Tag Archives: uptown events

January 27- Conversations on Self-Care + Book Celebration

Natalie Love Cruz is a nutritional healer, herbal alchemist, and self-care advocate. She has facilitated workshops and retreats helping women of color recognize the importance of self-care. ​She is the creator of the planner “Self Care Cues: Just Do You!” which focuses on integrating self-care into every day living.
Guests are invited to a moderated book talk and celebration of the ultimate self-care planner for 2019.

 

Conversations on Self-Care + Book Celebration                               Sunday, January 27, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm 
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 165th St.)
New York NY 10032

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January 25- Melania-Luisa Marte Reading & Q+A

Join us for an intimate book reading with Melania-Luisa. She will be performing poems from her debut book, “MELA.”

Melania-Luisa Marte is a first generation American. She was born in the Bronx and raised in the Lower East Side of New York City. Her multi-cultured upbringing inspires her to write about navigating the world as a native Spanish speaker of Afro-Dominican descent. She is also a member of the 2017 and 2018 Dallas Poetry Slam Team currently ranking 5th in the nation. She has performed, featured, and competed in cities across the country. Marte was a finalist at the 2017 Texas Grand Slam Poetry Competition and ranked 5th in the 2018 Women of The World Poetry Slam Competition and was just recently a finalist at the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam Competition in San Diego, California. She is the founder of “Melanin Goddess” a Dallas based feminist healing collective for WOC. You can get in touch with her for more reading and poetry engagments at www.melanialuisa.com

 Melania-Luisa Marte Reading & Q+A                                                                    Friday, January 25, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm 
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 165th St.)
New York NY 10032

January 13- Song a Week Showcase

Come listen and enjoy original music! Featured performers are members of Song A Week 2018: James Kerr, Cristhopper, Eric Vetter, Carlo Fortunato, Tamora Wilson, and more. Song A Week, founded by James Tristan Redding, is an international community of artists supporting each other’s creative process week by week. www.songaweek.org Food will be provided.

Ven a disfrutar una noche de música original! Los artistas que van a presentar son miembrxs de Song A Week 2018: James Kerr, Cristhopper, Eric Vetter, Carlo Fortunato, Tamora Wilson, y más. Song A Week, fundado por James Tristan Redding, es una comunidad internacional de artistas que gozan del apoyo mutuo de sus miembrxs en sus procesos creativos semana por semana. www.songaweek.org Habrá comida.

 

Song a Week  Showcase                                                                                           Friday, January 11, 2018                                                                                         6–8pm                                                                                                                   Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                             2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.                                                                  New York NY 10032

January 6- Album Release: Dan Rauchwerk’s We Are More Than What We Leave Behind

Best described as a “musical Wikipedia,” songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Dan Rauchwerk seeks to educate as he entertains. A founding member of the internationally touring folk band The Lords of Liechtenstein, Dan has recently embarked on a solo career. At Word Up, Dan will be playing from his debut solo album, We Are More Than What We Leave Behind, alongside readings by friends.

Album Release: Dan Rauchwerk’s We Are More Than What We Leave Behind                                                                                                                      Sunday, January 6, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm 
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 165th St.)
New York NY 10032

January 11- Word in the Heights Teen Open Mic

Word in the Heights is a teen open mic for spoken word artists, singers, rappers, and others who want to share their voices and talents. Sign up to perform or come and enjoy a night of performances and music, by youth, for youth.

RSVP for FREE pizza to wordintheheights@gmail.com

Get a chance to win a gift card. To enter:
1. Like, Share & Follow our IG & Facebook page @wordintheheights
2. Attend the Open Mic event

Winner will be announced at the show and must be present in order to receive the gift card!

This Launchpad Arts Collective event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as by Citizens Committee for New York City. 

  Word in the Heights Teen Open Mic                                                                    Friday, January 11, 2018                                                                                         6–8pm                                                                                                                   Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                             2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.                                                                  New York NY 10032