Posts Tagged ‘Arts’

Call For Artists: 2016 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Call For Artists: 2016 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance announces the 2016 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest, open to Washington Heights–Inwood and West Harlem artists. For this year’s submissions for the poster contest, artists are asked to incorporate these elements into their proposed art work: Theme: Arts and history in Northern Manhattan. Include “Uptown Arts Stroll, June 2016” in […]


3/13/2016: The Sugar Hill Market @ La Maison d’Art

3/13/2016: The Sugar Hill Market @ La Maison d'Art

Harlem’s curated designer market goes down this Sunday, March 13th at La Maison d’Art (259 West 132nd Street) from 1pm-6pm. For more info: www.sugarhillmarket.com We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Flashback: Harlem Chic | The New Yorker

Flashback: Harlem Chic | The New Yorker

By Kelefa Sanneh In 1987, a streetwise d.j. from Queens named Eric Barrier released an album with an eerily mature teen-age rapper from Long Island named William Griffin. They called themselves Eric B. & Rakim (Griffin had adopted an Arabic name after joining an offshoot of the Nation of Islam), and they called the album […]


3/4/16: Women in the Heights Opening Reception & Artist Talk

3/4/16: Women in the Heights Opening Reception & Artist Talk

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The New Yorker Salutes The Schomburg Center & The Harlem Renaissance

The New Yorker Salutes The Schomburg Center & The Harlem Renaissance

Have you seen the striking cover for the latest issue of The New Yorker? Inspired by the Schomburg Center and the Harlem Renaissance, Kadir Nelson conjures up a stirring image that highlights the magnificence of that era. Entitled “Harlem On My Mind”, the painting is an homage to the great Harlem Renaissance painters. The artwork […]


Deadline Extended: The Higher Ground Festival 2016 – Call For Applications

Deadline Extended: The Higher Ground Festival 2016 - Call For Applications

That’s right folks. You now have until February 21st to submit your application to be a part of the 2016 Higher Ground Festival. The Higher Ground Festival brings Washington Heights & Inwood artists together to network and create interdisciplinary, stage-based collaborations produced by the festival and presented locally during the annual HG Premiere Performance.    For more […]


Elizabeth Dee Gallery Is Moving to Harlem | NY Times

Elizabeth Dee Gallery Is Moving to Harlem | NY Times

By RANDY KENNEDY It is still a long way from being the new Chelsea, or the new Lower East Side, or even the new Brooklyn. But Harlem is starting to gain speed as a new gallery district. The Elizabeth Dee Gallery, which has operated in Chelsea for 15 years and has represented sought-after artists like […]


Meet the Harlem Renaissance Artist Who Captured the Era of ‘Le Jazz Hot’ | Observer

Meet the Harlem Renaissance Artist Who Captured the Era of ‘Le Jazz Hot’ | Observer

By Piri Halasz The Whitney Museum of American Art has two big shows right now, on Frank Stella and Archibald Motley. I must confess that I had a lot more fun, and you might, too, at the surprising and rich, almost joyful, “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist,” which is closing this Sunday, January 17. This […]


Uptown Tonight: The People Storm The Palace

Uptown Tonight: The People Storm The Palace

Tonight we storm the palace. The good folks at the People’s Theatre Project are having their annual benefit shindig and they are honoring Dominican super hero Junot Diaz and the director of community pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Dodi Meyer. You are going to want to be in attendance for this. Stop […]


Call for women artists: Women in the Heights – Transitions

Call for women artists: Women in the Heights – Transitions

In celebration of Women’s History Month, March 2016, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) invites artists to submit their work for Women in the Heights: Transitions, an exhibition featuring the work of women artists of Northern Manhattan. Deadline for submissions: Friday 29 January 2016, 5 p.m. EST Eligibility: Women artists residing in the Manhattan communities […]


When cool closes shop | Manhattan Times

When cool closes shop | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Last week, Northern Manhattan residents uttered a collective groan. APT.78 was closing its doors. Forever. After contentious battles with the NYPD and Community Board 12, owner José Morales has decided to close up shop. On Instagram, he thanked his loyal following and announced that the lively cafe’s last day would be […]


12/13/15: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Winter Parranda

12/13/15: The People's Theatre Project Presents Winter Parranda

WINTER PARRANDA is People’s Theatre Project’s mid-season festival of new plays conceived, created and performed by the Circle Up and To Be Heard youth community actors. December 13, 2015 at 4pm – 6pm The YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (54 Nagle Ave) For more info: www.PTP.nyc. We invite you to subscribe to […]


