program info and photo credits:
top – Cristobal Vivar / 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll Opening
middle left – Emmanuel Abreu / Technical Assistance Institute: Community, Displacement, and The Arts
middle right – Michelle Orsi Gordon / Outdoor Installations: Persuasive Visions
bottom – Michelle Orsi Gordon / Women in the Heights – Creating for Change
A R R I V A L S T O R I E S
Open Mic. Micrófono Abierto
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Buunni Coffee – 4961 Broadway, New York, New York 10034
A celebration of our immigrant stories through community art-making and an open mic! Storytelling, music, poetry, art, and everything in between. All languages welcome!
Hosted by Reza Salazar, with art-making facilitated by Josefina Hernandez.
Food and drink will be available for purchase from Buunni before the event.
This event is part of Uptown Reads, for which the 2019 selection is Angie Cruz’s Dominicana, a novel that was inspired by the arrival story of the author’s mother to Washington Heights.
Presented by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria, in collaboration with Buunni Coffee Inwood, NYC Small Business Services/Neighborhood 360, and Washington Heights BID.
December 7, 2019 – NoMAA presented a day of professional development & networking for the creative and civic minded.
Curated and produced in collaboration with Kaisha S. Johnson of Women of Color in the Arts – (WOCA)
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Manuela Arciniegas, Founder of Legacy Women + Director of Andrus Family Fund
ARTMAKING STATION sponsored by Blick Art Materials
Existence and Resistance: Black Women Propelling The Arts + Community Forward
– Tasha Douge, artist, activist, and cultural producer
– Karen D Taylor, founder, While We Are Still Here: Preserving Harlem’s History
– Melody Capote, executive director, Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI)
– Sarita Covington, co-founder, ACRE (Artists Creating Real Equity)
In the Face of Gentrification: Displacement and Its Impact on the Arts
– Nadema Agard, visual artist + director of Red Earth Studio Consulting Productions
– Sita Frederick, performing artist + director of Community Engagement at Lincoln Center Education
– Yin Kong, director, ThinkChinatown
– Elena Martinez, co-director, Bronx Music Heritage Center
400 Years of Inequality:
Black Women Built That:
Art in the Face of Gentrification:
Untangling Gentrification and Displacement:
Artists Guide to Not Being Complicit in Gentrification:
Gentrification as Cultural Appropriation, Art and Culture as Resistance:
Protecting A Borough’s Cultural Identity by Building Community:
Resources for Community Organizing:
Current exhibit at The Loisaida Center:
GoGo: The Official Music in Washington, D.C. WDC https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/11/go-go-official-music-washington-dc-culture-gentrification/601966/?mc_cid=0826c4082e&mc_eid=9ba606f11d
Want to learn more about the importance of the 2020 Census and/or producing a program to bring awareness?
Join us for a workshop on Census 101.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
5030 Broadway, 6th Floor Conference room
Led by Sarah Malaika, Partnership Specialist / New York Regional Office at U.S. Census Bureau
Free. SPACE IS LIMITED – RSVP through EVENTBRITE required.
The census is much more than just a head count. It provides a picture of our nation that helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals, and businesses; how federal funding is distributed; and how congressional seats are apportioned. It also helps us see how our communities have changed over time. That’s why an accurate count is so important.
New York City must achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census. We have a creative plan to boost participation and are proud to have been awarded a Make Manhattan Count grant by Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President to put it into action.
Look for NoMAA’s open call for promotional graphics and one minute videos to encourage census participation at www.nomaanyc.org
Haven Avenue between Fort Washington Ave and 169th Street
Emely Perez is a Washington Heights based artist whose work explores the relationship between nature and cultural identity. At Haven’s Plaza, her goal is to activate public space with illustrations of the native wildlife of Upper Manhattan in order to encourage environmental awareness and conversations about the places we share. The project is inspired by the Welikia Project, which catalogs the original ecology of Manhattan.
Columbia University Irving Medical Center has partnered with the New York City Department of Transportation Plaza Program in their efforts to create neighborhood plazas and transform city streets into vibrant, social public spaces. The NYC Plaza Program is a key part of the City’s effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of quality open space.
A special THANK YOU to:
Blick Art Materials
Dianna Douglas, Volunteer at J Hood Wright Park
Chris Whitney, Friends of Inwood Hill Park
WELCOME HAVEN Fun activities!
Trick or Treat @ 5030 Broadway
NoMAA presents a free workshop / taller gratuito – Serigraph Printing Session with / con Reynaldo García Pantaleón & Students of Gregorio Luperón High School
Come trick or treat in Workspace offices. A spooky time will be had by all.
Workspace 5030 Broadway @ 214 St, 6th Floor Conference Room NYC
FALL FEST at SHERMAN SHRIEK! PARK –
NoMAA presents a free workshop: Gratitude Cards with Evelyn Suero / NoMAA presenta un taller gratuito: Tarjetas de Agradecimiento
Presented by New York Restoration Project, the afternoon will include face painting, poetry, portrait drawing, mask and puppet making, a magic show, musical performances, and more.
Sherman Creek Park, 10th Ave, Dyckman St and Harlem River Dr
Columbia University Irving Medical Center has partnered with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) NYC Plaza Program in their efforts to create neighborhood plazas and transform city streets into vibrant, social public spaces. The NYC Plaza Program is a key part of the City’s effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of quality open space.
Under this partnership CUIMC will oversee the implementation of Haven Plaza. Haven Plaza is an interim pedestrian plaza located on Haven Avenue between Fort Washington Ave and 169th Street that opened to the community on July 1, 2019. Haven Plaza, will be one of 73 plazas across New York City, aiming to provide and expand green open space, enhance pedestrian mobility, and increase community engagement for the 15,000 individuals that use this corridor on a daily basis. The plaza is much more than a campus center, it is a community space to be enjoyed by neighborhood residents and visitors.