10/17/19: 400 Years of Inequality Candlelight Vigil @ Inwood Hill Park

As part of the 400 Years of Inequality nationwide initiative that kicks October 12, their will be a local vigil and observance on Thursday, October 17th to commemorate the souls that are buried in Inwood’s forgotten slave cemetery as well as the indigenous folks of the area who were displaced and had their land stolen from them. Stay tuned for more on this important endeavor.

Check out: http://www.400yearsofinequality.org/

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Uptown Tonight: Impeach 45 @ The Fort Washington Collegiate Church

Our Congressman Adriano Espaillat is holding an impeachment forum tonight, Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church (729 W 181th St). We commend Rep. Adriano Espaillat for being for impeachment since November 2017. Trump is a clear and present danger to the republic and he must be stopped.

RSVP: Espaillat@Mail.House.Gov

Related: It’s Time to Impeach Donald J. Trump | Manhattan Times

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10/26/19: Pajón Power: A Conversation With Miss Rizos

Listen up folks, Uptown has been buzzing for quite some time about the opening up of a Miss Rizos salon Uptown. Well, that day is almost here. Please join us at The Juan Pablo Duarte Community Space (4211 Broadway Suite 23-A – Enter on Fort Washington Ave) on Saturday, October 26 for an intimate conversation with the incomparable Carolina “Miss Rizos” Contreras. Let’s welcome our sister with open arms familia. The event is free but RSVP is required as space is limited.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/Pajónpower

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#TheGramUptown: Rudy Giuliani Is A Sinvergüenza

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Spread Love: Festival People en Español

Listen up folks, the Festival People en Español is going down this weekend and you really don’t want to miss it. We’re talking performances, panels and Latinx star power and excellence galore. All roads lead to The Armory this weekend, October 5 & 6 for this next generation event. I’m serious familia you need to RSVP pronto! Let me mention a few names just to let you know how real this is; Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Queen of Reggaeton Ivy Queen, Amara La Negra and Harlem’s own Melii just to name a few. Please stop by #BodegaUptown for the uptown section of the festival.

RSVP: Spread Love: Festival People en Español

Saturday, October 5-Doors Open at 9:30am

  • Fearless Latinas – Queen of Reggaeton Ivy Queen, Colombian Actress Carmen Villalobos, and Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz speak with People en Español Executive Editor Maria Morales about breaking stereotypes and becoming leaders.
  • The Power of Our Voice – Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Univision 41 News Co Anchor Katiria Soto, and CNN en Español News Anchor Juan Carlos Lopez and Hispanic Federation President Jose Calderon discuss the most challenging issues affecting Latinos today with award-winning journalist Maria Elena Salinas.
  • Healthy Families are Happy Families – Univision TV Host Raul de Molina and UniMas TV Host Ana Patricia Gamez share real live tips to staying health and living life to its fullest with People en Español Senior Writer Lena Hansen.
  • The Beauty of Diversity – Univision TV Host Francisca Lachapel, Plus-Size Model Denise Bidot, and Fashion Expert Carlos Lamarche discuss how the beauty and fashion industry is embracing diversity with People en Español Fashion and Beauty Director Ursula Carranza.
  • Musical performances include musical duos Shambayah, Mau y Ricky, and Cuban singer Aymee Nuviola.

Sunday, October 6-Doors Open at 9:30am

  • The Price of Fame – Reggaeton Singer and Songwriter Jhay Cortez, Actress Geraldine Bazan, and TV Personality and Entrepreneur Rosie Rivera speak to People en Español Entertainment Editor Carole Joseph about the successes and challenges that made them who they are today.
  • More Together: Celebrating and Creating Community – Leading motivational icon, Maria Marin, joins top Facebook community leaders Ezra Morales, Angelica Perez, Sergio Rosario and Janet Sanchez for a discussion about rising as a community, celebrating culture and building meaningful connections through Facebook.
  • Paying it Forward – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and International Music Entertainer and Entrepreneur Amara la Negra speak with People en Español Executive Editor Shirley Velasquez about how they uplift others in the community.
  • Women in Music – La Mama del Rap Melymel, Singer, Songwriter and Rapper Melii, and Reggaeton Singer and Songwriter Mariah speak with People en Español Executive Editor Shirley Velasquez about how women are portrayed in the music industry.
  • Actor and Producer William Levy sits with People en Español Executive Editor Maria Morales for an intimate conversation.
  • Musical performances include Reggaeton Singer and Songwriter Mariah, La Mama del Rap Melymel, and Reggaeton Singer and Songwriter Jhay Cortez.

