Collective States

NoMAA invites the community to move together in a dance improvisation interacting with the natural environment. Come gather with your neighbors in a meditative exploration of the environment. Playfully connect to each other through movement and a final musical dance jam.

A Movement Improvisation
Sunday September 16, 3pm (rain date: Monday, September 17, 6pm)
FREE No dance experience needed!
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Muscota Marsh (Indian Rd and 218th St)

NoMAA invites the community to move together in a dance improvisation interacting with the natural environment. Come gather with your neighbors in a meditative exploration of the environment. Playfully connect to each other through movement and a final musical dance jam.

Mónica Robles, local artist, will offer artistic verbal interpretation in English and Spanish for people with visual impairment or who just want to experience the event with narration. Mónica will be at 218th Street and Indian Road at 2:30 pm to welcome anyone visually impaired.

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Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance announces Uptown Arts Stroll opening night performers

The 15th annual Uptown Arts Stroll opening reception will feature performances by the Harambee Dance Company, musicians of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra and singer-songwriter Victor Rosso at the landmark United Palace on Broadway and West 175th Street on Wednesday 31 May 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

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Contact: Joanna E. Castro, Acting Executive Director, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, (212) 567-4394, [click to reveal email]

New York, 20 April 2017 — The 15th annual Uptown Arts Stroll opening reception will feature performances by the Harambee Dance Company, musicians of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra and singer-songwriter Victor Rosso at the landmark United Palace on Broadway and West 175th Street on Wednesday 31 May 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

“Our opening night showcases three outstanding northern Manhattan talents that enrich the community’s cultural arts scene, and we are thrilled that they will join us at the United Palace to kick off the 15th Uptown Arts Stroll,” said Joanna E. Castro, Acting Executive Director of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.

Uptown Arts Stroll 2017

The Harambee Dance Company pulls together the essence of African and African-American dance and music presenting if from an innovative and exciting new contemporary perspective. Artistic Director and resident choreographer Sandella Malloy developed a high-energy repertoire of African-based movement, modern dance forms, live percussion and original music, with vibrant costumes into captivating performances reflecting the majesty of the African Diaspora.

The Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra (WHCO) is a communal listening experience that celebrates diversity, engenders civic awareness and enriches lives. More than classical music, the WHCO strives to connect the best art across genres and cultures. Their home is Fort Washington Collegiate Church who partnered to present the orchestra’s second season in 2016–17. The WHCO, composed of professional musicians from Upper Manhattan, will produce nine concerts this year featuring its fine musicians who will present solo recitals and chamber music to the neighborhood.

Victor Rosso is an uptown singer-songwriter who started performing at age 14. After touring with renowned artists in Cuba along with his band of musicians, Victor moved to Cancun, Mexico where he found depth and inspiration in folkloric and traditional Cuban sounds mixed with organic and electro-acoustic music. Inspired by the Caribbean Sea and nature, Victor performed weekly to audiences of all ages on the shores of the beach and in jazz clubs throughout the city of Cancun. Driven by his family and university studies, he moved to Washington Heights where he works on various music projects and is a producer for other local musicians. Mr. Rosso’s Caribbean inspired music is performed weekly in Washington Heights-Inwood and elsewhere.

The Uptown Arts Stroll is a month-long arts festival from 31 May to 30 June 2017 that showcases performances and exhibitions by the rapidly growing Northern Manhattan arts community from West 135th Street to West 220th Street. It will include the very popular Open Studios in West Harlem and Washington Heights on Sunday 10 June, and in Inwood on Sunday 17 June, 1–6pm.

The Uptown Arts Stroll started in 2003 as a one-day volunteer-organized event and is produced annually by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance since 2008. The printed guide (20,000 copies) will be distributed by the Manhattan Times and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance starting in mid-May, and for more information on the Uptown Arts Stroll and the online guide, which will be continuously updated, please see www.artstroll.com.

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Music – Nights at Sugar Hill: Annette A Aguilar & StringBeans

Join us for an evening with Annette A Aguilar & StringBeans as they explore the rich and varied rhythms of jazz across the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. Enjoy a musical workshop at 6:00pm, and form a part of the final performance! All levels are welcome.

Date: Thursday 16 March 2017, 6–8pm

Location: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St Nicholas Ave (at 155th St), New York, NY 10032

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Join us for an evening with Annette A Aguilar & StringBeans as they explore the rich and varied rhythms of jazz across the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. Enjoy a musical workshop at 6:00pm, and form a part of the final performance! All levels are welcome.

