Uptown is ripe for lit events

Four lit-related events are going on throughout Washington Heights and Inwood today—and Word Up doesn’t even open till this coming Tuesday! [NOTE: Though Word Up has pledged to open Tuesday, we’ll likely still be setting up because we won’t be able to get into the space till the day before(!). The big grand opening for the store will be Friday, June 17.]

Three of today’s events have been gathered into one big walking tour—From the Page to the Stage: A Literary Walking Tour of Northern Manhattan—while the other, Art in the Garden, lets you settle at the Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden (at the convergence of Riverside, Dyckman, and Broadway) to take in a whole afternoon of readings, music, and visual art followed by some potluck picnicking. More info is below about all these events, presented by the Uptown Collective, People’s Theatre Project, Bago Bunch, and the RING Garden. 

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ITINERARY for FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE: A LITERARY WALKING TOUR OF NORTHERN MANHATTAN

1PM: The Led Black Book Club featuring Jon Michaud, author of WHEN TITO LOVED CLARA at Apartment 78 (4447 Broadway)
For more info : http://bit.ly/iRmzYb

2PM: THE CHALKBOARD TRILOGY by Nancy Nevarez, a reading of three one-act plays at the Inwood Public Library (4790 Broadway)
For more info: http://bit.ly/kiNmuY

5PM: American PlaceTheatre’s Literature to Life Stage Adaptations of THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO by Junot Diaz, and of DOWN THESE MEAN STREETS by Piri Thomas at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center (3940 Broadway)
For more info: www.bagobunch.com

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ART IN THE GARDEN 2011

~in the garden where Riverside, Broadway, and Dyckman meet~
(take the A train to Dyckman)

JUNE 11, 12:30 TO 5PM

Performance schedule (subject to change):

12:30: Maggie Clarke (songs)

1:00: Arthur Sherry (songs/guitar)

1 :30: Karen Hudson (singer/songwriter)

2 :00: Greta Herron (singer)

2:30: Carla Lynne Hall (singer/songwriter)

3:00: Robin Glasser (readings)

3:30: Joy Leftow and DUBBLEX (words and music)

4:00 Don Rice & Russ Anixter (music)

4:30-5:45:Fred Arcoleo withAmy Soucy & Demetrius Daniels

. . . followed by Pot Luck Picnic!

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