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Opening for Gold Wing Gallery Sept.-Oct. Exhibit: ‘Prevailing Beauty’ Collages by Park McGinty,

The Gold Wing is pleased to invite the community to the September-October, 2017 exhibit – Prevailing Beauty – with collages by Park McGinty, z”l. The Gold Wing chose his luminous creations to accompany the Fall holy days of new beginnings and retrospection.    Park passed away in 2015 but his artwork lives on. To quote his friend and representative, Lisa Carillo, “His collage art treads between chaos and the sublime, often using repurposed objects and beautiful minerals to emphasize life’s cycles of disintegration and creations as he danced light and color in rising crescendos.  His artistic process was one of abdication:  In hundreds of choices, I surrender to the dictates of the glory of the materials until, in escalating beauty, imaginative worlds emerge.”

 Lisa Carillo will help us present his works at our artist’s opening reception Saturday, September 9th, following Sabbath Services, at approximately noon, until 1:30. All are invited to join the congregation before then for spiritual Sabbath services which begin at 10 am.
  This exhibit closes Friday, October 27th. Visit the gallery on M-W-F 9:30 – 4:30,  some evenings, and by appointment.

JuanLuis Guerra and 4.40 “Todo Tiene su Hora” Tour at United Palace

After successfully making the rounds in Europe, Juan Luis Guerra and 4.40 come to the United Palace with his “Todo Tiene su Hora” Tour. Tix –> http://bit.ly/2uOZldd

Twenty songs form part of the repertoire, including all time classics such as “La Bilirrubina,” “Ojalá que llueva cafe,” “A pedir su mano,” “Bachata Rosa,” and his latest tunes such as “Tus Besos,” “Todo Tiene Su Hora” and “Muchachita Linda.”

Submissions Due for September’s Above the Bridge Writers’ Café, “In with the New”

We know summer isn’t over yet, but we wanted to get out the good writing word to make sure we kick off the fall right!  Above the Bridge is now accepting submissions for our September.  Our theme is “In with the New.”  Writers Cafe is Monday, September 18; submissions due Sunday, September 10.

Above the Bridge Writers Cafe is Monday is a playground for writers. It is a place to encourage and cultivate neighborhood writers and provide them with an audience for their work.  Here’s How It Works:  A theme is chosen for each month. Writers may submit five minutes (FIVE, PLEASE!) of material of any genre or style (poetry, plays, fiction, non-fiction, blogs, etc.) that reflect the month’s theme.  Pieces will be chosen by the Above the Bridge selection team to be read by the author at the next reading series. There will be a short rehearsal prior to the event.

Requirements for Writers:
Writers must live in Washington Heights or Inwood. Please attach your name, address and phone number with your submission. Pieces should be no longer than 5 minutes, but all work will be considered. You do not have to be a professional writer. New and existing works accepted.

Send all submissions or inquiries to: abovethebridge@gmail.com

Please write the theme/month for which you are submitting in the subject line. Also, please make sure that your name is also attached to your piece. We’re just looking out for you and your precious work.

Movies Under the Stars: “Zootopia” at J. Hood Wright Park

A rabbit cop must solve a missing person’s case in a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.  Know Before You Go:
You should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!


Art Opening: Leslie Jimenez and Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez at Word Up

A Thursday Exhibit brings together collective mates Leslie Jimenez and Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, two local artists, in a collaborative effort to share their work with the community. A selection of their mostly black-and-white drawings on paper about the neighborhood will be on display. Using simple elements such as line and contrast – with materials such as pen, marker, thread, tape and spray paint – these artist aim to capture snapshots of their relationships with Uptown Manhattan. In addition, a mural will be drawn by the artists inside the space before the opening, and will remain on view through October 31.