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Are You Ready? Listen up folks, the 2022 Uptown Arts Stroll is only weeks away. This is not just any Uptown Arts Stroll, it is the 20th Uptown Arts Stroll. The BIG 2 0. Can you believe it has been 2 decades of celebrating the arts Uptown? Each year the Uptown Arts Stroll features open studios, art exhibitions, concerts, literary events and performances during the month of June, throughout Northern Manhattan from West 135th Street to West 220th Street.

At this 20th Uptown Arts Stroll, NoMAA asks the community to share pictures of strolls past. Post on social media and use #20thUAS for a chance to win. 10 winners will each receive a $25 gift card to such awesome eateries as Aqua Marina, Beans & Vines, Carrot Top, The Edge Harlem and Tsion Café.

Check out: #20thUAS: 20th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll

Listen up familia, click HERE and do yourself a favor and purchase your tickets to see Love To Love You Baby: La Historia de Dolores Verano. Directed by Luis Caballero and starring the incandescent Lorraine Vélez, with simply stellar performances from Francis Mateo and Fernando Contreras, Love To Love You Baby will leave with you when you exit the theater. It will sit in your mind and you will tell others. Set in the Bronx in the 1970s, Love To Love You Baby tells the all too common story of Dolores Verano, a young Puerto Rican woman that copes with the severe trauma inflicted on her by losing herself in the music of Donna Summer. You have until May 29 to catch this searing production. Don’t sleep.

Check out: Love To Love You Baby: La Historia de Dolores Verano

Please join Uptown in welcoming Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Wednesday, May 18 at the venerable Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive). Mr. Ellison led the prosecution team for the George Floyd case, which was one of the most consequential cases of our time. Harlem will be in attendance to hear one of the most progressive and important voices in this country right now. FREE Tickets will not last. First come/first seated.


There is also a fundraising reception taking place prior to the main event. Please click below if you would like to be a part in the fundraising reception.


Gregg McQueen of the Bronx Free Press gave us the unwelcome news that “In a preliminary vote, New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted to increase rents on rent-stabilized units.” The rent is too damn high already…

Check out: Rent hikes approved for regulated units | Bronx Free Press

The Tweet of the Week goes once again to @middleageriot for stating the simple but somewhat obscured fact.

Check out: The Tweet of the Week: #Facts

The Manhattan Times reported on the new $80 million, state-of-the-art outpatient health center that is coming to Harlem.

Check out: New Harlem health center to open | Manhattan Times 

Something dope this way comes. From the good folks at Masc Hospitality, that brought you the Uptown Night Market, the first Harlem Bazaar goes down on Friday, May 20. Expect the coolest bazaar/flea market/art exhibit/good vibes generator. Harlem Bazaar will take place on the 3rd Friday of the month, from May to October, 2-8 pm at the State Building on 125th street. See you there familia.

Check out: 05/20/22: Harlem Bazaar

Click below for a little jaunt through Little Dominican Republic.

Check out: From Little Dominican Republic With Love

The day has arrived familia. The Opening Reception for the Uptown Perspectives art exhibit goes down tonight, May 14 at 6 pm at Buunni Coffee Inwood (4961 Broadway). Uptown Perspectives is a collection of works that highlights how truly special Uptown is. The artists that make up the collective are Jerise Fogel, Francis Hsueh, Sara Poleman, Yuma York and Suzanne Russo

Check out: The Heights Perspective Collective Presents Uptown Perspectives

Nothing says a return to normalcy like a Karaoke Night. With that said, hit up Tubby Hook Tavern (4946 Broadway) every Thursday to sing your little heart out with host DJ Derek Wise.

Check out: Thursday Uptown: Karaoke Night @ Tubby Hook Tavern

We leave you with sweet photo courtesy of @jaybirdonthestreet. Remember to keep looking to the light. Now more than ever. See you next week familia.

Check out: #TheGramUptown: The Light

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