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We have a winner familia… After a whole heap of simply stellar submissions, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) has chosen the winner of the 2022 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest. Artist Christian Viteri came away with the title with this cool collage that captures the energy, vibrancy and picturesque beauty of Uptown. This year’s Uptown Arts Stroll is going to be something truly special as we are celebrating the 20th Uptown Arts Stroll. Can you believe it? We cannot wait. Uptown is ready and waiting.

Check out: And The Winner Is...

This summer, DOE and DYCD plan to serve a record number of students through Summer Rising, a free, safe, and fun academic and enrichment program for NYC students currently in grades K-8. Enroll ASAP to get your preferred location.

Check out: Summer Rising Enrollment is Open!

This is such a cool opportunity. Applications for the Apollo Theater’s Technical Stage Production Internship are available to rising seniors attending NYC high schools. The Apollo Theater Academy Technical Stage Production Internship provides high school students with opportunities for professional and personal development as they explore careers in Technical Stage Production. 

Check out: Uptown Opportunities: 2022 Technical Stage Production Internship Applications Open Now

Doug Bock Clark, Alexandra Berzon and Kirsten Berg penned an absolute must-read piece in the indispensable ProPublica that takes a long hard look at the building of the “Big Lie.” Check it out ASAP!

Check out: UC Must-Reads: Building the “Big Lie”: Inside the Creation of Trump’s Stolen Election Myth

The Manhattan Times reported the sobering news that OD deaths continue to rise in NYC. “In the first two quarters of 2021, there were 1,233 overdose deaths in New York City, compared to 965 overdose deaths during the same period in 2020, the report said.”

Check out: Overdose deaths continue to rise | Manhattan Times

Gregg McQueen of The Bronx Free Press gave us the welcome news that NYC “has enacted a series of new protections for workers who deliver restaurant orders for third-party food delivery apps.”

Check out: New protections for food delivery workers | Bronx Free Press

Last year, I had the honor of being featured in a Moth Mainstage recorded live at the United Palace to close the 2021 Uptown Arts Stroll. I had the distinct pleasure to perform alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Esdras Santana and Edgar Ruiz Jr. Please check it out below.

Check out: The Moth: Live from the United Palace

For many Dominicans such as myself Dominos is something akin to a religion. We take this Domino Life seriously. S/O @lenin_25 for giving us the different types of Dominican domino players. Which one are you?

Check out: Hump Day Humor: Dominicans Be Like

The Uptown Tweet of the Week goes to the homie Juan Bago for letting us know the real reason his wife wants to pursue dual citizenship. All jokes aside, my wife made sure that our entire nuclear family obtained their dual citizenship once Trump was elected. The tyrant may be making a comeback so that dual citizenship might come in handy.

Check out: The Uptown Tweet of the Week: Dual Citizenship

The newly formed Heights Perspective Collective is debuting their first exhibit, Uptown Perspectives. Uptown Perspectives is a collection of works that highlights how truly special Uptown is. The exhibit will span two locations Buunni Coffee Inwood (4961 Broadway) and Recirculation (876 Riverside Drive) and each will have an Opening Reception and an Artist Talk.

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 this awesome set of pictures courtesy of @chriskellynyc. See you next week familia.

Check out: #TheGramUptown: In These Times

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