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2012 Uptown Arts Stroll

The Uptown Collective is super proud to announce that from now until the end of the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll we will be taking over the social media platforms of the indispensable Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA). For those that don’t know, the Uptown Arts Stroll is an all-out celebration of the arts Uptown. Each year the Uptown Arts Stroll features open studios, art exhibitions, concerts, literary events, and performances during the month of June, throughout Northern Manhattan from West 135th Street to West 220th Street. So make sure you follow them and remember to use the hashtag #UptownArtStroll. As an added incentive the person that takes the best picture/video of the Uptown Arts Stroll will win a free night’s stay at our partner The Edge Hotel. So remember use the #UptownArtStroll for your chance to win. You must follow @nomaanyc on IG to win. The 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll kicks off at the venerable United Palace on Tuesday, May 28 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Make sure you are in the building familia.

Twitter: @NoMAAarts

IG: @nomaanyc

FB: www.facebook.com/northernmanhattanartsalliance

Site: www.artstroll.com

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The Uptown Tweet of the Week: Is this country going mad?

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06/08/19: A Taste of Uptown @ La Casa Del Mofongo

Listen up people, the good folks at the Washington Heights BID have put together a sweet event for all of the Uptown foodies. Make sure you hit up La Casa Del Mofongo (546 West 207th Street) on June 8 for an Uptown food extravaganza featuring FREE food from a plethora of Uptown’s best restaurants. So mark your calendar, do what you got to do but make sure you don’t miss A Taste of Uptown. The official sponsor is Pernod Ricard.

Register: 06/08/19: A Taste of Uptown @ La Casa Del Mofongo

For more info: yhernandezwhbid@gmail.com

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Uptown Video: Humans Of The Hood – Carlos S. Deschamps

The latest episode in I Love My Hood’s Humans of the Hood series features the homie Carlos S. Deschamps. Carlos is an incredible photographer and an awesome person. Check out his IG feed @cinematicheights ASAP. You already know the motto, Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way!

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Film Works Alfresco returns | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen

Park it.

Inwood might not have its own movie theater, but uptowners can still enjoy a variety of films this summer by grabbing a blanket and heading to the park.

The popular Film Works Alfresco series, the city’s only English and Spanish language free outdoor cinema series, is making its return to Inwood Hill Park.

Free films will be presented every Monday evening at dusk from June 3 until August 12 at Inwood Hill Park’s Gaelic Field. The series will feature well-known films as well as obscure selections.

Film Works Alfresco is presented by Inwood Art Works, which also sponsors the annual Inwood Film Festival.

Selections alternate between English-language films with Spanish subtitles, and films in Spanish with English subtitles.

“We program for the community we serve,” said Aaron Simms, founder of Inwood Art works and curator of Film Works Alfresco. “It’s really important that we can offer films in different languages, and that celebrates the cultures of the neighborhood.”

Several of the film presentations will feature musical performances by local artists before the film.

This year, Film Works Alfresco kicks off with a showing of the musical 42nd Street on June 3 at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a musical performance by the Don Slatoff Jazz Trio.

Read more: Film Works Alfresco returns | Manhattan Times

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Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – LOL 100 Ft. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Luis A. Miranda Jr. & SNL’s Oz Rodriguez

The good folks at the Latinos Out Loud podcast celebrate their 100th episode with a star-studded affair recorded live at WNYC’s Greene Space. The crew take a trip down memory lane and revisit their storied podcast run. The special guests are uptown superheros, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Luis Miranda as well as the film unit director of Saturday Night Live, Oz Rodriguez.

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#TheGramUptown: Helping Over Hurting

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GoFundMe Spotlight: Harlem Fire Funeral Fund

A Word From The Pollidore Family

This morning, May 8th, 2019, in Harlem, a tremendous tragedy occurred in the Pollidore family! We lost my older sister, Andrea who some know as Drea or Nadine and her 4 youngest children: Nakyra (11), Andre (8), Brook-Lynn (6), and Elijah (4) in a house fire. If you knew Nadine, you knew her cooking, love for music, dancing, and passion for helping others by giving someone a plate  of food whether familiar or a stranger, letting someone without a place to stay crash at her house or through her passion for patients via medical assisting. My nieces and nephews lit up any room with their smiles,energy, bright and bold personalities and overload of hugs and kisses once they saw you. They were known and loved by many in the community where they lived and went to school. We would have celebrated Nakyra’s 5th grade graduation this June along with her and Andre’s birthday in July, which they looked forward to.   As you can imagine, this is very shocking and heartbreaking.  They meant the world to us. This still seems so unreal that they are gone.

We are asking for any financial help that you can offer to go towards covering the funeral expenses and any other related costs of our 5 loved ones. Whether or not you are able to financially support us, we ask that at the very least, you please pray for our family as we cross your minds in the months to come. Thanks in advance.

Support Here: GoFundMe Spotlight: Harlem Fire Funeral Fund

Related: Six killed in fatal fire uptown | Manhattan Times

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Six killed in fatal fire uptown | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen

A family of six was killed when an early morning fire swept through their fifth-floor apartment on Wednesday.

It is the deadliest fire in New York City since 2017, in which 12 residents were killed in a Bronx fire.

Four children — all age 11 or younger — and two adults died in the blaze, which broke out around 1:30 a.m. at the seven-story New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) building, located on the corner of 142nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said that firefighters responded within three minutes after receiving a call around 1:40 a.m.

The brick building is 109 years old and is part of the Frederick Samuel Houses, a 40-building complex operated by NYCHA with over 1,400 residents.

“When the firefighters arrived, fire met them at the door of the apartment, fire was out the windows on two sides of the building,” said Nigro, who explained that firefighters were able to push into the apartment quickly but were unable to save the victims, who were all found unconscious in two bedrooms.

Police have identified the victims as 45-year-old Andrea Pollidore, her children, Elijah, 3, Brooklyn, 6, Andre, 8, and Nakiyra, 11, and her 33-year-old brother, Matt Abdularaph.

“Hearing that four children were lost in a single family is just extraordinarily painful. Two adults, four children — this is a gut-wrenching moment for all of us,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said outside the building on Wednesday morning.

Read more: Six killed in fatal fire uptown | Manhattan Times

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