April 15 – April 20
Did you know that travel expert, Valarie D’Elia, of the popular travel blog Travel with Val recently took a jaunt up to Inwood to find hidden gems for a video segment for NY1? Well, neither did I but one of our awesome readers, @Pernicy, put it on our radar via Twitter. Val stopped by the always-incredible Indian Road Cafe and shouted out one of my favorite places Uptown, Inwood Hill Park.
Speaking of Uptown parks, it is a must that you take a gander at our Park Portfolio series, which features simply sublime images of most of Uptown’s parks by the incomparable Briana E. Heard. With that said, spring is here, get out there and explore our amazing parks.
Ok folks, the next WHIN By Any Means event goes down on Thursday, April 25th at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave). WHIN By Any Means is a showcase of some of Uptown’s most talented musical artists. This particular occasion will have renown DJ, Tony Touch, on the turntables and is a celebration of the release of the WHIN By Any Means smartphone App that drops on May 1st. Yes, there is an app for that. By the way, check out our pictures of the last WHIN event, Artsy at Mimosa (263 Sherman Avenue) courtesy of Emil Baez and Mike The Law. We also posted a Her-Story video by Ms Viva Voce and Mad Amps Films.
This was also a busy week for Uptown Hip-Hop, the one and only Sacario gave the Uptown Collective an exclusive with his Open Letter 2.0 freestyle. The dynamic duo, Juan Bago & O, have a hilarious new parody entitled Dominicans Problems. Emcee J. McFly also dropped a really cool video for The XX Intro. Not to mention that Christian Hip-Hop artist Andy Mineo dropped his latest full-length opus this week, Heroes For Sale. The album is available on iTunes as well as other retailers.
The Best of the Boogie Down column by Jenni Ruiza featured an event spotlight of The Goof-Fellas comedy show that went down at Raine Lounge (170 West 233rd Street) on Saturday, April 20th. A shout out is in order to MD Sane of the YBG movement for his stunning Picture of The Week.
Keep checking us out at www.uptowncollective.com.
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.