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STARTING SATURDAY!!–FREE Children’s Art-Making Workshop, Saturdays at UPCA

Dates: Oct 21, 28; Nov 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan 6, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24; Apr 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12.  Drawing, Painting, Print-making, Sculpture & Collage, a drop-off class for kids in grades 3 to 5.  Projects inspired by modern artists. Same-day registration on site.  All materials will be provided. No prior art-making experience necessary.  More info: info@creativeartworks.org or 646-424-0392.

UPCA’S ANNUAL MOVIE GALA: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

2pm: VIP Reception, 3pm: Doors and Meet & Greet, 4pm: Pre-Show Entertainment, 4:45pm: Movie.  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) with Chita Rivera, (con subtítulos en español) with a full-size replica of the car on stage and Q&A with Tony Award-winning actress Chita Rivera.

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UPCA’s annual movie gala celebrates our rich cinematic history and rebirth that started with a new 50-foot screen and JBL speakers, plus Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector. All proceeds support our Movies at the Palace program.

This year’s gala features a screening of the children’s classic “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” an exact replica of the famous flying car on stage and a pre-show that includes a Q&A with legendary actress, dancer, and singer Chita Rivera, who was close friends with many of the principals of the film, including star Dick Van Dyke and choreographer Dee Dee Wood.

The Chitty replica car was handmade by retired NYPD Detective Sergeant (and current John Lennon impersonator) Tony Garofalo. The full-size, street legal car drove Mr. Dick Van Dyke around his hometown of Danville, Illinois in 2016 and was featured in the New York Times and the 2016 New York International Auto Show. After the movie, one lucky raffle winner will be photographed in the car, right where Dick Van Dyke sat! Learn about Tony’s five-year effort to build his replica car here.

The pre-show portion of the event will close with a performance by Broadway Performing Arts Center to honor the Broadway version of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”

Expect other surprises throughout the event!

STARTING SATURDAY!!–FREE Children’s Art-Making Workshop, Saturdays at UPCA

Dates: Oct 21, 28; Nov 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan 6, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24; Apr 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12.  Drawing, Painting, Print-making, Sculpture & Collage, a drop-off class for kids in grades 3 to 5.  Projects inspired by modern artists. Same-day registration on site.  All materials will be provided. No prior art-making experience necessary.  More info: info@creativeartworks.org or 646-424-0392.

241st Battle of Fort Washington Commemoration in Fort Tryon Park

Be transported back in time and celebrate your local history!  This year marks the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War (Photo by Todd Hilton). The Brigade of the American Revolution will perform and lead drills. Come watch a blacksmith demonstration, listen to live 18th-century music, make arts and crafts, and play games from the revolutionary period. Tour the battle scene with a tour guide dressed as heroine Margaret Corbin. Prizes will be offered for the most authentic costumes!