Comparte con nosotros una noche con Annette A Aguila y StringBeans, mientras exploran los ricos y variados ritmos de jazz del Caribe, America Latina, y los Estados Unidos. Disfruta de un taller musical a las 6:00pm, y forma parte del espectaculo final. Todos los niveles son bienvenidos.

Presented by the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling in partnership with NoMAA.

About Nights at Sugar Hill
Nights at Sugar Hill is a new public program series dedicated to highlighting the history and legacy of the Sugar Hill neighborhood and Northern Manhattan. Held every third Thursday evening of the month, and open to the general public, Nights at Sugar Hill features artist’s talks, performances, and conversations with leading Sugar Hill historians.

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Nights at Sugar Hill: Amor y Tango

Celebrate love, friendship, and community with the extraordinary dance duo Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman. The evening will include a special performance followed by a dance class on the basics of the Argentine dance of tango. Thursday 16 February 2017, 6–8pm.

Celebrate love, friendship, and community with the extraordinary dance duo Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman. The evening will include a special performance followed by a dance class on the basics of the Argentine dance of tango. FREE!

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Date: Thursday 16 February 2017, 6–8pm EST.

Location: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032.

Hosted by the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in partnership with NoMAA.

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NoMAA exhibition: Portraits of Community – People, Places

This exhibition showcases work by four Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. The concept of “portrait” is defined broadly to encompass people and places that make up the Uptown community. The artists are: Elizabeth Currier, Alexis Duque, Leslie Jiménez and Tony Serio. Dates: 19 September – 19 December 2016. Opening: 19 September.

NoMAA exhibition: Portraits of Community – People, Places (flyer)
Flyer

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, presents Portraits of Community: People, Places. This exhibition showcases work by four Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. The concept of “portrait” is defined broadly to encompass people and places that make up the Uptown community. Guest curated by Gabriel de Guzman, Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill.

Location: NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, Main Administrative Corridor, 5141 Broadway (at W 220th St), New York, NY 10034

Dates: 19 September – 19 December 2016

Opening: 19 September 2016. The opening includes a chamber music concert by Intimate Voices. Doors open at 5:30pm. Concert begins at 6pm. FREE admission. RSVP at +1 212 342-0219 or by email. Light refreshments will be provided.

Part of:
Latin American Cultural Week 2016

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker – Support NoMAA

The Hip Hop Nutcracker
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Tchaikovsky’s music, hip hop dance, and holiday magic for the entire family.

United Palace of Cultural Arts presents

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Sunday 7 December 2014
Doors 5 p.m.
Show 6 p.m.

Tickets: $10–$100

Location: United Palace, 4140 Broadway at 175th Street. Tel: +1 212 568-6700 x41

See the United Palace’s new holiday show and support NoMAA!

The best seats for the new production of “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” are in the lower loge, offering the best view and acoustics. They are on sale for $50-$100.

For every ticket purchased by NoMAA supporters half of the money will go to NoMAA. The other half will help pay for SONOS Chamber Orchestra, the Washington Heights–based ensemble that will play live during the performance. And since the production is being ticket sold really supports three great uptown arts organizations.

And we’ll even waive the service fees!

To take advantage of this offer and support NoMAA:

  1. Click the link: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/940723/prm/NoMAA.
  2. From the calendar click the 6 p.m. start time on 7 December.
  3. Click “Let me pick my seats from a seating chart.”
  4. Click the blue lower loge seats on the theatre map.
  5. Pick the Orange, Blue, or Green seats you want.
  6. Click the drop-down box for the type of seat you want (the NoMAA one!).
  7. Click “Add.”
  8. On the right side of the screen (you may need to scroll) click “Add to cart.”
  9. On the next screen click “Checkout.”
  10. On the next screen if you want to donate $10 or more, we’ll give a ticket to a community member who can’t afford to purchase one.
  11. Click continue.
  12. You will be asked to set up an account.

For more information, contact NoMAA at +1 212 568-4396.

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Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-off, 29 May

Join NoMAA and the uptown arts community at the kick-off for the 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll, Thursday 29 May 2014, 6–8:30 p.m., in Highbridge Park.

Join NoMAA and the uptown arts community at the kick-off for the 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll.

Date: Thursday 29 May, 6–8:30 p.m.

