05/30/15: The Carnaval Del Boulevard

The always-incredible Carnaval Del Boulevard goes down on Saturday, May 30th from 11am to 6 pm on St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st to 188th Streets. This event is fun for the entire family. In addition, Mozart La Para will be doing his thing on the festival’s stage. Make sure you are there for one of the most important events of an Uptown summer.

For more: http://.jpdfoundation.org/

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Spread Love: The 2015 Uptown Arts Stroll

2015 Uptown Arts Stroll

Once again it’s on… The 2015 Uptown Arts Stroll kicks off on Friday, May 29th at 6:30 pm at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Avenue). This is a big deal people. The Uptown Arts Stroll is the yearly celebration of the arts uptown. For the entire month of June, Uptown celebrates the arts in all its brilliant manifestations in proper Uptown fashion. The 2015 Uptown Arts Stroll will feature open studios, art exhibitions, concerts, literary events, and performances throughout Northern Manhattan. This year’s honorees are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ty Jones, Andrea Arroyo and Eduardo Gomez. So there you have it folks. Spread Love it’s the Uptown Way!

Check out: http://artstroll.com/

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Illegal Gas Hookups in Uptown Buildings Were ‘Time Bomb,’ Councilman Says | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong

Mark Levine - Washington Heights - Illegal Gas Hookups

Councilman Mark Levine, along with tenants and community leaders, pushed for safeguards to prevent illegal gas hookups like the one at 600 W. 161st St.

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A handful of Uptown buildings with illegal gas hookups run by a single management company were “time bomb[s],” according to a city councilman.

City Councilman Mark Levine gathered with tenants in front of 600 W. 161st St., one of the affected buildings, on Friday morning to demand action from Alma Realty, which was recently found by Con Edison to have eight buildings with illegal gas hookups in Upper Manhattan and The Bronx.

“[We] demand action in the face of irresponsible and dangerous behavior by Alma Realty, who installed in this building an illegal hookup that was stealing gas and, more importantly, was a time bomb,” Levine said

The discovery came a little more than a month after two people were killed when an East Village building exploded due to what investigators believe was an illegal gas hookup.

Read more: Illegal Gas Hookups in Uptown Buildings Were ‘Time Bomb,’ Councilman Says – Washington Heights – DNAinfo.com New York

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Meeting her Match | Manhattan Times

Story by Mónica Barnkow and Debralee Santos

11-Year Old Girl With Sickle Cell Anemia

The Ares family is going against the odds.

But they’re skipping the scratch-off tickets.

Instead, the family is preparing to travel to New York from Rhode Island to ensure that Jeralene is granted a greater shot of success at finding a match.

The 11-year-old is battling sickle cell anemia – and she needs a stem cell transplant.

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited cell disorder that affects red blood cells.

Jeralene was diagnosed at birth, and her first flare-up occurred when she was only eight months old. Though medication has helped to ease her pain, Jeralene has already been hospitalized numerous times.

This Sat., May 16th, the New York Blood Center will host a blood and bone marrow registry drive in Northern Manhattan for the Blessed Sacrament School sixth grader, who will attend in person together with family members.

Her best bet is a Hispanic donor.

“We need help to fight this disease that mostly affects people of color,” explains Jesús Ares, Jeralene’s father. Both Jeralene’s parents are Hispanic, of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent.

And though over 100 donors participated in an earlier drive in Rhode Island, her family has yet to find a match for Jeralene, whose best chance with a donor with a similar ethnic background.

But Latinos and other ethnic minorities usually have difficulty finding a match because people of color are underrepresented in the registry.

It is why Jeralene and her family are traveling to Northern Manhattan, home to a large Latino population, including Jeralene’s extended family.

Read more: Meeting her Match

The drive will be held on Sat., May 16th at 501 West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. A New York Blood Center Bloodmobile Bus will be parked by the FDNY EMS Station 13 to receive donors. For more information, please visit http://nybloodcenter.org/.

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Spread Love: The Harlem Eat Up! Festival May 14th – 17th

Harlem Eat Up! Festival

Marcus Samuelsson (front row, blue cap), and Citi, a founding partner, arranged for this photo of more than 60 stellar chefs participating in the festival. (Photo: Nick Ruechel)

It’s time to spread that Uptown Love. The first annual Harlem Eat Up! Festival kicks off today. What that means for foodies and culture lovers alike is that for the next 4 days, the very best of Harlem’s vibrant cuisine, culture and spirit will be celebrated and highlighted. Organized by Chef and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Marcus Samuelsson, the Harlem Eat Up! Festival boasts ticketed dinners at a plethora of local spots as well as panel discussions that shine a spotlight on the history, music and ethos of Harlem. On Saturday May 16th, Morningside Park will be alive with Harlem vendors offering some truly delicious fare, culinary demos and live performances.

So there you have it folks. You don’t want to miss the The Harlem Eat Up! Festival.

For more info: http://harlemeatup.com/

By the way, the NY Times is extending Uptown Collective readers a $5 discount on their TimesTalks – Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos event on the 17th.

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