Arts

Colors of Pride
Los colores del orgullo

“She deserves it.” Genesis Villella lauded her mother, fallen New York Police Officer Miosotis Familia, as she accepted the recognition granted...
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The canvas of contention
La lucha sobre el lienzo

Politics is sure-fire fodder for art. That’s true in two new exhibits by Washington Heights artist Andrea Arroyo. Known for colorful...
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Community News – 08.09.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 08.09.17

Entra en el swing de las cosas en el Festival de Jazz de este año en el Museo Mansión Morris-Jumel el sábado 19 de agosto de 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Relájese...
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UC Recap –  July 31 – August 5

74 years ago this week, an uprising erupted in Harlem after the shooting by police of an unarmed black man. Sound familiar? “The riot lasted two...

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A team of STEAM
Un equipo STEAM

Fue un verano STEAM para estos estudiantes. Los estudiantes de secundaria en un programa de enriquecimiento de verano patrocinado por la...
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Beauty in the Baking
Homenaje en el Horneado

Era caramelo del destino. Cuando estaba en medio de llenar una orden de magdalenas, su ayudante volteó y preguntó: "¿Puedo ser tu espolvoreadora #1?"...
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Loíza Live
Loíza en vivo

Saints and salsa. Thousands gathered to celebrate Afro-Latino culture in the city during the latest edition of the “Fiestas Tradicionales en Honor a Santiago Apóstol," ...
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Community News – 08.02.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 08.02.17

Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audience at the...
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UC Recap – July 24 – July 29

Dominican film lovers came out in droves on Tuesday to the venerable United Palace for the opening night of the 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival...

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A new rhythm in reel
Un nuevo ritmo

Hay más para explorar. Armando Guareno busca ampliar las nociones populares de los tipos de arte producidos y creados por quienes están en la diáspora dominicana...
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Community News – 07.26.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 07.26.17

Join dancers of the community for a West African dance class on Mon., July 31st from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Learn about the traditional dances...
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UC Recap – July 17 – July 22

Lovers of Dominican cinema are about to get their fix on. The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York is bigger than ever...

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Community News – 07.19.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 07.19.17

Join young artists at The Apollo Theater’s Teen Takeover on Fri., July 28th at 6:00 p.m. Curated by Apollo Theater Academy high school...
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Play at Payson
El Idilio en la Esquina

Luz, Abuela Claudia and I spent countless hours at the Payson Avenue Playground, located on the corner of the same street where we have...
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UC Recap –  July 10 – July 15

We did it again Uptown. For the second year in a row, we have made it to Brick Underground’s best NYC neighborhood blogs list. This is quite an accomplishment and...

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Grant spurs revitalization projects
Nueva subvención para proyectos de Inwood

The BID is bringing it. The Washington Heights Business Improvement District (BID) has announced a series of revitalization projects rolling out...
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Community News – 07.12.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 07.12.17

Go full stream at Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum on Thurs., July 27th from 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The museum is hosting a free screening of...
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UC Recap – July 3 – July 8

It looks like the Uptown tradition of setting off industrial grade fireworks in the streets is alive and thriving. In fact, from the looks of things it...

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Community News – 07.05.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 07.05.17

Peel through layers of Harlem’s history using photography at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Thurs., July 13th at...
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UC Recap –  June 26 – July 1

This might sound crazy, but this Independence Day could be the most important one in our nation’s history. A would-be tyrant has...

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Community News – 06.28.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 06.28.17

It’s that time of the year. The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum has opened up registration for its summer camp running from Mon., July 10th through...
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“This is what community looks like”
Así se ve la comunidad

I am a landscape painter. Most of the time "landscape" means views of beautiful scenes in nature, but it also describes an orientation.  Think about the...
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UC Recap –  June 19 – June 24

It’s that time of year again, folks. A Toast to Fort Tryon will take place on Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m. and you absolutely need to be there. This...

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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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