BY Beth J. Harpaz | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It’s a fine time for history geeks with a thing for Alexander Hamilton. A hip-hop-and-history musical called Hamilton — inspired by an 800-page biography — recently opened off-Broadway and is sold out for months. Fans of the man, book or musical can also visit a variety of […]
A Word From Paola Martinez THE BIRTH OF THE HIP BAR! My health went on a not so exhilarating rollercoaster ride for many years. I dealt with tumors, cysts, adrenals dysfunction, thyroid issues, and a very rare “supposedly” incurable and disfiguring disease called Morphea. It took me almost losing all of my bodily/cognitive functions to […]
By Sasha Zients Spectator Staff Writer The Harlem Independent Theater—an affordable movie theater, event space, and café and bar on track to open next summer—has launched a campaign to raise $30,000 by Nov. 25. The idea for HIT was conceived by Mark Blackman—an informal educator, comedian, filmmaker, and eight-year Harlem resident—and Eleanor Luken, an environmental […]
If we don’t support our art, who will? Making a film isn’t easy. It takes gumption, dedication, skill, patience, and oh yeah, money. The young people behind Mari en Maraña are trying to make a short film that takes the classic story of Romeo and Juliet and transposes it to present-day Washington Heights with Dominican […]
Mari en Maraña – A Short Film The Breakdown A Dominican college freshman finds her first break heating up when a chance encounter with a Haitian stranger leads to turmoil at her grandmother’s 90th birthday party. The lowdown is uptown: “Romeo & Juliet”, Heights-certified.
By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — An uptown actor and playwright is raising money to produce his first show, which is set entirely on the George Washington Bridge and deals with issues of child molestation and suicide. Reza Salazar, 29, created an Indiegogo campaign to raise $3,500 to help him produce “Incognito,” one of 41 […]
Come by to Word Up Books on July 19th at 7:30 pm to enjoy two documentaries based on the unique ways of enjoying life in Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx, C-Rock and The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.. RSVP: Word Up – C-Rock and Dyckman Fireworks Documentary Screenings.
Glenn White is kind of a big deal. The saxophonist/composer/educator has performed alongside such notable musicians as Norah Jones, The Reigning Monarchs and Anya Marina, just to name a few. He has performed at South by Southwest, NYC’s Blue Note, Smalls and WNYC’s Greene Space. He is now hard at work on his latest full-length […]
Back in April of 2012, we ran an article on the Indiegogo campaign to fund the making of a documentary film about the kids that fearlessly dive off of the enigmatic C-Rock. Well, the film will be screening this coming Saturday, May 24th as part of the Rooftop Films 2014 Summer Series. For more info: […]
Gallery, Film and Party by Emmanuel “Dj Boy” Abreu Fundraiser April 13, 2014 3-6pm – Gallery Reception and Screening 6-9pm – Party with Live Dj Drinks and Snacks will be provided. Price: Gallery and Screening are free to enter. $10 Suggested Donation for entry to Party at 6pm Exclusive RSVP ONLY THROUGH INDIEGOGO $15 entry […]
Last year a strip of Broadway in upper Manhattan was renamed Juan Rodriguez Way. But most New Yorkers know little about this unsung hero. We want to change that. Organic Magnetics is raising $12,345 to rewrite history. Let’s make sure future generations know that New York City’s first immigrant was a freedom fighter! I Am […]
Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) Support Emmanuel Abreu’s, A.K.A. DJ Boy, Indiegogo campaign here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/a-visual-trip-to-mexico-by-emmanuel-dj-boy-abreu
Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Photos by DJ Boy It only takes a few minutes to turn an audience member into an activist. That’s the premise of People’s Theatre Project (PTP), a Washington Heights theater group that not only breaks down the fourth wall—it invites audience members onstage to change the course of events. This week, […]
PEOPLE’S THEATRE PROJECT presents Domestic Disturbance FEB. 21, 22 & 23 An interactive and bilingual theatrical event about housing issues and domestic violence based on the real life experiences of the Uptown Action community actors.
The story transplants the classic holiday story to the streets of contemporary Washington Heights and mashes up all of UPCA’s influences. It starts with the original music penned by Tschaikovsky in 1892 and the story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Instead of ballet, the story will be told through hip hop […]
Last week over 1,000 people watched a 71-year-old black & white movie in an 83-year-old theatre and had the time of their lives. Part of that can be chalked up to the magic of the movies, in particular the magic of “Casablanca.” But it was also the continuing yearning people have to find a place […]
By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Bread and Yoga is back. Almost two years after a fire destroyed its home and four months after it announced it had found a suitable location in Inwood, the beloved neighborhood yoga studio and cooking class space is unveiling its new home and welcoming students. Though the electrical wiring isn’t […]
A Word From The People’s Theatre Project Why We’re Storming the Palace Hola! We’re People’s Theatre Project, a grassroots arts organization of artists, activists, educators, and community members of all ages in the Washington Heights neighborhood of northern Manhattan. For the last 5 years, we have been working together to create and perform original plays […]
By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The United Palace of Cultural Arts is holding a special screening of Casablanca on Nov. 17, and it’s offering free admission to patrons who are willing to show their love for the film. Patrons who dress up in either tuxedos or gowns will get free admission to the 6 […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) On Friday, November 1st – El Dia Del Los Muertos – “Dracula” visits the United Palace as guitar icon Gary Lucas performs the score he wrote for the Spanish version (with English subtitles) of the 1931 classic. Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 8pm. The accomplished musician took some time […]