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Word Up: “Play On, Washington Heights!”

“Play On, Washington Heights!” is a festival of monthly outdoor concerts curated and performed by Leadlights, in partnership with Word-Up Community Bookshop. The festival celebrates the resilience of New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic and brings the energy of live music to the streets of Washington Heights. The performances will take place on the third Wednesday of every month outside the bookstore on the sidewalk. This location is ADA accessible.  Leadlights will follow CDC and NY state COVID-19 guidelines, including social distancing by spacing out chairs for listeners, and mask wearing. The festival will run from April through October, weather permitting.

Each event features the musical voices of composers of color and women composers, in addition to traditional classical fare. The featured composers include highly-acclaimed Black composer Jessie Montgomery, Puerto Rican composer Angélica Negron, and one of the earliest classical composers of African descent, Chevalier de Saint-George, among others.

To celebrate the resilience of Washington Heights’ residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, Leadlights will lead audiences in a short “collective composition” session during each event, exploring musical sounds together based on themes of resilience and hope for the future. “Play On, Washington Heights!” will culminate with these compositions featured on Leadlights’ website and social media.

Dates of Performance:
April 21
May 19
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20 

Word Up Lo’Mas Lit Book Club: Spring Edition Meeting

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Lo’Mas Lit Book Club is a reading group, a book club, a discussion zone, quarantine-era hangout time for youth ages 13–20. Started in Summer 2020, this book club has brought together teens from across the Uptown Manhattan neighborhood and across the country. Meetings are every first and third Friday at 5pm throughout the Spring 2021 season; specific dates and books are:

MARCH 2021
World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Meeting Dates: March 5 & 19

APRIL 2021
Latinext edited by Felicia ChavezJosé Olivarez, and Willie Perdomo
Meeting Dates: April 2 & 16 

MAY 2021
Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
Meeting Dates: May 7 & 21

JUNE 2021
Undocumented by Dan-el Padilla-Peralta
Meeting Dates: June 4 & 18

Word Up Lo’Mas Lit Book Club: Spring Edition Meeting

REGISTER

Lo’Mas Lit Book Club is a reading group, a book club, a discussion zone, quarantine-era hangout time for youth ages 13–20. Started in Summer 2020, this book club has brought together teens from across the Uptown Manhattan neighborhood and across the country. Meetings are every first and third Friday at 5pm throughout the Spring 2021 season; specific dates and books are:

MARCH 2021
World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Meeting Dates: March 5 & 19

APRIL 2021
Latinext edited by Felicia ChavezJosé Olivarez, and Willie Perdomo
Meeting Dates: April 2 & 16 

MAY 2021
Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
Meeting Dates: May 7 & 21

JUNE 2021
Undocumented by Dan-el Padilla-Peralta
Meeting Dates: June 4 & 18

Making Space For Serenity: Gottfried Stoger

“Homage to Paris, Vienna and St. Petersburg; Gottfreid Stoger, Woodwinds / John Root, Piano.

Program:

Ph. Gaubert, Flute Sonata N.3 in G Major/ J. Brahms, Clarinet Sonata N.2 in Eb Major/ A. Glzunov, Ato Saxophone Concerto (1934)

Stoger trained in Austria and then continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music (BA) and the University of Miami  (MA).  He is known for his accomplishments  in both classical and  jazz repertoire. John Root will join on piano. Root has played for Itzhak Perlman’s violin studio and has accompanied Perlman himself many times.

 

Inwood Hill Park Nature Reflection and Awareness Walk

Join the Urban Park Rangers on a socially-distant self-guided walk that will remind you to stop smell the flowers. Reconnect yourself to the natural world through poetry, inquiry, and self-reflection. Bring a journal, binoculars, and an open mind.

Please Note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks: Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We’re asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs