Last year was my first ever Uptown Arts Stroll and it was magical.
The opening event was held at the majestic but under-appreciated Hispanic Society of America (Audubon Terrace – Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets).
It was, I am somewhat ashamed to admit, my first time inside that awesome institution. I was completely blown away by the venue as well as the fact that the Uptown Arts Stroll was such as amazing celebration of the arts, artists and culture of Uptown Manhattan.
Fast forward a year later and the Uptown Collective was an official partner of the festivities. I would like to believe that us along with the good folks at the Bago Bunch and the People’s Theatre Project injected a new vigor and vitality into the Stroll and played a significant part in making this the biggest Uptown Arts Stroll ever. With that said, let’s take a ride down memory lane to revisit the 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll. Keep in mind that the planning for next year’s Stroll is already under way and major things are in the works.
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The double hitter pulled off by the Bago Bunch on the same night was a big deal. Click here for Dj Boy’s pics of the night.
Also, this month also the birth of the Word Up community book store. Click here for my recap of the night.