Posts Tagged ‘Shabazz Center’

Colin Kaepernick Spreads Knowledge & Love Uptown…

Colin Kaepernick Spreads Knowledge & Love Uptown...

BY Mariela Regalado On Saturday, January 14 approximately 200 students convened at the Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Educational and Memorial Center. Upon arrival students and chaperones were greeted by numerous happy faces. They were handed a notebook, pen, and shirt that were all emblazoned with the phrase “I KNOW MY RIGHTS.” Standing by the landing […]


12/08/16: 13th Film Screening @ Shabazz Center

12/08/16: 13th Film Screening @ Shabazz Center

You NEED to see this film. In fact, now that we are on the precipice of the Trump Era, this movie is more important than ever. Directed by celebrated filmmaker Ava Duvernay, 13th takes an unflinching look at mass incarceration in the United States and posits that slavery never ended in America it merely mutated. […]


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 […]


Children give back by spreading holiday cheer through music | WABC-TV

Children give back by spreading holiday cheer through music | WABC-TV

By Sandra Bookman NEW YORK (WABC) — Pitch-Perfect is what this group is determined to be for its annual Christmas caroling event – just one of the many projects from “Statement Arts”, a non-profit arts education program aimed at under-served and at-risk students. Now based in Washington Heights, it was founded 12 years ago by […]


9/25/2015: Tribute to the Disappeared Opening Reception @ Shabazz Center

9/25/2015: Tribute to the Disappeared Opening Reception @ Shabazz Center

“Tribute to the Disappeared” Exhibition Curated by Andrea Arroyo Opening Reception: Friday, September 25, 2015 6 to 9pm Exhibition on view: September 25-October 16, 2015 The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center 3940 Broadway (@165th Street) Free and open to the public New York, NY September 15, 2015– Artist Andrea Arroyo […]


Embattled By High Rents, Small Businesses Press For Action | Voices of NY

Embattled By High Rents, Small Businesses Press For Action | Voices of NY

By Ana B. Nieto – El Diario/La Prensa | Translated by Carlos Rodríguez Martorell from Spanish Original story Silvia Smith’s business, which offers multiple services, including immigration, tax and travel services, has been in Washington Heights for 36 years, but she has had to move her offices further north four times. “The last time I […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts’ College Prep Program

Indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts' College Prep Program

A Word From Statement Arts Thanks for taking the time to check out our campaign. This summer Statement Arts is returning to Washington Heights and the esteemed United Palace of Cultural Arts to provide a free College Prep Program for 15 under-served New York City kids! What We Want To Do Last year we ran […]


8/21/14: Job Fair @ Shabazz Center

8/21/14: Job Fair @ Shabazz Center

Sponsored by State Senator Adriano Espaillat as well as a whole host of community institutions, this job fair is is an opportunity for job-seekers to meet potential employers, including government agencies, institutions, unions, and businesses. Learn about hiring and training opportunities in the community. Get your resumés ready and dress professionally. The fair takes place […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: The Projects Were a Launching Pad for Many Successful New Yorkers | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: The Projects Were a Launching Pad for Many Successful New Yorkers | NY Times

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ and MICHAEL WILSON Published: May 29, 2009 IT was fewer than 100 blocks from their shared apartment in Harlem to the Dyckman Houses in Inwood, but for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his mother and father, who made the move in 1950, it “was really considered a step up,” he recalled in an interview […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: BASEBALL; Neighborhood Hero Touches Every Base | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: BASEBALL; Neighborhood Hero Touches Every Base | NY Times

By SARA RIMER Published: September 04, 1993 In Washington Heights this summer, the sweetest sentence in the Spanish language is this: “Mami, ya me subieron a las Grandes Ligas.” Mommy, they called me to the major leagues. That is what Manny Ramirez said when he telephoned his mother, Onelcida Ramirez, a factory worker, Wednesday night. […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Where Tragedy Struck, a Memorial Will Rise | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Where Tragedy Struck, a Memorial Will Rise | NY Times

By SETH KUGEL Published: January 2, 2005 Nearly 40 years after the civil rights leader Malcolm X was shot and killed at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, and a decade after the city spent millions of dollars to renovate it, the ballroom is finally poised to become a center dedicated to the leader and […]


Nonprofit Raising Funds to Help WaHi Students Get College Scholarships | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — An arts nonprofit is trying to raise funds to help Washington Heights high schoolers get free rides to college. Statement Arts has taken to IndieGoGo to raise money for a summer college prep class for soon-to-be college incoming seniors. The prep class would students ace their college applications […]


Uptown Arts: People’s Theatre Project & Word Up Books Present This Is Us

Uptown Arts: People's Theatre Project & Word Up Books Present This Is Us

For more: http://peoplestheatreproject.org/ Check out: Uptown 2011 Movers & Shakers: Mino Lora and Bob Braswell People’s Theatre Project Wins Prestigous Union Sqaure Award 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.


The People’s Theatre Project’s What Happens Here Kicks Off This Friday

The People's Theatre Project's What Happens Here Kicks Off This Friday

Friday, Nov. 16th at 7:30pm The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway)   An interactive and bilingual theatrical event about housing rights and discrimination in our communities conceived, written and performed by the Uptown Action community actors. For more: http://peoplestheatreproject.org/ Check out: Uptown 2011 Movers & Shakers: Mino Lora […]


indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts’ Summer Youth Program

indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts' Summer Youth Program

This summer Statement Arts is teaming up with the legendary Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center to provide a free summer music and theater program for 50 underserved New York City kids! The Need: Many public school students in New York Cities’ underserved communities have little or no access to the […]


The Uptown Collective Presents The Weekend

The Uptown Collective Presents The Weekend

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Check out our list of some greats things to do this weekend Uptown and beyond. Ok, first and foremost, I will be hosting the second iteration of the Led Black Book Club featuring Mr. Robb Todd tomorrow at Apt 78 (4447 Broadway) from 1 to 3pm. His debut collection of short […]


Q&A With Zahaira Curiel & Liza Politi of Statement Arts

Q&A With Zahaira Curiel & Liza Politi of Statement Arts

This July and August, Statement Arts partners up with the legendary Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Cultural Center to bring a free Summer Camp, entitled Empower Youth Through Performance, to under-served kids. For two weeks, four teaching artists will lead rigorous classes in auditioning and performance techniques for 40 – 50 students, grades 3-6 […]


Empowering Youth Through The Arts Final Performance @ The United Palace

Empowering Youth Through The Arts Final Performance @ The United Palace

Please join Statement Arts on August 2, 2013 for the Final Performance of our summer arts program, ‘Empower Youth‘. This July, in partnership with the esteemed United Palace for Cultural Arts, Statement Arts is back, running free music and theater programs for under-served kids. Our first program provides children in grades 3-6 and 7-10 introductory […]


Tales of ‘Tia Lola’ bridge cultural gap for young Hispanic New Yorkers | NY Daily News

BY Heidi Evans To hear writer Julia Alvarez tell it, she was a “terrible” student, until her sixth grade teacher had an inspired idea. She told the Dominican-American girl: “If you don’t find people like you in your books, write your own books!” Alvarez took the challenge to heart. And decades later, the beloved character […]

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