June 2022 Grantee Events

General Mischief Dance Theatre, 2022 Creative Engagement Grantee, Photo by Rose Arias
General Mischief Dance Theatre, 2022 Creative Engagement Grantee, Photo by Rose Arias

Experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning, and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees and their events this month.

Be sure to keep an eye out for events taking place as a part of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s 2022 Uptown Art Stroll, indicated in the descriptions of participating grantee events.

Samantha McLoughlin

SammyJDance Classes
April 13 - August 31, 2022
Morningside Park, Morningside Drive, New York, NY 10026

SammyJDance’s unique program uses dance and music to help young children learn and practice developmental skills. Imagination and self expression, encouraging children to grow physically and emotionally are at the core of the SammyJDance program. Without realizing they are learning, dance enhances their classroom experience. Join SammyJDance Wednesdays at 11:00  AM in Harlem for a parent toddler dance class. 

Find more information at https://sammyjdance.nyc/

Grant Program: Creative Learning

Francine LeClercq

April 1st  - December 1st, 2022

New York Covid-19 Pencil Tracker is a variable art edition of foil stamped lead pencils that seeks to acknowledge those who passed away from Covid-19 in our City and engage the public across New York City with the “spread” of the message, charting and replacing the devastating outbreak of the virus with an equally viral transmission of recorded facts.

The pencils will be placed during the months of April to December 2022 at random locations around the City, from waiting rooms to cafeteria, park benches and subway to list just a few. The printed message carries accurate data recorded from the NYC Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on the date of the pencil manufacturing orders. The public is expected to pick up the found object and participate in its migration.

Find more information at https://covid19penciltracker.blogspot.com

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Andrea Arroyo

Art as Solidarity
May 14 - July 31, 2022.
The United Palace, 4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033

ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity is a series of artworks created in response to issues that touch us everyday, like immigration, civil and gender rights, displacement, gun violence, international conflicts and the environmental crisis. The works reflect universal values of love, justice, equality and peace, and aim to build bridges across borders, languages and cultures, and to generate a dialogue about issues that are relevant at both the local and global level. 

Bearing witness to injustice and political upheaval on a daily basis, inspires me to create images that not only document the turbulent times we live in, but also celebrate the beauty and resilience of the most vulnerable communities. For me, art-making is a practice of hope in action. My hope is that these images will inspire reflection, empowering individuals and communities to create change, by raising their voices in empathy, in solidarity and in love.

Community Open House and Artist Meet-and-Greet

Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1:00 PM – Artist Meet-and-Greet
Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032 

Come join the artist and visit the exhibition featuring prints, watercolors, artists books and mixed media works, at the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, the oldest house in Manhattan. Free and open to the public (rsvp required.) The 3-venue exhibition is also on view at the Hispanic Society Museum and The United Palace, all in Upper Manhattan, and is accompanied by the newly published book "ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity".

This event is part of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s 2022 Uptown Arts Stroll. Find more information at https://www.andreaarroyo.com/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Harlem Swing Dance Society 

Harlem Lindy Hop Experience: FREE Lesson and Dance Social!
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center - Marcus Garvey Park, City of New York Parks & Recreation
18 Mount Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027

Join us as we celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre with The Lindy Hop. We start off with a mini dance lesson and continue with social dancing and hopping to some legendary Harlem jazz greats and more music from then up to now!

Find more information at https://www.harlemonestop.com/event/30613/harlem-lindy-hop-experience-free-lesson-and-dance-social

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement 

Yael Ben-Zion, Marcus Moore, Maaji Newbold and Michael Deegan

Being There
June 1 - June 30, 2022
Public Event Dates: Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 3:00 PM & Thursday, June 26 at 3:00 PM
Buunni Inwood, 4961 Broadway, New York, NY 10034

A multidisciplinary project that uses visual art and performance to reflect on the notion of homelessness from the unique perspective of artists who have experienced homelessness themselves. A collaboration between Maaji Newbold, Marcus Moore, Michael Deegan, and Yael Ben-Zion.

This event is part of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s 2022 Uptown Arts Stroll. Find more information at https://www.nomaanyc.org/events/being-there-screening-and-artist-talk/?occurrence=2022-06-05

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Roxane Revon

Roon's Roots
June 2 - 16, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 6:00 PM
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), 55 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

The UNFIX Festival presents the work on ecology of many performing artists, including the installation ROON's ROOTS that seeks to change our perspective on nature, usually perceived as a surrounding environment. Through a wander around the installation, the public, led for a few minutes by Butoh dancer Yokko, will visually experience how their vibrations and movements form an environment to nature.

