Uptown Arts Stroll – Week 3 Highlights

NoMAA Uptown Arts Review©
Opening: Thursday, June 10, 6-8pm
2009/2010 NoMAA Visual Art Grantees. Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Associate Curator – Special Projects at El Museo del Barrio. Roundtable discussion with featured artists on Wed., June 23, 6:30pm.
Andrea Arroyo, Natasha Beshenkovsky, Hector Canonge, Andrea Cukier, Lucien Dulfan, Samuel Evensen, Mike Fitelson, Felipe Galindo, Florencio Gelabert, Karen Hudson, Jessica Lagunas, Dindga McCannon, Roni Mocán, Rosa Naparstek, Eva Nikolova, Dionis Ortiz, Lauri Panopoulos, Dister Rondon, Nader Sadek, Diana Schmertz, Bernard Winter, Sheryl Zacharia
INFO: 212.568.4396 – info[at]nomaanyc.org – www.nomaanyc.org
(Open Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm & by appt.)
NoMAA Gallery – 178 Bennett Ave., 3rd Fl. (at 189th St.)

Open Epic, Kantô I.2
Saturday, June 12, 1-2:30pm
Online – beginning at 9am; gathering at NoMAA: 1pm
An interactive participation in Amir Parsa’s ‘scriptage’ and ‘a.p.e.l.s’ (performative reading and writing actions) taking place in the streets of Paris on June 12 within the “Paris en toutes lettres” literary festival. Online and at a communal gathering in NoMAA’s gallery space, the interactions constitute a parallel fragment to an ongoing literary epic that challenges literary structures and traditions, and the nature of poetic creation, reader interaction, and the dissemination and publication of works.
INFO: www.nomaanyc.org
NoMAA – 178 Bennett Ave., 3rd Fl. (at 189th St.)

Open Studios / Estudios Abiertos
Sunday, June 13, 1-6pm
Artists throughout Northern Manhattan will open their studios to the community for an intimate glimpse into their creative process. Be sure to check out local businesses, events, and installations along the way!
INFO: www.artstroll.com/open-studios
Download the Open Studios map: www.artstroll.com/open-studios

NoMAA Performing Arts Roundtable
Tuesday, June 15, 6pm
NoMAA Performing Arts Grantees will talk about their recent work in dance, music, theatre, and opera.
Featuring: Gina Crusco, Underworld Productions; Mino Lora, People’s Theatre Project; Becky Radway, Becky Radway Dance Projects.
INFO: 212.568.4396 – info[at]nomaanyc.org – www.nomaanyc.org
J. Hood Wright Park – 351 Ft. Washington Ave. at W. 175th St.

Also This Week

ARC XVI Fort Washington Senior Center Fundraiser
Thursday, June 10, 6-9pm
37th Annual Fundraiser
INFO: 212.781.5700 – Tickets $50
4111 Broadway (entrance on W. 174th St.)

“Paintings and Monoprints”
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 10, 6-8pm
On view: May 18-July 12
Michelle Orsi Gordon : Paintings and monoprints
INFO: 212.942.7451 – www.michelleorsigordon.com
Indian Road Café – 600 W. 218th St. (at Indian Rd.)

Shakespeare Saturdays Songs for a Thursday Night
Thursday, June 10, 8pm
INFO: 212.942.7451 – www.indianroadcafe.com
Indian Road Café – 600 W. 218th St.

Scribble Art Workshop Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, June 11, 6-8pm
Scribble Art Workshop Students (Pre-K – 3 Grade)
INFO: 212.569.4112 – director@breadandyoga.com – www.artstroll.com/venues-artists
Bread and Yoga – 4951 Broadway, 2nd Floor (at 207th St.)

Country in the City
Saturday, June 12, 10am-4pm
Local artists Diane Drescher and Elissa Gore paint in plein air in the Dyckman Farmhouse Garden, the last 18th century house in the neighborhood.
INFO: 212.304.9422 – info[at]dyckmanfarmhouse.org – www.dyckmanfarmhouse.org
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum – 4881 Broadway (at W. 204th St.)

