Posts Tagged ‘Kids’

Uptown Video: Mothers & Daughters – Raquel Cepeda & Djali Brown-Cepeda

Uptown Video: Mothers & Daughters - Raquel Cepeda & Djali Brown-Cepeda

In this awesome video from Allure and StyleLikeU, mother-daughter duo Raquel Cepeda and Djali Brown-Cepeda talk about combating identity stereotypes, embracing their natural hair, and advocating the importance of being comfortable in one’s own skin.


Uptown Love: Free Summer Meals for Kids

Uptown Love: Free Summer Meals for Kids


Ballroom dancing lessons pay off in classroom for Washington Heights students | 7 online

Ballroom dancing lessons pay off in classroom for Washington Heights students | 7 online

By Michelle Charlesworth WASHINGTON HEIGHTS (WABC) — They may be learning the waltz, but if you look closely, a young group of dancers in Washington Heights is learning much more than that, like etiquette and confidence. And leaders of this group says those lessons in the ballroom translate to better performance in the classroom. They […]


Street Artist Alicé Pasquini’s 3 Part Letter

Street Artist Alicé Pasquini’s 3 Part Letter

All photos are by Jessica Stewart Renowned Italian street artist, Alicé Pasquini, was recently in town for a three-wall project in New York and New Jersey that tells a short story over the course of three murals. The first wall, painted on an abandoned pizza place in Rockaway Beach (Queens, New York), shows a girl […]


A Tale of Two Libraries | NY City Lens

A Tale of Two Libraries | NY City Lens

by Trevor Anderson Not all libraries are created equal, even libraries in the same borough of the same city. The Aguilar Library in East Harlem and the Washington Heights Library sit a mere four miles apart in northern Manhattan. Both are mainstays of their community and proud neighborhood establishments. But the similarities end there. Step […]


Italian Street Artist to Paint Murals on Inwood Schools | DNAinfo

Italian Street Artist to Paint Murals on Inwood Schools | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Two Inwood elementary schools are about to get a taste of Italian street art. Muscota New School and Amistad Dual Language School will become a canvas for street artist Alice Pasquini later this month, as the hip-hop-inspired painter plans to install a mural for students and parents on Saturday, April […]


Washington Heights Library Brings ‘First-Class’ Services Uptown, Locals Say | DNAinfo

Washington Heights Library Brings 'First-Class' Services Uptown, Locals Say | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Northern Manhattan residents and elected officials raved about the renovated Washington Heights library Monday, saying it brought top-notch amenities to the neighborhood. “It’s just wonderful,” said Washington Heights resident Malika Patterson. “The elevators are fabulous — it’s much more open. It’s first-class quality, same as anywhere else.” The 100-year-old […]


Best of the Boogie Down: A Very BX Christmas!

Best of the Boogie Down: A Very BX Christmas!

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) It is only a few days until Christmas and what does that mean? You’re literally scrambling (but probably not) to see any and all deals you can find for that tablet, cell phone, or really just the XBOX One. Not to mention your relatives are flying in and they all want […]


Best of the Boogie Down: After School Programs to Decrease Bomb Threats

Best of the Boogie Down: After School Programs to Decrease Bomb Threats

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Where do I even begin? Is it that our youth is in such desperate unadulterated boredom that rather than wanting to be with their friends in school, they’d rather devise an entire plot to emptily threaten to bomb their school? The Daily News reported a small child of sorts whispered “I […]


Uptown Games Return to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

Uptown Games Return to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — On your mark, get set, go! Hundreds of local school children will get a taste of track and field this month when the Uptown Games return to the Armory on West 168th Street. Now in its second year, the Uptown Games are a collaboration between State Senator […]


Registration Open for Free After-School Theatre Program for Children

Registration Open for Free After-School Theatre Program for Children

Live Your Life!, The People’s Theatre Project FREE after-school program for kids ages 6-11 is all about using theatre to explore the 10 Habits of Healthy Kids. The program starts up again on January 25th. The last session ended in December with a brilliant play created by these creative young actors featuring the new hit […]


CAN I "KICK" IT?…@ THE UPTOWN SOCCER ACADEMY

found on the CHALK Center website The Uptown Soccer Academy is a free soccer training academy for under-served children in Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood. The Academy provides 7 to 14 year-olds with year round professional soccer coaching with qualified and experienced international coaches. We welcome participants with any level of soccer experience, and aim to […]

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