Find more information at https://www.rengyosoh.com/unfix-nyc.html

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Gwendolyn Black

Jazz By The Water™ Celebrating Jazz Yesterday and Today™
Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1:00 PM
10 South Street, Slip #7 Governor's Island, Colonial Row

Join us on Governor's Island for the 3rd Annual Jazz By The Water™/Celebrating Jazz Yesterday and Today™ and 19th Annual Arts and Jazzfest NYC™ on Sat. June 4th from 1 pm until 6 pm in Colonial Row (rain date Sun. June 5th) featuring an all day free live jazz concert spanning from straight ahead jazz to fusion jazz featuring five bands including legendary percussionist & Blue Note Recording Artist Joe Chambers, musicians Justin Robinson Quartet, Phil Young Jazz Experience, Return of Frozen Earth featuring Paul Brown and C. Kelly Wright & Band. Bring a picnic basket and lawn chair. 

Find more information at https://artsandjazzfestny.com/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Mindy Levokove

Expanding Table - A Pop (Apart) Opera

June 5, 2022 - July 16, 2022
Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM
6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden, Corner of 6th Street and Avenue. B, New York, NY 10009

Friday, June 24, 2022 at 1:30 PM
Peach Tree Garden, 236 East 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009

Saturday,  June 25 at 4:00 PM
Open Arts LES - Arts  on Avenue B, Avenue B between 8th and 9th Streets, New York, NY 10009

An opera, a participatory performance and discussion; an Expanding Table!

What do a rollerblading gamer, an opera singer, a fashionista, a mom getting ready to return to college and a doyenne of avant garde, activist theater have in common? An Expanding Table!

Join us with song, words and movement! Our diverse, passionate and committed cast invites audiences to engage with us, at an Expanding Table. Here, we can connect around our shared concerns: current political, cultural and climatic shifts and bumps, regarding empowerment, social justice and climate change. And, of course, Covid.

Featuring Shani Bekt, Apryl Higgins, Erika Ortiz, Xijia Zhang and Joanie Fritz Zosike.

Directed by James Clements. Produced by Liz Piccoli. Music and Lyrics by Mindy Levokove.

Find more information at https://www.facebook.com/expandingtableopera

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Rochelle Hoi-Yiu Kwan

Chinatown Block Party
Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Mott & Mosco Streets, New York, NY 10013

Join Think!Chinatown and 8OX SET for a Chinatown Block Party at our beloved newsstand (aka the box) at Mott & Mosco Streets.

Pulling from family collections inherited from her neighbors, YiuYiu brings her special collection of Chinatown vinyls and CDs to get us grooving to Canto- and Mandopop from the 1940's-00's. For our first block party of the season, YiuYiu invites fellow DJ and organizer Ani Phoebe of Hong Kong’s Bad Times Disco to share the decks with her.

We'll light up the streets of Chinatown with Prisca Hayon Choe’s stained plexiglass installation transforming friends from the Asian diaspora into characters from their most cherished folk tales.

This is a block party for the whole family! Meet you at the box 💃🕺

Find more information at https://www.thinkchinatown.org/happenings/2022/6/5/block-party-wyiuyiu-amp-8oxset

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York

Musicians from the Metropolitan Orchestra
Monday, June 6, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria, 121 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065

Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York, a Contemporary Concert Series, is dedicated to the presentation of composers and performers from Bulgaria and their colleagues from the international community.

Find more information at https://www.bceny.org/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Christine Toy Johnson

A Little More Blue
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM

A LITTLE MORE BLUE: the debut of a solo audio play by Christine Toy Johnson followed by a live talkback, and is about an Asian American woman who, upon the passing of her father, realizes how much his immigrant journey has inspired her to fight for justice and equity in the arts.

Find more information at https://www.youtube.com/c/AbingdonTheatreCompany

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

The Musical Seeds Project 

CROSSROADS: Exploring the Extraordinariness of Nature and Cultures
Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Juan Gabriel People’s Community Garden, Northwest corner of Amsterdam Avenue & West 111th St, New York, NY 10025

Join us in exploring our ecosystem and the web of life from  multicultural perspectives. We’ll learn about plants and nature  connected to our cultural histories of food, health, as well as  how we can take action to protect the well-being of our earthly  home and ourselves. 