10th Annual Art in the Garden
Saturday, June 12, 12-5pm
Art exhibition with musical performances and readings by local artists.
INFO: Liz Popiel – scenicdesigner[at]hotmail.com
RING (Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden) at the convergence of Broadway, Dyckman/200 St. and Riverside Dr.

crowd or company
Saturday, June 12, 1&3pm (Ft. Tryon Park – Dongan Lawn)
Saturday, June 19, 12&2pm (Inwood Hill Park Peninsula)
Becky Radway Dance Projects presents its new work, crowd or company, which uses an army of bodies as the visual landscape, constructing ever-changing spatial patterns to highlight unique, intimate moments within the dense structure of the group.
INFO: www.beckyradwaydanceprojects.com

Words in the Heights
Saturday, June 12, 2-4pm
Joel Allegretti; Barbara Blattner, playwright; Anca Pedvis, poet
INFO: 212.927.3533 – www.facebook.com/FortWashingtonLibrary
New York Public Library, Ft. Washington Branch – 535 W. 179th St.

Uptown Broadway’s Weekend Walks – Music of the Heights
Sunday, June 13, 12:30-5pm
Community League of the Heights and Broadway United Business presents a day of live band and dance performances. Learn about local music and dance schools, and about a free neighborhood tour of Audubon Park.
INFO: www.CLOTH159.org – www.UptownBroadway.org – www.BroadwayUnitedBusinesses.org
W. 156th Street and Edward Morgan Place adjacent to Ilka Tanya Payan Park

Scandinavian Music Festival
Sunday, June 13, 2-4pm
INFO: www.nyscandia.org
Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park

Exhibition: Peter Arnold & Karen Greene
Opening: Sunday, June 13, 5-7pm
Photography and painting. Music by George Kormendi and Peter Arnold jazz guitar duo.
INFO: 212.866.9321/peterarnold[at]mindspring.com & 646.373.8306/greenegoddess1[at]juno.com
Simone Song – 241 Cabrini Blvd. (at 187th St.)

A Night in the Heights
Thursday, June 17, 6-9pm
An evening of arts, music and eats to benefit the community programs of Isabella Geriatric Center, including an art sale and live auction of artwork by local artists. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be shared between the artists, Isabella, and NoMAA.
$50/$25 seniors (60+)
INFO: aguerrero[at]isabella.org
Isabella Geriatric Center – 515 Audubon Ave. (at W. 190th St.)

Donde Bailará el Color | Where Color Will Dance
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Casa Duarte presents Alexander Payano’s vivid portraits and paintings. With performance artists LED & Ovalle.
INFO: 212.543.0010 – casaduarte[at]nyc.rr.com
Hintersteiner Gallery at Community Board 12 – 711 W. 168th St. (at Ft. Washington Ave.)

Poetry and Music
Friday, June 18, 7-10pm
A variety of poets and musicians including Joy Leftow, Dubblex, Fred Arcoleo, Robin Glasser, Demetrius Daniel and others will perform.
Cornerstone Center – 178 Bennett Ave. (at 189th St.)

A Discussion of Guerrilla Publishing
Saturday, June 19, 2-4pm
Nancy Stohlman, Ruth Zamoyta O’Toole, Jaqueline Donado, Mary Ely Peña and Amy Holman (moderator). Co-sponsored by Casa Duarte.
INFO: 212.927.3533 – www.facebook.com/FortWashingtonLibrary
New York Public Library, Ft. Washington Branch – 535 W. 179th St.

Design in the Heights – Contemporary Meets Colonial
Opening & Artist Talk: Saturday, June 19, 2-4pm
On View: June 1-August 29 (Open Wed.-Sun., 10am-4pm & Mon.-Fri. by appt.)
John Cichon, Risa Hirsch Ehrlich, Laura Gadson, Jessica Lagunas, Beatrice Lebreton, Trish Mayo
INFO: 212.923.8008 – www.morrisjumel.org
Morris-Jumel Mansion – 65 Jumel Terrace (btwn 160th and 162nd Sts.)

Water Poodles
Saturday, June 19 & Sunday, June 20, 6pm
Edgar Cortes Dance Theater presents the premier of its new work Water Poodles, a dance piece inspired by the 50s, Esther Williams and synchronized swimming.
INFO: 646.305.6638
(rain date the following weekend)
Ft. Tryon Park – Ann Loftus Playground (Corner of Dyckman St. and Broadway)

Uptown Voices: Writing Across Our Cultures
Saturday, June 19, 7-10pm
A bilingual reading of various languages and English featuring local writers: Patricia Eakins, Sandra A. García Betancourt, Paquita Suarez-Coalla, and Lola Koundakjian.
INFO: Patricia Eakins – 212.928.4227
The Cornerstone Center – 178 Bennett Ave. (at W. 189th St.)

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