Casa…to be continued | Manhattan Times

Casa…to be continued | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi If a bookstore could be a character in a novel, La Casa Azul would likely be a force of magical realism as wrought by Gabriel García Márquez.‎ Named for the blue house where Mexican artist Frida Kahlo lived, this El Barrio bookshop has been a cultural – and colorful – destination […]


Children give back by spreading holiday cheer through music | WABC-TV

Children give back by spreading holiday cheer through music | WABC-TV

By Sandra Bookman NEW YORK (WABC) — Pitch-Perfect is what this group is determined to be for its annual Christmas caroling event – just one of the many projects from “Statement Arts”, a non-profit arts education program aimed at under-served and at-risk students. Now based in Washington Heights, it was founded 12 years ago by […]


Washington Heights community faces issues of racism through theater | PIX 11

Washington Heights community faces issues of racism through theater | PIX 11

by Dan Mannarino WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — Washington Heights is a melting pot community, there is no doubt about that. However, more than 75% of the population is of some kind of Latino decent. If you take a stroll down the street – you can hear conversations in so many different Spanish dialects, and so […]


Uptown Theater Group Tackles Racism Facing Latinos in Latest Performance | DNAinfo

Uptown Theater Group Tackles Racism Facing Latinos in Latest Performance | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A new play created and performed by 13 “community actors” will put issues of racism facing Latinos Uptown at center stage this week. The People’s Theatre Project‘s new performance, “Better Than You,” acts as a tool for participants to rehearse for real-life events and brainstorm solutions to certain problems, organizers said. During the […]


Spread Love: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Better Than You

Spread Love: The People's Theatre Project Presents Better Than You

A group of Northern Manhattan residents are taking to the stage with their new play Better Than You to speak out about racism facing Latinos. Community-based organization People’s Theatre Project is developing the play, based on the community actors’ true stories. The play will be presented in an interactive and bilingual community-brainstorming event on Friday, […]


10/4/15: The Medieval Festival

10/4/15: The Medieval Festival

Nothing says Fall Uptown like the Medieval Festival. The 31th Annual Medieval Festival will take place on October 4th, 2015 at the majestic and enchanting Fort Tryon Park. Get ready to take your annual trip back into time and join the thousands of folks from all over the city and beyond that come out to […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts’ College Prep Program

Indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts' College Prep Program

A Word From Statement Arts Thanks for taking the time to check out our campaign. This summer Statement Arts is returning to Washington Heights and the esteemed United Palace of Cultural Arts to provide a free College Prep Program for 15 under-served New York City kids! What We Want To Do Last year we ran […]


Spread Love: The Higher Ground Festival Goes Down On June 27th

Spread Love: The Higher Ground Festival Goes Down On June 27th

That’s right people. The moment we have all been waiting for is almost upon us. The Higher Ground Festival goes down on Saturday, June 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm. The Higher Ground Festival brings Washington Heights and Inwood artists together to network and experiment with interdisciplinary collaborations premiered locally; simultaneously celebrating the neighborhood […]


6/16/15: The People Storm the Palace

6/16/15: The People Storm the Palace

The People will storm the palace on Tuesday, June 16th. The People’s Theatre Project annual benefit will honor Zabryna Guevara and Monica Klehr. The event will be hosted by Michael (Juan Bago) Diaz and Mino Lora and will feature the People’s Theatre Project’s inter-generational community actors performing highlights from the 2014 – 2015 season of […]


Spread Love: The 2015 Uptown Arts Stroll

Spread Love: The 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 Tonight: Onward & UPward! – UP Theater Company Benefit @ District 12

Uptown Tonight: Onward & UPward! - UP Theater Company Benefit @ District 12

PLEASE heed my words. You are going to want to be in attendance for the Onward & Upward benefit for the Up Theater Company tonight at District 12 (4892 Broadway). The event kicks off at 6:30 pm and will feature performances, a preview of Up Theater’s latest play, Epic Poetry, as well as an auction […]


Mino’s Motivation | Manhattan Times

Mino’s Motivation | Manhattan Times

Story by Mónica Barnkow When her daughter was born in 2013, Mino Lora knew her world had changed. Beyond the wonders – and surprises – embedded within her newly minted status as a mother, Lora knew the time had come to make it official. “I want to share citizenship with my daughter,” explained Lora on […]

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