Monthly Archives: November 2016

Tam’s 2nd Annual Birthday Show!

tam-2Last year was so much fun that we are doing it again…

Tam’s 2nd Annual Birthday Show!

Featuring:

A showcase of Tamora Wilson’s favorite songs & stories.
With Mark Oleszko on keys.

Music by James Tristan Redding.
Special guest Aaron Scott.

Michele Carlo will be the MC.

New Segment called: Two Sides to Every Story
Tam Trivia with prizes.
Free pizza.

And of course, Open Stage. Audience members can put their name in a hat for a chance to have 5 minutes of stage time to tell jokes or stories, sing a song, read a poem, or try out new writing or skits, whatever your heart desires.

No gifts please. Your presence is the perfect present.

Tam’s 2nd Annual Birthday Show!  

Saturday December 3, 2016    

6-8 PM

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

 

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December 3 – 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?

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
Thursday, December 3, 2016
1-2pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

November 20 – Se nos subio la NEGRA

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This is a three part workshop which requires undivided attention from the participants. In this workshop participants will learn to defend their blackness, denounce racism, learn the significance of Afrocentric wear such as “natural” hair styles and headwraps, and will be invited to take a journey to their original selves through introspection (writing). This is all a healing space/opportunity designed for women 18 and above.

Taller de turbantes- Lenis Mariana
Lenis will provide an explanation of the history of afrocentric wear and why it is important for our decolonization process as black women. She does this work in Puerto Rico.

Taller antirracista- Kimberly Figueroa
Kimmy will provide the importance of deconstructing racism and antiblackness

La tinta es negra como mi piel- Chachi Yanire (thats me)
I will provide a space for us to introspectively understand why black narratives matter as a part of the healing process of our entire nations. Most of this work is about “el ser original”

We are all affiliated with Colectivo Ile located in San Juan, Puerto Rico where we are trained and mentored to deconstruct a racist society and promote blackness as a part of Puerto Rico’s national structure to be honored and respected.

Se nos subio la NEGRA
Sunday, November 20, 2016
1-4pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

November 19 – Bottoms Up! Social Open Mic

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A Hip Hop showcase hosted by Charlie Uptown. The mission of the open mic is to establish a source of hip hop in Washington Heights and provide a free artistic space for all aspiring artists. Each edition features a guest speaker, who furthers the musical exchange with dialog. This month’s feature performer is Man’e Ill.

Bottoms Up! Social Open Mic
Saturday, November 19, 2016
5-8pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

November 12 – Story Time Family Breakfast with Circa ’95 and Wrucrew

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Story Time Family Breakfast featuring Patty & Reph of Circa ’95 & WRUCREW
Thanks to a new mini-grant from CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids), we’re expanding the scope of our story time family breakfasts to include physical fitness! For this month’s story time family breakfast, PattyDukes and Rephstar—of the hip-hop group Circa ’95 and the We Run Uptown crew—will read stories, then lead a warm-up and light run for a few blocks. Bag check will be provided at the bookstore. Please dress appropriately. The run is not mandatory though very encouraged!
This event is taking place thanks to monetary support from CHALK, a program of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Ambulatory Care Network.
Story Time Family Breakfast with Circa ’95 and Wrucrew
Saturday, November 12, 2016
11am-1pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032