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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…

06/17/17: Celebrate 6 Years of Word Up

Our favorite community bookstore is having a birthday party on Saturday, June 17. This is a bash for the entire family. Storytime at 11 am, a Block Party (with music performances!) at 1 pm, and a dance party at…

UC - Branch For Belafonte

A Branch for Belafonte | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen It was a visit to a public library branch that changed Harry Belafonte’s life forever. The legendary entertainer and social activist said he was introduced to theater by attending a show at the…