UC Recap- November 9 – November 14

UC Recap – November 9- 14

By Led Black

November 9 – November 14

The 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium was a rousing success. Held in the historic United Palace Theater this past Saturday, November 14th, the 2nd iteration of the Quisqueya Heights Symposium delved into the topic of entrepreneurship with an inspiring panel of young Latino entrepreneurs. I am cannot overstate how honored I was to moderate a panel with such a talented group of driven and high-achieving individuals. Thanks you Ada Rojas, Juan Camilo, Edrizio DelaCruz, Albania Rosario for taking part in this important endeavor. I learned plenty from each of you. A super special shout out goes to Kaity Modesto, who is my partner in this project and put in so much work to make it happen. Stay tuned for big things in 2016.

Dan Mannarino of PIX 11 came Uptown recently to cover the latest offering from the People’s Theatre Project. If you have not been to a PTP show, you are missing out on something truly special. Make sure you are at the next one. Listen up people. You can catch The Hip Hop Nutcracker on November 20th and 21st at the United Palace before it goes on a world tour that includes Moscow. The show is absolutely incredible. It is the new holiday classic. Get your tickets NOW!!!

Once again it’s on… You have until November 20th to take part in the official Washington Heights & Inwood dining week celebration, #WHIN & DINE. This is your chance to indulge in a 3 course prix fix dinner for $26.95 at a whole host of awesome Uptown restaurants. You know the motto, Spread love, it’s the Uptown way!

Nate Schweber of the NY Times wrote a heart-warming article about how summer camp helped an Uptown boy with a little sister with cerebral palsy to cope with his situation. Maurice Berger also of the NY Times wrote a must-read article on iconic photographer Gordon Parks and one of his early photo essays about street gangs in Harlem.

Finally, an awards show that recognizes Latino Actors for the everything they do in the….adult entertainment industry. As usual Room 28 goes there. The Friday Fix comes to us from the gifted Glory, Dear Lord I Pray.

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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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