Posts Tagged ‘dance’

09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

The Danza Highbridge Festival is UPCA’s annual dance festival in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park, celebrating traditional and cultural dance styles. Featuring works by: Arielle Rosales of House of Duende Katie Drablos Karla Puno Garcia Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Company R.Evolución Latina Stephanie Klemons ThruLines Dance Initiative ZEST Collective DANCE Dance Project […]


09/09/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

09/09/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

This is the proper way to bid farewell to summer. Join the Sweet Spot Festival and Grow NYC, in partnership with the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling and Broadway Housing Communities for #SecondSaturdays at Sugar Hill Greenmarket! Participate in a full-day of outdoor fun, music, interactive art making workshops, local vintage vendors, […]


In Harlem, They’re Still Dancing the Original Swing | Village Voice

In Harlem, They’re Still Dancing the Original Swing | Village Voice

by Rennie McDougall Limbs flail as if about to fly off; feet barely touch the floor; spines bend and twist like rubber. You might not think of the Lindy hop as a frenzied dance — the original abandon would get polished away over time. Watching it today, especially in old clips like Frankie Manning’s swing […]


#InstagramUptown: All The Way Up…

#InstagramUptown: All The Way Up...

A post shared by Jordan Matter (@jordanmatter) on Aug 2, 2017 at 10:37am PDT 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.


08/12/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

08/12/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

Join the Sweet Spot Festival and Grow NYC, in partnership with the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling and Broadway Housing Communities for #SecondSaturdays at Sugar Hill Greenmarket! Participate in a full-day of outdoor fun, music, interactive art making workshops, local vintage vendors, fresh produce, storytelling and more. For more info: http://sweetspotfestival.com/ We […]


08/05/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Soul Summit: The Harlem Edition

08/05/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Soul Summit: The Harlem Edition

Sweet Spot Festival presents Soul Summit: The Harlem Edition Saturday, August 5,2017 2PM – 9PM West Harlem Pier 125th & West Side Highway There will be dancing, jamming, arts and crafts for the kids as well as local food and artisan vendors. As always, it’s FREE so bring the entire family and crew! For more […]


Danza Debuts: A Q&A With Cassie Nordgren

Danza Debuts: A Q&A With Cassie Nordgren

In keeping with the United Palace’s mission of becoming a crucial cultural hub for the neighborhood, Danza Debuts is a next generation dance event. Once of the choreographers involved with the project, Cassie Nordgren, chopped it up with us regarding the dance extravaganza. Danza Debuts goes down tonight! Get your tickets ASAP! Q. What can […]


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 […]


03/26/17: Create NYC – Washington Heights & Inwood

03/26/17: Create NYC - Washington Heights & Inwood

Culture is who we are and what makes our city great. Culture is…History. Food. Painting. Theater. Quilts. Zoos. Museums. Dominoes. Music. Libraries. Poetry. Art. Dance. Celebrations. Gardens. Fashion. Science and more….. Show up! Speak up! Step up! Help us create a plan for all of us in Washington Heights & Inwood. From August 2016 to […]


#InstagramUptown: #DancersAfterDark

#InstagramUptown: #DancersAfterDark

A photo posted by Jordan Matter (@jordanmatter) on Sep 20, 2016 at 6:12pm PDT 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.


#InstagramUptown: Double Vision

#InstagramUptown: Double Vision

A photo posted by Jordan Matter (@jordanmatter) on Aug 15, 2016 at 9:20am PDT 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.


The Fix: Kehlani X Hollywood – CRZY

The Fix: Kehlani X Hollywood - CRZY

Choreographer extraordinaire & Uptown’s own Hollywood put together this really cool concept video for Kehlani’s CRZY. The video was shot in the world famous Dyckman Park. Check it out below.


#InstagramUptown: When It Rains…

#InstagramUptown: When It Rains...

