UC Recap – October 24th – October 29th

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October 24th – October 29th

I’m still floating on air from the copious amounts of good vibes that were generated from the first installment of The UC Revue at the United Palace on Monday, October 24th. Those in attendance were treated to simply spectacular yet intimate performances from 3 outstanding artists in the glorious foyer of the United Palace. I am profoundly grateful that such consummate performers as April Oneill, Aududon and Tess were part of this special night. Hit up the site for some outstanding images of the festivities courtesy of E. Abreu.

State Senator Adriano Espaillat is poised to make history this November by becoming the first Dominican-American elected to Congress. Caitlin Cruz of Fusion wrote a wonderful article on his ascent to the halls of Congress after being undocumented. Andrew Buncombe of The Independent introduced us to Willie Morgan, who is growing cotton in Harlem to teach kids about slavery.

Jeffrey Henson Scales wrote a poignant piece in the NY Times about his photos of Houses Barbershop in Harlem in the 1980s. The beautiful images capture a Harlem that may one day be a thing of the past. Oscar Perry Abello of Next City penned an excellent article on powerhouse Jessica O. Matthews. She is the founder and CEO of Uncharted Play, which creates innovative energy-generating play products that provide a source of clean energy to communities around the world.

NY’s largest, longest, and only full contact haunted house is right here in Harlem.  THE UNINVITED: AWAKENING is a 30-heart pounding minute experience; combining immersive theatrical storytelling, epic scenic design and scream inducing state-of -the-art special effects. In 1958, 16-year-old Lillian Mojica was brutally murdered in her home on 187th Street. Check out the site for the story behind the haunted house on the hill. Don’t forget folks, Up Theater has a new show, Merciful Father, kicking off in November. Make sure you show them some Uptown Love.

Harlem Tech Week is NYC’s largest diverse tech community conference and is taking place from November 1st thru the 6th. The HTW conference and expo supports under-resourced small businesses and entrepreneurs to excel and succeed in tech. HTW consists of a career fair, educational tech panels as well as PITCHNADO, an Investor-Startup Pitch Meetup.

 

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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.