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UC Recap – October 3rd – October 8th

October 3rd – October 8th

Please do the right thing and watch Ava Duvernay’s 13th documentary on Netflix. The film explores how slavery didn’t really end with the Thirteenth Amendment it merely evolved. Slavery and the subsequent prison-industrial complex are topics we avoid at our own peril.

Uptown wunderkind Lin-Manuel Miranda recently put together a sweet set of PSA’s urging people to get out there and vote this November.  So if you somehow still need a reason to vote this election, please hit up our site for 3 of them. Did you know that Dominicans are the largest immigrant group in New York? Brigid Bergin of WNYC put together an outstanding piece on the crucial work of Dominicanos USA, a non-profit group dedicated to harnessing the voting power of Dominican-Americans.

Shonitria Anthony of the Huffington Post highlighted the awesome protest nail art of Uptown’s own Ami V. Chef Marcus Samuelsson recently released The Red Rooster Cookbook, The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem. Emily Weinstein of the NY Times gives us her review of the book.

Barkly is now available in Manhattan. Barkly gives New York City pet owners access to its unique dog walking and pet care platform. It gets better, folks; Barkly is giving Uptown Collective readers in Harlem a free first walk that can be used anytime this month. Plans are in the works to extend their coverage to Washington Heights and Inwood.

Listen up folks; please make sure you see the hilarious yet moving one-man show by Evan Zes, Rent Control. On your mark, get set, binge. Marvel’s latest superhero series, Luke Cage is based in Harlem and is available on Netflix now. Steve Dollar of WSJ breaks it down for us.

The indispensable Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is celebrating their new digs with a grand opening experience taking place over the course of 2 days, October 15th and16th. Please join them in making history as they establish the center in the heart of El Barrio.

Atar Hadaris penetrating new play, Merciful Father, will open UP Theaters seventh season. The World Premiere of Merciful Father will run November 1st through November 12th. Merciful Father is a provocative new take on Sholem Asch’s scandalous Yiddish play God of Vengeance. You simply can’t go wrong with Up Theater. Get your tickets ASAP!


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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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