing performances and exhibitions by the Northern Manhattan arts community at assorted venues from West 135th Street to West 220th Street. The 15th edition of the Stroll will kick off at the […]

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