The public is invited to celebrate the launch of the United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA).
Date: Thursday 25 October, 6–8:30 p.m.
Location: The United Palace, 4140 Broadway at West 175th Street
Learn about the new arts and cultural center in Washington Heights, where art transforms lives!
Presentations and performances:
- A Heights hip-hop cipher featuring the Machine, Avalon the Dawn, and Circa ’95 (Patty Dukes and Rephstar)
- Spoken word performances by Mary Ely Peña-Gratereaux, hattie gossett, Elizabeth Balaguer, Robin Glasser, Aimee Rubinstein and Evan Shwarzbaum
- Photographer Jay Franco and the “Faces of Hope” exhibition
- A puppet show by Schattenkabinett
- Students in the WHIN Music Project
- Music by guitarist Rubén González, Michael Wimberly, and Demetrius Daniel
- Video by Led Black/Jonathan Ullman
- Performances by UP Theater Company, People’s Theatre Project, and City Boy
- Tango in the Heights
- Interactive dance finale by Organic Magnetics
- and special, surprise guests
For more information, please contact Mike Fitelson at or +1 212 568-6700 x41.