Posts Tagged ‘Open Mic’

Online effort saves neighborhood book store in Washington Heights | 7online

Online effort saves neighborhood book store in Washington Heights | 7online

BY Art McFarland WASHINGTON HEIGHTS (WABC) — A now vacant storefront in Washington Heights had a short life as a community bookstore known as Word Up. “The neighborhood has seemed to say, ‘Yes, we want this and we want Word Up to be the ones bringing it,” book store founder Vanessa Liu said. Run by […]


Word Up Books Rises Again…

Word Up Books Rises Again…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I remember when Word Up Books was just an idea. Before it had a space, before it even had a name, it was just an idea. The thinking was let’s create a space for books, for community and for people to come together and develop and nourish each other with words, […]


Junot Díaz Appeals for Word Up Community Bookshop Support | GalleyCat

Junot Díaz Appeals for Word Up Community Bookshop Support | GalleyCat

By Jason Boog Novelist Junot Diaz delivered a passionate appeal to readers on YouTube, urging them to donate to the Word Up Community Bookshop campaign on IndieGoGo. The bookseller and community space in Washington Heights, New York City only has five days left to reach its goal of $60,000 on the fundraising site. Here’s more […]


The Clock is Ticking… Support Word Up Books

The Clock is Ticking... Support Word Up Books

A Note From Word Up Books. One week till our Indiegogo campaign ends! Thank you to everyone who has contributed! The campaign has been great so far, but we still have more to raise before we hit our goal by January 1. Please help in any way you can; contributions of $5, $10, $15 are still incredibly […]


Give A Gift To Washington Heights & Donate To Word Up Books

Give A Gift To Washington Heights & Donate To Word Up Books

Ok folks; there is 13 days left to Word Up Books’ indiegogo campaign, so please dig deep and help Word Up Books find a new home. While Word Up has reached an important milestone of 20K, it needs more in order to function and operate in the community. Washington Heights definitely wants Word Up to […]


The Top 3 Reasons You Should Donate to Word Up Books

The Top 3 Reasons You Should Donate to Word Up Books

By John Paul Infante (@infantejp) The closing of Word Up Community Bookshop on August 31st was heartbreaking for all those who care about Washington Heights and Inwood. Those who experienced Word Up know that it was more than a bookshop. Word Up was maintained by volunteers from the community, providing a space for dialogue, open […]


Word Up bookstore organizers launch crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com | NY Daily News

Word Up bookstore organizers launch crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com | NY Daily News

By Michael. J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS   A popular Washington Heights bookstore that closed its doors last summer is looking to start a new chapter, but its volunteer organizers are seeking the public’s help to enable them to reopen. Word Up bookstore — a nonprofit experiment that lasted far longer than originally […]


indiegogo Spotlight: Word Up Books

indiegogo Spotlight: Word Up Books

Help Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria move to a permanent location. Word Up Community Bookshop—the only 100% volunteer-powered, community bookshop and arts space in Washington Heights, New York City—needs your help to remain a viable community resource for our neighbors. After more than a year serving Northern Manhattan, our month-to-month lease at 4157 Broadway was […]


Make Music New York Takes Places Tomorrow

Make Music New York Takes Places Tomorrow

That’s right people; the 6th annual Make Music New York Festival goes down tomorrow all over this great metropolis. With 1,000 free outdoor concerts on a single day in all parts of New York City and 8 venues in the Washington Heights and Inwood area, you will not be able to escape it. Our good […]


Personal Days, Desperate Nights: An All-Star Reading @ Word Up Books Tonight

Personal Days, Desperate Nights: An All-Star Reading @ Word Up Books Tonight

June 13, 2012 | 7-9pm | $10 | RSVP on Facebook
 PERSONAL DAYS, DESPERATE NIGHTS: A Reading with Ed Park, Jon Michaud, S. J. Rozan, and S. A. Solomon 
A reading with Ed Park, author of the multi-award-winning novel Personal Days and the founding editor of the Believer; Jon Michaud, author of When Tito Loved Clara (set in Inwood and named as […]


‘Word Up’ organizers are staging 10 events in 10 days to keep popular Washington Heights bookstore afloat | NY Daily News

‘Word Up’ organizers are staging 10 events in 10 days to keep popular Washington Heights bookstore afloat | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS It was only intended to last a month, but a popular Washington Heights bookstore has now been around for a year and organizers are looking to raise $10,000 in 10 days with hopes of making it a permanent fixture in the book-starved neighborhood. “People seem to […]


The Word Up Books Birthday Fund Drive Starts Tomorrow

The Word Up Books Birthday Fund Drive Starts Tomorrow

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I remember having a meeting in a sweltering day in late May of last year with Veronica Liu and others about making Word Up Books a reality. This was before the shop actually opened, before it even had a name and we were all there huddled, sweating our respective behinds off […]


Make Music New York @ Word Up Books on June 21st

Make Music New York @ Word Up Books on June 21st

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Inwood Fire Fundraiser @ Word Up Books In Pictures

Inwood Fire Fundraiser @ Word Up Books In Pictures

Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto)


A Touch of May @ Taza de Café

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Praxis Housing Initiatives, Inc. invites New Yorkers to enjoy “A Touch of May.” The evening of poetry will take place at the cozy Taza de Café at 450 West 155th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue. Local poet Marilyn Thomas Knight (MTK) will emcee the event. […]


The What Show Tonight @ Vibe Lounge

The WHAT? Show (Uptown Edition) f/ The Machine, Passion & introducing the duo of The Ron & Los Santana (from the Heights) Vibe Lounge (203 Audubon Ave @ 175th Street) Hosted by Majesty Resident MC: Skematics (www.skematicsmusic.com) Doors open @ 7pm Friday Night Vibe Party begins @ Midnite $7 cover b4 8pm (more after) $3 […]


THE WHAT SHOW TONIGHT @ VIBE LOUNGE


LYRICAL REVOLT HEADED UPTOWN

Friday, June 18, 9pm-12 Midnight 2005 Amsterdam Ave Near the corner of 159th St. Door: $10 donation Lyrical Revolt is hitting the stage once again, featuring some of the city’s most politically conscious and creative artists, poets, musicians and MCs. This time we’ll be in Washington Heights! Join the ANSWER Coalition in celebrating all elements […]

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