07/30/22: Smoke Signals @ Chelas

Listen up familia, get your tickets to be in the building for the first ever Smoke Signals storytelling shindig on July, 30 at 7 pm at the posh Chelas (3820 Broadway @ 159th). Attendees will be treated to stories from Rachel La Loca, DotShotIt, Frankie Reese, Evelyn Indyka and Ramon Reyes. Our very own Led Black will host the festivities.

The Uptown Collective has teamed up with the Uptown Cannabis Coalition and Bud-A-Fly Treats to bring Uptown an elegant, elevated evening of food, drinks and storytelling.

Smoke Signals is all about celebrating community, cultura and cannabis. Guests will also be treated to a first look at what will soon be one of the dopest spots Uptown, Chelas. The brainchild of Oscar and Joel Napa of Locksmith Bar, Chelas is a feast for the senses and promises some seriously outstanding Peruvian fare. Check them out before everybody else.

General Admission: $50
Happy Hour VIP Reception: $100

Get tickets: 07/30/22: Smoke Signals @ Chelas

Get tickets: 07/30/22: Smoke Signals @ Chelas

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Dyckman Beer Now Available At Yankee Stadium | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen

A local craft beer company has been called up to the big leagues.

Inwood-inspired Dyckman Beer Co., a Latino-owned craft brew maker, can now be purchased at Yankee Stadium.

“As a small business from uptown, it’s a huge thrill to be sold alongside all the big brands at Yankee Stadium,” said Dyckman Beer founder Juan J. Camilo. “And for a huge Yankees fan like me, it’s really exciting.”

Dyckman Brew Pilsner, the company’s flagship brew, can currently be found at Yankee Stadium in Section 236 in the left-field bleachers and Section 227 along the third-base line.

Dyckman Beer Company produced special 19-ounce cans for sale at Yankees games.

Read more: Dyckman Beer Now Available At Yankee Stadium | Bronx Free Press

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Uptown Video: Que Viva La Republica 

Inwood Hill Park - Dominican & American Flags
(Photo: Briana E. Heard)

The Dominican Republic has produced more Major League Baseball players than any country outside of the United States. Chris Myers tells the story of their impact on baseball.

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MTA to suspend uptown A train on select weekends | Manhattan Times

190 A Train - Washington Heights

Uptown residents will want to avoid the A subway line during the next few weekends in July.

All service on the A train will be suspended between 168th Street and 207th Street on the weekends of July 16 and 17 and July 23 and 24, the MTA has announced.

Service will be suspended beginning at 9:45 p.m. on Friday until Monday at 5:00 a.m., the MTA said.

Later in 2022, three additional weekends will also be affected: September 9 through 12, October 15 through 17, and October 22 through 24.

During the service outages, straphangers are encouraged to take free shuttle buses that will run along Broadway, making stops near the A train stations. Riders can transfer from the A to a shuttle bus at 168th Street.

Read more: MTA to suspend uptown A train on select weekends | Manhattan Times

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Free Summer Meals Program Launched | Bronx Free Press

The city has kicked off its annual summer meals program, which provides free breakfast and lunch to New Yorkers 18 and younger.

Meals will be distributed at more than 300 sites across the five boroughs, including public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks until September 2.

New Yorkers can find a full list of 2022 sites on the Department of Education (DOE)’s website, by texting NYC Food to 304-304, or by calling 311.

“New York City children deserve to… not worry about where to get their next meal, and our free summer meals program helps them do just that,” said Mayor Eric Adams. “One of my top priorities as mayor is ensuring that our children have the necessary and nutritious meals they need to learn and grow into the great New Yorkers who will one day run our city.”

No registration, ID, or documentation is required to pick up a meal at participating summer meals locations.

Read more: Free Summer Meals Program Launched | Bronx Free Press

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Announcement of the WHDC Housing Development Fund Resource Center and HDFC Resource Center Director Position

The Board of Directors of the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is proud to announce the creation of the WHDC Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) Resource Center. The HDFC Resource Center is created to fulfill the goals stated within the Community Benefits Agreement executed with Columbia University. The HDFC Resource Center will utilize the portion of funds earmarked for this purpose and seek to work with community partners and stakeholders to achieve its purpose.   

The HDFC Resource Center services will include the support geared towards the preservation and health of HDFCs, and informational clinics and resources that will benefit residents of MCD9. The HDFC Resource Center will be located in MCD9 and will offer its services to the community in English and Spanish. 

The HDFC Resource Center will serve as an advocate, facilitator, and liaison between municipal agencies, partner organizations and the West Harlem community.  It will also connect specialists with technical expertise to the boards and leaders of HDFCs in MCD9 to improve their management and accounting, and to support progress towards home ownership in MCD9.  

The HDFC Resource Center is anticipated to open in January 2023. 

DIRECTOR,  HDFC RESOURCE CENTER     

The HDFC Resource Center Director will be primarily responsible for managing the operations of the center and supervising its staff. The Director will report to the WHDC Executive Director. 

The HDFC Resource Center Director responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):    

  • Supervision of HDFC Resource Center staff utilizing best practices..  
  • Ensure that center staff are appropriately knowledgeable for their functions. 
  • Act as a liaison with municipal affordable housing agencies, nonprofit  organizations, and elected officials.  
  • Initiate activities, such as workshops, lectures, and technical resources towards the preservation and support of HDFCs in MCD9.  
  • Create an online presence for the dissemination of information relating to the activities of the HDFC Resource Center. 

For more: Announcement of the WHDC Housing Development Fund Resource Center and HDFC Resource Center Director Position

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