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United Palace of Cultural Arts – Launch and Arts Interaction

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.

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