Tag Archives: Northern Manhattan

Launch of UPSA’s Reimagined Website

Announcing the launch of UPSA’s reimagined website and new offerings in Spiritual Artistry! We invite you to visit UPSpiritualArts.org for our 10-minute “Weekly Services: The Power of Spiritual Artistry,” our monthly interfaith series “Open Heart Conversations,” and our “Sanctuary of Spiritual Artistry,” a 24-hr virtual interspiritual space for contemplation, prayer, and meditation. And don’t miss our new offerings:

  • Uncover mystical meanings of the Motherpeace tarot deck in “Tarot Talks”
  • Illuminate the savvy insights of Astrology in “PlanetPlays”
  • Encounter timeless deities in “Goddesses!” with Jean Houston
  • And coming soon, journey into Shamanism in “Shamanic Lab”

Inspire your Spiritual Artist today with the United Palace of Spiritual Arts!

Morris-Jumel Mansion Presents ‘Architecture as Identity: Harlem’s Colonial-Inspired Style’

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, Morris-Jumel Mansion, in partnership with Harlem One Stop and the Harlem Cultural Collaborative, present Harlem Renaissance 100 Virtual Salon,  Architecture as Identity: Harlem’s Colonial Inspired Style, followed by a conversation with John Reddick and co-panelists.

Harlem’s “Colonial”-inspired architecture served as a stage set and endorsement of a “modern” black presence. In this engaging lecture, architect and historian John Reddick explores the influence of colonial design in Harlem’s early modern architecture from the 1920s through the 1940s. Reddick discusses how Harlem’s early twentieth-century designs, like the Roger Morris Apartments, the Colonial Park & Pool, and Vertner Tandy’s “Dark Tower,” served as not only a backdrop to the Jazz Age, but as a tool for elevating class and status within the Black community. Learn about the historic legacy and socio-cultural context of these buildings which will be expanded upon in the panel discussion following the lecture.

Inwood Art Works ON AIR

Meet the musicians, filmmakers, writers, theater makers, and artists of all stripes that make their home in what we call affectionately “Upstate Manhattan”.

The On Air podcast showcases film, stage, music, visual artists and writers from Inwood and neighboring communities. The programming consists of two featured segments: Artist Spotlight and Live N’ Local.

In Artist Spotlight segments we tell the stories of Inwood artists and creators recorded at beloved local haunts in the community. Hosted by Aaron Simms.

In Live N’ Local segments we interview Inwood musicians and provide an intimate platform to feature a live showcase of their work. Hosted by Aaron Simms and Jonathan Bell.

Summer in the Cloud

A digital summer of adventure will take place on July 6 – August 21 for kids ages 5 – 12!

Summer in the Cloud is designed for working parents in mind, giving campers opportunities for growth, independence, and lots of fun!

Some of the electives may include cooking, songwriting, theater, dance, fitness, digital comic design, media production, website design, video game composition, American Sign Language, and more!

More Information:

Produced in Partnership with Jazz WaHi and CLOTH: Featuring the Fernando Garcia Band

Featuring the Fernando Garcia Band

Livestreamed on Fireball Restaurant Facebook page:

Produced in Partnership with Jazz WaHi and CLOTH.

Jazz WaHi, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, promoting jazz performances and music education in Washington Heights. Our mission: to connect jazz musicians with an audience of jazz lovers and to expand that audience through accessible performances and educational opportunities.