Today's sudden rainstorm took me completely by surprise. Fortunately, I was with @nananaraj, whose yellow dress just happened to match the center line on Ft. Washington Avenue. #dancersamongus #jordanmatter A photo posted by Jordan Matter (@jordanmatter) on Jul 7, 2016 at 5:26pm PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like […]


06/18/16: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

06/18/16: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

The Sweet Spot Festival will be celebrating the opening of the 2016 Sugar Hill Green Market season with Grow NYC Sweet Spot POP + SHOP June 18th, 2016 from 10AM- 5PM Tunes by DJ Olivia Dope + KEEYS Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling 898 St.Nicholas Ave ( A w 155 St) Craft […]


05/21/16: The Sweet Spot Festival + Okay Africa Present ELECTRAFRIQUE

05/21/16: The Sweet Spot Festival + Okay Africa Present ELECTRAFRIQUE

Sweet Spot Festival + OKAY AFRICA present ELECTRAFRIQUE #Harlem MAY 21, 2016 from 2-9PM Solomon And Kuff (2331 12th Ave) w/ RICH MEDINA, DJ UNDERDOG & NATIVE SUN It’s FREE community affair! Bring the family out for a day of great music, dance, Food & Artisan Vendors, Kids Art Workshops, Free Yoga & SO much […]


Stepping up | Manhattan Times

Stepping up | Manhattan Times

They’re two of a kind. Twin 15-year-old students have been offered an opportunity to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School of the American Ballet Theatre (ABT). And now the two tenth graders at the Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School students need help covering their tuition costs at one of the top dance […]


9/9/15: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Time is Illmatic

9/9/15: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Time is Illmatic

Soak up the sweet last days of summer with a free movie screening of NAS: Time is iLLmatic SEPTEMBER 9th, 2015 Morningside Park Upper Lawn 113th St. & Morningside Drive Music by OP! at 6:30 Movie Screening at 8pmBring your friends + family, lawn chairs + blankets Come early and get your SWEET spot! Presented […]


8/1/2015: The Sweet Spot Festival Celebrates Jamaican Independence Day

8/1/2015: The Sweet Spot Festival Celebrates Jamaican Independence Day

The Sweet Spot Festival, LargeUp and the Rice & Peas Massive bring you The 3rd Annual Jamaican Indepen-DANCE Reggae Fete! AUGUST 1st, from 2-9PM West Harlem Pier MAX GLAZER + DJ GRAVY ORIJAHNAL VIBES + MICRO DON AUTOGRAPH + HERBERT HOLLER Selecting, Dancing & Art for the little ones, Dance Hall workshops Food, Vintage & Artisan […]


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 […]


Dance/NYC Celebrates Dance Uptown

Dance/NYC Celebrates Dance Uptown

Dance/NYC, dedicated to promoting the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan area, is showing love to Uptown with it’s NEW YORKERS FOR DANCE campaign spotlighting local residents, community leaders, and artists in Upper Manhattan. This is the latest in a video series by Dance/NYC that celebrates dance’s role in advancing local […]


5/31/15: The Sweet Spot Festival

5/31/15: The Sweet Spot Festival

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


Monday Mood Music: Ibeyi X Havana Cultural

Monday Mood Music: Ibeyi X Havana Cultural

Seriously, if you have not heard Ibeyi’s debut album you are missing out on something truly transcendent. The French-Cuban sister duo chop it up with the good folks at Havana Cultura and give you an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album. Ibeyi takes traditional Yoruban chanting and infuses it with hip-hop, electronic […]


Spread Love: The Ibeyi Mixtape

Spread Love: The Ibeyi Mixtape

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Much love goes to Ibeyi and their record label, XL Recordings, for a simply masterful campaign in advance of their forthcoming debut album, which drops February 17th. After releasing really creative visuals for songs Oya, River, and Ghosts they follow up with an expansive and well-executed mixtape that includes some of […]


Put You On: Ibeyi

Put You On: Ibeyi

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This is that Black Magic music. That straight from the motherland via Cuba, next-generation negro spirituals. This is Neo-Diasporan Soul music. It is hauntingly beautiful and simply sublime.

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