UC Recap – April 11 – April 16

April 11 – April 16

That Democratic Debate on CNN last week was something else. For me, it has only strengthened my conviction that Bernie Sanders is the leader we need at this point in time. I think Robert Reich, who served as President Bill Clinton’s labor secretary, put it best when he said this: “I have the deepest respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton, and if she wins the Democratic primary, I’ll work my heart out to help her become president. But I believe Bernie Sanders is the agent of change this nation so desperately needs.” Regardless of whom you are rooting for please make sure you go out and vote on Tuesday, April 19th. Like I have said in the past, democracy is not a spectator sport. Vote like your life depended on it – because it does.

For the sake of fairness, we reposted an excellent UPinion piece by Liz Ritter on why she is voting for Hillary Clinton. Amy Bracken of PRI wrote a great story on Deivis Ventura, a human rights activist that wants to be the Dominican Republic’s first openly gay member of Congress. Nia Porter of Racked NY put together a handy guide to Harlem with the assistance of needle+thræd’s Celia Roach.

By the time you read this, the Up Theater Company’s Onward & Upward Benefit honoring Uptown stalwart Martin Collins that took place on Monday, April 18th at 809 Sangria Bar And Grill will be one for the record books. If you were there you know what I mean. If you weren’t, make sure you are at the next one.

Our good friends at Grant Wilfley Casting are looking for extras for HBO’s forthcoming The Deuce. The series takes us back to the 1970’s to the rise of the porn industry in New York City and stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The open casting call will take place on Thursday, April 21st at the Church of St. John the Baptist (213 W 30th Street).

The good folks at Room 28 are at it again. Go to our site and check out their latest antics.

The Fix comes to us from Skematics featuring emcee extraordinaire Sean Price, Thou Art God.


Keep checking us out at www.uptowncollective.com.


Led Black


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.

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