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10/07/17: The Little Red Lighthouse Festival

Little Red Lighthouse

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and fun family activities!

The days entertainment line up includes the making of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge musical , featuring excerpts from the show and interviews with the writer, cast, and director (12-1pm), ensembles from The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps, and Cinderella Samba by the Swedish Cottage Marrionette Theatre PuppetMobile  (2-3pm). Between those performances there will be educational talks from the Urban Park Rangers and readings of our giant copy of the book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge written by Hildegarde Swift, illustrated by Lynd Ward.

Stop by the beach at 172nd and join NYS DEC for I Fish NY for public fishing clinics.

Food vendors and interesting tablers like Riverkeeper , United States Coast Guard Auxilary, Waterfront Alliance, Pied Piper Childen’s Theatre, Historic House Trust, and lighthouse art by Norman Ibarra  add interest and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum & Columbia University NEED Lab provide thoughtful children’s activities.

For more info: 10/07/17: The Little Red Lighthouse Festival

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The 2012 Little Red Lighthouse Festival In Pictures

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The Little Red Lighthouse In Pictures

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10/07/17: #uptownUNIDOS – A Day of Action & Service

Uptown, our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico need us. Our brethren in Mexico need us. And they need us now. We cannot wait for others to act. We are up to the challenge. Please join us this coming Saturday, October 7 from 11 am to 6 pm for #uptownUNIDOS – a day of action and service at the Inwood Center (5030 Broadway @ 214th St).

Please go to http://uptownunidos.nyc/ for more info on the event, how to donate, what to donate and you can also sign up to volunteer. All of the funds raised will go to the Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund to help meet hurricane and earthquake-related needs and recovery in Puerto Rico and Mexico. 100% of your gift to UNIDOS goes to help children, friends and families recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria and the Mexico City earthquake. All goods collected go to depots shipping to Puerto Rico. Let’s send an Uptown-sized care package to our hermanos and hermanas in the Caribbean and Mexico. We got this.

Support: http://uptownunidos.nyc/

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Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’ | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS

Eduardo Garcia, 22, a senior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has helped other DACA recipients submit their renewal forms at the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights. (Photo: Christopher Lee | NY Times)

Violeta Gomez-Uribe, 32, goes to kickboxing classes in Brooklyn. Eduardo Garcia, 22, lifts weights at the gym, in between classes and two jobs. Apolinar Islas, 34, who came to New York from Mexico when he was 15, said he walks around in “zombie mode” and tries to stay off social media to avoid “the tsunami of confusion.”

All of them are recipients of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation and lets them work legally in this country.

Read more: Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’ | NY Times

Related: The Death of DACA‎ | Manhattan Times

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10/06/17: NoMAA Presents Abre Caminos / Opening Paths

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in collaboration with Broadway Housing Communities and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling  presents:

Abre Caminos / Opening Paths
A group exhibition that explores the transformative role of art.

Rio II Gallery
583 Riverside Dr, Fl 7th
New York, New York 10031

Curator: Esperanza Cortés
Antonia Guerrero, Juanita Lanzo, Leslie Jimenez, Sharese Ann Frederick, Luis Pagan, Bridget Kiley, Takashi Harada, Jeff Elliott, Andrea Perez, Moses Ros, Yael Ben-Zion, Dato Mio, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Eva Nikolova

October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Opening
October 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Closing, Artist Talk and Workshop: Making a Social Media Impact

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