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UC Recap – March 28 – April 2

March 28 – April 2

Teachers all over this country are using the game-changing musical Hamilton as a way of getting kids to engage with and become interested in history. To that end, Katherine Schulten, Sarah Gross and Michael Gonchar of the NY Times put together an exhaustive and enlightening guide to teaching and learning with Hamilton.

The Harlem church where the late great Malcolm X was eulogized by Ossie Davis is facing its own final days. David W. Dunlap of the NY Times reported on the demise of another important Uptown edifice. I am not going to lie, listening to that eulogy still makes me cry. The Harlem-based Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary celebrated their 100th anniversary this past week. Andy Newman of the NY Times penned a great piece on the nuns and how they managed to reach that significant milestone.

Lauren Glassberg of Eyewitness News asked the question what happens when Dominican food meets sushi. If you don’t know the answer you should. Seriously! I am going to give you a hint. It is on the corner of Dyckman Street and Seaman Avenue. Go there now to see for yourself what everyone is talking about.

The funny folks at Room 28 are back with a spring extravaganza properly entitled Do The Right Spring. Room 28 will rock out at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street) for a 3 day run – April 7th thru the 9th. If you have not been to a Room 28 show you are missing out on something special. Did I mention that there will be an Open Bar courtesy of Dyckman Beer Company?

Did you get your ticket for Onward & UPward yet? What are you waiting for? On the low, it is the best party of the spring. For $35 advance/$45 door you are not only supporting theater, art and culture in our neighborhood but you also get to enjoy 3 hours of free-flowing wine, beer, appetizers and entertainment. Not to mention sweet raffle prizes and a live auction as well as celebrating someone who has been such a tireless defender of the arts in this community, Martin Collins. Our Mood Music selection comes to us from Kapi-Ku of the mighty Machine, Own the Night.


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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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