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Drawing in Community Workshop @ Word Up Recirculation


Drawing as a vehicle for exploration, understanding, and self-expression, building freely through diverse aesthetic traditions via graphite and charcoal. Reimagining reality full satisfaction is closer.

Exploring dry media in 6 sessions every Thursday 7-8:30pm facilitated by local artist Reynaldo García Pantaleón.

$60.00 suggested donation (includes Supplies)

January 19 until February 23th, 2023

In compliance with Word Up Community Safety guidelines, all attendees for this workshop must remain masked at all times.

Recirculation, a project of Word Up Community Bookshop, is located at 876 Riverside Drive (near 160th St.) in Washington Heights, NYC. You can take the 1 train to 157th St., A/C train to 163rd St., and the M4 and M5 to Broadway and 159/160th.

Word Up Q & T Community Writers Group

Calling all LGBTQIA+ Writers! Poets, playwrights, essayists, short story writers and all! Join the Q & T Community Writers’ group every Thursday at 6pm on Zoom.  We work from prompts, workshop our on our ongoing pieces together, talk about what we’re reading and writing and more! Sessions will often include two 20-30 minute blocks of time to write in addition to sharing and other activities.

If you have any questions, please email Memphis at education@wordupbooks.com.


MJM Virtual Parlor Chat: Alexander Hamilton’s Life & Legacy with the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

January is Alexander Hamilton’s birthday month, so what better time for the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society to join Morris-Jumel’s monthly Virtual Parlor chat to discuss Hamilton’s Life & Legacy!

This virtual conversation will explore an overview of the life and legacy of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Attendants will get an overview of:

  • Hamilton’s early life in the Caribbean
  • Hamilton as a military man
  • Hamilton’s wife, Elizabeth Schuyler
  • Hamilton and the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution
  • Hamilton’s connection to the Morris-Jumel Mansion

This conversation will feature Nicole Scholet, President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, and Sergio Villavicencio, Vice President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society.

All those who attend the virtual event live will be entered to win a copy of a copy of Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life by Jeff Wilser.

Up Theater, Dead of Winter: “Once on Rumspringa” by Ellis Abigail Stump

Once on Rumspringa by Ellis Abigail Stump: With 24 hours remaining in their Rumspringa, two Amish teen girls face a momentous decision: surrender their forbidden love or flee their hometown and be shunned forever

DEAD OF WINTER READING SERIES: On four January evenings, UP presents free, exploratory readings of four new plays in various stages of development. These readings always incorporate talk-backs between the audience and playwrights. Many of these plays have gone on to full productions.


Meditation Course @ Word Up Recirculation

Join us for a 5-week meditation series at Recirculation, a project of Word Up.

Happy New Year! Got any resolutions? Might they be similar to the ones you made last year that somehow…didn’t stick? Why? Buddha suggests that it’s because we are making the wrong kinds of changes in our search for an exceptional new year. Our bodies, our hair, our relationships and jobs, and so on. But even if we manage to make these changes they don’t seem to deliver the lasting happiness we long for. Meditation is the tried and true methodology that Buddha taught for creating lasting transformation. When we change our minds, we go right to the source of happiness and fulfillment. In this 5-week series, we’ll engage in a series of specific meditations that will make 2023 the year our lives actually change in a meaningful, enduring, and deeply satisfying way.

Everyone is welcome!

😷 Must be masked to attend.

🎟️ REGISTER at https://meditationinnewyork.org/harlem-buddhist-meditation/

By donation, $10 suggested

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