June Events during the Uptown Arts Stroll


We hope you’ll be able to join us for our June events, all taking place during the NoMAA Uptown Arts Stroll. We’ll be having events in our new space—2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165 Street—before too long! Stay tuned for the opening date, sometime this summer 2013.

Harlem River Festival
Presented by New York Restoration Project
Saturday, June 8 | 11am–3pm
Sherman Creek Park – near the intersection of 10th Ave., Dyckman St., & Harlem River Dr.
Join Word Up volunteers for sale books and craft-making!

Audubon Outdoor Art Fair
Presented by Riverside Oval Association
Sunday, June 9 | 12–4pm
Edward Morgan Place between 157 & 158 Sts. | Rain location: Grinnell scaffolding on Riverside.
Art and books for sale.

Buttons, Belts, and Books!
In collaboration with the Pop-Up Repair Shop
Sunday, June 9 | 3–5pm
Pop-Up Repair Shop – 4975 Broadway @ Isham
Learn how to repair your books, or bring books that you need repaired, and Word Up volunteers will be onsite to help.

Voices: Our Young People Speak Reading at the Palace
Presented by the United Palace of Cultural Arts
Friday, June 14 | 7pm
United Palace – 4140 Broadway @ 175 St.
As part of the United Palace event Young People’s Performances, members of our 2013 Voices program will be reading from their book This Is Us. Voices is a teen writing/theater program co-developed by People’s Theatre Project and Word Up Community Bookshop.
2013 NoMAA Literary Grantee Reading
In collaboration with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
Monday, June 17 | 6pm
X Caffe – 3952 Broadway
On the occasion of Word Up’s 2nd birthday, celebrate literature in the neighborhood with a reading by the 2013 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance literary grantees: Ellen Hagan, John Paul Infante, Danielle Lazarin, Sheila Maldonado, Sergio Reyes, and Peggy Ann Tartt. Q&A moderated by Veronica Liu of the Word Up Collective.
A Day of Film
Presented by United Palace of Cultural Arts
Saturday, June 22 | 1pm–all day
A full day of film programming at the United Palace, as part of the “Return Film to the Palace” Indiegogo campaign. Word Up will be popping up in the foyer with books focused on film, photography, and art.

Outloud/Uptown Reading Series: Writing from the Heart of the Americas
Presented by HTC Inwood, in association with Word Up, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and Jonkro Books
Saturday, June 22 | 2pm
Holy Trinity Church – 20 Cumming Street
For HTC Inwood’s inaugural reading series co-directed by Patrizia Eakins and Lindsy Serrano, join authors W.B. Garvey, author of Panama Fever; Sheila Maldonado, author of One-Bedroom Solo; and AJ Sidansky, author of Forgiving Maximo Rothman. Q&A moderated by Jenny Perdomo of the Word Up Collective. The authors’ books will be for sale, and there will be a reception after the reading.

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