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HVG Performing Arts Group: Bridget Kibby

World renowned harpist Bridget Kibby explores some of her favorite composers, showcasing the expressive range of her instrument by transforming her harp into an organ, guitar, and an oud. The program features works by Albeniz, J.S. Bach, Britten, Debussy, and Fauré in her own transcriptions, as well as original masterworks for the concert harp.

Called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp,” by Vogue Magazine, Ms. Kibbey “makes it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the energetic figures and gorgeous colors she was getting from it [The New York Times].”

Kibbey illuminates the powerful expressive range of the harp by placing it center stage. She appears frequently as soloist and chamber musician at festivals and series across the globe, from Lincoln Center and the Aspen Music Festival to Schloss Elmau in Germany and International Festival d’Avesnois in France. Kibbey has appeared as concerto soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe, South America, and the Middle East.

Tea Tasting at Buunni Inwood

Come taste the beautiful Nepali teas at Buunni Coffee. Nishchal Banskota and Pratik Rijal- founders of Nepal Tea Collective- will be serving the best Nepali teas at the cafe bringing Ethiopian hospitality to the Atlantic since 2012!

About the Venue

Elias and Sarina, a husband-and-wife team, founded Buunni in 2012 when they moved from Ethiopia to New York City. In addition to serving fabled full-flavored Ethiopian coffees, Buunni’s Inwood location is also community hub, an events space and is available for private rentals.

Book yourself an exclusive seat for just $20!

What’s Included:

– $20 includes tasting of 4 different teas ranging from white teas to herbal teas

– Access to the 60-minute interactive, tutored-tasting event followed by some delicious baked good that you can purchase at a discount at the café

Tickets are limited. Don’t delay, grab your tickets now. If maximum capacity is reached prior to the deadline date, no additional reservations will be available.

Classical Piano Concert with Rachel Naomi Kudo at Holy Trinity Church

Pianist Rachel Naomi Kudo performs at Holy Trinity Church Inwood, 20 Cumming Street, on Saturday, March 18, 7-8 PM. Following her orchestral debut with the Chicago and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, Rachel has performed as both soloist and chamber musician at the Bachfest in Leipzig, Royal Castle in Warsaw, Salle Cortot in Paris, Musikverein in Vienna, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland, Tivoli International Festival in Denmark, Bergen International Festival in Norway, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York.

She is a recipient of the Gilmore Young Artist Award, a Davidson Fellow Laureate of the Davidson Institute of Talent Development, and the Salon de Virtuosi Grant. Additionally, she earned scholarships from the National YoungArts Foundation and Rohm Music Foundation, and has won numerous top prizes at the U.S. National Chopin Competition in Miami, and a finalist diploma at the 15th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Born in Washington, D.C., to Japanese-Korean parents, Rachel began her studies with Emilio del Rosario at the Music Institute of Chicago. After spending her childhood in Japan, she returned to Chicago to pursue a musical life, playing chamber music and violin in her high school orchestra, appearing on From the Top on NPR, also studying with Kum-Sing Lee in Vancouver, Canada.

Stay to enjoy light refreshments and meet Rachel.

Suggested donation of $25 or pay what you can to support musicians.

NoMAA: Uptown Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes – 2023 Poster Contest

DEADLINE Sunday, April 2, 2023 11:59pm


$1,500 Grand Prize 1st place winner
$750 for 2nd place
$500 for 3rd place


The 21st Uptown Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes is a hybrid of in-person & virtual programming in June 2023 from West 135th to West 220th Street in West Harlem, Washington Heights & Inwood. The Uptown Arts Stroll started as a volunteer organized one-day event the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2003 and grew into a month-long festival celebrating northern Manhattan’s visual and performing artists. The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) has produced the Uptown Arts Stroll since 2008.



In June 2023 the Uptown Arts Stroll welcomes the Tony Awards to our home at the United Palace, and the image should reflect that special occasion.

  • Unpublished original artwork
  • Eye catching image
  • Reproducible on a large scale (up to 6 x 6 feet)
  • Artwork must include the phrase – Uptown Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes
  • Artwork must be square and be legible in various sizes for print and social media
  • Artists may only submit one (1) artwork for consideration

Artists must be West HarlemWashington Heights or Inwood residents (W135th to W155th St from Edgecombe Ave west to the Hudson River; W155th St to W220th St river-to-river)


  • A panel of distinguished judges from the local arts community will select the grand prize 1st place winner, 2nd and 3rd place winner.
  • The names of the artists will not be submitted to the judges.
  • NoMAA owns the intellectual property rights of the 2023 Uptown Arts Stroll poster design of the grand prize 1st place winner, 2nd and 3rd place winner.
  • The grand prize 1st place winner’s artwork will be exclusively used to promote the 2023 Uptown Arts Stroll online and in print.