Tag Archives: Washington Heights

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: “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

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

Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights Uptown Images

Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights presents Uptown Images, a digital gallery showcasing the work of Northern Manhattan visual artists. Through the filters of their diverse backgrounds, the nineteen artists in the gallery depict life in Washington Heights and Inwood using different media and a variety of techniques and styles. We asked the artists to comment on their own work, share how they created it, and reflect on their individual experiences of Uptown.

Washington Heights and Inwood, adjacent neighborhoods on the Northern tip of Manhattan, have a rich and evolving history. They boast world-famous urban attractions, a distinctive natural beauty, busy avenues and quiet streets. They are home to people of many races, ethnicities, faiths, and languages, who come together as a vibrant growing community. Our many local organizations and initiatives add a strong voice to the movement for social justice and a visible presence to the cultural life of New York City.

Welcome Uptown!

The Fridge at the Fort: A Community Fridge in the Heart of Washington Heights.

The Fridge at the Fort: A community fridge in the heart of Washington Heights. We are open! Take what you need, leave what you don’t. Located at: northeast corner of 181st Street & Fort Washington Avenue. For more information, email us at: FortFridge@gmail.com
 
This Fridge is a joint effort of members of Fort Washington Collegiate Church and the surrounding community. We believe that food is a human right and that no-one should go hungry. Join our efforts today!
The Fridge at the Fort: Una nevera comunitaria en el corazón de Washington Heights. La nevera está abierta! Si necesita lleve, si le sobra deje. Situado en la esquina noreste de la 181 Street & Fort Washington Avenue. Para más información, envíanos un mensaje electrónico a: FortFridge@gmail.com
La nevera es un esfuerzo conjunto de los miembros de Fort Washington Collegiate Church y la comunidad circundante. Creemos que la alimentación es un derecho humano y que nadie debe pasar hambre. Únete a nuestros esfuerzos hoy!
The  Fort Fridge is seeking weekly donations for food (perishable) and pantry items (non-perishables) from individuals and businesses.
+Fresh fruits and veggies, milk, rice, beans, pasta, cheese singles, cereal bread, peanut butter
+Prepared foods must be in to-go containers that are sealed and labeled with the date they were prepared and their potential allergens: wheat, soy, milk, eggs, nuts, fish or shellfish
+Toiletries, feminine hygiene products, infant care items, hand sanitizer, mask etc.
Follow us on Instagram at @FortFridge for updates or email fortfridge@gmail.com and ask for Shaun or Karima.