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UC Recap –  May 7 – May 12

 May 7 – May 12

The buzz this week was all about the Met Gala. Everybody was talking about the celebrities and their over-the-top fashion choices. Well, in honor of the Met Gala, Vogue magazine sent a contingent of angels Uptown last weekend. Shot by photographer Cass Bird, the angels/models hit up the Cloisters and La Marina styled in designs inspired by the theme of the Met Gala this year, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. By the way, there is an exhibit by the same name currently at the Metropolitan Museum and The Cloisters until October 8, 2018. Needless to say, models Elsa Hosk, Andreea Diaconu, Ming Xi, Constance Jablonski, and Dilone caused quite a stir Uptown.

The good folks at Inwood Art Works are re-purposing the former Cliff Club (440 West 202nd Street) into Culture Hub, a pop-up community arts center that will be open for the entire month of June. Culture Hub is part of a vacant space activation program by Inwood Art Works with a goal to eventually create a permanent space for arts and culture in the Inwood community. So what can you expect? A welcoming place to write, work on your craft, have meetings, rehearse or check out the art during Hang Time. Silent hours to meditate, read, or get work done (with tea/coffee and free Wi-Fi). Plus see a wide range of professional local entertainment, including opera, circus, live music, comedy, and art.

People’s Theatre Project’s community actors ages 4 – 24 invite you to take part in WE THE PEOPLE: Youth Voices Centerstage, an artistic dialogue on social injustice impacting the community. It all goes down on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at the Clyde and Helen Wu Auditorium (104 Haven Avenue). Admission is free but RSVP is required. Hit up or call (646) 398-9062 for more info.

Have you checked out the Latinos Out Loud podcast yet? If you haven’t, you NEED to. Every week the crew, which include Juan Bago, Rachel La Loca, Jaime Fernandez and Frank Boogie, gives you a hilarious decidedly Latino take on current events. This week is no exception. The LOL team discusses the Met Gala, spinning classes, Mother’s Day and phone snooping. The special guest this week is none other Brenda Raquel, who you may have seen in one of her many viral videos.


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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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