United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA)

Where Art Transforms Lives in Washington Heights

UPCA Events

"Moonstruck w/ Lou Lumenick"

Sunday, January 11
4pm doors; 5pm introduction with Lou Lumenick and his special guest, writer Farran Smith Nehme; 5:30 movie

"Classic NYC movies at the Palace" continues with the first of three titles introduced by New York Post Chief Film Critic and Film Editor Lou Lumenick and his special guests.

Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, and Olympia Dukakis. Directed by Norman Jewison.
102 minutes. 1987. On BluRay in English with Spanish subtitles.

Farran Smith Nehme writes about film for her site, Self-Styled Siren, and as a freelance critic for outlets including the New York Post and Film Comment. Her writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Baffler, and Barron's. Her first novel, Missing Reels, was published recently by the Overlook Press.

Lou Lumenick is the Chief Film Critic and Film Editor of the New York Post and has also written for The Criterion Collection. He introduced "Casablanca'' in 2013 the United Palace, as well as movies at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.

Read more: "Moonstruck w/ Lou Lumenick"


***Location Change***

Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center

530 West 166th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue)

***Location Change***

Friday and Saturday, November 21 & 22 at 7:30pm

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can

Info & tickets: www.PTP.nyc or 646-398-9062

An interactive and bilingual theatrical event based on the community actors' true stories of living in a changing neighborhood.


The art of wine


After months of planning, Columbia Wine Co. has announced that its first wine class will be held at the United Palace on Wednesday, November 12 from 7-9pm. The classes will be fun, informative, and delicious!

Do you enjoy wine but want to learn more about it?

For only $25 per guest Columbia Wine Co. will cover all the basics while tasting some great wines: