Arts

Steeped in Sun
Empapado de sol

The rites are coming. This week, a Northern Manhattan playground will be transformed into a place of ancient Taino rituals and traditional music...
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Community News – 06.21.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 06.21.17

Learn the roles Latinas play in today’s political landscape at El Museo Del Barrio on Sat., June 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Join...
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UC Recap – June 12 – June 17

Warriors come out to play! In celebration of the Warriors victory, we have released a special limited edition of the Washington Heights Warriors...

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Community News – 06.14.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 06.14.17

Celebrate the nation’s freedom at the oldest house in Manhattan on Thurs., June 29th form 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum...
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The Contingent of Clowns
El contingente de payasos

This past Sunday, under a sweltering 95-degree sun, I put on a red clown nose, a pava – a traditional straw hat commonly used by jíbaros...
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Celebrate NYC DANCE WEEK

Ailey Extension celebrates NYC Dance Week, a citywide festival from June 15-24, by offering 30 free dance and fitness classes for new students...

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Film Works Alfresco debuts in Inwood
Serie de cine hace su debut

A free outdoor summer film series has launched in Inwood Hill Park. Film Works Alfresco is a curated film series that will present both...
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Community News – 06.07.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 06.07.17

Celebrate with El Museo del Barrio at this year’s Museum Mile Festival on Tues., June 13th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The festival will...
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Funding for the Farmhouse
Fondos para la granja

La Granja Museo Dyckman está a punto de recibir un enorme impulso, ya que el punto de referencia de Inwood ha recibido $5 millones...
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UC Recap – May 29 – June 3

The whole brouhaha over the participation of Oscar López Rivera in the Puerto Rican Day Parade this year came to a head recently...

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Community News – 05.31.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 05.31.17

Celebrate the broad spectrum of dance within the African Diaspora at the Fort Washington Library on Thurs., June 29th at 4:30 p.m. Using...
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UC Recap – May 22 – May 27

By the time you read this, there is a good chance that the 15th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll has already began. This year’s honorees are...

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The Parade Polemic
Dilema del Desfile

Some are opting out; others are doubling down. As sponsors and participants continue to pull out of this year’s Puerto Rican Day...
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The Build Guild
El gremio de la construcción

Build across the boroughs. The New York Building Congress (NYBC) held its 96th anniversary Leadership Awards Luncheon at the...
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UC Recap – May 15 – May 20

Is it just me or does it feel like you know who has been President forever? Every day brings another reason to question your sanity. In...

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Community News – 05.17.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 05.17.17

Vestido como la élite de Nueva York en el Museo de la Ciudad de Nueva York (MCNY) el sábado 20 de mayo de 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. La...
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UC Recap – May 8 – May 13

Our Wellness Contributor and my better half, Eileen Z. Fuentes, had quite a week. Last Saturday she penned a poignant and strident Op-Ed that...

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A Branch for Belafonte
La Biblioteca Belafonte

It was a visit to a public library branch that changed Harry Belafonte’s life forever. The legendary entertainer and social activist said he...
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Community News – 05.10.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 05.10.17

Drop by the Apollo for the opening kick-off concert for the Harlem EatUp Festival on Tues., May 16th at 8:00 p.m. The four-day festival...
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ARTISTS’ TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP
TALLER DE ASISTENCIA TÉCNICA DE ARTISTAS

En Foco, in partnership with NoMAA, is pleased to present a bilingual workshop for emerging and established photographers...
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UC Recap – May 1 – May 6

This past week saw you-know-who and his GOP lawmakers celebrating the passing of the Republican-backed health care bill in the...

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Community News – 05.03.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 05.03.17

Get a taste for Mexican culture this Cinco de Mayo at Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) on Fri., May 5th at 2:00 p.m. The...
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Street Style
Estilo callejero

Retro rocks. Thousands took to the streets in East Harlem this past Sat., Apr. 29th to revive the good ole days of box car derbies, street hockey...
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Voices Alight
Voces unidas

They sing stronger together. Bringing together over 1,000 young choristers from 16 schools, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City...
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UC Recap – April 24 – April 29

HealthEquity4BlackLives / Mailman for Equity and Free University – NYC are planning the Heights Teach-In: Uptown Unites for Justice...

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“We’re beautiful”
“Somos hermosos”

Nabil Viñas is a born and bred New Yorker, straight out of Washington Heights. The Viñas family emigrated from the city of Moca in the...
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Community News – 04.26.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 04.26.17

Experience the art and craft of storytelling at The Apollo on Fri., May 5th at 7:30 p.m. The Moth brings together storytellers from...
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UC Recap – April 17 – April 22

I am writing this missive still feeling exhilarated from the massive turnout for the Uptown March for Immigrant Rights. Shout out...

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Car Free Day returns

  Car Free Day returns   Story and photos by Gregg McQueen     No wheels for Washington Heights. This coming Saturday, a nine-block stretch of busy St. Nicholas Avenue will be packed with pedestrians, cyclists and leisure activities instead ...

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Tweet Take
Tirando con un tuit

Las reglas son simples: mantenerlo limpio y en un tweet. En honor al Mes Nacional de Poesía, la Ciudad de Nueva York (@NYCGov & @NYCulture)...
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UC Recap – April 10 – April 15

It is 2½ minutes to ‘midnight.’ The Doomsday Clock is ticking ever so louder ever since you know who usurped our democracy. Welcome...

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Community News – 04.19.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 04.19.17

Get to know the city’s wildlife up close and personal on Sat., May 6th from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. NYC Parks, the Urban Park Rangers...
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Community News – 04.12.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 04.12.17

Head to Fort Tryon Park on Thurs., Apr. 13th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. where “Dr. A” will identify different trees and insects. Participants will...
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UC Recap – April 3 – April 8

Tupac Shakur is now a Hall of Famer. Most people tend to forget that the firebrand emcee was born in Harlem. The child of two Black Panthers...

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Community News – 04-05-17
Noticias Comunitarias – 04-05-17

Ever dreamed of making your own tiny floating vessel like the one in Stuart Little? Become a shipwright at the Museum of the City of...
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Uptown Arts Stroll names 2017 honorees
Paseo de las Artes 2017 nombra a homenajeados

El festival anual de las artes de un mes de duración del norte de Manhattan está programado para regresar. El Paseo de las Artes 2017 se...
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A Look at Lenfest
Una Mirada a Lenfest

Es un nuevo destino en el Alto para el arte. El creciente nuevo campus de Manhattanville de la Universidad Columbia continúa tomando...
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UC Recap – March 20th – March 25th

We have a winner folks. Visual artist and painter Alexis Agliano Sanborn of Washington Heights has been chosen as the winner of...

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Crystal Clear
Clara como el cristal

This Puertorriqueña is packing. The latest comic book superhero is fighting foes and taking names – in English and Spanish. She’s...
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Community News – 03.22.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 03.22.17

Converse over coffee with Councilmember Mark Levine on Sun., Mar. 26th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Community residents are invited...
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Stroll in a Stroke
Paseo en una pincelada

Forjó más allá de los cuarenta. La artista y pintora Alexis Agliano Sanborn de Washington Heights, surgió como la elección de los...
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UC Recap – March 13th – March 18th

Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day people!!! With that said, please go to our site for a trip back into time to the Inwood of 1968...

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20 for 125
20 para la 125

It’ll be more bang for the books. The historic 125th Street branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL) is slated for a major overhaul...
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Community News – 03.15.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 03.15.17

Traiga a sus niños al Museo Infantil de Arte y Narración Sugar Hill para una tarde de aventura el jueves, 16 de marzo de 10:00 a.m...
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Lights, camera… Inwood
Luces, cámara… Inwood

Two tree leaves meet. They become lovers. What happens to the survivor when one is ripped to pieces? Find out at the Second Annual...
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Grief-stricken, and scribbling
Deshaciendo el dolor

Ella puede ser una autora y una poetisa de las mejor vendidas, cuyas publicaciones han servido como punto de referencia crítico y...
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Community News – 03.08.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 03.08.17

Learn about becoming a U.S. citizen at the Inwood Library on Mon., Mar. 13th at 4:30 p.m. Citizenship attorneys will lead the...
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UC Recap – February 27th – March 4th

Shout out to Elle for a stellar photo shoot in Harlem recently. Featuring models Amilna Estevão and Alécia Morais and styled...

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“Best black archive in the world”
“El mejor archivo negro en el mundo”

Hay secretos por todas partes, incluso debajo de las tarimas. Con el recientemente alcanzado estatus hito nacional, recientes renovaciones...
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Money Love
Amor al dinero

Jackie Robinson stealing home plate in the 1955 World Series. Duke Ellington at his piano. Nine black children escorted by 101st Airborne...
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