Uptown Art

Rites of Resistance | Manhattan Times

Rites of Resistance | Manhattan Times

By Sherry Mazzocchi Wilhelmina Grant’s grandmother was the strong center of the family. A tall woman, she wore pants and sensible shoes and always had her handbag by her side, constantly holding the family’s purse strings. But what Grant remembers most was her warmth and ability to heal. “Back in those days, we didn’t go […]


Spread Love: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar (One Man Play)

Spread Love: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar (One Man Play)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a classic. Now see it live as a one man show. Get your tickets to see Kelvin Grullon do his thing in this rousing rendition of this important piece of literature. The homies Juan Bago and Rachel La Loca will be hosting the festivities. Get Your TIX: […]


Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Detained

Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Detained

You can always count on the Up Theater Company to deliver theater that is provocative, engaging and relevant. Their latest production, Detained, is no exception. Set in a refugee detention center deep in the heart of Texas, two teenagers from different backgrounds form an unlikely bond to counter the dangers lurking within and without the […]


And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is...

Studying abroad has not dimmed her uptown cred. Miranda Spencer, currently an undergraduate student at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, has won the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest. The Inwood native’s submission focused on the waterways unique to northern Manhattan and various elements of uptown’s inclusive and diverse cultural scene. Her work was […]


03/19/18: Serving Healthful Art Opening & Artist Talk

03/19/18: Serving Healthful Art Opening & Artist Talk

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, presents Serving Healthful Art curated by Henone Girma, Curator at Art In FLUX. The exhibition is the culmination of an open call for artists to submit works that confront the endless food-related issues faced by society. The four participating uptown artists […]


Uptown Tonight: Defend Puerto Rico Exhibit | Opening Reception

Uptown Tonight: Defend Puerto Rico Exhibit | Opening Reception

On Thursday, February 15th, in the spirit of resistance and resilience, you’re invited to the opening of Defend PR, CCCADI’s first art exhibit of 2018 at their new, historic Landmark location. Curated by Mikey Cordero of the Defend PR project, the Defend PR Exhibit explores the creative documentation and stories told through the Defend Puerto Rico Transmedia project with a […]


02/17/18: Fragmenticos And Foosball @ The Gitler & __ Gallery

02/17/18: Fragmenticos And Foosball @ The Gitler & __ Gallery

Stop by the The Gitler & __ Gallery (3629 Broadway) on February 17 from 5 to 8 pm for the closing event of the Esteban Ocampo Giraldo: Fragmenticos art exhibit. Get this, there will also be foosball tournament, $5 to get in and winner takes all. See you there. Check out: http://www.gitlerand.com/ We invite you […]


Canvas of Compassion | The Manhattan Times

Canvas of Compassion | The Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Beauty is revolutionary. Visual artist Andrea Arroyo, probably best known for colorful and lyrical images of goddesses, recently won first prize in the 2017 United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award. The Washington Heights artist’s winning image is stark and powerful. Three female fists, raised to the sky, surrounded by unfurling leaves, […]


#InstagramUptown: Be Great

#InstagramUptown: Be Great

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Call For Artists: Serving Healthful Art

Call For Artists: Serving Healthful Art

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NY-Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital and Art in Flux, is seeking submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition entitled Serving Healthful Art – Guest curated by Henone Girma (Art in Flux). Artists can use their art as a catalyst to present new ideas. Serving Healthful Art is an […]


12/10/17: The People’s Theatre Project Presents We The People

12/10/17: The People's Theatre Project Presents We The People

PEOPLE’S THEATRE PROJECT presents We The People Youth Voices Center Stage Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 5pm Clyde and Helen Wu Auditorium Columbia University Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center 104 Haven Avenue People’s Theatre Project’s community actors take the stage to address social injustice in their world. The event features three interdisciplinary original theatrical […]


Call For Submissions: 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Call For Submissions: 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Listen up folks NoMAA has put out the call for submissions for the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest. This is a big deal for artists that make Uptown their home. Not only will you get your work in fronts of untold numbers of your Uptown peers but you will also receive a $1000 honorarium. […]


