Category Archives: Workshop

February 12 – QTC Board Games and Conversation

Come enjoy some games with the QTC at Word Up. Spend an afternoon with cards, monopoly, and more!

There will be refreshments!

Q & T community seeks to create an inclusive Queer and Trans community that regularly meets uptown. Our mission is to have a safe space where we can connect, share and learn.

QTC Board Games and Conversation
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

February 12 – Jenny Nuñez: Pandero and Salve song workshop


Pandero and Salve song workshop with Jenny Nuñez of “Grupo de Salve Enerolisa” directly from Mata Los Indios, Villa Mella Dominican Republic.  Jenny Nuñez is a distinguished Salve singer and she performs alongside her mother, Enerolisa Nuñez in “Grupo de Salve Enerolisa” which has been recognized as Patrimony of the Arts by UNESCO.  Jenny is only here for a couple of weeks so now is the time to learn from her expertise a few pandero patterns and salve songs.  Please join us this Sunday February 12, 2017 from 3-5pm at word up bookstore.  We will have a few panderos available, but more is always welcome so if you own one please bring it with you!  $15, no one will be turned away.
Taller de Panderos y Canto con Jenny Nuñez del “Grupo de Salve Enerolisa” directamente desde Mata Los Indios, Villa Mella.  Jenny Nuñez es cantadora de Salves y pertenece al “Grupo de Salves Enerolisa” que esta bajo la direccion de su Madre Enerolisa Nuñez y ha sido reconocido como Patrimonio de las artes por UNESCO.  Jenny solo está aquí por estas semanas, ahora es la oportunidad de aprender un poco de la raíz directamente desde allá!  Vengan a tocar y cantar ritmos ancestrales y aprender algunos toques y cantos.  Este Domingo 12 de Febrero 3pm-5pm en Word Up Bookstore.  Habrán algunos panderos pero el/la que tenga su propio pandero por favor tráiganlo.
Jenny Nuñez: Pandero and Salve song workshop
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

March 29 – Why Do Public Schools Matter in the Age of Trump?

book-coveruJoin us for a conversation with Clara Hemphill, author (with Lynne Raschka) of New York City’s Best Public Pre-K and Elementary Schools, and other educators from Northern Manhattan public schools.

Clara Hemphill is the founder of InsideSchools & author of NYC’s Best Public Pre-K & Elementary Schools, which is based on more than 150 visits to public pre-k & elementary schools in all five boroughs.

Why Do Public Schools Matter in the Age of Trump?
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032


Thursdays – Resistance Work Sessions/Jornadas de resistencia


Are you fired up? Worried? Do you want to actually DO something? This weekly meetup provides a supportive space for you to work on any political or resistance action you wish. There’s no set program—you could contact your representative, read, blog, make a poster, plan future actions, or learn about what others are doing. We will provide as many materials as possible, including lists of action ideas, paper, stamps, envelopes, government contact info, and art supplies. Help with supplies is appreciated. Check for occasional scheduling changes.

February 2, February 16, and every Thursday thereafter
(We have a book talk already scheduled for Feb. 9—though please feel free to attend that too!). Drop in anytime between 6 and 9pm.

resistance_work_sessions_2017_espanol-01¿Está enojado? ¿Preocupado? ¿Le urge hacer algo? Esta sesión semanal será un sitio de apoyo para trabajar en la acción política que usted quiera. No habrá programa fijo— se podrá contactarse con sus representantes gubernamentales, leer, escribir en su blog, hacer un póster, planear acciones futuras, o conocer lo que los demás hacen. Se proveerá tantos materiales como sea posible, incluyendo una lista de ideas de acciones políticas, papel, sellos, sobres, información de contacto para el gobierno, y materiales de arte. Se le agradecerá su ayuda con los materiales; traiga lo que pueda. Ponga atención a cambios esporádicos al horario.

Comenzando el 2do y 16 de Febrero, y cada Jueves después
(Tenemos un evento el 9 de Diciembre, pero están invitados a ese tambien!). Vengan a cualquier tiempo entre las 6 y 9 de la tarde.

Resistance Work Sessions/Jornadas de resistencia
Feb 6, 19, and every Thursday after,  2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032


January 7 – Inspiration Workshop for Parents

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
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032