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Uptown On TV 📺: The Apollo On HBO

The world famous Apollo Theater is more than just a theater. Internationally renowned for having influenced American and pop culture more than any other entertainment venue, the Apollo Theater created opportunities for new talent to be seen and has…

Spread Love: Decade of Fire On PBS

Decade of Fire covers a shocking but untold piece of American urban history, when the South Bronx was on fire in the 1970s. Left unprotected by the city government, nearly a quarter-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multiethnic…

United Palace

10/07/19: High Strung Free Dance @ The United Palace

The United Palace invites you to the debut screening of “High Strung Free Dance,” a follow up to 2016’s “High Strung.” The evening includes a Q&A with the cast, live performances by Juliet Doherty and Complexions Contemporary Ballet &…

Uptown On TV 📺: Godfather of Harlem

Godfather of Harlem reimagines the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from a decade in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. The series premieres on EPIX on Sunday,…

Spread Love: The New York Latino Film Festival

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Un verano en Nueva York is about to get that much hotter. The 16th Annual New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) returns August 12th through the 18th. NYLFF is the premier urban Latino film event…

05/10/19: Tales of Washington Heights: Los 90s/The 1990s

The 90’s was a wild era in the history of Uptown in general and Washington Heights in particular. At that time Washington Heights was the epicenter of the wholesale and retail drug trade for the region. Folks came from…

Uptown Films: The Dominican Dream

The Dominican Dream is a portrait of the Dominican community of NYC in the ’80s and ’90s, seen through a loving family whose youngest son, Felipe Lopez, became the top ranked high school basketball player in the nation and…