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Inwood Art Works’ MUSICAL STORYTIME: Inch by Inch

Enjoy a musical storytime interlude by one of our favorite uptown musical families! Musical Storytime are short musical children’s stories sung by the delightful Stephanie Bell with accompaniment by the amazingly talented and tuneful Jonathan Bell, and co-starring the slightly hungry, mildly impressed, and ever so handsome, Walter Bell.

New stories premiere every Tuesday at 10am on Inwood Art Works Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

NOTE: Even if you miss this event live you can go to Inwood Art Works social media channels and view it at any time.

Word Up – Fall Comix Lecture Series

This November, join local cartoonists and educators Sharon Lee de la Cruz and Ellen Lindner for a series of fun, free comics lectures!

Through this series, you will learn how best-selling author Sara Varon has documented COVID life in NYC with diary comics (11/8), talk agents and book proposals with editor and graphic novelist Jonah Newman (11/1), hear political cartoonist Niccolo Pizarro’s thoughts on making topical comics in the fastest-moving news cycle in history (11/22), and listen to memoirist and educator Breena Nuñez talk about their work on the boundaries between the personal and the political (11/18.)

All talks begin at 1PM sharp and require a RSVP here: https://withfriends.co/event/5152129/fall_comix_lecture_series_at_word_up_online

Sunday, November 1 @ 1PM EST: Jonah Newman
Sunday, Novmeber 8 @ 1PM EST: Sara Varon
Sunday, November 15 @ 1PM EST: Breena Nuñez
Sunday, November 22 @ 1PM EST: Nicoolo Pizarro


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.