Uptown Arts Stroll – Week 4 Highlights

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.)

crowd or company
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

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.)

Uptown Broadway’s Weekend Walks – Get Fit in the Heights
Sunday, June 20, 12:30-5pm
Community League of the Heights and Broadway United Business presents a day of exercise activities for all ages. Meet personal trainers and partake in free beginner’s dance class. Learn about the free Arts of the Heights neighborhood tours.
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 – Scandia Brass Quintet
Sunday, June 20, 2-4pm
INFO: www.nyscandia.org
Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park

Dan Aran Trio
Sunday, June 20, 2-3:30pm
Father’s Day Jazz concert with the Dan Aran Trio.
INFO: 212.368.1600 – www.danaran.com
Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum – 770 Riverside Dr.

Action Theatre: We Are All Artists!
Monday, June 21, 6-7:30pm
People’s Theatre Project presents a fun, bilingual theatre workshop for adults and mature teens.
Pay-What-You-Can / Pague-lo-que-Pueda
INFO: 646.331.5421 – www.peoplestheatreproject.org/action
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood – 54 Nagle Ave

The Symphony Chorus
Monday, June 21 (7:30pm at Isham Park) &
Wednesday, June 23 (7:30pm at Good Shepherd School – 620 Isham St.)
The Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Henric Idestrom, presents an evening of Broadway favorites. Presented in conjunction with Make Music New York.
INFO: Lonnie Cooper – 917.797.9800 – Lonnie[at]thesymphonychorus.com
(for 6/23): $15 adv. /$20 at door
Students/Seniors: $10 adv./$15 at door
(For advance tickets, visit: www.thesymphonychorus.org)

NoMAA Film Showcase
Tuesday, June 22, 6-8pm
NoMAA Film Grantees will present recent films and shorts. Q&A Discussion with the filmmakers.
J. Hood Wright Park Recreation Center – 351 Ft. Washington Ave. at W. 175th St.)
Info: 212.568.4396 – info[at]nomaanyc.org – www.artstroll.com

  • Mystery Woman – 11 min.
    Directed by: Barbara Gonzalez
    Mystery Woman is a comedic fantasy about a husband and wife’s uncanny ways of dealing with marital stress. Having arrived home late from work the husband is rejected by wife and later seduced by a Mystery Woman who appears at his door. The adventure continues until the husband discovers the wife has a secret of her own.
  • Poinciana Sunrise – 23 min.
    Directed by: Charles Gomez
    Imagine: a southern African-American self-taught female artist, living in ‘Jim Crow’ South Florida, defying civil & economic injustices by selling her paintings along US-1 highway. She desired to paint her way out of the ghetto township of Fort Pierce, into a better, more meaningful existence. Her project, a series of heartfelt paintings of the Everglades, was a means to this end that changed the trajectory of her life forever. Beyond the stereotypes of American women of the late 50s and 60s, Mary Ann Carroll, a single mother of 7, courageously made her living as an artist on the streets of Fort Pierce, Florida.
  • Transcending – The Wat Misaka Story – 25 min. excerpt
    Documentary directed by: Bruce Alan Johnson and Christine Toy Johnson
    It’s the 1940s in America and the nation is testing itself. Can a young Japanese American basketball star overcome the odds? Wat Misaka is the first person of color to be drafted into what is now the NBA, by the 1947 Knicks.

Artist Talk – Uptown Arts Review ©
Wednesday, June 23, 6:30-8:30pm
A roundtable discussion with the exhibiting artists: Andrea Arroyo, Natasha Beshenkovsky, Andrea Cukier, Mike Fitelson, Jessica Lagunas, Roni Mocan, Rosa Naparstek, Lauri Panopoulos, Diana Schmertz, Bernard Winter.
Info: 212.568.4396 – info[at]nomaanyc.org – www.artstroll.com
NoMAA Gallery – 178 Bennett Ave. (at 189th St.) – 3rd Floor

Open Gallery – Risa Hirsch Ehrlich
Thursday, June 24 – Sunday, June 27
6/24 (5-8pm) | 6/25 (5-8pm)
6/26 (11am-3pm) | 6/27 (11am-4pm)
Risa Hirsch Ehrlich presents work in clay.
Info: www.RisaClayArt.com
168 Pinehurst Ave. #G-34

Somewhere Towards the Center
Thursday – Saturday, June 24-26, 7pm
A series of outdoor site-specific multimedia dance installations inspired by the aesthetic appeal of labyrinths and their long history in public spaces.
INFO: 646.515.2448 – natasa[at]natasatrifan.com – www.natasatrifan.com
Ft. Tryon Park

UP Theater Company
Thursday, June 24, 7:30pm
UP Theater Company presents an excerpt from its inaugural play slated for production in October 2010. Includes reception and Q&A.
INFO: info[at]uptheater.org
Bread & Yoga – 4951 Broadway (btwn W. 207th & Isham Sts.)

Art at the Inwood Center
Opening Fri., June 25, 6-8pm
First Floor Hallway: “Setting”:Photographs from Northern Manhattan’s rooftops at sunrise and sunset by Mike Fitelson
“Spuyten Duyvil, Half Moon Long Gone” – by The R Project
Manhattan Times Newspaper Office – Suite 801: “What’s Left When All Is Said and Done,” group show of Northern Manhattan photographers.
Inwood Center – 5030 Broadway

Uptown Broadway’s Weekend Walks – Our Heritage: The Heights
Sunday, June 27, 12:30-5pm
Community League of the Heights and Broadway United Business presents a day of art and music celebrating the different cultures of the Heights. Dance to the sounds of a live drummer, enjoy an afternoon of folk dancing, and learn about a free neighborhood tour of Trinity Church cemetery and mausoleum.
INFO: www.CLOTH159.org – www.UptownBroadway.org – www.BroadwayUnitedBusinesses.org
W. 156th Street and Edward Morgan Place adjacent to Ilka Tanya Payan Park

Below 220 Art Show
Sunday, June 27, 12:30-5pm
Original paintings, photos, prints, jewelry, fabric arts, crafts, all created by people living below 220th St. and priced below $220.
INFO: Mia Heikkila – 212.923.7800 ext. 1732 – Mia4designs[at]aol.com
The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens – 116 Pinehurst Ave. (at W. 183rd St.)

The Crowded House
Monday, June 28, 7pm
Underworld Productions Opera and the Metropolitan Soloists woodwind quintet present a children’s opera by Michael Dutka. The Good Witch Angeline will tell a story of peaceful co-existence with all beings, both animal and human.
(Rain location: Holy Trinity Church – 20 Cumming Street btwn Broadway and Seaman Ave.)
INFO: Gina Crusco – 212.304.1472 – underworldprod[at]gmail.com – www.underworldprod.com
Isham Park (near the Park Terrace East Circle)

NoMAA Artists’ Salon & Arts Stroll Closing Event
Monday, June 28, 7-9pm
Uptown Arts Stroll 2010 Closing Reception.
RSVP Required: 212.568.4396 – info[at]nomaanyc.org – www.artstroll.com
The Garden Café – 4961 Broadway (btwn. W. 207th & Isham Sts.)

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