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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. The UC’s objective is to reset and positively redefine upper Manhattan’s art, politic, culture and business scenes via the collective’s initiatives.

Uptown Today: Free wellness festival returns uptown Wellness warriors unite. A free yoga festival is returning to the Ha...
07/13/2019
Hold Pose, Break RecordMantener la postura, romper el récord - Manhattan Times News

Uptown Today: Free wellness festival returns uptown

Wellness warriors unite.

A free yoga festival is returning to the Harlem community, and aims to break a Guinness record in the process.

On July 13, SOULFest NYC 2019 will offer yoga and meditation classes free of charge, in a day-long program aimed at New Yorkers of all ages.

The day-long event will be held at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza, located at 163 West 125th Street.

Attendees will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people performing a Warrior I Pose, a traditional yoga position.

Now in its third year, SOULFest NYC is the brainchild of Lara Land, founder of Harlem’s Land Yoga, and Iana Vélez, Publisher of NY YOGA + LIFE magazine.

Wellness warriors unite. A free yoga festival is returning to the Harlem community, and aims to break a Guinness record in the process.

07/12/2019

#Repost @buunnicoffee
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Thank you, @led_black, Editor-in-chief of @uptowncollectiv, for the shout out and always communicating what is important to Uptown communities. Uptown Collectiv, your support of our Kickstarter for a Buunni Performance Space means so much and we are grateful to work alongside you.

We have 1 week left to raise $8,000! We can do it! Even a small amount makes a BIG difference! It's okay to give within your means!! Please spread the word and share on your own page! ❤️ LINK IN BIO ❤️

Tyrant Trump Announces #ICEraidsWe are going to fight that hate & intolerance with community, caring & solidarity. It's ...
07/12/2019
The Weekly Dose of Uptown Love!

Tyrant Trump Announces #ICEraids

We are going to fight that hate & intolerance with community, caring & solidarity. It's the Weekly Dose of Uptown Love.

Spread Love It's The Uptown Way...

Deportation Raids Reported On alert. Tyrant Trump has ordered deportation raids to begin on Sunday in at least 10 major ...
07/12/2019
Deportation raids reported | Washington Heights, Inwood & Harlem Online | The Uptown Collective

Deportation Raids Reported

On alert.

Tyrant Trump has ordered deportation raids to begin on Sunday in at least 10 major cities, according to published reports.

On Thursday, the New York Times reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will begin arresting undocumented immigrants in raids to be conducted over a number of days.

The raids would principally target about 2,000 immigrants and include “collateral” deportations, in which agents will arrest migrants on the scene who are not on their target list.

Arrested families will be housed together in Texas or Pennsylvania, but could also be kept in hotel rooms awaiting deportations, the report said.

Raids were expected to begin in New York City, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, and San Francisco.

The report was based on information from current and former Homeland Security officials.

07/11/2019

#Repost @wrucrew
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WRU WEEK APPROACHING


S T A Y T U N E D ! !

Video: @wsuarez
Design: @victorromanstudios ⠀

#WERUNUPTOWN
#WRUCREW
#UNVERANOENNUEVAYORK
#RUNNINGCULTURE
#FORUPTOWNBYUPTOWN
#NIKERUNNING
#NIKENYC

07/10/2019

Spread Love ❤️ It’s The Uptown Way...
#Repost @where_is_ethan4
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Quick story @where_is_ethan4 and I drove up to our building and Ethan yelled stop! 🛑 he noticed a kid playing basketball without shoes, so Ethan asked him why he playing without shoes?, “he said I came today and that’s how i play in the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 all my life with sandals or barefoot 🦶so Ethan’s broken Spanish responded with No! No! aqu No, ran upstairs went a got some new sneakers that was given to him and some new socks to match to give to him and the response was priceless, he ran upstairs full of joy to show his mother 🙏🏽🙏🏽 #whereisethan⁉️ #dominicanpower #babydp #loveyouEthan #Priceless

I Like To Be In AmericaSome classic car love from the set of West Side Story in Washington Heights.Pic: @marcusphotograp...
07/10/2019

I Like To Be In America

Some classic car love from the set of West Side Story in Washington Heights.