 "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." — William Shakespeare 

Find more information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crossroads-exploring-the-extraordinariness-of-nature-and-cultures-tickets-340228431397

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Helping Our People Evolve

Hope Through Dance: Community Cultural Dance Un Sancocho
Friday, June 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM
247 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10033

Un Sancocho is a free outdoor & online performance event featuring community based dancers. A group of performers will teach, promote, and explore cultural awareness, the history of dance styles creating an all inclusive enjoyable environment.

Find more information at https://helpingourpeopleevolve.org/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Melton Pot Productions

Play Reading of 'Miss Ida B' & Justice Panel
Friday, June 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Harlem YMCA, 180 West 135th Street, New York, NY 10030

To honor the legacy of Ida B Wells we explore her life in a play 'Miss Ida B' and strive to eradicate America's "Red Record" (Lynching) and empower the Emmett Till Antilynching Act with an aftershow Justice Panel.

‘Miss Ida B’ by Christine Melton has original music by MacArthur Genius, Reginald R. Robinson. In 1930, Chicago, Ida B Wells-Barnett had just delivered a speech declaring her intention to run for the Illinois State Senate. She is met by a young woman inquiring about connections with the woman’s father and the 1919 Arkansas Race-Riots. What is at first a candid conversation leads to an intriguing journey into the life of Ms. Wells and her storied relationships with Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and others.

Panelists are; Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Playthell Benjamin, retired Police Officer, Robert Hothan and others.

What if we're here for a time such as this?

Find more information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reading-miss-ida-b-justice-panel-inez-dickens-playthell-benjamin-tickets-346167976737

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Donnie Welch

Let's Write About Braille
Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Dragon’s friend Mole is coming into the city, but her train is delayed! Frankie and Dragon head to the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library and bring along the camera to make a video for her. We’ll travel along with Dragon and Frankie to tour the library and meet librarians and staff who teach us more about braille and the different technologies that are used to write and create in the language. After the episode, you can check out some online extras to learn a braille cell movement activity and more about tactile graphics with Mole, Dragon and a whole cast of friends from Let’s Write About! Virtual: 

Streaming online https://www.mnn.org/watch/channels/community-channel-1 and airing on Channel 1 in Manhattan.

Find more information at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmUJk6p3wo8e3cRlDFpMj4pvDYETL4v_I

Grant Program: Creative Learning 

Nadema Agard

Gallery in the Gazebo Exhibition Season 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM
Bruce Reynolds Memorial Garden, Isham Park 11 Park Terrace East, New York, NY 10034

Gallery in the Gazebo presents:

A PAPER ARTS WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN* with Artist Nadema Agard in conjunction with Medicine Wheel Inspired: Art as a Visual Prayer Paper Show.

This event is part of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s 2022 Uptown Arts Stroll. Find more information at https://www.nomaanyc.org/events/paper-arts-workshop-for-children/?occurrence=2022-06-11

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement 

Casea Arts Inc.

Casea Arts Inc./The Carmen Mathis Show presents "I Love Music Extravaganza!!"
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Marcus Garvey Park, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, 18 Mt Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027

Casea Arts Inc. will present a music and dance concert entitled, the "I Love Music Extravaganza!” — based on the concept/format of Casea Arts' previous endeavor, “A 70’s Experience Extravaganza!” and will incorporate the same ingredients that contributed to its success: — an eclectic, iconic mix of music and dance selections meant to induce “feel-good” vibes. The selections range from the 20th Century to the Present, including "But It's Alright" (1967), “The Nitty Gritty (1963)” and “Leave the Door Open” (2021). The "I Love Music Extravaganza!” is comprised of over 50 Musicians, Singers and Dancers from The Carmen Mathis Show: The Carmen Mathis Band and MoJazz Dance. We will add Student Performers from "A Jukebox Jamboree! (presented in May 2022): Uptown Dance Academy and Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Celebrity Artists. It's a Smorgasbord of an Extravaganza created to make you feel good!

Find more information at https://www.caseaartsinc.org/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Jade Lam

An Older Adult Virtual Program: Learning Chinese Brush Painting from Home
Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Participants of this Chinese brush painting class will celebrate their progress and hard work at the end of the course via a Zoom event. There will be a presentation of artworks and an overview of what they have achieved over the six-week period. Participants will share their experience of the art-making process.

