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06/24/18: #UptownPhotoWalk

06/24/18: #UptownPhotoWalk

The homies Emmanuel Abreu and Carlos Deschamps are hosting another photo walk on Sunday, June 24. They are inviting one and all to join them in a photo walk around Uptown that will kick off from the indispensable Word Up Books. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook […]


06/21/18: Dominican Summer Solstice Festival @ Inwood Hill Park

06/21/18: Dominican Summer Solstice Festival @ Inwood Hill Park

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: 4:00 Opening Taino Ceremony 4:30 Irka Mateo Folkloric Quartet 5:30 Procession & Ceremony at Spuyten Duyvil Creek 6:30 Gaga Pa’l Pueblo 7:15 Legacy Women Drum Cypher Join IgniVox Productions for their second Annual “Dominican Summer Solstice Festival” with performances by Dominican singer-songwriter, folklorist “Irka Mateo & her Folkloric Quartet”, the Dominican-Haitian drum group […]


A Decade of Drama | Manhattan Times

A Decade of Drama | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen How to top their ten? As community arts organization People’s Theatre Project (PTP) celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, its directors are working on next-level‎ goals. The Inwood-based group, which offers school-based and public programs designed to introduce K through 12 students to theater skills while exploring social justice issues, has some […]


Mas Fuerte – The Recap

Mas Fuerte - The Recap

By Led Black (@Led_Black) The good folks at Presidente Beer and Boiler Room TV threw a truly epic bash to celebrate the launch of Más Fuerte, a short film by Sean Frank that looks at the Dominican sound system vans and the exchange of music, culture and traditions between Santo Domingo and NYC. The event […]


06/16/18: The 2018 Higher Ground Festival

06/16/18: The 2018 Higher Ground Festival

The 2018 Higher Ground Festival takes place on Saturday, June 16 at the Anne Loftus Playground. Higher Ground Festival brings artists of Washington Heights and Inwood together to network and to create interdisciplinary collaborations, which are presented free to the public. You have to love Uptown summers. Enjoy! We invite you to subscribe to the […]


Crowdfunding effort to audit Puerto Rico debt | Manhattan Times

Crowdfunding effort to audit Puerto Rico debt | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The clarity will come from the citizens. So explain organizers of a new crowdfunding campaign launched to conduct an independent, citizen-led audit of Puerto Rico’s $72 billion public debt. Citizen Front for a Debt Audit (Frente Ciudadano por la Auditoría de la Deuda in Spanish) unveiled a U.S. website [www.auditoriaya.org] on Thursday […]


06/02/18: Hike The Heights

06/02/18: Hike The Heights

The 14th annual Hike The Heights is going down on Saturday, June 2. Hike The Heights is an annual community hike and celebration in northern Manhattan parks that promotes the use of the Giraffe Path, an urban trail that connects the Cloisters to Central Park. This family-friendly event invites New Yorkers to explore and celebrate the […]


06/02/18: Room 28 Comedy Presents Ocean’s 28

06/02/18: Room 28 Comedy Presents Ocean's 28

The hardest working Latino improv troupe is back at it. Check them out live and in the flesh on Saturday, June 2 at the Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). So there you have it folks, click below and get your tickets. Get Your TIX: http://room28comedy.com/showtime We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love […]


06/09/18: Boiler Room X Presidente Beer Presents Más Fuerte

06/09/18: Boiler Room X Presidente Beer Presents Más Fuerte

Un verano en Nueva York just got hotter. The good folks at Boiler Room have teamed up with Presidente Beer to celebrate the launch of Más Fuerte, a documentary by Sean Frank exploring Dominican sound system vans and the exchange of music, culture and traditions between Santo Domingo and NYC. In a nod to the […]


De Blasio to NYPD: stop arrests for pot smoking | Manhattan Times

De Blasio to NYPD: stop arrests for pot smoking | Manhattan Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered the New York Police Department (NYPD) to stop arresting New Yorkers who are caught smoking marijuana in public. On Sunday, the mayor informed the police to instead issue summonses for public marijuana smoking. “With marijuana legalization likely to occur in our state in the near future, it is critical […]


Summit on Latinos Returns | Manhattan Times

Summit on Latinos Returns | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The second summit is coming. There are 2.4 million Latinos in New York City, according to the city’s Department of City Planning (DCP). Next month, a conference focused on the needs and concerns of nearly a third of the city’s population is reconvening for a second year. The annual Summit on Latinos […]