Pic: @marcusphotography

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07/10/2019

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the sh*t that weighs you down.”
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

Video: @uptownvideonyc

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The 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll - The RecapBy @led_blackPhotos: @vivarphotoThe 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll was simply stellar. F...
07/07/2019

The 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll - The Recap

By @led_black
Photos: @vivarphoto

The 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll was simply stellar. From the opening reception at the United Palace to the closing ceremony at the Harlem School of the Arts, the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll was a rousing success. A big thanks is in order to the Executive Director of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), Joanna Castro, for entrusting me with taking over their social media for the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll. It was an honor and a privilege and gave me an entirely new perspective on the Uptown Art Stroll.

I was also super fortunate to get to interview two of my personal heroes, Luis Miranda and Lin-Manuel Miranda, at the Opening Reception of the stroll at the United Palace.

One of my favorite events of the stroll was Open Studios, which lets folks into the artist’s studios and their artistic process. Shout out to all the artists who opened their studios and their hearts to the community. Love also goes out to all the folks that came out and supported their local artists. Open Studios is about so much more than just art, it is about culture, community and creating connections. In this current political climate that is more important than ever.

Hit up www.UptownCollective.com or click link in bio.

#Repost @rickyflores・・・Demonstrations and rioting in Washington Heights, 27 years ago, this week, in the wake of the sho...
07/07/2019

#Repost @rickyflores
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Demonstrations and rioting in Washington Heights, 27 years ago, this week, in the wake of the shooting of Jose "Kiko" Garcia by an undercover police officer during a drug sweep of the neighborhood. July 1992

07/06/2019

This was by far the biggest Dyckman Fireworks Show of all time.

Video: @dyckmandiary

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The July 1992 Washington Heights Riots RememberedBy Led Black The Weekly Dose of Uptown Love is here ladies and gentleme...
07/05/2019
The Weekly Dose of Uptown Love...

The July 1992 Washington Heights Riots Remembered

By Led Black

The Weekly Dose of Uptown Love is here ladies and gentlemen, get yours!

Spread Love It's The Uptown Way!

The Washington Heights Riots of July 1992 RememberedBy @led_blackJuly 1992As soon as we stepped out of the 1 & 9 train s...
07/04/2019

The Washington Heights Riots of July 1992 Remembered

By @led_black

July 1992

As soon as we stepped out of the 1 & 9 train station at 191st street, I could feel the electricity in the air. This was not unusual in the Washington Heights of that era but this was something different. It seemed to be pulsating. Magnetically, that energy seemed to carry us all the way to 163rd street, which was the source of the emanation.

For the most part, the streets en route to our destination were quiet but there was a bubbling anger underneath the surface.

When we finally arrived at 163rd street, I couldn’t believe my eyes, the street cats were actually going at the cops.

Bottles were being thrown, anything and everything was being set on fire and at the very beginning of the melee, the cops were being run off.

As we made our way back to our home turf, the 180’s and 190’s, the entire neighborhood seemed to combust. The flames of the riots were engulfing everything in its path. I actually saw a dude I grew up with, who is now a junkie, chasing on foot, a cop car down the hill on 193rd street and St. Nicolas avenue. It appeared that the entire world had been turned upside down.

At the time, I felt the urge to document what was happening, so I pulled out my cheap little camera and took the pictures you see here. I was a teenager in these pictures and could not completely fathom what was taking place all around me but I knew this event would have a profound effect on our neighborhood.

As I look back now on those days, I realized that what had begun, as a visceral response to the killing of Jose “Kiko” Garcia was really the culmination of the utter madness that Crack had wreaked on our neighborhood. Crack changed everything, Washington Heights went from a poor but mostly peaceful place to an outright war zone almost overnight. The lawlessness and outright thuggery had turned Washington Heights into the East Coast’s most active drug market in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The money that flowed into the neighborhood corrupted everything it touched.

Read the rest: http://bit.ly/The1992HeightsRiots

07/04/2019

The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

Filmed entirely on the 4th of July 2013, this short film is an inside look at the Independence Day celebrations In Dyckman City, USA. We enlisted a great group of talented local cinematographers such as Emmanuel Abreu, Emil Baez, Jose “Lozer Films” Alfonseca, Gabriel Dominguez and Edgar Pena to capture the night as it transpired. Directed by Jon Ullman, of Trouble In The Heights fame, and executive produced by our very own Led Black, Dyckman Fireworks is an ultra-sensory foray into the little known world of Uptown style Americana. Magic, moxie and mayhem – All in just under 18 minutes. Trust me on this one, all hell breaks loose at the end so watch the whole thing.

