Uptown Parks

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


05/19/18: 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: #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 […]


04/22/18: The Inwood Hill Park Earth Day Festival

04/22/18: The Inwood Hill Park Earth Day Festival

Let’s celebrate Earth Day the Uptown Way. The indispensable NoMAA will be presenting a free bilingual workshop followed by a performance with Enerolisa Y El Grupo De Salve at the Payson Playground on Sunday, April 22 from 2 to 4 pm.


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

From learning about Bitcoin, to getting to know the urban bike park at Highbridge Park, to First Fridays at the Schomburg, to honoring MLK, to a garden winter tour, the Manhattan Times has got you covered with a whole host of cool things to do Uptown. For more: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

What better way to kick off the New Year than with a hike through Inwood Hill Park? Join Urban Park Rangers as they guide hikers through the trails within the urban forest on New Year’s Day. The Manhattan Times has compiled a cool list of upcoming Uptown events that features everything from free movie screenings, […]


Spread Love: Donate To Help Puerto Rico @ The Medieval Festival

Spread Love: Donate To Help Puerto Rico @ The Medieval Festival

The good folks behind the Medieval Festival as well as several organizations have teamed up to help our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. Things were bad on the island before they got hit with back to back hurricanes but now things are catastrophic. The people of Puerto Rico have an indomitable spirit but they […]


10/01/17: The Medieval Festival

10/01/17: The Medieval Festival

Nothing says Fall Uptown like the Medieval Festival. The 33th Annual Medieval Festival will take place on October 1, 2017 at the majestic and enchanting Fort Tryon Park. Get ready to take your annual trip back into time and join the thousands of folks from all over the city and beyond that come out to […]


08/05/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Soul Summit: The Harlem Edition

08/05/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Soul Summit: The Harlem Edition

Sweet Spot Festival presents Soul Summit: The Harlem Edition Saturday, August 5,2017 2PM – 9PM West Harlem Pier 125th & West Side Highway There will be dancing, jamming, arts and crafts for the kids as well as local food and artisan vendors. As always, it’s FREE so bring the entire family and crew! For more […]


A Toast To Fort Tryon 2017 – The Recap

A Toast To Fort Tryon 2017 – The Recap

Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) A little drizzle could not put a damper on the festivities. The annual Toast To Fort Tryon benefit bash did not, as usual, disappoint. Event goers were treated to fine wines, delectable food and craft beers courtesy of the Dyckman Beer Company. By the way, you have to try their […]


Call For Artists – The New Bench

Call For Artists – The New Bench

Call for artists: The New Bench – Examining the bench as a social construct July 25 Submission deadline, Artist stipend: $700 Apply online: http://ow.ly/6PxK30dpaDk The New Bench is a series of public art projects that challenge our ideas around parks, communal places and how we co-exist within these spaces. Artists are invited to conceptualize a park […]


Spread Love: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Theatre Fun In The Sun

Spread Love: The People's Theatre Project Presents Theatre Fun In The Sun

This summer, People’s Theatre Project is offering free theatre activities in Payson Playground for kids ages 4 – 10 and their adult family members. You and your child (or grandchild!) will play fun games and work together with a professional teaching artist to make theatre inspired by our parks. Join us for one or more […]


Jeff Baena and Aubrey Plaza’s Medieval Adventure | The New Yorker

Jeff Baena and Aubrey Plaza’s Medieval Adventure | The New Yorker

The director and star of the forthcoming film “The Little Hours” pay a visit to the Cloisters. By Anna Russell Jeff Baena, the writer and director, was wandering around the Cloisters the other weekend with his girlfriend, Aubrey Plaza, the actor. “Excuse me, sir? Where are the Unicorn Tapestries?” he asked a guard. The guard […]


06/26/17: Film Works Alfresco – Los Sures

06/26/17: Film Works Alfresco - Los Sures

This is one installment of the Film Works Alfresco series that you don’t want to miss. Los Sures beautifully documents the neighborhood of Los Sures (Williamsburg) in Brooklyn in the early 80’s. Make your way to Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park on Monday, June 26 to catch this must-see film. The pre-show begins at […]


07/13/17: A Toast to Fort Tryon 2017

07/13/17: A Toast to Fort Tryon 2017

It’s that time of year again folks. A Toast to Fort Tryon will take place on Thursday, July 13 at 6 pm and you absolutely need to be there. This awesome event is an annual rite Uptown and raises money to sustain the majestic Fort Tryon Park. For a mere $50 you not only do […]


Uptown Tonight: Songs and Offerings for the Solstice Sun | Manhattan Times

Uptown Tonight: Songs and Offerings for the Solstice Sun | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The rites are coming. This week, a Northern Manhattan playground will be transformed into a place of ancient Taino rituals and traditional music. On Wed., June 21, Anne Loftus Playground at Broadway and Riverside Drive in Inwood will host “Songs and Offerings for the Solstice Sun.” Produced by IgniVox and presented by […]


Kickstarter Spotlight: 2017 Higher Ground Festival

Kickstarter Spotlight: 2017 Higher Ground Festival

About this project Higher Ground Festival 2017 We are thrilled to be offering our 3rd Annual Higher Ground Festival’s Higher Ground Premieres Performance to be held on Saturday June 24th, 2017 at Anne Loftus Playground! The performance will be free to the public and will showcase 7 new collaborations using 45 artists. This year’s program […]


Film Works Alfresco debuts in Inwood | Manhattan Times

Film Works Alfresco debuts in Inwood | Manhattan Times

A free outdoor summer film series has launched in Inwood Hill Park. Film Works Alfresco is a curated film series that will present both independent and popular films that have local relevance and cultural significance to the Northern Manhattan community. Free screenings – a dozen in total – are scheduled for every Monday evening at […]


Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

According to the National Audubon Society, climate change poses a serious threat to a large number of North America’s birds. But a street art project in New York City aims to call attention to their plight by creating large-scale murals of the birds. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.


Spread Love: Film Works Alfresco

Spread Love: Film Works Alfresco

FREE FILMS EVERY MONDAY EVENING Playing June 5 through August 21 at Dusk Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park That’s right people, this coming Monday, June 5 is the kickoff for the FREE outdoor summer cinema series, Film Works Alfresco! This curated film series will focus foremost on presenting independent and popular films with local […]


06/04/17: Drums Along The Hudson @ Inwood Hill Park

06/04/17: Drums Along The Hudson @ Inwood Hill Park

A Native American and Multicultural Festival Sunday, June 4th, 2017 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (Rain or Shine) Inwood Hill Park – 218th Street and Indian Road (4 blocks west of Broadway) FREE ADMISSION The 15th Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 4th, […]


05/20/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Everyday People Harlem!

05/20/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Everyday People Harlem!

The Sweet Spot Festival is returning to Harlem for its 6th year in a row and it is going to be a doozy. Join them as they usher in the summer season on​ Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ the West Harlem Pier from 3-9PM powered by their partners Summer on The Hudson. Sweet Spot Festival presents Everyday People HARLEM! Music by mOma, Rich […]

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