Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Uptown Video: Meet Ami Vega

Uptown Video: Meet Ami Vega

Ami V has been on the cutting edge of nail art for quite some time. Washington Heights’ own Ami V boasts a client’s list that includes The Gap, Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue among many others. Shout out to People en Español for this really cool video on Ami and her artistry. They nailed it […]


05/30/18: The 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Kicks Off @ The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum

05/30/18: The 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Kicks Off @ The Sugar Hill Children's Museum

Mark your calendars people; the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Opening Reception goes down on Wednesday, May 30 from 6 to 9 pm at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Avenue @ 155th Street). The 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll will feature open studios, art exhibitions, concerts, literary events, and performances […]


05/19/18: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Fela-bration

05/19/18: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Fela-bration

Fela Kuti is an international symbol of resistance along the mold of the late great Bob Marley. In his native Nigeria in particular and West Africa in general, Fela Kuti reached an almost mythic status. Fela Kuti spoke truth to power without fear or regard for his safety. In fact, the heavy-handed tactics of the […]


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, […]


04/28/18: Top 60 Masters Create 4 Peace @ The Rio Gallery Space

04/28/18: Top 60 Masters Create 4 Peace @ The Rio Gallery Space

Artists from over forty countries together in New York to promote world peace! Over 150 Thought Provoking Artworks On Exhibition! Live Performances! Music, Dance, Live Painting Demonstrations, Art Performance and much more!!! Saturday, April 28th 6:30 PM Rio Gallery Space 898 St Nicholas Ave New York, NY 10032 FREE ADMISSION COME AND MEET THE ARTISTS! […]


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.


FriENEMY Lines | Manhattan Times

FriENEMY Lines | Manhattan Times

By Andrea Arroyo When the #MeToo movement came into the American consciousness last year, I felt like I could finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. I was sure public acknowledgment of the prevalence of sexual violence was going to generate a cultural shift that would change women’s lives for the better. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Food pantry debuts at Holyrood Church | Manhattan Times

Food pantry debuts at Holyrood Church | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen A new food truck has arrived uptown – and on its menu is a novel mission. In order to help reduce hunger in Northern Manhattan, a coalition of organizations has gone mobile. West Side Campaign Against Hunger, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Holyrood Episcopal Church, CHALK and the Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC) […]


Uptown Jazz Festival Debuts | Manhattan Times

Uptown Jazz Festival Debuts | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen It’s uptown for the swing. The jazz standard “Take the A Train” was first composed in 1939, and it became one of Duke Ellington’s signature songs once he and his band introduced it in 1941. It’s taken a few years, but the first-ever Washington Heights Jazz Festival has arrived. The weekend-long […]


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, […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

From Showtime Saturdays at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, to the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center, to a little nature photography with Michael Palma Mir, the Manhattan Times keeps you in the loop with the all the cool Uptown happenings. Click below for more. Check out: Looking Ahead | The […]


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, […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

From meditation, to collages, to calendar workshops, to people power and the Three Kings Day Parade in El Barrio, the Manhattan Times has got you covered with a whole host of cool things to do Uptown. Check out: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Whether its park stewardship, a Kwanzaa Celebration, a Christmas Tale, a little yuletide Jazz or an exploration of the life and work of Gwendolyn Brooks, the Manhattan Times has got you covered. Click below for more. Check out: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, […]


An Aspiring Performer Steps Back From the Edge | NY Times

The Neediest Cases Fund By EMILY PALMER He dropped his waterlogged loafers off the roof and watched them fall five stories. Under a leaden sky, raw from a storm the night before, he looked across the cityscape dimpled with apartment lights and inched to the edge. It would be so easy to lean over and […]


Save The Date: 01/27/18 – Rise Up Inwood

Save The Date: 01/27/18 – Rise Up Inwood

Please come out to the venerable United Palace on January 27 for a special evening of hip hop music featuring Andy Mineo in celebration of the work of the Inwood Academy. The Inwood Academy serves students in grades five to twelve (nearly 900 young scholars) and their first class of seniors will graduate this year. […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Whether it’s African dance, Vinyasa Jazz, or Spanish Harlem in the 1980s, click below for a list of cool events happening Uptown courtesy of the Manhattan Times. Check out: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter […]


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 […]


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 […]

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