Posts Tagged ‘culture’

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. […]


09/18/16: The Medieval Festival

09/18/16: The Medieval Festival

Get ready to be transported to the Middle Ages! The 32nd Annual Medieval Festival returns to Fort Tryon Park on Sunday, September 18th from 11:30 am to 6 pm. The already majestic Fort Tryon Park is magically transformed to a medieval market town replete with ornate banners, authentic medieval music, dance, minstrels and jesters. Oh […]


Spread Love: The Harlem Arts Festival

Spread Love: The Harlem Arts Festival

It’s that time of year again folks. The Harlem Arts Festival is going down this weekend. Festival Day 1 (June 25th) and Day 2 (June 26th), from 3:00pm-8:30pm in Marcus Garvey Park are completely free! Featuring the brightest talents of Harlem, the festival is a fun celebration of local arts for all ages and interests. […]


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 […]


Tonight We Storm The Palace…

Tonight We Storm The Palace...

Tonight we will storm the palace. We will storm the palace as a community united as one in the belief that the arts is our very lifeblood. That the arts in all of their wonderful incarnations must be valued, nourished and sustained. Especially in places like Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem. It is  undeserved communities […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts College Prep Program 2016

Indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts College Prep Program 2016

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. Thanks for taking the time to check out our campaign. This July Statement Arts will sponsor its free […]


Spread Love: Flux Art Fair

Spread Love: Flux Art Fair

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay – please heed my words. Please head over to Marcus Garvey Park right now to catch the Flux Public Art Project in that majestic park. Why the urgency? Well, you only have until May 31st to take in this next-generation art installation. Shout out to Flux Art Fair for bringing […]


06/01/16: 2016 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off

06/01/16: 2016 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off

That’s right people. The 2016 Uptown Arts Stroll kick-off is taking place on Wednesday, June 1st 2016 at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling. This year’s honorees are Wilhelmina Obatola Grant, Felipe Galindo, Ellen Baxter and Carol Ward. The program will be emceed by Carol Jenkins, Emmy Award-winning TV anchor and journalist, […]


The Future Is Ours – A Q&A With Junot Díaz

The Future Is Ours - A Q&A With Junot Díaz

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Junot Díaz is a Dominican superhero. A mild-mannered M.I.T. professor by day, he is a criollo caped crusader with the escudo emblazoned on his chest by night. For the last couple of decades, Junot has lovingly rendered the truths, trials and tribulations of the Dominican Diaspora. With mighty strokes from his […]


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 […]


Uptown Tonight: Black And Cuba @ The Schomburg Center

Uptown Tonight: Black And Cuba @ The Schomburg Center

This award-winning documentary follows street-smart Ivy League students who band together on an adventure to the enigmatic Caribbean island of Cuba, where the population is 60% black. Their journey reveals enthralling scenes of Cuban life, including hip-hop performances, block parties, and candid encounters with Afro-Cuban youth. As they film, the young travelers discover connections between Cuban and […]


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 […]


At the Studio Museum in Harlem, 4 Shows Engage a Cultural Conversation | NY Times

At the Studio Museum in Harlem, 4 Shows Engage a Cultural Conversation | NY Times

By MARTHA SCHWENDENER For nearly five decades, the Studio Museum in Harlem has served as a cultural repository, reflecting the ruptures, shifts and spectrum of experiences for artists of African descent. Its current grouping of shows, culled mostly from the museum’s permanent collection, echoes this landscape, looking backward and forward. The main exhibition, “A Constellation,” […]


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 […]


A gift, and taste, of home | Manhattan Times

A gift, and taste, of home | Manhattan Times

Story by Debralee Santos If your preference in holiday drink does not involve a thick concoction poured out of a dusty round canister from the supermarket that your uncle waves under your nose at Christmas dinner, who can blame you? But step into the next aisle of the same supermarket, where you can stock up […]


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 […]

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