UC Recap – May 2nd – May 7th

May 2nd – May 7th

The United Palace is taking you back to 1983 with the classic hip-hop film, Wild Style. Not only will you get to see the genre defining film in all it’s big screen glory but you will also be treated to a Q&A with the filmmaker Charlie Ahearn as well as music provided by the one and only Grand Wizard Theodore. Did I mention the break dancing battle? That’s right, the top 2-person team will win a cool $500. Get your tickets now or forever hold your peace. It all goes down on Friday, May 20th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. See you there!

Michael Paulson of the NY Times gave us the awesome news that Hamilton has once again made history and has garnered a whopping 16 Tony Nominations. Maria Lisella of USA Today takes us on a culinary trip through Harlem for her Top 10 favorite restaurants in Harlem. All I got to say is that Maria has excellent taste. Shout out to all the restaurants that made the list.

Did you know that NYC-based singer/songwriter Eli Paperboy Reed moonlights as a teacher at the Gospel for Teens program in Harlem? John Leland of the NY Times wrote a great story on the program and the singer’s circuitous route there.

Mark your calendars folks. The Sweet Spot Festival has teamed up with Okay Africa for Electrafrique on May 21st at the West Harlem Pier. The one and only Rich Medina will be spinning as well as DH Underdog and Native Sun. The event is free and fun for the entire family. I’m talking music, dance, food and artisan vendors, kids’ art workshops, free yoga and so much more. The event is presented in collaboration with Summer On The Hudson.

Our very own Eileen Z. Fuentes put together a must-read post on what foods you should and shouldn’t be consuming. Our Mood Music selection comes to us from Bang, Time Flies. Shout out to Pocket Denim for the visuals. Comedian Mike Brown has put together a hilarious web series entitled Cant Stop, Wont Stop. It is now on its 2nd season, hit up our site to check out the very first episode.


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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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