Uptown Eats: Spring Fare @ Tryon Public House

Spring is here familia and what better way to celebrate than with good food and drink. Thankfully, the good folks at Tryon Public House (4740 Broadway) have got you covered. On top of their already delectable menu, Tryon Public House now boasts a Spring Menu with some serious culinary heft. We’re talking a perfectly put together paella, scrumptious shrimps swimming in garlic, flavorful fish tacos and to-die-for sesame garlic wings. Make sure you pair your excellent spring meal with a spring cocktail such as the crime of passion, which is a passion fruit elixir that will steal your heart. You can’t have just one. So there you have it folks, check out the spring menu at Tryon Public House pronto and tell them the Uptown Collective sent you.

Check out: http://www.tryonpublichouse.com/

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Funding offered to restaurant workers | Manhattan Times

New Leaf Restaurant Washington Heights

A relief fund is providing cash assistance for restaurant and food service workers who have lost employment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Robin Hood, in partnership with ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants), recently launched another round of financial assistance that provides $500 cash grants to workers in need.

Grants are available for qualified applicants on a first come, first serve basis, until program funds are exhausted. The payments are being dispersed through the Family Independence Initiative’s (FII) UpTogether platform.

Robin Hood and ROAR first partnered on a relief fund in March 2020, which raised more than $3 million to provide grants to over 5,200 unemployed restaurant workers last year.

The latest installment will issue 1,200 additional cash grants of $500 apiece.

Funds are intended for low-income households with annual incomes below $49,000.

Read more: Funding offered to restaurant workers | Manhattan Times

To apply for the grant, please visit fund.uptogether.org/ROAR.

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New summer school model announced for NYC students | Bronx Free Press

It’s the suite summer.

A new free program will offer all public school students their choice of engagement opportunities during the summer months.

Dubbed “Summer Rising,” the initiative will combine typical remedial summer education classes with summer camp activities, available to all students once the school year ends.

“This ends summer school as we knew it,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a media briefing on April 13, where he announced the program along with Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter and DYCD Commissioner Bill Chong.

Dubbed “Summer Rising,” the program is open to all students who want it, both for remedial work and fun activities, de Blasio said.

“This is a free program for all New York City students, combining academics and cultural enrichment for the best summer yet,” he said, noting that the initiative can be used as a model for future years.

Read more: New summer school model announced for NYC students | Bronx Free Press

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The Uptown Tweet of the Week: In The Heights Is Coming Home…

Say word? The World Premiere of In The Heights will be at the United Palace in Washington Heights. The film will also screen simultaneously at multiple outdoor locations across all 5 boroughs! We cannot wait. How about y’all?

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Netflix Love: Dark City Beneath the Beat

Listen up people, we cannot recommend Dark City Beneath the Beat enough. You will watch this film more than once. Guaranteed. It is that good. Dark City Beneath the Beat is a next-generation musical documentary that creates a new narrative for Baltimore. The film explores the thriving arts scene that revolves around the distinctive and homegrown Baltimore club music scene. Check this film out right now. Thank us later.

This amazing film is directed by @tttheartist and produced by @issarae.

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UC Must-Reads: What the Pandemic Showed Us About a Certain Kind of New Yorker

By Led Black

Living in NYC, last year, during the height of the pandemic was an ordeal that only those that lived through it can attest to. The gnawing uncertainty engendered by the magnitude of this malady, the endless sirens that were the constant and clamoring sign that death and despair lurked everywhere. The existential dread that life had changed irrevocably. Overnight, the New York we all knew and loved disappeared and became something else. Emily Raboteau’s latest piece What the Pandemic Showed Us About a Certain Kind of New Yorker takes us back to that painful chapter in this city’s history. It is an absolute must-read. Click below.

Read more: UC Must-Reads: What the Pandemic Showed Us About a Certain Kind of New Yorker

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