Tag Archives: Northern Manhattan

Telling the Art Deco Story of Inwood, Online Series

Our Telling the Art Deco Stories of our Neighborhood’s online series continues so now you can virtually visit New York’s wonderful Art Deco enclaves with the Art Deco Society of New York––from anywhere. ADSNY is excited to offer this not-to-be-missed event exploring a neighborhood that we’ve never featured before! This NEW online tour will showcase the Art Deco treasures of Inwood and will highlight how the neighborhood boasts an unexpectedly large concentration of Art Deco gems.

In this web-based tour led by architectural historian, Matt Postal, we’ll learn what makes this community perched atop Manhattan’s northern tip so special. Like many neighborhoods outside of central Manhattan, Inwood was rural until the arrival of new subway lines dramatically transformed the area in the early 1930s.

From the Cloisters in Ft. Tryon Park to West 218th Street, this virtual tour will give an in-depth look at:

  • Apartment houses designed by the architects Boak & Paris, Horace Ginsbern, George G. Miller, among others
  • Distinctive lobby designs, particularly the pink streamlined interior of 91 Payson Avenue
  • The Elsie Driggs – Lee Gatch Algonquin mural at 165 Seaman Avenue
  • The WPA boathouse and park furnishings that punctuate Inwood Hill Park
  • A monumental late Deco bank by Halsey, McCormack & Helmer

and more!

Even though this tour is online, it will include a live PowerPoint—with wonderful images that you will be able to see directly on your computer screen, tablet, or mobile device—as well as a Q&A session with participants.

Can’t join us at the time of the live event? No problem! Those who register will receive a recording of the entire program a few days after the live presentation. When you sign up for the program you have the opportunity to watch, or rewatch, the recording at a time more convenient for your schedule.

The Zoom link for this live online event will be emailed several days before the program to those who have registered

Registration: Special discount for members of fellow Art Deco Societies: Jazz Age Order – $12.00, Non-Member – $20.00.

NoMAA: Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is a non-profit arts service organization whose mission is to cultivate, support and promote the works of artists and arts organizations in northern Manhattan.

NoMAA’s story begins in 2006, when the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone recognized Northern Manhattan’s need for a more cohesive cultural community in which artists and arts organizations have the resources and support necessary to maximize their artistic, social, and economic potential. NoMAA obtained its official 501(c)3 status in 2007, and was incubated by the Hispanic Federation until becoming fully independent in 2011.

NoMAA facilitates the creation of new works by both emerging and established artists; strengthens the infrastructures of local arts organizations; encourages public dialogue, engagement, and collective reflection around issues that affect upper Manhattan’s cultural community; and fosters the region’s economic development and overall vibrancy.

Calls for Artists

The following were submitted to Heightsites.  Note: This is not a comprehensive list of “Calls for Artists” in Northern Manhattan just information that has been submitted to us.


The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in New York’s 13th Congressional District. This year’s original artwork will be PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSIONS ONLY.

Please send photograph submissions to Espaillartcompetition@mail.house.gov. ONE photograph per submission.

Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2017.
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NOMAA, Broadway Housing Communities & The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum: Opening the Way

Abre Camino – Opening the Way” is an exhibition of works inspired by the transformative role of arts used in narratives, practices and aesthetics of contemporary urban life under hyper-development in the changing landscape.
Presented by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling.
June 6 – 28, 2017
Rio II Gallery
583 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10031.
DEADLINE: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:59pm EST
https://www.facebook.com/northernmanhattanartsalliance/

Creations Art Show; Who Is My Neighbor?

Creations Art Show is accepting submissions for our June 2017 exhibition on the theme of Who is my Neighbor? Artists of all media, experience levels, and ages are welcome to participate. Performing artists will be scheduled for our opening and/or closing reception. All work to include a personal story or statement that explains how the piece relates to the theme of Who is my Neighbor? Creations Art Show is at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave at 189th St., one block west of Broadway in upper Manhattan. Deadline to submit application and Artist Statement: May 20. Artwork to be delivered the week of May 22 – 30. To apply, please email osacreations@yahoo.com to request an application form.

The show runs from Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, June 18. Performance times are Saturday June 3 and Saturday, June 17, from 6 – 9.


Call for Inwood children’s artwork for Bruce’s Garden’s Gallery in the Gazebo’s First Children’s Art Show, We are All One Human Family, curated by Nadema Agard. which will run  May 1st thru June 30th.

Requirements:   Please submit scanned images of 9 x 12″ color drawings or paintings to redearthstudio@aol.com or private message on Facebook. 300 dpi is not required but is preferred resolution for promotional flyers.

Submission Deadline: April 21, 2017/Selected Work Deadline: April 28, 2017.  Selected Artwork must be laminated submissions labeled on the back with:  First Name, Last Name, (Age of Child) Year of Work.


Northern Manhattan Arts and Culture (NMAC) is creating a directory of artists living and working in Washington Heights and Inwood. If you are an uptown artist, we want to include you!  Please go to www.nmac.nyc  and submit your information.