RSVP: Spread Love: Festival People en Español

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Brides on Broadway | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen

Visions in veils – and clear-eyed.

Marching and chanting, the women in white strode down Grand Concourse on Thurs., Sept. 26, their veils and long trains trailing behind them.

They donned the formal wedding dresses in honor of Gladys Ricart, a Dominican-born Washington Heights woman who was murdered on her wedding day in 1999 by an abusive former boyfriend.

For the past 19 years, the annual Brides March is held on September 26, the anniversary of Ricart’s death, as participants mobilize against domestic and intimate partner violence.

After starting in The Heights, the procession made its way across Macombs Dam Bridge into the Bronx, where it paused on the steps of the Bronx County Building for speeches from domestic violence survivors and Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

“I wish we didn’t need to have a Brides March every year, but domestic violence is still pervasive and we won’t stop until it is a thing of the past,” Diaz said. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime. Gladys’ family will always feel the pain of her loss, but she will never be forgotten by them or by us.”

The wearing of gowns has become symbolic with the march, which is organized by several community-based organizations, including the Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC), Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), and VIP (Violence Intervention Program) Mujeres.

The first march took place on September 26, 2001, the second anniversary of Ricart’s murder.

Read more: Brides on Broadway | Bronx Free Press

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Medieval Festival transforms Fort Tryon Park | Manhattan Times

Photos by Adeet Deshmukh

It was back in time, again.

The annual Medieval Festival was held at Fort Tryon Park on Sun., Sept. 29.

For the 35th consecutive year, the festival brought to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages, as the area surrounding the Cloisters Museum was transformed into a medieval market town.

For more: Medieval Festival transforms Fort Tryon Park | Manhattan Times

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Uptown Video: Jharrel Jerome as Usnavi in High School Production of ‘In the Heights’

Long before Jharrel Jerome’s historic win at the 2019 Emmy Awards, the immensely talented young man performed as Usnavi in his high school production of In The Heights. A fact that he let Lin-Manuel Miranda know during the red carpet of the Emmy Awards. Check him out here doing his thing back in 2014 before he became such a trailblazer.

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Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – GENTI-Fried Plantains

On this week’s episode, the crew announces their upcoming live show for the New York Comedy Festival, Jaime goes to a medieval festival dressed as a wizard, Frank talks about Kanye showing up in the Heights, and Rachel describes a bad audition plus her appearance acting in the rejected writer’s show “Scrapped.”

Bago premieres his new segment, “Ask Bago”, where he answers questions from our listeners.

On “Bochinche Bites”, Jaime dishes on Samuel L. Jackson becoming the new voice of Amazon Alexa and “plantain crisps” aka platanos winning an award for best vegan snack.

On this week’s “Frank-spiracy News”, Frank tells us about linking brains to the internet.

The crew interviews actor EJ Bonilla on how he first got into acting, his early experience working on a soap opera, how the business has changed for Latino actors since he started, and his thoughts about toxic masculinity.

On the Que Lo Que Quickie the crew chats with Adrian and Andrew Nuno about their web series “Border’d” and how being twins affects their work dynamic.

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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 & special guests.

Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm event

For FREE tickets email: info@unitedpalace.org.

Premium tickets are also available:
$125 – Gold Circle Package: includes movie snacks and two beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages
$500 – VIP Supporter Package: includes complimentary beverages w/ movie snacks plus VIP Afterparty

The evening benefits American Dance Movement and United Palace of Cultural Arts.

Synopsis: Zander Raines, a dazzling young choreographer (Thomas Doherty) gives the break of a lifetime to two hopeful artists when he casts a stunning contemporary dancer, Barlow (Juliet Doherty) and innovative pianist, Charlie (Harry Jarvis), in New York’s most-anticipated new Broadway show: Free Dance. But the move throws off the show’s delicate creative balance when Charlie falls hard for Barlow while Zander embraces her as his muse. How much are these talented artists willing to risk for love? The movie is rated PG.

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

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