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09/08/19: Uptown Kid Lit

The indispensable Word Up Books is hosting Uptown Kid Lit—a mini-children’s book festival—in Inwood Hill Park this coming Sunday, September 8 from 12 to 4 pm! Come by for books, author readings and signings, story times, and FREE school…

Heights comes Home | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar Un montón. It’s how many times he – and so many others – cried. As creators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes (with their families), joined by film director Jon Chu, and a host of…

Look at Luna | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar It was an intimate preview for a public calling. A talented group of young immigrant actors from Dominican Republic, Bali, Bangladesh, Nicaragua and West Africa Benin quietly launched a city-wide tour with a preview performance…

Stacked: Who uses the library? | Manhattan Times

By Sherry Mazzocchi When Braydin isn’t playing video games, he’s writing and illustrating a story about a boy who plays them so much he’s suddenly transported inside one. As the nine-year-old graphic novelist showed off his work, he said,…

Library redevelopment plans unveiled | Manhattan Times

Spoiler alerts ahead. After months of speculation, the city has revealed long-awaited details for the redevelopment of the Inwood Library. On Tues., Mar. 6th, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and New York…

04/13/18: Junot Díaz Presents Islandborn @ The United Palace

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, with United Palace of Cultural Arts, is proud to present Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur fellow Junot Díaz, reading from his debut children’s picture book, Islandborn. In Islandborn, Lola’s teacher asks the students to…

Spread Love: SouSou! Saturdays Kicks Off February 10

A new season of SouSou! Saturdays kicks off this upcoming February 10th, 2018 presented by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in East Harlem, NYC. SouSou! Saturdays are a monthly family-oriented art-making, dance, and music workshops held…

08/12/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

Join the Sweet Spot Festival and Grow NYC, in partnership with the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling and Broadway Housing Communities for #SecondSaturdays at Sugar Hill Greenmarket! Participate in a full-day of outdoor fun, music, interactive…