UC Love: 2021 Creole Food Festival

Oh snap, the Creole Food Festival is back people. That’s right. The first and only Creole Food Festival is back for its 3rd year — after a brief hiatus due to the pandemic. The four-city festival will kick off in Harlem on Saturday, August 7 at Skinny’s Cantina on the Hudson (701 West 133rd Street) and will continue on Sunday August, 8 before heading out to New Orleans, Washington D.C. and Miami.

The 6,500 square feet bi-level indoor and outdoor venue will showcase top Creole chefs of color from multiple
continents over a two-day immersive culinary experience with authentic dishes from the Caribbean, South
America, Africa, Latin America, and the Southern United States.

It gets better folks, we are giving away a pair of tasting tickets to attend this awesome food fest. All you have to do follow them @creolefoodfest and the Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) and share a post on IG using the hashtag #CreoleFoodFest to win. Stay tuned for more on this super dope food festival happening right here Uptown.

For more info: www.creolefoodfestival.com

To Win Tix

For more info: www.creolefoodfestival.com

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Uptown Artists at the United Palace: We Never Stopped Working

Can’t stop, won’t stop. Uptown cannot be stopped. With that said, please click below to check out a simply stellar group of Uptown artists doing their thing on the hollowed United Palace stage sans an audience. We Never Stopped Working is a testament to the resiliency and tenacity of Uptown and it’s artists. So press play and enjoy a genre hopping tour de force performance that features Peter Walsh, Tru Titanz, DoubleTake Dance Company, Andrea Arroyo, Annette A. Aguilar and Jazz Power Initiative. Enjoy!

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2 Community Walks Planned In Response To Attacks In Inwood Hill Park

Inwood Hill Park
Photo: Briana E. Heard

The community is coming together after the horrible attacks of 3 women in Inwood Hill Park this past Wednesday. Two separate community walks have been planned in response. One takes place today at 6 pm and the other is tomorrow at 9:30 am. The first one takes place tonight at 6 pm at Inwood Hill Park at the Shorakpak Rock by the Indian Caves and the soccer field. The other is tomorrow and attendees will meet at the Starbucks on Dyckman at 9:30 am. Let’s keep each other safe y’all.

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3 women attacked in Inwood Hill Park yesterday

The NY Post reported that 3 women, in 3 separate incidents, were attacked yesterday morning in Inwood Hill Park.

All 3 women were physically assaulted. The first woman was violently sexually abused and had her iPhone as well as her Apple Watch and ear buds stolen. All three confrontations happened within approximately an hour of each other starting at 10:50 am.

Stay safe y’all and let’s keep each other safe!

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Netflix Love – Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Cocaine is a hell of drug. Fifteen years after the release of his original cult classic film comes director Billy Corben’s Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami – a six-part saga on the South Florida traffickers indicted in one of the largest drug cases in U.S. history. Alleged to be the chief U.S. distributors for two of Colombia’s biggest cartels, Cuban exiles Augusto “Willy” Falcon and Salvador “Sal” Magluta were accused of smuggling over 75 tons of cocaine into the U.S. in the 1980s. The high school friends built a reputed $2 billion empire that made Willy and Sal, aka “Los Muchachos,” two of Miami’s biggest celebrities. While law enforcement plotted their takedown, the world champion powerboat racers managed to skillfully outrun and outmaneuver prosecution for decades before the chase finally came to an end. Featuring colorful interviews with those closest to them, their defense team, and the Feds tasked with taking them down, the series paints a vivid portrait of the last of Miami’s “Cocaine Cowboys”.

Watch Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami on August 4th, only on Netflix.

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Save The Date: The New York Latino Film Festival Returns 09/14 – 09/19

That’s right familia, The New York Latino Film Festival returns September 14 -19. Tickets 🎟 go on sale in August. The festival will once again kick #HispanicHeritageMonth off right with the premiere Latinx film event in the country. Stay tuned for much more…

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07/24/21: International Tequila Day @ Tryon Public House

In solidarity with Tequila lovers worldwide it is your duty to celebrate and commemorate this most important day. With that said, hit up Tryon Public House for a proper International Tequila Day celebration. Salud!

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UC Must-Reads: The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master

Ok Bloomberg Businessweek we see you. First of all, how could you not want to read a story entitled The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master? You had us at the headline. But what follows is a totally engrossing global adventure on the tracks of the mysterious, filthy rich Instagram influencer Ramon Abbas aka @hushpuppi. Hushpuppi was in the words of Meek Mill rich rich. Bentleys, private planes and name brand everything. On top of that he also has 2,5 million followers on Instagram. Get this: “In January 2015 the Versace store in Kuala Lumpur presented Hushpuppi and a friend, Samson Oyekunle, with gifts celebrating their status as the best customers of 2014.” But he was allegedly also an important cog in the wheels of the international online fraud ecosystem. Written by Evan Ratliff with some dope illustrations by Randy Cano, this is a long but really fun read. Click below and do the needful.

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UC Love: Good Cluckin Chicken

Have y’all tried Good Cluckin Chicken yet? If the answer to that query is no, then you need to get on it ASAP. With 2 locations to order from, one in the Heights and the other in Inwood, you really have no excuse. Now to the chicken, it is really cluckin good. From their Nashville Hot Chicken, to their insanely delicious chicken sandwiches, to their scrumptious mac n cheese, Good Cluckin Chicken should be your go to move when hunger comes a calling but you don’t want to leave the comfort of your couch. For the record, the Nashville Hot Chicken is really hot. You have been warned.

Good Cluckin Chicken is delivery or pick up only so hit up GrubHub and get to ordering. Thank us later.

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