Tag Archives: Washington Heights

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert at Highbridge Park

Join NYC Parks for three special concerts featuring Taikoza. They have created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means “big drums” – and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

PTP’s People Storm the Palace, A Social Justice Theatre Festival at Alianza Dominicana

In this youth-created theatrical extravaganza, the entire People’s Theatre Project community is united for one celebratory evening of joyful resistance at the United Palace Theatre in June of each year. Free and open to the public, The People Storm the Palace regularly attracts 500 attendees including participants, family members, local artists and elected officials.

The celebratory evening features a carefully curated selection of 10-15 original theatrical works generated in People’s Theatre Project’s School Partnerships and Public Programs. The performance line up seeks to showcase a balance of age groups, theatrical disciplines, and social justice themes addressed. For many young people, creating small moments of success is a critical indicator for long-term achievement. “The People Storm the Palace” aims to create, in grand fashion, an indelible memory of accomplishment for each child who comes through the doors of People’s Theatre Project.

Dance Project of Washington Heights: Uptown Social Dance Series

You’ve been asking for it, and we’re doing it (and so excited about it)!  Latin dance classes for adults of all ages and levels.

Salsa, Hustle, and Bachata with us…

Join us and skilled instructors Ximena Salgado and Alessandra Marconi on Thursday evenings beginning THIS Thursday, April 5th. 

  • Salsa: April 5th, 12th, and 19th
  • Hustle: April 26th, May 3rd, 10th and 17th
  • Bachata: May 24th, 31st and June 7th

Location: WHAS Cultural Arts Center, 4450 Broadway @ 190th
Cost: pay-what-you-can, suggested $15-20
Time: 6:30-7:45

Register in advance to save your spot! (walk-ins also welcome)

Need childcare?  RSVP to dancepwh@gmail.com

“Inside out” at United Palace of Cultural Arts

UPCA celebrates the United Palace’s new surround sound system by screening one of cinema’s greatest achievements in sound. Pre-show entertainment will include a demonstration of the Palace’s new surround sound system and a short presentation about the history of sound in movies.

“Movies at the Palace” take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. The year-long series of “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector.