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Word Up Community Bookshop

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2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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June 2018

Word Up’s 7th Birthday Party

06/16/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Celebrate 7 years of Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, which popped up during the 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll and has been going strong ever since.

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May 2019

Reinventado Exhibition Opening

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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An exhibition exploring sustainable materials and creative strategies for making art by M.S. 324 students participating in Artists Space Expanded Art Ideas program

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June 2019

Story Time for Kids

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 06/29/2019

Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Free

Bring your kids to the community bookshop to hear their favorite stories read out loud by experienced, trained readers, led by Mariel Escalante, with occasional guest readers.

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Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Octavio Solis, considered one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in America, will present his new book, Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border, in conversation w/ Todd London. Cosponsored by City Lights & People's Theatre Project.

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No Name

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 06/25/2019

Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Hosted by Eric Vetter, No Name is a “workout show,” wherein talented performers are encouraged to play and try out new comedic or storytelling material. The audience is invited to hang out afterward to share feedback, shoot the breeze, and get on the mic themselves.

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POSTPONED: All the Nations under Heaven: Robert Snyder & Angela Fernandez in conversation

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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$5

POSTPONED:Robert Snyder, coauthor of All the Nations under Heaven: Immigrants, Migrants, and the Making of New York, in conversation with Angela Fernandez, New York State Commissioner of the Division of Human Rights. Sarina Prabasi opens with a reading. CHECK https://www.facebook.com/pg/WordUpBooks/events/ for new date!

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Word Up Open Mic Night

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Calling all writers, performers, musicians, orators, dancers, and artists of all kinds for the monthly open mic hosted by Jason Rosario. All ages and persuasions, gather to share, learn, and experience together. Suggested donation: $10

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Story Time for Kids

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 06/29/2019

Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Free

Bring your kids to the community bookshop to hear their favorite stories read out loud by experienced, trained readers, led by Mariel Escalante, with occasional guest readers.

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Falcón, Glass

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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$5

Improvisations by uptowners Leonor Falcón Pasquali (viola) and Will Glass (drums).

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All the Nations Under Heaven

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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A community conversation on immigrants, migrants, and the making of New York City About this Event **Please note that this event is by donation (for an amount of your choosing), with the option to purchase and reserve a book at 20% off list price.** RSVP on Eventbrite Join Word Up Community Bookshop for a reading by All the Nations Under Heaven coauthor Robert W. Snyder, followed by a conversation with NoMAA executive director Joanna Castro. All the Nations Under Heaven…

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No Name

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 06/25/2019

Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Hosted by Eric Vetter, No Name is a “workout show,” wherein talented performers are encouraged to play and try out new comedic or storytelling material. The audience is invited to hang out afterward to share feedback, shoot the breeze, and get on the mic themselves.

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Word Up’s 8th Birthday

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Free

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria celebrates 8 years in existence with music, reading, art, and more, for all ages. 11am–6pm: Stop by all day for our birthday celebration where there will be food, drinks, and fun. See below for specific activities, and join us at 4:30pm for cake! 11am–12pm: Story time / Hora del cuento con Alexis Ruginis, autora de ¿Dónde está el coquí?, y Mariel Escalante 1–2pm: Why Are Our Skin Colors So Different?: Hands-On Creative Workshop with Jyoti…

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Story Time for Kids

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 06/29/2019

Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Free

Bring your kids to the community bookshop to hear their favorite stories read out loud by experienced, trained readers, led by Mariel Escalante, with occasional guest readers.

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Why are our Skin Colors so Different?

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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$5

In this open forum and hands-on creative workshop, Jyoti Gupta—social-justice media maker, a media-literacy educator, and author of Different Differenter—presents a mask-making workshop to kids during Word Up's 8th birthday. Recommended for ages 5-7.

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No Name

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 06/25/2019

Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Hosted by Eric Vetter, No Name is a “workout show,” wherein talented performers are encouraged to play and try out new comedic or storytelling material. The audience is invited to hang out afterward to share feedback, shoot the breeze, and get on the mic themselves.

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Declaraciones II: Crafting the Artist’s Life

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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La Pluma y la Tinta convenes AfroLatinx writers, poets, visual artists and musicians in a panel discussion on living as an artist in what used to be an artist-friendly city.

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Stories I Would Tell a Million Times

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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An exhibition opening by the spring 2019 comics class held at Word Up, under instructor and artist Ellen Lindner. Artists featured include Sharon Lee de la Cruz, Marisol Cruz, Jerise Fogel, Taran Kim, Veronica Liu, Nacary Naranjo, Jasmina Tomic.

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Story Time for Kids

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 06/29/2019

Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Free

Bring your kids to the community bookshop to hear their favorite stories read out loud by experienced, trained readers, led by Mariel Escalante, with occasional guest readers.

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An Accident

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Inwood playwright Lydia Stryk presents a play reading of her award-winning play An Accident. Run down in a grocery store parking lot, a woman awakens weeks later to find that the driver has been continually at her side. Featuring Jacqueline Correa and Austin Pendleton.

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No Name

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 06/25/2019

Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Hosted by Eric Vetter, No Name is a “workout show,” wherein talented performers are encouraged to play and try out new comedic or storytelling material. The audience is invited to hang out afterward to share feedback, shoot the breeze, and get on the mic themselves.

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Story Time for Kids

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 06/29/2019

Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Free

Bring your kids to the community bookshop to hear their favorite stories read out loud by experienced, trained readers, led by Mariel Escalante, with occasional guest readers.

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Write with JP Infante: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Person

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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$10

“Is my story meant to be told in this point of view?” In this class we will read, discuss, analyze, then, ultimately, write stories in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person. Suggested donation: $10 John Paul “JP” Infante is a Dominican-American teacher and writer who hosts cultural events in New York City. He's taught creative writing at Lehman College of CUNY and holds an MFA in fiction from the New School for General Studies.

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Uptown Stories Readings

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10032
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Join Uptown Stories for the culmination of a season of writing workshops with uptown youth aged 8–14. See uptownstories.org for more information.

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