The Red Bull Music Festival @ La Marina: The Recap

The Red Bull Music Festival @ La Marina: The Recap

The Red Bull Music Festival touched down at La Marina on Saturday, May 19 for Reggaeton: Hasta Abajo, a rousing celebration of the genre. The festival reunited early pioneers of the sound, The Noise. Founded in San Juan in the early 1990s, the iconic collective of DJs, rappers and producers gave an early platform to […]


05/24/18: May Made Me Author Mitch Abidor In Conversation With Chris Hedges @ Word Up Books

05/24/18: May Made Me Author Mitch Abidor In Conversation With Chris Hedges @ Word Up Books

Chris Hedges does not pull his punches. The work of the esteemed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is must-read material if you want to better understand the time we are living through right now. With that said, the indispensable Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Avenue) will be hosting him in conversation with author Mitch Abidor on Thursday, […]


05/19/18: Red Bull Music presents Reggaeton: Hasta Abajo @ La Marina

05/19/18: Red Bull Music presents Reggaeton: Hasta Abajo @ La Marina

Listen up people, it’s going down at La Marina this coming Saturday, May 19th. The Red Bull Music Festival comes Uptown for a Reggaeton extravaganza. In celebration of the genre, Red Bull Music Festival New York will reunite early pioneers of the sound, The Noise. Founded in San Juan in the early 1990s, the iconic […]


#TheGramUptown: Frio Squared

#TheGramUptown: Frio Squared

A post shared by DOT (@dotshotit) on May 11, 2018 at 4:34am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Minorities targeted for pot arrests | Bronx Free Press

Minorities targeted for pot arrests | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen New Yorkers of color are being targeted over whites for marijuana arrests, according to a police reform advocacy group. Citing statistics from the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) said that 93 percent of marijuana possession arrests in the first three months of this year involved […]


Spread Love: The People’s Theatre Project Presents We The People

Spread Love: The People’s Theatre Project Presents We The People

The indispensable People’s Theatre Project invites you to take part in WE THE PEOPLE: Youth Voices Centerstage, an artistic dialogue on social injustice impacting the community. It all goes down on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at the Clyde and Helen Wu Auditorium (104 Haven Avenue). Admission is free but RSVP is required. […]


#TheGramUptown: #InwoodAngels

#TheGramUptown: #InwoodAngels

A post shared by S. Cole Kiburz (@coleplay) on May 6, 2018 at 7:58pm PDT In honor of the Met Gala, Vogue sent a contingent of angels Uptown. Shot by Cass Bird, the angels hit up the Cloisters and La Marina. Needless to say, models Elsa Hosk, Andreea Diaconu, Ming Xi, Constance Jablonski, and Dilone […]


Uptown Art Alert: Knights Have Invaded Uptown

Uptown Art Alert: Knights Have Invaded Uptown

Knights in shining armor have invaded Fort Tryon Park. ARMORS is a site-specific public art project in the park’s Cloisters Lawn by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir. You have until September 13 to catch this really cool public art exhibit. And they say chivalry is dead! For more info: Uptown Art Alert: Knights Have Invaded Uptown


Spread Love: Culture Hub

Spread Love: Culture Hub

The good folks at Inwood Art Works are re-purposing the former Cliff Club into Culture Hub, a pop-up community arts center that will be open for the entire month of June. Culture Hub is part of a vacant space activation program by Inwood Art Works with a goal to eventually create a permanent space for […]


Manhattan BP votes no to Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

Manhattan BP votes no to Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The BP is not OK with the plan. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has issued her recommendation to the City Planning Commission (CPC) on the proposed Inwood rezoning, voting no with conditions. In her April 26 document to CPC, provided as part of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), Brewer […]


Apply Now: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum Artist In Residence Program

Apply Now: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum Artist In Residence Program

Listen up folks, you have until to May 11 to apply for the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling Artist In Residence program. The chosen artist will have be granted a working studio, a $7,000 honorarium as well as the opportunity to earn additional income by leading workshops with museum patrons. For this residency, […]


#TheGramUptown: The Longest Running Joke Uptown

#TheGramUptown: The Longest Running Joke Uptown

A post shared by Cole Thompson (@inwood_cole) on Apr 10, 2018 at 12:19pm PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Hola a Lola | Manhattan Times

Hola a Lola | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar “I am pastelito con salchipapa.” The MacArthur Fellow and Pultizer Prize-winning writer almost got usurped by the beginners. Before Junot Díaz took to the stage at the United Palace this past Fri., Apr. 13th, a few young poets took to the mic and shared original verses. Those on and off the […]

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