Location: Highbridge Park, Amsterdam Ave and W 172nd St

Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 - Poster
Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 poster (PDF, 492KB)

The Washington Heights–Inwood arts community will flood businesses, institutions, parks, open spaces and more during the 11th annual festival in June, which showcases art exhibitions, music, performances, outdoor theater, film, dance and poetry from W 155th St to W 220th St in Manhattan.

Honorees: Annette A. Aguilar, René de los Santos, Sky Pape and Janifer Wilson.

Performances by: WHIN Music Project, Zeo Muñoz, Obrien Luna, Broadway Performing Arts Center, “I Am New York Juan Rodriguez” Organic Magnetics.

Want to show your art at the kick-off? Be part of the Pop Up Art Exhibition curated by Rosa Naparstek.

If you are an artist participating in the Stroll, you can bring flyers or cards to leave at the kick-off welcome table.

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Concert: History of Tango

Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet that champions music from Latin America, will be joined by world-renowned bandoneonist Daniel Binelli and tango master pianist Polly Ferman for a program of music that spans the history of tango from the habanera to Piazzolla and the modern tango. Date: 21 November 2013.

History of TangoQuintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet that champions music from Latin America, will be joined by world-renowned bandoneonist Daniel Binelli and tango master pianist Polly Ferman for a program of music that spans the history of tango from the habanera to Piazzolla and the modern tango.

Date: Thursday 21 November 2013, 7 p.m.

Venue: Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Avenue, New York, NY 10040

Members of the Quintet:
Karla Moe – flute
Matt Sullivan – oboe
Nicholas Gallas – clarinet
Barbara Oldham – horn (Director)
Maureen Strange – bassoon

Suggested donation: $10.
Event includes concert, pre-performance talk and reception.

The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW) in New York City is part of an on-going collaboration with PAMAR (Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc.) that will take place 14–25 November 2013, and features all artists who present works in music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts from or influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America.

For more information, visit www.lacw.net.

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Call for proposals: Make Music Winter Parades

Make Music New York announces a call for proposals for Make Music Winter 2013. Deadline: Tuesday 1 October 2013.

Make Music New YorkMake Music New York announces a call for proposals for Make Music Winter 2013.

Deadline: Tuesday 1 October 2013, with notification on 15 October 2013.

Make Music Winter, a program of Make Music New York, is a free, outdoor musical event that turns audiences into music makers. Inspired by Phil Kline’s annual Unsilent Night — the boombox parade that has become an international tradition — Make Music Winter transforms New York’s cityscape with twelve participatory musical parades on the winter solstice, running the gamut of musical genres.

For Make Music Winter 2013, artists are invited to submit proposals for a new, sonic, public art work — “a musical parade” — that allows for a variable number of musicians and non-musicians alike to participate without prior rehearsal. The work should be suitable for participants moving outside, through New York City streets in December. We are particularly interested in proposals that complement or depart from previous parades. (A complete list of 2012 parades is available at makemusicny.org/winter-parades-2012.)

One work will be chosen for inclusion in Make Music Winter, to be held on Saturday 21 December 2013.

Make Music New York will work with the selected artist to finalize their concept, identify an appropriate parade route in NYC, secure permits as necessary, and promote the event along with other Make Music Winter events. Make Music New York is able to provide a budget of up to $500 for parade materials.

Please submit:

  1. A proposal, no longer than two pages, outlining the concept and structure of the parade, the nature of the participation, estimated costs, and tentative plans for execution on 21 December.
  2. CV or bio with contact information.
  3. Up to three links to music/sound samples (optional).

Submit your proposal via e-mail to clara[at]makemusicny.org, with the subject line “MMW Parade Proposal_LastName.”

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Workshop: Performers and musicians online

Workshop date: Wed 8 May 2013. Most musicians/artists use Facebook or Twitter to communicate with friends, but using these social media tools for promotion requires a different skill set.

Date: Wednesday 8 May 2013, 6–8 p.m.
Location: Community League of the Heights, 500 West 159th Street, New York, NY 10032
Led by: Carla Lynne Hall

Most musicians/artists use Facebook or Twitter to communicate with friends, but using these social media tools for promotion requires a different skill set. This workshop will be strategy-heavy, so come prepared to take notes and learn a lot! The goal is to leave this workshop with a handful of new tactics that can be implemented immediately.

Price: NoMAA members: $20 | non-members: $35
Click here to register for the workshop.

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