January 28 – Uptown Family Jam Winter 2017

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The Uptown Family Jam is an all ages event for people to come together and share music in a relaxed family friendly setting. All ages and genre’s of music welcome. The first Uptown Family Jam in September 2016 was a raging success with more than nine performers playing hip hop, folk, classical, klezmer, electronic music, rock and TV/movie classics to a packed audience of families, kids and grownups. Contact Jon Braman (sproutingdaisies@yahoo.com) to get on the bill to perform in January 2017!

Uptown Family Jam Winter 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
4-6pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

January 28- Madeline Story Time Family Breakfast

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Ludwig Bemelmann’s Madeline is one of literature’s most beloved characters. Join our story time reader Mariel Escalante and Word Up volunteers Marisol Cruz and Jennifer Ortiz in reading her stories and creating Madeline-inspired costumes! Attendees can show off their Madeline style with a mini-parade to the Highbridge Park Adventure Playground and back (one block from Word Up, weather permitting). Madeline books will be available for sale, and a healthy breakfast will be serve.

Saturday, January 28, 2017
11 am-1pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

 

 

January 26 – Book Talk: HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU: Yiddish Fiction and the Forward

gThe Forward is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world. It welcomed generations of immigrants to the US, brought them news of Europe and the Middle East, and provided them with everything from comic strips to recipes. It also published some of the most acclaimed Yiddish fiction writers of all time. Anthology Editor Ezra Glinter has combed through the archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper’s 120-year history. Ezra will present these stories, as well as the stories behind the stories. Organized by themes like immigration, modernity, war, and Eastern European life, each of these pieces reflects its particular milieu, while also continuing to speak to us today.

Ezra Glinter is an award-winning journalist, critic, translator and biographer. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ezra attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. For five years Ezra worked as the deputy culture editor of the Forward, and now serves as the newspaper’s critic-at-large. Ezra’s writing has appeared in the New Republic, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times among other publications. He is currently writing a biography of the Lubavitcher Rebbe for Yale University Press.   f

HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU: Yiddish Fiction and the Forward


Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30-8pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

January 11 – Stop Trump Panel

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A Socialist Action forum:

Join us as we discuss war, fascism, immigrants’ rights, islamophobia, racism, women’s rights, climate change, union power, and inequality.

Stop Trump Panel
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6:30-9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

January 7 – Inspiration Workshop for Parents

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Our kids are swamped with schoolwork, after-school programs and friends – but are these activities really inspiring and engaging them? How can you encourage your kids to take their creativity to the next level?
     The goal of this month’s workshop is to create a vision collage! It’s the perfect launch for the new year; the best way to define the goals we want and wish for our kids. Feel free to bring your kids for the workshop. Also, if you have them around the house and don’t mind donating, bring in old magazines and newspapers for the workshop.
      Come meet, share ideas and projects with other local parents. You’ll leave with the energy, motivation and projects to do at home with your kids. Although more appropriate for parents of preschool to tweens, everyone is welcomed to come learn, share and get inspired with local parents.
Inspiration Workshop for Parents
Saturday, January 7, 2016
1-2pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032