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WABC at the Stroll Opening 5-28-19

Lin-Manuel Miranda looking for local extras for ‘In the Heights’ movie

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — Lin-Manuel Miranda is getting ready to make a movie based on his first hit musical, ‘In the Heights’ – and it turns out, you could be in it.

Miranda was in Washington Heights on Tuesday night to accept an award on behalf of Warner Brothers Pictures for the studio’s commitment to film on location in Upper Manhattan.

The filmmakers are looking for local residents of all ages to appear as extras.

Tuesday’s event also celebrated the opening of the 17th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll.
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PHOTO CONTEST

Share all of your pics/videos of the stroll on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #UptownArtStroll for a chance to win a night’s stay at the Edge Hotel.
Stay through August 31st, 2019. Blackout dates do apply. Subject to availability. Must book at least 24 hours prior to arrival date.

And the winner is….
Isabella Geriatric Center
Working to promote the health and wellness of the community since 1875.

2019 Uptown Arts Stroll winners

This year, NoMAA had 69 submissions! Congratulations to the winners.

FIRST PLACE WINNER:
Liz Roberts

FIRST PLACE WINNER:
Liz Roberts has background in fine art with an MFA in painting from Temple University, and worked as a graphic designer at daily newspapers for over a decade. Liz has lived and had her studio in Washington Heights for the last 21 years, painting with gouache and also with pixels.

SECOND PLACE:
Alexis Agliano Sanborn

SECOND PLACE:
Alexis Agliano Sanborn is an artist based in Washington Heights. She works primarily in watercolors, pen & ink and specializes in illustration. Since 2016, Alexis has been working to produce a documentary about food education in Japan.

THIRD PLACE:
Ashanti N. Muñiz

THIRD PLACE:
Ashanti N. Muñiz is a Dominican-American writer from Washington Heights who graduated with a Bachelors in Graphic Design and Creative Writing. Many of her works combine her love for word play with typography & can be found at createshanti.com