Tag Archives: UpTownNYC

Dyckman Farmhouse: Pinkster Celebration with OKRA Dance

OKRA Dance Company highlights the revived legacy of Pinkster (celebrated by freed and enslaved Africans), which flourished for over 200 years during the height of colonial America, most notably in Albany and New York City. Learn more about this unique facet of the city’s past through this family-friendly, interactive performance of song, dance, and storytelling.
Please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on in the farmhouse gardens.
La compañía Danza OKRA destaca el legado recreado de Pinkster (celebrado por africanos liberados y esclavizados), que floreció durante más de 200 años durante el apogeo de la América colonial, sobre todo en Albany, la capital de Nueva York. Obtenga más información sobre esta faceta única del pasado de la ciudad a través de esta actuación interactiva y de canciones, bailes y narraciones; este evento es para toda la familia.
Trae tus propias sillas o mantas para sentarse en los jardines de la granja

Binary Dreamscape – Who Are We Now? / Paisaje De Ensueño Binario: Quienes Somos Ahora?

The Surrealist Art of Ruthy Valdez with bilingual poetry on the theme by Elddry Castillo. The artist states: “Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this exhibit carries a moral implication. Let us not lose sight of the importance of the natural world amidst our rapidly evolving digital landscape.”

Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30am – 4:45pm.


The Rise: Art in The Heights

The Rise is Art on the Ave NYC’s newest exhibition. It takes place in Washington Heights along Broadway between 169th and 170th as well as along W181st St.

This is an interactive gallery walk that viewers can enjoy from the sidewalk. Art on the Ave NYC transforms vacant storefronts into street-facing mini art galleries for all to enjoy. 26 local artists are featured in this exhibition many from the neighborhood. All the art is for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artists. Artists have recorded audio messages for the public that can be heard via a QR code label at each piece. There is also signage at each location which includes a map of the exhibition and messages from the Washington Heights BID and the curator of the show, Alexis Mendoza.

Exhibition ends August 31st, 2023.

Art on the Ave Gallery walks will be announced shortly but anyone can see the exhibition any time.

J. Hood: Circ of Humankind

The Circ of Humankind is the traveling social circus that spreads kindness to the world! Through the convergence of performance art and storytelling, our goal is to empower and uplift communities through the power of play. We’ll teach you all about juggling, poi, hula hooping, and other flow arts for free! Or simply stop by to chat, hang out, laugh, and blow bubbles with us. =) The Circ of Humankind values community, inclusion, and has a mission toward Unity.

Sunday, June 11, 12-2pm (Check IG @circofhumankind for updates)

Final Social Circus Day will be Sunday August 13, 12-2.

This project is made possible in part with funds from Creative Engagement and Creative Learning , a regrant program supported by the funding agencies: Howard Gilman Foundation, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.