We have a winner familia… After a plethora of outstanding submissions the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) has chosen the winner of the 2021 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest. Colombian artist Marta Blair came away with the top spot with this stunning image that simply pops with vibrancy, color and cultura. Shout out to the homie Anthony Rojas who came in a close second. This year’s Uptown Arts Stroll is going to be something truly special. It will coincide with the release of In The Heights and will be the first Uptown Arts Stroll since the pandemic hit. We cannot wait. Uptown is ready and waiting. Long Live NoMAA & The Arts Uptown….
On Sunday April 25, Uptown marched in solidarity with their Asian brothers and sisters. Check out these pictures of solidarity in action.
The anticipation for In The Heights is reaching a fever pitch. This is the special Oscar night trailer that premiered yesterday. Enjoy.
The creator of Hamilton and the director of Crazy Rich Asians invite you to a cinematic event, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big.
In the Heights – in theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max on June 11.
Immigrants – they get the job done.
Nearly 62 percent of New Yorkers live in family households with at least one immigrant, according to a recent report released by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA).
The agency has released its fourth annual report, which analyzes trends in data among immigrant New Yorkers and highlights the agency’s efforts to assist immigrant populations.
“State of Our Immigrant City” reviews MOIA’s efforts to respond to Covid-19 impacts and inequities, provide access to free immigration legal services and support, engage immigrants in the 2020 Census and partner with city agencies, community-based organizations and other entities.
“Our 2020 Annual Report reflects on the enormous sacrifices immigrant New Yorkers have made to support our city through its greatest time of need, while suffering some of the pandemic’s most sere impacts,” said MOIA Commissioner Bitta Mostofi. “As our communities heal from both the pandemic and four years of racism and xenophobic policies from the Trump administration, we must ensure that the needs of our immigrant communities are central to our recovery.”
Read the full report here.
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U-N-I-T-Y… If you missed the simply incredible Hispanicize #LatinasRepresent Virtual Summit that went down yesterday, no worries check out some of the outstanding content below and then hit up https://hispanicize.com/replay/ for the rest.
The Uptown Collective is proud to play our small part in this important event…
Anime fans rejoice. Something wicked this way comes. Once enslaved, now a samurai. Yasuke riffs on the real life story of Yasuke, an enslaved African who rose among the ranks to become a trusted confidante of one of Japan’s most dominant warlords. It gets better folks. None other than Lakeith Stanfield provides the voice of Yasuke. Yasuke premieres April 29 only on Netflix.
I know that yesterday's verdict did not eradicate inequality. But for me, it did three things: it fueled my belief that change is possible; it game me hope that all of us, ordinary people, can contribute significantly; and it gave me energy to keep advocating for social justice.— Luis A. Miranda, Jr. (@Vegalteno) April 21, 2021
Spring is here familia and what better way to celebrate than with good food and drink. Thankfully, the good folks at Tryon Public House (4740 Broadway) have got you covered. On top of their already delectable menu, Tryon Public House now boasts a Spring Menu with some serious culinary heft. We’re talking a perfectly put together paella, scrumptious shrimps swimming in garlic, flavorful fish tacos and to-die-for sesame garlic wings. Make sure you pair your excellent spring meal with a spring cocktail such as the crime of passion, which is a passion fruit elixir that will steal your heart. You can’t have just one. So there you have it folks, check out the spring menu at Tryon Public House pronto and tell them the Uptown Collective sent you.
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