We did it again Uptown. The 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll opening reception was a rousing success. The event not only honored such Uptown stalwarts as Mino Lora, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Hike The Heights and Obrien Luna, but Uptown super-hero, Lin-Manuel Miranda, made a special appearance as promised. The energy in the opulent United Palace last night was something special; community, joy and Uptown Love in abundance. The homie Kelvin Grullon did a bang up job of hosting the festivities. Much praises also go out to Jazz Power Initiative for putting on a stellar show. Shout out to Hennessy for providing the sublime libations, one of which was called In The Heights.
With that said, the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll has now begun, hit up www.artstroll.com to make sure you don’t miss any of the art awesomeness taking place throughout Uptown. Remember folks, use the hashtag #UptownArtStroll on all of your 2019 stroll pics and videos for your chance to win a free night’s stay at the Edge Hotel. By the way, the closing reception is on Thursday, June 27 at the Harlem School of the Arts with performances by DJ LiKWUiD, HSA students and 2019 Honoree Obrien Luna. Between the OPENING and CLOSING receptions you will find about 300 EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS and OPEN STUDIOS at www.artstroll.com.
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