The UC’s Eileen Z. Fuentes Made Bitch Media’s list of 18 Dominicanx Women To Know, Read, And Listen ToPosted on March 22, 2019
We are super proud that our Wellness Editor, Eileen Z. Fuentes, made Bitch Media’s list of 18 Dominicanx Women To Know, Read, And Listen To. Uptown is well represented on that list. Shout out to Josefina Báez, Claudia De La Cruz, Amanda Alcantara and my good friend Carolina Contreras.
Be wary in the wild.
The New York City Department of Health (DOH) has issued a warning to stay away from raccoons and other wild animals that may carry rabies.
The DOH identified four raccoons in Northern Manhattan with rabies since the beginning of the year.
“These are the first rabid raccoons identified in Manhattan since 2011, following an intensive vaccination effort where the Department trapped, vaccinated and released almost 500 raccoons in and around Central Park. The Health Department is reminding New Yorkers to stay away from raccoons and other wild animals that can carry rabies. The Parks Department is posting signs in Inwood Hill Park warning residents to stay away from raccoons. To date this year, six rabid animals have been identified in New York City: four raccoons from upper Manhattan (all in or near Inwood Hill Park), one raccoon from the Bronx, and one raccoon from Staten Island. There are no known bites or exposures to these animals,” according to a statement released by the DOH.
Two of the rabid raccoons were found at West 218th Street and Indian Road. The other two were spotted at Isham and Seaman Avenues and at Seaman and West 204th Street.
Read more: Rabies Warning Issued | Manhattan Times
We are here and have been here for quite some time. The forces of gentrification, capital and power are doing their best to erase every vestige of the Latinx experience in New York City. Uptown’s own Djali Brown-Cepeda has created a must-see visual archive dedicated to the old school Latinx NYC experience to set the record straight. Scrolling through the nuevayorkinos feed will transport you to the old Nueva York that is rapidly vanishing before our eyes. The IG account has only been around for a little more than a month but is growing in popularity, followers and influence exponentially. Do yourself a favor and get familiar.
Check out: nuevayorkinos
Mark your calendars folks. The 17th Uptown Arts Stroll will take place from May 29 to June 30, 2019. The opening night reception goes down on May 28 at the United Palace. Artists may submit exhibitions, performances and open studios from West 135th Street to West 220th Street. Over 250 events took place last year. Find out how to submit your event here: artstroll.com/how-to-participate. You have until Tuesday, April 30 to have your event published in the printed Uptown Arts Stroll guide distributed by NoMAA and The Manhattan Times as well as being listed in the exhibitions or events schedule in the online guide www.artstroll.com.
For more info: www.artstroll.com/
Uptown entrepreneur and seasoned leader in international development Sarina Prabasi has a new book coming out next month. Part coming-to-America story, part lyrical memoir, and yet another part activist’s call to action, The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times is timely, funny, and poignant. Writing as a mother, immigrant, new American, coffeehouse owner, and international nonprofit leader, Prabasi’s story weaves between Nepal, Ethiopia, and the United States. Sarina and her husband are the good folks behind Cafe Buunni, which now has 3 locations in the area. Coffee, love and the American Dream. What more could you ask for? Stay tuned for more on this thought-provoking and well-timed book.
Related: In the Heights, a Taste of Ethiopia
The good folks at the Up Theater Company have a new production afoot (pun intended). St. Peter’s Foot opens today, March 20 and will run until April 6 at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church (729 W. 181st Street). St. Peter’s Foot is a twisted tale of marriage, love, children and abortion. As usual if the Up Theater Company is behind it you know it will be good so get your tickets pronto.
For more info: https://stpetersfootup.brownpapertickets.com/
Once again, it’s on. The fourth annual Inwood Film Festival starts today and runs until March 16th at the Campbell Sports Center. The festival boasts 33 films and is a celebration of Inwood in particular and Uptown in general. The Inwood Film Festival will kick off on Thursday, March 14th with an Opening Night Benefit featuring a special screening of Love, Gilda produced and directed by local Inwood Filmmaker Lisa D’Apolito, post-show interview with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, live stand-up comedy, and delicious food and beverages provided by Indian Road Café. With that said, get your tickets pronto!
For more info: Spread Love: The 4th Annual Inwood Film Festival