Check out the entire film here: http://bit.ly/UC-DyckmanFireworks

#DyckmanFireworks

The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

Directed, Produced and Edited by
Jonathan Ullman

Cinematography by
Emmanuel Abreu
Jose Alfonseca
Emil Baez
Gabriel Dominguez
Edgar Pena

Camera Assistance by
Zahaira Curiel
Sasha Inoa
Mardoqueo Morales
Marlynn Snyder

Music by
Austin Downey

Sound Mix by
Matthew Polis

Executive Produced by
Led Black
Braulio Serrano

Co-Produced by
Marlynn Snyder


An Uptown Collective Production

A gogoPatience craft + pictureshow

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“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there's shouting after you, keep ...
07/04/2019

“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there's shouting after you, keep going. Don't ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”
Harriet Tubman

#4thofjuly #july4th #independenceday

#Repost @manhattantimes・・・Get Yours: 4th of JulyThe latest edition of Uptown's bilingual community newspaper is out now....
07/04/2019

#Repost @manhattantimes
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Get Yours: 4th of July

The latest edition of Uptown's bilingual community newspaper is out now.

Art: @feggorama

www.manhattantimesnews.com

#4thofJuly #July4th #ManhattanTimes #WashingtonHeights #Inwood #Harlem #WashHts #Dyckman

Lin-Manuel Throwing Up The Peace ✌️ SignPic: @marcusphotographywww.UptownCollective.com#InTheHeights #InTheHeightsMovie
07/02/2019

Lin-Manuel Throwing Up The Peace ✌️ Sign

Pic: @marcusphotography

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#InTheHeights #InTheHeightsMovie

#Repost @highergroundnyc・・・HIGHER GROUND IS HAPPENING!!!!! The performance will continue as planned! We will see you at ...
06/29/2019

#Repost @highergroundnyc
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HIGHER GROUND IS HAPPENING!!!!! The performance will continue as planned! We will see you at 7pm at Anne Loftus Playground!

#Repost @nomaanyc・・・Uptown Today: The Higher Ground FestivalThe HG Festival takes place today people. The event includes...
06/29/2019

#Repost @nomaanyc
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Uptown Today: The Higher Ground Festival

The HG Festival takes place today people. The event includes 6 performance collaborations to include dance, live music, spoken word & more! Free & Family Friendly.

www.artstroll.com

#UptownArtStroll

06/29/2019

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: In The Heights Movie Magic

The Uptown Tweet of the Week goes to BuzzFeed News’ AM To DM program for their insightful clip with actress Stephanie Beatriz that explores the magic of filming In The Heights in the Heights.

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Trump is still is prez but at least you have the Weekly Dose of Uptown Love!The Weekly Dose of Uptown Love has arrived p...
06/28/2019
The Weekly Dose of Uptown Love...

Trump is still is prez but at least you have the Weekly Dose of Uptown Love!

The Weekly Dose of Uptown Love has arrived people. Click below & check it out ASAP!

Spread Love It's The Uptown Way!

Trump is still is prez but at least you have the Weekly Dose of Uptown Love!The Weekly Dose of Uptown Love has arrived p...
06/28/2019
The Weekly Dose of Uptown Love...

Trump is still is prez but at least you have the Weekly Dose of Uptown Love!

The Weekly Dose of Uptown Love has arrived people. Click below & check it out ASAP!

Spread Love It's The Uptown Way!

#Repost @equalitynewyork・・・Stand OUT at your pride celebration!  Head over to NY’s #LGBTQI owned and operated bakery for...
06/28/2019

#Repost @equalitynewyork
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Stand OUT at your pride celebration! Head over to NY’s #LGBTQI owned and operated bakery for these treats > 50% of your purchase will support #NewYork’s statewide #LGBTQ #Advocacy org (that’s us 😘)! Bonus while you’re there: Inwood and Washington Heights are some of the most diverse LGBTQI neighborhoods with great food and beautiful parks to explore. Or just tap @postmates 🤳) #nycpride #stonewall #pride #equality #Justice #Chocolate #Desserts #foodporn

#Repost @hispanic_federation・・・Dreamers are our friends, our neighbors, and our coworkers. Ending #DACA will upend the l...
06/28/2019

#Repost @hispanic_federation
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Dreamers are our friends, our neighbors, and our coworkers. Ending #DACA will upend the lives of about 700,000 people who rely on the program to work and support their families. Help Dreamers fund their DACA renewals today: bit.ly/FundDACA

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