Find more information at https://virtual-showcase-chinese-brush-painting.eventbrite.com

Grant Program: Creative Learning 


Laughter in the Park 2022
Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 9:30 PM
The Glade at  Little Island Pier 55 at Hudson River Park, New York, NY  10014

Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Garibaldi Plaza at Washington Square Park 

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series produced by NYLaughs.org that takes place over the course of the summer with 3 events in Manhattan. Over the summer, you can catch from ninety minutes to two hours of standup performed by some of comedy’s most innovative and talked about artists. It’s all for New Yorkers, and it’s all free. We want to harness the power of laughter to turn NYC strangers into NYC neighbors.

Find more information at https://www.nylaughs.org/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Washington Heights Community Services / Star Senior Center

2022 Arts for the Stars
Friday, June 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM
650 West 187th Street, New York, NY 10033

Star Senior Center Presents... ARTS FOR THE STARS WITH JUAREZ SHOW. Join us for live music with local Mariachi Band, Juarez Show, performing well-known Mexican favorites.

Únase a nosotros para escuchar música en vivo con la banda de Mariachis local, Juarez Show, interpretando conocidos favoritos Mexicanos.

This concert is one of eight arts performances presented from May to December, as part of the 2022 Arts for the Stars series.

Find more information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-for-the-stars-with-juarez-show-mariachi-tickets-331032817067

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Pluma Poetica del Arte 

Festival Internacional “Artistas Unidos”
Friday, June 17, 2022 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM
George Community Center, 1525 Saint Nicholas Ave. NY NY 10033.

Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Boricua College,  3755 Broadway, New York, NY 10031. Between 155th and 156th Streets

El Festival Internacional “Artistas Unidos” es un evento gratuito y abierto al público, que reúne todas las ramas del arte en un ambiente familiar. Durante dos días entretenemos a toda la comunidad en un ambiente sano y acogedor; Hacemos reconocimientos, presentamos conferencias, talleres, paneles, libros, películas, exposiciones de pintura y a artistas de todos los géneros, edades y nacionalidades. Además, ofrecemos refrigerio, rifas y un pabellón infantil, donde los pequeños, aprenden y se divierten.

Find information at https://plumapoeticadelarte.org/festival-de-artistas-unidos-2022-artistas/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Jenny Boissiere/Dance Boissiere

Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 10:30 AM, Rain Date Saturday, June 25th, 2022 at 10:30 AM
Fort Washington Park, Little Red Lighthouse Waterfront, Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY 10032

ReStart is a free, site-influenced dance work that examines what it's like to restart and rebuild relationships and community from joy, connection, and empathy during the (hopeful) end of the pandemic. The piece takes place at Fort Washington Park, nestled under the George Washington Bridge, and close to the Little Red Lighthouse and Hudson River. Come enjoy the performance, scenery, and the community!

The event is free and open to the public. Please bring a blanket or chair if you'd like. Fort Washington Park is most accessible via the walking bridge at 181st Street. Take the path down into the park (it is on an incline).

Find more information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restart-an-outdoor-dance-experience-at-fort-washington-park-tickets-339599119107

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

Andrea Arroyo

"Spontaneous Minds: The Art of Improvisation" Andrea Arroyo and Miguel Zenon Live.
June 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM
The Hispanic Society of America, 613 West 155th Street, New York, NY 10032.

"Spontaneous Minds: The Art of Improvisation" Miguel Zenon & Andrea Arroyo: Live Music and Live Painting at Audubon Terrace.

Join NoMAA, the Hispanic Society Museum & Library and Columbia’s Zuckerman Brain Institute for an afternoon of live jazz music and live painting. Miguel Zenon & Andrea Arroyo will perform on Audubon Terrace, just outside the museum. Free and open to the public.

Andrea Arroyo's new book "ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity" will be available.

This event is part of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s 2022 Uptown Arts Stroll. Find more information at https://www.nomaanyc.org/events/miguel-zenon-andrea-arroyo-live-music-live-painting-at-audubon-terrace/?occurrence=2022-06-18

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

East Winds, Inc.

Japanese Music concert series
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM, Rain Date Saturday, June 25, 2022
Isham Park lawn, across from 10 Park Terrace East, New York, NY 10034

Taikoza concert live in the Park concert  series. Experience the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Japanese Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Hear the 150 lb. Taiko drum; give thunderous voice to traditional and new compositions.

Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums-and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings. Big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance. With colorful traditional costumes and dynamic motion, Taikoza’s shows are immensely popular with audiences of all ages. Drawing from Japan's rich tradition of music and performance, Taikoza has created a new sound using a variety of traditional instruments. In addition to drums of assorted sizes, Taikoza incorporates the shakuhachi and the Fue (both bamboo flutes)

This event is part of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s 2022 Uptown Arts Stroll. Find more information at https://taikoza.com

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

General Mischief Dance Theatre

Mischief at Make Music New York
June 21, 2022 at 6:30 PM
185th Street Plaza - West 185th Street & Audubon Avenue

General Mischief Dance Theatre is dedicated to reinforcing the power that joy and laughter have in communicating ideas. We create dance adventures set to music that is playful, accessible, and often interactive. For Make Music New York 2022 we will perform our new fan favorite "Stroll" created with TAIKOPROJECT plus sections from "Suite Shel", which includes a cappella music using shoes. Come play!

Appropriate for all ages! The venue is accessible via wheelchair and there is open seating available. 

Find more information at https://makemusicny.org/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Ian Spencer Bell

June 23-25, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Pier 64 at Hudson River Park, 163 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Dancer and poet Ian Spencer Bell performs Banderole with dancers Joshua Tuason and Vanessa Knouse on June 23, 24, and 25 from 10-10:30 a.m. on Pier 64 at Hudson River Park at the West Side Highway and 24th Street in Chelsea. Audience members follow the dancers as they whip, wave, and unfurl on paths, lawns, and promenades. 

Find more information at https://ianspencerbell.com/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Dharma Road Productions

Crossing Boundaries Concert Series
Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing), 123 4th Avenue, Floor 3, New York, NY 10003

CRS presents Crossing Boundaries Concert Series Vol. 17:  THROUGH HER EYES. The program features three female musicians — gamin (piri, saenghwang), Jacqueline Kerrod (electric harp), and Mariel Roberts (cello) — and video by Sook Jin Jo from her art installations in Brazil and South Korea, including her installation of 304 lights in remembrance of the Sewol Ferry disaster in which 304 people, mostly high school students, died en route to Jeju island, South Korea on April 16, 2014. This concert is dedicated to those beautiful spirits who became stars.

Curated by multi-Instrumentalist gamin, this fifth season of Crossing Boundaries consists of three concerts exploring the theme of WOMEN IN MUSIC performed by female and female-identifying musicians. Following the performance there will be a conversation with the audience about the concert and the theme of gender in the music industry.

Find more information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crossing-boundaries-concert-series-vol-17-through-her-eyes-tickets-351346164837

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 


Mike Freeman

Boricua Blues
Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 12:30 PM
Highline Spur, West 30th Street & 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Boricua Blues, written by Jose Mangual Jr for his father, continues Freeman’s series of Latin jazz/salsa concerts highlighting the bygone era of Latin music record distributors in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, the tradition of vibraphone in Latin music, and tributes to the music of high profile groups Freeman has been a part of for over two decades.

Highline Spur moves to Coach Passage in case of rain.

Find more information at https://www.jazzvibe.com/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Christopher Williams

Debut Season at The Joyce Theater
June 28 – July 3rd, 2022 at 8:00 PM
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Hailed for his ”extraordinary feats of visual imagination" (The New York Times), Christopher Williams offers a program of his own original queer versions of legendary ballets from the Ballets Russes era. In Williams's reimagining of Les Sylphides, acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer Taylor Stanley stars as the “Queen of the Sylphs” among a cast of outstanding contemporary dancers, and performs the title role in his new version of Nijinsky’s The Afternoon of a Faun. All works on the program feature signature fantastical costume designs developed with Williams's longtime collaborator Andrew Jordan and lighting by Joe Levasseur.

Find more information at https://www.joyce.org/performances/christopher-williams?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Eblast_2122_ChristopherWilliams_Push2_05262022&utm_content=version_A

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 

Leadlights Ensemble

Rising in the Heights: "Street Sounds"
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10032

The city is alive with stories and strings in Street Sounds, a storytelling and music performance celebrating the joyful sounds of Washington Heights. Storyteller Rachael Harrington will spin fresh NYC-inspired takes on two old folktales, creating a vibrant and interactive story experience for the whole family. The stories will weave together with music by Leadlights.

Rising in the Heights is a festival of free monthly outdoor public arts performances curated by Leadlights Ensemble in partnership with Word Up Community Bookshop. The festival celebrates the rich artistic contributions of Latinx and Black cultures and promotes children’s literacy through music and storytelling.

This event is part of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s 2022 Uptown Arts Stroll. Find more information at https://leadlightsensemble.weebly.com/events.html

Grant Program: Creative Engagement