UC Recap – May 15 – May 20

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 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 the immortal words of Jay-Z, “I thought this was America, people.” Nonetheless, we cannot succumb to apathy. We must resist in every way possible. Case in point: The Unnatural Election art project curated by local artist Andrea Arroyo. Unnatural Election is an art project that crowd-sources creative responses to the election of Putin’s puppet from around the world. The project was launched on November 9, 2016, amidst the shock and heartache of the election results. Please spread that Uptown Love and support this important endeavor.

Sarah McColl of Edible Manhattan reported on the wonderful work being done by the good folks at Harlem Grown. Harlem Grown’s mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition.

Susan Xu of Untapped Cities penned an informative piece on the Top 10 Secrets of Highbridge Park. For example, did you know that Highbridge Park was once home to an amusement park? That’s right; Highbridge Park was once home to a recreational site known as Fort George Amusement Park.

In case you missed it, The Manhattan Times reported on the city’s controversial proposal to redevelop the Inwood library with affordable housing on the same site. The Uptown Tweet of the Week goes to @SergeyKadinsky. In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast a crossing guard crosses the line with Rachel La Loca, Juan Bago jumps on the Romper craze, Jaime reveals his towel skirt secret and Jerry Diaz fills in for Frank with Fake News. Special guests include video producer Kat Meoww Lazo and director Guillermo Zouain.

Listen up folks; mark your calendars, the opening reception of the 15th Uptown Arts Stroll goes down on Wednesday, May 31st, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the United Palace on Broadway and West 175th Street. This year’s honorees are Washington Heights native and award winning actor Elvis Nolasco, the Executive Director of Harlem Stage and Aaron Davis Hall Patricia Cruz, the Chair of Community Board 12’s Parks and Cultural Affairs Committee Elizabeth Lorris Ritter, and uptown artist, dancer and entrepreneur Maggie Hernández-Knight.

 

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Led Black

Editor-in-Chief

The Uptown Collective

 

The UC’s mission is to become “the” definitive, transformative and community-based force impacting the arts, culture, business and New York City’s overall perception of Upper Manhattan. Its objective is to reset, reboot and positively redefine Uptown’s artistic, political, cultural and business spheres via the online space as well the collective’s initiatives and functions.