Tag Archives: Northern Manhattan

A Toast to Fort Tryon Park/Fundraising Party

Join us for a cocktail party! Watch the sunset, enjoy wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, and music in support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust conservancy!

To celebrate Fort Tryon Park’s 85th Anniversary Year, benefit tickets are $85 at the door / $75 in advance.

All proceeds go toward sustaining Fort Tryon Park, a 67-acre public New York City park that is a National Landmark and one of ten New York City Scenic Landmarks. Funding will help underwrite horticulture staff and supplies, provide free environmental, cultural, and fitness programs, and support targeted capital improvements to sustain an 86-year-old treasured open space.

Please stay tuned for the updated Covid-19 safety protocol for this event.

Know you can’t attend? Donate today to support our work!

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Jazz at the Gardens, HVG

Saxophonist Gottfried Stöger and pianist Marc Copland team up to perform selections from the American Songbook and more in the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens.

Both extraordinary musicians, they have traveled the world performing with top jazz artists in the field. Gottfried Stöger brings to the stage a background in European classical music, American jazz, and Austrian Folk Music, as well as a fluency on multiple wind instruments. Marc Copland has been called “one of the best pianists in jazz history, the greatest piano poet since Bill Evans” (Jazz Station).

Uptown Stories’ Writing Workshops are Starting Soon!

We’re back, and ready to write about everything we’ve seen, done and experienced over this crazy summer – and we hope you are too!

Here’s just a few of the ten workshops we’re offering this fall:

REGISTER NOW! https://www.uptownstories.org/fall-workshops-2021/

Join Hero’s Journey, where you’ll illustrate the story of your own hero. Beginner heroes and artists are welcome! (Saturdays, 3-5pm, starts 9/25)

In The Story of Dragons we’ll take our obsession with these beautiful creatures to the next level and write epic tales that will add to their greatness. (Wednesdays, 4-6pm, starts 9/29)

For those of you who like to mix art and words, Once Upon Un Tiempo will help you create the perfect picture book, inspired by classics like Goodnight Moon, Abuela and Where the Wild Things Are. Registration for this workshop is just $25 thanks to our generous donors. (In partnership with Word Up Bookshop, Bilingual, Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm, starts 9/27)

Saturday is the perfect day to write about … Villains! Why did they choose evil over good? Only you can write their origin story, telling us where they came from and where they’re going!

Our classes are small and mighty, and our teachers are rockstar writers and artists, and every workshop is Pay-What-You-Can, because every kid should be able to tell their story. Don’t wait – register now!

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.