Spread Love: Spanish Harlem – El Barrio in the ’80s

Spread Love: Spanish Harlem - El Barrio in the '80s

ARTIST TALK Joseph Rodriguez with Ed Morales Saturday, December 2nd, 6PM GALLERY HOURS: Thur-Fri 3-7PM Sat-Sun 1-5PM Free and open to all. Make sure you hit up the Bronx Documentary Center (614 Courtlandt Avenue) before December 23 to see the simply outstanding exhibit, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s.The exhibit features photographs taken in […]


A Dreamy Carnival at the Children’s Museum in Harlem | Hyperallergic

A Dreamy Carnival at the Children’s Museum in Harlem | Hyperallergic

BY Seph Rodney I had a dream a few weeks ago. In it I had returned to the house I grew up in — my father’s house — and I was again occupying the room I had as a boy. There was music playing, music I didn’t want to hear, so I tried to close […]


12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip hop choreography, a dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ, an electric violinist and digital scenery. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. Thursday, December 14 Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm United Palace, 4140 […]


Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own. | NY Times

Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own. | NY Times

By DANIEL McDERMON It was Kahlil Joseph’s brother who made him an artist. Or at least that’s one way to describe how Mr. Joseph, a successful director who has worked with Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé, came to premiere his film “Fly Paper” at the New Museum this fall. An impressionistic collage of Harlem’s past and […]


Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD In his final years, John James Audubon, the celebrated 19th-century painter of bird life, lived in rustic uptown Manhattan in a house by the Hudson where some of his final paintings were of urban rats that caught his eye. But birds remained his forte. And as Audubon lies in his grave […]


10/06/17: NoMAA Presents Abre Caminos / Opening Paths

10/06/17: NoMAA Presents Abre Caminos / Opening Paths

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in collaboration with Broadway Housing Communities and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling  presents: Abre Caminos / Opening Paths A group exhibition that explores the transformative role of art. Rio II Gallery 583 Riverside Dr, Fl 7th New York, New York 10031 Curator: Esperanza Cortés Antonia Guerrero, Juanita Lanzo, Leslie Jimenez, Sharese Ann Frederick, […]


Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Where there’s a will, there’s an art gallery. A lot of people have dreams that never quite make it past the desire stage. But others plan and forge ideas into reality by hard work and the force of sheer will. Aaron Simms walked Inwood’s major corridors, looking for space. First Dyckman […]


09/23/17: Women with Wings Brunch Reception

09/23/17: Women with Wings Brunch Reception

An Exhibition of site-specific outdoor works by Andrea Arroyo. Maggie’s Garden & Friendship Garden – Harlem NYC BRUNCH RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 11AM-1PM Maggie’s Garden, 564 W 149th St. Free and open to the public, light brunch provided. EXHIBIT ON VIEW THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2017. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), is pleased to present “Women […]


A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

By PATRICK FARRELL They rise from the sand and shallows along the Hudson River like a Stonehenge built to the scale of a Manhattan apartment: a tight gathering of stone figures, rock perched on rock, that appear to be marching in a stately procession toward the George Washington Bridge. The elegant stacks, skillfully balanced without […]


The Feggo Files | Manhattan Times

The Feggo Files | Manhattan Times

Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is a graphic and visual artist whose work has been published by The New Yorker, among other publications. These images were submitted in the wake of the decision by the Trump administration to rescind the DACA program. I have been working on many illustrations about the present administration and its backward policies. […]


09/16/17: Collective States: a movement improvisation

09/16/17: Collective States: a movement improvisation

NoMAA presents the third installment of this site-specific improvisation celebrating Inwood’s beautiful green spaces on September 16. 5pm open rehearsal and 6pm Public Performance. Meet in Inwood Hill Park on the lawn near Indian Road and 218 St. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us […]


‘Nasty Women/Bad Hombres’: Determination and Daring at El Museo del Barrio | Highbrow Magazine

‘Nasty Women/Bad Hombres’: Determination and Daring at El Museo del Barrio | Highbrow Magazine

BY Sandra Bertrand When El Museo del Barrio decided to launch uptown:nastywomen/bad hombres, an exhibit of artists living or working in Upper Manhattan’s El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood, they didn’t take the challenge lightly. These artists are individuals whose works engage with the cultural legacy of sexism, racism, homophobia, the power of the […]

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